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Vol. XXXIII No. 42                                                                         219th Legislature Second Annual Session

 

 

  SENATE ACTION

 

The Senate did not meet.  The Senate will meet on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (QUORUM, Committee Groups “3” and “4” scheduled to meet).

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A5864  Speight,S/Pintor Marin,E  Body worn camera recordings-law enforcement officers review prior to report  REF AHS

A5866  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Conaway,H  Census Complete Count Trust Fund-creates in Department of State  REF ASL

A5867  Chiaravalloti,N/Jasey,M  Higher ed. instit.--expand bonding auth., permit finan for general funding needs  REF AHI

A5868  Benson,D/Verrelli,A  Opioid Recovery & Remediation Fd. and Opioid Recovery Advisory Council-establish  REF AHU

A5869  Verrelli,A  Alcoholic beverage licensee-concerns remittance of sales & use tax  REF AOF

A5872  Pintor Marin,E  SHBP and SEHBP-concerns health care benefits  REF ABU

A5873  Pintor Marin,E  Medicaid & NJ FamilyCare-concerns patient-centered medical homes  REF ABU

A5874  Conaway,H/Verrelli,A  Utilities, public-req to disseminate outage info through phone/text/email svc  REF ACE

A5875  Conaway,H/Armato,J  Utilities, public-req. to publicize info concerning bill payment assistance prog  REF ACE

A5876  Conaway,H  Electric pub. util equip-replace over 36 mo period if sustained svc interruption  REF ATR

A5877  Conaway,H/Verrelli,A  Economic conditions, various-req stress testing on State's ability to prov svcs  REF ACE

A5878  Moen,W  "Jersey" Joe Walcott-erect statue;$90K  REF ASL

A5879  Zwicker,A  Affording housing projects-HFMA grant loans to certain developers  REF AAP

A5885  Pintor Marin,E/Burzichelli,J  Economic Recovery Act of 2020-revises; estab. Emerging Technology  Catalyst Prog  REF ACE

A5886  Caputo,R/Stanley,S+1  Securing Our Children's Future Fd project grants-award for sch security projects  REF AAP

A5893  Vainieri Huttle,V  Special Olympics-provides voluntary contributions on gross income tax returns  REF AHU

A5894  Burzichelli,J/Kennedy,J  Offshore wind projects-auth, construct power lines & obtain real prop interests  REF AAP

A5895  Giblin,T  Construction code enforcing agency fee revenue-concerns  REF AAP

A5896  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J  State aid to school districts receiving certain fed Impact Aid-auth supplemental  REF AAP

A5897  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Verrelli,A  Real property, surplus-authorizes Capital City Redevelopment Corporation to sell  REF AAP

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A1259 Aca (1R)  Schaer,G/DeCroce,B  Pharmacy benefits manager prov. services w/in Medicaid prog-disclose info to DHS  REP/ACA

A1365 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Houghtaling,E+8  Wildlife-prohibits harassing or taking at competitive events; establish penal.  REP/ACA

A1578  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J+2  Agricultural Literacy Week-establish  REP

A1712  Burzichelli,J/Karabinchak,R+1  Real estate sale-concerns disclosure of certain information prior to sale  REP

A2294 Aca (1R)  Kennedy,J/Vainieri Huttle,V  Bisphenol A-prohibits use of receipt paper containing  REP/ACA

A5516 Aca (1R)  Vainieri Huttle,V/Giblin,T  Chiropractic Examiners State Board-adds 2 public members to board membership  REP/ACA

A5536  Burzichelli,J/Giblin,T+1  Real estate brokers-allow formation limited liab companies, receive comm income  REP

A5663  Moen,W/Pintor Marin,E+5  Solid waste-increases penalties for unauthorized transportation or disposal  REP

A5737  Mukherji,R/Stanley,S+2  Asian American Pacific Islander Commission-establishes  REP

A5790  McKnight,A+1  Domestic extremist organization database-require AG establish and maintain  REP

