NJ Bills of interest to NOW

NOW-NJ follows the progress of bills in the New Jersy Ledgislature that are of interest to Women in the Garden State. 

Last updated 2/27/16

The following bills are of particular interest:


 

A845/A971/A1649/S488/S1808 Revises alimony laws, including eliminating permanent alimony and establishing guidelines for amount and duration of alimony awards
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A1000/845_I1.HTM
OPPOSED;
passed 6/30; 9/10/2014 Approved P.L.2014, c.42

 

A1259/S873 Permits adoptees and certain others to obtain adoptee's original birth certificate and other related information
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S1000/873_R2.HTM
5/27/2014 Approved P.L.2014, c.9

 

A1910/S946 Implements constitutional amendment providing for pretrial detention of certain criminal defendants; establishes non-monetary bail alternatives for release; authorizes Judiciary to revise fees for certain legal programs and services.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2000/1910_I1.HTM
WATCH;
8/11/2014 Approved P.L.2014, c.31

 

A1999/S1484 "The Opportunity to Compete Act;" establishes certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2000/1999_I1.HTM                                                              SUPPORT; 8/11/2014 Approved P.L.2014, c.32.

 

A2345/S1038 "Wage Transparency Act"; requires reporting of public contractor employment information.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2500/2345_S1.HTM previously A2649 which Christie vetoed
SUPPORT;
8/11/2014 Absolute Veto

 

A2349/S783 "Unfair Wage Recovery Act"; provides that unlawful employment practice occurs each time individual is affected.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2500/2349_U1.HTM
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A2500/2349_S1.HTM
“Ledbetter bill”, supported;
passed June 16; 8/11/2014 Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate; limits compensation to 2 years

 

A2648/S866 Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S1000/866_I1.HTM
SUPPORT if adequate safeguards added; 6/29/2015 Absolute Veto

A2659/S1195 Revises procedure for issuance of amended birth certificate for person who has undergone change in sex
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S1500/1195_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 8/10/2015 Absolute Veto

 

A2795/A4604/S1203/S3104 Provides Medicaid coverage for family planning services to individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A5000/4604_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 9/11/2014 Absolute Veto

 

A2873/S770 Establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A3000/2873_S1.HTM
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A3000/2873_R1.HTM
SUPPORT;
8/11/2014 Absolute Veto, Received in the Senate; 12/18/2014 Lost in the Senate AVOR (24-13)

 

A2910/S1440 Prohibits employment discrimination based on applicant employment status.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A3000/2910_S1.HTM
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A3000/2910_R1.HTM
SUPPORT;
final passage 6/30; 8/18/2014 Absolute Veto

 

A2955/S2127 Establishes certain requirements for hospitals regarding patient-designated caregivers
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S2500/2127_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; Time To Care supports; 11/13/2014 Approved P.L.2014, c.68

 

A3421/S2220 Revises the "Self-Funded Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Regulation Act."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S2500/2220_R1.HTM
suggest OPPOSE; 12/9/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.172

 

A3672/S3103 Makes FY 2013 supplemental appropriation to DOH for $7,453,000 for family planning services
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4000/3672_I1.HTM
11/9/2015 Absolute Veto

 

A3841/S2540 Upgrades violation of a stalking restraining order to a crime of the third degree
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4000/3841_R2.HTM                                                         SUPPORT; 11/9/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.141

 

A3890/S2754   Requires continuing care retirement communities to provide residents with information on influenza vaccines for older adults           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4000/3890_R1.HTM                                                                               10/13/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.115     

 

A4016/S2559 Upgrades assault against domestic violence victims; revises Pretrial Intervention procedures in domestic violence cases
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4500/4016_I1.HTM
8/10/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.98         

 

A4078/S2686 "Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015"; authorizes the court to issue protective orders for victims of certain nonconsensual sexual conduct
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4500/4078_R1.HTM
SUPPORT; 11/9/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.147

 

A4149/S122 Expands number of safe havens for leaving newborn infants.   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S0500/122_I1.HTM                                                                                  8/10/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.82    

 

A4156/S2812 Establishes task force to study issues related to sexual assault on college campuses
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4500/4156_I1.HTM
12/2/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.165                              

 

A4218/S2786 Revises certain laws concerning domestic violence and firearms
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S3000/2786_R1.HTM
SUPPORT;
11/9/2015 Conditional Veto, Received in the Assembly; 11/9/2015 First Reading/Governor Recommendations Only; Override of veto failed

