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Vol. XLIV No. 37                                                                                219th Legislature • First Annual Session

 

  SENATE ACTION FOR JULY 22, 2020 (QUORUM)

 

Nominations Reported from Committee:

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

      Andrea J. Sullivan, of North Brunswick.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HIGHLANDS WATER PROTECTION AND PLANNING COUNCIL:

      Dr. Daniel J. Van Abs, of Princeton, to replace Tracy Carluccio.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

      Kerri E. Cody, of Hammonton.

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S2701  Gopal,V  Public emergency response plan for developmental disabled individuals-develop  REF SHH

S2702  Bucco,A  Military leave of absence, pub off/emp-extend to active duty Coast Guard Reserve  REF SMV

S2703  O'Scanlon,D  COVID-19 general immunity-estab for various entities; creates damage threshold  REF SJU

S2705  Gopal,V  Public school custodial & food svcs-estab educational svc agencies for procuring  REF SED

S2706  Gopal,V  Higher ed. instit. tuition & fees-limit responsibility to refund due to COVID-19  REF SHI

S2707  Sweeney,S/Singleton,T  Extended Employment services, ensure rate stability;$2.5M  REF SBA

S2708  Sweeney,S/Codey,R+3  Mental health, behavioral health & addiction svcs.-req provisions in St contract  REF SSG

S2709  Cryan,J  Public school instruction-req. districts include racial discrim & social justice  REF SED

S2710  Cryan,J  Law Enforcement Review Task Force-creates for civil service examinations  REF SSG

S2711  Cryan,J  Public school instruction-require to include significance of Juneteenth  REF SED

S2712  Stack,B/Diegnan,P  Nursing home-establish minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios  REF SHH

S2714  Sarlo,P  Farmland, preserved-authorizes special occasion events under certain conditions  REF SBA

S2715  Beach,J  School-based mental health services providers-creates grant program  REF SED

S2716  Beach,J  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE  REF SED

S2717  Beach,J  School Based Youth Services Prog.-require DCF give priority to cert. school dist  REF SED

S2718  Beach,J  Student Mental Health Task Force-establish, study resources available  REF SED

S2719  Beach,J  Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor  REF SED

S2728  Sweeney,S  State Board of Examiners of HVACR Contractors-adds 2 members  REF SCM

SR78  Gopal,V/Madden,F+1  Homestead benefit program & property tax reimb. prog.-supports continued funding  REF SCU

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A299  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+1  Alcoholic beverages-allows consumption outdoors in AC Tourism District  REP

A543 Aca (1R)  Jimenez,A/Giblin,T+3  Psychologist training requirements-revises  REP

A1263  Schaer,G/Johnson,G+1  Life insurance, stranger-originated-prohibits act, practice or arrangement  REP

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

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

A3996 AcaSca (2R)  Lopez,Y/McKnight,A+10  Pub contract penalties/terms-provides for waivers & modification due to COVID-19  REP/SCA

S412  Turner,S/Cryan,J+2  History Property Reinvestment Act-prov. credits against taxes, rehab hist. prop.  REP

S559  Codey,R/Cryan,J+3  Child absent-parent call; unexcused absence-notify parent or guardian  REP

S703 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S+1  Health care professionals-undergo implicit bias training  REP/SCA

S1198 Sca (1R)  Pou,N/Oroho,S  Motor vehicle ancillary production products-concerns; expands definition  REP/SCA

S1591  Beach,J/Brown,C  Alcoholic beverages-allows consumption outdoors in AC Tourism District  REP

S1914  Pou,N/Cardinale,G  Life insurance, stranger-originated-prohibits act, practice or arrangement  REP

S1974  Gopal,V/Oroho,S+1  Account wagering system-allow State residents, outside of NJ, place wagers  REP

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

 

S2323 Sca (1R)  Gopal,V/Bucco,A+1  Opioids-requires antidote prescriptions for certain patients  REP/SCA

S2447 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Singleton,T+4  PTSD & coronavirus-establish toll free helpline for frontline workers  REP/SCA

S2451 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Vitale,J  Pub contract penalties/terms-provides for waivers & modification due to COVID-19  REP/SCA

S2484 Sca (1R)  Singleton,T/Rice,R+4  Clean Energy Equity Office-estab; direct programs for overburdened communities  REP/SCA

S2490 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Gopal,V+1  PTSD related to COVID-19-req. health care facilities to screen frontline workers  REP/SCA

S2492 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Gopal,V+1  COVID-19 PTSD programs & services-estab pub awareness camp for frontline workers  REP/SCA

S2519 Sca (1R)  Pou,N/Cunningham,S+5  Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg  REP/SCA

S2582  Gopal,V  Psychologist training requirements-revises  REP

S2585 Scs (SCS)  Rice,R/Testa,M  Howell House-designates as Harriet Tubman Museum, Cape May NJ  REP/SCS

S2596 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cruz-Perez,N  Farm workers-concerns protective health materials;$5M  REP/SCA

S2602 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cruz-Perez,N+1  Farm Worker Epidemic Health & Safety Act-concerns public health & protections  REP/SCA

S2606  Smith,B  Solar energy sys-allow installation prior to construction permit during COVID-19  REP

S2612  Corrado,K/Sweeney,S  Licenses, prof. & occup.-allow issuance to individuals with criminal convictions  REP

S2615  Gopal,V/Pou,N  Packaged Ice Plant Operator & Packaged Ice Dealer Licensing Act  REP

S2676 Sca (1R)  Vitale,J  Heath benefits plans-requires certain entities authorized, pay annual assessment  REP/SCA

SCR96  Rice,R/Cunningham,S  Slavery or involuntary servitude-amends State Constitution to prohibit  REP

SJR85 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Addiego,D  Overdose Awareness Day-designates August 31  REP/SCA

SR57  Weinberg,L/Cryan,J+1  Climate change damages-Gov/AG pursue legal action against fossil fuel companies  REP

 

Bills Referred/SBA:

 

S412  Turner,S/Cryan,J+2  History Property Reinvestment Act-prov. credits against taxes, rehab hist. prop. 

S703 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S+1  Health care professionals-undergo implicit bias training 

S2447 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Singleton,T+4  PTSD & coronavirus-establish toll free helpline for frontline workers 

S2484 Sca (1R)  Singleton,T/Rice,R+4  Clean Energy Equity Office-estab; direct programs for overburdened communities 

S2490 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Gopal,V+1  PTSD related to COVID-19-req. health care facilities to screen frontline workers 

S2492 Sca (1R)  Bucco,A/Gopal,V+1  COVID-19 PTSD programs & services-estab pub awareness camp for frontline workers 

S2519 Sca (1R)  Pou,N/Cunningham,S+5  Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg 

S2612  Corrado,K/Sweeney,S  Licenses, prof. & occup.-allow issuance to individuals with criminal convictions 

S2615  Gopal,V/Pou,N  Packaged Ice Plant Operator & Packaged Ice Dealer Licensing Act 

S2676 Sca (1R)  Vitale,J  Heath benefits plans-requires certain entities authorized, pay annual assessment 

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A299  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+1  Alcoholic beverages-allows consumption outdoors in AC Tourism District  FROM SLP TO SSG

A543 Aca (1R)  Jimenez,A/Giblin,T+3  Psychologist training requirements-revises  FROM SHH TO SCM

A3971 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Coughlin,C+7  Coronavirus relief bonds-authorizes the issuance of by municipalities & counties  FROM SCU TO SBA

S1591  Beach,J/Brown,C  Alcoholic beverages-allows consumption outdoors in AC Tourism District  FROM SLP TO SSG

S2475  Singleton,T/Gopal,V+6  Coronavirus relief bonds-authorizes the issuance of by municipalities & counties  FROM SCU TO SBA

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S111  (Gopal,V)  Auto insurance underwriting-proh. use of education, occupation and credit score

S280  (Pennacchio,J)  Human trafficking victim-develop and post notice containing information

S322  (Gill,N)  Repartations Task Force-establishes

S330  (Addiego,D)  St. pensions-proh investment, req divestment in pub traded fossil fuel companies

S412  (Addiego,D)  History Property Reinvestment Act-prov. credits against taxes, rehab hist. prop.

