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Telemedicine, Manufacturing Jobs & Homeowner Association Resident Rights Highlight Monday Assembly Committees

Among Bills Also on Tap: Juvenile Depression Screenings, ID Theft Help, Disqualifying Casino Applicants who Recently Shuttered a Casino, Jersey City Birth Certificates & Earn Your Way Out Act

(TRENTON) Telemedicine, job training for the unemployed, a New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Council and more rights for those living in homeowner associations highlight Monday’s Assembly committee hearings.
Health benefits coverage for juvenile depression screenings, assistance for identity theft victims, disqualifying casino applicants who have recently closed a casino, authorizing Jersey City to resume issuing birth certificates and the Earn Your Way Out Act are also on tap.
The meetings are slated to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
· A-2190 (Singleton/Conaway/DeAngelo/Benson) – Directs Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to establish a pilot program to assist certain unemployed and underemployed individuals to complete a career and technical education certificate program in 12 months. 1 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-3265 (Singleton/Johnson) – Creates the New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Council. 1 p.m. Commerce and Economic Development.
· A-400 (Benson) – Makes homeowners’ association in which developer’s control of executive board has not been surrendered a public body under “Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act; A-2009 (Green) – Permits master deed of condominium to reflect proportional common and limited common elements interests of each owner as fractions; A-2027 (Green/Eustace) – Concerns membership and management of homeowners associations; A-2260 (Prieto) – The “Owners’ Rights and Obligations in Shared Ownership Communities Act;” A-3163 (Andrzejczak/Land) – Provides fair standards for elections and recall of officers for homeowners’ associations; and A-4091 (Eustace) – Enhances resident voting participation rights in common interest communities. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
· A-1464 (Lampitt/Coughlin/Conaway/Vainieri Huttle/Lagana) – Authorizes health care practitioners to provide health care services through telemedicine. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· A-1469 (Lampitt) – Requires health benefits coverage for juvenile depression screenings. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
· A-4156 – (Downey) – Requires Attorney General to establish victims of identity theft database. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-2182 – (Sumter/Holley/Oliver) – “Earn Your Way Out Act;” requires DOC to develop inmate reentry plan; establishes administrative parole release for certain inmates; requires study and report by DOC on fiscal impact. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A4255 (Caputo) – Allows horse racetracks to be available for placing wagers at casinos in Atlantic City using the Internet. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A4187 (Burzichelli) – Disqualifies casino license applicant for five-year period if person substantially closed casino property in State; revokes license; reinstates license eligibility under certain circumstances. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A-3625 (McKnight/Chiaravalloti) – Requires DOH to authorize Jersey City to issue certified copies of birth certificates by September 1, 2017. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· A-4179/4180 – (Caputo/Oliver/Giblin/Tucker/Pintor Marin/Watson) – Requires firearms purchaser identification card, permit to purchase handgun, or permit to carry handgun for temporary transfer of firearm at firing range. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-752 (Moriarty/Diegnan/Quijano/Pintor Marin/Gusciora) – Concerns credit card interchange fees and consumer protection. 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-4320 (Singleton) – Requires health insurers, SHBP and SEHBP to provide coverage for digital tomosynthesis for screening and diagnostic purposes related to breast cancer. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
· A-3424 (Lagana/Pinkin/Vainieri Huttle/Caride/Caputo/Wimberly) – Requires prescribers to discuss addiction risk associated with certain drugs prior to issuing prescription to minor patient. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· A-3797 – (Singleton) – Requires police training for interactions with persons who may have behavioral health issues. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· The Commerce committee will also receive testimony from PlanSmart NJ, an independent, non-profit planning and research organization committed to improving the quality of community life in New Jersey by advancing sound land use planning and regional cooperation. The organization’s goal is to focus attention on how best New Jersey can implement balanced growth by addressing the environmental and economic needs of the state.