Vainieri Huttle, Assembly Homeland Security Chair Statement on NJ Bias Crimes Report

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) statement on recent report of bias crimes escalating in the state over the last few years:

 “Amidst a rising tide of bias and hate crimes throughout the United States, the Attorney General’s yearly Bias Incident Report shows that New Jersey is unfortunately not immune from this trend.

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Vainieri Huttle, Pinkin and Kennedy Bill to Increase Robustness of New Jersey’s Global Warming Response Act Becomes Law

Vainieri Huttle, Pinkin and Kennedy Bill to Increase Robustness of New Jersey’s

Global Warming Response Act Becomes Law

Measure Identifies Need to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Sets Benchmarks to Better Assess Progress on Reaching Environmental Objectives

(TRENTON) – As the complexity of addressing the world’s climate crisis grows, Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Nancy Pinkin and James Kennedy sponsored legislation to increase the robustness of New Jersey’s environmental protection strategies. The measure, given final passage by the full Assembly 65-9-1 on May 23, was signed into law by the Governor on Tuesday.

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Coughlin, Benson & Vainieri Huttle Bill Establishing Gateway Development Commission Now Law

Bi-state, Bipartisan Legislation to Create Oversight of Rail Line Improvement Program

Between New Jersey and New York

(TRENTON) – New Jersey commuters have long relied on rail lines into and out of New York, and will continue to do so in the years to come. With growing numbers of rail passengers reliant on safe and trusted service, the urgency to address the severe deterioration of these lines has been ever-increasing. In an effort to improve the momentum of reconstruction program due under the Gateway Program, Assembly Democrats Speaker Craig Coughlin, Daniel Benson and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored legislation that was signed into law on Monday.

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Vainieri Huttle Statement on PANYNJ Plans for Toll and Fare Hikes

Earlier this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans for toll and fare hikes to balance their checkbooks. Once again, we are reminded of the agency’s insensitivity to commuters.

In response to these proposals, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) issued the following statement:

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Protect Shore Homeowners from Short-Term Rental Tax Heads to Governor

A measure to ensure private homeowners – particularly at the Jersey Shore – will not be subject to a 2018 law that extended New Jersey’s sales and occupancy tax to short term rentals received final legislative approval on Thursday, passing the full Assembly 74-0. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk.

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Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle & Assemblywoman Carol Murphy Bill to Assess Value of Later Start Times in NJ High Schools Receives Final Legislative Approval

As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy have sponsored legislation to assess how pushing back high school start times to 8.30am could be beneficial. The bill was given final legislative passage by a 72-0-3 vote in the full Assembly Thursday.

The bill (A-4865) establishes a four-year pilot program to study the issues, benefits and options for implementing later start times across New Jersey high schools. To participate, school districts would submit an application to the Commissioner of Education. Five schools would then be selected so as to represent the northern, central and southern regions of the state as well as a combination of urban, suburban and rural areas.

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Carter, Chaparro and Vainieri Huttle Bill Establishing Maternal Healthcare Pilot Program Signed into Law

(TRENTON) – A legislative package was introduced earlier this year as part of a statewide effort to reverse New Jersey’s ranking as one of the worst states in terms of maternal mortality ⁠— with 37.3 deaths per 100,000 births. One of the bills establishing a maternal healthcare pilot program, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Carter, Annette Chaparro and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, was signed into law by Governor Murphy Monday.  

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Vainieri-Huttle, Armato & Mazzeo Bill Permanently Designating October 6 as "Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day" Clears Legislature 

Day to Bring Awareness to Dangers of Opioid Abuse and Encourage More Educational Programming

Abuse of opioids -prescription painkillers – is a “growing, deadly epidemic” according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In hopes of combating this growing crisis in New Jersey, legislation seeking to permanently designate October 6th as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day” was given final passage 76-0 in the Assembly Thursday and now goes to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

 

 

 

 

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Carter, Chaparro and Vainieri Huttle Bill to Establish Maternal Healthcare Pilot Program Passes the Assembly

A legislative package was introduced earlier this year as part of a statewide effort to reverse New Jersey’s ranking as one of the worst states in terms of maternal mortality ⁠— with 37.3 deaths per 100,000 births. One of the bills establishing a maternal healthcare pilot program, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Carter, Annette Chaparro and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, passed the full Assembly Thursday, 75-0-0.

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Chaparro, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Jimenez, Mukherji & Downey Bill to Establish Alert System for Hit-and-Runs Clears Full Assembly

In order to establish a more effective emergency alert system for hit-and-run accidents, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Chaparro, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Angelica Jimenez, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey was unanimously advanced by the full Assembly Thursday.

The legislation commemorates the life of Zackhary Simmons, a 21-year-old man who died in Hoboken in June of 2016 after being hit by a vehicle that subsequently left the scene.

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