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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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program Act Clears Senate Panel

Assembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Daniel R. Benson, Gilbert L. "Whip" Wilson, Angel Fuentes and Annette Quijano that would allow New Jersey residents to make a voluntary donation on their gross income tax return to support homeless veterans was advanced Monday by a Senate panel. 

Bill to Crack down on Local Double-Dippers Gets Committee Approval

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) and Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to crack down on a double-dipping practice in local government was recently released from the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee. 

Assembly Panel Approves Legislation to Help Prevent Fatal Narcotics Overdoses

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Pamela Lampitt, Thomas Giblin and Connie Wagner to help prevent fatal overdoses from heavy narcotics such as morphine and heroin was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday. 

Bill to Ensure NJ Education Meets Needs of Tomorrow's Employers Released by Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Daniel R. Benson and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to create a special commission that would identify ways to improve the ability of New Jersey's schools, colleges and universities to meet the demands of tomorrow's employers was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Bill to Help Nursing Students Get Academic Credit for Medical Training in Military Clears Committee

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) to help nursing students get academic credit for training received as corpsmen and medics in the United States military was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel.