+ − Contact Information Phone: (732) 933-1591 Office Address: 32 Monmouth St. 3rd Floor Red Bank, NJ 07701 + − Committees (3) NJ - Budget (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Budget (Budget Hearings Only) (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Budget Oversight Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (43) NJ - AR186 Condemns Internal Revenue Service's review of organizations applying for tax-exempt status and urges Congress and President to take appropriate action to restore public's trust in federal agency. NJ - ACR74 Proposes joint rule requiring a bill having a fiscal impact on the State budget identify offsetting revenues or reductions in appropriations prior to final consideration. NJ - ACR174 Urges National Park Service to make restoration and reopening of Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area a national priority. NJ - A3284 Revises certain motor vehicle fines imposed on motor vehicle drivers or operators for failing to have required documentation. NJ - A2677 Requires local authorities and independent State authorities to grant officers and employees only those holidays granted to State employees. NJ - A1469 Allows pension calculation to be based on compensation increase in excess of actuarially assumed experience only if employer pays unfunded liability. NJ - A1470 Clarifies that retention of unearned wages by a public servant is theft under certain circumstances. NJ - A3151 Requires certain elected officials and appointed officers eligible for dual health benefits coverage to choose coverage by one public entity. NJ - ACR71 Proposes amendment to State Constitution to provide that legislation having effect of enhancing public employee benefit must identify funding source to defray cost of benefit enhancement. NJ - ACR72 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum. NJ - ACR135 Proposes constitutional amendment to establish a 2.0 percent cap on annual appropriations increases for certain State government spending. NJ - A2113 Increases certain time frames governing arbitration in police and fire contract disputes. 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 - A1468 Provides for mandatory imprisonment and forfeiture of retirement benefits for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes. NJ - A2115 Extends "Right to Farm" protections to cultivation or production of marijuana for medical use; permits such activity on preserved farmland; prohibits county or municipal interference with such activity. 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 - A4272 Requires municipality which has authorized installation and use of red light cameras to designate one person in prosecutor's office to respond to certain summons issued in error. NJ - A3644 Establishes moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for purpose of natural gas exploration or production until certain conditions are met. NJ - A1480 Requires that police obtain warrant to seize cell phone data. 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 - 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 - A3939 Expands definitions of "abused child" or "abused or neglected child" to include prenatal exposure of child to controlled substances. NJ - A1472 Authorizes COAH to credit municipalities with 1.5 units of fair share affordable housing obligation for each housing unit occupied by a veteran; permits municipalities to satisfy fair share affordable housing obligation through 35 percent set aside for veterans. NJ - A4273 Directs all fines imposed by municipalities for violations of red light cameras to Highway Safety Fund. NJ - A1473 Authorizes COAH to credit municipalities with 1.5 units of fair share affordable housing obligation for each unit of transitional housing occupied by a veteran. NJ - A2118 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military service. NJ - A1477 Establishes a 2.0 percent cap on annual appropriations increases for certain State government spending. NJ - A1482 Replaces TPAF, PERS, PFRS and SPRS accidental disability benefits with reduced work-related disability benefit; modifies JRS disability benefit. NJ - A1478 Amends law concerning conversion of age-restricted communities to define substantial detriment and makes other clarifications. NJ - A2996 Repeals traffic control signal monitoring system pilot program; prohibits future use of red light cameras in State. NJ - A3165 Excludes certain institutions of higher education from prevailing wage requirements. NJ - A1481 Requires that police obtain warrant to attach GPS device to suspect's motor vehicle. NJ - A1479 Requires local authorities and commissions to establish an Internet website and post information related to each entity's mission, finances, meetings, and employees. NJ - ACR73 Proposes constitutional amendment to extend eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction and disabled veterans' property tax exemption to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A2678 Permits certain former members and employees of NJ Racing Commission to work for licensee thereof if State Ethics Commission finds no conflict of interest. NJ - A4201 Makes FY 2013 State supplemental appropriations totaling $224,837,000, reduces FY 2013 appropriations by $398,006,000, and supplements various language provisions affecting appropriations in FY 2013. 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 - A1466 Requires filing of financial and conflict disclosure statements as condition of development approval. NJ - A1475 Prohibits for ten years after compliance with penalty or sentence imposed by court elected or appointed officials convicted of certain crimes from serving as governmental affairs agents. NJ - A1476 Repeals law requiring prevailing wage be paid to workers employed in construction undertaken with Board of Public Utilities financial assistance. NJ - A1467 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions. NJ - A2755 Prohibits certain public officers and employees from receiving dual health care benefit coverage. NJ - A1471 Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts. + − Cosponsored Bills (139) NJ - A2876 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A4145 Upgrades theft to a crime of the first degree if amount involved is $500,000 or more. NJ - A4113 Appropriates $1,393,084 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund to provide historic site management grants for certain historic preservation projects. NJ - A765 Requires registered qualifying patient's authorized use of medical marijuana to be considered equivalent to use of any other prescribed medication. NJ - A1506 Repeals all prevailing wage laws. NJ - A2991 Requires mandatory drug addiction assessments and participation in "drug court" program under special probation statute for certain offenders. NJ - A4073 Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones. 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 - A2610 Authorizes placement of horse racing wagers using mobile gaming devices at in-State racetracks subject to commission rules and regulations. NJ - A3017 Specifies conditions under which State, county, municipality, independent authority, school district, or higher education institution can grant unpaid or paid leave of absence to public employee to perform work for labor organization. NJ - A1591 Establishes real property assessment demonstration program. NJ - A1932 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. 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 - A3561 Makes direct deposit the default distribution method for gross income tax refunds and allows gross income tax refunds via prepaid debit cards. NJ - A3695 Allows host municipalities to offer property tax abatements on former Fort Monmouth property under terms and conditions established by those municipalities. NJ - A1640 Increases compensation for persons wrongfully imprisoned. NJ - A1931 Prohibits public employers from reimbursing tuition or awarding promotions or compensation based on degrees or certifications obtained from unaccredited institutions. 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 - A3996 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain employer-provided child care expenditures. NJ - A1610 Requires ballot question on approval of State bond issue to disclose total amount of debt of State or other entity, debt service on which is funded through annual State appropriation. NJ - A1566 Provides for appointment of certain municipal court judges at the local or county level. NJ - A4083 Requires public release of photographs of arrestees under State's open public records law. NJ - A962 Prohibits legislative aide who works, or worked, directly for legislator in district office from making political contribution greater than $30 per election to that legislator; prohibits receipt of such contribution. NJ - A2027 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act": imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A3575 Lengthens yellow light at traffic signal with red light camera; sets penalty for failing to stop before turning right on red when detected by camera; implements one second delay for red light camera violations. NJ - A2277 Increases fine for failure to keep right or failure to observe traffic lanes; establishes fund to pay for certain signage. NJ - A327 Prohibits use of volunteer driving activities in underwriting for private passenger automobile insurance; revises charitable immunity statute as applied to volunteer drivers. NJ - A3490 Requires State agencies to submit required reports by posting, on agency website, the information required to be reported. NJ - A3562 Modernizes the form of disbursement for certain State and local government payments to individuals and business entities. NJ - A2895 Establishes grant program to provide rebate of sales and use tax paid for purchase of certain materials and supplies used for construction of certain off-track wagering facilities. NJ - A3730 Extends certain time limitations in police and fire contract arbitration proceedings. NJ - A3308 Authorizes Judiciary to revise or supplement fees, subject to limitations, to fund Legal Services of New Jersey and e-court information system; requires review and reporting on fees and expenditures of such fees. NJ - A3172 Prohibits use of speed cameras in State. NJ - A3326 Permits certain former members and employees of NJ Racing Commission to work for, or hold interest in, licensee thereof if State Ethics Commission finds no conflict of interest following membership or employment. NJ - A4314 Expands scope of law prohibiting certain kinds of fraudulent political activity; increases penalty for violations. NJ - A2684 Concerns organ and tissue donation. NJ - A3251 Permits pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines to children seven years of age or older. NJ - A1906 The "New Jersey Right to Home Defense Law." NJ - A847 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A136 Establishes the "New Jersey Right to Work Act"; prohibits payroll deduction of union dues from wages or salaries of public employees. 