Gun Safety Bill Package, Storm Recovery Assistance, Atlantic City Redevelopment & Homeowners’ Association Reform Top Monday Assembly Committees

UEZ Extension, Amusement Game Liquor Licenses,
Clean Energy & Blood Samples in Fatal Accidents Also on Tap
Out-of-Network Health Care Costs, Peak Tourism Season & Long-Term Care for Seniors Testimony Also Slated

(TRENTON) – Three gun safety bills – including one requiring domestic violence attackers to surrender their firearms – highlight Monday’s Assembly committee meetings, along with legislation to enhance assistance for storm victims, help boost Atlantic City redevelopment and reform homeowners’ associations.
Bills to extend the Urban Enterprise Zones, allow liquor licenses for amusement game facilities, promote clean energy and requiring blood samples to be obtained from drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents resulting in death are also on tap.
Discussions on proposed legislation to control out-of-network health care costs, the peak tourism season in New Jersey and long-term care for senior citizens are also slated.
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:
GUN SAFETY:
· A-4218 (Mosquera/Greenwald/Lagana/Benson/Lampitt/Vainieri Huttle) – Revises certain laws concerning domestic violence and firearms. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-4182 (Eustace/Sumter) – Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threats. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-3593 (Johnson/Lagana) – Requires notification of local law enforcement prior to expungement of certain mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
STORM RECOVERY:
· A-4316 (Mazzeo) – Increases efficiency and transparency in distribution of Superstorm Sandy aid money. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION REFORM:
· A-3345 (Diegnan) – Places limit on liens filed by condominium associations for unpaid assessments on timeshares. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
· A-2397 (Benson) – Makes homeowners’ association in which developer’s control of executive board has not been surrendered a public body under “Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act.” 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
· A-3069 (Andrzejczak) – Provides fair standards for elections and recall of officers for homeowners’ associations. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
CLEAN ENERGY:
· A-1417 (Caride/Eustace/Wimberly) – “Government Energy Reliability and Savings Public-Private Partnership Act.” 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
· A-3369 (Garcia/Lampitt/Lagana) – Establishes Clean Energy Technology Center and Alternative and Clean Energy Investment Trust Fund for purposes of creating clean energy-related employment opportunities; allocates revenues from societal benefits charge to support its activities. 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
· A-4180 (Eustace/Spencer) – Establishes microgrid pilot program. 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
· A-4186 (Eustace/McKeon/Spencer) – Establishes “Solar Roof Installation Warranty Program” in EDA and transfers $2 million from societal benefits charge to initially fund program. 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
HOUSING & REDEVELOPMENT:
· A-4143 (Lagana/Spencer/Mukherji/Johnson) – Permits holders of certain alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued amusement game license and updates definition of recognized amusement park. 2 p.m. Regulatory Oversight.
· A4072 (Mazzeo) – Extends eligibility to participate in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program to areas located in municipality in which casino gaming is authorized. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A-4120 (Gusciora/Burzichelli/Caputo/Fuentes/Wilson/Muoio) – Extends urban enterprise zone designation in certain cities for additional 10 years. 2 p.m. Regulatory Oversight.
· A-996 (Andrzejczak) – Requires issuance of construction permits for installation of wheelchair ramps on residential real property within 3 business days of application. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY:
· A-1404 (Wimberly/Garcia/McKeon/Giblin) – Requires blood sample to be obtained from driver involved in motor vehicle accident resulting in death; designated as “Michelle Sous’ Law. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-4299 (Sumter/Mainor) – Makes certain reforms to juvenile justice system. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE:
· The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee at 10 a.m. will discuss proposed legislation (A-4444) to control out-of-network health care costs.
· A-4271 (Conaway/Benson) — Requires health benefits coverage for opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee will hear from invited guests concerning the New Jersey Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and other long-term care options for seniors.
TOURISM AND THE ARTS:
· A-2764 (Johnson) – Establishes Commission on State-owned Historic Sites in Department of State, transfers administration of State-owned historic sites to commission, and transfers historic preservation programs from DEP to Department of State. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A3509 (Benson) – Establishes Division of State Museum in Department of State; continues New Jersey State Museum within division; abolishes museum board of trustees. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· The Assembly Tourism, Gaming and The Arts Committee will also hear testimony concerning the peak tourism season in New Jersey.