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Democratic Bill to Account for Cultural Preferences in School Menus Gains Assembly ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Carmelo G. Garcia, Raj Mukherji, Gabriela Mosquera, Joseph Lagana and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to require public school districts to consider making their breakfast and lunch menus more culturally sensitive was approved 59-15 by the Assembly on Thursday.
"Consistency in teaching New Jersey's children about embracing cultural diversity requires us to ensure that they know everyone is welcome in the classroom as well as in the cafeteria," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington).
Assembly OKs Bills to Deter Substance Abuse, Prevent Addiction & Promote RecoveryFour bills aimed at decreasing the rate of drug abuse and preventing addiction in communities across New Jersey received approval from the Assembly on Thursday.
Part of an ongoing effort to create awareness, prevent abuse and promote recovery, sponsors of the bills noted that the four measures collectively represent the state's effort to produce a comprehensive solution to a multi-faceted problem.
Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Mosquera & Spencer Bill to Create Gold Alert System Clears Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Gabriela Mosquera and Grace L. Spencer to facilitate the immediate circulation of information about missing persons with developmental disabilities was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.
"This legislation reflects our collective duty to protect some of the most vulnerable New Jersey residents," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "We must do all we can to ensure missing individuals can return home safe and sound, especially when we have all the necessary resources already in place."
Lampitt, Greenwald, Mazzeo, Schaer, Lagana & Eustace Unveil Resolution Condemning Global Acts of Anti-SemitismAssemblywoman Pamela Rosen Lampitt, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Gary Schaer, Joseph Lagana, and Tim Eustace unveiled a resolution (ACR-211) on Wednesday condemning global acts of Anti-Semitism and calling for the expansion of Holocaust education programs to combat prejudice.
"We have seen a rising tide of disturbing anti-Semitic acts across the globe in recent years. Whether it is the vandalizing of houses of worship, attacks on families or the disgusting pronouncements of Holocaust-deniers, these acts deserve our strongest outrage and condemnation." said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) "This virulent strain of prejudice is an affront to the very notions of humanity that form the center of any civilized society..."
Assembly Approves Gusciora, Benson, Wilson, Andrzejczak, Pinkin & Lampitt 4-Bill Package to Crack Down on Animal CrueltyThe full Assembly on Monday approved a comprehensive four-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Daniel Benson, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Bob Andrzejczak, Nancy Pinkin and Pamela Lampitt to crack down on animal cruelty.
A-201, sponsored by Gusciora, Benson and Wilson, would authorize the courts to issue an animal protection order against any person found guilty of abusing an animal or otherwise violating the state animal cruelty laws. The animal protection order would require the person to refrain from interacting with an animal permanently or for a period of time specified by the court. The bill was approved by a vote of 76-0.
Lampitt & Mukherji Earned Sick Leave Bill Continues Advancing in Assembly
Bill Would Make N.J. 3rd State to Require Earned Sick LeaveLegislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji sponsored to require employers to provide earned sick leave to workers in New Jersey was advanced Monday by the Assembly Budget Committee.
The bill (A-2354) would allow workers to accrue one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked.