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Fuentes, Johnson, Burzichelli, Pintor Marin & Mosquera Bill to Entice Private Entities to Fund Health Care Initiatives Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes, Gordon Johnson, John Burzichelli, Eliana Pintor Marin and Gabriela Mosquera to encourage private investment in preventive and early intervention health care to reduce public costs gained final legislative approval on Thursday.
"Providing adequate healthcare to our neediest residents can be costly to service providers, governments and residents," said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). "We cannot continue to do things the old way with limited resources and expect different results. We need to be innovative. This bill seeks to reduce healthcare costs in the long run while increasing the wellness of our residents without raising taxes. This is a new way of looking at accomplishing our goals."
Johnson, Mainor, Wilson & Wimberly Bill to Expand Access to DNA Testing & Exonerate the Wrongfully Convicted Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Charles Mainor, Whip Wilson and Benjie Wimberly to help clear the wrongfully convicted by allowing anyone convicted of a crime to request DNA testing gained final legislative approval on Monday.
"Thanks to DNA testing, we have seen a number of individuals exonerated after years, sometimes decades, spent behind bars for crimes they did not commit," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "Sadly, under current state law, an innocent person who is on probation or parole does not have the same access to the technology that can help clear their name and restore their dignity. This bill would open access to DNA testing to these individuals so they can stop living under the shadow of guilt and finally be free."
Mazzeo, Eustace, Johnson, Wilson & Moriarty Bill to Establish Scholarship Fund for Families of Soldiers Lost, Missing & Disabled in Action Heads to Gov's DeskBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vincent Mazzeo, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson, Whip Wilson and Paul Moriarty to provide scholarships to the children of military personnel who have died, become permanently disabled or are missing in action received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"Military families are our nation's real unsung heroes," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "We know that freedom isn't free and it's only fitting that we honor the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform by helping their children and spouses attain their highest educational goals."
Caputo, Giblin, Tucker, Johnson, Mainor & Sumter Bill to Make it Easier for Law Enforcement to Use Outdoor Video Footage to Investigate Crimes Heads to Gov's DeskLegislation sponsored by Ralph Caputo, Thomas Giblin, Cleopatra Tucker, Gordon Johnson, Charles Mainor and Shavonda Sumter to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to use outdoor video cameras to investigate crimes received final legislative approval on Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"This will help law enforcement officials with investigations of criminal activity and save valuable time and resources by providing them with a registry to determine whether a camera is located near where criminal activity occurred,..." said Caputo (D-Essex). For More