Assembly State and Local Government

The Assembly State and Local Government Committee focuses on policy and legislation that has a direct impact on state government, as well as legislation dealing with ethics, pensions, election related issues and public employees.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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Mazzeo, Freiman Legislation Improving Voter Security Clears Committee

In an effort to secure elections and voting in New Jersey, three bills sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Assemblyman Roy Freiman were advanced by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee on Thursday.

“New Jersey is only one of a handful of states that uses voting machines and does not provide a paper record, which makes it difficult to detect hacking,” said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). Since it is evident in the current climate we live in that no federal action will be taken to protect our voters, we must take it upon ourselves to preserve democracy by ensuring safety for voters and allowing them to fairly have a say in their representatives.”

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Speaker Coughlin Names Assembly Co-Chair of the Select Committee

Budget Chair Pintor Marin to Lead Assembly Faction of Panel

(TRENTON) - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced today that he has selected Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin as co-chair of the Select Committee. The panel is tasked with investigating the handling of the sexual assault allegations against a former high-level state official as well as conducting a review of the criminal justice system's procedures for responding to allegations of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Speaker Coughlin released the following statement today:

"Assemblywoman Pintor Marin is a thoughtful and experienced member of our caucus and I have every confidence that she will help lead the upcoming hearings in a way that is both dignified and respectful of the sensitive nature of the issues that will be addressed. Early next week, I also plan to name the remaining assembly members to be appointed to the Select Committee and who will serve as counsel to the panel representing the General Assembly."

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*** MONDAY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ***

Reinforcing School Bus Driver Protocols, Creating New, Less-Costly Liquor Licenses, Joint Assembly Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles, Working to Rid Mold Hazards from NJ Schools Highlight Monday Assembly Agendas

Also: Job Security for Organ and Bone Marrow Donors, Codifying Judiciary's Foreclosure Mediation Program

**Assembly Budget Committee Also Set to Advance Measures--Bijou's Law: Pet Grooming Licensing Act, Daisy's Law Concerning Kennels and Veterinary Facilities & Nosey's Law: Prohibiting Use of Certain Wild Animals in Traveling Animal Acts**

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*** THURSDAY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ***
Elections Security, Strengthening School Bus Driver Protocols, Deaf Students Bill of Rights, Requiring Evaluation of Students w/ Concussions, Expanding Sexual Assault Law to Include Students Over 18

Also: "New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act," Bill Expanding Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago's Law to Include Armed Security Officers, and Discussion on Invasive Species-- the Lanternfly

Assembly Transportation Committee to Consider Legislation Designating a portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 in Mercer County as "Francis J. McManimon Highway"

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Speaker Coughlin Announces Assembly to Join Senate on Select Committee on Investigation

Panel Will Direct Probe into Handling Allegations of Sexual Assault & Actions in Response to Sexual Misconduct

The General Assembly Leadership announced today that members of the Assembly will join the Senate to investigate how sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Albert J. Alvarez were handled prior to, and after his hiring as a high-level state employee, and oversee an analysis of the criminal justice system's approach to addressing accusations of sexual harassment, assault and abuse.

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