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SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)
Nominations Notice of Intention Received 4/13/2021:
TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:
Rachel Wainer Apter, of Englewood.
Honorable Lee A. Solomon, of West Berlin.
TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:
Honorable Kimberly Espinales-Maloney, J.S.C., of Hoboken.
Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., of Hampton Township.
Honorable Marysol Rosero, J.S.C., of Livingston.
Honorable Sherri L. Schweitzer, J.S.C, of Cherry Hill.
Honorable Christine M. Vanek, J.S.C., of Kearny.
Honorable David J. Weaver, J.S.C., of Sparta.
Honorable Marcella Matos Wilson, J.S.C., of West Caldwell.
TO BE A JUDGE OF THE TAX COURT:
Honorable Joshua D. Novin, J.T.C, of Montville.
Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:
TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
William E. Ford, of Clifton, to replace Elisa Camillone.
Lori-Ann Iacovino, of Woodridge.
TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMMISSION:
Alana Burman, of Trenton, to replace Robert Bostock.
TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY:
Dana M. Martinotti, of Cliffside Park, to replace Caren Turner.
Kevin P. McCabe, of Sewaren, to replace David Steiner.
Robert J. Menendez, Jr., of Jersey City, to replace Kevin McCabe.
Michelle E. Richardson, of Jersey City, to replace Richard Bagger.
TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL PLANNERS:
Ricardo Fernandez, of Hackettstown, to replace Richard Ragan.
TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:
Shawn M. Latourette, Esq., of Highland Park, to replace Catherine McCabe.
Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:
S3658 Cunningham,S/Scutari,N Mandatory min. terms of imprisonment for crimes of non-violent nature-eliminates
S3598 Cryan,J/Sweeney,S Rutgers, The State University-New Brunswick for Weinberg Scholars Program;$100K REF SHI
S3599 Singleton,T/Brown,C Stockton Univ. North Athletic Complex project-$5M in federal funds to support REF SHH
S3600 Sacco,N Urban Enterprise Zone program-restores and revises REF SCU
S3601 Cryan,J Svc customer bill payment assistance, cert essential-req federal fund allocation REF SEG
S3602 Codey,R Bias intimidation-revises law, include members of press/media in protected class REF SJU
S3603 Singleton,T Prop. tax deduction-increase 18% to 30% payments as rent constituting prop taxes REF SCU
S3604 Connors,C Beach fees-municipalities charge reduced or no fee, children ages 12 to 17 REF SCU
S3605 Cryan,J/Weinberg,L Firearm purchaser ID-increases from age 18 to 21 REF SLP
S3606 Pennacchio,J Breast implant surgery-require informed consent REF SHH
S3607 Pou,N/Vitale,J Responsible Dog Ownership Act-establish leashing and fencing requirements REF SEN
S3608 Cunningham,S Catalytic converters-implements certain guidelines concerning purchase REF SCM
S3609 Bucco,A/Stack,B Digital Divide Solutions Grant Program-estab, assist pub sch for Internet access REF SED
S3610 Schepisi,H.T./Testa,M+2 Telemedicine/telehealth-revises emerg care svcs referral standards for providers REF SHH
S3611 Scutari,N Income access services & related provider contracts-creates certain requirements REF SCM
S3612 Scutari,N Commercial driver license forfeiture-align w/basic driv lic for cert DWI offense REF SLP
S3613 Scutari,N/Gopal,V Tax credits-prov, small employers that rehire employees laid off due to COVID-19 REF SEG
S3614 Scutari,N Stipends for cert members of boards, comm, committees, other public entities-req REF SJU
S3615 Scutari,N Out-of State contractors, certain-imposes administrative fees REF SEG
