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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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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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Video: Muoio on Her Bill to Promote Equal Pay for Women

Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) discusses her legislation (A-3480/4119) to promote equal pay for women. The bill was approved 49-19-7 by the Assembly on Monday.

Watch the video here.

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Assembly Approves Eustace, Johnson, Muoio, Jasey & Vainieri Huttle Bill Package Providing Business Assistance to LGBT, Veteran, & Disabled Residents

Bills Will Also Ensure that LGBT Residents Are Properly Counted to Ensure They are Adequately Served by State Resources
(TRENTON) - The General Assembly on Monday approved a two-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to provide business assistance to LGBT, veteran and disabled residents and ensure they are being properly served by state resources.

"LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and veterans often face discrimination and bias in the workplace and transgender individuals, in particular, are disproportionately unemployed due to discrimination," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This legislation would help them overcome certain discriminations by providing access to business assistance programs that are currently provided to other minority communities in the state."

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Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Muoio, Oliver & Mosquera Bill to Help Prevent Head Injuries in Intramural Sports Heads to Governorís Desk

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Sheila Oliver and Gabriela Mosquera to help protect students who play intramural sports from head injuries received final legislative approval unanimously from the General Assembly on Monday.

"Concussions are among the most common injuries sustained by student athletes," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "Students participating in intramural sports run the same risk of suffering a head injury as those playing in interscholastic athletic competitions. This bill would extend the same brain injury safety protocols for students who play interscholastic sports to intramural sports as well."

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Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Schaer, McKeon & Muoio Legislation to Crack Down on Bias-Based False Threats Clears Assembly

Bill was inspired by string of bomb threats that rocked Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey & across the country earlier this year
The full Assembly on Monday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Gary Schaer, John McKeon and Elizabeth Maher Muoio to stiffen the penalties for creating a false public alarm in light of the string of bomb threats that rocked the Jewish community in New Jersey and throughout the country earlier this year.

"This sends a strong message that hate-based intimidation will not be tolerated," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "While the persistent threats we saw earlier this year may have subsided, we want to make it clear that these types of bigoted threats will not be tolerated in our state."

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Promote Equal Pay for Women Approved by Assembly


Bill Sponsored by Downey, Lampitt, Schaer, Houghtaling, Benson, Singleton, Muoio & DeAngelo
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Dan Benson, Troy Singleton, Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Wayne DeAngelo to promote equal pay for women was approved Monday by the full Assembly.

"In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that's not the world we live in," said Downey (D-Monmouth). "This provides a means of narrowing the wage gap by making it less likely for employers to unintentionally perpetuate the gap by basing salary offers for new hires on their previous salary, which has a disproportionate impact on female hires."

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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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