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Jones, Mosquera & Sumter Bill to Prevent Gun Violence Among Individuals with Mental Disorders Clears Assembly

Mental Illness, Access to Firearms Major Risk Factors for Suicide

Legislation Assembly Democrats Patricia Egan Jones, Gabriela Mosquera and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to prevent individuals with an elevated risk of engaging in violence due to mental illness from causing harm to themselves and others gained approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.

"For someone who may be struggling with disturbing thoughts, having access to a firearm significantly increases the likelihood of suicide," said Jones (D-Camden/Gloucester). "By reducing their access to a lethal weapon, New Jersey can help prevent fatalities among those with serious mental health concerns."

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Video: Sumter Decries Republican Efforts to Strip Health Care from New Jerseyans

Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D-Passaic/Bergen) speaks on the Assembly floor Thursday to decry Republican efforts to strip health care from New Jerseyans, raise premiums on the elderly and young and provide tax breaks to millionaires.

Watch the video here.

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Prieto, Sumter, Schaer & Greenwald Bill to Give Police & Firefighter Management of their Pension Fund Goes to Governor

Legislation Speaker Vincent Prieto, Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter, Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Majority Leader Lou Greenwald sponsored to transfer management of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System from the state to the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System was approved Thursday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.

"If the unions want the ability to make investment decisions for their members when it comes to their retirement savings, then we should give them that opportunity - the same as private sector unions do for their members," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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Schaer, Vainieri Huttle, Sumter, Lampitt & Singleton Bill Package to Improve Access to Critical Behavioral Health Services in NJ Gains Assembly Panel Approval

An Assembly panel on Monday approved a comprehensive three-bill package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter, Pamela Lampitt and Troy Singleton to significantly improve New Jersey's approach to behavioral health crisis care by expanding services and access throughout the state.

The bills are the product of numerous roundtable discussions and meetings that Schaer held with professionals and stakeholders in the field of behavioral and mental health care.

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Assembly Panel OKs Oliver, Conaway, Tucker, Sumter & Holley Bill Requiring Attorney General's Office to Handle Investigation of Police-Related Homicides

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sheila Oliver, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Cleopatra Tucker, Shavonda Sumter and Jamel Holley to help ensure impartiality when a law enforcement officer kills someone in the line of duty was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.

"The failure of grand juries to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-American victims across the nation has led to widespread concern for many, many reasons, including a stark lack of confidence by some in the criminal justice system," said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic)...

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Prieto, Sumter, Schaer & Greenwald Bill to Give Police & Firefighter Management of their Pension Fund Advanced by Assembly Committee

Legislation Speaker Vincent Prieto, Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter, Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Majority Leader Lou Greenwald sponsored to transfer management of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System from the state to the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

"If the unions want the ability to make investment decisions for their members when it comes to their retirement savings, then we should give them that opportunity - the same as private sector unions do for their members," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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