The Assembly Budget Committee reviews the Governor’s proposed budget plan and crafts the Legislature’s appropriations bill, the state’s annual fiscal spending law.
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Earned Sick Leave & Port Authority Reform Top Monday Assembly Committee Meetings

Improved Suicide Prevention, Help for Farmers, Apartment Building Generators, Regulating Drone Usage & Controlling Invasive Bamboo Also on Tap

Discussion Also Set on Improving Teacher Readiness

Two bills to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and legislation to require businesses to provide earned sick leave to workers highlight Monday's Assembly hearings.

Also up are bills to improve suicide prevention training in schools, help farmers fight nuisance complaints, regulate drone usage, require generators for multiple-dwelling buildings and regulate the planting and sale of invasive and destructive running bamboo…

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Schaer Cancels Monday’s Budget Hearing; Reissues Invite to NJ Transit & MVC to Discuss Serious Budget Matters

Assembly Budget Committee Chair Disappointed by Lack of Commitment from Administration Transit Officials
Assembly Budget Chairman Gary S. Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement on the cancellation of Monday's Budget Committee hearing due to the lack of attendance on the part of officials from both the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) and NJ Transit:

"I am disappointed that both departments were unable to prioritize this hearing on their schedules, despite almost two weeks notification.

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