Greenwald, Armato & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment for Medicaid Recipients Passes Senate

Legislation Would Lift Access Barrier of Prior Authorization Requirements

(TRENTON) – 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 passed the full Senate on Thursday, 38-0.

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Vainieri Huttle Bill Designates October 6 As “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day”

(TRENTON) – 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 designate October 6th as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day” was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on Thursday.

 

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Lampitt, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Regulate Embryo Storage Facilities Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

(TRENTON) – In an effort to prevent a repeat of tragedies in other states where thousands of embryos were lost, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle was recently approved 70-1-4 by the full Assembly.

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Vainieri Huttle & Pinkin Bill to Conduct Study of Untested Rape Kits in NJ Goes to Governor

The full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation, 75-0, sponsored by Assembly Members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Nancy Pinkin to conduct a study of untested sexual assault exam kits in the state to get clarity on the policies and procedures that regulate the testing, and what can be done differently to prevent backlog of untested sexual assault examination kits.

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Benson, DeAngelo and Vainieri Huttle Bill “Sami’s Law” Requiring Rideshare Driver, Car Identification Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to improve customer identification of rideshare drivers and their vehicles was approved 77-0 by the full Assembly Thursday.

In South Carolina, Samantha Josephson, 21, ordered an Uber and mistakenly got into a car she thought was her ride. The driver used the childproof locks in his car to imprison Josephson before killing her and leaving her about 65 miles from Columbia.

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Protect Shore Homeowners from Short Term Rental Tax Passes Assembly

A measure approved by the full Assembly on Thursday aims 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. The bill passed 77-0.

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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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