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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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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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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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Singleton, Codey, Vitale Bill To Protect The Rights Of LGBTQI Residents In Long-Term Care Facilities Passed Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Richard Codey and Senator Joseph Vitale, which would establish requirements concerning the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, and intersex residents in long-term care facilities, passed the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee today.

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Singleton Bill To Require Towns To Share PILOTs With School Districts Clears Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Senator Troy Singleton, which would require municipalities to share certain payments received in lieu of property taxes (PILOTs) with school districts, cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

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Committee Passes Singleton Bill To Assist In Property Tax Relief

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Senator Troy Singleton, which would increase funds distributed to municipalities from the “Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief Fund” over a period of five years to restore municipal aid reductions, passed the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

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Singleton Bill To Establish Temporary Outcome-Based System For Medications Clears Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, which would establish a three-year Medicaid demonstration project to pay for certain drugs according to an outcome-based system, cleared the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today.

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Turner, Singleton Bill To Pilot Restorative Justice Programs In Schools Clears Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner and Senator Troy Singleton, which would establish the “Restorative Justice in Education Pilot Program,” cleared the Senate today.

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Singleton, Corrado Bill To Have Copayments Waived For Military Members Signed Into Law

Trenton – A bill sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin Corrado, which would permit certain healthcare professionals to waive copayments, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy today.

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