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Conaway, Mukherji, Sumter & Jimenez Bill to Permit Successful Drug Court Completion with Medication-Assisted Treatment Gets Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway M.D., Raj Mukherji, Shavonda Sumter and Angelica Jimenez to permit successful completion of drug court programs notwithstanding use of medication-assisted treatment was approved 76-0 Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
"Medication-assisted treatment is an evidence-based practice widely recognized by public health and addiction professionals as one of the best options in helping manage opioid addiction," said Conaway (D-Burlington). "This legislation is about making sure that effective rehabilitation methods are available to men and women suffering from addiction..."
Schaer, Mukherji, Mazzeo, Jimenez & Wimberly Bill to Establish Criminal Firearms Recovery Clearinghouse Advances
Legislation Would Track Flow of Guns From Other States Into New Jersey(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Raj Mukherji, Vincent Mazzeo, Angelica Jimenez and Benjie Wimberly to establish a criminal firearms recovery clearinghouse in New Jersey was approved, 46-26-1, by the full Assembly on Thursday.
The bill (A-3330) directs the attorney general to create a central repository of information regarding all firearms that were seized, forfeited, found or otherwise attained by law enforcement and believed to have been used in a crime. The purpose of the program is to identify the origins of firearms used to commission crimes in New Jersey.
"With this legislation, we will be better able to determine the source of each weapon associated with criminal activity," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Once we know where the guns are coming from, we will be in a position to stem the flow of dangerous weapons flooding our communities."
Jasey, Diegnan, Caputo & Jimenez Bill to Benefit Teachers Aspiring Toward Educational Leadership Roles Clears Assembly
Measure to Create Advisory Board and Program to Fill Leadership roles in School Districts(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Patrick Diegnan, Ralph R. Caputo and Angelica M. Jimenez to encourage more of New Jersey's teachers to take part in educational leadership roles was approved,75-0-1, Thursday by the General Assembly.
Eustace, Sumter, Wimberly, Danielsen & Jimenez Bill to Keep Guns Away from Serious Criminal Offenders Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Shavonda Sumter, Benjie Wimberly, Joe Danielsen and Angelica Jimenez to prohibit individuals convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threat from purchasing or owning a firearm in New Jersey was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.
"Guns are fatal when in the wrong hands," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This bill can help keep guns away from individuals who have shown a clear disregard for their fellow man and the law."