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DeAngelo: BPU Nominations will Provide Varied Experience to Utility Oversight AgencyCongratulates Colleague Assemblyman Chivukula on Appointment to BPU
Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, on Thursday congratulated Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula; Rick Mroz and Joseph Fiordaliso upon their nominations to the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU):
"These three gentlemen provide a vast array of experience in professional and public service that will offer a balance and depth of knowledge to the Board of Public Utilities. As we saw during and after Superstorm Sandy, it's critical that our state's telecommunications and utility services are able to withstand any test that they may face. These commissioners also will need to continue to move our state forward in clean energy at reasonable rates for consumers..."
Conaway, Chivukula, Benson & Pinkin Bill to Allow Residents to Text 9-1-1 Clears First Legislative HurdleAn Assembly panel on Thursday cleared the way for legislation Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Upendra Chivukula, Daniel Benson and Nancy Pinkin sponsored to enable residents to text 911 in an emergency.
The sponsors said the ability to text 9-1-1 will be a vital service for New Jersey residents with communication disabilities and in emergencies where an individual is unable to talk or must be discrete.
"Some emergency situations require a less obvious call for help," said Conaway (D-Burlington). "It can be especially vital in domestic violence situations, or situations involving children and seniors. Expanding existing law to include the option to text 9-1-1 will protect more residents in more emergency situations."