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Legislative Update Week of Dec. 14

Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Legislative Report - Week of December 14

A4897 Permits local units of government to enter into shared services agreements with federal military installations located in the State. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd reading.

S-3276 Authorizes local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law" and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies. Bill reported from Senate Committee, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

S-3277 Expands municipal authority to license and inspect residential rental property. Bill reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

A-4342 Concerns conveyance of certain State-owned lands. Bill reported out of Assembly. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee with amendments, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

A-2298/ A- 2310 Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports. Bill reported from Assembly Committee as a substitute, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

S- 3264 Limits eligibility of certain public employees for health care benefits coverage; prohibits those limited from receiving payments for waiving such coverage. Bill introduced in the Senate, referred to Senate State Government Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on 12/7/15.

S-3172 Increases tax credit cap by $165 million for certain qualified residential projects under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program and restricts increase to certain projects. Bill reported from the Senate Committee with amendments, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

S-2888/A-4343 Requires county and municipal police departments to establish cultural diversity training course and plan. Received in the Senate, referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on 5/18/2015.

A-4849 Requires law enforcement agencies in this State to establish minority recruitment and selection programs; establishes reporting requirement. Bill reported and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee on 12/10/15.

A-4727/S-3266 Facilitates coordination of land use planning between civilian and military interests to preserve viability of federal military installations within State. Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

A-3042 Concerns access to records of wages for prevailing wage public work projects. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee with amendments, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

A-4166 Requires employers and health care providers to disseminate information regarding certain leave and benefits. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee with amendments, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

S-524 Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd reading on 12/14/15.

A4897 Permits local units of government to enter into shared services agreements with federal military installations located in the State. Bill reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd reading.

S-279 Transfers responsibility for establishment and enforcement of ethical standards for local officials to State Ethics Commission. The bill passed the Senate (35-0) and has been received in the Assembly and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee (12/10/15).

S-726 Establishes innovation zone program to stimulate technology industry clusters around New Jersey's research institutions; allows certain technology businesses located in certain innovation zones to receive certain tax credits under Grow New Jersey Assistance Program. The bill passed the Senate (34-0) and has been reported out of the Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd reading (12/10/15).

S-2143 Establishes time periods for adverse possession of certain property. The bill passed the Senate (25-7) and has been received in the Assembly with out reference, 2nd reading (12/10/15).

S-2523 Permits municipalities and municipal parking authorities to create Senior Citizen Priority Parking Program. The bill passed both houses (12/7/2015).

S-3116 Voids deed restrictions on publicly-owned or leased property in Atlantic City Tourism District; grants public entity 18 months to sell property or submit public use plan. The bill passed the Senate (33-2) and has been received in the Assembly, referred to Assembly State and Local Government committee (12/10/15).

SCR64 Proposes constitutional amendment to grant to active military personnel who are deployed $250 property tax deduction.


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