Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
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Johnson, Wimberly, Pinkin & Mukherji Bill to Lower Costs of Prison Phone Calls Heads to Gov(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly, Nancy Pinkin and Raj Mukherji to reduce inmate telephone charges was approved, 57-20-0, by the full Assembly on Monday. The bill will now go to the Governor for further consideration.
The bill (A-1419) requires the state and the counties to contract with a qualified vendor whose rates should not exceed 11 cents per minute for domestic, debit, prepaid, and collect calls and who does not bill to any party any service charge or additional fee exceeding the per minute rate, including any per call surcharge, account set up fee, bill statement fee, monthly maintenance charge or refund fee.
Johnson, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Childproof Handgun Bill Gains Assembly ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to update state law to help boost the proliferation of more childproof handguns was approved 44-30 by the full Assembly on Monday.
The bill (S-816/A-1426), which was substituted in committee, would create a roster of personalized handguns available for sale to the public and require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry them in their stores.
Wimberly, Sumter, Jasey & Johnson Bill to Bring Healthier Food Options to Urban & Rural Communities Goes to Governor(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Shavonda Sumter and Mila Jasey to provide fresher and healthier food choices to residents in urban and rural communities where healthy food options are limited was approved 30-3 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
The bill was approved by the Assembly in April and now goes to the governor.
The measure (A-1877) would require the state Department of Health (DOH) to develop a "Healthy Corner Store Program" to increase the availability and sales of fresh produce and nutritious, healthy food by small food retailers in rural and urban low and moderate income areas.
"Many urban and rural communities lack affordable healthy food options," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This program would provide funds for retailers to increase the availability and sales of fresh and nutritious food, including fresh produce and other healthy foods, at affordable prices to neighborhood residents in an effort to improve the health and wellness of community residents."