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Vainieri Huttle, Burzichelli, Singleton & Coughlin Bill to End Organ Transplant Discrimination Based on Mental, Physical Disability Gets Final Legislative OK
Measure Stems from Stratford, NJ Family's Troubles Securing Kidney Transplant for Disabled Three-Year-Old DaughterLegislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, John J. Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Craig Coughlin sponsored to prohibit discrimination against organ transplant candidates because of physical or mental handicaps was granted final legislative approval by the full Assembly on Monday.
"Refusing to allow a viable candidate for an organ transplant to receive one, simply because they have a preexisting mental or physical disability that has no impact on their transplant suitability should not be allowed to occur," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), the Human Services Committee Chair. "We wouldn't allow discrimination based on race or religion, and we shouldn't allow it based on non-medically relevant disabilities."
Lampitt, Singleton, Eustace & Gusciora Measure to Tighten Mental Health Oversight for Gun Owners One Step Closer to Law
Legislation Part of Comprehensive Anti-Gun Violence InitiativeThe General Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Troy Singleton, Tim Eustace and Reed Gusciora to tighten mental health oversight for gun owners.
The measure is part of the comprehensive Assembly Democratic anti-gun violence initiative, which is comprised of roughly two dozen bills. The bill (A-3717) would make it mandatory for the state to submit certain mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Barnes & Singleton Bill Repealing Outdated State Laws Approved by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Peter J. Barnes III and Troy Singleton sponsored to repeal provisions of state law that are no longer relevant was approved Monday by the Assembly.
"Clearly, we no longer need to worry too much about stallions running at large and rams trespassing," said Barnes (D-Middlesex). "These laws are anachronistic in nature, belonging to an earlier time and irrelevant in the current legal, political and social climate. And these boards no longer serve any purpose. Let's clean this up..."
Coutinho, Singleton, Watson Coleman, Ramos, Green & Conaway & Wimberly's Sweeping Economic Development Incentive Reform Legislation OK'd by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Troy Singleton, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ruben J. Ramos Jr., Jerry Green, Herb Conaway M.D. and Benjie Wimberly introduced to boost New Jersey's job creation efforts by revamping and streamlining the state's economic development tax incentives was approved Monday by the Assembly.
"We want businesses to bring new jobs to New Jersey and preserve the ones they already provide. This merger of five incentive programs into two will enhance the ability of the state to attract and retain businesses to further the overarching goal of creating and retaining jobs," said Coutinho…
Albano, Riley, Singleton & Burzichelli Legislative Package to Crack Down On Counterfeit 'Jersey Fresh' Products, Promote NJ's Wineries & Farms Clears AssemblyA legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson T. Albano, Celeste M. Riley, Troy Singleton and John J. Burzichelli to promote New Jersey's wineries and farms and protect our agricultural products against counterfeits was approved Monday by the Assembly.
The first bill (A-2871), sponsored by Albano, Riley and Singleton, would put some serious teeth into the laws governing the use of the "Jersey Fresh" and similar branding, in an effort to cull counterfeit food products claiming to have New Jersey ingredients...