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Assembly Democratic Bill to Prohibit Suspension of Professional Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Student Loans Clears AssemblyLegislation Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald and Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary S. Schaer, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley, Gabriela Mosquera, Elizabeth Muoio, Shavonda Sumter and Vince Mazzeo sponsored to rescind a law that jeopardizes the careers of professionals who have overwhelming student debt recently gained approval from the General Assembly.
"If someone earned a license to practice a profession, their performance should be the sole factor that affects their ability to retain that license," said Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington). "Using a professional license as a bargaining chip when someone cannot pay his or her student loans is not only wrong but nonsensical. There is no logic in removing a borrower's ability to pay back a loan as a punishment for inability to pay in the first place."
Jones, Mosquera & Sumter Bill to Prevent Gun Violence Among Individuals with Mental Disorders Clears AssemblyMental Illness, Access to Firearms Major Risk Factors for Suicide
Legislation Assembly Democrats Patricia Egan Jones, Gabriela Mosquera and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to prevent individuals with an elevated risk of engaging in violence due to mental illness from causing harm to themselves and others gained approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.
"For someone who may be struggling with disturbing thoughts, having access to a firearm significantly increases the likelihood of suicide," said Jones (D-Camden/Gloucester). "By reducing their access to a lethal weapon, New Jersey can help prevent fatalities among those with serious mental health concerns."
Singleton, Vainieri Huttle, Downey, Mosquera, Lampitt & Benson Bill to Boost Domestic Violence Training at Local Level AdvancesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt and Daniel Benson to enhance domestic violence training at the local level gained unanimous approval Thursday from the full Assembly.
The bill (A-2185) would establish mandatory domestic violence training for municipal prosecutors.