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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."
Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Mazzeo, Mukherji & Downey Opioid Antidote Bill Advances
Measure Will Allow Pharmacies to Dispense Antidote without RxLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Vince Mazzeo, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey designed to ensure that opioid antidotes are available to help prevent overdoses was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
The bill (A-2334) would expand public access to opioid antidotes, such as naloxone hydrochloride, by amending the provisions of the "Overdose Prevention Act" (OPA) in order to authorize pharmacists to supply opioid antidotes to patients without prescriptions under a standing order that would be required to be issued by the Department of Health.
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."