Governor Signs Houghtaling Bill Shutting Down Businesses That Cheat Workers

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - This Tuesday, Governor Murphy signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling’s bill that would protect workers from employers who cheat them out of wages or benefits.

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From the Assembly: Looking Back and Moving Forward

As we begin to close out the first month of this new year, we’re glad for the opportunity to give you an update on some of our work in the State House and at home in Monmouth County.

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Houghtaling & Downey to Lead Agriculture, Human Services Committees

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today announced their continued leadership of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources and Assembly Human Services Committees, respectively.

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Downey Bill to Increase Workers’ Compensation for Loss of Hand or Foot Now Law

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling (both D-Monmouth) to increase workers’ compensation for the first time since 1980 for employees who lose a hand or foot in a workplace accident was signed into law this week.

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Downey Bill Requiring Legislative Policy on Sexual Harassment Now Law

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - In order to ensure a safe and secure work environment for members and employees, legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to require the Legislature to adopt a policy prohibiting sexual harassment and provide training on the policy for members, officers and employees was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Phil Murphy.

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Governor Signs “Zackhary’s Law” to Establish Alert System for Hit-and-Runs

TRENTON - This Tuesday, Governor Murphy signed into law “Zackhary’s Law,” legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Joann Downey that would create a new alert system to help apprehend drivers who abandon a victim with serious injuries at the scene of a hit-and-run accident.

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