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    Chance Lykins • MBI GluckShaw

    Generated by GovNetNJ.com • Date: 07/09/2018 11:23a • © 2018 Government News Network

     

    New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (2018-2019)

     

     

    Bill: A117

    Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14); Pinkin (D18)

    Summary: Requires State to offer surplus State Police vehicles to certain volunteer fire and emergency service organizations.

    Related: 2016:A2525; 2016:S1656; 2014:A2689; 2014:S1613; 2012:A1881; 2012:S921; 2010:A839; 2010:S1597; 2008:A1801; 2008:S1155; 2006:A1035; 2004:A2755

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A122

    Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14); Holley (D20); Rooney (R40) +1

    Summary: Establishes certain requirements for 9‑1‑1 public safety answering points and public safety dispatch points.

    Related: 2018:S1173; 2016:A2533; 2016:S1245; 2014:A4159; 2014:S2985

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: A127

    Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14); Pintor Marin (D29)

    Summary: Provides PFRS member in federal or State military service who is injured or killed with disability or death benefits.

    Related: 2016:A4203; 2016:S2602; 2014:A1352; 2014:S1800; 2012:A2404; 2012:S1292; 2010:A1222; 2010:S1688; 2008:A1294; 2008:S1750; 2006:A970; 2006:S1201; 2004:A635; 2004:S621; 2002:A3345; 2002:S2478

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 10/3/16 - Support.

    Bill: A135

    Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14); Quijano (D20)

    Summary: Establishes fire safety standards and protocols for certain light frame residential construction; requires placards identifying primary structural systems of buildings.

    Related: 2018:S1261; 2016:A5196; 2016:S3490

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A144

    Sponsors: Space (R24); Wirths (R24)

    Summary: Eliminates seniority in Civil Service and other jurisdictions for reductions in force in certain circumstances.

    Related: 2016:A110; 2014:A139; 2012:A888; 2012:S236; 2010:A2956; 2010:S2011

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A148

    Sponsors: Space (R24); Wirths (R24)

    Summary: Replaces references to Civil Service Commission with chairperson of commission to clarify duties and responsibilities of chairperson.

    Related: 2016:A114; 2014:A144; 2012:A2437; 2012:S237; 2010:A2957; 2010:S2154

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A179

    Sponsors: Handlin (R13)

    Summary: Limits payment to certain public employees for accumulated sick leave upon retirement; requires fine and reprimand or termination for violation of sick leave by public employee.

    Related: 2018:A748; 2016:A570; 2016:A4916; 2016:S2140; 2014:A174; 2014:S877; 2012:A128; 2012:S584; 2010:A557; 2010:S739; 2008:A3330; 2008:S680; 2006:A2887; 2004:S179; 2002:S1084; 2000:S1662

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A235

    Sponsors: Wirths (R24) +2

    Summary: Suspends pension of any retired public employee who resumes public employment with compensation more than $15,000.

    Related: 2016:A3215; 2016:S515; 2014:A114; 2014:S883; 2012:A860; 2012:S601; 2010:A4049; 2010:S2716

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A276

    Sponsors: Webber (R26); Rooney (R40) +1

    Summary: Upgrades penalties for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency.

    Related: 2016:A494; 2014:A306; 2014:S803; 2012:A3524; 2012:S2346

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A309

    Sponsors: Webber (R26); Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Requires certain local and State government entities to issue certain emergency and warning light permits.

    Related: 2016:A3967; 2014:A2223

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A361

    Sponsors: Jimenez (D32)

    Summary: Provides that civil service make‑up examinations not include the same questions as the original examination.

    Related: 2016:A816; 2014:A420; 2012:A459; 2010:A213; 2008:A322; 2006:A1381; 2004:A1203; 2002:A3374

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A364

    Sponsors: Jimenez (D32)

    Summary: Provides for reciprocity of certain out‑of‑State EMT certification.

    Related: 2016:A819; 2016:S71; 2014:A423; 2014:S117; 2012:A463; 2012:S1641; 2010:A227; 2010:S1078; 2008:A3554; 2008:S2378

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A379

    Sponsors: Jimenez (D32); Lagana (D38); Quijano (D20); Chaparro (D33)

    Summary: Prohibits release of home addresses of certain public safety employees by governmental entities.

    Related: 2018:S578; 2016:A835; 2016:S466; 2014:A3431; 2014:S2326

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Seek Amendments

    Notes: Should include firefighters, EMT, Dispatchers

    Bill: A411

    Sponsors: Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7)

    Summary: Permits certain fire police units to appoint fire police officers.

    Related: 2018:S388; 2016:A1208; 2016:S2185; 2014:A3987; 2014:S2698

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A429

    Sponsors: Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7)

    Summary: Prohibits water companies from assessing more than one charge per fire hydrant to fire departments, fire districts, or volunteer fire companies for use of fire hydrants.

    Related: 2016:A4805

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A430

    Sponsors: Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7)

    Summary: Requires certain water companies to provide representative of fire department, fire district, or volunteer fire company access to fire hydrants for water flow rate testing purposes.

    Related: 2016:A4806

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A456

    Sponsors: Schaer (D36)

    Summary: Prioritizes investment of State administered pension funds in in‑state infrastructure project investments over comparable out‑of‑state infrastructure project investments.

    Related: 2016:A1671; 2014:A4711

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Budget Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: Per Rich please monitor. He says we are more likely in favor but he would like more info.

    Bill: A491

    Sponsors: Prieto (D32); Jimenez (D32)

    Summary: Enhances PFRS accidental death pension for surviving spouse by providing for minimum of $50,000 annually.

    Related: 2016:A3587

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A492

    Sponsors: Prieto (D32); Giblin (D34); Quijano (D20); Jimenez (D32) +3

    Summary: Imposes temporary surcharge on hotel occupancies in certain cities to fund public safety services.

    Related: 2016:A4556

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A507

    Sponsors: DiMaio (R23)

    Summary: Authorizes reimbursement for EMT training from EMT Training Fund for certain volunteer firefighters.

    Related: 2018:S1673; 2016:A702; 2016:S1893; 2014:A549; 2014:S645; 2012:A528; 2012:S1637; 2010:A762; 2010:S74; 2008:A2369; 2008:A3342; 2008:S1049; 2006:A4095; 2006:S2726

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Notes: No need to track for FMBA - Per Carlos Mercada 09/07/16

    Bill: A545

    Sponsors: Mazzeo (D2); Conaway (D7); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Wimberly (D35); Mukherji (D33) +3

    Summary: Clarifies that authorized persons and entities may administer a single dose of any opoid antidote, or multiple doses of any intranasal or intramuscular opioid antidote to overdose victims, with immunity under "Overdose Prevention Act."

    Related: 2016:A4467; 2016:S3083

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    01/29/2018—Withdrawn from the files.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A594

    Sponsors: Danielsen (D17); Mazzeo (D2); Lagana (D38); Pintor Marin (D29) +4

    Summary: Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance.

    Related: 2016:A230; 2016:S91; 2014:A2706; 2014:S174; 2012:A2099; 2012:S1416

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

    02/01/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A595

    Sponsors: Danielsen (D17); Johnson (D37)

    Summary: Designated Kevin Apuzzio's Law; allows municipalities to provide increased survivor pensions for certain volunteer emergency workers and requires municipalities to provide health and life insurance coverage to volunteer firefighters.

    Related: 2016:A2701; 2014:A1668; 2012:A2378; 2010:A979; 2008:A1893; 2008:A3590; 2006:A3610

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A599

    Sponsors: Danielsen (D17)

    Summary: Exempts experienced firefighters from certain requirements.

    Related: 2016:A3217

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: Support if posted - 1/30/18

    Bill: A616

    Sponsors: Wolfe (R10); Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Upgrades penalty for certain aggravated assaults when victim suffers serious bodily injury.

    Related: 2016:A940; 2014:A1192; 2012:A2957

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A634

    Sponsors: Wolfe (R10)

    Summary: Eliminates remarriage prohibition for PFRS death benefits; provides retirement allowance to certain survivors of PFRS members.

    Related: 2018:S1263; 2016:A3204; 2016:S1774; 2014:A1174; 2014:S498; 2012:A373; 2012:S214; 2010:A1309; 2008:A1230; 2006:A1574; 2004:A3025

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A636

    Sponsors: Wolfe (R10); Quijano (D20); Holley (D20) +4

    Summary: Provides that PFRS definitions of widow, widower and spouse will include domestic partners of all PFRS members.

    Related: 2016:A3206; 2014:A1178; 2012:A378; 2010:A1314; 2008:A1235; 2006:A2420; 2006:S1110

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A643

    Sponsors: Wolfe (R10); McGuckin (R10) +1

    Summary: Requires issuance of tourniquets to law enforcement officers; requires emergency service vehicles be equipped with tourniquets.

    Related: 2016:A4551; 2016:S2960

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: A673

    Sponsors: Jasey (D27); Caride (D36); Jimenez (D32)

    Summary: Allows reemployment by school district of TPAF retiree as advisor of school sponsored club or program when compensation is under $10,000.

    Related: 2016:A3857

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A703

    Sponsors: Gove (R9); Rumpf (R9)

    Summary: Clarifies that non‑credit courses are eligible courses under the volunteer tuition credit program.

    Related: 2016:A992; 2016:S1556; 2014:A741; 2014:S1062; 2012:A2472; 2012:S1544; 2010:A2451; 2010:S1057; 2008:A4354; 2008:S3131

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A709

    Sponsors: Gove (R9); Rumpf (R9); Kean, S (R30) +2

    Summary: Allows certain volunteer firefighters, rescue and first aid squad members to claim $5,000 income tax deduction.

    Related: 2018:S2651; 2016:A998; 2014:A2140; 2012:A664; 2010:A2326; 2008:A2192; 2006:A2198; 2006:A2508; 2006:S1168; 2006:S1597; 2004:A856; 2004:A923; 2004:S665; 2004:S1846; 2002:A244; 2002:A996; 2002:S718; 2002:S1834; 2000:A351; 2000:A711; 2000:S781; 1998:A384; 1998:A428; 1998:A2431; 1998:S608; 1996:A992; 1996:A1020; 1996:S585; 1994:A831; 1994:A2818; 1994:S2047; 1992:A620; 1992:S203; 1990:A3142; 1990:S2545

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A743

    Sponsors: McGuckin (R10); Wolfe (R10)

    Summary: Requires explosive gas detectors to be installed in certain residential properties.

    Related: 2018:S918; 2016:A3202; 2016:S1894; 2014:A4318; 2014:S2833

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A748

    Sponsors: McGuckin (R10); Wolfe (R10); Peterson (R23)

    Summary: Limits payment to certain public employees for accumulated sick leave upon retirement; requires fine and reprimand or termination for violation of sick leave by public employee.

    Related: 2018:A179; 2016:A570; 2016:A4916; 2016:S2140; 2014:A174; 2014:S877; 2012:A128; 2012:S584; 2010:A557; 2010:S739; 2008:A3330; 2008:S680; 2006:A2887; 2004:S179; 2002:S1084; 2000:S1662

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Notes: Oppose - Per Chance Lykins - 1/30/18

    Bill: A764 AcaScaSca (3R)

    Sponsors: Caputo (D28); Tucker (D28); Quijano (D20); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Sumter (D35); McKnight (D31); Conaway (D7); Houghtaling (D11); Rice (D28); Ruiz (D29); Bucco (R25) +28

    Summary: "Alyssa's Law"; requires public school buildings to be equipped with panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.

    Related: 2018:S365; 2016:A191; 2016:S2313; 2014:A373; 2014:S2091; 2012:A3691; 2012:S3098

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

    03/12/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    04/12/2018—Passed in Assembly 66‑6‑1. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Education Committee.

    05/14/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/11/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/21/2018—Substituted for S‑365 (2R). Passed in Senate 38‑1. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Senate amendments.

    06/25/2018—Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 76‑0‑0.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A830

    Sponsors: Land (D1); Andrzejczak (D1)

    Summary: Provides family leave insurance for certain first responders.

    Related: 2018:S1623; 2016:A3173; 2016:S1528; 2014:A2944; 2014:S1326; 2012:A3723; 2012:S2443

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A851

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Sets level for health care benefits; requires employee contributions; prohibits reimbursement of Medicare Part B; adds member to SHBP/SEHBP plan design committees; requires retirees to purchase health care through exchanges.

    Related: 2016:A3905; 2016:S2554

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A871

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Creates Public Employee Pension and Health Care Benefits Reform Task Force.

    Related: 2018:S221; 2016:A3906; 2016:S2555

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A912

    Sponsors: DeCroce (R26); Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Provides personal exemption under gross income tax for certain members of volunteer fire departments and first aid squads.

    Related: 2018:S2195; 2016:A5235

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A940

    Sponsors: Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9) +2

    Summary: Excludes certain illegal aliens from workers' compensation and temporary disability benefits.

    Related: 2018:S304; 2016:A1143; 2016:S254; 2014:A747; 2014:S191; 2012:A641; 2012:S181; 2010:A292; 2010:S109; 2008:A290; 2008:S81; 2008:S1755; 2006:A654; 2006:S1134; 2004:A920; 2004:S130; 2002:A993; 2002:S882; 2000:A706; 1998:A421; 1998:S553; 1996:A1013; 1996:S212; 1994:A2310; 1994:S1565

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A982

    Sponsors: Rooney (R40)

    Summary: Establishes certain exceptions for emergency personnel operating personal watercraft while providing rescue services.

    Related: 2018:S188; 2016:A1090; 2014:A929; 2012:A3295

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A998

    Sponsors: Rooney (R40)

    Summary: Requires ambulatory care facilities to provide patients with list of fees charged and itemized bill upon request, with opportunity to appeal charges.

    Related: 2016:A4816

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    Notes: Remove per Carlos 1/30/18

    Bill: A1086

    Sponsors: Peterson (R23); DiMaio (R23)

    Summary: Permits use of LED lights in emergency warning lights.

    Related: 2018:S1669; 2016:A4483; 2016:S2980

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A1197

    Sponsors: Barclay (D5); Benson (D14); Mazzeo (D2) +1

    Summary: Authorizes State and local law enforcement entities to contract for bulk purchasing of heroin antidote.

    Related: 2018:S1192; 2016:A4025; 2016:S2671

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: A1250

    Sponsors: Tucker (D28); Caputo (D28) +2

    Summary: Broadens municipal arson investigators' powers.

    Related: 2016:A141; 2014:A379; 2014:S439; 2012:A1374; 2012:S883; 2010:A4038

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1362

    Sponsors: Kennedy (D22)

    Summary: Prohibits manufacture and sale of children's products and upholstered furniture made with certain flame retardant chemicals.

    Related: 2016:A3885

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1377

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Space (R24); DeCroce (R26) +1

    Summary: Makes various changes to civil service; permits institution of temporary layoffs; permits government entities to opt‑out of civil service; requires civil service examinations be offered on continual basis.

    Related: 2018:S2109; 2016:A1216; 2016:S1499; 2014:A159; 2012:A895; 2010:A4192

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1397

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Webber (R26)

    Summary: Requires fire districts, school districts, and county governments to share in burden of property assessment appeal refunds.

    Related: 2018:S145; 2016:A3103; 2016:S78; 2014:A2319; 2014:S1089; 2012:A1503; 2012:S1896; 2010:A3412; 2010:S2904

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1398

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Provides for life imprisonment without parole for killing an emergency responder.

    Related: 2018:S87; 2016:A3230; 2016:S1907; 2014:A1801; 2012:A3751

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support - Conditional

    Bill: A1424

    Sponsors: McKnight (D31)

    Summary: Establishes procedures for intake and record keeping of certain 9‑1‑1 calls.

    Related: 2016:A4595

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A1440

    Sponsors: Benson (D14); DeAngelo (D14); Jasey (D27); Sumter (D35) +12

    Summary: Requires certain energy tax receipts to be paid directly to municipalities.

    Related: 2018:S1881; 2016:A391; 2016:S2658; 2014:A1021; 2014:S268; 2012:A2753; 2012:S1923

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1463

    Sponsors: Benson (D14)

    Summary: Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones.

    Related: 2018:S577; 2016:A3389; 2016:S465; 2014:A1039; 2014:S2310; 2012:A4073; 2012:S2702

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1471

    Sponsors: Chaparro (D33)

    Summary: Directs public utilities and pipeline operators to reimburse municipalities for certain emergency services.

    Related: 2018:S668; 2016:A250; 2016:S1135; 2014:A1161; 2014:S1500; 2012:A4266; 2012:S2938

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1483

    Sponsors: Burzichelli (D3)

    Summary: Changes certain eligibility criteria for TPAF, JRS, PERS, PFRS and SPRS disability benefits; requires Attorney General to establish fraud unit; creates temporary committee to recommend accidental disability standard for systems.

    Related: 2016:A1767; 2014:A1891; 2014:S76; 2012:A3074; 2012:S1913

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1487

    Sponsors: Burzichelli (D3); Mosquera (D4); Pinkin (D18); Lagana (D38); Quijano (D20) +2

    Summary: Permits inclusion of volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders within municipal eligible employee group for purposes of the small employer health benefits plan statutes.

    Related: 2018:S2371; 2016:A1772; 2016:S1178; 2014:A2202; 2014:S1572; 2012:A3466; 2012:S2330

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1523

    Sponsors: Zwicker (D16); Pinkin (D18); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Benson (D14); Quijano (D20) +1

    Summary: Establishes central registry of residents with special needs for use during emergencies.

    Related: 2016:A3784; 2016:S2436

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1548

    Sponsors: Carroll (R25)

    Summary: Concerns public employee union elections for recertification of majority representative.

    Related: 2016:A3692

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1605

    Sponsors: Conaway (D7); Mukherji (D33)

    Summary: Requires professionals certifying death to perform any testing and related actions necessary for survivors to claim State and federal benefits.

    Related: 2016:A3805; 2016:A5325; 2016:S2320

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A1625

    Sponsors: Schepisi (R39); Moriarty (D4); DiMaio (R23) +2

    Summary: 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.

    Related: 2016:A532; 2014:A3559; 2014:S2318

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Priority: High

    Bill: A1627 Sa (1R)

    Sponsors: Schepisi (R39); Bucco (R25); Auth (R39); Danielsen (D17); DiMaio (R23); Sarlo (D36); Kean (R21) +18

    Summary: Provides that PERS or PFRS member who continues to be volunteer firefighter or emergency services worker after retirement with employer from whom member retires has bona fide severance for compliance with State and federal law.

    Related: 2018:A3611; 2018:S1873; 2016:A536; 2016:S2107; 2014:A4399

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    02/08/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    04/12/2018—Passed in Assembly 72‑0‑0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    05/14/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/21/2018—Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 31‑0 (Sarlo).

    06/25/2018—Substituted for S‑1873 (1R). Passed in Senate 38‑0. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Senate amendments. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 75‑0‑0.

    Position: Support - Conditional

    Notes: Oppose - Seek amendments - Per Chance Lykins - 1/30/18

    Bill: A1661

    Sponsors: Pintor Marin (D29)

    Summary: Allows for sharing of family leave benefits between covered individuals under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:S1789; 2016:A3912; 2016:S2426

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1675 Aca (1R)

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12); Conaway (D7); Caride (D36); Space (R24); Beach (D6); Smith (D17) +2

    Summary: Authorizes prescribed burning in certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:S2140; 2016:A1696; 2016:S2000; 2014:A1275; 2014:A2432; 2014:S2112; 2012:A329; 2012:S368; 2010:A3935; 2010:S2169

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

    02/01/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    03/26/2018—Passed in Assembly 75‑0‑0.

    04/05/2018—Received in Senate and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    05/10/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/18/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/25/2018—Substituted for S‑2140. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 38‑0.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1741

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); Benson (D14); Lagana (D38)

    Summary: "Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act"; concerns workers' compensation for public safety workers.

    Related: 2018:S716; 2016:A3087; 2016:S2407; 2014:A1347; 2014:S264; 2012:A1196; 2012:S1778; 2010:A1250; 2010:S1624; 2008:A1330; 2008:S569; 2006:A4622; 2006:S2996

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1745

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); Mazzeo (D2) +1

    Summary: Requires certain local authorities to inspect, maintain, and repair fire hydrants in planned real estate developments.

