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Here’s What Happened Under The Gold Dome On Tuesday

Judge James Troiano has been removed from the bench, effective immediately. This comes after public outcry from statements Troiano made during a rape trial, commending the defendant for doing well in school and coming from a good family.

Here’s what happened under the Gold Dome on Tuesday (September 10th):

 

Nominations Notice of Intention:

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Avion Monique Natasha Benjamin, of Avenel.

Honorable Lisa James-Beavers, A.L.J., of Burlington Township.

Joseph Adam Levin, of Margate.

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY:

Dr. Zenon Christodoulou, of North Branch, to replace Patricia Mueller.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MARITIME PILOT AND DOCKING PILOT COMMISSION:

Bjoern Kils, of Jersey City, to replace Charles Stapleton.

Brendan G. Roberts, of Belmar, to replace Stanley Wiklinski.

Dennis Lombardi, of Hazlet, to replace Charles Wowkanech.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COMMISSION ON BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH:

Sharon Cross, of Flanders, to replace John Giraud.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

Walter Scott Ellis, of Yardville.

TO BE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION JUDGE:

Joan M. Burke, of Lumberton.

TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Kim C. Belin, of Delran.

Nominations Reported from Committee:

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Benjamin D. Morgan, of Mullica Hill.

Mark B. Shoemaker, of Mt. Royal.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Maj. General Maria Falca-Dodson, of Ewing, to replace Christopher Gibson.

Allen Silk, of Pennington, to replace Bradley Brewster.

Eleanor V. Horne, of Lawrence.

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

Dr. Daniel J. Van Abs, of Princeton *NOT* Dayton.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

Roger R. Kumpel, of Southampton, *NOT* to replace Walter Scott Ellis.

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

Howard Zatkowsky, of Hamburg, to replace Nancy E. McCabe *NOT* James Cerra.

 

Bills Introduced:

S4083 Weinberg,L/Lagana,J.A. Bright side Manor, Teaneck-fund capital improvement costs;$1.5M REF SBA

S4084 Greenstein,L Carryout bags, reusable-prohibits retail stores from banning use REF SEN

S4085 Cunningham,S Academic degree-granting inst.-proh. entering into revenue sharing arrangements REF SHI

S4086 Connors,C Veteran’s gross income tax exemption-extends to deceased veteran spouses REF SMV

S4087 Pou,N/Corrado,K Blue envelope-issue, hold documents requiring a person w/autism to operate a veh REF STR

S4088 Pou,N Tax preparation software-prohibits charging fees for filing State tax returns REF SCM

S4089 Diegnan,P Mail-in ballots-permits long-term care facilities to assist residents REF SSG

S4090 Diegnan,P Alternative Fuel Vehicle Transportation Financing Commission-establishes REF STR

S4091 Connors,C Public Work Contractor Registration Act-exempt small bus from apprenticeship req REF SLA

S4092 Oroho,S Broadband telecommunications service providers-use public utility or CATV poles REF SEG

S4093 Oroho,S Broadband telecommunications svc providers-incl & expand EDA small bus loan prog REF SEG

S4094 Kean,T Veteran owned small businesses-EDA provide lower interest loans REF SEG

S4095 Singer,R Federal student aid-students complete free application as part of graduation REF SED

S4096 Kean,T Military personnel non-resident dependent children-provide resident tuition rate REF SHI

S4097 Smith,B Food waste-solid waste management district required to develop strategy plan REF SEN

S4099 Gopal,V Transportation network company-provide live customer service representative REF STR

S4100 Gopal,V Heat stroke in athletes at public schools-Ed. Commissioner distribute pamphlets REF SED

S4101 Corrado,K Physical restraint-entity who trains personnel be approved by DOE; annual report REF SED

S4102 O’Scanlon,D Charter school payment reserve account in school districts-establish REF SED

S4103 Sweeney,S/Weinberg,L Family planning services-makes FY2020;$9.5M REF SBA

S4104 Beach,J Law enforcement officers, special-requires certain officers to be under 65 REF SLP

S4105 Cryan,J Ballots-requires gender neutral elected office titles REF SSG

S4110 Ruiz,M Lead service line replacements-municipalities adopt ordinance to enter property REF SCU

SCR178 Oroho,S Internet & telephone services-BPU investigate and bring svc to rural communities REF SEG

SJR147 Turner,S Women’s National Team-urges US Soccer Federation to provide equitable treatment REF SLA

SR153 O’Scanlon,D/Sweeney,S Emergency veh lights sirens & speeding by law enforcement-AG study best practice REF SLP

SR154 Gopal,V Veterans-shore municipalities enact ordinances, free or reduced fee beach access REF SCU

SR155 Weinberg,L/Sweeney,S Congress-condemns President Trump’s racist comments directed REF SJU

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

A2179 Aca (1R) Schaer,G/Houghtaling,E+1 Adulterated candy-prohibits sale in NJ REP

A3607 AcaAca (2R) Mazzeo,V/Armato,J+2 Recovery resid-concerns vol. cert. REP

A4486 Sca (1R) Downey,J/Houghtaling,E+4 Michael Anthony Fornicola’s Law-automated external defibrillator req in hotels REP

S992 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Weinberg,L Tobacco products and electronic smoking devices-prohibits sale at pharmacies REP/SCA

S1647 Sca (1R) Diegnan,P/Codey,R+2 Tobacco and vapor products-prohibits use of coupons, rebates or promotions REP/SCA

S2799 Sca (1R) Cruz-Perez,N Adulterated candy-prohibits sale in NJ REP/SCA

S2830 Vitale,J/Ruiz,M Gestational Carrier Agreement Act-revises certain definitions REP

S3024 Sca (1R) Greenstein,L/Gopal,V Michael Anthony Fornicola’s Law-automated external defibrillator req in hotels REP/SCA

S3150 Bateman,C/Greenstein,L+1 Timothy J. Piazza’s Law-upgrades hazing REP

S3379 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Cryan,J+4 Comprehensive Geriatric Fall Prevention Pilot Program-establish in DHS;$11.7M REP/SCA

S3446 Beach,J/Andrzejczak,B Recovery resid-concerns vol. cert. REP

S3559 Madden,F Nursing homes-establish process for informal dispute resolution hearing REP

S3567 Sca (1R) Ruiz,M/Cunningham,S Child care centers, licensed-60 day notice requried for tuition rate changes REP/SCA

SJR78 Weinberg,L Scleroderma Awareness Month-designates June of each year REP

SR155 Weinberg,L/Sweeney,S Congress-condemns President Trump’s racist comments directed REP

 

Bills Referred/SBA:

A2179 Aca (1R) Schaer,G/Houghtaling,E+1 Adulterated candy-prohibits sale in NJ

S992 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Weinberg,L Tobacco products and electronic smoking devices-prohibits sale at pharmacies

S2799 Sca (1R) Cruz-Perez,N Adulterated candy-prohibits sale in NJ

S3150 Bateman,C/Greenstein,L+1 Timothy J. Piazza’s Law-upgrades hazing

S3379 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Cryan,J+4 Comprehensive Geriatric Fall Prevention Pilot Program-establish in DHS;$11.7M

S3559 Madden,F Nursing homes-establish process for informal dispute resolution hearing

 

Bills Transferred:

S3945 Cunningham,S/Gill,N+5 Hair texture and style-proh. discrim. FROM SLA TO SJU

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

S946 (Greenstein,L) Sr. tenants-concerns rent control

S2649 (Bucco,A.R.) Sch. emerg.-prov. annual training

S2888 (Greenstein,L) Energy, Manufacturing Workforce Dev Prog

S3379 Sca (1R) (Madden,F; Smith,B) Comprehensive Geriatric Fall Prevention Pilot Program-establish in DHS;$11.7M

S3493 (Turner,S) Zero emission mv-concerns sale

S3527 (Greenstein,L) Career, Tech Ed. Partnership Grant Prog.

S3591 (Greenstein,L) Lead-contaminated water lines-loan prog.

S3793 (Greenstein,L) Domestic viol. victims-concerns

S3813 Sca (1R) (Greenstein,L) Discrimination-expands

S3941 (Bucco,A.R.) Highlands Region Preserv.-tax reduction

S3944 (Greenstein,L) Recycling Stream Improvement Task Force

S4009 (Greenstein,L) Traffic signs maintenance-concerns

S4044 (Bucco,A.R.) Tuition, civil svc benf-extend to family

SR81 (Bucco,A.R.) Law Enforcement Directive No. 2007-1 & School Safety & Security-update regularly

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

S2979 (Beach,J) Hunger-Free Student’s Bill of Rights Act

S3616 (Greenstein,L) Domestic viol. shelters-concerns discrim

S3939 (Greenstein,L) Recycling Market Devel. Council-estab.

S4006 (Greenstein,L) Disabled&Purple Heart vet-desig parking

S4026 (Greenstein,L) Children’s products-concerns chemicals

S4064 (Sweeney,S) Wage claims against subcontractors-concerns responsibility of owners

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

S3320 (Sarlo,P) Jr Firefighter Auxiliary-concerns duties

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:45 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, September 12, 2019 (SESSION).

ASSEMBLY ACTION

The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet again at a date and time to be announced.

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (8/27/19):

P.L.2019, c.265. S4069 Sweeney,S/Jones,P+7 8/28/2019 Mail-in ballot voters-receive for all future elections;$2M

 

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