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                                                                        for November 19, 2020

 

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Vol. XLIV No. 61                                                                                219th Legislature First Annual Session

 

  SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

S3194  Kean,T+2  Childcare cost, remote learning as result of COVID-19-allow income tax deduction  REF SBA

S3195  Kean,T+3  MVC mobile units-make available, reduce service delays at overcrowded agencies  REF STR

S3196  Cardinale,G/Smith,B  Real property, Mahwah Township-authorizes State Treasurer to sell  REF SSG

S3197  Scutari,N/Smith,B  Judges, certain-clarifies eligibility for deferred retirement in JRS  REF SJU

S3198  Codey,R  Parimutuel ticket-extends time, claim from 6  to 12 months  REF SSG

S3199  Codey,R  Cyber-harassment of minor-broadens statute that criminalizes  REF SJU

S3200  Testa,M  Civil asset forfeiture funds-expands purposes, may be used by police  REF SLP

S3201  Oroho,S/Singer,R+3  COVID-19 qual. cleaning expenses-provide income tax or corp. bus. tax deduction  REF SBA

S3202  Oroho,S  Handgun permit to carry-State recognize, cert. residents issued by other States  REF SLP

S3203  Gill,N  Early voting, in person-require for certain elections; makes appropriation  REF SSG

S3204  Gill,N  Ballots, mail-in-postal tracking required  REF SSG

S3205  Greenstein,L  Direct support professionals-increases minimum wage  REF SLA

S3206  Ruiz,M  Anti-bias instruction-school district req to provide; desig chief equity officer  REF SED

S3209  Pou,N  Leg. memb. & probation officers-proh. disclosure of personal info., estab. crime  REF SSG

S3210  O'Scanlon,D/Testa,M+4  Small business & not-for-profit orginization-appropriates $300M to EDA  REF SEG

S3211  Bateman,C  Environmental infrastructure lonans for projects-modifies terms and conditions  REF SEN

S3212  Greenstein,L  Environmental infra. proj.-amends list approved for long-term funding for FY2021  REF SEN

SR102  Codey,R  Monarch butterfly-urges US Fish and Wildlife Service list as threatened species  REF SEN

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

S21 Sca (1R)  Scutari,N/Sweeney,S  Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, & Marketplace Modernization Act  REP/SCA

S3208 Sca (1R)  Sarlo,P/Diegnan,P  SPRS member, 9/11 WTC-provides death benefits to surviving spouses & children  REP/SCA

 

Bills Referred/SBA:

 

S2888  Gopal,V/Codey,R  Redevelopment Auth assistance-expand elig criteria, mun wherein projects receive 

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Assembly Amendments/Given Second Reading:

 

S1271/2588/2660 ScsAca (SCS/1R)  Cunningham,S/Gopal,V  Branch campus, higher ed. instit-requires Secretary of Higher Education approval 

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:

 

A1091 Aa (1R)  Murphy,C/Vainieri Huttle,V+14  Brewery tours-Division of Travel and Tourism required to advertise and promote  REF SSG

A1226  Schaer,G/Jimenez,A+23  Medical facilities-electric public utilities provide priority power restoration  REF SEG

A1995 Acs (ACS)  Pinkin,N  Student exchange visitor placement org, international-register w/Secretary of St  REF SSG

A3199 Aca (1R)  Murphy,C/Benson,D+9  Organ donors, living-prohibits discrimination against  REF SHH

A3593 Aca (1R)  Timberlake,B/McKnight,A+4  Rental property-landlord prov. tenant w/notice of conditions, causing damage/haz  REF SCU

A3950 AcaAca (2R)  Verrelli,A/Benson,D+2  Employer use of tracking device in employee operated veh.-crime of fourth degree  REF SLA

A4410 AcaAca (2R)  Greenwald,L/Jasey,M+19  Community College Opportunity Grant Program-establishes  REF SBA

A4538 Aca (1R)  Lampitt,P/Quijano,A+6  Dental insurers-prov. credits for reduced usage during coronavirus 2019 pandemic  REF SCM

A4544 Aca (1R)  Caputo,R/Jasey,M  School nurse, return to employment-permit for 2 years w/out TPAF reenrollment  REF SSG

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee: (cont’d)

 

A4810  Pinkin,N/Vainieri Huttle,V+11  Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission-establish  REF SSG

