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Quijano & Murphy Statement on Measure to Urge Federal Government to Recognize Children of Certain LGBTQ Parents as U.S. Citizens

Aiming to ensure LGBTQ parents are afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples, Assemblywomen Annette Quijano and Carol Murphy released the following statement on their measure (AR-146) to urge the federal government to recognize children born abroad to American LGBTQ parents as U.S. citizens, which was approved Thursday by the Assembly Human Services Committee:

"For several years under multiple presidents, LGBTQ parents who have children abroad through surrogacy, artificial insemination or other methods have struggled to have their children recognized as U.S. citizens," said Quijano (D-Union). "The U.S. Department of State has followed an outdated interpretation of a law requiring a biological tie between a U.S. parent and their child in order for citizenship to be passed down. It's unbelievable to think that in this day and age LGBTQ parents don't have the same rights as heterosexual parents."

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Mosquera, Lampitt, Murphy Bill Requiring Baby Diaper-Changing Stations in All Newly Constructed Public Restrooms Clears Assembly Committee

Would Apply to Public Places that Hold More than 25 People, Allow Children Over Age 3

To ensure that parents of small children have greater access to changing tables in public restrooms, a bill that would require baby diaper-changing stations in any newly constructed men's or women's public restrooms cleared the Assembly Women and Children's Committee Thursday. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy.

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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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Murphy, DeAngelo Bill to Help Homeowners with Negative Home Equity Avoid Foreclosures & Short Sales Clears Assembly Committee

Aiming to help homeowners with negative home equity avoid foreclosure and short sales, and prevent further agitating the state's troubled housing market, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carol Murphy and Wayne DeAngelo recently cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

"The benefit of this pilot program is that it will assist New Jersey homeowners with negative home equity, and who have defaulted on a mortgage owned by the agency, stay in their homes," said Murphy (D-Burlington). "This in turn will help reduce the foreclosures and short sales that are stifling the recovery of the housing sector in New Jersey."

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Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

Resolutions Sponsored by Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle, Murphy and Kennedy

Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which Assemblywoman Pinkin is chair.

“Every year, 100 billion plastic bags and 25 billion Styrofoam plastic coffee cups are thrown out by Americans,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “As international markets for recyclable materials have changed, a complicated and expensive effect has emerged for communities in New Jersey. These single-use plastics do not break down, and oftentimes end up in our waterways and oceans, causing harm to the residents of New Jersey, marine wildlife and the environment as a whole. It is incredibly important that we address these issues with a fiscally responsible solution that protects both our health and environment.”

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