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 - A230 Authorizes wiretap orders for investigation of luring or enticing a child, identity theft, stalking and harassment under certain circumstances. NJ - A1143 Prohibits local government agency from employing person on paid leave from local government agency of another county or municipality. NJ - A3205 Revises "New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act." NJ - A685 Provides for modification of child support and certain alimony payments due to changed circumstances. NJ - A4394 Provides standards for home elevation contractors. NJ - A2182 "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act." NJ - A1969 Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A1677 Establishes offense of unlawfully accessing location of law enforcement vehicles through certain electronic means. NJ - A1337 Establishes procedures for districts, municipalities, or voters to opt to move the annual school election to November and eliminates vote on school budgets for such districts, except for separate proposals to spend above cap. NJ - A772 Provides immunity from civil liability to anyone who in good faith uses an automated external defibrillator in an emergency. NJ - A4184 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A841 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A3421 Requires school districts to allow charter school students, county vocational school students, and students receiving equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school to participate in interscholastic sports programs on resident district's sports teams. NJ - A3252 Prohibits local officer or employee from lobbying or advocating before any body of the municipality where officer or employee serves. NJ - A3323 Requires each State agency to review permits issued by the agency and make neccessary changes to expedite and facilitate permitting. NJ - A2757 Directs MVC to establish driver's license endorsement for autonomous vehicles. NJ - A789 Prohibits first responders from photographing persons being assisted or disclosing photographs of such persons without their consent. NJ - A3967 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military 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 - A1316 Requires Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission to study financial impact of all enacted mandated health benefits. NJ - A977 Amends State college law to remove certain employees from civil service system. 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 - A541 Concerns collective negotiations for school employees; repeals law prohibiting school boards from imposing terms and conditions of employment. NJ - A850 Removes authority of MVC to increase certain fees; sets certain fees by statute. NJ - A1500 Repeals "Global Warming Response Act" and related sections of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative implementing law. NJ - A1035 Upgrades burglary of a residence as a crime of the second degree; upgrades it to a crime of the first degree if committed while armed. NJ - A3769 Clarifies DOBI's regulatory authority over certain flood insurance claims. NJ - A271 Makes elected officials with compensation less than $50,000 ineligible for health care benefits on the 61st day after enactment. NJ - A860 Suspends pension of any retired public employee who resumes public employment with compensation more than $15,000. NJ - A2032 Repeals traffic control signal monitoring system pilot program. NJ - A758 Creates New Jersey Business Action Center. NJ - A3998 Enacts the "NJ Family First Employer Act"; establishes award for certain employers. NJ - A1063 Provides that certain permits and approvals for critical infrastructure projects must be acted upon within 45 days. NJ - A1331 Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of services performed to certain prewritten computer software delivered electronically. NJ - A2759 Authorizes special emergency appropriations for the payment of certain expenses incurred by municipalities and counties to implement municipal consolidation, the sharing of services, and the creation of a joint meeting under certain circumstances. NJ - A4200 Appropriates $32,976,962,000 in State funds and $13,427,159,762 in federal funds for the State budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. NJ - A471 Authorizes special emergency appropriations for the payment of certain expenses incurred by municipalities to implement a municipal consolidation. NJ - A3788 Codifies regulation exempting firearms records from State's open public records law. 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 - A720 Requires direct deposit for all State employee compensation on and after July 1, 2014; allows county, county college, municipality,and local school district to opt for mandatory direct deposit for all employee compensation on or after July 1, 2014. NJ - A2099 Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance. NJ - A1806 Concerns liability, standards of care, and insurance coverage for medical malpractice actions. NJ - A3929 Prohibits the use of drones by law enforcement for surveillance purposes. NJ - A1368 Provides for conscientious exemption to mandatory immunizations. NJ - A2454 Concerns eligibility for unemployment benefits for certain seasonal workers. NJ - A1935 Amends the "Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act." 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 - A3164 Requires State pay educational costs of students who reside in domestic violence shelter or transitional living facility outside district of residence for more than one year. NJ - A3045 Concerns the escheat of stored value cards. NJ - A1171 Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations. NJ - A788 Bars direct solicitation letters from attorneys to accident victims and other persons. NJ - A3524 Upgrades penalties for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. NJ - A3157 Requires that police obtain warrant to conduct aerial surveillance utilizing drones. NJ - A3114 Authorizes penalties for failure to file certain public employment contracts; clarifies requirement for electronic posting of public employment contracts and interest arbitration awards. NJ - A2586 Equalizes standing of private and public colleges before land use agencies. NJ - A1850 Requires that school districts use a model contract developed by the Commissioner of Education when employing a superintendent of schools. NJ - A3161 The "Bio-based Heating Oil Act." NJ - A3593 Appropriates $16,250,000 from "2009 Farmland Preservation Fund" for planning incentive grants to municipalities for farmland preservation purposes. NJ - A3469 Amends Fiscal Year 2013 annual appropriations act to prohibit application of budget adjustment factor when determining Medicaid reimbursement rates for certain nursing facilities. NJ - A3041 Requires insurers to provide information about organ donation and allows insurers to limit reimbursement for organ transplant if recipient has not made gift pursuant to Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. NJ - A522 Designates "I'm From New Jersey" as the State song. NJ - A3000 Changes various provisions of "New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act." NJ - A3324 Requires State to review all licenses and certifications granted thereby, and recommend and make certain changes. NJ - A1343 Prohibits the use of certain fishing gear on artificial reefs. NJ - A4118 Clarifies that crime victim has a right to make a victim impact statement directly to the defendant at sentencing. NJ - A4183 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A2877 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - A3325 Authorizes certain cooperative purchasing agreements involving certain State and local government entities for certain purchases. NJ - A963 "The New Jersey Healthcare Choice Act"; permits health insurers licensed in other states to provide coverage in New Jersey under certain circumstances. NJ - A226 Requires DHSS to establish "New Jersey Autism Website." NJ - A1465 Decriminalizes possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, imposes civil penalties, and establishes fund for drug education. NJ - ACR99 Proposes constitutional amendment concerning imposition of new or expanded unfunded mandates on fire districts. 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 - ACR186 Urges U.S. Congress and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider and incorporate coastal lake restoration projects as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery. NJ - ACR152 Proposes constitutional amendment clarifying Legislature's authority to pass laws taking contributions from justices' and certain judges' salaries for employee benefits. NJ - ACR66 Urges President and Congress to delay normalizing relations with Cuba until Joanne Chesimard is extradited. NJ - ACR58 Amends State Constitution to require annual contributions by the State and its political subdivisions to State-administered retirement systems. NJ - ACR88 Proposes constitutional amendment removing gubernatorial appointment of certain municipal court judges. NJ - AJR32 Establishes a commission to study alimony law. NJ - AJR36 Creates "Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Alimony Reform." NJ - AR194 Urges Congress to pass legislation requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose all political contributions made thereby. NJ - AR119 Honors New Jersey National Guard for service during Hurricane Sandy. 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 - S1981 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. NJ - S3001 Makes FY 2013 State supplemental appropriations totaling $224,837,000, reduces FY 2013 appropriations by $398,006,000, and supplements various language provisions affecting appropriations in FY 2013. NJ - S1868 Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of services performed to certain prewritten computer software delivered electronically. NJ - S2817 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - S1122 Allows SPRS members to purchase SPRS credit for prior military service. NJ - S530 Increases fine for failure to keep right or failure to observe traffic lanes; establishes fund to pay for certain signage. 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 - S1219 Increases compensation for wrongful imprisonment. NJ - S2816 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - S1928 Concerns the escheat of stored value cards. NJ - S199 Prohibits first responders from photographing persons being assisted or disclosing photographs of such persons without their consent. NJ - S1213 Establishes real property assessment demonstration program. NJ - S3000 Appropriates $32,976,962,000 in State funds and $13,427,159,762 in federal funds for the State budget for fiscal year 2013-2014.