Resolutions on human trafficking, Sandy aid, flood insurance pass

TRENTON – The Senate passed numerous resolutions, including ones dealing with Sandy aid, lottery privatization and federal flood insurance.

SCR118/ACR147: Passed 37-0. Urges the Special Response Unit be moved from Department of Human Services to Office of the Attorney General.

SCR133/ACR169: Passed 40-0. Urges federal government to pay 100% of Hurricane Sandy related essential assistance.

SJR44/AJR55: Passed 38-0. Designates January of each year as “Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

SJR60/AJR56: Passed 39-0. Designates Jan. 11 of each year as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day.”

SR89/AR130: Passed on voice vote. Urges Governor to seek legal advice from United States Department of Justice prior to contracting with private sector manager to operate the State Lottery.

SR95/AR142: Passed 36-3. Urges Congress to pass legislation creating comprehensive pathway to United States citizenship.

Democratic Sens. Ray Lesniak, Teresa Ruiz, and Dick Codey spoke in favor of the measure, pointing out these people, numbering about 11 million, are employed in New Jersey and elsewhere, are law-abiding, and deserve the same protections and rights of others.

Republican  Sen. Steve Oroho, however, pointed out a need for border protection and comprehensive immigration reform. His motion to table failed.

SR102/AR156: Passed by voice vote. Memorializes Congress and the President of the United States to increase subsidies for federal flood insurance. Resolutions on human trafficking, Sandy aid, flood insurance pass