SENATOR NIA H. GILL
- 39 SOUTH FULLERTON AVE
2ND FLOOR SUITE 7
MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
- PH: (973) 509-0388
- JANA HILLMAN, CHIEF OF STAFF
- JILLIAN SCOTT, LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR
- TERRELL PAIGE, LEGISLATIVE & COMMUNITY OUTREACH LIAISON
- MARION PARKER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
34th Legislative District
Senator Nia H. Gill is a tireless advocate for women’s rights, public education, human rights, and expanding healthcare. Senator Gill currently sits on the Transportation, State Legislative Oversight, and Law & Public Safety Committees. She also serves as Co-chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Redistricting and Census Committee, and Commissioner of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission. Senator Gill is a practicing attorney for more than 30 years. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, in federal jurisdictions, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Senator Gill has stood up for core democratic principles her entire career. As a champion for human rights, she sponsored the law which made human trafficking a crime in New Jersey. In response to the genocide in Darfur, Senator Gill sponsored the law that made New Jersey one of the first two states in the nation to prohibit the investment of state pension funds in companies that conduct business in Sudan.
As a State Senator, Senator Gill uses her legislative power for economic and social change. To ensure fairness for everyone, she authored one of the first laws to ban racial profiling.
When New Jersey had the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection among children in the nation and was one of only two states to ban needle exchange programs, Senator Gill authored and fought for the passage of a law that allows these programs. The needle exchange bill helped to save lives and prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the New Jersey.
Senator Gill is currently leading the charge to implement some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. That is why she is sponsoring legislation that reduces the number of rounds in high capacity magazines from 15 to 10. Senator Gill supported the implementation of a red flag law allowing authorities to seize weapons for up to a year. Senator Gill also sponsored a bill restricting the use of facial recognition technology and other biometric recognition by governmental agencies.
As the sponsor of New Jersey’s early voting bill, Senator Gill is committed to making sure New Jersey is not left behind. Early voting ensures that every New Jersey resident has a chance to cast a ballot, at a polling place seven days a week for at least two weeks prior to Election Day. Making the process of voting more accessible, effective, and efficient.
Senator Gill has been dedicated to expanding healthcare her entire career. Initially as the sponsor of the law that expanded health insurance coverage to young adults, ages 18 to 30, capturing more than 100,000 uninsured individuals in the state. A version of this provision was included in the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Gill sponsored legislation which passed into law, that would provide for the expansion of the State Medicaid program to include coverage for doula care. Senator Gill recognized that Doulas help their clients gain a better understanding of the procedures and possible complications in pregnancy or delivery.
Because of her action for equality, Senator Gill is the recipient of numerous awards. She was honored in Selma, Alabama as one of “100 Women in the 20th Century” who contributed to the struggle for civil rights.