A4941  Mejia,P  Surplus property in Town of Secaucus, Hudson County-auth. St. Treasurer to sell  REF SSG

A4943  Wirths,H/Space,P  Real property, surplus in Borough of Franklin-authorizes State Treasurer to sell  REF SSG

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

 

A4633  Giblin,T/DeCroce,B  Certified Public Accountants, certain nonresident-provide attest services 

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S1070 Sca (1R)  (Gopal,V)  College Mental Health Services Act-grant prog., concerns mental health on campus

S2078  (Corrado,K)  Stillbirth Resource Center-establishes; expands professionals; approp $2.5M

S2410 ScaSa (2R)  (Gopal,V)  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Task Force on Racial & Health Disparities

S2493  (Cardinale,G)  Rent forgiveness tax credit during COVID-19-allow commercial prop owner to claim

S2502  (Cardinale,G)  Business immunity, COVID-19 related-establish against claims for exposure

S2559  (Singer,R)  Telemedicine & telehealth-revise requirements for health insur/Medicaid to cover

S3060  (Cardinale,G)  Just compensation-authorizes payment to bus., losses due to pub. health emerg.

S3093   (Oroho,S; Singer,R)  Pandemic-establish county-based mitigation plan, allow businesses operate during

S3194  (Corrado,K; Cardinale,G)  Childcare cost, remote learning as result of COVID-19-allow income tax deduction 

S3195  (Holzapfel,J; Corrado,K; Cardinale,G)  MVC mobile units-make available, reduce service delays at overcrowded agencies 

S3201  (Holzapfel,J; Corrado,K; Cardinale,G)  COVID-19 qual. cleaning expenses-provide income tax or corp. bus. tax deduction 

S3210  (Oroho,S; Thompson,S; Corrado,K; Cardinale,G)  Small business & not-for-profit orginization-appropriates $300M to EDA 

 

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

 

S2559  (Gill,N)  Telemedicine & telehealth-revise requirements for health insur/Medicaid to cover

S2789  (Weinberg,L)  Long-term care facilities-revises licensure, operational, reporting requirements

S3019  (Greenstein,L)  Plug-in electric vehicle incentives-extend to plug-in electric motorcycles

S3208 Sca (1R)  (Diegnan,P)  SPRS member, 9/11 WTC-provides death benefits to surviving spouses & children

 

Notes to the 11/16/2020 Digest:

Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:

 

S846 Ss (SS)  Pou,N/Cardinale,G  License Verification System-verify health care professional's license *NOT* Sa

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

S3104   (Pou,N)  Children, virtual instruction-provide income tax credit

The Senate adjourned at 8:00 P.M. to meet again on Monday, December 7, 2020 (Quorum, Committee Groups “1” and “2” scheduled to meet).

  ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)

 

Bills Introduced:

 

A5003  Carter,L/Verrelli,A  Out-of State contractors, certain-imposes administrative fees  REF ACE

A5004  Carter,L/Verrelli,A  Out-of-state contractors-estab registry, awarded public works contracts in State  REF ACE

A5005  Dancer,R  CATV-req prorate svc. bills, prov. notice of cert. info, file terms & conditions  REF ATU

A5006  Carter,L/Verrelli,A  Out-of State contractors-conduct audit, entered into State & private contracts  REF ACE

A5007  Lampitt,P  Professional development programs-compile list on virtual & remote instruction  REF AED

A5008  Lampitt,P  Stillbirth Resource Center-establishes; expands professionals; approp $2.5M  REF AWC

A5009  Wimberly,B/Reynolds-Jackson,V  Law enforcement use of force policy-req AG to revise; implement certain reforms  REF ACD

A5010  Wimberly,B/Conaway,H  Law enforcement officer duty-to-intervene policy-require AG to establish  REF ACD

A5011  Wimberly,B  Accidental death benefit in TPAF-provides for if caused by COVID-19  REF ASL

A5012  Wimberly,B  Student-athlete physical exams-waives requirement during 2020-2021 school year  REF AED

A5013  Zwicker,A/Carter,L+2  State innovation economy-Secretary of State develop national marketing campaign  REF AST

A5014  Egan,J  Unemployment comp. fund-concerns contributions by employee leasing companies  REF ALA

A5015  Murphy,C/Johnson,G+1  Funds from stormwater/water/sewer purposes-reduces allowed diversion  REF ANR

A5016  Verrelli,A/McKnight,A+2  Water Apprenticeship, Training, & Resources Pilot Program-establish in DOLWD  REF ANR

A5017  Carter,L/Moen,W  Water purveyors-require DEP make certain information available on its website  REF ANR

A5018  Chaparro,A/Reynolds-Jackson,V  Environmental infra. proj-req Infra Bank prov incentives, employ local residents  REF ANR

Bills Introduced: (cont’d)

 

A5019  McClellan,A/Taliaferro,A+2  Cosmetology & hairstyling-allow licensees to operate mobile facilities  REF ARP

A5020  Sumter,S  Involuntary commitment-advanced practice nurse testify in lieu of psychiatrist  REF AHE

A5021  Swain,L  State-sponsored travel-prohibits to certain states w/out discrimination prot.  REF ASL

A5022  McClellan,A+1  Civil asset forfeiture funds-expands purposes, may be used by police  REF ALP

A5023  Bergen,B/Moen,W  Made in NJ Tax Credit Act-provide CBT tax credit, purchase NJ made products  REF ACE

A5024  Benson,D/Vainieri Huttle,V+1  Transit Bus Riders' Bill of Rights-estab  REF ATR

A5025  Stanfield,J  Bridge Year Pilot Prog-modify age eligibility criteria cert classifed students  REF AED

A5026  Burzichelli,J/Wirths,H+1  State-administered retirement system-proh new employees, cert org from enrolling  REF ASL

A5027  Sumter,S  Military equipment, federal surplus-transfer to law enforcement agencies  REF ACD

A5028  Sumter,S  Police interrogations-establishes pilot program requiring electronic recordings  REF ACD

A5029  Sumter,S  Public Option Health Care Act  REF AFI

A5030  Reynolds-Jackson,V+1  Firearm purchase ID card-valid for 4 yrs; training req prior to issuance of card  REF AJU

A5031  Jasey,M/Vainieri Huttle,V  Firearms & ammunition-imposes gross receipts tax  REF AJU

A5032  Benson,D  Electric veh charging stations-permit accessory uses & structures, req ordinance  REF AEN

A5033  Benson,D  Motor vehicle dealers-authorize to sell online & obtain electronic signatures  REF ATR

A5034  Benson,D  Colorectal cancer screenings-reduce age health benefit plans cover from 50 to 45  REF AHE

A5035  McKnight,A/Verrelli,A  Urban Wealth Fund Pilot Program-establishes  REF ASL

A5036  Vainieri Huttle,V/Benson,D  Long-term Care Workforce Development Program-establish in DOLWD  REF ALA

A5037  Vainieri Huttle,V  Dual certification for certified nurse & homemaker-home health aide-estab  REF AHE

A5038  McKnight,A  Community Learning Program-estab.; provide comprehensive after school programs  REF AED

A5039  Lopez,Y/Vainieri Huttle,V  Correctional police officers & body worn cameras-require to wear  REF ALP

A5040  Downey,J  Injured workers-concerns second opinions regarding max med improvement  REF ALA

A5041  Dancer,R  Farmers, beginner-provides CBT credit for hiring to perform custom farming  REF AAN

A5042  Spearman,W/Tully,P  Native plants-directs DEP study water absorbency  REF ANR

A5043  Conaway,H/Chaparro,A+1  Municipal water authority dissolution-Local Finance Bd. make cert findings prior  REF ANR

A5044  Houghtaling,E  Farmers, beginning-NJEDA estab loan program to assist in finan capital purchases  REF AAN

A5045  Dancer,R/Taliaferro,A  Jersey Fresh Program-$200K lasped monies in Unclaimed Property Trust Fund  REF AAN

A5046  Swain,L/Dancer,R  Farm Fresh School-allows qualified school be called  REF AAN

A5047  Armato,J/Mazzeo,V  New Farmers Improvement Grant Prog-establish and provide matching grants  REF AAN

A5048  Dancer,R/Houghtaling,E  Adopt-A-Farm-establishes school partnership program in public secondary schools  REF AAN

A5049  Dancer,R  Jersey Fresh program-NJTA and SJTA annually report information  REF AAN

A5050  Mazzeo,V  Farmers, beginning-CBT credit to person leasing agriculture lands  REF AAN

