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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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Assembly Members Benson and Pinkin on Monday’s Joint Committee Hearing on Electric Vehicle Legislation

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Dan Benson and Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair Nancy Pinkin thanked stakeholders and participants of Monday’s Joint Committee Hearing on electric vehicles and their future in New Jersey:

Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex): “By establishing aggressive goals for electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure deployment, we can make sure that increased EV use in our state is accessible to everyone. Improving EV adoption in New Jersey will achieve positive impacts not only for our transportation system but our environment as well. EV’s are the future and the future is now in New Jersey. With government and industry working together on this issue, we will be able to accomplish these goals.”

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Assembly Panel Advances Benson Bill to Create New Jersey Innovation Portal

Portal Would Provide Access to Research and Incentives to Promote Business Growth

Aiming to make New Jersey’s technology and innovation resources more readily available and easily accessible for college students, a bill creating the New Jersey Technology Innovation Portal cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee Thursday.

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Benson, Swain & Tully Continue to Improve School Bus Rider Safety: Bill Allowing Termination & Debarment of Bus Contractors Clears Assembly Panel

Taking another step toward ensuring greater protections for student rider safety, a bill enabling school bus contracts to be terminated if companies allow drivers to transport students with suspended or revoked credentials was released Thursday by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully, all of which have sponsored multiple bills over the last year bolstering school bus safety.

"The safety of New Jersey's students on school buses should remain a top priority for the state, for school districts, and for the bus companies we enter into a contract with," said Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex). "Those who provide transportation for our students must be held accountable, and the consequences must be severe when they endanger our children."

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Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, & Benson Bill to Protect Chronically Ill Patients from Losing Coverage for Critical Medications Clears Assembly Panel

Aiming to help patients with complex or chronic medical conditions or rare diseases continue to have access to vital medications, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Daniel Benson was approved Monday by an Assembly panel.

"Many patients who are suffering from a chronic medical condition find themselves in the lurch when health insurers stop carrying the medicine they need to manage their disease or illness," said Lampitt (D-Camden, Burlington). "This legislation will help ensure patients with a chronic medical condition receive the medicine they need to live their best lives."

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