Bills Sponsored (2018-2019 Session)

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2018-2019 Legislative Session

Bill No. Synopsis
A222 Removes authority of MVC to increase certain fees; sets certain fees by statute.
A276 Upgrades penalties for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency.

A278
Establishes the State Debt Capacity Advisory Commission.

A504
Designates “I’m From New Jersey” as the State song.

A511
Requires accountability of NJSPCA and county societies for prevention of cruelty to animals to Attorney General and county prosecutors, respectively.

A512
Changes membership of, and election process for, NJSPCA board of trustees.

A513
Requires third-party disbursement service organization that contracts with local government unit or board of education to post bond against failure to meet obligations.

A514
Revises law concerning disposition of assets of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals that has dissolved or has had its charter revoked, canceled, or suspended.

A579
Requires dealership to notify buyers of recalls on used motor vehicles for sale.

A594
Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance.

A716
“The Reliability, Preparedness, and Storm Response Act of 2012”; requires public utilities to file certain information concerning emergency preparedness with BPU and increases certain penalties.

A776
Excludes amount of certain early withdrawals from qualified retirement plans in determination by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority of applicant’s eligibility for and amount of State tuition aid grant.

A777
Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend additional sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2018; allocates funds from Local Aid Infrastructure Fund for operating and administrative expenses for transportation infrastructure purposes.

A828
Provides for special Bronze Star license plates.

A872
Establishes “Monica’s Law” requiring evidence-based risk assessments in certain domestic violence cases.

A874
Requires training for law enforcement officers and assistant county prosecutors concerning handling of domestic violence cases.

A875
Establishes Statewide program to provide treatment services for children exposed to domestic violence.

A878
“Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act”; requires Internet-connected devices to have blocking capability in certain circumstances.

A886
Provides that certain permits and approvals for critical infrastructure projects must be acted upon within 45 days.

A905
Authorizes Office of Emergency Management to order lowering of reservoir levels prior to certain severe weather events.

A906
Allows courts to issue restraining orders prohibiting persons charged with firearms and gang related offenses from entering premises, locations, or areas where the offense occurred.

A907
Stipulates that retail motor fuel dealers, when paying interchange fees, shall not be charged for costs associated with certain taxes.

A968
Allows certain drug dealing offenses to be graded by “units,” rather than weight, of controlled dangerous substances.

A978
Requires public utility requesting rate increase to hold public hearings in every county.

A979
Permits board of chosen freeholders to establish “Sharing Resources” grant and loan program to encourage shared services and municipal consolidation.

A980
Establishes grant program for school districts to develop in-district and collaborative special education programs and services to reduce need to place classified students out-of-district.

A981
Provides Student Population Density Aid to certain public school districts.

A982
Establishes certain exceptions for emergency personnel operating personal watercraft while providing rescue services.

A983
Establishes measures to improve transparency and accountability of regional authorities of this State; enhances oversight of those authorities by Governor and State Comptroller.

A984
Requires sex offenders to note criminal status on social network accounts.

A985
Prohibits posting of certain personal information on the Internet or misrepresentation of identity on the Internet for the purpose of harassment of a minor child.

A986
Simplifies the certification process for out-of-State teachers.

A987
Requires counties to fix curbs and surrounding areas when damaged during county road projects.

A988
Requires condominium and homeowners’ associations to provide information to federal home loan insurance providers at no cost to potential buyers.

A989
Makes various changes to law governing raffles; requires Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission to create online reporting system and develop single license for conducting multiple games.

A990
Establishes the offense of incest.

A991
Requires water purveyors to develop and implement leak detection programs.

A992
Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of natural gas, and charges for transportation or transmission of natural gas, to public colleges and universities.

A993
Amends definition of “harassment, intimidation, or bullying” in “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.”

A994
Requires State to award certain property tax credits as rebates.

A995
Requires MVC to offer driver’s license knowledge test in Italian.

A996
Requires prescriptions for animals to be issued in name of animal owner; prohibits unnamed persons from possessing prescribed drugs; and requires Prescription Monitoring Program to include information about controlled substances prescribed by veterinarians.

A997
Prohibits investment of pension and annuity funds by State in entities that avoid Superfund obligations to State.

A998
Requires ambulatory care facilities to provide patients with list of fees charged and itemized bill upon request, with opportunity to appeal charges.

A999
Restricts certain practices by carriers and pharmacy benefits managers related to medications and drugs.

A1001
Allows veteran to establish veterans’ preference retroactively for civil service employment list.

