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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. 

Assembly OKs Bill To Ensure Protection of Identity Theft Victims

Legislation Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson, Timothy J. Eustace, Daniel R. Benson and Paul Moriarty sponsored to protect identity theft victims from debt collection was approved Thursday by the Assembly. 

Bill to Establish Mold Exposure Limits In Residential Buildings Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Celeste M. Riley, Connie Wagner and Ruben Ramos requiring the state to establish standards for exposure limits to mold in residential buildings and certification of mold inspectors and abatement workers was approved 61-16 by the full Assembly on Thursday. 

Assembly Approves Legislation to Help Prevent Narcotics Overdoses

The Assembly advanced on Thursday legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Pamela Lampitt, Thomas Giblin and Connie Wagner to help prevent overdoses from heavy narcotics such as morphine and heroin. 

Law Will Help High School Students Prepare for College Athletics

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Albert Coutinho, Daniel Benson and John McKeon to boost student eligibility and participation in college athletics has been signed into law.

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Gets Final Legislative OK

Legislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Prieto, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Daniel R. Benson, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to require any bid to privatize the state lottery be subject to approval of the state Legislature received final legislative approval when it was approved Monday by the Senate.