Legislative Action: Here’s What Happened In Trenton On Thursday

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

Here’s what happened in Trenton on Thursday (March 16th):

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:

Michael T. Sica, of Brick.

 

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Niki Arbittier, Esq., of Pilesgrove.

Tosca E. Blandford Bynoe, Esq., of Williamstown.

Sherwin G. Campbell, Esq., of Whitehouse Station.

Kimberley S. Casten, Esq., of Brick.

Russell A. Depersia, Esq., of Glassboro.

Ana P. Esteves, of Newark.

Matthew J. Fedor, of Basking Ridge.

Linda A. Galella, Esq., of Mantua.

Leonardo A. Hernandez, Esq., of West Caldwell.

Honorable Roselyn D. Holmes Grant, of West Orange.

Renard L. Scott, Esq., of Mullica Hill.

 

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

Dr. Fotios Tjoumakaris, of Ocean View.

Joseph Watson, of Absecon.

 

TO BE THE MERCER COUNTY SUPERINTEDENT OF ELECTIONS:

Walker Worthy, of Trenton, to replace Nathaniel Walker.

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S3725 Gopal,V Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Commission-establish;$2.5M REF SLP

S3726 Cryan,J Firearm safety equipment-concerns sales & use tax exemptions, cert retail sales REF SLP

S3727 Smith,B Hazardous materials-owner/operator req. to have discharge response cleanup plan REF STR

S3728 Connors,C/Holzapfel,J+1 Assaults, certain-require schools report to law enforcement REF SED

S3729 Codey,R Palliative care benefits, community-based-provide coverage under Medicaid REF SHH

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A3737 AcaScaSca (3R) Speight,S/Swain,L+12 Menstrual health public awareness campaign-establishes REP/SCA

S2535 Sca (1R) Polistina,V/Pou,N+3 Hearing aid & cochlear implant-req health benf coverage, insureds 21 or younger REP

S2824 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Vitale,J/Pou,N Health benefits plans, individual & small employer-revises various requirements REP/SCA

S2866 ScaScaScsSca (SCS/1R) Scutari,N/Oroho,S Elections Transparency Act-concerns campaign contribution limits & reporting req REP/SCA

S3393 ScaSca (2R) Ruiz,M/O’Scanlon,D+2 Menstrual health public awareness campaign-establishes REP/SCA

S3480 SaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Pou,N Small Business Health Insurance Affordability Act-revises certain requirements REP/SCA

S3516 Scs (SCS) Cruz-Perez,N/Turner,S Smoke Control System Act-require routine maintenance and operational testing REP/SCS

S3724 Sca (1R) Ruiz,M/Sarlo,P+2 Tuition aid grant, summer-authorize Higher Ed Student Assistance Authority award REP/SCA

 

Bills Recommitted:

 

S2866 ScaScaScsSca (SCS/1R) Scutari,N/Oroho,S Elections Transparency Act-concerns campaign contribution limits & reporting req RCM SBA

S3480 SaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Pou,N Small Business Health Insurance Affordability Act-revises certain requirements RCM SBA

 

Bills Transferred:

 

S3090 Gopal,V/Lagana,J Retirement allowance, PFRS-provides after 20 years of service regardless of age FROM SSG TO SBA

S3718 Ruiz,M/Sarlo,P Health benefits requirements-modify under certain economic development programs FROM SEG TO SBA

 

The Senate did not adjourn. The Senate will meet on Monday, March 20, 2023 (SESSION, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

 

ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A5290 Stanley,S/Haider,S Eid al-Fitr/Eid al-Adha-auth employee admin leave day; student excused absence REF ASL

A5291 Stanley,S Emergency shelter-provide reimbursement following certain evictions REF AHO

A5292 Jaffer,S/Atkins,R+1 Foreclosure protection/mortgage relief-estab, owners impacted by Hurricane Ida REF AHO

A5293 Greenwald,L New Jersey Civic Information Consortium-concerns REF AHI

A5294 Greenwald,L Investment metal bullion & cert investment coins-exempts from sales and use tax REF ACE

A5295 Sauickie,A Unpreserved land-auth counties/cert boards to aquire in agric development areas REF AAN

A5296 Sauickie,A Large warehouses, high density-enhance notice requirements prior to development REF AHO

A5297 DiMaio,J Agricultural trespass-revise offense to eliminate mental state requirements REF AAN

A5298 Umba,B/Flynn,V Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact-enact REF AED

A5299 Murphy,C Office of Emergency Management-designate as State Agency for Surplus Property REF ALP

A5300 Barranco,C/Sauickie,A Energy Security and Affordability Act-concerns security/diversity/affordability REF AEN

A5301 Swain,L/Haider,S Perfluoroalkyl/polyfluoroalkyl substances-study alternative water supply source REF AEN

A5302 Munoz,N/McClellan,A Tax sale foreclosure-protects equity accured by property owner REF AHO

A5303 Thomson,E Security categorical aid-permit public/nonpublic school utilize, hire security REF AED

A5304 Space,P/DiMaio,J+6 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act-bans abortion 20 weeks or more REF AJU

A5305 Lampitt,P Women’s Reproductive Health Care Compact-enter in REF AHE

A5306 Danielsen,J Cancer & sickle cell anemia, certain students-req 4 yr instit of higher ed admit REF AHI

A5307 Speight,S/Stanley,S+2 Student mental health services-direct DOE develop guidelines for school district REF AED

A5308 Caputo,R/Jasey,M+2 Compulsive gambling-require school districts provide instruction on risks REF ATG

A5309 Matsikoudis,M CBT credit-allows for subcontracting work to NJ small businesses REF ACE

