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Prieto: Forward NJ Report Welcome Addition to TTF DiscussionSays Report will be Thoroughly Reviewed amid Upcoming Assembly Hearings
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Tuesday on the report released by Forward NJ on New Jersey's deteriorating transportation system:
"Forward NJ's report is an important addition to the discussion about what must be done to ensure New Jersey has a reliable transportation infrastructure able to create jobs and economic development..."
Prieto, Lagana, Andrzejczak, Benson & Mazzeo Bill to Boost After-Hospital Care for Patients Continues AdvancingAssembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Joseph Lagana, Bob Andrzejczak, Daniel Benson and Vincent Mazzeo to help boost the quality of care delivered to patients at home after they leave the hospital was advanced Monday by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
"The follow-up care required after a hospital stay can be incredibly complicated and overwhelming for the average person," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "By having hospitals work cooperatively with a patient's preferred caregiver, we can ensure that they're getting the level of care they need from the person they feel most comfortable with..."
McKeon, Prieto, Greenwald, Mainor, Jasey & Schaer Bill to Create Statewide Gun Buyback Program Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, Charles Mainor, Mila Jasey and Gary Schaer to create a statewide gun buyback program to cut back on the number of firearms out in communities throughout the state was approved 53-22-5 Monday by the Assembly.
"Gun violence claims lives every day. In some communities, it is an-all too common reality," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "We realize a gun buyback program alone will not eliminate gun violence, but it can help enhance public safety by reducing the number of firearms in circulation."
Prieto & Wisniewski Announce Upcoming Assembly Hearings on Depleted Transportation Trust FundAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski on Friday announced upcoming Assembly hearings on New Jersey's dwindling Transportation Trust Fund and what can be done to ensure the state has safe and secure infrastructure.
The first special Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee hearing on the subject is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Montclair State University. It will be in the conference center on the 7th floor of University Hall...
Speaker Prieto Statement on Sept. 11 AnniversaryAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday commemorating the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks:
"More than a decade later, it is still difficult to comprehend the barbarity of these attacks.
"The terrifying images of that day are forever stamped in our consciousness.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones on this tric day."
Democratic Bill to Prohibit Notaries Public from Using False Advertising Signed into LawLegislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano to prohibit notaries public from falsely representing themselves as attorneys in advertisements has been signed into law.
"In many Latin American and European countries a notary is a member of the legal profession and is licensed to validate real estate transactions, wills and other matters," said Caride (D- Bergen/Passaic). "Because of this, many of our residents unknowingly rely on notaries for assistance in legal matters. Only attorneys are schooled in law and trained to represent our residents in legal matters. Unless a notary is a licensed attorney in good standing, notaries in New Jersey are not authorized to give legal advice to our residents on matters pertaining to the law. This helps protect people from the repercussions of putting their trust and well-being in the hands of the wrong individuals..."