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Wimberly, Vainieri Huttle, Oliver, Tucker, Quijano & Johnson Bill to Ensure Equal Access to State Contracts for Women- & Minority-Owned Businesses Gains Final Legislative OK

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Sheila Oliver, Cleopatra Tucker, Annette Quijano and Gordon Johnson to ensure that women- and minority-owned businesses in New Jersey have equal access to state contracts gained final legislative approval Thursday in the Senate. It now heads to the governor.

"While progress has been made, women- and minority-business owners continue to face challenges that limit their ability to grow," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic), chair of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. "The provisions in this legislation are necessary to ensure that the equality of opportunity guaranteed by federal and state law is available to minority-owned and women-owned businesses in this state."

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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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Vainieri Huttle, Mosquera, Tucker, McKnight, Mukherji & Wimberly Bill to Protect Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities Heads to Governor

'Stephen Komninos' Law' Would Put Measures in Place to Better Address Reports of Abuse and Neglect in State-Licensed Facilities
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gabriela Mosquera, Cleopatra Tucker, Angela McKnight, Raj Mukherji and Benjie Wimberly to better protect children and adults with development disabilities from potential abuse and neglect by caregivers is headed to the Governor's desk after receiving final legislative approval from the full Assembly.

The bill (A-2503), known as "Stephen Komninos' Law," honors the memory of Stephen, an individual with developmental disabilities who died at the age of 22 while under the care of a private state-licensed facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. Stephen was a non-verbal young man who suffered through many substantiated incidents of abuse and neglect by caregivers. Tragically, the last incident resulted in his death.

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Mazzeo, Mukherji, DeAngelo, Andrzejczak & Tucker Bill to Increase Support for Disabled Veterans Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Raj Mukherji, Wayne DeAngelo, Bob Andrzejczak and Cleopatra Tucker sponsored to increase financial support for disabled veterans in New Jersey recently was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"For over 30 years, our blind and paraplegic veterans have gone without an increase. That's wrong. The buying power of $750 today is significantly less than it was 30 years ago," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "Veterans who put their lives on the line and suffered injuries on the battlefield deserve this increase, which will help them and their families have greater financial stability..."

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