POLITICO: Mukherji was most prolific N.J. lawmaker of 2016

POLITICO: Mukherji was most prolific N.J. lawmaker of 2016

By Matt Friedman
12/30/2016 02:11 PM EDT

Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, a Democrat from Hudson County, was New Jersey’s most prolific lawmaker of 2016.

Mukherji was a prime sponsor of 23 bills that were signed into law in 2016. And his name is at or near the top of 28 of the 58 bills that are sitting on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

“I owe that to the hard working legislative staffers and to the speaker and my Senate running mate, Brian Stack, who have helped me shepherd some good ideas into law,” Mukherji, who introduced 317 bills last year, said in a phone interview.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2016/12/raj-mukherji-was-most-prolific-nj-lawmaker-of-2016-108378

For Assemblyman Raj Mukherji's page at the Assembly Majority Office, which includes legislative press releases, please surf to: http://assemblydems.com/memberindex.asp?RosterKey=364.


Jersey Journal: 3 assemblymen introduce measure to log origin of illegal weapons

The Jersey Journal -- 6/2/2014 -- Three state assemblymen, including one from Jersey City, have introduced legislation that would create a database for firearms used in illegal activities that are recovered by law enforcement agencies.

The bill, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji of Jersey City, and Gary S. Schaer, and Vincent Mazzeo, directs the state Attorney General's Office to create a central repository of information regarding all firearms that were seized, forfeited, found or otherwise attained by law enforcement and believed to have been used in a crime.

The aim of the bill is to identify where illegal firearms seized in New Jersey are coming from and halt the flow of those weapons.  READ MORE: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/06/assemblymen_introduce_measure_to_log_origin_of_illegal_weapons.html

ASSEMBLY MAJORITY OFFICE: http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=8223


Mukherji, Quijano Parkinson's Disease Legislation Advances

ASSEMBLY MAJORITY OFFICE -- 5/8/2014 -- Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano that would create a public awareness and education program about Parkinson's disease was advanced by an Assembly committee. [...]  "An estimated 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "This is a disease that affects too many New Jersey families. The more we know about Parkinson's, the more we can help residents identify symptoms and find the resources they need to help themselves and their loved ones."

READ MORE: http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=8088


Christie Signs Mukherji Legislation to Improve Prison Drug Treatment Programs, Break Cycle of Recidivism

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR -- 4/17/2014 -- Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Improve Prison Drug Treatment Programs and Help Continue Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism [...]

Primary sponsors for A-2295/S-686 included Senators Raymond Lesniak and Nicholas Sacco, and Assembly members Vincent Prieto, Angelica Jimenez, Carmelo Garcia, Bonnie Watson-Coleman, and Raj Mukherji.

READ MORE: http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/552014/approved/20140417a.html


Mukherji Appointed to Assembly Budget, Commerce, and Labor Panels

ASSEMBLY MAJORITY OFFICE -- 2/16/2014 -- Assemblyman Raj Mukherji was appointed to serve on three critical Assembly committees dealing with various issues including New Jersey's budget, labor and business and industry. [...] "Assemblyman Mukherji is a talented young legislator with unique and impressive professional accomplishments, which give me great confidence in the tremendous value he will add to these vital committees," said Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen, Hudson). [...]

"Growing New Jersey's middle class and helping our working families is a top priority for me," said Mukherji (D- Hudson). "Finding ways to get more New Jerseyans back to work will be the goal this session. I look forward to working with my colleagues to tackle the issues impeding job and business growth in the state."

READ MORE: http://www.assemblydems.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=7810


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