+ − Contact Information Phone: (732) 866-1695 Office Address: 35 West Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 + − Committees (2) NJ - Appropriations (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Women and Children (Assembly) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (62) NJ - A4312 "Michael Massey's Law"; requires sanitation vehicles display flashing lights in certain circumstances and imposes conditions on drivers approaching sanitation vehicles displaying flashing lights. NJ - A2401 Requires Director of Division of Taxation to study impact of State business income taxes on business out-migration, business formation, and employment. NJ - A3996 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain employer-provided child care expenditures. NJ - A2495 Prohibits payment to public employees at retirement for certain unused sick leave, provides for forfeiture of payment for unused sick leave for certain criminal convictions, and requires documentation for use of sick leave. NJ - A2935 Permits certain municipalities to issue additional plenary retail consumption licenses. NJ - A1931 Prohibits public employers from reimbursing tuition or awarding promotions or compensation based on degrees or certifications obtained from unaccredited institutions. NJ - A1932 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. NJ - A1943 Prohibits terminal leave compensation for local government employees. NJ - A2934 Provides gross income tax deduction for certain moving expenses for taxpayer moving to New Jersey to commence work in State. NJ - A1960 Limits use and supplemental compensation for certain leave. NJ - A4353 "Permit Transparency Act"; requires State entity to post on official website number of permits applied for and issued, revenue derived, number of employees involved, and salary of such employees. NJ - A4141 Creates exemption from certain MVC fees for prisoners of war. NJ - A3464 Requires bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to post penalties for DWI. NJ - A3997 Prohibits inclusion of bonus in employment contract of school superintendent for reducing number of out-of-district placements of students with special education needs. NJ - ACR143 Urges National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to keep James J. Howard Marine Laboratory open. NJ - A4140 Requires BPU to conduct biennial rate cases for public utilities; increases penalties for public utilities failing to comply with BPU orders. NJ - A1949 Repeals statutory requirement of annual or biennial dog census. NJ - A1957 Allows Eatontown, Oceanport, and Tinton Falls mayors to designate council member to represent them as members of Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. NJ - A1954 Requires suspension of payment for unused sick or vacation leave payable to person indicted for criminal offense; requires forfeiture of such payment upon service deemed dishonorable or conviction for crime. NJ - A1953 Creates pilot program to allow wagering on horse races by means of certain patron-operated terminals. NJ - A1935 Amends the "Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act." NJ - A1952 Imposes mandatory forfeiture of public office, position or employment upon conviction of certain offenses. NJ - A2545 Authorizes DEP to require soil blending or burial of historic pesticide residue at sites undergoing remediation. NJ - A1961 Allows gross income tax deduction for expenses associated with enrollment in nonpublic schools. NJ - A1950 Limits unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for school and local employees; permits local unit to pay certain benefits over 10 years; limits sick leave use by public employee before retirement. NJ - A1946 Prohibits member of Legislature from seeking certain grants or loans through annual appropriations act or legislatively-controlled program. NJ - A1934 Allows only one PERS-covered position for PERS membership, contributions and service credit; provides for PERS designation of maximum compensation position among multiple positions held. NJ - A2637 Permits issuance of motorcycle endorsement to certain out-of-State military personnel. NJ - A1923 Establishes the "Corrupt Gains Restitution Act." NJ - A1924 Reduces number of signatures required on petition to recall elected official. NJ - A3002 Requires tenure charges be filed against any public school employee found to have bullied a student and requires the employment of any nontenured public school employee be terminated for such activity. NJ - AJR67 Urges Portugal to extradite George Wright to U.S. NJ - A1947 Requires COAH to subtract affordable units from municipality's fair share affordable housing obligation to reflect job loss upon closure of federal military installation. NJ - A1936 Concerns unemployment benefits and work stoppages. NJ - A1948 Requires posting on State and local government websites information concerning assignment and use of vehicles. NJ - A1926 Establishes limits for certain damages in medical malpractice actions. NJ - A1927 Imposes new criteria of $18,000 compensation and 30 hours weekly for TPAF and PERS membership as well as for TPAF and PERS credit after break in service. NJ - A1925 Reduces number of paid holidays from 13 to 10 for all State and local government employees. NJ - A1938 "Tara's Law"; establishes registry of offending community care residence providers and requires written monthly case manager reports of individuals with developmental disabilities residing in community care residences. NJ - A2936 Criminalizes fourth or subsequent