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Stender, Gusciora, Conaway, Eustace, Benson & DeAngelo Resolution to Again Invalidate Christie Effort to Dismantle Civil Service Approved by SenateLegislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Reed Gusciora, Herb Conaway, Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to once again invalidate Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to dismantle Civil Service rules that protect New Jersey from corruption and cronyism was approved 23-13 Thursday by the Senate.
"Gov. Christie and his Civil Service Commission can keep trying to amend the rule as part of their campaign to destroy Civil Service and all the good it's done for New Jersey taxpayers, but we're not going to give up, either," said Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset)...
DeAngelo, Pinkin, Eustace & Spencer Bill Aimed at Fostering Design of Energy Efficient Buildings Passes Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Nancy Pinkin, Tim Eustace and L. Grace Spencer designed to encourage the creation of environmentally friendly buildings was recently approved, 71-3, by the Assembly.
The bill (A-2305) aims to promote the incorporation of blue and green roofs into the design of new and existing buildings. Blue and green roofs use vegetation or mechanical devices to prevent roof water from draining too quickly, not only to improve storm water management but also to provide cost saving opportunities such as more efficient energy usage for heating and cooling.
"It's time to start making forward-thinking, eco-friendly solutions a priority for today, not a promise for tomorrow," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex). "Blue and green roofs are a smart approach that will help save money in the long-term while also protecting our environment."
DeAngelo & Pintor Marin Bill to Promote Bedbug Awareness, Prevention Gains Assembly ApprovalLegislation Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin sponsored to increase awareness about bedbugs and prevent the spread of the pests in New Jersey schools received unanimous approval on Monday in the General Assembly.
"When parents say 'Don't let the bedbugs bite,' what they may not realize is that their well wishes are no match for the invasion of these pests," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The information on this fact sheet can help parents, students and school staff familiarize themselves with the signs of infestation and hopefully limit the level of panic and stigma typically associated with bedbugs."
Assembly Approves Pinkin, DeAngelo & Eustace Bill to Stop Unwanted, Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls to Residents' Cell Phones(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Wayne DeAngelo and Timothy Eustace to prohibit unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to commercial mobile service devices was given final legislative approval in the Assembly on Monday, 76-0.
Currently, the national "no call list" law prohibits all telemarketing sales calls from being made to cell phones, except that a cell phone service provider may call its own customers.
"The statewide "no call list" has helped to end intrusive telemarketing calls to New Jersey homes," said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). "The law must be expanded to stop telemarketing companies from now targeting residents' cell phones."
Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Johnson, Pinkin & DeAngelo Bill to Require DMVA to Encourage NJ Service Members to Register with the V.A. Continues AdvancingAssembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Gordon Johnson, Nancy Pinkin and Wayne DeAngelo to require the state to encourage returning service members to register with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and to facilitate the registration continues advancing.
"Returning veterans deserve support and access to every resource we can provide and, by encouraging them to register we will be able to do just that," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)...
Eustace, Andrzejczak, DeAngelo & Sumter Bill to Allow Veterans to File for Unemployment Benefits Online OK'd by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Bob Andrzejczak, Wayne DeAngelo and Shavonda Sumter to ensure that all claimants have the same access unemployment benefits online was approved 76-0 Monday by the Assembly. Currently, claimants who served in the military, worked in government or worked outside of the state can only apply over the telephone or in person.
"Currently policy neglects to provide veterans and others the same conveniences in filing for UI benefits as other residents," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "All claimants in New Jersey should have equal access to all unemployment benefits filing options, especially those who have fought for this country..."
Assembly OK's Riley, DeAngelo & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Require Inspection Reports for Residential Health Care Facilities, Boarding Homes & Emergency Shelters be Posted OnlineThe Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, Wayne DeAngelo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle requiring the Department of Community Affairs to post inspection reports for residential health care facilities, boarding homes, and emergency shelters for the homeless on its website.
"Public information should be made readily available, especially when dealing with facilities that provide health care and housing," said Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "This is a simple and practical way to keep residents and their families informed about the conditions in the facility. It also serves as an incentive for facilities to make sure they are complying with mandated standards."