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Vol. XLIV No. 32 219th Legislature First Annual Session

 

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S2637 Cryan,J/Lagana,J Developmental disability service system, State-estab. one-stop website to assist REF SHH

S2638 Kean,T AG-collect, record, analyze & report cert prosecutorial & criminal justice data REF SLP

S2639 Pennacchio,J Offenses during coronavirus pandemic-temporarily upgrades certain REF SJU

S2640 Weinberg,L Monk parakeet-removes from list of potentially dangerous species REF SEN

S2641 Holzapfel,J Beneficiary designation-allows retiree to change, after retirement and divorce REF SSG

S2642 Holzapfel,J Texting while driving-school district provide instruction on dangers REF SED

S2643 Holzapfel,J PFRS death benefits-eliminates remarriage prohibition REF SSG

S2644 Bateman,C Libraries-allows disposal of certain materials without advertising for bids REF SSG

S2645 Kean,T/Ruiz,M Transit ADA Task Force-establishes REF STR

S2646 Singer,R Nursing homes-permit applicant for administrator license to apply prior to 21 REF SHH

S2647 Bucco,A SNAP participation-certain students exempt from 20 hour weekly work requirement REF SHH

S2648 Bucco,A Suicide prevention training-required for mental health practitioners REF SHH

S2649 Doherty,M Home-school students-allow participation in school-sponsored activities REF SED

S2650 Doherty,M Operation Uphold Democracy-extends certain PERS benefits to verterans REF SSG

S2651 Doherty,M National Guard-Adjutant General auth memb to carry firearm at recruiting centers REF SMV

S2652 Doherty,M Sick leave, accumulated-restrict use by public employees, yr prior to retirement REF SSG

S2653 Doherty,M Agreement Among the States, Elect the President by National Popular Vote-repeal REF SSG

S2654 Doherty,M Public employee labor organizations-restricts certain campaign contributions REF SSG

S2655 Doherty,M Pub/employee salaries-all levels of government cannot exceed Governor's salary REF SSG

S2656 Weinberg,L Law enforcement disciplinary records-requires access as government records REF SSG

S2658 Scutari,N Investigations by city councils- limit power over municipal officers & employees REF SCU

SCR120 Testa,M Election, July 7 primary-urges US Attorney to monitor to prevent fraud REF SSG

SJR88 Bucco,A Richard Rescorla Day-designates May 27 REF SSG

 

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

 

S2303 Aca (1R) Bucco,A/Singleton,T+13 Public school districts-concerns subcontracting agreements

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:

 

A242 Aa (1R) DeAngelo,W/Downey,J+6 Legal signature-electronic signing/fingerprint/thumbprint/identifying mark REF SHH

A723 Aa (1R) Johnson,G/Wimberly,B+15 Bus. for certification-prohibits disqual. of certain minority and women owned REF SSG

A801 Verrelli,A/Houghtaling,E+10 Labor and emp. law viol.-req business seeking to perform St contract to disclose REF SSG

A1063 Jasey,M/Murphy,C+3 Foreclosure mediation program requirements-enhances homeowner notification REF SCU

A2280 Aca (1R) Armato,J/Murphy,C+4 Substance use disorder treatment fac-proh paying fee or commissions for referral REF SHH

A2281 Armato,J/Mazzeo,V+17 SNAP application process for senior citizens-streamline REF SHH

A2355 Dancer,R/Houghtaling,E+5 Account wagering system-allow State residents, outside of NJ, place wagers REF SSG

A3201 Acs (1R) Murphy,C/McClellan,A+7 Harriet Tubman Museum-recognizes Howell House in Cape May REF SSG

A4004 Aca (1R) Sumter,S/Jimenez,A+12 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Task Force on Racial & Health Disparities REF SHH

A4006 Chiaravalloti,N/Caputo,R+4 Quality Single Accountability Continuum-postpones review due to COVID-19 REF SED

A4182 Giblin,T/Wimberly,B+1 Rent payments-allow tenant to use credit card during COVID-19 pandemic REF SCU

A4319 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Chiaravalloti,N+4 Alcoholic beverage licensing-estab privileges for licensee; auth cert activities REF SLP

ACR171 Jasey,M/Lampitt,P+14 Online instruction-petition for emerg resp funding to help schools expand access REF SED

AJR171 Speight,S/Timberlake,B+6 Black Lives Matter Day-designates July 13th REF SSG

 

Notes to the 6/29/2020 Digest:

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S2573 Sca (1R) (Turner,S) School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

S2585 (Turner,S) Howell House-designates as Harriet Tubman Museum, Cape May NJ

 

The Senate adjourned at 3:45 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, July 2, 2020 (SESSION).

ASSEMBLY ACTION

 

The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, July 2, 2020 (SESSION).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/29/2020):

 

P.L.2020, c.43. A3 Pintor Marin,E/Burzichelli,J 6/30/2020 FY20 approp act-amends & supplements, extension of fiscal year through Sep 30

 

 

SENATE ACTION FOR JULY 2, 2020 (SESSION)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S2659 Scutari,N Asbestos violations-increase max penalty; allocates moneys to control & lic prog REF SEN

S2660 Gopal,V Higher Education Secretary-requires approval for certain branch campuses REF SHI

S2661 Scutari,N Surgical practices-permit physicians make referrals to certain surgical centers REF SHH

 

Bills Passed:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns (23-16)

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Governor's Recommendation/Given Second Reading:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns

 

Bills Withdrawn From The Files:

 

S860 Sweeney,S+1 Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act-provides uniform regulation FROM SEG

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S280 (Stack,B) Human trafficking victim-develop and post notice containing information

S1176 (Weinberg,L) Wildlife-prohibits harassing or taking at competitive events; establish penal.

S2519 (Vitale,J) Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg

SCR117 (Bateman,C; Cardinale,G; Connors,C; Bucco,A; Corrado,K; Doherty,M; Kean,T; Singer,R; Testa,M; Thompson,S) Emerg. orders, rules, regs
effective period-constit amendment, limits to 14 days

 

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) (Addiego,D; O'Scanlon,D; Thompson,S) Benefits provided to workers-concerns

 

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S1176 (Gopal,V) Wildlife-prohibits harassing or taking at competitive events; establish penal.

S2627 (Gopal,V) Vet. disab. compensation-exclude income qualification limit under prop tax reimb

S2645 (Ruiz,M) Transit ADA Task Force-establishes

 

Fifth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) (Oroho,S) Benefits provided to workers-concerns

 

The Senate adjourned at 3:00 P.M. to meet again on Monday, July 6, 2020 (QUORUM).

ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A4333 Dunn,A Motor Vehicle Commission-review and provide certain services online REF ATR

A4334 Dunn,A Transparency in Government Act; establish a State public finance website REF ASL

A4335 Dunn,A Transparency website, government-publish certain financial information REF ASL

A4336 Space,P/Houghtaling,E+1 Dairy farmers-Department of Agric. pay Dairy Margin Coverage Prog annual premium REF AAN

A4337 Stanfield,J/Peters,R Credit card usage during state of emergency-concerns certain fees REF AFI

A4338 Dancer,R Simulcast horse race wagering-allows permit holder leasing Meadowland Racetrack REF ATG

A4339 Dancer,R Lottery game, State-establish winning numbers determined by horse race results REF ATG

A4340 Dancer,R/Caputo,R Casinos & racetracks-State agency employees that oversee are essential personnel REF ATG

A4341 Dancer,R Horsemen aid programs-increase percentage of certain dedicated purse moneys REF ATG

A4342 Dancer,R County police academies-award college credits to police officers for courses REF AHI

A4343 Dancer,R Public emp contract-post on respective website; no website use Civil Svc website REF ASL

A4344 Dancer,R Tickets to places of entertainment-address fees charged & format issued REF ACO

A4345 Dancer,R Legislative duties-eliminates dual governmental pay to members REF ASL

A4346 Dancer,R Pub emp-concerns retiring from emp covered St-admin pension or retirement system REF ASL

A4347 Dancer,R National Guard-Adjutant General auth memb to carry firearm at recruiting centers REF AMV

