Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

09/14/2020

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

S-349/A-1993 (Smith, Greenstein/Pinkin, Benson, Kennedy) – Requires developers to offer electric vehicle charging stations as option in certain new home construction

S-806/A-895 (Cunningham, Pou/Giblin, Timberlake, Jasey) – Provides that New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) Program scholarship may be awarded in any semester of attendance or enrollment at institution of higher education in State

S-960/A-3628 (Rice/Lopez) – Requires parent to provide completed financial aid application to Higher Education Student Assistance Authority if parent’s dependent applies to State for student financial aid

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S-971/A-2106 (Lagana, Cunningham, Weinberg/Swain, Tully, Wimberly) – "New Jersey Fair Play Act"; allows collegiate student-athletes to earn compensation for use of name, image, or likeness

S-2380/A-3999 (Sweeney, Scutari, Singer, Greenstein/Giblin, Burzichelli, Murphy, Downey) – Concerns employment benefits and coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees

S-2573/A-4378 (Ruiz, Codey/Karabinchak, Jasey, Lampitt) – Establishes position of State School Nurse Consultant in DOE to facilitate best practices in school nursing by advancing comprehensive school health services

SJR-79/AJR-167 (Greenstein, Gill/Vainieri Huttle, Tucker, Murphy) – Creates commission to study sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment by staff against inmates in State correctional facilities

A-2669/S-1198 (Mukherji/Pou, Oroho) – Concerning motor vehicle ancillary production products and service contracts

Governor Murphy absolute vetoed the following bill:

A-3965/S-2463 (Moen, Murphy, Mukherji/Greenstein, Cruz-Perez) ABSOLUTE – Expands existing EDA loan program to include certain small producers and retailers of alcoholic beverages

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