Archive for Tag: Serena DiMaso

DiMaso to introduce Assembly bill banning vaccine passport mandates

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso will sponsor and introduce legislation later this month that would block state government from mandating that private businesses screen customers for proof of immunization for Covid-19. Sen. Mike Testa introduced the bill (S3674) Monday in the state Senate. “Creating a vaccine passport to...

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DiMaso praises cancer patient vaccine program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso applauded a cooperative effort between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey to make Covid-19 vaccinations more accessible to vulnerable patients.  “I’m thrilled to see yet another partnership in our district between local health organizations that will...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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DiMaso: Marijuana injustice bill is not will of the people

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso strongly criticized Democrats passing controversial legislation on underage use and possession of marijuana. “This legislation was not a bill to advance social justice or mental health; it is an attack on parenting and punishing our police officers more than individuals supplying drugs to...

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DeCroce, DiMaso and Simonsen underscore urgency to get kids back in classrooms as critical questions remain unanswered

TRENTON, N.J. – Today’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools remote meeting highlighted the importance of getting teachers and children back in the classroom for full in-person learning, said the committee’s Assembly Republican members. Legislators, state officials, education advocates, and concerned parents discussed how New Jersey can successfully reopen...

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Rescinding business restrictions does little to help a struggling industry, says DiMaso

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he was easing restrictions on restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms, allowing them to operate past 10 p.m. and increase capacity limits by 10 percent starting Friday. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso welcomed the news, but was critical of Murphy’s executive orders that...

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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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Murphy’s ‘lack of imagination’ botches vaccine rollout says DiMaso, offers other state solutions

TRENTON, N.J. – A sluggish and disappointing rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in New Jersey has frustrated residents and pushed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso to demand Gov. Phil Murphy consider other efforts. “The Murphy administration had months to devise a plan and the best they could do is a hodgepodge...

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DiMaso urges patience as vaccine eligibility expands

TRENTON, N.J. – In light of the overwhelming demand at pharmacies and other vaccination sites, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso called for patience as the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility was expanded yesterday to residents over 65 or with certain medical conditions: “Discovering the vaccine is in short supply after months of waiting...

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