+ − Contact Information Phone: (732) 933-1591 Office Address: 32 Monmouth St. 3rd Floor Red Bank, NJ 07701 + − Sponsored Bills (50) NJ - A1133 Requires certain elected officials and appointed officers eligible for dual health benefits coverage to choose coverage by one public entity. NJ - A1119 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 - A1125 Requires that police obtain warrant to seize cell phone data. NJ - ACR197 Proposes constitutional amendment to allow Governor to retain executive power when absent from State. NJ - A1126 Requires that police obtain warrant to attach GPS device to suspect's motor vehicle. NJ - A1137 Expands definitions of "abused child" or "abused or neglected child" to include prenatal exposure of child to controlled substances. 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 - A4848 Permits 15 liquor licenses to be issued in three municipalities located in Fort Monmouth redevelopment area. NJ - A1116 Clarifies that retention of unearned wages by a public servant is theft under certain circumstances. NJ - A1127 Replaces TPAF, PERS, PFRS and SPRS accidental disability benefits with reduced work-related disability benefit; modifies JRS disability benefit. NJ - A3235 Reauthorizes use of regional contribution agreements between nine most Superstorm Sandy-impacted counties; permits units transferred to be counted toward recipient municipality's fair share obligation. NJ - A1121 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 - A4864 Links police and fire interest arbitration base salary cap to property tax levy; makes cap permanent. NJ - A1118 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 - 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 - 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 - A1124 Amends law concerning conversion of age-restricted communities to define substantial detriment and makes other clarifications. NJ - A1131 Prohibits certain public officers and employees from receiving dual health care benefit coverage. NJ - A1132 Repeals traffic control signal monitoring system pilot program; prohibits future use of red light cameras in State. NJ - A1139 Directs all fines imposed by municipalities for violations of red light cameras to Highway Safety Fund. NJ - A2789 Repeals all prevailing wage laws. NJ - ACR69 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 - ACR66 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 - ACR68 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 - ACR67 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum. NJ - ACR71 Proposes constitutional amendment to establish a 2.0 percent cap on annual appropriations increases for certain State government spending. NJ - A1136 Establishes moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for purpose of natural gas exploration or production until certain conditions are met. NJ - A1138 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 - A2201 Requires municipal court judge to dismiss motor vehicle charges if accident was caused by medical condition of driver. NJ - A4298 Requires institutions of higher education to offer cats and dogs no longer used for educational, research, or scientific purposes to animal rescue organizations for adoption. NJ - A3546 Concerns Superstorm Sandy recovery. NJ - A1122 Repeals law requiring prevailing wage be paid to workers employed in construction undertaken with Board of Public Utilities financial assistance. NJ - A2788 Makes direct deposit the default distribution method for gross income tax refunds and allows gross income tax refunds via prepaid debit cards. NJ - A1128 Increases certain time frames governing arbitration in police and fire contract disputes. NJ - A3527 Prohibits submission of New Jersey license plate information to national photo ticketing system or other states for certain purposes. NJ - A3457 Prohibits law enforcement agencies from considering number of arrests made and citations issued when evaluating police officer's professional performance. NJ - A1129 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 - A1117 Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts. NJ - A2987 Makes various changes to interest arbitration procedures; repeals sunset provision. NJ - A2591 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 - A1115 Allows pension calculation to be based on compensation increase in excess of actuarially assumed experience only if employer pays unfunded liability. NJ - A1134 Excludes certain institutions of higher education from prevailing wage requirements. NJ - A1114 Provides for mandatory imprisonment and forfeiture of retirement benefits for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes. NJ - A3999 Limits transmission of ballots by messenger or bearer to two ballots; limits time to allow ballots to be distributed to and by messenger to within 10 days before election. NJ - A1112 Requires filing of financial and conflict disclosure statements as condition of development approval. NJ - A1113 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions. NJ - A1123 Establishes a 2.0 percent cap on annual appropriations increases for certain State government spending. NJ - A1135 Revises certain motor vehicle fines imposed on motor vehicle drivers or operators for failing to have required documentation. NJ - A1130 Requires local authorities and independent State authorities to grant officers and employees only those holidays granted to State employees. NJ - A3842 Permits use of electronic smoking devices in vapor retail establishments. + − Cosponsored Bills (142) 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 - A545 Designates "I'm From New Jersey" as the State song. NJ - A1274 Prohibits use of volunteer driving activities in underwriting for private passenger automobile insurance; revises charitable immunity statute as applied to volunteer drivers. 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 - A3429 Authorizes special Combat Action Badge license plate program. NJ - A591 "The New Jersey Healthcare Choice Act"; permits health insurers licensed in other states to provide coverage in New Jersey under certain circumstances. NJ - A2720 Requires immediate forfeiture of public office, position or employment, without application by the prosecutor, for public officials and employees convicted under federal law of certain public corruption offenses. NJ - A1556 Provides that certain permits and approvals for critical infrastructure projects must be acted upon within 45 days. NJ - A1626 Repeals statutory requirement of annual or biennial dog census. NJ - A4541 Eliminates certain motor vehicle registration renewal. NJ - A3013 Removes exclusion of "nonimmigrant aliens" from qualifying for in-State tuition rates at public institutions of higher education under certain conditions. NJ - A107 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A706 Concerns access to information maintained by Prescription Monitoring Program. NJ - A1918 Concerns liability, standards of care, and insurance coverage for medical malpractice actions. NJ - A2008 Provides sales and use tax exemption for sales of services performed to certain prewritten computer software delivered electronically. NJ - A1639 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain employer-provided child care expenditures. NJ - A1266 Revises property assessment calendar. NJ - A180 Establishes the "New Jersey Right to Work Act"; prohibits payroll deduction of union dues from wages or salaries of public employees. 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 - A4225 Exempts transfers of property to Class C beneficiaries from transfer inheritance tax and increases filing threshold and applicable exclusion amount under estate tax to $5,000,000 over five-year period. NJ - A3260 Allows deduction against gross income for unreimbursed expenses incurred by organ donor. NJ - A2897 Permits holders of certain alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued amusement game license. NJ - A1861 The "New Jersey Right to Home Defense Law." NJ - A4608 Increases number of arbitrators on panel determining contested cases involving tenured employees in school districts and gives Commissioner of Education discretion on setting fees. NJ - A4306 Reduces number of voters for whom person can serve as messenger; limits to three number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by bearer; modifies conviction standard under vote by mail law. NJ - A2922 Clarifies use of motor vehicle headlights to warn oncoming traffic of certain road conditions is permissible. NJ - A590 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 - A3747 Makes it a crime of the fourth degree for a private citizen to use a tracking device to track another person without that person's consent. NJ - A1694 Provides for appointment of certain municipal court judges at the local or county level. NJ - A3695 Imposes mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for habitual driver's license suspensions. NJ - A4141 Permits publication of legal notices by governments and individuals on official government website instead of newspaper. NJ - A1640 Enacts the "NJ Family First Employer Act"; establishes award for certain employers. NJ - A1148 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 - A1614 Amends the "Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act." NJ - A182 Concerns eligibility for unemployment benefits for certain seasonal workers. NJ - A306 Upgrades penalties for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. NJ - A236 Provides for modification of child support and certain alimony payments due to changed circumstances. NJ - A3402 Revises 20% affordable housing set-aside requirement for newly-constructed housing developments within regional planning entities. NJ - A3477 Permits county governing bodies, by resolution, to revise real property assessment calendar. NJ - A3250 Excludes certain Medicaid income from gross income tax. NJ - A3550 Requires anyone receiving opioid antidote to treat drug overdose be provided with information concerning substance treatment programs and resources. NJ - A1612 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. NJ - A2622 "New Jersey Tuition Equality for America's Military (NJTEAM) Act;" provides in-State tuition at New Jersey public institutions of higher education to military veterans. NJ - A3497 Revises individual cause of action under consumer fraud act. NJ - A561 Concerns collective negotiations for school employees; repeals law prohibiting school boards from imposing terms and conditions of employment. NJ - A1326 Directs MVC to establish driver's license endorsement for autonomous vehicles. NJ - A4674 Establishes "Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Protection Act." NJ - A3579 Limits access to data recorded by motor vehicle