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Sumter, Jasey, Benson, Muoio, Downey & Mukherji Higher Ed Reform Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Bill Would Impose New Regulations to Better Protect Families Planning for College from Taking on Unmanageable Student Loan Debt

Legislation Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Mila Jasey, Daniel Benson, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Joann Downey and Raj Mukherji sponsored to combat student loan debt in New Jersey gained final legislative approval Monday in the Senate.

"The only concern a college student should have after graduating is choosing which job will lead them closer to their goals," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It has become the norm for families and students to take on an overwhelming amount of debt to pursue educational goals. This legislation will reassess how we distribute state loans."

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McKeon, Jasey & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Ensure Stiff Penalties for Vehicular Homicide while Drunk Driving Heads to Governor

"Ralph & David's Law" is Named in Honor of Morris County Man & Sussex County Boy Killed by Drunk Drivers
Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.

The bill (A-3686), known as "Ralph and David's Law," would establish a new crime of "strict liability vehicular homicide" for killing a person while drunk driving. The bill is named in honor of Ralph Politi, Jr. and David Heim who were both tragically killed by drunk drivers.

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Prieto, Oliver, Gusciora, & Jasey Bill to Expand & Improve New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Program Goes to Governor

Pro-Worker Bill Calls for Expanded Leave Time, Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increased Job Protections & Greater Program Promotion

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey crafted to improve New Jersey's paid family leave program to ensure it works better for New Jersey families was approved Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

"This is an invaluable law, but it's underused and needs improvement," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "New Jersey's hard-working men and women deserve a program that can truly help them in their time of need, whether it's caring for a loved one or welcoming a new family member..."

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Assembly Panel Approves Democratic Measures to Boost Funding for Women's Health Care


Mazzeo, Downey, Mosquera, Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Jimenez, Pintor Marin, Sumter, Oliver, Lagana, Jasey & Mukherji Two-Bill Package Would Restore Funding for Women's Health Centers & Expand Medicaid Coverage
A two-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost funding for health care for low and middle income women and their children in the FY 2018 budget was approved Monday by the Assembly Budget Committee.

The measures - sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angelica Jimenez, Eliana Pintor Marin, Shavonda Sumter, Sheila Oliver, Joe Lagana, Mila Jasey and Raj Mukherji - would restore the funding eliminated by Gov. Christie for women's health centers and expand Medicaid coverage under federal law to help serve some of the state's poorest women.

"In difficult fiscal times, the priorities we choose show our character as a state," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "From a financial perspective, this relatively small investment pays enormous dividends and is a cost effective way to improve the health and well-being of women and children in New Jersey."

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Jasey, McKeon & Vainieri Huttle Bill Encouraging Mental Health Physicians to Work in Underserved Areas Goes to Governor

Measure Establishes Tuition Reimbursement Program for Psychiatrists, Addressing Shortage of Mental Health Care Access in Certain Parts of the State
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of need designated by the Commissioner of Health," said Jasey (D- Essex/Morris). "The intent of this legislation is to increase access to much-needed care in underserved communities."

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Oliver, Jasey, Tucker & Caputo Bill to Teach Students How to Interact with Law Enforcement Clears Assembly

Bill Would Make Instruction Part of School Curriculum

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Ralph Caputo to instruct New Jersey students on how to interact with law enforcement gained unanimous General Assembly approval on Thursday.

"Police-related shootings around the nation have created a mistrust of police in many communities. This can help rebuild the trust that is essential for law enforcement to work," said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). "This is not about assigning blame or responsibility, but rather an attempt to empower our young people so they know what to do and what not do. This is a lesson many parents already teach to their children. Making it part of the school curriculum is the next logical step."

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Assembly Approves Sweeping Prieto, Oliver, Gusciora, & Jasey Bill to Expand & Improve New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Program

Pro-Worker Bill Calls for Expanded Leave Time, Higher Compensation, More Family Member Coverage, Increased Job Protections & Greater Program Promotion
Sweeping legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto crafted to improve New Jersey's paid family leave program to ensure it works better for New Jersey families cleared the General Assembly on Thursday.

Also sponsored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, the bill (A-4927) would expand leave times, provide higher compensation to those taking leave, cover more family members, improve job protections and boost awareness of the program.
The bill now awaits final legislative approval from the full Senate before heading to the Governor.

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Jasey, McKeon & Vainieri Huttle Bill Encouraging Mental Health Physicians to Work in Underserved Areas OK'd by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state continued approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of need designated by the Commissioner of Health," said Jasey (D- Essex/Morris). "The intent of this legislation is to increase access to much-needed care in underserved communities..."

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Assembly Oks Oliver, Giblin, & Jasey Bill to Make Montclair University a Public Research Institution

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Tom Giblin and Mila Jasey to establish Montclair State University as a public research university was approved by the Assembly on Thursday.

"In the past 15 years Montclair State University has worked strategically and aggressively to grow its enrollment, faculty, and facilities, and that growth has enabled it to expand its educational programs and research initiatives," said Speaker Emeritus Oliver (D- Essex). "Receiving numerous acknowledgements nationally as a research doctoral institution, it has clearly earned the designation of public research university by the state..."

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