Legislative Update Masthead
TO:
FROM:
DATE:
RE:
NJASA Members
Melanie Schulz, NJASA Director of Government Relations
September 19, 2016
NJASA Legislative Update
On September 15, 2016 the legislative activity occurred:

A-2220 Benson
Authorizes local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law." and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies.
Passed in Assembly  
 
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.
Passed in Assembly  

A-4063 Jasey  
Limits use of student progress on standardized assessments to no more than 10 percent of overall evaluation.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4065 Singleton/Egan Jones 
Appropriates up to $20 million from societal benefits charge to DEP for remediation of lead contamination in drinking water in public buildings.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
 
A-4077 Vainieri Huttle 
Revises and codifies schedule for childhood lead screening along with other immunization and wellness checks as precondition of child's initial entry into school system.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

A-4087 Schaer/Jasey 
Establishes "New Jersey College Ready Students Program Act"; provides tuition-free dual enrollment opportunity at county college for certain high school students.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

A-4088 Schaer/Jasey 
Establishes "High School to College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

A-4111 Pintor Marin 
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, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
 
A-4122 Caride/Jasey 
Eliminates use of standardized assessments as measure of student growth or progress in evaluations of teachers, principals, assistant principals, and vice-principals.
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.
2nd reading in Senate to concur with Governor's recommendations  
 
S-2062 Bateman
Appropriates up to $20 million from societal benefits charge to DEP for remediation of lead contamination in drinking water in public buildings.
Passed in Senate  
 
SCR-119 Sweeney/Ruiz
Establishes State School Aid Funding Fairness Commission.
Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading; Emergency resolution; Passed in Senate
 
S-2537 Turner 
Establishes pilot program in DOE to provide supplemental reading instruction to students in grades K through 3.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee