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General Assembly Unanimously Approves Comprehensive Legislative Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence
Six-bill Package is Sponsored by Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Mosquera, Garcia, Gusciora, Spencer, Tucker, Caputo, Riley, BurzichelliThe General Assembly on Monday unanimously approved a comprehensive legislative strategy sponsored by Assembly Democrats to combat domestic violence by expanding protections for victims and providing law enforcement with better tools to deal with offenders.
The six-bill package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, Gabriela Mosquera, Carmelo Garcia, Reed Gusciora, L. Grace Spencer, Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Celeste Riley and John Burzichelli.
Assembly Panel Approves Comprehensive Legislative Strategy to Combat Domestic Violence
Five-bill Package is Sponsored by Quijano, Gusciora, Spencer, Tucker, Caputo, Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Riley, Burzichelli & MosqueraAn Assembly panel on Thursday unanimously approved a comprehensive legislative strategy sponsored by Assembly Democrats to combat domestic violence by expanding protections for victims and providing law enforcement with better tools to deal with offenders.
The five-bill package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Reed Gusciora, L. Grace Spencer, Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley, John Burzichelli and Gabriela Mosquera.
Caputo on School Security Veto: School Shooting Incidents More than Enough Reason to Require Panic Alarms in NJ SchoolsAssemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) issued the following statement in response the Governor's veto of his legislation (A-373) that would equip New Jersey schools with a panic alarm and red emergency light for use in school security emergencies:
""The governor's veto of this legislation is grossly disturbing. Columbine. Sandy Hook. Aurora. These are more than enough reasons to make sure our schools have a direct line to emergency police and fire personnel in the event of security emergencies. Panic alarms are commonplace for banking institutions, so why not our schools? Times have changed drastically in the last decade and the dangers of shooting violence are now our reality. How we protect our students and teachers must be examined and our school security improved. Gov. Christie has let down New Jersey..."
Quijano, Cryan & Caputo Bill to Help Gas Stations Install Wiring to Support Generators for Use during Power Outages Released by Assembly Panel(ELIZABETH) - An Assembly panel on Wednesday advanced legislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Joseph Cryan and Ralph Caputo sponsored to create a pilot program to help motor fuel dealers install equipment needed to use generators during power outages. The bill was among numerous emergency preparedness measures reviewed and voted on by the panel in a special off-site hearing.
The bill (A-1338) stems from the long gas lines seen throughout New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy, some of which were caused by gas stations that lacked power to pump gas.
"We've heard from many gas station owners that they simply don't have the appropriate equipment and wiring to install generators for use during power outages, so rather than force changes upon them, let's help them take the steps needed to better serve New Jersey consumers," said Quijano (D-Union), who is Chair of the committee. "Let's see how these no-interest loans work and whether this will better serve motorists - and our economy. We don't want a repeat of the post-Sandy lines and confusion."