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Sumter, Jasey, Muoio & Benson HESAA Reform Bill Package Clears Assembly CommitteeBills Would Impose New Regulations to Better Protect Families Planning for College from Taking on Unmanageable Student Loan Debt
Legislation Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Mila Jasey, Elizabeth Muoio and Daniel Benson sponsored to make comprehensive reforms within the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) in an effort to combat student loan debt in New Jersey was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
"The only concern a college student should have after graduating is choosing which job will lead them closer to their goals," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic).
Johnson, Wimberly & Sumter Bill to Help Protect Witnesses of Violent Crimes Now Law(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter to help protect witnesses of violent crimes was signed into law on Monday.
"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 law will extend the relocation assistance currently afforded to victims to witnesses as well."
The new law (formerly bill A-1424) authorizes the Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) to pay for relocation expenses incurred by witnesses of violent crimes.
Mosquera, Greenwald, Downey, Houghtaling, Sumter, Benson & Lampitt Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Gun Violence Becomes LawLegislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald and Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Shavonda Sumter, Daniel R. Benson and Pamela Lampitt to strengthen New Jersey's gun laws and protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence was signed into law on Monday.
“For victims and their children, domestic violence turns a chance to live the American Dream into a horrific nightmare. I know, because I’ve lived that nightmare,” said Mosquera (D-Gloucester/Camden). “Too many victims are killed at the hands of abusers who have easy access to firearms before they ever have a chance to get out. This law will change that, strengthening our gun violence laws in order to protect victims of domestic violence.” For More