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Women’s Health Care Funding, Protecting Students from Sexual Misconduct, Help with Prepaid Property Taxes, Combating Bias Intimidation, Banning Offshore Drilling, Greenhouse Gas Initiative & Paris Climate Accord Top Thursday Assembly Session

Also on Tap: Gestational Carrier Agreements, Sickle Cell Trait Registry, Inclusive Playgrounds, Safe Zones for Internet Purchases, Electronic Smoking Regulation, Cracking Down on Energy Slamming and Protecting Farmers from Vandalism

(TRENTON) – Restoring funding for women’s health care, a 4-bill package to protect students form sexual misconduct, permitting prepaid property taxes amid the federal tax changes, combating bias intimidation and three environmental initiatives – prohibiting oil and gas drilling off the Jersey shore, rejoining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and requiring New Jersey to join the Paris Climate Accord – top Thursday’s Assembly voting session.
Also on tap: authorizing gestational carrier agreements, central registry for sickle cell trait diagnosis, inclusive playgrounds, tougher penalties for agricultural vandalism, safe zones for Internet purchases, electronic smoking regulation, cracking down on energy slamming,
The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at:
Bill No. Sponsor Description
A-268 Kean, Sean T.
/Egan, Joseph V. “P.I.C.K. Awareness Act”; authorizes issuance of special support recovery license plates.
A-769 Caputo, Ralph R.
/Giblin, Thomas P.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Requires school districts to incorporate age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades preschool through 12 as part of Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
A-839 Aca Land, R. Bruce
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Mazzeo, Vincent
/Chiaravalloti, Nicholas Prohibits offshore oil and gas exploration, development, and production in State waters, and issuance of DEP permits and approvals for activities associated with offshore oil and gas activities.
A-1027 Johnson, Gordon M.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Schaer, Gary S.
/McKeon, John F.
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher Includes crime of creating false public alarms as form of bias intimidation.
A-1044 Houghtaling, Eric
/Downey, Joann
/DiMaio, John
/Space, Parker Requires Director of Division of Taxation to examine feasibilty of centralized property tax information system to verify property taxes paid by homestead property tax reimbursement claimants.
A-1053 Houghtaling, Eric
/Taliaferro, Adam J.
/Andrzejczak, Bob Revises and expands laws on trespass and vandalism on agricultural and horticultural lands.
A-1212 Aca McKeon, John F.
/Gusciora, Reed
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie Clarifies intent of P.L.2007, c.340 regarding NJ’s required participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
A-1344 Gusciora, Reed
/Muoio, Elizabeth Maher Allows electric energy produced from biofuel to be eligible as Class II renewable energy.
A-1522 Zwicker, Andrew
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Barclay, Arthur Allows county and municipal police departments to establish designated safe areas for Internet purchase transactions; establishes public awareness campaign.
A-1601 Aca Conaway, Herb
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Benson, Daniel R. Requires licensure for manufacturers, distributors, wholesale dealers, and retail dealers of electronic smoking devices and related products.
A-1683 Dancer, Ronald S.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Houghtaling, Eric
/Handlin, Amy H.
/Moriarty, Paul D. Increases penalties for energy “slamming” practices.
A-1704 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette
/Jasey, Mila M. Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements.
A-2023 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Benson, Daniel R.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Exempts cable television subscriber from notifying cable television company, Office of Cable Television, or other complaint officer of cable television service outage to receive credit or rebate.
A-2041 Coughlin, Craig J.
/Holley, Jamel C.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana Establishes “Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Bond Financing Act,” authorizing issuance of bonds secured by pledge of Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant proceeds, municipal liens, and special assessment; expands “Redevelopment Area Bond Financing Law;” extends time to complete certain projects under “Long Term Tax Exemption Law.”
A-2182 DeAngelo, Wayne P.
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Establishes an apprenticeship requirement to qualify for an electrical contractor’s license.
A-2184 Conaway, Herb
/Wimberly, Benjie E. Establishes central registry for sickle cell trait diagnoses; provides for informational outreach and genetic counseling.
A-2187 Greenwald, Louis D.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Jake’s Law; Incentivizes counties to design and construct completely inclusive playgrounds as a priority for State funding for recreational and conservation purposes.
A-2189 Lampitt, Pamela Requires school districts to include instruction on consequences of distributing sexually explicit images through electronic means as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Health and Physical Education.
A-2190 Lampitt, Pamela Requires districts to incorporate instruction in grades six through 12 on law and meaning of consent for physical contact and sexual activity as part of Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
A-3114 Benson, Daniel R. Makes FY 2018 supplemental appropriation of $165,950,000 from the revenues and other funds of NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority.
A-3382 Freiman, Roy Permits taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes.

ACR-144 Pinkin, Nancy
/McKeon, John F. Condemns EPA decision to withdraw from “once-in-always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act.
ACR-145 Freiman, Roy Urges Congress to take swift action to protect New Jersey taxpayers from recently enacted federal tax legislation.
AJR-55 Benson, Daniel R. Designates March of each year as “Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.”
AR-117 Freiman, Roy
/Downey, Joann
/Mazzeo, Vincent Urges Congress to address the accounting of mortgage escrow prepayments through requirements on federally-chartered financial institutions.
(A-1656) Weinberg, Loretta
/Greenstein, Linda R.
(Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Lagana, Joseph A.
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Mukherji, Raj
/Downey, Joann) Provides Medicaid coverage for family planning services to individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
(A-2134) Weinberg, Loretta
/Sweeney, Stephen M.
/Bateman, Christopher
(Mazzeo, Vincent
/Downey, Joann
/Mosquera, Gabriela M.
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Jimenez, Angelica M.
/Pintor Marin, Eliana
/Sumter, Shavonda E.) Makes FY 2018 supplemental appropriation of $7,453,000 to DOH for family planning services.
S-414 Aca
(A-3381) Pennacchio, Joseph
/Bucco, Anthony R.
/Ruiz, M. Teresa
(Downey, Joann
/Webber, Jay
/Lampitt, Pamela R.
/Lagana, Joseph A.) Requires school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers to review employment history of prospective employees who will have regular contact with students to ascertain allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct.
(A-1929) Smith, Bob
/Greenstein, Linda R.
/Diegnan, Patrick J.
(Mukherji, Raj
/Zwicker, Andrew
/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Eustace, Tim
/Downey, Joann
/Kennedy, James J.
/McKeon, John F.
/Pinkin, Nancy J.) Requires NJ to join U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold Paris Climate Accord.
(A-2378) Sarlo, Paul A.
(Pintor Marin, Eliana) Extends transmittal date deadline for fiscal year 2018-2019 gubernatorial budget message to Legislature from fourth Tuesday in February to March 13, 2018.
(ACR-149) Sweeney, Stephen M.
(Coughlin, Craig) Provides that Senate and General Assembly support and authorize intervention into federal action filed against Governor by Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
(AJR-51) Bateman, Christopher
(Downey, Joann
/Murphy, Carol A.
/Houghtaling, Eric) Designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day.”