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Combating Wage Theft, Gender Pay Equity, Disability Rights, Jitney Safety, Domestic Violence Protections & Ensuring Contamination Settlement Money Goes toward Environmental Purposes Top Monday Assembly Session

(TRENTON) – The Assembly on Monday will consider, among other bills, legislation to combat wage theft by employers, promote gender pay equity, improve protections for individuals with disablities, enhance jitney safety, provide protections for domestic violence victims and ask voters to amend the Constitution to require money received through environmental be used for environmental purposes.
The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at:
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-308 Aca Singleton, Troy
/Conaway, Herb Prohibits persons convicted of criminal animal cruelty offenses from owning domestic companion animals and from working or volunteering at animal-related enterprises; designated as “Moose’s Law.”
A-544 Sa Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Mukherji, Raj
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Stack, Brian P.
/Barnes, Peter J. Requires annual notice of assessment on property to contain bolded notice of filing deadline for appeal.
A-680 Munoz, Nancy F. Requires emergency action plans for delivery of oxygen to patient residences during public health emergency.
A-815 Acs Land, R. Bruce
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Bramnick, Jon M. Concerns Code Blue alert plans to shelter at-risk individuals.
A-862 AcsAcs Quijano, Annette
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Lampitt, Pamela R. Concerns enforcement, penalties, and procedures for law regarding failure to pay wages.
A-1444 Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Johnson, Gordon M. “Wage Transparency Act”; requires reporting of public contractor employment information.
A-1850 Giblin, Thomas P.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Holley, Jamel C. Extends by two months seasonal retail consumption alcoholic beverage license.
A-1945 AcaSa Coughlin, Craig J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
/Cunningham, Sandra B. Requires AG and county prosecutor to provide notification on website concerning persons indicted or prosecuted for crimes under certain circumstances.
A-2041 Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Spencer, L. Grace Requires court to issue animal protective orders against persons found guilty of abusing animals.
A-2052 Gusciora, Reed
/Mukherji, Raj Revises definition of “necessary care” in the State’s animal cruelty law to include more specific requirements.
A-2422 Aca McGuckin, Gregory P.
/Wolfe, David W.
/Rible, David P.
/McKnight, Angela V. Directs Commissioner of Education to encourage implementation of Natural High Drug Prevention Program in school districts.
A-2503 Acs Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Mukherji, Raj Provides protections for individuals with developmental disabilities through accountability and transparency; designated as “Stephen Komninos’ Law.”
A-2690 AcaAa Johnson, Gordon M.
/Rible, David P.
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Space, Parker
/Phoebus, Gail Expands list of retired law enforcement officers eligible to carry handgun.
4119 Acs Downey, Joann
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Singleton, Troy
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/DeAngelo, Wayne P. Concerns employer inquiries about worker’s wage and salary experience.
1974/4351 Acs Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Benson, Daniel R.
/DiMaio, John
/Bucco, Anthony M.
/DeCroce, BettyLou Establishes requirements for sale of home baked goods.
A-3636 Aca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Holley, Jamel C. Provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for rescue of animal from parked vehicle under inhumane conditions.
A-3909 AaAa Conaway, Herb
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires hospital laboratories and bio-analytical or clinical laboratories to offer test for hepatitis C to certain individuals; authorizes certain laboratories to perform rapid tests for hepatitis C.
A-3924 Aca Danielsen, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C. Requires financial institutions to cash payroll checks under certain circumstances.
A-4011 Jones, Patricia Egan
/Barclay, Arthur
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mazzeo, Vincent Designates USS New Jersey as New Jersey State Ship.
A-4079 Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/DeCroce, BettyLou Provides civil immunity to persons who forcibly enter motor vehicles to remove unattended and unsupervised children.
A-4124 Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Barclay, Arthur
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Downey, Joann Requires public employers to implement certain policies for handling and responding to reports of domestic violence.
A-4214 Aca Coughlin, Craig J.
/Holley, Jamel C. Provides certain overtime requirements for air carrier employees.
A-4246 Dancer, Ronald S. Decreases annual thoroughbred race dates to 50 minimum upon written consent from New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.
A-4323 Chiaravalloti, Nicholas Requires owner of certain autobuses to register with and receive approval from municipalities in which autobus operates.
A-4344 Aca Karabinchak, Robert J.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Coughlin, Craig J.
/Wisniewski, John S. Designates portion of Route 18 in East Brunswick as “State Trooper Werner Foerster Memorial Interchange.”
A-4353 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Singleton, Troy Requires employers within construction industry to notify employees of certain rights.
ACR-127 Acs McKeon, John F.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Eustace, Tim Amends Constitution to dedicate all State moneys received from settlements and awards in cases of environmental contamination relating to natural resource damages for certain environmental purposes.
AR-194 Schaer, Gary S.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Singleton, Troy Urges Governor to allocate $250,000 of funding appropriated for Workplace Standards Salaries and Wages in FY2017 annual appropriations act for additional prevailing wage enforcement staff.
S-600 Sca
(A-3625 Aca) Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Stack, Brian P.
(McKnight, Angela V.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Mukherji, Raj) Requires DOH to authorize Jersey City to issue certified copies of birth certificates by September 1, 2017.
S-602 Sca
(A-1138 Aca) Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Kean, Thomas H.
(Holley, Jamel C.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas) “New Jersey International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act.”
S-879 SaAca
(A-4237 Aca) Greenstein, Linda R.
/Bateman, Christopher
(Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Benson, Daniel R.) Prohibits termination of law enforcement officer or firefighter based upon determination that officer or firefighter is physically unable to perform duty under certain circumstances.
S-1066 Sca
(A-3649 Aca) Singer, Robert W.
/Beck, Jennifer
(Kean, Sean T.
/Rible, David P.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Pinkin, Nancy J.) Allows filing of birth certificate to be delayed for religious reasons, for up to 15 days after birth, in order to allow for naming of child.
S-1474 Sa
(A-2786 Aca) Ruiz, M. Teresa
(Benson, Daniel R.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Caride, Marlene
/McKnight, Angela V.) Requires teacher preparation program for instructional certificate to include certain amount of instruction or clinical experience in special education and for students with disabilities endorsement to include credit hours in autism spectrum disorder.
S-2156 Sca
(A-3424 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Vitale, Joseph F.
(Lagana, Joseph A.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Caride, Marlene
/Caputo, Ralph R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.) Requires prescribers to discuss addiction risk associated with certain drugs prior to issuing prescription to minor patient.
S-2267 Aca
(A-2771 Aca) Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Greenstein, Linda R.
(Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Webber, Jay
/O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Bucco, Anthony M.) Establishes asset forfeiture reporting requirements.
S-2575 Sca
(A-4187 Aca) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Whelan, Jim
(Burzichelli, John J.) Disqualifies casino license applicant for five-year period if person substantially closed casino property in State; revokes license; reinstates license eligibility under certain circumstances.
(ACR-182) Bateman, Christopher
/Weinberg, Loretta
(Mazzeo, Vincent
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas) Honors 50th anniversary of “National Historic Preservation Act.”
(ACR-205) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gill, Nia H.
(Greenwald, Louis D.) Prohibits adoption of State Police proposed rule expanding justifiable need standard for issuing handgun carry permits.