Drug Addiction Insurance Coverage, Opioid Addiction Public Awareness Campaign, Gender Pay Equity at Biz that Get NJ Help, Gold Star Family Assistance & Life in Prison for Murdering Minor in Sex Crime Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Bills Opposing Trump Actions Also Set for Votes
Also on Tap: Expanded Infertility Coverage, Earn Your Way Out Act, Task Force on Adults with Autism, Statewide Hit-and-Run Alert System & Reader Privacy Act

(TRENTON) – Legislation to require health insurance coverage for substance abuse addiction treatment and place restrictions on opioid prescriptions, establish a public awareness campaign to educate about the dangers of opioid and heroin addiction, ensure gender pay equity for businesses receiving state financial assistance, help Gold Star families and require life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 in the commission of a sex crime highlight Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Resolutions opposing President Trump’s policies are also set for votes.
Also on tap: bills to expand infertility coverage for lesbians and women without partners, establish the Earn Your Way Out Act, create a task force to help adults with autism, establish a statewide hit-and-run advisory program to aid in catching those fleeing motor vehicle accidents and enact the Reader Privacy Act.
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-3 Aca Prieto, Vincent
/Bramnick, Jon M.
/Conaway, Herb
/Rible, David P.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/McKeon, John F.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/O’Scanlon, Declan J. Requires health insurance coverage for treatment of substance use disorders; places certain restrictions on the prescription of opioid and certain other drugs; concerns continuing education related thereto.
A-312 Aca w/GR Singleton, Troy
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Quijano, Annette
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Downey, Joann
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
/Stack, Brian P. Requires Division of Local Government Services to include certain property tax information on division’s web page.
A-365 Kean, Sean T.
/Rible, David P. Eliminates certain sales restrictions on recreational vehicles.
A-373 Aca Auth, Robert
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/McGuckin, Gregory P.
/Schepisi, Holly
/Peterson, Erik
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Requires life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 in the course of the commission of a sex crime.
A-755 Moriarty, Paul D.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana Requires dealership to notify buyers of recalls on used motor vehicles for sale.
A-909 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Lampitt, Pamela R. Establishes Behavioral Health Insurance Claims Advocacy Program.
A-1649 AcaSca Schaer, Gary S.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Stack, Brian P. Requires local governments and authorities to obtain financing cost estimate from NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust for certain projects.
A-1861 Aa Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Enacts the “Reader Privacy Act.”
A-1875 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Downey, Joann “HOPE Initiative Act;” requires establishment of public awareness campaign to educate citizens about dangers and causes of, and appropriate responses to, heroin and opioid addiction.
A-2073 Mukherji, Raj Exempts certain health information contained in 9-1-1 calls from definition of government record.
A-2337 Benson, Daniel R.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Eustace, Tim
/DeCroce, BettyLou
/Gusciora, Reed
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Bramnick, Jon M. Requires health insurers to limit patient cost-sharing and provide appeal process concerning certain prescription drug coverage.
A-2441 Eustace, Tim
/Gusciora, Reed
/Kennedy, James J.
/Mazzeo, Vincent Authorizes the Unclaimed Property Administrator to verify certain governmental debts before delivering abandoned property.
A-3186 Rumpf, Brian E.
/Gove, DiAnne C. Provides that trespassing in nuclear power plant is third degree crime.
A-3438 Aca DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann Requires initial determination of unemployment benefits to be made within three weeks of filing of claim.
A-3754 Acs Peterson, Erik
/Caride, Marlene Authorizes attorney-at-law who validates an affidavit, acknowledgment, proof, oath, or affirmation to affix a seal indicating that he is an attorney-at-law.
A-3785 Downey, Joann
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Singleton, Troy
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Caride, Marlene Requires State to pay educational costs of students who reside in homeless shelter outside district of residence for more than one year.
A-3832 Quijano, Annette
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Downey, Joann Requires businesses receiving financial assistance from EDA be prohibited from any gender gap payment practice to their employees.
A-4184 AcaAca Chaparro, Annette
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Downey, Joann Establishes Statewide Hit and Run Advisory Program to facilitate apprehension of persons fleeing motor vehicle accident scene; designated as “Zackhary’s Law.”
A-4395 Schaer, Gary S. Requires continuing identification and remediation of waste tire sites.
