Final Legislative Approval for Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Highlights Monday Assembly Voting Session

Economic Development Reform, Social Media Instruction for Students, Making Dog Fighting a Crime & Protecting First Responders Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – Final legislative approval for four Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention measures, economic development incentive reform, social media instruction for students, making dog fighting a crime and protecting first responders top Monday’s Assembly voting session.
The four gun violence prevention bills – these dealing with school security, mental health records, improved firearms information sharing among law enforcement and unlawful weapon disposal – would be the first from the Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention effort to go to the governor’s desk.
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.
Highlights include:
· A3583/1683 (Wilson, Johnson, Wagner, Lampitt, Wimberly, Quijano, Riley) – Creates task force to explore areas to improve school safety.

· A3717 (Lampitt, Singleton, Eustace, Gusciora) – Requires submission of certain mental health records to National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

· A3797 (Mainor, Eustace) – Requires collection and reporting of certain firearms information to interjurisdictional databases; requires information relating to crime of firearms trafficking be included in annual Uniform Crime Report.

· A3796 (Mainor) – Provides 180-day window for persons to dispose of certain unlawfully possessed firearms.

· A3680 (Coutinho, Singleton, Watson Coleman, Ramos, Green, Conaway, Wimberly) – “The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”; provides financial incentives for expansion or conversion of certain redevelopment projects.

· A3292 (Fuentes) – Requires school districts to provide instruction on responsible use of social media for middle school students as part of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology.

· A1196 (Stender, Egan, O’Donnell, Wimberly) – “Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act”; concerns workers’ compensation for public safety workers.
· A998 (Vainieri Huttle) – Establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts.
· A2379 (Johnson) – Establishes crimes of dog fighting and leader of a dog fighting network; amends RICO to add leader of a dog fighting network.
· A2878 (Burzichelli, Greenwald, Ramos, Conaway, Caride) – Prohibits requirement to disclose user name, password or other means for accessing account or service through electronic communications device by employers. Acceptance of governor’s conditional veto.
· A1271 (Coughlin/Lampitt/Tucker/Benson) – Allows corporation business tax credit and gross income tax credit for certain wages paid to qualified interns in tax years 2013 and 2014. Acceptance of governor’s conditional veto.
· A2982 (Burzichelli, Quijano, Wimberly) – Directs State Treasurer to review effects of disclosure and nondisclosure of lottery winners on transparency and lottery sales. Acceptance of governor’s conditional veto.
· A2270 (Singleton/Conaway/Moriarty/Green) – Permits small businesses to qualify for loans from NJEDA for costs of energy audit and making energy efficiency or conservation improvements.
· A3624 (Eustace/Wagner) – Provides that participation by New Jersey residents in contests of skill does not constitute unlawful gambling.
· A748 (Barnes, Stender, Chivukula, Riley, Quijano) – Directs Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to forgive certain student loans in the event of the student borrower’s death.
· A759 (Barnes, Moriarty) – Requires independent State authority member to disclose contractual relationship between authority and authority member’s relatives.
· A2871 (Albano, Riley, Singleton) – Provides for confiscation and forfeiture of mislabeled Jersey Fresh and similarly branded goods.
· A3535 (DeAngelo, Benson, Caride) – Establishes “Energy Infrastructure Study Commission.”
· A2390 (Vainieri Huttle, Burzichelli, Singleton, Coughlin) – Prohibits discrimination against potential organ transplant recipient on basis of mental or physical disability.
· A2919 (Fuentes, Mosquera, Riley, Benson) – Creates the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
· ACR184 (Conaway, Riley, Chivukula) – Establishes the “Joint Legislative Task Force on Health Insurance Exchange Implementation.”