Press Releases

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.

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 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. 

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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 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. 

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work OK'd by Senate

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Matthew Milam, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work was approved 36-0 Thursday by the Senate.

Bill to Provide Tax Credits to Employers Who Hire Students for Internships Gets Final Legislative OK

Legislation Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Pamela R. Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to help college students find jobs by offering tax credits to employers who hire them for internships was OK'd 22-14 by the Senate Thursday, giving it final legislative approval. 

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 Aimed at Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness Advanced by Senate Panel

A Senate panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Assemblyman Dan Benson and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt aimed at increasing awareness of ovarian cancer by coordinating efforts on the state level with those on the national level. 

Bill Providing Tax Credits to Employers Hiring Students for Internships Advanced by Senate Committee

Legislation Assembly Democrats Craig J. Coughlin, Pamela R. Lampitt, Cleopatra Tucker and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to help college students find jobs by offering tax credits to employers who hire them for internships was released Monday by a Senate panel.

Bill to Help Returning Veterans Find Work Advances

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Matthew Milam, Gabriela Mosquera, Timothy Eustace and Daniel R. Benson to help veterans find work was released today by the Senate Commerce Committee.

Bill to Save Taxpayer Money by Pooling Resources Countywide to Conduct Property Assessments Signed

Bipartisan legislation sponsored on the Democratic side by Assembly members Daniel Benson, Celeste Riley, Mila Jasey, Wayne DeAngelo and Albert Coutinho to save taxpayer money by pooling resources county-wide to conduct property assessments has been signed into law. 

Bill Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Pain Medication Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. (D-Burlington), Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) that would ease access to prescription pain medication for patients who need it, by requiring certain health insurance providers to cover prescription pain medication was approved Monday by the Assembly. 

Assembly Clears 'New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program Act' Bill

The General Assembly recently approved legislation sponsored by 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.

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Approved by Assembly

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 approved Monday by the Assembly. 

Bill to Increase Corporate Political Transparency in NJ Released by Assembly Committee

Legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Daniel R. Benson sponsored to increase the transparency of corporate political activity - especially from corporations receiving taxpayer-funded assistance - was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. 

Bill to Require Legislative OK for Lottery Privatization Clears Assembly Panel

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 the Assembly budget panel. 

DeAngelo & Benson: NJ's Middle-Class Needs Must be Resolved

Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson on Tuesday welcomed Gov. Chris Christie's focus on Sandy recovery, but said focus must also be paid to key unresolved issues such as job creation, economic development, public safety and property tax relief. 

Bill Requiring Health Insurance Coverage of Pain Medication Approved by Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel has approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. (D-Burlington) and Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) that would ease access to prescription pain medication for patients who need it by requiring certain health insurance providers to cover prescription pain medication.