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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey & Quijano Bill to Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers and Sanitation Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work Released by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey and Annette Quijano to provide financial incentives to qualified police officers, firefighters, public school teachers and sanitation workers to live where they work was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).
Benson, DeAngelo, Quijano, Lampitt & Giblin Bill to Boost College Internships in Life Sciences Field Ok’d by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Annette Quijano, Pamela Lampitt and Thomas Giblin that would help boost paid internship opportunities for college students in the life sciences field was cleared the Assembly Commerce Committee on Thursday.
The bill (A-1011) would create "The New Jersey Life Sciences Internship Challenge" program, which provides a tax credit subsidy to small life science companies to establish a limited number of paid summer internships in the life sciences field for undergraduate students from New Jersey and undergraduate students attending New Jersey schools.
Assembly Panel Ok’s Bill Package Aimed at Making College More Affordable and Attainable for NJ Students
Four-Bills are Sponsored by Cryan, Riley, Giblin, Mukherji, Lagana, Moriarty, Eustace, Quijano, Diegnan, Benson, Garcia, Singleton, Jasey and FuentesThe Assembly Higher Education Committee on Thursday approved four key bills that are part of a larger 20-bill package aimed at addressing the systemic factors pushing more and more New Jersey students into the real world saddled with debt and without a college degree.
The package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, who chairs the committee, as well as Joseph Cryan, Thomas Giblin, Raj Mukherji, Joseph Lagana, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace, Annette Quijano, Patrick Diegnan, Daniel Benson, Carmelo Garcia, Troy Singleton, Mila Jasey and Angel Fuentes.
Quijano, Eustace Bill to Ensure Proper Training and Use of Defibrillators In New Jersey Schools Passes Assembly(TRENTON) - The General Assembly approved on Monday bipartisan legislation sponsored in part by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano and Timothy Eustace to require the board of education of any school district that maintains an automated external defibrillator to adopt a policy concerning the use of the device.
"Used responsibly and properly, defibrillators can save lives," said Quijano (D-Union). "Staff and students should be fully aware of a defibrillator in the school and its proper use. This legislation helps to do just that."
Mukherji, Quijano & Pinkin Bill to Promote Public Awareness and Education About Parkinson's Disease Continues to Advance(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Raj Mukherji, Annette Quijano and Nancy Pinkin that would create a public awareness and education program about Parkinson's disease was approved by the full Assembly on Monday.
According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. Incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50. Men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson's than women.
"An estimated 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "This is a disease that affects too many New Jersey families. The more we know about Parkinson's, the more we can help residents identify symptoms and find the resources they need to help themselves and their loved ones."
Designated the "Parkinson's Disease Public Awareness and Education Act," the bill (A-2576) establishes a Parkinson's disease public awareness and education program in the Department of Health (DOH).
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.