A4348 Dancer,R Horse race-auth. account wagering licensee, except electronic means via Internet REF ATG

A4349 Dancer,R Racing Comm-allow off-track wagering fac, retain proceeds, distrib permit holder REF ATG

A4350 Dancer,R Elected public officials & candidates-financial and bankruptcy disclosure req. REF ASL

A4351 Dancer,R Patriotism & honoring Armed Forces members-prohibit State funds to promote REF AMV

A4352 Dancer,R Public office candidate-financial disclosure required REF ASL

A4353 Dancer,R Public officer or employee terminated prior to contract expiration-limit payment REF ASL

A4354 Dancer,R Lottery terminals, patron-operated-auth. placement at harness horse racetracks REF ATG

A4355 DiMaso,S Government records-permit to require requestor to obtain from agency website REF ASL

A4356 DePhillips,C Unemployment Insurance Division, DOLWD-direct State Auditor to audit REF ALA

A4357 Wimberly,B/Benson,D Grade retention, voluntary-permit special & bilingual ed students to repeat REF AED

A4358 Dancer,R POW-MIA flag-purchased with State funds, manufactured in US REF AMV

A4359 Dancer,R Veteran cremains, unclaimed-provide a central website registry REF AMV

A4360 Dancer,R OPRA-prohibits release of info. concerning minors w/out written parental consent REF ASL

A4361 Dancer,R Legislative candidate-file finan disclosure statement w/ELEC as incumbent member REF ASL

A4362 Dancer,R Sports wagering-allocate proceeds to Racetrack Retention Econ. Growth Devel Fund REF ATG

A4363 Dancer,R Bumble Bee, Common Eastern-designates as NJ State Native Pollinator REF AAN

A4364 Dancer,R Public employee bonuses-proh. payment, not directly achieving performance goals REF ASL

A4365 Dancer,R Horse racetracks-authorizes poker to be played in poker rooms REF ATG

A4374 Lampitt,P/Benson,D Long-term care facilities-requires to test personnel for COVID-19 twice per week REF AHE

A4375 Greenwald,L/Lopez,Y Unemployment comp fd-exclude benf paid during coronavirus from emp contributions REF ALA

A4376 Burzichelli,J PERS membership-clarifies restoration includes unclassified employees REF ASL

A4377 Freiman,R/Lopez,Y+1 Immunity related to coronavirus 2019-establish for certain entities and persons REF AJU

A4378 Karabinchak,R/Jasey,M+1 School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs REF AED

A4379 Pinkin,N Police, State-establishes Employment Application Registry database REF ALP

A4380 Benson,D/Moen,W Labor & Workforce Devel.-allocates $50M from fed. govt assistance, improve unemp REF ALA

A4381 Downey,J Public employers-require to pay wages twice per calendar month REF ALA

A4382 Pintor Marin,E COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act REF ACE

ACR185 McClellan,A/Simonsen,E Election, July 7 primary-urges US Attorney to monitor to prevent fraud REF AED

ACR186 Dancer,R/Murphy,C Disabled veterans-may have served at any time in order to receive benefits REF AMV

AJR175 Dunn,A Growing Stage Children's Theatre of NJ-designates as NJ State children's theatre REF ATG

AJR176 Vainieri Huttle,V Mifepristone-urges FDA to remove restrictions REF AHE

AJR177 Carter,L Alpha Phi Alpha Day-designates December 4 REF ASL

AR171 Dancer,R NJ Naval Militia Joint Command-supports REF AMV

AR172 Dancer,R Representative Tlaib-censure and condemn comments on Holocaust REF ASL

AR173 Dancer,R/Murphy,C Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act-urges Congress to enact REF AMV

 

 

Motions:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns Suspend Rule 22:4a (Voice) (Downey)

 

Bills Passed:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns (51-25-2)

 

Bills Given First Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:

 

A4132 AcaAa (2R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns

 

Bills Given Second Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:

 

A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 Benefits provided to workers-concerns

Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:

 

S19 Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S+27 Juneteenth Day-designates June 19 as State & public holiday REF ASL

