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for January 4, 2021

 

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Vol. XLIV No. 69 219th Legislature First Annual Session

 

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, of the 18th Legislative District, has resigned.

 

SENATE ACTION

The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, January 7, 2021 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

 

ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A5192 Benson,D/Conaway,H Motor vehicle registrations-provide temporary extension REF ATR

A5193 Benson,D Driver testing, persons/disabilities-req. MVC provide reasonable accommodations REF ATR

A5194 Karabinchak,R/Swain,L Nonpoint source pollution control grants-establishes ranking criteria REF AEN

A5195 Karabinchak,R Homeowners insurance policies-prohibits use of anti-concurrent causation clauses REF AFI

A5196 Karabinchak,R Climate Change Mitigation, Resilience Financing Progam in NJ Infra. Bank-estab. REF AEN

A5197 DeAngelo,W/McKnight,A Teachers, certified-income tax credit who incur expenses for classroom supplies REF AED

A5198 DeAngelo,W September 11 Remembrance Day-designates September 11 of each year REF ASL

A5199 DeAngelo,W Government records requestor-pickup within 10 days of availability REF ASL

A5200 DeAngelo,W Fire safety features-req. bidders on pub works construction projects submit info REF ASL

A5201 Quijano,A Alcohol & food industry sellers taxable sales-allows temporary deduction REF ACE

A5202 Vainieri Huttle,V Council of the Arts-increase members to 21; requires members be NJ residents REF ATG

A5203 Vainieri Huttle,V COVID-19 vaccine public awareness campaign regarding potential fraud-estab. REF AHE

A5204 Rooney,K Event venues-proh use, deposit funds for cert. purposes during pub health emerg REF ACO

A5205 Catalano,J/McGuckin,G Voting fraud task force-require AG create REF ASL

A5206 Auth,R Voting machine/system-proh approval if vendor is foreign company, exports tech REF ASL

A5207 Johnson,G/Reynolds-Jackson,V Correction fac.-prohibit entering into agreements with federal immigration REF ALP

A5208 Vainieri Huttle,V State House grounds-create gallery space for display of certain art works REF ATG

A5209 Mukherji,R Pharmacy Audit Bill of Rights-estab. procedures by which entities conduct audits REF ARP

A5210 Burzichelli,J/Dancer,R State Firemen's Home-revises composition, certain functions REF ALP

A5211 Wimberly,B/Quijano,A Cannabis legalization-updates and clarifies recent legislation REF AAP

AJR202 DeAngelo,W+1 Military Caregivers Week-designates fourth week of March of each year REF AMV

 

Bills Received from Governor/Absolute Veto:

 

A4525 AcaSca (2R) Freiman,R/Mazzeo,V+21 Econ activity, cert-remove time restrictions for temp structures during COVID-19

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A5130 Jasey,M Foreclosure Prevention Act-establishes; concerns mitigation of loss FROM AHO TO AAP

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A1171 (Giblin,T) Statewide database, certified payroll information for pub works projects-creates

A1699 (Peters,R) Deer hunting with firearm-authorizes on Sunday on private property

A1713 (Peters,R) Deer-authorizes Sunday firearm and bow hunting on certain lands

A1981 (McKeon,J) Plastic Pollution Task Force-establishes study, ways to reduce & address

A2196 (Karabinchak,R) St. pensions-proh investment, req divestment in pub traded fossil fuel companies

A2418 (Murphy,C; Danielsen,J; Spearman,W) Prescription Drug Affordability Board-establishes

A4813 Aca (1R) (Simonsen,E; McClellan,A) Public health emergency open public records requests-make information accessible

A4816 (Chiaravalloti,N) Correctional police/parole off-req compensatory time off, for work during emerg

A4867 (Wirths,H; Space,P) Emergency medical svcs-req issuance of temp certifications, cert circumstances

A5018 (Conaway,H) Environmental infra. proj-req Infra Bank prov incentives, employ local residents

A5019 (Murphy,C) Cosmetology & hairstyling-allow licensees to operate mobile facilities

A5155 (Chaparro,A) Parking privileges-100% Disabled Vet. not req. to submit documentation to renew

A5165 (Giblin,T) Paper ballot counting process-estab grant program for counties to improve;$10M

A5166 (Giblin,T) Voting Improvement Task Force-establishes

A5180 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Student w/disab-DOE develop transition checklist; maintain website resources

ACR204 (Danielsen,J) Disabled veterans, served at any time-receive civil service preference

