+ − Contact Information Phone: (908) 968-3304 Office Address: 57 Main St. Flemington, NJ 08822 + − Committees (2) NJ - State Government (Assembly) Title: member NJ - Telecommunications and Utilities (Assembly) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (31) NJ - A4096 Establishes "New Jersey Electromagnetic Infrastructure Advisory Commission." NJ - A4121 Establishes pilot program to provide zero-interest loans to certain emergency shelters and food banks for purchase and installation of generator. NJ - A3347 Criminalizes operation of school bus with suspended driver's license. NJ - A3515 Requires criminal background check for name change and prohibits persons convicted of certain crimes from changing their name. NJ - A3111 Requires medical bills be standardized and accompanied by explanatory disclosure form. NJ - A3077 Establishes Hunterdon-Somerset Flood Advisory Task Force. NJ - AJR73 Designates May of each year as "Small Business Month" in New Jersey. NJ - A3349 Allows disabled veteran's surviving spouse to claim property tax exemption when veteran's disability declaration is granted after death. NJ - A3342 Directs Secretary of Higher Education to adopt guidelines for the employment contracts of county college presidents. NJ - A4239 Authorizes disclosure by DCF of child abuse and neglect information to religious institutions. NJ - AR110 Urges DCA, Division of Disability Services, and NJHMFA to increase listings of available affordable housing units on New Jersey Housing Resource Center website. NJ - A4095 Requires public utilities to meet with county emergency management coordinators during major catastrophic event. NJ - A3348 Requires school districts to allow home-schooled students to participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities in the student's resident district. NJ - A3346 Prohibits plea bargain if sex offender who committed Megan's Law offense would not be required to register. NJ - A3345 Prohibits adoption of new rules exceeding federal standards unless specifically authorized by State law or necessary to protect public health, safety, or welfare. NJ - A3076 Protects drug overdose victims and witnesses from certain criminal charges if medical assistance is sought. NJ - AR107 Recognizes State and national observance of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." NJ - A3341 Directs board of trustees of county college to post information on the compensation paid to college president on its website. NJ - A3426 Requires sex offenders to note criminal status on social network accounts. NJ - ACR153 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide that release on bail may be denied to certain offenders. NJ - A4019 Requires public utility requesting rate increase to hold public hearings in every county. NJ - A3235 Tax Relief for New Jersey Families Act; provides income tax credits for property tax relief, quadruples the homestead property tax credit and increases the earned income tax credit. NJ - ACR203 Urges institutions of higher education in New Jersey to offer courses and degree programs in applied behavior analysis. NJ - A3425 Provides for permanent debarment from government contracting of any person who is convicted of certain crimes involving government contracts. NJ - A3198 Reduces number of rooms necessary for historic hotel to receive liquor license. NJ - A3450 Requires eligibility checklist and audit for enrollment in PERS of certain public employees who provide professional services; imposes fine on certifying officer or supervisor for ineligible enrollments. NJ - A2998 Authorizes appointment of part-time county tax administrators. NJ - A4164 Requires certain public contracts for insurance coverage and consulting services to be awarded through competitive contracting process. NJ - AJR102 Commemorates 60th anniversary of United States Small Business Administration and 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week. NJ - A3981 Requires certain health benefits coverage for diagnosing and treating autism and other developmental disabilities. NJ - AJR107 Designates third full week in March as "Horticultural Therapy Week." + − Cosponsored Bills (159) NJ - A3282 Clarifies that first aid, ambulance or rescue squads, as entities, have immunity from civil damages in certain circumstances. NJ - A2999 Allows certain emergency squad volunteers holding municipal elective office to vote on emergency squad concerns. NJ - A2401 Requires Director of Division of Taxation to study impact of State business income taxes on business out-migration, business formation, and employment. NJ - A975 "Education Investment Act"; establishes an equity financing for education program at certain public institutions of higher education. NJ - A3366 Renames Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility as "William H. Fauver Youth Correctional Facility." 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 - 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 - A3996 Provides corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for certain employer-provided child care expenditures. NJ - A3104 Reorganizes and renames DHSS as Department of Health; establishes Division of Aging Services in DHS. NJ - A1445 Provides public servant is guilty of official misconduct if he knowingly obtains, arranges or provides "no-show" job for himself or another. NJ - A2027 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act": imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A1050 The "New Jersey Parental Rights Program Act." 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 - A3158 Requires in-network hospitals to notify patients of out-of-network health care professionals who provide services in hospital. NJ - A1932 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. 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 - 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 - A4325 Excludes certain out-of-State businesses and employees from certain taxes, fees, and business registration requirements when temporarily performing in-State work or services during declared disaster or emergency. NJ - A4113 Appropriates $1,393,084 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund to provide historic site management grants for certain historic preservation projects. NJ - A3350 Excludes from gross income tax value of prizes or awards won in athletic competition in Olympic Games. NJ - A3144 Establishes offense of advertising commercial sexual abuse of minor. NJ - A2592 Requires condominium and homeowners' associations to provide information to federal home loan insurance providers at no cost to potential buyers. NJ - A2455 Prohibits dual government employment and office holding; requires pension forfeiture by convicted elected officials; bans use of campaign funds for criminal defense costs; revises legislative conflict of interest standards. NJ - A1070 Adds child molestation and endangerment to crimes that subject public school employee offender to pension and retirement benefit forfeiture. NJ - A959 Provides for priority consideration, by State, of permit applications by counties and municipalities with 10 or more shared services. NJ - A2061 Directs Board of Nursing to encourage nursing schools to give academic credit to students for training received in US military as corpsmen and medics. NJ - A1960 Limits use and supplemental compensation for certain leave. NJ - A4265 Prohibits workers' compensation reimbursement to certain entities for treatment paid on behalf of injured worker. NJ - A2747 Establishes bribery in official and political matters applies to person soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept benefit as consideration to act even though not yet in office or otherwise qualified to act. NJ - A3876 Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun. NJ - A2882 Requires professional boards to provide credits toward requirements for licensure for veterans with substantially equivalent training. NJ - A847 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website. NJ - A783 Directs Attorney General to publicize information about human trafficking hotlines; mandates law enforcement training on responding to the needs of victims of the crime of human trafficking. NJ - A4183 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A1954 Requires suspension of payment for unused sick or vacation leave payable to person indicted for criminal offense; requires forfeiture of such payment upon service deemed dishonorable or conviction for crime. NJ - A1943 Prohibits terminal leave compensation for local government employees. NJ - A3272 Provides for screening newborn infants for adrenoleukodystrophy. NJ - A640 Requires prosecutor to determine risk of re-offense under Megan's Law prior to offender's release from incarceration. NJ - A166 Designates State Highway Route 31 as the "Tri-County Purple Heart Memorial Highway." NJ - A3205 Revises "New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act." NJ - A3422 Prohibits certain energy suppliers from making false and misleading claims to potential customers; prohibits suppliers' calls to customers where no business relationship exists. NJ - A2830 "Opportunity Scholarship Act"; establishes pilot program in Department of Treasury providing tax credits to entities contributing to scholarships for low-income children; appropriates $1,500,000 to Treasury. NJ - A3383 Permits human trafficking victims to testify by closed circuit television under certain circumstances. NJ - A3470 Requires certain contractors to verify work authorization of newly hired employees. 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 - A3482 Directs removal or enhancement of electric public utility infrastructure located in flood hazard area. NJ - A3283 Authorizes special Support Our Veterans license plate with proceeds supporting New Jersey homeless veteran's centers. NJ - A2528 Establishes NJ Animal Abuser Registry. NJ - A1468 Provides for mandatory imprisonment and forfeiture of retirement benefits for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes. NJ - A4148 Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to include information on life insurance plans in its student loan repayment information document. NJ - A3184 Reduces gross income tax rates by 10 percent over three years. NJ - A1946 Prohibits member of Legislature from seeking certain grants or loans through annual appropriations act or legislatively-controlled program. NJ - A1921 Establishes measures to improve transparency and accountability of regional authorities of this State; enhances oversight of those authorities by Governor and State Comptroller. NJ - A3380 Requires persons convicted of human trafficking of a child or engaging in prostitution of a child to register as sex offenders. NJ - A1612 Creates the "Local Unit Audit Teams" program in the Department of the Treasury. 