Gopal, Houghtaling & Downey Announce District 11 Economic Recovery Advisory Council

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Monmouth County legislators Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey announced today the formation of a new 11th Legislative District COVID-19 Economic Recovery Advisory Council, which will bring together representatives from a diverse array of industries and communities to advance efforts to re-open New Jersey’s economy, improve public health outcomes, and expand access to resources for municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and local small businesses.

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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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