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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation


TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills and resolutions into law:

AJR26 (Downey, Houghtaling, Quijano, Mosquera, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Jasey, McKnight/Pou, Codey) - Designates September of each year as "Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness Month" in New Jersey.

AJR87 (Murphy, Mosquera, Pinkin/Singleton, Addiego) - Designates January 11 of each year as "Alice Paul Day" in New Jersey.

A769 (Caputo, Giblin, Vainieri Huttle/A.R. Bucco, Ruiz) - Requires school districts to incorporate age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades preschool through 12 as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.

A1048 (Houghtaling, Downey, Mukherji, Holley/Turner, Stack) - Requires property tax bills to contain eligibility information on State tax relief programs.

A1190 (Jones, Giblin, Mukherji/Beach, Cruz-Perez) - Concerns appointment of person to control funeral and disposition of human remains.

A1369 (Kennedy, DeAngelo, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Quijano/Greenstein, Addiego) - Allows for cancellation of certain service contracts without paying early termination fee if customer becomes deceased prior to end of service contract.

A1428 (McKnight, Chaparro, Chiaravalloti, Vainieri Huttle/Ruiz, Cunningham) - Requires Department of Education to develop guidelines for school districts concerning child trafficking awareness and prevention.

A3766 (Armato, Houghtaling, Murphy, Jones/Corrado) - Requires public officer or employee to forfeit pension upon conviction for corruption of public resources, sexual contact, lewdness, or sexual assault when offense involves or touches upon public office or employment.

A5162 (Speight, Reynolds-Jackson/Beach) - Permits county board of chosen freeholders to increase membership of county board of elections.

A5456 (Armato, Kennedy, Speight/Greenstein, Bateman) - Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2020.

A5457 (Danielsen, Swain, Milam/Codey) - Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2020.

A5462 (Milam, Speight, Murphy/Smith) - Modifies powers and duties of New Jersey Infrastructure Bank.

S692 (Ruiz, Sarlo/Jasey, Caputo, Holley) - Prohibits the DOE from regulating maximum salary amount school district may pay its superintendent of schools and codifies standards for contract review.

S756 (Diegnan, Turner/Calabrese, Sumter, Pinkin) - Updates notice of elections requirements to include information for voter to obtain polling place locations.

S858 (Turner, Diegnan/Jasey, Caputo) - Requires teachers of health and physical education in grades kindergarten through six in public schools to possess appropriate endorsement to instructional certificate.

S954 (Vitale, Singleton, Madden/Conaway, Moriarty, Sumter, McKnight, Mukherji, Downey) - Enters New Jersey in enhanced multistate Nurse Licensure Compact.

S1373 (Andrzejczak/Land, Milam) - Expands option of governmental home health care agency to partner with non-governmental providers to deliver health care services.

S1707 (Oroho, Bateman, Andrzejczak/Space, Wirths) - Exempts governmental entities acquiring lands for open space located in a deed-authorized common interest community from paying community fees if, at time of acquisition, community has never been formed or has been dissolved or discontinued.

S1761 (Weinberg, Singleton/Pintor Marin, Lampitt, Pinkin, Munoz, McKeon) - Expands the Address Confidentiality Program to include victims of sexual assault and stalking; and reproductive health service patients and providers.

S1799 (A.R. Bucco/A.M. Bucco, Murphy, Caputo) - Increases membership of fire safety commission in DCA.

S2472 (Singleton, Murphy/Conaway, Timberlake) - Requires certain real estate licensees to complete courses of study concerning fair housing and housing discrimination.

S2489 (Cruz-Perez, Turner/Mosquera, Jones, Holley, McKnight, Downey) - Requires board of education to post information about child abuse hotline in each school.

S2575 (Diegnan, Greenstein/Karabinchak, Reynolds-Jackson) - Establishes task force to examine and make recommendations regarding implementation of "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act."

S2944 (Ruiz, Cunningham/Pintor Marin, McKnight, Chiaravalloti) - Permits certain council members to appoint up to four fulltime equivalent aides; allows these aide positions to be divided into part-time positions.

S2994 (Ruiz/Freiman, McKeon, Schaer) – Concerns refunds following terminations or cancellations of guaranteed asset protection waivers.

S3043 (Madden, Oroho/Mosquera, Pintor Marin) - Clarifies that family day care providers or other persons who are subjects of criminal history record back checks have access to disqualifying information.

S3452 (Ruiz, Pou/Lopez, Holley, Schaer) - Requires certain consumer reporting agencies to make consumer reports available to consumers in Spanish and certain other languages.

S3899 (Ruiz/Burzichelli) - Allows TPAF retiree to be employed, without TPAF reenrollment, by school district as certificated superintendent or administrator for more than two years when in best interests of school district.