A5051  Dancer,R/Houghtaling,E  Farmer, qualified beginning-exempts from realty transfer fee recording of deed  REF AAN

A5052  Armato,J/Vainieri Huttle,V  Emergency medical responders-permits dispensing opioid antidotes  REF AHE

A5053  Chaparro,A/Zwicker,A  Environmental infra. proj.-amends list approved for long-term funding for FY2021  REF AEN

A5054  Spearman,W/Swain,L  Environmental infrastructure lonans for projects-modifies terms and conditions  REF AEN

A5055  Houghtaling,E  Voice communication svc. bill-proh. imposition cert charges not auth by customer  REF ACO

A5056  Johnson,G/Verrelli,A  Diversity & anti-bias training-req those holding elective public office undergo  REF ASL

A5057  Danielsen,J/Speight,S+1  Infrastructure Bank-auth. to finance aviation & marine infrastructure projects  REF ATR

A5058  Conaway,H/Vainieri Huttle,V  Cigarette usage, electronic-school districts provide instruction on dangers  REF AED

A5059  Conaway,H/Vainieri Huttle,V  Nursing education/professional advancement-req. DOH establish programs  REF AHE

ACR200  Houghtaling,E/Downey,J  Sports wagering-amend Constit to permit through casinos/horse racetracks/certain  REF ATG

AJR195  Speight,S  Reentry week-designates last week of April  REF ALP

AJR196  Vainieri Huttle,V  Girl Scouts Week-designates calendar week containing March 12 of each year  REF ASL

AR206  Dancer,R  COVID-19 Emerg Social Security Cost of Living Incr Act, 2020-urge Congress pass  REF ASE

AR207  Wimberly,B/Conaway,H  Stimulus legislation-encourage to enact, address emerging housing crisis  REF AHO

 

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

A21 Aca (1R)  Quijano,A/Holley,J+1  Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, & Marketplace Modernization Act  REP/ACA

 

Bills Transferred:

 

A2200  McKeon,J/Vainieri Huttle,V  Water loss audits-require water purveyors to conduct and report to DEP  FROM AEN TO ANR

A2631  Murphy,C  Water loss audits-requires water purveyors to conduct  FROM AEN TO ANR

A3142  DeAngelo,W/Wimberly,B+1  Water supply and wastewater treatment systems-revises licensure req. to operate  FROM ARP TO ANR

A4825  McKeon,J/Karabinchak,R+1  Water Quality Accountability Act-revise asset management & related reporting req FROM AEN TO ANR

S647 ScsSaSa (SCS/2R)  Greenstein,L/Singleton,T+2  Water Quality Accountability Act-revise asset management & related reporting req  FROM AEN  
 TO ANR

S922  Singleton,T/Greenstein,L+1  Municipal water authority dissolution-Local Finance Bd. make cert findings prior  FROM ASL TO ANR

 

Co-Sponsors Added:

 

A485 Aa (1R)  (Schepisi,H)  Home-Based Jobs Creation Act-concerns use of variances

A1919  (Timberlake,B)  Fair Chance in Housing Act-estab cert housing rights, persons w/criminal records

A2070 Acs (ACS)  (Danielsen,J)  Neonicotinoid pesticides-directs DEP to classify as restricted use pesticide

 

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

 

A4662  (Johnson,G)  Safe Remote Learning Program-estab., support provision of remote instruction fac

A4793  (Carter,L; Gove,D; Dancer,R; Taliaferro,A; Caputo,R; Holley,J; Auth,R; Sumter,S)  Notray public-authorize any member of Legislature to perform  
 all functions of

A4848  (Freiman,R)  Reproductive Freedom Act-concerns reproductive rights & autonomy

A4864  (Armato,J)  Assisted living facilities in Medicaid, certain-temporary 25% increase;$210K

A4897  (Dunn,A)  New York taxation of NJ residents' income-req St Treasurer issue report

A4907 Acs (ACS)  (McKeon,J)  Statewide Body Worn Camera Program;$58M

A4910  (DiMaio,J)  Pandemic-establish county-based mitigation plan, allow businesses operate during

A4936  (Scharfenberger,G; Stanfield,J; Rooney,K; DeCroce,B; Peters,R)  Tobacco & vapor products tax-limits on cigars, up to $0.50 per cigar

