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Lopez, Vainieri Huttle, Mosquera on Improving Protections for Children at Childcare Centers Bills Released from Committee

Would Require Drug Testing for Applicants and Workers, Limit Access to Disqualifying Criminal Background Check Information

Regarding two childcare center measures (A-4286 and A-4625) recently released from the Assembly Women and Children Committee, Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester) issued the following statement Tuesday:

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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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