Vainieri Huttle, Murphy Measure to Thwart Human Trafficking at Massage and Bodywork Businesses Approved by Assembly Committee

Acting on recommendations by the Polaris Project in the 2018 report, “Human Trafficking in Illicit Massage Businesses,” legislation was approved Thursday by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee that would help end the crime of human trafficking in New Jersey.

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Vainieri Huttle, Calabrese and Jimenez Bill to Protect Privacy of Mental Health Patients Approved by Assembly Panel

Under federal law, insurance companies are only entitled to access the minimum necessary information to process a claim; however, insurers have been known to inappropriately request private information to process claims for mental health care.

Legislation (A-3955) that would directly address this problem by prohibiting mental health care professionals from disclosing certain patient information to an insurance carrier was approved Thursday by the Assembly Human Services Committee. The bill is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Clinton Calabrese and Angelica Jimenez.

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Vainieri Huttle Condemns Alabama Senate Vote To Enact Strictest-in-the-Nation Abortion Ban

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) takes a stand on the recent action against women’s health taken by the Alabama State Senate:

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Greenwald, Murphy and Vainieri Huttle Bill to Protect Sensitive Health Information Approved by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Moving to safeguard the privacy of patients with sensitive health concerns, legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington) and Assemblywomen Carol Murphy (D-Burlington) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to require health insurance carriers and the State Health Benefits and School Employees’ Health Benefits programs to withhold sensitive health information on an explanation of benefits (EOB) form was approved Monday by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

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Now Law: Quijano, Vainieri Huttle and Jasey Measure to Expand Statute Of Limitations in Certain Sexual Abuse Cases

(TRENTON) – Aiming to provide survivors of sexual assault with greater opportunities to receive justice and hold abusers accountable, legislation (A-3648) sponsored by Assemblywomen Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Mila Jasey to extend the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims and create a two-year window for parties to bring previously time barred actions based on sexual abuse was signed into law Monday by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Vainieri Huttle & Murphy Bill Creating Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights Signed into Law

(TRENTON) – To establish protections for victims of sexual violence, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy to create the Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.

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McKnight, Mukherji & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Better Protect Health of Mothers and Babies Signed into Law

New Law Prohibits Certain C-Sections Without Medical Necessity

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angela McKnight, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle aimed to improve medical outcomes for mothers and newborn babies was signed into law Wednesday by Governor Phil Murphy.

The new law prohibits health coverage under Medicaid of certain scheduled caesarean section deliveries or labor induction without medical necessity.

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Lampitt, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle, & Sumter Statement on Signing of Bill to Combat Maternal Mortality

With the goal of reducing incidents of maternal mortality in New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Shavonda Sumter released the following statements on their bill (A-1862) to create a Maternal Mortality Review Committee to study causes and rates of maternal death in the state, which was signed into law on Wednesday.

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Coughlin, Vainieri Huttle & Lampitt Bill to Expand Health Coverage for Behavioral Health Care, Enhance Enforcement and Oversight of Mental Health Parity Signed into Law

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Pamela Lampitt, Joe Danielsen, Joann Downey, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey to expand health insurance coverage for behavioral health care services and enhance enforcement and oversight of mental health parity was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey Bill to Expand Statute of Limitations Gets Final Legislative Approval

(TRENTON) – Child abuse survivors often suffer lifelong affects. In an attempt to hold perpetrators accountable, a bill (A-3648) to extend the current statute of limitations from two years to seven years for adult victims of sexual assault received final legislative approval today. Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano (D-Union), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), and Miley Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) sponsor the measure. The Assemblywomen issued the following joint statement:

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