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Mosquera, Sumter & Coughlin Heat-and-Eat Bill Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter and Speaker Craig Coughlin to ensure that struggling families have access to food and energy assistance was approved by the Assembly, 67-7.

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Strengthen Domestic Violence Protections, Enhance Criminal Justice Response Clears Assembly


Bill Would Require Domestic Violence Training for Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Officers

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, John McKeon, Shavonda Sumter, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Benjie Wimberly to better protect victims of domestic violence was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

"One in three women and one in four men have experienced physical violence by a domestic partner," said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). "These numbers are staggering and demonstrate how pervasive this is, and how important it is that the professionals tasked with responding and handling these cases are adequately trained so victims are protected and perpetrators are punished."

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Wimberly & Sumter Bill Giving National Guard & Reserve Members Second Chance at Law Enforcement & Firefighter Jobs Approved by Assembly


Bill Would Aid Military Residents Who Passed the Civil Service Exam but Deployment Postponed the Fulfilling of Remaining Employment Requirements

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter providing a second chance at employment for members of the National Guard or the Reserves who could not accept a position as a police officer or firefighter because of service to the nation was approved 74-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.

"Active duty assignments often derail plans for reserve and guard members who apply to join the police or fire department," said Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen). "When they are not fulfilling the part-time obligations of the reserves or the guard, we could use them here on our front lines as first responders and we should accommodate their obligations accordingly."

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