    Related: 2018:S2774; 2016:A4123; 2016:S2522

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1752

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); Vainieri Huttle (D37)

    Summary: Exempts from sales and use taxation purchase of fire sprinkler systems installed in residential new construction.

    Related: 2016:A4564; 2016:S3022

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    03/28/2018—Sales and Use Tax Review Commission reviewed and recommended to not enact.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A1758

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); McKnight (D31)

    Summary: Directs Division of Fire Safety in Department of Community Affairs to survey fire suppression systems in public and nonpublic school buildings.

    Related: 2016:A5074; 2016:S3416

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

    Bill: A1780

    Sponsors: Clifton (R12)

    Summary: Prohibits annual bonuses for perfect attendance and the non‑use of sick leave.

    Related: 2016:A3189; 2014:A1620; 2012:A1942; 2010:A2024

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1806

    Sponsors: Eustace (D38); Houghtaling (D11); Pinkin (D18); Mazzeo (D2) +1

    Summary: Increases flexibility, clarity, and available tools of optional municipal consolidation process.

    Related: 2018:S614; 2016:A2921; 2016:S690; 2014:A1739; 2014:S316; 2012:A4099; 2012:S2679

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1827 AcsAca (ACS/1R)

    Sponsors: Lampitt (D6); Mukherji (D33); Green (D22); Wimberly (D35); Sumter (D35); Moriarty (D4); Weinberg (D37); Greenstein (D14) +19

    Summary: Concerns earned sick leave to employees.

    Related: 2018:S2171; 2016:A1446; 2016:S799; 2014:A2354; 2014:S785; 2012:A4125; 2012:S2866

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    03/12/2018—Reported out of committee with committee substitute, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    03/22/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    03/26/2018—Motion to amend on Assembly floor (Auth). Motion to table bill 49‑26‑0 (Greenwald). Passed in Assembly 50‑24‑1.

    04/05/2018—Received in Senate and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    04/12/2018—Substituted for S‑2171 (SCS). Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 24‑12.

    05/02/2018—Signed by the Governor P.L.2018, c.10.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A1839

    Sponsors: Lampitt (D6); Moriarty (D4) +1

    Summary: Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations.

    Related: 2018:A2929; 2018:S1; 2016:A2490; 2016:A3294; 2016:S1; 2014:A1838; 2014:S1; 2012:A1171; 2012:S2; 2010:A3918; 2010:S2794

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A1851 Aca (1R)

    Sponsors: Lampitt (D6); Coughlin (D19); Schepisi (R39)

    Summary: Limits certain payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date by public officers or employees; limits vacation leave carry‑forward and requires suspension and forfeiture of certain supplemental compensation.

    Related: 2018:S2578; 2016:A2850; 2014:A1842; 2012:A1179; 2010:A4345

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    05/24/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    Bill: A2039 Aca (1R)

    Sponsors: Coughlin (D19); Schaer (D36); Lampitt (D6); Vitale (D19) +20

    Summary: "Out‑of‑network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act."

    Related: 2018:S485; 2016:A1952; 2016:S277; 2016:S1285; 2014:A4444; 2014:S20

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

    03/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    04/05/2018—Recommitted to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    04/12/2018—Passed in Assembly 48‑21‑3. Received in Senate w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate. Substituted for S‑485 (1R). Motion for Senate floor substitute (Cardinale). Motion to table bill 21‑14 (Ruiz). Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 21‑13.

    06/01/2018—Signed by the Governor P.L.2018, c.32.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2053

    Sponsors: Howarth (R8)

    Summary: Increases penalties for unauthorized display or use of emergency warning lights.

    Related: 2018:S451; 2016:A1675; 2016:S2665; 2014:A2077; 2012:A1302; 2010:A3847; 2010:S2726

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: A2066

    Sponsors: Howarth (R8)

    Summary: Requires public utilities to provide priority service to public schools, private schools, and public safety agencies.

    Related: 2018:S445; 2016:A1688; 2016:S1926; 2014:A3968; 2014:S2594

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2067

    Sponsors: Howarth (R8); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17)

    Summary: Establishes special license plate for family members of fallen police officers and firefighters.

    Related: 2016:A4136

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

    03/12/2018—Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2162

    Sponsors: Wimberly (D35); Sumter (D35); Bucco (R25); Quijano (D20) +10

    Summary: Allows person on police officer or firefighter eligible list who is unable to complete requirements for employment due to certain military service to have name placed on subsequent eligible list.

    Related: 2018:S2450; 2016:A1873; 2016:S822; 2014:A4177; 2014:S657; 2012:S646; 2010:A873; 2008:A1208; 2006:A1798; 2004:A1573; 2002:A2914; 2002:S2064

    History: 01/29/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    02/12/2018—Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    05/17/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    05/24/2018—Passed in Assembly 74‑0‑0.

    05/31/2018—Received in Senate and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Seek Amendments

    Notes: CONCERNS from Eddie - 02/10/18

    1. It is limited to Civil Service jurisdictions only. Shouldn’t it include all jurisdictions?
    2. It does not require enrollment in the PFRS, if appointed. Thus, an appointee may be subject to enrollment in the PERS. There should be a corresponding amendment to the Pensions statute to require PFRS enrollment.
    3. It is possible that as a result of the legislation, a member may be appointed over the age of 40 and will not reach 25 years of service in the pension system before the mandatory retirement age of 65. To address this, consideration should be made to (a) for these individuals, extend the mandatory retirement age to 65 or upon reaching 25 years in the retirement system, whichever is later; or (b) require that anyone who is placed on a subsequent eligible list and appointed from that list, purchase sufficient military time or other time if applicable, so that they may reach 25 years of service prior to the mandatory retirement age of 65.

    Bill: A2203

    Sponsors: Webber (R26)

    Summary: Exempts expansion or reconstruction, within 125 percent of existing footprint, of municipal and county buildings and certain emergency services buildings from "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act."

    Related: 2018:S894; 2016:A4222; 2016:S2572

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

    Notes: Per John Hund - 9/28/16 - Monitor

    Bill: A2205

    Sponsors: Webber (R26)

    Summary: Exempts construction, expansion, or renovation of building or structure owned and used by municipality or volunteer fire department from "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act."

    Related: 2018:S405; 2016:A4128; 2016:S2440

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

    Bill: A2281

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Expands crime of bias intimidation to include law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel.

    Related: 2016:A4101; 2016:S2478

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: A2298

    Sponsors: Peterson (R23)

    Summary: Exempts volunteer fire companies from charitable registration fees.

    Related: 2018:S1671; 2016:A1520; 2016:S1421; 2014:A507; 2014:S1288; 2012:A141; 2012:S266; 2010:A601; 2010:S65; 2008:A660; 2008:S1050; 2006:A1412; 2006:S1045; 2004:A550; 2004:S1473; 2002:A2593; 2002:S1435

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2327

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Concerns payment of leave time to employee in year of employee's retirement.

    Related: 2016:A688; 2014:A4487

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A2341

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Requires person eligible for health care benefits from more than one public entity to choose coverage from only one.

    Related: 2016:A253; 2014:A2078; 2012:A1763; 2012:S679; 2010:A1175; 2010:S402; 2008:A3076; 2008:S2087

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A2357

    Sponsors: Peterson (R23)

    Summary: Allows PFRS death benefits to be paid to supplemental needs trust for unmarried disabled child.

    Related: 2016:A4842

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A2371

    Sponsors: Vainieri Huttle (D37); Holley (D20)

    Summary: Requires at least 10 percent of "9‑1‑1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account" funds be allocated to public safety answering point technology upgrades and maintenance.

    Related: 2018:S2659; 2016:A4210

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    Bill: A2373

    Sponsors: Vainieri Huttle (D37); Pinkin (D18)

    Summary: Creates New Jersey Crude Oil by Rail Safety Task Force.

    Related: 2018:S623; 2016:A4031; 2016:S2803

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: If this bill gets signed into law we will want a NJFMBA member on the task force

    Bill: A2416

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20)

    Summary: Upgrades crime of false public alarm when act done knowing it will result in law enforcement response against certain persons.

    Related: 2016:A869; 2014:A4470

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2480

    Sponsors: Benson (D14); Webber (R26); Thomson (R30)

    Summary: Requires appropriate insurance company to provide coverage to Good Samaritan injured at scene of accident.

    Related: 2016:A2343; 2016:S2661; 2014:A2403; 2014:S142; 2012:A3771; 2012:S2314

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2502

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Requires evaluation of appropriateness of light frame construction for multiple dwellings and imposes moratorium on light frame construction until determination and recommendations are adopted.

    Related: 2016:A1611; 2014:A4195; 2014:S2772

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2506

    Sponsors: Pinkin (D18); Chiaravalloti (D31); Peterson (R23) +14

    Summary: Revises requirements and training standards for first responders under New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Act of 1987.

    Related: 2018:S796; 2016:A543; 2016:S371; 2014:A3564; 2014:S2299

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Priority: High

    Bill: A2556

    Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14)

    Summary: Provides civil service preference to military service members who did not serve in theater of operation but received campaign or expedition medal.

    Related: 2018:S1956; 2016:A221; 2016:S1583; 2014:A3848; 2014:S2475

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2572

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Provides public employee in State‑administered retirement system who continues preexisting volunteer relationship with employer from whom employee retires has bona fide severance from employment for compliance with NJ and federal regulations.

    Related: 2016:A3223; 2016:S2446; 2014:A4648; 2014:S3310

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A2573

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Provides that healthcare benefits plan, fully or partly paid by public employer, cannot cover public employee's spouse who is subject of divorce from bed and board.

    Related: 2016:A3222; 2014:A2635; 2012:A3763

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2576

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Provides exceptions to garnish exemption against benefits from State‑administered pension systems for certain financial claims under State law.

    Related: 2016:A3241; 2016:S1418; 2014:A2634; 2014:S1949; 2012:A4004; 2012:S2650

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A2630

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Prohibits multiple coverage for public employer health care benefits as employee, dependent, or retiree.

    Related: 2016:A3392; 2014:A2633; 2012:A3526

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2684

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Requires "miscellaneous revenues" in municipal budget expected to be realized from municipal court to be listed under "Fines and Costs" line item.

    Related: 2016:A4455

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A2707

    Sponsors: McKeon (D27)

    Summary: Allows local government deferred compensation plans to invest in collective investment trusts.

    Related: 2016:A2823; 2014:A3089

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2753

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Upgrades penalties for theft of certain law enforcement and emergency vehicles.

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: A2848

    Sponsors: Dancer (R12)

    Summary: Increases penalties for crime of false public alarm when false alarm impacts school operations; adds response costs incurred by school to total costs imposed upon responsible person under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2016:A3132; 2014:A3769

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A2902

    Sponsors: McKeon (D27)

    Summary: Requires local law enforcement officer or firefighter prescribed anabolic steroids or human growth hormone to report to designated physician for evaluation of fitness for duty.

    Related: 2016:A2384; 2014:A2530; 2012:A2282; 2010:A3737; 2010:S2673

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2919

    Sponsors: McKeon (D27)

    Summary: Establishes uniform standard for identifying and accessing fire hydrants.

    Related: 2016:A2415; 2014:A4899

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Speak with McKeon

    Bill: A2922

    Sponsors: McKeon (D27)

    Summary: Permits municipal, county, and regional police and fire forces to establish five‑year residency requirement for police officers and firefighters; allows exceptions to requirement under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:S1917; 2016:A2845; 2014:A4265; 2014:S2783

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A2929

    Sponsors: McKeon (D27); Downey (D11); Houghtaling (D11); Moriarty (D4) +3

    Summary: Encourages sharing of services; makes appropriations.

    Related: 2018:A1839; 2018:S1; 2016:A2490; 2016:A3294; 2016:S1; 2014:A1838; 2014:S1; 2012:A1171; 2012:S2; 2010:A3918; 2010:S2794

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A2975

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: Requires impact statement for any proposed regulation affecting volunteer ambulance squads and fire companies.

    Related: 2018:S2028; 2016:A3533; 2016:S1114; 2014:A391; 2014:S1559; 2012:A1030; 2010:A381; 2010:A792; 2010:S3076; 2008:A2404; 2008:A2916; 2008:S284; 2006:A199; 2006:A1951; 2006:S669; 2004:A243; 2004:A2355; 2004:S1909; 2002:A1843; 2002:S123; 2000:A2218; 2000:A3351; 2000:S1482; 2000:S2417

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Comments: Was once tracked for CHCC but Doug Struyk told us to remove it 02/26/16

     

    NJFMBA - Remove from tracking list - 2/28/18

    Bill: A2987 Aca (1R)

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Murphy (D7); Caputo (D28)

    Summary: Increases membership of fire safety commission in DCA.

    Related: 2018:S1799; 2016:A5076; 2016:S3458

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    05/10/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    Bill: A3017

    Sponsors: McGuckin (R10)

    Summary: Requires fire suppression systems in all elementary and secondary schools 12,000 square feet or larger.

    Related: 2018:S1255; 2016:A2878; 2016:S1011; 2014:A3307; 2014:S2094

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3018

    Sponsors: McGuckin (R10)

    Summary: Authorizes court to impose rescue operation costs of public entity under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:S1167; 2016:A2420; 2016:S231; 2014:A4317; 2014:S2829

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3111

    Sponsors: Benson (D14)

    Summary: Requires new one‑ and two‑family residences to be equipped with fire extinguishers.

    Related: 2016:A5283

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Bill: A3192

    Sponsors: Andrzejczak (D1); Land (D1)

    Summary: Excluding from gross income taxation certain pension payments received by police officers and firefighters.

    Related: 2016:A4465

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: A3201

    Sponsors: Andrzejczak (D1); Land (D1)

    Summary: Establishes a gross income tax credit for certain firefighter training graduates.

    Related: 2018:S1370; 2016:A778; 2016:S2191; 2014:A4147

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A3213

    Sponsors: Andrzejczak (D1); Land (D1)

    Summary: Concerns reimbursement for epinephrine, naloxone, and continuous positive airway pressure administered as an ambulance service.

    Related: 2016:A4596; 2016:S3003

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

    Bill: A3252

    Sponsors: Taliaferro (D3)

    Summary: Provides for investment of State pension fund assets in certain debt obligations issued by New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority and New Jersey Infrastructure Bank.

    Related: 2016:A4388; 2016:S2842

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

    Bill: A3255

    Sponsors: Taliaferro (D3)

    Summary: Requires four‑year institutions of higher education to offer bachelor's degree programs that may be completed in three years.

    Related: 2016:A4486

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 1/18/17 - Monitor

    Bill: A3261

    Sponsors: Vainieri Huttle (D37)

    Summary: Requires counties to make available voluntary medical identification cards containing relevant patient health information.

    Related: 2018:S654; 2016:A4825; 2016:S3128

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    Bill: A3347

    Sponsors: Auth (R39)

    Summary: "Health Care Consumer's Out‑of‑Network Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act."

    Related: 2016:A4178; 2016:S2434

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

    Bill: A3348

    Sponsors: Auth (R39)

    Summary: Permits certain firefighter training courses to be taken online.

    Related: 2016:A4993

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: A3357

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Webber (R26); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: Concerns workers' compensation insurance requirements for certain corporations and partnerships.

    Related: 2018:S2354; 2016:A3069; 2016:S1691; 2014:A418; 2014:S1105; 2012:A4104; 2012:S2829

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A3378

    Sponsors: DeCroce (R26); Schepisi (R39) +1

    Summary: Makes certain changes to police and fire interest arbitration procedures.

    Related: 2018:S1858

    History: 02/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A3403

    Sponsors: Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: Establishes death benefit for forest firefighters.

    Related: 2018:S2006; 2016:A3578; 2016:S1104; 2014:A3029; 2014:S1072; 2012:A2349; 2012:S1738; 2010:A3487; 2010:A3687; 2010:S2605

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 3/2/18 - Monitor

    Bill: A3409

    Sponsors: Armato (D2); Murphy (D7); Lopez (D19) +2

    Summary: Permits municipality to establish restricted parking spaces for certain volunteer firefighters.

    Related: 2018:S1855; 2016:A2597; 2016:S636; 2014:A2359; 2014:S543; 2012:A2149; 2012:S1373; 2010:A4296; 2010:S3018

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    03/12/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    04/12/2018—Passed in Assembly 70‑0‑0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A3414

    Sponsors: Thomson (R30)

    Summary: Transfers management of PFRS to Board of Trustees of PFRS; provides safeguards against poor performance of investments.

    Related: 2018:S1964

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A3516

    Sponsors: Burzichelli (D3)

    Summary: Establishes special license plates for fire police officers.

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

    Bill: A3529

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); DeAngelo (D14); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: Allows certain volunteer firefighters, rescue and first aid squad members to claim $500 income tax deduction.

    Related: 2018:S1458; 2016:S563; 2014:S634; 2012:S263; 2010:S62; 2008:A653; 2008:S2618; 2006:A1404; 2004:A465; 2002:A2954

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: A3534

    Sponsors: Wirths (R24) +1

    Summary: Specifies conditions under which State, county, municipality, independent authority, school district, or higher education institution can grant unpaid or paid leave of absence to public employee to perform work for labor organization.

    Related: 2016:A239; 2014:A1148; 2012:A3017; 2012:S2031

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: A3611

    Sponsors: Calabrese (D36)

    Summary: Provides that PERS or PFRS member who continues to be volunteer firefighter or emergency services worker after retirement with employer from whom member retires has bona fide severance for compliance with State and federal law.

    Related: 2018:A1627; 2018:S1873; 2016:A536; 2016:S2107; 2014:A4399

    History: 03/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Oppose - Conditional

    Notes: Per Eddie - seems like same bill as Schepisi bill minus the amendments she made for us. Cannot support without that language being added

    Bill: A3626

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: "Highway Accident Property Tax Relief Act"; requires State to reimburse municipalities for costs of providing certain emergency services.

    Related: 2018:S2296; 2016:A678; 2014:A2363; 2012:A773; 2010:A1776; 2008:A1988; 2006:A2396; 2004:A1708; 2004:S456; 2002:A4019; 2002:S2760; 2000:A429; 1998:A2577

    History: 03/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3664

    Sponsors: Caputo (D28); Jasey (D27)

    Summary: Concerns arbitration for certain non‑teaching school staff.

    Related: 2016:A3865; 2016:S1727; 2014:S683; 2012:A3696; 2012:S2163; 2010:A818; 2008:A2209; 2008:S917; 2006:A2753; 2004:A2314; 2002:A1989; 2002:S1442; 2000:A3419; 2000:S1792

    History: 03/13/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: A3671

    Sponsors: Johnson (D37); Dancer (R12) +1

    Summary: Transfers management of PFRS to Board of Trustees of PFRS.

    Related: 2018:S5; 2016:A99; 2016:S3040

    History: 03/13/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    03/22/2018—Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.

    03/26/2018—Substituted by S‑5 (2R).

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3709

    Sponsors: Auth (R39)

    Summary: Permits municipalities to issue two separate property tax bills to property taxpayers; requires fire districts, school districts, and county governments to share in burden of property assessment appeal refunds.

    History: 03/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A3742

    Sponsors: Conaway (D7); Benson (D14); Murphy (D7)

    Summary: Requires 9‑1‑1 service facilities be equipped with Next Generation 9‑1‑1 system and provides funding for that purpose; makes texting the 9‑1‑1 emergency system without purpose of reporting need for 9‑1‑1 service a fourth degree crime.

    Related: 2016:A1821; 2014:A3461; 2014:S2462

    History: 03/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: A3820

    Sponsors: Timberlake (D34)

    Summary: Creates presumption that certain firefighters who develop cancer are eligible for workers' compensation and accidental disability pension.

    Related: 2018:S65; 2016:A4479

    History: 04/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 1/18/17 - Support

    Bill: A3849

    Sponsors: Moriarty (D4); Lagana (D38); Mukherji (D33)

    Summary: Eliminates eligibility time limit on tuition benefits for spouses of certain public safety workers killed in performance of their duties.

    Related: 2018:S376; 2016:A606; 2016:S138; 2014:A3704; 2014:S456; 2012:S563; 2010:S784; 2008:S1002; 2006:S784

    History: 04/12/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3919

    Sponsors: Timberlake (D34); Tucker (D28); Mukherji (D33) +1

    Summary: Permits reimbursement of COBRA health benefit costs of survivors of certain deceased public safety employees; appropriates $750,000.

