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Armato, Lampitt & Pintor Marin Bill to Expand Suicide Prevention Training for School Employees Clears Assembly Panel

Aiming to reduce teen suicide in New Jersey, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Armato, Pamela Lampitt and Eliana Pintor Marin to expand suicide prevention, awareness and response training for school district personnel was approved Thursday by the Assembly Education Committee.

"Teen suicide is the third-leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24, exceeded only by homicide and accidents," said Armato (D-Atlantic). "It's essential that we ensure the teachers and school staff who interact with students on a daily basis are trained to identify troubling scenarios and respond appropriately."

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Mazzeo and Armato Call on NJ Transit Executive Director for Answers on Atlantic City Rail Line Closure

Ahead of a public meeting with NJ Transit officials this week to discuss the prolonged closure of the Atlantic City Rail Line, Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato released the following statement on NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett's failure to reopen the line after the installation of positive train control:

"As the leader of NJ Transit, Kevin Corbett should be able to offer honest answers as to why the Atlantic City Rail Line remains closed. But all he's done is mislead commuters time and time again," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "When Corbett came to Atlantic City last summer to talk to commuters, he assured them the trains would be back up and running by Jan. 1. We've blown past that deadline with no end in sight. With the work on positive train control complete, Corbett needs to give us a good and honest reason for the Atlantic City Rail Line closure."

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Mazzeo and Armato Statement on Public Meeting with NJ Transit Regarding Atlantic City Rail Line Closure

Continuing efforts to demand answers from NJ Transit on the Atlantic City rail line closure, Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato released the following statement on next week's public meeting with NJ Transit officials:

"Since the day the Atlantic City Rail Line closed in September, riders have waited and waited in anticipation for the line to reopen. But months later, it's still closed, and NJ Transit has failed to give us a straight answer as to why," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "We've heard from people who depend on the rail line every day to get to work or school, veterans who ride the train to see specialist doctors in Philadelphia, and tourists who come to Atlantic City by rail. After months of inconvenience and struggle, it's about time they got an explanation. It's not just transportation we need; it's transparency."

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Bills to Promote Safe Drug and Needle Disposal Practices Clear Assembly Panel, Require Hospitals to Include Opioid Addiction Information with Discharge Papers

As part of New Jersey's ongoing, integrated approach to preventing and fighting drug addiction, with a specific emphasis on opioids, two bills were recently cleared by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

"The overall premise of this bill is keeping discarded drugs out of the wrong hands," said Assemblyman Armato (D-Atlantic). "Be it the hands of children or those struggling to avoid temptation, this bill will inform patients on ways to help prevent this from happening."

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Conaway, Armato, Vainieri Huttle Bill Restricting Delivery of Electronic Smoking Devices and Tobacco Products to Residences Clears Assembly Committee

Aiming to curb the growing use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes among teens, which now exceeds their use of traditional cigarettes, a bill that would prohibit the delivery of electronic smoking devices to a residence without first obtaining, upon delivery, the signature of an individual at least age 21, cleared the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Thursday. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., MD, John Armato and Valerie Vainieri Huttle.

"This bill can help serve as a tool to prevent the lifelong addiction typically associated with smoking," said Conaway, Jr. (D-Burlington) a physician who chairs the committee. "I am unapologetic about seeking solutions to curbing nicotine addiction, especially in young people."

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