+ − Contact Information Phone: (732) 866-1695 Office Address: 35 West Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 + − Sponsored Bills (78) NJ - A2149 Increases length of time in which to file certain lien claim forms under "Construction Lien Law." NJ - A4152 Requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant as the only means for accessing certain information from providers of electronic communication services. NJ - A1642 Creates exemption from certain MVC fees for prisoners of war. NJ - A1626 Repeals statutory requirement of annual or biennial dog census. NJ - A4408 Requires public hearings concerning public utility rate increase to be conducted within two years of public utility's application for rate increase. NJ - A3643 "Innovate New Jersey Act"; establishes tax-free business incubators at institutions of higher education. NJ - AR93 Designates June 12, 2014 as "Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day." NJ - ACR241 Proposes amendment to Constitution to describe manner in which Legislature will provide for maintenance and support of thorough and efficient system of free public schools. NJ - A1639 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain employer-provided child care expenditures. NJ - A3573 Establishes a small business job creation and preservation account program to incentivize small business workforce expansion in New Jersey with income tax exclusions for interest. NJ - A158 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 - A2834 Allows gross income tax deductions totaling $300,000 over five taxable years for certain primary care physicians. NJ - A2932 Permits landlords to take actions after death of tenant in certain situations. NJ - A3801 Creates pilot program concerning domestic violence; creates additional Superior Court judgeships. NJ - A1643 Prohibits sex offenders from holding any job, position, or type of employment that primarily consists of contact with children. NJ - A1640 Enacts the "NJ Family First Employer Act"; establishes award for certain employers. NJ - A1617 Prohibits payment of temporary disability benefits to incarcerated individuals. NJ - A1614 Amends the "Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act." NJ - A1616 Excludes certain contributions to deferred compensation plans and provides deduction for certain individual retirement savings under the gross income tax. NJ - A1636 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 - A4407 Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain court order prior to use of imaging surveillance device. NJ - A1631 Upgrades penalties for certain criminal offenses committed against elderly and disabled persons. NJ - A3402 Revises 20% affordable housing set-aside requirement for newly-constructed housing developments within regional planning entities. NJ - AR95 Urges federal government to take appropriate action to ensure timely, annual provision of graduate medical education funding to new teaching hospitals. NJ - A1612 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. NJ - A1621 Prohibits terminal leave compensation for local government employees. NJ - A1641 Requires BPU to conduct biennial rate cases for public utilities; increases penalties for public utilities failing to comply with BPU orders. NJ - A3222 Removes expiration of required payment by public employees of percentage of cost of health care coverage provided by public employers. NJ - A3130 Increases State contract sum eligible for payment and performance bond waiver to not more than $300,000; provides for CPI inflation adjustment every four years. NJ - A1623 Prohibits member of Legislature from seeking certain grants or loans through annual appropriations act or legislatively-controlled program. NJ - A1620 Prohibits annual bonuses for perfect attendance and the non-use of sick leave. NJ - AJR38 Urges Portugal to extradite George Wright to U.S. NJ - A1644 "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 - A1624 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 - A3640 Establishes young entrepreneurs program in EDA. NJ - A1609 Reduces number of paid holidays from 13 to 10 for all State and local government employees. NJ - A3641 Establishes entrepreneur-in-residence pilot program. NJ - A4406 Establishes technology transfer assistance program in EDA. NJ - A1628 Creates pilot program to allow wagering on horse races by means of certain patron-operated terminals. NJ - A1633 Provides for regulation of modeling and talent marketing companies. NJ - A3701 Establishes New Jersey Business Action Center in Department of State. NJ - A2147 Sets forth certain restriction regarding use of drones by law enforcement entities, forest fire departments, and entertainment venues. NJ - A4578 Provides State Comptroller with express authority to engage certified public accountants as independent contractors on contingency fee basis. NJ - A3803 Establishes minimum level of domestic violence training for judges and judicial personnel. NJ - A1615 Concerns unemployment benefits and work stoppages. NJ - A1632 