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Vol. XXXIII No. 43 219th Legislature Second Annual Session

 

 

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Honorable John S. Kennedy, A.L.J., of Blackwood.

 

Nominations Corrected Copy:

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

      Honorable John S. Kennedy, A.L.J., of Blackwood *NOT* Laurel Springs.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY:

      Jeffrey L. Nash, of Winslow Township *NOT* Cherry Hill.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

      Benjamin Harrison Mabie, III, of Pine Beach *NOT* Lakewood.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Idida Rodriguez, of Woodland Park *NOT* Paterson.

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S3927 Bucco,A Medical alert devices and services-exempts from sales and use tax REF SBA

S3928 Gopal,V Self-administered hormonal contraceptives, pharmacist-requires Medicaid coverage REF SHH

S3929 Smith,B/Bateman,C Retrofit of existing warehouses w/solar-ready zones-provide CBT tax credit REF SEN

S3930 Thompson,S FamilyCare managed care reimb rate Applied Behavior Analysis;suppl approp $12.5M REF SHH

S3933 Corrado,K DOLWD benefits-provide issuance of prepaid debit cards REF SLA

S3934 Diegnan,P Election workers compensation-raises pay to $300 per full day, $150 per half day REF SSG

S3935 Pou,N Edna Mahan trauma credits-req award to inmates incarcerated during investigation REF SLP

S3936 Turner,S/Greenstein,L Teacher candidates performance-based assessment-proh from requiring completion REF SED

S3937 Pou,N Insurance cost transparency-requires carriers to publish certain information REF SCM

S3946 Vitale,J COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery efforts-concerns review of departments REF SSG

S3947 Vitale,J Child care services-require provider subsidy payments be based on enrollment REF SHH

S3948 Addiego,D/Gopal,V+1 State aid to school districts receiving certain fed Impact Aid-auth supplemental REF SBA

S3953 Scutari,N Criminal offenses committed in other jurisdictions-clarifies classification REF SJU

S3954 Sarlo,P Pension & retirement income exclusion, partial-provides, income $100K to$150K REF SBA

S3955 Ruiz,M Rental Assistance Navigation Program-establishes in DCA REF SBA

S3958 Turner,S Real property, surplus-authorizes Capital City Redevelopment Corporation to sell REF SBA

S3959 Addiego,D Securing Our Children's Future Fd project grants-award for sch security projects REF SBA

S3960 Cunningham,S Securing Our Children's Future Fd for water infra projects-awards project grants REF SBA

S3961 Cunningham,S Securing Our Children's Future Fd., career & tech ed, co colleges-project grants REF SBA

S3962 Sweeney,S Securing Our Children's Future Fd, career & tech ed expansion-prov project grant REF SBA

S3963 Sarlo,P Summer working hours for certain minors-temporarily expands REF SBA

S3964 Cunningham,S Redistricting-incarcerated person be counted at residential address REF SBA

SCR156 Testa,M/Gopal,V Jewish War Veterans-commemorates 125th anniversary REF SMV

SCR157 Turner,S Citizenship Act-expresses support for REF SLP

SR134 Singer,R Israel's right to use decisive force in defense-recognizes; reaffirms St support REF SSG

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A998/2349 Acs (ACS) Moen,W/Downey,J+2 New Jersey Social Innovation Act-establishs social innovation loan pilot program REP

A1841 AcaAca (2R) Timberlake,B/Quijano,A+7 Lead or asbestos hazard abatement, primary residency-gross income tax deduction REP

A2374 AcsAcaSca (ACS/2R) Mukherji,R/Pinkin,N Energy, water & storm resiliency proj-establish prog for public or private finan REP/SCA

A4958 Sca (1R) Tully,P/Armato,J+8 Winterizing small business operations-temporary sales tax exemption REP/SCA

S335 Smith,B/Oroho,S Deer control activity-permit; hunting lic. check-off, venison donation program REP

S1230 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Gopal,V+3 Higher Education Funding Formula Commission-establishes REP/SCA

S1411 Sca (1R) Bateman,C/Lagana,J Lead, asbestos, other contaminants removal from resid. prop-income tax deduction REP/SCA

S1778 Singleton,T/Oroho,S+3 Federal jobs and investment in the State-creates office to encourage creation REP

S1953 Scs (SCS) Smith,B/Bateman,C Energy, water & storm resiliency proj-establish prog for public or private finan REP/SCS

S2674 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Small wireless facility deployment-provides for uniform regulation REP/SCA

S3028 Sca (1R) Bucco,A+3 Dogs-permits visiting at State veteran's residential facilities REP/SCA

S3144/1534 Scs (SCS) Ruiz,M/Beach,J Social Innovation Act-establishes loan pilot program & study commission w/in EDA REP/SCS

S3216 Sca (1R) Oroho,S/Greenstein,L+5 Manufacturing in Higher Ed. Act-req State entities promote manuf career pathways REP/SCA

S3412 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Pennacchio,J Voice communication svc. bill-proh. imposition cert charges not auth by customer REP/SCA

S3484 Scs (SCS) Smith,B/Bateman,C Energy generation on ag. lands-increases amount eligible for farmland assessment REP/SCS

S3515 Codey,R Armed svc. member w/physical disab-broadens elig for family caregiver tax credit REP

S3559 Pou,N Minority, Woman, & Underserved Farmer Registry-Direct Department of Ag establish REP

S3683 Sca (1R) Ruiz,M/Gopal,V+1 Higher education institution-require to provide certain student loan information REP/SCA

S3708 Sca (1R) Cunningham,S/Gopal,V Higher education & degree instit. online prog-requires disclosure of information REP/SCA

S3709 Sca (1R) Cunningham,S/Gopal,V Higher ed marketing practices-req online prog manager identify as third party REP/SCA

S3710 Sca (1R) Cunningham,S/Gopal,V Higher ed. & degree-granting proprietary instit.-submit certain documentation REP/SCA

S3711 Cunningham,S/Gopal,V Higher education institution, 4 yr public-require certain information on website REP

S3740 Sca (1R) Lagana,J/Oroho,S+1 Winterizing small business operations-temporary sales tax exemption REP/SCA

S3754 Diegnan,P Motor vehicle, operation-auth mil svc memb/spouse/dependent w/out-of-st domicile REP

S3811 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Scutari,N Kean University-establishes as public urban research university REP/SCA

S3812 Greenstein,L/Bateman,C+1 Environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022-appropriates funds to DEP REP

S3813 Codey,R/Corrado,K+1 Environmental infrastructure projects-Infra Bank expend cert. sums to make loans REP

S3902 Cryan,J Infrastructure Bank-authorized to guarantee local government bonds REP

S3903 Sca (1R) Diegnan,P/Vitale,J+1 Vet memorial home, St-req administrator have prior experience, clinical setting REP/SCA

S3904 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Lagana,J+2 Veterans memorial homes communication, DMVA-req 2 means, communicate w/guardians REP/SCA

S3905 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Lagana,J+2 Veterans memorial home, DMVA-allow guardian to remove under emerg. circumstances REP/SCA

S3906 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Lagana,J+2 Veterans memorial homes, DMVA-req. quarterly town hall meetings w/vet. guardians REP/SCA

S3907 Gopal,V/Lagana,J+2 Veterans memorial home, St-require position of resident advocate at each REP

S3908 Cruz-Perez,N+2 Vet facilities, DMVA-prov payroll-based journal info to Long-Term Care Ombudsman REP

S3909 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Diegnan,P Veterans Healthcare Svc. Director-req prior clinical & long-term care experience REP/SCA

S3918 Lagana,J+1 Veterans homes during health emerg.-req. weekly reports to Comm of DOH on status REP

S3926 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Smith,B Offshore wind projects-auth, construct power lines & obtain real prop interests REP/SCA

S3931 Lagana,J/Cunningham,S Fair Play Act-revises effective date REP

S3932 Smith,B/Vitale,J Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund-revises funding provisions REP

SCR151 Smith,B/Bateman,C Financial Plan of Infrastructure Bank, FY 2022-approves REP

 

Bills Combined:

 

S1534 Beach,J Opioid & substance use disorders-establish a pilot program to study COMB/W S3144 (SCS)

 

Bills Referred/SBA:

 

A998/2349 Acs (ACS) Moen,W/Downey,J+2 New Jersey Social Innovation Act-establishs social innovation loan pilot program

A1841 AcaAca (2R) Timberlake,B/Quijano,A+7 Lead or asbestos hazard abatement, primary residency-gross income tax deduction

A2374 AcsAcaSca (ACS/2R) Mukherji,R/Pinkin,N Energy, water & storm resiliency proj-establish prog for public or private finan

A4958 Sca (1R) Tully,P/Armato,J+8 Winterizing small business operations-temporary sales tax exemption

S335 Smith,B/Oroho,S Deer control activity-permit; hunting lic. check-off, venison donation program

S1411 Sca (1R) Bateman,C/Lagana,J Lead, asbestos, other contaminants removal from resid. prop-income tax deduction

S1778 Singleton,T/Oroho,S+3 Federal jobs and investment in the State-creates office to encourage creation

S1953 Scs (SCS) Smith,B/Bateman,C Energy, water & storm resiliency proj-establish prog for public or private finan

S2674 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Small wireless facility deployment-provides for uniform regulation

S3144/1534 Scs (SCS) Ruiz,M/Beach,J Social Innovation Act-establishes loan pilot program & study commission w/in EDA

S3216 Sca (1R) Oroho,S/Greenstein,L+5 Manufacturing in Higher Ed. Act-req State entities promote manuf career pathways

S3484 Scs (SCS) Smith,B/Bateman,C Energy generation on ag. lands-increases amount eligible for farmland assessment

S3515 Codey,R Armed svc. member w/physical disab-broadens elig for family caregiver tax credit

S3559 Pou,N Minority, Woman, & Underserved Farmer Registry-Direct Department of Ag establish

S3740 Sca (1R) Lagana,J/Oroho,S+1 Winterizing small business operations-temporary sales tax exemption

S3907 Gopal,V/Lagana,J+2 Veterans memorial home, St-require position of resident advocate at each

 

 

 

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A4918 Greenwald,L/Johnson,G+5 Shareholder meetings, remote-allow corporations to hold RCM SBA

S3266 Diegnan,P/Gopal,V+3 Shareholder meetings, remote-allow corporations to hold RCM SBA

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A998/2349 Acs (ACS) Moen,W/Downey,J+2 New Jersey Social Innovation Act-establishs social innovation loan pilot program FROM SHH TO SEG

S1534 Beach,J Opioid & substance use disorders-establish a pilot program to study FROM SHH TO SEG

S3637 Sweeney,S/Sarlo,P Retirement Infra. Collateralized Holdings Fund Act-creates trust fund;$20M FROM SSG TO SBA

S3780 Lagana,J/Sarlo,P+2 Prosecutors Part of PERS-permits prosecutors to enroll in FROM SSG TO SBA

S3867 Addiego,D/Singleton,T+2 Opioid Recovery & Remediation Fd. and Opioid Recovery Advisory Council-establish FROM SHH TO SBA

S3941 Vitale,J/Gopal,V SNAP mobile software program-direct DHS to develop for recipients FROM SHH TO SBA

S3942 Gopal,V SNAP issuance schedule-req DHS stagger dates of benf to newly eligible enrollees FROM SHH TO SBA

S3943 Vitale,J/Madden,F Summer food service program meals, federal-establish State supplement FROM SHH TO SBA

S3944 Ruiz,M Breakfast after the bell meals-establishes State supplement FROM SHH TO SBA

S3945 Vitale,J/Madden,F Food Insecurity Advocate, Office-establishes FROM SHH TO SBA

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S103 (Turner,S) Destructive device-revises definition include weapons of 50 caliber or greater

S372 (Turner,S) Firearm owner become resident-obtain purchaser ID card; firearm out-of-State reg

S793 (Turner,S) Workforce & Economic Development-funds for NJ Community College Consortium

S1481 (Turner,S) Handgun ammunition-regulate sale & develop system for electronic firearm info.

