NOW LAW: Assemblywoman Mosquera Measure To Raise Awareness For Child Abuse Hotline In NJ Schools

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera to require school districts to display the State’s child abuse hotline in schools was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The #MeToo movement has demonstrated how difficult it can be for even adult victims to report abuse. Children who are experiencing abuse may not know how to ask, or where to turn for help. Having this information prominently displayed in schools can help… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Unequivocally Calls For The Removal of Judges Silva and Troiano

Chair of the Women and Children Committee Gabriela Mosquera, released the following statement calling for the removal of New Jersey judges Marcia Silva and James Troiano: “As a long-time advocate of children’s welfare, I was appalled to learn about the reprehensible conduct of Marcia Silva and James Troiano during cases involving the alleged sexual assault of minors. “The comments these two judges made were utterly inexcusable, ultimately making light of the magnitude… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill To Expand Cyber-Harassment Laws To Include Use of Smart Technology Clears Committee

An alarming trend where an abuser uses smart technology as a means to harass another person has inspired me to pass legislation, that would expand New Jersey cyber-harassment law to include the use of such gadgets and devices to harass, intimidate and stalk an individual. The measure cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill (A-4448) would expand the crime of cyber-harassment to include tampering or interfering with smart technology for the purpose… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty’s Bill To Eliminate Discrimination Against Cash Paying Consumers Is Now Law

Throughout the country, a growing number of credit card companies and retail businesses have led a charge to go cashless, a move that many say discriminates against the unbanked and those who prefer the privacy of cash. On March 18th, New Jersey Lawmakers stood up for consumers to ban cashless retail. Governor Murphy signed Assemblyman Moriarty’s bill into law to make NJ the second state to ban the practice. While the majority… Read More

Senator Madden Introduces Bill To Protect Cancer Patients With DPD Deficiency

On March 7, Senator Madden introduced legislation that would require a physician to offer to test his or her patient for dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency prior to chemotherapy treatment with a specific class of drug, called fluoropyrimidines. Those with DPD deficiency can experience a wide range of severity. A severe deficiency can lead to neurological issues such as epilepsy, intellectual disability, or autistic behaviors, among others. A less severely afflicted individual might… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill To Strengthen Equal Pay Protections For New Jersey Workers Heads to Governor

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 received final legislative approval on Thursday, passing the full Senate 26-9. The bill (A-1094) would prohibit employers from screening a job applicant based on his or her salary history, including prior wages, salaries or benefits. It would also… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty’s Sponsored “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail” to be Launched June 13th

Anthony Bourdain Food Trail Media Tour June 13-14, 2019 You are invited to discover the New Jersey culinary roots of the late Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, best-selling author, and globe-trotting food and travel documentarian, on a newly designated food trail. The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail pays tribute to Bourdain’s childhood growing up in Leonia, New Jersey, and summers spent at the Jersey Shore. The trail spotlights 10 New Jersey restaurants featured on… Read More

ASSEMBLYWOMAN MOSQUERA BILL TO PROVIDE LACTATION ROOMS IN CERTAIN PUBLIC FACILITIES APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY

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 passed the full Assembly on Thursday, 76-0. The bill (A-1663) would require 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 municipal… Read More

ASSEMBLYWOMAN MOSQUERA BILL REQUIRING NEWBORN INFANTS TO BE SCREENED FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY CLEARS ASSEMBLY PANEL

Recognizing that early diagnosis can serve as the best treatment defense, a bill that would require newborn infants to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) was approved by the Assembly Women and Children Committee Thursday. The measure is sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester). The legislation (A-3040) calls for infants to be tested for the genetic markers associated with SMA–a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is caused by abnormally functioning… Read More

ASSEMBLYWOMAN MOSQUERA BILL TO EXPAND CYBER-HARASSMENT LAWS TO INCLUDE USE OF SMART TECHNOLOGY CLEARS COMMITTEE

An alarming trend where an abuser uses smart technology as a means to harass another person has inspired legislation, sponsored by Assembly member Gabriela Mosquera, that would expand New Jersey cyber-harassment law to include the use of such gadgets and devices to harass, intimidate and stalk an individual. The measure cleared the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Monday. The bill (A-4448) would expand the crime of cyber-harassment to include tampering or… Read More