Legislative Bills

 

New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (2022-2023)

 

Bill:

A105

Sponsors:

Space (R24); Wirths (R24)

Summary:

Expands scope of review of Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A119

Sponsors:

Space (R24); Tucker (D28); Sauickie (R12) +2

Summary:

Provides for retained eligibility for members of NJ National Guard or reserve component called to active federal military service who met fire department maximum age requirement at closing date of civil service examination.

History:

10/03/2022 – Passed in Assembly 72-0-0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A126

Sponsors:

Space (R24); Wirths (R24)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A161

Sponsors:

Wirths (R24); Calabrese (D36); Space (R24) +3

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A199

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40); Murphy (D7); McCarthy Patrick (R3)

Summary:

Exempts law enforcement and certain other emergency personnel from liability for breaking into motor vehicle to rescue animal under certain circumstances.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A201

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40); DePhillips (R40); Conaway (D7) +3

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:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A211

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40)

Summary:

Authorizes certain county fire coordinators to display emergency warning lights on vehicles.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A220

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21); Wirths (R24); Bergen (R25) +9

Summary:

Prohibits payment to public employees at retirement for certain unused sick leave, provides for forfeiture of payment for unused sick leave for certain criminal convictions, and requires documentation for use of sick leave.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A236

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

Expands eligibility for property tax reimbursement program.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A251

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21); Matsikoudis (R21) +2

Summary:

Permits veterans, for civil service purposes, to be defined as a veteran or disabled veteran under federal or State definition of veteran.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A274

Sponsors:

Umba (R8); Sawyer (R3)

Summary:

Establishes special license plates for fire police officers.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A287

Sponsors:

Umba (R8); Torrissi (R8) +2

Summary:

Establishes Volunteer First Responders Loan Redemption Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A324

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17)

Summary:

Concerns definition of veteran for civil service hiring preference.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A340

Sponsors:

Clifton (R12); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Provides supplemental appropriation from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE to provide additional State aid to certain school districts.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A360

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25) +6

Summary:

Requires issuance of temporary emergency medical services certifications under certain circumstances.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A364

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25) +1

Summary:

Provides accidental death benefit to surviving spouse, surviving child, or surviving parent of a State Police recruit who dies during required pre-service training.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A373

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17); Pintor Marin (D29) +6

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A377

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Exempts experienced firefighters from certain requirements.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A416

Sponsors:

Caputo (D28); Timberlake (D34) +1

Summary:

Requires instruction concerning use of 9-1-1 for public school students in preschool, kindergarten, and grades one and two.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A423

Sponsors:

Thomson (R30) +3

Summary:

Exempts certain volunteer emergency service organizations from charitable contribution filing fees.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A435

Sponsors:

Thomson (R30); Kean, S (R30) +1

Summary:

Extends certain civil service and tuition benefits to family members of servicemembers who died while in service.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A494

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7); Spearman (D5); Wimberly (D35) +2

Summary:

Permits municipalities to establish affordable housing preference for first responders.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A499

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7) +1

Summary:

Requires 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers to receive certain certification.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A587

Sponsors:

Spearman (D5); McKnight (D31); Reynolds-Jackson (D15) +6

Summary:

Prioritizes distribution of 9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund monies; permits use of funds for certain expenses incurred by counties and municipalities for the provision and maintenance of 9-1-1 emergency services.

History:

06/02/2022 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A626

Sponsors:

Kean, S (R30)

Summary:

Allows consideration of purchased PERS credit for federal service abroad in Central Intelligence Agency to qualify for employer-provided health care benefits in retirement.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A690

Sponsors:

Verrelli (D15)

Summary:

Temporarily waives certain basic life support services crewmember requirements.

History:

02/03/2022 – Withdrawn from the files.

 

 

Bill:

A693

Sponsors:

Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9) +2

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A726

Sponsors:

Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9) +1

Summary:

Establishes forest firefighter death benefit.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A747

Sponsors:

Gove (R9); Rumpf (R9); Space (R24) +4

Summary:

Establishes task force to study issues facing returning members of the United States Armed Forces and New Jersey National Guard and make recommendations on how State should address issues.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A751

Sponsors:

Gove (R9); Rumpf (R9)

Summary:

Clarifies that non-credit courses are eligible courses under the volunteer tuition credit program.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A757

Sponsors:

Gove (R9); Rumpf (R9); Kean, S (R30) +6

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A792

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A798

Sponsors:

Timberlake (D34)

Summary:

Revises requirements for emergency medical services delivery.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A831

Sponsors:

Jimenez (D32); Rooney (R40); Timberlake (D34) +9

Summary:

Provides for reciprocity of certain out-of-State EMT certification.

