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Burzichelli, DeAngelo, Moriarty & Benson Bill To Tighten Rules on Mailed Rebates Advances in Assembly

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Wayne DeAngelo, Paul Moriarty and Daniel Benson sponsored to ensure consumers who are entitled to a manufacturer's rebate actually receive their check was recently approved by an Assembly panel.

The bill (A-1876) would prohibit manufacturers, retailers or third-party rebate clearinghouses from mailing rebate checks to consumers, unless the refund is enclosed in a sealed envelope.

Bipartisan Bill Package to Prevent Prescription Drug & Opioid Abuse Gains Panel Approval


Bipartisan legislation to help address the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic plaguing New Jersey was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

Part of an ongoing effort to create awareness, prevent abuse and promote recovery, the five measures collectively represent a comprehensive solution to a multi-faceted problem.      

***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Eustace, Spencer, Andrzejczak & Benson on Environmental, Economic Impact of Monarch Butterfly Conservation in New Jersey

(CAPE MAY POINT) -- Assembly Democrats Timothy J. Eustace, D.C. (D-Bergen), L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Robert Andrzejczak (D-Cape May) and Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer) issued a multimedia package Monday on their recent field visit to a monarch butterfly conservation and tracking program in Cape May Point.

Prieto, Pinkin, Mosquera & Benson Bill to Help Diagnose & Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries in At-Risk Youth OK’d by Assembly

 

Bill Aims to Decrease Incarceration Rates by Capturing & Treating More Undiagnosed Cases

By a vote of 53-15-6, the full Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Gabriela Mosquera and Daniel Benson to identify at-risk children and young adults with brain injuries in cooperation with the state's mental health and juvenile justice systems.

Pietro, Lagana, Andrzejczak, Benson & Mazzeo Bill to Boost After-Hospital Care Now Law

(TRENTON) - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Joseph Lagana, Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak, Daniel Benson and Vincent Mazzeo to help boost the quality of care delivered to patients at home after they leave the hospital has been signed into law.

"The follow-up care required after a hospital stay can be incredibly complicated and overwhelming for the average person," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "By having hospitals work cooperatively with a patient's preferred caregiver, we can ensure that they're getting the level of care they need from the person they feel most comfortable with."

Cryan, Benson, Singleton, Lampitt, Riley & Pinkin Bill to Boost Participation in School Breakfast Program Becomes Law

New Law will Create "Breakfast after the Bell" Program

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Nancy Pinkin to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics has been signed into law.

Assembly Approves 7 More Bills Aimed at Making College More Affordable and Attainable in NJ

Comprehensive Package is Sponsored by Riley, Cryan, Benson, Garcia, Giblin, Eustace, Pinkin, Mazzeo, Burzichelli, Lagana & Stender

The General Assembly on Thursday approved seven more bills that are part of a larger 20-bill package aimed at addressing the systemic factors pushing more and more New Jersey students into the real world saddled with debt and without a college degree.

Assembly Approves Democratic Resolution to Again Invalidate Christie Effort to Dismantle Civil Service

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 46-28-0 Thursday by the General Assembly.

Benson, Moriarty & Wisniewski Bill to Help Prevent Consumers from Getting Roped Into Endless Contracts Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - A consumer protection measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, Paul Moriarty and John Wisniewski was recently advanced in the Assembly, moving New Jersey closer to requiring notification to customers when a contract is to be automatically renewed.

"So many highly-used services out there today include automatic renewal clauses in their contracts," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "In an era of paperless billing and automatic charges to credit cards or bank accounts, consumers often get roped into extended and costly contracts. By requiring these terms to be clearly displayed and advance notice before renewal, this bill will give consumers the opportunity to make more informed choices for themselves."

Benson, Prieto, Caride & Quijano Bill to Set Clear Standards for Use of Drones in New Jersey Released by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano introduced to protect the privacy of New Jersey residents by creating standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments utilizing drones was released Monday by an Assembly committee.