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Mazzeo and Armato Statement on Planned Holocaust Memorial in Atlantic City

In response to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority reserving $500 million to develop a Holocaust memorial on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Assemblymen John Armato (D-Atlantic) and Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement:

“After ten long years, we are thrilled to see the Holocaust memorial project move forward. The diverse community of Atlantic City is the perfect place for this remembrance, which will clearly show that hate will not be tolerated here or anywhere in New Jersey."

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Armato and Mazzeo Statement on Opening Date for Atlantic City Rail Line

In response to today’s announcement by Governor Phil Murphy that the Atlantic City Rail Line will reopen May 12, Assemblyman John Armato (D-Atlantic) and Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement:

“While we still believe it should not have taken nearly nine months to complete the federally mandated safety technology installation – almost five months longer than NJ Transit originally promised – we are relieved the rail line will resume service just in time for the busy tourism season."

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Armato, Mazzeo & Murphy Introduce Bill to Permit Certain Firefighter Training Online

With the goal of modernizing the training process for volunteer firefighters, Assembly Democrats John Armato, Vince Mazzeo and Carol Murphy recently introduced legislation to allow for some training courses for volunteer firefighter certification to be taken online.

“In my 49 years as a volunteer firefighter, I’ve seen the landscape change dramatically,” said Armato (D-Atlantic). “Many members are retiring, and volunteer classes are shrinking. It’s time to come up with new ideas to make the extensive 187-hour training process more convenient and accessible to engage the next generation of volunteer firefighters.”

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Armato, Mazzeo & Vainieri Huttle Bill to be First-in-Nation Opioid Warning Label Law Passes Senate

To help combat the ongoing opioid crisis in New Jersey and nationwide, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Armato, Vince Mazzeo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to require all prescription opioid medications to have a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose was approved Monday by the full Senate, 39-0. If enacted, New Jersey would be the first State in the nation to adopt a permanent law mandating warning labels for prescription opioids.

“We have warning labels on just about all medications these days,” said Armato (D-Atlantic). “In the middle of this epidemic, we need to utilize every tool in our arsenal to increase awareness and education about the effects of opioid abuse. Adding a warning sticker to all opioid medications is an easy, cost-effective concept that can save lives.”

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Armato and Mazzeo Statement on Nomination of Rev. Janet Gasbarro to NJ Transit Board

In response to the nomination of Atlantic County resident Reverend Janet Gasbarro to the NJ Transit Corporation Board, Assemblymen John Armato (D-Atlantic) and Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement:

“We are thrilled Rev. Gasbarro will serve on the NJT Corporation Board. As an Absecon resident, we are confident she will represent the interests of Atlantic County well, particularly at a time when passengers feel their voices aren’t being heard. Rev. Gasbarro will undoubtedly be that voice for Atlantic County and all of South Jersey."

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Armato, Houghtaling & Mazzeo Bill to Aid Victims of Hurricane Sandy Facing Foreclosure Approved by Full Assembly

To help homeowners who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, legislation sponsored by Democratic Assemblymen John Armato, Eric Houghtaling and Vince Mazzeo to extend a foreclosure benefit program for homeowners impacted by the storm was cleared by the full Assembly Monday by a vote of 74-0-3.

"Seven years later, countless New Jersey residents are still feeling the effects of Sandy," said Armato (D-Atlantic). "It will take time for families whose homes were destroyed or significantly damaged to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, some storm victims also became victims of contractor fraud while trying to repair their homes. We need to do all we can to help families rebuild and recover from Sandy, starting with protecting them from foreclosure."

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Mortgage Measures Approved by Assembly

Bills Mandate License for Mortgage Servicers and Impose Fines of Up $25,000 for Violators; Sets Provisions for Out-of-State Mortgage Lenders

In an effort to strengthen consumer protections for residential mortgages and to develop a solutions-driven strategy in response to New Jersey's residential foreclosure crisis, two bills were approved Monday by the full Assembly.

One measure (A-4997) the "Mortgage Services Licensing Act" and sponsored by Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) and Carol Murphy (D- Burlington), would require anyone working as a mortgage servicer to obtain a license from the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance for each main office and each branch office where business is conducted, unless the person is exempt under provisions outlined in the bill. It was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on March 18 and cleared the full Assembly by a vote of 77-2-1.

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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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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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