Student Loan Forgiveness in Event of Death or Disability, Infertility Insurance Coverage for Same-Sex Couples, Telemarketing Fraud Crackdown & Hepatitis C Testing Improvement Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

(TRENTON) – Legislation to direct the state to forgive student loans in the event of a borrower’s death or disability, require infertility insurance coverage for same-sex couples, crack down on telemarketing fraud, improve testing for hepatitis C and the Main Street Economic Growth Act highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee hearings.
Legislation to allow pharmacists to seek approval to dispense alternative products in place of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector devices is also on tap.
The meetings are slated to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Assembly Higher Education Meeting
10 a.m. Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A2761 [Mazzeo, Vincent/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Student loans, cert.-forgive
A4050 [Zwicker, Andrew], Directs HESSA to forgive certain student loans in event of student borrower death or total & permanent disability & grant deferment for temporary total disability
A4051 [Jasey, Mila M./Benson, Daniel R.], Directs HESSA to forgive certain student loans in event of student borrower’s death or total & permanent disability
Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting
10 a.m. Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A1447 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Spencer, L. Grace+1], Infertility-cover under cert insur plans
Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Meeting
2 p.m. Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A2223 [Benson, Daniel R./Johnson, Gordon M.], Main Street Economic Growth Act
Assembly Consumer Affairs Meeting
10 a.m. Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A2957 [Land, R. Bruce/Andrzejczak, Bob], Telemarketing fraud investigation unit
Assembly Health and Senior Services Meeting
10 a.m. Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A3909 [Conaway, Herb], Requires hospitals, labs to offer test for hepatitis C to certain individuals; authorizes certain labs to perform rapid tests for hepatitis C.
A3910 [Conaway, Herb], Establishes procedures for pharmacists to seek approval to dispense alternative products in place of prescribed epinephrine auto-injector devices.
ACR199 [Conaway, Herb], Urges FDA to expedite approval of additional epinephrine auto-injector device products.
Assembly Housing and Community Development Meeting
2 p.m. Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A303 [Singleton, Troy/Green, Jerry+8], Mortgage Assist. Pilot Prog.-estab.
Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting
10 a.m. Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
A881 [Muoio, Elizabeth Maher], Pub. util. emp.-report emerg.