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Assembly Labor Considers Minimum Wage Legislation

Other Committee Highlights: Measures Tackling Climate Change, Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, & Increasing Safety for Hotel Housekeepers

**Also on Tap: Bill Requiring NJT to Adopt Nondiscrimination Policy

(TRENTON) – Assembly Labor will take on wage law and the bill to gradually raise minimum wage to $15 on Thursday. Other measures up for consideration by Assembly committees: a measure to establish a task force on the prevention of sexual abuse of persons with developmental disabilities and a bill to provide panic buttons to hotel employees for protection.

The following committees to hold hearings:
The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the innovation economy and its impact on businesses in New Jersey. The panel will meet at 2:00 PM in Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex.

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will hear testimony from James Smith, William and Edna MacAleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, concerning the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming and the potential effects climate change and global warming may have on New Jersey. Professor Smith’s research focuses on extreme rainfall and major flooding events. The committee will meet at 2:00 PM in Committee Room 12.

The Assembly Education Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on gifted and talented education programs in New Jersey. The committee will meet at 10:00 AM in Committee Room 16.

The full Assembly committee agendas can be found here.

Committees will begin at 10 a.m.
Agenda committee agenda highlights include:

McKnight/Egan Raises, over time, hourly minimum wage to $15.00.A-2903
DeAngelo Concerns law regarding failure to pay wages.A-4848

Diegnan/Greenstein Establishes task force to examine and make recommendations regarding implementation of “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.”

Vainieri Huttle Requires NJT to adopt nondiscrimination policy and requires annual training on nondiscrimination policy.

Quijano Creates “Coastal Climate Change Commission.”

(pending referral) Requires State to use 20-year time horizon and most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report when calculating global warming potential to measure global warming impact of greenhouse gases.

Vainieri Huttle/ Pinkin/Kennedy Establishes new timeframes for implementation of certain requirements in “Global Warming Response Act”; requires DEP to adopt strategy to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

Quijano Creates “New Jersey Criminal Justice Information Sharing Environment Coordinating Council.”