A1002
Requires publication of certain information related to toll discounts on E-ZPass website.

A1003
Permits run-of-the-river hydropower facilities to be eligible as Class I renewable energy.

A1004
Mandates that “Honor and Remember Flag” be displayed at certain public buildings.

A1055
Authorizes temporary waiver from requirement that farm winery use NJ grown fruit.

A1067
Requires hiring preference for veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions.

A1070
Authorizes special Support Our Veterans license plate with proceeds supporting New Jersey homeless veteran’s centers.

A1369
Allows for cancellation of certain service contracts without paying early termination fee if customer becomes deceased prior to end of service contract.

A1378
Eliminates general purpose, supplemental and mansion realty transfer fees.

A1386
Revises procedures for securing permit to carry handgun.

A1388
Limits number of bills member of Legislature may introduce; requires every bill to be heard in committee; requires estimate be prepared of cost of drafting and considering each bill.

A1402
Permits transfer of certain special license plates to immediate family member.

A1417
Requires Dept. of Agriculture to create clearinghouse website for vendors to provide surplus food to charities in State.

A1439
Doubles amount of certain retirement income that may be excluded from gross income under gross income tax, eliminates income cap on exclusion.

A1444
The “Safe Playing Fields Act”; restricts use of lawn care pesticides at child care centers and certain schools, playgrounds, and recreational fields.

A1469
Dedicates $140,000 from NJ Brain Injury Research Fund for community based services provided by Statewide alliance dedicated to assisting persons with brain injury through advocacy, education, information and resources, outreach, and support services.

A1588
Requires anyone administered opioid antidote to treat drug overdose be provided with information concerning substance treatment programs and resources.

A1619
Exempts certain properties acquired by municipalities from county, school, and fire district taxes immediately upon aquisition.

A1639
Establishes “Affordable Housing Obligation Study Commission.”

A1645
Requires COAH to administer affordable housing obligations of municipalities based on statewide obligation.

A1646
Authorizes municipal challenge to non-redevlopment housing projects ordered by COAH unless order is based on exclusionary zoning; excludes flood-prone land from affordable housing vacant land analysis; provides housing obligation cap.

A1647
Requires COAH to calculate affordable housing obligations on Statewide basis.

A1648
Establishes additional factors for municipal adjustment used in calculating fair share affordable housing obligations; provides population-based cap for these obligations.

A1649
Prohibits affordable housing obligation exemptions for urban aid municipalities.

A1650
Prohibits imposition of builder’s remedy in exclusionary zoning litigation.

A1677
Suspends fines for certain first-time paperwork violations committed by small businesses.

A1683
Increases penalties for energy “slamming” practices.

A1740
Directs Governor to withdraw from compact establishing Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor; dissolves compact and commission; transfers commission’s NJ operations to State Police.

A1788
Requires DOT to conduct study and issue report on use of rock salt on roadways.

A1810
Permits operation of low-speed electric bicycles.

A1943
Makes desecration of a military monument a crime of the third degree.

A1952
Creates first degree crime of home invasion, makes crime subject to No Early Release Act, and upgrades burglary of a residence to a second degree crime under certain circumstances.

A2016
Authorizes restricted breweries to annually sell up to 1,000 barrels of beer to in-State and out-of-state retailers.

A2092
Clarifies that violation of “New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act” results in loss of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage in certain circumstances; provides certain coverage for innocent persons in event of fraudulent actions by policyholders.

A2118
Eliminates duplication and redundancy in registration of certain apartments.

A2142
Extends certain federal income tax advantages of individual health savings accounts to individual taxpayers under the New Jersey gross income tax.

ACR55
Urges Congress to enact reforms addressing sexual harassment and assault in United States Armed Forces.

ACR79
Proposes amendment to New Jersey Constitution to prohibit exclusionary zoning and clarify municipal obligations regarding affordable housing construction.

ACR80
Proposes constitutional amendment to require Statewide calculation of affordable housing obligation.

AJR16
Designates October of each year as “Opioid Abuse Prevention Month.”

AJR33
Designates first week of May of each year as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.”

AR32
Urges Argentina to fulfill its Superfund obligations for Passaic River and elsewhere.

AR33
Urges EPA to accelerate cleanup of 17-mile Lower Passaic River portion of Diamond Alkali Superfund site.

AR34
Urges Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide E-ZPass discounts to residents of NJ.

AR35
Urges NJTA and Metropolitan Transportation Authority to enter into reciprocity agreement to provide E-ZPass discounts to residents of New York and NJ.

Bill information updated as of 1/17/18