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Baby Boxes Hearing & Legislation, Maternity Care Hospital Report Card, Direct Senior Freeze Property Tax Credit & Armed Forces Member Job Protections Highlight Monday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Sales Tax Exemption for Breast Pumps, Vets Health Care Transportation, Sanitation Vehicle Safety, Barring PANYNJ Employees from Implementing Trump Executive Order, Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Registry, 9/11 Memorial Registry, Encouraging Municipal Consolidation & Pollinators Protections

(TRENTON) – Baby boxes testimony and legislation, a New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care, a direct Senior Freeze property tax bill credit and ensuring job protections for Armed Forces members are among the highlights of Monday’s Assembly committee hearings.
Also on tap: veterans health care transportation, sanitation vehicle safety, barring PANYNJ employees from implementing Trump’s executive order, a motor vehicle emergency contact registry, a 9/11 memorial registry, encouraging municipal consolidation and pollinators protections.
The meetings are slated to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
· The Assembly Women and Children Committee at 10 a.m. will hear testimony on the Baby Box program, which was developed to assist in promoting safe sleep and reducing the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
· It will then consider A-4648 (Pintor Marin/Lampitt) – Requires various State departments to provide linkages to information about infant mortality prevention devices, known as “baby boxes” on their websites. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A-2262 (Vainieri Huttle) – Requires DOH to develop New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A-4670 (Lampitt) – Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of breast pumps, breast pump collection and storage supplies, and certain services to maintain and repair breast pumps. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A-4608 (Singleton/DeAngelo) – Converts senior freeze reimbursement into credit applied directly to property tax bills. 1 p.m. State and Local Government.
· A-3977 (Mazzeo/Lagana) – Provides US Armed Forces and Reserves members with protection against interference with their employment, trade or business. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-4145 (Andrzejczak/Land) – Requires nursing home facility operated by DMVA for veterans to provide State-funded transportation to health care services outside of facility. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-4452 (Downey/Houghtaling/Benson) – Requires sanitation vehicles display flashing lights in certain circumstances and imposes conditions on drivers approaching sanitation vehicles displaying flashing lights; designated as “Michael Massey’s Law.” 10 a.m. Transportation.
· A-4589 (Vainieri Huttle/Quijano/Wisniewski) – Prohibits PANYNJ from providing assistance for enforcement of January 27, 2017 US Executive Order banning entry into US of individuals from certain countries. 10 a.m. Transportation.
· A-4573 (Coughlin) – Requires establishment of national motor vehicle emergency contact registry. 10 a.m. Transportation.
· A-2202 (Eustace) – Authorizes special emergency appropriations for the payment of certain expenses incurred by municipalities to implement a municipal consolidation. 1 p.m. State and Local Government.
· A-3908 (Mazzeo) – Establishes 9/11 Memorial Registry. 1 p.m. State and Local Government.
· A-4460 (Jones/Mosquera) – Extends full protection of Law Against Discrimination to persons having liability for service in Armed Forces of United States; guarantees equal employment opportunity in State contracting to all veterans. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· AJR-144 (Taliaferro/Andrzejczak) – Establishes “Healthy Pollinators Task Force.” 1 p.m. Agriculture and Natural Resources.
· The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee at 1 p.m. will receive testimony regarding the mission of the American Red Cross, its role during disasters and emergency preparedness efforts. Following the public portion of the meeting, the committee will convene in closed session to be briefed by Dr. Chris Rodriguez, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.