General Assembly Approves Muñoz & O’Scanlon Bill Expanding Use of Life-Saving Overdose Antidote

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republicans Nancy F. Muñoz and Declan O’Scanlon sponsor legislation, approved today by the General Assembly, to allow more first responders and other healthcare professionals to administer drug overdose antidotes and protects them from liability. “Every second counts when reacting to an overdose situation,” said Muñoz, a registered nurse …

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Assembly Approves Casagrande Measure on Life-Saving Allergy Treatment in Schools

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Caroline Casagrande’s legislation to increase access to life-saving medicine for children with severe allergies in school earned approval today in the General Assembly. The bill, A-304, authorizes school nurses and trained personnel to administer epinephrine to any student having an anaphylactic reaction. “As many as two children in …

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Assembly Approves Russo-Rumana Bill Allowing Good Faith Emergency Epinephrine Injections

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation (A-304) sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Russo and Scott Rumana permitting a school nurse or trained designee to administer an epinephrine injection to a student in an emergency was approved by the General Assembly today. “Allergic reactions are not uncommon and often occur unexpectedly,” said Russo, R-Bergen, Essex, Morris …

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Angelini Bill Improving Mental Health & Drug Treatment in Prisons Earns Approval of the General Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Republican Mary Pat Angelini sponsors legislation, approved today by the General Assembly, to improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse treatment for inmates. The bill (A-3722) requires the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to share the authority over prison-based treatment …

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O’Scanlon Measure Protecting Drivers’ Privacy and Vehicle Black Box Data Gets Approval of General Assembly

Source: Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon sponsors protecting the privacy of drivers with a “black box” device in their automobile was approved today by the General Assembly. The bill (A-3597) creates protections by limiting access to data recorded by a vehicle’s on-board electronics. “The public is extremely sensitive …

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Schepisi reaches out to Mercedes on potential move from Bergen County to the South

Bergen Record – Nearly two weeks ago, three state legislators reached out to the head of Mercedes-Benz USA seeking a meeting to dissuade the automaker from leaving Montvale, but they did not got a response until Thursday. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, R-River Vale, state Sen. Gerald Cardinale, R-Demarest and Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Old Tappan, jointly sent …

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Bramnick-Bucco speak on “Buy American” bill

Bergen Record – The state Assembly on Thursday approved a package of bills that would require that all public contracts – and those awarded by various autonomous agencies, including the Port Authority – to use goods made in America. Business groups strongly opposed the bills, saying they would increase costs and hurt the state economy, …

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Bramnick Bill Prohibiting Unsolicited Text Message Advertising Approved by Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation prohibiting telecommunications companies from sending unsolicited advertising by text messaging and charging a fee, unless expressly permitted by the consumer, was approved by the Assembly today. The bill, A-617, is sponsored by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset. “This pro-consumer bill safeguards the cell phone owner …

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Bucco Pleased Extension on Appraisal Process for Highlands Properties Approved by Assembly

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said he is pleased the Assembly approved legislation that extends the special appraisal process time frame by five years (to 2019) for homeowners in the Highlands Region. Bucco’s bill, A-3058, allows property owners to have their land appraised at both current value and …

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Rible Permit Extension Bill Wins Assembly Approval

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible that helps create jobs and continue to support economic development was approved by the General Assembly today. The measure, A-3815, extends the “Permit Extension Act” for one year (Dec. 31, 2015). Under current law, the extension granted in 2012 expires at …

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