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Coughlin, Eustace, Sumter & Wimberly Bill to Allow Ads on State Websites to Help Ease Taxpayer Burden Continues AdvancingThe full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Timothy Eustace, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly to allow some state agencies to sell Internet advertisements on their websites to test whether they can help ease taxpayer burdens.
"The purpose of the bill is common sense - to provide new sources of revenue for the state, particularly for state agencies that maintain high-traffic web pages," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This is 2016. Consumers are used to seeing advertisements on websites, so we're not breaking new ground here. In fact, if anything, New Jersey government is behind the times when it comes to not generating revenue from its websites. The bottom line is this - we should be doing anything we can to ease the burden on taxpayers."
Wimberly Acts to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Student Athletes
Legislator to Introduce Legislation Requiring School Coverage for Team & Intramural Sports, and Extracurricular ActivitiesTRENTON -Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly joined by Senator Paul Sarlo (Both D-Bergen, Passaic) announced today that they will introduce legislation requiring public schools in New Jersey to provide accident and injury insurance for their students who participate in school sports and other extracurricular activities.
The legislators are acting after learning that Paterson School District dropped its student accident insurance, leaving student athletes and others who participate in school activities without coverage. The legislators agree that it is foolish for schools to try to save money by eliminating insurance because it compromises and undermines student safety.
Lampitt, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Tucker, Wimberly & Downey Bill to Help Residents with Disabilities Access Services AdvancesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Cleopatra Tucker, Benjie Wimberly and Joann Downey to increase awareness of the application processes for programs and services available to New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities cleared the Assembly, 72-0, on Thursday.
"For many individuals with developmental disabilities, the ability to live independently and be economically stable depends on the ability to access the appropriate housing, transportation and the proper medical and behavioral care. Unfortunately, gaining that access can be a complex and confusing process," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "This legislation will help ensure that residents of New Jersey who have developmental disabilities can get the services they need."