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Vol. XXXIII No. 48                                                                         219th Legislature Second Annual Session

 

 

  SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

      Honorable Dorothy M. Incarvito Garrabrant, A.L.J., of Wildwood.

 

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

      Lisa Hodgson Henson, of Surf City, to replace Geraldine Ambrosio.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ROWAN UNIVERSITY - RUTGERS CAMDEN BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

      Louis S. Bezich, of Haddon Township.

      Michellene Davis, Esq., of South Orange.

      David Mayer, of Sicklerville, to replace The Honorable John Collins.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS:

      Michael P. Venuto, P.E., P.L.S., of Sewell, to replace James Cleary.

 

Nomination Withdrawn:

 

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

      Justin Flancbaum, of Lakewood, to replace Geraldine Ambrosio.

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S4005  Rice,R/Cunningham,S+6  After School Recreation in Urban Areas-makes supplemental appropropriation, $1B  REF SCU

S4006  Bucco,A  COVID-19 spread at swimming pools, planned real estate devel.-establish immunity  REF SCU

S4007  Sweeney,S  Casino gaming prop & finances of Atlantic City-concerns operations & obligations  REF SCU

S4008  Cryan,J/Singleton,T  School Desegregation, Division-estab identify racial & socioeconomic segregation  REF SED

S4009  Cryan,J  Water & sewer infra Union Elizabeth Roselle Hillside-fed fd, grants to improve  REF SCU

S4010  Singleton,T  Role of Judicial Branch, Addressing Abuse of Older Adults/Disabled Persons-estab  REF SJU

S4011  Sweeney,S/Greenstein,L  Water infra. investment plan, State-direct DEP develop; publish addl. info;$200K  REF SEN

S4012  Gopal,V  Transgender communities-req St Employment & Training Comm. specialize in serving  REF SLA

S4013  Pennacchio,J  Affordable housing litigation-imposes moratorium until December 31, 2028  REF SCU

S4014  Pennacchio,J/Bucco,A  Board of education meetings-req publicly post full meeting agenda 48 hours prior  REF SED

S4015  Madden,F  Surgical smoke-req. health care fac prevent exposure via smoke evacuation system  REF SHH

S4016  Madden,F  Legal rep. in removal/eviction proceeding-provides for resid lessees & tenants  REF SJU

S4017  Turner,S  Self-administered hormonal contraceptives, pharmacist-requires standing order  REF SHH

SJR124  Corrado,K/Bucco,A  Therapy Animal Day-designates April 30, each year  REF SHH

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Assembly Amendments/Given Second Reading:

 

S84/2093 ScsAcaAa (SCS/2R)  Bateman,C/Singleton,T+13  Timothy J. Piazza's Law-hazing; clarify conduct, incl. forcing alco. consumption 

S108 Aca (1R)  Gill,N/Turner,S+30  Student freedom of expression-school district adopt a written policy 

S758 ScaAaAa (3R)  Gopal,V/Scutari,N+2  Workers' Comp Judges Part of PERS-reopens; required to be enrolled in PERS 

S830 Aa (1R)  Lagana,J/Greenstein,L+7  Drinking water tests-public water systems required to offer tests to customers 

S1010 Aa (1R)  Lagana,J/Turner,S+1  Alternative fuel vehicles-permits counties and municipalities to bond for 

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Assembly Amendments/Given Second Reading: (cont’d)

 

S1726 ScaAca (2R)  Lagana,J/Pou,N+32  Cosmetics products-prohibits sale when tested on animals 

S2559 ScaScaAcaAa (4R)  Gopal,V/Gill,N+24  Telemedicine & telehealth-revise requirements for health insur/Medicaid to cover 

S2765 Aa (1R)  Sweeney,S/Rice,R+12  Law enforcement agencies-require Civil Svc Comm increase diversity & inclusivity 

S2766 ScaAa (2R)  Sweeney,S/Rice,R+12  Minority civil svc. law enforce. applicants-Civil Svc. Comm estab mentoring prog 

S2767 SaAa (2R)  Cryan,J/Sweeney,S+6  Law enforcement, civil svc hiring-estab. oversight database; diversity analysis 

S2798 AcaAaAaAa (4R)  Vitale,J/Ruiz,M+17  Long-term care fac-estab uniform req on submission of outbreak response plans 

S2861 SaAca (2R)  Singleton,T/Addiego,D+1  Covenants on real property, restrictive-concerns certain 

S2996 ScaAca (2R)  Testa,M/Sweeney,S+8  Cosmetology & hairstyling-allow licensees to operate mobile facilities 

S3000 ScaScaAcaAca (4R)  Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+7  Pediatric providers in Medicaid-codify & establish network adequacy standards 

S3584 Aca (1R)  Greenstein,L/Turner,S+31  COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments-establish immunity 

S3618 Aca (1R)  Pennacchio,J/Oroho,S+6  Lake management activities-suppl approp for recreation & conservation;$10M 

S3714 SaAca (2R)  Madden,F/Gopal,V+15  Non-profit & governmental employer liability-concerns unemp benf during COVID-19 

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:

 

A192  Carter,L/Kennedy,J+14  STEM Scholars Grant Pilot Program-establish in DOE  REF SED

A317  Danielsen,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+2  Veterinary facilities-requires annual inspections  REF SEN

A862 Aa (1R)  Chiaravalloti,N/Karabinchak,R+1  Property assessment appeals-refund excess prop. taxes paid by taxpayer who wins  REF SCU

A1459 Aca (1R)  Moriarty,P/Johnson,G+9  Children's products-prohibits sale containing lead, mercury or cadmium  REF SCM

A1504  Rooney,K/McKeon,J+6  E-ZPass website-req publication of certain information related to toll discounts  REF STR

A2783 AcaAa (2R)  Stanley,S/Vainieri Huttle,V+5  Recycled materials-DEP develop guidelines, St & loc government purchase of goods  REF SEN

A2957 Aca (1R)  McKeon,J/Wimberly,B+2  Youth Sports Task Force-examine issues incl. abusive coaching & bullying players  REF SHH

A3165 Aca (1R)  Murphy,C  Wireless communications, collocate equipment-clarifies application  REF SCU

A3266  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J+5  Medicaid-req. managed care organizations to notify beneficiaries of max coverage  REF SHH

A3574 Aca (1R)  Houghtaling,E/Dancer,R+1  Tick research and control;$250K  REF SEN

A4569 Aca (1R)  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Benson,D+4  Electric generation/gas supply svc.-receive signature prior to provision switch  REF SEG

A4687 Acs (ACS)  Verrelli,A/Benson,D+1  PERS service credit-provide for former members of certain transit pension system  REF SSG

A4690 AcaAa (2R)  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J+1  Redevelopment Auth assistance-expand elig criteria, mun wherein projects receive  REF SBA

A4706 Aca (1R)  McClellan,A/Tucker,C+10  Black Heritage Trail-establish; establish NJ Black Cultural Heritage Commission  REF SSG

A4771  Downey,J/Armato,J+8  Drug court-expands offenses eligible for expungement upon successful discharge  REF SJU

A4814  Conaway,H/Benson,D+9  Curing of mail-in ballot-allow due to missing certificate  REF SSG

A4851  Coughlin,C  Steel slag-concerns use as aggregate  REF SEN

A4899 AcaAa (2R)  Benson,D/Verrelli,A+5  Plug-in electric vehicle incentives-extend to plug-in electric motorcycles  REF SEN

A4957 Aca (1R)  Speight,S/McKnight,A+3  Long-term care facilities-require to annually review residents' proxy directives  REF SHH

A5017  Carter,L/Moen,W+1  Water purveyors-require DEP make certain information available on its website  REF SEN

A5306 Aca (1R)  Downey,J/Mukherji,R+2  Voters residing overseas-allows voters to vote in any election in this State  REF SSG

A5322 AcaAa (2R)  Mosquera,G/Vainieri Huttle,V+9  Human trafficking victim-provides for process to vacate and expunge  REF SJU

A5326 Aca (1R)  Houghtaling,E/Pintor Marin,E+1  Mosquito Control Commission;$250K FY2021 supplemental appropriation  REF SEN

A5336 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Freiman,R+4  Transportation svc. for devel. disab persons-estab payment programs for purchase  REF SHH

A5337 Aca (1R)  Chaparro,A/Benson,D+6  Streets policy, complete-DOT implement, consider individuals diagnosed w/autism  REF STR

