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Vol. XLIV No. 48                                                                                219th Legislature First Annual Session

 

 

  SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

 

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

      Frank V. Ragazzo, of Hamilton, to replace Victoria Lynn Plumeri.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Tracy Higgins, of Montclair, to replace George Hiltzik.

      Sreenivas Kutam, of Ramsey, to replace Thomas Maguire.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:

      Vedra D. Chandler, of Camden, to replace Philip Colicchio.

      Christiana Foglio, of Trenton, to replace Mary-Grace Cangemi.

      Felicia Grant, of Rumson, to replace Marilyn Dore.

      Jeremy Grunin, of Toms River, to replace Trudy Rosado-Simpson.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

      Daniel Gumble, of Lyndhurst, to replace Edward Walsh.

      Francisco J. Maldonado-Ramirez, Esq., of Highland Park, to replace Joseph McNamara.

      Gina Sullivan, of Roebling, to replace Michael Capelli.

 

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

      Raymond J. Damiano, of Little Falls, to replace Richard Mohr.

      Ernest J. Scheidemann, of Clifton.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Jonathan R. Boguchwal, of Hoboken, to replace Clinton Crocker.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE ATHLETIC CONTROL BOARD:

      Gene J. Mulroy, of Colts Neck, to replace Leonard Hedinger, Jr.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF CREATIVE ARTS AND ACTIVITIES THERAPIES:

      Brian Abrams, of Belleville.

      Carol Ann Blank, of Robbinsville.

      Brooke Campbell, of Clark.

      Jon DeAngelis, of Chatham.

      Tina Erfer, of Denville.

      Cindy Hamilton, of Chatham.

      Dr. Annette Vaccaro, of Verona.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS' SERVICES COUNCIL:

      Captain Jean O'Brien, of Flemington, to replace Robert Swain.

 

 

 

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S2863  Oroho,S  Rock fall mitigation projects-prohibit DOT from taking certain action  REF STR

S2864  Oroho,S/Singleton,T  Community Broadband Study Commission-establishes  REF SEG

S2865  Singer,R  Health care workers-disclose employers & infectious disease outbreaks at fac  REF SHH

S2866  Scutari,N  Subrogation claims against 3rd party, cert.-prohibit workers' comp. insur filing  REF SLA

S2867  Scutari,N  Motor vehicle knowledge test-expand topics regarding bicycle/pedestrian safety  REF STR

S2868  Scutari,N  Animal, welfare or care-provides for advocate in criminal cases  REF SJU

S2869  Scutari,N  Wine consultants-establishes permit  REF SCM

S2870  Scutari,N  Ed. Rescue Grant Prog-estab, support personnel cost of dist impacted by COVID-19  REF SED

S2871  Singleton,T/Cryan,J  PPE Resource Planning Unit-establishes; maintain 90-day supply;$20M  REF SLP

S2872  Singleton,T/Cryan,J  Essential Employees Hazard Comp & Employer Liability Limitation Prog-establishes  REF SLA

S2873  Singleton,T/Cryan,J  Rent payments-allow tenant to use credit card during COVID-19 pandemic  REF SCU

S2874  Singleton,T/Cryan,J  Design-Build Constr. Services Procurement Act-estab awarding contract procedures  REF SCU

S2875  Singleton,T  Cannabis, med.-revises restriction on ownership of alternative treatment centers  REF SHH

S2876  Beach,J  Guardianship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct  REF SHH

S2877  Beach,J  Conservatorship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct  REF SHH

S2878  Beach,J  Vulnerable adult-revises cert req concerning cases of abuse/neglect/exploitation  REF SHH

S2879  Beach,J  Professional guardian-revise req concerning disqualification from regis & duties  REF SHH

S2880  Beach,J  Residential psychiatric & long-term care fac-provide finan info to fac residents  REF SHH

S2881  Diegnan,P  Voter registration-permits at age 16 under certain conditions  REF SSG

S2882  Diegnan,P  Motor veh. cert of ownership & salvage cert-proh MVC requiring power of attorney  REF STR

S2883  Diegnan,P  Business filing statutes-modernizes to incl. entity conversion and domestication  REF SCM

S2884  Singer,R  Coronavirus disease 2019 laboratory testing-requires availability  REF SHH

S2885  Bucco,A  CATV svc outage toll-free phone number-estab for customer, report/receive update  REF SEG

S2886  Ruiz,M  Standby guardianship-revises law for minor child or ward  REF SJU

S2887  Bucco,A  Levi's Law-DOH provide spina bifida information to parents/families of newborns  REF SHH

S2888  Gopal,V  Redevelopment Auth assistance-expand elig criteria, mun wherein projects receive  REF SEG

S2889  Vitale,J  COVID-19 medications-authorizes pharmacists to administer  REF SHH

S2890  Gopal,V  Dentistry licensees-concerns cert. fees charged during coronavirus 2019 pandemic  REF SCM

S2891  Pou,N  Vital statistics records-St. registrar provide/facilitate co surrogate access to  REF SSG

S2892  Pou,N  STEM students-concerns recruitment and retention  REF SHI

S2893  Pou,N  Patient medical/billing records-prov w/out charge to SS Disab benefits applicant  REF SHH

S2894  Pou,N  SNAP evaluation-require DHS to conduct survey on experience  REF SHH

S2895  Pou,N  SNAP noncitizen participation-require DHS to conduct public outreach  REF SHH

S2896  Gopal,V  Events canceled due to coronavirus-req. refunds & caps additional venue charges  REF SCM

S2897  Pennacchio,J/Bucco,A  Sally's Law-concerns infectious disease control/prevention in long-term care fac  REF SHH

S2898  Ruiz,M/Singleton,T+1  Emergency Child Care Asst. Prog., Sch. Staff in DHS-estab., duration of COVID-19  REF SHH

S2899  Ruiz,M/Singleton,T+2  Safe Remote Learning Program-estab., support provision of remote instruction fac  REF SED

S2900  Ruiz,M  Statewide wireless network-establish thru public-private partnership agreement  REF SEG

S2901  Gopal,V  Braeden's Law-prevention/treatment of heat illness, student-athletes  REF SHI

S2902  Sweeney,S  Finacial transactions-imposes tax on high quantity processors at $0.0025 per  REF SBA

S2903  Gopal,V  Motor vehicle regis., licensing, & ID card fees-exempts Purple Heart recipients  REF STR

S2904  Corrado,K  Child care costs reimbursement grant program-establish in DCF;$500K  REF SHH

S2905  Corrado,K  Child care centers-allow groups of no more 15 children in classrooms  REF SHH

S2906  Greenstein,L  Hunter gun safety course-exempts certain veterans from field/live-fire portion  REF SMV

S2907  Vitale,J  Annual vaccination of student, certain other children for influenza-requires  REF SHH

S2908  Ruiz,M  Subsidized child care asst prog 2020-2021-incr provider pymts, revise hrly limit  REF SED

SCR129  Oroho,S/Testa,M+3  Student Learning Standards, Comprehensive Health & Physical Ed on sex ed-opposes  REF SED

SR83  Diegnan,P+1  John Donaldson-request Natl Baseball Hall of Fame/Museum admit into Hall of Fame  REF SSG

SR84  Pou,N  CARE for Kids Act of 2019-urges President & Congress to enact  REF SED

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A2280  AcaSca (2R)  Armato,J/Murphy,C+4  Substance use disorder treatment fac-proh paying fee or commissions for referral  REP/SCA

ACR190  Caputo,R/Lampitt,P+11  School reopening following COVID-19-petition fed govt for emerg response funding  REP

S347 Sca (1R)  Smith,B/Vitale,J  One Health Task Force-estab. communications between physicians and veterinarians  REP/SCA

S606 Sca (1R)  O'Scanlon,D/Singleton,T+1  Suicide Prevention Advisory Council-establishes in DOH  REP/SCA

S705 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S  Postpartum depression screening-DOH develop and implement plan, improve access  REP/SCA

S887 Scs (SCS)  Sweeney,S/Greenstein,L+1  Prescription drug services, Medicaid-transition managed care to fee-for-service  REP/SCS

S890 Sca (1R)  Pou,N/Codey,R  Maternal mental health-ID & take appropriate steps to secure fed funding sources  REP/SCA

S1676 Sca (1R)  Smith,B/Vitale,J  Hospitals-allow to construct housing & wrap-around services for homeless persons  REP/SCA

S1763 Sca (1R)  Gopal,V/Cryan,J+1  Substance use disorder treatment fac-proh paying fee or commissions for referral  REP/SCA

S2545  Singleton,T/Gopal,V  Long-term care facilities-concerns rights of LGBTQI & HIV-positive residents  REP

S2566/2677 Scs (SCS)  Diegnan,P/Gopal,V  Nursing homes & personal protection equipment-maintain supply for residents  REP/SCS

S2691  Greenstein,L  Local unit budgets-concerns anticipated miscellaneous revenue due to COVID-19  REP

S2712 Sca (1R)  Stack,B/Diegnan,P  Nursing home-establish minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios  REP/SCA

S2811 Sca (1R)  Singleton,T/Ruiz,M  School report card-include number of psychologists & security personnel employed  REP/SCA

S2831  Ruiz,M/Beach,J+1  Teachers-grants reciprocity with certain out-of-state certificates  REP

S2832 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Beach,J+1  Teachers, substitute-allow student in higher ed instit., 30 semester hr to serve  REP/SCA

S2849  Ruiz,M/Greenstein,L+2  School food-request waivers from US Dept of Agric during COVID-19 school closure  REP

 

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

 

S2852  Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S  Education employees-concerns unemployment eligibility  REP

S2899 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Singleton,T+2  Safe Remote Learning Program-estab., support provision of remote instruction fac  REP/SCA

S2908  Ruiz,M  Subsidized child care asst prog 2020-2021-incr provider pymts, revise hrly limit  REP

SCR124  Pou,N/Ruiz,M  School reopening following COVID-19-petition fed govt for emerg response funding  REP

SJR23  Pou,N  Day of the Girl-designates October 11 of each year  REP

 

Bills Referred/SBA:

 

S705 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S  Postpartum depression screening-DOH develop and implement plan, improve access 

S887 Scs (SCS)  Sweeney,S/Greenstein,L+1  Prescription drug services, Medicaid-transition managed care to fee-for-service 

S2712 Sca (1R)  Stack,B/Diegnan,P  Nursing home-establish minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios 

S2899 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Singleton,T+2  Safe Remote Learning Program-estab., support provision of remote instruction fac 

S2908  Ruiz,M  Subsidized child care asst prog 2020-2021-incr provider pymts, revise hrly limit 

 

Bills Combined:

 

S2677  Vitale,J  Personal protection equip-hospitals/long-term care fac maintain 90 day supply  COMB/W S2566 (SCS)

 

Bills Transferred:

 

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

S2832 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Beach,J+1  Teachers, substitute-allow student in higher ed instit., 30 semester hr to serve  FROM SHI TO SED

S2852  Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S  Education employees-concerns unemployment eligibility  FROM SLA TO SED

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S1017  (Diegnan,P)  PFRS members-prov retirement allowance after 20 yrs of service regardless of age

S1066  (Greenstein,L)  Prescription Drug Affordability Board-establishes

S1071  (Greenstein,L)  Shore Protection Fund-increases amount annually credited to $50M

S1763 Sca (1R)  (Diegnan,P)  Substance use disorder treatment fac-proh paying fee or commissions for referral

S1857  (Singleton,T)  Community school pilot program-establish 5 year

S2436 Sca w/GR (2R)  (Diegnan,P)  Coronavirus disease 2019 testing-authorizes pharmacists to order and administer

S2559  (Diegnan,P)  Telemedicine & telehealth-revise requirements for health insur/Medicaid to cover

S2698 Sca (1R)  (Addiego,D)  COVID-19 related goods, services for purch., sch. dist.-req. St. enter contract

S2755  (Diegnan,P; O'Scanlon,D)  Driving privileges during COVID-19-auth individuals who have passed road test

S2774  (Turner,S)  Unemployment claims-provide effective date is date individual becomes unemployed

S2785 Scs (SCS)  (Codey,R)  Isolation Prevention Proj.-DOH implement in long-term care fac. during pub emerg

S2849  (Beach,J; Turner,S)  School food-request waivers from US Dept of Agric during COVID-19 school closure

S2898    (Addiego,D)   Emergency Child Care Asst. Prog., Sch. Staff in DHS-estab., duration of COVID-19

S2899    (Addiego,D; Turner,S)   Safe Remote Learning Program-estab., support provision of remote instruction fac 

SCR129   (Doherty,M; Holzapfel,J; Singer,R)   Student Learning Standards, Comprehensive Health & Physical Ed on sex ed-opposes 

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S890 Sca (1R)  (Codey,R)  Maternal mental health-ID & take appropriate steps to secure fed funding sources

S2811 Sca (1R)  (Ruiz,M)  School report card-include number of psychologists & security personnel employed

S2831  (Beach,J)  Teachers-grants reciprocity with certain out-of-state certificates

S2832 Sca (1R)  (Beach,J)  Teachers, substitute-allow student in higher ed instit., 30 semester hr to serve

S2849  (Greenstein,L)  School food-request waivers from US Dept of Agric during COVID-19 school closure

SCR124  (Ruiz,M)  School reopening following COVID-19-petition fed govt for emerg response funding

SR80  (Cryan,J)  Postal Service, US-urges Congress provide immediate financial assistance

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S2545  (Codey,R)  Long-term care facilities-concerns rights of LGBTQI & HIV-positive residents

S2712 Sca (1R)  (Vitale,J)  Nursing home-establish minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios

S2874  (Oroho,S)  Design-Build Constr. Services Procurement Act-estab awarding contract procedures 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senate President has made the following appointments:

 

*Effective September 14, 2020

 

Commission on Reentry Services for Women

 

Jennifer Crea Aydjian, of Hainesport.

Adrienne Simpkins, of Burlington.

Rahat Chatha, of Jersey City.

Laura Budinick, of Glen Ridge.

Regena Thomas, of Hamilton.

Tanya Pagan Raggio-Ashley, of Teaneck.

Linda Jumah Baraka, of Newark.

Kathleen Boozang, of Hoboken.

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:10 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, September 17, 2020 (QUORUM, Committee Groups “1” and “2” scheduled to meet).

 

  ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A4599  DePhillips,C/Dunn,A  Notaries-concerns continuation of commission during public health/state of emerg  REF AJU

A4600  DePhillips,C  Juidicial officer personal identifying information, certain-prohibit disclosure  REF AJU

A4601  Wirths,H  Rock fall mitigation projects-prohibit DOT from taking certain action  REF ATR

A4602  Space,P  Jobs Protection Act-verification of employment required  REF ALA

A4603  Dancer,R  Annual audit of school distict 2019-2020 school year-extends deadline  REF AED

A4604  Dancer,R  Racing Commission-removes from boards and commissions included in approp act  REF ATG

A4605  Space,P  Epinephrine auto-injector device-permit correction/firefighter/police administer  REF AHE

A4606  Space,P  Alcoholic beverage manufacturers-allow to ship & deliver during state of emerg.  REF AOF

A4607  Dancer,R  Public emp in St-administered retirement sys, cert-concerns ability to volunteer  REF ASL

A4608  Dancer,R  Electric public utility svc. outage over 48 hr.-reimburse cost of spoiled items  REF ATU

A4609  Dancer,R  Deferred retirement-provide options to designate survivor after retiree's death  REF ASL

A4610  Dancer,R+2  Ballots, sample-provides primary & school election may send by electronic mail  REF ASL

A4611  Dancer,R  Personnel-critical to St finance & revenue generating activities are essential  REF ASL

A4612  Dancer,R+2  Law enforcement officer, retired-allow to carry handgun without permit  REF ALP

A4613  Downey,J  Education employees-concerns unemployment eligibility  REF ALA

A4614  Dancer,R  Accidental disability retirement allowance-extend for PERS, participated in 9/11  REF ASL

A4615  Murphy,C/Dancer,R  Conservatorship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct  REF ASE

A4616  Murphy,C/Dancer,R  Residential psychiatric & long-term care fac-provide finan info to fac residents  REF ASE

A4617  Burzichelli,J  Landlord expenses, cert-addresses in response to COVID-19;$300M  REF AHO

A4618  Murphy,C/Dancer,R  Guardianship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct  REF ASE

A4619  Murphy,C/Dancer,R  Professional guardian-revise req concerning disqualification from regis & duties  REF ASE

A4620  Murphy,C/Dancer,R  Vulnerable adult-revises cert req concerning cases of abuse/neglect/exploitation  REF ASE

A4621  McGuckin,G/Catalano,J+2  BPU membership-require 1 member reside in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth/Ocean Co.  REF ATU

A4622  Downey,J  Veterans benefits-prohibit persons from receiving comp. for advising/assisting  REF AMV

A4623  Downey,J  Discharge designation-DMVA assist memb discharged due to LGBTQ status to change  REF AMV

A4624  Downey,J  Veterans' pref.-allow active duty prov. document other than DD-214 for civil svc  REF AMV

A4625  Egan,J  Raffles-permit to be conducted remotely at large sporting venues  REF ATG

A4626  Dunn,A+2  Vote-by-mail-permit co. clerk remove voters from lists under cert. circumstances  REF ASL

A4627  Dunn,A  Digital Divide Solutions Grant Prog-estab, assist purchase online instruct equip  REF AED

A4628  Dunn,A+2  Vets.-create prog., receive evaluation & treatment for PTSD & total brain injury  REF AMV

A4629  Tully,P/Swain,L+1  Electric public utility svc. restoration-prioritize age-restricted communities  REF ATU

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

A4631  Burzichelli,J  Sports & entertainment venues-allow for cashless payment  REF ACO

A4632  Giblin,T/Benson,D  MVC written knowledge exam-provide online during COVID-19 pub. health emerg.  REF ATR

A4633  Giblin,T  Certified Public Accountants, certain nonresident-provide attest services  REF ARP

A4634  Schaer,G  CBT credit-allows for subcontracting work to NJ small businesses  REF ACE

A4635  Zwicker,A  Charitable organizations-revises financial reporting requirements  REF AFI

A4636  Murphy,C/Benson,D+2  Veterans-prov. free admission to St parks/forests/historic sites on Veterans Day  REF AMV

A4637  Quijano,A  Discrimination and harassment, unlawful-concerns  REF ALA

A4638  Moen,W  Baby Bond Account Program-establishes  REF AWC

A4639  Quijano,A  Ovarian cancer-require DOH study racial aspects  REF AHE

A4640  Mukherji,R  Standby guardianship-revises law for minor child or ward  REF AJU

A4641  Mukherji,R  Black bear-revises law prohibiting feeding  REF AAN

Bills Introduced: (cont’d)

 

A4642  Benson,D+2  Students w/disab.-permit approved private sch. remain open, in-person, 2020-2021  REF AED

A4643  Swain,L/Tully,P  Public utility service work-provide daily updates to municipalities  REF ATU

A4644  Swain,L/Benson,D  Animal adoption-concerns sourcing of animals; repeal Pet Purchase Protection Act  REF AAN

A4645  Swain,L+1  Mental health treatment, domestic viol-insur categorize as medically necessary  REF AFI

A4646  Tully,P/Swain,L  Electric public utility outage over 72 hours-reimburse cost of spoiled products  REF ATU

A4647  Tully,P/Swain,L  Long-term care fac-req offer to update emerg contact info, discuss medical needs  REF ASE

A4648  Tully,P  Military leave-concerns paid, certain members of the US Reserves  REF AMV

A4649  Lopez,Y  National Practitioner Data Bank-req. health care prof. licensing boards utilize  REF ARP

A4650  Lopez,Y  Consumer reports-req. reporting agencies report number of free reports annually  REF ACO

A4651  Lopez,Y  Blue envelope-issue, hold documents requiring a person w/autism to operate a veh  REF ATR

A4652  Jimenez,A  Nursing home-establish minimum direct care staff-to-resident ratios  REF AAP

ACR191  Dunn,A  Surplus Revenue Fd-amend Constit req deposit of excess rev in & restricts approp  REF ABU

ACR192  Wirths,H/Space,P  Property tax relief-require Legislature meet 4 times annually solely to vote on  REF ASL

AJR185  McKnight,A/Speight,S  Black Business Month-designate August of each year  REF ACE

AJR186  Dunn,A+2  Law enforcement agencies-establish task force, study ways to increase diversity  REF ALP

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

A4032  Greenwald,L  Casino gaming taxes & fees-concerns temp modifications to payment & use  RCM AAP

A4139  Benson,D/Vainieri Huttle,V  Patient medical/billing records-prov w/out charge to SS Disab benefits applicant  RCM AAP

S2400 ScaSa (2R)  Sweeney,S/Brown,C+1  Casino gaming taxes & fees-concerns temp modifications to payment & use  RCM AAP

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A1135  Coughlin,C/Karabinchak,R+3  Nonprofit hospital w/for-profit medical on-site provider-restore prop tax exemp  FROM ASL TO AAP

A1978  Pinkin,N/Kennedy,J+11  Plastic carryout bags, expanded polystyrene & single-use straws-prohibits use  FROM AEN TO AAP

A4002  Caputo,R  Sports wagering-allows deduction of promotional gaming credit from gross revenue  FROM ATG TO AAP

A4150  Pinkin,N/Benson,D+2  Personal protection equip-hospitals/long-term care fac maintain 90 day supply  FROM AHE TO AAP

A4282  Karabinchak,R/Pinkin,N+2  Nursing homes & personal protection equipment-maintain supply for residents  FROM ASE TO AAP

A4525  Freiman,R/Verrelli,A  Farms, commercial-remove time restrictions for temp structures during COVID-19  FROM AAN TO AAP

A4625  Egan,J  Raffles-permit to be conducted remotely at large sporting venues  FROM ATG TO AAP

S864 ScaSa (2R)  Smith,B/Greenstein,L+2  Plastic carryout bags, polystyrene & single-use straws-prohibits use  FROM AEN TO AAP

 

Bills Received from Governor/Absolute Veto:

 

A3965 Aca (1R)  Moen,W/Murphy,C+4  Alcoholic beverages, small producers-expand existing EDA loan program to include  

 

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

 

A4369 AcaSca (2R)  Lopez,Y/Carter,L+3  Sentencing reform-implements Crim. Sentencing & Disposition Comm recommendations 

 

Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:

 

S92  Bateman,C/Greenstein,L  Protect Pollinators license plates-authorizes issuance  REF AEN

S381 Sca (1R)  Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+3  Domestic abuse victims-establishes supervised community reintegration program  REF AWC

S537  Codey,R+3  Emergency shelters-establishes certain minimum and maximum temperatures  REF AHE

S647 ScsSaSa (SCS/2R)  Greenstein,L/Singleton,T+2  Water Quality Accountability Act-revise asset management & related reporting req  REF AEN

S703 ScaSca (2R)  Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S+3  Health care professionals-undergo implicit bias training  REF AAP

S896 Sca (1R)  Pou,N/Turner,S+1  Juvenile representation-expands Office of Public Defender  REF AAP

S1228  Kean,T/Cunningham,S+2  High sch graduate-conduct study, extent/cause of outmigration to out-of-St coll  REF AHI

S1271/2588/2660 Scs (SCS)  Cunningham,S/Gopal,V  Branch campus, higher ed. instit-requires Secretary of Higher Education approval  REF AHI

S2098 Sca (1R)  Holzapfel,J+1  Phosphorus, household cleaning prod.-labeling of ingredients req and restricts  REF ACO

S2465 ScaSca (2R)  Sweeney,S  Heath Care Transparency Act-concerns health care professionals advertisements  REF ARP

S2486 Sa (1R)  Sweeney,S+1  Clayton Model Pilot Prog.-estab.; provide school-based social emotional learning  REF AED

S2488  Singleton,T/Scutari,N+9  Labor & Workforce Devel.-allocates $50M from fed. govt assistance, improve unemp  REF ALA

S2590  Cryan,J/Gopal,V+4  Civil svc exam for police-require questions to identify implicit racial bias  REF ACD

S2607 Sca (1R)  Smith,B/Greenstein,L  Mun. master plan-land use plan incl. climate change-related haz vulnerability  REF AEN

S2765  Sweeney,S/Rice,R+4  Law enforcement agencies-require Civil Svc Comm increase diversity & inclusivity  REF ACD

S2766 Sca (1R)  Sweeney,S/Rice,R+4  Minority civil svc. law enforce. applicants-Civil Svc. Comm estab mentoring prog  REF ASL

S2767 Sa (1R)  Cryan,J/Sweeney,S+3  Law enforcement, civil svc hiring-estab. oversight database; diversity analysis  REF ALP

S2798  Vitale,J/Ruiz,M+2  Long-term care fac-estab uniform req on submission of outbreak response plans  REF AHE

 

 

 

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

 

S2517  Sweeney,S/Weinberg,L+4  Paratransit svcs.-adopt best practices, greater coordination, estab councils;$6M 

S2519 ScaSaSca (3R)  Pou,N/Cunningham,S+4  Public health emergency credits-award to certain inmates during pub health emerg 

S2785 Scs (SCS)  Gopal,V/Pou,N+4  Isolation Prevention Proj.-DOH implement in long-term care fac. during pub emerg 

S2786 Sca (1R)  Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+3  Long-term care facility employees-allow to accrue paid sick leave 

S2788 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Pou,N  Long-term care fac-supp pymts to staff providing direct care svc during COVID-19 

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A568  (Dunn,A)  Child abuse, false report-create offense; permits assessment of penalty

A795  (Conaway,H; Catalano,J)  Cosmetics products-prohibits sale when tested on animals

A838  (Spearman,W)  Earned income tax credit program-expands eligibility, taxpayers age 18 qualify

A1070  (Johnson,G; Speight,S; Swain,L; Tully,P)  STEM students-concerns recruitment and retention

A1438  (Dunn,A)  State Auditor-authorizes cost-benefit analyses of certain programs & initiatives

A1871  (Dunn,A)  Affordable housing obligations-COAH calculate on Statewide basis

A1943  (Peterson,E)  Wineries, produce more than 250K gallons per yr.-allow lic. to ship to consumers

A2189  (Zwicker,A)  Liberty St. Park Protection Act; estab. Advisory Committee & DEP related actions

A2340/2489 Acs (ACS)  (Dunn,A)  Mobile service providers, commercial-prohibits disclosing customer's GPS data

A2544  (Scharfenberger,G)  Civics instruction in middle schools-board of education required to provide

A2899  (Wirths,H; Dunn,A)  Jr Firefighter Auxiliary members-promulgate reg pertaining to training/duties

A2912  (Wirths,H; Space,P)  Motor vehicle registration renewal, certain-eliminates

A2999  (Tully,P)  Student-athlete injury, lost athletic scholarship-institution prov. equivalent

A3080 Aca (1R)  (Murphy,C)  Suicide Prevention Advisory Council-establishes in DOH

A3191  (Benson,D)  Autistic person-voluntarily make notation on driver's lic, ID card & MV registry

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

A4179/4200 Acs (ACS)  (Spearman,W)  Telemedicine & telehealth-revise requirements for health insur/Medicaid to cover

A4183  (Johnson,G)  Charitable contributions during COVID-19-provides gross income tax deduction

A4259 Aca (1R)  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Mail-in ballots, voted-allows office of municipal clerk receive by hand delivery

A4272  (Caputo,R)  Civilian review board-establishes to review complaints against police

A4305  (Danielsen,J)  Veterans' organizations-require EDA to provide certain assistance

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

A4434  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Student Wellness Grant Program-establishes in DOE

A4478  (Mejia,P)  Long-term care facilities-estab addl. req., assess sanctions & impose penalties

A4479 Aca (1R)  (Mejia,P; Benson,D)  Long-term care fac-supp pymts to staff providing direct care svc during COVID-19

A4485 AcaAa (2R)  (Mejia,P)  Long-term care fac.-dedicates personal protective equip. during pub health emerg

A4561  (Benson,D)  Motor vehicle regis., licensing, & ID card fees-exempts Purple Heart recipients

A4570  (Dunn,A)  Early in-person voting period for 2020 general election-requires; makes approp

A4572  (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E; Dancer,R; Bergen,B; Dunn,A)  In-person early voting and election workers-require for 2020; raises pay

A4575  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  School food-request waivers from US Dept of Agric during COVID-19 school closure

A4587  (Caputo,R)  Electric pub. util., svc. outage over 48hr.-reimb cost of spoiled food/medicine

A4610    (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)    Ballots, sample-provides primary & school election may send by electronic mail 

A4612    (Simonsen,A; McClellan,A)    Law enforcement officer, retired-allow to carry handgun without permit 

A4621    (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)    BPU membership-require 1 member reside in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth/Ocean Co. 

A4626    (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)    Vote-by-mail-permit co. clerk remove voters from lists under cert. circumstances 

A4628    (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)    Vets.-create prog., receive evaluation & treatment for PTSD & total brain injury 

A4629    (Benson,D)    Electric public utility svc. restoration-prioritize age-restricted communities 

A4636    (Simonsen,A; McClellan,A)    Veterans-prov. free admission to St parks/forests/historic sites on Veterans Day

A4642    (McClellan,A; Simonsen,E)    Students w/disab.-permit approved private sch. remain open, in-person, 2020-2021 

A4645    (Benson,D)     Mental health treatment, domestic viol-insur categorize as medically necessary 

AJR186   (Simonsen,E; McClellan,A)    Law enforcement agencies-establish task force, study ways to increase diversity 

AR184  (Simonsen,E; McClellan,A)  In-person voting, conduct primarily during 2020 General Election-urges

 

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

 

A4525  (Verrelli,A)  Farms, commercial-remove time restrictions for temp structures during COVID-19

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A2991  (Mazzeo,V)  Business personal property, local exchange telephone companies-local taxation

A3274  (Mukherji,R)  Veterans in the Schools Program-develop; teach about military experience

A3561  (McKnight,A)  History Property Reinvestment Act-prov. credits against taxes, rehab hist. prop.

A3566  (Danielsen,J)  Veteran-DMVA notify certain organizations, name of deceased

A4420  (Murphy,C)  Homestead Benefit 2020 Prog. & Senior & Disab Citizens' Prop Tax Freeze;$125.575

A4525  (Verrelli,A)  Farms, commercial-remove time restrictions for temp structures during COVID-19

A4570  (Dancer,R)  Early in-person voting period for 2020 general election-requires; makes approp

A4582  (Bergen,B)  Hunter gun safety course-exempts certain veterans from field/live-fire portion

A4588  (Speight,S)  Strangulation assault-increases to crime of second degree

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

 

A4590  (Speight,S)  Pretrial release violations-clarify penalties; provide written notice to victim

AR46  (Moen,W)  Dick Allen-urges to elect to National Baseball Hall of Fame

AR145  (Johnson,G)  NJ-Taiwan sister state relationship-commemorates

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A2991  (Armato,J)  Business personal property, local exchange telephone companies-local taxation

A2999  (Armato,J)  Student-athlete injury, lost athletic scholarship-institution prov. equivalent

A4056  (Auth,R)  Peace Officers Memorial Day-encourages wearing blue to honor law enforcement

A4238  (Benson,D)  Adult medical day care services-establish minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate

A4386  (Benson,D)  Special needs registries guidelines-requires AG and cert. co. prosecutors estab.

A4420  (Benson,D)  Homestead Benefit 2020 Prog. & Senior & Disab Citizens' Prop Tax Freeze;$125.575

A4525  (Houghtaling,E)  Farms, commercial-remove time restrictions for temp structures during COVID-19

A4552  (Tully,P)  Infrastructure Bank projects-exempts from certain local bond requirements

A4561  (Bergen,B)  Motor vehicle regis., licensing, & ID card fees-exempts Purple Heart recipients

A4579  (Reynolds-Jackson,V)  Mail-in ballots-permits counting up to 14 days prior to election day

A4615  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Conservatorship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct

A4616  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Residential psychiatric & long-term care fac-provide finan info to fac residents 

A4618  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Guardianship arrangements-revises & updates law, encourage ethical conduct 

A4619  (Vainieri Huttle,V)   Professional guardian-revise req concerning disqualification from regis & duties 

A4620  (Vainieri Huttle,V)   Vulnerable adult-revises cert req concerning cases of abuse/neglect/exploitation 

A4621  (Dancer,R)  BPU membership-require 1 member reside in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth/Ocean Co. 

A4636  (Armato,J)  Veterans-prov. free admission to St parks/forests/historic sites on Veterans Day 

A4643  (Benson,D)  Public utility service work-provide daily updates to municipalities

A4644  (Freiman,R)  Animal adoption-concerns sourcing of animals; repeal Pet Purchase Protection Act 

A4646  (Benson,D)  Electric public utility outage over 72 hours-reimburse cost of spoiled products 

AJR185  (Chiaravalloti,N)  Black Business Month-designate August of each year

 

The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:

 

*Effective August 31, 2020

 

IPHD Project Governing Board:

 

Janet Currie, of Princeton.

 

*Effective September 14, 2020

 

Commission on Reentry Services for Women:

 

Gale Muhammad, of Sicklerville.

Joan Dublin, of Union City.

Gloria Bachman, of Highland Park.

Su Wang, of Florham Park.

Yolanda Ciccone, of Metuchen.

Pamela Jones, of Linden.

Wendy S. Martinez, of Wyckoff.

 

Note to the 8/24/20 Digest:

 

Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given 2nd Reading:

 

AJR183  Conaway,H  Safe Haven Awareness Month-designate September  *NOT* REF AHE

 

The Assembly adjourned at 6:09 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, September 17, 2020 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).

 

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (8/27/2020):

 

P.L.2020, c.68.  A3641  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Murphy,C+10  8/27/2020  Law enforcement officers-mandatory cultural diversity & implicity bias training 

P.L.2020, c.69.  A299  Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+1  8/28/2020  Alcoholic beverages-allows consumption outdoors in AC Tourism District 

P.L.2020, c.70.  A4276 AcaAca (2R)  Zwicker,A/Benson,D+16  8/28/2020  Ballot Cure Act-establishes to modify & establish various voting procedures 

P.L.2020, c.71.  A4320 AcaAcs (ACS)  Zwicker,A/Benson,D+17  8/28/2020  Voting by mail-increase public awareness & use; extend deadline for ballots 

P.L.2020, c.72.  A4475 AcaAca w/GR (3R)  Reynolds-Jackson,V/Benson,D+18  8/28/2020  Ballot drop boxes-establish in each county at least 7 days
  before election 

P.L.2020, c.73.  A1906/4230 Acs (ACS)  Wimberly,B/Lopez,Y+11  8/31/2020  Police, false report-includes as bias intimidation; false 911 call-estab.
  crime 

P.L.2020, c.74.  A3971 Aca w/GR (2R)  Benson,D/Coughlin,C+19  8/31/2020  Coronavirus relief bonds-authorizes the issuance of by municipalities &
  counties 

P.L.2020, c.75.  S2455  Pou,N/Cryan,J+3  9/1/2020  Professional or occupational license-prohibits lawful presence as qualification 

P.L.2020, c.76.  S19 Aca (1R)  Sweeney,S/Cunningham,S+47  9/10/2020  Juneteenth Day-designates June 19 as State & public holiday 

P.L.2020, c.77.  A4486 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Vainieri Huttle,V+21  9/10/2020  MVC-extend expiring drivers' lic & ID cards for sr citizens; limit appt times 

P.L.2020, c.78.  A4520 Aca (1R)  Benson,D/Verrelli,A+12  9/10/2020  Vehicle reg & driver's license deadline-extend for new residents during COVID-19 

P.L.2020, c.79.  S2303 Aca (1R)  Bucco,A/Singleton,T+13  9/11/2020  Public school districts-concerns subcontracting agreements 

P.L.2020, c.80.  S349 Sca (1R)  Smith,B/Greenstein,L+8  9/14/2020  Electric veh. charging stations-developers offer option in new home construction 

P.L.2020, c.81.  S806  Cunningham,S/Pou,N+6  9/14/2020  Higher ed. instit.-NJBEST, award in any semester of attendance or enrollment 

P.L.2020, c.82.  S960 Sca (1R)  Rice,R/Lopez,Y+1  9/14/2020  Student financial aid-parent prov. application to Higher Ed. Student Asst. Auth. 

P.L.2020, c.83.  S971 Aca (1R)  Lagana,J/Cunningham,S+7  9/14/2020  Fair Play Act-allows collegiate student-athletes earn comp, use of name or
  image 

P.L.2020, c.84.  S2380 ScsAca (SCS/1R)  Sweeney,S/Scutari,N+9  9/14/2020  Essential employees contracted coronavirus 2019-concerns employment
  benefits 

P.L.2020, c.85.  S2573 Sca (1R)  Ruiz,M/Codey,R+5  9/14/2020  School Nurse Consultant, State-establish in DOE; promote school nursing svcs 

P.L.2020, c.86.  A2669 Aca (1R)  Mukherji,R/Pou,N  9/14/2020  Motor vehicle ancillary production products-concerning; expands definition 

 

P.L.2020, JR-2.  SJR85 ScaAca (2R)  Bucco,A/Addiego,D+14  8/31/2020  Overdose Awareness Day-designates August 31 

P.L.2020, JR-3.  SJR79 Sca (1R)  Greenstein,L/Gill,N+2  9/14/2020  Sexual assault by staff against inmates in St correctional fac-create study comm