Legislative Update Masthead
TO:
FROM:
DATE:
RE:
NJASA Members
Melanie Schulz, NJASA Director of Government Relations
December 6, 2016
NJASA Legislative Update
On Monday, December 5, 2016 the following legislative activity occurred:

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION NOMINATIONS REFERRED TO SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:
Arcelio Aponte, of Piscataway, to succeed himself.
Ronald K. Butcher, of Glassboro, to succeed himself.
Angel Cordero, of Camden, to replace Robert P. Haney, resigned.
Joseph Fisicaro, of Evesham, to succeed himself.
Jack Fornaro, of Mansfield Township, to succeed himself.
Edithe Fulton, of Toms River, to succeed herself.
Mary Elizabeth Gazi, of Bound Brook, to replace Claire Chamberlain Eckert, resigned.
Ernest Lepore, of West New York, to succeed himself.
Andrew J. Mulvihill, of Andover, to succeed himself.
Robert W. Noonan, of Montclair, to replace Dorothy S. Strickland, Ph.D., resigned.
J. Peter Simon, of Harding Township, to succeed himself.
Sylvia Sylvia, of Ocean, to replace Ilan Plawker, deceased.
Nina L. Washington, of Galloway, to replace Mark W. Biedron.

A-1878 Wimberly/Diegnan, Jr.
Increases to under $15,000 from under $10,000 amount of permitted annual compensation paid to TPAF retiree reemployed as athletic coach by former school district within 180 days of retirement.
Signed by the Governor P.L.2016, c.76

A-3348 Diegnan, Jr./Wolfe/Holley/Jasey/McKnight  
Requires certain school security measures to be incorporated in architectural design of new school construction and certain school security measures for existing buildings.
Signed by the Governor P.L.2016, c.79

A-3349 Diegnan, Jr./Wolfe/Holley/Jasey/McKnight/Quijano/Addiego 
Requires annual school security training for school employees to be conducted collaboratively with emergency responders; requires law enforcement officer to annually attend at least one school security drill.
Signed by the Governor P.L.2016, c.80

A-3396 McKnight/Chiaravalloti/Pintor Marin/Holley/Wimberly/Quijano 
Requires financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight.
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

A-4019 Mazzeo/Mukherji/Andrzejczak/Land/DeCroce/McKnight/Danielson 
Permits eligible students who are members of United States Armed Forces to wear military uniform at high school graduation.
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

A-4352 Burzichelli/Taliaferro 
Provides for elimination of newly formed non-operating school districts; establishes procedures for eliminating deficit that existed prior to merger; authorizes renting of school building for 10 years.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4356 Quijano/Benson
Requires evaluation of school buildings for air quality and mold.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee

A-4358 Wimberly/Singleton/Barclay 
Requires school districts to maintain and pay premiums for student accident insurance.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4361 Singleton 
Requires DOT to establish reduced speed limits near schools on certain highways.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

A-4363 Taliaferro/Andrzejzak 
Creates "Nourishing Young Minds Initiative Fund" in Dept. of Agricultural to help pay for child food and nutrition programs.
Introduced and referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

S-211 Holzapfel/Whelan 
Permits municipalities and school districts to contract for video monitoring systems to assist in enforcing law against unlawfully passing a school bus.
Senate Committee Substitute for S-211
Transferred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

S-2364 Oroho/Stack 
Establishes pilot program appointing third party vendors to administer commercial driver license testing.
Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

S-2827 Cruz-Perez/Beach 
Requires video camera on certain school buses with crossing control arms.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-2843 Sweeney 
Provides for elimination of newly formed non-operating school districts; establishes procedures for eliminating deficit that existed prior to merger; authorizes renting of school building for 10 years.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee


If you have any questions regarding the legislative update please email me at mschulz@njasa.net.