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Prieto, Muoio, Oliver, Schaer, Holley, Mukherji & Quijano Bill to Increase Assistance to Low-Income Families to Help Ease Poverty Heads to Governor

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits by 30 Percent Over Three Years; Then Ties It to Social Security

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Elizabeth Muoio, Sheila Oliver, Gary Schaer, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano sponsored to increase the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey program by 30 percent over three years, then tying it to Social Security gained final legislative approval Monday in the Senate.

"As I've said, as part of the Assembly's ongoing effort to combat poverty and rebuild the middle-class, fixing this problem isn't just about social responsibility. It's also about fiscal responsibility," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "It's appalling that New Jersey has the lowest grant level in the Northeast and that we've accepted this as child poverty increases steadily, along with all the costly problems that come along with it. If we're going to help lift people out of poverty by increasing access to work and job training, then we need to do the right thing and reform and modernize this system."

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Quijano, Eustace Bill to Expand Tax Exemption Status to Include Military Members Who Helped at Ground Zero Advances

(TRENTON) - The Assembly Budget Panel released legislation on Monday sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano and Timothy Eustace to enable members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in rescue and recovery mission at the World Trade Center between September 1, 2001 and May 30, 2002 to receive a property tax exemption or reduction.

"September 11 was a devastating act of war on American soil that will forever be remembered in the hearts of residents of this great state," said Quijano (D- Union). "American soldiers descended on Ground Zero to save and protect thousands of lives from peril. We can provide relief through this bill for these local heroes where it counts the most, at home. They deserve every opportunity to make their lives a little bit easier as they continue their service to our nation."

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Prieto, Oliver, Quijano, Pintor Marin, Schaer, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Bill to Boost Wages for Service Workers at Newark Liberty, Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal Goes to Governor

Bill Addresses Income Inequality & Requires Prevailing Wages for Service Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver and Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to require prevailing wages be paid to all subcontracted transportation service workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal was approved 23-15 Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval...

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Lampitt, Quijano, Eustace, Kennedy, Benson, Muoio, Zwicker & Mukherji Bill Establishing State Goal to Reduce Food Waste in NJ Gains Final Legislative Approval

The General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Annette Quijano, Tim Eustace, James Kennedy, Dan Benson, Elizabeth Muoio, Andrew Zwicker and Raj Mukherji to establish a statewide food waste reduction goal of 50 percent by 2030.

"Food waste is a major issue nationally and globally," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "Unwanted and discarded food squanders water, land, energy, labor and capital resources. When food waste is dumped in a landfill, it rots and creates methane, a very hazardous greenhouse gas. We should begin to look at alternatives to ridding surplus food, especially if it is still unspoiled, instead of just tossing it in a landfill."

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Mosquera, Holley, Moriarty & Quijano Bill Requiring Reporting of Audit Follow-Ups to Improve Government Efficiency Heads to Governor

Legislation Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Jamel Holley, Paul Moriarty and Annette Quijano sponsored to help improve government efficiency by requiring the reporting of audit follow-ups is headed to the Governor after receiving final legislative approval from the Senate on Thursday.

The Assembly unanimously approved the bill in October.

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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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Caride, Singleton, Quijano, McKnight & Jimenez Bill to Protect Students' Digital Data Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Troy Singleton, Annette Quijano, Angela McKnight and Angelica Jimenez to help protect the privacy of students and prevent student digital data from ending up in the hands of private vendors gained approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.

"We tell our young people to use the web responsibly, and yet website and app operators have free reign to do as they wish with sensitive student information," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic), chair of the Assembly Education Committee. "These students did not provide this information directly and did not consent to having it used for other means. This would help ensure that this information is not shared or sold to other entities by restricting its use to educational purposes only."

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Prieto, Oliver, Quijano, Pintor Marin, Schaer, Vainieri Huttle & Eustace Bill to Boost Wages for Service Workers at Newark Liberty, Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal Clears Assembly

Bill Addresses Income Inequality & Requires Prevailing Wages for Service Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver and Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin, Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace sponsored to require prevailing wages be paid to all subcontracted transportation service workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"Airlines are making billions in profits while the workers who keep the industry running each and every day are struggling to make ends meet with little to no benefits," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Sadly, many of these workers earning meager wages likely live in poverty, which is unacceptable and offensive. The time has come to right this wrong."

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Conaway, Houghtaling, Quijano, Giblin, DeAngelo & Mukherji Bill to Improve Delivery of EMS Services Clears Legislature

Legislation also establishes New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Task Force to provide support & training for specialized responses
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Eric Houghtaling, Annette Quijano, Thomas Giblin and Wayne DeAngelo to improve the delivery of emergency medical services (EMS) in New Jersey by establishing certain data reporting requirements for EMS providers and dispatch centers received final legislative approval from both houses on Thursday.

Under the bill (A-4925), basic life support ambulance services, mobile intensive care units, air medical services, and volunteer and non-volunteer first aid, rescue, and ambulance squads would be required to report certain data to the state Department of Health (DOH), which will create a system to evaluate the data to help improve outcomes.

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Quijano & Singleton Bill to Facilitate Communication Between Law Enforcement Agencies Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano and Troy Singleton sponsored to facilitate criminal justice information sharing within New Jersey and between state and federal agencies was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

"The 21st-century technology we have available makes it possible to share information quickly, but many agencies are still using outdated paper-based procedures," said Quijano (D-Union). "This results in gaps, delays, errors and redundancies in the entry, exchange and processing of critical criminal justice information, problems that easily could be resolved with a statewide criminal justice information sharing environment..."

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Prieto, Muoio, Oliver, Schaer, Holley, Mukherji & Quijano Bill to Increase Assistance to Low-Income Families to Help Ease Poverty Approved by Assembly

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits by 30 Percent Over Three Years; Then Ties it to Social Security

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Elizabeth Muoio, Sheila Oliver, Gary Schaer, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano sponsored to increase the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey program by 30 percent over three years, then tying it to Social Security, was approved XX-XX Thursday by the Assembly.

"As I've said as part of the Assembly's ongoing effort to combat poverty and rebuild the middle-class, fixing this problem isn't just about social responsibility. It's also about fiscal responsibility," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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