A5341 Aca (1R)  Lopez,Y/Houghtaling,E+13  2-1-1 telephone system info-update to include all modes of public transit  REF STR

A5479  Kennedy,J/Stanley,S+2  Food waste-solid waste management district required to develop strategy plan  REF SEN

A5484 Aca (1R)  Dancer,R/Caputo,R+1  Racing Comm.-adopt procedures to enforce internal controls; req. annual audit  REF SSG

A5689 Aca (1R)  Greenwald,L/Mukherji,R+6  Travel & tourism advertising & promotion for recovery from COVID-19;$25M  REF SSG

A5698  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+1  Stockton Univ. North Athletic Complex project-$5M in federal funds to support  REF SBA

A5784  Tucker,C/Gove,D+1  Sexual assault prevention and response program and coordinator-creates in DMVA  REF SMV

A5814 Aca (1R)  Swain,L/Tully,P+6  School Bus Safety Ombudsman-creates position in Department of Education  REF SBA

 

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

 

A698 AcsAa (ACS/1R)  Sumter,S/Mukherji,R+12  Redistricting-incarcerated person be counted at residential address 

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

A2722 Aca (1R)  Mukherji,R/Murphy,C+13  Shift overlap, 30 minutes-required in State correctional facilities 

A3027  Lampitt,P/Jasey,M+2  Workforce & Economic Development-funds for NJ Community College Consortium 

A4554 Acs (ACS)  Karabinchak,R/Burzichelli,J+3  Utility-scale solar energy development-direct BPU to establish program 

A4630  Burzichelli,J  Labor harmony agreements-concerns in retail & distribution center projects 

A4746 AcaAa (2R)  Mosquera,G/Lopez,Y+9  Child care services-require provider subsidy payments be based on enrollment 

A4869 AcaAa (2R)  Wirths,H/Verrelli,A+4  Prevailing wage-requires certain bidders provide proof wage will be paid 

A4906 Aa (1R)  Mukherji,R/Vainieri Huttle,V+6  Minors-allowed to serve as election workers on election days between 

A5212 Aca (1R)  Conaway,H/Verrelli,A+3  Vaccines-permits dentists to administer under certain circumstances 

A5334 Aca (1R)  Lopez,Y/Mazzeo,V+15  Trans. mobility improvements for autism & devel disab persons-study & implement 

A5338  Benson,D/Lopez,Y+12  Transportation research-require to consider needs of individuals w/disabilities 

A5434 Acs (ACS)  Dancer,R/Armato,J+1  Energy generation on ag. lands-increases amount eligible for farmland assessment 

A5570/5571/5579/5656 Acs (ACS)  Karabinchak,R/Swain,L+5  Motorists overtaking pedestrians, bikes or scooters-requires certain actions 

A5683  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Wimberly,B  Garden Growth Zone tax exemption program-modifies 

A5737  Mukherji,R/Stanley,S+9  Asian American Pacific Islander Commission-establishes 

A5818 AcaAa (2R)  Tully,P/Swain,L+4  Pupil transportation contract bid-prov. for debarment, cert. viol; req cert info 

A5819 Aca (1R)  Freiman,R/Speight,S+3  Transportation infrastructure projects for FY2022-Infrastructure Bank make loans 

Bills Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading: (cont’d)

 

A5822  Karabinchak,R/Stanley,S+5  Peter J Barnes III Wildlife Preserve & Wildlife Preserv Comm-rename Dismal Swamp 

A5840  Burzichelli,J/Taliaferro,A+1  Wind Port, Salem County-State Treasurer enter lease w/EDA for prop improvements 

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

A5849 Aa (1R)  Carter,L/Tucker,C+8  Veterans homes during health emerg.-req. weekly reports to Comm of DOH on status 

A5850 AcaAa (2R)  Armato,J/Mazzeo,V+10  Veterans memorial homes, DMVA-req. quarterly town hall meetings w/vet. guardians 

A5851 Aca (1R)  Swain,L/Tully,P+8  Veterans memorial home, DMVA-allow guardian to remove under emerg. circumstances 

A5852 Aca (1R)  Houghtaling,E/Johnson,G+7  Veterans memorial homes communication, DMVA-req 2 means, communicate w/guardians 

A5853 Aca (1R)  Danielsen,J/Mejia,P+10  Vet memorial home, St-req administrator have prior experience, clinical setting 

