Legislative Update Masthead
TO:
FROM:
DATE:
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NJASA Members
Melanie Schulz, NJASA Director of Government Relations
September 28, 2016
NJASA Legislative Update
On Monday, September 26, 2016 the following legislative activity occurred:

A-2220 Benson/Webber
Authorizes local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law." and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies.
Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading

A-2353 Vainieri Huttle/Jasey/Mukherji/Benson/Quijano
Establishes measures to deter steroid use among students; appropriates $45,000 to DOE for New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association testing of student-athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing substances.
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

S-1210 Bucco
Requires certain employees and candidates for public school employment or service and youth camp employees to undergo child abuse record information check.
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2556 Cruz-Perez
Establishes "New Jersey College Ready Students Program Act"; provides tuition-free dual enrollment opportunity at county college for certain high school students.
Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee

S-2565 Weinberg/Ruiz
Requires certain public facilities and offices to provide on-site lactation room; DOH to provide information about lactation room availability; and DOE to provide information on lactation policies in schools.
Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

S-2567 Cruz-Perez
Establishes "High School to College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.
Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee
 
SCR-123 Kyrillos/Oroho
Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize changes to pension and health care benefits of public employees and to require State to make annual pension payments in certain circumstances.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee