Bills Sponsored (2020-2021 Session)

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2020-2021 Legislative Session

Bill No. Synopsis

ACR-98
Applies to Congress for an Article V Convention of States to limit certain powers of the federal government and terms of office.
A4255 “Murphy’s Law”; nullifies Governor’s order, rule, or regulation to address declared emergency, or relevant portion thereof, when Governor violates same; creates affirmative defense to prosecution for same violation committed by Governor.
Judiciary

A3963
Delays mandatory retirement in SPRS when it would occur during period of state of emergency; extends eligibility for appointment as member of State Police and enrollment in SPRS for 160th Class of State Police Academy.
A4012 Authorizes pharmacists to order and administer test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) consistent with federal guidance; requires health benefits and Medicaid coverage for tests.

A1521
Authorizes creation of special license plates commemorating horse as State animal.

A4325
Requires registered voters to present identification when voting at polling place.
State and Local Government

A4327
Permits licensed motor vehicle dealers to facilitate issuance of titles and registrations for used motor vehicles purchased by private sale.

AJR178
Designates August 31 of each year “Overdose Awareness Day” in New Jersey. Substituted by another Bill

A4013
Requires certain group homes to install electronic monitoring devices in common areas, upon request and with uniform resident consent, and to permit consensual use of such devices in private rooms.

A108
Revises and updates public utility franchise process; allows State’s political subdivisions to revoke franchises; increases certain penalties.

A4048
Expands authority of emergency management departments in requesting assistance outside normal territorial jurisdictions.

A1505
Mandates that “Honor and Remember Flag” be displayed at certain public buildings.

A4486
Authorizes MVC to use stored driver’s license or identification card photo for longer than eight years; limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions during COVID-19 pandemic.

A4413
Appropriates $30 million to EDA from federal “Coronavirus Relief Fund” to assist food establishments impacted by Executive Order No. 158

A4461
Requires State to enter into contract and coordinate with certain cooperative purchasing systems for procurement of COVID-19 related goods and services by school districts.

A4518
Increases penalty for “bombing” online meeting or teleconference under certain circumstances.

A4659
Prohibits government entity or school from requiring influenza vaccinations for persons who are 18 years of age or younger.

A2228
“Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”; bans abortion 20 weeks or more after fertilization.

A4659
Prohibits government entity or school from requiring influenza vaccinations for persons who are 18 years of age or younger.

A4793
Authorizes any member of the Legislature to perform all functions of notary public.

A4794
Exempts poll worker wages from affecting unemployment compensation.

A4795
Allows gross income tax deduction for taxpayers who pay for childcare costs for qualifying children doing remote learning as result of COVID-19 pandemic.

A4806
Permits municipalities to authorize programs encouraging local shopping through property tax rewards; validates certain related municipal actions.

A4792
Appropriates $30 million to EDA from federal “Coronavirus Relief Fund” to assist certain live entertainment venues.

A4811
Concerns approval process for personal protective equipment and State stockpiles of personal protective equipment.

A4796
Requires MVC to waive convenience fee charged for online transactions during COVID-19 public health emergency and state of emergency.

A4795
Allows gross income tax deduction for taxpayers who pay for childcare costs for qualifying children doing remote learning as result of COVID-19 pandemic.

A4794
Exempts poll worker wages from affecting unemployment compensation.

A4793
Authorizes any member of the Legislature to perform all functions of notary public.

A4806
Permits municipalities to authorize programs encouraging local shopping through property tax rewards; validates certain related municipal actions.

A4798
Requires electric public utilities to establish interest-free revolving loan program to help residential customers purchase standby emergency power generators.

A4911
Expands epinephrine access laws to include epinephrine nasal sprays.

A4938
Exempts protective face coverings from sales and use tax.

A4949
Exempts protective face coverings from sales and use tax during public health emergencies.

A4995
Establishes pilot program in DOE to support establishment of criminal justice career academies in public high schools.

AJR194
Designates first full week of May of each year as “Teacher Appreciation Week.

A4946
Provides gross income tax credits for certain education and child care expenditures incurred by taxpayers with qualifying children engaged in virtual or remote instruction because of COVID-19 pandemic

A4980
Authorizes issuance of classic NJ license plates.

A4936
Limits “tobacco and vapor products tax” on cigars to up to $0.50 per cigar.

A4980
Authorizes issuance of classic NJ license plates.

AJR168
Designates October of each year as “First Responders Appreciation Month.”

A4990
Prohibits State aid and grants to municipalities that reduce law enforcement budgets by certain amount.

A1616
Requires certain student identification cards to contain telephone number for suicide prevention hotline.

A5204
Prohibits use of deposit funds by event venues for certain purposes; establishes certain requirements for event venues during declared public health emergencies.

A2207
Makes certain for-profit debt adjusters eligible for licensing to conduct business in State.

AR232
Respectfully urges National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induct Joan Whitney Payson into Hall of Fame.

A5450
Provides that if minor under age 18 unlawfully buys or possesses alcoholic beverages or cannabis and receives written warning from law enforcement, the minor’s parent or guardian would be notified in writing.

A5471
Allows current and former judicial officers, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers and certain family or household members to register to vote without disclosing residential address; prohibits public disclosure of that information.

A5482
Dedicates State reserve of certain federal funds to in-person and hybrid school districts.

A5483
Redistributes fiscal year 2023 transportation and security aid from remote school districts to in-person school districts.

A1075
Requires DEP, DOH, DCA, owners or operators of public water systems, and owners or operators of certain buildings to take certain actions to prevent and control cases of Legionnaires’ disease.

A3194
New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice Act.

A5285
Exempts sales of investment metal bullion and certain investment coins from sales and use tax.

A5451
Revises emergency care services referral standards for providers of telemedicine and telehealth.

A5781
Authorizes SDA to fund COVID-19 related school facilities projects.

A5770
Provides employment protections for certain medical professionals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.

A5771
Provides employment protections for paid first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.

A5800
Authorizes purchaser of automobile by private sale to operate automobile for three-day period following purchase without permanent registration or transfer of title.
A5659 Requires State entities engaging in projects resulting in deforestation of any size to submit plan to DEP for no net loss of forested areas.
A5229 Permits paramedics to administer vaccines during outbreaks of communicable diseases.
A5831 Prohibits mandatory mask use at youth camps.
AJR233 Designates January 13 of each year as Korean American Day in New Jersey.
AJR232 Designates April 30 of each year as “Therapy Animal Day” in New Jersey.
A5874 Requires electric, gas, and water public utilities to disseminate outage information to customers through autodialed telephone call, text message, and electronic mail alert service.
A5875 Requires certain public utilities to publicize information concerning bill payment assistance programs.
A5868 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.
A5429 Authorizes proportional property tax exemption for honorably discharged veterans having a service-connected permanent disability.
A5827 Requires public schools to post curriculum plans online; requires school districts to make textbooks or other materials used in implementing curriculum plans available for inspection by parents and legal guardians.

Bill information updated as of 1/17/18