Christie Takes Action On Pending Legislation; Vetoes RGGI Participation Bill

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

Governor Christie took action on the following pieces of legislation today; including vetoes of a bill that would require full participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a bill that would allow incarcerated individuals to be counted at their residential residence for legislative redistricting purposes.


S-1451/A-3856 (Ruiz, Allen/Holley, McKnight, Singleton) – Directs DOE to make database of special education decisions available on website

S-2059/A-3769 (Weinberg/Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji) – Requires DOH to ensure that fetal death certification and reporting requirements are consistent with current federal standards

S-2348/A-3799 (Ruiz, Diegnan/Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Muoio, Oliver, Mosquera, DiMaio, McKnight, Mukherji) – Includes students who participate in school intramural sports programs in the student-athlete head injury safety program

S-2492/A-4091 (Gordon, O’Toole/Eustace, Chiaravalloti, Mukherji, Benson, Jasey) – Enhances resident voting participation rights in common interest communities

S-2878/A-4523 (Vitale, Codey/Schaer, Singleton, Vainieri Huttle, Pinkin) – Requires DOH to permit certain health care facilities to use shared clinical space when providing primary health care and behavioral health care for mild to moderate behavioral health conditions

SJR-50/AJR-69 (Weinberg, Gordon/DiMaio, Pinkin, Quijano) – Designates April as “Genocide Awareness Month”

SJR-62/AJR-96 (Codey/Eustace, Lampitt, Pinkin, Mukherji, Jones, Downey, Rooney) – Designates month of May of each year as “Mental Health Awareness Month”

A-374/S-2462 (Auth, Prieto, Schepisi, Jimenez, Mukherji/Sacco, Cruz-Perez) – Prohibits MVC from imposing duplicate license or identification card fee and digitized picture fee if duplicate is requested to reflect change in organ donor status

A-2181/S-2809 (Caride, Schaer/Sarlo) – Prohibits NJTA from requiring county guarantee to provide maintenance of pedestrian bridge under certain circumstances when determining approval for construction of pedestrian bridge

A-2690/S-1944 (Johnson, Rible, Dancer, O’Scanlon, Space, Phoebus/Cardinale, Van Drew) – Expands list of retired law enforcement officers eligible to carry handgun

A-4334/S-2724 (Conaway, Pinkin/Codey, Vitale) – Requires alternative payment models to register with DOH; permits health care practitioners to refer patients to health care service in which the practitioner has beneficial interest when related to alternative payment model

A-4350/S-2914 (Eustace, Karabinchak/Greenstein) – Precludes DEP from imposing certain certification requirements on installers of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems

A-4583/S-2991 (Zwicker, Conaway, Land, Downey, Houghtaling/Turner, T. Kean) – Appropriates $2,988,859 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund and constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to provide capital preservation grants for certain historic preservation projects

AJR-27/SJR-59 (Muoio, Gusciora, Benson, Eustace, Pinkin, Sumter, Mukherji/Turner) – Designates May of each year as “Asthma Awareness Month”


S-587/A-2937 (Cunningham/Sumter, Mukherji, Quijano) – ABSOLUTE – Requires incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for legislative redistricting purposes

S-677/A-3677 (Rice, Turner/Wimberly, Singleton, Holley, Tucker, Sumter, Quijano) – CONDITIONAL – Requires racial and ethnic impact statement for certain bills and regulations affecting sentencing

S-806/A-2463 (Weinberg, Gordon/Eustace, Vainieri Huttle, Caride, Muoio, Lagana, Lampitt, Mukherji) – CONDITIONAL – Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT

S-3006/A-4589 (Weinberg, Gordon/Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Wisniewski, Johnson, Mukherji) – ABSOLUTE – Prohibits PANYNJ from providing assistance for enforcement of March 6, 2017 US Executive Order banning entry into US of individuals from certain countries

A-1855/S-3123 (Wimberly, Prieto, Oliver, Sumter/Cruz-Perez, Cunningham) – CONDITIONAL – Concerns outreach and training for minorities and women in the construction industry

A-4701/S-3059 (Eustace, Zwicker, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora, Kennedy, Benson, Jasey/Sweeney, Smith) – ABSOLUTE – Requires State full participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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