Assembly Committees To Consider Wide Range Of Legislation

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TRENTON – Bills protecting senior citizens and consumers, promoting bone marrow donation and pushing to bring a Super Bowl to New Jersey highlight the Assembly’s Thursday committee agendas.

One measure would prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens and retirees, while another bill would require retailers to charge consumers an advertised after-rebate price – rather than making buyers send in coupons or log on to manufacturer’s Web sites to claim their savings.

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Also on tap is a measure prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets after the top prizes have been claimed.

Another bill would promote bone marrow donations. The measure is named Jaden’s Law in honor of Jaden Hilton, a 3-year-old New Jersey boy who died of leukemia on Jan. 29, 2007. Jaden needed a bone marrow transplant to survive, but neither his parents, his brother nor any of his relatives were a match and due to the lack of other donors within the bone marrow pool, another match couldn’t be found.

Yet another bill would urge the National Football League to select the new Meadowlands stadium as the site of Super Bowl XLVIII.

The hearings will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.


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