Here’s What Happened Under The Gold Dome On Thursday

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

Here’s what happened under the Gold Dome on Thursday (January 25th):




Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:


Honorable Leslie-Ann M. Justus, J.S.C., of Marlboro.


Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

S1136    Gill,N    Student loans-allow income tax deduction

S1265    Turner,S    Assoc. and baccalaureate degree-concerns


Bills Introduced:

S1084    Cruz-Perez,N    Non-Profit Hosp. Prop. Tax Exemp. Comm.   REF SCU

S1085    Cruz-Perez,N    Disab. vet.-concerns prop. tax exemp.   REF SCU

S1086    Cruz-Perez,N    Housing Choice Vouchers-pre-application   REF SCU

S1087    Madden,F    Sex offenders, repeat-incr mand min term   REF SLP

S1088    Cruz-Perez,N    Mun. fair share housing oblig.-concerns   REF SCU

S1089    Cruz-Perez,N    Medical marijuana, St.-revises req.   REF SHH

S1090    Cruz-Perez,N    Children’s Caregivers Act   REF SHH

S1091    Cruz-Perez,N    Real property-expand mun. auth. to lic.   REF SCU

S1092    Cruz-Perez,N    Opioid antidote availability-concerns   REF SHH

S1093    Cruz-Perez,N    Nosey’s Law-proh cert. animal acts   REF SEG

S1094    Cruz-Perez,N    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Mo.-Nov.   REF SHH

S1095    Cruz-Perez,N    Behavioral Mental Health Advisory Bd.   REF SHH

S1096    Cruz-Perez,N    Pest inspection-req. prior to demolition   REF SBA

S1097    Cruz-Perez,N    Vet. prop. tax exemp.-extends to co-op.   REF SCU

S1098    Madden,F    Child custody-concerns psych. exam   REF SJU

S1099    Madden,F    Sales tax holiday, cert. sales-estab.   REF SED

S1100    Gill,N    Mun. Vol. Prop. Tax Reduction Act   REF SCU

S1101    Cruz-Perez,N    Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law-amends   REF SCU

S1102    Cruz-Perez,N    Prevailing wage laws-concerns amounts   REF SCU

S1103    Cruz-Perez,N    Housing purch. grant prog.-cert mil memb   REF SMV

S1104    Cruz-Perez,N    Mun. fair share housing oblig.-concerns   REF SCU

S1105    Codey,R    Alco., retail sale-limitation of hrs.   REF SLP

S1106    Ruiz,M    Latex gloves-DOH devel plan to phase out   REF SHH

S1107    Ruiz,M    Dysmenorrhea-med marijuana treatment   REF SHH

S1108    Ruiz,M    Legionaire’s Disease-control outbreaks   REF SHH

S1109    Ruiz,M    End-of-life care-physician assist. sign   REF SHH

S1110    Madden,F    Operation Uphold Democracy-concerns   REF SCU

S1111    Madden,F    Homestead prop. tax reimb-estab. base yr   REF SCU

S1112    Madden,F    Pub. works-concerns prevailing wage   REF SLA

S1113    Gill,N    Optical scan voting sys.-replace   REF SSG

S1114    Gill,N    St. contracts-proh. cert. domestic corp.   REF SSG

S1115    Codey,R    Social Networking Safety Act   REF SJU

S1116    Codey,R    Victim/witness intimidation-concerns   REF SJU

S1117    Codey,R    Prescr. drug-proh. cert. coupon   REF SHH

S1118    Bucco,A.R.    Post-Viability Prot. Act   REF SHH

S1119    Bucco,A.R.    Highlands Water Prot/Planning Act-revise   REF SEN

S1120    Bucco,A.R.    Highlands Water Prot Act-allow variances   REF SEN

S1121    Bucco,A.R.    Greystone Park Psych. Hosp prop-concerns   REF SSG

S1122    Vitale,J    Minor-concerns protective order   REF SJU

S1123    Vitale,J    Oaths and affidavits-revises statutes   REF SJU

S1124    Bucco,A.R.    Parental Rights & Prop Tax Reduction Act   REF SED

S1125    Bucco,A.R.    Ovarian cancer screening-prov. coverage   REF SHH

S1126    Bucco,A.R.    NJ Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act-concerns   REF SED

S1127    Bucco,A.R.    St.-funded health benf. plans-concerns   REF SHH

S1128    Bucco,A.R./Corrado,K    Dyslexia website-req. DOE to estab.   REF SHH

S1129    Bucco,A.R./Corrado,K    Child abuse record checks-concerns   REF SED

S1130    Bucco,A.R.    Age-appropriate sexual abuse curriculum   REF SED

S1131    Bucco,A.R.    Brain Injury Fd-dedicate, community svcs   REF SHH

S1132    Bucco,A.R.    Pregnant women/marriage lic-HIV test req   REF SHH

S1133    Bucco,A.R.    Hepatitis C, drug treatment ctr-concerns   REF SHH

S1134    Bucco,A.R.    Managed care plans-req. valid referral   REF SCM

S1135    Bucco,A.R.    Emerg. drug dispensing-concerns   REF SHH

S1137    Gill,N    Prop. tax reimb. elig. req.-revises   REF SCU

S1138    Gill,N    Assault firearm manuf-St investment proh   REF SSG

S1139    Cruz-Perez,N    Fair Foreclosure Act-revises   REF SCM

S1140    Cruz-Perez,N    Minor, cash payroll ck.-finan instit req   REF SCM

S1141    Cruz-Perez,N    Off. of Women’s Advancement-estab.   REF SLA

S1142    Singleton,T    Minimum wage-raise, prov. cert. incr.   REF SLA

S1143    Singleton,T    Manufacturing reinvestment acct. prog.   REF SEG

S1144    Singleton,T    First-time Home Buyer Savings-tax deduct   REF SCU

S1145    Singleton,T    Mortgage Assist. Pilot Prog.-estab.   REF SCU

S1146    Codey,R/Rice,R    Dementia-incl. notation on med. records   REF SHH

S1147    Ruiz,M    Storage of empty shipping containers-tax   REF SBA

S1148    Cunningham,S    Coll Loans, Assist St Students Loan Prog   REF SHI

S1149    Cunningham,S    Student Loan Ombuds-estab, reg. loan svc   REF SHI

S1150    Ruiz,M    Hotel, multi dwelling inspections-req.   REF SCU

S1151    Ruiz,M    Rental housing-concerns   REF SCU

S1152    Ruiz,M    Sr. housing-install emerg. generators   REF SCU

S1153    Ruiz,M    Fruit and veg donation-corp bus tax cred   REF SEG

S1154    Ruiz,M    Multiple dwelling cert.- prov. 24 hr svc   REF SCU

S1155    Ruiz,M    Vacant prop.-req. registration   REF SCU

S1157    Cruz-Perez,N    Workers’ coop. societies-concerns   REF SLA

S1158    Cruz-Perez,N    Mortgage loan discrimination-proh.   REF SCM

S1159    Holzapfel,J    Grocery stores, new-req. generator   REF SCU

S1160    Holzapfel,J    Driv. w/out lic.-enhance penalties   REF SLP

S1161    Holzapfel,J    Sexually viol. predators-lower comp rate   REF SLP

S1162    Holzapfel,J    Reverse 9-1-1 sys.-mun. estab.   REF SLP

S1163    Holzapfel,J+1    Driv. lic. suspended-notify police   REF SLP

S1164    Holzapfel,J    Jury duty-exemp. police   REF SJU

S1165    Holzapfel,J    Drunk driv. offenses-criminalizes fourth   REF SLP

S1166    Holzapfel,J    Cred card scanners-estab. new offense   REF SJU

S1167    Holzapfel,J    Rescue operation-court impose cost   REF SJU

S1168    Holzapfel,J    Distracted Driv Enforcement, Ed. Fd.   REF SLP

S1169    Gill,N    Sch. dist. tax levy cap-auth. adj.   REF SED

S1170    Gill,N    Asthma-friendly sch.-adopt policies   REF SED

S1171    Gill,N    Student participation, cert. assess-post   REF SED

S1172    Vitale,J    False Claims Act-clarify effective date   REF SJU

S1173    Vitale,J    9-1-1-estab. cert. req.   REF SLP

S1174    Vitale,J    Megan’s law-conform to fed. req.   REF SLP

S1175    Gill,N    Reader Privacy Act-enacts   REF SCM

S1176    Gill,N    Student journalist-concern speech rights   REF SED

S1177    Holzapfel,J    Jughandles-proh. creating additional   REF STR

S1178    Gordon,R    Design-build contracts-estab. procedures   REF SCU

S1179    Gordon,R    Theology student, cert-tuition aid grant   REF SHI

S1180    Cruz-Perez,N    Women-concerns equal pay and opportunity   REF SLA

S1181    Vitale,J/Cunningham,S    Sexual Offender Victim Counseling Fd.   REF SJU

S1182    Vitale,J    Medicaid elig. inmates-indentify   REF SHH

S1183    Vitale,J    Rape care advocates-concerns   REF SJU

S1184    Vitale,J    Tobacco products-incr. wholesale tax   REF SHH

S1185    Vitale,J    Flavored malt bev.-create tax category   REF SLP

S1186    Vitale,J    Tobacco products, wholesale-incr. tax   REF SHH

S1187    Vitale,J    Home elevation expenses-tax deduction   REF SCU

S1188    Vitale,J    Healthcare ed.-vol. contrib, tax return   REF SHH

S1189    Vitale,J    Cigarette manuf., production-concerns   REF SHH

S1190    Vitale,J    Quinn Wilson’s law-stillbirth, tax. cred   REF SHH

S1191    Vitale,J/Madden,F    Postage for goods, Armed Forces-tax cred   REF SMV

S1192    Vitale,J/Madden,F    Heroin antidote-law enforcement purch.   REF SLP

S1193    Vitale,J/Madden,F    Homestead prop tax repay.-contest notice   REF SCU

S1194    Vitale,J    Drunk driv.-incr. addl. penal assessment   REF SLP

S1195    Vitale,J    Teen nights-regulates   REF SLP

S1196    Vitale,J    MV-estab electronic lien, titling system   REF STR

S1197    Vitale,J    Disab. person’s resid.-concerns parking   REF STR

S1198    Vitale,J    MV safety inspections-corp. bus tax cred   REF STR

S1199    Vitale,J    Liquor lic, inactive-concerns   REF SLP

S1200    Weinberg,L    Shotgun purch-crim. background check req   REF SLP

S1201    Weinberg,L    Law Against Discrim.-amends   REF SLP

S1202    Weinberg,L    Crime victims-expands rights   REF SLP

S1203    Weinberg,L    Arrest-search domestic viol. registry   REF SLP

S1204    Weinberg,L    Fatal accident involving police-review   REF SLP

S1205    Smith,B/Codey,R+1    Fuel cell devices-tax exemp.   REF SEN

S1206    Smith,B/Bateman,C+1    Food waste recycling-concerns   REF SEN

S1207    Sweeney,S    SPRS health benf.-St. pay full cost   REF SSG

S1208    Beach,J/Oroho,S    Pension fds.-proh. cert. investments   REF SSG

S1209    Singleton,T    Cats-proh. surgical declawing   REF SEG

S1210    Singleton,T    Health benf. plans-meet cert. standards   REF SCM

S1211    Ruiz,M    2-1-1 phone sys.-prov. info. to tenants   REF SCU

S1212    Ruiz,M    Lead paint inspect.-prior to home purch   REF SCU

S1213    Ruiz,M    Holiday pay, co.-St. reimburrse   REF SCU

S1214    Ruiz,M    NJ Land Bank Law   REF SCU

S1215    Ruiz,M    Ed institutions, cert.-concerns   REF SHI

S1216    Sweeney,S/Weinberg,L    Sexual Assault exam kit-AG conduct audit   REF SLP

