The Telecommunications and Utilities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of the telecommunications and utilities industry in New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting cable television, the Internet, public utilities, telecommunications technologies, and the energy industry.
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Assembly Approves DeAngelo, Quijano & Benson Bill to Protect Consumers by Improving NJ’s Public Utility Infrastructure
Bill Would Create Energy Infrastructure CommissionThe Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Annette Quijano and Daniel Benson to begin minimizing the impact of severe weather on consumers after the vast power outages that affected millions of homes and businesses in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy.
"More than two million homes and businesses lost power during the storm. While we can't prevent another storm from coming, we can try to lessen the impact by proactively improving our energy system," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee chair.
Schaer, Jimenez, Wimberly & Caride Bill to Ensure Critical Health Facilities Get Power Back Quickly in an Emergency Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Angelica Jimenez, Benjie Wimberly and Marlene Caride to help ensure hospitals and other critical healthcare facilities get power back as soon as possible during an emergency continued advancing on Thursday.
"If any good came out of Sandy, it was the lessons we learned in the aftermath as we attempted to resume a sense of normalcy throughout our state," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "While hospitals are equipped with back-up generators, they can only last so long, making it imperative that we place a priority on getting these critical facilities back up and running as quickly as possible..."
DeAngelo Named New Chairman of Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities CommitteeAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Tuesday announced he's appointed Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo as the new chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.
"I thank the Speaker for this appointment and vow to always be the strongest advocate for New Jersey's consumers," DeAngelo said. "As we move further into the digital age with ever-evolving technology, it's more important than ever for New Jersey to have an affordable and reliable telecommunications and energy infrastructure that serves the entire state, no matter the zip code..."