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Prieto, Mukherji, Benson, Garcia & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Mammogram Insurance Coverage for Adopted Women OK’d by General AssemblyLegislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, Daniel Benson, Carmelo Garcia and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to expand access to mammograms for adopted women in New Jersey was approved 76-0 on Thursday by the General Assembly.
"Women with a close relative who has had breast cancer are at twice the risk of having it themselves, which means family history is an essential element in the process of diagnosing and treating the disease," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "For the adoptees and children of adoptees who are without access to that information, this legislation has the potential to be life-saving."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Wisniewski, Prieto & Caride on Special Hearings on New Jersey's Transportation Funding CrisisAssembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), and Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-Bergen) issued a multimedia package Tuesday in which they discuss the series of hearings being conducted by the transportation panel on New Jersey's transportation funding crisis.
The hearing series seeks to examine how a first-class transportation network for moving goods, services and people is essential New Jersey's economy and ongoing economic health. At each location, testimony will be taken from transportation experts, public officials and the public on the Transportation Trust Fund and the impact it has on the state's economy.
Prieto-led Vocational Education Improvement Bills Approved by SenateBills Also Sponsored by Diegnan, Lagana, Oliver, Jimenez, Pintor Marin, Lampitt, Garcia, Benson, Caputo, Riley, Eustace & Mainor
Five bills sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to enhance and expand vocational programs throughout New Jersey were approved Tuesday by the Senate, giving four of the bills final legislative approval.
"We have to make clear that there are many well-paying careers that can be launched with an industry credential or an associate's degree," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "As we continue to work to revitalize our economy, employers will look to county vocational-technical schools to meet this need. This bill package will make sure our students are ready to go..."
Prieto & Pinkin Bill to Help Diagnose & Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries in At-Risk Youth OK’d by Assembly Panel
Bill Aims to Decrease Incarceration Rates by Capturing & Treating More Undiagnosed CasesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin to identify at-risk children and young adults with brain injuries in cooperation with the state's mental health and juvenile justice systems has been advanced by an Assembly panel.
The lawmakers noted that a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicated that half of all 16- to 18-year-olds in New York City's jails said they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most of which were caused by assaults.