Archive for Tag: Holly Schepisi

Schepisi introduces bill requiring doctors to identify and coordinate emergency care needs during telehealth visits

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing emergency health care needs virtually during telehealth visits has become increasingly necessary during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi. The lawmaker introduced a bill this week that acknowledges this new trend in health care delivery by revising the standards and protocols for activating emergency...

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Assembly sends Schepisi bill requiring annual AG report on state’s sexual assault cases to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – By a unanimous vote in the Assembly today, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi’s bill shedding light on the number and nature of sexual assault cases reported in the state was advanced to the governor’s desk. Schepisi, who survived a sexual assault in her teens, said her bill will...

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Schepisi on scheme to defraud New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

TRENTON, N.J. – A former manager of the New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Fund and two others were arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing millions from the fund for personal interests. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a survivor of a brain aneurysm, responded to the news of the charges and investigation.  “I...

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GOP assemblywomen join calls for new corrections head following abuse allegations at women’s prison

TRENTON, N.J. – All seven Republican Assemblywomen are demanding that state Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks be replaced after reports detailing accusations that officers severely beat inmates at the state’s only women’s prison earlier this month. “The report of thirty officers and supervisors on leave because of allegations of abuse...

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Statement on violence in nation’s capital from district 39 lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi released the following joint statement regarding the violence in Washington on Wednesday: “America was built upon both the right of our citizens to peacefully protest and the need for the democratic process to peacefully unfold. The...

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Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman...

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Unemployed poll worker wages protected under Schepisi bill

TRENTON, N.J. – An unprecedented election season amid a global pandemic and staggering joblessness motivated Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi to draft legislation that would encourage the unemployed to work on behalf of the boards of election. “We don’t only need poll workers willing to work on Election Day, but we...

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Assembly passes bill protecting communities from fees mandated by some homeowner associations

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Assembly passed legislation Thursday protecting homeowners from voluntary associations that try to impose mandatory fees on all residents, regardless of membership. The bill (S908/A2480), sponsored Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Holly Schepisi and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, bans associations or clubs from compelling non-members...

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Schepisi bill would permit weekend safe-street festivals to help local businesses during shutdowns

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi says that it’s time to help small businesses such as retailers, restaurants and bars to reopen and flourish safely with the ability to sell goods, food and drinks in a safer outdoor setting during the summer months. “Our local businesses need to reopen...

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Committee advances Schepisi bill expanding prosecution for sexual assault crimes against minors

TRENTON, N.J. –  New Jersey took a step towards closing a prosecution loophole under a bill (A717) advanced by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today that would prosecute teachers and chaperones who sexually prey on minors in jurisdictions with less restrictive age of consent laws. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a sponsor...

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