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Legislative Update - August 10

Tuesday, August 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Greg Mayers
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Governor Chris Christie signed the following bills into law on August 10, 2015.

S-2454/A-3791 (Van Drew, Oroho/Stender, Auth, Andrzejczak, Clifton, Eustace, Garcia) – Streamlines responsibilities of Division of Local Government Services and local governments; designated as the Division of Local Government Services Modernization and Local Mandate Relief Act of 2015

S-1813/A-3123 (Whelan, Oroho/Burzichelli, Eustace, Andrzejczak, Mazzeo, Webber) – Requires each State agency to review permits issued by agency and make necessary changes to expedite and facilitate permitting

S-2109/A-3344 (Oroho, O'Toole/McHose, Space) – Clarifies that county sheriff may simultaneously hold position of emergency management coordinator

S-2599/A-4121 (Bateman, Smith/Spencer, Schepisi) – Provides certain definitions for biofuels under "Motor Fuel Tax Act"

S-2825/A-4316 (Sweeney, Greenstein/Mazzeo) – Increases efficiency and transparency in distribution of Superstorm Sandy aid money

S-2995/A-3959 (Gordon/Eustace, Johnson, Caride, Vainieri Huttle) – Revises requirements for establishment of central municipal courts

S-3023/A-4558 (Ruiz, Oroho/McKeon, Spencer, Wimberly) – Appropriates $4,750,000 from various Green Acres funds for grants to certain nonprofit entities to acquire or develop lands for recreation and conservation purposes

A-4559/S-3022 (McKeon, Spencer, Wimberly/Codey, Doherty) – Appropriates $88,592,361 from "Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund" and various Green Acres bond funds for local government open space acquisition and park development projects

BILLS VETOED:

S-1593/A-213 (Turner, Ruiz/Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey, Quijano, Wimberly, Muoio) – ABSOLUTE – Establishes "Police Officer, Firefighter, Public School Teacher, Corrections Officer, and Sanitation Worker Home-buyer Assistance Act"; appropriates $5 million

S-1621/A-2926 (Sweeney, Barnes/Lagana, Coughlin, Mosquera, Webber, Pinkin, Danielsen) – CONDITIONAL – Gives priority in training programs to long-term unemployed

S-2489/ACS for A-3859 (Sweeney, Whelan, Oroho/Greenwald, Coughlin, Bramnick, Singleton, Rible, Lagana) - CONDITIONAL – Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight

S-3100/A-4605 (Gordon, Greenstein/Wimberly, Lagana, Singleton, Mazzeo) – ABSOLUTE – Requires State to pay its pension contributions on quarterly basis by August 1, November 1, February 1 and May1 of each year

S-3107/A-4606 (Sweeney, Greenstein/Prieto, Singleton) – ABSOLUTE – 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


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