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Bill Expanding Law to Help Non-profits Protect Against Terror & Cyber Attacks Clears Legislature, Goes to Governor

Dec 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The alarming increase in the numbers of reported incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence prompted a bill — sponsored by Assembly members Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak– aiming to help non-profit organizations protect themselves against acts of terror, threats and attacks.

The measure (A-3906) was recently approved, 76-0, by the full Assembly on Monday December 17, clearing both houses of the legislature.

“The mosque attack in New York last year led to threats for many Islamic worship centers across the country and here in New Jersey. The same has happened for synagogues and Jewish community centers after the tragic shooting last weekend in Pittsburgh,” said Quijano (D-Union), who is chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. “Non-profit organizations that support residents within our communities are at risk of becoming targets of hate and discrimination more and more these days.