Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Cannabis Legalization Plan, Judicial & Governmental Nominations

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Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Cannabis Legalization Plan, Judicial & Governmental Nominations

 

Trenton – The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet on Monday to consider the legislation, S-21, that would implement the plan legalizing adult-use marijuana, among other bills, and to act on judicial nominations and re-nominations, as well appointments to state boards, commissions and authorities.

 

The in-person committee hearing will be will held on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton. The interviews for the nominees are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM, and consideration of the bills is scheduled to begin after 11:30 AM, following the conclusion of all interviews.

 

Senator Nick Scutari, the chairman of the committee, said the hearing is being held “in-person” because that is the best way to conduct more than a dozen interviews for important judicial and governmental appointments. Strict safety protocols will be followed.

 

The meeting is open to credential press, and can be viewed on the OLS website here.

 

The following bills will be considered:

 

A883 Human trafficking victim-develop and post notice containing information SJU 8/3/2020
A4250 Notaries and notarial acts-revises law; authorizes electronic signatures SJU 8/3/2020
S21 Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, & Marketplace Modernization Act SJU 12/10/2020
S280 Human trafficking victim-develop and post notice containing information SJU 1/14/2020
S2508 Notaries and notarial acts-revises law; authorizes electronic signatures SJU 6/4/2020
S2807 Defense Against Porch Pirates Act; amends theft statute SJU 8/13/2020
S2868 Animal, welfare or care-provides for advocate in criminal cases SJU 9/14/2020
S2875 Cannabis, med.-revises restriction on ownership of alternative treatment centers SJU 12/10/2020
S3197 Judges, certain-clarifies eligibility for deferred retirement in JRS SJU 11/19/2020
S3256 Psilocybin-reclassify possession as disorderly persons offense SJU 12/7/2020

Nominee Scheduled

Kalimah H. Ahmad
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Janine G. Bauer
to be a member of the Gateway Development Commission
Interviewed
Honorable Michael V. Cresitello, Jr., J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Darren J. Del Sardo
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Stephen J. Gallo
to be a member of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority
Considered
Felicia Grant
to be a member of the New Jersey Council on the Arts
Considered
James B. Graziano, Esq.
to be the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Interviewed
Dr. Balpreet Grewal-Virk
to be a member of the Gateway Development Commission
Interviewed
Honorable Robert M. Hanna, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Honorable Bruce J. Kaplan, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Carlos A. Lejnieks
to be a member of the New Jersey City University – Board of Trustees
Considered
Ian K. Leonard
to be a member of the State Lottery Commission
Considered
Honorable Timothy P. Lydon, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Honorable John J. Matheussen, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Gene J. Mulroy
to be a member of the State Athletic Control Board
Considered
Mitchell L. Pascual
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Paul R. Rodriguez
to be Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs
Interviewed
Scott D. Salmon, Esq.
to be a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
Considered
Stephanie Salvatore
to be a member of the Gloucester County Superintendent of Elections
Considered
Angelo Servidio
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Honorable Donna M. Taylor, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Honorable Peter J. Tober, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
Honorable Jeffrey J. Waldman, J.S.C.
to be a Judge of the Superior Court
Interviewed
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