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Singleton-Cryan Bill To Streamline Government Construction Projects Clears Committee

Trenton – In an effort to lower the cost of public construction projects, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Joe Cryan to authorize design-build construction services and procurement.

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Cryan-Singleton Bill Would Enhance Foreclosure Assistance

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Cryan and Senator Troy Singleton promoting the use of a mediation program to prevent foreclosures was approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

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As Governor Murphy Signed Strongest Environmental Justice Bill Into Law, He Also Spoke Of Desire To Sign “The People’s Bill” Into Law

(East Orange, NJ) – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed bill A-2212/S-232 into law, an environmental justice bill that would make New Jersey a leader in environmental responsibility. During the bill signing ceremony, Governor Phil Murphy, elected officials, and advocates present also used their platform to mention the importance of another significant bill that would make New Jersey a leader amongst states in the country:”The People’s Bill”.

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Governor Signs Bucco/Singleton Bill Saving Jobs And Taxpayer Money

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation providing protections for school employees covered by an existing collective bargaining agreement was signed into law today.

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Singleton, Gopal Bill To Protect LGBTQI Community In Long-Term Care Facilities Passes Committee

Trenton – In an effort to protect the rights of LGBTQI seniors in long-term care facilities, Senators Troy Singleton and Vin Gopal sponsored legislation to prohibit the discrimination of these residents in their facilities. The bill would also educate these facilities on the rights of their residents. This legislation passed the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

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Singleton Bill To Increase Awareness Of School Spending Priorities Clears Committee

Trenton – In an effort to highlight school spending priorities, Senator Troy Singleton sponsored a bill that passed the Senate Education Committee today that would require school districts to publicly report the number of mental health professionals and security personnel employed by the district.

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Bucco/Singleton Measure Cutting Taxes, Saving Jobs Moves To Governor’s Desk

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco and Senator Troy Singleton that would provide protections for school employees covered by an existing collective bargaining agreement has passed both houses of the Legislature and now awaits consideration by the Governor.

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Singleton Statement On The Passage Of S-232, Environmental Justice Legislation

Trenton – Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the environmental justice legislation, S-232:

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Singleton, Scutari Bill To Allocate $50 Million To Expedite Unemployment Claims Passes Senate

Trenton - Legislation aimed at improving the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) passed the Senate today. The bill would allocate $50 million in federal funding to increase processing capacity, and is sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Nicholas Scutari.

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Singleton, Ruiz Bill Requiring Depression Screenings In Schools Clears Committee

Trenton – Legislation, which would require public schools to administer written screenings for depression for students in grades seven through twelve, cleared the Senate Education Committee today. The bill was sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senate Education Committee Chair M. Teresa Ruiz.

“We cannot wait another moment to address the problem of adolescent and teen depression,” said Senator Singleton (D-Burlington). “Youth depression is on the rise and is only accelerating in the time of COVID-19. This is not just a mental health problem – it is a public health problem. This legislation provides for annual school based mental health screenings and is a preemptive measure against this debilitating illness. It would allow us to identify the symptoms of depression in our students before it’s too late or it turns into a life-long cycle.”

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