S559  (Corrado,K; Singer,R)  Child absent-parent call; unexcused absence-notify parent or guardian

S703 Sca (1R)  (Scutari,N)  Health care professionals-undergo implicit bias training

S855 Sca (1R)  (Addiego,D)  Board of chosen freeholders-change title to board of county commissioners

S1750  (Pennacchio,J)  Human trafficking victim-provides for vacate and expunge

S1974  (Addiego,D)  Account wagering system-allow State residents, outside of NJ, place wagers

S2323 Sca (1R)  (Vitale,J)  Opioids-requires antidote prescriptions for certain patients

S2447 Sca (1R)  (Madden,F)  PTSD & coronavirus-establish toll free helpline for frontline workers

S2453  (Diegnan,P)  Sick leave benefits-concerns

S2488  (Corrado,K)  Labor & Workforce Devel.-allocates $50M from fed. govt assistance, improve unemp

S2490 Sca (1R)  (Madden,F)  PTSD related to COVID-19-req. health care facilities to screen frontline workers

S2492 Sca (1R)  (Madden,F)  COVID-19 PTSD programs & services-estab pub awareness camp for frontline workers

S2528  (Bucco,A)  Driving privileges-grants cert individuals w/out road test during COVID-19 emerg

S2704  (Addiego,D; Singleton,T; Testa,M; Holzapfel,J)  Food establishments, federal funding-appropriates $30M, Coronavirus Relief Fund

S2708  (Ruiz,M; Diegnan,P; Sacco,N)  Mental health, behavioral health & addiction svcs.-req provisions in St contract 

SR78  (Diegnan,P )  Homestead benefit program & property tax reimb. prog.-supports continued funding 

 

 

 

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S1914  (Cardinale,G)  Life insurance, stranger-originated-prohibits act, practice or arrangement

S2615  (Pou,N)  Packaged Ice Plant Operator & Packaged Ice Dealer Licensing Act

S2618  (Gill,N)  Prison Rape Elimination Act committee-requires in State correctional facility

S2640  (Gopal,V)  Monk parakeet-removes from list of potentially dangerous species

S2682  (Kean,T)  Rare Disease Advisory Council-establishes

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S2707  (Addiego,D)  Extended Employment services, ensure rate stability;$2.5M 

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:40 P.M. on Thursday, July 23, 2020, to meet again on Monday, July 27, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

  ASSEMBLY ACTION

The Assembly did not meet.  The Assembly will meet on Thursday, July 23, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).    

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/20/2020):

 

None

 

SENATE ACTION

 

The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, July 27, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION FOR JULY 23, 2020 (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A4432  Dancer,R  Public assembly safety awareness campaign-establishes  REF ALP

A4433  Greenwald,L/Mukherji,R+5  School-based mental health services providers-creates grant program  REF AED

A4434  Greenwald,L/Lampitt,P+4  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE  REF AED

A4435  Verrelli,A/Greenwald,L  School Based Youth Services Prog.-require DCF give priority to cert. school dist  REF AED

A4436  Mosquera,G/Greenwald,L  Student Mental Health Task Force-establish, study resources available  REF AED

A4437  Lampitt,P/Greenwald,L+1  Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor  REF AED

A4438  Carter,L  State contracts for medical & dental svcs-permits DOC & DCF to award to vendors  REF AAP

A4439  Mukherji,R/Benson,D  Gestating pig-establish animal cruelty offense of cruel confinement  REF AAN

A4440  Houghtaling,E  Immunity related to coronavirus 2019-establish for certain persons and entities  REF AJU

A4441  Downey,J/Houghtaling,E  Unemployment insurance benefits-concerns  REF ALA

A4442  Downey,J  Driving privileges during COVID-19-auth individuals who have passed road test  REF ATR

