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Burzichelli, Greenwald, Ramos, Conaway & Caride Bill Barring Employers from Demanding Facebook Login Info One Step Closer to Law
Assembly Concurs With Gov's Conditional Veto RecommendationsThe full Assembly on Monday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John Burzichelli, Louis Greenwald, Ruben Ramos, Jr., Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Marlene Caride that would bar employers and colleges from requiring current or prospective employees or students to turn over their login information for social networking websites as a condition of employment or acceptance.
The bill now incorporates several changes made by Gov. Christie in his conditional veto issued earlier this month while still maintaining protections for current and prospective employees.
Singleton, Conaway, Moriarty, Green & Lampitt Bill to Help Small Business "Go Green" Advances(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Paul D. Moriarty, Jerry Green and Pamela Lampitt to provide loans to small businesses to cover costs recently passed the full Assembly 74-4. The measure will now head to the Senate for further consideration.
"For small businesses, finding ways to keep costs down is important in today's economy," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Ensuring that small business owners are afforded the tools to conserve energy where they can is a good investment of State resources."
Conaway, Riley & Chivukula Resolution to Move Forward in Establishing State Health Insurance Exchange Advances(TRENTON) - A concurrent resolution sponsored by Assembly Democrat Herb Conaway, Jr. M.D., Celeste M. Riley and Upendra J. Chivukula to help smooth the process of establishing a state health insurance exchange for consumers and businesses under the landmark federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was approved 46-30-2 today by the full Assembly.
The measure (ACR-184) would establish the Joint Legislative Task Force on Health Insurance Exchange Implementation to oversee and develop recommendations for the implementation of a health insurance exchange in New Jersey in accordance with the federal act.
The sponsors noted that the insurance exchange is designed to promote choice and value by allowing an individual or small business to compare the costs and benefits of various health plans and options, while being part of a large insurance pool, which helps lower rates.
Coutinho, Singleton, Watson Coleman, Ramos, Green & Conaway & Wimberly's Sweeping Economic Development Incentive Reform Legislation OK'd by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Troy Singleton, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ruben J. Ramos Jr., Jerry Green, Herb Conaway M.D. and Benjie Wimberly introduced to boost New Jersey's job creation efforts by revamping and streamlining the state's economic development tax incentives was approved Monday by the Assembly.
"We want businesses to bring new jobs to New Jersey and preserve the ones they already provide. This merger of five incentive programs into two will enhance the ability of the state to attract and retain businesses to further the overarching goal of creating and retaining jobs," said Coutinho…