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Swain, Karabinchak & Timberlake Bill Banning Sale and Distribution of Products Containing Asbestos Gains Final Legislative Approval, Heads to Governor

Asbestos is a real and oft-forgotten danger in the United States, taking the lives of as many as 15,000 Americans every year. Assembly Democrats Lisa Swain, Robert Karabinchak and Britnee Timberlake, however, are taking action to protect the health of New Jerseyans through their bill prohibiting the sale and distribution of products containing asbestos, which was advanced by the full Assembly 76-0-0 Monday to gain final legislative approval.

“There is absolutely no reason why any New Jerseyans should be at risk of asbestos exposure,” said Swain (D-Bergen/Passaic). “While the current Administration in Washington may be okay with rolling back environmental health standards that protect so many Americans, here in New Jersey we are not, and this bill ensures we will stay proactive in protecting our residents.”

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Swain, Tully, Benson, Jones Bill Reinforcing School Bus Safety for Student Riders Clears Assembly

Continuing to strengthen state policies concerning school transportation, the Assembly approved legislation today, 80-0, sponsored by Assembly members Lisa Swain, Chris Tully, Daniel Benson, and Patricia Egan Jones that would expand current law to keep students safe on school buses.
The measure was part of a bill package introduced in response to the bus incident on Route 80 in Morris County last year involving Paramus students from the legislative district of Assembly members Swain and Tully. Each of the other measures in the package has become law.

"Student safety is our top priority. This bill is the next step in ensuring proper school bus protocols are in place to protect students," said Swain (D- Bergen, Passaic). "Parents, students and teachers should feel confident in the safety of our school buses whether as a way to get to school or for a school trip."

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Sumter, Swain, Vainieri Huttle & Timberlake Statement on Measure Approved By Assembly to Strengthen Maternity Care in NJ General Hospitals

On the passage, 80-0 of a bill (A-4930) requiring general hospitals to establish training protocols and treatment guidelines for maternity care, Assemblywomen Shavonda E. Sumter, Lisa Swain, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, & Britnee Timberlake emphasized the need to align, improve maternity care practices in New Jersey hospitals:

"Requiring development of standards for maternity care to be used statewide by general hospitals will provide the support patients deserve throughout the prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum periods and will help us meet the goal of reducing the number of, and disparities in, adverse maternity care outcomes."

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