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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."
Johnson, Wimberly & Sumter Bill to Help Protect Witnesses of Violent Crimes Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter to help protect witnesses of violent crimes continued advancing on Monday with approval from the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
"Being able to ensure the safety of a witness is often key to securing their testimony, and consequently, convicting violent criminals of heinous crimes," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "This bill will extend the relocation assistance currently afforded to victims to witnesses as well."
Pinkin, Sumter, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora & Muoio Bill to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement in N.J. Prisons Clears CommitteeMeasure Follows Recent White House Action to Reform Solitary Confinement in Federal Prisons
Legislation Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Shavonda Sumter, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Elizabeth Muoio sponsored to restrict the use of solitary confinement in New Jersey's prisons was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
"There is significant proof that solitary confinement can have a severe, long-term negative impact on an inmate's mental health," said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). "While solitary confinement is necessary in some cases, the use of isolation in New Jersey's correctional facilities does irreparable psychological damage that affects people while they are in prison and detracts from former inmates' ability to make positive contributions to their communities thereafter."