recording devices. NJ - A256 Upgrades theft to a crime of the first degree if amount involved is $500,000 or more. NJ - A4336 Prohibits transfer of individuals with developmental disabilities from out-of-State to in-State placements under certain conditions. NJ - A3977 Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. NJ - A2924 Modernizes the distribution of gross income tax refunds by making direct deposit the default distribution method. NJ - A3712 Requires health care practitioners to inform patients of addiction potential of controlled dangerous substances prior to issuing prescription. NJ - A2744 Permits juveniles to be admitted to drug court program under certain circumstances. NJ - A3791 Streamlines responsibilities of Division of Local Government Services and local governments; designated as the Division of Local Government Services Modernization and Local Mandate Relief Act of 2015. NJ - A1609 Reduces number of paid holidays from 13 to 10 for all State and local government employees. NJ - A218 Decriminalizes possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, imposes civil penalties, and establishes fund for drug education. NJ - A709 Requires pharmacies and prescribers to notify patients about how to ensure proper and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. NJ - A3589 Prohibits adoption of new rules exceeding federal standards unless specifically authorized by State law or necessary to protect public health, safety, or welfare. NJ - A4389 Permits certain breweries to sell beer at community farm markets. NJ - A4413 Prohibits awarding of economic development subsidy to business if business is in default on previously awarded subsidy that was loan or loan guarantee. NJ - A4143 Permits holders of certain alcoholic beverage licenses to be issued amusement game license and updates definition of recognized amusement park. NJ - A3723 Permits successful completion of special probation drug court program notwithstading use of medication-assisted treatment. 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 - A419 Clarifies that crime victim has a right to make a victim impact statement directly to the defendant at sentencing. NJ - A1910 Implements constitutional amendment providing for pretrial detention of certain criminal defendants; establishes non-monetary bail alternatives for release; authorizes Judiciary to revise fees for certain legal programs and services. NJ - A4529 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2016. NJ - A3905 Authorizes operators of motor vehicles to display electronic proof of insurance. NJ - A1385 Creates crime of victimization of persons with disabilities and senior citizens. 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 - A1046 Authorizes wiretap orders for investigation of luring or enticing a child, identity theft, stalking and cyber-harassment under certain circumstances. NJ - A3608 Provides courts with sentencing discretion for certain convictions concerning possession of a firearm. NJ - A1485 Establishes special license plates for honorably discharged veterans. NJ - A1678 Authorizes court to order submission of DNA evidence to national database to determine whether evidence matches a known individual or DNA profile from an unsolved crime. NJ - A1611 Prohibits public employers from reimbursing tuition or awarding promotions or compensation based on degrees or certifications obtained from unaccredited institutions. NJ - A4375 Upgrades crime of false public alarm under certain circumstances and establishes reporting requirements concerning crime. NJ - A4428 Permits vapor lounges for use of electronic smoking devices to be opened under certain circumstances. NJ - A4344 Criminalizes using drones to conduct surveillance of or fly over critical infrastructures; requires certain drones to be registered and insured. NJ - A3496 Increases filing threshold and applicable exclusion amount for the New Jersey estate tax to $5 million over period of five years. NJ - A961 Requires an annual State debt affordability analysis be included in the State Debt Report. 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 - A3424 Revises certain laws governing police and fire interest arbitration; incorporates compounding in base salary calculation; extends two-percent cap on base salary awards. NJ - A3936 Establishes right of sexual assault victim to notification of certain developments in criminal case. NJ - A4410 Requires online parking ticket payment system, NJMCDirect, to process payments 24 hours per day. 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 - A1890 Restricts bail for persons charged with violent crimes; establishes bail alternatives for non-violent offenders. NJ - A2025 Grants immunity from liability for certain professional services rendered during emergencies under certain circumstances. NJ - A3129 Revises certain provisions of New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program. NJ - A3716 Requires Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to annually prepare substance use treatment provider performance report, and make available to public. NJ - A1970 Equalizes standing of private and public colleges before land use agencies. NJ - A735 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 - A3264 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - A2353 Concerns organ and tissue donation. NJ - A3265 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - A1042 