Archive for Tag: Nancy Muñoz

Now law: Public awareness campaign promoting advance care planning and end-of-life care

TRENTON, NJ – The governor signed a bill (A4682/S3118) this week, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, that establishes an awareness campaign in the state Health Department to encourage community-wide conversations about advanced care planning and end-of-life care. “End-of-life discussions are difficult, but necessary. When people are prepared to have...

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Governor signs Munoz bill to prevent meningitis outbreaks on college campuses

TRENTON, N.J. – Students attending county colleges, colleges and universities in the state must receive meningitis vaccinations under new legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. “This extremely contagious illness can easily spread among young people who are living in dormitories and sharing spaces in college,” said Assemblywoman...

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GOP leaders say Murphy failed taxpayers in second State of the State message

TRENTON, N.J. – Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s second State of the State message, Assembly Republican leaders responded by saying his progressive agenda doesn’t address the real concerns of taxpayers who can no longer afford to live in the state. Since Murphy took office, taxes have been raised by more...

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Munoz bills strengthening state’s response to discrimination and harassment reports go to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Two bills (A5629 and A5630), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz, that strengthen the state’s response to workplace discrimination and harassment by creating a hotline for state employees and ensuring the governor is made aware of reports, were back in the Assembly today to concur with...

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Munoz bills on end-of-life planning and palliative care head to governor’s desk

TRENTON, NJ –The Assembly voted today to advance three bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz that aim to improve care for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. It requires health providers...

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Higher education committee clears Munoz bill allowing students to use state financial aid for summer courses

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Higher Education Committee cleared a bill (A5335), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, that will allow students to use their Tuition Assistance Grant and Educational Opportunity Fund awards during summer sessions to fulfill graduation requirements. “Motivated students want to graduate sooner and often do that by...

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Munoz bills ensuring better treatment with end-of-life and palliative care advance

TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly Health Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, aimed to strengthen treatment for patients with serious illnesses or dealing with end-of-life issues. The first bill (A4683) requires certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. “It’s very important to make sure...

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Munoz legislation creating task force on driver distractions advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’s bill establishes a task force to study and make recommendations concerning the impact of driver distractions on road and highway safety. “Anything that takes your attention away from driving can be a distraction,” stated Munoz (R-Union). “Whether it’s sending a text message, talking...

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Munoz introduces legislation giving nurses power over staffing ratios

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is sponsoring legislation that would require hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities to form committees that would create and implement nurse-to-patient ratios as part of staffing plans. Nurses would comprise at least 55 percent of the committee. “Nurses have a profound...

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Assembly Republicans unanimously choose Bramnick as Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Jon Bramnick was unanimously elected by Assembly Republicans on Thursday to continue as minority leader. “I am honored my colleagues have entrusted me to continue leading the fight against Governor Murphy’s new taxes and more spending,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “We need to come together on a...

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