Trenton – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:
S368 (Rice, Turner/Verrelli, Reynolds-Jackson, Swain) – Authorizes political subdivisions to set aside 0.5 percent of public works funds to recruit and train women and minorities and promote local hiring.
S768 (Cunningham, Cruz-Perez/Pinkin, Jasey, DeAngelo, Danielsen, Wimberly, McKnight, Taliaferro) – Requires institutions of higher education to develop open textbook plan.
S1857 (Turner, Diegnan/Pinkin, Jasey, Karabinchak, Holley) – Designates Thomas Alva Edison as State Inventor.
A4897 (Lopez, Benson/O’Scanlon, Singleton) – Permits 20 year ferry boat local public contracts; permits 50 year local public contracts for certain capital improvements and extends prevailing wage requirements to certain work performed under those contracts.
A5159 (Reynolds-Jackson, Verrelli, Karabinchak/Diegnan, Greenstein) – Permits county commissioner of registration and board of elections to use electronic poll books