 

A4299/S2003 Makes certain reforms to juvenile justice system
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4500/4299_I1.HTM
SUPPORT – restricts solitary confinement –
8/10/2015 Approved P.L.20 c.89

 

A4375 Upgrades crime of false public alarm under certain circumstances and establishes reporting requirements concerning crime
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4500/4375_R1.HTM
11/9/2015 Approved P.L.2015, c.156

 

A4606/S3107 Makes FY 2015 supplemental State appropriations totaling $300,000,000 for prepayment of portion of FY 2016 employer contributions to State-administered public employee defined benefit retirement systems

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/S3500/3107_V1.HTM                      

8/10/2015 Absolute Veto, Received in the Senate

 

A4613/S50 Establishes "The Democracy Act" to change various voter registration and voting procedures
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A5000/4613_I1.HTM                                                                 11/9/15 VETOED by Christie                                                                               

 

ACR130/SCR47 Urges federal Food and Nutrition Service to relax certain time limits in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under certain circumstances

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/47_S1.HTM

2/18/2016 Filed with Secretary of State

 

ACR133/ Urges federal Food and Nutrition Service to relax certain time limits in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under certain circumstances                                                    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/ACR/130_I1.HTM             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/47_I1.HTM                                                                                         Filed with Secretary of State

 

ACR189/SCR125 Determines that proposed DEP rules and regulations repealing rules and regulations concerning State participation in greenhouse gas cap and trade programs are inconsistent with legislative intent.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/SCR/125_I1.HTM                                                                         12/17/2015 Filed with Secretary of State

 

REST OF THE NJ BILLS DIED AT THE END OF SESSION

 

A15 Raises minimum wage to $15.00 per hour; indexes minimum wage to increases in consumer price index                                                                                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/15_I1.HTM                                                                   2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee

 

A156/345 Expands crime of invasion of privacy to include "upskirting"; photographing or filming the image of the undergarment-clad intimate parts of another        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/156_I1.HTM                                      http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/345_I1.HTM                                                               2/18/2016 Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0); 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee        

 

A169 Permits exemption from mandatory immunization for students in writing for any reason http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/169_I1.HTM                                                                 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee      

                      

A315 Establishes four-year pilot program in Ocean County for electronic monitoring of certain domestic violence offenders; designated as "Lisa's Law"; appropriates $1 million
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/315_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee    

 

A379 Gives priority to applicants for firearms purchaser identification card and permits to purchase handguns when domestic violence restraining order is in effect 

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/379_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A393 Extends gross income tax medical expense deduction to certain cord blood banking services
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A0500/393_I1.HTM                                                             SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee      

 

A506 Clarifies that "Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991" covers elder abuse in domestic settings

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/506_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A507 Permits a tax deduction under the New Jersey gross income tax for taxpayers who operate or maintain for their employees a licensed child care center or who have paid the cost of outside child care
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/507_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A508 Provides a corporation business tax credit for day care center support benefitting children of employees
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/508_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A532 Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for school and local employees; limits sick leave use by new public employees before retirement.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/532_I1.HTM
NJEA strongly opposes; we OPPOSE; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee

 

A547/S51 Restricts use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/547_I1.HTM               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/51_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A553 Establishes identical levels of domestic violence training for judges and judicial personnel
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/553_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A607 the Presumptive Parole Act, Requires parole board under certain circumstances to release inmates not convicted of a violent crime under the No Early Release Act at the time of parole eligibility
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/607_I1.HTM
recommend SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A660/S347 Concerns stalking and related restraining order protections for adoptive children and their adoptive parents victimized by persons whose parental rights to the adoptive children have been terminated
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/660_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/347_I1.HTM                                                               1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A646 Provides that recent law requiring palimony agreements to be in writing encompasses palimony agreements made prior to the effective date unless certain circumstances apply                                   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/646_I1.HTM                                                               1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A750   Establishes minimum registered professional nurse staffing standards for hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities and certain DHS facilities
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/750_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

 

A774 Makes it a crime of the fourth degree to unlawfully use a controlled dangerous substance or prescription drug while pregnant
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/774_I1.HTM
OPPOSE: 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A820/S821 Requires employers and birthing facilities to notify insured pregnant women if their health insurance coverage is not subject to 48-hour maternity law

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/820_I1.HTM

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/821_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A839 Provides employee time off for events regarding education of their children
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/839_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

843 Requires counseling for certain domestic violence offenders

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/843_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A853 Extends statute of limitations in certain civil actions for sexual abuse; expands the categories of potentially liable defendants; and revives certain actions                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/853_I1.HTM                                                               1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A865/S280 Removes statute of limitations in certain civil actions for sexual abuse; expands categories of defendants liable in such actions
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/865_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/280_I1.HTM
SUPPORT;1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A889/S601 Removes restrictions on convicted drug offenders receiving general assistance benefits under Work First New Jersey program                                                                                                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/889_I1.HTM                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/601_I1.HTM                                                                  1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A894/S839 Imposes time constraints on submission and analysis of rape kits
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/894_I1.HTM   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/839_I1.HTM
SUPPORT 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A897 Eliminates use of vaccines containing mercury over three years  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/897_I1.HTM                                                               1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee (refers back to A1453 not A2570)

 

A901 Requires electric, gas, and water public utilities to provide bill credits to volunteer fire companies, first aid, rescue, and emergency squads, and nonprofit homeless and domestic violence assistance organizations

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/901_I1.HTM      

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

 

A903/S236 Expands the domestic violence statutes to encompass minors aged 16 and older
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/903_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/236_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A907/S1063 Establishes the New Jersey Task Force on Domestic Violence and Abuse
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/907_I1.HTM                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1063_I1.HTM  
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A910/S1238 Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements                                                                http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/910_I1.HTM                                              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1238_I1.HTM                                                             1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee ; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A916 Provides rental and lease protections for domestic violence victims
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/916_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A927 Creates new $100 assessment for convictions of certain sexual offenses to fund counseling for victims and their families; establishes Sexual Offender Victim Counseling Fund http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/927_I1.HTM                                                                              2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

 

A930 Authorizes criminal history record background checks of employees and volunteers of nonprofit domestic violence victim serving organizations

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1000/930_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

A1115/S400 Requires Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor when criminal complaint is filed against law enforcement officer
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1115_I1.HTM                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/400_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A1117/S1397 Establishes the "New Jersey Schedules That Work Act."
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1117_I1.HTM                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1397_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

A1123 Increases minimum wage for tipped workers
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1123_I1.HTM    
Time To Care initiative – SUPPORT
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee

 

A1127 Creates the Office on Women's Research and Policy and appropriates $150,000
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1127_I1.HTM
suggest SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1129 Makes supplemental appropriation of up to $6.3 million to the Department of Health for certain grants to counties for women's health services
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1129_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1131/1072 Establishes a partial return to work TDI program
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1131_I1.HTM                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1072_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

A1191/S1326 Permits a witness who is under the age of 16 or a victim of any age to testify by closed circuit television in prosecutions for crimes or offenses involving domestic violence              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1199_I1.HTM                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1326_I1.HTM                                                             1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

A1197 Establishes new crime of domestic violence committed in the presence of a child                        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1197_I1.HTM                                                                             2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

 

A1199/1326 Permits a witness who is under the age of 16 or a victim of any age to testify by closed circuit television in prosecutions for crimes or offenses involving domestic violence
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1199_I1.HTM     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1326_I1.HTM  
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A1350 Creates self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1350_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; but suggest change so that a restraining order is not prerequisite
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1375/S618 Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1375_I1.HTM           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/618_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee; 12/14/2015 Reported from Assembly Comm. as a Substitute, 2nd Reading; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

A1400/1032  Requires preservation of certain biological evidence (including rape kits)
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1400_I1.HTM             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1032_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A1419 Requires lowest possible price not exceeding certain cap for inmate telephone calls

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

 

A1440 Provides gross income tax credit for certain expenses paid or incurred for care and support of qualifying senior family member; designated as Caregiver's Assistance Act
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1440_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

 

A1441 Establishes public awareness campaign advising pregnant women, new parents, and women who are breast feeding about dangers of casual milk sharing
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1441_I1.HTM                                                             1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

            

A1442 Provides for licensure of human milk banks
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1442_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee        

 

A1446/S799 Concerns earned sick leave
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1446_I1.HTM       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/799_I1.HTM  
Time To Care initiative – we SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

A1447/S1398 Expands infertility coverage under certain health insurance plans
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1447_I1.HTM                                              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1398_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

A1448 Establishes Council of Women in Higher Education in Department of State to study and promote women's issues within institutions of higher education.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1448_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

               

A1465 Ensures equal rights and opportunities for pregnant graduate students in institutions of higher education
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1465_I1.HTM                                                                  1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1467 Prohibits institution of higher education that provides child care from charging student-parent who receives child care voucher under "New Jersey Cares for Kids Program" an amount for child care in excess of voucher amount
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1467_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1468 Requires institutions of higher education to inquire about student's marital and parental status
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1468_I1.HTM                                                                 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1621/S1134 Provides for notice to schools of court-ordered domestic violence restraints restricting contact in schools; increases penalty for violation of such order           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1621_I1.HTM             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1134_I1.HTM                                                             1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A1838 Establishes special license plates to bring awareness to breast cancer
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1838_I1.HTM                                                                              1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

               

A1855 Concerns outreach and training for minorities and women in the construction industry
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1855_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

               

A1944 Automatically registers or updates voter registration as part of driver's license application or renewal
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1944_I1.HTM  
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A1946/S1257 Adds cyber-harassment to the domestic violence statutes
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1946_I1.HTM                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1257_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 2/18/2016 Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0); 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee        

               

A1952/1285 "Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act"                                                                                                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1952_I1.HTM                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1285_I1.HTM                                                             1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

A1963/S1017 Provides Medicaid coverage for family planning services to individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level                                                                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1963_I1.HTM                                                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1017_I1.HTM                                                                     1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A1970/S624 Requires availability of early voting for certain elections; makes appropriation
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1907_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/624_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

 

A1977 Requires health benefits coverage for mammograms for women under 40 who lack access to family medical history due to their or their parent's adoption
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2000/1977_I1.HTM
SUPPORT 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 

A2061 Elevates strangulation assault of a victim to aggravated assault in all instances
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2061_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A2062/S1289 Authorizes Attorney General to impose a fine against institution of higher education that fails to appropriately respond to a student's allegation of sexual assault by another student
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2062_I1.HTM                                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1289_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee

 

A2066 Establishes publicly accessible domestic violence Internet registry
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2066_I1.HTM
1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A2118/S198 Expands definitions of "abused child" or "abused or neglected child" to include prenatal exposure of child to controlled substances
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2118_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/198_I1.HTM
OPPOSE; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A2167 Establishes sexual assault training requirements for law enforcement officers
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2167_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A2222/S1347 Requires insurers and SHBP to provide coverage for expenses incurred in screening for ovarian cancer                                                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2222_I1.HTM                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1347_I1.HTM                                                                  1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

A2271 Requires institutions of higher education to adopt affirmative consent standard and other policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2271_I1.HTM

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

 

A2294 Expands civil rights protections to include breastfeeding; requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for breastfeeding mothers                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2294_I1.HTM                                                                               2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee

 

A2296/1073 Permits pharmacists to prescribe self-administered hormonal contraceptives under certain circumstances; clarifies certain health insurance coverage requirements for contraceptive prescriptions     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2296_I1.HTM                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1073_I1.HTM                                                               2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A2297/S659 Requires health insurance coverage for contraceptives to include prescriptions for 12 months                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/659_I1.HTM                                                               1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

A2299/S868 Establishes the "Healthy Workplace Act"

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2299_I1.HTM

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/868_I1.HTM

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

A2310 Establishes the authority of the court to order electronic monitoring of certain convicted domestic violence offenders

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2310_I1.HTM

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
suggest SUPPORT; No information

 

A2314 Establishes right of sexual assault victim to notification of certain developments in criminal case
No information on bill as of 1/31/16

 

A2329/S298 Establishes certain standards for health benefits plans with tiered network                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2329_I1.HTM                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/296_I1.HTM                                                                 2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

                               

A2323 Prohibits the restraint of prisoners during and immediately after childbirth

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2323_I1.HTM

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A2341/S262 Requires local government notification of sex offender registration and prohibits sex offenders from living near schools, child care centers or playgrounds                                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2341_I1.HTM                                                   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/262_I1.HTM                                              

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A2344/S267 Requires use of electronic mail for community notification under Megan's law     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2344_I1.HTM                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/267_I1.HTM                                                 2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A2351   Requires institution of higher education to provide victim-centered training to employees who assist student victims of sexual assault
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2351_I1.HTM

2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

 

A2369 Requires retail pharmacies to stock and dispense emergency contraception

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2369_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A2371/S1355 Requires installation of baby-changing stations in certain public restrooms           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2371_I1.HTM                                        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1355_I1.HTM                                                               2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A2376/1679 Establishes criminal background check requirement for name change and prohibits name change in certain circumstances                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2376_I1.HTM                                                                     2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/18/2016 was not submitted to a full vote in the Assembly

 

A2424/1025 Expands statute authorizing temporary restraining orders for certain alleged stalking victims to include victims of any age or mental capacity                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A2500/2424_I1.HTM                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1025_I1.HTM                                                               2/4/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A2578/S1385 Requires replacement of all electronic voting machines used in State by district-based optical scan voting systems by June 7, 2016; makes appropriation http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2578_I1.HTM                    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1385_I1.HTM                                                               2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

 

A2614 Legalizes possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, subject to voter approval                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2614_I1.HTM                                                                         2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A2635 Requires institutions of higher education to provide advocates for victims of sexual assault       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2635_I1.HTM                                                                            2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

 

A2637/S397 Requires institutions of higher education to post information on sexual assaults on website and provide the information to prospective students                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2637_I1.HTM                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/397_I1.HTM                                                                 SUPPORT; 2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee

 

A2647 Requires human papillomavirus vaccinations for students in grades six through 12                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2647_I1.HTM                                                                   2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

 

A2665/S837 Extends health benefits coverage of a newborn infant

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2665_I1.HTM

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/837_I1.HTM

2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

               

A2685 Establishes Study Commission on Gender Pay Discrimination                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2685_I1.HTM                                                              2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A2709 Authorizes the issuance of restraining orders in situations where the domestic violence statutes do not apply; repeals section 2 of P.L.1999, c.47                                                                                    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2709_I1.HTM                                                                           2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A2750/S992 Concerns equal pay for women and employment discrimination http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2750_I1.HTM http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/992_I1.HTM                                                                  2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee: 2/11/2016 Passed by the Senate (28-4); 2/16/2016 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee

 

A2777/S993 Requires DHS to request waiver of time limits for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients under certain circumstances                                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2777_I1.HTM                   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/993_I1.HTM                                                               2/18/2016 Substituted by S993; 2/18/2016 Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (59-10-6)

               

A2785 Requires earned sick leave for certain employees                                                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2785_I1.HTM                                                                   2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee

               

A2841/S647 Increases gross income tax rate on income exceeding $1,000,000 and dedicates revenue from tax rate increase for direct real property tax relief for taxpayers                                                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2841_I1.HTM                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/647_I1.HTM                                                              2/16/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

 

A2685 Establishes Study Commission on Gender Pay Discrimination
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2685_I1.HTM

2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

 

A2937/S587 Requires incarcerated individual from State to be counted at residential address for legislative redistricting purposes                                                                                                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2937_I1.HTM                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/587_I1.HTM                                                              2/16/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

 

A2961/S1258 Concerns victim's right to rape care advocate under certain circumstances                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2961_I1.HTM                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1258_I1.HTM                                                               2/16/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

A3127/S994 Requires notification of certain domestic violence victims through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday System (VINE)    

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3500/3127_I1.HTM                                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/994_I1.HTM                                                                             2/22/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee; 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

                               

A3168/1049 Establishes supervised community reintegration program for certain victims of domestic abuse                                                                                                        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1049_I1.HTM                                                                         2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

A3304/S1475 Establishes three-year Medicaid home visitation demonstration project

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3500/3304_I1.HTM

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1475_I1.HTM

2/22/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee; 2/16/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

A3313/S1022 Requires law enforcement officers to search domestic violence restraining order registry upon conducting an arrest                                                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1022_I1.HTM                                                                               2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee        

      

A3505 Authorizes special motion to dismiss a "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" ("SLAPP")
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A4000/3505_R1.HTM
2/23/2015 Passed by the Assembly (68-4-0); 2/24/2015 Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee (no Senate bill number given)

 

A2685 Establishes Study Commission on Gender Pay Discrimination
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A3000/2685_I1.HTM

2/8/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

 

A1419 Requires lowest possible price not exceeding certain cap for inmate telephone calls

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/A1500/1419_I1.HTM

1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

 

