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Lampitt, Benson, Jasey, Johnson, Mosquera, Muoio, Pinkin & Jimenez Bill to Ensure Safe Return to School for Students who have suffered Concussions Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Dan Benson, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Gabriela Mosquera, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Nancy Pinkin and Angelica Jimenez to ensure students who have suffered a concussion are properly vetted by a licensed health care professional before they can return to school was unanimously approved Thursday by the full Assembly.
"Concussions, especially in young people, should not be taken lightly. When a child suffers a concussion, there needs to be proper procedures in place for his or her return to school and learning," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "This bill will help ensure the utmost caution is taken during their return to school in order to ease their transition back into the classroom and avoid further injuring themselves."
Tucker, Caputo, Giblin, Mosquera, Jimenez & Wimberly Bill to Create Public Awareness Campaign on Child Car Safety Approved by Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Ralph Caputo, Thomas Giblin, Gabriela Mosquera, Angelica Jimenez and Benjie Wimberly to create a public awareness campaign on the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles cleared the full Assembly on Thursday, 73-0.
"Every year, heartbreaking and preventable deaths occur when children are left unattended in cars," said Tucker (D-Essex). "Making parents and child caretakers more aware of the dangers that exist will hopefully help prevent future tragedies."
Caride, Jasey, Eustace, Vainieri Huttle & Jimenez Bill to Eliminate Standardized Tests as Measuring Stick for Teacher Effectiveness Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Mila Jasey, Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Angelica Jimenez to eliminate the use of standardized assessments as a measure of student growth or progress in evaluations of teachers, principals, assistant principals, and vice-principals was approved 52-11-8 Thursday by the General Assembly.
For the past two years, the NJ Department of Education has limited to 10 percent the usage of PARCC, New Jersey's standardized assessment, in determining student progress as a factor in teachers' evaluations. The test now counts for 30 percent of the overall evaluation. Approximately 15 percent of New Jersey educators will have PARCC results factored into their evaluations.
Jimenez, Green, Mukherji & Sumter Bill to Establish Rules for Handling of Hazardous Drugs, Protect Health Care Personnel that administer them Advances(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson), Jerry Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) to adopt regulations concerning the handling of hazardous drugs that could be harmful to health care personnel was advanced by a Senate panel on Monday.
"These hazardous drugs pose a real risk to health care personnel who may be exposed to them in the air, and through contact with work surfaces, clothing, medical equipment and patients," said Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson). "This bill would help ensure that all necessary precautions are taken so that health care professionals who must work with these drugs are well protected."