Update from Assemblywoman Aura Dunn

For those who do not subscribe to Assemblywoman Dunn’s newsletter, we wanted to pass on the following information from her office:

Monthly Update

It was a busy 2020 in Trenton, with 31 bills I worked on passing the Legislature; 29 of which were signed into law.

The attack on our Capitol and Constitution is disheartening but no one statement of condemnation of these actions will be enough. My prayers are with our nation as we seek justice and real solutions to end the division, hatred, and violence that has tragically become all too normal in response to disagreement.  As a public official, and as a mother, I believe that those in elected office should be held to a higher standard as they serve as role models in our society.

Note, if the link does not work, you can access her video here: Watch | Facebook
The state just launched its COVID-19 vaccine registration site! You can pre-register to receive the vaccine when you are eligible or, if you are eligible to receive it, you can schedule an appointment. Register here: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

Unemployment has been extended by the state, visit the link below to file and get your benefits ASAP: https://www.myunemployment.nj.gov/

The deadline to apply for the Senior Freeze property tax program has been extended to February 1, 2021. To apply, visit this website:https://www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml 

Before your next trip to the Motor Vehicle Commission, be sure to check if you can “Skip the Trip.” Check the MVC website to see what services are available online:https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/online-services.html

Dunn in the NewsDunn Bill Addressing Access to Mental Health Services on College Campuses Advanceshttps://parsippanyfocus.com/2020/12/17/dunn-bill-addressing-access-to-mental-health-services-on-college-campuses-advances/ 

Dunn Bill Now Law: MVC to Educate Drivers on Rights and Responsibilities During Traffic Stopshttps://www.insidernj.com/press-release/now-law-mvc-educate-drivers-rights-responsibilities-traffic-stops/ 

Dunn Introduces Resolution Urging HUD to Prioritize Transitional Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Homelesshttps://www.insidernj.com/press-release/dunn-introduces-resolution-urging-hud-prioritize-transitional-housing-survivors-domestic-violence-homeless/

Legislative Update

I’d like to share some of the legislation I am working on: 
A5092- Requires Secretary of State to create website for voters to report irregularities regarding mail-in ballots; establishes a “Vote by Mail Study Commission.” We heard many stories this past election season about receiving invalid mail-in ballots, yet we have no central way to record these issues. This bill is one of several that I am working on to ensure our voting system is secure. 
A5105- Prohibits solicitation of business based on death notices. Losing a loved one is hard enough as it is; you should not have to worry about being hounded by solicitors as a result. 
A5153-Requires the Department of Health to conduct study on causes of youth suicide. Suicide at any age is a tragedy, but especially when we lose a child with their whole life ahead of them. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 10 to 34 age range. Getting a detailed understanding of why this is happening is key in preventing future pain and ending this epidemic.
Good Deed of the Month

Congratulations to the newly founded Roxbury Kiwanis Club on hosting a successful holiday food drive! It is always fulfilling to help others when you can. I know great things are in store for this club!
Send me your Good Samaritan stories at aswdunn@njleg.org
Need help or have a question?My District Office is located at 191 Main St, Suite D, Chester, NJ, 07930
Phone: 908-955-7228 Email: aswdunn@njleg.org

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