A4946  (Rooney,K)  Children, virtual instruction-provide income tax credit

A4984  (Giblin,T)  Direct support professionals-increases minimum wage

A4994  (Giblin,T)  Guardianship monitoring prog-estab in Office of Pub Guardian for Elderly Adults

A4998  (Johnson,G)  Pregnancy policy for law enforcement officers-require agencies to adopt

A5013  (Mazzeo,V; Verrelli,A)  State innovation economy-Secretary of State develop national marketing campaign 

A5015  (Conaway,H)  Funds from stormwater/water/sewer purposes-reduces allowed diversion 

A5016  (Benson,D; Murphy,C)  Water Apprenticeship, Training, & Resources Pilot Program-establish in DOLWD 

A5019  (Bergen,B)  Cosmetology & hairstyling-allow licensees to operate mobile facilities 

A5024  (Verrelli,A)  Transit Bus Riders' Bill of Rights-estab 

A5030  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Firearm purchase ID card-valid for 4 yrs; training req prior to issuance of card 

A5043  (Verrelli,A)  Municipal water authority dissolution-Local Finance Bd. make cert findings prior 

A5057  (Benson,D)  Infrastructure Bank-auth. to finance aviation & marine infrastructure projects

ACR80  (DePhillips,C)  Natural resources, public-make State trustee; guarantee environmental rights

AJR194  (Giblin,T)  Teacher Appreciation Week-designates first full week of May

 

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A3142  (Wimberly,B)  Water supply and wastewater treatment systems-revises licensure req. to operate

A3410  (Downey,J)  Subsurface sewage disposal system-proh. DEP req installers possess certification

A4061  (Johnson,G)  Construction workforce recruitment and training program in DOLWD-establish

A4990  (Kean,S)  State aid & grants-proh to mun that reduce law enforce budgets by certain amount

A4992  (Mazzeo,V)  Counties-permitted to share county tax administrators

A4994  (Dancer,R)  Guardianship monitoring prog-estab in Office of Pub Guardian for Elderly Adults

 

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

 

A4936  (Webber,J)  Tobacco & vapor products tax-limits on cigars, up to $0.50 per cigar

A4977  (Verrelli,A)  MVC mobile units-make available, reduce service delays at overcrowded agencies

A4984  (Johnson,G)  Direct support professionals-increases minimum wage

A4986  (Johnson,G)  Firefighters, pregnant-requires adoption of policy addressing job-related issues

A4992  (Murphy,C)  Counties-permitted to share county tax administrators

A4994  (Vainieri Huttle,V)  Guardianship monitoring prog-estab in Office of Pub Guardian for Elderly Adults

A4998  (Timberlake,B)  Pregnancy policy for law enforcement officers-require agencies to adopt

A4999  (Giblin,T)  Supplemental Body Worn Camera Prog-suppl. approp, cert law enforce agencies;$30M

A5001  (Giblin,T)  Homebuyers, resident first-time-provides closing credit; appropriates $20M

A5013  (Vainieri Huttle,V)   State innovation economy-Secretary of State develop national marketing campaign 

A5024  (Lopez,Y)  Transit Bus Riders' Bill of Rights-estab 

A5036  (Conaway,H)  Long-term Care Workforce Development Program-establish in DOLWD 

A5052  (Verrelli,A)  Emergency medical responders-permits dispensing opioid antidotes 

A5058  (Verrelli,A)  Cigarette usage, electronic-school districts provide instruction on dangers 

 

Notes to the 11/16/2020 Digest:

Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:

 

A1184/4414 AcsAs (AS)  Zwicker,A/Conaway,H+5  School discipline data-report on their websites and to Commissioner of Education *NOT* Aa

Co-Sponsors Added:

A4810  (Downey,J; Dancer,R)  Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission-establish

The Assembly adjourned at 6:04 P.M. to meet again on Monday, November 23, 2020 (SESSION).

 

 

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

 

None

 

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (11/16/2020):

 

P.L.2020, c.123.  S2362 Aca w/GR (2R)  Singleton,T/Addiego,D+2  11/18/2020  NJSHARES - S.M.A.R.T. Program;$10M 

P.L.2020, c.124.  S2842 w/GR (1R)  Sarlo,P/Egan,J  11/18/2020  Raffles-permit to be conducted remotely at large sporting venues