S1673 Sca (1R) (Holzapfel,J) Alzheimer's disease public awareness campaign-DOH establish

S2169 (Turner,S) Firearm purchase ID card-valid for 4 yrs; training req prior to issuance of card

S3216 Sca (1R) (Gopal,V) Manufacturing in Higher Ed. Act-req State entities promote manuf career pathways

S3301 (Cryan,J) Group homes for devel. disab. individuals-concerns electronic monitoring devices

S3473 (Cunningham,S) Library Network for continuation of services;$750K

S3587 (Cunningham,S) Per Capita Library Aid;$10.5M

S3605 (Turner,S) Firearm purchaser ID-increases from age 18 to 21

S3713 (Gopal,V) Eviction actions, cert.-estab. confidentiality of court records during COVID-19

S3757 (Turner,S) Safe Storage of Firearms Act-establish req & penalties regarding firearm storage

S3774 (Cruz-Perez,N) Kangaroo Protection Act of 2021-prohibit sale/barter, dead kangaroos & products

S3822 (Gopal,V) Correctional facility inmates who report sexual abuse-prohibits retaliation

S3858 (Gopal,V) Unemployment compensation fund-allocates $2.5B from federal govt. assistance

S3867 (Gopal,V) Opioid Recovery & Remediation Fd. and Opioid Recovery Advisory Council-establish

S3898 (Gopal,V) Pharmacy benf managers-remove exception, self-insured health benf plans from law

S3904 Sca (1R) (Connors,C; Cruz-Perez,N) Veterans memorial homes communication, DMVA-req 2 means, communicate w/guardians

S3905 Sca (1R) (Connors,C; Cruz-Perez,N) Veterans memorial home, DMVA-allow guardian to remove under emerg. circumstances

S3906 Sca (1R) (Connors,C; Cruz-Perez,N) Veterans memorial homes, DMVA-req. quarterly town hall meetings w/vet. guardians

S3907 (Connors,C; Cruz-Perez,N) Veterans memorial home, St-require position of resident advocate at each

S3908 (Connors,C) Vet facilities, DMVA-prov payroll-based journal info to Long-Term Care Ombudsman

S3918 (Connors,C) Veterans homes during health emerg.-req. weekly reports to Comm of DOH on status

S3920 (Singleton,T) Employee misclassification laws-concerns enforcement

S3921 (Greenstein,L; Singleton,T) Strategic Enforcement & Compliance Office-creates in DOLWD;$1M

S3922 (Singleton,T) Employee misclassification-streamlines identification

S3939 (Schepisi,H.T.; Stack,B) Body worn camera recordings-law enforcement officers review prior to report

SCR153 (Gopal,V) Anti-Semitism-condemns all forms of & rejects attempts to justify

SJR120 (Lagana,J) Korean American Day-designates January 13

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S3130 (Singleton,T) Baby Bond Account Program-establishes

S3412 Sca (1R) (Pennacchio,J) Voice communication svc. bill-proh. imposition cert charges not auth by customer

S3484 Scs (SCS) (Bateman,C) Energy generation on ag. lands-increases amount eligible for farmland assessment

S3606 (Vitale,J) Breast implant surgery-require informed consent

S3721 (Gopal,V) American govt. instruction in higher ed. public instit-req cert students receive

S3740 Sca (1R) (Oroho,S) Winterizing small business operations-temporary sales tax exemption

S3821 (Gopal,V) Sexual abuse investigations in State correctional facilities-concerns

S3823 (Gopal,V) Corretions officers training-expand, include topics contributing to core mission

S3870 (Gopal,V) Economic conditions, various-req stress testing on State's ability to prov svcs

S3894 (Gopal,V) Veteran-creates permanent commission to study various statutory definitions

S3932 (Vitale,J) Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund-revises funding provisions

SR132 (Gopal,V) Individuals with Disabilities Ed. Act-urges Congress amend/expand funding elig.

 

 

 

The Senate President has made the following reappointments:

 

*Effective June 11, 2021

 

The Amistad Commission:

 

Thomas L. Puryear, of East Orange.

 

New Jersey State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision:

 

Senator Sandra B. Cunningham (31).

Senator Kristin M. Corrado (40).

 

The Senate President has made the following appointment:

 

*Effective June 11, 2021

 

New Jersey Commission on Italian and Americans of the Italian Heritage Cultural and Educational Programs:

 

Robert C. Rafano, Esq.

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:30 P.M. to meet again on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

 

ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet 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 (6/14/2021):

 

None