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Assembly Committees Hear Testimonies on Perinatal Issues

Seek Best Practices to Improve Infant and Maternal Mortality Disparities

During a joint meeting of the Assembly Women and Children and Assembly Human Services Committees Thursday, doulas, childbirth educators, maternal health experts, community leaders, and physicians gave testimonies regarding the link between perinatal initiatives and reducing infant and maternal mortality rates in New Jersey.

The committee chairs issued the following statements after the meeting:

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McKnight, Chiaravalloti, Holley, Chaparro, Downey, Mosquera, Moriarty & Lopez Bills Focused on Senior Citizen Housing Concerns Clears Committee

Designed to protect senior citizen tenants in New Jersey, three bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Jamel Holley, Annette Chaparro, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Paul Moriarty and Yvonne Lopez that focus on security as well as tenant-landlord relationship protection were approved by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on Monday.

"Simply put, everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes," said McKnight (D-Hudson). "Senior citizens are often seen as easy targets by criminals. They can also be easy targets for landlord fraud. These bills help to protect seniors on all fronts - by increasing protection in terms of safety as well as the rights they have as tenants, regardless of age."

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Downey, Houghtaling & Mosquera Bill Requiring Hotels to have AEDs in Populated Locations Clears Assembly Panel

Bill Named in Honor of Michael Anthony Fornicola

To protect the lives of New Jersey's hotel patrons, Assembly Members Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling and Gabriela Mosquera have sponsored legislation ensuring hotels have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the most populated areas of hotels. The bill cleared the Assembly Gaming, Tourism and the Arts Committee Monday.

"We must do everything in our abilities to protect the lives of New Jersey's residents," said Downey (D-Monmouth). "As shown by the tragic death of Micheel Anthony Fornicola, AEDs can mean the difference between life and death, and this bill is in the interest of all New Jerseyans."

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