Archive for Tag: Serena DiMaso

DiMaso fights for compensation for the wrongfully-convicted

TRENTON, N.J. – Innocent individuals who spent years of their lives committed for treatment or on the sex offender list will be able to seek compensation through legislation that was discussed by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday. CLICK HERE TO WATCH: Fighting for compensation:...

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Shady moving and storage companies targeted by bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation cracking down on unlicensed moving and storage companies continues to advance, passing the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. The bill (S781/A4884/A3617) increases penalties on illegitimate operators. “Families entrust their movers with a lifetime of possessions, and once that truck is loaded, they are powerless until the...

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Governor signs DiMaso bill breaking down barriers to life-saving organ transplants

TRENTON, N.J. – Ensuring that recent reforms to the state’s medical examiner system do not interfere with access to donated organs is now law in New Jersey. The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, restores language specifying that medical examiners can only stop a donation when an organ might...

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DiMaso op-ed seeks audits to ensure taxpayer money is being spent responsibly

HOLMDEL, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso wrote an op-ed for the Asbury Park Press calling for audits of every department in state government after Gov. Phil Murphy “found” $1 billion to spend on his agenda items. DiMaso’s plan requires the Legislature to review the audit results. State needs departmental audits,...

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Bill turning tables on illegal activity at massage parlors advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Massage parlors have long been associated with illegal sexual activity. It is their connection to human trafficking and the sex trade that fuels legislation approved by the Assembly Homeland Security Committee today. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso sponsors the bill (A3913) expanding oversite and holding operators accountable for...

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DiMaso reacts to the Murphy administration’s nepotistic hiring practices

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso criticized the Schools Development Authority’s firing of 26 veteran employees and hiring of 38 new people, many of whom have personal relationships with Gov. Phil Murphy’s top staff. “The Schools Development Authority under the Murphy Administration has had enough problems even before these...

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Polls demonstrate Murphy is on the wrong track. Assembly GOP lawmakers propose alternative plans

TRENTON, N.J. – On the heels on a Monmouth University poll Tuesday showing that the public increasingly believes that Gov. Phil Murphy is taking New Jersey in the wrong direction, Assembly Republicans led by GOP Leader Jon Bramnick are calling for immediate reforms that would put the state on...

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DiMaso: Minimum wage increase jeopardizes health care services

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso issued the following statement after Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour: “The minimum wage bill signed today is unaffordable for the health-care providers who support our state’s most vulnerable residents. If the providers are not being...

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DiMaso bill reviving life-saving organ transplants waiting for Gov’s signature

TRENTON, N.J. – More than 4,000 state residents are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. Legislation passed by the Assembly today ensures recent changes to statutes governing county medical examiners do not impede their access to donated organs. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, the bill (S2922/A4504) restores language...

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Assembly Republicans react on social media to Murphy State of the State message

TRENTON, N.J. – Criticism poured-in on social media from Republicans in the state Assembly after Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his first state of the state message to a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday. “Governor Murphy’s top NJ priorities for 2019 are increasing minimum wage and legalizing pot,” tweeted...

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