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Freiman, Zwicker, Bateman on Early Opening of Dinky Line

Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman and Andrew Zwicker (D- Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset), joined by State Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R- Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset), issued the following joint statement Wednesday regarding the governor's announcement that the New Jersey Transit Princeton Branch (Dinky) line will be fully restored on May 12--nearly two weeks ahead of schedule:

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Timberlake, Zwicker, Vainieri Huttle Measure Protecting Student Confidentiality with Online Education Services Clears Assembly Committee

Aiming to protect the personal information of students utilizing online education services, Assembly Democrats Britnee Timberlake, Andrew Zwicker and Valerie Vainieri Huttle have sponsored a measure that would pose several restrictions on how such information is shared by these services.

The bill (A-4978) would prohibit online education services from disclosing student educational records and amassing profiles of student data for non-educational purposes. It also would require deletion of the student's data in certain instances.

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Zwicker, Freiman Announce Over $3.7 Million in Grants for 16th Legislative District Transportation Projects

Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (Both D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) announced Monday the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has awarded more than $3.7 million to municipalities in the 16th Legislative District through the Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program.

"Securing the funding to provide these much-needed repairs to our roadways are a crucial part of drivers' safety," said Zwicker. "Not only will these funds improve our roadways, it will ensure that several of our roadway projects that may have been stalled can move forward, something that will help improve the quality of life for our residents and commuters." "In advocating for these funds, driver safety remains at the forefront of our efforts," said Freiman. "These funds also help create jobs in the transportation field. I am grateful that we were able to secure these funds for our district."

DOT Municipal Aid Program Grants for Legislative District 16 total $3,788,277.

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Zwicker, Freiman & Project BEST Host Free Vision Screening to Promote Eye Health, Prevent Blindness

With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting that approximately 11 million Americans over age 12 need eye correction, Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) will partner with the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired to host a free vision screening Tuesday, April 9, noon-3 pm, at the Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Building 3, Flemington, NJ 08822.

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Benson, Zwicker & Lampitt Measure Creating Task Force to Study Autonomous Vehicles Now Law

Makes NJ 4th State to Establish Task Force - To ensure self-driving cars are safely integrated on New Jersey roads, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Andrew Zwicker and Pamela Lampitt to establish a task force to evaluate autonomous vehicles was signed into law by the Governor Monday.

"As major auto companies explore developing semi and fully autonomous cars, we need to prepare for the day when we'll see only self-driving vehicles on our roadways," said Benson (Mercer, Middlesex). "The goal of this task force will be to assess how we can introduce autonomous vehicles to our roadways while keeping drivers safe."

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Armato, Lopez, Zwicker Bill Requiring Hospitals to Include Opioid Addiction Information with Patient Discharge Papers Approved by Assembly

As part of New Jersey's ongoing, integrated approach to preventing and fighting drug addiction, a bill requiring hospitals to include a warning about the risks of addiction, overdose and death associated with opioids in a patient's discharge papers was approved 78-0-0 Monday by the full Assembly.

The bill (A-4883) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Armato, Yvonne Lopez and Andrew Zwicker. As per the measure, acute care hospitals would be required to include the information provided that the patient was discharged from the hospital with a prescription for an opioid drug.

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Pinkin, Zwicker & Downey Bill to Safeguard Public’s Right to Enjoy the Shoreline Heads to Governor

Strengthening efforts to protect resident interest in New Jersey Shores and guard marine life and endangered species, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Andrew Zwicker and Joann Downey received final legislative approval on Monday, passing the full Assembly by a vote tally of 71-7-2.

“Generation after generation of New Jersey families as well as visitors from out-of-state spends their summers vacationing at the shore,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “Although resident access to our beaches is expressed through the Public Trust Doctrine, formally adopting this principle into law will ensure continued respect of residents’ rights to access New Jersey’s shoreline for recreational purposes and also allow us to further our environmental efforts to protect marine life and endangered species.”

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Pinkin and Zwicker Bill to Statutorily Protect Resident Interest in New Jersey Shores, Strengthen Efforts to Guard Marine Life & Endangered Species Advanced by Assembly Panel

Codifying the public’s right to enjoy New Jersey’s coastline as designated under the Public Trust Doctrine, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin and Andrew Zwicker was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday. “Generation after generation of New Jersey families as well as visitors from out-of-state spends their summers vacationing at the shore,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “Although resident access to our beaches is expressed through the Public Trust Doctrine, formally adopting this principle into law will ensure continued respect of residents’ rights to access New Jersey’s shoreline for recreational purposes and also allow us to further our environmental efforts to protect marine life and endangered species.”

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Zwicker, Benson & Sumter Bill Establishing Disclosure Requirements for Independent Advocacy Groups Passes Assembly

"Dark Money" Organizations Would be Subject to Greater Transparency under the Measure
Under current law, 527 groups and 501(c)4 social welfare organizations are allowed to keep their donors secret. In an effort to provide greater transparency and accountability, a bill (A-1524), sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Daniel Benson and Shavonda Sumter passed the full Assembly on Monday, 60-1-17.

"Information is power and we need to arm voters with the most information possible," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset). "More disclosure will inform residents about groups working to influence political and legislative processes. Greater transparency will lead to an increase in voter confidence and that's a good thing for New Jersey and for democracy."

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***MEDIA ADVISORY – THURSDAY, MARCH 21***
Joint Committee Hearing on Importance of STEM Education; Legislative Panel to Discuss State Licensing System for Alcoholic Beverage Industry Highlight Thursday Assembly Agenda

The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology and Assembly Education Committees will meet jointly off-site at 10:00 AM on The College of New Jersey campus, STEM Building, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618.

The Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee will receive testimony from invited guests at 10:00 AM in Committee Room 11, 4th Floor of the Statehouse Annex, 125 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08608.

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Zwicker on New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) issued the following statement Wednesday on today’s press conference on the New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund:

“The Evergreen Fund is an innovative approach to reclaiming New Jersey’s high-tech economy. New Jersey has historically been a hub of innovation, from the manufacturing of textiles and silk in Paterson, to Trenton’s steel cables, to the transistor, radar, and fiber optics, to Edison’s invention of the telephone, to one of our State’s true unsung heroes, Beatrice Hicks, who invented a gas density switch used by NASA on the Apollo mission to the Moon…"

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