History:

06/20/2022 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Scheduled:

10/13/2022 – Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 1, Annex.

 

 

Bill:

A852

Sponsors:

Tucker (D28); Caputo (D28) +4

Summary:

Broadens municipal arson investigators' powers.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A872

Sponsors:

Tucker (D28)

Summary:

Broadens eligibility for certain civil service and pension benefits for veterans by eliminating requirement of service during specified dates or in specified locations.

History:

06/09/2022 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A893

Sponsors:

Bergen (R25); Rooney (R40)

Summary:

Provides employment protections for certain medical professionals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A903

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23); Conaway (D7) +3

Summary:

Clarifies that first aid, ambulance or rescue squads, as entities, have immunity from civil damages in certain circumstances.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A925

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Requires school districts to provide transportation to public and nonpublic school pupils living along hazardous routes.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A941

Sponsors:

Sumter (D35); Schaer (D36); Verrelli (D15) +1

Summary:

Permits emergency medical technicians to administer certain vaccines during certain declared public health emergencies.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A954

Sponsors:

DiMaio (R23)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A976

Sponsors:

DiMaio (R23) +1

Summary:

Extends eligibility for certain civil service and pension benefits for veterans.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A998 Acs (ACS)

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Stanley (D18); Jaffer (D16) +11

Summary:

Codifies and expands ARRIVE Together Pilot to make certain mental health services available to police responding to certain emergencies; appropriates $2 million.

History:

06/29/2022 – Substituted by S-722 (SCS/1R).

 

 

Bill:

A1008

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Wimberly (D35); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Establishes "Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems" pilot program in DOH; appropriates $2,000,000.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1033

Sponsors:

Webber (R26); DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Requires MVC to accept emergency medical technician and paramedic certification cards as two points of documentation for purposes of MVC identification verification program.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1039

Sponsors:

Webber (R26); Rooney (R40) +1

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1061

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Timberlake (D34); Danielsen (D17) +4

Summary:

Requires certain public venues and places of worship to submit emergency plans to law enforcement agencies for purpose of preparing for mass casualty and active shooter events.

History:

10/03/2022 – Substituted by S-721.

 

 

Bill:

A1071

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1097

Sponsors:

Calabrese (D36)

Summary:

Requires shared service agreements to include certain provisions.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1101

Sponsors:

Chaparro (D33)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1130

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40) +2

Summary:

Exempts volunteer fire companies from paying annual charitable registration fee.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1145

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40)

Summary:

Requires reporting of first responder suicides to DOH.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1156

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40)

Summary:

Prohibits payment of workers' compensation benefits for injury related to contraction of virus except in circumstance when employer commits gross negligence.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1174

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27) +2

Summary:

Requires certain documentation of needs of students with disabilities during school security drills and emergency situations and in school security plans; requires staff training on needs of students with disabilities in emergency planning.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1206

Sponsors:

Clifton (R12); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17); Thomson (R30) +2

Summary:

Requires testing for infectious disease for certain persons who have been administered opioid antidote by first responder.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1220

Sponsors:

Pintor Marin (D29)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1258

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18); Karabinchak (D18) +1

Summary:

Expands volunteer tuition credit program to volunteers and eligible dependents enrolled in four-year public institutions of higher education and increases maximum value of tuition credit.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1264

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1278

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18); Benson (D14); Timberlake (D34) +7

Summary:

Mandates access to cancer screenings for firefighters through health care benefits plan or program provided by the public employer.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1315

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6)

Summary:

Provides certain volunteer and other workers with maximum compensation benefit for workers' compensation claim regardless of outside employment.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1332

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Permits certain fire police units to appoint fire police officers.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1345

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7); Calabrese (D36)

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1346

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1390

Sponsors:

Auth (R39)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1391

Sponsors:

Auth (R39)

Summary:

Permits certain firefighter training courses to be taken online.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1398

Sponsors:

Auth (R39)

Summary:

Establishes housing expense reimbursements for families of certain public safety officers killed in line of duty.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1421

Sponsors:

Auth (R39)

Summary:

Allows local unit to provide service award to volunteer for qualifying service performed for each emergency service organization.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1443

Sponsors:

Kennedy (D22)

Summary:

Permits certain prosecutors to transfer service credit from PERS to Prosecutors Part of PERS.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1494

Sponsors:

McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Establishes procedures for intake and record keeping of certain 9-1-1 calls.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1596

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1606

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1622

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10); Dunn (R25) +1

Summary:

Establishes toll free helpline for first responders, health care workers, and other frontline workers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1653

Sponsors:

Catalano (R10); McGuckin (R10) +1

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1673

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Chaparro (D33) +4

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1675

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20) +1

Summary:

Increases accidental death benefit for surviving spouse or surviving children of certain PERS members and retirants; provides accidental death benefit to beneficiary of certain PERS and PFRS members and retirants; redefines child.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1756

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27); Tucker (D28); Pintor Marin (D29) +5

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1757

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27)

Summary:

Imposes tax on high-quantity processors of financial transactions at $0.0025 per transaction.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1770

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Stanley (D18)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1773

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.

History:

03/10/2022 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1804

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Moriarty (D4)

Summary:

Encourages local unit sharing of services; makes appropriations.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1808

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Coughlin (D19)

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.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1855

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Kean, S (R30)

Summary:

Concerns occupational safety and health for public employees of certain interstate authorities.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A1999

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7); Murphy (D7) +3

Summary:

Adds 9-1-1 system regionalization costs to funds appropriated from "9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account."

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2027

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7); Stanley (D18); Mukherji (D33)

Summary:

Extends temporary emergency licensure of certain health care professionals.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2048

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25)

Summary:

Permits certain non-US citizen military service members to take civil service examinations and be eligible for civil service veterans preference.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2081

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

Permits municipalities to enter into shared service agreement for tax assessment.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2092

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2111

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2113

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2115

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2117

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2128

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.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2158 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Verrelli (D15); Scutari (D22)

Summary:

Allows member of PFRS who is police chief and fire department chief to serve until age 67 under certain conditions.

History:

04/12/2022 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2022, c.9.

 

 

Bill:

A2160

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34)

Summary:

Provides for law enforcement officer benefits for certain public employees enrolled in PERS; prohibits hiring by State or county of public employees after age 35 in positions eligible for PFRS.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2161

Sponsors:

Space (R24); Wirths (R24)

Summary:

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

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2184

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21); Dunn (R25)

Summary:

Requires emergency action plans for delivery of oxygen to patient residences during public health emergency.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2196

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

Revises requirements for operation of mobile intensive care programs and paramedic licensure.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2197

Sponsors:

Umba (R8); Torrissi (R8) +2

Summary:

Establishes Emergency Services Assistance Grant Program in DOH; appropriates $10 million.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2201

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Permits layoff plans as substitute for employment reconciliation plans for joint meetings or shared service agreements under certain circumstances.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2205

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40); Piperno (R11) +1

Summary:

Allows gross income tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2206

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:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2276 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Coughlin (D19)

Summary:

Establishes training curriculum for auxiliary police officers; awards auxiliary police officers additional service credits on civil service exam for years of service.

History:

03/14/2022 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2327

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6)

Summary:

Excludes payments made for unemployment compensation benefits related to layoffs resulting from public health emergency or state of emergency from calculation of employer contribution for unemployment compensation benefits.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2358

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33); Verrelli (D15); Benson (D14) +1

Summary:

Extends from six to 12 months compensation program for injured law enforcement officers and other employees; revises type of injury needed to qualify for program.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2372

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33) +1

Summary:

Restricts discharge of firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances for training or testing purposes.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2385

Sponsors:

Wimberly (D35) +1

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.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2434

Sponsors:

Space (R24) +1

Summary:

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

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2437

Sponsors:

Space (R24) +2

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.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2442

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10); Kennedy (D22) +8

Summary:

Permits any member of PERS to receive accidental disability retirement allowance for disability resulting from participation in 9/11 World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup options.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2462

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10) +1

Summary:

Restricts use of accumulated sick leave by public employees in year prior to retirement.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2471

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10)

Summary:

Makes it a crime of the second degree to interfere with 9-1-1 public safety answering points.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2492

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Stanley (D18)

Summary:

Prohibits businesses that outsource jobs overseas from receiving State contracts or grants; prohibits investment of State funds in such businesses.

