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Schaer, Calabrese & Tully Bill to Help Law Enforcement Address Emergencies in Schools Heads to Governor

Bill Would Require Local Police to Have Copies of School Maps
To better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds, such as an active shooter scenario, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Gary Schaer, Clinton Calabrese and Chris Tully to require New Jersey schools to provide maps and blueprints of campuses to police received final legislative approval Monday, passing the full Assembly by a vote tally of 76-0-1.

“Every second counts during an emergency,” said Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic). “Providing law enforcement with this information in advance can help save time and lives during a crisis.”

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Full Assembly Approves Bill to Strengthen Equal Pay Protections for New Jersey Workers

Legislation Would Prohibit Discrimination Based On Salary History

Aiming to close the significant wage gap between women and men, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo to prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their salary history in the application process was approved Monday by the full Assembly by a vote of 53-24-2.

“In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that’s not the world we live in,” said Downey (D-Monmouth). “This bill provides a means of narrowing the wage gap by making it less likely for employers to unintentionally perpetuate the gap by basing salary offers for new hires on their previous salary, which has a disproportionate impact on female hires.”

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