S108 Requires sex offenders in satellite-based monitoring program to pay for certain equipment and monitoring costs                                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/108_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S119 Requires DHSS to study relationship between autism and ultrasounds and issue protocol for use of ultrasounds                                                                                                                                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/119_I1.HTM                                                                         1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S125 Prohibits any reimbursement for donation of cadaveric fetal tissue and prohibits use of cadaveric fetal tissue in research for cosmetic treatment                                                                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/125_I1.HTM                                                                       OPPOSE; 2/8/2016 Withdrawn from Consideration

                                               

S136 Increases mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for certain repeat sex offenders             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/136_I1.HTM                                                                     1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S147 Requires annual review of all released sex offenders to determine if they were registered and tiered                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/147_I1.HTM                                                                    1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S190 "Parent Empowerment and Choice Act"; enables parents to initiate reform in low performing schools through a petition process                                                                                                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/190_I1.HTM                                                              

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

               

S197 Strengthens rights of certain sexual assault victims to sole custody; allows victim to place child for adoption without notice to person who committed sexual assault resulting in birth of the child             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/197_I1.HTM                                                                            1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S233 Requires that victims of sex offense be informed of offender's risk of re-offense upon release           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/233_I1.HTM                                                                         1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S238 Requires labeling of all foods containing genetically modified material
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/238_I1.HTM
previously A3192, which we SUPPORTED (A1359/S2496 in 2014-2015 but not referenced in this session)
1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S253 Requires prosecutors to determine risk of re-offense under Megan's Law prior to offender's release from incarceration                                                                                                                                              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/253_I1.HTM                                                                                   1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law

 

S257 Requires court to consider results of domestic violence assessment before dissolving certain domestic violence restraining orders                                                                                              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/257_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S264 Imposes mandatory term of life imprisonment without eligibility for parole on persons who commit particularly brutal sexual assaults                                                                                                          http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/264_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

S274 Increases penalties for certain heroin offenses by revising threshold amounts for first, second, and third degree crimes of manufacturing, distributing, and dispensing heroin
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/274_I1.HTM
OPPOSE; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S277 The "Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act"                                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/277_I1.HTM                                                                        2/4/2016 Withdrawn from Consideration

 

S283 Revises procedure for issuance of amended birth certificate for person who has undergone change in sex                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/283_I1.HTM                                                                              1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S289 Requires disclosures of out-of-network services performed by health care providers under certain circumstances                                                                                                                                          http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/289_I1.HTM                                                                     1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

S337 Requires sex offender's tier designation to be completed and reviewed by the court prior to release from incarceration                                                                                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/337_I1.HTM                                                               1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S341 Restricts certain campaign contributions by public employee labor organizations                   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/341_I1.HTM                                                                                   OPPOSE; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

                                                                                                       

S362 Limits settings where certain surgeries may be performed (For Major Cosmetic Surgery)             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/362_I1.HTM                                                                           1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee                               

 

S389 Creates a civil cause of action for stalking                                                                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/389_I1.HTM                                                               1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

S396 Requires school districts, nonpublic schools, and institutions of higher education to report allegations of sexual assault to law enforcement
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/396_I1.HTM
OPPOSE MANDATORY REPORTING; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee               

 

S398 "New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence in Education Act"; requires institutions of higher education to adopt anti-sexual assault theater program, report allegations of sexual assault to county prosecutor, and provide students with information on sexual assaults                                                                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/398_I1.HTM                                                                  OPPOSE MANDATORY REPORTING; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee

 

S401 Provides for Attorney General to handle investigation and prosecution of crime involving death caused by law enforcement officer while in performance of officer's duties; requires officer indictment by State grand jury                                                                                                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/401_I1.HTM                                                                         1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S424 Expands civil rights protections to include pregnancy and breast-feeding; requires employers to provide daily break to breast-feeding mothers                                                                                   http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/424_I1.HTM                                                                           1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S465 Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/465_I1.HTM                                                                               1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee           

 

S476 Requires physicians to provide patients opportunity to undergo obstetrical ultrasound or sonogram within 48 hours of performing abortion                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/476_I1.HTM                                                                     OPPOSE; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee                   

 

S486 Requires local government notification of sex offender registration and prohibits sex offenders from living near schools, child care centers or playgrounds                                                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S0500/486_I1.HTM                                                                         1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee           

S509 Provides additional State aid to county colleges for students enrolled in postsecondary career and technical education certificate programs                                                                                           http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/509_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

