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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Moriarty & Benson Bill to Restrict Access to Motor Vehicle Recording Device Data & Protect Driver Privacy Gets Final Legislative OK

Asm. Paul Moriarty Legislation Assemblymen Paul Moriarty and Daniel Benson sponsored to limit access to data from devices in automobiles that can capture information about the driver's activity was approved 73-0 Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.

"The preservation of electronic data from any of these sources is becoming vital to the defense of litigation in accidents," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). "These recordings may be the most reliable and objective source of information about the events that occurred just prior to a crash. This legislation is necessary to preserve the integrity of the recordings and protect what may be used as evidence in court..."

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Lagana: 'Transportation Network Companies Must Conduct Business Safely'

Asm. Joe Lagana Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) had the following published on bergendispatch.com:

"Businesses such as Uber and Lyft use apps to connect passengers with drivers paid to give rides in their personal cars. These transportation network companies, or TNCs, have apps with features such as tracking driver location and online payment, allowing them to provide services in a convenient way.



"I admire the modernization TNCs are bringing to transportation and salute their innovative spirit, but those benefits don't excuse these companies from an obligation to conduct business safely…"


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THURSDAY - Testing Opt-Out, Pollution Settlements, Prescription Drug Monitoring, Atlantic City UEZ, Improving Medical Marijuana Program & Displaced Casino Worker Job Training Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Lottery Couriers Budget Transparency, Economic Incentive Study, Stolen Valor Act, Student Steroid Abuse, Elderly Care, School Breakfast & Motor Vehicle Data Privacy Bills Also on Tap

Legislation to allow parents to opt their children out of standardized testing, require more money from pollution settlements be used for clean-up and extend the public comment period for pollution settlements, improve prescription drug monitoring to curb abuse, bring an Urban Enterprise Zone and property tax relief to Atlantic City, improving the medical marijuana program and provide training to displaced casino workers highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session...

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Lagana: Ensuring Road Safety for Drivers and Passengers

Assemblyman Joseph Lagana Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen) had the following published Tuesday in The Record of Hackensack:

"Businesses such as Uber and Lyft use apps to connect passengers with drivers paid to give rides in their personal cars. These transportation network companies, or TNCs, have apps with features such as tracking driver location and online payment, allowing them to provide services in a convenient way.

"I admire the modernization TNCs are bringing to transportation and salute their innovative spirit, but those benefits don't excuse these companies from an obligation to conduct business safely..."


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Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety in Ride-Sharing Services Industry Advanced by Assembly Panel

Lagana, Singleton, Mainor, Spencer, Mukherji, McKeon, Garcia, Jimenez, Coughlin & Wisniewski Legislation Imposes Safety Requirements

Revised legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, L. Grace Spencer, Raj Mukherji, John McKeon, Carmelo G. Garcia, Angelica Jimenez, Craig Coughlin and John Wisniewski aimed at protecting the safety of passengers who use Uber and similar ride-sharing services was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"We have a duty to ensure that everyone who travels on our roads can do so safely, regardless of the type of car service they may choose," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic)…

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