Assembly Appropriations

The Assembly Appropriations Committee is responsible for reviewing the fiscal impact of legislation on the state. The committee reviews legislation dealing with revenues, taxation, state budget and finance and weigh in on the process of authorizing expenditure of public funds for a specific governmental purpose.
Democratic Research Aide:  Jennifer Taylor   
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Carter, Benson, & Mejia Bill Establishing New Jersey Food Waste Task Force Continues to Advance in Assembly

(TRENTON) - Creating a 12-member panel tasked with finding ways New Jersey can reach its goal to reduce food waste 50 percent by 2030, the bill - sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Carter, Daniel Benson and Pedro Mejia - gains approval from Assembly Appropriation Committee.

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Lopez, Holley & Kennedy Bill Creating "Anti-Hunger Link" on State Executive Department Websites Continues Advancing in Assembly

(TRENTON) - In an effort to make emergency food programs easily accessible to New Jersey residents, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Jamel Holley and James Kennedy that would establish an "Anti-Hunger Link" on the official website of every state executive department was approved Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Greenwald, Coughlin, Jones & Mukherji Bill Creating "Food Desert Elimination Act" Improving Community Access to Healthy Food Options Advances

Measure is One of Multiple Anti-Hunger Bills Sponsored by Assembly Democrats

(TRENTON) - Providing tax credits to supermarkets and grocery stores that locate to communities deemed "food deserts," a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald, Craig Coughlin, Patricia Egan Jones and Raj Mukherji as part of a collaborative effort to address the pervasive problem of hunger throughout New Jersey was approved Monday by the Assembly Appropriations panel.

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Vainieri Huttle & Lopez Bill to Combat Inmate Abuse at NJ's Only Women's Prison Advanced by Assembly Panel

Bill is One of Five Measures Prompted by Allegations of Systemic Sexual Abuse & Civil Rights Violations at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

(TRENTON) - Setting guidelines to assist victims of sexual assault in the New Jersey's only women's prison, legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Yvonne Lopez to address sexual misconduct and abuse against female prisoners by correctional staff cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Monday. For More

DeAngelo Bill to Prevent Power Outages Caused by Downed Trees Continues to Advance

Prompted by severe storms last March which left New Jersey residents without power for days on end, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo that would create a vegetation maintenance plan to protect energy infrastructure was cleared by an Assembly panel on Monday.

"Sometimes storm damage is unfortunately unavoidable, but we saw many instances with Sandy in which a single tree branch too close to a power line caused headaches for consumers for days and even weeks," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "With improved communications among the groups tasked with caring for our trees and for our energy systems, we can and should do better. This bill is sensible."

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Wimberly, Jasey, Mukherji, & Lopez Bill Creating Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program Advances in Assembly

To combat food insecurity on college campuses, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Mila Jasey, Raj Mukherji and Yvonne Lopez to establish a program that would provide grants to institutions designated by the Secretary of Higher Education as hunger-free campuses.

"Hunger does not discriminate," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "It affects all types of people - from those living in small communities to those living on college campuses. College meal plans can be costly for many families and students, and this grant money will significantly help our hard-working students who are in need of food assistance while they are getting an education."

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Bill Package Dedicated to Land Preservation Clears Assembly Panel

Bills sponsored by Taliaferro, Houghtaling, Downey, Land, Mukherji & Verrelli

Looking to maintain the beauty and applicability of New Jersey's farm and historic lands, Assembly Democrats sponsored a three-bill package, which cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

“New Jersey’s farmlands are the foundation for a strong agricultural industry and a way of life for generations of farm families," said Taliaferro (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). "Farmland preservation is a key component for our agriculture industry to sustain itself and for it to continue to be a pillar of our state’s economy."

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Freiman, Mukherji and Murphy Bill Establishing Retirement Savings Plan Clears Assembly Panel

Creates Automatic Payroll Deduction IRA for Employees Without a Retirement Savings Plan

Saving for the future is one step closer to becoming easier for some New Jersey workers. A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Raj Mukherji and Carol A. Murphy to establish the "New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act" was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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Taliaferro, Murphy, Verrelli Bill to Make Nutritious Food More Available, Affordable in Desert Communities Clears Assembly Committee

Access and Finances Often Barriers to Healthy Meals

With approximately 41 New Jersey municipalities meeting federal criteria to be classified as low-income and having little access to supermarkets, healthy, affordable food options, such as fresh produce, can be scarce. To help eliminate such barriers, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Carol Murphy and Anthony Verrelli to establish a two-year food desert pilot program that would make nutritious food more available cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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FDA: 30-40 Percent of the Nation's Food is Uneaten

Bill Aims to Teach Best Practices for Eliminating Food Waste

In response to the disturbing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statistic that nearly 30-40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, a bill introduced by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Joann Downey and Clinton Calabrese to teach consumers strategies for eliminating food waste cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

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