June 17th
Weekly Newsletter
New Jersey Update
This afternoon, Governor Murphy announced an additional 195 positive COVID-19 cases, increasing the statewide total to 890,878. An additional 7 deaths were announced, increasing the statewide total to 23,674. There have been 9,318,817 COVID019 vaccination doses administered to NJ residents, with 4,649,450 residents now fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, Governor Murphy acknowledged that Friday New Jersey will be celebrating Juneteenth as a State holiday for the first time. Juneteenth is celebrated to mark the end of slavery in our nation. Governor Murphy emphasized that we still must endeavor to do more to ensure equal access to all aspects of society including, education, health care, housing, jobs, and justice not just in our words, but also in our deeds.

On Monday, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1st. There will be a grace period through December 31st. This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistant programs. The Governor announced there will be no one facing utility disconnection before December 31st. 

The Department of Health Commissioner, Judy Persichilli, announced the Department will be lifting the order on adult medical day healthcare centers so they can reopen. The Department will be sending these facilities guidance on reopening. This information will also be available on the Department of Health's website and will provided in a future update.
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Legislative Update

Monday, June 14th:
Assembly Agriculture Committee, 9:00a, remotely. (Revised 06/13/2021)

A1365 Prohibits harassing or taking of certain wildlife at competitive event; establishes penalties. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A1578 [bill added] Establishes NJ Agricultural Literacy Week. Passed
 

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, 9:15a, remotely.
For discussion only: A-5788
A5788 Requires certain law enforcement officers be periodically vetted for evidence of personal bias.

A5790 Requires Attorney General to establish and maintain domestic extremist organization database. Passed

A5792 Requires law enforcement agencies to establish review council in internal affairs unit to investigate law enforcement officers who participate in hate groups. Passed

A5864 Allows law enforcement officers to review body worn camera recordings prior to creating initial report. Passed with Committee Amendments 

ACR216 Condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and rejects attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred. Passed with Committee Substitute 


Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, 10:30a, remotely. (Revised 06/11/2021)
A4872 Requires NJT to pay certain staff and subcontractors one-and-a-half times regular rate for work done during state of emergency. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5669 Requires MVC to establish system for salvage processors to electronically process salvage certificates of title. Passed

A5737 [bill added] Establishes Asian American Pacific Islander Commission. Passed
A5814 Creates School Bus Safety Ombudsman position in, but not of, Department of Education. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5818 Provides for debarment of school bus contractors for certain violations; requires certain information in pupil transportation contract bid. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5819 Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for transportation infrastructure projects for FY2022. Passed with Committee Amendments


Assembly Regulated Professions Committee, 12:00p, remotely. (Revised 06/11/2021)
A1712 Concerns disclosure of certain information prior to sale of real estate. Passed

A5516 Adds two public members to State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and prohibits licensure for individuals convicted of certain offenses. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5536 [bill added] Allows formation of limited liability companies by real estate salespersons and broker-salespersons to receive commission income and requires certain disclosures on promotions. Passed

S1047 Concerns disclosure of certain information prior to sale of real estate. Passed

S3494 Adds two public members to State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and prohibits licensure for individuals convicted of certain offenses. Passed

S3590 [bill added] Allows formation of limited liability companies by real estate salespersons and broker-salespersons to receive commission income and requires certain disclosures on promotions. Passed


Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, 1:30p, remotely.
A5849 Requires Adjutant General of DMVA send weekly reports to Commissioner of DOH on status of veterans' homes in State during public health emergency. Passed

A5850 Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to hold quarterly town hall meetings with veterans' guardians. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5851 Allows veteran's guardian to remove veteran from DMVA veterans' memorial home under certain emergency circumstances. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5852 Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to communicate with veterans' guardians via at least two communication means. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5853 Requires administrator and assistant administrator at State veterans' memorial home have prior work experience in clinical setting. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5854 Requires position of resident advocate at each State veterans' memorial home. Passed

A5855 Requires DMVA veterans' facilities provide payroll-based journal information to NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Passed

A5856 Requires Director of Division of Veterans' Healthcare Services in DMVA to have prior clinical and long-term care experience. Passed with Committee Amendments


Assembly Human Services Committee, 3:00p, remotely. (Revised 06/11/2021)
A1259 Requires pharmacy benefits manager providing services within Medicaid program to disclose certain information to DHS. Passed with Committee Amendments

A4688 Codifies and establishes certain network adequacy standards for pediatric primary and specialty care in Medicaid program. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5893 [bill added] Provides voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns for Special Olympics New Jersey. Passed

S249   Requires pharmacy benefits manager providing services within Medicaid program to disclose certain information to DHS. Passed

S3000 Codifies and establishes certain network adequacy standards for pediatric primary and specialty care in Medicaid program. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3318 [bill added] Provides voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns for Special Olympics New Jersey. Passed


Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, 3:15p, remotely.
A2294 Prohibits use of receipt paper containing bisphenol A. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5663 Increases penalties for unauthorized transportation or disposal of solid waste. Passed

A5803 Exempts plastic material processed at advanced plastic processing facilities from State laws regulating solid waste disposal and recycling. Passed

A5822 Renames Dismal Swamp and Dismal Swamp Preservation Commission as "Peter J. Barnes III Wildlife Preserve" and "Peter J. Barnes III Wildlife Preservation Commission." Passed

A5841 Revises certain funding provisions for financial assistance and grants from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund. Passed

AJR230 Designates May of each year as "Bag Up NJ Month." Passed


Tuesday, June 15th:

Senate Economic Growth Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4, Annex. (Revised 06/14/2021)
A998    [bill added] Establishes social innovation loan guarantee pilot program and study commission within New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority concerning opioid and other substance use disorders. Passed 

A2349  [bill added] The "New Jersey Social Innovation Act"; establishes social innovation loan pilot program and study commission within EDA. Combined with A998 and Passed 

A4958  Provides temporary exemption under sales and use tax for winterizing certain small business operations. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S1534  [bill added] Establishes social innovation loan guarantee pilot program and study commission within New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority concerning opioid and other substance use disorders. Combined with S3144 and Passed

S1778  Creates office to encourage creation of federal jobs and infrastructure investment in the State. Passed 

S2674  Provides for uniform regulation of small wireless facility deployment in this State. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3144  The "New Jersey Social Innovation Act"; establishes social innovation loan pilot program and study commission within EDA. Passed with Committee Substitute 

S3412  Prohibits imposition of certain charges on voice communications service bill that were not authorized by customer. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3559  Directs Department of Agriculture to establish New Jersey Minority, Woman, and Underserved Farmer Registry. Passed 

S3740  Provides temporary exemption under sales and use tax for winterizing certain small business operations. Passed with Committee Amendments 
 

Senate Environment and Energy Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 6, Annex. (Revised 06/14/2021)
A1841  Allows gross income tax deduction for amounts paid for removal of lead, asbestos and other contaminants from taxpayer's residential property. Passed 

A2374  [bill added] Directs EDA to establish program for public or private financing of certain renewable energy, water, and storm resiliency projects through use by municipalities of voluntary special assessments for certain property owners. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S335    Permits certain deer control activities; establishes check-off donation on hunting license applications to support venison donation program; authorizes issuance of multi-species depredation permit for wildlife control on farmland. Passed 

S1411  Allows gross income tax deduction for amounts paid for removal of lead, asbestos and other contaminants from taxpayer's residential property. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S1953  [bill added] Directs EDA to establish program for public or private financing of certain renewable energy, water, and storm resiliency projects through use by municipalities of voluntary special assessments for certain property owners. Passed with Committee Substitute 

S3484  Increases amount of solar energy generation on lands eligible for farmland assessment under certain conditions; revises law concerning solar energy generation on preserved farmland; directs BPU to provide certain incentives to "dual-use" solar projects on Passed with Committee Substitute 
 
S3812  Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022. Passed 

S3813  Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022. Passed 

S3902  [bill added] Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to guarantee local government bonds or provide other assistance for certain local redevelopment projects. Passed 

S3926  [bill added] Authorizes certain offshore wind projects to construct power lines and obtain real property interests; grants BPU authority to supersede certain local governmental powers upon petition from offshore wind project. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3932  [bill added] Revises certain funding provisions for financial assistance and grants from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund. Passed 

SCR151 Approves FY 2022 Financial Plan of NJ Infrastructure Bank. Passed 
 
 

Senate Higher Education Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 1, Annex. (Revised 06/14/2021)
S1230  Establishes "New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission."

S3216  "Manufacturing in Higher Education Act"; requires various State entities to promote manufacturing career pathways for students and provides assistance to manufacturing industry. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3683  Requires institutions of higher education to provide certain student loan information. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3708  Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions that have agreements with online program managers to disclose online program information. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3709  Requires online program manager providing marketing services for institution of higher education or proprietary institution licensed to offer academic degrees to self-identify as third party to prospective students. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3710  Requires certain institutions of higher education and degree-granting proprietary institutions to submit certain documentation on online program managers to Secretary of Higher Education. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3711  Requires four-year public institutions of higher education to provide on website certain information on online degree students and graduate degree students. Passed 

S3811  Establishes Kean University as public urban research university. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3931  [bill added] Revises effective date of "New Jersey Fair Play Act." Passed
 

Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, 1:00p, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4, Annex. (Revised 06/14/2021)
The committee heard testimony from the Rutgers Equine Science Center regarding their program and a study at the center.

S3028  Permits dogs to visit at State veterans' residential facilities. Passed with Committee Amendments 

3515  Broadens eligibility for gross income tax credit to family caregivers of certain armed service members with physical disabilities. Passed 

S3754  Authorizes military service members, spouses, and dependents with out-of-state domicile to operate motor vehicles in New Jersey. Passed 

S3903  Requires administrator and assistant administrator at State veterans' memorial home have prior work experience in clinical setting. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3904  Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to communicate with veterans' guardians via at least two communication means. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3905  Allows veteran's guardian to remove veteran from DMVA veterans' memorial home under certain emergency circumstances. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3906  Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to hold quarterly town hall meetings with veterans' guardians. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3907  Requires position of resident advocate at each State veterans' memorial home. Passed 

S3908  Requires DMVA veterans' facilities provide payroll-based journal information to NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Passed 

S3909  Requires Director of Division of Veterans' Healthcare Services in DMVA to have prior clinical and long-term care experience. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3918  Requires Adjutant General of DMVA send weekly reports to Commissioner of DOH on status of veterans' homes in State during public health emergency. Passed 


´╗┐Wednesday, June 16th:

Assembly Appropriations Committee, 10:30a, remotely. (Revised 06/15/2021)
A653    Places cap of $100 on amount paid by covered persons for purchase of insulin. Combined with A954 and passed with Committee Amendments 

A954    Provides that purchase of insulin is not subject to deductible; requires health insurers to limit copayments and coinsurance for insulin; requires insulin manufacturers to submit report to Commissioner of Banking and Insurance. Combined with A653 and passed with Committee Amendments

A1116  Provides for uniform regulation of small wireless facility deployment in this State. Passed with Committee Amendments

A1536  [bill added] Concerns sign fabrication and prevailing wage requirements. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A1669  Requires health insurers to limit copayments for insulin. Combined with A954 and A653 and passed with committee amendments 

A1925  Requires that certain realty transfer fee revenues be dedicated to Special Needs Housing Trust Fund. Passed 

A1971  Directs BPU to develop and implement electric school bus pilot program. Passed with Committee Amendments 
            
A2103  [bill added] Permits counties and municipalities to bond for alternative fuel vehicles. Passed
            
A2687  Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain low performing schools. Passed 

A2991  Concerns local taxation of business personal property of local exchange telephone companies. Passed 

A3027  [bill added] Commits $3 million from Supplemental Workforce Fund for Basic Skill to NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development. Passed
            
A3149  Increases penalty for hazing; clarifies that prohibited conduct includes causing, coercing, or forcing consumption of alcohol or drugs. Passed with Committee Substitute 

A3165  Clarifies that application to collocate wireless communications equipment be reviewed by administrative officer. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A3574  Makes supplemental appropriation of $250,000 from General Fund to NJ Agricultural Experiment Station for tick research and control. Passed 

A4179  [bill added] Revises requirements for health insurance providers and Medicaid to cover services provided using telemedicine and telehealth; appropriates $5 million. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A4200  [bill added] Requires reimbursement rate for health care services provided using telehealth and telemedicine equal reimbursement rate for services provided in person. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A4238  Establishes minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate for adult medical day care services. Passed 

A4330  "Economic Emergency Investment Stabilization Act"; allows EDA to invest in businesses impacted by major economic emergencies. Passed 
            
A4517  Requires Civil Service Commission establish mentoring program for minority civil service law enforcement applicants. Passed 
A4542  Requires Civil Services Commission to undertake various initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity within law enforcement agencies. Passed 