    Related: 2018:S56; 2016:A319; 2016:S2144; 2014:A4062; 2014:S2851

    History: 05/07/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: 1/15/14 - Support - Ed Donnelly

    Bill: A3972

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20)

    Summary: Increases accidental death benefit to 70% of compensation for surviving spouse or surviving children of PERS law enforcement, correction, and firefighter members; redefines child.

    Related: 2018:S2644; 2016:A4447; 2016:S2327

    History: 05/17/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A3974

    Sponsors: Quijano (D20); Danielsen (D17) +1

    Summary: Requires fire suppression systems in new single and two family homes.

    Related: 2018:S2539

    History: 05/17/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Bill: A4037

    Sponsors: Space (R24); Johnson (D37); Howarth (R8) +2

    Summary: Allows members of Junior Firefighter's Auxiliaries to perform certain fire support duties.

    Related: 2018:S2650

    History: 05/24/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 5/29/18 - Monitor

    Bill: A4047

    Sponsors: Freiman (D16)

    Summary: Removes requirement for one and two‑family residences to be equipped with a portable fire extinguisher.

    History: 05/24/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 5/29/18 - Monitor

    Bill: A4052

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Bramnick (R21); DeCroce (R26)

    Summary: Removes income eligibility cap applicable to gross income tax pension and retirement income exclusion.

    Related: 2018:S1537; 2016:S2174

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: A4058

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Space (R24); DeCroce (R26) +1

    Summary: Revises workers' compensation coverage for certain injuries to volunteer and professional public safety and law enforcement personnel.

    Related: 2018:S1597

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: A4182

    Sponsors: Taliaferro (D3)

    Summary: Increases death benefit of active member of PFRS and SPRS to 50 percent of final compensation for surviving child or children.

    Related: 2018:S1966; 2016:S3506

    History: 06/14/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: A4265

    Sponsors: Rooney (R40); DePhillips (R40); Conaway (D7) +1

    Summary: Authorizes first responders to obtain, administer, and dispense opioid antidotes, with immunity, pursuant to Statewide standing order issued by State health official; makes clarifying changes to "Overdose Prevention Act."

    History: 06/27/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    Bill: A4285

    Sponsors: Lopez (D19); Quijano (D20); Armato (D2) +1

    Summary: Requires Commissioner of Health to develop voluntary registry to collect cancer incidence data from firefighters.

    History: 06/27/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

    Bill: ACR93

    Sponsors: Munoz (R21)

    Summary: Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize changes to pension and health care benefits of public employees and to require State to make annual pension payments in certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:SCR19; 2016:ACR117; 2016:ACR190; 2016:ACR203; 2016:SCR123

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: AJR18

    Sponsors: Pinkin (D18); Coughlin (D19)

    Summary: Establishes task force to study and make recommendations concerning stabilization and growth of volunteer first responder community.

    Related: 2018:SJR24; 2016:AJR47; 2016:SJR23; 2014:AJR114; 2014:SJR94

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Bill: AJR30

    Sponsors: Tucker (D28); Coughlin (D19); Wimberly (D35); McKnight (D31) +4

    Summary: Designates month of October of each year as "Fire Safety Education Month."

    Related: 2016:AJR11; 2014:AJR16; 2012:AJR24; 2010:AJR87

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1

    Sponsors: Sweeney (D3); Gopal (D11) +2

    Summary: Encourages sharing of services; makes appropriations.

    Related: 2018:A1839; 2018:A2929; 2016:A2490; 2016:A3294; 2016:S1; 2014:A1838; 2014:S1; 2012:A1171; 2012:S2; 2010:A3918; 2010:S2794

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    02/15/2018—Transferred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: S5 ScaSa w/GR (3R)

    Sponsors: Sweeney (D3); Kean (R21); Johnson (D37); Dancer (R12) +3

    Summary: Transfers management of PFRS to Board of Trustees of PFRS.

    Related: 2018:A3671; 2016:A99; 2016:S3040

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    02/01/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    02/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    03/26/2018—Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 33‑1 (Sweeney). Emergency resolution 34‑2 (Kean). Passed in Senate 34‑2. Received in Assembly w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly. Substituted for A‑3671. Motion to amend on Assembly floor (Thomson). Motion to table bill 50‑21‑0 (Sumter). Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 67‑2‑7.

    05/10/2018—Governor's conditional veto rcvd in Senate.

    06/07/2018—2nd reading in Senate to concur with Governor's recommendations 38‑0.

    06/21/2018—Passed in Senate 37‑1. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Governor's recommendations.

    06/25/2018—Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 72‑1‑5.

    07/03/2018—Signed by the Governor P.L.2018, c.55.

    Position: Support

    Priority: High

    Bill: S56

    Sponsors: Singleton (D7)

    Summary: Permits reimbursement of COBRA health benefit costs of survivors of certain deceased public safety employees; appropriates $750,000.

    Related: 2018:A3919; 2016:A319; 2016:S2144; 2014:A4062; 2014:S2851

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: 1/15/14 - Support - Ed Donnelly

    Bill: S65

    Sponsors: Singleton (D7)

    Summary: Creates presumption that certain firefighters who develop cancer are eligible for workers' compensation and accidental disability pension.

    Related: 2018:A3820; 2016:A4479

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 1/18/17 - Support

    Bill: S87

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Provides for life imprisonment without parole for killing an emergency responder.

    Related: 2018:A1398; 2016:A3230; 2016:S1907; 2014:A1801; 2012:A3751

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S103

    Sponsors: Weinberg (D37); Kean (R21)

    Summary: Limits eligibility of certain public employees for health care benefits; prohibits those so limited from receiving payments for waiving benefits.

    Related: 2016:S979

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: S145

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Requires fire districts, school districts, and county governments to share in burden of property assessment appeal refunds.

    Related: 2018:A1397; 2016:A3103; 2016:S78; 2014:A2319; 2014:S1089; 2012:A1503; 2012:S1896; 2010:A3412; 2010:S2904

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: S188

    Sponsors: Brown (R2)

    Summary: Establishes certain exceptions for emergency personnel operating personal watercraft while providing rescue services.

    Related: 2018:A982; 2016:A1090; 2014:A929; 2012:A3295

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S193

    Sponsors: Brown (R2)

    Summary: Increases amounts municipalities may appropriate and grant for fire safety purposes.

    Related: 2016:A1097; 2014:A3048

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    02/01/2018—Withdrawn from the files.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S221

    Sponsors: O'Scanlon (R13); Oroho (R24)

    Summary: Creates Public Employee Pension and Health Care Benefits Reform Task Force.

    Related: 2018:A871; 2016:A3906; 2016:S2555

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Notes: Per John Hund - 9/28/16 - Oppose

    Bill: S304

    Sponsors: Connors (R9)

    Summary: Excludes certain illegal aliens from workers' compensation and temporary disability benefits.

    Related: 2018:A940; 2016:A1143; 2016:S254; 2014:A747; 2014:S191; 2012:A641; 2012:S181; 2010:A292; 2010:S109; 2008:A290; 2008:S81; 2008:S1755; 2006:A654; 2006:S1134; 2004:A920; 2004:S130; 2002:A993; 2002:S882; 2000:A706; 1998:A421; 1998:S553; 1996:A1013; 1996:S212; 1994:A2310; 1994:S1565

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: S365 ScaSca (2R)

    Sponsors: Rice (D28); Ruiz (D29) +4

    Summary: "Alyssa's Law"; requires public school buildings to be equipped with panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.

    Related: 2018:A764; 2016:A191; 2016:S2313; 2014:A373; 2014:S2091; 2012:A3691; 2012:S3098

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

    05/14/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/11/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/21/2018—Substituted by A‑764 (3R).

    Position: Support

    Bill: S369

    Sponsors: Rice (D28)

    Summary: Requires external managers authorized to invest assets of State pension or annuity funds to have physical place of business within State.

    Related: 2016:S2906

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Notes: Oppose - Per Chance Lykins - 1/30/18

    Bill: S376

    Sponsors: Madden (D4); Gopal (D11) +1

    Summary: Eliminates eligibility time limit on tuition benefits for spouses of certain public safety workers killed in performance of their duties.

    Related: 2018:A3849; 2016:A606; 2016:S138; 2014:A3704; 2014:S456; 2012:S563; 2010:S784; 2008:S1002; 2006:S784

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

    02/08/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    03/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    03/26/2018—Passed in Senate 36‑0.

    04/05/2018—Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S378

    Sponsors: Madden (D4); Sarlo (D36) +1

    Summary: Establishes "New Jersey Fire and EMS Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline.

    Related: 2016:S140; 2014:S458; 2012:S565; 2010:A1572; 2010:S787; 2008:A917; 2008:S1772; 2006:A1424; 2006:S1358; 2004:A3169; 2004:S1832

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Seek Amendments

    Priority: High

    Notes: Support but want to make changes to make it better

    Bill: S388

    Sponsors: Madden (D4) +1

    Summary: Permits certain fire police units to appoint fire police officers.

    Related: 2018:A411; 2016:A1208; 2016:S2185; 2014:A3987; 2014:S2698

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S405

    Sponsors: Pennacchio (R26)

    Summary: Exempts construction, expansion, or renovation of building or structure owned and used by municipality or volunteer fire department from "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act."

    Related: 2018:A2205; 2016:A4128; 2016:S2440

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: S433

    Sponsors: Addiego (R8)

    Summary: Protects property owned by military personnel and first responders from condemnation.

    Related: 2016:S604; 2014:S328; 2012:S687; 2010:A2336; 2010:S417; 2008:A3559; 2008:S2731

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S445

    Sponsors: Addiego (R8)

    Summary: Requires public utilities to provide priority service to public schools, private schools, and public safety agencies.

    Related: 2018:A2066; 2016:A1688; 2016:S1926; 2014:A3968; 2014:S2594

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S451

    Sponsors: Addiego (R8)

    Summary: Increases penalties for unauthorized display or use of emergency warning lights.

    Related: 2018:A2053; 2016:A1675; 2016:S2665; 2014:A2077; 2012:A1302; 2010:A3847; 2010:S2726

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: S452

    Sponsors: Addiego (R8)

    Summary: Concerns emergency warning lights; criminalizes using vehicle to impersonate law enforcement officer.

    Related: 2016:S3099

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S485 Sca (1R)

    Sponsors: Vitale (D19) +1

    Summary: "Out‑of‑network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act."

    Related: 2018:A2039; 2016:A1952; 2016:S277; 2016:S1285; 2014:A4444; 2014:S20

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    04/12/2018—Substituted by A‑2039 (1R).

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S577

    Sponsors: Sacco (D32)

    Summary: Sets forth certain standards to be followed by law enforcement agencies and fire departments when utilizing drones.

    Related: 2018:A1463; 2016:A3389; 2016:S465; 2014:A1039; 2014:S2310; 2012:A4073; 2012:S2702

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S578

    Sponsors: Sacco (D32); Scutari (D22)

    Summary: Prohibits release of home addresses of certain public safety employees by governmental entities.

    Related: 2018:A379; 2016:A835; 2016:S466; 2014:A3431; 2014:S2326

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Seek Amendments

    Notes: Should include firefighters, EMT, Dispatchers

    Bill: S614

    Sponsors: Gordon (D38); Beach (D6) +1

    Summary: Increases flexibility, clarity, and available tools of optional municipal consolidation process.

    Related: 2018:A1806; 2016:A2921; 2016:S690; 2014:A1739; 2014:S316; 2012:A4099; 2012:S2679

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S623

    Sponsors: Gordon (D38); Lagana (D38)

    Summary: Creates New Jersey Crude Oil by Rail Safety Task Force.

    Related: 2018:A2373; 2016:A4031; 2016:S2803

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: If this bill gets signed into law we will want a NJFMBA member on the task force

    Bill: S654

    Sponsors: Beach (D6)

    Summary: Requires counties to make available voluntary medical identification cards containing relevant patient health information.

    Related: 2018:A3261; 2016:A4825; 2016:S3128

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: S668

    Sponsors: Bateman (R16)

    Summary: Directs public utilities and pipeline operators to reimburse municipalities for certain emergency services.

    Related: 2018:A1471; 2016:A250; 2016:S1135; 2014:A1161; 2014:S1500; 2012:A4266; 2012:S2938

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S716

    Sponsors: Greenstein (D14); Bateman (R16) +1

    Summary: "Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act"; concerns workers' compensation for public safety workers.

    Related: 2018:A1741; 2016:A3087; 2016:S2407; 2014:A1347; 2014:S264; 2012:A1196; 2012:S1778; 2010:A1250; 2010:S1624; 2008:A1330; 2008:S569; 2006:A4622; 2006:S2996

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    05/21/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/04/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/07/2018—Passed in Senate 29‑4.

    06/11/2018—Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S796

    Sponsors: Codey (D27); Addiego (R8) +11

    Summary: Revises requirements and training standards for first responders under New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety Act of 1987.

    Related: 2018:A2506; 2016:A543; 2016:S371; 2014:A3564; 2014:S2299

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Notes: Likely Opposed

    Bill: S837

    Sponsors: Turner (D15); Greenstein (D14) +1

    Summary: Requires spousal consent to election of certain pension payout options under TPAF, JRS and PERS.

    Related: 2016:A2049; 2016:S642; 2014:A216; 2014:S1587; 2012:A1460; 2012:S447; 2010:A2991; 2010:S439; 2008:S2791

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    02/01/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S894

    Sponsors: Pennacchio (R26)

    Summary: Exempts expansion or reconstruction, within 125 percent of existing footprint, of municipal and county buildings and certain emergency services buildings from "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act."

    Related: 2018:A2203; 2016:A4222; 2016:S2572

    History: 01/16/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    Notes: Per John Hund - 9/28/16 - Monitor

    Bill: S918

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Requires explosive gas detectors to be installed in certain residential properties.

    Related: 2018:A743; 2016:A3202; 2016:S1894; 2014:A4318; 2014:S2833

    History: 01/16/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1045

    Sponsors: Vitale (D19)

    Summary: Establishes certain standards for health benefits plans with tiered network.

    Related: 2016:A2329; 2016:S296; 2014:A4916; 2014:S3286

    History: 01/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S1164

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Exempts police from jury duty.

    Related: 2016:S1003; 2014:S1245; 2012:S201; 2010:A1260; 2008:A884; 2008:S2787; 2006:A1580; 2006:S1178; 2004:A1056; 2004:S129; 2002:A960; 2002:S840; 2000:A774; 2000:S1168; 1998:A118; 1998:S754; 1996:A744; 1996:S1187; 1994:A2840

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Bill: S1167

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Authorizes court to impose rescue operation costs of public entity under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:A3018; 2016:A2420; 2016:S231; 2014:A4317; 2014:S2829

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1173

    Sponsors: Vitale (D19)

    Summary: Establishes certain requirements for 9‑1‑1 public safety answering points and public safety dispatch points.

    Related: 2018:A122; 2016:A2533; 2016:S1245; 2014:A4159; 2014:S2985

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S1192

    Sponsors: Vitale (D19); Madden (D4)

    Summary: Authorizes State and local law enforcement entities to contract for bulk purchasing of heroin antidote.

    Related: 2018:A1197; 2016:A4025; 2016:S2671

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S1255

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Requires fire suppression systems in all elementary and secondary schools 12,000 square feet or larger.

    Related: 2018:A3017; 2016:A2878; 2016:S1011; 2014:A3307; 2014:S2094

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1261

    Sponsors: Stack (D33) +1

    Summary: Establishes fire safety standards and protocols for certain light frame residential construction; requires placards identifying primary structural systems of buildings.

    Related: 2018:A135; 2016:A5196; 2016:S3490

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Send amendments if amended

    Bill: S1263

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Eliminates remarriage prohibition for PFRS death benefits; provides retirement allowance to certain survivors of PFRS members.

    Related: 2018:A634; 2016:A3204; 2016:S1774; 2014:A1174; 2014:S498; 2012:A373; 2012:S214; 2010:A1309; 2008:A1230; 2006:A1574; 2004:A3025

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1264

    Sponsors: Holzapfel (R10)

    Summary: Allows retiree to change designated beneficiary after retirement in event of divorce.

    Related: 2016:S2762

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1304

    Sponsors: Pennacchio (R26)

    Summary: Replaces TPAF, PERS, PFRS and SPRS accidental disability benefits with reduced work‑related disability benefit; modifies JRS disability benefit.

    Related: 2016:S111; 2014:A1127; 2014:S418; 2012:A1482; 2012:S301; 2010:A4348; 2010:S3123

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: S1344

    Sponsors: Turner (D15)

    Summary: Establishes "Police Officer, Firefighter, Public School Teacher, Corrections Officer, and Sanitation Worker Home‑buyer Assistance Act."; appropriates $5 million.

    Related: 2016:A2048; 2016:S1965; 2014:A213; 2014:S1593; 2012:A1452; 2012:S1131; 2010:A1905; 2010:S1652; 2008:A793; 2008:S1269; 2006:A898; 2006:S1395; 2004:A785; 2004:S734; 2002:A2189; 2002:S948; 2000:S1777

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: Request amendment to add EMTs and dispatchers employed by municipality - 05-24-16

    Bill: S1357

    Sponsors: Van Drew (D1)

    Summary: Amends State construction code to increase fire safety at certain construction sites.

    Related: 2016:A97; 2016:S3293

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Bill: S1361

    Sponsors: Van Drew (D1)

    Summary: Amends State construction code to increase fire safety in large residential projects.

    Related: 2016:A96; 2016:S3284

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Bill: S1370

    Sponsors: Van Drew (D1)

    Summary: Establishes a gross income tax credit for certain firefighter training graduates.

    Related: 2018:A3201; 2016:A778; 2016:S2191; 2014:A4147

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S1458

    Sponsors: Doherty (R23) +1

    Summary: Allows certain volunteer firefighters, rescue and first aid squad members to claim $500 income tax deduction.

    Related: 2018:A3529; 2016:S563; 2014:S634; 2012:S263; 2010:S62; 2008:A653; 2008:S2618; 2006:A1404; 2004:A465; 2002:A2954

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S1492 Sca (1R)

    Sponsors: Beach (D6); Singleton (D7)

    Summary: "Assistance to Firefighters' Families Act"; doubles pension amounts for beneficiaries of certain deceased volunteer emergency service providers; provides for burial expenses and adjusts life insurance coverage for volunteer firefighters; permits fire code

    Related: 2016:S735; 2014:A942; 2014:S830; 2012:A2120; 2012:S511; 2010:S1801; 2008:A3661; 2008:S2759

    History: 02/01/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    03/26/2018—Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S1537

    Sponsors: Pennacchio (R26); Brown (R2)

    Summary: Removes income eligibility cap applicable to gross income tax pension and retirement income exclusion.

    Related: 2018:A4052; 2016:S2174

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: S1597

    Sponsors: Oroho (R24); Cryan (D20)

    Summary: Revises workers' compensation coverage for certain injuries to volunteer and professional public safety and law enforcement personnel.

    Related: 2018:A4058

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    05/21/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1623

    Sponsors: Van Drew (D1)

    Summary: Provides family leave insurance for certain first responders.

    Related: 2018:A830; 2016:A3173; 2016:S1528; 2014:A2944; 2014:S1326; 2012:A3723; 2012:S2443

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1669

    Sponsors: Doherty (R23)

    Summary: Permits use of LED lights in emergency warning lights.

    Related: 2018:A1086; 2016:A4483; 2016:S2980

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S1671

    Sponsors: Doherty (R23) +1

    Summary: Exempts volunteer fire companies from charitable registration fees.

    Related: 2018:A2298; 2016:A1520; 2016:S1421; 2014:A507; 2014:S1288; 2012:A141; 2012:S266; 2010:A601; 2010:S65; 2008:A660; 2008:S1050; 2006:A1412; 2006:S1045; 2004:A550; 2004:S1473; 2002:A2593; 2002:S1435

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S1673

    Sponsors: Doherty (R23)

    Summary: Authorizes reimbursement for EMT training from EMT Training Fund for certain volunteer firefighters.

