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Jasey, Quijano, Sumter & Wimberly Bill to Enhance Delivery of Before-School, After-School & Summer Programs Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly to improve the delivery of before-school, after-school and summer services and programs for New Jersey students has received final legislative approval and now heads to the governor's desk.

"As the bundle of sticks fable taught us, there is strength in union," said Jasey (D-Essex/Morris). "There are many governmental and nonprofit agencies and organizations throughout the state working independently to provide these services for students that could benefit from knowledge-sharing and a more universal systematic approach to enhance service delivery."

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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey, Quijano & Wimberly Bill to Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Sanitation & Corrections Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work Clears Legislature

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to provide financial incentives to let police officers, firefighters, public school teachers, corrections and sanitation workers to live where they work cleared the Legislature on Monday.

"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon)...

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Prieto, Jimenez, Jasey & Quijano Measure to Streamline Vocational School Construction & Improvements Now Law

Law Continues Speaker's Commitment to Improving State's Vocational, Technical Programs; Making Vo-Tech Education a Viable Alternative to 4-Year College

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Angelica Jimenez, Mila Jasey and Annette Quijano sponsored that would streamline construction of county vocational school facilities in New Jersey has been inked into law.

"As I've said before, college isn't necessarily for everyone; we need to have multiple viable paths to employment in New Jersey," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "Students who might struggle in AP courses or college may thrive in a vocational instruction environment, and we should encourage investment in that infrastructure so that New Jersey continues producing a highly skilled, highly trained and highly educated workforce..."

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Diegnan, Jasey & Wimberly Bill to Prevent School Districts from Having State Aid Withheld Based on Student PARCC Participation Gets Final Legislative OK

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) and Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen) to prevent the state from unjustly punishing school districts by withholding state aid because the majority of the district's students refuse to take the PARCC test is headed to the governor's desk.

"Threatening to cut state aid to districts for a decision made entirely by parents - a decision they believe is in the best interest of their children - is unreasonable," said Diegnan, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee and sponsored the Assembly bill to allow parents to opt their children out of the PARCC test...

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McKeon, Mainor, Jasey, Wimberly & Sumter Bill to Emphasize Traffic Safety to Young Drivers Heads to Gov's Desk

Measure to Be Named "Nikhil's Law" After 11-Year-Old Killed by Driver Who Ran Stop Sign
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Charles Mainor, Mila Jasey, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter to emphasize to new drivers the importance of following the state's motor vehicle traffic laws received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"This is a simple step we can take to emphasize to our young people that driving comes with responsibility," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "The more we can highlight that point, hopefully the more our young drivers will put safety first."

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Jasey, Diegnan, Mainor, Wimberly & Oliver Bill to Restrict Use of Standardized Testing for Young Students in NJ Schools Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Patrick Diegnan, Charles Mainor, Benjie Wimberly and Sheila Oliver to prohibit the administration of commercially developed standardized assessments to students in grades K-2 received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"The pressure put on students and teachers by these assessments is counterproductive to learning," said Jasey (D-Essex/Morris), who sits on the Assembly Education Committee. "There are already state and federally mandated tests that our students are required to take. There is no need to overburden students with yet another test, which takes time away from actual classroom instruction."

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Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora, Jasey & Mosquera Bill to Revise Requirements for Changing a Birth Certificate Due to Gender Reassignment Gains Final Legislative OK

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Mila Jasey and Gabriela Mosquera to make it easier for an individual undergoing gender reassignment to obtain an amended birth certificate gained final legislative approval from the full Assembly by a vote of 51-23 on Thursday.

"This bill acknowledges that individuals do not necessarily undergo sex reassignment surgery when transitioning genders so it revises the process for obtaining an amended birth certificate to reflect the change in current practices," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "Essentially we're updating a standard state procedure to be more inclusive and reflective of our changing society."

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Jasey, Diegnan, Caputo & Jimenez Bill to Benefit Teachers Aspiring Toward Educational Leadership Roles Clears Assembly

Measure to Create Advisory Board and Program to Fill Leadership roles in School Districts
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Patrick Diegnan, Ralph R. Caputo and Angelica M. Jimenez to encourage more of New Jersey's teachers to take part in educational leadership roles was approved,75-0-1, Thursday by the General Assembly.

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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey, Quijano & Wimberly: Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Sanitation & Corrections Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to provide financial incentives to enable qualified police officers, firefighters, public school teachers, corrections and sanitation workers to live where they work was advanced by the full Assembly on Thursday.

"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "This financial incentive can help encourage more of our public servants to live in the communities where they work, which provides a benefit not just to those communities, but also the state as a whole." ...

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

Mazzeo, Eustace, Mosquera, Vainieri Huttle, McKeon, Pintor Marin, Lagana, Jasey, Mukherji Bill Package Restores Funding for Women's Health Centers & Expands 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 2016 budget received final legislative approval on Thursday.

The measures - sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Tim Eustace, Gabriela Mosquera, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, John McKeon, Eliana Pintor Marin, Joseph 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.

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Diegnan, Jasey & Wimberly Bill to Prevent School Districts from Having State Aid Withheld Based on Student PARCC Participation Approved by Assembly

The General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) and Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen) to prevent the state from unjustly punishing school districts by withholding state aid because the majority of the district's students refuse to take the PARCC test.

According to recent news articles, the state commissioner of education has suggested the possibility of withholding state aid if a significant number of students in a district do not take an assessment. This bill would prevent districts from being penalized for matters beyond their control.

"Threatening to cut state aid to districts for a decision made entirely by parents - a decision they believe is in the best interest of their children - is unreasonable,.." said Diegnan, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee and sponsored the Assembly bill to allow parents to opt their children out of the PARCC test. For More             

McKeon, Diegnan, Jasey & Andrzejczak Bill to Permit Shared Services Energy Authority Heads to Gov's Desk

Measure Projected to Save Municipalities Up to $68 Million
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Patrick Diegnan, Mila Jasey and Bob Andrzejczak to help cut costs for municipally-operated utilities received final legislative approval last week and now heads to the governor's desk.

"This measure would drive competition and help lower costs by enabling municipalities to enter into shared service contracts," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "Ultimately, the bill would make utilities more efficient and allow them to pass savings along to the hardworking middle class families in their towns."

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