S1217    Sweeney,S    Wind energy proj. offshore-application   REF SEN

S1218    Beach,J    New Voter Empowerment Act   REF SSG

S1219    Vitale,J    Housing co-op conversion-clarifies   REF SCU

S1220    Vitale,J    Workforce Shortage Loan Redemption Prog.   REF SHI

S1221    Vitale,J    Nursing prog-offer baccalaureate degree   REF SHI

S1222    Vitale,J    Pub. Water Supply Fluoridation Act   REF SHH

S1223    Vitale,J    St agencies-allow ad, agencies’ website   REF SSG

S1224    Vitale,J    Mail-in ballots-clarify request deadline   REF SSG

S1225    Vitale,J    Surveys-req. cert. info.   REF SHH

S1226    Vitale,J    SHBP/SEHBP-concerns health care benf.   REF SSG

S1228    Vitale,J/Cunningham,S    Med. examiner sys.-creates   REF SSG

S1229    Sweeney,S/Sarlo,P    Pub. emp., cert.-incr. annual salary   REF SBA

S1230    Singleton,T/Sweeney,S    Animal abuser registry-estab.   REF SEG

S1231    Sarlo,P    Raffles at large sporting venues-conduct   REF SSG

S1232    Turner,S    Pub records law-exemp cert personal info   REF SSG

S1233    Turner,S    Mun. redevel. powers-modifies procedures   REF SCU

S1234    Turner,S    Insur. pub contracts-competitive process   REF SCU

S1235    Turner,S    Smoking, pub. parks and beaches-proh.   REF SHH

S1236    Turner,S    Immunizations-prov. philosophical exemp.   REF SHH

S1237    Turner,S    Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.   REF SHH

S1238    Turner,S    Prescrip., CDS-present id for pickup   REF SHH

S1239    Turner,S    Childhood lead poisoning prev.-concerns   REF SHH

S1240    Turner,S    Water, discontinue-advance notice req.   REF SCU

S1241    Turner,S    Boil water notice-req via phone or email   REF SEN

S1242    Turner,S    Boil water notice-req. w/in one hour   REF SEN

S1243    Rice,R    Resid. vacant prop.-concerns forclosure   REF SCU

S1244    Rice,R    Foreclosure Mediation Act   REF SCU

S1245    Rice,R    Deed recordings, fraudulent-enhance prot   REF SCU

S1246    Rice,R/Cunningham,S    Roadside maintenance safety policies   REF STR

S1247    Rice,R    Connection fees-auth. loc. gov. util.   REF SCU

S1249    Holzapfel,J    Communications, stored-unlawful access   REF SJU

S1250    Holzapfel,J    Spectator-based lawsuits-prov. immunity   REF SJU

S1251    Holzapfel,J    Stalking-expand statute   REF SJU

S1252    Holzapfel,J    Domestic viol restraining order-concerns   REF SJU

S1253    Holzapfel,J    Street paving costs-req. mun. reimb.   REF SCU

S1254    Holzapfel,J    Age-restricted devel.-tax assessments   REF SCU

S1255    Holzapfel,J    Fire suppression sys.-req. cert. sch.   REF SED

S1256    Holzapfel,J    St. aid pymts to sch. dist/mun.-concerns   REF SCU

S1257    Holzapfel,J    Family memb emp., deceased vet-tax cred.   REF SMV

S1258    Holzapfel,J    Realty transfer fee-clarifies law   REF SCU

S1259    Holzapfel,J    Sr cit, disab-realty transfer fee exemp.   REF SCU

S1260    Holzapfel,J    Internet-St. agencies implement use   REF SSG

S1261    Stack,B    Resid construction, light frame-concerns   REF SCU

S1262    Holzapfel,J    Pub off, charged w/crime-suspend no benf   REF SSG

S1263    Holzapfel,J    PFRS-concerns death benf.   REF SSG

S1264    Holzapfel,J    Desig retir benf-concerns changes   REF SSG

SCR54    Cruz-Perez,N    Vets., surviving spouse-homestead rebate   REF SMV

SCR55    Beach,J    Census Bureau-oppose cert. questions   REF SSG

SCR56    Ruiz,M    Early Intervention Sys.-incl. infants   REF SHH

SCR57    Holzapfel,J    Sandy flood insur. claims-investigate   REF SCM

SCR58    Holzapfel,J    Sandy flood insur. claims-investigate   REF SCM

SJR21    Codey,R    World Lymphedema Day-desig. March 6th   REF SHH

SJR22    Gill,N    Electoral system-urges cert protection   REF SSG

SJR23    Bucco,A.R.    Rare Disease Awareness Day-Feb, last day   REF SHH

SJR24    Vitale,J    First responder, vol-study stabilization   REF SCU

SJR25    Madden,F/Vitale,J    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Mo-desig Nov   REF SHH

SJR26    Vitale,J    Emma’s Day-desig. July 20   REF SHH

SJR27    Gopal,V    Small Bus. Mo.-desig. May of each year   REF SCM

SR30    Holzapfel,J    Hwy. maintenance-Cong. dedicate addl fds   REF STR

SR31    Gill,N    Presid. Trump security-fed govt reimbuse   REF SSG

SR32    Turner,S    Poverty level, official-update and revis   REF SHH


Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

S73    Singleton,T/Cruz-Perez,N+1    Disabled vet.-concerns prop. tax   REP

S250 Sca (1R)    Van Drew,J    Airports, cert.-prov. tax cred. elig.   REP/SCA

S332    Cruz-Perez,N    All-terrain veh.-concerns crimes   REP

S383 Sca (1R)    Madden,F/Greenstein,L    Driv. Distractions Task Force-creates   REP/SCA

S414 Sca (1R)    Pennacchio,J/Bucco,A.R.    Pub. sch. emp.-review emp. history   REP/SCA

S631    Gordon,R    Physicals for cert. students-concerns   REP

S692    Ruiz,M/Sarlo,P+1    Superintendent of sch.-reg. max. salary   REP

S696 Sca (1R)    Ruiz,M/Beach,J    Early Childhood Innovation Act   REP/SCA

S698    Ruiz,M/Beach,J    Early Childhood Dept.-estab.   REP

S785    Sarlo,P+3    Correction officers-req. police training   REP

S842    Turner,S    Inmates, cert.-random drug testing   REP

S846 Sca (1R)    Turner,S/Cruz-Perez,N+2    UEZ desig.-extend for addl. 10 yrs.   REP/SCA

S847 Sca (1R)    Turner,S/Diegnan,P+1    Pub. sch. dist-concerns recess   REP/SCA

S1055 Sca (1R)    Turner,S/Ruiz,M    Sch dist-full-day kindergarten req.   REP/SCA

S1057 Sca (1R)    Van Drew,J    Vineyard capital expense-estab loan prog   REP/SCA

S1082 Sca (1R)    Cruz-Perez,N/Singleton,T    Vineyards, wineries-prov cert. tax cred.   REP/SCA

S1083 Sca (1R)    Cruz-Perez,N/Singleton,T    Vineyards, wineries new-estab loan prog.   REP/SCA

SR11    Corrado,K    Disab Vet Commissary/Exchange Store Benf   REP

SR25    Turner,S    Net neutrality-Pres. restore principle   REP

Bills Referred/SBA:

S73    Singleton,T/Cruz-Perez,N+1    Disabled vet.-concerns prop. tax

S250 Sca (1R)    Van Drew,J    Airports, cert.-prov. tax cred. elig.

S332    Cruz-Perez,N    All-terrain veh.-concerns crimes

S692    Ruiz,M/Sarlo,P+1    Superintendent of sch.-reg. max. salary

S696 Sca (1R)    Ruiz,M/Beach,J    Early Childhood Innovation Act

S698    Ruiz,M/Beach,J    Early Childhood Dept.-estab.

S785    Sarlo,P+3    Correction officers-req. police training

S842    Turner,S    Inmates, cert.-random drug testing

S846 Sca (1R)    Turner,S/Cruz-Perez,N+2    UEZ desig.-extend for addl. 10 yrs.

S883    Sacco,N/Stack,B    Humane St. lic. plate-auth.

S1055 Sca (1R)    Turner,S/Ruiz,M    Sch dist-full-day kindergarten req.

S1057 Sca (1R)    Van Drew,J    Vineyard capital expense-estab loan prog

S1082 Sca (1R)    Cruz-Perez,N/Singleton,T    Vineyards, wineries-prov cert. tax cred.

S1083 Sca (1R)    Cruz-Perez,N/Singleton,T    Vineyards, wineries new-estab loan prog.


Bills Transferred:

S877    Sweeney,S/Smith,B    Nuclear Diversity Cert. Prog.-estab.   FROM SEN TO SBA




The Senate adjourned at 7:00 PM to meet again on Thursday, February 1, 2018 (SESSION).



The Assembly did not meet.  The Assembly will meet on Monday, January 29, 2018 (QUORUM, Committee Groups “A” and “B” scheduled to meet).


Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/22/18):


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