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Greenwald & Lampitt Condemn JCC Bomb Threats in Cherry Hill & Across CountryAssembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (both D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement on the bomb threat Monday that forced the evacuation of a Jewish community center in their legislative district and numerous others across the country:
"This morning bomb threats were reported at the Katz JCC here in Cherry Hill and at Jewish community centers in eight states across the nation. These threats were taken seriously, as entire centers were evacuated and police were brought to the scene.
Video: Lampitt on Protecting Students by Improving Tuition and Fee TransparencyAssemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) discusses her legislation (A-3847) to better protect students by requiring institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to improve the transparency of tuition and fees. The bill was released Monday by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
Watch the video here.
Lampitt, Barclay & Jones Bill to Ensure Self-Driving Motor Vehicle Owners Comply with Insurance Requirements Approved by Assembly Panel(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Arthur Barclay and Patricia Egan Jones to clarify that owners of self-driving motor vehicles must comply with existing insurance requirements was approved on Monday by an Assembly panel.
Specifically, the bill clarifies that, for the purposes of insurance, a self-driving car must comply with compulsory automobile and motor vehicle insurance requirements.
"As autonomous vehicles become more popular, we must ensure that insurance requirements continue to be met by drivers," said Lampitt (D-Camden, Burlington). "These vehicles are still new to the market and should be treated the same as any other vehicle on the road when it comes to insurance."
Lampitt & Mukherji Bill to Require Increased Transparency on Mandatory Student Fees at Colleges Clears CommitteeMeasure Would Require Governing Boards to Specify How Student Fees Are Spent
Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji sponsored to increase transparency surrounding the collection and use of student fees at New Jersey colleges and universities was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Too often, a term bill will just say 'campus fee' or 'school fee' without any explanation of how the money will be used, and there's an expectation that students will just pay," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "When many students are taking on unbearable debt in order to pay for higher education, they at least deserve to know how these fees are spent."
Singleton, Green, Mukherji & Lampitt Bill to Help Create more Affordable Housing in NJ Approved by Assembly PanelAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Jerry Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) to help create more affordable housing.
The poor and middle class in particular have seen their incomes fall between 1990 and 2014. New Jersey is among the states where inequality has grown the most. This growing income disparity, combined with the effects of the Great Recession and the burst of the housing bubble in the last decade, have created systematic disincentives to financing low and very low income housing when the need for this type of housing is increasing. This bill hopes to address this imbalance.
"Affordable housing options in the state are limited and this proposal seeks to allow people to have a fair shot to live in a thriving community," said Singleton. "This can help incentivize developers to create housing to help accommodate some of our most vulnerable residents."
Singleton & Lampitt Bill to Help First-Time Home Buyers Realize Dream of Home Ownership Clears Assembly CommitteeLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) to help first-time home buyers better prepare for the financial obligations that come with purchasing a home was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
"The biggest challenge that most first-time home buyers face is coming up with enough money for a down payment," said Singleton. "This would help residents interested in buying a home save up the funds needed over time so they can comfortably reach their goal of home ownership."