    Related: 2018:A507; 2016:A702; 2016:S1893; 2014:A549; 2014:S645; 2012:A528; 2012:S1637; 2010:A762; 2010:S74; 2008:A2369; 2008:A3342; 2008:S1049; 2006:A4095; 2006:S2726

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Notes: No need to track for FMBA - Per Carlos Mercada 09/07/16

    Bill: S1717

    Sponsors: Codey (D27)

    Summary: Requires each public school to observe a period of silence on September 11 of each school year.

    Related: 2016:S1560; 2014:S596; 2012:S1326; 2010:A2906; 2010:S833; 2008:A1978; 2008:S741; 2006:A295; 2006:S1101; 2004:A2404; 2004:S1005; 2002:S1801

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1789

    Sponsors: Weinberg (D37)

    Summary: Allows for sharing of family leave benefits between covered individuals under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:A1661; 2016:A3912; 2016:S2426

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1799

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25) +1

    Summary: Increases membership of fire safety commission in DCA.

    Related: 2018:A2987; 2016:A5076; 2016:S3458

    History: 02/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    06/25/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    Bill: S1855

    Sponsors: Turner (D15) +1

    Summary: Permits municipality to establish restricted parking spaces for certain volunteer firefighters.

    Related: 2018:A3409; 2016:A2597; 2016:S636; 2014:A2359; 2014:S543; 2012:A2149; 2012:S1373; 2010:A4296; 2010:S3018

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: S1858

    Sponsors: O'Scanlon (R13)

    Summary: Makes certain changes to police and fire interest arbitration procedures.

    Related: 2018:A3378

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S1873 Sa (1R)

    Sponsors: Sarlo (D36); Kean (R21) +5

    Summary: Provides that PERS or PFRS member who continues to be volunteer firefighter or emergency services worker after retirement with employer from whom member retires has bona fide severance for compliance with State and federal law.

    Related: 2018:A1627; 2018:A3611; 2016:A536; 2016:S2107; 2014:A4399

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    05/14/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/21/2018—Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 34‑0 (Sarlo).

    06/25/2018—Substituted by A‑1627 (1R).

    Bill: S1881

    Sponsors: Diegnan (D18)

    Summary: Requires certain energy tax receipts to be paid directly to municipalities.

    Related: 2018:A1440; 2016:A391; 2016:S2658; 2014:A1021; 2014:S268; 2012:A2753; 2012:S1923

    History: 02/15/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1917

    Sponsors: Ruiz (D29); Cunningham (D31)

    Summary: Permits municipal, county, and regional police and fire forces to establish five‑year residency requirement for police officers and firefighters; allows exceptions to requirement under certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:A2922; 2016:A2845; 2014:A4265; 2014:S2783

    History: 02/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S1956

    Sponsors: Gopal (D11); Singleton (D7)

    Summary: Provides civil service preference to military service members who did not serve in theater of operation but received campaign or expedition medal.

    Related: 2018:A2556; 2016:A221; 2016:S1583; 2014:A3848; 2014:S2475

    History: 02/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S1964

    Sponsors: O'Scanlon (R13)

    Summary: Transfers management of PFRS to Board of Trustees of PFRS; provides safeguards against poor performance of investments.

    Related: 2018:A3414

    History: 02/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Bill: S1966

    Sponsors: Sweeney (D3); Singleton (D7) +1

    Summary: Increases death benefit of active member of PFRS and SPRS to 50 percent of final compensation for surviving child or children.

    Related: 2018:A4182; 2016:S3506

    History: 02/22/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    02/26/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/11/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/21/2018—Passed in Senate 40‑0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

    Bill: S1988

    Sponsors: Doherty (R23)

    Summary: Restricts certain campaign contributions by public employee labor organizations.

    Related: 2016:A4134; 2016:S341; 2014:S728; 2012:S1917

    History: 02/26/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Bill: S1992

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Establishes carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide air quality standards and certification requirements for ice arenas.

    Related: 2016:A179; 2016:S1377; 2014:A361; 2014:S1566; 2012:A186; 2012:S1833; 2010:A3855

    History: 02/26/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Priority: Low

    Bill: S2006

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Establishes death benefit for forest firefighters.

    Related: 2018:A3403; 2016:A3578; 2016:S1104; 2014:A3029; 2014:S1072; 2012:A2349; 2012:S1738; 2010:A3487; 2010:A3687; 2010:S2605

    History: 02/26/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 3/2/18 - Monitor

    Bill: S2009

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Mandates basic training for certain newly‑appointed entry‑level firefighters and supervisory training for full‑time firefighters promoted to certain positions.

    Related: 2016:S1107; 2014:S1555; 2012:S1639; 2010:S1074; 2008:S1753

    History: 02/26/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Support

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 3/2/18 - Monitor

    Bill: S2028

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Requires impact statement for any proposed regulation affecting volunteer ambulance squads and fire companies.

    Related: 2018:A2975; 2016:A3533; 2016:S1114; 2014:A391; 2014:S1559; 2012:A1030; 2010:A381; 2010:A792; 2010:S3076; 2008:A2404; 2008:A2916; 2008:S284; 2006:A199; 2006:A1951; 2006:S669; 2004:A243; 2004:A2355; 2004:S1909; 2002:A1843; 2002:S123; 2000:A2218; 2000:A3351; 2000:S1482; 2000:S2417

    History: 02/26/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Comments: Was once tracked for CHCC but Doug Struyk told us to remove it

     

    NJFMBA - Remove from tracking list - 2/28/18

    Bill: S2109

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Makes various changes to civil service; permits institution of temporary layoffs; permits government entities to opt‑out of civil service; requires civil service examinations be offered on continual basis.

    Related: 2018:A1377; 2016:A1216; 2016:S1499; 2014:A159; 2012:A895; 2010:A4192

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Oppose

    Bill: S2140

    Sponsors: Beach (D6); Smith (D17) +1

    Summary: Authorizes prescribed burning in certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:A1675; 2016:A1696; 2016:S2000; 2014:A1275; 2014:A2432; 2014:S2112; 2012:A329; 2012:S368; 2010:A3935; 2010:S2169

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

    05/10/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    06/18/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    06/25/2018—Substituted by A‑1675 (1R).

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S2171 Scs (SCS)

    Sponsors: Weinberg (D37); Greenstein (D14) +2

    Summary: Concerns earned sick leave to employees.

    Related: 2018:A1827; 2016:A1446; 2016:S799; 2014:A2354; 2014:S785; 2012:A4125; 2012:S2866

    History: 03/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    03/26/2018—Reported out of committee with committee substitute, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    04/05/2018—Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

    04/12/2018—Substituted by A‑1827 (ACS/1R).

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S2195

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Provides personal exemption under gross income tax for certain members of volunteer fire departments and first aid squads.

    Related: 2018:A912; 2016:A5235

    History: 03/08/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S2296

    Sponsors: Corrado (R40)

    Summary: "Highway Accident Property Tax Relief Act"; requires State to reimburse municipalities for costs of providing certain emergency services.

    Related: 2018:A3626; 2016:A678; 2014:A2363; 2012:A773; 2010:A1776; 2008:A1988; 2006:A2396; 2004:A1708; 2004:S456; 2002:A4019; 2002:S2760; 2000:A429; 1998:A2577

    History: 03/13/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S2349

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Enhances consideration of fire safety issues during review of development applications.

    Related: 2016:A1922; 2016:S1500; 2014:A4875; 2014:S3318

    History: 04/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S2354

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Concerns workers' compensation insurance requirements for certain corporations and partnerships.

    Related: 2018:A3357; 2016:A3069; 2016:S1691; 2014:A418; 2014:S1105; 2012:A4104; 2012:S2829

    History: 04/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: S2371

    Sponsors: Van Drew (D1)

    Summary: Permits inclusion of volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders within municipal eligible employee group for purposes of the small employer health benefits plan statutes.

    Related: 2018:A1487; 2016:A1772; 2016:S1178; 2014:A2202; 2014:S1572; 2012:A3466; 2012:S2330

    History: 04/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S2450

    Sponsors: Diegnan (D18) +2

    Summary: Allows person on police officer or firefighter eligible list who is unable to complete requirements for employment due to certain military service to have name placed on subsequent eligible list.

    Related: 2018:A2162; 2016:A1873; 2016:S822; 2014:A4177; 2014:S657; 2012:S646; 2010:A873; 2008:A1208; 2006:A1798; 2004:A1573; 2002:A2914; 2002:S2064

    History: 04/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S2539

    Sponsors: Ruiz (D29); Stack (D33) +1

    Summary: Requires fire suppression systems in new single and two family homes.

    Related: 2018:A3974

    History: 05/10/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

    Bill: S2578

    Sponsors: Sweeney (D3); Weinberg (D37)

    Summary: Limits payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date by public officers or employees represented by union; for all public employees, limits vacation leave carry‑forward and requires suspension and forfeiture of certain supplemental compensati

    Related: 2018:A1851; 2016:A2850; 2014:A1842; 2012:A1179; 2010:A4345

    History: 05/14/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Bill: S2644

    Sponsors: Cryan (D20)

    Summary: Increases accidental death benefit to 70 percent of compensation for surviving spouse or surviving children of PERS law enforcement, correction, and firefighter members; redefines child.

    Related: 2018:A3972; 2016:A4447; 2016:S2327

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: S2650

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Allows members of Junior Firefighter's Auxiliaries to perform certain fire support duties.

    Related: 2018:A4037

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Notes: Per Ed Donnelly - 5/29/18 - Monitor

    Bill: S2651

    Sponsors: Bucco (R25)

    Summary: Allows certain volunteer firefighters, rescue and first aid squad members to claim $5,000 income tax deduction.

    Related: 2018:A709; 2016:A998; 2014:A2140; 2012:A664; 2010:A2326; 2008:A2192; 2006:A2198; 2006:A2508; 2006:S1168; 2006:S1597; 2004:A856; 2004:A923; 2004:S665; 2004:S1846; 2002:A244; 2002:A996; 2002:S718; 2002:S1834; 2000:A351; 2000:A711; 2000:S781; 1998:A384; 1998:A428; 1998:A2431; 1998:S608; 1996:A992; 1996:A1020; 1996:S585; 1994:A831; 1994:A2818; 1994:S2047; 1992:A620; 1992:S203; 1990:A3142; 1990:S2545

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Position: Monitor

    Bill: S2659

    Sponsors: Stack (D33)

    Summary: Requires at least 10 percent of "9‑1‑1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account" funds be allocated to public safety answering point technology upgrades and maintenance.

