Joint Statement by Stender, Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle & Mosquera: Democratic Budget Prioritizes Women's Health, NJ Families

Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Gabriela Mosquera issued the following statements on Thursday praising the Democratic Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which prioritizes women and families in New Jersey. The four lawmakers have sponsored legislation that would restore $7.5 million in funding for women's health care. The restoration of the funding in the budget, which the Assembly passed on Thursday, reflects the state's core belief that New Jersey cannot move forward if it leaves its women behind: 

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Democratic Measure to Expand Funding for Women's Health Care Passed By Assembly

Legislation Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson, Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald, Bonnie Watson Coleman, L. Grace Spencer, Eliana Pintor Marin and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to expand Medicaid coverage for women's health care on Monday received approval from the General Assembly.

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Vainieri Huttle, Eustace & Garcia Bill to Halt Patient Transition in Developmental Center Closings Gets Assembly OK

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), Tim Eustace (D-Bergen, Passaic) and Carmelo Garcia (D-Hudson) to temporarily stop the transition of residents from state developmental centers until an evaluation is conducted by the Department of Human Services was approved by the full Assembly on Monday.

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Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Diegnan & Giblin Bill to Study Transition of Former State Developmental Center Residents Advances in Senate

Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Thomas P. Giblin sponsored to study the transition of former residents of two state developmental centers slated to close was released on Monday by a Senate panel.

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Schaer, Johnson & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Protect Holocaust Reparations Advances in Assembly

An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Gordon Johnson and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to protect monetary reparations received by Holocaust survivors from being seized.

"The physical and moral atrocities committed during World War II were compounded by monetary grievances that stretched on for decades," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Given the extraordinary lengths many Holocaust victims or surviving relatives have gone through to receive restitution, protecting these reparations is the least we can do."

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Caputo, Singleton, Vainieri Huttle & Burzichelli Bill to Allow Self-Exclusion from Casinos without Declaring Gambling Problem Gets Final Legislative Approval

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Ralph R. Caputo, Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John J. Burzichelli sponsored to allow individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from gaming activities without citing a gambling problem as the reason for doing so was approved 38-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

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Prieto, Lampitt & Vainieri Huttle Bill Barring Discrimination in School Sports & Phys Ed Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure that students with disabilities in New Jersey have an equal opportunity to participate in physical education programs was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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Vainieri Huttle & Burzichelli Bill to Create "We Support the Arts" License Plate Approved by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel approved on Thursday legislation sponsored by Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and John Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem) to create a "We Support the Arts" license plate and designate a fund for the proceeds to support New Jersey art initiatives.

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Vainieri Huttle, Moriarty, Mosquera & Benson Bill Requiring Private Contracts to Save Money Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Paul D. Moriarty, Gabriela Mosquera and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to make cost savings a prerequisite for the privatization of public services was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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Vainieri Huttle Bill to Expand Domestic Violence Protection Moves Forward

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle to make it easier for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to obtain restraining orders against their assailants was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday. 

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