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Lopez, Vainieri Huttle, Mosquera on Improving Protections for Children at Childcare Centers Bills Released from Committee

Would Require Drug Testing for Applicants and Workers, Limit Access to Disqualifying Criminal Background Check Information

Regarding two childcare center measures (A-4286 and A-4625) recently released from the Assembly Women and Children Committee, Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester) issued the following statement Tuesday:

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Holley, Vainieri Huttle Consumer Cybersecurity Bill Aiming to Inform New Jerseyans How to Protect their Online Data Clears Assembly Panel

Citing the rise in consumer online data breaches, Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, through their legislation (A-4976), aim to inform consumers on online privacy and ways to protect their personal information. The bill was approved Thursday by the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

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Conaway, Armato, Vainieri Huttle Bill Restricting Delivery of Electronic Smoking Devices and Tobacco Products to Residences Clears Assembly Committee

Aiming to curb the growing use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes among teens, which now exceeds their use of traditional cigarettes, a bill that would prohibit the delivery of electronic smoking devices to a residence without first obtaining, upon delivery, the signature of an individual at least age 21, cleared the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Thursday. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., MD, John Armato and Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

"This bill can help serve as a tool to prevent the lifelong addiction typically associated with smoking," said Conaway, Jr. (D-Burlington) a physician who chairs the committee. "I am unapologetic about seeking solutions to curbing nicotine addiction, especially in young people."

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Vainieri Huttle, Jones, Mukherji, Wimberly & Chiaravalloti Bill to Help Residents at Risk of Homelessness Clears Assembly Committee

As a means of preventing homelessness in the state, a bill to provide temporary rental assistance to individuals facing eviction due to temporary conditions, such as loss of employment, temporary unemployment, and underemployment, recently cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Patricia Egan Jones, Raj Mukherji, Benjie Wimberly and Nicholas Chiaravalloti.

"Many people are one emergency away from hitting financial rock bottom," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "By providing funding for eligible individuals to stay in their homes, the state can prevent unnecessary homelessness, maintain the family unit, and be fiscally responsible."

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Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

Resolutions Sponsored by Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle, Murphy and Kennedy

Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which Assemblywoman Pinkin is chair.

“Every year, 100 billion plastic bags and 25 billion Styrofoam plastic coffee cups are thrown out by Americans,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “As international markets for recyclable materials have changed, a complicated and expensive effect has emerged for communities in New Jersey. These single-use plastics do not break down, and oftentimes end up in our waterways and oceans, causing harm to the residents of New Jersey, marine wildlife and the environment as a whole. It is incredibly important that we address these issues with a fiscally responsible solution that protects both our health and environment.”

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Vainieri Huttle Bill to Withhold Certification of Some Homemaker-Home Health Aides Clears Assembly Committee

"Maria's Law" Would Delay Approval Pending Investigation of Complaints, Abuse Allegations

To help prevent questionable, potentially abusive homemaker-home health aides from becoming certified, a bill to defer consideration or withhold their certification due to patient complaints or allegations of abuse cleared the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee Thursday. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri sponsored the measure.

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Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji on New Measure Requiring Insurers to Provide Alternative List When Denying Prescription Drugs

On a newly introduced legislation (A-4915) that would require health insurance carriers to provide, when denying coverage for a prescription drug, a written list of all covered alternative drugs that are interchangeable with and therapeutically equivalent to the denied medication, the bill's sponsors, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., MD (D-Burlington), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) issued the following statement Wednesday:

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