5-Bill Atlantic City Assistance Package, Combating Swatting, Protecting Student Privacy, Boosting Farming Industry, Clean Water & Property Tax Info Transparency Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Banning Tobacco in Schools, Targeting Drunk Drivers with
Children in Vehicle, Mental Health for Teens, Youth Defibrillators, Studying Later School Start Times Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – A 5-bill package to help boost struggling Atlantic City and legislation to toughen penalties for swatting, protect student privacy, assist farmers, promote clean water and require disclosure of complete property tax information highlight Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Bills cracking down on tobacco in schools, targeting those who driver drunk with children in the vehicle, encouraging mental health care for teens, requiring defibrillators at youth events and studying whether later school start times would be beneficial are also on tap.
The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-235 Aca Gusciora, Reed
/Singleton, Troy
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Caride, Marlene
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Provides that strangulation of victim resulting in bodily injury during commission of act of domestic violence constitutes aggravated assault.
A-305 Russo, David C.
/Rumana, Scott T.
/Mainor, Charles
/McKeon, John F.
/Danielsen, Joe Prohibits use of smokeless tobacco in public schools.
A-825 Mainor, Charles
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Increases penalties for drunk driving with a minor as a passenger.
A-1186 Acs Wolfe, David W.
/McGuckin, Gregory P.
/Gusciora, Reed
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Requires certain veterinarians at for-profit veterinary facilities to provide written notification concerning absence of supervision after normal business hours; designated as “Betsy’s Law.”
A-1678 AcaAcaAs Johnson, Gordon M.
/Mainor, Charles
/O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Authorizes court to order submission of DNA evidence to national database to determine whether evidence matches a known individual or DNA profile from an unsolved crime.
A-2687 Acs DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Provides for replacement of incandescent light bulbs in public school buildings with energy-efficient light bulbs.
A-3223 Sa Singleton, Troy
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Quijano, Annette
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Sarlo, Paul A.
/Ruiz, M. Teresa Requires Division of Local Government Services to include certain property tax information on division’s web page.
A-3230 Aca Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Danielson, Joe Expands military leave benefits for certain public officers and employees subject to proof of service.
A-3256 Sa Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Barnes, Peter J.
/Allen, Diane B. Requires teachers of health and physical education in grades kindergarten through six in public schools to possess the appropriate endorsement to the instructional certificate, and includes a “grandfather” provision.
A-3421 AcaSa Dancer, Ronald S.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Singer, Robert W. Revises the “Self-Funded Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Regulation Act.”
A-3435 AcaSca Garcia, Carmelo G.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mainor, Charles
/Eustace, Tim
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Stack, Brian P.
/Gordon, Robert M. “Boys & Girls Clubs Keystone Law”; permits minors to give consent for behavioral health care.
A-3461/
3544 AcsAcaAa Conaway, Herb
/Chivukula, Upendra J.
/Rible, David P.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Requires 9-1-1 service facilities be equipped with Next Generation 9-1-1 system and provides funding for that purpose; makes texting the 9-1-1 emergency system without purpose of reporting need for 9-1-1 service a fourth degree crime.
A-3500 Aca Andrzejczak, Bob
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Quijano, Annette Requires local recreation departments, youth serving organizations, and camps to have defibrillators for youth athletic events.
A-3509 Benson, Daniel R.
/Simon, Donna M. Establishes Division of State Museum in Department of State; continues New Jersey State Museum within division; abolishes museum board of trustees.
A-3709 Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Caputo, Ralph R.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Establishes public awareness campaign concerning the dangers of leaving children unattended in and around motor vehicles.
A-3750 As Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Singleton, Troy
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Requires Adjutant General to create informational webpage for women veterans.
A-3890 AcaSa Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Eustace, Tim
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Gordon, Robert M.
/Allen, Diane B. Requires continuing care retirement communities to provide residents with information on influenza vaccines for older adults.
A-3929 Schaer, Gary S. Creates exclusion from municipal property tax levy cap for amounts necessary to provide required matching funds to qualify for grants and other funds.
A-3954 Aca Conaway, Herb
/Singleton, Troy
/Spencer, L. Grace Requires maximum contaminant level to be established for 1,2,3-trichloropropane in drinking water.
A-3981 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob “Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Act.”
A-3982 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob Requires holder of casino license to provide certain employees with certain health care and retirement benefits.
A-3983 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Giblin, Thomas P. Authorizes supplemental State aid to school districts in municipality with significant decrease in commercial property valuation; makes appropriation.
A-3984 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Giblin, Thomas P. Reallocates casino investment alternative tax to Atlantic City to pay debt service on municipal bonds issued.
A-3985 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Giblin, Thomas P. Removes provisions of law relating to Atlantic City Alliance.
A-4008 Aca Singleton, Troy
/Mukherji, Raj
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Requires DOC to make reports containing information concerning treatment and reentry initiative participation; requires AOC to establish program that collects recidivism data and make reports concerning adults sentenced to period of probation.
A-4148 Aa Andrzejczak, Bob
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Provides an excused absence on Veterans Day for pupil who participates in certain activities for veterans or active duty members of United States Armed Forces or New Jersey National Guard.
