News

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Advanced by Senate Panel

Assembly approved legislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Prieto, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Daniel R. Benson, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Wayne DeAngelo introduced to require any bid to privatize the state lottery be subject to approval of the state Legislature was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.

Bill to Protect Consumers & Improve NJ's Public Utility Infrastructure System Released by Commit

Legislation Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Daniel R. Benson and Marlene Caride sponsored 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 was released Thursday by an Assembly committee. 

Assembly Panel Clears 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 Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Bill to Return Revenue to Cash-Strapped Towns, Make Up for Years of State Diversions Gets OK'd

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo and Mila Jasey that would provide additional property tax relief to residents by restoring hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cuts to the amount municipalities received in their share of state energy tax revenues and municipal aid was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel.

Benson Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency & Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars Against Lobbying

Due to the massive influx of federal dollars heading to New Jersey in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, as well as the recent corruption charges in Hamilton, Assemblyman Daniel Benson has introduced legislation to help protect taxpayer dollars by ensuring greater transparency when it comes to lobbying efforts aimed at influencing local government activities.