Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
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.
As we move forward, this page will be updated and expanded, so please visit often.
Assembly Advances Lampitt, Singleton, Mainor, Watson Coleman & Sumter Bill to Increase Teaching Opportunities, Help Boost Failing Schools
Bill to Create Pilot Program to Help Minority Men Take Advantage of New Jersey's Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Shavonda E. Sumter to increase teaching opportunities for minority men in order to help provide high quality teachers in chronically challenged schools was recently approved by the full General Assembly.
"If implemented properly, this program could be a win-win to help meet two crucial goals - employing more minority men and providing quality teachers for disadvantaged schools," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington).
Mainor Legislation to Establish 180-Day Penalty-Free Period for Turning in Firearms Advances
Bill Would Allow Residents to Voluntarily Surrender Unlicensed or Unregistered Firearms Including Assault Firearms(TRENTON) - The Assembly advanced legislation today sponsored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor to establish a 180-day period for a person who unlawfully possesses an unlicensed and unregistered firearm to dispose of it by transferring it, turning it over to the police or rendering it inoperable. This measure is one of numerous bills in a sweeping Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention bill package.
Mainor & Eustace Bill to Report & Track Abandoned & Seized Firearms Gets Final Legislative ApprovalMeasure is Part of Assembly Democrats' Comprehensive Anti-Gun Violence Initiative
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor and Tim Eustace to create uniform reporting requirements to log and track abandoned, discarded or seized firearms was approved Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
"The systems and technology to report and track abandoned or seized weapons are out there, but what's really needed are standard procedures to help make sure this gets done," said Mainor (D-Hudson), who is also a detective with the Jersey City Police Department. "These procedures are critical to solving gun-related crimes, getting criminals off the street and preventing future crimes..."