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Lampitt, Holley & Mosquera Bill to Encourage Participation in Summer Meal Programs Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Jamel Holley and Gabriela Mosquera to encourage student participation in summer meal programs has unanimously cleared the General Assembly.

In the State of New Jersey, 1.15 million residents, including 375,000 children, are food insecure. Increasingly, non-profit community-based and local government afterschool providers are offering summer learning programs to ensure students have access to educational enrichment opportunities during the summer months. However, the sponsors note, during the summer months many children lose access to school breakfast and lunch programs and are at risk of going hungry.

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Schaer, Lampitt & Benson Bill to Encourage Greater Collaboration between Business and Higher Education Communities Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic), Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) and Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to encourage more collaboration between New Jersey's businesses and institutions of higher education to help spur job creation and boost the economy was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"Fostering collaboration between our higher education institutions and our business community is vital to encourage innovation," said Schaer. "By using existing assets we are learning from what other states have done successfully. We should invest in our future."

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Promote Equal Pay for Women Heads to Governorís Desk

Bill Sponsored by Downey, Lampitt, Schaer, Houghtaling, Benson, Singleton, Muoio & DeAngelo
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Dan Benson, Troy Singleton, Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Wayne DeAngelo to promote equal pay for women received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.

The bill, which was approved by the Assembly last month, now heads to the Governor's desk.

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Assembly Panel Approves Democratic Measures to Boost Funding for Women's Health Care


Mazzeo, Downey, Mosquera, Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Jimenez, Pintor Marin, Sumter, Oliver, Lagana, Jasey & Mukherji Two-Bill Package Would Restore Funding for Women's Health Centers & Expand Medicaid Coverage
A two-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost funding for health care for low and middle income women and their children in the FY 2018 budget was approved Monday by the Assembly Budget Committee.

The measures - sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angelica Jimenez, Eliana Pintor Marin, Shavonda Sumter, Sheila Oliver, Joe Lagana, Mila Jasey and Raj Mukherji - would restore the funding eliminated by Gov. Christie for women's health centers and expand Medicaid coverage under federal law to help serve some of the state's poorest women.

"In difficult fiscal times, the priorities we choose show our character as a state," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "From a financial perspective, this relatively small investment pays enormous dividends and is a cost effective way to improve the health and well-being of women and children in New Jersey."

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Lampitt, Holley, Mosquera, Singleton & Wimberly Bill to Modernize Applications for School Lunch, Breakfast Programs Clears Assembly

Asw. Pamela Lampitt Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Jamel Holley, Gabriela Mosquera, Troy Singleton and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to establish online applications for school lunch and breakfast programs gained unanimous approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.

"Many of New Jersey's children and families rely on school lunch and breakfast programs to meet nutritional needs during the school year," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), chair of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. "The greater the participation in these meal programs, the closer we are to ensuring that no child will go hungry in New Jersey."

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Lampitt, Quijano, Eustace, Kennedy, Benson, Muoio, Zwicker & Mukherji Bill Establishing State Goal to Reduce Food Waste in NJ Gains Final Legislative Approval

Asw. Pamela Lampitt The General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Annette Quijano, Tim Eustace, James Kennedy, Dan Benson, Elizabeth Muoio, Andrew Zwicker and Raj Mukherji to establish a statewide food waste reduction goal of 50 percent by 2030.

"Food waste is a major issue nationally and globally," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "Unwanted and discarded food squanders water, land, energy, labor and capital resources. When food waste is dumped in a landfill, it rots and creates methane, a very hazardous greenhouse gas. We should begin to look at alternatives to ridding surplus food, especially if it is still unspoiled, instead of just tossing it in a landfill."

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Lampitt, Mosquera & Green Bill to Boost Creation of Small, Women-Owned & Minority-Owned Businesses Clears Assembly

Asw. Pamela Lampitt Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Gabriela Mosquera and Jerry Green to expand the scope and reach of small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses throughout New Jersey by providing loans through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority gained Assembly approval on Thursday.

"Loans and investment capital are harder to come by for women- and minority-owned businesses, which puts these businesses at a disadvantage from the start," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "This legislation helps level the playing field and allows small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses to take advantage of loans that can help them sustain and build up their businesses."

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Sumter, Vainieri Huttle & Lampitt Bill to Establish Career Training Program for Low-Income Women Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Pamela Lampitt to help make women more competitive in the workforce and encourage financial stability among women was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Closing the gender wage gap begins with making sure that women receive equal pay for equal work, but another important factor is making sure women have the tools they need to compete in every industry," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "New Jersey's women already have the resilience and work ethic they need to succeed. This program will empower them with the right training and opportunities..."

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Wimberly, Sumter & Lampitt Bill to Bring Healthier Food Options to Urban & Rural Communities Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Shavonda Sumter and Pamela Lampitt to provide fresher and healthier food choices to residents in urban and rural communities where healthy food options are limited was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

The bill (A-4496) would provide funds to small food retailers operating in New Jersey in low- and moderate-income urban and rural communities to help increase access to healthier foods.

"Many urban and rural communities lack affordable healthy food options," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This program would provide funds for retailers to increase the availability and sales of fresh and nutritious food, including fresh produce and other healthy foods, at affordable prices to neighborhood residents in an effort to improve the health and wellness of community residents."
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Lampitt, Pintor Marin, Mosquera & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Exempt Breast Pumps & Related Products from Sales and Use Tax Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Eliana Pintor Marin, Gabriela Mosquera and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to make breast pumps, breast pump collection and storage supplies, and certain services to breast pumps tax-free in New Jersey was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

"Breast pumps and pump supplies are basic necessities for many New Jersey families and should not be subject to sales and use tax," said Lampitt (D-Camden, Burlington).

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Lampitt, Coughlin, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Mukherji 'Telemedicine' Bill Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation Will Improve Access to Health Care by Allowing Use of Technology to Treat Patients Remotely
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Raj Mukherji to improve access to health care by allowing practitioners to use technology to treat patients remotely in a more efficient and cost-effective manner received final legislative approval on Thursday, and now heads to the governor's desk.

Specifically, the bill (A-1464) would authorize health care practitioners in the state to deliver health care services, and establish a practitioner/patient relationship, through the use of telemedicine, after an initial in-person visit.

"The benefits to telemedicine are enormous," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "It will make it quicker and easier to access treatment, drive up practices, lower costs and, most importantly, make sure patients get the treatment they need, when they need it, to improve their long-term health."

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Lampitt, Coughlin, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Mukherji 'Telemedicine' Bill Continues Advancing

Asw. Pamela Lampitt Legislation Will Improve Access to Health Care by Allowing Use of Technology to Treat Patients Remotely

An Assembly panel recently approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Raj Mukherji to improve access to health care by allowing practitioners to use technology to treat patients remotely in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

"The benefits to telemedicine are enormous," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "It will make it quicker and easier to access treatment, drive up practices, lower costs and, most importantly, make sure patients get the treatment they need, when they need it, to improve their long-term health."

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Sumter, Vainieri Huttle & Lampitt Bill to Establish Career Training Program for Low-Income Women Continues Advancing

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Pamela Lampitt to help make women more competitive in the workforce and encourage financial stability among women was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

The bill (A-3717) would establish the Women's Vocational Training Pilot Program in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) to promote the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women through increased participation in high-wage, high-demand occupations.

"Closing the gender wage gap begins with making sure that women receive equal pay for equal work, but another important factor is making sure women have the tools they need to compete in every industry..," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic).

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