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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.

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.