Assemblyman Moriarty Bill to Protect Consumers from Deceptive Used Car Dealers Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Prompted by a report from the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) detailing abuses in the wholesale used car industry, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty to strengthen protection for used car buyers was approved in committee on January 17th. New Jersey needs to do better by consumers and the used car industry. By strengthening consumer protections and more clearly defining the industry we can create a system that works better… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Creating NJ Caregiver Task Force Now Law

My bill A-3514 evaluates caregiver support services in the State and provides recommendations for the improvement and expansion of such services ensuring that New Jersey is doing all it can to support caregivers who provide invaluable services to loved ones and friends. Caregivers are often the immediate family members of the individual being cared for, but may also be friends or community members. Anyone who’s ever found themselves in a caregiver roll… Read More

Senator Madden’s bill expanding definition of custom fabrication under the Prevailing Wage Act clears Senate

A bill sponsored by Senator Madden to revise part of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act to include certain types of fabrications was approved by the full Senate during the voting session on December 17. In its current form, the Prevailing Wage Act requires individuals employed on public works projects receive certain wages and benefits, the rates of which are established by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The bill (S-2454)… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty’s Bill To Protect Senior Citizens From Unexplained Rent Increases Passes Assembly Committee

New Jersey Legislators are concerned about the effect of rising rent costs on seniors. Many seniors live on a fixed income, making unexpected rent increases stressful. When landlords do not provide seniors with a proper explanation for their rent increase, it can further compound the issue. To combat this, Assemblyman Moriarty’s bill (A-4397) will require landlords to provide a written explanation for any rent increase to seniors. The Assembly Housing and Community… Read More

Assemblywoman Mosquera Bill Creating NJ Caregiver Task Force Approved by Assembly

Panel to Offer Recommendations for Legislation, Ways to Improve Caregiver Support Services in the State Ensuring that New Jersey is doing all it can to support caregivers who provide invaluable services to loved ones and friends, legislation (A-3514) sponsored by Assembly Democrat Gabriela Mosquera that would create the “New Jersey Caregiver Task Force” was approved 79-0-0 by the full Assembly Monday. An estimated 1.75 million people in New Jersey provide varying degrees… Read More

Assembly Committees Hear Testimonies on Perinatal Issues

Seek Best Practices to Improve Infant and Maternal Mortality Disparities During a joint meeting of the Assembly Women and Children and Assembly Human Services Committees Thursday, doulas, childbirth educators, maternal health experts, community leaders, and physicians gave testimonies regarding the link between perinatal initiatives and reducing infant and maternal mortality rates in New Jersey. The committee chairs issued the following statements after the meeting: Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester), chair, Assembly… Read More

New Jersey Residents are Still Required to Have Health Insurance

In New Jersey, there remains a requirement to have health coverage in 2019. Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption will result in a penalty. The enrollment deadline is December 15th. More information can be found at https://nj.gov/governor/getcoverednj/

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

(TRENTON) – To protect the lives of New Jersey’s hotel patrons, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera has sponsored legislation ensuring hotels have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the most populated areas of hotels. The bill cleared the Assembly Gaming, Tourism and the Arts Committee Monday. 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… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Measure Calling on State Tourism Division to Create “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail” In NJ Clears Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Paul Moriarty has sponsored a resolution (AR-173) that would call on the Division of Travel and Tourism to establish the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail” in New Jersey. The resolution cleared the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee Monday. Bourdain was born in Leonia, Bergen County, and spent his professional career in the restaurant industry. He worked his way up from being a dishwasher at a clam shack in… Read More

Assemblyman Moriarty Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers from Deceptive Used Car Dealers

(TRENTON) – Prompted by a report from the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) detailing abuses in the wholesale used car industry at facilities known as multi-dealer locations, Assemblyman Paul Moriarty on Monday introduced two bills to protect used car buyers from deceitful sellers. “New Jersey needs to do better by consumers and the used car industry,” said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). “By strengthening consumer protections and more clearly defining the industry we can create… Read More