A5792  McKnight,A  Law enforce off, participate in hate groups-estab internal affair review council  REP

A5803  McKeon,J  Plastic processing fac-exempts plastic material from St laws regulating disposal  REP

A5818 Aca (1R)  Tully,P/Swain,L  Pupil transportation contract bid-prov. for debarment, cert. viol; req cert info  REP/ACA

A5819 Aca (1R)  Freiman,R/Speight,S+1  Transportation infrastructure projects for FY2022-Infrastructure Bank make loans  REP/ACA

A5822  Karabinchak,R/Stanley,S+1  Peter J Barnes III Wildlife Preserve & Wildlife Preserv Comm-rename Dismal Swamp  REP

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont’d)

 

A5841  Zwicker,A/Karabinchak,R  Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund-revises funding provisions  REP

A5849  Carter,L/Tucker,C+3  Veterans homes during health emerg.-req. weekly reports to Comm of DOH on status  REP

A5850 Aca (1R)  Armato,J/Mazzeo,V+3  Veterans memorial homes, DMVA-req. quarterly town hall meetings w/vet. guardians  REP/ACA

A5851 Aca (1R)  Swain,L/Tully,P  Veterans memorial home, DMVA-allow guardian to remove under emerg. circumstances  REP/ACA

A5852 Aca (1R)  Houghtaling,E/Johnson,G+2  Veterans memorial homes communication, DMVA-req 2 means, communicate w/guardians  REP/ACA

A5853 Aca (1R)  Danielsen,J/Mejia,P+4  Vet memorial home, St-req administrator have prior experience, clinical setting  REP/ACA

A5855  Tucker,C/Speight,S+2  Vet facilities, DMVA-prov payroll-based journal info to Long-Term Care Ombudsman  REP

A5856 Aca (1R)  Zwicker,A/Jimenez,A+3  Veterans Healthcare Svc. Director-req prior clinical & long-term care experience  REP/ACA

A5864 Aca (1R)  Speight,S/Pintor Marin,E  Body worn camera recordings-law enforcement officers review prior to report  REP/ACA

A5893  Vainieri Huttle,V  Special Olympics-provides voluntary contributions on gross income tax returns  REP

ACR216 Acs (ACS)  Verrelli,A/Schaer,G+2  Anti-Semitism-condemns all forms of & rejects attempts to justify  REP/ACS

AJR230  McKeon,J/Vainieri Huttle,V  Bag Up NJ Month-designates May; concerns benefits of utilizing reuseable bags  REP

S249 Sca (1R)  Singleton,T/Turner,S+2  Pharmacy benefits manager prov. services w/in Medicaid prog-disclose info to DHS  REP

S1047  Cryan,J/Pou,N  Real estate sale-concerns disclosure of certain information prior to sale  REP

S3318  Sweeney,S/Pou,N+1  Special Olympics-provides voluntary contributions on gross income tax returns  REP

S3494 Sca (1R)  Sweeney,S/Weinberg,L  Chiropractic Examiners State Board-adds 2 public members to board membership  REP

S3590  Diegnan,P/Turner,S  Real estate brokers-allow formation limited liab companies, receive comm income  REP

 

Bills Reported Referred/AAP:

 

A4688 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Verrelli,A+4  Pediatric providers in Medicaid-codify & establish network adequacy standards  REP/ACA REF AAP

A4872 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Verrelli,A  NJT work during state of emerg.-require to pay one-and-a-half times regular rate  REP/ACA REF AAP

A5669  Stanley,S/Freiman,R  Salvage certificates of title-req MVC estab system to electronically process  REP REF AAP

A5814 Aca (1R)  Swain,L/Tully,P  School Bus Safety Ombudsman-creates position in Department of Education  REP/ACA REF AAP

A5854  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+4  Veterans memorial home, St-require position of resident advocate at each  REP REF AAP

S3000 ScaSca (2R)  Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L  Pediatric providers in Medicaid-codify & establish network adequacy standards  REP REF AAP

