*** MONDAY ADVISORY *** UEZ REFORM, ONLINE GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY, IMPROVED END-OF-LIFE & HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE CARE TOP ASSEMBLY AGENDAS

(TRENTON) – Assembly committees on Monday will consider legislation to reform and make stronger the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone program, require online transparency from local authorities and commissions, allow people to better handle end-of-life care issues and expand the care options for those with Huntington’s Disease.
A panel will also take testimony on the governor’s decision to withdraw New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The hearings will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Highlights include:
· The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will meet at 2 p.m. to consider a bill (A-4104) sponsored by Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) and Albert Coutinho (D-Essex) to reform and improve the job-creating Urban Enterprise Zone program.
· The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee will hear testimony at 10 a.m. on the governor’s decision to withdraw New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and its consequences on clean energy.
· The Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee will meet at 2 p.m. to consider a bill (A-3908) sponsored by Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) to require more online transparency from local authorities and commissions.
· The Assembly Appropriations Committee at 2 p.m. will consider legislation (A-387) to increase the specialized care nursing facility beds for those with Huntington’s Disease. It’s sponsored by Peter J. Barnes III and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (both D-Middlesex), Linda Stender (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset), Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D-Hudson) and Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green (D-Union/Middlesex/Somerset).
· Three bills (A-3475/3839/4098) that would deal with end-of-life care issues. They’re sponsored by Annette Quijano (D-Union), Connie Wagner (D-Bergen), L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) and Herb Conaway, M.D. (D-Burlington/Camden). The bills will be heard by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee at 10 a.m.
· Legislation (A-2666) to require health insurers to cover oral cancer drugs. It’s sponsored by Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and will be heard by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee at 10 a.m.
· Bills (A-2933/3640) to prohibit minors from using tanning beds. They’re sponsored by Kevin Ryan (D-Essex), Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset/Middlesex). It will be considered by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee at 10 a.m.
· The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will also at 2 p.m. at consider legislation (A-4094) sponsored by Daniel R. Benson and Wayne DeAngelo (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) to create the New Jersey Life Science Internship Challenge program.
· The Assembly Tourism and Arts Committee will meet at 2 p.m. to consider legislation (A-3460) to permit agricultural tourism events on preserved farmland. It’s sponsored by Celeste Riley (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland).
· The panel will also consider legislation (AR-135) sponsored by Reed Gusciora and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) and Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to support preserving Princeton Battlefield.
The complete agendas can be found at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/legcal.asp.