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Democratic Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association passed 77-0 on Thursday in the Assembly.
"The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support through a nationwide network of chapters," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Making it easier for New Jerseyans to support this cause is the right thing to do."
Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was approved 68-4-5 Thursday by the Assembly.
"Disposing of unused prescription drugs properly is equally as important as taking them as prescribed," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in many communities, and much of that abuse begins at home where the drugs are easily accessible..."
Prieto, Mukherji, Benson, Garcia & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Mammogram Insurance Coverage for Adopted Women OK’d by General AssemblyLegislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, Daniel Benson, Carmelo Garcia and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to expand access to mammograms for adopted women in New Jersey was approved 76-0 on Thursday by the General Assembly.
"Women with a close relative who has had breast cancer are at twice the risk of having it themselves, which means family history is an essential element in the process of diagnosing and treating the disease," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "For the adoptees and children of adoptees who are without access to that information, this legislation has the potential to be life-saving."
Vainieri Huttle Bill "Innovative Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act" Advances(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel recently released legislation sponsored by Assembly Human Services Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to encourage the establishment of innovative service arrangements for persons with developmental disabilities.
The bill (A-2658) is designated as the "Innovative Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act."
"It's time to think outside of the box when providing the best care for New Jersey's residents with developmental disabilities," Vainieri Huttle said, who is chair of the committee. "Individuals with developmental disabilities have a right to quality and appropriate treatment, services, and habilitation."