December 22, 2017
The following Legislative Activity took place, December 18, 2017:

A-191 Caputo/Diegnan, Jr./Spencer/Tucker/Quijano/Vainieri Huttle/Sumter/McKnight
Requires school buildings to be equipped with emergency light and panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading

A-501 Russo/Burzichelli/Zwicker/McKnight
Establishes certain requirements for use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities in school districts, educational services commissions, and approved private schools for students with disabilities.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

A-2352 Vainieri Huttle/Maher Muoio/Singleton/Caputo/Jasey
Requires Commissioner of Education to include data on chronic absenteeism and disciplinary suspensions on School Report Card and requires public schools to make certain efforts to combat chronic absenteeism.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-3655 / S-2728 Mosquera/Egan Jones/Holley/McKnight/Downey/Diegnan, Jr./Cruz-Perez
Requires board of education to post information about child abuse hotline in each school.
Passed by the Senate

A-4281 DeAngelo/Lagana
Exempts fuel used for operation of certain school buses from petroleum products gross receipts tax and motor fuel tax; clarifies tax treatment of certain dyed fuel thereunder; clarifies determination of taxable estates of certain decedents.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

A-4318 Benson/DeCroce/McKnight
Establishes grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-4457 Caride/Quijano/Singleton/Chiaravalloti/Sweeney/Ruiz
Provides certain immunity to board of director members and employees of private schools for students with disabilities if they report incidents of bullying in compliance with school policy.
Substituted for S-3559 ; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

A-5254 Benson/Quijano
Requires New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association to allow public high schools in same school district to enter into cooperative sports programs if schools are unable to field varsity teams individually.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-447 Allen/Ruiz
Requires Commissioner of Education to include data on chronic absenteeism and disciplinary suspensions on School Report Card and requires public schools to make certain efforts to combat chronic absenteeism.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-1163 O’Toole
Establishes certain requirements for use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities in school districts, educational services commissions, and approved private schools for students with disabilities.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

S-2313 Rice/Ruiz
Requires school buildings to be equipped with emergency light and panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2704 Diegnan, Jr./Ruiz
Establishes grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2748 Sarlo/Oroho
Exempts fuel used for operation of certain school buses from petroleum products gross receipts tax and motor fuel tax; clarifies tax treatment of certain dyed fuel thereunder; clarifies determination of taxable estates of certain decedents.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-3447 Turner/Greenstein
Requires public schools to allow certain students not enrolled in school to participate in interscholastic athletics; allows public high schools in same district to enter into cooperative sports programs under certain conditions.

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