GENDER WAGE GAP, EXTENDING SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION PARTNERSHIPS & ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS TOP ASSEMBLY AGENDAS

TRENTON) – Assembly panels on Monday will consider the gender wage gap and how it effects New Jersey women, extending the successful public-private partnerships that have helped higher education construction and electronic monitoring for domestic violence offenders to better protect victims.
Ensuring that criminal impersonation committed by any means – including electronic communications or Internet website – shall be subject to criminal penalties and creating a health benefits exchange program are also on tap.
Hearings are slated to start at 10 a.m.
Audio of the hearings will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Complete agendas are attached, but highlights include:
· The Assembly Women and Children Committee will hear testimony on the gender earnings gap and pay equity and how these issues effect women in New Jersey. It will also consider a bill (AR-50) urging Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill is sponsored by Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Camden).
· A bill to extend for 18 months the successful public-private partnerships for higher education construction projects (A-2271). It’s sponsored by Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Camden), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Herb Conaway M.D. (D-Burlington) and Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden).
· Legislation to provide electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders and notification to the victim (A-321). It’s sponsored by Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and will be heard at 10 a.m. by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
· A bill to ensure that criminal impersonation committed by any means – including electronic communications or Internet website – shall be subject to criminal penalties (A-2105). It’s sponsored Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and will also be heard by the Assembly Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m.
· The New Jersey Health Benefits Exchange Act (A-2171) sponsored by Herb Conaway, M.D. (D-Burlington), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset/Middlesex). It’s to be heard by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee at 10 a.m.