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Assembly Passes Houghtaling, Pintor Marin & Downey Measure to Appropriate Money to State Mosquito Control Commission

(TRENTON) – Taking action to ensure mosquito populations are monitored and controlled in New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth), Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) and Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) sponsor legislation approved Thursday by the full Assembly 74-0. The bill (A-5326), would appropriate $250,000 from the General Fund to the New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission.

Upon Assembly approval of the measure, Assembly members Houghtaling, Pintor Marin and Downey issued the following joint statement:

“Every New Jerseyan knows how bothersome mosquitos can be in the warmer months. However, mosquitos can be more than just a nuisance – in fact, some carry dangerous viruses that can be very harmful to humans.  Since 1956, the State Mosquito Control Commission has helped protect residents of our state from these pests, and this measure will ensure their important work can continue.”