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Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Wisniewski, Johnson & Mukherji Bill to Prohibit Enforcement of Immigration Ban Heads to Governor

Legislation Would Forbid Enforcement of Federal Executive Order by Port Authority Employees

Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, John Wisniewski, Gordon Johnson and Raj Mukherji sponsored to stop enforcement of a federal executive order restricting immigration to the United States received final legislative approval on Thursday. It now heads to the governor's desk.

"Some of the world's most desperate people are fleeing their home countries to seek safety in the United States. President Trump's ban is founded upon falsehoods - from the suggestion that refugees haven't already been thoroughly vetted to the notion that they want to cause Americans harm," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "New Jersey is fundamentally opposed to this ill-conceived measure, and we must take steps to prevent its enforcement."

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Eustace, Vainieri Huttle, Caride, Muoio, Lagana, Lampitt & Mukherji Bill to Require Emergency Response Plans for High-Hazard Rail Heads to Governor

Measure Sets Emergency Preparedness Standards for Transport of Oil, Other Hazardous Substances

Legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Marlene Caride, Elizabeth Muoio, Joseph Lagana, Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji sponsored to require those transporting hazardous products by rail to develop emergency preparedness plans received final legislative approval on Thursday. It now heads to the governor.

"New Jersey has a strong history of environmental protection, and by working to mitigate the impact of an accident before it even happens, we can continue building on that history," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. "Those who own and operate oil trains and other locomotives transporting hazardous materials have a responsibility both to be proactive about preventing catastrophes and to be prepared to react swiftly if they do occur."

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Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Mazzeo, Mukherji, Downey & Wimberly Opioid Antidote Bill Clears Legislature

Measure Will Allow Pharmacies to Dispense Antidote without Rx
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Vince Mazzeo, Raj Mukherji, Joann Downey and Benjie Wimberly to ensure that opioid antidotes are available to help prevent overdoses was approved by the full Senate, 38-0, on Thursday.

The bill (A-2334) would expand public access to opioid antidotes, such as naloxone hydrochloride, by amending the provisions of the "Overdose Prevention Act" (OPA) in order to allow pharmacists to dispense naloxone to any person, without a prescription, pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescriber or, upon request by the pharmacist, pursuant to a standing order issued by the Commissioner of Health or the Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services.

"This bill takes a different approach in permitting individual pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription, pursuant to a standing order issued by the Department of Health," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Ultimately, this means the possibility of more lives saved if a pharmacist doesn't have to obtain an individual order from a physician each time."

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Muoio, Lampitt, Chiaravalloti, Mukherji & Jimenez Bill to Expand Background Check Requirements for Family Day Cares Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation Assembly Democrats Elizabeth Muoio, Pamela Lampitt, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji and Angelica Jimenez sponsored to require family day care providers to undergo criminal history record background checks received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"It is imperative that anyone who has access to young children in a family day care setting should undergo a criminal background check," said Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "This crucial change in current law will address a gap and will now help keep children safe."

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Vainieri Huttle, Lagana, Mosquera, Wimberly, Jimenez, Pintor Marin & Mukherji Bill to Prohibit Eviction Due to Domestic Violence Victim Status Clears Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana, Gabriela Mosquera, Benjie Wimberly, Angelica Jimenez, Eliana Pintor Marin and Raj Mukherji sponsored to provide rental and lease protections for domestic violence victims was approved by the General Assembly on Monday.

"Victims of domestic violence must deal with their lives being thrown into upheaval," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "The last thing they need is to have their home uprooted through no fault of their own."

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Prieto, Jimenez & Mukherji Bill to Eliminate Deterrent to Organ Donation Heads to Governor

Legislation Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez and Raj Mukherji sponsored to eliminate a deterrent to organ donation was approved by the Assembly on Monday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"We should be doing everything we can to promote organ donation," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Organ donation saves lives, and we should not be letting fees get in the way of it. This bill is, quite simply, common sense."

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Mukherji, Pintor-Marin, Muoio, Holley & Chiaravalloti Bill to Fast Track Green Building Projects Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Raj Mukherji, Eliana Pintor-Marin, Elizabeth Muoio, Jamel Holley and Nicholas Chiaravalloti that would fast-track environmentally friendly municipal construction projects was approved Monday by the General Assembly.

"Fast tracking green construction jobs will give a much needed boost to our state's economic engine," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "Ensuring that engine is fueled with environmentally friendly projects is an added bonus that will pay economic and environmental dividends for years to come."

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Mukherji, Oliver & McKnight Bill to Crack Down on For-Profit Mugshot Website Industry Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, Sheila Oliver and Angela McKnight to protect the public from websites that publish mugshots or other criminal justice information and then charge for their removal was approved Monday by the Assembly.

"The law should not condone the extortion that is occurring when websites publish the mugshots of ex-offenders in the process of reintegrating or those who were arrested or prosecuted for a crime but ultimately found not guilty..," said Mukherji (D-Hudson).

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