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Wisniewski Reminds Residents to Remember Fire Safety This Holiday Season

Christmas Tree Burned to Demonstrate Potential Fire Hazard as Fire Safety Commission Chair Offers Safety Tips for Celebrating the Holiday Season

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, today joined fire safety officials at a demonstration Christmas tree burn to highlight the fire safety hazards people may encounter during the holiday season. The demonstration was conducted at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville, New Jersey.

Moriarty, Benson, Wimberly & Andrzejczak Bill Outlawing Unsolicited Text Message Ads Gets Assembly OK

(TRENTON) - Updated legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Daniel R. Benson, Benjie Wimberly and Bob Andrzejczak sponsored to prohibit advertisers from sending unwelcome and unsolicited text advertisements to consumers was approved 76-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Mosquera & Spencer Bill to Create Gold Alert System Clears Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Gabriela Mosquera and Grace L. Spencer to facilitate the immediate circulation of information about missing persons with developmental disabilities was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The bill (A-2709) would establish the "Gold Alert System," a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies and media outlets to broadcast emergency alerts about missing persons with developmental disabilities. The alerts would include physical descriptions and other pertinent details. Under the bill, consent must be obtained prior to disseminating information about the person who is believed to be missing. 

Andrzejczak, Lagana, Mazzeo & Benson Bill Permitting In-State Tuition Rates for Vets at State Colleges Gains Assembly OK

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sgt. Robert Andrzejczak, Joseph Lagana, Vincent Mazzeo and Daniel R. Benson that would allow veterans attending a public college or university in New Jersey to pay in-state tuition rates was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

The bill (A-3967) provides a veteran or covered individual attending a public institution of higher education in New Jersey while living in New Jersey, regardless of the veteran's or covered individual's state of residence, to be considered a resident of the state for the purpose of determining tuition.

Stender, Gusciora, Conaway, Eustace, Benson & DeAngelo Resolution to Again Invalidate Christie Effort to Dismantle Civil Service Approved by Senate

TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Reed Gusciora, Herb Conaway, Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to once again invalidate Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to dismantle Civil Service rules that protect New Jersey from corruption and cronyism was approved 23-13 Thursday by the Senate.

Moriarty & Benson Bill to Restrict Access to Motor Vehicle Recording Device Data, Protect Driver Privacy Clears Assembly

Bipartisan legislation Assemblymen Paul Moriarty and Daniel Benson sponsored to limit access to data from devices in certain automobiles that can capture information about the driver's activity received Assembly approval on Thursday.

The bill (A-3579), which passed unanimously, would give the owner of a motor vehicle the sole right to access information stored in its black box, also known as an "electronic control module" (ECM) or an "event data recorder" (EDR). Such devices are capable of recording information about vehicle speed, seatbelt use, airbag deployment and locations traveled.

Andrzejczak, Benson & Wilson Bill to Promote Home Accessibility for Disabled Vets Clears Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Sgt. Robert Andrzejczak, Daniel Benson, and Gilbert L "Whip" Wilson that would exempt veterans with disabilities from certain fees for home adaptations that would facilitate mobility in their residences passed the full Assembly, 68-0, on Thursday.

The bill (A-2299) would require municipalities to exempt veterans with service-related disabilities or their caretakers from the entire cost of construction permit surcharge fees or enforcing agency fees for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement done in an effort to increase the home's accessibility.

Assembly OKs Bills to Deter Substance Abuse, Prevent Addiction & Promote Recovery

Four bills aimed at decreasing the rate of drug abuse and preventing addiction in communities across New Jersey received approval from the Assembly on Thursday.

Part of an ongoing effort to create awareness, prevent abuse and promote recovery, sponsors of the bills noted that the four measures collectively represent the state's effort to produce a comprehensive solution to a multi-faceted problem.

Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Tucker & Wimberly Bill to Train School Bus Drivers/Aides who Transport Children with Special Needs Approved by Assembly

Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Tucker & Wimberly Bill to Train School Bus Drivers/Aides who Transport Children with Special Needs Approved by Assembly

(TRENTON) - The Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Mila Jasey, Cleopatra Tucker and Benjie Wimberly to prevent accidental mistreatment of students with special needs by creating a training program for school bus drivers and aides.

Assembly Approves Gusciora, Benson, Wilson, Andrzejczak, Pinkin & Lampitt 4-Bill Package to Crack Down on Animal Cruelty

The full Assembly on Monday approved a comprehensive four-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Daniel Benson, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Bob Andrzejczak, Nancy Pinkin and Pamela Lampitt to crack down on animal cruelty.