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Assembly OKs Bills to Deter Substance Abuse, Prevent Addiction & Promote RecoveryFour bills aimed at decreasing the rate of drug abuse and preventing addiction in communities across New Jersey received approval from the Assembly on Thursday.
Part of an ongoing effort to create awareness, prevent abuse and promote recovery, sponsors of the bills noted that the four measures collectively represent the state's effort to produce a comprehensive solution to a multi-faceted problem.
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Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Mosquera & Spencer Bill to Create Gold Alert System Clears Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Gabriela Mosquera and Grace L. Spencer to facilitate the immediate circulation of information about missing persons with developmental disabilities was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.
"This legislation reflects our collective duty to protect some of the most vulnerable New Jersey residents," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "We must do all we can to ensure missing individuals can return home safe and sound, especially when we have all the necessary resources already in place."
Tucker, Mosquera, Garcia & Wimberly Bill to Study Wellness of Minorities with Disabilities Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Gabriela Mosquera, Carmelo G. Garcia and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to study the impact of disabilities on individuals in minority and underrepresented communities was approved by a vote of 65-12 in the Assembly on Monday, giving it final legislative approval.
"The impact study this legislation calls for will enable the state to work toward justice and independence for minorities with disabilities," said Tucker (D-Essex).
Vainieri Huttle, Schaer, Mosquera, Garcia & Tucker Legislative Package to Make SNAP Application Process More Efficient, Speed Up Delivery of Benefits Approved by Assembly
SNAP is a federal food-aid program that helps low-income families put food on the tableA three-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary S. Schaer, Gabriela Mosquera, Carmelo G. Garcia and Cleopatra Tucker to prevent delays and ensure that residents in need who apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits receive the benefits in a timely manner was approved Monday by the General Assembly.
"The number of people in New Jersey relying on SNAP has doubled in the last six years. And yet New Jersey ranks second to last in the country in meeting the federal requirement that SNAP applications be processed within 30 days," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), who is sponsoring all three measures. "Families that struggle to keep food on the table should not have to wait longer than what is required by federal law. These legislative proposals put systems in place to help ensure that low-income families in New Jersey who are eligible for these benefits receive them in a timely manner."