ExxonMobil Settlement, Wind Energy, Banning Powdered Alcohol, Cultural Diversity Training for Police, Manufacturing Jobs & Boosting Small Biz Top Thursday Assembly Committees

(TRENTON) – The state’s proposed $225 settlement with ExxonMobil, legislation to encourage development of wind energy facilities in New Jersey, banning the sale of powdered alcohol, cultural diversity training for police, bringing manufacturing jobs to New Jersey and helping boost small businesses are among the highlights of Thursday’s Assembly committee meetings.
The meetings are slated to being at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
· The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet at 10 a.m. to receive testimony from invited experts to discuss the Assembly’s pending public comment on the state’s $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil.
· A-1697 (Wisniewski/Chivukula/Coughlin) – Allows tax credits for development of qualified wind energy facilities in certain portfield sites; A-4128 (Mazzeo/DeAngelo/Spencer/Singleton/McKeon) – Requires BPU to approve qualified wind energy project and exempts project from cost-benefit analysis. 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
· A-3580 (Moriarty/Coughlin/Mainor/Pinkin) – Prohibits sale of powdered alcohol. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-4243 (Singleton) – Establishes six-year alternative parole eligibility pilot program for certain offenders. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-4343 (Schaer/Prieto/Sumter) – Requires county and municipal police departments to establish cultural diversity training course and plan. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-579 (Mosquera/Coughlin/Schaer/Wisniewski/Wimberly) – “Garden State Manufacturing Jobs Act.” 2 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-3022 (Singleton/Conaway/Andrzejczak/Garcia/DeAngelo/Mosquera) – Establishes “Higher Education Manufacturing Grant Program” for public institutions of higher education to establish or expand programs in manufacturing fields. 2 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-4050 (Coughlin) – Exempts local public contracts with start-up manufacturers that invest in redevelopment areas from bidding requirements. 2 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-4357 (Eustace/Mazzeo/Lagana) – Establishes Small Business Action Center in EDA; offers tax credits to certain new small businesses. 2 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-3868 (Conaway/Singleton/Eustace/Coughlin) – Authorizes banks, savings banks, savings and loans, and credit unions to conduct certain savings account promotions. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
· A-4075 (Garcia/Green/Wimberly/Andrzejczak/Jasey) – Provides expedited procedure for foreclosing residential properties in uncontested actions. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
· A-4233 (Jasey/McKeon/Vainieri Huttle) – Provides Medicaid coverage for advance care planning. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
· A-3719 (Pinkin/Mukherji) – Directs certain four-year public institutions of higher education to establish substance abuse recovery housing program. 10 a.m. Higher Education.
· A-4156 (Vainieri Huttle/Lampitt/Lagana) – Establishes task force to study issues related to sexual assault on college campuses. 10 a.m. Higher Education.
· A-3364 (Quijano/Mainor/Pinkin) – Prohibits manufacture, sale, or installation of counterfeit or nonoperational air bags in motor vehicles. 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-3777 (Conaway) – Requires Division of Consumer Affairs to publish list of certain tamper-resistant opioid drugs; establishes that certain conditions be met for pharmacist to substitute for tamper-resistant opioid drug. 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-3946 (Garcia/Lagana/Andrzejczak/Moriarty) – Restricts collection and use of personal information by retail establishments for certain purposes. 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-2477 (Lampitt/Conaway/Benson/Sumter/Fuentes/Pinkin) – Permits pharmacist to substitute biosimilar biological product under certain circumstances. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· A-3911 (Pinkin/Conaway) – Requires health care facilities to provide information and facilitate access to palliative care services. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.