S232 ScsScs (SCS) Singleton,T/Weinberg,L+2 Environmental permits in burdened communities-concerns REF AEN

S349 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Greenstein,L+1 Electric veh. charging stations-developers offer option in new home construction REF AEN

S485 Sacco,N/Lagana,J+1 Sch bus driver's driving record-share w/bd of education, bus contractor & police REF ATR

S942 Sca (1R) Singleton,T/Cardinale,G+1 Prof & occupational bds-req standards, considering applicants w/crim hist record REF ARP

S1258 Sca (1R) Singleton,T/Bateman,C+3 Moose's Law-person w/animal cruelty conviction prohibits owning companion animal REF AAN

S1936 Sweeney,S/Kean,T+1 Transportation programs/services-DOT Commissioner req to advertise availability REF ATR

S2261 Sca (1R) Singleton,T Common interest communities-revise law relating to REF AHO

S2419 Sa (1R) Scutari,N Perimeter fence intrusion protection systems and other alarm systems-concerns REF ARP

S2423 Sca (1R) Pou,N Bankruptcy proceedings-concerns exemptions REF AJU

S2455 Pou,N/Cryan,J+1 Professional or occupational license-prohibits lawful presence as qualification REF ARP

S2573 Sca (1R) Ruiz,M/Codey,R+2 School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs REF AED

SCR118 Sweeney,S+1 Living Guru-recognizes importance of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji; promoting peace REF ASL

 

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

 

S2485 ScaSa (2R) Stack,B/Cryan,J+1 Eviction-authorize municipality to prohibit during time surrounding COVID-19

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A1993 Pinkin,N/Benson,D+4 Electric veh. charging stations-developers offer option in new home construction RCM AEN

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A2212 McKeon,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+13 Environmental permits in burdened communities-concerns FROM AAN TO AEN

A3367 Johnson,G/Kennedy,J Electric veh charging stations-require community associations allow installation FROM AHO TO AEN

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A1123 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Hearing aids-requires health benefits coverage for all ages

A1534 (DeCroce,B) Works Act-businesses create pre-emp training prog in partnership w/nonprofit org

A2070 (Conaway,H) Neonicotinoid pesticides-directs DEP to classify as restricted use pesticide

A2514 (Webber,J) Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking-prov. rental/lease prot

A3386 (Giblin,T) Police and firefighters-establish a 5 year residency requirement

A3835 (DiMaio,J) Fireman certificates & membership-raises maximum eligibility age

A4034/4226 Acs (ACS) (Tucker,C; Caputo,R; Holley,J) Resid prop owner/tenant prot, emerg impact-mortgage forbearance & rent reduction

A4137 (Quijano,A) Hospitals-collect data on gender ID & sexual orientation in relation to COVID-19

A4281 (Verrelli,A; Conaway,H) Vet. disab. compensation-exclude income qualification limit under prop tax reimb

A4315 (Vainieri Huttle,V; Jasey,M; Johnson,G) Juneteenth Day-designates as State & public holiday, third Friday in June

A4325 (DeCroce,B; DiMaio,J) Voters, registered-require to present ID when voting at polling place

A4329 (Conaway,H) Unemployment insurance info. technology infra.-estab task force, ways to improve

A4377 (Dancer,R) Immunity related to coronavirus 2019-establish for certain entities and persons

A4378 (Speight,S) School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs

ACR80 (Spearman,W) Natural resources, public-make State trustee; guarantee environmental rights

 

Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4295 (Wimberly,B) Student-athlete physical exams-waives requirement during 2020-2021 school year

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A1168 (Murphy,C) Tax preparation software-prohibits charging fees for filing State tax returns

A2550 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Elderly or disabled victims-upgrades assault

A3506 (Webber,J) Support Our Veterans-auth. lic. plate w/proceeds supporting homeless vet centers

A3612 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Hearing aids-requires health insurance to provide coverage

A3745 (Webber,J) Crowdfunding theft-upgrades; imposes mandatory restitution and fines

A4090 (Webber,J) Realty transfer fee-schedules termination

A4209 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Sick leave benefits-concerns