S519 Requires health care representative to make health care decisions for incapacitated patient in accordance with patient's religious beliefs                                                                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/519_I1.HTM                                                                           1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S524 Authorizes court to include in domestic violence restraining orders a provision making the order applicable to a pregnant victim's child upon birth of the child                                                                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/524_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S525 Prohibits awarding alimony to domestic violence offenders; permits termination of alimony based on conviction for crime or offense involving domestic violence                                                                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/525_I1.HTM                                                                       1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S580 Establishes NJ Water Supply and Pharmaceutical Product Study Commission                                     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/580_I1.HTM                                                                        1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee

 

S586 Reduces drug free school and public property zones to 200 feet                                                        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/586_I1.HTM                                                                             1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S606 Provides enhanced penalties for making a false report to law enforcement authorities in certain circumstances                                                                         http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/606_I1.HTM                                                                   1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee             

               

S613 Establishes "The Democracy Act" to modify various voter registration and voting procedures             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/613_I1.HTM                                                              1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee 

               

S630 Upgrades crime of stalking when stalking activity is carried out or assisted by installation or use of communication or location monitoring program or device on cellular phone or wireless mobile device http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/630_I1.HTM                                                                            1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S640 Establishes guidelines for creditworthiness determinations concerning affordable housing programs                                                                                                                                              http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/640_I1.HTM                                                                        1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

 

S649 Requires counseling for certain domestic violence offenders                                                                  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/649_I1.HTM                                                                         1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S653 Requires law enforcement officers to wear body cameras

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/653_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee         

 

S655 Requires law enforcement agencies in this State to establish minority recruitment and selection programs; establishes reporting requirement

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/655_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S672 Requires correctional facilities to submit voting rights information packets to inmates
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/672_I1.HTM
SUPPORT; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S677 Requires racial and ethnic impact statement for certain bills and regulations affecting sentencing

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/677_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S680 Concerns eviction of residential tenants (withhold rent for repairs)

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/680_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

 

S700 Requires State to pay its pension contributions quarterly on July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/700_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

S710 Requires appropriate community notification when sex offender is placed in halfway house; prohibits certain county inmates in halfway house

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/710_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee         

 

S738 Requires that sexual abuse against a child be reported to law enforcement officials

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/738_I1.HTM

OPPOSE MANDATORY REPORTING; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S741 Expands school breakfast program to all schools with 5% or more of students eligible for free or reduced price meals

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/741_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

S747 Makes all persons convicted of sexual assault subject to the No Early Release Act; specifies that any use of force elevates sexual assault to aggravated sexual assault

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/747_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S748 Adds as additional aggravating factor in sentencing that the person committed an act of domestic violence in presence of a child under 16 years of age

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/748_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S801 Clarifies statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/801_I1.HTM                                                              1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee       

 

S805 Revises certain laws concerning domestic violence and firearms

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/805_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee (Christie vetoed last session)

 

S810 Amends "Law Against Discrimination" to include crime victims as protected status

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/810_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee         

 

S812 Removes age restriction on testifying via closed circuit television in certain sex crimes cases             

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/812_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S817 "Unfair Wage Recovery Act"; provides that unlawful employment practice occurs each time individual is affected

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/817_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

 

S849 Eliminates payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date; limits carry forward of unused vacation leave; requires suspension and forfeiture of certain payments; limits use of unused sick leave in year before retirement

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/849_I1.HTM

OPPOSE; 1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

 

S860 Establishes minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios in nursing homes

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/860_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee (Pocket vetoed last session)

 

S882 Permits correctional facilities to utilize body imaging scanning equipment
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/882_I1.HTM
1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S885 Requires maximum contaminant level to be established for 1,2,3-trichloropropane in drinking water           

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/885_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee

 

S889 Sca (1R) The "New Jobs for New Jersey Act"

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1000/889_I1.HTM

2/8/2016 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

 

S1062 Establishes "Domestic Violence Health Care Response Act"                                                          http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1062_I1.HTM                                                                 2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S1303 Allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense self-administered hormonal contraceptives under certain circumstances                                                                                                       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1303_I1.HTM                                                                         2/8/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S1327 Upgrades crime of invasion of privacy under certain circumstances; eliminates presumption of nonimprisonment                                                                                                                                  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1327_I1.HTM                                                                               2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S1352 "Post-Viability Protection Act"                                                                                        http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1352_I1.HTM                                                                    OPPOSE; 2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

S1382 Regulates use of body cameras worn by law enforcement officers                                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1382_I1.HTM                                                                       2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

 