 

 

Bill:

A2550

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Requires electric, gas, and water public utilities to provide bill credits to volunteer fire companies, first aid, rescue, and emergency squads, and nonprofit homeless and domestic violence assistance organizations.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2583

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); Conaway (D7)

Summary:

Requires DOH to disseminate information on seizure first-aid to employers.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2585

Sponsors:

Sawyer (R3); Flynn (R13) +7

Summary:

Prohibits discrimination against corrections workers, first responders, and health care workers who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

History:

02/28/2022 – Motion for order of the day (Sawyer). Motion to table bill 42-33-0 (Greenwald).

 

 

Bill:

A2658

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4)

Summary:

Requires adoption of policy addressing job-related issues of pregnant firefighters.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2661

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Lopez (D19)

Summary:

Permits municipality, fire district or authority to approve transfer of certain firefighters from PERS to PFRS.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2671

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Requires newly constructed police stations, fire stations, and hospitals to provide newborn safety device; allows affirmative defense to prosecution for abandonment if parent leaves child in device.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2695

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18)

Summary:

Permits certain businesses to complete business registration certificate and annual report together.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development.

 

 

Bill:

A2738

Sponsors:

Sauickie (R12)

Summary:

Permits survivors of certain retired members of PFRS to apply for accidental death benefits.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2739

Sponsors:

Sauickie (R12)

Summary:

Increases PFRS accidental disability and accidental death pension when disability or death is caused by weapon.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2791

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7)

Summary:

Prohibits investment of pension and annuity funds by State in entities that avoid Superfund obligations to State.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2811

Sponsors:

Calabrese (D36)

Summary:

Permits patients to indicate that they should not be prescribed opiates and certain other controlled substances in prescription monitoring program information.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2850

Sponsors:

Benson (D14)

Summary:

Establishes Statewide Rapid Response Emergency Group.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2886 Aa (1R)

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Stanley (D18); Chaparro (D33) +4

Summary:

Provides employment protections for paid first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.

History:

03/24/2022 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Speight).

 

 

Bill:

A2905

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."

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2907

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2915

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2931

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40)

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A2939

Sponsors:

Torrissi (R8); Umba (R8)

Summary:

Provides gross income tax credit to volunteer first responders who provided services during COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3141

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Establishes public awareness campaign concerning programs and services for first responders, healthcare workers, other frontline workers, and their families experiencing mental health issues related to COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3146

Sponsors:

Park (D37); Jaffer (D16); Greenwald (D6) +11

Summary:

Increases contribution limit by counties and municipalities to volunteer first aid, ambulance, and rescue squads.

History:

03/24/2022 – Substituted by S-399.

 

 

Bill:

A3160

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27)

Summary:

Encourages sharing of services; makes appropriations.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3214

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Wimberly (D35) +4

Summary:

Establishes presumption for accidental disability retirement in PFRS that firefighter with Parkinson's Disease has disease as result of employment.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3340

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25); Eulner (R11) +1

Summary:

Establishes eligibility for PERS enrollment and retirement benefits for certain county fire instructors under certain conditions.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3355

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40) +1

Summary:

Permits paramedics to administer vaccines during outbreaks of communicable diseases.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3368

Sponsors:

Bergen (R25)

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

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3375

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40); Webber (R26)

Summary:

Establishes Volunteer Emergency Responder Loan Redemption Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3391

Sponsors:

Wirths (R24) +7

Summary:

Provides that certain school districts will receive State school aid in amounts equal to aid provided in 2020-2021 school year.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3395

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23) +1

Summary:

Exempts volunteer fire companies from charitable registration fees.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

 

 

Bill:

A3399

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

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

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3417

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Exempts from sales and use tax sales of carbon monoxide detectors and any device or equipment sold for residential use to detect, warn of, abate, or extinguish fires.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3513

Sponsors:

Calabrese (D36)

Summary:

"Swift Access For Emergency Response Actions Preservation Program (SAFER APP)"; authorizes Attorney General to order turn-by-turn navigation systems to reroute vehicular traffic under certain conditions.

