The Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state transportation, including bridge and highway construction, motor vehicle inspections, expansion of light-rail train systems, and management of the toll road authorities.
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Quijano, Mainor & Pinkin Continue to Push Bill to Protect Consumers from Counterfeit Air BagsLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano (D-Union), Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) and Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) to keep counterfeit air bags out of cars and motorists safe has been approved by the Assembly.
"By tampering with air bags, these individuals are increasing the potential for injury or worse in the event of an accident," said Quijano. "The roads are treacherous enough. Consumers should trust that the air bags in their vehicles will function properly if they are ever involved in a crash..."
Bipartisan Vainieri Huttle Bill to Shine Light on the Port Authority Signed Into LawBi-state, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle to increase transparency at the troubled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has officially been signed into law.
The new law (S-2183/A-3350) will now require the agency to be subjected to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act and the New York Freedom of Information Law, making its records readily accessible upon request for inspection, copying or examination.
McKeon, Mainor, Jasey, Wimberly & Sumter Bill to Emphasize Traffic Safety to Young Drivers Heads to Gov's Desk
Measure to Be Named "Nikhil's Law" After 11-Year-Old Killed by Driver Who Ran Stop SignLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Charles Mainor, Mila Jasey, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter to emphasize to new drivers the importance of following the state's motor vehicle traffic laws received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"This is a simple step we can take to emphasize to our young people that driving comes with responsibility," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "The more we can highlight that point, hopefully the more our young drivers will put safety first."
Bipartisan Vainieri Huttle Bill to Shine Light on the Port Authority Gains Final Legislative ApprovalBi-state, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle to increase transparency at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was granted final legislative approval Thursday by the full Assembly and now heads back to Gov. Christie's desk.
The measure was initially passed by the legislature late last year, but was conditionally vetoed by Christie in January to streamline the bill's language based on recommendations from the bi-state Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority.
DeAngelo Bill to Force NJ Transit to Defend Proposed Fare Increases Approved by AssemblyLegislation Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to better protect NJ Transit riders from fare increases was approved 55-15-5 Thursday by the Assembly.
The bill (A-2587) comes amid a proposed 9 percent fare hike by NJ Transit. That comes after a 22 percent hike in 2010.
"These fare increases have been brutal and unfair," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex)...