Legislative Action: Here’s What Happened In Trenton On Thursday
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.
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
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
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)
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
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)
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:
Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/13/2023):
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