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Singleton, Conaway, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Riley, Garcia & Mosquera Bill to Require Annual Report on State Workforce Advanced by Assembly PanelAn Assembly panel approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Bob Andrzejczak, Vincent Mazzeo, Celeste Riley, Carmelo Garcia, and Gabriela Mosquera to require the state Employment and Training Commission to prepare an annual report on the state's workforce.
"Staying on track with state workforce training and education programs is a critical component to getting more New Jerseyans back to work," Singleton (D-Burlington). "With a better idea of the skills which compose our workforce, we can attract more companies, more jobs suitable to the state's workforce needs."
Assembly Panel Approves Riley Measure to Help Preserve Cranberry Production by Easing Burdensome Permit CostsLegislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Celeste Riley to ease some of the cost burdens for cranberry and blueberry harvesters in the Garden State was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"Some of our environmental regulations and associated costs have the potential to render cranberry production in New Jersey economically non-viable," said Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/ Salem). "We need to do everything possible to maintain our reputation as the Garden State by helping cranberry and blueberry operations stay alive and thrive. The last thing we want to see are multi-generational family farms being forced to consider leaving New Jersey for places like the Eastern Canadian provinces."
Caride, Watson Coleman, Burzichelli, Eustace, Wilson & Riley Bill Package to Protect & Celebrate New Jersey's Natural Habitats Released by Assembly PanelA six-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Bonnie Watson Coleman, John Burzichelli, Tim Eustace, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Celeste Riley to protect and commemorate animals and plants that are native to New Jersey was released Monday by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
The first bill (A-2913), sponsored by Caride and Watson Coleman, designates the Black Swallowtail butterfly as the official State Butterfly of New Jersey. This large, black, yellow and blue butterfly is indigenous to New Jersey and can be found in each of the state's 21 counties.
"Many states across the country have designated an official state butterfly, but New Jersey, despite its great wealth of indigenous butterflies, has never made such a designation," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "New Jersey is often associated with our urban landscapes, but there is plenty of natural beauty that is unique to New Jersey that should be acknowledged and celebrated."
Pinkin, Lagana, Riley, Mazzeo & Mukherji Bill to Help Homeowners More Clearly Know Property Assessments Appeal Deadline Released By Assembly CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Joseph Lagana, Celeste Riley, Vince Mazzeo and Raj Mukherji sponsored to make it easier for homeowners to understand when property assessment appeals are due was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. The bill would require the statutory notice of annual assessment to contain the deadline to file an appeal in boldface type.
"The consequences of the notice of assessment on the amount of subsequent tax bills often passes largely unnoticed until well after the appeal deadline of April 1," said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). "The bolded notice is intended to remind property taxpayers of the quickly approaching filing deadline for appeals."
Singleton, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Conaway, Garcia, Riley, Mosquera & Caputo Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Gets Final Legislative OKLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association was approved Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
"The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support through a nationwide network of chapters," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Making it easier for New Jerseyans to support this cause is the right thing to do..."
Assembly Panel Advances 7 More Bills Aimed at Making College More Affordable and Attainable in NJ
Comprehensive Package is Sponsored by Riley, Cryan, Benson, Garcia, Giblin, Eustace, Pinkin, Mazzeo, Burzichelli, Lagana & StenderAn Assembly panel on Thursday approved seven more 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 bills approved today are sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Carmelo Garcia, Thomas Giblin, Tim Eustace, Nancy Pinkin, Vince Mazzeo, John Burzichelli, Joseph Lagana and Linda Stender.