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Moriarty & Vainieri Huttle Bill Targeting Unsolicited Check Scams Gets Assembly OK

Asm. Paul Moriarty Bars Sending Checks to Consumers That Once Cashed Enroll Them in Costly Programs

Revised legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to make it illegal to mail unsolicited checks that once cashed enroll consumers in costly programs was approved 75-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"These so-called free money offers are at their best deceptive and, at their worst, downright dishonest," Moriarty said. "Right now, consumers are at their most vulnerable to fall for a scheme that appears to offer them instant cash but would end up costing them much more in the long-run..."

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Moriarty & Benson Bill to Restrict Access to Motor Vehicle Recording Device Data, Protect Driver Privacy Clears Assembly

Asm. Paul Moriarty Bipartisan legislation Assemblymen Paul Moriarty and Daniel Benson sponsored to limit access to data from devices in certain automobiles that can capture information about the driver's activity received Assembly approval on Thursday.

"The preservation of electronic data from any of these sources is becoming vital to the defense of litigation in accidents," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). "These recordings may be the most reliable and objective source of information about the events that occurred just prior to a crash. This legislation is necessary to preserve the integrity of the recordings and protect what may be used as evidence in court."

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Moriarty, Benson, Wimberly & Andrzejczak Bill Outlawing Unsolicited Text Message Ads Gets Assembly OK

Asm. Paul Moriarty Updated legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Daniel R. Benson, Benjie Wimberly and Bob Andrzejczak sponsored to prohibit advertisers from sending unwelcome and unsolicited text advertisements to consumers was approved 76-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"Unwanted text messages not only tax consumers' patience, but they are a drain on cell minutes and bank accounts," said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). "Just as telephone customers have been able to close their homes to unwanted telemarketing calls, cell customers should be able to be free of unwanted text ads. What we're trying to do here is assist consumers in avoiding unnecessary charges as a result of receiving messages that are unsolicited and over which the user has no control..."

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Bipartisan Bill to Extend Permit Expiration Dates Gains Assembly Approval

The General Assembly on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton, Gordon Johnson, Patrick Diegnan and Paul Moriarty to extend expiration dates for certain state and local permits. The measure passed 67-0-8.

"As a result of the recent recession, once-approved permits are in danger of expiring or lapsing because gaining permit extensions is difficult and costly, and developers do not have the resources to obtain extensions," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "By extending permits with this bill, we can prevent a waste of public and private resources."

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Assembly Passes Diegnan, Mukherji & Moriarty Bill to Protect Consumers & Businesses from Invasive and Burdensome Gift Card Data Collection Requirements

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Raj Mukherji and Paul Moriarty sponsored to protect both consumers and businesses from invasive and burdensome data collection requirements for gift cards was given final legislative approval by the Assembly on Thursday, 73-1.

The bill (A-3480) eliminates consumer data collection requirements for certain gift cards.

"The purpose of this bill is to relieve merchants of the responsibility to collect personal consumer data on gift card purchases before the requirement goes into effect in July 2016," said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "This is invasive, burdensome and, above all, unnecessary."

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Diegnan, Mukherji & Moriarty Bill to Protect Consumers & Businesses from Invasive and Burdensome Gift Card Data Collection Requirements Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., Raj Mukherji and Paul Moriarty sponsored to protect both consumers and businesses from invasive and burdensome data collection requirements for gift cards was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

The bill (A-3480) eliminates consumer data collection requirements for certain gift cards.

"The purpose of this bill is to relieve merchants of the responsibility to collect personal consumer data on gift card purchases before the requirement goes into effect in July 2016," said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "This is invasive, burdensome and above all, unnecessary."

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