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Vol. XLIV No. 38                                                                                219th Legislature First Annual Session

 

 

  SENATE ACTION FOR JULY 27, 2020

 

The Senate did not meet.  The Senate will meet on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).   

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION FOR JULY 27, 2020 (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A4453  Caputo,R/Vainieri Huttle,V  Masks-makes failure to wear upon entry into store w/signage a trespass offense  REF AJU

A4454  Murphy,C/Reynolds-Jackson,V+1  Diversity & inclusion instruction-require school districts to provide  REF AED

A4455  Mazzeo,V  Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act  REF ARP

A4456  Vainieri Huttle,V/Benson,D  Hospital patient w/devel. disability-auth designated caregiver accompany patient  REF AHU

A4457  Vainieri Huttle,V  Tax credit-estab for constructing/renovating homes w/universal design principles  REF AHO

A4458  Vainieri Huttle,V  Construction standards-req new resid buildings meet universal design standards  REF AHO

A4459  Verrelli,A  Death certificates-include drug responsible for overdose, certain circumstances  REF AHE

A4460  Mukherji,R  Law enforce. officers, injured-extend 6 to 12 mo. comp prog; revises injury type  REF ALP

AJR181  Dancer,R/Murphy,C  H.R.7290-enact, aid to businesses, towns, schools near US joint military bases  REF AMV

AR180  Mosquera,G  Child Care Is Essential Act-urges passage and enactment  REF AWC

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A895  Giblin,T/Timberlake,B+1  Higher ed. instit.-NJBEST, award in any semester of attendance or enrollment  REP

A970 Acs (ACS)  Conaway,H/Lampitt,P+10  Students w/depression-public schools required to administer written screenings  REP

A1254 Aca (1R)  Schaer,G/Holley,J  Geriatric parole-establishes for certain eligible inmates  REP/ACA

A2370 Aca (1R)  Schaer,G/Reynolds-Jackson,V+1  Compassionate release program-establish for certain inmates  REP/ACA

A2374 AcsAca (ACS/1R)  Mukherji,R/Pinkin,N  Energy, water & storm resiliency proj-establish prog for public or private finan  REP/ACA

A2773 Aca (1R)  Mazzeo,V/Houghtaling,E+4  Farms, commercial-allows holding 14 special occasion events per year  REP/ACA

A3999 Acs (ACS)  Giblin,T/Burzichelli,J+4  Essential employees-concerns emp benefits coronavirus 2019 infections contracted  REP/ACS

A4034/4226 AcsAca (ACS/1R)  Timberlake,B/Wimberly,B+23  Resid prop owner/tenant prot, emerg impact-mortgage forbearance & rent reduction 
  REP/ACA

A4170 AcaAca (2R)  Zwicker,A/Benson,D+6  Data privacy-restrict use collected for purposes of contact tracing for COVID-19  REP/ACA

A4252 AcaAca (2R)  Conaway,H/Karabinchak,R  Coronavirus disease 2019 laboratory testing-requires availability  REP/ACA

A4253 AcsAca (ACS/1R)  Conaway,H/Pinkin,N+1  Clinincal labs & electronic med record companies-include gender, race, ethnicity  REP/ACA

A4315  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Holley,J+15  Juneteenth Day-designates as State & public holiday, third Friday in June  REP

A4366 Aca (1R)  Taliaferro,A/Sumter,S+2  Police training-contract with NJ Crisis Intervention Team Center for Excellence  REP/ACA

A4367 AcaAca (2R)  Mukherji,R/Sumter,S+1  Plea bargaining-prosecutor may mail/email w/defendants for cert traffic offenses  REP/ACA

A4368 Aca (1R)  Sumter,S/Mukherji,R+2  Municipal court-expand conditional dismissal program to include drug offenses  REP/ACA

A4369 Aca (1R)  Lopez,Y/Carter,L  Sentencing reform-implements Crim. Sentencing & Disposition Comm recommendations  REP

A4370 AcaAca (2R)  Carter,L/Jasey,M+1  Parole-permits AOC retroactively rescind/modify mandatory term for cert offenses  REP/ACA

A4371  Chaparro,A/Johnson,G+2  Corrections Rehab & Crime Prevention Fund-establish; require cost savings study  REP

A4372 Aca (1R)  Timberlake,B/Quijano,A  Inmates, certain-provides for resentencing  REP/ACA

A4389 AcaAca (2R)  McKeon,J  Heath benefits plans-requires certain entities authorized, pay annual assessment  REP/ACA

A4405 Aca (1R)  Danielsen,J/Pinkin,N  Piscataway Regional Day School-requires State to sell land and improvements  REP/ACA

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

AR178  Moen,W  Confederate statues-urges Congress pass leg to remove in US Capitol building  REP