S3616 Thompson,S+1 School districts, State aid-suppl. approp. from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE REF SED
S3619 Schepisi,H.T. Public utility customers' right to decline installation of smart meter-provides REF SEG
S3620 Schepisi,H.T. Security officer assault-upgrades simple assault to aggravated assault REF SLP
S3621 Schepisi,H.T. Crime Victim's Bill of Rights-enhances REF SLP
S3622 Schepisi,H.T. Medically necessary emergencies in outpatient settings-insurers to reimburse REF SCM
S3623 Schepisi,H.T. Personal Injury Trust Fund Transparency Act-concerns trust claims REF SJU
S3624 Schepisi,H.T. In-person requirements-waives, continuing edu, result of public health emergency REF SCM
S3625 Schepisi,H.T. Coronavirus disease 2019-authorizes certain forms of testing REF SHH
S3626 Schepisi,H.T. Moving expenses, commence work in State-provides income tax deduction REF SEG
S3627 Schepisi,H.T. Minors-exempt personal identifying information from disclosure in public records REF SSG
S3628 Schepisi,H.T. Disclosure statement, annual-req business entity that was issued permit/lic file REF SSG
S3629 Schepisi,H.T. Employee, prospective-eliminates requirement to discuss personal matters REF SSG
S3630 Corrado,K Anti-choking devices, portable-require in schools REF SED
S3631 O'Scanlon,D/Oroho,S+2 Budget sustainability statement-req. Gov. transmit along w/annual budget message REF SBA
S3632 Codey,R Health care practitioner referrals-req. made in accordance w/cert prof standards REF SHH
S3633 Kean,T PAAD & Sr Gold Prescription Discount Prog-incr income eligibility limits by $10K REF SHH
S3634 Schepisi,H.T. Pub office or emp-estab procedures for disqual upon conviction of cert crimes REF SJU
S3635 Kean,T Research expenses, targeted industries-increase corporation business tax credit REF SCM
S3636 Kean,T Terms-of-svc agreements, websites/apps-obtain consent from user before changing REF SCM
S3637 Sweeney,S/Sarlo,P Retirement Infra. Collateralized Holdings Fund Act-creates trust fund;$20M REF SSG
S3638 Turner,S/Diegnan,P Vaccines-permits dentists to administer under certain circumstances REF SHH
S3639 Turner,S School attendance, compulsory-raises age requirement from 16 to 18 years old REF SED
S3640 Singer,R+1 Sandhill Indian Tribe-provides State recognition for certain limited purposes REF SSG
S3641 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing declaratory judgment database-direct DCA establish REF SCU
S3642 Schepisi,H.T. Economic development partnerships-authorizes establishment of regional REF SCU
S3643 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing-concerning local zoning authority with respect to REF SCU
S3644 Schepisi,H.T. Volunteer Emergency Responder Loan Redemption Program-establish REF SHI
S3645 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing preference-allows municipalities to establish for their resid REF SCU
S3646 Schepisi,H.T. Property tax exemption or abatement, certain-prohibits from receiving REF SCU
S3647 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing obligation-exemptions for urban aid municipalities REF SCU
S3648 Schepisi,H.T. School bus drivers-required to retake certain knowledge and skills tests REF STR
S3649 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing obligations-COAH administer based on statewide obligation REF SCU
S3650 Schepisi,H.T. Abandoned prop-convert to affordable housing, cred toward fair share obligation REF SCU
S3651 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable fair share housing-incr max mun percentage by age-restricted units REF SCU
S3652 Schepisi,H.T. Transitional Aid to Localities program-extends elig. for short-term finan. asst. REF SCU
S3653 Schepisi,H.T. Long Term Tax Exemption Law-limits amount of real property that may be taxed REF SCU
