Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Advances in Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was released recently by an Assembly panel.
"Disposing of unused prescription drugs properly is equally as important as taking them as prescribed," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in many communities, and much of that abuse begins at home where the drugs are easily accessible."Read more
(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Tim Eustace to exempt prospective jurors who are nursing a child from jury duty was advanced by the full Assembly on Thursday.
The bill (A-2162) would amend the law on jury service to include breastfeeding mothers among those not required to serve.
Vainieri Huttle & Jimenez Bill Banning Smoking at Parks & Beaches throughout New Jersey Gets Final Legislative Ok
Legislation Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Angelica Jimenez sponsored to protect public health by prohibiting smoking in public parks and on a majority of every beach throughout the state received final legislative approval 63-8-5 by the General Assembly.
The measure expands New Jersey's role as a leader in the public health movement. The state first banned smoking in indoor public places and workplaces in 2006.
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:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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."
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.Read more
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.Read more