Allows gross income tax deduction for expenses associated with enrollment in nonpublic schools. NJ - A1625 Requires posting on State and local government websites information concerning assignment and use of vehicles. NJ - A1635 Permits certain municipalities to issue additional plenary retail consumption licenses. NJ - A4060 Requires environmental sustainability plan for State House Complex. NJ - A2145 Upgrades certain penalties for gang criminality committed in a public place. NJ - A2144 Amends racketeering law to add solicitation and recruitment to join criminal street gangs, gang criminality and promoting organized street crime. NJ - A3802 Provides for a mandatory term of imprisonment for assault involving domestic violence. NJ - A3039 Establishes commercial deer harvesting license and allows commercial harvest of deer. NJ - A1622 Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies with ties to terrorists. NJ - A3038 Includes adjustment aid in calculation of districts' payments to charter schools under certain circumstances. NJ - A2148 Establishes time limit for retention of automated license plate reader data by law enforcement agency. NJ - A1611 Prohibits public employers from reimbursing tuition or awarding promotions or compensation based on degrees or certifications obtained from unaccredited institutions. NJ - A1629 Eliminates transfer inheritance taxes on brothers and sisters of a decedent. NJ - AR94 Urges Congress to increase the number of medical residency positions funded by the federal government. NJ - A1618 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. NJ - A1630 Caps attorney fee awards in actions against public entities. NJ - AR202 Urges federal and State officials to prevent construction of Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility off NJ coast. NJ - A3495 Requires law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, and State Parole Board to adopt maternity policies. NJ - A1634 Provides gross income tax deduction for certain moving expenses for taxpayer moving to New Jersey to commence work in State. NJ - A4405 Upgrades offense of endangering welfare of incompetent person; establishes new crime of enticing certain disabled persons to commit act likely to be injurious to their own welfare. NJ - A3572 Requires drivers to reduce speed when overtaking bicyclists or pedestrians. NJ - A1638 Requires explanatory statement on ballot question for school district capital projects to include certain information. NJ - A2146 Creates crime of intentional discharge of firearm from vehicle. NJ - A3427 Authorizes free fishing licenses for persons with disabilities. NJ - A1610 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 - A4118 Requires DHS to prioritize placement of parents of children receiving services from DCPP in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. NJ - A1608 Establishes the "Corrupt Gains Restitution Act." NJ - A1637 Requires bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to post penalties for DWI. NJ - A1619 Prohibits certain political subdivisions from awarding longevity-based benefits to their employees. NJ - A3642 Authorizes EDA to provide financial assistance to certain business incubator facilities. NJ - A3804 Requires State agencies to periodically review administrative rules and regulations to ensure continued efficacy. NJ - A1613 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons. NJ - A1627 Imposes mandatory forfeiture of public office, position or employment upon conviction of certain offenses. + − Cosponsored Bills (144) NJ - A4250 Revises definition of "antique firearm" to include handguns. NJ - A4528 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2016. NJ - A3194 Authorizes slot machine gambling to be conducted at horse racetracks; dedicates State's share of revenues for open space preservation. NJ - A1747 Provides gross income tax credit for certain contributions to New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) program. NJ - A3832 Conforms Megan's Law to requirements of federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. NJ - A156 Requires Department of Agriculture to post on its website certain information regarding State's farm to school program. NJ - A1187 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 - A1556 Provides that certain permits and approvals for critical infrastructure projects must be acted upon within 45 days. NJ - A3273 Authorizes youth camps to maintain supply of epinephrine and permit trained employees to administer epinephrine to camp members suffering from anaphylaxis. NJ - A304 Requires schools to maintain supply of epinephrine and permit administration of epinephrine to any student having anaphylactic reaction. NJ - A1759 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 - A1899 Creates New Jersey Cold War medal. NJ - A3753 Requires hospitals and birthing centers to provide parents of newborns with information on health insurance coverage for newborn children. NJ - A107 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A134 Eliminates