S3654 Sweeney,S/Rice,R+1 Amistad Curriculum Award Program-estab.; slavery & African-American history;$5K REF SED
S3655 Schepisi,H.T. Sick & vacation leave-limits certain unused to be carried-forward REF SSG
S3656 Ruiz,M Mass transit parking tax-concerns REF SCU
S3657 Oroho,S/Cunningham,S+13 School aid, State-provides cert. districts receive aid equal to 2020-2021 sch yr REF SED
S3683 Ruiz,M Higher education institution-require to provide certain student loan information REF SHI
SCR145 Bucco,A Veterans impacted by Agent Orange-expand benefits to grandchildren of REF SHH
SCR146 Oroho,S/Codey,R+4 Vet Center in Northwestern NJ-urges federal Department of Vet. Affairs establish REF SMV
SCR147 Schepisi,H.T. Legislative Select Committee on Investigation-constitutes special committee REF SSG
SCR148 Schepisi,H.T. Affordable housing obligation-requires statewide calculation REF SCU
SCR149 Schepisi,H.T. State funding for public education-distributed on a per pupil basis REF SED
SJR113 Cryan,J COVID-19 Victimes and Survivors Memorial Day-designates March 1 REF SHH
SJR114 Scutari,N Drug Laws Study & Review Commission-establish; study & review Title 2C drug laws REF SJU
SR123 Schepisi,H.T. Tax deduction caps, state & local-urges federal government to repeal REF SBA
SR124 Kean,T Abraham Accords-supports, importance of peace & coexistence in Middle East REF SSG
Bills Withdrawn From The Files:
S2947 Bucco,A/Stack,B Digital Divide Solutions Grant Prog-estab, assist purchase online instruct equip FROM SED
Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:
S347 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Vitale,J+2 One Health Task Force-estab. communications between physicians and veterinarians
S619 ScaAca (2R) O'Scanlon,D/Lampitt,P+3 Medical cannabis-permits authorization thru telemedicine & telehealth
S2725 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Houghtaling,E+1 Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program-concerns
S3456 Cunningham,S/Scutari,N+7 Mandatory min. terms of imprisonment for crimes of non-violent nature-eliminates
S138 (Gopal,V) Nutrition programs' motor vehicles-exempts from registration fees
S538 (Stack,B) Evictions-enhances use of breach of implied warranty of habitability defense
S876 (Turner,S) FamilyCare, NJ-expands to uninsured children under 19; appropriates $3M
S1158 (Singleton,T) Apprenticeship course-provides tuition fee waiver
S1351 (Weinberg,L) Implanted medical device-voluntarily make notation on drivers license or ID card
S1778 (Gopal,V) Federal jobs and investment in the State-creates office to encourage creation
S1780 (Gopal,V) Workers' Compensation & Administrative Law Judges-changes elig., DCRP to PERS
S1787 (Gopal,V) Tiny Home Pilot Program-establish in 3 regions of State
S1878 (Diegnan,P) Casinos and simulcasting facilities-eliminates smoking ban exception
S2435 (Stack,B) Health care professionals-restricts use of restrictive employement covenants
S2695 (Bucco,A) Senior planned real estate development assoc-estab immunity relating to COVID-19
S3051 (Schepisi,H.T.) Health insurance step therapy protocols-establish certain guidelines concerning
S3148 (Kean,T) Residents w/special needs-establish central registry for use during emergencies
S3286 (Weinberg,L) Correctional police officers & body worn cameras-require to wear
S3287 (Vitale,J) Manuf fac-concerns provision of energy by prov exemptions to cert energy taxes
S3297 (Doherty,M) Voter list maintenance & crosscheck prog-estab; cert regis data in annual report
S3367 (Greenstein,L) Commission on People with Disabilities-establishes
S3391 (Holzapfel,J) Mail-in ballot-complete ballot each year; repeals automatic vote-by-mail desig.
