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Stender, Caputo, Lagana & Benson Bill to Toughen Drunken Driving Penalties Continues Advancing

Bill Allows for Ignition Locks for Offenders

(TRENTON) - Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Linda Stender, Ralph Caputo, Joseph Lagana and Daniel R. Benson to toughen penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol in New Jersey - including allowing ignition interlock devices - was advanced Monday by a Senate committee.
The bill was approved by the Assembly in June and advanced Monday by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Moves Forward

(TRENTON) - 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 continued advancing Monday

Assembly Panel Advances 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

An Assembly panel 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.

Conaway, Benson & Mukherji Legislation to Advance Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Clears Panel

Legislation Assemblymen Herb Conaway Jr., Daniel Benson and Raj Mukherji sponsored to prevent overdoses by employing a combination of community education and increased analysis of data on drug abuse in New Jersey was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Conaway, Lampitt, Pinkin & Benson Bill to Expand Life-Saving "Overdose Prevention Act" Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation Would Extend Immunity Provisions of Opioid Antidote Law

An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway Jr., Pamela Lampitt, Nancy Pinkin and Daniel Benson to help save more lives by granting immunity to emergency responders and other critical frontline professionals who administer overdose antidotes.

Additional Prieto-led Vocational Education Improvement Bills Get Final Legislative OK

2 Bills Also Sponsored by Jasey, Johnson, Caride, Mosquera, Diegnan, Watson Coleman, Fuentes & Benson

(TRENTON) - Two additional bills that were part of a sweeping vocational education improvement package sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto were approved Thursday by the Senate, meaning all seven bills of the bills have received final legislative approval.

Singleton, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Conaway, Garcia, Riley, Mosquera & Caputo Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Gets Final Legislative OK

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association was approved Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

Singleton, Schaer, Benson, Eustace & Mosquera Bill to Improve Reporting and Disclosure of State Tax Expenditures Clears Senate


(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Gary Schaer, Daniel R. Benson, Timothy Eustace and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to improve reporting and disclosure requirements on state tax expenditures and impose a seven-year limit on the duration of new state tax expenditure enactments was approved 24-14 on Thursday by the full Senate.

Democratic Legislation to Promote Donations to ALS Association Clears Assembly


Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Herb Conaway Jr., Carmelo Garcia, Celeste Riley, Gabriela Mosquera and Ralph Caputo to make it easier for taxpayers to donate to the ALS Association passed 77-0 on Thursday in the Assembly.

Assembly Approves DeAngelo, Quijano & Benson Bill to Protect Consumers by Improving NJ’s Public Utility Infrastructure

The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Annette Quijano and Daniel Benson to begin minimizing the impact of severe weather on consumers after the vast power outages that affected millions of homes and businesses in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy.