Governor Murphy Takes Action on 21 Pieces of Legislation

Governor Murphy signs legislation.
TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:A312 (Pinkin, Conaway, Giblin, Holley, Danielsen, Mukherji, Wimberly/Vitale, Rice) – Requires certain health care facilities to provide information concerning palliative care and hospice care services.

A841 (Land, Calabrese/Andrzejczak) – Provides for establishment of county college certificate programs to meet needs of certain regional employers.

A1700 (Dancer, Vainieri Huttle, Calabrese/Cruz-Perez, Cunningham) – Expands eligibility criteria for designating certain areas as being in need of redevelopment.

A2004 (Karabinchak, Mazzeo, Pinkin, Coughlin/Diegnan) – Requires municipality to pay certain nonresidential property tax appeal refunds in equal installments over period of three years.

A3937 (DeAngelo, Reynolds-Jackson, Verrelli/Turner) – Allows local government water system employees to reside in all municipalities served by water system.

A4115 (Benson, DeAngelo, Holley/Greenstein) – Clarifies that certain students are eligible for NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship upon initial enrollment at institution of higher education on part-time basis.

A4223 (Johnson, Rooney/Weinberg, Lagana) – Requires State Treasurer to pay county prosecutor’s expenses for overseeing certain law enforcement agencies.

A4938 (Tucker, Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle/Ruiz, Greenstein) – Requires DOH to establish “My Life, My Plan” program to support women of childbearing age in developing reproductive life plan. 

A5021 (Quijano, Bramnick, Reynolds-Jackson, Pinkin, Downey/Vitale, Kean) – Requires Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care services under certain circumstances.

A5322 (Burzichelli, Milam, Houghtaling, Taliaferro/Sweeney, Oroho, Beach, Andrzejczak) – Establishes program for cultivation, handling, processing, transport, and sale of hemp; repeals New Jersey Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

A5392 (Quijano, Murphy/Vitale, Scutari) – Establishes new liability standards in sexual abuse lawsuits filed against public entities and public employees.

A5595 (Milam, Houghtaling, Dancer, Wirths/Oroho, Pennacchio) – Expands eligibility for EDA small business loan program to specifically include certain farming operations and qualified dairy farmers.

S601 (Smith, Greenstein/Pinkin, McKeon) – Establishes “New Jersey Solar Panel Recycling Commission.”

S781 (Sarlo, O’Scanlon/Giblin, DiMaso, Handlin) – Revises penalties for certain violations of law by public movers and warehousemen. 

S984 (Vitale, Singleton/Conaway, Mukherji, Murphy) – Establishes certain requirements, including allowable fees, for provision of medical records to patients, legally authorized representatives, and authorized third parties.

S1109 (Ruiz/Munoz, Quijano) – Renames “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act” as “Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act”; permits physician assistants to sign and modify POLST forms; requires continuing education concerning end-of-life care.

S1739 (Oroho, Andrzejczak/Land, Space, Milam) – Renames county corrections officers as county correctional police officers.

S2807 (Cryan, Cruz-Perez/Pinkin, Moriarty, Zwicker) – Concerns service of food or refreshments on mortuary premises.

S2858 (Gopal, Diegnan/Houghtaling, Downey, Johnson) – Prohibits issuance of certain badges to NJT board members, PANYNJ commissioners, and local and State elected officials.

S3212 (Ruiz, Rice/Pintor Marin, Holley) – Permits municipalities to establish temporary supplemental zoning boards of adjustment to address application backlogs.

S3334 (Diegnan, Vitale/Conaway, Pinkin) – Exempts certain surgical technologists from general educational and training requirements.

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