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NEW JERSEY SENATE DEMOCRATS’ NEWSLETTER

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POLICY ISSUES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

01

GILL, GREENSTEIN, TURNER, BEACH LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE VOTING ACCESSIBILITY ADVANCES

Trenton – In an effort to ensure as many eligible voters as possible are able to participate in elections, the Senate today approved legislation to establish an early voting period and determine locations of ballot drop boxes.
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SENATE APPROVES ADDIEGO-SWEENEY BILL TO PROTECT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES FROM LOSING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO COVID CRISIS

Trenton – The Senate today approved a bill authored by Senator Dawn Addiego and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would help protect students with disabilities from losing out on special education services because of the coronavirus crisis by temporarily extending the timetable for those who could exceed the age eligibility.
03

SENATE PASSES SINGLETON, RUIZ SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION

Trenton – In an effort to highlight and address the growing youth mental health epidemic, the Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and M. Teresa Ruiz which would require public schools to administer depression screenings for adolescent students and also issue reports on the number of mental health professionals employed by the school district.

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