A-4261 Eustace, Tim
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires State to include distributed energy resource in certain new State buildings and consider retrofitting certain existing State buildings with distributed energy resource.
A-4354 Caputo, Ralph R.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires employees of private entity with access to student information under contract with DOE, school districts, or charter schools to undergo criminal background check.
A-4375 Aca Moriarty, Paul D.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Quijano, Annette
/Ciattarelli, Jack M. Upgrades crime of false public alarm under certain circumstances and establishes reporting requirements concerning crime.
A-4381 Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Establishes “Jersey Canned Goods Program.”
A-4382 Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Establishes “Jersey Frozen Foods Program.”
ACR-208 Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Danielsen, Joe
/O’Donnell, Jason
/Mainor, Charles
/Quijano, Annette
/Lagana, Joseph A. Calls upon Congress to enact “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.”
ACR-225 Aca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Fuentes, Angel Urges Congress to pass legislation funding personalized medicine.
AJR-16 Acs Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Coughlin, Craig J.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Designates month of October of each year as “Fire Safety Education Month.”
AJR-23 Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Designates September 1 of each year “Lily Dryden Day” in New Jersey.
AJR-102 Schaer, Gary S.
/Caride, Marlene Urges federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt recommendations of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
AJR-109 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mazzeo, Vincent Designates third weekend in October each year as “Shuck, Sip, and Slurp Weekend” to promote NJ oysters, wine, and beer.
AR-231 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Mukherji, Raj Urges Congress to update “Federal Credit Union Act” by adopting recommendations of National Credit Union Administration.
S-300 SaAca
(A-4119 Aca) Rice, Ronald L.
/Greenstein, Linda R.
(Jasey, Mila M.
/Quijano, Annette
/DeCroce, BettyLou
/Sumter, Shavonda E.) Establishes “New Jersey Out-of-School Time Advisory Commission” to review before-school, after-school, and summer programs.
S-929 Aca
(A-1908 AcaAca) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Madden, Fred H.
(Burzichelli, John J.
/Riley, Celeste M.
/Moriarty, Paul D.) Concerns certain workers’ compensation supplemental benefits.
S-1760 Sca
(A-4212) Allen, Diane B.
/Ruiz, M. Teresa
/Turner, Shirley K.
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Angelini, Mary Pat
/Jasey, Mila M.) Recognizes American Sign Language as a world language for meeting high school graduation requirements.
S-1813 ScaSa
(A-3123 Aca) Whelan, Jim
/Oroho, Steven V.
(Burzichelli, John J.
/Eustace, Tim
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Webber, Jay) Requires each State agency to review permits issued by agency and make necessary changes to expedite and facilitate permitting.
S-2058 ScaSa
(A-3738 Aca) Lesniak, Raymond J.
(Fuentes, Angel
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.) Authorizes establishment of three pilot recovery alternative high schools that provide high school education and substance dependency plan of recovery to test the effectiveness of this model.
S-2165
(A-4374) Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Pou, Nellie
(Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Jasey, Mila M.) Requires Secretary of Higher Education to adopt new comprehensive master plan within six months and every seven years thereafter.
S-2174 Sca
(A-3364 Aca) Barnes, Peter J.
/Holzapfel, James W.
(Quijano, Annette
/Mainor, Charles
/Pinkin, Nancy J.) Prohibits manufacture, sale, or installation of counterfeit or nonfunctional air bags in motor vehicles.
S-2360
(A-3593) Madden, Fred H.
/Holzapfel, James W.
(Johnson, Gordon M.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Bramnick, Jon M.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.) Requires notification of local law enforcement prior to expungement of certain mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers.
S-2377 ScaAca
(A-3719 Aca) Barnes, Peter J.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
(Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Mukherji, Raj) Directs certain four-year public institutions of higher education to establish substance abuse recovery housing program.
S-2484
(A-3845) Codey, Richard J.
/Turner, Shirley K.
(Jasey, Mila M.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/McKeon, John F.) Requires DOE to conduct study on options and benefits of instituting later school start time in middle school and high school.
S-2508
(A-3798) Oroho, Steven V.
/Whelan, Jim
(McHose, Alison Littell
/Space, Parker) Authorizes certain county veteran identification cards to serve as proof of status for veteran designation on driver’s license or identification card.
S-2583
(A-3836) Allen, Diane B.
/Bateman, Christopher
(Coughlin, Craig J.
/Webber, Jay
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Bucco, Anthony M.
/Mukherji, Raj) Upgrades simple assault to aggravated assault if committed against certain law enforcement officers and employees because of job status.
S-2787 Aca
(A-4273 Aca) Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Singleton, Troy
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Prieto, Vincent) Establishes vocational training pilot program in DOC; provides for inmate compensation for education and workforce training participation.
SCR-154 Sca
(ACR-211 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Kean, Thomas H.
/Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Eustace, Tim
/Mukherji, Raj) Condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and rejects attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred.

SJR-40
(AJR-44)
Beach, James
/Doherty, Michael J.
(Wilson, Gilbert L.
/McHose, Alison Littell
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.)
Designates September as “Gold Star Mothers Appreciation Month.”
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