A4443  Vainieri Huttle,V  Dementia-establish protocols for treating emergency room patients with  REF ASE

A4444  Vainieri Huttle,V/Benson,D  Co. protective svcs. staff-receive training on adults w/Alzheimer's or dementia  REF ASE

A4445  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J  Health & safety measures during Pub. Health Emerg.-allow cert corrective actions  REF ACE

A4446  Benson,D/Vainieri Huttle,V  Mental health, behavioral health & addiction svcs.-req provisions in St contract  REF ASL

A4447  Vainieri Huttle,V  Syphilis-require health insurers to provide coverage for screening & treatment  REF AFI

A4448  Wimberly,B/Reynolds-Jackson,V  Fireworks, certain-prohibits sale and possession  REF ACO

A4449  Quijano,A+1  Public school instruction-require to include significance of Juneteenth  REF ACD

A4450  Wimberly,B/Reynolds-Jackson,V  Law enforcement officer misconduct-require online portal; estab. duty to report  REF ACD

A4451  Quijano,A  Farmworkers-provides overtime pay  REF ALA

A4452  Downey,J  Pub emerg response plan-develop for providers of svc to developmentally disabled  REF AHU

AJR180  Wimberly,B/Reynolds-Jackson,V  Frederick Douglass Day-designates February 14 of each year  REF ACD

 

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A4378 Aca (1R)  Karabinchak,R/Jasey,M+2  School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs  REP/ACA

ACR190  Caputo,R/Lampitt,P+3  School reopening following COVID-19-petition fed govt for emerg response funding  REP

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

 

Bills Reported Referred/AAP:

 

A4389 Aca (1R)  McKeon,J  Heath benefits plans-requires certain entities authorized, pay annual assessment  REP/ACA REF AAP

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A4170 Aca (1R)  Zwicker,A/Benson,D+5  Data privacy-restrict use collected for purposes of contact tracing for COVID-19  RCM AAP

A4252 Aca (1R)  Conaway,H/Karabinchak,R  Coronavirus disease 2019 laboratory testing-requires availability  RCM AAP

A4253 Acs (ACS)  Conaway,H/Pinkin,N+1  Clinincal labs & electronic med record companies-include gender, race, ethnicity  RCM AAP

A4272  McKnight,A/Wimberly,B+4  Civilian review board-establishes to review complaints against police  RCM AAP

A4371  Chaparro,A/Johnson,G+1  Corrections Rehab & Crime Prevention Fund-establish; require cost savings study  RCM AAP

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A4315  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Holley,J+13  Juneteenth Day-designates as State & public holiday, third Friday in June  FROM ASL TO AAP

A4405  Danielsen,J  Piscataway Regional Day School-requires State to sell land and improvements  FROM ASL TO AAP

AR178  Moen,W  Confederate statues-urges Congress pass leg to remove in US Capitol building  FROM ASL TO AAP

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

S806  Cunningham,S/Pou,N+5  Higher ed. instit.-NJBEST, award in any semester of attendance or enrollment  FROM AHI TO AAP

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A883 Aca (1R)  (Murphy,C; Mukherji,R; Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Human trafficking victim-develop and post notice containing information

A1743  (Spearman,W)  Gunfire-sch-based mentoring in pub schools located w/in 1K feet, 3 yr pilot prog

A1744  (Spearman,W)  Youths, at-risk-develop program to assist schools in identifying

A1993 Aca (1R)  (Carter,L)  Electric veh. charging stations-developers offer option in new home construction

A2196  (Armato,J; Mazzeo,V)  St. pensions-proh investment, req divestment in pub traded fossil fuel companies

A2212 Acs (ACS)  (Mejia,P)  Environmental permits in burdened communities-concerns

A3594  (Moen,W)  Board of chosen freeholders-change title to board of county commissioners

A3756  (Moen,W)  Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.-supports activities

A4013  (Rooney,K)  Bill Cray's Law-require certain group homes install electron monitoring devices

