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01 Dec: Bill to Require Ride-Sharing Companies to Report Drivers Sexual Misconduct History Advances

Trenton – In an effort to hold ride-sharing drivers accountable for their actions, the Senate Transportation Committee today advanced legislation…

01 Dec: Postsecondary Transition Pilot Program Plan for Disadvantaged 12th-Graders Clears Committee

Trenton – In an effort to support students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senate Education Committee today passed legislation…

01 Dec: Turner, Greenstein Bill to Promote Inclusivity in School Security Drills Passes Committee

Trenton – In an effort to further protect students with disabilities, the Senate Education Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by…

01 Dec: Codey Bill to Establish ‘New Jersey Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Act’ Advances

Trenton –  In an effort to ensure better protections for domestic workers, the Senate Labor Committee today advanced S.723, sponsored…

01 Dec: Gopal Bill to Establish Non-Lapsing ‘Sustainable New Jersey Fund’ Within DCA Clears Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal that would establish in the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) a special non-lapsing…

01 Dec: Cryan Bill Would Make Landmark Layoff Protection Law Effective Immediately

Trenton – The landmark worker protection law that requires advance notification and severance pay in cases of mass layoffs would…

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POLICY ISSUES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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SCUTARI PLANS HEARINGS ON DELAYS WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA SALES

TRENTON – Senate President Nick Scutari announced today that he will form a special legislative committee to review the delays with legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.

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SENATOR NELLIE POU INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF NHCSL

Trenton – Senator Nellie Pou, who serves as Majority Caucus Chair as well as Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Latino Caucus, has been installed as President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). Senator Pou, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, will serve as the organization’s president for a two-year term.

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SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Trenton – Senators Troy Singleton, Fred Madden, Joseph Lagana and Andrew Zwicker introduced legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and calling for a conduct performance review of the Division of Unemployment in the NJDOL.

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