drunk driving offenses. NJ - A1962 Provides for regulation of modeling and talent marketing companies. NJ - A1941 Prohibits certain political subdivisions from awarding longevity-based benefits to their employees. NJ - A1933 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons. NJ - A1955 Eliminates transfer inheritance taxes on brothers and sisters of a decedent. NJ - A1958 Upgrades penalties for certain criminal offenses committed against elderly and disabled persons. NJ - A1942 Prohibits annual bonuses for perfect attendance and the non-use of sick leave. NJ - A1930 Requires investigating law enforcement officer to contact next of kin of unconscious motor vehicle accident victim who has been transported to hospital emergency room. NJ - A1959 Establishes public bidding and contracting procedures for Rutgers, the State University that mirror those in place for the State colleges. NJ - A3850 Requires explanatory statement on ballot question for school district capital projects to include certain information. NJ - A1929 Subjects certain shared service agreements to review of Attorney General; requires Division of Local Government Services to provide assistance with shared service agreements. NJ - A3998 Enacts the "NJ Family First Employer Act"; establishes award for certain employers. NJ - AJR62 Designates May of each year as "Displaced Homemakers Awareness Month." NJ - A1956 Caps attorney fee awards in actions against public entities. NJ - A1928 Makes it a crime to sell or possess products or materials designed to alter firearms to look like toy guns. NJ - A1939 Prohibits payment of temporary disability benefits to incarcerated individuals. NJ - A1944 Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies with ties to terrorists. NJ - A1945 Establishes NJ Task Force on Records Privacy. NJ - A4142 Prohibits sex offenders from holding any job, position, or type of employment that primarily consists of contact with children. NJ - A1951 Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for school and local employees; limits sick leave use by new public employees before retirement. NJ - A3003 Lieutenant Scott Jenkins' Law; creates certain new criminal offenses aimed at theft from carriers; amends theft statutes. NJ - A1937 Excludes certain contributions to deferred compensation plans and provides deduction for certain individual retirement savings under the gross income tax. NJ - A1940 Requires certain political subdivisions to grant employees only those holidays granted to State employees and standardizes amount of paid vacation and sick leave granted to employees of certain political subdivisions. + − Cosponsored Bills (163) NJ - SJR39 Designates May of each year as "Displaced Homemakers Awareness Month." NJ - S2738 Concerns assessment of penalties for certain fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and requires recovered penalties deposited into unemployment compensation fund. NJ - S2410 School bond validating act. NJ - S2246 Appropriates $55 million from "2009 Green Acres Fund" for local government open space acquisition and park development projects, and approves $2,400,800 from 1995 bond act for coastal blue acres projects. NJ - S1981 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - S1213 Establishes real property assessment demonstration program. NJ - S600 Establishes task force to study various issues related to improving special education programs and services for public school students. NJ - S2817 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - S2816 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - S2092 Lieutenant Scott Jenkin's Law; creates certain new criminal offenses aimed at theft from cargo carriers; amends theft statute. NJ - S1122 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military service. NJ - S765 Clarifies trustee's discretionary authority concerning income tax liability. NJ - S199 Prohibits first responders from photographing persons being assisted or disclosing photographs of such persons without their consent. NJ - AR178 Urges Congress to enact "Sandy Disaster Fisheries Relief Act." NJ - AR100 Opposes Manhattan Borough President's proposal to impose commuter tax on New Jersey residents. NJ - AR88 Urges Congress of United States to enact legislation requested by President of United States to provide $60.4 billion in federal resources to help afflicted States along East Coast recover from damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. NJ - AJR94 Congratulates Israel for 65th anniversary of independence. NJ - AJR91 Designates January 11 of each year as "Clarence Clemons Day." NJ - AJR65 Designates February as "Turner Syndrome Awareness Month." NJ - ACR174 Urges National Park Service to make restoration and reopening of Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area a national priority. NJ - ACR160 Proposes constitutional amendment authorizing Legislature by law to allow temporary casinos at Meadowlands Complex. NJ - ACR152 Proposes constitutional amendment clarifying Legislature's authority to pass laws taking contributions from justices' and certain judges' salaries for employee benefits. NJ - ACR75 Amends Constitution to require bills having a fiscal impact on the State to identify offsetting revenues or reductions in appropriations prior to final consideration by the State Legislature. NJ - ACR72 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum. NJ - ACR66 Urges President and Congress to delay normalizing relations with Cuba until Joanne Chesimard is extradited. NJ - A4296 Requires