A4543  Requires civil service commission to notify a certified eligible by certified mail and via electronic mail. Passed 

A4598  Establishes oversight database to aid in civil service hiring process for law enforcement officers; requires Statewide diversity analysis of law enforcement. Passed

A4656  [bill added] Authorizes creation of local civilian review boards to review police operations and conduct; appropriates $800,000. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A4663  [bill added] Creates two-year "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities Pilot Program" in Juvenile Justice Commission; appropriates $4.2 million in FY 2022 and FY 2023. Passed 

A4687  Provides service credit for PERS member for former membership in transit retirement program. Passed 

A4688  Codifies and establishes certain network adequacy standards for pediatric primary and specialty care in Medicaid program. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A4746  Requires that certain provider subsidy payments for child care services be based on enrollment. Passed 

A4790  Requires DHS to contract with third party entity to apply risk reduction model to Medicaid prescription drug services. Passed

A4814  Allows mail-in voter to cure mail-in ballot due to missing certificate. Passed 

A5008  "Stillbirth Resource Center" and programs for the prevention and reduction of incidences of stillbirth; expands list of professionals authorized to provide stillbirth-related care. Passed 

A5306  Allows certain voters residing overseas to vote in any election in this State regardless of duration of overseas residency or intent to return. Passed 

A5326  Makes FY2021 supplemental appropriation of $1.5 million from General Fund to State Mosquito Control Commission. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5377  Establishes "Food Innovation District Program." Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5465  Changes effective date of new law concerning certain State contracts for mental health, behavioral health, and addiction services. Passed 

A5484  Requires New Jersey Racing Commission to adopt procedures to enforce internal controls; requires annual audit. Passed 

A5537  Modifies certain procedures pertaining to school district regionalization; establishes grant program for cost reimbursement of conducting regionalization feasibility studies; and provides financial incentives for regionalization. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5540  Supplements Department of Transportation language provisions in FY 2021 Appropriations Act to provide flexibility for debt service payments. Passed 

A5580  Restores and revises Urban Enterprise Zone program. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5588  Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022. Passed 

A5589  Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022. Passed

A5683  Modifies Garden State Growth Zone tax exemption program. Passed 

A5684  Provides mortgage payment relief for residential property owners and small landlords during time of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5689  Appropriates $25,000,000 from General Fund to Department of State for travel and tourism advertising and promotion for recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. Passed 

A5691  Concerns liability of certain non-profit and governmental employers for unemployment benefits paid during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic state of emergency; appropriates $50 million. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5701  Creates special education unit within the Office of Administrative Law; requires annual report. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5703  Requires certain health insurers, Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, SHBP, and SEHBP to cover naloxone without imposing prior authorization requirements. Passed 

A5752  Requires Commissioner of Corrections to appoint workforce skills training development officer to administer, enhance, and supplement inmate workforce skills training programming. Passed

A5753  Requires request for proposal to establish project to evaluate and make recommendations for realignment of correctional facilities and other efficiency measures. Passed

A5756  Prohibits forfeiture of inmate's commutation credits for minor disciplinary infractions and expands inmate's ability to restore certain forfeited credits. Passed 

A5778  Makes supplemental appropriation of $10 million for grants for certain lake management activities for recreation and conservation purposes. Passed with Committee Substitute 

A5785  Permits prosecutors to enroll in Prosecutors Part of PERS. Passed 

A5816  Allows county boards of elections to expand staff and appoint clerk within county budgetary requirements. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5817  Revises violation and fines for approving or assigning unauthorized individuals as school bus drivers. Passed
 
A5825  Changes effective date of Garden State Health Plan; exempts certain charter and renaissance schools from certain healthcare plan requirements; requires certain negotiations over certain health care costs. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5834  Extends deadline for completion and filing of annual audit report of school district for 2020-2021 school year; establishes deadline for submission of Audit Summary for 2020-2021 school year. Passed 

A5840  Authorizes State Treasurer to enter lease for real property and improvements with NJEDA for construction of New Jersey Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County. Passed 

A5848  Makes permanent temporary enactment allowing certain alcoholic beverage retailers to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks; establishes certain sale and delivery privileges for alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5854  Requires position of resident advocate at each State veterans' memorial home. Passed 