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 - A4184 Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2014. NJ - A4266 Directs public utilities and pipeline operators to reimburse municipalities for certain emergency services. NJ - A154 Revises child pornography law. NJ - A4217 Permits contractor in certain construction contracts with State college to choose between a retainage deduction from monthly progress payments or depositing a bond; allows 2% retainage deduction of amount due on each partial payment. NJ - A1924 Reduces number of signatures required on petition to recall elected official. NJ - A3002 Requires tenure charges be filed against any public school employee found to have bullied a student and requires the employment of any nontenured public school employee be terminated for such activity. NJ - A2750 Designates portion of U.S. Route 206 bypass in Hillsborough Township as "Peter J. Biondi Bypass." 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 - A1698 Requires Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards to maintain information on Internet; requires certain assistance to be provided to individuals filing complaints with the committee. 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 - A3013 Exempts disabled veterans from certain fees at State parks and forests. NJ - A2438 Bars certain employees of certain public agencies from participating in PERS; repeals law permitting PERS and TPAF members on leave who work for labor organization to purchase pension credit. 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 - A1778 Increases penalties for luring a child and kidnapping. NJ - A165 Permits layoff plans as substitute for employment reconciliation plans for joint meetings or shared service agreements under certain circumstances. NJ - A2892 Allows certain military spouses with out-of-State teaching license to receive temporary instructional certificate in New Jersey. NJ - A960 Requires interpretive statements of State general obligation bond act public questions to include certain fiscal information. NJ - A888 Eliminates seniority in Civil Service and other jurisdictions for reductions in force in certain circumstances. NJ - A1933 Prohibits persons violating animal cruelty law from owning, keeping, or harboring animals; requires DHSS establish and maintain website list of such persons. NJ - A271 Makes elected officials with compensation less than $50,000 ineligible for health care benefits on the 61st day after enactment. NJ - A2382 Permits boards of education to convey certain school property to nonprofit senior citizen organizations for nominal consideration. NJ - A3513 Designates May of each year "Military Appreciation Month" in New Jersey. NJ - A2869 Eliminates restriction on placement of special education students in sectarian schools. NJ - A3939 Expands definitions of "abused child" or "abused or neglected child" to include prenatal exposure of child to controlled substances. NJ - A2079 Increases penalties for harboring or concealing certain sex offender. NJ - A1942 Prohibits annual bonuses for perfect attendance and the non-use of sick leave. NJ - A3998 Enacts the "NJ Family First Employer Act"; establishes award for certain employers. NJ - A3558 Provides for licensure of pediatric respite care facilities. NJ - A2877 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2013. 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 - A1365 Establishes task force to study various issues related to improving special education programs and services for public school students. NJ - A4380 Provides for disclosure of person's medical records related to AIDS or HIV infection for investigations or prosecutions of crime of diseased person committing act of sexual penetration; makes crime ineligible for expungment. 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 - A3698 Prohibits public utility from filing rate increase petition under certain circumstances. NJ - A440 Regulates assignment and use of State vehicles. NJ - A587 Establishes "Matthew's Law Limiting the Use of Restraints." NJ - A1214 Establishes pilot program to utilize value-based benefit design in SHBP to increase health benefits coverage for certain employees concerning chronic health conditions. NJ - A1910 Establishes Governor's authority over approval of minutes of certain regional commissions. NJ - A2728 Establishes criminal penalties for killing, injuring or interfering with a guide dog; designated as "Dusty's Law." NJ - A162 Allows victims and relatives to witness parole hearings. NJ - A1603 Establishes crime of participation in criminal street gang initiation ritual. NJ - A1339 Exempts military personnel receiving combat zone pay from the gross income tax. NJ - A442 Regulates assignment and use of vehicles owned or leased by State authorities. NJ - A133 Concerns repayment of unemployment insurance benefits obtained fraudulently. NJ - A2454 Concerns eligibility for unemployment benefits for certain seasonal workers. NJ - A1777 Establishes special license plates supporting autism awareness. NJ - A306 Eliminates dual governmental pay to members of Legislature for legislative duties. 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 - A3988 Prohibits sale of video games containing mature and adult content to minors. NJ - A1604 Expands duties of State Auditor to include performance audits at request of legislator; establishes Performance Audit Committee, consisting of eight public members, to help conduct performance audits. NJ - A3016 Exempts employees and school board members of federal impact aid districts from certain out-of-state travel restrictions. NJ - A1450 "Historic Property Reinvestment Act"; provides credits against certain taxes for certain costs of rehabilitating historic properties. NJ - A4376 Prohibits boards of education from charging students a fee to participate in extracurricular activities. NJ - A944 Establishes and enhances certain insurance fraud prevention measures. 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 - A4056 Requires screening of certain high-risk pregnancies and reporting of fetal deaths. NJ - A3152 Makes all persons convicted of sexual assault subject to the No Early Release Act; specifies that any use of force elevates sexual assault to aggravated sexual assault. NJ - A3003 Lieutenant Scott Jenkins' Law; creates certain new criminal offenses aimed at theft from carriers; amends theft statutes. NJ - A3593 Appropriates $16,250,000 from "2009 Farmland Preservation Fund" for planning incentive grants to municipalities for farmland preservation purposes. NJ - A1039 Makes various changes to civil service law concerning seasonal appointments, temporary layoffs, and rescinding adoption of civil service. NJ - A4186 Concerns assessment of penalties for certain fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and requires recovered penalties deposited into unemployment compensation fund. NJ - A1809 Enters New Jersey in Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact. NJ - A522 Designates "I'm From New Jersey" as the State song. NJ - A3535 Establishes "Energy Infrastructure Study Commission." NJ - A885 Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage. NJ - A862 Requires certain public entities to issue requests for proposals for purchase of certain insurance products and services; requires disclosure of commissions paid. NJ - A768 Provides for mandatory forfeiture of retirement benefits of elected official convicted of crime involving office held. NJ - A4118 Clarifies that crime victim has a right to make a victim impact statement directly to the defendant at sentencing. NJ - ACR14 Proposes constitutional amendment requiring voter approval of State bond refundings that increase principal amount of total State bonded indebtedness. 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 - ACR77 Proposes constitutional amendment to establish initiative process for limited purpose of overturning New Jersey Supreme Court decisions or statutes. NJ - ACR169 Urges federal government to pay 100% of Hurricane Sandy related essential assistance. NJ - ACR72 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum. NJ - ACR11 Proposes constitutional amendment suspending from office any indicted elected official, providing for temporary replacement and return to office upon acquittal, or declaration of vacancy upon conviction. NJ - ACR152 Proposes constitutional amendment clarifying Legislature's authority to pass laws taking contributions from justices' and certain judges' salaries for employee benefits. NJ - ACR131 Provides for special session of Legislature to consider property tax relief and reform. NJ - ACR49 Amends Constitution to require that State tax bills pass both Houses of Legislature by three-fifths majority vote. NJ - ACR51 Proposes constitutional amendment to provide for Statewide initiative and referendum for directing State fiscal restraint. NJ - ACR57 Proposes constitutional amendment to increase to $500 veterans' property tax deduction. NJ - ACR114 Proposes constitutional amendment to allow veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for support of organization. NJ - AJR39 Designates February of each year as "Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month" in New Jersey. NJ - AJR94 Congratulates Israel for 65th anniversary of independence. NJ - AJR26 Designates May each year as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. NJ - AJR56 Designates January 11 of each year as "Human Trafficking Awareness Day." NJ - AR98 Calls upon NJ citizens to read full text of Declaration of Independence when celebrating Independence Day. 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 - S2092 Lieutenant Scott Jenkin's Law; creates certain new criminal offenses aimed at theft from cargo carriers; amends theft statute. 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 - S600 Establishes task force to study various issues related to improving special education programs and services for public school students. NJ - S1366 Designates State Highway Route 31 as the "Tri-County Purple Heart Memorial Highway." 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 - S1899 Designates portion of U.S. Route 206 bypass in Hillsborough Township as "Peter J. Biondi Bypass." NJ - SCR11 Proposes constitutional amendment to allow veterans' organizations to use net proceeds from games of chance for support of organization.