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Tucker, Caputo, Giblin, Vainieri Huttle & Wimberly Bill to Increase Personal Needs Allowance for Some of State’s Most Vulnerable Residents Clears AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Tom Giblin Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to increase the monthly personal needs allowance for residents in certain state facilities for the first time in 30 years gained Assembly approval on Thursday.
"For some men and women who require special attention, long-term care may be the best option, and it's important that residents of these facilities can remain as independent as possible," said Tucker (D-Essex). "By increasing the personal needs allowance and tying it to the cost of living, this bill will help ensure that individuals in state institutions can have the highest quality of life possible."
***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Gusciora, Eustace, Tucker, Mazzeo & Stender 3-Bill Package to Make NJ's Medical Marijuana Program Work Better Passes AssemblyThe General Assembly Thursday approved a three-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Cleopatra Tucker, Vince Mazzeo and Linda Stender to make New Jersey's medical marijuana program work better for patients with severe illnesses who rely on the program for medical relief.
Gusciora, Eustace & Tucker issued a multimedia package on their bill package, following its passage.
Assembly Oks Mazzeo, Andrzejczak, Lagana, Mukherji, Tucker & Garcia Bill to Create "NJ Stolen Valor Act" to Crack Down on Those Who Falsely Impersonate Veterans & Active Duty Military
Bill Inspired by Recent Spate of Imposters Caught on Video Impersonating Military Personnel(TRENTON) - The General Assembly approved legislation on Thursday sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Bob Andrzejczak, Joseph Lagana, Raj Mukherji, Cleopatra Tucker and Carmelo G. Garcia to crack down on individuals who demean members of the U.S. Armed Forces by falsely impersonating veterans or active duty military in order to try and receive various perks.
The bill was inspired by recent reports of a growing trend in which veterans and active-duty troops record people they believe are faking military service, often times to try and receive various perks, and post the results on social media. In one of the most recent videos, which has received nearly five million hits on YouTube, a veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall in Pennsylvania questions a man in army fatigues who claims to have served in Afghanistan and Iraq as a member of the elite Army Rangers, but clearly appears unfamiliar with proper military protocol.
"Anyone who attempts to obtain any financial benefit or perks by knowingly lying about their military or veteran status really stoops to a new low," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "These examples of Stolen Valor demean those who have served in the military and those who have sacrificed and lost their lives in defense of our nation. It is my hope that this legislation and its harsh penalties will help dissuade anyone from continuing this heinous practice."