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McKeon, Jasey & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Ensure Stiff Penalties for Vehicular Homicide while Drunk Driving Heads to Governor

"Ralph & David's Law" is Named in Honor of Morris County Man & Sussex County Boy Killed by Drunk Drivers
Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.

The bill (A-3686), known as "Ralph and David's Law," would establish a new crime of "strict liability vehicular homicide" for killing a person while drunk driving. The bill is named in honor of Ralph Politi, Jr. and David Heim who were both tragically killed by drunk drivers.

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McKeon, Burzichelli, Singleton & Caride Bill to Protect Sensitive Taxpayer Information Approved by Assembly

Asm. John F. McKeon Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Marlene Caride to help protect sensitive tax information recently was approved by the General Assembly.

"Individuals who have been convicted of theft or forgery may not be the best individuals to trust with such sensitive information," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "We have a responsibility to the taxpayers. Requiring a criminal background check for government employees who have access to this information can help prevent having such delicate information fall into the wrong hands."

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Jasey, McKeon & Vainieri Huttle Bill Encouraging Mental Health Physicians to Work in Underserved Areas Goes to Governor

Measure Establishes Tuition Reimbursement Program for Psychiatrists, Addressing Shortage of Mental Health Care Access in Certain Parts of the State
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of need designated by the Commissioner of Health," said Jasey (D- Essex/Morris). "The intent of this legislation is to increase access to much-needed care in underserved communities."

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McKeon, Benson & Kennedy Clean Vehicle Task Force Bill Gets Green Light from Full Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Daniel Benson and James Kennedy sponsored to explore ways to promote the use of "clean" vehicles in New Jersey was approved 50-18-7 by the full Assembly on Thursday.

The bill (A-3295) would establish the Clean Vehicle Task Force, whose 11 members would evaluate issues related to the promotion, development and use of clean vehicles in New Jersey. The body would submit a report with recommendations to the governor and the legislature within a year of organizing.

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Jasey, McKeon & Vainieri Huttle Bill Encouraging Mental Health Physicians to Work in Underserved Areas OK'd by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state continued approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of need designated by the Commissioner of Health," said Jasey (D- Essex/Morris). "The intent of this legislation is to increase access to much-needed care in underserved communities..."

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Caride & McKeon Bill to Ensure County College Students Who Transfer Attain Associate's Degree if Eligible Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride and John McKeon sponsored to ensure that eligible students' receive an associate's degree from the community college even after transferring to a four-year institution was approved Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.

"Too many students are walking away -for various life reasons-- from college after investing two years and thousands of dollars in loans without, at least, an associate's degree simply because they earned some of the credits at a community college," said Caride (D- Bergen, Passaic)...

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McKeon, Danielsen & Mukherji Bill to Ban Chewing Tobacco, Snuff from Public Schools Gains Assembly Panel Approval

Asm. John McKeon An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John McKeon, Joe Danielsen and Raj Mukherji to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco in New Jersey's public schools.

"The use of smokeless tobacco increases the risk of certain cancers, such as esophageal cancer and various types of oral cancer," said McKeon (D-Morris/Essex). "It should not be allowed in schools where impressionable young people may see it as a harmless substitute for cigarettes."

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