The Assembly Women and Children Committee handles issues concerning the status of women and families and the welfare of children.
Democratic Research Aide: Jillian Dempsey
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Assembly Panel OK’s Ban on Controversial “Conversion Therapy” Practice for Minors Sponsored by Eustace, Conaway, Gusciora & BurzichelliAn Assembly panel on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly members Tim Eustace, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Reed Gusciora and John Burzichelli that would ban the controversial practice known as "conversion therapy" for minors in New Jersey.
The measure (A-3371) is designed to protect minors from being forced to undergo the scientifically unfounded practice in an attempt to change their sexual orientation.
Assembly Panel to Take Up Measure Banning Controversial Conversion Therapy Practice for Minors in NJThe Assembly Women and Children Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 13, to consider a bipartisan measure that would ban the controversial practice known as "conversion therapy" for minors in New Jersey.
The measure (A-3371), sponsored on the democratic side by Assembly members Tim Eustace, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Reed Gusciora and John Burzichelli, is designed to protect minors from being forced to undergo the practice in an attempt to change their sexual orientation.
Assembly Panel Advances Lampitt Two-Bill Package to Help Fight Wage Discrimination, Bridge Gender Pay GapAn Assembly panel on Monday approved a two-bill package sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt to help bridge the gender pay equity gap and fight discrimination in the workplace.
"Unfortunately, gender wage discrimination is alive and well in the 21st century," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), Chair of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. "Hopefully by empowering employees and holding employers more accountable, we can chip away the remaining fragments of the glass ceiling."
Lampitt Bill to Protect Newborns from Highly Contagious & Sometimes Fatal Whooping Cough Advanced by Assembly PanelAn Assembly panel on Monday approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt to help protect newborns from the sometimes fatal disease pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and often causes uncontrollable, violent coughing, making it hard to breathe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.
Equal Pay for Women, Legal Services Funding, Veterans Health Care, Pedestrian Safety & Objecting to Proposed Civil Service Changes Highlight Monday Assembly Committee MeetingsEqual pay for women, funding for Legal Services of New Jersey, improving health care for veterans, enhanced pedestrian safety and objecting to proposed Civil Service changes by the Christie administration highlight Monday's Assembly committee agendas.
Hearings start at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:...
Experts Agree with Lampitt: It’s Critical to Promote Awareness of Effective Entertainment Ratings & Labeling System
Assembly Panel Approves Lampitt to Promote Use of Ratings System to ParentsA measure passed by the Assembly Women and Children Committee on Thursday would raise awareness of the effectiveness of entertainment ratings and labeling system, empowering parents to make the best decisions for their families, according to Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) and a panel of experts.
"With video games continuing to be among the most popular forms of entertainment among children, it's more critical than ever that parents be encouraged to use rating systems that help them decide what's right for their kids," said Lampitt. "Promoting the use of these types of effective rating and labeling systems is vital to helping parents make informed choices that are appropriate for their families."
Vainieri Huttle Hosts 2nd Annual Young Women’s Leadership Forum for Some of Bergen’s Star High School Students Featuring Keynote by Speaker Oliver
Forum Aims to Boost Government & Civic Leadership Among Young WomenAssemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) hosted the 2nd annual District 37 Young Women's Leadership Forum on Wednesday at Bergen Community College, attended by some of Bergen County's leading high school students and featuring a keynote address by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver.
"We created the District 37 Young Women's Leadership Program as an advanced learning experience for high school women interested in honing their leadership skills while learning about state government and the Legislature," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "This program is an excellent way for young women to become aware of and engaged in the many civic and government leadership opportunities that are available. The impressively bright, young women participating in this year's program will no doubt be our future leaders of tomorrow."