S19 Aca (1R)  Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S+27  Juneteenth Day-designates June 19 as State & public holiday  REP/ACA

 

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

 

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

S2340 AcaAca (2R)  Singleton,T/Oroho,S+5  Resid prop owner/tenant prot, emerg impact-mortgage forbearance & rent reduction  REP/ACA

S2380 ScsAca (SCS/1R)  Sweeney,S/Scutari,N+1  Essential employees contracted coronavirus 2019-concerns employment benefits  REP/ACA

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A2773  Mazzeo,V/Houghtaling,E+4  Farms, commercial-allows holding 14 special occasion events per year  RCM AAP

A4034/4226 Acs (ACS)  Timberlake,B/Wimberly,B+23  Resid prop owner/tenant prot, emerg impact-mortgage forbearance & rent reduction 

  RCM AAP

S2340 Aca (1R)  Singleton,T/Oroho,S+5  Resid prop owner/tenant prot, emerg impact-mortgage forbearance & rent reduction  RCM AAP

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A3999  Giblin,T/Burzichelli,J+4  Essential employees-concerns emp benefits coronavirus 2019 infections contracted  FROM ALA TO AAP

S2380 Scs (SCS)  Sweeney,S/Scutari,N+1  Essential employees contracted coronavirus 2019-concerns employment benefits FROM ALA TO AAP

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A711  (Spearman,W)  Reparations Task Force-establishes

A823  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Insurance coverage, complex medical needs-requires for persons 18 or younger

A827  (Spearman,W)  Drug Court-person participating earn credit against court financial obligations

A844  (Spearman,W)  Inmate reentry services committee-each county required to establish

A970 Acs (ACS)  (Timberlake,B; Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Students w/depression-public schools required to administer written screenings

A1090  (Benson,D)  Disabled veteran, totally/permanently-provide income tax credit for rent

A2196  (Timberlake,B; Sumter,S)  St. pensions-proh investment, req divestment in pub traded fossil fuel companies

A2212 Acs (ACS)  (Speight,S; Caputo,R; Chiaravalloti,N)  Environmental permits in burdened communities-concerns

A2244  (Benson,D; Scharfenberger,G)  Veterans cremains-revise provisions concerning claiming and proper disposal

A2321 Aca (1R)  (Benson,D)  NJT-prov pub. hearing for alt. provision, related to substantial curtailment svc

A2867  (Dunn,A)  Prop tax, State-deduct amount paid on principal resid from income tax obligation

A3594  (Danielsen,J)  Board of chosen freeholders-change title to board of county commissioners

A3827 Aca (1R)  (Timberlake,B; Vainieri Huttle,V)  Council on Access and Mobility-authorizes creation

A4007  (Mukherji,R)  Isolation Prevention Proj.-DOH implement in long-term care fac. during pub emerg

A4170 AcaAca (2R)  (Timberlake,B)  Data privacy-restrict use collected for purposes of contact tracing for COVID-19

A4178  (Benson,D)  School district capital reserve account funds-permit use during state of emerg.

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

A4239 Aca (1R)  (Benson,D)  Community-based residential prog. & group homes-allow cert. in-person visitation

A4315  (Downey,J; Schaer,G)  Juneteenth Day-designates as State & public holiday, third Friday in June

A4368 Aca (1R)  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Municipal court-expand conditional dismissal program to include drug offenses

A4371  (Sumter,S)  Corrections Rehab & Crime Prevention Fund-establish; require cost savings study

A4413  (Giblin,T; Mazzeo,V; Armato,J; McGuckin,G; Catalano,J; Verrelli,A)  Food establishments, federal funding-appropriates $30M, Coronavirus Relief
  Fund

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

A4435  (Benson,D)  School Based Youth Services Prog.-require DCF give priority to cert. school dist

A4436  (Verrelli,A; Vainieri Huttle,V; Benson,D)  Student Mental Health Task Force-establish, study resources available

A4437  (Murphy,C; Benson,D)  Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor
A4454  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Diversity & inclusion instruction-require school districts to provide

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4405 Aca (1R)  (Pinkin,N)  Piscataway Regional Day School-requires State to sell land and improvements

A4406  (Downey,J)  Nursing homes-require to employ patient advocate

A4431  (Jimenez,A)  Construction, new-limits height in area below cliffs east of Palisade Avenue

A4442  (Benson,D)  Driving privileges during COVID-19-auth individuals who have passed road test

A4451  (Verrelli,A)  Farmworkers-provides overtime pay

AR177  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Harriet Tubman-urges US Department of Treasury place on $20 bill without delay

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4439  (Murphy,C)  Gestating pig-establish animal cruelty offense of cruel confinement

A4442  (Houghtaling,E)  Driving privileges during COVID-19-auth individuals who have passed road test

A4446  (Verrelli,A)  Mental health, behavioral health & addiction svcs.-req provisions in St contract

AR177  (Verrelli,A)  Harriet Tubman-urges US Department of Treasury place on $20 bill without delay

 

 

Note to the 7/02/2020 Digest:

 

Bill Received from Senate/Without Reference/Given 2nd Reading:

 

S2455  Pou,N/Cryan,J+1  Professional or occupational license-prohibits lawful presence as qualification  R/A AWR 2RA *NOT* REF ARP

 

The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, July 30, 2020 (SESSION).

 

  SENATE ACTION FOR JULY 28, 2020 (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

 

SR79  Cryan,J  Edmund Pettus Bridge-urges Alabama to rename after Congressman John Lewis

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S2713  Sarlo,P  Sports & entertainment venues-allow for cashless payment  REF SBA

S2720  Gill,N  Rental-purchase agreements, certain-regulates  REF SCM

S2721  Scutari,N  Workers' compensation cases-removes limitations of suit and attys' fees  REF SLA

S2722  Scutari,N  Workers' comp-revise effective date for loss of hand/foot; apply to pending case  REF SLA

S2723  Sweeney,S  21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act  REF SSG

S2724  Ruiz,M  Virtual/remote & in-person instruction-permit combination in 2020-2021 school yr  REF SED

S2725  Gopal,V  Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program-concerns  REF SCU

S2726  Smith,B/Corrado,K  Mutual savings bank holding company board of directors-concerns election  REF SCM

S2727  Pennacchio,J  Multigenerational Family Housing Continuity Commission-establishes  REF SCU

S2729  Thompson,S  Annual audit of school distict 2019-2020 school year-extends deadline  REF SED

S2730  Testa,M/Bucco,A  Motor Vehicle Commission-review and provide certain services online  REF STR

S2731  Bateman,C  Parent Empowerment & Choice Act-parents initiate reform, low performing school  REF SED

S2732  Codey,R/Sacco,N  Public officials-bars from holding elective office, for certain time periods  REF SSG

S2733  Cryan,J  Civil service notification-notify a certified eligible by mail & electronic mail  REF SSG

S2734  Diegnan,P  Calculation of reserve, uncollected taxes for 2021, fiscal yr. 2022-concerning  REF SCU

S2735  Diegnan,P  Ultaviolet-C light, air filter units-school district apply to DOE, reimbursement  REF SED

S2736  Singleton,T  Disabled veteran, totally/permanently-provide income tax credit for rent  REF SMV

S2737  Gill,N  Asthma-friendly schools-boards of education required to adopt policies  REF SED

S2738  Ruiz,M  Farmworkers-provides overtime pay  REF SLA

S2739  Ruiz,M  Student reps. on boards of trustees, instit. of higher edu.-elim citizenship req  REF SHI

S2740  Corrado,K  Notaries-concerns continuation of commission during public health/state of emerg  REF SJU

S2741  Sacco,N  Pension forfeiture for misconduct/crime by public employee-repeals provision req  REF SSG

S2742  Cunningham,S  Youth-serving patriotic societies-speak w/sch students during regular sch hours  REF SED

S2743  Cunningham,S  Community College Opportunity Grant Program-establishes  REF SHI

S2744  Weinberg,L  Complaint-summonses-req. mun. police departments maintain copies as govt records  REF SLP

S2745  Ruiz,M/Sweeney,S  Implicit bias & cultural competency training-req memb/officer/emp of Leg undergo  REF SSG

S2746  Cryan,J  Tenure at State and county colleges-makes various changes  REF SHI

S2747  Diegnan,P/Scutari,N+2  MVC-extend expiring drivers' lic & ID cards for sr citizens; limit appt times  REF STR

S2748  Diegnan,P/Scutari,N+2  MVC Virtual Check-In Pilot Program-establishes  REF STR

S2749  Cryan,J  Personal protective equipment-require hospitals report to DOH on their supplies  REF SHH

S2750  Cryan,J  Health care professionals-require DOH provide training on communicable diseases  REF SHH

S2751  Weinberg,L/Vitale,J  Public health emergency open public records requests-make information accessible  REF SSG

SCR124  Pou,N  School reopening following COVID-19-petition fed govt for emerg response funding  REF SED

SJR90  Testa,M/Bucco,A  MVC preparedness for future pandemics-establishes task force to study  REF STR

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A1076  Speight,S/McKnight,A+6  AG-collect, record, analyze & report cert prosecutorial & criminal justice data  REP

A1906/4230 Acs (ACS)  Wimberly,B/Lopez,Y+10  Police, false report-includes as bias intimidation; false 911 call-estab. crime  REP

A2394 Sca (1R)  Wimberly,B/Johnson,G+9  Law enforcement agencies-establish minority recruitment and selection programs  REP/SCA

