I want to take this opportunity to update my constituents of the 33rd Legislative District on the progress I have made so far with respect to legislation and my work in Trenton. Since I took office on January 14, I have been working with my colleagues on meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on our residents.
I am a Primary Sponsor on the following bills:
A385: establishes a commission to study and present solutions on the disparity in the treatment of persons with disabilities in underrepresented communities.
A641: imposes uniform restrictions on gifts, outside employment and compensation concerning the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A1672: requires youth sports team organizations to implement written head injury policies.
I am also a Co-Sponsor on the following bills:
A2183: Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits for qualified wages of certain veterans.
A2184: Requires issuance of one free copy of a veteran's death certificate to certain authorized persons upon request.
A2187: establishes pilot program to assist certain veterans with housing modification and rehabilitation.
I have directed my legislative staff to start working with the Office of Legislative Services on a legislative package to help job creation and vocational services for high school students and young adults and a bill to help increase the New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
My first vote was to authorize the creation of the Select Committee on Investigation. This committee will be looking into the accusations of the closure of the George Washington Bridge last summer. I am confident that the committee will be able to determine the responsible parties, hold them accountable for their actions and make legislative recommendations in order to prevent any further abuse and incidents in the future.
Last Thursday, I met with Stevens Institute of Technology President Dr. Nariman Farvardin for a tour of the Campus and to discuss the schools innovations, current programs and ways how the State and Stevens can work together. Mr. Farvardin and I have a commitment to higher education and its impact on the residents of the 33rd district. Mr. Farvardin expressed to Assemblyman Garcia his vision of Stevens as a place of resources and ideas in the fields of engineering and technologies.
Abraham Lincoln said “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” The doors of my office are open and I will be very happy to help and provide assistance in Trenton and State Agencies, to facilitate any ideas and proposals that you think will advance and improve our lives. Please feel free to reach out to me at 201-714-4960 or our legislative email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmelo G. Garcia
Assemblyman, 33rd Legislative District.