Vainieri Huttle Sponsors Legislation Mandating Nursing Homes Have Morgues on Site

Legislation To Be Introduced As a Result of Recent Incidents at Long -Term Healthcare Facilities Including Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II During Pandemic

(TRENTON) – In response to the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s long-term care facilities, especially in nursing homes, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), chair of the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee, issued the following statement on bill she is proposing to require long term care facilities to designate space for appropriate storage of deceased individuals:

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Lopez and Vainieri Huttle Statement on Federal Investigation into Sexual Abuse at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

(TRENTON) – In response to a report from the federal Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office detailing rampant sexual abuse at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County, Assemblywomen Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) released the following joint statement:

“‘Despicable’ does not begin to describe the widespread abuse uncovered by this federal investigation. It’s horrifying. It’s deplorable. Most of all, it’s heartbreaking. 

“No inmate should face sexual abuse in prison under any circumstances, particularly at the hands of the correctional officers who are supposed to keep them safe. Unfortunately, the federal report details that some officers at Edna Mahan used their authority to abuse women and pressure them into not reporting the incidents. This report confirms what we already feared. 

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BIPARTISAN BILL TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HEADS TO GOVERNOR

(TRENTON) – Before the outbreak of COVID-19, an estimated 11 percent of American households were considered food insecure because they did not have consistent access to sufficient food. Food insecurity will likely escalate during the pandemic if workers are forced to take time off from work or lose pay.

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MURPHY, MCKNIGHT & VAINIERI HUTTLE “HUNGER-FREE STUDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS ACT” CLEARS LEGISLATURE

Bill to Help Identify Students Eligible for Meal Programs, Destigmatize Debt

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ASSEMBLY ADVANCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, an estimated 11 percent of American households were considered food insecure because they did not have consistent access to sufficient food. Food insecurity will likely escalate during the pandemic if workers are forced to take time off from work or lose pay.

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VAINIERI HUTTLE, DANIELSEN & SPEIGHT BILL TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD AGAINST SENIORS CLEARS COMMITTEE

Aiming to protect seniors from falling victim to fraudulent schemes and financial abuse, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Danielsen and Shanique Speight was approved Thursday by the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee.

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ARMATO, MAZZEO & VAINIERI HUTTLE BILL TO STREAMLINE SNAP APPLICATION PROCESS FOR SENIORS CLEARS ASSEMBLY PANEL

About 142,000 senior citizens in New Jersey receive assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which works to combat food insecurity by providing healthy foods to low-income residents.

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HOUGHTALING & VAINIERI HUTTLE BILL ALLOWING RESIDENTS TO BET ON HORSE RACING WHILE TRAVELING OUTSIDE NJ PASSES COMMITTEE

Legislation Now Heads to Assembly Speaker for Further Consideration

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LEGISLATION TO DETER SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTERS FROM PATIENT BROKERING PASSES ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE

Armato, Murphy & Vainieri Huttle Bill Establishes Penalties to Curb Incidents of ‘Rehab Recruiters’ Capitalizing on Substance Abuse Patient Referrals

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ASSEMBLY PASSES BILL TO MAKE INFORMATION ON HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ONLINE

With the goal to make critical homeless prevention services more accessible, legislation to make information on such programs available online was approved Feb. 24 by the full Assembly, 79-0.

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