Assembly Majority Office - 2/21/2018
The new law, formerly bill (A-1656), would expand Medicaid coverage of family planning services to non-pregnant individuals whose income does not exceed the highest income eligibility level established for pregnant women under current state plan, which is currently 200 percent of the federal poverty level in New Jersey.
"This is a wise and financially sound move. We can't leave this money sitting on the table when family planning centers throughout the state have been forced to close, scale back their services or turn patients away, hitting residents in urban areas particularly hard," said Mukherji (D-Hudson).
The new law would exercise a state option provided under the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," which permits states to expand family planning services through a state plan amendment. In doing so, the federal government would pay 90 percent of the costs for these services.
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
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."
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.
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."