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Mukherji on Smoking Prevention Efforts Underway in NJ

After hearing testimony from the Department of Health on its efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use in New Jersey at Monday’s meeting of the Assembly Budget Committee, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) released the following statement:

“While tobacco use has declined over the years, smoking remains a serious problem in New Jersey. I appreciate efforts by the Department of Health to work diligently to curb this issue, but significant challenges remain, including addressing the popular and potentially dangerous vaping trend among youth."

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DeAngelo, Mukherji, Danielsen on Measure to Waive Health Insurance Co-Payments for Active Military Service Members and their Family Members

Measure Has Cleared Legislature and Heads to the Governor's Desk Would Supplement "Health Care Quality Act"

Regarding their measure that would supplement the "Health Care Quality Act" and permit designated health care professionals to waive health insurance copayments for active duty military service members and their family members, providing that it does not contradict other laws, Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Joe Danielsen (D-Middlesex, Somerset), released the following joint statement Wednesday:

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Full Assembly Approves Karabinchak, Johnson & Mukherji "Porch Pirate" Bill to Crack Down on Theft of Delivery Packages, Now Heads to Senate

Measure Strengthens NJ Penalties; Theft of Packages Common During Holiday Season

(TRENTON) - To combat porch package thefts, which are most popular during the holiday season, Assembly Democrats Robert Karabinchak, Gordon Johnson and Raj Mukherji sponsored legislation to crack down on "porch pirate" crimes and bolster state penalties for package theft from New Jersey homes. The measure has cleared the Assembly and will now go to the Senate for further approval.
In 2017, 25.9 million Americans had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep--more than the 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015. The number of package thefts occurring across the nation continues to rise with each passing year.

"Package theft is a growing problem for online consumers," said Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). "As the popularity of online shopping has increased, unfortunately, so has the act of stealing those deliveries from homes before residents retrieve them. This is a downside to having your purchases delivered, but not one that should be without penalty and recourse.

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Mukherji Statement on Assembly Approval of Bill to Expand Access to Emergency Assistance Benefits

Measure Passes by a Vote of 66-10-4
With the goal of helping New Jerseyans in danger of becoming homeless have greater access to emergency assistance, the full Assembly on Monday approved legislation (A-5203) under which Work First New Jersey assistance received by a person seven years prior to submitting a new application for benefits would not be counted toward the cumulative 12-month limit on benefits. Bill sponsor, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) released the following statement:

"The Work First New Jersey program helps our most vulnerable residents in their time of need. Without this assistance, many would be at risk of homelessness. Not only does the program give residents the means to get through hard times, but it also guides them in finding employment and activities to help them become self-sufficient."

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Lampitt, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle, & Sumter Statement on Passage of Bill to Combat Maternal Mortality

Measure Passes Assembly 79-0-1; Heads to Governor’s Desk
With the goal of reducing incidents of maternal mortality in New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Shavonda Sumter released the following statements on their bill (A-1862) to create a Maternal Mortality Review Committee to study causes and rates of maternal death in the state, which received final legislative approval Monday.

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McKnight, Mukherji & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Better Protect Health of Mothers and Babies Clears Full Assembly

To improve medical outcomes for mothers and newborn babies, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to prohibit health coverage of certain scheduled caesarean section deliveries or labor induction without medical necessity under Medicaid was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 56-17-6.

"Many expectant mothers who chose to schedule the birth of their baby by early induction or a C-section without a medical reason may not fully understand the risks involved," said McKnight (D-Hudson). "Newborns may face respiratory complications, hypoglycemia, pneumonia and other conditions, and mothers may experience bleeding, infections and anesthesia complications. We must do all we can to prevent pregnant women in New Jersey from going through this process unless it's an absolute necessity."

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Mukherji Statement on Bill to Expand Access to Emergency Assistance Benefits

The Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved legislation (A-5203) aimed to help New Jerseyans in danger of becoming homeless. Under the measure, Work First New Jersey emergency assistance benefits received by a person seven years prior to submitting a new application for benefits would not be counted toward the cumulative 12-month limit on benefits. Bill sponsor, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) released the following statement.

“The Work First New Jersey program helps our most vulnerable residents in their time of need. Without this assistance, many would be at risk of homelessness. Not only does the program give residents the means to get through hard times, but it also guides them in finding employment and activities to help them become self-sufficient."

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Mukherji, Armato & Mazzeo Bill to Ban Shark Finning Approved by Assembly Panel

To put an end to the bestial act of shark finning, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, John Armato and Vincent Mazzeo to ban the harvest and sale of shark fins in New Jersey was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.

“Shark finning is an inhumane practice that leads to the animal’s slow, excruciating death,” said Mukherji (D-Hudson). “Aside from being downright cruel, shark finning is threatening the very existence of certain species, which ultimately poses a threat to the balance of all marine life.”

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