telephone number to report reckless or aggressive driving be displayed on school buses. NJ - A4280 "Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research and Dignity Act"; requires DOH to establish protocols for stillbirths, establishes stillbirth research database. NJ - A4145 Upgrades theft to a crime of the first degree if amount involved is $500,000 or more. NJ - A4138 Prohibits awarding alimony to domestic violence offenders; permits termination of alimony based on conviction for crime or offense involving domestic violence. NJ - A4123 Requires municipal tax assessors to use disaster relief special tax codes to reduce assessments for parcels of real property destroyed or damaged due to disaster event. NJ - A4019 Requires public utility requesting rate increase to hold public hearings in every county. NJ - A3877 Concerns financial compensation of certain local employees and officials. NJ - A3790 Requires electric public utilities to file with BPU and implement distribution infrastructure protection plans; prohibits rate increase pending implementation of plans. NJ - A3692 Expands notification when an offender is released from custody or transferred within the criminal justice system. NJ - A3592 Appropriates $38.5 million from "2009 Farmland Preservation Fund" and "Garden State Farmland Preservation Trust Fund" to State Agriculture Development Committee for county planning incentive grants. NJ - A3369 Appropriates $55 million from "2009 Green Acres Fund" for local government open space acquisition and park development projects, and approves $2,400,800 from 1995 bond act for coastal blue acres projects. NJ - A3285 Lengthens amber light at traffic signal with red light camera; sets penalty for failing to stop before turning right on red when detected by red light camera; implements half-second delay for red light camera violations. NJ - A3192 Requires labeling of all foods containing genetically modified material. NJ - A3057 Criminalizes second or subsequent drunk driving offenses in certain cases. NJ - A2877 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A2657 Appropriates $3.963 million from General Fund to DOE for nonpublic nursing services aid. NJ - A2601 Prohibits genital mutilation of females under 18 years of age. NJ - A2430 Authorizes DOT, NJ Turnpike Authority, and South Jersey Transportation Authority to permit BPU-certified persons to install and maintain solar photovoltaic panels on noise barriers erected on roads and highways. NJ - A2146 Prohibits State and local public contracts with persons or entities engaging in certain investment activities in energy or finance sectors of Iran. NJ - A2140 Concerns repayment of unemployment compensation overpayments. NJ - A2027 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act": imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A2022 Requires insurers to cover breast evaluations and other additional medically necessary testing under certain circumstances and requires certain mammogram reports to contain information on breast density. NJ - A1963 Allows gross income tax deductions for contributions to the "NJBEST college savings program." NJ - A1620 Designated "New Jersey Economic Development Promotion Act"; streamlines and reorganizes State economic development statutes in order to promote administrative efficiency. NJ - A1616 Provides for public comment period at certain sessions of each house of the Legislature. NJ - A1608 "Janet's Law"; requires public and nonpublic schools to have automated external defibrillators and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events. NJ - A1465 Decriminalizes possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, imposes civil penalties, and establishes fund for drug education. NJ - A1367 Criminalizes participation in criminal street gang. NJ - A1365 Establishes task force to study various issues related to improving special education programs and services for public school students. NJ - A1348 Revises laws governing provision of affordable housing; reestablishes regional contribution agreement as method of meeting affordable housing obligation; repeals Statewide non-residential development fee. NJ - A1099 Extends "whistleblower" protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse. NJ - A1086 Clarifies trustee's discretionary authority concerning income tax liability. NJ - A1171 Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations. NJ - A860 Suspends pension of any retired public employee who resumes public employment with compensation more than $15,000. NJ - A850 Removes authority of MVC to increase certain fees; sets certain fees by statute. NJ - A847 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A841 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A799 Reduces period of time that member of Legislature may be absent, without excuse, before member's seat is deemed vacant. NJ - A789 Prohibits first responders from photographing persons being assisted or disclosing photographs of such persons without their consent. NJ - A772 Provides immunity from civil liability to anyone who in good faith uses an automated external defibrillator in an emergency. NJ - A771 "Judy and Nikki's Law"; provides for life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of murder of a child 16 years of age or younger. NJ - A768 Provides for mandatory forfeiture of retirement benefits of elected official convicted of crime involving office held. NJ - A508 Prohibits certain agencies from establishing checkpoints limited to specific vehicle types. NJ - A289 Authorizes counties to participate in property tax appeals for real property having a value of $10 million or more. NJ - A271 Makes elected officials with compensation less than $50,000 ineligible for health care benefits on the 61st day after enactment. NJ - A260 Amends Kyleigh's Law to remove requirement that holder of a special learner's permit, examination permit, and probationary driver's license display decal. NJ - A259 Requires life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 in the course of the commission of a sex crime. NJ - A238 Makes supplemental appropriation of $7,000,000 to DOE to reinstate nonpublic technology initiative aid. NJ - A111 Prohibits campaign contributions by certain individuals, businesses or other organizations that purchase or acquire property involved in eminent domain proceedings. NJ - AR34 Proposes Assembly rule requiring a bill having a fiscal impact on the State budget identify offsetting revenues or reductions in appropriations prior to final consideration. NJ - AR16 Expresses opposition to Iran's election to Commission on the Status of Women. NJ - AJR106 Designates June of each year as "Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month." NJ - AJR103 Urges the President and FEMA to ensure funding necessary to repair Ocean Grove's boardwalk. NJ - ACR133 Urges Division of Rate Counsel to end settlement negotiations with New Jersey-American Water and pursue a $45.8 million rate decrease. NJ - ACR131 Provides for special session of Legislature to consider property tax relief and reform. NJ - ACR20 Clarifies constitutional obligation of municipalities regarding affordable housing. NJ - ACR13 Proposes constitutional amendment clarifying Legislature's authority to pass laws requiring contributions from justices' and certain judges' salaries to help fund employee benefits. NJ - A4352 Requires court to deny defendant's right to copy or reproduce images of child pornography as part of discovery. NJ - A4186 Concerns assessment of penalties for certain fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and requires recovered penalties deposited into unemployment compensation fund. NJ - A4184 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A4183 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A4056 Requires screening of certain high-risk pregnancies and reporting of fetal deaths. NJ - A4055 Provides gross income tax deduction for costs of purchasing and installing battery backups for certain home solar electrical generators. NJ - A3984 Clarifies that municipalities that failed to fill police vacancies created by retirements are eligible for "Safe and Secure Communities" grants. NJ - A3978 Requires hospitals and birthing facilities to provide new mothers with information about pertussis vaccines for adults. NJ - A3967 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military service. NJ - A3803 Establishes task force to study the relationships among video games, mental health, and violence. NJ - A3736 Requires electric public utilities to undertake vegetation management practices near power lines. NJ - A3651 School bond validating act. NJ - A3644 Establishes moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for purpose of natural gas exploration or production until certain conditions are met. NJ - A3411 Authorizes civil action against developers who fail to reimburse municipalities for professional services expenses; bars developer challenges to municipal professional service charges not timely appealed. NJ - A3267 Permits temporary casino gaming at Meadowlands Complex for 2014 Hambletonian Race. NJ - A3266 Permits temporary casino gaming at Meadowlands Complex for 2014 Super Bowl. NJ - A3250 Establishes animal cruelty offense of cruel confinement of a gestating pig. NJ - A2876 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A2869 Eliminates restriction on placement of special education students in sectarian schools. NJ - A2691 Establishes designated driver motor vehicle license plates. NJ - A2412 The "Safe Playing Fields Act"; restricts use of lawn care pesticides at child care centers and certain schools, playgrounds, and recreational fields. NJ - A2136 Provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns to support NJ SHARES. NJ - A2118 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military service. NJ - A2099 Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance. NJ - A2092 Grants credit against business taxes to developer of rental housing reserved for occupancy by veterans. NJ - A1977 Prohibits good faith allegations of child abuse from being used against the accuser in a child custody proceeding; makes it a disorderly persons offense to file a false allegation of child abuse. NJ - A1969 Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A1850 Requires that school districts use a model contract developed by the Commissioner of Education when employing a superintendent of schools. NJ - A1591 Establishes real property assessment demonstration program. NJ - A1503 Requires fire districts, school districts, and county governments to share in burden of property assessment appeal refunds. NJ - A1500 Repeals "Global Warming Response Act" and related sections of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative implementing law. NJ - A1474 Makes members of county boards of taxation ineligible for membership in State-administered retirement system or for health care benefits coverage under plan for public employees. NJ - A1470 Clarifies that retention of unearned wages by a public servant