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Assembly Democratic Bill to Prohibit Suspension of Professional Licenses Due to Inability to Pay Student Loans Advances

Greenwald, Vainieri Huttle, Schaer, Mukherji, Holley, Mosquera, Muoio, Sumter & Mazzeo: Repealing State Law Would End 'Modern-Day Debtors' Prison' in New Jersey

Legislation Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald and Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gary S. Schaer, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley, Gabriela Mosquera, Elizabeth Muoio, Shavonda Sumter and Vince Mazzeo sponsored to rescind a law that jeopardizes the careers of professionals who have overwhelming student debt was advanced Thursday by a Senate committee.

"If someone earned a license to practice a profession, their performance should be the sole factor that affects their ability to retain that license," said Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington). "Using a professional license as a bargaining chip when someone cannot pay his or her student loans is not only wrong but nonsensical. There is no logic in removing a borrower's ability to pay back a loan as a punishment for inability to pay in the first place..."

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Mazzeo, Lagana, Vainieri Huttle, & Benson Bill to Educate Parents of Prescription Opioid Use Advanced by Senate Panel

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, and Daniel Benson to require the state Department of Education to develop educational fact sheet for distribution to parents of student-athletes and cheerleaders concerning use and misuse of prescription opioids was advanced Thursday by the Senate Education Committee.

"This bill ensures that young people and their parents are educated as early as possible about the dangers of opioid abuse and addiction," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "It is critical to provide this information to students who participate in athletics to make certain that, in the event they are prescribed an opioid for an injury, they will be fully knowledgeable of the risks of misuse..."

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Assembly Democratic Bill Package to Fund Farmland Preservation Projects in NJ Continues Advancing

Bills Sponsored by Taliaferro, Burzichelli, Houghtaling, Andrzejczak, Singleton, Downey, Mazzeo and Zwicker
A four-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, John Burzichelli, Eric Houghtaling, Bob Andrzejczak, Troy Singleton, Joann Downey, Vince Mazzeo and Andrew Zwicker to invest in the preservation of farmland was approved Monday by a Senate panel.

The funds are dedicated through the 2017 budget and corporation business tax revenues.
"New Jersey has a proud farming heritage that should be protected," said Taliaferro (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "This investment ensures that the organizations at the forefront of farmland preservation have the financial resources to meet this important mission."

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