Minimum Wage Increase, Atlantic City Economic Recovery Bills, Safe Drinking Water, Prohibiting Smoking at Public Parks & Beaches & Boosting N.J. Military Bases Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Elections Reform, Consumer Protections, Historic Tavern Liquor Licenses, New System to Track Down Those Suspected of Killing or Injuring Law Enforcement, Excess Food Donations & Resolving Comcast/YES Dispute Also on Tap
Karabinchak Also to Join Assembly

(TRENTON) – Legislation to phase New Jersey’s minimum wage up to $15 per hour, help Atlantic City’s economic recovery, create a drinking water safety task force, bolster New Jersey’s military bases and prohibit smoking at public parks and beaches highlight Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Assemblyman-select Robert Karabinchak (D-Middlesex) will also be sworn in as a member of the General Assembly, filling a vacancy in the 18th Legislative District.
Also on tap are bills to permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary election if they turn 18 before the next general election, automatically register or update voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal, prohibit automatic renewal of service contracts, ban retailers from storing consumer magnetic-stripe data, allow municipalities to issue liquor licenses for use in historic taverns, create a Blue Alert system to facilitate the apprehension of persons suspected of killing or seriously injuring law enforcement officers, encourage school districts to donate excess food and urge Comcast and YES to resolve their broadcast programming dispute.
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-15 Acs Prieto, Vincent
/Wisniewski, John S.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G. Raises minimum wage to $15.00 per hour; indexes minimum wage to increases in consumer price index.
A-544 Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Mukherji, Raj
/Houghtaling, Eric Requires annual notice of assessment on property to contain bolded notice of filing deadline for appeal.
A-837 Aa Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Green, Jerry
/Mukherji, Raj
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Munoz, Nancy F. Establishes “Hazardous Drug Safe Handling Act;” requires promulgation of standards and regulations concerning safe handling of hazardous drugs by certain health care personnel.
A-893
Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Moriarty, Paul D.
Prohibits smoking at public parks and beaches.
A-1564 Webber, Jay Establishes procedure for notification to, and review by, municipalities of certain grant and loan applications for acquisition or development of lands for recreation and conservation purposes.
A-1649 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Pintor Marin, Eliana Requires local governments and authorities to obtain financing cost estimate from NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust for certain projects.
A-1794 Aca Burzichelli, John J.
/Singleton, Troy Concerns calculation of net premiums on certain life insurance policies for purposes of certain DOBI assessments.
A-1953 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Houghtaling, Eric Allows installment payments for senior and disabled property taxpayers to repay overpayments of homestead credits and homestead property tax reimbursements.
A-1970 Prieto, Vincent
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Quijano, Annette Prohibits retail sales establishment from storing certain magnetic-stripe data; requires reimbursement for costs incurred by financial institution due to breach of security.
A-2004 Acs Green, Jerry
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Establishes certain penalties for operating or participating in pyramid promotional schemes.
A-2069 Gusciora, Reed
/Eustace, Tim
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher Permits municipalities to issue retail liquor licenses for use in certain historic taverns.
A-2180 Caride, Marlene Requires provisions regarding sellers’ obligation to deliver marketable and insurable title in certain residential real estate contracts of sale.
A-2224 Aca Peterson, Erik
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/DiMaio, John
/Benson, Daniel R. Establishes “Secondhand Valuables Transaction Reporting Task Force.”
A-2416 Aca Eustace, Tim Expands One-Call Damage Prevention System to include underground contamination with engineering or institutional controls.
A-2450 Aca Benson, Daniel R.
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Mukherji, Raj Prohibits automatic renewal of service contracts.
A-2514 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Space, Parker
/Phoebus, Gail Permits local units of government to enter into shared services agreements with federal military installations located in the State.
A-2515 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Conaway, Herb
/Land, R. Bruce Establishes New Jersey Military Skills Council.
A-2567 Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires school districts and DOE to post on their websites information regarding student participation in certain assessments.
