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Stender, McKeon & Jasey Measure to Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline Project Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, John McKeon and Mila Jasey sponsored to express opposition to the construction of pipelines that would transport oil through environmentally sensitive areas of New Jersey was approved 54-5-13 in the Assembly on Thursday.

"Our opposition to the Pilgrim Pipeline project is rooted in the simple notion that there is no reset button when it comes to the environment. Once water that millions of New Jersey residents consume is poisoned or agricultural and wildlife resources are destroyed, looking back and wishing that we had done more to stop this project will be too little, too late," said Stender (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union).

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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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McKeon & Lagana Bill to Establish Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege Approved by Assembly

Asm. John McKeon Legislation Assemblymen John McKeon and Joe Lagana sponsored to establish a crime-fraud exception to marital and civil union partnership privileges was approved Monday by the Assembly. The bill (A-3636) stems from, State v. Terry, 218 N.J. 224 (2014), by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which proposed an amendment to the New Jersey Rules of Evidence to include a crime-fraud exception to the communications privilege.

"The proposed change would strike an appropriate balance between marital and civil union privacy and the public's interest in attaining justice," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "It's a common sense change that continues to respect marital privileges while also keeping the need for justice in mind..."

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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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Schaer, Singleton, McKeon, Spencer, Benson & Lagana Autism Awareness Bills Approved by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - Two bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, John McKeon, Grace Spencer, Troy Singleton, Daniel Benson and Joseph Lagana to compile Autism resources onto a website and allow residents to donate to Autism programs at tax time were released by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

New Jersey has the nation's highest reported rates of autism according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released earlier this year- one of out of every 48 children. The national rate is one in 68 children.

"Navigating autism resources and programs is a major challenge for families' dealing with this disability," said Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic). "We can empower families by providing clear information on Autism resources and support programs available to them in New Jersey."

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Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Safety in Ride-Sharing Services Industry Advanced by Assembly Panel

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, L. Grace Spencer, Raj Mukherji, John McKeon, Carmelo G. Garcia, Angelica Jimenez, Craig Coughlin and John Wisniewski aimed at protecting the safety of passengers who use Uber and similar ride-sharing services was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

"We have a duty to ensure that everyone who travels on our roads can do so safely, regardless of the type of car service they may choose," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic).

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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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