Here’s What’s On Tap Under The Gold Dome On Thursday

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

Here’s what’s on tap under the Gold Dome on Thursday (February 13th):

SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (1) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (2) Committees scheduled to meet


Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Sarlo, Paul A.

S205 [Connors, Christopher J./Beach, James], Megan’s law-requires use of electronic mail for community notification

S228 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Ruiz, M. Teresa+1], School bus, electric-powered-EDA establish loan program for certain costs

S278 [Kean, Thomas H./Cunningham, Sandra B.+2], Students w/military obligations-establish higher ed. instit. late registration

S562 [Madden, Fred H./Addiego, Dawn Marie+1], Wage and hour law-increases certain penalties for violations

S647 [Greenstein, Linda R./Singleton, Troy], Water Quality Accountability Act-revise asset management & related reporting req

S806 [Cunningham, Sandra B.+2], Higher ed. instit.-NJBEST, award in any semester of attendance or enrollment

S962 [Beach, James/Singleton, Troy], Recovery residence certification program-DCA approve credentialing entity devel.

S969 [Ruiz, M. Teresa/Turner, Shirley K.+1], Teacher loan redemption prog.-redeem amounts to assist in low performing schools

S1194 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Singleton, Troy], Direct support professional wage increase;$16.5M


Senate Commerce Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Pou, Nellie

S217 [Diegnan, Patrick J.], Homeowners insurance policies-prohibits use of anti-concurrent causation clauses

S775 [Scutari, Nicholas P.], Rental unit owners and business owners-maintain liability insurance policy

S825 [Lagana, Joseph A./Scutari, Nicholas P.], Health club svcs contracts-proh limiting liability, injury caused by negligence

S843 [Pou, Nellie/Ruiz, M. Teresa], Immigrants obtaining professional & occupational licenses-permits undocumented

S1196 [Pou, Nellie], Financial Empowerment Pilot Program, three year-establishes


Senate Community and Urban Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Singleton, Troy

S221 [Diegnan, Patrick J.], Tree purchase, planting and removal-concerns expenses to municipalities

S248 [Singleton, Troy+1], Low-income housing tax credits, fed.-allocate portion to high-opportunity areas

S368 [Cryan, Joseph P./Weinberg, Loretta], Mass transit improvements-permits municipalities require developers make contrib

S566 [Madden, Fred H./O’Scanlon, Declan J.+1], Homestead property tax reimbursement-revises criteria to establish base year

S750 [Gopal, Vin+1], Group insurance benefits for their employees-mun.

S889 [Cryan, Joseph P./Scutari, Nicholas P.+1], Landlords-prohibit accepting

housing assistance from other states

S954 [Connors, Christopher J.], Municipal ord. violation fines- tax liens

S957 [Connors, Christopher J.], Veterans-municipal development trust funds

be spent on affordable assistance

S983 [Singleton, Troy], Tax abatement agreements-municipalities file copies

w/in 10 days of execution

S984 [Singleton, Troy], Municipalities share cert payments received in lieu of

property taxes w/sch dist


Senate Education Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Ruiz, M. Teresa

S108 [Gill, Nia H./Turner, Shirley K.+2], Student freedom of expression-school

district adopt a written policy

S237 [Singleton, Troy/Greenstein, Linda R.], Civics instruction in middle & high

sch-district use DOE’s curriculum guidelines

S311 [Rice, Ronald L.], School dress code or uniform policy-prohibit school dist

from denying admittance

S316 [Rice, Ronald L./Pou, Nellie], Student Dropout Prevention Task Force-establishes

S692 [Ruiz, M. Teresa/Singleton, Troy+2], Feminine hygiene products-school districts provide, cert schools; State pay cost

S854 [Turner, Shirley K./Kean, Thomas H.], Laura Wooten’s Law-requires civics instruction in middle school

S1028 [Ruiz, M. Teresa/Turner, Shirley K.], Amistad Comm-allocates but not

in DOE; comm elect chairperson appt exec director

S1032 [Ruiz, M. Teresa/Turner, Shirley K.], Eye exam completed-young children required, entering pub. sch or Head Start Prog


Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting

Chair: Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

The Committee will not meet.


Senate Labor Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Madden, Fred H.

S309 [Rice, Ronald L.+2], Energy and Manufacturing Workforce Development Program-establish in DOLWD

S440 [Oroho, Steven V./Singleton, Troy+2], Labor Law Enforcement-establishes office

S718 [Addiego, Dawn Marie/Singleton, Troy], Employers, employing person less than 18 years old-provide tax credit

S943 [Singleton, Troy], Portable benf-estab sys for worker, prov svc to consumers

S1370 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Scutari, Nicholas P.], Public works projects-revises definition to permit project labor agreements


Senate Transportation Meeting

Chair: Sen. Diegnan, Patrick J.

The Committee will not meet.


ASSEMBLY QUORUM 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

Committees at the Call of the Speaker


Assembly Agriculture Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Houghtaling, Eric

A2773 [Mazzeo, Vincent], Farms, commercial-allows holding 14 special occasion events per year

A2774 [Burzichelli, John J./Dancer, Ronald S.], Executive director of St Agriculture Development Committee-appointed by Governor

A2775 [Houghtaling, Eric], Wineries on preserved farmland-pilot program authorizing special occasion events

ACR117 [Houghtaling, Eric/Dancer, Ronald S.], Wineries, special events-concerns legislative review, inconsistent w/leg. intent


Assembly Education Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Lampitt, Pamela R.

The Committee will receive testimony from the Department of Agriculture related to enrollment and eligibility issues for free meals for children across the State under

the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

A1040 [Jasey, Mila M./Caputo, Ralph R.+5], Sch district-satisfy 80% of effectiveness, St. must return area to local control

A1104 [Murphy, Carol A.+1], Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act-school meal

info be provided to parents

A1630 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Greenwald, Louis D.+7], School meals, bill in arrears-clarifies school dist cannot restrict meal access

A1631 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Jasey, Mila M.+6], Meal prog-sch dist take action to increase participation in free/reduced priced

A1632 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Reynolds-Jackson, Verlina+6], School Meal Fund-sch district establish to assist student w/meal bill in arrears


Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. McKeon, John F.

A377 [Danielsen, Joe/McKeon, John F.], Cannabis-related businesses-creates certain protections for insurers

A653 [Armato, John/Mazzeo, Vincent], Insulin purchase-places a cap of $100 on amount paid by covered persons

A954 [Karabinchak, Robert J./Lampitt, Pamela R.+1], Insulin drugs-place $100 cap

on amount paid by covered person for purchase

A1263 [Schaer, Gary S.], Life insurance, stranger-originated-prohibits act, practice

or arrangement

A1669 [Quijano, Annette/Freiman, Roy+1], Insulin-health insurers required to limit copayments

A1708 [Burzichelli, John J.], Marijuana, medical-workers’ compensation & PIP coverage required

A2222 [McKeon, John F./Freiman, Roy+4], Prescription drug savings-carriers

required to pass on to consumers


Assembly Judiciary Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Mukherji, Raj

A275 [Armato, John/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie+1], Drug-dependent person, admitted

into court-ordered treatment prog-reduce fines

A306 [Danielsen, Joe/Mazzeo, Vincent+5], First responders-forcibly enter prop., provide emergency asst., civil immunity

A703 [Sumter, Shavonda E./Mukherji, Raj+2], Probation officers-union officials

who represent participate in union activities

A717 [Johnson, Gordon M./Schaer, Gary S.+7], Minors-provides for jurisdiction

for prosecution of certain crimes against

A724 [Johnson, Gordon M./Vainieri Huttle, Valerie+6], False public alarms-

includes crime as form of bias intimidation

A1400 [Lopez, Yvonne/Mukherji, Raj+3], Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago’s

Law-disarming an armed security officer

AJR30 [Murphy, Carol A./Mosquera, Gabriela M.+6], Domestic Violence &

Legal Access Task Force-establishes; study unmet legal needs


Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting 11:30 AM Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Notices of Proposed Leases-Dept. of Children’s & Families-NPL’s 4527,4674,4682; Dept. of Law & Public Safety- NPL 4719; Dept. of Human Services- NPL 4605;

Dept. of Labor- NPL 4721; Dept. of Treasury- NPL 3835;

Various Departs-NPL’s-4423,4346,4425,4717,4159,4161,4722,4312,4720;

Judiciary – NPL 4239


State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

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