Downey to Join Legislative Panel on COVID-19 Recovery

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assemblywoman and Assembly Human Services Chair Joann Downey (D-Freehold) released the following statement in response to her inclusion on the new advisory panel established by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to assist with New Jersey's recovery from the impacts of COVID-19:

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Downey-Houghtaling Bill Allowing Notaries to Work Remotely Now Law

TRENTON – A notary public would be able to perform certain notarial work remotely under a new law signed by Governor Mruphy this Tuesday.

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Downey Bill Increasing Penalties for Counterfeit Medical Supplies Clears Assembly

TRENTON - Penalties for distribution of counterfeit drugs and medical devices would be increased during states of emergency under legislation passed unanimously by the full Assembly on Monday.

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Houghtaling & Downey Renew Call for Social Distancing, Urge Residents to Flatten the Curve

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey issued the following statement urging Monmouth County residents and New Jerseyans to continue adhering to social distancing practices in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities:

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Houghtaling & Downey Call on General Public to Avoid using N95 Masks

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal joined Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey to call for pharmacies and other businesses to immediately halt all sales of specialized N95 protective masks to members of the public, and for all New Jersey residents to instead purchase more accessible cloth masks for personal protection.

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New Scam Targets Recipients of Federal Stimulus Checks

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are warning New Jersey residents to be wary of a dangerous and effective new scam that asks individuals to provide their bank account information via phone, email, or social media message in order to receive or expedite their $1,200 federal stimulus check.

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