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Quijano Named Vice Chair of Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs

The Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) recently concluded its 9th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference marked the capstone event for the year and provided the venue for Latino state legislative leaders from around the country to convene to discuss critical policy and social issues facing the nation.

The three-day event consisted of an array of policy workshops, education sessions and organizational business. The conference also hosted the 4th Annual Latina State Legislative Caucus (LSLC) Summit on the first day of the event.

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Prieto, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin, Quijano & Schaer Bill to Boost Urban Enterprise Zones to Create Jobs & Economic Development Approved by Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Vince Mazzeo, Eliana Pintor Marin, Annette Quijano and Gary Schaer sponsored to restore a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones to spur urban economic development and create jobs was approved 46-19 Thursday by the Assembly.

"The Urban Enterprise Zone initiative is one of our state's most powerful economic drivers and this legislation would be a strong step toward once again revving the program up and helping our urban areas be more competitive," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who represents UEZ communities Guttenberg, Kearny, North Bergen and West New York. ""Our urban areas cannot succeed economically if we do not provide the proper investments into them, and the UEZ program is the single best way we can help these cities and their residents and businesses prosper..."

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Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Clears Assembly

A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Annette Quijano, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Cleopatra Tucker to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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Singleton, Caputo, Jasey, Lagana & Quijano Bill to Strengthen Consumer Protections against Security Breaches Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Joseph Lagana and Annette Quijano to ensure that consumers are informed of security breaches made to their account was approved 75-0 Monday by the Assembly. Between 2005 and 2014, there have been 4,695 breaches exposing 633 million records, according to the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center. The average cost of a breach to an organization is estimated at $3.5 million.

"Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "What we have learned from the recent security breaches at major retailers is that they can happen to anywhere and to virtually any company, large or small. It is essential for consumers to be kept informed of data breaches so that they can take the necessary steps to protect their information..."

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Assembly Approves Democratic Bills to Help Ensure Availability of Generators During Power Outages

Asw. Annette Quijano Legislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Joseph Cryan, Ralph Caputo, Shavonda Sumter and Nancy Pinkin sponsored to help ensure the availability of generators during emergencies received approval Monday in the Assembly.

"As we take steps to ensure gas stations can be equipped with generators, we must also protect some of our most vulnerable residents by ensuring that health care facilities are ready to go should we get hit with more power outages," said Quijano (D-Union).

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Prieto, Mazzeo, Pintor Marin, Quijano & Schaer Bill to Boost Urban Enterprise Zones to Create Jobs & Economic Development Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Vince Mazzeo, Eliana Pintor Marin, Annette Quijano and Gary Schaer sponsored to restore a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones to spur urban economic development and create jobs was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"The Urban Enterprise Zone initiative is one of our state's most powerful economic drivers and this legislation would be a strong step toward once again revving the program up and helping our urban areas be more competitive," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who represents UEZ communities Guttenberg, Kearny, North Bergen and West New York. ""Our urban areas cannot succeed economically if we do not provide the proper investments into them, and the UEZ program is the single best way we can help these cities and their residents and businesses prosper..."

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Reform NJ's Expungement Laws Released by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Grace L. Spencer, Reed Gusciora, Gordon Johnson, John F. McKeon, Thomas Giblin, Benjie Wimberly, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Annette Quijano to reform New Jersey's expungement laws was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

"Expungement offers an incentive against recidivism. It gives people who currently have little chance of finding legal employment the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind them, find a job and be productive," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "The fact of the matter is, the system is working against those individuals who have served their time and want to change and do better."

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