A5310 Murphy,C/McKnight,A+1 Human Trafficking Survivor’s Asst Fund-direct fines collected, cert postitution REF AHS

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A1174 Aca (1R) Jasey,M/Benson,D+2 Students w/disab-sch security drills/emerg situations-req documentation of needs REP/ACA

A1992 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Murphy,C+2 Smart phone & social media used in schools-comm to study effects on adolescents REP/ACA

A2815 Aca (1R) Murphy,C/Wimberly,B+2 Suicide prevention-require additional sch dist personnel, complete training prog REP/ACA

A3095 Aca (1R) Stanley,S/Jaffer,S+3 Trans network co driver-require educational training course on human trafficking REP/ACA

A3147 Aca (1R) DeAngelo,W/McKnight,A+3 Missing Persons & Human Trafficking Unit-expands auth; concerns high risk cases REP/ACA

A4110 Jasey,M/Sumter,S+2 Safe Haven Infant Protection Act-allow persons who give birth to surrender under REP

A4722 Aca (1R) McKeon,J+3 School dist reserve accounts-concerns unanticipated rev & unexpended line-item REP/ACA

A4820 Aca (1R) Egan,J Instruction on tick-borne diseases-req school prov instruction on prevention REP/ACA

A4977 Aca (1R) Lampitt,P/Benson,D+2 School Safety and Security Task Force-establishes REP/ACA

A5240 Aca (1R) Mosquera,G Early childhood mental health-disseminate guidelines to certain professionals REP/ACA

A5310 Murphy,C/McKnight,A+1 Human Trafficking Survivor’s Asst Fund-direct fines collected, cert postitution REP

AJR167 Lopez,Y/McKnight,A Day of the Girl-designates October 11 of each year REP

AR87 Aca (1R) Mosquera,G/McKnight,A Diapers-urges legislation creating program to subsidize purchase REP/ACA

AR161 Murphy,C/McKnight,A+1 Trafficking victims-urges US Senate to pass certain legislation to protect REP

S528 SaAca (2R) Ruiz,M/Pou,N+1 Suicide prevention-require additional sch dist personnel, complete training prog REP/ACA

S715 Aca (1R) Codey,R/Durr,E Smart phone & social media used in schools-comm to study effects on adolescents REP/ACA

S2081 Sca (1R) Greenstein,L/Sacco,N+4 Missing Persons & Human Trafficking Unit-expands auth; concerns high risk cases REP

S2463 Aca (1R) Smith,B/Zwicker,A Instruction on tick-borne diseases-req school prov instruction on prevention REP/ACA

S3089 Sca (1R) Gopal,V/Bucco,A+2 School dist reserve accounts-concerns unanticipated rev & unexpended line-item REP

SJR21 Pou,N/Ruiz,M Day of the Girl-designates October 11 of each year REP

 

Bills Reported Referred/AAP:

 

A476 Murphy,C/Mosquera,G Red Sand Project-establish Statewide initiative REP REF AAP

A1705/3803/4205 Acs (ACS) Speight,S/Jasey,M+6 Human Trafficking Commissioner-public awareness, post signs w/24 hour hotline REP/ACS REF AAP

A1718 Speight,S/Stanley,S+1 Victims’ rights and VCCO assistance;$750K REP REF AAP

A3334 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Jimenez,A+1 Medicaid claims, school-based-req. reimb. for covered behavioral health services REP/ACA REF AAP

A4004 Murphy,C/McKnight,A+1 Sex trafficking & domestic violence victims-specifies additional services;$1M REP REF AAP

 

Bills Reported Referred/ACD:

 

A4639 Caputo,R/Jasey,M+13 High school graduation proficiency test-eliminates REP REF ACD

 

Bills Reported Referred/AHE:

 

A2655 Mosquera,G/Swain,L+2 Postpartum information-establishes requirements and develop care plans REP REF AHE

 

Bills Combined:

 

A3803 Jasey,M/Swain,L+3 Airports-req. PANYNJ post info concerning services for human trafficking victims COMB/W A1705/4205 (ACS)

A4205 Jasey,M/McKnight,A+1 Bus terminals, PANYNJ-req post info concerning svc for human trafficking victims COMB/W A1705/3803 (ACS)

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A420 Caputo,R/Benson,D+1 Gambling Treatment Diversion Court Pilot Program-estab; administered by AOC FROM AJU TO ATG

A476 Murphy,C/Mosquera,G Red Sand Project-establish Statewide initiative FROM AJU TO AHS

A1705/3803/4205 Acs (ACS) Speight,S/Jasey,M+6 Human Trafficking Commissioner-public awareness, post signs w/24 hour hotline FROM AJU TO AHS

A1718 Speight,S/Stanley,S+1 Victims’ rights and VCCO assistance;$750K FROM ALP TO AHS

A5069 Conaway,H/Speight,S Social media platforms-prohibits use of certain addictive practices or features FROM AST TO AHE

A5226 Caputo,R/Wimberly,B Sports wagering partnerships-prohibit at public institutions of higher education FROM AHI TO ATG

AR167 Conaway,H Social media-enact legislation, require parental consent for children under 16 FROM AST TO AHE

S715 Aca (1R) Codey,R/Durr,E Smart phone & social media used in schools-comm to study effects on adolescents FROM AWC TO AED

SJR21 Pou,N/Ruiz,M Day of the Girl-designates October 11 of each year FROM AHS TO AWC

 

The Assembly did not adjourn. The Assembly will meet on Monday, March 20, 2023 (QUORUM, Committee Groups “A” and “B” scheduled to meet).

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/13/2023):

 

None

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