S1416 Declares the rights of a parent to be fundamental and not subject to infringement by the State absent compelling need                                                                                                                  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1416_I1.HTM                                                                               2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S1420    Specifies that certain images generated by body scans violate State statutes prohibiting invasion of privacy, pornography, and endangerment of child welfare under certain circumstances                 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1420_I1.HTM                                                                           2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S1422 Makes certain body searches third degree crime of sexual assault under certain circumstances     http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1422_I1.HTM                                                                       2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

 

S1453 Allows gross income tax credit for certain child and dependent care expenses

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1453_I1.HTM

2/16/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

 

S1455 Requires full-day kindergarten in all school districts

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1455_I1.HTM

2/16/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

S1456 Makes supplemental appropriation of $18,000,000 from General Fund to DHS to expand eligibility for child care services in certain school districts

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1456_I1.HTM

2/16/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

 

ACR119/SCR78 Commemorates women's access to reproductive health care and anniversary of Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade                                                                                                                                            http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/ACR/119_I1.HTM       http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/78_I1.HTM                                                                           SUPPORT; 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee; 2/16/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 

SCR15 Urges Congress and President of United States to enact H.R.1769 and S.901, "Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015"

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/15_I1.HTM

1/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee

 

SCR58 Urges Congress and President to address certain concerns raised by advanced imaging technology employed at airports or to discontinue their use                                             http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/58_I1.HTM                                                                              2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee

 

SCR1500 Proposes constitutional amendment setting minimum wage at $9 per hour, raising it in one dollar increments until it reaches $15 per hour                                                               http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/SCR/1500_I1.HTM                                                                          2/11/2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee              

 

Federal

 

H.R. 932 S. 497 - Healthy Families Act – earned sick days                                                                                         https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s497/BILLS-114s497is.xml                                        https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr932/BILLS-114hr932ih.xml                                                                         House - 04/29/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions; Senate - 02/12/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension

 

 

H.R.532/S.2033 Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2015 – paid family leave                                  https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr532/BILLS-114hr532ih.xml      https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s2033/BILLS-114s2033is.xml                                                                             01/26/2015 Introduced in House; 02/05/2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure; Senate - 09/15/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

 

H.R. 1340/S. 713 - International Violence Against Women Act of 2015                                                                 https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr1340/BILLS-114hr1340ih.xml                       https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s713/BILLS-114s713is.xml                                                                             House - 03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations; Senate - 03/11/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

 

H.R.1464/S. 1371 - Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2015 – Robin Hood Tax               https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr1464/BILLS-114hr1464ih.xml             https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s1371/BILLS-114s1371is.xml                                                                       House - 03/19/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means; Senate - 05/19/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance  

                              

H.R.2654/S.1512 Pregnant Workers Fairness Act                                                                                                       https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr2654/BILLS-114hr2654ih.xml                             https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s1512/BILLS-114s1512is.xml                                                                       House - 11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections; Senate -         06/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

H.R.3071/S. 1772 Schedules That Work Act                           https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr3071/BILLS-114hr3071ih.xml         https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s1772/BILLS-114s1772is.xml                                                                        House - 11/16/2015 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections; Senate - 7/15/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

H.R.1310/S.590 Campus Accountability and Safety Act - ensuring schools take proactive steps to protect their students and rid their campuses of sexual predators                               https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr1310/BILLS-114hr1310ih.xml                                  https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s590/BILLS-114s590is.xml                                                                             House - 04/29/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training; Senate - 07/29/2015 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held

 

S. 416 - Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act                                                                          https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s416/BILLS-114s416is.xml                                                             02/09/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

S. 683 – Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2015 – medical marijuana – schedule II drug; legalize CBD oil                   https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s683/BILLS-114s683is.xml                                                                             03/10/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

 

S.2566 Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act

https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s2566/BILLS-114s2566is.xml

02/23/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

 

These bills were not carried over from last session

 

A4426 Creates "Lynette Lebron's Law" modifying administrative requirements and permitting elimination of waiting period for marriage or civil union ceremony in terminally ill cases

 

A4444/S20 The "Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act."                                                                                                                                                          

A4480/S2954 Enacts new "Uniform Interstate Family Support Act"; repeals previous uniform law

A4482 Prohibits institutions of higher education from requiring students who have children to purchase meal plans, live in on-campus housing, or pay gym fees

A4486 Provides mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for certain crimes of domestic violence

 


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