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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.

Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by 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 approved 68-4-5 Thursday by the Assembly.

Drug Abuse Prevention Advocate Honors Assemblyman Benson Recognizes Efforts on Good Samaritan, Overdose Prevention Law

(Hamilton) – Paul Ressler, member of the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug

Abuse and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, recently presented

Assemblyman Dan Benson with an honorary plaque for his work on a key drug overdose

prevention law, the Overdose Prevention Act, which included provisions known as the “Good

Samaritan Law” (see attached photo). Both were signed into law last year, with Assemblyman

Benson as prime sponsor of the Assembly Bill.

“I am so proud to accept this great honor and will continue to work in the Assembly to

help those dealing with addiction,” said Assemblyman Benson. He cited the law’s success in

helping save over 100 lives since it was enacted May 2013.

Benson Bill to Help Cover Cost of Environmental Infrastructure Projects in Mercer & Middlesex Counties Now Law

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to provide loans to help offset the expense of hundreds of environmental infrastructure projects throughout the state, including several in Mercer and Middlesex counties, has been signed into law.

The law (A-3265) authorizes the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend up to $1.28 billion and any unexpended balances from previous authorizations to provide loans with an interest rate at or below the prevailing market rate for more than 200 eligible environmental infrastructure projects.

Benson Takes Local Students on State House Tour

Assemblyman Dan Benson recently took Steinert High School Government and Law-Related Experiences (GALRE) students on a tour of the New Jersey State House  Benson has made hosting the tour an annual event for local students interested in New Jersey Government and politics

 

Benson answered questions and gave students from Mrs. Quinn’s GALRE class a behind the scenes tour of the State House that included a trip to the Assembly Voting Chambers, which will coincide with senior year GALRE elective.

Wisniewski, Singleton, Benson & Lagana Bill Creating Transportation Infrastructure & Energy Banks Passes Senate

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Troy Singleton, Daniel R. Benson and Joseph Lagana that would establish a State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to leverage public and private investments for the long-term overhaul of New Jersey's transportation network received final legislative approval in the Senate on Monday, 35-1. 

"We can't ignore the underlying value that our infrastructure system holds for our economy," said Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), who chairs the committee. "For too long, we have neglected this foundation of our economy while our competitors in the global marketplace have invested in state-of-the-art water, energy and transportation systems. New Jersey's economic recovery will be inherently linked to whether or not we create a more reliable and sustainable infrastructure system with better roads, bridges, tunnels and rail systems."