+ − Contact Information Phone: (609) 654-1498 Office Address: 176 Route 70 Suite 13 Medford, NJ 08055 + − Committees (3) NJ - Budget (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Budget (Budget Hearings Only) (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Military and Veterans' Affairs (Assembly) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (15) NJ - A4555 Exempts certain surviving spouses and surviving civil union partners of certain disabled veterans from components of the realty transfer fee. NJ - A3599 Requires public utilities to mail customers detailed explanation of rate settlement agreements prior to final BPU vote. NJ - A2592 Requires condominium and homeowners' associations to provide information to federal home loan insurance providers at no cost to potential buyers. NJ - A3098 Transfers records management functions of Division of Archives and Records Management from Department of State to Department of Treasury; transfers State Records Committee from Department of State to Department of Treasury. NJ - A4236 Gives priority status for connection of solar photovoltaic systems for customer-generators who are public entities. NJ - A1299 Prohibits the construction of school facilities on a contaminated or remediated site. NJ - A1300 Establishes Public School Revenue Study Commission. NJ - A1301 Prohibits sale of emergency warning lights to unauthorized motorists. NJ - A3600 Requires public utilities to provide customers notice of request for increase in rates; revises requirements related to hearings on proposed rate increases. NJ - AR115 Urges United States Department of Defense to comply with "Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act of 2009" requirements to establish voter assistance office at each U.S. military installation around the world. NJ - A4318 Prohibits smoking on property acquired or developed for recreation and conservation purposes by local government units of nonprofit organizations using State funds. NJ - A1302 Increases penalties for unauthorized display or use of emergency warning lights. NJ - A4319 Prohibits smoking at State parks, forests, beaches, and wildlife management areas. NJ - AR74 Urges Congress to reject President Obama's plan for changes to military healthcare. NJ - AJR97 Designates October 2 "Steve Sabol Day." + − Cosponsored Bills (123) NJ - A1774 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain business telecommuting program development and implementation costs. NJ - A4587 Clarifies that timely deposits and withdrawals constitute sufficient activity to prevent State escheatment of certain private financial accounts and interests. 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 - A652 Bars companies which hire illegal aliens from public contracts, grants, loans, or tax incentives for seven years. NJ - A1798 Prohibits public institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate tuition by more than 2% over the prior academic year. NJ - A2519 Permits veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for organizations' support. 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 - A2027 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act": imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A1787 Repeals law providing benefits for family temporary disability leave and deposits moneys from the "Family Temporary Disability Leave Account" into the unemployment compensation fund. NJ - A631 Establishes task force to study issues facing returning members of the United States Armed Forces and New Jersey National Guard and make recommendations on how State should address issues. NJ - A1785 Requires Commissioner of Community Affairs to compile and annually update list of all unfunded State and federal mandates on municipalities and counties. NJ - A1766 Penalizes employment of unauthorized aliens; requires verification of citizenship for employment. NJ - A2876 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A2628 Establishes the "New Jersey Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act." NJ - A3862 Codifies DEP's New Jersey Recycling Awards Program to annually recognize outstanding recycling achievements. NJ - A1770 Prohibits implementation of formula-based rates for sewerage authorities and electric, gas and water public utilities. NJ - A1773 Prohibits certain expenditures in school districts and establishes State aid penalty for violations. NJ - A1331 Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of services performed to certain prewritten computer software delivered electronically. NJ - A1796 Requires withholding of the State operating aid of any public or independent institution of higher education that enrolls students who are not lawfully present in the U.S. NJ - A3861 Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits to certain manufacturers who donate green or sustainable products to schools. NJ - A4141 Creates exemption from certain MVC fees for prisoners of war. NJ - A2497 Establishes fine for committing motor vehicle offense that results in collision with bicyclist. NJ - A2486 Upgrades penalties for assaults committed against process servers and licensed private investigators and detectives. NJ - A2487 Provides for voluntary waiver of compensation by members of Senate and General Assembly. NJ - A2629 Exempts, for five years, certain new business activities in pinelands area from compliance with Pinelands Commission development approval process. NJ - A2882 Requires professional boards to provide credits toward requirements for licensure for veterans with substantially equivalent training. NJ - A4183 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A798 Revises penalties for animal cruelty, increasing degree of certain offenses; designated as Patrick's Law. NJ - A1771 Revises procedure for removal of municipal administrator by municipal council; provides for payment of balance of salary to municipal administrator upon removal. NJ - A3475 "Disaster Information Access Act"; requires utility service providers to report severe weather and emergency related service interruptions; directs utility service providers and State Office of Emergency Management to present reported information online and by telephone. NJ - A1794 Requires use of pervious concrete by State agencies under certain circumstances. NJ - A1943 Prohibits terminal leave compensation for local government employees. NJ - A1780 Provides for use of alternative dispute resolution to settle disagreements between State agencies concerning public works projects. NJ - A1790 Creates permissive county-based housing assistance program. NJ - A1793 Establishes crime of using blue lights or other insignia on vehicle to impersonate law enforcement authority. NJ - A1788 Permits preference in awarding certain public contracts. NJ - A1789 Requires a private seller of a used motor vehicle to request identification information from purchaser. NJ - A1782 Increases the penalty for certain gang related crimes. NJ - A1763 Requires person eligible for health care benefits from more than one public entity to choose coverage from only one. NJ - A1400 Concerns adding names of certain veterans to certain civil service eligibility lists. NJ - A2292 Designates Pine Barrens treefrog as New Jersey State Amphibian. NJ - A3205 Revises "New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act." NJ - A3812 Requires transfer of certain records to DOLWD and DHS. NJ - A2498 Requires Commissioner of Education to compile and annually update list of all unfunded State and federal mandates on school districts. NJ - A2499 Establishes crime of initiating a false "Amber Alert." NJ - A2543 Establishes requirements governing the closing of any State prison. NJ - A3255 "The Reliability, Preparedness, and Storm Response Act of 2012"; requires public utilities to file certain information concerning emergency preparedness with BPU and increases certain penalties. NJ - A3544 Requires notification of certain domestic violence victims through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday System (VINE). NJ - A2891 Provides for EMT and Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic certification for certain veterans. NJ - A2011 "New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program Act;" establishes New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program and allows voluntary contributions on gross income tax returns to support homeless veterans. NJ - A1969 Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A1786 Expands authorization for use of dealer and temporary license plates and establishes fines for their misuse. NJ - A1784 Establishes penalties for employer who allows unauthorized aliens to operate employer owned motor vehicle. NJ - A1791 Exempts sheltered workshops from disclosure and fingerprinting requirements for certain solid waste operations. NJ - A1775 Invalidates any nominating petition filed after deadline therefor; voids any attempt by candidate to petition court to accept validity of petition filed after deadline. NJ - A1767 Establishes penalties for drivers who have never obtained driver's license. NJ - A1765 Requires inmates with sufficient means to pay their incarceration costs. NJ - A4184 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A1772 Prohibits release on bail of persons in the country illegally who are charged with crimes of the first or second degree or with two prior criminal convictions. NJ - A1218 Prohibits sending unsolicited advertising by text messaging, and requires companies offering text messaging services to allow customers to block all incoming and outgoing text messages. NJ - A4323 Allows New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to accept alternative proof of education for licensure of current practitioners. NJ - A1783 Provides that minimum local tax levy requirement will only be applicable to certain school districts. NJ - A1769 Restricts certain former DEP employees from employment with a permit applicant for one year after termination of DEP employments. NJ - A2544 Eliminates the office of the executive county superintendent of schools and transfers all the duties of that office to the Commissioner of Education. NJ - A4165 Eliminates requirement that every full-time student at an institution of higher education in New Jersey maintain health insurance coverage. NJ - A1781 Provides 10% reduction in compensation for members of Legislature. NJ - A1768 Provides enhanced penalties for making a false report to law enforcement authorities in certain circumstances. NJ - A2483 Restricts occupancy of dwelling unit in age-restricted community to older adults following resale. NJ - A2029 Designates the "Honor and Remember Flag" as an official State flag. NJ - A4032 "Direct Tax Relief for New Jersey Families Act"; Establishes the New Jersey Direct Property Tax Relief Program; increases the renter's gross income tax credit for property taxes; and increases the earned income tax credit. NJ - A2488 Defines and removes limits on municipal market to affordable programs. NJ - A1778 Increases penalties for luring a child and kidnapping. NJ - A2877 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A1795 "Melanie A. Cantwell Law;" requires MVC to issue modified license to person convicted of driving under the influence. NJ - A1776 Prohibits filling of vacancy among candidates if vacancy occurs after 48th and before 14th day before general election, with certain exceptions; prohibits filling subsequent vacancies before general election. NJ - A3698 Prohibits public utility from filing rate increase petition under certain circumstances. NJ - A2532 Requires permanent driver's license suspension for third drunk driving offense. NJ - A2099 Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance. NJ - A4012 Requires Adjutant General to consider need for inpatient hospice care for admission to veterans' facilities; permits waiver of State residency requirement. NJ - A2728 Establishes criminal penalties for killing, injuring or interfering with a guide dog; designated as "Dusty's Law." NJ - A1779 Establishes crime for adult to misrepresent age in order to join youth serving organization. NJ - A4218 Replaces NJ Wine Industry Advisory Council with NJ Wine Board and establishes new duties and authorizes revenue-producing activities. NJ - A1777 Establishes special license plates supporting autism awareness. NJ - A2972 Establishes "Commission on College Tuition." NJ - A1792 Renames quail management area within Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area as "Dr. A. Hunter Wilcox Field Trial Grounds." 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 - A2014 Establishes Helmets to Hardhats pilot program in New Jersey Turnpike Authority. NJ - A1797 Prohibits use of emergency warning lights or other insignia to impersonate law enforcement officer; prohibits sale of these lights to unauthorized persons and increases penalties for unauthorized use. NJ - A2315 Expands scope of New Jersey Regulatory Flexibility Act dealing with economic impact of rules on small businesses. NJ - A4190 Designates State Highway Route No. 71 bridge between Borough of Belmar and Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea as "Robert A. Briant, Sr. Memorial Bridge." NJ - A629 Permits certain portion of municipal development trust funds to be spent on housing affordability assistance to veterans. NJ - A4186 Concerns assessment of penalties for certain fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and requires recovered penalties deposited into unemployment compensation fund. NJ - A522 Designates "I'm From New Jersey" as the State song. NJ - A1764 Imposes a two-year moratorium on increases in public utility rates. 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 - ACR94 Proposes constitutional amendment requiring that solar farms not less than 5 acres in size shall receive farmland assessment treatment. NJ - ACR93 Proposes constitutional amendment concerning bail and illegal immigrants. NJ - ACR183 Urges International Olympic Committee to permanently reinstate wrestling. NJ - ACR39 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide that only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage. NJ - ACR153 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide that release on bail may be denied to certain offenders. NJ - ACR95 Proposed constitutional amendment to preserve right of people to hunt, fish and harvest game subject to certain regulations. NJ - ACR96 Proposes constitutional amendment to broaden powers of the Council on Local Mandates. NJ - ACR114 Proposes constitutional amendment to allow veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for support of organization. NJ - AR76 Urges Division of Rate Counsel to end settlement negotiations with New Jersey-American Water and pursue a $45.8 million rate decrease. NJ - AR150 Encourages schools to purchase and use products made with recycled materials. NJ - AR96 Recognizes contributions and patriotism of Armed Forces Heritage House. NJ - AR87 Urges Congress to pass legislation to prevent doubling of subsidized Stafford student loan interest rate on July 1, 2012. NJ - AR93 Expresses support for the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council's Helmets to Hardhats program. NJ - AR18 Proposes Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights. NJ - AR59 Urges institutions of higher education to offer a required undergraduate course on financial literacy. 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 - AR119 Honors New Jersey National Guard for service during Hurricane Sandy. NJ - S2816 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - S87 Permits veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for organizations' support. 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 - S1755 Establishes the "New Jersey Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act." NJ - S1415 Establishes Helmets to Hardhats pilot program in New Jersey Turnpike Authority. NJ - S1303 Revises penalties for animal cruelty, increasing degree of certain offenses; designated as Patrick's Law. NJ - S1868 Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of services performed to certain prewritten computer software delivered electronically. NJ - S2738 Concerns assessment of penalties for certain fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and requires recovered penalties deposited into unemployment compensation fund. NJ - S2817 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - SCR11 Proposes constitutional amendment to allow veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for support of organization.