Houghtaling and Downey Applaud Gov. Murphy Signing Historic Gun Legislation

Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are thrilled to see Governor Phil Murphy sign several key pieces of legislation they have sponsored and co-sponsored to implement common sense firearm regulations.

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Houghtaling and Downey Bill Authorizing Sports Betting Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey authorizing casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events was signed into law by Gov. Murphy on Monday.

The bill (A-4111) was approved 73-0 by the General Assembly and 37-0 by the Senate on June 7.

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Downey Bill Requiring DEP to Update Shore Protection Master Plan Advanced by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey requiring the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to update the New Jersey Shore Protection Master Plan was approved by the Assembly on Thursday.

“It is imperative that we take the necessary steps to ensure the beautiful property and infrastructure down the Shore maintains its viability,” said Assemblywoman Downey. “We have suffered through some brutally destructive storms over the past several years, partially due to climate change, and the creation of managerial lists will allow us to effectively and efficiently protect our shoreline properties from coastal storm damage, erosion and rising sea levels.”

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Houghtaling and Downey Bill Authorizing Sports Betting Gains Final Approval, Goes to Governor

Legislation sponsored by Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey authorizing casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor’s desk.

The bill (A-4111) was approved 73-0 by the General Assembly and 37-0 by the Senate.

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Assembly Approves Houghtaling Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Bill

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling to require LIHEAP handbooks to be updated annually and provide quarterly trainings for employees on administering the program was approved, 73-0, Thursday by the full Assembly.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program that allows the State to provide assistance to help low-income residents cover home energy costs. 

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Houghtaling & Downey Bill Expanding Issuance of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey to help revitalize shuttered military bases in Monmouth County by providing additional liquor licenses was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The bill would authorize the issuance of additional alcoholic beverage licenses to a project area in three municipalities where a federally owned or operated military installation is closed and transferred to a government entity for the purpose of conversion, redevelopment, or revitalization.

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