Nia H. Gill

28 Jul: Gill Legislation To Divest Pension Investments In Sudan Signed Into Law

NEWARK – Senator Nia H. Gill, D-Essex and Passaic, the prime Senate sponsor of legislation that would require New Jersey to divest all state-administered pension investments held in companies with ties to the Sudanese government, issued the following statement regarding the bill signed into law today by Governor Codey:

“Today, New Jersey is taking a stand with the growing chorus of public and private institutions to call for an end to the government-sanctioned ethnic cleansing that is being perpetrated against the indigenous tribal people in the Darfur region of the Sudan.

07 Jul: Gill Legislation To Require Voter-Verified Paper Trail Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill which would require voting machines in New Jersey to provide a voter-verified paper trail to ensure the accuracy of the vote was signed into law today by Governor Codey.

“The right to vote is the most precious one afforded to American citizens, because it holds government accountable to the will of the people,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “The history of American democracy, from the Boston Tea Party to the civil rights marches of the 1960’s, has always been inextricably tied to the continued demand for fair and equal representation, but when the integrity of the democratic process is questioned because of programming errors and computer glitches, we must act to restore that integrity. A voter-verified paper trail will assure voters that their votes were accurately received, and that their part in the democratic process was protected from electronic error and abuse.”

06 Jul: Gill-Rice Bill To Help Seniors’ Move To Assisted Living Becomes Law

TRENTON – A bill, sponsored by Sens. Nia H. Gill and Ronald L. Rice to authorize seniors to terminate residential leases when they gain access to an assisted living facility, nursing home, continuing care retirement community or low or moderate income housing, has been signed into law by Acting Governor Richard J. Codey.

“It’s often a hardship, financially, for senior citizens when they must move from rental housing to assisted living or to a nursing home,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “This new law provides some transitional support for families helping their elder loved ones get settled in an assisted living environment.”

06 Jul: Senator Gill Heralds Near-Abbott School Aid Bill Being Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill co-sponsored by Senator Nia Gill that will increase state aid to school districts bordered by three or more Abbott school districts and will provide $3.3 million in extra State assistance to Clifton in her district was signed into law over the weekend by Governor Codey.

“Clifton faces extraordinary hardships, and this new law recognizes that if a school district looks like an Abbott, acts like an Abbott, and is bordered by at least three Abbotts, it obviously needs help,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “With this additional State assistance, Clifton will have the necessary funds to provide quality educational opportunities for the city’s youth.”

01 Jul: Gill And Allen Seek To Protect Homes Against Eminent Domain

TRENTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow ruling last week which expands the scope of eminent domain, a bipartisan bill sponsorsed by Senators Nia H. Gill and Diane Allen was introduced to protect New Jersey residents from being ousted from their homes under the controversial condemnation proceedings.

“Taking private property from one private owner and transferring it to another seriously jeopardizes the security of all private property ownership,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “Being able to own property is part of the American Dream that is undeniably desired by everyone. It is a dream which must be protected.”

01 Jul: Rice-Gill Bill To Create Gangland Security Task Force Becomes Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Ronald Rice and Nia H. Gill to create a 26-member Gangland Security Task Force to examine how to redirect the negative activities of adult and youth gangs to positive community involvement was signed into law today by Governor Codey.

Senator Rice said he wanted the Task Force to study the relationships between gangs, prison inmates and parolees while Senator Gill stressed the need to redirect children away from gang membership to positive community activity.

01 Jul: Gill Legislation To Divest Pension Investments In Sudan Approved

TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill, D-Essex and Passaic, the prime sponsor of legislation that would require New Jersey to divest all state-administered pension investments held in companies with ties to the Sudanese government, issued the following statement regarding the approval of the bill today by the Assembly by a vote of 79-1, giving it final legislative approval:

“The actions being perpetrated in the name of ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region of the Sudan are an affront to humanitarianism across the globe. The atrocities being committed every day are an abomination on the face of basic human decency the world over.

27 Jun: Senate Approves Measure To Help Gift Cards Retain Value

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Coniglio, Joseph Vitale and Nia Gill that would require retailers offering gift cards to disclose expiration dates and other conditions on those gift cards at time of purchase and restrict the fees that retailers can charge to gift card holders that carry a balance on the card passed the Senate Commerce Committee today.

“I think that when anyone buys or receives a gift card, they expect that it will be treated the same as cash at the store we purchase it from,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “Unfortunately, some retailers have come to use expiration dates and hidden dormancy fees to reduce the value of these cards and increase their profit margins. Before buying a gift card, consumers deserve to know the terms and conditions of that card so they know exactly what they are buying.”

23 Jun: Gill Legislation To Divest Pension Investments In Sudan Advances

TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill, D-Essex and Passaic, the prime sponsor of legislation that would require New Jersey to divest all state-administered pension investments held in companies with ties to the Sudanese government, issued the following statement regarding the unanimous approval of the bill today by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee:

“The actions being conducted in the name of ‘ethnic purity’ in the Sudan are an atrocity to human rights around the globe. The ongoing conflict in the Darfur region has claimed more than 200,000 lives since it began in 2003, and is nothing short of absolute religious genocide.

23 Jun: Gill / Bryant Measure To Require Posting Of Voter Rights Passes Senate

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Nia H. Gill and Wayne R. Bryant that would require county boards of election to post a “Voters Bill of Rights” notice at each polling place before the opening of polls on election day was approved today by the Senate.

“It only makes sense that the rights of voters be posted at polling places,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “This bill would help to alleviate any questions that may arise when residents are exercising their right to vote. We want New Jerseyans to be able to make informed decisions.”