Legislative Update Masthead
NJASA Members
Melanie Schulz, NJASA Director of Government Relations
November 23, 2016
NJASA Legislative Update
If you have any questions regarding the legislative update please email me at mschulz@njasa.net.

On Monday, November 21, 2016 the following legislative activity occurred:

A-2158 Diegnan, Jr./Coughlin/Wolfe/Holley/McKnight
Authorizes use of emergency reserve fund or proceeds from bonds issued by EDA to finance school security improvements.
Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor

A-3396 McKnight/Chiaravalloti/Pintor Marin/Holley/Wimberly/Quijano
Requires financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight.
Passed by the Assembly

A-4019 Mazzeo/Mukherji/Andrzejczak/Land/DeCroce/McKnight/Danielsen
Permits eligible students who are members of United States Armed Forces to wear military uniform at high school graduation.
Passed in Assembly

A-4332 Maher Muoio
Requires minimum of one school bus aide for every 15 special needs students on school bus.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4333 Vainieri Huttle
Requires board of education to post information about child abuse hotline in each school.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4335 Singleton/Conaway, Jr.
"Antwan's Law"; reduces speed limit on Route 130 near Burlington City High School and Wilbur Watts Intermediate School.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

A-4336 Singleton 
Allows counties and municipalities to establish, or request DOT to establish, reduced speed limits near schools.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

A-4337 Singleton 
Increases penalty for speeding in school zone.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

ACR-215 Jasey
Determines that State Board of Education regulations to revise assessment required for students to demonstrate graduation proficiency are inconsistent with legislative intent.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

S-86 Bucco/Sweeney 
Establishes Class Three special law enforcement officers to provide security in public and nonpublic schools and county colleges.
Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)  

S-2708 / A-4064 Codey 
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.
Substituted for A-4064; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)  

S-2808 Ruiz 
Requires Commissioner of Education to develop guidance on identifying English language learners for gifted and talented programs.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-2810 / A-4
Sweeney/Kean, Jr./Oroho/Turner/Prieto/Rible/Wimberly/Lagana/Dancer/Schepisi
Requires State to pay its pension contributions on quarterly basis by September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30 of each year, beginning July 1, 2017.
Passed by the Senate; Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading; Substituted for A4; Emergency Resolution (Rible); Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)