Equal Pay for Women, Legal Services Funding, Veterans Health Care, Pedestrian Safety & Objecting to Proposed Civil Service Changes Highlight Monday Assembly Committee Meetings

TRENTON) – Equal pay for women, funding for Legal Services of New Jersey, improving health care for veterans, enhanced pedestrian safety and objecting to proposed Civil Service changes by the Christie administration highlight Monday’s Assembly committee agendas.
Hearings start at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Highlights include:
· A4044 (Lampitt) – “Wage Transparency Act”; requires reporting of public contractor employment information, and; A4124 (Lampitt) – “Unfair Wage Recovery Act”; provides that unlawful employment practice occurs each time individual is affected. (10 a.m. Women and Children)
· A3308 (Barnes/Ramos) – Authorizes Judiciary to revise or supplement fees, subject to limitations, to fund e-court information system and Legal Services of New Jersey; requires review and reporting on fees and expenditures of such fees. (10 a.m. Judiciary)
· ACR177 (Andrzejczak/Milam/Albano/Eustace/Wagner/Gove) – Urges federal Department of Veterans Affairs to support recommendations of New Jersey Veterans Hospital Task Force. (10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs)
· AR177 (Stender/Conaway) – Objects to establishment of proposed job banding program by Civil Service Commission. (2 p.m. State Government)
· A-4064 (Singleton/Conaway) – Requires percentage of motor vehicle fines be used to support safe routes to school initiatives, and; A-4065 (Singleton/Conaway) – Increases fine for violation of certain laws concerning pedestrian safety and traffic control; dedicates funds to certain roadways. (10 a.m. Transportation)
· A-2937 (Jasey/Caputo/O’Donnell/Vainieri Huttle) – Prohibits emergency shelters for the homeless from refusing to provide services for minimum time frame unless shelters are at maximum capacity, and; A-2938 (Jasey/Caputo/O’Donnell) – Requires emergency shelters for the homeless to admit persons with mental illness unless they pose danger. (2 p.m. Human Services)
· A-2150 (Singleton) – Permits municipalities and school districts to contract for video monitoring systems to assist in enforcing law against unlawfully passing a school bus. (2 p.m. Education)
· A3898 (Ramos/Spencer/Eustace) – Concerns financing of water conservation, storm shelter construction, and flood and hurricane resistance projects. (2 p.m. Environment and Solid Waste)
· A-3951 (Vainieri Huttle/Johnson/Coughlin) – Rescinds recommendation of the Task Force on the Closure of State Developmental Centers and creates new task force. (2 p.m. Human Services)
· A-1195 (Stender) – Requires NJ Transit to do study of platform safety issues at rail stations. (10 a.m. Transportation)
· A-2413 (Wagner/Vainieri Huttle/Johnson) – “Truth In Tolling Act;” requires NJTA and SJTA to display toll amount paid when EZ-Pass users pass through tolls. (10 a.m. Transportation)