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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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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