Legislative Update Masthead
TO:
FROM:
DATE:
RE:
NJASA Members
Melanie Schulz, NJASA Director of Government Relations
November 15, 2016
NJASA Legislative Update
If you have any questions regarding the legislative update please email me at mschulz@njasa.net.

On Monday, November 14, 2016 the following legislative activity occurred:


A-1024 Jasey/Benson/Pinkin/Taliaferro/McKnight/Chiaravalloti
Directs Commissioner of Education to appoint coordinator and regional consultants to coordinate the education of students with traumatic brain injury.
Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
 
A-2422 McGuckin/Wolfe/Rible
Directs Commissioner of Education to implement Natural High Drug Prevention Program in school districts; appropriates $40,000.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
 
A-2786 / S-1474 Benson/Sumter/Caride/McKnight
Requires teacher preparation program for instructional certificate to include certain amount of instruction or clinical experience in special education and for students with disabilities endorsement to include credit hours in autism spectrum disorder.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
 
A-3856 Holley/McKnight
Directs DOE to make database of special education decisions available on website.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
 
A-4019 Mazzeo/Mukherji/Andrzejczak/Land/DeCroce
Permits eligible students who are members of United States Armed Forces to wear military uniform at high school graduation.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
 
A-4064 / S-2708 Jasey/McKeon
Authorizes State Treasurer to convey surplus real property known as Millburn Regional Day School in Millburn Township, Essex County, to Millburn Township Board of Education or to Millburn Township for $3,550,000.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
 
A-4175 Caride
Requires Commissioner of Education to develop guidance on identifying English language learners for gifted and talented programs.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
 
A-4318 Benson
Establishes grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee

S-742 Beach
Requires board of education to enter into agreement with law enforcement authorities regarding access to live video streams of public school buildings.
Passed in Senate
 
S-1451 Ruiz/Allen
Directs DOE to make database of special education decisions available on website.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading