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.
Democratic Research Aide:  Ben A. Graziano   
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Assembly Approves DeAngelo, Quijano & Benson Bill to Protect Consumers by Improving NJs Public Utility Infrastructure

Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo
Bill Would Create Energy Infrastructure Commission
The 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.

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Schaer, Jimenez, Wimberly & Caride Bill to Ensure Critical Health Facilities Get Power Back Quickly in an Emergency Continues Advancing

Asm. Gary Schaer Legislation 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..."

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