Sandy Impact on N.J. Economy & Education, Update on Sandy Recovery Efforts, Human Trafficking Crackdown, Tougher Penalties for Violating Cell Phone Driving Ban, Banning Synthetic Marijuana, Helping Diabetics and Police Avoid Tussles & Restricting Ammunition Sales Top Thursday Assembly Agendas
Increased Fines for Failing to Stay to the Right, Anti-Big Brother Act, Help for Domestic Violence Victims, Limiting Where Cosmetic Surgeries Can Take Place, Studying Impact of River Dredging Disposal & Helping Vets Also on Tap
(TRENTON) – Testimony on how Sandy impacted the economy and education in New Jersey, discussion from emergency management officials on the progress of Sandy’s recovery efforts and bills to protect consumers from abusive debt collection, combat human trafficking, increase fines and impose a license suspension for using a hand-held device while driving, banning synthetic marijuana and help diabetics avoid disagreements with law enforcement top Thursday’s Assembly agendas.
Also on tap are bills to increase fines for drivers who fail to stay to the right unless passing, the Anti-Big Brother Act, permit domestic violence victims to testify via closed circuit television, limit where cosmetic surgeries can take place, study the impact of heavy traffic disposing of Delaware River dredging material and helping veterans and military members afford college...
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"He can't be trusted to run a toll bridge, how can he be trusted to run a country?" - Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19), chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, on Gov. Chris Christie.- MSNBC
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