January 12, 2017
The last actions for the 2016-2017 session took place on January 8, 2018, Legislative Activity listed below:

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.
Substituted for S-2313 ; Passed Senate 

S-293 Vitale/Smith/Russo/Rumana
Prohibits use of smokeless tobacco in public schools.
Substituted for A-493 ; Passed by the Assembly; Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

S-1163 Corrado/Sweeney
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.
Substituted for A-501 ; Passed by the Assembly; Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

A-597 Lagana/Gusciora/Webber/Mukherji/Holley
Establishes crimes of operating school bus with suspended or revoked driving privileges and being involved in accident causing bodily injury; permanently prohibits passenger and school bus CDL endorsements for persons convicted of those crimes.
Substituted for S-3637 ; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

A-1257 Caride/Jimenez/Mukherji/Holley/Benson/McKnight/Cruz-Perez/Van Drew
Requires school bus transporting students using wheelchairs to be equipped with four-point securement system; requires school bus operator to secure students using wheelchairs.
Substituted for S-2638 ; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

A-2220 Benson/Webber/Oroho/Bell/Singleton/Wimberly
Authorizes local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law." and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies.
Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

S-2485 Diegnan, Jr./Turner/Egan Jones/Mosquera/Mukherji
Requires school districts to offer course in computer science and DOE to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science.
Substituted for A-2873 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

A-3396 McKnight/Chiaravalloti/Pintor Marin/Holley/Wimberly/Quijano/ Addiego/Rice
Requires financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight.
Substituted for S-2885 ; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

S-211 Holzapfel/Whelan
Authorizes use of school bus monitoring systems.
Substituted for A-3798 ; Motion To Aa (O'Scanlon); Motion To Table(Sumter); Passed by the Assembly

S-2397 Ruiz/Diegnan, Jr.
Directs State Board of Education to authorize computer science education endorsement to instructional certificate.
Substituted for A-3870 ; Passed by the Assembly; Received in the Senate; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

A-4165 Chaparro/Mukherji/Chiaravalloti/McKnight/Vainieri Huttle/Gill/Oroho
Requires driver education course, certain new driver brochures, and driver's license written exam to include cyclist and pedestrian safety information.
Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

S-2704 Diegnan, Jr./Ruiz/Benson/DeCroce/McKnight/Pintor Marin
Establishes grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs.
Substituted for A-4318 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

S-2978 Beach/Cruz-Perez/Greenwald
Permits local units and school districts to invest in local government investment pools managed in accordance with applicable Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines.
Substituted for A-4404; Passed by the Assembly; Received in the Senate; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) 

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.
Approved P.L.2017, c.274.

A-4467 Mazzeo/Conaway, Jr./Vainieri Huttle/Wimberly/Mukherji?Bell?Whelan
Clarifies that authorized persons and entities may administer a single dose of any opoid antidote, or multiple doses of any intranasal or intramuscular opioid antidote to overdose victims, with immunity under "Overdose Prevention Act."
Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

S-3416 Greenstein/Diegnan, Jr.
Directs Division of Fire Safety in Department of Community Affairs to survey fire suppression systems in public and nonpublic school buildings.
Substituted for A-5074 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

A-5204 Caride/Holley/McKnight
Requires Commissioner of Education to develop guidance on identifying English language learners who have special needs.
Passed by the Assembly

AR-113 DeAmgelo/McKnight
Designates February 2018 as "Career and Technical Education Month" in New Jersey.
Resolution Passed Assembly; Filed with Secretary of State

S-293 Vitale/Smith
Prohibits use of smokeless tobacco in public schools.
Substituted for A-493 ; Passed by the Assembly; Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

S-447 Allen/Ruiz/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.
Substituted for A-2352 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

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.
Substituted for S-2313 ; Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses)

S-3416 Greenstein/Diegnan, Jr./Quijano/McKnight/Houghtaling/Downey
Directs Division of Fire Safety in Department of Community Affairs to survey fire supression systems in public and nonpublic school buildings.
Substituted for A-5074 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

S-3447 Turner/Greenstein/Benson/Quijano/DeAngelo/Burzichelli
Allows public schools to let certain students not enrolled in school participate in high school interscholastic athletics; allows public high schools in same district to enter into cooperative sports programs under certain conditions.
Passed by the Senate; Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading; Substituted for A-5254 ; Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses)

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