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Johnson, Coughlin, Wimberly & Benson Bill to Create a Dedicated Bureau of Probation & Strengthen Services Advances in the Assembly

An Assembly panel recently advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson, Craig J. Coughlin, Benjie E. Wimberly and Daniel R. Benson proposing a constitutional amendment would allow the creation of a Bureau of Probation within the State Parole Board and transfer all probation duties from Judiciary to this new entity.

Assembly Panel OK's DeAngelo & Benson Bill to Toughen Penalties under Megan's Law & Bolster Law Enforcement Surveillance & Monitoring of Sex Offenders

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Middlesex) to revise certain provisions of Megan's Law to toughen penalties for offenders and provide law enforcement who supervise these offenders with advanced technology and training to better protect potential victims was approved Monday by an Assembly committee.

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson Albano, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work was signed into law today.

The new law (A-2882) requires professional or occupational boards that issue professional or occupational licenses or certificates to give credit towards its requirements for licensure or certification for training, education and experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces that is substantially equivalent to the training, education, or experience required for licensure or certification.

Assembly Democrat-Sponsored Measure to Help Save Lives Signed Into Law

A compromise measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Connie Wagner, Pamela Lampitt, Thomas Giblin, Upendra Chivukula, Angel Fuentes and Reed Gusciora to help save lives and prevent drug overdoses has officially been signed into law.

The compromise (S-2082) incorporates components of both the bill known as the "Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act" (A-3095), which was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Christie earlier this week and the "Good Samaritan Act" (A-578), which was conditionally vetoed by Christie last fall.

Assembly Approves Bill to Create Task Force to Make Safety Recommendations for NJ Halfway Houses

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson Albano, Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Charles Mainor, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Sean Connors to create a task force charged with reviewing the state's privately run halfway houses and making recommendations to enhance oversight and security was approved Monday by the General Assembly. 

Bill to Grant College Credit to Students Completing Jersey Boys and and Girls State Programs Clears

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, Republican Leader Jon M. Bramnick, Assemblyman Daniel Benson and Assemblyman Jerry Green to give students participating in the American Legion Jersey Boys State or the American Legion Auxiliary Jersey Girls State programs college credit for successfully completing the week-long course in government was approved 76-0 Monday by the General Assembly. 

DeAngelo & Benson Call on BPU to Reject JCP&L Rate Hike Request

As public hearings for the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) rate increase come to a close today, Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo and Assemblyman Daniel Benson (both D-Hamilton) called on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to reject this proposed rate hike and instead work with JCP&L to increase their customer service to a standard worthy of those New Jersey residents. 

Benson Bill to Strengthen Megan’s Law, Better Protect Children from Sex Offenders Signed into Law

Legislation Assembly Democrat Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) sponsored to strengthen Megan's Law and better protect children from sex offenders has been signed into law. 

Assembly Approves Bill to Help Nursing Students Get Academic Credit for Medical Training in Military

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Daniel Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to help nursing students get academic credit for training received as corpsmen and medics in the United States military was recently approved by the General Assembly and now awaits further consideration by the Senate.

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work Gets Final Legislative OK

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nelson Albano, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.