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

CHIARAVALLOTI, SPEARMAN & MOSQUERA STATEMENT ON NEW LAW TO INCLUDE ANTI-HUNGER PROGRAMS ON NJONEAPP

Continuing efforts to combat hunger in New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson), William Spearman (D-Camden/Gloucester) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden/Gloucester) released the following joint statement on their measure (formerly AJR-175) signed into law Thursday to urge the Chief Innovation Officer of the Office of Information Technology to enhance the NJOneApp to include all state anti-hunger programs: “There are many resources available to New Jersey residents who are food insecure and suffering from severe… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Establishing Perinatal Episode of Care Pilot Program In Medicaid Becomes Law

Effort Part of State’s Ongoing Strategy to Improve Perinatal Health Outcomes (TRENTON) – As part of New Jersey’s solution driven strategy to improve maternal health outcomes, a bill to establish a perinatal episode of care pilot program in Medicaid was signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy. The law (A-4932) is sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera. It mandates the three-year perinatal episode of care pilot program in Medicaid to be… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Strengthen Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Becomes Law

Aiming to give homeowners a fair chance to get back on track with their mortgage payments, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to require lenders to send a notice of intent to foreclose no more than 180 days before action was signed into law Monday by Governor Phil Murphy. The new law (formerly A-5003) revises the Fair Foreclosure Act to require that a notice of intention to foreclose not be… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera on Child Abuse Prevention Month

“During April and Beyond, We Must Promote Awareness, Take Steps to Protect Children, Hold Predators Accountable” Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester), chair, Assembly Women and Children Committee, issued the following rallying call Monday to mark the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention Month: “I think all of us either know someone or even suffered our own personal experience with the emotional, physical and psychological trauma of child abuse. For many people, this… Read More

Assembly Approves Moriarty Consumer Protection Measure Concerning Arbitration Proceedings

(TRENTON) – Moving forward on a measure addressing concerns surrounding forced arbitration, the full Assembly recently approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to establish consumer protections related to arbitration procedures. “Forced arbitration contracts require consumers to waive their right to access the court system if they are wronged,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester, Camden), who serves as chair of the Assembly Consumer Affairs panel. “Many consumers today are unable to buy a… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Creating Interactive Database and Map Illustrating Foreclosures in New Jersey, Increasing Certain Recording Fees Approved by Assembly

As part of a comprehensive effort to solve New Jersey’s residential foreclosure crisis, a bill requiring the Department of Community Affairs to create a database featuring an interactive map graphically illustrating foreclosed properties in New Jersey, and to increase certain recording fees, was approved 73-3-3 Monday by the full Assembly. The measure (A-5000) is sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester), Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), and Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) who… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Strengthen Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Advanced by Assembly

In an effort to provide homeowners with a fair chance to get back on track with their mortgage payments, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to require lenders to send a notice of intent to foreclose no more than 180 days before action was approved Monday by the full Assembly, 78-1-1. The measure (A-5003) would revise the Fair Foreclosure Act to require that a notice of intention to foreclose would… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Resolution Establishing New Jersey Domestic Violence and Legal Access Task Force Clears Assembly Panel

For the purpose of studying the nature, extent and consequences of unmet legal needs of survivors of domestic violence, a measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera establishing the “New Jersey Domestic Violence and Legal Access Task Force” cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday. The measure (AJR-115) would establish a 16-member task, which would be required to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature within 18 months of its organization… Read More