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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation

05/11/2021

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

S-767/A-4552 (Gopal, Greenstein/Houghtaling, Benson, Tully) – Exempts New Jersey Infrastructure Bank projects from certain local bond requirements

S-942/A-2890 (Singleton/Lopez, Chiaravalloti, Timberlake) – Requires certain standards for professional and occupational boards considering applicants with criminal history records

S-1937/A-1597 (Madden, Sweeney/Mejia, Timberlake, Vainieri Huttle) – Establishes Task Force to Promote Employment by State Agencies of People with Disabilities

S-2486/A-4264 (Sweeney/Taliaferro, Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle) – Establishes Clayton Model Pilot Program in DOE to provide school-based social emotional learning to students in grades kindergarten through five at certain public schools

S-2728/A-4835 (Sweeney, A.M. Bucco/Verrelli, Burzichelli, Wirths) – Adds two members to State Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Contractors

S-2832/A-5295 (Ruiz, Beach/Quijano, Lampitt) – Allows student enrolled in institution of higher education who has completed 30 semester-hour credits to serve as substitute teacher; extends time period substitute teacher may serve during public health emergency

S-3145/A-2308 (Greenstein, Pou/Vainieri Huttle, Johnson, Downey) – Concerns names required on applications for professional and occupational licensure

S-3198/A-5078 (Codey, Gopal/Dancer, Caputo) – Extends time outstanding parimutuel ticket may be claimed from six months to 12 months; allows additional time to claim outstanding parimutuel tickets and unclaimed cash vouchers due to Public Health Emergency

S-3234/A-5149 (Singleton, A.M. Bucco/Greenwald, Benson, Johnson) – Allows deduction from tax of certain expenses when taxpayer’s federal paycheck protection program loan is forgiven and excludes those forgiven loans from gross income tax


Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed the following bills:

S-853/A-5064 (Sweeney, Beach/Verrelli, Giblin, Danielsen) – CONDITIONAL – "New Jersey Buy American Act"; requires certain State agency highway and bridge construction contracts to include iron and steel products made in U.S.

Copy of Statement

S-890/A-1061 (Pou, Codey/Jasey, Johnson, Verrelli) CONDITIONAL – Requires DOH and DHS to identify and take appropriate steps to secure federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health

Copy of Statement

S-1676/A-3326 (Smith, Vitale/Conaway, Reynolds-Jackson, Vainieri Huttle) CONDITIONAL – Allows hospitals to construct housing and provide wrap-around services for individuals who are homeless or housing insecure

Copy of Statement