The Transportation, Public Works 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.
Democratic Research Aide: Aaron Binder
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Assembly Approves Wimberly & Mainor Bill to Create Specialty License Plate for Renowned Organization for African-American MenBill Creates Omega Psi Phi License Plates
- The General Assembly recently approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie E. Wimberly and Charles Mainor to create a New Jersey specialty license plate for the fraternal organization, Omega Psi Phi.
"Specialty license plates allow residents to proudly exhibit their support for a worthy cause, a hobby or an organization," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Omega Psi Phi would be added to the state list of national service organizations that residents can represent with a specialty license plate. Its members who live and work in New Jersey would have another way to show pride in an organization with a long, esteemed presence in America..."
Barnes & Moriarty Bill to Improve Ethics Disclosure at Independent State Authorities Advanced ForwardLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Peter J. Barnes III and Paul Moriarty to improve ethics disclosure at independent state authorities was approved 78-0 Monday by the Assembly.
"Disclosure is always the best way to ensure good government, and this is a reasonable step forward to ensure taxpayers are protected," said Barnes (D-Middlesex). "This requirement would be similar to that expected of other public officials, and it's the right thing to do..."
Greenwald & Caride Bill to Help Inform Residents of Places to Fuel Up During Emergencies Approved by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Assemblywoman Marline Caride sponsored to create a database that will make it easier for the state to communicate locations of gas stations, including those with back-up generators, to the public during a crisis or ongoing emergency was approved 56-20-2 Monday by the Assembly.
"When Sandy hit, residents were scrambling all over the state to locate places to buy fuel," said Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington). "We were driving miles to find an open gas station. The time spent in long lines and searching was, to say the least, frustrating..."