Transgender Rights, No Secret Public Whistleblower Settlements, Police & Fire Manage Own Pension & Banning PANYNJ from Enforcing Trump Muslim Ban Highlight Thursday Assembly Session

Also on Tap: Help for Ocean Grove Fire Victims, Nonprofit Homeland Security Grants, County Storm Preparedness, Freight Rail Safety & Domestic Violence Prevention & Response

(TRENTON) – A transgender rights bill package, no secret public whistleblower lawsuit settlements, giving police and firefighters control of their own pension fund, requiring firearms seizure when mental health professional determines a threat, prohibiting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from enforcing President Trump’s Muslim ban top Thursday’s voting session.
Also on tap: assessment assistance for the Ocean Grove fire victims, nonprofit homeland security grants, county storm preparedness, rail safety and improving domestic violence prevention and response.
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
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-599 Lagana, Joseph A.
/O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Mukherji, Raj Allows modernization for the form of disbursement for certain State government and local unit payments to individuals and business entities.
A-725 Moriarty, Paul D. Requires independent State authority member to disclose contractual relationship between authority and authority member’s relatives.
A-1051 Bramnick, Jon M.
/Bucco, Anthony M. Grants immunity from civil liability to persons reporting information concerning crimes related to terrorism.
A-1861 AaAaAa Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Enacts the “Reader Privacy Act.”
A-2081 Mukherji, Raj
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas Provides for priority consideration, by DCA, DEP, DOT, and municipalities, of permit applications for green building projects.
A-2185 Aa Singleton, Troy
/Munoz, Nancy F.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Downey, Joann
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Benson, Daniel R. Establishes mandatory domestic violence training for municipal prosecutors.
A-2926 Greenwald, Louis D.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Repeals law suspending certain licenses, registrations and certifications for failure to repay student loans.
A-2938 Aa Jones, Patricia Egan
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Sumter, Shavonda E. Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.
A-4175 Aca Caride, Marlene
/McKnight, Angela V.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana Requires Commissioner of Education to develop guidance on identifying English language learners for gifted and talented programs.
A-4310 Coughlin, Craig J. Permits certain appointee to retain civil service position if eligibility error was made by Civil Service Commission.
A-4532 Aa DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Danielsen, Joe
/Watson, Blonnie R.
/Bucco, Anthony M. Exempts certain personal information from State’s open public records law; bars attorney’s fees award in denial of access proceeding in certain circumstances.
A-4567 Aca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Jasey, Mila M. Establishes Transgender Equality Task Force.
AJR-54 Acs Benson, Daniel R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Holley, Jamel C. Designates April 2nd of each year as “World Autism Awareness Day.”
AJR-112 Aca Conaway, Herb Designates April of each year as “Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month.”
AJR-139 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Jasey, Mila M. Designates November 14th through November 20th as “Transgender Awareness Week.”
AJR-140 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Jasey, Mila M. Designates November 20th as “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
AR-141 Aca Spencer, L. Grace
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Designates April 2017 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in New Jersey.
AR-229 Eustace, Tim
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Benson, Daniel R. Urges participation in Earth Hour 2017.
S-295 Aca
(A-2334 Aca) Vitale, Joseph F.
/Sarlo, Paul A.
(Benson, Daniel R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Mukherji, Raj
/Downey, Joann
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Requires DOH to issue standing order authorizing pharmacists to dispense opioid antidotes to patients without individual prescriptions.
S-806 Aca
(A-2463 Aca) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gordon, Robert M.
(Eustace, Tim
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Caride, Marlene
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mukherji, Raj) Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT.
S-3006 Aa
(A-4589 Aa) Weinberg, Loretta
/Gordon, Robert M.
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette
/Wisniewski, John S.
/Johnson, Gordon
/Mukherji, Raj) Prohibits PANYNJ from providing assistance for enforcement of March 6, 2017 US Executive Order banning entry into US of individuals from certain countries.
S-2355 Sca
(A-714 Aca) Cunningham, Sandra B.
(DiMaio, John
/Diegnan, Patrick J.) Prohibits public institution of higher education from using State funds in excess of $10,000 to pay fee of commencement and other speakers.
SJR-89 Sca
(AJR-111 Aa) Vitale, Joseph F.
/Madden, Fred H.
(Quijano, Annette
/Webber, Jay
/DiMaio, John
/McKnight, Angela V.) Designates May of each year as “Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month” in New Jersey.
A-1256 Sa Caride, Marlene
/Singleton, Troy
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Bateman, Christopher Requires State Board of Education regulations regarding school nurse certification to include certain minimum eligibility requirements.
