Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Assemblyman John Armato and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Medicaid Recipients Passes Assembly

Continuing efforts to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in New Jersey, which claimed the lives of an estimated 3,118 people last year, Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald, John Armato and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored legislation to more quickly provide critical opioid addiction treatment for patients covered under Medicaid by removing prior authorization requirements. The measure was approved on Thursday by the full Assembly, 76-0.

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Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Sexual Abuse and Assault Awareness Education Clears Full Assembly

Continuing efforts to raise awareness for sexual assault in the #MeToo era, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Thomas Giblin and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to require every New Jersey school district to incorporate age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention instruction from preschool to 12th grades was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 75-0.

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Armato, Mazzeo & Vainieri Huttle Bill to be First-in-the-Nation Opioid Warning Label Law Heads to Governor’s Desk

To help combat the ongoing opioid crisis in New Jersey and nationwide, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Armato, Vince Mazzeo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to require all prescription opioid medications to have a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 77-0. If enacted, New Jersey would be the first State in the nation to adopt a permanent law mandating warning labels for prescription opioids.

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Vainieri Huttle, Zwicker Bill to Study Merits of Blockchain Technology in Government Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Would Establish New Jersey Blockchain Initiative Task Force

(TRENTON) – Looking to study whether state, county, and municipal governments can benefit from a transition to a blockchain-based system for recordkeeping and service delivery, a measure that would establish the “New Jersey Blockchain Initiative Task Force” was approved 75-0-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.

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Lopez, Vainieri Huttle, Reynolds-Jackson “Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act” Approved by Assembly

Senator Cory Booker Praises the Legislation as Sponsor of Federal Bill

(TRENTON) – To provide incarcerated individuals who are parents and the primary caregivers of their children with certain protections to help preserve familial bonds that are often crucial to rehabilitation, legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Yvonne Lopez, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson was approved 48-19-9 on Thursday by the full Assembly.  

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Assembly Judiciary Committee Approves Pinkin, Sumter, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Restrict use of Solitary Confinement in N.J. Prisons

Legislation Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Shavonda Sumter and  Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to restrict the use of solitary confinement in New Jersey’s prisons was approved on Monday. It now heads to the Assembly Speaker for further consideration.

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Egan Jones, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy Bill Allowing Public Schools to Be Used for Child Care Services Cleared by Assembly Committee

A measure to allow space in public schools to be used for child care services was approved by the Assembly Women and Children Committee Thursday.

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Senate, Assembly Committees Advance “Sami’s” Bill After Joint Hearing on Rideshare Services in NJ

Legislation sponsored by Senators Patrick Diegnan and Linda Greenstein and Assembly members Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to improve customer identification of rideshare drivers and their vehicles.

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Assembly Panel Approves Two Bills Strengthening Access to Apprenticeship Programs in the State

Assembly Democratic legislation (A-4655) creating a tuition fee waiver for apprenticeship programs and (A-4656) establishing a task force to develop a Statewide plan to diversify apprenticeships cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

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Vainieri Huttle, Holley, Mukherji Bill to Help Protect State Government from Ransomware Cyber Attacks Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Assemblymen Jamel Holley (D-Union) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) to help protect state government computer systems against ransomware cyber-attacks was approved Thursday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

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