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Legislative Update Week of Feb.4

Friday, February 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The GFOA of NJ has been monitoring the following bills of interest. These bills have had action taken on them this week.

 

A1663 [Schaer, Gary S./Prieto, Vincent+5], Requires county, municipal, and campus police departments to establish cultural diversity training course and plan.* 2/4/2016 Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

S988 [Smith, Bob/Whelan, Jim], Permits BPU to approve qualified wind energy project; requires BPU to provide application periods for those projects. 2/4/2016 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading  

S889 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Gordon, Robert M.+6], The "New Jobs for New Jersey Act." 2/4/2016 Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading

S992 [Weinberg, Loretta/Cunningham, Sandra B.],Concerns equal pay for women and employment discrimination. 2/4/2016 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading

A1108 [Oliver, Sheila Y./Coughlin, Craig J.+2], Requires corporations qualifying for certain State development subsidy grants to repay entire grant amount if corporation fails to uphold grant terms. 2/4/2016 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

A2546 [Singleton, Troy], Prohibits awarding of economic development subsidy to business if payment of principal and interest on previously awarded loan or loan guarantee is greater than 24 months overdue. 2/4/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A2547 [Singleton, Troy], Permits small businesses to qualify for loans from NJEDA for costs of energy audit and making energy efficiency or conservation improvements. 2/4/2016 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

A2562 [Johnson, Gordon M./Wimberly, Benjie E.+2], "Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act"; enhances film and digital media tax credits, revises and expands tax credit eligibility requirements, and requires EDA to study development of film studio at North Jersey location. 2/4/2016 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee

A436 [Eustace, Tim], Requires natural gas pipeline utilities to repair or replace leaking natural gas pipelines. 2/4/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A2242 [DeAngelo, Wayne P.],"Vegetation Management Response Act"; concerns vegetation management related to electric public utility infrastructure. 1/27/2016 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee  

A2512 [DeAngelo, Wayne P.], Requires BPU to render decision on case within 12 months of final public hearing or hold another public hearing prior to deciding case. 2/4/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading


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