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Moriarty: Islamic Center Incident Latest Example of Need for Governor to Sign Bill Cracking Down on SwattingAssemblyman Paul Moriarty said Thursday morning's apparent swatting hoax at the Islamic Center of Passaic County was further evidence of the need for Gov. Christie to sign his bill upgrading penalties for the crime of creating a false public alarm.
"The state of New Jersey needs to send a strong message to swatters that when we catch you, you're going to jail," said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). "The governor can send that message by signing this bill, as soon as possible..."
Garcia, Lagana, Andrzejczak & Moriarty Continue to Push Bill to Protect Consumer Privacy & Prevent Identity FraudBill Stems from Concerns about Info Collected when Driver's License is Scanned
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carmelo Garcia, Joseph Lagana, Bob Andrzejczak and Paul Moriarty to help protect sensitive consumer information continues to advance.
"Driver's licenses contain personal information that in the wrong hands can create major financial headaches for the person affected," said Garcia (D-Hudson). "With so many security breaches at stores like Target and Home Depot, it is wise that we set limits on how much personal information these companies can collect from customers in order to minimize the potential for identity fraud..."
Moriarty, Coughlin, Mainor, Pinkin & Danielsen Bill to Prohibit Sale of Powdered Alcohol Clears Legislature, Heads to Gov's Desk(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Craig Coughlin, Charles Mainor, Nancy Pinkin and Joseph Danielsen sponsored to prohibit the sale of powdered alcohol in New Jersey cleared its final legislative hurdle with passage by the full Senate Monday afternoon. The bill was approved 39-1.
Powdered alcohol is ethyl alcohol which is designed to be dissolved in liquid to produce alcoholic beverages. Moriarty first introduced the bill in November. However, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau finally approved the sale of powdered alcohol on the market in March, prompting renewed concerns about the dangers the product poses.
"The lure of this product to underage people and the potential for dangerous misuse among people of any age is ripe. Not only can it be inhaled, it can also be added to another person's food or drink unbeknownst to them," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). For More
Moriarty, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Mosquera & Quijano Bill to Crack Down on Swatting Heads to Govís Desk
Lawmakers Cite Recent Incidents in New Jersey as Need for Harsher PenaltiesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Gabriela Mosquera and Annette Quijano to crack down on the dangerous trend known as "swatting" received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
The FBI describes "swatting" as making a hoax call to 9-1-1 to draw a response from law enforcement, usually a SWAT team. The individuals who engage in this activity, many of whom are teens and twenty-somethings with ties to the online gaming community, use technology to make it appear that the emergency call is coming from the victim's phone. The FBI notes that sometimes swatting is done for revenge, sometimes as a prank, but either way, it is a serious crime that has potentially dangerous consequences.
Moriarty, Diegnan, Wimberly, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora & Sumter Bill to Help Prevent Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Gains Final Legislative ApprovalMeasure Would Penalize Sale of DXM-Containing Products to Minors
Legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Patrick Diegnan, Benjie Wimberly, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to help address the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic plaguing New Jersey gained final legislative approval on Monday.
"DXM abuse is becoming increasingly worrisome for law enforcement, parents and health care officials across the country," said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). "It's a scary thought, but adolescents are the primary abusers, mainly because it's cheap and easy to obtain and many parents simply don't know about its potential abuse. With a few simple steps like the ones outlined in this bill, we can combat the risk and ensure this medicine is used properly."
Mazzeo, Eustace, Johnson, Wilson & Moriarty Bill to Establish Scholarship Fund for Families of Soldiers Lost, Missing & Disabled in Action Heads to Gov's DeskBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vincent Mazzeo, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson, Whip Wilson and Paul Moriarty to provide scholarships to the children of military personnel who have died, become permanently disabled or are missing in action received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"Military families are our nation's real unsung heroes," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "We know that freedom isn't free and it's only fitting that we honor the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform by helping their children and spouses attain their highest educational goals."