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This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
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Barnes, Quijano & Gusciora Bill to Ensure Medical Marijuana Patients Receive Needed Care Clears AssemblyThe General Assembly this week approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Peter J. Barnes, III, Annette Quijano and Reed Gusciora to allow patients registered for New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana program to be able to receive needed medical care, including organ transplantation.
"Now that this program is beginning to operate, it's important that we protect patients desperately in need of this assistance," said Barnes (D-Middlesex). "This will help ensure that the law cannot be misconstrued to hold these patients liable so that they receive the care they need."
Assembly Democratic Bill to Create Task Force Charged with Studying & Developing Recommendations to Make NJ Schools Safer Heads to Governor's Desk
Wilson, Johnson, Wagner, Lampitt, Wimberly, Quijano & Riley are sponsoring the billLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gilbert "Whip" L. Wilson, Gordon Johnson, Connie Wagner, Pamela R. Lampitt, Benjie E. Wimberly, Annette Quijano and Celeste Riley to create a task force charged with making recommendations to improve security and makes schools safer received final legislative approval Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"The Newtown shooting showed us that evil can strike anywhere, even in a school filled with small, defenseless children," said Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester). "This bill helps ensure a safer learning environment for students and staff members by creating a special task force charged with developing strategies to help address school safety issues and hopefully prevent another tragedy..."