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‘Patient Protection Act’ Approved By Senate Committee

Singleton-Sweeney Bill Would Provide Transparency for Out-of-State Transfers and Referrals, Protect Against Surprise Billing

Trenton – Acting to protect patients and their families against unexpected costs for transfers to out-of-state health care facilities, a Senate committee today approved the “Patient Protection Act,” a bill sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senate President Steve Sweeney requiring that patients are informed in advance of financial liabilities and care options.

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Singleton, Andrzejczak Bill To Help Some First Responders Receive Health Care Coverage Passed Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Community and Urban Affairs Chair Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Bob Andrzejczak, which would permit the inclusion of volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders into the small employer health benefits plan statutes, passed the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

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Affordable Housing In New Jersey: No Turning Back From Court Control?

At NJ Spotlight roundtable, assemblywoman makes case for resurrecting Council on Affordable Housing, but advocates say current court-controlled process must continue

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State Again Pares Role Of Hedge Funds In Pension Holdings

Investment returns for the state’s beleaguered retirement systems have totaled 4.68 percent during the fiscal year that ends June 30, well shy of assumptions

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Officials Stress The Need For Joint Base Overpass At Senate Hearing

Most of the discussion during the hearing Thursday was centered on funding construction of a $15 million overpass on Route 539, which bisects Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ocean County, in order to allow large convoys of military vehicles to safely and easily travel beneath the public highway from one side of the sprawling military installation to the other.

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New Jersey Amends Data Breach Law, Expanding Definition Of Personal Info

New Jersey last week officially passed Bill S-52, which amends its previous data breach notification law.

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Greenstein, Singleton Bill To Require State Agencies To Use A 20-Year Time Horizon To Measure The Effects Of Air-Pollutants Advances

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Vice-Chair Linda Greenstein and Senator Troy Singleton, which would require the state to use a 20-year time horizon and the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report to measure global warming impact of greenhouse gases advanced from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

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Libraries Must Wait For Access To Much-Needed Bond Funds

It’s 18 months since voters approved $125 million to upgrade municipal and county libraries, but officials are still teasing out the regulations

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Op-Ed: Governor's Veto Of The 'Dark Money' Bill Is Wrong For New Jersey

Calling on legislators to ‘recognize the errors of the governor’s action and correct this wrong’

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Governor Signs Bill Package Promoting Awareness Of Food Waste And Hunger

Trenton – A bill package sponsored by Senator Bob Smith, Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Richard Codey, Senator James Beach, Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Senator Vin Gopal, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, Senator Joseph Cryan, and Senator Linda Greenstein, which will promote awareness of food waste and hunger, was signed into law today.

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