Anti-Swatting Bill, Boosting Farming Industry, Cord Blood Banking, Male Teacher Recruitment & Recovery High School Top Monday Assembly Committees

Defibrillators at Youth Events & Veterans Help Also on Tap
(TRENTON) – Bills to upgrade the crime of creating a false public alarm though so-called swatting, boost New Jersey’s farming industry, extend gross income tax medical expense deduction to cord blood banking services, recruit disadvantaged or minority men to teach in certain failing schools and a pilot recovery high school that provides high school education and substance dependency plan of recovery highlight Monday’s Assembly committee meetings.
The meetings are slated to being at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
· A-4375 (Moriarty/Andrzejczak/Mazzeo/Mosquera/Quijano) – Upgrades crime of false public alarm under certain circumstances. 2 p.m. Homeland Security and State Preparedness.
· A-4376 (Burzichelli) – Clarifies definition of agricultural deed restriction; and directs SADC to prepare certain informational documents concerning farmland preservation; A-4377 (Mazzeo/Burzichelli) – Directs State Board of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture to develop and adopt certain terms and standards concerning local agricultural and horticultural products; A-4378 (Singleton/Burzichelli) – Requires DEP to issue permits allowing collection of seeds and other parts from wild plants under certain circumstances; A-4379 (Mazzeo/Burzichelli) – Directs DOH to issue guidance concerning food safety at farmers markets; A-4380 (Andrzejczak) – Establishes a multi-species depredation permit; A-4381 (Taliaferro/Mazzeo) – Establishes “Jersey Canned Goods Program;” A-4382 (Taliaferro/Mazzeo) – Establishes “Jersey Frozen Foods Program;” A-4383 (Mazzeo/Taliaferro) – Requires food vouchers in “Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program” to be over-issued in multiple monetary denominations; AJR-109 (Andrzejczak/Mazzeo) – Designates second weekend in October each year as “Shuck, Sip, and Slurp Weekend” to promote State oyster industry. 2 p.m. Agriculture and Natural Resources.
· A-1853 (Lampitt/Singleton/Mainor/Sumter) – Establishes pilot program in DOE to recruit disadvantaged or minority men to teach in certain failing schools under alternate route program. 10 a.m. Education.
· A-3500 (Andrzejczak/DeAngelo/Pinkin/Quijano) – Requires local recreation departments, youth serving organizations, and camps to have defibrillators for youth athletic events, and public schools to train pupils in defibrillator use and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. 10 a.m. Education.
· A-4119 (Jasey/Quijano/Sumter) – Establishes “New Jersey Out-of-School Time Advisory Commission” to review before-school, after-school, and summer programs. 10 a.m. Education.
· A-1030 (Benson/Greenwald/Lagana) – Extends gross income tax medical expense deduction to certain cord blood banking services. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A3738 (Fuentes/Diegnan/Sumter) – Authorizes Commissioner of Education to create a pilot recovery high school that provides high school education and substance dependency plan of recovery to test the effectiveness of this model in the State. 10 a.m. Education.
· A-4212 (Vainieri Huttle) – Recognizes American Sign Language as a world language for meeting high school graduation requirements. 10 a.m. Education.
· A-3971 (Mazzeo/Andrzejczak) – Extends post-military service protection against mortgage foreclosure. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-4323 (DeAngelo/Lagana/Muoio) – Authorizes driver’s license renewal extension to military personnel and immediate family members under certain circumstances. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-4324 (DeAngelo/Lagana/Pinkin) – Includes all disabled veterans in NJT discount program for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-1858 (Lampitt/Mosquera) – Provides for licensure of human milk banks. 10 a.m. Women and Children.