Tuition Equality, Women’s Health Care, Gun Violence Prevention & Legal Aid for the Poor Highlight Monday Assembly Committee Meeting

Tuition equality, women’s health care, gun violence prevention, legal aid for the poor and helping parents limit a child’s exposure to violence top Monday’s Assembly Budget Committee agenda.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp

Highlights include:

  • A4225 (Johnson) – “Tuition Equality Act” allows certain undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education, and A3162 (Caride, Johnson, Fuentes, Ramos, Connors, Jimenez, Schaer) “Higher Education Citizenship Equality Act;” defines domicile for dependent students for the purpose of eligibility for State student loans, grants, or scholarships and in State tuition rate.
  • A4172 (Mosquera/Lampitt/Stender/Jasey/Watson Coleman) – Makes FY 2013 supplemental appropriation to DOH for $7,453,000 for women’s health care services.
  • A4171 (Wagner/Vainieri Huttle/Stender/Quijano) – Provides Medicaid coverage for women’s health care services to individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • A4182 (Greenwald) – Revises statutes concerning firearms purchaser identification cards and handgun purchase permits; makes handgun purchase permit valid for four years.
  • A3308 (Barnes/Ramos/Caputo/Johnson/Wisniewski/Vainieri Huttle/Burzichelli) – Authorizes Judiciary to revise or supplement fees, subject to limitations, to fund e-court information system and Legal Services of New Jersey; requires review and reporting on fees and expenditures of such fees.
  • A4094 (Quijano/Cryan) – Requires DOE to prepare and distribute informational pamphlets on how parents can limit a child’s exposure to media violence.
  • A3690 (Cryan, Coutinho, Gusciora, Tucker, Mainor, Quijano, Sumter) – Declares violence a public health crisis, recommends expansion of mental health programs, recommends federal adoption of gun control measures and establishes Study Commission on Violence.