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Legislation Improving Concussion Management Clears Committee

Raising awareness of the effects concussions can have - especially on student athletes, two measures sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Dan Benson, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Gabriela Mosquera, Nancy Pinkin, Angelica Jimenez, and Benjie Wimberly were approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday.

“Concussions, especially in young people, should not be taken lightly. When a child suffers a concussion, there needs to be proper procedures in place for his or her return to school and learning,” said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). “This bill will help ensure the utmost caution is taken during their return to school in order to ease their transition back into the classroom and avoid further injuring themselves.”

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Sumter, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Houghtaling & Wimberly Bill Requiring Companies that Offshore Jobs Out of State to Return State Aid Advanced by Assembly Panel

In an effort to bring jobs to New Jersey, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Dan Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Eric Houghtaling and Benjie Wimberly to require employers that offshore call center jobs overseas to return any state aid or business incentives they may have was approved Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee.

“Outsourcing jobs contributes to unemployment which hurts the economy,” said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). “These incentives are meant to support businesses that are committed to the state. Moving jobs overseas threatens our economy. This bill helps protect our investment and economic vitality.”

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Wimberly on Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Mold, Lead and Environment Safety Hearing

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement on today’s Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee hearing at Camden County Community College:

“The connection between health and housing is an important one. Our committee and those who testified had an honest and informative conversation about the health concerns on this large, diverse issue New Jersey families face.

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*Media Advisory - TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 16* Wimberly to Host Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Hearing on Mold, Lead & Environmental Concerns

Assembly Housing and Community Development Chair Benjie E. Wimberly will convene a hearing at Camden County Community College on Tuesday to discuss mold, lead, and environmental concerns impacting affordable housing in New Jersey.

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Wimberly 'Reader Privacy Act' To Upgrade NJ Reader Privacy Laws Clears Committee

In an effort to expand New Jersey’s law on reader privacy when it comes to book and electronic book purchases, the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly with a vote of 4-0 on Monday. This measure would place these purchases under similar protections as library records.

"E-books and online purchases have redefined the way we read, buy and borrow books," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "These new methods raise questions regarding privacy and disclosure of personal information. Current law simply is too antiquated to adequately provide for confidentiality in the digital age. Individuals should be allowed to read and shop without fear of intrusion. Just as with books you borrow at the library, your e-book preferences should also remain private."

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Sumter, Holley & Wimberly Bill Aimed at Improving Rehabilitation, Reducing Recidivism Rate Clears Assembly Panel

“Earn Your Way Out” Measure Would Require Individualized Re-Entry Plan for Each Inmate

Taking a bold step toward criminal justice reform, Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Jamel Holley and Benjie Wimberly are sponsors of the “Earn Your Way Out Act,” which aims to end the school-to-prison pipeline, assist those individuals in recovery and rehabilitation, reduce the number of repeat offenders and provide savings by eliminating the $50,000 a year it costs to incarcerate a prisoner. This bill was advanced Monday by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

“The majority of the more than 10,000 inmates who are released from prison each year in New Jersey will be re-arrested, and two in five will return to prison. In addition to the direct impact this has on their own lives, it also affects their families, their communities and the entire state,” said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). “It’s critical that we stop this woeful pattern by making sure that these men and women have the education, job skills and other resources they need in order to be productive members of society after leaving prison.”

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