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Conaway, Singleton, Greenwald, Taliaferro & Quijano Bill to Boost Survivor Benefits for Children of Law Enforcement & Firefighters Heads to GovernorThe full Assembly on Monday unanimously granted final legislative approval to a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., MD, Troy Singleton, Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Adam Taliaferro and Annette Quijano that would significantly boost survivor benefits for children of State Police Officers and police and firefighters who die in the line of duty.
Specifically, the bill (A-3610) would increase the percentage of final compensation or adjusted final compensation to 70 percent from 20 percent for a surviving child of a State Police Officer, police officer or firefighter, or for surviving children in equal shares, when there is no surviving spouse or the surviving spouse dies.
Assembly Oks Conaway & Singleton Bill to Modernize Board of Island Managers for Burlington Island(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr., MD and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) to modernize the election process for the Board of Island Managers of Burlington Island cleared the Assembly on Monday, 76-0-2.
"We have worked closely with the Board of Island Managers in drafting this legislation to modernize this election process -- a process established by legislation over 150 years ago. At a recent meeting, the Board unanimously endorsed this proposal. My goal in sponsoring this bill is to increase voter participation and decrease cost," said Conaway.
Assembly Dems' Bill to Toughen Penalty for Strangulation in Domestic Violence Cases Approved by Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Troy Singleton, Joseph Lagana, Pamela Lampitt, Elizabeth Muoio, Marlene Caride, L. Grace Spencer, Gabriela Mosquera and Cleopatra Tucker to raise the penalty for the crime of strangulation in domestic violence cases cleared the Assembly on Monday, 77-0.
Lagana, Singleton, Wisniewski & DeCroce on TNCs: Fingerprint-Based Background Checks a Must for Public SafetyAssemblymen Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton, Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Chair John Wisniewski and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, sponsors of legislation aimed at protecting customers of Uber and other transportation network companies (A-3695), issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Uber's claim that the bill's fingerprinting requirement would force the company out of New Jersey:
"Uber's insistence on circumventing fingerprint-based background checks in New Jersey - a practice that is required for all drivers in New York City - is concerning. Passengers using the Uber app to hail rides in this state have a right to the same protections as those using the app to hail rides in New York," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic).
Singleton, Conaway, DeAngelo, Benson, Muoio, Houghtaling & Zwicker Bill to Promote Cost-Cutting Small Business Improvements Approved by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Wayne DeAngelo, Daniel R. Benson, Elizabeth Muoio, Eric Houghtaling and Andrew Zwicker to facilitate cost-effective environmentally friendly improvements for small businesses recently was approved by an Assembly panel.
"Energy efficiency upgrades have the potential to save small businesses thousands of dollars each year," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "Small businesses are not churning out enormous profits. Keeping the costs of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and other similar expenses at a minimum can make a difference to their bottom line. Helping small businesses thrive not only benefits our business community but also our overall economy."
Singleton, Lampitt, Quijano, Pintor Marin & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Help Suicide Prevention Efforts in Schools Approved by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to extend suicide prevention education to school district employees who don't currently receive it - in an effort to curb teen suicide - was released earlier this week by an Assembly panel.
"Teen suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention," said Singleton ((D-Burlington). "It is imperative that all school employees who have regular contact with students receive suicide prevention instruction so they are able to respond adequately when a troubling situation emerges."