A3641  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Murphy,C+9  Law enforcement officers-mandatory cultural diversity & implicity bias training  REP

A3914 Sca (1R)  Taliaferro,A/Moen,W+6  Public emp.-concerns hiring & benefits during health hazard posed by coronavirus  REP/SCA

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

S401 Sca (1R)  Turner,S/Cunningham,S+2  Law enforcement agencies-establish minority recruitment and selection programs  REP/SCA

S415  Turner,S  Parole services-offered to certain defendants who served their maximum sentence  REP

S419 Sca (1R)  Turner,S/Greenstein,L+1  Law enforcement officer-provides cultural training & devel diversity action plan  REP/SCA

S685 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S+1  Police and firefighters-establish a 5 year residency requirement  REP/SCA

S857  Sweeney,S/Singleton,T+1  State administered pension and annuity funds-subjects to certain requirements  REP

S2376 Sca (1R)  Greenstein,L/Bucco,A  Public emp.-concerns hiring & benefits during health hazard posed by coronavirus  REP/SCA

S2384 Sca (1R)  Greenstein,L/Gill,N+3  COVID-19-req. health care fac. report data related to workers & first responders  REP/SCA

 

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

 

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

S2486  Sweeney,S+1  Clayton Model Pilot Prog.-estab.; provide school-based social emotional learning  REP

S2635/2578 Scs (SCS)  Gill,N  Police, false report-includes as bias intimidation; false 911 call-estab. crime  REP/SCS

S2638  Kean,T/Gill,N+1  AG-collect, record, analyze & report cert prosecutorial & criminal justice data  REP

S2676 ScaSca (2R)  Vitale,J  Heath benefits plans-requires certain entities authorized, pay annual assessment  REP/SCA

S2689  Greenstein,L  Law enforce. training-incorporate implicit bias in cultural diversity training  REP

S2713  Sarlo,P  Sports & entertainment venues-allow for cashless payment  REP

S2714 Sca (1R)  Sarlo,P/Addiego,D  Farmland, preserved-authorizes special occasion events under certain conditions  REP/SCA

SR70  Kean,T  Flexible spending accounts-urges IRS to grant more flexibility to users  REP

 

Bills Combined:

 

S2578  Singleton,T/Turner,S  False reports to law enforcement-includes as form of bias intimidation  COMB/W S2635 (SCS)

 

Bills Transferred:

 

S685  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S+1  Police and firefighters-establish a 5 year residency requirement  FROM SCU TO SBA

S2578  Singleton,T/Turner,S  False reports to law enforcement-includes as form of bias intimidation  FROM SJU TO SLP

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S2475  (Turner,S)  Coronavirus relief bonds-authorizes the issuance of by municipalities & counties

S2484 Sca (1R)  (Greenstein,L; Cunningham,S)  Clean Energy Equity Office-estab; direct programs for overburdened communities

S2596 Sca (1R)  (Pou,N)  Farm workers-concerns protective health materials;$5M

S2602 Sca (1R)  (Pou,N)  Farm Worker Epidemic Health & Safety Act-concerns public health & protections

S2638  (Ruiz,M)  AG-collect, record, analyze & report cert prosecutorial & criminal justice data

S2716  (Corrado,K; Bucco,A)  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE

S2718  (Bucco,A; Corrado,K)  Student Mental Health Task Force-establish, study resources available

S2719  (Corrado,K)  Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor

S2747   (Bucco,A;Corrado,K)   MVC-extend expiring drivers' lic & ID cards for sr citizens; limit appt times 

S2748   (Bucco,A;Corrado,K)     MVC Virtual Check-In Pilot Program-establishes 

 

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

 

S2384 Sca (1R)  (Cruz-Perez,N)  COVID-19-req. health care fac. report data related to workers & first responders

S2475  (O'Scanlon,D)  Coronavirus relief bonds-authorizes the issuance of by municipalities & counties

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S68  (Ruiz,M)  Federal student aid-students complete free application as part of graduation

S2575  (Testa,M)  Public & government records-removes limit in Emerg. Health Powers Act on access

S2714 Sca (1R)  (Addiego,D)  Farmland, preserved-authorizes special occasion events under certain conditions

S2716  (Ruiz,M)  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE

S2718  (Ruiz,M)  Student Mental Health Task Force-establish, study resources available

S2719  (Ruiz,M)  Pub. school student mental health svcs-permit referral to private prof counselor

 

Note to the 7/22/2020 Digest:

 

Bill Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

S2519  Pou,N/Cunningham,S+5  Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg  REP/SCA 2RS *NOT* REF SBA

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:00 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, July 30, 2020 (SESSION).

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION FOR JULY 28, 2020

 

The Assembly did not meet.  The Assembly will meet on Thursday, July 30, 2020 (SESSION).

 

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

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

 

None