Override Votes of Christie Mental Health-Gun Safety & Domestic Violence Protection Vetoes Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Improving Child Welfare Worker Safety, Alzheimer’s Care, Expungement Reform, Whistleblower Protections, Veterans Housing Help, Liquid Nicotine Ban, Help for Sandy Victims, Combating Lottery Winnings Fraud, Banning Foothold Traps, Daily Recess Period & Opposing Christie Greenhouse Gas Rules Repeal Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – The Assembly will meet Thursday to vote to override Gov. Christie’s vetoes of legislation to require notification of local law enforcement before expungement of mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers and enhance protections for victims of domestic violence by requiring attackers to surrender their firearms while domestic violence restraining orders are in effect or when they are convicted of a domestic violence crime or offense.
It will consider, among other bills, legislation to enhance child welfare worker safety, improve Alzheimer’s care, shorten the expungement waiting period, extend whistleblower protections for government workers, protect veterans from foreclosure, keep liquid nicotine away from children, establish temporary mortgage relief for Sandy victims, improve rail safety, combat lottery winnings fraud, ban foothold animals traps, require a daily recess period for young school children and oppose the Christie administration’s attempt to repeal greenhouse gas rules.
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-206/471/1663/ 2879/3060/3108 AcsAcaScaSca Green, Jerry
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Gusciora, Reed
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/McKeon, John F.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Mainor, Charles
/Watson Coleman, Bonnie
/Quijano, Annette
/Turner, Shirley K.
/Lesniak, Raymond J.
/Pou, Nellie Shortens waiting periods for expungement of criminal and other records and information; makes various changes to other expungement procedures and requirements.
A-965 w/GR Singleton, Troy
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Simon, Donna M.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Watson Coleman, Bonnie
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to review construction work on public utilities.
A-1682/3547 AcsAca Wisniewski, John S.
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Webber, Jay Establishes time periods for adverse possession of certain property.
A-2839 Burzichelli, John J. Authorizes State Agricultural Development Committee to permit operation of certain microenterprises on certain preserved farms; designated as “New Jersey Rural Microenterprise Act.”
A-3044 AaAa Space, Parker
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/McHose, Alison Littell
/Egan, Joseph V.
/Phoebus, Gail
/Moriarty, Paul D. Requires Commissioner of DOLWD to disseminate certain information to contractors who bid on or perform prevailing wage public work.
A-3833 Quijano, Annette
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Handlin, Amy H.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Extends “whistleblower” protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse.
A-3971 Aca Mazzeo, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Extends post-military service protection against mortgage foreclosure.
A-4098 Aca Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Prohibits sale or distribution of liquid nicotine except in child-resistant containers.
A-4139 AcsAaAa Schaer, Gary S.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mukherji, Raj
/Quijano, Annette Establishes temporary mortgage relief programs for certain owners of real property impacted by “Superstorm Sandy.”
A-4218 AcaAca
override Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Danielsen, Joe
/Weinberg, Loretta
/Gill, Nia H.
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa Prioritizes certain firearms applications for domestic violence victims; enhances penalties for certain domestic violence crimes.
A-4283 AcaAa Johnson, Gordon M.
/Eustace, Tim
/Caride, Marlene
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail.
A-4438 Aa Mukherji, Raj
/Burzichelli, John J. Raises maximum workers’ compensation fees for evaluating physicians.
A-4469 Aca Quijano, Annette
/Mukherji, Raj
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Makes fraudulent use of social security number to collect lottery winnings crime of fourth degree.
A-4616 Aca
Giblin, Thomas P.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Mukherji, Raj Extends by two months seasonal retail consumption alcoholic beverage license.
A-4638 AcaAca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Singleton, Troy
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires DCPP to implement policies and procedures to ensure caseworker safety; “Leah’s Law.”
A-4652 Aca Benson, Daniel R. Requires Public Health Counsel to promulgate rules and regulations for use of quality control programs in bio-analytical and clinical laboratories.
A-4686 Mainor, Charles
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Permits cosmetologist-hairstylists to operate mobile facilities to provide services.
A-4690 Aca Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Delays by one year certain documentation submission deadlines under Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Program.
A-4703 Aca Spencer, L. Grace
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Egan, Joseph V. Increases tax credit cap by $90 million for certain qualified residential projects under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program and restricts increase to certain projects.
A-4764 Aca Burzichelli, John J. Expands municipal authority to license rental of real property.
A-4790 Aca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Conaway, Herb
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Handlin, Amy H.
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Establishes a process to integrate certain health data and other data from publicly supported programs for population health research.
A-4834 Aca Lagana, Joseph A.
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Phoebus, Gail Allows businesses due to receive grant under Business Employment Incentive Program to receive tax credit instead of grant.
ACR-250 Singleton, Troy
/Gusciora, Reed 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 leghold type.
ACR-251 Prieto, Vincent
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Benson, Daniel R. Provides Senate and General Assembly will join appeals filed by President of Senate and Speaker of General Assembly challenging use of invalid job banding rule by N.J. Civil Service Commission.
AJR-115 Aa Schaer, Gary S.
/Eustace, Tim
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Creates the “New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force.”
AR-250 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Wisniewski, John S. Urges Congress to revise certain mortgage lending practices to protect homeowners from unintended consequences of short sales through Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Buyout Program.
S-316 ScaAcaAaAa
(A-1739 AcaAaAa) Gordon, Robert M.
(Eustace, Tim
/Ciattarelli, Jack M.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Gusciora, Reed) Increases flexibility, clarity, and available tools of optional municipal consolidation process.
S-726/1257 ScsSaAca
(A-1405 Acs) Turner, Shirley K.
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
/Beach, James
/Kean, Thomas H.
(Chivukula, Upendra J.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Egan, Joseph V.
/Quijano, Annette
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Danielsen, Joe) Establishes innovation zone program to stimulate technology industry clusters around New Jersey’s research institutions; allows certain technology businesses located in certain innovation zones to receive certain tax credits under Grow New Jersey Assistance Program.
S-939 Sca
(A-2913 Aca) Bateman, Christopher
/Bucco, Anthony R.
(Caride, Marlene
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Bucco, Anthony M.
/Watson Coleman, Bonnie) Designates Black Swallowtail butterfly as State Butterfly.
S-995 Sca
(A-1677 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Allen, Diane B.
(Johnson, Gordon M.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.) Establishes in DOC, supervised community reintegration program for certain victims of domestic abuse.
S-1046 ScaSaAa
(A-2721 AcaAaAa) Turner, Shirley K.
/Scutari, Nicholas P.
(Gusciora, Reed) Concerns alterations in child support obligations in response to changes to status of supported child.
S-1414 AcaAaAa Smith, Bob
/Bateman, Christopher
/Eustace, Tim
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Cryan, Joseph
/Johnson, Gordon M. Concerns low emission and zero emission vehicles; establishes Clean Vehicle Task Force.
S-1594 ScaAcaAa
(A-4044 AcaAa) Turner, Shirley K.
(Peterson, Erik
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Rible, David P.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.) Requires a public school district to provide a daily recess period for students in grades kindergarten through 5.
S-1940 ScaSca
(A-2893 Aca) Oroho, Steven V.
/Van Drew, Jeff
(Burzichelli, John J.
/Space, Parker) Exempts board of education and local government payments to entities under BPU jurisdiction from certain certification requirements.
S-2110 ScaAca
(A-3343 Aca) Oroho, Steven V.
(Space, Parker
/McHose, Alison Littell
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Phoebus, Gail
/Pinkin, Nancy J.) Requires nursing homes to offer form designating beneficiary of personal needs allowance accounts from incoming and current residents.
S-2360
override Madden, Fred H.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Bramnick, Jon M.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Jimenez, Angelica M. Requires notification of local law enforcement prior to expungement of certain mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers.
S-2524 Aa
(A-4067 Aa) Gill, Nia H.
/Allen, Diane B.
(Lagana, Joseph A.
/Singleton, Troy) The “Municipal Volunteer Property Tax Reduction Act”; permits certain municipal property owners to perform volunteer services in return for property tax vouchers.
S-2586/2587/A3217/3218 ScsSa Stack, Brian P.
/Cunningham, Sandra B.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Requires certain sanitary and protective procedures for used mattresses.
S-2711 Aca
(A-4128 Aca)
Smith, Bob
/Whelan, Jim
(Mazzeo, Vincent
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Singleton, Troy
/McKeon, John F.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Johnson, Gordon M.) Permits BPU to approve qualified wind energy project; requires BPU to provide application periods for those projects.
S-2960 ScaAca
(A-4331 Aca) Codey, Richard J.
/Rice, Ronald L.
(Garcia, Carmelo G.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Danielsen, Joe
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Benson, Daniel R.) Establishes requirements for training programs for homemaker-home health aides in care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
S-2961 Sca
(A-4188 Aca) Codey, Richard J.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
(Garcia, Carmelo G.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Danielsen, Joe
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.) Clarifies that Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders may be listed as secondary cause of death on death certificate when appropriate.
S-2978 Sca
(A-4194 Aca) Van Drew, Jeff
/Oroho, Steven V.
(Burzichelli, John J.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Rumana, Scott T.
/Webber, Jay
/Benson, Daniel R.) Authorizes mobile electronic waste destruction units to operate without DEP permit.
S-3024 Aca
(A-4463 Aca) Scutari, Nicholas P.
(Giblin, Thomas P.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Caputo, Ralph R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie) Revises laws concerning real estate licensees.
S-3076
(A-4621) Weinberg, Loretta
/Bateman, Christopher
(Johnson, Gordon M.
/Caride, Marlene) Increases maximum legal fee to represent victims from $1,000 to $3,000.
S-3110 Sca
(A-4617 Aca) Scutari, Nicholas P.
(Johnson, Gordon M.
/Webber, Jay) Permits certain health clubs to offer swimming lessons and otherwise remain exempt from first aid personnel and lifeguarding requirements.
S-3171 SaAca
(A-4575 Aca) Whelan, Jim
/Oroho, Steven V.
(Greenwald, Louis D.
/Burzichelli, John J.) Creates definition of certified mail.
SCR-125
(ACR-189) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Smith, Bob
/Barnes, Peter J.
(McKeon, John F.
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Gusciora, Reed
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Jasey, Mila M.) Determines that proposed DEP rules and regulations repealing rules and regulations concerning State participation in greenhouse gas cap and trade programs are inconsistent with legislative intent.
SJR-81 Sca
(AJR-122 Aca) Barnes, Peter J.
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Schaer, Gary S.) Condemns Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Isreal.