The Assembly Women and Children Committee handles issues concerning the status of women and families and the welfare of children.
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Lampitt Bill Bolstering Car Safety for Young Children Continues Advancing

Asw. Pam Lampitt Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Pamela Lampitt to bolster car safety for young children was released Thursday by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

"With advances in research and car safety technology, recommendations to protect children in motor vehicles are always changing. Just look how different things were just a decade or two ago," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), chairwoman of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. "Incorporating the latest recommendations will help ensure that we're doing all we can to protect young children in automobiles..."

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Cryan, Benson, Singleton, Lampitt, Riley & Pinkin Bill to Boost Participation in School Breakfast Program Advances in Senate

Bill Would Create "Breakfast after the Bell" Program
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics advanced in the Senate on Monday.

The bill (A-­­­679/2186) would require the state to make every effort to assist school districts and nonpublic schools in increasing the participation rate of students, particularly low-income students, in the federal School Breakfast Program by establishing a "breakfast after the bell" program in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the day.

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General Assembly Unanimously Approves Comprehensive Legislative Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence

Six-bill Package is Sponsored by Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Mosquera, Garcia, Gusciora, Spencer, Tucker, Caputo, Riley, Burzichelli
The General Assembly on Monday unanimously approved a comprehensive legislative strategy sponsored by Assembly Democrats to combat domestic violence by expanding protections for victims and providing law enforcement with better tools to deal with offenders.

The six-bill package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, Gabriela Mosquera, Carmelo Garcia, Reed Gusciora, L. Grace Spencer, Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Celeste Riley and John Burzichelli.

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6-bill Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Package, Gun Safety Bills & Halfway House Reform Top Monday Assembly Voting Session

Dam Restoration, Public School Defibrillator Usage & Parkinson's Disease Awareness Also on Tap

Six bills to improve domestic violence victim protections and legislation to criminalize use of a defaced firearm to injure a police officer, establish a statewide gun buyback program and create a task force to study halfway house reform top Monday's Assembly voting session.

Dam restoration, public school policies for defibrillator usage and Parkinson's disease awareness are also on tap…

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Assembly Panel Approves Comprehensive Legislative Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence

Five-bill Package is Sponsored by Quijano, Gusciora, Spencer, Tucker, Caputo, Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Riley, Burzichelli & Mosquera
An Assembly panel on Thursday unanimously approved a comprehensive legislative strategy sponsored by Assembly Democrats to combat domestic violence by expanding protections for victims and providing law enforcement with better tools to deal with offenders.

The five-bill package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Reed Gusciora, L. Grace Spencer, Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley, John Burzichelli and Gabriela Mosquera.

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Watson Coleman: Women in New Jersey Again Pay the Price for Governor's Personal Ambitions

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) issued the following statement on Thursday, chiding the governor's veto of legislation (A-2795) to expand Medicaid coverage for women's health care:

"The governor's lack of empathy for low income New Jerseys relentless.." For More