A4171  (Spearman,W)  One-time payment program-establish for aid for certain eligible taxpayers;$35M

A4172  (Giblin,T)  Casinos-DOH establish sanitization standards/protocols for operating in State

A4234  (Giblin,T)  Paratransit svcs.-adopt best practices, greater coordination, estab councils;$4M

A4235 Aca (1R)  (Verrelli,A)  Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg

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

A4370 Aca (1R)  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Parole-permits AOC retroactively rescind/modify mandatory term for cert offenses

A4371  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Corrections Rehab & Crime Prevention Fund-establish; require cost savings study

A4378 Aca (1R)  (Benson,D)  School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs

A4404  (Speight,S)  Farm Worker Epidemic Health & Safety Act-concerns public health & protections

A4413  (Bergen,B)  Food establishments, federal funding-appropriates $30M, Coronavirus Relief Fund

A4419  (Benson,D)  Virtual/remote & in-person instruction-permit combination in 2020-2021 school yr

A4422  (Mukherji,R; Chaparro,A)  Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Long-Term Planning Commission-establishes in DHS

A4427  (Wirths,H)  Firearms purchaser ID cards-w/proof of address, authorize a duplicate ID card

A4430  (Downey,J)  Long-term care fac-estab uniform req on submission of outbreak response plans

A4433  (Jasey,M; Benson,D; Vainieri Huttle,V; Murphy,C; Verrelli,A)  School-based mental health services providers-creates grant program 

A4434  (Benson,D; Vainieri Huttle,V; Murphy,C; Verrelli,A)  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE 

A4437  (Vainieri Huttle,V) Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor 

A4449    (Vainieri Huttle,V )  Public school instruction-require to include significance of Juneteenth

ACR145  (Chaparro,A)  Slavery or involuntary servitude-amends Constitution to prohibit

ACR188 Aca (1R)  (Pintor Marin,E)  Leg. redistricting sched.-constit. amendment, modify if decennial census delayed

AJR80  (Dunn,A)  Opioid Antidote Administration & Aftercare Commission-study & report procedures

AR174  (Giblin,T)  Homestead benefit program & property tax reimb. prog.-supports continued funding

 

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

 

A2212 Acs (ACS)  (Mazzeo,V; Armato,J; Carter,L)  Environmental permits in burdened communities-concerns

 

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A2370  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Compassionate release program-establish for certain inmates

A3721  (Speight,S)  Physicians-requires implicit bias training

A4224  (Houghtaling,E)  Health insur carriers-req coverage for persons w/diagnosed complex medical needs

A4412  (Verrelli,A)  COVID-19 testing-require facilities provide accurate timeframes for test results

A4419  (Caputo,R)  Virtual/remote & in-person instruction-permit combination in 2020-2021 school yr

A4422  (Chiaravalloti,N)  Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Long-Term Planning Commission-establishes in DHS

A4427  (Webber,J)  Firearms purchaser ID cards-w/proof of address, authorize a duplicate ID card

ACR174  (Giblin,T)  General appropriation law-continue until State enacts new law

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A1254  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Geriatric parole-establishes for certain eligible inmates

A1285  (Moen,W)  Design-Build Constr. Services Procurement Act-estab awarding contract procedures

A1744  (Speight,S)  Youths, at-risk-develop program to assist schools in identifying

A4224  (Benson,D)  Health insur carriers-req coverage for persons w/diagnosed complex medical needs

A4374  (Caputo,R)  Long-term care facilities-requires to test personnel for COVID-19 twice per week

A4378 Aca (1R)  (Lampitt,P)  School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs

A4412  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  COVID-19 testing-require facilities provide accurate timeframes for test results

A4419  (Verrelli,A)  Virtual/remote & in-person instruction-permit combination in 2020-2021 school yr

A4427  (Space,P)  Firearms purchaser ID cards-w/proof of address, authorize a duplicate ID card

 

The Assembly adjourned at 6:29 P.M. to meet again on Monday, July 27, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/22/2020):

 

None