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Danielsen Vows To Push For Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill’s Approval

Danielsen Vows To Push For Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill’s Approval

A local state Assemblymen who played an integral role in proposed legislation designed to expand medial marijuana opportunities in the state said he’s not deterred by the bill’s failure to be voted on this week. The bill, A-10, was paired with another bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. The measures were scheduled to be put […]

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‘Mental Health Parity’ Bill Co-Sponsored By Danielsen Gets Legislative Approval

‘Mental Health Parity’ Bill Co-Sponsored By Danielsen Gets Legislative Approval

A bill co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) designed to expand health insurance coverage for behavioral health care services and enhance enforcement and oversight of mental health parity was approved March 26 by a vote of 73-3. The bill, A-2031, would require plans to provide coverage for medically necessary behavioral health care services and […]

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Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Danielsen Playing Key Role In Crafting New Medical Marijuana Legislation

A local state legislator looks to play a role in what promises to be groundbreaking marijuana legislation due later this year. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is working to include key segments of medical marijuana legislation he introduced into the final bill, which is now being formed in a Democratic caucus. What’s expected to emerge […]

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Danielsen’s Assembly Committee Begins Fact-Finding On Cannabis Legislation

Danielsen’s Assembly Committee Begins Fact-Finding On Cannabis Legislation

If the March 5 hearing before the committee he chairs is any indication, state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen is going to have an interesting Spring. Danielsen (D-17), chairman of the Assembly’s Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee, held the first of what are planned to be several public hearings on cannabis regulation. To say interest in […]

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Assemblyman Danielsen Part Of Unofficial State Delegation Heading To Cuba

Assemblyman Danielsen Part Of Unofficial State Delegation Heading To Cuba

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) is one of three state legislators spending the weekend in Cuba, at the invitation of the Cuban government. Danielsen is joined on the trip by state Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and state Senator Loretta Weinberg, both (D-37). Also on the trip is Somerset County Democratic Party chair Peg Schaeffer and former […]

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State Assemblyman Danielsen Named Chair Of Chamber’s Regulatory Oversight Committee

State Assemblyman Danielsen Named Chair Of Chamber’s Regulatory Oversight Committee

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) has been named chairman of the Assembly’s Regulatory Oversight/Federal Regulation Committee. Danielsen, who was recently sworn in to his second full term as an Assemblyman, was named to the post by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-19). “I am both honored and humbled by the trust shown to me by […]

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Danielsen Bill To Help Dementia Patients Advances In Legislature

Danielsen Bill To Help Dementia Patients Advances In Legislature

Legislation co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen that would ensure hospital staff is well informed to deliver proper care and oversight for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia advanced in the legislature on Nov. 30. An Assembly panel sent the bill, A-918, on to the fill Assembly. The measure is also co-sponsored by Assembly members […]

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Danielsen Bill Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Signed Into Law

Danielsen Bill Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) that would expand medical parole for non-violent inmates and cut costs at jails was signed into law Sept. 13 by Gov. Chris Christie. The new law supplants one that granted limited medical parole for inmates who were deemed to have six month sor less to live. Under […]

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Legislation Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Danielsen Signed Into Law

Legislation Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Danielsen Signed Into Law

Two pieces of legislation co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) have become law, and a third awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s approval. The first is part of a legislative package sponsored by Danielsen and Assembly Democrats Lou Greenwald, Gordon Johnson, Bruce R. Land, Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Eric Houghtaling, Dan Benson, Patricia Jones, and Raj […]

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New Law, Co-Sponsored By Danielsen, Supports COs, Others, When Attacked

New Law, Co-Sponsored By Danielsen, Supports COs, Others, When Attacked

Legislation co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) that would support workers who are attacked while supervising inmates or detainees is now law. The measure was also sponsored by Assembly members Daniel R. Benson, Raj Mukherji, Elizabeth Muoio, Jamel Holley, Shavonda Sumter, Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Sheila Oliver, and Benjie Wimberly. Under previous law, a […]

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