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Wimberly, Singleton, Holley & Tucker Bill to Require Racial, Ethnic Impact Statements in Proposed Legislation Clears PanelMeasure Aimed at Reducing Disparities in Criminal Justice System
Legislation Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Troy Singleton, Jamel Holley and Cleopatra Tucker sponsored to encourage lawmakers to consider the impact proposed legislation would have on racial and ethnic minorities was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"The disparity between the number of minorities in the general population and the number of minorities in the prison population is a civil rights issue that warrants far more attention," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "In a state where black people are 15 percent of the general population but 60 percent of the prison population - a statistic largely due to a failed and misguided war on drugs - we have a responsibility to give closer scrutiny to how the policies the state enacts affect racial and ethnic minorities."
Downey, Houghtaling, Jasey, Singleton, Holley & Caride Bill to Require State to Provide Education for Students Living in Homeless Shelters Outside of School District AdvancesAssembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Mila Jasey, Troy Singleton, James Holley and Marlene Caride to require the state to pay the educational costs for certain students who reside in a homeless shelter outside of their district of residence was advanced Monday by the Senate budget panel.
"Children and youth who experience homelessness face many barriers to education," said Downey (D-Monmouth County). "School can be a source of stability for a young person and family who have lost their housing..."
Muoio, Schaer, Coughlin, Benson, Holley, Wisniewski & Gusciora Bill to Protect Local Governments from Costs of Last Year's TTF Shutdown Advanced by Senate CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Gary Schaer, Craig Coughlin, Daniel Benson, Jamel Holley, John Wisniewski and Reed Gusciora sponsored to ensure local governments don't get hit with costs from Gov. Christie's transportation project shutdown was released Monday by a Senate panel.
"Local governments were not to blame for the lack of a TTF plan, yet they could be on the hook for potential costs resulting from the governor's executive order. That means local property taxpayers, who fund the bulk of local government spending, will have to bear these costs," stated Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "This is not fair, and it is not in the best interest of our state..."