    Related: 2018:A2371; 2016:A4210

    History: 06/04/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: S2774

    Sponsors: Brown (R2); Singer (R30)

    Summary: Requires certain local authorities to inspect, maintain, and repair fire hydrants in planned real estate developments.

    Related: 2018:A1745; 2016:A4123; 2016:S2522

    History: 06/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

    Bill: SCR19

    Sponsors: O'Scanlon (R13); Oroho (R24)

    Summary: Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize changes to pension and health care benefits of public employees and to require State to make annual pension payments in certain circumstances.

    Related: 2018:ACR93; 2016:ACR117; 2016:ACR190; 2016:ACR203; 2016:SCR123

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Bill: SCR37

    Sponsors: Oroho (R24); Van Drew (D1) +3

    Summary: Proposes constitutional amendment requiring Legislature to enact statute authorizing $200 property tax credit for primary residence of volunteer fire fighter or first aid squad member.

    Related: 2016:ACR239; 2016:SCR76; 2014:ACR99; 2014:SCR87; 2012:SCR93; 2010:ACR185; 2010:SCR55; 2008:SCR72; 2006:ACR87; 2006:SCR91; 2004:ACR114; 2002:ACR95; 2000:ACR147

    History: 01/09/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

    Notes: Do not track for FMBA per Carlos Mercado 09/07/16

    Bill: SCR91

    Sponsors: Turner (D15)

    Summary: Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State‑administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights.

    Related: 2016:ACR109; 2016:SCR2; 2014:ACR3; 2014:SCR184

    History: 02/05/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

    Position: Support

    Bill: SJR24

    Sponsors: Vitale (D19)

    Summary: Establishes task force to study and make recommendations concerning stabilization and growth of volunteer first responder community.

    Related: 2018:AJR18; 2016:AJR47; 2016:SJR23; 2014:AJR114; 2014:SJR94

    History: 01/25/2018—Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.


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  • published NJFMBA Foundation in About Us 2018-04-15 15:47:16 -0400

    Support Our Cause

    NJ FMBA FOUNDATION

    OUR FIREFIGHTERS DEDICATE THEIR TIME AND THEIR LIVES IN THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE. NEW JERSEY FIREFIGHTERS ENJOY A PROUD TRADITION OF GIVING PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY TO THOSE IN NEED.

     

    The NJ FMBA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and has raised millions of dollars in support of a number of charitable organizations including: St. Barnabas Burn Center, Children’s Burn Camp, Rebuilding Warriors, Mark A. Virag Memorial Cancer Fund, Eden Autism, Autism Speaks, Autism NJ, Susan. G Komen Foundation, Save the Children, along with victims of fire and natural disasters.

    The members of the NJ State FMBA are committed to helping others both on and off the job. With the help of our locals, districts, members and supporters the NJ FMBA Foundation will continue to support other charities and families in need. See below for more information.

    The NJFMBA Co-founded The Atlantic Regional Firefighters Foundation along with many east coast fire organizations in order to support a burn survivor’s camp for children. For 10 years now the NJFMBA has participated in, financially supported, and physically interacted with young burn survivors who re-define courage for us all. Over $100,000 has been raised to support our young heroes by membership dues and charitable contributions to the NJFMBA Foundation.

    Over $500,000 was raised by the NJFMBA for Save The Children to support the relief effort after Hurricane Rita and Katrina in the Gulf. The NJFMBA membership continues to work closely with Save The Children to positively impact the lives of children around the world.

    Eden Autism Services, Autism Speaks, and Autism NJ: The NJFMBA has partnered with Eden Autism Services, Autism Speaks, and Autism NJ to create a fundraising event called F.L.A.S.H. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Firefighters attend a weekend golf tournament to support children and families with Autism. This year’s event raised $30,500 . Next year’s event is scheduled for October 14th to 18th.

    Since the events of September 11th, the members of the NJ FMBA have realized the ever present need for an assistance program to help rebuild the lives of families left behind by fallen firefighters. A Foundation was established to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of our brothers and sisters and all the lives lost that day in solemn celebration of their memories. Each year, on or near the anniversary date, the Fallen Heroes 5K Memorial Race is held. The race was originally in the City of Elizabeth, ending at the waterfront in the shadow of the New York City skyline, and now at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como. The proceeds raised from this annual event directly support the mission of the FMBA Foundation which is the charitable arm of the NJ FMBA. The NJ FMBA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and has raised millions of dollars in support of a number of charitable organizations including: Susan G. Komen Foundation, Save the Children, Eden Autism Services, Autism Speaks, Where Angels Play Foundation,Rebuilding Warriors, Wounded Warriors, Brennan Stands Alone, The Mark A. Virag Memorial Cancer Fund, and the Saint Barnabas Burn Center. In addition to the Fallen Heroes 5K, the FMBA runs a corporate golf outing each spring to raise funds for the FMBA Foundation, proceeds from the golf outing help the foundation offset the cost of the NJ FMBA Scholarship program.

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    About Us

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the New Jersey State FMBA is to educate, involve, and affect those civilians who reside and work in New Jersey to adopt fire safety practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from the devastating effects of fire.

    The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association was first organized and established on December 11, 1897, at the first annual convention held in Jersey City, NJ. At that seemingly uneventful gathering, whereupon only six original member locals: Jersey City, Paterson, Hoboken, Newark, Trenton and Camden, united to incorporate under the banner of the New Jersey State FMBA, birth was given to a new era in the history of the career fire service in New Jersey. In retrospect, it is, at best difficult, to estimate if our founding fathers possessed full awareness of the time enduring significance and the tremendous positive impact this organization was destined to have upon its members, their families and the general public throughout the decades to follow. Given that particularly industrious point of our society’s growth and development, the time was prefect to organize such an association. And organize they did. By 1907, less than a decade from its inception, local membership doubled from six to twelve locals, with total membership increasing to 1,157. Today with 107 Fire, EMS, and Dispatcher locals on its roster, the New Jersey State Firemens Mutual Benevolent Association proudly maintains an active membership of over 5,000 career personnel.

     

    Contact Us:

    The New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

    1447 Campbell Street

    Rahway, NJ 07765

    732-499-9250


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    Locals

    Below you will find a list of our Locals: 



     

    2

    PATERSON

    6

    TRENTON

    7

    PLAINFIELD

    9

    ELIZABETH

    10

    ORANGE

    11

    BAYONNE

    13

    PASSAIC

    14

    Irvington

    17

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    18

    KEARNY

    19

    BLOOMFIELD

    20

    MONTCLAIR

    21

    CLIFTON

    22

    HARRISON

    23

    EAST ORANGE

    24

    NORTH HUDSON

    25

    MAPLEWOOD

    28

    WEST ORANGE

    29

    BELLEVILLE

    30

    WESTFIELD

    32

    MILLBURN

    33

    RAHWAY

    34

    LINDEN

    35

    HILLSIDE

    37

    CRANFORD

    38

    VENTNOR

    40

    SOUTH ORANGE

    41

    MARGATE CITY

    42

    TEANECK

    43

    MORRISTOWN

    44

    NUTLEY

    46

    UNION

    47

    RIDGEWOOD

    49

    VINELAND

    50

    WILDWOOD

    51

    GLOUCESTER

    54

    SUMMIT

    55

    ROSELLE

    56

    NO. WILDWOOD

    57

    SPRINGFIELD

    60

    DOVER

    62

    WOODBURY

    63

    MILLVILLE

    64

    PENNSAUKEN

    65

    BERGENFIELD

    67

    CARTERET

    68

    LONG BRANCH

    70

    MORRIS TWNSP.

    71

    NO. BRUNSWICK

    74

    MADISON

    80

    LAKEWOOD

    84

    HAMILTON TWNSP

    86

    JACKSON

    88

    FRANKLIN TWNSP.

    89

    PLUMSTED

    90

    SO. BRUNSWICK

    93

    EWING TWNSP FIRE

    95

    LYONS FIRE DEPT

    96

    LAWRENCE TWP

    98

    OCEAN CO. FIRE

    99

    UNION COUNTY HAZ MAT

    102

    PATERSON FIRE INPSECTORS

    108

    COLLINGSWOOD

    109

    HANOVER TWP

    111

    CAMDEN CO FIRE

    114

    JACKSON FIRE DISTRICT NO 2

    115

    EVESHAM FO

    119

    BRICK FIRE PREV.

    202

    PATERSON FO

    206

    TRENTON FO

    209

    ELIZABETH FO

    210

    ORANGE FO

    211

    BAYONNE FO

    213

    PASSAIC FO

    217

    NEW BRUNSWICK FO

    218

    KEARNY FO

    219

    BLOOMFIELD FO

    223

    EAST ORANGE FO

    228

    WEST ORANGE FO

    229

    BELLEVILLE FO

    230

    WESTFIELD FO

    233

    RAHWAY FO

    234

    LINDEN FO

    235

    HILLSIDE FO

    237

    CRANFORD FO

    240

    SOUTH ORANGE FO

    242

    TEANECK FO

    243

    MORRISTOWN FO

    246

    UNION FO

    249

    VINELAND FO

    251

    GLOUCESTER FO

    252

    BRIDGETON FO

    255

    ROSELLE FO

    264

    PENNSAUKEN FO

    284

    HAMILTON TWP FO

    309

    ELIZABETH EMS

    380

    LAKEWOOD EMS

    393

    EWING TWP EMS

    415

    MERCER COUNTY DISPATCH SUPERVISORS 

    417

    JAMESBURG DISP

    423

    EAST ORANGE DISP

    426

    PERTH AMBOY DISPATCHERS

    431

    WARREN TWP DISPATCHERS

    432

    WATCHUNG DISPATCHERS

    448

    BERKELEY TWP DISPATCHERS

    455

    ROSELLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    483

    TOMS RIVER DISPATCHERS

    486

    JACKSON DISPATCHERS

    500

    ACTIVE RETIREES


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