A-2674 Aca Rible, David P.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Establishes “Blue Alert System.”
A-3056 Aca Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Space, Parker
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Webber, Jay Requires Dept. of Agriculture to develop voluntary guidelines to encourage school districts and institutions of higher education to donate excess food; extends “Food Bank Good Samaritan Act” protections to school districts.
A-3267 Singleton, Troy
/Webber, Jay
/Holley, Jamel C. Provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns to support autism programs.
A-3466 Aca Coughlin, Craig J.
/Downey, Joann
/Webber, Jay Revises application deadline for homestead property tax reimbursement program.
A-3616 Aca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Holley, Jamel C.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G. Establishes performance and training standards for certain Medicaid transportation services and requires DHS to report compliance with standards.
A-3626 McKnight, Angela V.
/Bucco, Anthony M.
/Webber, Jay Prohibits release of personal identifying information of violent crime victims and witnesses under State’s open public records law.
A-3662 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Caride, Marlene
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie “Rosa-Bonilla Family Act”; concerns development of carbon monoxide poisoning educational program for drivers.
A-3686 Aca McKeon, John F.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Munoz, Nancy F.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Bucco, Anthony M. Establishes new crime of strict liability vehicular homicide; renames existing vehicular homicide as reckless vehicular homicide; designated as Ralph and David’s Law.
ACR-53 Aca Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R. Urges President and Congress to revise laws, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change rules, concerning interstate natural gas pipeline approvals to more fully address adverse impacts.
ACR-152 Conaway, Herb
/Singleton, Troy
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher Respectfully memorializes Congress to pass S.1980, which posthumously awards Congressional Gold Medal to Alice Paul.
ACR-161 Aca McKeon, John F.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Eustace, Tim
/Holley, Jamel C. Establishes “Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure.”
AJR-24 Aa Andrzejczak, Bob Declares aquaculture an important State economic driver and urges State to include aquaculture industry in its economic development plans.
AJR-25 Land, R. Bruce
/Andrzejczak, Bob Recognizes Delaware Bayshore as region of special significance in NJ.
AR-17 Danielsen, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Urges New Jersey Supreme Court to adopt rules to expedite child custody proceedings.
AR-23 Benson, Daniel R.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P. Designates month of June 2016 as “Internet Safety Month.”
AR-59 Aca Dancer, Ronald S.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Space, Parker
/Phoebus, Gail
/Houghtaling, Eric Recognizes and supports New Jersey State FFA Association and role of agricultural education in NJ.
AR-134 Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P. Urges President and Congress of US to enact S.2137, “Military Family Stability Act.”
AR-142 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Quijano, Annette Commemorates and expresses approval of enactment of legislation by President and Congress adding Zika Virus Disease Priority Review Voucher Program.
AR-143 Aca Coughlin, Craig J.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Urges Comcast and YES network to resolve broadcast programming dispute.
A-1424 Johnson, Gordon M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Authorizes Victims of Crime Compensation Office to make payment for relocation expenses of certain witnesses of crimes.
A-1878 Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Diegnan, Patrick J. Increases to under $15,000 from under $10,000 amount of permitted annual compensation paid to TPAF retiree reemployed as athletic coach by former school district within 180 days of retirement.
A-1944 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Eustace, Tim
/Downey, Joann Automatically registers or updates voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal.
A-3591 Zwicker, Andrew
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Eustace, Tim
/Barclay, Arthur
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Mukherji, Raj “New Voter Empowerment Act”; permits 17 year olds to vote in primary election if they turn 18 years old before next succeeding general election.
S-1711 ScaAca
(A-2569) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/O’Toole, Kevin J.
/Sarlo, Paul A.
(Prieto, Vincent) The “Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act.”
S-1715 ScaSaAca
(A-2570) Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Prieto, Vincent) Concerns taxation of casino gaming property; redirects investment alternative tax proceeds; abolishes Atlantic City Alliance.