Houghtaling Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Legislative Package Approved by Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel approved on Monday a three-bill legislative package sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling requiring certain verifications for LIHEAP applicants, annually updating LIHEAP handbooks and providing quarterly trainings for employees.

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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Downey Bill Allowing Parents or Guardians to Place Security Freeze on Child’s Consumer Report Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey authorizing a parent or legal guardian to place a security freeze on a child’s consumer report cleared the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee on Monday.

The bill (A-1096) provides that a security freeze is to remain in place until the protected consumer’s parent or legal guardian requests that the security freeze be removed or the protected consumer reaches 18 years of age.

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Houghtaling Bills Supporting Winery Industry Advance

Two Assembly measures sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling designed to help New Jersey’s burgeoning winery industry create jobs and economic development were advanced Thursday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee during a special meeting at the Jessie Creek Winery.

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Houghtaling and Downey Respond to Caren Turner Incident

In response to the behavior of Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner towards two Tenafly Police Officers, Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey issued the following statements:

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Historic Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law


Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to promote equal pay for women was signed into law by the Governor on Tuesday.

The law (A-1) modifies current law, including the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for equal women.

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Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Bill to Allow Sports Betting

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey recently introduced a bill that would allow casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks, including former racetracks, in this State to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sport or athletic events.

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