NJ Transit Investigation, Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, Regulating Transportation Network Companies, State Spending Transparency & Zika Virus Action Plan Top Thursday Assembly Session

Also Possible – Override Votes on Voter Registration & Healthy Food Vetoes
Combating Scrap Metal Theft, Banning Animal Foothold Traps, Restricting Isolated Confinement in Jails & Combating Personal ID Theft Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – The Assembly on Thursday will consider legislation to give the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to investigate NJ Transit safety and finances, the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, regulate transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, increase state budget and debt transparency, restrict the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities and create a plan to combat the Zika virus.
Also possible are override attempts on Gov. Christie’s vetoes of legislation that would establish automatic voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal and increase the availability of fresh produce and nutritious food for small food retailers in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
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-224 Acs DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Singleton, Troy Provides for licensing of pool and spa service contractors, and pool and spa builders and installers.
A-301 Singleton, Troy
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Eustace, Tim
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Houghtaling, Eric Enhances the reporting and disclosure requirements concerning State tax expenditures and limits the duration of new State tax expenditure enactments.
A-316 Singleton, Troy
/Prieto, Vincent
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Houghtaling, Eric Requires an annual State debt affordability analysis be included in the State Debt Report.
A-747 Moriarty, Paul D.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Requires State Treasurer to organize and publish certain contract and grant data and information on State expenditure Internet website.
A-1185 Mosquera, Gabriela M. Requires State Comptroller to report findings of audit compliance reviews.
A-1552 Webber, Jay
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Singleton, Troy
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie “Transparency in Government Act”; provides for establishment of State public finance website.
A-1628 Aa Rodriguez-Gregg, Maria
/Howarth, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C. Codifies DEP’s New Jersey Recycling Awards Program to annually recognize outstanding recycling achievements.
A-1639 Schaer, Gary S.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Caputo, Ralph R.
Increases personal needs allowance to $50 for recipients of Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income who are veterans or spouses of veterans and provides for annual cost-of-living increase in allowance.
A-1877
override Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Rice, Ronald L.
/Ruiz, M. Teresa
“Healthy Small Food Retailer Act”; provides funding to small food retailers to sell fresh and nutritious food.
A-1930 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Eustace, Tim
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Allows certain State agencies to sell Internet advertisements on agencies’ websites as pilot program.
A-1944 ScaSa
override Coughlin, Craig J.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Eustace, Tim
/Downey, Joann
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/McKeon, John F.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Vitale, Joseph F.
/Gill, Nia H., Esq. Automatically registers or updates voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal.
A-1955 Jones, Patricia Egan
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Phoebus, Gail
/Space, Parker Updates process by which a fiduciary may be discharged.
A-2225 Singleton, Troy
/Downey, Joann
/Webber, Jay Requires Governor’s annual budget message to include description and fiscal analyses of recommendations to raise State revenue estimated at $1 million or more.
A-2297 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Caride, Marlene
/Downey, Joann Requires health insurance coverage for contraceptives to include prescriptions for 12 months.
A-2451 Burzichelli, John J.
/Eustace, Tim
/Danielsen, Joe “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act”; permits qualified terminally ill patient to self-administer medication to end life in humane and dignified manner.
A-2466 Aca Phoebus, Gail
/Conaway, Herb
/Space, Parker Designates month of November as “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Awareness Month” in NJ.
A-2584 Gusciora, Reed
/Giblin, Thomas P. Prohibits purchase of certain items by scrap metal businesses.
A-2805 Caputo, Ralph R. Requires DMVA to develop online historic tour identifying locations of war battles and places of significance to war efforts in State.
A-3064 Moriarty, Paul D.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Johnson, Gordon M. Provides State agencies will not enter into contracts with business entities that require persons or public entities to give up rights or remedies provided by State law.
A-3293 Aca Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Danielsen, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Permits charging late fee for rental payments due on self-service storage units and authorizes sale of property via website.
A-3634 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires one member of board in charge of institution for persons with mental illness or developmental disability to be family member of resident.
A-3695 AcaAs Lagana, Joseph A.
/Singleton, Troy
/Wisniewski, John S.
/DeCroce, BettyLou Regulates transportation network companies.
A-3914 Aca Mazzeo, Vincent Allows existing rural development areas zoned for industrial use under pinelands comprehensive management plan to be included as eligible areas under certain business incentive programs.
A-3969 Schaer, Gary S.
/Prieto, Vincent Requires DOH to establish Zika Virus State Action Plan.
A-4094 Conaway, Herb
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Benson, Daniel R.
/McKnight, Angela V. Requires epinephrine auto-injectors to be packaged and sold as single units.
A-4164 Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann Requires State Auditor to annually report on unspent State account balances.
ACR-25 Singleton, Troy
/Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Danielsen, Joe Determines that Fish and Game Council’s adopted rule to allow use of enclosed foothold traps is inconsistent with plain language and legislative intent of 1984 law banning animal traps of steel-jaw leg hold type.
AJR-77 Dancer, Ronald S. Designates October as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” in New Jersey.
AJR-87 Houghtaling, Eric
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Taliaferro, Adam J. Recognizes 100th anniversary of Farm Credit East Program.
AJR-89 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Houghtaling, Eric Recognizes 100th anniversary of NJ Dept. of Agriculture.
AJR-92 Eustace, Tim Designates October 23 of each year as “Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Awareness Day” in New Jersey.
AR-149 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Land, R. Bruce
/Andrzejczak, Bob Urges United States Air Force to base F-35 fighter jets at 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City.
AR-182 Zwicker, Andrew
/Prieto, Vincent
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher Commemorates 100th anniversary of the founding of Planned Parenthood.
AR-183 Zwicker, Andrew
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Holley, Jamel C. Urges Congress and President to enact legislation to ensure students have access to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities.
AR-185 McKeon, John F. Authorizes Assembly Judiciary Committee to enter upon investigation or inquiry into financial and operating practices of NJ transit; grants committee subpoena power.
S-51 ScaSca
(A-547 Aca) Lesniak, Raymond J.
/Cunningham, Sandra B.
(Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Gusciora, Reed
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher) Restricts use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities.
S-92
(A-2815) Whelan, Jim
(Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Houghtaling, Eric) Revises “Overseas Residents Absentee Voting Law” to mirror federal law; permits overseas voters to vote in any election; permits use of federal write-in absentee ballot to vote, register or request ballot for all elections.
S-1041
(A-1449) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gordon, Robert M.
(Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Downey, Joann) Requires DHS to develop timeline for use by individuals with developmental disabilities to gain benefit of State and federal programs; requires posting timeline on DHS, DCF, and DOE websites.
S-1840 ScaAca
(A-2085 Aca) Ruiz, M. Teresa
/Gill, Nia H.
(Mukherji, Raj
/Oliver, Sheila Y.) Prohibits charging fee to stop publishing personal identifying information obtained through the criminal justice system.
S-2024
(A-3793) Madden, Fred H.
/Oroho, Steven V.
(Eustace, Tim
/Peterson, Erik) Clarifies that product approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not required for drug manufacturer to file registration statement, and specifies timeframe by which DOH must review registration statements.
S-2337 Sca
(A-3985 Aca) Sacco, Nicholas J.
/Allen, Diane B.
(Jimenez, Angelica M.
/O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Mukherji, Raj) Permits law enforcement agencies to buy firearms directly from manufacturers; clarifies permits and identification cards not required.