Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Carmelo Garcia announces first week accomplishments in Assembly

To the editor:
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: asmgarcia@njleg.org.
Thank you
Carmelo G. Garcia
Assemblyman,
33rd Legislative District.
Assemblyman
Carmelo Garcia represents Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and parts of Jersey
City in the New Jersey Legislature.