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

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Eliminating Discrimination against Cash-Paying Consumers Signed into Law

Prohibiting discrimination against consumers paying for goods or services with cash, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. The bill (A-591) specifically makes it an unlawful practice under the consumer fraud act for a person to sell or offer for sale any goods or services at retail if the person requires the buyer to pay with credit or prohibits the buyer from paying with… Read More

Mosquera, Reynolds-Jackson, Wimberly Issue Joint Statement on Bill Creating Interactive Database and Map Illustrating Foreclosures in New Jersey

As part of a comprehensive effort to solve the state’s residential foreclosure crisis, Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester), Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Hunterdon, Mercer), and Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) released the following joint statement Wednesday regarding a bill, of which they are primary sponsors, that would require the Department of Community Affairs to create a database featuring an interactive map graphically illustrating foreclosed properties in New Jersey. The bill (A-5000) was part of… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Clarifying Exemptions in Contractor’s Registration Act Clears Panel

Would Require Minimum $50,000 Bond for Contractors, Make Failure to Complete Work Unlawful (TRENTON) – Strengthening consumer protections under the “Contract Registration Act,” (CRA), a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty (D-Camden, Gloucester) designed to reduce a consumer’s financial and practical burden and penalize non-compliant contractors cleared the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee Thursday. The bill (A-2904) clarifies that exemptions from certain requirements under current state statute in the CRA only pertain… Read More

Assembly Panel Advances Assemblyman Moriarty Consumer Protection Measures Concerning Arbitration Proceedings

(TRENTON) – Moving forward on two measures addressing concerns surrounding forced arbitration, the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee recently advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to establish consumer protections related to arbitration and bar the state from conducting business with those who use such 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… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Strengthen Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Clears Assembly Panels

(TRENTON) – To ensure homeowners facing foreclosure are given 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 Wednesday by the Assembly Housing and Community Development and Financial Institutions and Insurance Committees. The measure (A-5003) revises the Fair Foreclosure Act to… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Requiring Baby Diaper-Changing Stations in All Newly Constructed Public Restrooms Clears Assembly Committee

A-3383 would require baby diaper-changing stations in any newly constructed men’s or women’s public restrooms cleared the Assembly Women and Children’s Committee. Bill A-3383 requires places of public accommodation to install changing stations during restroom renovations costing $5,000 or more. This bill also mandates that the owner or operator install a changing station in the men’s restroom if there is already one in the women’s restroom. The legislation would apply to public… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty’s Sponsored Legislation to Raise The Minimum Wage to $15 is Now Law

New Jersey Legislators are concerned with affordability in our state. According to the United Way Alice (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) project, the number of NJ households that cannot afford basic needs increased by fifteen percent between 2010 and 2016. To combat this issue, New Jersey became the fourth state to establish a path to $15 minimum wage by 2024 for most workers. On February 4th, Assembly Bill 15, sponsored by Assemblyman… Read More

Senator Madden Sponsors Bills to Inspect for and Treat Mold Hazards in School Buildings

Senator Madden is the sponsor of a pair of bills pertaining to the inspection and abatement of mold in school buildings. The first bill, S2896, would require within 18 months of passage and every 5 years thereafter, the superintendent of each school district in the State, and the chief administrator of each private school and charter school within the State, to inspect and evaluate all buildings under their supervision for the presence… Read More