is theft under certain circumstances. NJ - A1469 Allows pension calculation to be based on compensation increase in excess of actuarially assumed experience only if employer pays unfunded liability. NJ - A1468 Provides for mandatory imprisonment and forfeiture of retirement benefits for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes. NJ - A1467 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions. NJ - A1466 Requires filing of financial and conflict disclosure statements as condition of development approval. NJ - A1345 Upgrades lewdness to fourth degree crime if committed in public rest room. NJ - A1344 Establishes penalties for manufacture, purchase or possession of certain keys. NJ - A1343 Prohibits the use of certain fishing gear on artificial reefs. NJ - A1039 Makes various changes to civil service law concerning seasonal appointments, temporary layoffs, and rescinding adoption of civil service. NJ - A877 Eliminates expansion of preschool education programs in "School Funding Reform Act of 2008." NJ - A823 Replaces plenary winery and farm winery licenses with small winery and wine manufacturing licenses. NJ - A810 Creates e-mail registration requirement for convicted stalkers. NJ - A655 Criminalizes fifth or subsequent drunk driving offenses. NJ - A638 Establishes Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program in DEP and appropriates $200,000 therefor from Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction Fund. NJ - A551 Eliminates 15% fee charged by cemetery company on transfer of graves, crypts and niches. NJ - A543 Excludes gains on sales of certain real estate purchases from taxation under corporation business tax and gross income tax. NJ - A482 Increases certain penalties for vehicular homicides involving intoxicated drivers; designated "Josh's and Craig's Law." NJ - A457 Permits advertising on exterior of school buses owned by a school bus contractor and requires sharing of the advertising revenue with school districts. NJ - A442 Regulates assignment and use of vehicles owned or leased by State authorities. NJ - A441 Expands number of safe havens for leaving newborn infants. NJ - A440 Regulates assignment and use of State vehicles. NJ - A436 Makes various statutory changes to "Child Care Licensing Act." NJ - A396 Establishes new offenses concerning the unlawful possession and use of credit card scanners. NJ - A392 Requires reporting of suspected abuse of institutionalized elderly to police and that facility employees receive notice of reporting requirement annually; designated as "Peggy's Law." NJ - A180 Permits State Lottery Commission to authorize video lottery terminals at Meadowlands racetrack, upon voter approval; dedicates 1/3 net proceeds to General Fund, 1/3 to State education aid, and 1/3 to horse racing industry. NJ - A179 Permits State Lottery Commission to authorize video lottery terminals at Meadowlands horse racetrack, subject to voter approval. NJ - A165 Permits layoff plans as substitute for employment reconciliation plans for joint meetings or shared service agreements under certain circumstances. NJ - A163 Requires hiring preference for veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions. NJ - A135 Limits compensation provided to presidents of public institutions of higher education. NJ - A130 Authorizes executive county superintendent of schools to require implementation of shared services arrangements and to approve school district collective negotiations agreements prior to execution of agreement. NJ - SJR38 Designates January 11 of each year as "Clarence Clemons Day." NJ - A4394 Provides standards for home elevation contractors. NJ - A4472 Establishes best practices for procurement and payment of legal services by local governments and school districts. NJ - A4442 Prohibits location of off-road vehicle training or recreation facility within five miles of residential zone. NJ - A4410 Provides immunity from civil liability for person who sends text message to motor vehicle operator. NJ - ACR200 Proposes constitutional amendment establishing right to privacy from government intrusion. NJ - A4305 Prohibits improper release of photographs or videos captured by public entities. NJ - A4307 Imposes criminal penalties for illegally obtaining or disclosing personally identifiable health information. NJ - A4309 Requires judge approval prior to installation of video camera by public entity. NJ - A4306 Prohibits governmental collection of biometric identifiers without consent. NJ - A4398 Requires judicial approval prior to installation or use of automated license plate reader by law enforcement agency. NJ - A4308 Increases penalties for the unlawful disclosure or use of taxpayer information by State tax officials. NJ - A1269 Provides loan redemption for certain physicians who work in State four years. NJ - ACR201 Requests the President and Congress to enact a federal shield law for journalists. NJ - A4310 Requires administrative agency to include privacy impact statement when adopting, amending, or repealing rule. NJ - A4584 Allows gross income tax deductions totaling $300,000 over five taxable years for psychiatrists. NJ - S792 Requires insurers to cover breast evaluations and other additional medically necessary testing under certain circumstances and requires certain mammogram reports to contain information on breast density. NJ - A3828 Creates New Jersey Cold War medal. NJ - A2734 Requires schools to maintain supply of epinephrine and permit administration of epinephrine to any student having anaphylactic reaction.