Houghtaling & Downey Resolution Advances out of Committee

Assembly resolution urges Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to the United States Postal Service due to COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

OCEAN TOWNSHIP—Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey’s resolution has advanced out of the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee today. The resolution, AR181, urges Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to the United States Postal Service, as a result of the public health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

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Honoring Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky for an Inspiring 40-year Career Educating Others about Disabilities

TINTON FALLS, NJ - State Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey honored Dr. Paul Stuart Wichansky with a joint legislative proclamation for educating others about disability awareness and acceptance, and for 40 years, encouraging our youth to learn to believe in themselves and the beauty of their dreams.

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New Houghtaling Bill Creates Resources Hotline for New Jerseyans with Disabilities

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling has introduced new legislation that would require the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, in conjunction with State Centers for Independent Living to establish a telephone hotline available, at a minimum, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through which information and referral services will be provided to people with disabilities.

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Downey Bill Clarifies Effective Date of Workers Comp Hand-and Foot-Loss Benefit

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The State Assembly has passed Assemblywoman Joann Downey’s (D-Freehold) bill to clarify the effective date of increased Workers Compensation benefits implemented earlier this year for workers who lose a hand or foot in a job-related accident. 

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New Houghtaling Bill Allows Businesses to Deny Services to Customers who Refuse to Follow Pandemic Guidelines

OCEAN TOWNSHIP—Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling introduced new legislation (A4445) this Monday that would allow businesses and private buildings to deny services to or remove individuals who refuse to comply with the health and safety measures implemented on-site during a public health emergency.

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Downey Bill Lets New Drivers Skip MVC Lines After Passing Road Tests

OCEAN TOWNSHIP—Assemblywoman Joann Downey introduced new legislation this Monday that would authorize new drivers to use their validated permit as a temporary driver’s license during the COVID-19 public health emergency if they have already passed a formal road test.

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