Assemblyman Moriarty Introduces Bill To Ban Binary Tiggers, Modification Turns Firearms Into Assault Weapons

A 30-round magazine can be emptied in 30 seconds with the use of a trigger adaptation called a binary trigger. Manufactured by gun makers to circumvent the national ban on bump stocks, the binary trigger allows a firearm to shoot one bullet when the trigger is pulled and one when the trigger is released. “A binary trigger turns a firearm into an assault rifle in minutes; and magnifies the impact a shooter… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill To Provide Lactation Rooms In Certain Public Facilities Becomes Law

To ensure nursing mothers have a safe place to breastfeed when they’re in public, a measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera to provide lactation rooms in certain public facilities was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. The law (formerly bill A-1663) requires certain public facilities to make at least one lactation room available upon request to any mother utilizing on-site services, including any: health care facility; federally qualified health center; county or… Read More

Pinkin, Moriarty And Zwicker Bill To Allow Food And Refreshments In Funeral Homes Becomes Law

For years, New Jersey has been one among only a few states to ban funeral homes from serving food and refreshments on their premises. Acknowledging the limits this places on families and friends coming together in times of mourning, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), Paul Moriarty (D-Camden, Gloucester) and Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) sponsored legislation to amend the restriction, which the Governor recently signed into law. Under the new law… Read More

NOW LAW: Assemblyman Moriarty Measure To Criminalize Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

To close a loophole in New Jersey law regarding animal fighting, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to criminalize the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The new law (A-4698) makes it illegal to possess animal fighting paraphernalia for the purpose of promoting, facilitating or participating in animal fighting or baiting. Owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing such materials will be a crime… Read More

The 4th Legislative District Is Here To Help Constituents With Many State Related Issues

Our office is here to help constituents with many different issues regarding: Assisting in completion of notary applications & renewals. New Jersey Unemployment & Disability Providing assistance with property tax reimbursement applications and other state forms. Communicating on your behalf with state agencies such as the Division of Taxation and the Motor Vehicle Commission. Helping with FamilyCare, Medicaid and other healthcare related services. Aiding our veterans and service members with the Department… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Condemns Trump Administration For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Cuts

Upon learning of the presidential administration’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program – Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden and Gloucester) released the following statement: “Millions of Americans will find themselves unable to provide for their families if the President’s proposed SNAP eligibility restrictions are enacted. Individuals throughout the country will struggle to put food on the table if the assistance they require is… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Introduces Legislation To Stop Students From Performing Pelvic Exams On Unconscious Patients Without Consent

New Jersey Legislators are concerned about a controversial practice in teaching hospitals throughout the country. During medical school, students may be instructed to perform pelvic-exams on unconscious patients, at times without permission. After being alerted to this practice, Assemblyman Moriarty introduced Assembly Bill 5582 to ban it in New Jersey hospitals. According to a Wiley Bioethics Journal article by Phoebe Friesen, students perform many of these pelvic examinations during completely unrelated procedures… Read More

Senator Madden Introduces Bill To Help Combat Opioid Crisis

Senator Madden introduced a pair of bills in June that would improve patient access to safer pain medication. Specifically, the bills, S4007 and S4051, would require Medicaid coverage and health benefits coverage for buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone without step therapy or fail-first protocols for pain management patients. Health benefits plans sometimes employ what is known as a fail-first protocol before covering a doctor-prescribed medication. A fail-first protocol will require a patient to try… Read More

New Law To Strengthen Equal Pay Protections For New Jersey Workers

Aiming to close the significant wage gap between women and men, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their salary history in the application process was signed into law Thursday by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver. The new law (formerly bill A-1094) prohibits employers from screening a job applicant based on his or her salary history, including prior wages, salaries or benefits. It also makes… Read More

New Law Designates “Alice Paul Day” In New Jersey To Honor Feminist Icon

To honor prominent women’s rights advocate Alice Paul and her integral role in the women’s suffrage movement, a measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera to designate January 11 of each year as “Alice Paul Day” in New Jersey was recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. Born in Mount Laurel, Burlington County – also Murphy’s hometown – Alice Paul was a relentless advocate for the women’s suffrage movement during the 1910s…. Read More