State Worker Back Pay, Keeping State Parks Open during Government Shutdowns & Banning Governor from Using State Residences during Government Shutdowns Highlight Monday Voting Session

Also on Tap: A.C. Public Safety Early Retirements, Opposing Christie Mental Health & OIT Reorganizations, Revising Teen Driver Program & 12-Month Contraceptive Prescriptions

(TRENTON) – The Assembly on Monday will vote on bills to pay state workers for the early July state government shutdown; require state parks, forests and other natural and historic areas to remain open to public for seven days in any future state government shutdowns and prohibit the use of state residential property by the governor during any future state government shutdown.
Also on tap: allowing police and firefighter early retirements rather than layoffs in Atlantic City, opposing Gov. Christie’s efforts to shift mental health and addiction services as well as his plan to plan to reorganize the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, revising the state teen driver program and requiring health insurance coverage for contraceptives to include prescriptions for 12 months.
The session is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-320 Aca
w/GR Singleton, Troy
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Munoz, Nancy F.
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Sumter, Shavonda
/Mukherji, Raj
/Weinberg, Loretta
/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa Establishes minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate for personal care services.
A-1661 AcaSa Schaer, Gary S.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Dancer, Ronald S.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Cunningham, Sandra B. Expands eligibility of inmates for medical parole and requires inmate’s enrollment in Medicaid under certain circumstances.
A-2297
w/GR Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Caride, Marlene
/Downey, Joann
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Turner, Shirley K.
/Allen, Diane B. Requires health insurance coverage for contraceptives to include prescriptions for 12 months.
A-2503 AcsSca
w/GR Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Beck, Jennifer
/Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Downey, Joann Provides protections for individuals with developmental disabilities; upgrades crimes committed against such individuals; and improves transparency and accountability in investigations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of such individuals; designated as “Stephen Komninos’ Law.”
A-2511 AcsSca Eustace, Tim
/Turner, Shirley K. Requires life insurers to use federal death master file to identify potential matches.
A-3338 Aca
w/GR Eustace, Tim
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Mukherji, Raj
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Moriarty, Paul D.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Stack, Brian P.
/Weinberg, Loretta Dedicates one percent of cigarette and other tobacco products tax revenues to anti-smoking initiatives.
A-3406 Wisniewski, John S.
/Lampitt, Pamela R. Establishes teen driver orientation program.

A-3407 Wisniewski, John S.
/Lampitt, Pamela R. Establishes certain additional examination and special learner’s permit requirements.
A-3433 AcaAaSca Greenwald, Louis D.
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/Singleton, Troy
/Webber, Jay
/Diegnan, Patrick J. “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act”; authorizes executor, agent, guardian, or trustee, under certain circumstances, to manage electronic records of decedent, principal, incapacitated person, or trust creator.
A-4253 Aca w/GR Quijano, Annette
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/McKeon, John F.
/Weinberg, Loretta
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Establishes “New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program”; appropriates $3,000,000 over next three fiscal years.
A-5128 McKeon, John F.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Requires State parks, forests, and other natural and historic areas to remain open to public for seven days if emergency is declared due to failure to enact general appropriation law as prescribed by NJ Constitution.
A-5132 Wisniewski, John S. Prohibits use of certain State residential property by Governor during state of emergency due to failure to enact annual appropriations law.
AR-281 Benson, Daniel R.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Gusciora, Reed Opposes Governor’s plan to reorganize New Jersey Office of Information Technology.
ACR-254

Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Opposes Governor’s proposed transfer of DMHAS to DOH.

S-996 w/GR Rice, Ronald L.
/Van Drew, Jeff
/Turner, Shirley K.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Quijano, Annette
/Schaer, Gary S. Requires report on status of lead-safe program in DCA.
S-3311 ScaSa
(A-4840 AcaAa) Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Mazzeo, Vincent) Requires early retirement incentive offer before public safety department layoffs in municipalities in need of stabilization and recovery.
S-3422
(A-18) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Greenstein, Linda R.
/Bateman, Christopher
(Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Gusciora, Reed
/Benson, Daniel R.) Amends Fiscal Year 2018 annual appropriation act to ensure involuntarily furloughed State employees receive retroactive salary payments for State government budget shut down.