+ − Contact Information Phone: (732) 671-3206 Office Address: 10 Hwy. 35 2nd Floor Red Bank, NJ 07701 + − Committees (3) NJ - Economic Growth (Senate) Title: member NJ - Judiciary (Senate) Title: member NJ - Legislative Oversight (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (31) NJ - S700 Authorizes executive county superintendent of schools to require implementation of shared services arrangements and to approve school district collective negotiations agreements prior to execution of agreement. NJ - SJR72 Recognizes 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide. NJ - S2313 Authorizes installation of automatic standby generators in certain residences without zoning or planning board approval. NJ - S708 "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 - S2221 "School Children First Act"; establishes factors for determining compensation; requires principal consent for teacher placement; eliminates certain seniority rights. NJ - S697 Provides a corporation business tax credit for certain investment in manufacturing equipment and manufacturing facility renovation, modernization and expansion. NJ - S702 Increases filing threshold for the New Jersey estate tax to $1,000,000. NJ - S696 Establishes the New Jersey State Commission on Education Reform to develop academic outcome-based per pupil public school funding amounts. NJ - S695 Requires Director of Division of Taxation to study impact of State business income taxes on business out-migration, business formation, and employment. NJ - S704 The "Family and Private Burial Grounds Preservation Act." NJ - S709 Strengthens rights of certain sexual assault victims to sole custody; allows victim to place child for adoption without notice to person who committed sexual assault resulting in birth of the child. NJ - S2243 "Drew's Law"; allows counties and municipalities to establish, or request DOT to establish, 15 miles per hour speed limit in or near certain parks and to set increased penalty for violating speed limit. NJ - SR140 Urges President and Congress to enact legislation designating National September 11 Memorial and Museum as national memorial. NJ - S710 Expands definitions of "abused child" or "abused or neglected child" to include prenatal exposure of child to controlled substances. NJ - S712 Provides certain offers and sales of securities from registration. NJ - S2047 Clarifies DHS authority to license and regulate sober living homes. NJ - S2427 Requires State arts, historical, and cultural grant recipients to offer information on food and lodging in vicinity of event funded. NJ - SR128 Urges State Board of Education to ask College Board to revise framework for Advanced Placement U.S. History course and urges congressional delegation and Governor to seek college credit alternatives to College Board advanced placement examinations. NJ - S706 Authorizes installation of residential automatic standby generator without zoning or planning board approval. NJ - S699 Authorizes hunting of game animals every day of the week during hunting season. NJ - S703 Requires tuition bills of public institutions of higher education to include details on student fees and opt-out provision for student-managed entertainment fees, and requires certain institutions' websites to include student fee information. NJ - S698 Abolishes legislative leadership committees; reduces contributions to State political party committees to $12,500 per year, to county committees to $10,000 per year and to municipal committees to $5,000 per year. NJ - S2757 Authorizes establishment of regional economic development partnerships. NJ - S2202 Establishes "County Tourism Incentive Grant Fund" within Department of Treasury to provide funding for grants to counties to support tourism advertising and promotion. NJ - S711 Permits minors to engage in certain construction work for nonprofit organizations. NJ - SR120 Urges President Obama to sign recent federal legislation mandating congressional approval of any agreement with Iran. NJ - S2428 Provides county vocational school districts with the authority to name themselves in a manner that more accurately reflects their mission. NJ - S705 Limits use and supplemental compensation for certain leave. NJ - SR43 Urges Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Maritime Administrator to issue waiver of Jones Act for certain states of emergency. NJ - S707 Expands definition of "acquisition," for purposes of county and municipal open space trust funds, to include demolition, removal of debris, and restoration of lands being acquired. NJ - S701 "Parent Empowerment and Choice Act"; enables parents to initiate reform in low performing schools through a petition process. + − Cosponsored Bills (67) NJ - A709 Requires pharmacies and prescribers to notify patients about how to ensure proper and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. NJ - A3266 Establishes Equipment Loan Program in NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust; changes submission and approval requirements for financial plan. NJ - A892 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act;" imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - A2073 Exempts certain offers and sales of securities from registration. NJ - A845 Establishes durational limits and enumerates certain factors concerning modification and termination of alimony; establishes "open durational" alimony. NJ - A3628 "Water Infrastructure Protection Act." NJ - A3360 Requires each school district with middle school or high school to establish food services advisory committee to consider menu options that reflect students' cultural, traditional, and dietary preferences. NJ - S2123 Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - S215 Enacts the "Jessica Lunsford Act"; imposes mandatory term of imprisonment; provides for negotiated reduction of mandatory term under certain circumstances. NJ - S2343 Prohibits existing child care subsidy recipient from being treated as a new applicant for subsidy after moving to a new county of residence. NJ - S234 Makes a $3 million supplemental appropriation for increased Per Capita Library Aid. NJ - S881 Provides full forfeiture of pension of elected or appointed official convicted of any crime touching office. NJ - S878 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions. NJ - S2042 Eliminates restriction on placement of special education students in sectarian schools. NJ - S2629 Reforms procedures concerning provision of affordable housing; reinstates moratorium on Statewide non-residential development fees until January 2015. NJ - S2656 Designates State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County as "Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway." NJ - S2370 Requires pharmacies and prescribers to notify patients about how to ensure proper and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. NJ - S2033 Revises exemption from "unemployment compensation law" for operators of certain motor vehicles. NJ - S2298 Lifts moratorium on new Business Employment Incentive Program grant awards and establishes "New Jersey Business Employment Incentive Program Task Force." NJ - S278 Establishes one-year moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline telephone service with non-copper-based landline or wireless telephone service; requires BPU to report to Governor and Legislature. NJ - S2224 Requires New Jersey School Report Card to include indicators of student career readiness. NJ - S2771 Designates Thomas Alva Edison as State Inventor. NJ - S2460 Partially repeals prohibitions, permits, licenses, and authorizations concerning wagers on professional, collegiate, or amateur sport contests or athletic events. NJ - S2121 Establishes Equipment Loan Program in NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust; changes submission and approval requirements for financial plan. NJ - S927 Revises law concerning the rights and responsibilities of motor vehicle franchisees and franchisors. NJ - S1612 Authorizes imposition of additional fines for overcrowding. NJ - S1682 Requires Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission to study financial impact of all enacted mandated health benefits. NJ - S1021 Repeals the New Jersey estate tax. NJ - S3061 Regulates tethering of, and outdoor shelter for, dogs. NJ - S2551 Extends for one year expiration date of certain permits pursuant to "Permit Extension Act of 2008." NJ - S180 Provides certain small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy a corporation business tax or gross income tax credit for certain reinvestment in shore municipalities. NJ - S1311 Eliminates transfer inheritance tax and increases filing threshold and applicable exclusion amounts under New Jersey estate tax in accordance with provisions of federal tax law. NJ - S176 Requires Department of Agriculture to publish on its website information concerning wineries and community supported agriculture entities in NJ. NJ - S2777 Allows businesses due to receive grant under Business Employment Incentive Program to elect to receive corporate or gross income tax credit if grant funds are not available. NJ - S2277 Directs Governor to withdraw from compact establishing Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor; dissolves compact and commission; transfers commission's NJ operations to State Police. NJ - S712 Provides certain offers and sales of securities from registration. NJ - S3057 Establishes "Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Protection Act." NJ - S855 "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act." NJ - S2412 "Water Infrastructure Protection Act." NJ - S736 Establishes crimes of dog fighting and leader of a dog fighting network, and updates crime of animal fighting; amends RICO concerning dog fighting. NJ - S414 Authorizes use of retail coupons for purchase of milk by consumers. NJ - S353 Phases out estate tax over five-year period. NJ - S2628 Ends the estate tax and increases the gross income tax's retirement income exclusions. NJ - S2484 Requires DOE to conduct study on options and benefits of instituting later school start time in middle school and high school. NJ - S366 Eliminates requirement that at least one of two licenses issued under small-scale and staged casino facility pilot program must be staged casino facility license; permits these facilities to be located in renovated buildings. NJ - S2122 Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015. NJ - S942 Provides standards for, and requires registration of, home elevation contractors. NJ - S734 Directs MVC to establish driver's license endorsement for autonomous vehicles. NJ - S2318 Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for school and local employees; limits sick leave use by new public employees before retirement. NJ - S1913 Makes various changes to interest arbitration procedures; repeals sunset provision. NJ - S584 Designates "I'm From New Jersey" as State song. NJ - S2425 Requires each school district with middle school or high school to establish food services advisory committee to consider menu options that reflect students' cultural, traditional, and dietary preferences. NJ - S261 Establishes special license plates for honorably discharged veterans. NJ - S488 Establishes durational limits and enumerates certain factors concerning modification and termination of alimony; establishes "open durational" alimony." NJ - S2775 Increases amount annually credited to Shore Protection Fund to $50 million. NJ - S364 Concerns access to information maintained by Prescription Monitoring Program. NJ - S761 Revises law concerning the rights and responsibilities of motor vehicle franchisees and franchisors. NJ - S1 Encourages sharing of services; makes appropriations. NJ - S569 Establishes governance structure for county administrative school districts. NJ - SCR112 Urges federal government not to divert funds from Hurricane Sandy relief. NJ - SCR29 Urges President Obama to protect the freedom of religious institutions from government intervention. NJ - SCR26 Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to describe the manner in which the Legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools. NJ - SCR24 Amends Constitution to require that bills with net effect of raising State revenues by proposing a new State tax or a State tax increase pass each House of Legislature by two-thirds majority vote. NJ - SCR117 Approves FY 2015 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust. NJ - SJR36 Urges Governor and Legislature of New York to enact legislation requiring Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to accept applications for inclusion of new employees to longshoremen's register. NJ - SJR87 Designates April as "Genocide Awareness Month." NJ - SR109 Urges Cuba to extradite Joanne Chesimard to U.S.