MONDAY – Assembly Panel to Consider 5-Bill Package to Help Atlantic City & Measures to Reduce Rutgers Board of Trustees & Allow More Use of DNA as Crime Evidence

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Appropriations Committee will meet Monday morning to consider, among other bills, legislation to help Atlantic City’s struggling economy, reduce membership of the Rutgers board of trustees and allow more use of DNA as crime evidence.
The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Committee Room 11 of the State House Annex in Trenton.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.

The following bills will be considered:

A-1678 (1R)
Johnson/Mainor/
O’Scanlon/Wilson Authorizes court to order law enforcement to submit DNA evidence to national database to determine whether the evidence matches a known individual or a DNA profile from an unsolved crime.
A-1951
Conaway/Eustace/
Vainieri Huttle/
Lagana/Pinkin Establishes Medicaid Smart Card Pilot Program.
A-2550
Garcia/Mainor/Mukherji/Vainieri Huttle Authorizes Office of Public Defender to provide legal representation for child in proceedings after parental rights have been terminated.
A-3407
Sumter/Mukherji Establishes a partial return to work TDI program.
A-3480
Diegnan/Mukherji/
Moriarty
S-2235
Sarlo/Oroho Eliminates consumer data collection requirements for certain gift cards.
A-3926
Burzichelli Concerns certain tobacco sales.
A-3981
Mazzeo/Burzichelli/
Andrzejczak
(pending intro and referral) “Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Act.”
A-3982
Mazzeo/Burzichelli/
Andrzejczak
(pending intro and referral) Requires holder of casino license to provide certain employees with certain health care and retirement benefits.
A-3983
Mazzeo/Burzichelli
(pending intro and referral) Authorizes supplemental State aid to school districts in municipality with significant decrease in commercial property valuation; makes appropriation.
A-3984
Mazzeo/Burzichelli
(pending intro and referral) Reallocates casino investment alternative tax to Atlantic City to pay debt service on municipal bonds issued.
A-3985
Mazzeo/Burzichelli/
Andrzejczak
(pending intro and referral) Removes provisions of law relating to Atlantic City Alliance.
A-3988
Prieto
(pending intro and referral) Reduces membership of Rutgers board of trustees and eliminates dual membership on Rutgers board of trustees and Rutgers board of governors.