The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of citizens of the State of New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border security and cyber security.
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Assembly Homeland Security & State Preparedness Chair Urges NJ Residents to be Prepared as Atlantic Hurricane Season BeginsWith the 2013 hurricane season officially underway and the first tropical storm barreling down on New Jersey, Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano is urging New Jersey residents to be prepared for the season ahead.
"With the 2013 hurricane season upon us, I encourage everyone on the East Coast to take the necessary steps to keep themselves and their families safe," said Quijano (D-Union). "We have to be prepared regardless of the path a storm may follow if formed. Superstorm Sandy demonstrated our vulnerability and the importance of preparation."
Chivukula & Mumbai Police Commissioner Tour ROIC after Presentation to NJ State Police on Lessons Learned from Mumbai Terror Attacks
Singh's NJ Visit Followed Washington Meet on Counter-Terrorism with U.S. Homeland Security Chief, as Part of Indian DelegationAssembly Homeland Security Vice Chair Upendra J. Chivukula recently toured the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) with Mumbai Police Chief Dr. S. P. Singh following a presentation on the lessons learned from the Mumbai Terror Attacks to state police.
"It is crucial that the United and States and India continue their cooperation on counter-terrorism. Both our nations have suffered a terrible tragedy during the terrorist strikes of 9/11 in 2001 and the Mumbai Terror Attacks of 11/26 in 2008, " Chivukula (D-Somerset\Middlesex) said...
Spencer, Coutinho & Quijano Bill to Tighten Airport Security Following 2010 Newark Incident Gets Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats L. Grace Spencer, Albert Coutinho and Annette Quijano sponsored to toughen the penalty for an airport security breach was approved 40-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
"Mr. Jiang was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a $658 fine, but his goodbye kiss cost taxpayers and commuters thousands of dollars," Spencer said. "Clearly our law needs updating. Lovesick is fine, but it cannot involve jeopardizing the lives of thousands of people and violating the security regulations..."