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A1116 AcaAca (2R)  Murphy,C/Greenwald,L+3  Small wireless facility deployment-provides for uniform regulation  RCM AAP

A2401 Aca (1R)  Wimberly,B/Lopez,Y  Responsible Dog Ownership Act-establish leashing and fencing requirements  RCM AAP

A3165  Murphy,C  Wireless communications, collocate equipment-clarifies application  RCM AAP

A5465  Benson,D/Vainieri Huttle,V  Mental, behavioral health & addiction services-changes effective date of new law  RCM AAP

A5588 Aca (1R)  McKnight,A/Kennedy,J+1  Environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022-appropriates funds to DEP  RCM AAP

A5834  Coughlin,C  Audit report of school district for 20-21 school year-extends filing deadline  RCM AAP

S3489  Sweeney,S/Pou,N+1  Mental, behavioral health & addiction services-changes effective date of new law  RCM AAP

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A698  Sumter,S/Mukherji,R+5  Redistricting-incarcerated person be counted at residential address  FROM ASL TO ACD

A4979  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+13  COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity  FROM AHO TO ACD

A5737  Mukherji,R/Stanley,S+2  Asian American Pacific Islander Commission-establishes  FROM AOF TO ATR

A5788  McKnight,A  Law enforcement officers-req. periodically vetted for evidence of personal bias  FROM AJU TO AHS

A5790  McKnight,A+1  Domestic extremist organization database-require AG establish and maintain  FROM AJU TO AHS

A5792  McKnight,A  Law enforce off, participate in hate groups-estab internal affair review council  FROM AJU TO AHS

A5845  Jasey,M/Sumter,S+1  Amistad Curriculum Award Program-estab.; slavery & African-American history;$5K  FROM ACE TO ACD

ACR216 Acs (ACS)  Verrelli,A/Schaer,G+2  Anti-Semitism-condemns all forms of & rejects attempts to justify  FROM AOF TO AHS

S3584  Greenstein,L/Turner,S+12  COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity  FROM AHO TO ACD

S3654 Sca (1R)  Sweeney,S/Rice,R+2  Amistad Curriculum Award Program-estab.; slavery & African-American history;$5K  FROM ACE TO ACD

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A1141  (Jasey,M)  Firearm purchaser ID-increases from age 18 to 21

A1280  (Swain,L)  Destructive device-revises definition include weapons of 50 caliber or greater

A1292  (Chaparro,A; Swain,L)  Handgun ammunition-regulate sale & develop system for electronic firearm info.

A1527  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Election workers-raise pay to $300 a day

A1536  (Zwicker,A)  Sign fabrication, prevailing wage requirements & proj. labor agreements-concerns

A1578  (Swain,L)  Agricultural Literacy Week-establish

A1626   (Calabrese,C)   School bus, electric-powered-EDA establish

A1712  (Jimenez,A)  Real estate sale-concerns disclosure of certain information prior to sale

A1971  (Calabrese,C)  Electric school bus pilot program-directs BPU develop and implement

A2070 AcsAcaAa (ACS/2R)  (Karabinchak,R)  Neonicotinoid pesticides-directs DEP to classify as restricted use pesticide

A2764   (Benson,D)   Veteran income tax exemption-elim. req that taxpayer serve in active duty status

A4638   (Sumter,S)   Baby Bond Account Program-establishes

A4663 Aca (1R)  (Timberlake,B)  Restorative & Transformative Justice for Youths & Communities Pilot Prog;$8.4M

 

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

 

A5030   (Chaparro,A)   Firearm purchase ID card-valid for 4 yrs; training req prior to issuance of card

A5294  (Sumter,S)  Persons w/significant disab-prov fast track hiring & emp opportunities by State

A5296  (Sumter,S)  Persons w/disabilities-provides for employment by State

A5298  (Sumter,S)  Disability status in pub. works contracting-estab recruitment & referral program

A5312  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Teachers, prospective-mandates training on culturally responsive teaching

A5536  (Jimenez,A)  Real estate brokers-allow formation limited liab companies, receive comm income

A5607   (Space,P; Wirths,H)   COVID-19 vaccine-proh. discrimination against individuals who have not received

A5647  (Chaparro,A)  Safe Storage of Firearms Act-establish req & penalties regarding firearm storage

A5663   (Calabrese,C)   Solid waste-increases penalties for unauthorized transportation or disposal

A5692  (Benson,D)  In-State tuition rate for mil. svc memb spouse/dependent, cert-permit to qualify

A5693  (Benson,D)  Purple Star Schools Program-estab., emphasizes assisting military families

A5752 Aca (1R)  (Karabinchak,R)  Inmate workforce skills training-appoint development officer to administer

A5753   (Reynolds-Jackson,V)   Correctional fac realignment-req proposal request, project to evaluate/recommend

A5769 Aca (1R)  (Sumter,S)  Kean University-establishes as public urban research university

A5787  (Chaparro,A)  Semi-automatic handguns-req. newly manufactured be micro-stamped; estab datebase

A5790  (Jimenez,A)  Domestic extremist organization database-require AG establish and maintain

A5836  (Benson,D)  Cost of living adjustment for certain social services programs-establishes

A5846   (McClellan,A)  Medical alert devices and services-exempts from sales and use tax

A5853 Aca (1R)  (Armato,J)  Vet memorial home, St-req administrator have prior experience, clinical setting

A5856 Aca (1R)  (Armato,J; Mejia,P)  Veterans Healthcare Svc. Director-req prior clinical & long-term care experience

A5860   (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)   Elective office candidates-prohibit selective suspension by social websites

A5862  (Murphy,C; Giblin,T; Verrelli,A; Zwicker,A; Chaparro,A)  Responsible Collective Negotiations Act-concerns public employment relations

A5886   (Vainieri Huttle,V)   Securing Our Children's Future Fd project grants-award for sch security projects 

A5887  (Verrelli,A; Vainieri Huttle,V)  Securing Our Children's Future Fd for water infra projects-awards project grants

A5888  (Verrelli,A; Vainieri Huttle,V)  Securing Our Children's Future Fd., career & tech ed, co colleges-project grants

A5889   (Armato,J; Vainieri Huttle,V)  Securing Our Children's Future Fd, career & tech ed expansion-prov project grant

A5892  (Verrelli,A)  Employee misclassification-streamlines identification

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4693 Aca (1R)  (Houghtaling,E)  Sch. official-proh position use to promote pol activity w/in 90 days of election

A5536  (Giblin,T)  Real estate brokers-allow formation limited liab companies, receive comm income

A5538   (Benson,D)   Income elig threshold, pension & retirement

A5540  (Freiman,R)  Debt svc payment flexibility-suppl DOT language provisions in FY 2021 Approp Act

A5647  (Houghtaling,E)  Safe Storage of Firearms Act-establish req & penalties regarding firearm storage

A5648  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Home Repair & Modification for Aging Parents Program-estab;$5M

A5720  (Mukherji,R)  Energy Master Plan, 2019-codifies certain energy goals related to

A5757   (Benson,D)   Motor vehicle, operation-auth mil svc memb/spouse/dependent w/out-of-st domicile

A5769 Aca (1R)  (Quijano,A)  Kean University-establishes as public urban research university

A5808   (Benson,D)   Mental health prof, cert-allow to apply volunteer services to continuing ed req

A5836  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Cost of living adjustment for certain social services programs-establishes

A5840   (Taliaferro,A)   Wind Port, Salem County-State Treasurer enter lease w/EDA for prop improvements

A5841  (Karabinchak,R)  Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund-revises funding provisions

A5848  (Zwicker,A)  Alcoholic bev. sale/delivery-makes permanent temp enactment allowing retailers

A5880  (Armato,J)  SNAP mobile software program-direct DHS to develop for recipients

A5882  (Armato,J)  Summer food service program meals, federal-establish State supplement

