CAYLEE’S LAW, TOUGHER ROAD RAGE PENALTIES, JOB CREATION & SHARED SERVICES REFORM MEASURES TOP THURSDAY ASSEMBLY AGENDA

Family of Girl Injured in Road Rage Incident to Attend Vote
Assembly Environment Panel to Also Consider ‘Child Safe Playing Fields Act’

(TRENTON) – The Assembly on Thursday will consider Caylee’s Law to upgrade penalties for failing to report a death and criminalize the failure to report the disappearance of a child, tougher penalties for road rage in honor of a Mercer County girl seriously injured in a road rage incident, more bills to create jobs and economic development and shared services reform.
The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will also meet at 10 a.m. in Room 9 to consider the Child Safe Playing Fields Act (A-3621/3782) to restrict the use of lawn care pesticides at schools, child care centers and recreational fields. The legislation is sponsored by Annette Quijano (D-Union), John McKeon, Mila Jasey (both D-Essex), Connie Wagner and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (both D-Bergen).
The voting session is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Highlights include:
· A bill dubbed Caylee’s Law in honor of Caylee Anthony to upgrade the penalties for failing to report a death and criminalize the failure to report the disappearance of a child after 24 hours (A-4297). It’s sponsored by John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), Connie Wagner (D-Bergen), Charles Mainor (D-Hudson), John McKeon (D-Essex), Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), Elease Evans (D-Passaic/Bergen) and Angel Fuentes (D-Camden/.Gloucester).
· A bill dubbed Jessica Rogers’ Law to upgrade assault by auto or vessel in situations involving road rage (A-676). Jessica Rogers is a young woman from Hamilton in Mercer County who suffered severe injuries as a victim of road rage. She and her family will be in attendance for the vote. The bill is sponsored by Matthew Milam (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland) and Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex).
· Property tax reform legislation sponsored by Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset) to limit annual fee increases in shared service agreements to 2 percent (A-3625).
· A bill that builds upon ongoing Democratic job creation efforts by establishing the Grow New Jersey Assistance Program tax credit incentive program for New Jersey-based companies that retain and create new jobs (A-4306). It’s sponsored by Albert Coutinho (D-Essex) and Herb Conaway M.D. (D-Burlington/Camden).
· Legislation to screen newborn infants for lysosomal storage disorders (A-2708). It’s sponsored by Jason O’Donnell (D-Hudson).
· A bill to prohibit those under 18 years of age from using indoor tanning facilities (A-2933/3640/2867). It’s sponsored by Kevin Ryan (D-Essex/Bergen/Passaic), Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) and Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset/Middlesex).
· A bill to improve the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II college scholarship programs (A-4283). It’s sponsored by Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden), Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) and Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-Camden./Gloucester).
· Legislation to make investment funding available to small businesses and those owned by women and minorities to create jobs and economic development. It’s sponsored by Charles Mainor (D-Hudson).
· Legislation to improve coastal evacuation preparedness (A-3224). It’s sponsored by Nelson Albano and Matthew Milam (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland).