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

Madden, Mosquera, Moriarty Issue Statement on Re-Opening Atlantic City Rail Line

Trenton – Senator Fred Madden, Assemblywoman Gabriella Mosquera and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty issued the following statement expressing their support for the re-opening of the Atlantic City Rail Line. “The absence of the Atlantic City Rail Line has unjustifiably disrupted the lives of thousands of South Jersey residents and has suppressed economic prosperity in the region. Since last September, the Atlantic City Rail Line has been out of commission for the installation of… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Bill Eliminating Discrimination against Cash-Paying Consumers Clears Legislature

Prohibiting discrimination against consumers paying for goods or services with cash, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty was given final legislative passage in the Assembly on Thursday, 71-2. 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… Read More

NOW LAW: New Jersey Signs Legislation Raising Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024, Moving Toward Economic Fairness for Working Families

(TRENTON) – Setting gradual minimum wage thresholds to reach $15 in five years, the bill (A-15), sponsored by Gabriela Mosquera and Paul Moriarty was signed into law Monday. The bill establishes an oversight panel and takes into account concerns of New Jersey businesses. A study by the United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) project found that through 2016, out of New Jersey’s over 3 million households, 10.5 percent earn below… Read More

Moving NJ Toward Economic Fairness, Bolstering NJ’s Workforce, Bill Raising NJ Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024 Clears Legislature

Turning Minimum Wage into a “Livable NJ Wage,” Measure Provides Incremental Increases for Workers The bi-partisan- and administration -supported measure setting gradual minimum wage thresholds to reach $15 in five years was approved by the full Assembly 52-25 and the Senate 23-16 Thursday. The bill awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill (A-15) establishes an oversight panel and takes into account concerns of New Jersey businesses. A study by the United Way ALICE… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Requiring Hotels to have AEDs in Populated Locations Clears Assembly

To protect the lives of New Jersey’s hotel patrons, Assembly Member Gabriela Mosquera has sponsored legislation ensuring hotels have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the most populated areas of hotels. The bill cleared the full Assembly Thursday by a 72-2-0 vote. The bill (A-4486) would require every hotel in New Jersey to have an AED in each lobby, meeting room, banquet hall and fitness center, as well as on every residential floor… Read More

Senator Madden Sponsors Legislation to Make Housing More Affordable for Seniors and Disabled Citizens

Senator Madden is the sponsor of legislation that would make housing more affordable for many seniors and disabled citizens who are eligible for the homestead property tax reimbursement program, more commonly known as the PTR program. Currently to be eligible, a senior or disabled citizen would have to have lived in New Jersey continuously for ten years and in the same house for three years; be 65 or older or receiving Social… Read More

The General Assembly Approves Moriarty’s Resolution to Honor Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, inspired millions of people as he explored local cuisine throughout the world. The New Jersey native’s unexpected death last June, at the age of 61, left many fans searching for the right way to honor him. Now, thanks to Assemblyman Moriarty’s sponsored resolution (AR-173) his home state may soon honor our best-known chef with the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail.” In January, with overwhelming support, the General Assembly approved… Read More