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Assembly OKs Bills to Deter Substance Abuse, Prevent Addiction & Promote Recovery

Four bills aimed at decreasing the rate of drug abuse and preventing addiction in communities across New Jersey received approval from the Assembly on Thursday.

Part of an ongoing effort to create awareness, prevent abuse and promote recovery, sponsors of the bills noted that the four measures collectively represent the state's effort to produce a comprehensive solution to a multi-faceted problem.

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Stender, Gusciora, Conaway, Eustace, Benson & DeAngelo Resolution to Again Invalidate Christie Effort to Dismantle Civil Service Approved by Senate

Legislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Reed Gusciora, Herb Conaway, Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to once again invalidate Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to dismantle Civil Service rules that protect New Jersey from corruption and cronyism was approved 23-13 Thursday by the Senate.

"Gov. Christie and his Civil Service Commission can keep trying to amend the rule as part of their campaign to destroy Civil Service and all the good it's done for New Jersey taxpayers, but we're not going to give up, either," said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset)...

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Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Clears Assembly

A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Annette Quijano, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Cleopatra Tucker to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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Gusciora, Wimberly & Wilson Bill to Require MVC to Allow Payment Plans for Motor Vehicle Surcharges Approved by Assembly

Legislation Assemblymen Reed Gusciora, Benjie Wimberly and Whip Wilson sponsored to make it more convenient for drivers to pay motor vehicle fines was approved Thursday by the Assembly.



"A driver who prefers to pay his or her fines in installments may not be able to under current law," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "A driver's ability to pay fines should be taken into consideration by the MVC. What matters most is that the fines get paid, not how long it takes someone to pay."

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Assembly Approves Gusciora, Benson, Wilson, Andrzejczak, Pinkin & Lampitt 4-Bill Package to Crack Down on Animal Cruelty

The full Assembly on Monday approved a comprehensive four-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Daniel Benson, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Bob Andrzejczak, Nancy Pinkin and Pamela Lampitt to crack down on animal cruelty.

A-201, sponsored by Gusciora, Benson and Wilson, would authorize the courts to issue an animal protection order against any person found guilty of abusing an animal or otherwise violating the state animal cruelty laws. The animal protection order would require the person to refrain from interacting with an animal permanently or for a period of time specified by the court. The bill was approved by a vote of 76-0.

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Released by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Annette Quijano to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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Gusciora, Watson Coleman & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Hold Colleges & Universities Accountable for Combating Sexual Assault on Campus Approved by Assembly

Bill Would Impose Fine on Colleges & Universities that Ignore Allegations
Legislation Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to hold colleges and universities accountable for combating sexual assault on campuses was approved 70-3-3 by the Assembly on Monday.

"The days of looking the other way when it comes to sexual assault are over," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "Statistics show one in five women are sexually assaulted on college campuses, which means we have a lot of work to do to ensure these allegations are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. This bill is meant to ensure the right approach is taken to these serious allegations."
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Gusciora, Singleton & Lagana Bill to Toughen Penalty for Crimes of Strangulation in Domestic Violence Cases Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) to raise the penalty for the crime of strangulation in domestic violence cases was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"This is a violent tactic often used against domestic violence victims by their abusers. It can have a debilitating psychological effect on the victim, and at worse, lead to her death," said Gusciora. "The fact that the harshest punishment for this crime is up to six months in jail and a fine is ludicrous. The risk of serious injury or worse from a strangulation assault warrants a higher penalty."

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Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Released by Assembly Panel

Legislative package would allow for automatic expungement of certain criminal records, reduce waiting periods for expungement application & create commission to study whether expungement of criminal records should be automatic
A three-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Annette Quijano, Joseph Lagana, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Cleopatra Tucker to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.

The bills (A-206-471-1663-2879-3060-3108), (A-1662) and (A-1815) would allow for the automatic expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances, reduce the waiting period required for expungement applications, and create a commission to study whether expungements of convictions should be automatic and whether the expungement of multiple offenses should be allowed.

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Gusciora Bill to Improve Protections for Stalking Victims Released by Assembly Committee

Legislation Assemblyman Reed Gusciora sponsored to improve protections for stalking victims by allowing for electronic monitoring was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.

The bill (A-3841) authorizes the court to order electronic monitoring of a defendant convicted of a second or subsequent offense of stalking against the same victim.

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