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Lampitt & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Uphold Right of Service Dog Access for People with Disabilities Clears Committee'Charlie's Law' Stems from N.J. Teen's Petition to Criminalize Denying Dogs Access in Public Places
Legislation Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to uphold the right of people with disabilities to have equal access to public facilities was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
"People with disabilities rely on service animals to access services and opportunities that otherwise may be out of reach," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "Federal and state law make it clear that bringing a service dog into a public facility is a right. When a disabled individual with a service animal is denied access to a public place, his or her rights are being infringed upon. This legislation would provide immediate recourse when this type of unlawful discrimination occurs."
Mazzeo, Andrzejczak, Jimenez, Vainieri Huttle, Benson & Wimberly Bill Boosting Rental Assistance for Veterans AdvancesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak, Angelica Jimenez, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson and Benjie Wimberly to boost rental assistance to military veterans was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
"Our veterans were willing to endure untold sacrifices for their country. Now we need to step up to the plate and do all we can to help care for them," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). This financial assistance is meant to give a hands-up while they find the road back to self-sufficiency."