S3392 (Holzapfel,J) Mail-in ballot-prohibit outer envelope from containing political affiliation
S3393 (Holzapfel,J) Voter identity proof-certain documentation required
S3395 (Holzapfel,J) Voter, ineligible non-citizen voter registrants-remove from system
S3401 Sa (1R) (Kean,T) Pigs & calves-estab crim. offense & civil penal. concerning inhumane confinement
S3434 Sca (1R) (Cruz-Perez,N) Education svcs. for students w/disab-prov to cert students exceeding age of elig
S3464 (Bucco,A) Information literacy instruction-req. in curriculum of students grades K to 12
S3477 (Greenstein,L) Group homes-implement policy to prevent social isolation, condition of licensure
S3491 Sca (1R) (Gopal,V) Opioid antidotes-permits any person to administer or furnish
S3531 (Singleton,T) Public schools-offer or expand summer school programs to students
S3584 (Diegnan,P; Gopal,V; Bucco,A) COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity
S3610 (Kean,T; Thompson,S) Telemedicine/telehealth-revises emerg care svcs referral standards for providers
S3617 (Holzapfel,J; Doherty,M) School Funding Formula Evaluation Task Force-establishes
S3654 (Kean,T) Amistad Curriculum Award Program-estab.; slavery & African-American history;$5K
S3657 (Gopal,V) School aid, State-provides cert. districts receive aid equal to 2020-2021 sch yr
SCR146 (Corrado,K) Vet Center in Northwestern NJ-urges federal Department of Vet. Affairs establish
Co-Prime Sponsors Added:
S1230 (Gopal,V) Higher Education Funding Formula Commission-establishes
S1411 (Lagana,J) Lead or asbestos hazard abatement, primary residency-gross income tax deduction
S2509 (Addiego,D) Health care prof-protects from retaliatory action by emp during coronavirus 2019
S3221 (Singleton,T) Special license plates, issuance, admin., dicontinuance-changes current system
S3291 (Singleton,T) Persons with disabilities-creates resume bank for
S3351 (Addiego,D) Assisted living facilities in Medicaid, certain-temporary 25% increase;$210K
S3368 (Greenstein,L) Disability Life-Sustaining Measures Advisory Council-creates
S3370 (Greenstein,L) Hospital data-collect & report on people w/disab. tested or treated for COVID-19
S3372 (Greenstein,L) Telemedicine & telehealth-revises requirements for health insurers to cover
S3462 (Gill,N) Community Recovery and Family Success, Council-establishes;$1.8M
S3500 (Gopal,V) Core Behavioral Health Crisis Services System-establishes
S3584 (Turner,S) COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity
Third Prime Sponsors Added:
S3584 (Sacco,N) COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity
The Senate President has made the following appointments:
*Effective April 15, 2021
Advisory Board to the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson:
Patricia Teffenhart, of Holmdel.
Robert J. Baran, of Point Pleasant.
Kathy A. White Thomas, of Woodlynne.
Fire Safety Commission:
Paul McGrath, of Union.
Karl T. Spinner, of Mountainside.
The Senate President has made the following reappointments:
*Effective April 15, 2021
State Council for Adult Literacy Education Services:
Joanne Hala, of Princeton.
New Jersey State Commission on Brain Injury Research:
Sumul N. Raval, M.D., D.A.B.P.N., of Colts Neck.
Drinking Water Quality Institute:
Richard Calbi, Jr. P.E., P.P., of Glen Rock.
The Senate adjourned at 5:15 P.M. to meet again on Monday, April 26, 2021 (QUORUM).
The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (QUORUM, Committee Groups A and B scheduled to meet).
Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:
Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/25/2021):
A5472 AcaAcaSa (3R) Conaway,H/Speight,S+36 3/26/2021
Minor alcohol/cannabis use-req. law enforce prov
P.L.2021, c.39. S3003 Sa (1R) Madden,F/Greenstein,L 3/26/2021 Unemployment comp. fund-concerns contributions by employee leasing companies
(SCS/2R) Gill,N/Greenstein,L+22 3/30/2021
Early voting, in person-require for certain elections; makes
P.L.2021, c.41. S3252 Sca w/GR (2R) Vitale,J/Pinkin,N 3/31/2021 Co. Option Hospital Fee Pilot Prog.-clarify, expire 5 yr. after co collected fee
P.L.2021, c.42. S3523 Sca (1R) Addiego,D/Lagana,J+34 4/1/2021 Microbusinesses in need-appropriates $25M in federal funds to EDA to support
P.L.2021, c.43. S3521 Sca (1R) Lagana,J/Addiego,D+33 4/8/2021 Arts & culture organizations in need-approp federal funds to EDA to support;$15M
P.L.2021, c.44. A5373 AcaSa (2R) Moen,W/Verrelli,A 4/9/2021 Ballot drop boxes-allow co. bd. of elections determine location by majority vote
A5444 AcaAca (2R) Mazzeo,V/Tully,P+34 4/9/2021
Food & beverage establishments in need-approp
fed. funds to EDA to
A5446 AcaAca (2R) Zwicker,A/Stanley,S+32 4/12/2021
Businesses & nonprofits in need-appropriate federal funds to EDA to
Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/25/2021): (contd)
A5445 AcaAca (2R) Swain,L/Mosquera,G+24 4/13/2021
Child care centers in need-appropriate $10M in federal funds to EDA to
S3364 ScaScsAca (SCS/1R) Sweeney,S/Burzichelli,J
4/16/2021 Alco. bev. lic-permit licensees acquire
from retail food store,
P.L.2021, c.49. S275 Kean,T/Cruz-Perez,N+10 4/19/2021 Military personnel non-resident dependent children-provide resident tuition rate
P.L.2021, c.50. S551 Codey,R/Bucco,A+4 4/19/2021 Municipal emergency management coordinators, non-resident-permits appointment
P.L.2021, c.51. S699 Ruiz,M/Singleton,T+2 4/19/2021 DOE arbitrators-training include issues related to cultural diversity and bias
P.L.2021, c.52. S1017 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Lagana,J+7 4/19/2021 PFRS members-prov retirement allowance after 20 yrs of service regardless of age
P.L.2021, c.53. S1851 Sa (1R) Ruiz,M/Cryan,J+1 4/19/2021 State student assistance or other employment/training-concerns eligibility
P.L.2021, c.54. S2323 ScaSa (2R) Gopal,V/Bucco,A+1 4/19/2021 Opioids-requires antidote prescriptions for certain patients
P.L.2021, c.55. S2476 Singleton,T/Addiego,D+5 4/19/2021 Workers compensation-concerns benefits for surviving dependents of essential emp
P.L.2021, c.56. S2815 Gopal,V/Gill,N+9 4/19/2021 Discharge designation-DMVA assist memb discharged due to LGBTQ status to change
P.L.2021, c.57. S2831 SaSa (2R) Ruiz,M/Beach,J+15 4/19/2021 Teachers-grants reciprocity with certain out-of-state certificates
P.L.2021, c.58. S2973 Beach,J/Armato,J 4/19/2021 Office of deputy superintendent of election-creates in counties of fifth class
P.L.2021, c.59. S3004 Sarlo,P/Pou,N 4/19/2021 Predatory Towing Prevention Act-estab retroactive date, clarify provisions
P.L.2021, c.60. S3070 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Turner,S+15 4/19/2021 Sexual Violence Restorative Justice Pilot Program-establishes
P.L.2021, c.61. S3071 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Ruiz,M+16 4/19/2021 Sexual assault-require law enforcement provide victim w/police report
P.L.2021, c.62. S3072 Weinberg,L/Cunningham,S+19 4/19/2021 Sexual assault victims-require resources be made available to
P.L.2021, c.63. S3073 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Corrado,K+19 4/19/2021 Sexual assault victim-estab right to be notified of prosecutor charging decision
P.L.2021, c.64. S3074 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+20 4/19/2021 Sexual assault cases-require AG audit & issue annual report
P.L.2021, c.65. S3075 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Pou,N+16 4/19/2021 Sexual viol liaison officer-estab in Div of St Police & local police departments
P.L.2021, c.66. S3076 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Gill,N+17 4/19/2021 Sexual assault training-require for prosecutors
P.L.2021, JR-2. SJR73 Vitale,J/Vainieri Huttle,V 3/26/2021 Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month-designates March
P.L.2021, JR-3. SJR93 Lagana,J/Cunningham,S+11 4/19/2021 Frederick Douglass Day-designates February 14 of each year