History:

03/08/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3540

Sponsors:

Lopez (D19); Jimenez (D32); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Creates Code Red alert to shelter at-risk individuals during hot weather.

History:

03/08/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Human Services Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3554

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Provides reimbursement to volunteer emergency service organizations for expenses incurred in response to certain false alarms; makes appropriations.

History:

03/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3556

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Permits use of LED lights in emergency warning lights.

History:

03/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3570

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25)

Summary:

Requires DHS to provide psychiatric service dogs to first responders, health care workers, and other frontline workers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

03/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Human Services Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3571

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25)

Summary:

Requires health care facilities to screen health care workers and first responders for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder related to COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

03/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3578

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33); Benson (D14); Pintor Marin (D29) +15

Summary:

Establishes School Funding Formula Evaluation Task Force.

History:

03/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3631

Sponsors:

Space (R24) +1

Summary:

Expands authority of emergency management departments in requesting assistance outside normal territorial jurisdictions.

History:

03/17/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3632

Sponsors:

Space (R24)

Summary:

Permits corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers to administer epinephrine auto-injector device.

History:

03/17/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3646

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.

History:

03/17/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3648

Sponsors:

Wirths (R24)

Summary:

Requires medical testing for certain persons in circumstances when first responders may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

History:

03/17/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3649

Sponsors:

Wirths (R24) +1

Summary:

Revises eligibility criteria for reimbursement from "Emergency Medical Technician Training Fund."

History:

03/17/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3686

Sponsors:

Sauickie (R12) +1

Summary:

Establishes School Funding Commission to study school funding formula and prepare report that will serve as basis of new formula.

History:

03/24/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3688

Sponsors:

Moen (D5)

Summary:

Establishes School Transportation Safety Commission in Department of Law and Public Safety.

History:

03/24/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3718

Sponsors:

Moriarty (D4)

Summary:

Permits EMT, paramedic, or investigator for county medical examiner's office to make determination and pronouncement of death under certain circumstances.

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3743

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Requires bidders on public works construction projects to submit information on fire safety features.

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3746

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27)

Summary:

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

History:

06/02/2022 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3767

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3772

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33); Stanley (D18)

Summary:

Revises certain requirements concerning eligibility for reimbursement from "Emergency Medical Technician Training Fund."

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3774

Sponsors:

Verrelli (D15); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Excludes certain unemployment compensation recipients from paying civil service open competitive examination application and appeal fees.

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3788

Sponsors:

Sumter (D35); Reynolds-Jackson (D15)

Summary:

Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3791

Sponsors:

Sumter (D35); Reynolds-Jackson (D15) +1

Summary:

"New Townhouse Fire Safety Act"; requires automatic fire sprinkler systems in new townhomes.

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3795

Sponsors:

Benson (D14); Verrelli (D15)

Summary:

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

History:

05/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3818 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Haider (D37); Rooney (R40)

Summary:

Designates specific dates for special fire district elections.

History:

06/09/2022 – Recommitted to Assembly Judiciary Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3838

Sponsors:

Jaffer (D16)

Summary:

Increases flexibility, clarity, and available tools of certain municipal consolidation processes.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3868

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Moriarty (D4)

Summary:

Prohibits paid first responders from engaging in recreational use of cannabis items.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3873

Sponsors:

Piperno (R11); Eulner (R11)

Summary:

Creates permanent commission to study various statutory definitions of veteran, disabled veteran, and service-disabled veteran.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3874

Sponsors:

Piperno (R11); Eulner (R11)

Summary:

Allows individuals on active duty to participate remotely in certain governmental meetings.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3893

Sponsors:

Umba (R8); Wirths (R24); Mukherji (D33) +2

Summary:

Provides that certain school districts will receive State school aid in amounts equal to aid provided in 2021-2022 school year.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3905

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Expands eligibility for veterans' civil service preference; creates additional preference benefits.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3933

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15)

Summary:

Appropriates $1 billion to Division of Pensions and Benefits for State-administered retirement systems and pension funds.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3934

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15)

