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Benson, Riley & Ramos Bill to Establish Mold Exposure Limits In Residential Buildings Continues Advancing
Bill Would Also Create Certification Program to Help Protect Public Health & SafetyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Celeste M. Riley and Ruben Ramos requiring the state to establish standards for exposure limits to mold in residential buildings and certification of mold inspectors and abatement workers was approved Thursday by a Senate committee.
The bill (A-1588) would require the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in consultation with the state Department of Health and Senior Services to establish standards for exposure limits to mold in residential buildings, and procedures for the inspection, identification, and evaluation of the interior of residential buildings for mold.
Ramos, Caputo Bill to Criminalize Caller ID Spoofing Advances(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. and Ralph Caputo sponsored to bolster protections for residents against caller ID fraud was released by an Assembly Panel on Thursday.
Sponsors note in the legislation (A-703) that most companies that offer basic telephone service also offer a caller ID service that can provide their customers with the telephone number or name of the calling party. Some callers, however, are employing technology to alter the name or number that appears on the recipient's caller ID display. This practice is known as "ID spoofing."
"Spoofing infringes on a resident's right to privacy," said Ramos (D-Hudson). "Caller ID gives residents a choice whether to take a call or not, to assess its importance by recognizing the name. ID spoofing takes away that right from residents'.