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McKeon, Schaer, Prieto, Quijano & Wimberly Bill to Limit Use of Environmental Settlement Funds Heads to Gov's Desk

Bill stems from Christie administration's decision to settle with Exxon for $225 million despite asking for $8.9 billion in damages; decision has raised questions about motive
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Gary Schaer, Speaker Vincent Prieto, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to ensure that moneys received as part of an environmental violation lawsuit is used to fix the damage created by the infraction received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"Current law allows the administration to use most of the Exxon settlement money to balance the budget. Residents have been terribly shortchanged by this settlement. Using these funds as a short-term budget fix adds insult to injury," said Mckeon (D-Essex/Morris). "This bill amends the law so that the bulk of monies received from environmental lawsuits are reserved for damage restoration."

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Schaer, Prieto & Sumter Propose Diversity Training for Law Enforcement throughout NJ in Response to Nationwide Events

Bill Takes Proactive Approach to Engage Communities, Build Cultural Awareness
Assembly Budget Chair Gary S. Schaer, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter will introduce legislation this week to better prepare all local and county law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey to handle racial, ethnic and religious diversities within their respective communities.

The bill would require each county and municipal law enforcement department to develop and adopt a cultural diversity training course that includes instruction and exercises designed to focus on the needs of the racial, ethnic, and religious communities within each department's respective jurisdiction. Each municipal and county law enforcement officer would be required to participate in the course as part of in-service training.

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McKeon, Schaer & Speaker Prieto Bill to Limit Use of Environmental Settlement Funds Clears Assembly Panel

Bill stems from Christie administration's decision to settle with Exxon for $225 million despite asking for $8.9 billion in damages; decision has raised questions about motive
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John McKeon, Gary Schaer and Speaker Vincent Prieto to ensure that moneys received as part of an environmental violation lawsuit is used to fix the damage created by the infraction was released Monday by an Assembly committee.

"Current law allows the administration to use most of the Exxon settlement money to balance the budget. Residents have been terribly shortchanged by this settlement. Using these funds as a short-term budget fix adds insult to injury," said Mckeon (D-Essex/Morris). "This bill amends the law so that the bulk of monies received from environmental lawsuits are reserved for damage restoration."

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