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Eustace, Vainieri Huttle, Caride, Muoio, Lagana, Lampitt & Mukherji Bill to Require Emergency Response Plans for High-Hazard Rail Clears Assembly
Measure Sets Emergency Preparedness Standards for Transport of Oil, Other Hazardous Substances(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Marlene Caride, Elizabeth Muoio, Joseph Lagana, Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji sponsored to require those transporting hazardous products by rail to develop emergency preparedness plans was passed by the full Assembly, 54-16-4, on Thursday.
"New Jersey has a strong history of environmental protection, and by working to mitigate the impact of an accident before it even happens, we can continue building on that history," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic), chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. "Those who own and operate oil trains and other locomotives transporting hazardous materials have a responsibility both to be proactive about preventing catastrophes and to be prepared to react swiftly if they do occur."
Mazzeo, Lagana, Andrzejczak, Zwicker, Land, Benson & Downey Bill to Require Schools to Maintain Narcan Supply Clears PanelBill Would Allow School Nurses to Administer Opioid Antidote During an Emergency
Legislation Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Bob Andrzejczak, Andrew Zwicker, Bruce Land, Daniel Benson and Joann Downey sponsored to require schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Narcan has been proven to save lives," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "Having it readily available in schools can help ensure that our schools are ready to respond in every emergency situation."
Lagana, Eustace & Houghtaling Bill to Help NJ's Small Businesses Expand, Create Jobs AdvancesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic), Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) to help cultivate small businesses growth in the state was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-2215) would establish a small business job creation and preservation account program to incentivize small business workforce expansion in New Jersey using income tax exclusions for interest under the corporation business tax (CBT) and gross income tax (GIT).
"It is the small mom and pop shops that keep local economies going," said Lagana. "By helping our small business grow, we are not only helping our small business owners, but the municipalities where they are located, and local residents who will benefit from the new jobs created."