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Latest Action on Coronavirus Bill Package (April)

April 22, 2020

Official New Jersey COVID-19 website: covid19.nj.gov/

 

Bills signed by Governor Murphy:

 

A3901 (Chiaravalloti / Kennedy / Speight) - Permits professional and occupational licensing boards to reactivate licensure of certain individuals during state of emergency or public health emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3901_R1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.25

 

A3903 (Downey / Houghtaling / Swain) - Allows remote notarial acts during Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by Governor in Executive Order 103 of 2020.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3903_R1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.26

 

A3904 (Burzichelli / Schepisi / Lampitt) - Permits use of virtual or remote instruction to meet minimum 180-day school year requirement under certain circumstances.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3904_R1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.27

 

A3910/S2333 (Kean / Sweeney / Smith / O'Scanlon) - Provides immunity from civil liability for certain medical malpractice claims alleging injury or death incurred during public health emergency and state of emergency declared by Governor's Executive Order 103 of 2020.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2333_R1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.18

 

A3913/S2374 (Sweeney) - Concerns family leave benefits during epidemic-related emergencies.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2374_I1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.23

 

A3915/S2342 (Bucco / Greenstein) - Permits nonprofit corporations to allow members to participate in meetings by way of remote communication, and permits nonprofit corporations to hold meetings in part or solely by means of remote communication during state of emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2342_I1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.20

 

A3918/S2338 (Sarlo / Oroho / Bucco) -- "COVID-19 Fiscal Mitigation Act"; Clarifies filing and payment deadline extension for CBT and GIT taxpayers, modifies duration of State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021, requires certain updates and presentation for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2338_I1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.21

 

A3938/S2353 (Cryan) - Excludes from severance requirements under "Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act" mass layoffs resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2353_I1.PDF

Bill signed by the Governor, P.L. 2020, c.22

 

A3943/S2357 (Rice / Gill / Corrado) - Requires hospitals to report COVID-19 demographic data.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2357_I1.PDF 

Bill signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.28

 

Bills now on Governor Murphy’s desk awaiting his action:

 

A3912/S2331 (Sweeney / Cunningham) - Assists inmates released from incarceration in obtaining necessary reentry benefits.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2331_I1.PDF

 

A3921/S2363 (Greenstein) - Authorizes Governor to permit emergency rent suspension for certain small business tenants during COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2363_I1.PDF

 

A3922/S2349 (Beach) - Changes the date of the 2020 primary election from June 2 to July 7.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2349_I1.PDF

 

A3924/S2351 (Scutari / Greenstein / Holzapfel) - Affords employment protection to certain emergency medical responders.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2351_I1.PDF

 

A3914 (Taliaferro / Moen / Vainieri Huttle) - Provides for employment and retention during public health hazard posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) of certain public employees. 

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3914_I1.PDF

 

A3954 (Downey) - Provides enhanced penalty for distribution of counterfeit drugs and medical devices during declared states of emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3954_I1.PDF

Bills passed by the Senate on April 13, 2020, awaiting action in the Assembly:

 

S2329 (Ruiz) - Revises requirements for cash assistance benefits under Work First New Jersey program.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2329_I1.PDF

 

S2340 (Singleton / Oroho / Greenstein) - Authorizes Governor to permit mortgage forbearance and rent payment responsibility reduction for certain emergency-impacted residential property owners and tenants during emergency circumstances.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2340_I1.PDF

 

S2341 (Vitale / Thompson / Greenstein / Scutari) - Authorizes Governor to restrict rent increases on certain commercial tenants during emergency circumstances; enhances similar existing authority over rent increases on residential tenants

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2341_I1.PDF

 

S2344 (Pou / Singer / Vitale) - Requires Medicaid and health insurance coverage for certain refills of prescription drugs during state of emergency. 

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2344_I1.PDF

  

S2345 (Cryan / Bateman) - Requires refund or credit for transient space reservations when a public health emergency or state of emergency is in effect.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2345_I1.PDF

 

S2347 (Sweeney / Greenstein / Kean, T.) - Establishes Employment and Business-Related Tax Deferral Assistance Program in EDA to allow small businesses to defer the payment and remittance of certain employment and business-related taxes during COVID-19 public health emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2347_I1.PDF

 

S2348 (Sweeney / Kean, T. / Bucco) - Allows CBT and GIT tax credits to certain employers that retain employees during COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2348_I1.PDF

 

S2354 (Greenstein / Oroho) - Prohibits cancellation or nonrenewal of insurance during public health emergency or state of emergency and for 60 days thereafter and requires insurers to take certain actions to avoid cancellation and nonrenewal.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2354_I1.PDF

 

S2355 (Gopal / Bateman) - Delays mandatory retirement in SPRS when it would occur during period of State of emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2355_I1.PDF

 

S2356 (Cunningham) - Provides relief to students receiving State financial aid to address special circumstances due to 2020 public health state of emergency.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2356_I1.PDF

 

Resolutions passed by the Senate on April 13, 2020, Filed with the Secretary of State:

 

SR64 (Cryan / Pou / Bateman) - Urges financial institutions to waive and suspend certain fees and payments during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SR/64_I1.PDF

 

SR65 (Sarlo / Greenstein / Testa) - Urges creation of federal COVID-19 Business and Employee Continuity and Recovery Fund.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SR/65_I1.PDF

 

Bills from prior sessions still on Governor Murphy’s desk awaiting his action:

 

A1104 (Murphy / McKnight / Vainieri Huttle / Ruiz / Beach) - "Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act"; requires certain school meal information be provided to students' parents; establishes protocols for identifying eligible students for meal programs; prohibits stigmatizing student with bill in arrears.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A1500/1104_R1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3813 (Burzichelli / Schepisi / Lampitt / Cardinale / Beach) - Permits use of virtual or remote instruction to meet minimum 180-day school year requirement under certain circumstances.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3813_R1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3841 (Pintor Marin / Bramnick / Chiaravalloti / Diegnan / Sarlo) - Automatically extends the time to file gross income tax or corporation business tax return if the federal government extends filing or payment due date for federal returns.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3841_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3842 (Greenwald / Taliaferro / Quijano / Ruiz / Kean) - Establishes Bridging the Digital Divide in Schools Grant Program in DOE to provide and expand access to technology and equipment for students in certain school districts.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3842_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3846 (Sumter / Chaparro / Quijano / Madden / Lagana) - Creates "Temporary Lost Wage Unemployment Program;" allows persons to claim for lost wages due to coronavirus disease 2019, and employers to pay wages to workers ordered under quarantine by a licensed healthcare practitioner; appropriates $20,000,000.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3846_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3856 (Downey / Wimberly / Gopal) - Makes FY 2020 supplemental appropriation of $10 million for healthcare and residential facility sanitation due to coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3856_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3857 (Coughlin / Quijano / Speight / Cryan) - Makes FY 2020 supplemental appropriations of $15 million for grants to food banks.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3857_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3858 (Mukherji / Spearman / Zwicker / Greenstein / Vitale) - Requires Commissioner of Human Services to issue supplemental cash assistance payments to Work First New Jersey recipients under certain circumstances; makes appropriation.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3858_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

 

A3864 (Downey / Houghtaling / Swain / Greenstein) - Authorizes notaries public to perform certain notarial acts remotely.

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3864_I1.PDF

Bill is on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.

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