Assembly State and Local Government

The Assembly State and Local Government Committee focuses on policy and legislation that has a direct impact on state government, as well as legislation dealing with ethics, pensions, election related issues and public employees.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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Zwicker Appointed to State Beach Erosion Commission

Asm. Andrew Zwicker Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has appointed Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker to the New Jersey State Beach Erosion Commission.

"Like so many others, my children grew up going to the Jersey Shore every summer. After the devastation caused by major weather events in recent years, it's more important than ever for New Jersey to restore and preserve its beaches," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "The threats posed to our coastline by climate change require an innovative, scientific approach to protecting coastal communities."

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Wimberly, Singleton, Sumter, Jimenez & Danielsen Bill Giving National Guard & Reserve Members Second Chance at Law Enforcement, Firefighter Jobs Clears Assembly

Bill Would Aid Military Residents Who Passed the Civil Service Exam but Deployment Postponed the Fulfilling of Remaining Employment Requirements
The Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Troy Singleton, Shavonda Sumter, Angelica Jimenez and Joe Danielsen providing a second chance at employment for members of the National Guard or the Reserves who could not accept a position as a police officer or firefighter because of service to the nation.

"Active duty assignments often derail plans for reserve and guard members who apply to join the police or fire department," said Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic). "When they are not fulfilling the part-time obligations of the reserves or the guard, we could use them here on our front lines as first responders and we should accommodate their obligations accordingly."

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Gender Pay Equity, November Fire Elections, Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports & Airbnb-type Businesses & Lead Testing at Health Care Facilities Highlight Monday Assembly Session

Also on Tap: Enhancing Resident Voting Rights in Homeowner Associations, Improving Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Personal Privacy Act & Biz Programs for LGBT, Disabled & Veterans

The Assembly on Monday will vote on bills to enhance gender pay equity protections, allow fire district elections be moved to November, regulate daily fantasy sports, impose the sales and hotel tax to accommodations such as Airbnb and to require health care facilities test for lead in drinking water and disclose the test results...

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