ACR205 (Benson,D) Water consumption/diversion user fees-dedicate revenue to water quality

AJR200 (Benson,D) Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week-designates first week in May of each year

AJR202 (McKnight,A) Military Caregivers Week-designates fourth

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A1975 (McKeon,J) Zero emission vehicle charging station-50% credit against societal benf charge

A2379 (Karabinchak,R) Pipeline applications for constr-automatic approval if DEP fails to take action

A2781 (Karabinchak,R) Public officials, convicted of corruption offenses-forfeit office, position

A2784 (McKeon,J) Env. regulations-auth DEP rulemaking to prevent backsliding, federal law changes

A4833 (Benson,D) Bias & harassment-expands crime; establish additional penalties

A5136 (Johnson,G) Restaurant safety during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic-concerns

A5139 (Johnson,G) Restaurant tents during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic-concerns

A5159 (Moen,W) Substance use disorder treatment, resid/outpatient-conduct study Medicaid avail

A5164 (Giblin,T) Autism spectrum disorder individual-req. annual report on health and well-being

A5174 (Conaway,H) Veterans' Memorial Homes Oversight Board-creates

A5177 (Conaway,H) Bereavement Counseling Prog for family/caregivers of certain vet-req DMVA create

A5178 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Office-submit annual report to vet fac oversight bd

A5180 (McKnight,A) Student w/disab-DOE develop transition checklist; maintain website resources

A5181 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Paperless State government-create task force to study feasibility

A5191 (Conaway,H) Waste in landfills, organic-establish Statewide target to reduce disposal

AJR199 (Johnson,G) Commission to Review Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses-establishes

AJR200 (McKnight,A) Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week-designates first week in May of each year

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A3348 (Karabinchak,R) Water Resources Protection Trust Fund Act; estab. user fee on water consumption

A3511 (Vainieri Huttle,V) People with developmental disabilities-concerns transportation options

A5134 (Johnson,G) Hospitality business winter preparation purchase/reimb prog-estab. in EDA;$50M

A5135 (Johnson,G) Restaurant use of heaters & tents-estab Statewide standards during COVID-19

A5137 (Johnson,G) Alcholic beverage COVID-19 Expansion Permit-require ABC to waive fee

A5159 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Substance use disorder treatment, resid/outpatient-conduct study Medicaid avail

A5172 (Mejia,P) Palisades Cliffs Protection Act-limit height of new construction

A5177 (Danielsen,J) Bereavement Counseling Prog for family/caregivers of certain vet-req DMVA create

A5180 (Benson,D) Student w/disab-DOE develop transition checklist; maintain website resources

A5191 (Zwicker,A) Waste in landfills, organic-establish Statewide target to reduce disposal

ACR204 (Conaway,H) Disabled veterans, served at any time-receive civil service preference

AJR200 (Danielsen,J) Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week-designates first week in May of each year

 

The Assembly adjourned at 3:23 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, January 7, 2021 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

 

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/21/2020):

 

P.L.2020. c,138. S3046 w/GR (1R) Ruiz,M/Pou,N+1 12/23/2020 Business tax credit programs, certain-extend document submission deadlines

P.L.2020, c.139. S3225 Sweeney,S/Oroho,S+6 12/23/2020 Farmland preservation-dedicate CBT rev. for mun planning incentive grants;$11.5M

P.L.2020, c.140. S3226 Addiego,D/Bateman,C 12/23/2020 Farmland preservation-State Agriculture Development Committee;$29.886M

P.L.2020, c.141. S3228 Gopal,V/Taliaferro,A+5 12/23/2020 CBT revenues to St Agriculture Devel Committee-co planning incentive grants;$12M

P.L.2020, c.142. A4907 AcsSa (ACS/1R) Wimberly,B/Reynolds-Jackson,V+7 12/23/2020 Statewide Body Worn Camera Program;$58M

P.L.2020, c.143. A4975 AcaAaAca (3R) Chiaravalloti,N/Caputo,R+6 12/23/2020 Quality Single Accountability Continuum-postpones review due to
COVID-19

P.L.2020, c.144. A5080 Zwicker,A/Verrelli,A+8 12/23/2020 CBT rev to St Agriculture Devel Committee-non-profit org farmland grants;$3.763M

P.L.2020, c.145. A5119 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Downey,J+4 12/23/2020 Health services corporation-provides for reorganization

P.L.2020, c.146. A4589 Lopez,Y/Danielsen,J+12 12/30/2020 Alcoholic beverages-extends time license holders may sell following COVID-19