A-4039 Aca Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Webber, Jay Requires newly-elected municipal, county, and State political party committee members to assume office upon their certification for election and hold first meeting on second Saturday, second Monday, and second Tuesday following primary election, respectively.
A-4185 Mukherji, Raj
/Bucco, Anthony M.
/Giblin, Thomas P. Concerns certain business requirements for motor vehicle dealers.
A-4219 O’Scanlon, Declan J.
/Benson, Daniel R. Allows minors 14 years of age or older to authorize organ donation; requires MVC to provide organ donation registration to certain minors.
A-4243 Aca McKeon, John F.
/Quijano, Annette
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann Bars public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of “whistleblower” claims; provides that such settlements constitute public records.
A-4253 Aca Quijano, Annette
/Mukherji, Raj
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/McKeon, John F. Establishes “New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program”; appropriates $3,000,000 over next three fiscal years.
A-4334 Aa Conaway, Herb
/Pinkin, Nancy J. Requires alternative payment models to register with DOH; permits health care practitioners to refer patients to health care service in which the practitioner has beneficial interest when related to alternative payment model.
A-4568 Aca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Pinkin, Nancy J.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Johnson, Gordon M. Prohibits health insurers, SHBP, SEHBP, University Correctional Health Care, and Medicaid from discriminating in providing coverage and services based on gender identity.
A-4580 Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Quijano, Annette Appropriates $2,900,000 from “2009 Farmland Preservation Fund” for grants to certain nonprofit organizations for farmland preservation purposes.
A-4581 Aca Houghtaling, Eric
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Singleton, Troy
/Downey, Joann Appropriates $22,385,743 to State Agriculture Development Committee for farmland preservation purposes.
A-4582 Aca Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Zwicker, Andrew Appropriates $32.5 million from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to State Agriculture Development Committee for county planning incentive grants.
A-4583 Zwicker, Andrew
/Conaway, Herb
/Land, R. Bruce
/Downey, Joann Appropriates $2,988,859 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund and constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to provide capital preservation grants for certain historic preservation projects.
A-4584 Aca Zwicker, Andrew
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Burzichelli, John J. Appropriates $7,500,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for planning incentive grants to municipalities for farmland preservation purposes.
A-4673 Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann Concerns assessment of buildings or structures on real property located in certain counties following material depreciation thereof.
A-4713 Aca Burzichelli, John J.
/Prieto, Vincent Designates building where NJEDA is located as “Caren Franzini Memorial Building” to commemorate her outstanding service to State.
AJR-145 McKnight, Angela V.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Holley, Jamel C. Designates May of each year as “Emotional and Behavioral Disorder Awareness Month.”
S-92 w/GR Whelan, Jim
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Jones, Patricia Egan
/DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Houghtaling, Eric Revises “Overseas Residents Absentee Voting Law”
S-651 ScaAca
(A-4262 Aca) Turner, Shirley K.
/Pennacchio, Joseph
(Muoio, Elizabeth Maher
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas
/Mukherji, Raj
/Jimenez, Angelica M.) Requires family day care providers and certain household members to undergo criminal history record background checks.
S-2398 Sca
(A-3879 Aca) Bateman, Christopher
/Allen, Diane B.
/Greenstein, Linda R.
(Singleton, Troy
/Ciattarelli, Jack M.
/Auth, Robert
/Space, Parker Requires school district to adopt policy allowing students in grades 9 through 12 who participate in certain interscholastic extracurricular activities to earn varsity letter.
S-2538 ScaSa
(A-4204 Aca) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Singer, Robert W.
/Vitale, Joseph F.
/Sarlo, Paul A.
(Mazzeo, Vincent
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Land, R. Bruce) Requires Office of Emergency Management to establish county storm preparedness funding program.
S-2562
(A-4244) Weinberg, Loretta
/Cardinale, Gerald
(Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Caride, Marlene
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Auth, Robert) Requires DCF and DHS to study predatory alienation and its effects on young adults and senior citizens.
S-2915
(A-4560) Ruiz, M. Teresa
/Rice, Ronald L.
(Pintor Marin, Eliana) Adjusts reference to population for library director position in unclassified civil service.
S-2997 Sca
(A-4597) Smith, Bob
/Bateman, Christopher
(Zwicker, Andrew
/Singleton, Troy
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher) Appropriates $59,532,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects, and capital and park development projects.
S-3040 Sa
(A-99) Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Kean, Thomas H.
(Prieto, Vincent
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Schaer, Gary S.
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Rible, David P.
/Dancer, Ronald S.) Transfers management of PFRS to Board of Trustees of PFRS.