Gun Safety Bills, School Security, Lead Hazard Control, Anti-Poverty Measures & Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Reform Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

(TRENTON) – Four gun safety bills – including bills to help protect domestic violence victims, keep guns away from criminals, establish a criminal firearms recovery clearing house and establish a statewide gun buyback program – and measures to improve school security, boost lead hazard control efforts, reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and combat poverty highlight Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
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
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-227 AcaAaAa DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/McKeon, John F. Requires NJT to hold public hearing and provide notice prior to any curtailment of certain bus and rail services.
A-311 Singleton, Troy
/Caputo, Ralph R.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Quijano, Annette Requires disclosure of breach of security of online account.
A-454 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Eustace, Tim
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mukherji, Raj
/Quijano, Annette
/Wimberly, Benjie E. “Disaster Victims Protection Act”; requires Governor to allocate federal and State disaster aid to municipalities in proportion to amount of catastrophic physical damage sustained within each municipality.
A-756 Aa Moriarty, Paul D.
/Coughlin, Craig J.
/Mukherji, Raj Regulates use of motor vehicle payment assurance devices.
A-837 Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Green, Jerry
/Mukherji, Raj
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Munoz, Nancy F. Establishes “Hazardous Drug Safe Handling Act;” requires DOLWD to promulgate standards and regulations concerning safe handling of hazardous drugs by health care personnel.
A-883 Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Requires bidder on State contract to be evaluated on report of its gender-based pay equity and job equality standards for its employees.
A-888 Aca Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Gusciora, Reed
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette Establishes “New Jersey Task Force on Tiered Health Insurance Networks.”
A-1645 Schaer, Gary S.
/Webber, Jay
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana Expands definition of “acquisition,” for purposes of county and municipal open space trust funds, to include demolition, removal of debris, and restoration of lands being acquired.
A-2565 AcaAa Benson, Daniel R.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Downey, Joann
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Lampitt, Pamela R. Allows NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients to maintain program eligibility in the event that medical condition or recent death of parent or spouse prevents enrollment as full-time student.
A-2949 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce Provides diamondback terrapins protection as nongame indigenous species.
AJR-27 Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Eustace, Tim
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Designates May of each year as “Asthma Awareness Month.”
AJR-50 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Conaway, Herb
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Holley, Jamel C. Designates May of each year as “Youth Smoking Prevention and Awareness Month.”
AJR-63 Caputo, Ralph R. Designates second full week in May of each year as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and Wednesday of that week as “New Jersey Restaurant Day.”
S-708
(A-2184) Gordon, Robert M.
/Weinberg, Loretta
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Wisniewski, John S.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Eustace, Tim
/Handlin, Amy H.) Provides transparency and accountability reforms at PANYNJ; modifies governance structure; provides legislative oversight of PANYNJ; and regulates capital planning process.
S-996
(A-1378) Rice, Ronald L.
/Van Drew, Jeff
/Turner, Shirley K.
(Spencer, L. Grace
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Quijano, Annette
/Schaer, Gary S.) Makes FY 2016 supplemental Grants-in-Aid appropriation of $10 million to DCA for Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund.
SCR-78 Aa
(ACR-119 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gill, Nia H.
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.) Commemorates women’s access to reproductive health care and anniversary of Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade.
A-191 Caputo, Ralph R.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Quijano, Annette
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires school buildings to be equipped with emergency light and panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.
A-209 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Excludes certain increases in school security expenditures from the tax levy cap applicable to school districts.
A-1130 Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Requires DHS to give priority to temporary rental assistance over use of hotels or motels in emergency assistance to Work First New Jersey recipients.
A-1414 Johnson, Gordon M.
/Giblin, Thomas P. Establishes licensure for associate marriage and family therapists.
A-1648 Schaer, Gary S.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Directs Attorney General to establish a criminal firearms recovery clearing house.
A-1663 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Johnson, Gordon M. Requires county, municipal, and campus police departments to establish cultural diversity training course and plan.
A-1855 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Spencer, L. Grace Concerns outreach and training for minorities and women in the construction industry.
A-1869 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Quijano, Annette Establishes Division of Minority and Women Business Development and State Chief Disparity Officer to monitor efforts to promote participation by minority-owned and women-owned businesses in State contracting.
A-1877 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Johnson, Gordon M. “Healthy Small Food Retailer Act”; provides funding to small food retailers to sell fresh and nutritious food.
A-2107 Mukherji, Raj Exempts homeless from fee for non-driver identification cards.
A-2158 Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Coughlin, Craig J.
/Wolfe, David W.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/McKnight, Angela V. Authorizes use of emergency reserve fund or proceeds from bonds issued by EDA to finance school security improvements.
A-2374 Aca McKeon, John F.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Zwicker, Andrew Requires Attorney General to establish Statewide gun buyback program.
A-2443 Aca Eustace, Tim
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Downey, Joann
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Zwicker, Andrew Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of certain offenses.
A-2689 Schaer, Gary S.
/Prieto, Vincent “Secure Schools for All Children Act”; establishes State aid program for security services, equipment, or technology to ensure safe and secure school environment for nonpublic school students.
A-3347 Aca Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Wolfe, David W.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/McKnight, Angela V. Establishes New Jersey School Safety Specialist Academy in Department of Education and requires school districts to designate school safety specialist.
A-3348 Aca Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Wolfe, David W.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires certain school security measures to be incorporated in architectural design of new school construction and certain school security measures for existing buildings.
A-3349 Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Wolfe, David W.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Quijano, Annette Requires annual school security training for school employees to be conducted collaboratively with emergency responders; requires law enforcement officer to annually attend at least one school security drill.
A-3613 Eustace, Tim
/Gusciora, Reed Prohibits State-sponsored travel to states adopting religious freedom statutes without protection against discrimination.
S-157 Sca
(A-1120 Aca) Madden, Fred H.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
(Oliver, Sheila Y.
/Handlin, Amy H.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.) Establishes “New Jersey Task Force on Abuse of Persons who are Elderly or Disabled.”
S-601 Scs
(A-889 Acs) Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
/Singer, Robert W.
(Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Oliver, Sheila Y.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.) Revises treatment requirements for convicted drug offenders receiving general assistance benefits under Work First New Jersey program.
S-805
(A-1211) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gill, Nia H.
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
(Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Danielsen, Joe) Revises certain laws concerning domestic violence and firearms.
S-969
(A-780) Smith, Bob
/Bateman, Christopher
(Andrzejczak, Bob
/McKeon, John F.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie) Implements 2014 constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for certain environmental purposes; revises State’s open space, farmland, and historic preservation programs.