A4288 (Chiaravalloti,N) Long-term care facilities-concerns rights of LGBTQI & HIV-positive residents

A4295 (Simonsen,E) Student-athlete physical exams-waives requirement during 2020-2021 school year

A4311 (Verrelli,A) Childs entry into sch system-lead screening w/other immunization/wellness checks

A4325 (Rooney,K) Voters, registered-require to present ID when voting at polling place

ACR159 (Murphy,C) Games of chance-allow certain organizations use proceeds to benefit organization

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A2476 (Webber,J) Homeschooling expenses, certain-provides gross income tax credit

A2717 (Armato,J) Marriage and civil union licenses-provides for immediate issuance

A3328 (Webber,J) Veteran, surviving spouse-provides income tax deduction

A3496 (Webber,J) Crime victim comp.-mandate wage garnishment & community svc, court order default

A4281 (Dancer,R) Vet. disab. compensation-exclude income qualification limit under prop tax reimb

A4288 (Quijano,A) Long-term care facilities-concerns rights of LGBTQI & HIV-positive residents

A4329 (Verrelli,A) Unemployment insurance info. technology infra.-estab task force, ways to improve

A4377 (Spearman,W) Immunity related to coronavirus 2019-establish for certain entities and persons

ACR186 (Benson,D) Disabled veterans-may have served at any time in order to receive benefits

AR173 (Benson,D) Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act-urges Congress to enact

 

Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A655 Aca (1R) (Downey,J) Senior citizens-written notice concerning risks/prevention of fraud and ID theft

 

The Assembly adjourned at 1:37 P.M. to meet again on Monday, July 6, 2020 (QUORUM).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/30/2020):

 

P.L.2020, c.44. S2273 Aca (1R) Sweeney,S/Cryan,J+18 7/1/2020 SEHBP-provide plans for public education employees and certain retirees

P.L.2020, c.45. S2331 w/GR (1R) Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S+4 7/1/2020 Inmate reentry-assists in obtaining necessary reentry benefits

P.L.2020, c.46. S2355 Aca (1R) Gopal,V/Bateman,C+8 7/1/2020 Mandatory retirement in SPRS-delays when it occurs during state of emergency

P.L.2020, c.47. S2467 Aca (1R) Pou,N/Addiego,D+12 7/1/2020 Telemedicine and telehealth-concerns laws pertaining to use

P.L.2020, c.48. S2498 Greenstein,L/Codey,R+32 7/1/2020 Environmental infrastructure projects-Infra. Bank expend cert sums to make loans

P.L.2020, c.49. S2499 Smith,B/Bateman,C+32 7/1/2020 Environmental infrastructure projects-appropriate funds to DEP for FY2021

P.L.2020, c.50. S2511 Pou,N/Turner,S 7/1/2020 Juvenile justice-accelerate rescinding of fines; post-incarceration supervision

P.L.2020, c.51. S2527 Sa (1R) Sweeney,S/Jasey,M+3 7/1/2020 Affordable housing units-concerns online marketing

P.L.2020, c.52. A744 AaSca (2R) Johnson,G/Holley,J+12 7/1/2020 Law enforce agency-prov internal affair/personnel file of police, other agencies

P.L.2020, c.53. A3919 Aca w/GR (2R) Calabrese,C/Spearman,W+22 7/1/2020 Permits, approvals and deadlines, certain-extends during COVID-19
emergency

P.L.2020, c.54. A3945 AcaSca (2R) Murphy,C/Chaparro,A+22 7/1/2020 Accidental disability & death benefits-extend elig, PFRS/PERS during St of
emerg

P.L.2020, c.55. A4037 Sa (1R) Houghtaling,E/Downey,J 7/1/2020 Elections-concerns electronic gathering of signatures and petition submission

P.L.2020, c.56. A4227 AcaAcaSca (3R) Coughlin,C/Quijano,A+2 7/1/2020 School graduation-ensures insurance coverage for certain persons in July
2020

P.L.2020, c.57. A4132 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Taliaferro,A/Downey,J+4 7/2/2020 Benefits provided to workers-concerns