Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Enhance Workplace Democracy Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty designed to ensure labor unions are able to carry out their duties by having access to and being able to communicate with the employees they represent was signed into law by the Governor on Friday. The Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (A-3686) requires public employers to provide exclusive representative employee organizations with access to members of the negotiation units. The rights of the organization to access… Read More

Assembly Dem-Sponsored Bills Protecting Internet Users’ Privacy Clears Assembly Panel

Two consumer protections bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Daniel Benson, Paul Moriarty, Joann Downey, and Wayne DeAngelo to prohibit Internet service providers from selling or otherwise disclosing a subscriber’s online browsing history and personal information and requiring commercial websites and online service operators to post privacy policy advanced in the Assembly on Thursday. “In today’s world, using the Internet is essential to everyday life, which means that Internet service providers… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Strengthen Anti-Nepotism Rules in School Districts Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to extend anti-nepotism rules to the state’s public and charter schools was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel. Property taxpayers deserve every assurance that the people charged with educating their children attained their positions because of what they know, not who they know. With schools making up the majority of local property tax bills, we need to ensure that we are investing in the absolute… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Allowing Parents or Guardians to Place Security Freeze on Child’s Consumer Report Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty authorizing a parent or legal guardian to place a security freeze on a child’s consumer report cleared the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee on Monday. The bill (A-1096) provides that a security freeze is to remain in place until the protected consumer’s parent or legal guardian requests that the security freeze be removed or the protected consumer reaches 18 years of age. A credit freeze restricts the… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Earned Sick Leave Bill Signed into Law

Legislation Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty sponsored to require employers to provide earned sick leave to workers in New Jersey was signed into law by the Governor on Wednesday. The law (A-1827) will allow workers to accrue one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked. An estimated 1.1 million New Jerseyans are unable to earn sick leave, with nearly one-quarter of American adults reporting they’ve lost a job or been… Read More

Senator Madden Bill to Ban Possession of Armor Piercing Ammunition Clears Senate Committee

Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden that would prohibit the possession of armor piercing ammunition in New Jersey advanced from the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on April 16. “My experience in the State Police has shown that the only people who should have possession of this type of ammunition are law enforcement.  There is just no reason a person should be able to obtain ammunition that has as destructive… Read More


My bill A-3010, also known as the “Heat –and-eat” bill will help to ensure that struggling families have access to food, energy assistance and qualifying families to receive additional nutritional assistance. Many of us are lucky enough to not have to worry about how we are going to feed our children or keep them warm during the winter months, but this is a daily reality for many low-income families in our state…. Read More


Assemblyman Moriarty’s sponsored legislation, to incentivize the production of films and digital media content in New Jersey, recently passed the Assembly and Senate. Similar incentive programs have brought more studios and film production to other states. The increased production has led to more jobs for their residents and more investments in their local businesses. Assemblyman Moriarty understands that New Jersey has so much to offer to the film industry. Our beautiful state… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Legislation Promoting Equal Pay for Women Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to promote equal pay for women was signed into law by the Governor on Tuesday. The law (A-1) modifies current law, including the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for equal women. Specifically, the law will amend the LAD to make it an unlawful practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee because the employee is… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Aimed at Incentivizing Media Production in New Jersey Voted Out of Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty entitled the ‘Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act’ was voted out of the Assembly on Thursday, 59-14. The bill (A-1038) provides a credit against the corporate business and gross income taxes for certain expenses incurred during the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey for the 2019 fiscal year up until and including the 2023 fiscal year. After the approval… Read More