Summary:

Provides one-time payment of $300 to retirees and beneficiaries in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, and JRS; makes appropriation.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3959

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Jimenez (D32); Jaffer (D16)

Summary:

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

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A3967

Sponsors:

Benson (D14); Conaway (D7); Jimenez (D32) +4

Summary:

Establishes "End 9-1-1 Fund Diversion Now Act"; directs Treasurer to issue report concerning prevention of diversion of funds from "9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account" to conform with federal law.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4001

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Provides certain health care benefits to surviving dependents of accidental disability retiree who participated in 9/11 WTC rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations; clarifies eligibility criteria for recalculation of retirement allowance for such particip

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4014

Sponsors:

Haider (D37)

Summary:

Requires certain ambulances to carry epinephrine.

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4022

Sponsors:

Umba (R8)

Summary:

Expands definition of child under PFRS and SPRS.

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4026

Sponsors:

Auth (R39); DeFuccio (R39)

Summary:

Concerns availability of fire escape mechanisms in residential dwellings; provides penalty for violation.

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4041

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Concerns event venues and availability of emergency medical services providers at certain events.

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

 

 

Bill:

A4053

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Wimberly (D35); McKnight (D31) +1

Summary:

Requires civil service examination for police and correctional police officers to include questions to identify implicit racial bias.

History:

05/19/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4058

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33) +1

Summary:

Provides that certain federal funding will be used to offset any reductions in State school aid for school districts located in cities of the first class.

History:

05/19/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4107 AcaAca w/GR (3R)

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Conaway (D7); Verrelli (D15); Vitale (D19); Singer (R30) +15

Summary:

Makes various changes concerning regulation of emergency medical services; establishes mobile integrated health program and new State Emergency Medical Services Director in DOH.

History:

10/03/2022 – Passed in Assembly 70-1-0. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Governor's recommendations.

 

 

Bill:

A4125

Sponsors:

Haider (D37); Swain (D38) +1

Summary:

Prohibits sale, manufacture, distribution, and use of firefighting foam containing intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

History:

06/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4127 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18); Spearman (D5); Murphy (D7); Greenstein (D14); Singleton (D7) +16

Summary:

Mandates access to periodic cancer screening examinations for professional firefighters not enrolled in SHBP; makes appropriation.

History:

09/15/2022 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2022, c.109.

 

 

Bill:

A4171

Sponsors:

Benson (D14)

Summary:

Requires cost of living increase to be granted in each of two State fiscal years when retirement allowance or benefit is below certain amount for retiree or beneficiary in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, and JRS; makes appropriation.

History:

06/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4195

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7)

Summary:

Requires DOH to develop Statewide Emergency Medical Services Plan.

History:

06/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4272

Sponsors:

McKnight (D31)

Summary:

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

History:

06/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4299

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17)

Summary:

Permits county board of elections to open certain ballot drop boxes for fire district elections.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4305

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Requires Firefighter 1 certification of candidate who completes military firefighter training and at least 12 months active duty military service in lieu of training course requirements.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4329

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Permits purchase of service credit in PERS for period of time after termination of public employment due to COVID-19 pandemic if member returned to PERS employment within 12 months.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4342

Sponsors:

Haider (D37); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Establishes standards for food date labeling; requires Commissioner of Health to establish public education program and promulgate guidelines related to food safety.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

 

 

Bill:

A4345

Sponsors:

Sawyer (R3) +4

Summary:

Establishes annual 9-1-1 PSAP County Grants.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4349

Sponsors:

Piperno (R11); Eulner (R11)

Summary:

Provides tuition-free credits to certain instituitions of higher education for certain law enforcement officers and firefighters and their spouses and dependents.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4357

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40) +4

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.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4373

Sponsors:

Calabrese (D36); Speight (D29); Sarlo (D36)

Summary:

Permits municipal emergency management coordinators to reside within reasonable proximity to municipality in which they are employed.

History:

09/15/2022 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2022, c.111.

 

 

Bill:

A4407

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40)

Summary:

Requires parademic units to stock cyanide toxicity kits; appropriates $500,000.

History:

06/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4421

Sponsors:

Conaway (D7); Stanley (D18)

Summary:

Reduces 9-1-1 fee on customers' periodic telephone bills from $0.90 to $0.22.

