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Latest Action on Coronavirus Bill Package

May 20, 2020

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

 

Bills Voted on and Signed or Approved

A3942 (Mukherji / Vainieri Huttle / Pintor Marin) - Requires hospital to permit individual to accompany woman during childbirth.

            5/14 Passed both the Assembly and the Senate

            5/15 Approved, P.L. 2020, c. 32

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3942_R1.PDF

 

A3966 (Burzichelli / Freiman / DiMaso) - Concerns delivery and sale of alcoholic beverages during declared state of emergency; exempts alcohol used by distillery in production of hand sanitizer from alcoholic beverage tax.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate

            5/15 Approved, P.L. 2020, c. 33

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3966_U1.PDF

 

A3969 (Danielsen) - Allows extension of certain local government timeframes; allows local governments to accept certain payments; allows local governments to conduct certain meetings remotely; adjusts certain property tax distribution and notice requirements. (pending intro and referral)

            5/14 Passed both Assembly and Senate

            5/15 Approved, P.L. 2020, c. 34

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3969_R1.PDF

 

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

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate

            5/15 Approved, P.L. 2020, c. 30

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2344_R1.PDF

 

S2356  (Cunningham / Kean / Jasey / Caputo / Dunn) - Provides relief to students receiving State financial aid to address special circumstances due to 2020 health state of emergency.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, passed Senate earlier

            5/15 Approved, P.L. 2020, c.31

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

 

Bills on the Governor’s Desk

A3919 (Calabrese / Spearman / Murphy) - Extends certain permits during COVID-19 emergency.

            5/14 Passed both the Assembly and the Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3919_R1.PDF

 

A3959 (Mukherji / Vainieri Huttle / Reynolds-Jackson) - Establishes NJ Hospitality Emergency Loan Program in EDA to provide no-interest loans to qualified small hospitality businesses.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3959_R3.PDF

 

A4131 (Karabinchak / McKnight) - Imposes certain service and cleaning requirements on hotels. (pending intro and referral)

            5/14 Passed both Assembly and Senate, the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4131_R1.PDF

 

A4132 (Taliaferro) - Concerns benefits and leave provided to workers.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4132_R2.PDF

 

A4157 (Mukherji / Johnson) - Extends time period for filing and processing certain property tax appeals in 2020.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4157_I1.PDF

 

S1990  (Weinberg / Lagana / Johnson / Tully / Swain) - Allows member of Board of Public Utilities to serve in unsalaried State government office.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, passed Senate earlier, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2000/1990_I1.PDF

 

S2329  (Ruiz / Vitale / Timberlake / Vainieri Huttle / Quijano) - Revises requirements for cash assistance benefits under Work First New Jersey program; appropriates $17 million.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4157_I1.PDF

 

S2332 (Stack / Sweeney / Corrado / Chaparro / Mukherji / Wimberly) - Establishes "2020 New Jersey Emergency Rental Assistance Program"; appropriates $100 million.

            5/14 Passed Assembly and Senate, on the Governor’s Desk

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2332_R1.PDF

 

Bills Awaiting Further Action

A3945 (Murphy / Chaparro / Mukherji) - Extends eligibility for accidental disability and accidental death benefits to certain PFRS and PERS members who contract infectious diseases during public health emergency or state of emergency.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3945_R1.PDF

 

A3964 (Quijano / Coughlin / Reynolds-Jackson) - Permits remote application for marriage and civil union license for patients with certain life-threatening symptoms during period of Executive Order 103 of 2020; eliminates waiting period.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3964_R1.PDF

 

A3965 (Moen / Murphy) - Expands existing EDA loan program to include certain small producers and retailers of alcoholic beverages.

            5/14 – Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3965_R1.PDF

 

A3971 (Benson / Coughlin / DeAngelo) - Authorizes the issuance of "coronavirus relief bonds" by municipalities and counties.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3971_I1.PDF

 

A4126 (Egan) - Permits local units and authorities to waive interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

 

A4128 (Verrelli / Mukherji) - Concerns participation in certain meetings by means of remote communication during state of emergency declared by the Governor.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4128_R1.PDF

 

A3996 (Lopez) - Provides for waivers of contract penalties and modification of contract terms on public contracts between non-profit organizations and State agencies for failure to perform due to COVID-19 pandemic.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3996_R1.PDF

 

A4030 S2347 (Mukherji / Sweeney / Greenstein / Kean) - 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.

            5/11 – Both bills reported out of Assembly committee, awaiting vote by full Assembly.  Senate bill has already passed the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4030_I1.PDF

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

 

A4126 (Egan) - Permits local units and authorities to waive interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

 

A4127 (Speight) - Allows local governments and school districts to engage in certain borrowing to aid with COVID-19 response.

            5/11 Reported out of Assembly committee, awaiting vote by full Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4127_I1.PDF

 

A4128 (Verrelli) - Concerns participation in certain meetings by means of remote communication during state of emergency declared by the Governor.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4500/4128_R1.PDF

 

AR154 (DeCroce / Vainieri Huttle / DiMaio) - Honors contributions of teachers and recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Week.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/AR/154_I1.PDF

 

AR155 (DePhillips / DiMaso / Vainieri Huttle) - Urges US President and Congress to establish student loan forgiveness program for certain doctors, nurses, and emergency medical services employees.

            5/14 Passed Assembly, awaiting action in the Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/AR/155_I1.PDF

 

S1055 (Stack) - Permits qualified municipalities to prohibit conversion of affordable residential rental units to certain forms of ownership housing.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S1500/1055_I1.PDF

 

S2034 (Singleton / Cruz-Perez) - Establishes the "Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program."

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2034_R1.PDF

 

S2330 (Pou / Cryan / Oroho / Vitale) “COVID-19 Financial Security for Consumers Act.”

            5/14 Amended on the floor of the Senate, awaiting further action

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2330_R2.PDF

 

S2360 (Kean / Singleton) - Allows gross income tax deduction for charitable contributions to certain New Jersey-based charitable organizations during COVID-19 pandemic.

            5/14 – Passed Senate, awaiting action in Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2360_R1.PDF

 

S2380 (Sweeney / Singer / Greenstein) - Concerns employment benefits and coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2380_U1.PDF

 

S2383 (Sarlo / Ruiz / Sweeney) - Requires Commissioner of Education to establish three-year "Bridge Year Pilot Program" for certain students who were impacted by public health state of emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2383_R1.PDF

 

S2388 (Addiego / O'Scanlon) - Authorizes certain forms of testing for cornavirus disease 2019.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2388_R1.PDF

 

S2436 (Gopal / Greenstein) - Authorizes pharmacists to order and administer tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) consistent with federal guidance.

            5/14 – Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2436_R1.PDF

 

S2437 (Gopal) - Limits service fees charged to restaurants by third-party food takeout and delivery applications during certain states of emergency.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2437_R1.PDF

 

S2477 (Sweeney) - Permits State employees in civil service to be transferred in certain circumstances. (pending intro and referral)

            5/14 – Passed Senate, awaiting action in Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2477_I1.PDF

 

S2478 (Sweeney) - Requires casinos operating in State to establish sanitization procedures.

            5/11 Reported out of Senate committee, awaiting vote by full Senate

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S2500/2478_I1.PDF

 

SCR103 (Rice) - Urges efforts at state and federal levels to protect minority communities from certain practices of debt settlement companies.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SCR/103_I1.PDF

 

SJR79 (Greenstein) - Creates commission to study sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment by staff against inmates in State correctional facilities.

            5/14 Passed Senate, awaiting action in the Assembly

            https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SJR/79_R1.PDF

 

 

 

 

 

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