A5865  Establishes the "Female Inmates' Rights Protection Act." Passed 

A5879  Appropriates $20 million for HFMA to grant loans to developers of certain affordable housing projects. Passed 

A5880  Directs DHS to develop mobile software program for SNAP recipients; appropriates $2million. Passed 

A5882  Establishes State supplement for federal summer food service program meals. Passed 

A5883  Establishes State supplement for "breakfast after the bell" meals. Passed 

A5884  Establishes Office of Food Insecurity Advocate. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5886  Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for school security projects in certain school districts; appropriates $66,173,243. Passed 

A5887  Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for water infrastructure projects in certain school districts; appropriates $6,608,212. Passed 

A5888  Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $26,456,996. Passed 

A5889  Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Fund" for career and technical education expansion in county vocational school districts; appropriates $222,904,769. Passed 

A5890  Concerns enforcement of employee misclassification and stop-work order laws. Passed with Committee Amendments

A5891  Creates "Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance" in DOLWD; appropriates $1 million from General Fund. Passed

A5892  Streamlines identification of employee misclassification. Passed 

A5894  Authorizes certain offshore wind projects to construct power lines and obtain real property interests; grants BPU authority to supersede certain local governmental powers upon petition from offshore wind project. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5895  Concerns construction code enforcing agency fee revenue. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5896  [bill added] Authorizes supplemental State aid to school districts receiving certain federal Impact Aid; makes appropriation. Passed

A5897  [bill added] Authorizes Capital City Redevelopment Corporation on behalf of State Treasurer to sell surplus real property and improvements located in City of Trenton, County of Mercer; appropriates proceeds of sale. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5898  [bill added] Temporarily expands summer working hours for certain minors. Passed 

A5902  [bill added] Requires use of design-bid-build or design-build delivery system for certain local government construction projects. Passed 

S84      "Timothy J. Piazza's Law"; expands scope of hazing activities and increases penalties for hazing resulting in injury; requires institutions of higher education, and public and nonpublic high schools and middle schools to adopt anti-hazing policies. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S887    Requires DHS to contract with third party entity to apply risk reduction model to Medicaid prescription drug services. Passed

S969    Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain low performing schools. Passed 

S1010  [bill added] Permits counties and municipalities to bond for alternative fuel vehicles. Passed

S1255  Requires that certain realty transfer fee revenues be dedicated to the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund. Passed 

S2093  Expands scope of activities constituting hazing; increases penalties for hazing resulting in injury; requires institutions of higher education and public and nonpublic high schools and middle schools to adopt anti-hazing policies. Combined with S84 and passed 

S2160  Creates special education unit within the Office of Administrative Law; requires annual report. Passed 

S2559  [bill added] Revises requirements for health insurance providers and Medicaid to cover services provided using telemedicine and telehealth; appropriates $5 million. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S2765  Requires Civil Services Commission to undertake various initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity within law enforcement agencies. Passed 

S2766  Requires Civil Service Commission establish mentoring program for minority civil service law enforcement applicants. Passed 

S2767  Establishes oversight database to aid in civil service hiring process for law enforcement officers; requires Statewide diversity analysis of law enforcement. Passed 

S3000  Codifies and establishes certain network adequacy standards for pediatric primary and specialty care in Medicaid program. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3488  Modifies certain procedures pertaining to school district regionalization; establishes grant program for cost reimbursement of conducting regionalization feasibility studies; and provides financial incentives for regionalization. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3489  Changes effective date of new law concerning certain State contracts for mental health, behavioral health, and addiction services. Passed 

S3618  Makes supplemental appropriation of $10 million for grants for certain lake management activities for recreation and conservation purposes. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3686  Supplements Department of Transportation language provisions in FY 2021 Appropriations Act to provide flexibility for debt service payments. Passed 

S3714  Concerns liability of certain non-profit and governmental employers for unemployment benefits paid during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic state of emergency; appropriates $50 million. Passed with Committee Amendments 

SCR133 Amends State Constitution to permit sports wagering through casinos and current or former horse racetracks on any collegiate athletic competitions. Passed 

Assembly Women and Children Committee, 9:15a, remotely. (Revised 06/15/2021)
The Committee will held a hearing on the challenges parents and families of children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) face when trying to access and navigate New Jersey's Children's System of Care.

A2957  Establishes task force to examine issues and make recommendations concerning youth sports, including abusive coaching, confrontational parents, and bullying of players. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5672  Increases maximum number of monthly respite care service hours funded through DCF for certain families. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5880  Directs DHS to develop mobile software program for SNAP recipients; appropriates $2million. Passed 

A5881  Requires DHS to stagger issuance dates of SNAP benefits to newly eligible enrollees. Passed 

A5882  Establishes State supplement for federal summer food service program meals. Passed 

A5883  Establishes State supplement for "breakfast after the bell" meals. Passed 

A5884  Establishes Office of Food Insecurity Advocate. Passed with Committee Amendments 
 
Senate Commerce Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 6, Annex. (Revised 06/15/2021)
For discussion only: S-2683
A802    [bill added] Requires certain retailers to train employees on gift card fraud. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A4521  [bill added] Prohibits MVC from requiring power of attorney for certain documents concerning motor vehicle certificates of ownership and salvage certificates of title. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S233    Requires certain disclosures by providers of small business financing. Passed with Committee Substitute 

S867    [bill added] Permits physical therapists to perform dry needling under certain circumstances. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S1233  Requires certain persons and business entities to maintain comprehensive information security program. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S1352  [bill added] Requires certain retailers to train employees on gift card fraud. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S2882  [bill added] Prohibits MVC from requiring power of attorney for certain documents concerning motor vehicle certificates of ownership and salvage certificates of title. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3458  Revises out-of-network arbitration process. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3498  Requires gift card issuer provide certain protections to consumer. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3608  Implements certain guidelines concerning purchase of catalytic converters. Passed 

S3733  Requires health insurance carriers to offer clear cost share plans for individual health benefits plans. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3787  Requires person with an alcoholic beverage license to carry alcoholic beverage liability insurance under certain circumstances. Passed 
 
Senate Labor Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4, Annex.

S3920  Concerns enforcement of employee misclassification and stop-work order laws. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3921  Creates "Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance" in DOLWD; appropriates $1 million from General Fund. Passed

S3922  Streamlines identification of employee misclassification. Passed


Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee, 10:45a, remotely.
A698    Requires incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for legislative redistricting purposes. Passed with Committee Substitute 

A2186  Establishes Statewide database of beds in shelters for the homeless. Passed with Committee Substitute 

A4394  Requires members, officers, and employees of Legislature to undergo implicit bias and cultural competency training. Passed 

A4532  Requires cultural diversity and implicit bias training be included in police basic training curriculum. Passed 

A4979  Establishes immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments. Passed with Committee Amendments 

A5845  Establishes Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program; appropriates $10,000. Passed 

ACR153 Urges Congress to enact legislation requiring transparency and promoting social equity in federal opportunity zones. Passed 

S3584  Establishes immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments. Passed with Committee Amendments 

S3654  Establishes Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program; appropriates $10,000. Passed 

SCR110 Urges Congress to enact legislation requiring transparency and promoting social equity in federal opportunity zones. Passed


Thursday, June 18th:

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, 1:00p, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4, Annex. (Revised 06/17/2021)
A3062 Establishes three year Financial Empowerment Pilot Program. Passed

4250 Revises law concerning notaries and notarial acts; authorizes electronic signatures. Passed

A4433 Creates grant program to encourage school districts to partner with institutions of higher education in training school-based mental health services providers. Passed

A4434 Establishes Student Wellness Grant Program in DOE. Passed

A4436 Establishes "Student Mental Health Task Force" to study resources available to schools and parents to address student mental health needs. Passed

A4484 Requires State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to establish long-term care advocacy and educational training program. Passed

A4881 [bill added] Prohibits appeal of land use decision related to holding meeting electronically. Passed

 A4918 Allows corporations to hold remote shareholder meetings. Passed

A5343 Requires public community water systems to inventory and replace lead service lines within 10 years; provides for recoupment of costs by investor-owned public water systems. Senate Companion Passed with Amendments

A5407 Removes restrictions on special assessments and bond issuances for replacement of residential lead service lines; revises budgetary requirements for operators of certain water systems. Senate Companion Passed with Amendments

A5590 Extends period of municipal stabilization and recovery, with certain modifications, under "Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act." Passed

S555   Establishes task force to examine public school programs and services designed to address student mental health. Passed and Combined

S1196 Establishes three year Financial Empowerment Pilot Program. Passed

S2078 Establishes "Stillbirth Resource Center" and programs for the prevention and reduction of incidences of stillbirth; expands list of professionals authorized to provide stillbirth-related care. Passed

