Retirement Savings for Workers, School Safety, Opposing NJ Transit Fare Hikes & Limiting ‘Acting’ Public Officials Top Thursday Assembly Committees

Banning Employers from Discriminating Based on Credit Reports & Helping Veterans through Criminal Justice System Also Slated

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act to create retirement savings for workers, requiring the Rate Counsel to evaluate NJ Transit fare increases and determine whether increases are necessary and fair, banning employers from discriminating on the basis of credit reports, boosting the School Safety and Security Fund, helping veterans through the criminal justice system and limiting the time public officer may serve in acting capacity without nomination highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee meetings.
The meetings are slated to being at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Retirement Savings for Workers:
· A4275 (Prieto/Eustace/Lagana/Greenwald/Quijano/Danielsen/Mukherji) – New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act”; establishes retirement savings program for certain workers. 10 a.m. Labor.
Protecting Commuters:
· A2587 (DeAngelo) – Requires Division of Rate Counsel to evaluate NJT fare increases and determine whether increases are necessary and fair to NJT customers. 10 a.m. Transportation.
Good Government:
· A4436 (Greenwald/Singleton) – Limits to six months time public officer may serve in acting capacity without nomination. 10 a.m. Judiciary.
· A2659 (Vainieri Huttle/Gusciora/Jasey) – Revises procedure for issuance of amended birth certificate for person who has undergone change in sex. 1 p.m. Human Services.
· A3805 (Burzichelli/Singleton) – Requires polls for school elections to close at 8:00 p.m. to be consistent with general and primary elections. 2 p.m. State and Local Government.
· A4213 (Vainieri Huttle) – Permits unregulated solicitation to perform snow shoveling within 24 hours of predicted snowstorm. 2 p.m. State and Local Government.
· A4461 (Vainieri Huttle) – Changes pejorative terminology referring to persons with certain disabilities. 1 p.m. Human Services.
· A4430 (Johnson/Caride/Schaer/Vainieri Huttle) – Provides for jurisdiction for prosecution for certain crimes against minors committed outside New Jersey. 10 a.m. Judiciary.
Worker Rights:
· A-2298 (Spencer/Quijano) – Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports. 10 a.m. Labor.
School Safety:
· A3189 (Lagana) – Establishes assessment on criminal offenders for “School Safety and Security Fund.” 10 a.m. Judiciary.
Veterans Assistance:
· A4465 (Andrzejczak) – Requires DMVA assist and mentor veterans through criminal justice system. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A3727 (Mazzeo/Benson/Moriarty) – Permits county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages to create Gold Star Parent identification card. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
· A-981 (Andrzejczak) – Authorizes special Distinguished Flying Cross license plates. 10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
Education:
· A1103 (Vainieri Huttle/Singleton/Benson) – Establishes Office of the Special Education Ombudsman in DOE. 10 a.m. Education.
· A4414 (Fuentes/Diegnan/Garcia) – Prohibits administration of certain assessments to special education students and students with limited English proficiency. 10 a.m. Education.
· A2888 (Benson/Mukherji) – Directs State Board of Education to develop autism spectrum disorder endorsement and requires all teacher preparation programs to include a special education component. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
Women and Children:
· A4149 (Vainieri Huttle) – Expands number of safe havens for leaving newborn infants. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A2757 (Benson) – Requires insurers and SHBP to provide coverage for expenses incurred in screening for ovarian cancer. 10 a.m. Women and Children.
· A2539 (Gusciora/Garcia/Quijano/Mosquera) – Establishes publicly accessible domestic violence Internet registry. 10 a.m. Women and Children.