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Benson, DeAngelo, Quijano, Lampitt & Giblin Bill to Boost College Internships in Life Sciences Field Ok’d by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Annette Quijano, Pamela Lampitt and Thomas Giblin that would help boost paid internship opportunities for college students in the life sciences field was cleared the Assembly Commerce Committee on Thursday.
The bill (A-1011) would create "The New Jersey Life Sciences Internship Challenge" program, which provides a tax credit subsidy to small life science companies to establish a limited number of paid summer internships in the life sciences field for undergraduate students from New Jersey and undergraduate students attending New Jersey schools.
Lampitt Bill Bolstering Car Safety for Young Children Continues AdvancingAssembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Pamela Lampitt to bolster car safety for young children was released Thursday by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.
"With advances in research and car safety technology, recommendations to protect children in motor vehicles are always changing. Just look how different things were just a decade or two ago," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), chairwoman of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. "Incorporating the latest recommendations will help ensure that we're doing all we can to protect young children in automobiles..."
Cryan, Benson, Singleton, Lampitt, Riley & Pinkin Bill to Boost Participation in School Breakfast Program Advances in Senate
Bill Would Create "Breakfast after the Bell" ProgramLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics advanced in the Senate on Monday.
The bill (A-679/2186) would require the state to make every effort to assist school districts and nonpublic schools in increasing the participation rate of students, particularly low-income students, in the federal School Breakfast Program by establishing a "breakfast after the bell" program in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the day.
Lampitt, Garcia & Mukherji Bill to Account for Cultural Preferences in School Menus Gains Panel Approval(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Carmelo Garcia and Raj Mukherji sponsored to require public school districts to consider making their breakfast and lunch menus more culturally sensitive was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-3360) would require superintendents in public school districts containing a middle or high school to establish a district-wide food services advisory committee to recommend breakfast and lunch menu options that reflect the student body's cultural, traditional and overall dietary preferences if the student population suggests such a need exists.
"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). "School menus that respect students' dietary preferences will send a message of inclusion that is central to our state's value system."
Assembly Panel Approves Comprehensive Legislative Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence
Five-bill Package is Sponsored by Quijano, Gusciora, Spencer, Tucker, Caputo, Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Riley, Burzichelli & MosqueraAn Assembly panel on Thursday unanimously approved a comprehensive legislative strategy sponsored by Assembly Democrats to combat domestic violence by expanding protections for victims and providing law enforcement with better tools to deal with offenders.
The five-bill package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Reed Gusciora, L. Grace Spencer, Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley, John Burzichelli and Gabriela Mosquera.