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Coughlin, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Danielsen, Downey, Quijano & Jasey Bill to Expand Health Coverage for Behavioral Health Care, Enhance Enforcement and Oversight of Mental Health Parity Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Joe Danielsen, Joann Downey, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey to expand health insurance coverage for behavioral health care services and enhance enforcement and oversight of mental health parity was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy.

“Ensuring coverage for mental health services will have a meaningful impact on thousands of lives across our state,” said Assembly Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “On average, one in five Americans experience mental health issues. Access to health care is a basic human right and everyone deserves the necessary treatment and coverage as it relates to one’s mental health.”

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Lampitt, Jasey & McKnight Bill Creating Pilot Program to Encourage More Minority Male Teacher Applicants Clears Legislature

In schools throughout the United States large, disparities exist in race demographics between teachers and students, with a vast racial discrepancy in the ratio of minority male teachers and their students.

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Mila Jasey and Angela McKnight to increase teaching opportunities for minority men to fulfill the need for positive role models and create a pathway for more African American men to become educators was recently approved by the full Assembly.

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Assembly Democrats’ Bill to Make College Textbooks More Affordable Heads to Governor

Aiming to ease some of the financial burden facing college students, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Mila Jasey, Wayne DeAngelo, Joe Danielsen, Benjie Wimberly, Angela McKnight, and Adam Taliaferro to expand the use of digital alternatives to textbooks was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 77-0.

The bill (A-327-3254-1149) requires each institution of higher education to submit a plan to the Secretary of Higher Education to expand the use of open textbooks and commercial digital learning materials. “Open textbooks” are educational resources for college courses that are available online for free or at a reduced cost.

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Coughlin, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Danielsen, Downey, Quijano & Jasey Bill to Expand Health Coverage for Behavioral Health Care, Enhance Enforcement and Oversight of Mental Health Parity Receives Final Legislative Approval

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Joe Danielsen, Joann Downey, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey to expand health insurance coverage for behavioral health care services and enhance enforcement and oversight of mental health parity was approved today by a vote of 73-3.

The bill (A-2031) would require plans to provide coverage for medically necessary behavioral health care services and to meet the requirements of a 2008 federal law, which prevents certain health insurers that provide mental or substance use disorder benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on medical or surgical benefits, commonly referred to as mental health parity.

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Jasey, Johnson, Verrelli Release Statement on Measure to Identify, Takes Steps to Secure Federal Maternal Mental Health Funding

Would Require DOH, DHS to Report Findings by 2020

Recognizing the significance of mental health before, during and after pregnancy, a measure that would require the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services to identify and take steps to secure federal dollars for maternal mental health, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris), Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) and Anthony Verrelli (D-Hunterdon, Mercer) was approved 80-0-0 Monday by the full Assembly.

The legislators released the following joint statement regarding the measure (A-4937):

"With the CDC reporting that approximately 1 in 9 women in the U.S. experiences postpartum depression symptoms, it is imperative that funding sources connecting them to mental health services are identified.

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Jasey, Holley & Mazzeo Bill to Ensure Continuation of Foreclosure Mediation Program to Combat NJ's Ongoing Foreclosure Crisis Approved by Assembly

New Jersey has had Highest Rate of Foreclosures in the Country Over the Last Several Years

Working to reduce the staggering number of foreclosures in New Jersey and help homeowners keep their homes, a bill to codify the state’s Foreclosure Mediation Program into law was approved 61-19-0 Monday by the full Assembly. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Assemblyman Jamel Holley and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo are sponsors of the measure.

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Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey Bill to Expand Statute of Limitations Gets Final Legislative Approval

Child abuse survivors often suffer lifelong affects. In an attempt to hold perpetrators accountable, a bill (A-3648) to extend the current statute of limitations from two years to seven years for adult victims of sexual assault received final legislative approval today. Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano (D-Union), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), and Miley Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) sponsor the measure. The Assemblywomen issued the following joint statement:

“The current statute of limitations cannot be justified given the horror experienced by victims of sexual assault and rape. A two year statute of limitations for civil action is clearly not enough. We must stand up for victims…"

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Jasey Statement on 50th Anniversary of Educational Opportunity Fund

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Fund, a program which supports low-income college students, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey released the following statement:

"For the past fifty years, the Educational Opportunity Fund has given young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to achieve their dream of attending college. These students are the first in their families to pursue higher education. A majority would not have been able to afford to go to college without the assistance of EOF, potentially putting their professional goals out of reach."

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Jasey Statement on Joint Committee Hearing on Access and Equity in Public Schools

Following a meeting of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools to discuss issues surrounding access and equity for all students in New Jersey schools, co-chair Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) released the following statement.

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