Requires DOH to establish "New Jersey Autism Website." NJ - A1648 Revises statutes regarding practice of physical therapy. NJ - A103 "Transparency in Government Act"; provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A4894 "New Jersey Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act." NJ - A3325 Prohibits immobilization of motor vehicle under certain circumstances. NJ - A3720 Extends "Overdose Prevention Act" immunity provisions to certain professionals and professional entities, and permits needle exchange programs to obtain standing order for opioid antidote dispensation. NJ - A1751 Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to residents of continuing care retirement communities. NJ - A3450 Requires certain health benefits plans to provide treatment for behavioral health care services when determined medically necessary. NJ - A3682 Eliminates language in FY 2015 appropriation act that restricts participation of certain institutions in the Tuition Aid Grant program. NJ - A604 Amends State college law to remove certain employees from civil service system. NJ - A1436 Authorizes Attorney General to coordinate Statewide law enforcement efforts against opioid drug abuse. NJ - A1146 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 - A109 Removes authority of MVC to increase certain fees; sets certain fees by statute. NJ - A4391 Authorizes restricted breweries to annually sell up to 1,000 barrels of beer to in-State and out-of-state retailers. NJ - A4286 Authorizes transfer of excess medical marijuana inventory between alternative treatment centers. NJ - A3789 Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations. NJ - A845 Establishes durational limits and enumerates certain factors concerning modification and termination of alimony; establishes "open durational" alimony. NJ - A157 "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 - A1838 Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations. NJ - A4015 Excludes projects funded by Transportation Trust Fund from prevailing wage requirements. NJ - A114 Suspends pension of any retired public employee who resumes public employment with compensation more than $15,000. NJ - A1682 Establishes time periods for adverse possession of certain property. NJ - A1820 Prohibits local government agency from employing person on paid leave from local government agency of another county or municipality. NJ - A2826 "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act." NJ - A320 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 - A4463 Revises laws concerning real estate licensees. NJ - ACR172 Urges Governor to take necessary measures to ensure full, prompt payment of Medicaid wraparound payments to federally-qualified health centers. NJ - ACR29 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 - ACR183 Proposes constitutional amendment to require that legislative districts be established in manner that promotes competition between political parties. NJ - ACR184 Establishes four joint legislative strategic planning committees to recommend proposals that offer long-term solutions to major issues facing this State. NJ - ACR177 Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize, under certain circumstances, pretrial detention of persons in criminal cases. NJ - AJR32 Establishes a commission to study alimony law. NJ - AR179 Urges professional sports leagues and teams to implement no-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence with severe repercussions. NJ - AR43 Urges Congress to pass legislation requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose all political contributions made thereby. NJ - AR200 Recognizes and honors service of law enforcement officers. NJ - S2123 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - S2454 Streamlines responsibilities of Division of Local Government Services and local governments; designated as the Division of Local Government Services Modernization and Local Mandate Relief Act of 2015. NJ - S685 Reduces number of voters for whom person can serve as messenger; limits to three number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by bearer; modifies conviction standard under vote by mail law. NJ - S2381 Permits successful completion of special probation drug court program notwithstanding use od medication-assisted treatment. NJ - S2372 Authorizes Attorney General to coordinate Statewide law enforcement efforts against opioid drug abuse. NJ - S2378 Extends "Overdose Prevention Act" immunity provisions to certain professionals and professional entities, and permits needle exchange programs to obtain standing order for opioid antidote. NJ - S2122 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - S2373 Requires Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to annually prepare substance use treatment provider performance report, and make available to public. NJ - S873 Permits adoptees and certain others to obtain adoptee's original birth certificate and other related information. NJ - S946 Implements constitutional amendment providing for pretrial detention of certain criminal defendants; establishes non-monetary bail alternatives for release; authorizes Judiciary to revise fees for certain legal programs and services. NJ - SCR128 Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize, under certain circumstances, pretrial detention of persons in criminal cases.