Matt Freidman, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). Huttle, a funeral director who took office in 2006 and chairs the Human Services Committee, leads the Legislature as a prime sponsor of 311 pieces of legislation. They include bills to put more stringent transparency guidelines on the Port Authority (A1083), overhaul state autonomous authorities (A1086), designate four different state songs (A1085) and prohibit smoking at parks and beaches (A1080).
The anti-smoking bill was vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie last month.