A-4399 AcaAca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Rible, David P.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Mukherji, Raj Establishes Gold Star Family Counseling Program in DMVA; creates tax credit for certain health care professionals.
A-4401 AcaAca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Land, R. Bruce
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Rible, David P.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Danielsen, Joe Authorizes certain benefits for certain family members of military personnel who died while on active duty.
A-4402 Aca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Rible, David P.
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/Land, R. Bruce
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires DMVA to notify county veterans’ affairs office of death of certain military service members; requires office to have Gold Star liaison.
A-4403 Greenwald, Louis D.
/Rible, David P.
/Land, R. Bruce
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires Adjutant General to create informational webpage for Gold Star families.
ACR-219 Quijano, Annette
/Oliver, Sheila Y. Expresses Legislature’s intent that school districts and public institutions of higher education continue to act as safe zones and protect identities and data related to undocumented students and families.
ACR-223 Conaway, Herb Requests President and Congress to take action to permit federal Medicaid funding for certain substance use disorder programs.
AJR-109 Aca Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Holley, Jamel C.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Chaparro, Annette Designates November of each year as “Diversity Month in New Jersey.”
AJR-122 Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas Establishes “Disparity in State Procurement Study Commission.”
AR-30 Lagana, Joseph A.
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Urges US FDA to reconsider approval of Zohydro ER pending comprehensive testing.
AR-139 Bramnick, Jon M.
/Singleton, Troy Condemns discrimination.
AR-156 Lagana, Joseph A.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann Urges school districts and nonpublic schools to adopt policy to address abuse of prescription opioids by students.
AR-157 Lagana, Joseph A.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Green, Jerry
/Downey, Joann
/Houghtaling, Eric Urges State Board of Medical Examiners to adopt CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
AR-210 Wisniewski, John S. Opposes action by President to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
S-227 Sca
(A-963 Aca) Holzapfel, James W.
/Allen, Diane B.
(Wolfe, David W.
/McGuckin, Gregory P.
/Dancer, Ronald S.
Requires DOT, NJTA, and SJTA to use only native vegetation for landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration.
S-596 ScaAca
(A-3422 AcaAca) Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Greenstein, Linda R.
/Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Benson, Daniel R.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Downey, Joann
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Danielsen, Joe) Establishes compensation program for law enforcement officers and certain other employees injured while performing official duties.
S-724 ScaAca
(A-3604 Aca) Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
/Allen, Diane B.
(Eustace, Tim
/Wolfe, David W.
/Mukherji, Raj) Establishes “Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program.”
S-895 ScaScsSa
(A-2182 Acs) Lesniak, Raymond J.
/Beck, Jennifer
/Cunningham, Sandra B.
(Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/Wimberly, Benjie E.) “Earn Your Way Out Act” ; requires DOC to develop inmate reentry plan; establishes administrative parole release for certain inmates;requires study and report by DOC on fiscal impact.
S-1398 Sca
(A-1447 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gill, Nia H.
(Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/McKeon, John F.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Caride, Marlene
/Downey, Joann) Expands infertility coverage under certain health insurance plans.
S-1475
(A-3304) Ruiz, M. Teresa
/Vitale, Joseph F.
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mukherji, Raj
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.) Establishes three-year Medicaid home visitation demonstration project.
S-1825
(A-3432) Sarlo, Paul A.
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
/Gordon, Robert M.
(Greenwald, Louis D.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Caride, Marlene
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas) Establishes task force to study and make recommendations concerning mobility and support services needs of NJ adults with autism spectrum disorder.
S-2414
(A-4056) Scutari, Nicholas P.
(Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Eustace, Tim
/Giblin, Thomas P.) Revises “Massage and Bodywork Therapist Licensing Act” to require certain class study and examination requirements.

S-2868 Sca
(A-4501)

Pou, Nellie
/Sarlo, Paul A.
(Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.)

Increases value of Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program residential tax credits to $823 million; restricts $105 million of tax credits to qualified residential projects and mixed use parking projects.
SJR-49 Sca
(AJR-106 Aca) Ruiz, M. Teresa
/Oroho, Steven V.
(Phoebus, Gail
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Space, Parker) Designates third week in September of each year as “Go Gold for Kids with Cancer Awareness Week.”