Downey Bill to Require Hospitals, Birthing Centers to Provide Parents with Info on Health Insurance for Newborns Passes Assembly

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Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey that would require New Jersey hospitals and birthing centers to provide informational literature on health insurance coverage for newborns to new parents cleared the Assembly, 74-0, on Thursday.

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Houghtaling & Downey: Christie Attempts to Loosen Gun Regulations is Irresponsible

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Assembly Members Houghtaling and Downey released the following statement in response to attempts by Governor Christie to once again loosen gun carry permits in New Jersey:

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Houghtaling Bill to Help Reduce Food Waste, Boost Food Assistance Programs Continues Advancing

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Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Eric Houghtaling and Bob Andrzejczak that would make it easier for schools to donate excess and unused food , and help reduce food waste was approved Monday by a Senate panel.

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Assembly Bill to Protect NJ Public Safety Officers Gains Final Legislative OK

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Legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Raj Mukherji, Elizabeth Muoio, Jamel Holley, Shavonda Sumter, Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Sheila Oliver, Joe Danielsen and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to support workers who are attacked while supervising inmates or detainees was approved 34-0 Monday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.

The bill was approved by the Assembly in February. It now goes to the governor.

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Downey, Houghtaling Bill to Facilitate Education for Students Living in Homeless Shelters Goes to Gov's Desk

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Legislation introduced by Monmouth County Assembly Members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling to require the state to pay the educational costs for certain students who reside in a homeless shelter outside of their district of residence unanimously cleared the state Senate on Monday, giving it final Legislative approval.

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Houghtaling Bill to Protect New Jersey Bee Population Clears Assembly Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Gary Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) to require advance notice of mosquito control spraying operations to nearby apiaries to prevent harming bee populations was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

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