Continuing Fight against Community Gun Violence— Cracking Down on Straw Purchasing, Gun Trafficking, Sale of Ammunition & Requiring Firearm I.D Renewal Top Thursday Agendas

Continuing Fight against Community Gun Violence— Cracking Down on Straw Purchasing, Gun Trafficking, Sale of Ammunition & Requiring Firearm I.D Renewal Top Thursday Agendas

Also, Bills Strengthening Hospital-Based Intervention Programs; Codifying ACA Provisions through Creation of State Health Marketplace; Hearing on Grow NJ Assistance Program Deadline Extension

**Plus: Zachary’s Law & Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act Poised to Advance in the Assembly**

 

(TRENTON) – Assembly committees will consider legislation that would add tampering or interfering with electronic devices to state cyber-harassment laws, track the use of fentanyl in illegal drugs, and require health benefits coverage for adolescent depression screenings among other measures on Thursday agendas.

The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will consider (A-5343) which would extend the application deadlines for the Grow NJ Assistance Program and the State and local Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Program. The panel will also receive testimony form invited guests on the A-4370, which changes the eligibility requirements and benefits under Grow NJ.  The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 15, 4th Floor of the State House Annex.

Committees are held in the Statehouse in Trenton and begin at 10 a.m.

The full Assembly committee agendas can be found here.

Audio live stream is available: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp

Committee agenda highlights include:

 

A-1016

Johnson/VainieriHuttle/

Eustace/Wimberly

Establishes commission to approve personalized handguns; requires firearm retailers to sell personalized handguns.
A-3696

Downey/Houghtaling

Requires safe storage of firearms; establishes penalties for improper firearm storage.
A-3896

Downey/Houghtaling/

Schaer

Requires AG and Commissioner of Health to establish suicide prevention training course and informational materials for firearm retail dealers.
A-5213

Lopez/Vainieri Huttle/

Calabrese

Makes child support arrearages collectable anytime by public welfare or other social services board or agency against obligor or obligor’s estate based on amount of public assistance provided due to obligor’s failure to pay support.
A-5452

Reynolds-Jackson/

Johnson/Greenwald

Provides that firearms purchaser identification card is valid for four years; requires training prior to issuance of firearms cards and handgun purchase permits; revises procedures for passing of firearms to heir or legatee.
A-5453

Lopez/Greenwald/Johnson

Establishes certain criminal penalties for possession and transfer of firearms and ammunition to disqualified person.
A-5454

Greenwald/

Reynolds-Jackson

Criminalizes purchase, transfer, or possession of certain weapons and ammunition by persons convicted of certain crimes.
A-5455

Greenwald/Johnson/

Reynolds-Jackson

Regulates sale of handgun ammunition and develops system for electronic reporting of firearm information.
A-1833

Lampitt/Jimenez/Holley/

Vainieri Huttle

Requires health benefits coverage for adolescent depression screenings.
A-4503

Vainieri Huttle

Expands requirement for health insurers to cover prescriptions for contraceptives to 12 months.
A-5343

Pintor Marin/Freiman

Extends the application deadlines for the Grow NJ Assistance Program and the State and local Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Programs.
A-1477 (1R)

Chaparro/Vainieri Huttle/Benson/Jimenez/

Mukherji/Downey

Establishes Statewide Hit and Run Advisory Program to facilitate apprehension of persons fleeing motor vehicle accident scene; designated as “Zackhary’s Law.”
A-1741

Quijano/Benson/Lagana/

Reynolds-Jackson

S-716

Greenstein/Bateman

“Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act”; concerns workers’ compensation for public safety workers.
A-4448 (1R)

Swain/Downey/Mosquera

Expands cyber-harassment to include tampering or interfering with electronic devices.
A-4801 (1R)

Greenwald/Pintor Marin/

Reynolds-Jackson

Establishes New Jersey Violence Intervention Program to fund violence reduction initiatives.
A-4802 (1R)

Greenwald/

Reynolds-Jackson/Benson

Requires certain hospitals to provide hospital-based or hospital-linked violence intervention programs, in order to be designated as Level One or Level Two trauma centers.
A-4803

Greenwald/Johnson/

Pintor Marin

Authorizes certain entities to directly bill Victims of Crime Compensation Agency for counseling services provided to victims of firearm and stabbing crimes.
A-4805

Greenwald/Johnson/

Murphy

Requires VCCO’s victim counseling service to partner with trauma centers to refer certain victims to violence intervention programs.
A-4806 (1R)

Greenwald/

Reynolds-Jackson/Benson

Establishes “Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Initiative” in DOH.
A-5445

Swain/Tully/Spearman

Requires AG to establish program to detect fentanyl in State’s illegal drug supply and make information related to presence of fentanyl available in database accessible by law enforcement.
A-5499 (ACS)

Conaway/McKeon/Pinkin

Authorizes DOBI to establish State-based exchange for certain health benefits plans and coordinate with Department of Human Services.
A-5500 (1R)

Greenwald/Lopez

Expands rate review process in DOBI for certain individual and small employer health benefits plans.
A-5501

McKeon/

Vainieri Huttle/Speight

Requires continuation of health benefits dependent coverage until child turns 26 years of age.
A-5502 (1R)

Sumter/Verrelli/

Reynolds-Jackson

Revises definition of small employer under New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits Program.
A-5503

Reynolds-Jackson/Swain

Establishes open enrollment period under Individual Health Coverage Program.
A-5504 (ACS)

Benson/Schaer

Applies 85 percent loss ratio requirement to large group health insurance plans.
A-5505 (1R)

Quijano/Pinkin

Revises certain permissible rating factors for premiums charged for individual and small employer health benefits plans.
A-5506 (1R)

Tully/Danielsen

Repeals statute authorizing offering of “Basic and Essential” health benefits plans under individual health benefits plans and other statutes concerning basic health plans; makes conforming amendments.
A-5508

Zwicker/Murphy/Sumter

Revises law requiring health benefits coverage for certain contraceptives.
A-5509

Mosquera/Timberlake/

Mukherji

Requires health benefits coverage for breastfeeding support.
A-5510 (1R)

McKeon/DeAngelo

Expands “Law Against Discrimination” to apply to health programs and activities and to prohibit discrimination based on association with individuals in protected classes.
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