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Assembly Approves Moriarty, Coughlin & Mukherji Bill Requiring Advance Notice Prior to Remote Disabling of AutomobilesThe Assembly on Wednesday signed off on recommendations contained in the Governor's recent conditional veto of legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Craig Coughlin and Raj Mukherji that would require sufficient warning before a consumer's vehicle is disabled remotely for failure to make a payment.
The bill (A-756), which was originally approved by the Assembly in April, was sent back to the legislature on Friday with several recommendations altering various provisions, but maintaining the key priorities that consumers receive ample warning and vehicles may not be turned off while in use.
Moriarty, Jimenez & Pintor Marin Pro-Consumer Bill to Inform Used Car Buyers of Auto Recalls Gains Assembly ApprovalPro-consumer legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Angelica Jimenez and Eliana Pintor Marin sponsored that would require auto dealers to provide information to a potential buyer of a used motor vehicle with an outstanding recall gained approval from the General Assembly on Wednesday.
"Buyers should be informed of motor vehicle recalls before a purchase is made," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). "Recalled vehicles sold unwittingly to consumers pose a safety risk. Whether the vehicle has been recalled is critical information for families to know before buying."
Mazzeo, Andrzejczak, Mukherji, Moriarty, Benson, Danielsen & Houghtaling Bill to Boost Care for 'Wounded Warriors' Goes to GovernorLegislation Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak, Raj Mukherji, Paul Moriarty, Daniel Benson, Joseph Danielsen and Eric Houghtaling sponsored to boost assistance for "wounded warriors" and their caregivers, an ever-growing demographic that faces unique challenges in the post-9/11 era, was approved 37-0 Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
"The purpose of the bill is to help care for those who are caring for our veterans," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "Care-giving for post-9/11 veterans is a massive economic and societal undertaking that we're facing right now. The enormous sacrifice our military members have made during two wars for over a decade now deserves a better response from our end..."
Assembly Panel Advances McKeon, Singleton & Moriarty Bill Requiring Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to be Placed on NJ BallotAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Troy Singleton and Paul Moriarty to restore the tradition of transparency typically honored by presidential candidates by requiring any future presidential and vice presidential candidates to submit their tax returns to the State Division of Elections in order to run on New Jersey's ballot.
"Donald Trump has eschewed at least 40 years of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns, raising an untold number of questions and possible ethical dilemmas," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "Making the returns public would clear up any questions about whether a candidate is indebted to any foreign states or accepting any emoluments from them. This is an issue of national security as well as transparency. If Congress is unwilling to address this, hopefully other states will follow our lead."