Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bill would require firearms photo ID card that must be renewed every five years.
Thursday, February 14
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Connie Wagner and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to institute standardized photo identification card requirements for firearms purchases similar to drivers' licenses was advanced by an Assembly panel on Wednesday. The legislation was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee during a special hearing as part of the comprehensive Assembly Democratic anti-gun violence initiative, which is comprised of more than two dozen bills. The measure now heads for a vote before the full Assembly on Feb. 21. "This is really a common sense measure," said Eustace. "Cars were not designed with the intention to be deadly, but yet we have similar requirements for them to make sure they are being…
Friday, February 8, 2013
District 37 incumbents running together, report says.
Friday, February 8
Palisades Park Deputy Mayor Jason Kim is seeking to unseat Englewood Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, politickernj.com reports. Faced with Kim's challenge, District 37 incumbents Senator Loretta Weinberg, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and Vainieri Huttle announced they would run together, the report said. "From fighting to create jobs and increase the minimum wage to protecting health care for women and children to making our schools and neighborhoods safer Loretta, Gordon and Valerie have built a record of advocacy and accomplishment across Bergen County’s 37th District," spokesman Dave Parano told the website. Teaneck community activist and former Marine Jason Castle, who challenged Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen in the democratic …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Englewood assemblywoman calls for law to be in place before 2014 Super Bowl
Monday, January 14
A rally at the Statehouse on Friday marked Human Trafficking Awareness Day and pushed for passage of new anti-trafficking legislation in New Jersey. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) introduced the bill in October and has said she wants the law in effect before the 2014 Super Bowl. Such massive events, Huttle has said, can attract an influx of traffickers. Anyone convicted of crimes related to human trafficking could face $25,000 in fines under the proposed bill, Huttle said in an NJTV report. The bill has bi-partisan support, but has not yet faced a vote on the senate or assembly floor, northjersey.com reported. Watch the video above for more on the rally and bill.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Funding comes from the state's Blue Acres program, which helps provide for the acquisition of lands located in floodways.
An Assembly panel Thursday approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Timothy Eustace to provide tax relief to towns that are acquiring flood-prone homes through the state's Blue Acres program. "The homes at issue are being purchased by Blue Acres funds because of constant flooding and they are now coming off the tax rolls,” said Vainieri Huttle (D-37). “Towns should not be left on the hook to pay county and school taxes for a home that is no longer bringing in property taxes because of a delay in processing. This is a sensible way to help beleaguered homeowners and cash-strapped municipalities." "This is a simple solution to allow for towns to plan correctly for next year's budget," said …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The State Assembly Transportation Committee could have used subpoena power if the Port Authority didn't comply; the committee chair also criticized the agency for approving toll “rollbacks” for Staten Island commuters while ignoring those in NJ.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey earlier this week avoided a subpoena by starting to make good on its promise to turn over documents to the State Assembly Transportation Committee, APP.com reported, albeit two days after a 30-day deadline had passed. “With their receipt, [the Office of Legislative Services] will now begin a review process to determine the completeness of the Port Authority’s response,” Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19), who chairs the committee, told the Asbury Park Press, which also reported that the committee could have used the subpoena power it was granted in March to force the agency to turn over the documents Wisniewski contends he’s been requesting since October 2010. In April, New Jersey lawmakers …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Film chronicles impacts of bullying.
Hundreds of local students are expected to attend a free screening of a new anti-bullying documentary film Wednesday afternoon and the public is invited to an evening showing, a local lawmaker announced. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, the lead sponsor of the state’s Anti-bullying Bill of Rights, will host the screening of “Bully” with her husband Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle III at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street. A noon screening is reserved for students, with a 6 p.m. show open to the public. The evening show will include a panel discussion. The film is set to appear in select theaters around the country, but none in Bergen County. “‘Bully’ showcases the harassment and intimidation the Anti-Bullying …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Republicans Keith Jensen and John Aslanian say lawmakers should focus on tax relief and called the new law “meddlesome” and “oppressive.”
District 37 Republican Assembly candidates John Aslanian and Keith Jensen said Friday that if they are elected, they intend to support legislation suspending New Jersey’s anti-bullying law, calling it “oppressive,” and saying legislators should focus on tax relief instead. The anti-bullying law, sponsored by their Democratic opponent, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37), went into effect statewide at the beginning of the current school year, but the two Republicans say it “has turned into a bureaucratic and legal nightmare for administrators, teachers, parents and students.” Aslanian said in a statement that the law is a “financial drain on schools.” ‘The bill is eating into school curriculum time and staff time,” he said. “Our …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Vainieri Huttle, Buono and others will be at Fort Lee High School to officially unveil the new “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” Tuesday morning.
State Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-18) will join Fort Lee students, Jennifer Ehrentraut, the cousin of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge in September and whose suicide prompted New Jersey's new anti-bullying legislation, and others Tuesday morning at Fort Lee High School to mark the start of the new school year and celebrate the “official commencement” of the "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights," the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office announced Friday. Signed into law in January and taking effect at the start of this school year, the legislation is “viewed as one of the most comprehensive anti-bullying measures in …