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Vainieri Huttle & Watson Coleman Bill to Ensure Any Privatization Contract Actually Saves Money Goes to GovernorLegislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Bonnie Watson Coleman sponsored to ensure that no public services are privatized unless there is cost savings recently received final legislative approval, having been approved 48-29 Monday by the Assembly.
"Decisions to use private contractors to provide public services must be based on factors that promote the public interest," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "Requiring a thorough review and analysis of potential cost impacts prior to entering into any such privatization contract makes smart fiscal sense..."
Vainieri Huttle, Burzichelli, Singleton & Coughlin Bill to End Organ Transplant Discrimination Based on Mental, Physical Disability Gets Final Legislative OK
Measure Stems from Stratford, NJ Family's Troubles Securing Kidney Transplant for Disabled Three-Year-Old DaughterLegislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, John J. Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Craig Coughlin sponsored to prohibit discrimination against organ transplant candidates because of physical or mental handicaps was granted final legislative approval by the full Assembly on Monday.
"Refusing to allow a viable candidate for an organ transplant to receive one, simply because they have a preexisting mental or physical disability that has no impact on their transplant suitability should not be allowed to occur," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), the Human Services Committee Chair. "We wouldn't allow discrimination based on race or religion, and we shouldn't allow it based on non-medically relevant disabilities."
Fuentes, Diegnan & Vainieri Huttle Bill Providing Social Media Training for School Students Gets Assembly OK
Measure Comes in the Wake of Many High-Profile Tragedies Prompted by Social Media UseLegislation sponsored by Assemblymen Angel Fuentes, Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help educate New Jersey students on the responsible use of social media and the many pitfalls that come along with its use was approved 59-15-3 by the full Assembly on Monday.
"We've all made foolish mistakes as kids, but nowadays those decisions can be magnified tenfold by social media, creating many unfortunate consequences for children," said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). "Everyday we see stories about youngsters facing legal repercussions, humiliation and tragically, even suicide, as a result of social media activity. Proper education will hopefully help open students eyes to these consequences so they do not end up as the next unfortunate headline."