expansion of preschool education programs in "School Funding Reform Act of 2008." NJ - A3132 Schedules the termination of the realty transfer fees. NJ - A4085 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for businesses that employ apprentices in DOL registered apprenticeships. NJ - A4531 Creates new criminal offenses concerning endangering another person; repeals N.J.S.2C:12-2 and N.J.S.2C:24-7. NJ - A3131 Eliminates general purpose, supplemental and mansion realty transfer fees. NJ - A874 Provides for mandatory forfeiture of retirement benefits of elected official convicted of crime involving office held. NJ - A1116 Clarifies that retention of unearned wages by a public servant is theft under certain circumstances. NJ - A4864 Links police and fire interest arbitration base salary cap to property tax levy; makes cap permanent. NJ - A1120 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 - A1930 Requires Commissioner of DHSS to assess how to increase number of teaching hospitals and medical residency programs throughout State. NJ - A2319 Requires fire districts, school districts, and county governments to share in burden of property assessment appeal refunds. NJ - A4556 Revises definition of "antique handgun;" provides exceptions to certain firearm laws. NJ - A692 Expands number of safe havens for leaving newborn infants. NJ - A1563 Requires screening of certain high-risk pregnancies and reporting of fetal deaths. NJ - A3895 The "Motherhood Violence Act;" creates the offense of fetal homicide. NJ - A3559 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 - A2644 Directs the Dept. of Agriculture to establish a clearinghouse website for farmers to offer produce and dairy products for use by school breakfast programs, school lunch programs, and food banks. NJ - A1533 Criminalizes participation in criminal street gang. NJ - A713 Requires health insurers to cover Lyme disease. NJ - A193 Increases penalties for the unlawful disclosure or use of taxpayer information by State tax officials. NJ - A191 Prohibits governmental collection of biometric identifiers without consent. NJ - A190 Prohibits improper release of photographs or videos captured by public entities. NJ - A4058 Requires State to recognize permits to carry handguns issued to certain New Jersey residents by other states. NJ - A4363 Prohibits local units of government from adopting increased minimum wage and mandatory paid sick leave for private employers. NJ - A1727 Permits temporary casino gaming at Meadowlands Complex for 2014 Hambletonian Race. NJ - A4301 Upgrades domestic violence-related assault to crime of the fourth degree; upgrades second or subsequent offense to crime of the third degree. NJ - A3445 Allows gross income tax deductions totaling $300,000 over five taxable years for psychiatrists. NJ - A197 Requires judicial approval prior to installation or use of automated license plate reader by law enforcement agency. NJ - A192 Imposes criminal penalties for illegally obtaining or disclosing personally identifiable health information. NJ - A563 Excludes gains on sales of certain real estate purchases from taxation under corporation business tax and gross income tax. NJ - A1843 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 - A194 Requires judge approval prior to installation of video camera by public entity. NJ - A691 Regulates assignment and use of State vehicles. NJ - A4138 Establishes workforce training program for underemployed individuals. NJ - A1540 Requires electric public utilities to file with BPU and implement distribution infrastructure protection plans; prohibits rate increase pending implementation of plans. NJ - A324 Provides for public comment period at certain sessions of each house of the Legislature. NJ - A4674 Establishes "Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Protection Act." NJ - A256 Upgrades theft to a crime of the first degree if amount involved is $500,000 or more. NJ - A759 Criminalizes fifth or subsequent drunk driving offenses. NJ - A1136 Establishes moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for purpose of natural gas exploration or production until certain conditions are met. NJ - A917 Authorizes counties to participate in property tax appeals for real property having a value of $10 million or more. NJ - A2162 Exempts nursing mothers from jury duty. NJ - A3546 Concerns Superstorm Sandy recovery. NJ - A3025 Provides corporation business tax and the gross income tax credits for insourcing business to New Jersey. NJ - A218 Decriminalizes possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, imposes civil penalties, and establishes fund for drug education. NJ - A1212 Requires municipalities to reimburse qualified private communities for street paving costs. NJ - A4247 Allows individual appointed as State monitor to remain employed for more than two years without cancellation of retirement benefits. NJ - A240 Concerns eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits for certain seasonal employees. NJ - A4654 Authorizes executive county superintendent of schools to solicit proposals from school districts willing to be certified as district of residence for students who reside on certain federal property. NJ - A329 Phases out estate tax over five-year period. NJ - A1814 Establishes animal cruelty offense of cruel confinement of a gestating pig. NJ - A1281 Eliminates transfer inheritance tax and increases filing threshold and applicable exclusion amounts under New Jersey estate tax in accordance with provisions of federal tax law. NJ - A3710 Prohibits MVC from imposing duplicate license or identification card fee and digitized picture fee if duplicate is requested to reflect change in organ donor status. NJ - A3891 Establishes NJ Innovation and Research Fellowship Program in DOWLD. NJ - A1388 Concerns repayment of unemployment compensation overpayments. NJ - A2143 The "Safe Playing Fields Act"; restricts use of lawn care pesticides at child care centers and certain schools, playgrounds, and recreational fields. NJ - A3460 Requires Medicaid coverage for diabetes self-management education, training, services, and equipment for patients diagnosed with diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes. NJ - A1387 Provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns to support NJ SHARES. NJ - A1896 Expands notification when an offender is released from custody or transferred within the criminal justice system. NJ - A4529 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2016. NJ - A578 Designates May of each year "Military Appreciation Month" in New Jersey. NJ - A4680 Gives priority to applicants for firearms purchaser identification card and permits to purchase handguns when domestic violence restraining order is in effect. NJ - A3608 Provides courts with sentencing discretion for certain convictions concerning possession of a firearm. NJ - A1518 Establishes penalties for manufacture, purchase or possession of certain keys. NJ - A3081 Creates Education Reform Review Task Force; delays implementation of certain assessments and certain changes to teacher evaluation system. NJ - A1907 Reinstates moratorium on imposition of Statewide non-residential development fees until January 2015. NJ - A1519 Upgrades lewdness to fourth degree crime if committed in public rest room. NJ - A355 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 - A3496 Increases filing threshold and applicable exclusion amount for the New Jersey estate tax to $5 million over period of five years. NJ - A354 Permits State Lottery Commission to authorize video lottery terminals at Meadowlands horse racetrack, subject to voter approval. NJ - A1359 Requires labeling of foods containing genetically engineered material. NJ - A1676 Provides that crime victims do not have to pay fees to obtain records relating to the crime and that requests for such records are not public information. NJ - A786 Provides a corporation business tax credit for certain investment in manufacturing equipment and manufacturing facility renovation, modernization and expansion. NJ - A2459 Establishes one-year moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline telephone service with wireless telephone service; requires BPU to report to Governor and Legislature. NJ - A1068 Appropriates $3.963 million from General Fund to DOE for nonpublic nursing services aid. NJ - A4559 Appropriates $88,592,361 from "Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund" and various Green Acres bond funds for local government open space acquisition and park development projects. NJ - A892 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act;" imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A1562 Provides gross income tax deduction for costs of purchasing and installing battery backups for certain home solar electrical generators. NJ - A1983 Provides immunity from civil liability for person who sends text message to motor vehicle operator. NJ - A1321 Extends "whistleblower" protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse. NJ - A195 Requires administrative agency to include privacy impact statement when adopting, amending, or repealing rule. NJ - A584 Prohibits awarding alimony to domestic violence offenders; permits termination of alimony based on conviction for crime or offense involving domestic violence. NJ - A3264 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - A3265 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - A103 "Transparency in Government Act"; provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A1063 Eliminates 15% fee charged by cemetery company on transfer of graves, crypts and niches. NJ - A1751 Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A525 Requires hiring preference for veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions. NJ - A2987 Makes various changes to interest arbitration procedures; repeals sunset provision. NJ - A1052 Makes supplemental appropriation of $7,000,000 to DOE to reinstate nonpublic technology initiative aid. NJ - A109 Removes authority of MVC to increase certain fees; sets certain fees by statute. NJ - A1115 Allows pension calculation to be based on compensation increase in excess of actuarially assumed experience only if employer pays unfunded liability. NJ - A3941 Enhances "Crime Victim's Bill of Rights"; prohibits defendant from entering crime victim's home throughout criminal justice process, including in relation to any investigation or discovery. NJ - A4253 Provides that unlawful use, manufacture, or distribution of controlled dangerous substance by parent or caregiver in presence of child constitutes crime of endangering welfare of that child. NJ - A1114 Provides for mandatory imprisonment and forfeiture of retirement benefits for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes. NJ - A3006 Establishes procedure for consolidating fire districts. NJ - A2643 Establishes "Best in New Jersey 'Farm to School' Awards Program" to annually recognize the best farm to school programs implemented by a school or school district. NJ - A1112 Requires filing of financial and conflict disclosure statements as condition of development approval. NJ - A3789 Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations. NJ - A1113 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions. NJ - A1838 Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations. NJ - A114 Suspends pension of any retired public employee who resumes public employment with compensation more than $15,000. NJ - A4070 Limits authority of court to order one or both parents to pay post-high school education expenses on behalf of a child if both parents agree that they will not pay such expenses. NJ - A160 Permits layoff plans as substitute for employment reconciliation plans for joint meetings or shared service agreements under certain circumstances. NJ - A1384 Grants credit against business taxes to developer of rental housing reserved for occupancy by veterans. NJ - A179 Limits compensation provided to presidents of public institutions of higher education. NJ - A1889 Requires certain user fees for the provision of traditional municipal services to be included within the 2% municipal and county property tax levy cap. NJ - A503 Requires court to deny defendant's right to copy or reproduce images of child pornography as part of discovery. NJ - A273 Requires public utility requesting rate increase to hold public hearings in every county. NJ - ACR152 Proposes constitutional amendment allowing Legislature to establish slot machine gambling at horse racetracks; dedicates revenues derived therefrom for open space preservation. NJ - ACR24 Proposes constitutional amendment establishing right to privacy from government intrusion. NJ - ACR70 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 - ACR219 Proposes constitutional amendment to establish revenue responsibility through annual State appropriations cap limiting spending growth to one percent per year over six years and a permanent revenue responsibly fund reserved for reducing State pension benefit liabilities. NJ - ACR130 Amends Constitution to dedicate 6% of Corporation Business Tax revenues from FY2016 to FY2045 for open space, farmland, and historic preservation; ends dedication of 4% of Corporation Business Tax revenues for environmental programs; dedicates natural resource damages and environmental fine revenue to underground storage tank programs and State-funded hazardous discharge cleanups. NJ - ACR67 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum. NJ - ACR84 Proposes constitutional amendment authorizing Legislature by law to allow temporary casinos at Meadowlands Complex. NJ - ACR25 Requests the President and Congress to enact a federal shield law for journalists. NJ - ACR18 Provides for special session of Legislature to consider property tax relief and reform. NJ - AJR29 Urges the President and FEMA to ensure funding necessary to repair Ocean Grove's boardwalk. NJ - AR170 Recognizes week of December 8 through 14, 2014 as "Computer Science Education Week." NJ - AR179 Urges professional sports leagues and teams to implement no-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence with severe repercussions. NJ - AR42 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 - AR102 Expresses disapproval of the resolution adopted by the Rutgers University New Brunswick Faculty Council opposing the selection of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as 2014 commencement speaker. NJ - AR101 Recognizes March of 2014 as Irish History and Heritage Month. NJ - AR154 Expresses support for State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas terrorist organization, additional aid for Iron Dome program, and permanent demilitarization of Hamas. NJ - AR32 Expresses opposition to Iran's election to Commission on the Status of Women. NJ - AR33 Urges Congress to enact "Sandy Disaster Fisheries Relief Act." NJ - S2123 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - S2940 Creates new criminal offenses concerning endangering another person; repeals N.J.S.2C:12-2 and N.J.S.2C:24-7. NJ - S2122 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015.