A5854  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+12  Veterans memorial home, St-require position of resident advocate at each 

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

A5856 Aca (1R)  Zwicker,A/Jimenez,A+7  Veterans Healthcare Svc. Director-req prior clinical & long-term care experience 

A5906  Chaparro,A+1  Retail food stores-rescinds prohibition on return of certain purchased items 

A5939  Pintor Marin,E/Burzichelli,J  Economic devel policy-revises provisions; establish Innovation Fellows Prog;$10M 

AJR161  Tucker,C+1  Veteran memorial homes, DMVA-release funds to offset COVID-19 related losses 

AJR238  Burzichelli,J  Renewable fuels, blending-urge Pres & EPA take action, allow under Clean Air Act 

 

Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:

 

S3658  Cunningham,S/Scutari,N+5  Mandatory min. terms of imprisonment for crimes of non-violent nature-eliminates 

 

Bills Transferred:

 

SCR71  Lagana,J/Gopal,V+2  Armenian Genocide-recognizes  FROM SSG TO SJU

SJR22  Lagana,J/Madden,F+4  Heroes Day-designates September 11 of each year  FROM SSG TO SJU

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S3310  (Turner,S)  Health club contracts-requires provisions, regarding infectious disease outbreak

S3919  (Greenstein,L)  Peter J Barnes III Wildlife Preserve & Wildlife Preserv Comm-rename Dismal Swamp

SCR71  (Scutari,N)  Armenian Genocide-recognizes

SJR22  (Scutari,N)  Heroes Day-designates September 11 of each year

SR20  (Stack,B)  Organ harvesting from political prisoners-denounces People's Republic of China

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S3313 Sca (1R)  (Turner,S)  Online education during COVID-19-establish task force to study quality

S3967  (Corrado,K)  Sexual assault prevention and response program and coordinator-creates in DMVA

S3977  (Gopal,V)  Brewery, distillery industries-estab advisory council; funding thru alco bev tax

SJR123  (Singleton,T)  Renewable fuels, blending-urge Pres & EPA take action, allow under Clean Air Act

 

Note to the 12/10/2020 Digest:

Bill Reported from Committee/Given Second Reading:

S2600 Sca (1R)  Weinberg,L/Kean,T  NJT reforms-incr. transparency & accountability; estab. Customer Advocate Office 
   REP/SCA 2RS *NOT* REF SBA

 

Note to the 2/9/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

SCR141  Sweeney,S  Peruvian agrarian reform bonds, unpaid-concerning remedial actions  SWR 2RS *NOT*  REF SCM

 

Note to the 4/19/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

S3638  
Turner,S/Diegnan,P  Vaccines-permits dentists to administer under certain circumstances  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SHH

 

Notes to the 5/6/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

S3713  Singleton,T/Stack,B  Eviction actions, cert.-estab. confidentiality of court records during COVID-19  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SJU

 

Bill Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

A4463 Aca (1R)  Quijano,A/Wimberly,B+1  Eviction actions, cert.-estab. confidentiality of court records during COVID-19 SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SJU

 

Note to the 5/11/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

S3763  Gopal,V  Asian American Pacific Islander Commission-establishes  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SSG

 

Note to the 6/3/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

S3869  Turner,S  Garden Growth Zone tax exemption program-modifies  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SCU

 

Note to the 6/16/2021 Digest:

Bill Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

SR136  Cruz-Perez,N  Navy & Marine Corps 250th anniversary-designate Delaware River celebration site  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SMV

 

Note to the 6/17/2021 Digest:

Bill Referred/SBA:

S3921  Madden,F/Oroho,S+3  Strategic Enforcement & Compliance Office-creates in DOLWD;$1M   *NOT* REF SBA

 

Notes to the 6/21/2021 Digest:

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

A5891  Egan,J/Karabinchak,R+2  Strategic Enforcement & Compliance Office-creates in DOLWD;$1M  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SBA

ACR177  Murphy,C/Reynolds-Jackson,V+5  Peruvian agrarian reform bonds, unpaid-concerning remedial actions  SWR 2RS *NOT* REF SCM

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:10 P.M. to meet again on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (SESSION).

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION

The Assembly did not meet.  The Assembly will meet at a date and time to be announced.

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/24/2021):

 

None