Megan’s Law Reform, Halting Developmentally Disabled Transfers, & Greenhouse Gas Initiative Top Thursday Assembly Committees

Banning ‘Coal Rolling’, Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act, School Breakfast Program, Full Pay for Health Care Workers Put in Isolation & Vo-Tech School Improvements Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – Legislation to conform Megan’s Law to federal requirements, prohibit the transfer of individuals with developmental disabilities from out-of-state to in-state placements, clarify New Jersey’s required participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and ban “coal rolling” highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee meetings.
Measures to increase rural roadway safety, the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015, improve the school breakfast program, protect interns, require full pay for certain health care and public safety workers placed in isolation or quarantine and authorize county vocational school districts to request county improvement authority to construct and issue bonds to finance school facilities project are also on tap.
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:
· A3832 (Singleton) – Conforms Megan’s law to requirements of federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. 10 a.m. Judiciary.
· The Assembly Human Services Committee at 1 p.m. will hear testimony concerning the updated status of the return to New Jersey of individuals with developmental disabilities who had been placed in out-of-State residential facilities by the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Human Services. It will then consider the following bill:
· A3975 (Vainieri Huttle/Lampitt/Garcia/Eustace) – Prohibits transfer of individuals with developmental disabilities from out-of-State to in-State placements if written objection provided and one or more condition exists. 1 p.m. Human Services.
· A-1763 (McKeon/Stender/Gusciora/Vainieri Huttle) – Clarifies intent of P.L.2007, c.340 regarding NJ’s required participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 2 p.m. Environment and Solid Waste.
· A-3583 (Eustace) – Prohibits retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles to increase particulate emissions for the purpose of “coal rolling”; prohibits the practice of “coal rolling”. 2 p.m. Environment and Solid Waste.
· A4078 (Vainieri Huttle) – “Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015”; authorizes the court to issue protective orders for victims of certain nonconsensual sexual conduct. 10 a.m. Judiciary.
· A3889 (Lampitt) – Establishes school breakfast kiosk pilot program; and A4030 (Schaer/Vainieri Huttle) – Establishes “breakfast after the bell” incentive fund. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A3084 (Tucker/Caputo/Giblin/Vainieri Huttle) – Increases personal needs allowance to at least $50 for low-income persons residing in certain facilities. 1 p.m. Human Services.
· A448 (Jasey/Diegnan/Caputo/Jimenez) – Authorizes a teacher leader endorsement to the instructional certificate. 10 a.m. Education.
· A3529 (Lampitt/Diegnan/Caride) – The “New Jersey Intern Protection Act”; provides legal protections and remedies for persons engaged in internships with employers; and A-2136 (Quijano) – Prohibits employment-based discriminatory actions against persons engaged in unpaid internships. 10 a.m. Labor.
· A3949 (Benson/Jimenez/Lampitt/Caride) – Requires full pay for certain health care and public safety workers placed in isolation or quarantine. 10 a.m. Labor.
· A3709 (Tucker/Caputo/Giblin) – Establishes public awareness campaign concerning the dangers of leaving children unattended in and around motor vehicles. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A3970 (Prieto) – Authorizes county vocational school district to request county improvement authority to construct and issue bonds to finance school facilities project. 10 a.m. Education.