THURSDAY – Expanded Tuition Equality, Veterans Tuition Assistance, UEZ Boost, Meadowlands Reform, Atlantic City Help & Rutgers Reform Top Assembly Session

(TRENTON) – Bills to expand tuition equality, provide tuition help for veterans, send more money back to Urban Enterprise Zones, reform Meadowlands tax sharing and governance, help Atlantic City’s economy and reform the Rutgers board of trustees top Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Bills to reform New Jersey’s expungement laws, create Gold Alerts for missing people with developmental disabilities, establish a motor vehicle surcharge payment plan, ban unsolicited text ads and checks, require ATM operators to disclose balance inquiry fees, expand use of DNA as crime evidence, eliminate consumer data collection requirements for gift cards and limit access to motor vehicle recording data are also to be considered.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
A-206/
471/1663/ 2879/3060/
3108 AcsAca 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 Shortens waiting periods for expungement of criminal records; makes various changes to other expungement procedures and requirements.
A-222 Gusciora, Reed
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Establishes that payment plan for motor vehicle surcharges is mandatory upon request; extends payment period.
A-304 AcaScaSca Caride, Marlene
Requires schools to maintain supply of epinephrine and permit administration of epinephrine to any student having anaphylactic reaction.
A-617 Aca w/GR Moriarty, Paul D.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Andrzejczak, Bob Prohibits sending unsolicited advertising by text messaging, and requires companies offering text messaging services to allow customers to block all incoming and outgoing text messages.
A-625 w/GR Moriarty, Paul D.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Prohibits certain unsolicited checks.
A-709 Aca Benson, Daniel R.
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires pharmacies and prescribers to notify patients about how to ensure proper and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs.
A-864 Aa Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Green, Jerry
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Requires newly-constructed multiple dwellings with 25 or more residential units to install standby generators to provide electricity in case of emergency.
A-984 Aca Andrzejczak, Bob
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Enhances penalty for tampering with evidence after fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in death.
A-1252 AcaAa Prieto, Vincent
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires ATM operators to disclose balance inquiry fees.
A-1466 Diegnan, Patrick J.
/O’Donnell, Jason
/Mainor, Charles
/Garcia, Carmelo G. Allows for waiver of school bus requirements for mobility assistance vehicle technicians who transport students with medical needs to and from school.
A-1678 AcaAca Johnson, Gordon M.
/Mainor, Charles
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Authorizes court to order law enforcement to submit DNA evidence to national database to determine whether the evidence matches a known individual or a DNA profile from an unsolved crime.
A-1815 AcaAa Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Creates “Expungement Study Commission.”
A-1951 Conaway, Herb
/Eustace, Timothy J.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Establishes Medicaid Smart Card Pilot Program.
A-2299 Aca Andrzejczak, Bob
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wilson, Gilbert L. Requires municipalities to exempt 100% disabled veterans from construction permit surcharge fees for improvements to promote living unit accessibility; appropriates $20,000 for municipal reimbursements.
A-2550 Garcia, Carmelo G.
/Mainor, Charles
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Authorizes Office of Public Defender to provide legal representation for child in proceedings after parental rights have been terminated.
A-2709 Aa Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Spencer, L. Grace
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Establishes “Gold Alert System” for missing persons with developmental disabilities.
A-3125 AcaAa Caride, Marlene Prohibits sale or planting of certain invasive plant species.
A-3360 AcaAa Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Garcia, Carmelo G.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires each school district with middle school or high school to establish food services advisory committee to consider menu options that reflect students’ cultural, traditional, and dietary preferences.
A-3407 Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Mukherji, Raj Establishes a partial return to work TDI program.
A-3452 AcaAaAa Mazzeo, Vincent Regulates planting and sale of running bamboo; establishes real estate disclosure requirement.
A-3579 AcaAaAa Moriarty, Paul D.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/O’Scanlon, Declan J. Limits access to data recorded by motor vehicle recording devices.
A-3617 Aca Schaer, Gary S.
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Quijano, Annette
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Allows certain students including undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria to qualify for State student financial aid programs.
A-3716 Acs Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Gusciora, Reed Requires Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to annually prepare substance use treatment provider performance report, and make available to public.
A-3720 Aca Conaway, Herb
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Extends “Overdose Prevention Act” immunity provisions to certain professionals and professional entities, and permits needle exchange programs to obtain standing order for opioid antidote dispensation.
A-3722 Acs Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Gusciora, Reed Requires DHS and DOC to formulate joint arrangement and plan to ensure provision of mental health and substance use disorder services to inmates.
A-3815 Aca Green, Jerry
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Singleton, Troy
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Extends for two years expiration date of certain permits pursuant to “Permit Extension Act of 2008.”
A-3952 Prieto, Vincent
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Pinto Marin, Eliana
/Quijano, Annette
/Schaer, Gary S. Dedicates 30 percent of all UEZ sales tax revenues to respective UEZ account and 70 percent of UEZ sales tax revenues to General Fund.
A-3967 Andrzejczak, Bob
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Benson, Daniel R. “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act”; provides in-State tuition at New Jersey public institutions of higher education to military veterans and certain family members living in New Jersey.
A-3969 AcaAa Prieto, Vincent
Schaer, Gary S.
/Caride, Marlene
/Eustace, Timothy J. “Hackensack Meadowlands Agency Consolidation Act”; “Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning District Act of 2014”; “New Jersey Meadowlands Tax Relief Act.”
A-3981 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob “Casino Property Taxation Stabilization Act.”
A-3982 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob Requires holder casino license to provide certain employees with certain health cares and retirement benefits.
A-3983 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J. Authorizes supplemental State aid to school districts in municipality with significant decrease in commercial property valuation; makes appropriation.
A-3984 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J. Reallocates casino investment alternative tax to Atlantic City to pay debt service on municipal bonds issued.
A-3985 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob Removes provisions of law relating to Atlantic City Alliance.
A-3988 Prieto, Vincent Reduces membership of Rutgers board of trustees and eliminates dual membership on Rutgers board of trustees and Rutgers board of governors.
AR-191 Stender, Linda
/McKeon, John F.
/Jasey, Mila M. Opposes Pilgrim Pipeline project in NJ.
AR-192 Mazzeo, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Urges United States Department of Labor to approve National Emergency Grant proposal to fund workforce training.
A-3059 AcsAca Egan, Joseph V.
/Diegnan, Patrick J. Requires use of goods made in the United States for public contracts; requires businesses that receive public contracts or development assistance to disclose job exportation information.
A-3306 AcaAs Giblin, Thomas P.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Andrzejczak, Bob Establishes additional requirements, and penalties for failure to comply, concerning information to be provided to persons purchasing cats or dogs from pet shops or pet dealers.
A-3280 AcaAa Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to use certain products manufactured in U.S.
A-3281 AcaAa Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires Delaware River and Bay Authority to use certain products manufactured in U.S.
A-3221 AcaAa Lagana, Joseph A.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Eustace, Timothy J. Requires PANYNJ to use certain products manufactured in US.
A-3279 AcaAa Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lagana, Joseph A. Requires Delaware River Port Authority to use certain products manufactured in U.S.
A-3480) Diegnan, Patrick J.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Moriarty, Paul D. Eliminates consumer data collection requirements for certain gift cards.