S2508 Revises law concerning notaries and notarial acts; authorizes electronic signatures. Passed

S2515 Establishes postconsumer recycled content requirements for rigid plastic containers, glass containers, paper and plastic carryout bags, and plastic trash bags; prohibits sale of polystyrene loose fill packaging. Passed

S2600 Increases transparency and accountability for NJT and independence of NJT board members; establishes Office of Customer Advocate; requires greater detail for capital program. HELD

S2679 Requires paint producers to implement or participate in paint stewardship program. Passed

S2715 Creates grant program to encourage school districts to partner with institutions of higher education in training school-based mental health services providers. Passed

S2716 Establishes Student Wellness Grant Program in DOE. Passed

S2718 Establishes "Student Mental Health Task Force" to study resources available to schools and parents to address student mental health needs. Passed

S2924 Creates two-year "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities Pilot Program" in Juvenile Justice Commission focused on reducing youth involvement with youth justice system; appropriates $8.4 million in FY 2021 and FY 2022. Passed

S3114 Allows members of PERS Prosecutors Part to establish purchased PERS credit in the Part at additional cost. Passed

S3153 Requires State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to establish long-term care advocacy and educational training program. Passed

S3266 Allows corporations to hold remote shareholder meetings. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3398 Requires public water systems to inventory and replace lead service lines within 20 years and provides for recoupment of costs by investor-owned public water systems. Passed with Committee Amendments

S3452 Reduces alcoholic beverage tax rate on cider and low-percentage alcohol by volume liquors. Passed

S3459 Removes restrictions on special assessments and bond issuances for replacement of residential lead service lines; revises budgetary requirements for operators of certain water systems. Passed

S3600 Restores and revises Urban Enterprise Zone program. HELD

S3637 "New Jersey Retirement Infrastructure Collateralized Holdings Fund Act"; creates trust fund for conveyance of certain assets for benefit of State-administered retirement systems; requires remediation of emergent conditions for certain public assets; appro. HELD

S3685 Permits school teacher who is retired from TPAF to return to employment during public health emergency and state of emergency for COVID-19 pandemic, for up to two years without reenrollment in TPAF. Passed

S3691 Provides financial relief to certain landlords and tenants in response to COVID-19 pandemic; and making appropriations.HELD

S3744 [bill added] Prohibits appeal of land use decision related to holding meeting electronically. Passed

S3780 Permits prosecutors to enroll in Prosecutors Part of PERS. Passed

S3800 Requires certain health insurers, Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, SHBP, and SEHBP to cover opioid antidote without imposing prior authorization requirements. Passed

S3819 Extends period of municipal stabilization and recovery, with certain modifications, under "Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act." Passed

S3867 Establishes Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund and Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council; provides for funds received from opioid settlements to support substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Passed

S3868 Concerns construction code enforcing agency fee revenue. Passed

S3881 Extends deadline for completion and filing of annual audit report of school district for 2020-2021 school year; establishes deadline for submission of Audit Summary for 2020-2021 school year. Passed

S3941 Directs DHS to develop mobile software program for SNAP recipients. Passed

S3942 Requires DHS to stagger issuance dates of SNAP benefits to newly eligible enrollees. Passed

S3943 Establishes State supplement for federal summer food service program meals. Passed

S3944 Establishes State supplement for "breakfast after the bell" meals. Passed

S3945 Establishes Office of Food Insecurity Advocate. Passed

S3948 Authorizes supplemental State aid to school districts receiving certain federal Impact Aid; makes appropriation. Passed

S3955 Establishes "Rental Assistance Navigation Program" in DCA; makes appropriation. Passed

S3958 Authorizes Capital City Redevelopment Corporation on behalf of State Treasurer to sell surplus real property and improvements located in City of Trenton, County of Mercer; appropriates proceeds of sale. Passed
           
S3959 Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for school security projects in certain school districts; appropriates $66,173,243.

           
S3960 Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for water infrastructure projects in certain school districts; appropriates $6,608,212.

S3961 Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $26,456,996.

S3962 Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Fund" for career and technical education expansion in county vocational school districts; appropriates $222,904,769.

S3963 Temporarily expands summer working hours for certain minors. Passed
           
S3964 Requires incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for municipal, county, and congressional redistricting purposes. Passed
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