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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Houghtaling and Downey Introduce Bill Strengthening Move Over Law

Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have introduced a bill amending the Move Over Law to strengthen penalties for drivers who violate the law.

The bill requires two motor vehicle penalty points to be assessed when a driver violates the Move Over Law.

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Downey 'Pass The Trash Bill' Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to thoroughly vet prospective school employees for allegations of sexual misconduct to prevent sexual predators from working in schools has been signed into law.         

There have been numerous cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct involving children in one school were able to find work in other schools where they victimized other children. The past misconduct may not have been shared with the hiring school district, at times because of a non-disclosure agreement, leaving the hiring district without this important information.

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