Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Bill to Allow Sports Betting

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey recently introduced a bill that would allow casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks, including former racetracks, in this State to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events.

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Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Bill Strengthening Move Over Law

Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have introduced a bill amending the Move Over Law to strengthen penalties for drivers who violate the law.

The bill requires two motor vehicle penalty points to be assessed when a driver violates the Move Over Law.

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Downey 'Pass The Trash Bill' Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to thoroughly vet prospective school employees for allegations of sexual misconduct to prevent sexual predators from working in schools has been signed into law.         

There have been numerous cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct involving children in one school were able to find work in other schools where they victimized other children. The past misconduct may not have been shared with the hiring school district, at times because of a non-disclosure agreement, leaving the hiring district without this important information.

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Houghtaling Joins Manufacturing Caucus

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling has joined the bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

“I am honored and proud to have had the opportunity to join the bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus. I am looking forward to having a stronger voice in representing the hardworking men and women of New Jersey," Assemblyman Houghtaling said. 

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Houghtaling and Downey Offer Support of Murphy Executive Order

Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey stand behind Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order pertaining to gun violence.

Signed today at Asbury Park Middle School, the order directs the Department of Law and Public Safety to consider all reasonable efforts to publicly release information on guns used in the commission of crimes in the state. The information is to be posted on the website of the State Police and the Department of Law and Public Safety.

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Houghtaling and Downey's ‘Jake Honig’s Law’ to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana Advanced by Assembly Panel

Legislation Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey sponsored to expand access to medical marijuana was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

The bill is designated “Jake Honig’s Law” in honor of Jake Honig, a Howell resident nicknamed “Jake the Tank” who, at the age of two, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer with a rare genetic mutation.

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