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Override of Christie Veto of Bill to Allow for Automatic Voter Registration as Part of Driver’s License Application & Renewal Tops Thursday Assembly Session

Aquaculture, Domestic Violence Victim Protections, Deterring Steroid Abuse among Students & Equal Rights for Pregnant Higher Education Students Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – The Assembly on Thursday will vote to override Gov. Christie’s veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal. The bill (A-1944) passed the Assembly 54-25 in June.
The Assembly will also vote on bills to, among other things, boost aquaculture projects in New Jersey, permit domestic violence and sexual assault victims to testify by closed circuit television, deter steroid use among students and ensure equal rights and opportunities for pregnant students in institutions of higher education.
The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at:

Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-210 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R. Concerns installation and maintenance of solar panels in common interest communities.
A-793 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce Requires Dept. of Agriculture and DEP to work with US Army Corps of Engineers to establish joint permit application process for aquaculture projects.
A-794 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce Requires Dept. of Agriculture and DEP to adopt joint permit application and review program for aquaculture projects.
A-856 Aca Quijano, Annette
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Requires removal of equipment and markings on certain used emergency vehicles; requires that Attorney General issue guidelines or directives.
A-927 Wolfe, David W.
/Holley, Jamel C. Creates new $100 assessment for convictions of certain sexual offenses to fund counseling for victims and their families; establishes Sexual Offender Victim Counseling Fund.
A-1199 AcaAcaAa Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Downey, Joann Permits a victim or witness of any age to testify by closed circuit television under certain circumstances in prosecutions for domestic violence, sexual assault, and certain other crimes.
A-1636 Schaer, Gary S.
/Greenwald, Louis D. Provides for appointment to board of directors of New Jersey Automobile Insurance Risk Exchange by Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.
A-1641 Schaer, Gary S.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Caride, Marlene Requires electric public utilities to provide priority power restoration to certain medical facilities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
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. Automatically registers or updates voter registration as part of driver’s license application or renewal.
A-2057 Aca Gusciora, Reed
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Spencer, L. Grace Permits new cigar lounges to be opened under certain circumstances.
A-2082 Mukherji, Raj
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Webber, Jay
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Conaway, Herb Requires OAL to maintain Internet database summarizing all State rule-making actions.
A-2353 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Mukherji, Raj Establishes measures to deter steroid use among students; appropriates $45,000 to DOE for New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association testing of student-athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing substances.
A-2416 Aca Eustace, Tim Expands One-Call Damage Prevention System to include underground contamination with engineering or institutional controls.
A-2512 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Houghtaling, Eric Requires BPU to render decision on case within 12 months of final public hearing or hold another public hearing prior to deciding case.
A-2863 Singleton, Troy
/Egan, Joseph V.
/Rible, David P.
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Requires certain workers subject to prevailing wage requirements to be enrolled in, or have completed, registered apprenticeship.
A-2869 Jones, Patricia Egan Repeals law that established optional will registry.
A-3381 McKnight, Angela V.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas Establishes municipal volunteer programs for free removal of snow from certain residential properties occupied by seniors or disabled persons.
w/GR McKeon, John F.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Caputo, Ralph R.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Downey, Joann
/Codey, Richard J.
/Vitale, Joseph F. Establishes law enforcement assisted addiction and recovery programs.
ACR-199 Conaway, Herb
/Eustace, Tim
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Urges FDA to expedite approval of additional epinephrine auto-injector device products.
AJR-23 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Designates third weekend in October each year as “Shuck, Sip, and Slurp Weekend” to promote NJ oysters, wine, and beer.
AJR-72 Gove, DiAnne C.
/Rumpf, Brian E.
/Bucco, Anthony M. Designates September 17 through September 23 of each year as “Constitution Week.”
AJR-76 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Holley, Jamel C. Designates September “Affordable Housing Awareness Month.”
AR-154 Aca Downey, Joann
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Benson, Daniel R. Urges enactment of the “Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones Act” (ROBOCOP Act).
(A-231 Aca) Smith, Bob
(Danielsen, Joe
/Pinkin, Nancy J.) Establishes position of State Oceanographer.
S-1489 Aca
(A-1465 Aca) Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
/Cunningham, Sandra B.
(Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Downey, Joann) Ensures equal rights and opportunities for pregnant students in institutions of higher education.
(AJR-65) Madden, Fred H.
/Turner, Shirley K.
(DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Space, Parker
/Phoebus, Gail
/Houghtaling, Eric) Designates third week in October of each year as “New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week.”