Assemblyman Moriarty’s Bill The “Pet Grooming Licensing Act” Passes The Assembly

Following a renewed spotlight on the unregulated pet grooming industry, New Jersey Legislators pushed to pass the “Pet Grooming Licensing Act” also known as “Bijou’s Law.” The bill’s namesake, Bijou, was a healthy Shih Tzu that passed away during a routine pet grooming. Bijou’s Law is intended to prevent future tragic deaths through new licensing and training standards for pet groomers. The bill, A-3044, was passed with overwhelming support by the General… Read More

Madden Bill To Provide Workers’ Comp COLA to Police and Firefighters Passes The Senate

The Senate approved on October 29 legislation co-sponsored by Senator Madden that will provide a cost-of-living increase for permanently disabled public safety workers such as police officers and firefighters who receive workers’ compensation and their survivors. This bill, S-1967, would provide an annual cost of living adjustment in the weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate for public safety workers who become totally and permanently disabled due to a workplace injury, or to their… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Banning Ghost Guns, 3-D Plastic Firearms Heads to Governor’s Desk

If Enacted, New Jersey Would Have the Strongest Law in the Nation (TRENTON) – No Ghost Guns. No 3-D Firearms. And no purchasing any component used in making either of these weapons. Legislation banning the manufacturing of any untraceable or covert firearm was approved 68-5-3 by the full Assembly and the Senate 31-0 Monday. The bill (A-3129)- sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty would make it illegal to purchase firearm parts for… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera on Children’s Deaths from Adenovirus Outbreak at The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

My heart is extremely heavy as I think about the children who lost their precious lives due to the adenovirus outbreak at The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. I have no words to express the pain that I am certain their family and loved ones feel at this time. I can, however, extend my sincerest, heartfelt condolences, and I do. As chair of the Assembly Women and Children Committee, I also… Read More

Legislation Improving Concussion Management Clears Committee

Raising awareness of the effects concussions can have – especially on student athletes, two measures sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera were approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday. The first bill (A-1837) requires public school students with concussions to be evaluated by licensed health care professionals before returning to school. In addition, school districts would be required to provide restrictions or limitations to students when needed. Under the bill, a… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Creating NJ Caregiver Task Force Continues to Advance in the Assembly

Panel to Offer Recommendations for Legislation, Ways to Improve Caregiver Support Services in the State (TRENTON) – Ensuring that New Jersey is doing all it can to support caregivers who provide invaluable services to loved ones and friends, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera that would create the “New Jersey Caregiver Task Force” was advanced by an Assembly panel Thursday. An estimated 1.75 million people in New Jersey provide varying degrees… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty “Bijou’s Law” Bill Clears Assembly Committee

Also Known As “Pet Grooming Licensing Act,” Would License Pet Groomers; Dog’s Death Prompted Legislation To prevent tragic loss such as Bijou’s, a healthy Shih Tzu who died unexpectedly under the care of a pet groomer, Assembly Democrat Paul D. Moriarty sponsored a bill (A-3044) that would establish the “Pet Groomers Licensing Act,” or “Bijou’s Law” in honor of the puppy. The legislation was approved Monday by the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee…. Read More

Now Law: Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Require Marketplace Facilitators & Certain Remote Sellers to Pay NJ Sales Tax

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty to ensure a level playing field between brick-and-mortar businesses and online marketplace providers like Amazon, and bring in needed revenue to the state has been signed into law. The new law (A-4496) will require certain remote sellers and online marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax. New Jersey could gain between $216 million and $351 million as a result of this legislation–about 2… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill to Strengthen Protections for Victims of Sexual Assault Clears Assembly

In light of the Me Too movement, the Assembly on Thursday approved legislation Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to amend the sexual assault statute to better support victims of sexual assault. The bill (A-2767) would amend certain provisions of the sexual assault statute, making it consistent with current law as established by relevant case law. Specifically, the bill would replace the term “physical force” in accordance with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bills Requiring Sexual Assault Reporting, Training For Airline Industry Approved By Assembly

I am a primary sponsor on a three-bill package to require sexual assault reporting and training in the airline industry. The first bill A-4175 would require the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to require airlines, vendors and contractors to adopt and maintain sexual assault policies, and require the agency to collaborate with law enforcement to investigate and prosecute sexual assaults. While it is difficult to determine how frequently assaults… Read More