A5883  (Zwicker,A)  Breakfast after the bell meals-establishes State supplement

A5884  (Mazzeo,V)  Food Insecurity Advocate, Office-establishes

ACR184  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Juneteenth-urges federal government & NJ designate as federal & State holiday

AJR221   (Benson,D)   Irish-American Heritage Month-designates March

AJR228  (Wimberly,B)  Amistad Day-designates February 28 each year

AJR232   (Rooney,K)  Therapy Animal Day-designates April 30, each year

AR251   (Verrelli,A)   Navy & Marine Corps 250th anniversary-designate Delaware River celebration site

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A651  (Karabinchak,R)  Wild native plants-allow seed collection

A2294 Aca (1R)  (Karabinchak,R)  Bisphenol A-prohibits use of receipt paper containing

A5718  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Airports operated by counties/mun-concerns financing; operate as county utility

A5720  (Zwicker,A)  Energy Master Plan, 2019-codifies certain energy goals related to

A5782   (Jasey,M)   School library media specialist-requires certain ratios to students in pub. sch.

A5840  (Karabinchak,R)   Wind Port, Salem County-State Treasurer enter lease w/EDA for prop improvements

A5864   (Chaparro,A)   Body worn camera recordings-law enforcement officers review prior to report

A5868   (Vainieri Huttle,V)   Opioid Recovery & Remediation Fd. and Opioid Recovery Advisory Council-establish 

A5875   (Verrelli,A)    Utilities, public-req. to publicize info concerning bill payment assistance prog 

A5883  (Stanley,S)  Breakfast after the bell meals-establishes State supplement

ACR184  (Conaway,H)  Juneteenth-urges federal government & NJ designate as federal & State holiday

AJR221   (Murphy,C)   Irish-American Heritage Month-designates March

Third Prime Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

 

AR251   (Benson,D)   Navy & Marine Corps 250th anniversary-designate Delaware River celebration site

AR258  (Karabinchak,R)  Major Richard Star Act-urges US Congress pass

AR265 Aca (1R)  (Karabinchak,R)  Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities for Vets Act-urges Congress pass

 

Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4746 Aca (1R)  (Dunn,A)  Child care services-require provider subsidy payments be based on enrollment

 

Note to the 2/03/2020 Digest:

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given Second Reading:

 

A192  Carter,L/Kennedy,J+3  STEM Scholars Grant Pilot Program-establish in DOE  REP 2RA *NOT* REF AAP

 

Note to the 1/12/2021 Digest:

 

Bills Received from Senate/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

 

S1877  Turner,S/Pou,N  Tuition and fees at higher education institutions-concerns  R/A AWR 2RA *NOT* REF AHI

 

Notes to the 6/09/2021 Digest:

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given Second Reading:

 

A5754 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Spearman,W+3  DOC reporting requirements-require DOC report certain information annually  REP/ACA 2RA *NOT* REF AAP

A5755  Lopez,Y/Conaway,H+1  Corrections Ombudsperson-req review criminal investigations, cert circumstances  REP 2RA *NOT* REF AAP

 

The Assembly adjourned at 5:14 P.M. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to meet again on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/10/2021):

 

P.L.2021, c.104.  S2932  Sweeney,S/Burzichelli,J+1  6/11/2021  Subcontracting agreements entered into by 4-yr institution of higher ed-concerns 

P.L.2021, c.105.  S3197  Scutari,N/Smith,B  6/11/2021  Judges, certain-clarifies eligibility for deferred retirement in JRS 

P.L.2021, c.106.  A4004 AcaScaSaSa w/GR (5R)  Sumter,S/Jimenez,A+21  6/11/2021  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Task Force on Racial &
  Health Disparities 

P.L.2021, c.107.  A5696 AaSa (2R)  Quijano,A/Carter,L+1  6/11/2021  County corrections officer modified basic training program-expands 

P.L.2021, c.108.  A5725 Aca (1R)  Downey,J/Houghtaling,E  6/11/2021  Dates, members of mun./county committees of political party take office-
  changes