+ − Contact Information Phone: (908) 624-0880 Office Address: Contact Your Legislator(s) + − Sponsored Bills (60) NJ - AR85 Urges Congress and President of United States to enact "National Nurse Act of 2013." NJ - A2803 Requires independent colleges report certain consumer information on their websites; requires information on remedial instruction to be provided by certain colleges; directs how remedial education is delivered at four-year public and independent colleges. NJ - A681 Establishes $800,000,000 program of tax credits for qualified residential projects; restricts $200,000,000 for 100 percent-dedicated affordable housing. NJ - A2890 Establishes voluntary program to provide caregivers of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities with GPS tracking devices; designated as "Avonte's Law." NJ - A652 Requires reporting of public high school, district and Statewide drop-out and graduation rates. NJ - A656 Establishes lawn watering restrictions; authorizes DEP to adopt water conservation regulations and to reduce water supply application backlog; and requires installation of automatic rain sensor devices under certain circumstances. NJ - A685 Requires driver's license examination to include questions on distracted driving; makes it a violation for motorists to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while vehicle is temporarily stopped. NJ - AR99 Urges Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to request and support increase in minimum wage for workers at Newark airport. NJ - A2807 Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from increasing New Jersey resident undergraduate tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following student's initial enrollment. NJ - A680 Establishes public awareness campaign concerning safety of certain pedestrians. NJ - A665 Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish performance-based funding plan for public institutions of higher education. NJ - A668 Requires institutions of higher education to provide to prospective students certain cost, loan, and debt information in financial aid shopping sheet. NJ - A2716 "Economic Opportunity Act of 2014, Part 1." NJ - A673 Requires firearms to be unloaded and securely locked or stored within home. NJ - A666 "Christopher's Law;" provides court with option of ordering juveniles adjudicated delinquent to receive interactive instruction in preventing gang involvement and gang and youth violence. NJ - A688 Modifies certain fees charged by, and requirements imposed on, check casher licensees. NJ - A674 Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others. NJ - A3661 Directs enhanced training for law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in interacting with African American victims of domestic violence; bars certain defendants from participation in Pretrial Intervention. NJ - A2496 Authorizes retired law enforcement officers to provide security in public schools. NJ - A2810 Allows gross income tax deduction for certain student loan interest. NJ - A2814 Directs Secretary of Higher Education to revoke proprietary school's license to award academic degrees if school fails to achieve certain minimum graduation rates. NJ - A2816 Requires State Auditor to conduct audit of fees charged by public institutions of higher education. NJ - A2194 Allows certain law enforcement officers to have access to medical records of inmates under certain circumstances. NJ - A653 "New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act"; requires each four-year public institution of higher education to provide on its website certain information regarding its costs, faculty, and graduation rates. NJ - A669 Provides three years of partial funding to urban enterprise zone assistance fund for Hurricane Sandy relief. NJ - A675 Strengthens State's assault weapons ban. NJ - A671 Reduces lawful maximum capacity of certain ammunition magazines in New Jersey. NJ - A3540 Requires annual report on costs of projects funded by NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust. NJ - A687 Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain failing schools. NJ - A677 Disqualifies persons with three drunk driving or refusal convictions in five years from purchasing firearm. NJ - AJR27 Establishes Review Commission on Benefit Reforms to assess impacts of 2011 public employee pension and health benefit reforms. NJ - A659 Requires incarcerated individual be counted for redistricting purposes at previous address if State resident and not counted if incarcerated and not State resident. NJ - A661 Lowers gross income tax rates by ten percent over three years for taxpayers that file jointly with $100,000 or less of taxable income and certain taxpayers that file individually with $50,000 or less of taxable income. NJ - A663 Lowers gross income tax rates by ten percent over three years for taxpayers that file jointly with $250,000 or less of taxable income and certain taxpayers that file individually with $125,000 or less of taxable income. NJ - A3846 Establishes third degree crime for certain trespasses involving victim of domestic violence. NJ - A683 Requires mail-in ballot applications be available at polling places on election day for voting in future elections; requires establishment of Intrnet webpages to provide instructions for completing mail-in ballot applications. NJ - A670 "Vegetation Management Response Act"; concerns vegetation management related to electric public utility infrastructure. NJ - A3270 Provides standards for, and requires registration of, home elevation contractors. NJ - A682 Provides that the New Jersey Supreme Court shall have the authority to administer juror challenges through its rulemaking process. NJ - A664 Lowers gross income tax rates by ten percent over three years for taxpayers that file jointly with $200,000 or less of taxable income and certain taxpayers that file individually with $100,000 or less of taxable income. NJ - A686 Establishes "knockout game" assault as second-degree aggravated assault. NJ - A3487 Requires State to pay its pension contributions quarterly on July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15. NJ - A662 Lowers gross income tax rates by ten percent over three years for taxpayers that file jointly with $150,000 or less of taxable income and certain taxpayers that file individually with $75,000 or less of taxable income. NJ - A657 Establishes uniform lower contribution limits and requires greater disclosure of all campaign contributions received by candidates; repeals laws regulating campaign contributions by entities performing certain public contracts. NJ - A667 Establishes the Higher Education Reorganization Oversight Board to facilitate coordination of any reorganization of Rutgers University, UMDNJ, and Rowan University. NJ - A654 Increases sheriffs' fees for executing arrest warrants in Special Civil Part. NJ - A678 Limits public college immunity from municipal land use restrictions on large-scale development projects. NJ - A672 Establishes a ballistics identifier program for certain firearms. NJ - A655 Permits the issuance of restraining orders against persons charged with certain prostitution related offenses. NJ - AR77 Honors the Atlantic Club and laments its closing. NJ - A658 Requires four-year institutions of higher education to achieve a minimum 50% five-year graduation rate for full time students within five years. NJ - A679 Encourages the establishment of "breakfast after the bell" programs in school districts, public school, and nonpublic schools participating in the federal school breakfast program. NJ - A2809 Requires institutions of higher education to develop open textbooks available to students at no charge and requires buyback of used textbooks at 50 percent of purchase price. NJ - AR138 Urges Congress and President of United States to enact "Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act," S.2292. NJ - A3363 Requires State to make pension contribution payments quarterly; provides reduction in State employee contribution rate of 0.1% and penalty for State of 0.1% of payroll for each month State is in arrears for pension payment. NJ - A2406 Requires AG to notify certain legislators of decision not to defend validity of challenged State statute in court. NJ - A676 Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish performance-based funding plans for public institutions of higher education. NJ - A684 Prohibits use of facial recognition systems except in certain circumstances. NJ - A2813 Requires closure of a four-year public institution of higher education that fails to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% for full-time undergraduate students. NJ - A2811 Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from requiring students to purchase meal plans and permits the institutions to only offer meal plans in the form of a spending allowance. + − Cosponsored Bills (9) NJ - A255 Authorizes special license plates with proceeds to victims injured in September 11th and 1993 World Trade Center attacks. NJ - A1798 Requires reimbursement to State for costs related to provision of New Jersey State Police at certain Meadowlands Sports Complex events. NJ - A1797 Prohibits imposition of parking fees in Meadowlands Sports Complex. NJ - A1788 Requires certain State public employees and officers and members of Legislature to file financial disclosure statement with State Ethics Commission or Joint Legislative Committee on Ethics. NJ - A2832 Prohibits a person from charging a fee to stop publishing personal identifying information obtained through the criminal justice system. NJ - A1862 Prohibits persons convicted of certain crimes from serving on political party committees. NJ - A3662 Prohibits bail bondsmen from accepting bail fees in installments. NJ - A2135 Establishes driving privilege cards for New Jersey residents who cannot prove lawful presence in United States. NJ - AR53 Supports President Obama's proposals to hold institutions of higher education accountable for their performance, and to reduce tuition costs and student debt.