History:

06/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4469

Sponsors:

Kennedy (D22); Lopez (D19); Carter (D22) +1

Summary:

Provides workers' compensation benefits for certain public safety workers who developed illness or injury as result of responding to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

History:

09/15/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4476

Sponsors:

McCarthy Patrick (R3); Conaway (D7); Umba (R8) +20

Summary:

Requires emergency medical technicians and firefighters to receive training concerning electric vehicle fires.

History:

09/15/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4498

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Provides retirement allowance after 20 years of service regardless of age for members of PFRS.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4505

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7); Wimberly (D35)

Summary:

Establishes minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate of $200 for basic life support emergency ambulance transportation services.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Human Services Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4512

Sponsors:

Sampson (D31); Jaffer (D16)

Summary:

Requires reporting of suicide attempts made by first responders.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4542

Sponsors:

Jimenez (D32); Danielsen (D17) +1

Summary:

Requires certain places of public assembly to have automated external defibrillator on-site.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4552

Sponsors:

Pintor Marin (D29)

Summary:

Appoints members to State Health Benefits Commission and School Employees' Health Benefits Commission.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4576

Sponsors:

Eulner (R11); Piperno (R11); Rooney (R40)

Summary:

Authorizes certain basic life support services vehicles to be staffed by one emergency medical technician and one first responder while in service.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4641

Sponsors:

Moriarty (D4); Jaffer (D16); Benson (D14) +3

Summary:

Requires public officer or employee to forfeit pension upon conviction of certain crimes; alters factors determining honorable service; opens pension to garnishment upon conviction of certain offenses.

History:

10/03/2022 – Motion to amend on Assembly floor (Dunn). Motion to table bill 41-31-0 (Greenwald). Passed in Assembly 72-0-0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4644 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Freiman (D16); Moriarty (D4) +1

Summary:

Implements recommendations of State Comptroller report on municipal sick leave, vacation leave, and supplemental payment policies; establishes certain financial penalties.

History:

09/29/2022 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4659

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40); Dunn (R25) +4

Summary:

Adds county and municipal representation to State Health Benefits Commission.

History:

09/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4670

Sponsors:

Lopez (D19)

Summary:

Requires certain information to be included in SHBP claims experience data provided to certain public employers.

History:

09/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4699

Sponsors:

Verrelli (D15); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Requires use of federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund grants to reduce increases in premium rates for SHBP and SEHBP for calendar year 2023.

History:

10/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4700

Sponsors:

Benson (D14); Verrelli (D15)

Summary:

Concerns annual reporting requirements of SHBP and SEHBP commissions.

History:

10/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4713

Sponsors:

Freiman (D16); Stanley (D18); Spearman (D5)

Summary:

Requires cost of living increase to be granted in each of two calendar years for certain retired members and beneficiaries of PFRS; makes appropriation.

History:

10/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

A4734

Sponsors:

Barranco (R26)

Summary:

Excludes contributions to volunteer first aid or rescue squads from appropriations cap and property tax levy cap for certain local units.

History:

10/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

 

 

Bill:

ACR74

Sponsors:

Tully (D38) +1

Summary:

Proposes constitutional amendment requiring Legislature to enact statute authorizing $200 property tax credit for primary residence of volunteer firefighter or first aid squad member.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

 

 

Bill:

ACR91

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21); Matsikoudis (R21) +1

Summary:

Proposes constitutional amendment to provide property tax exemption for primary residence of surviving spouse of law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.

History:

02/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

AJR132

Sponsors:

Timberlake (D34) +1

Summary:

Designates October of each year as "Fire Prevention Awareness Month."

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

AJR161

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Stanley (D18) +3

Summary:

Designates October of each year as "First Responders Appreciation Month."

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S75

Sponsors:

Corrado (R40); Cruz-Perez (D5) +2

Summary:

Prioritizes distribution of 9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund monies; permits use of funds for certain expenses incurred by counties and municipalities for the provision and maintenance of 9-1-1 emergency services.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S93

Sponsors:

Stanfield (R8)

Summary:

Establishes Volunteer First Responders Loan Redemption Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S156

Sponsors:

Connors (R9) +1

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S174

Sponsors:

Connors (R9); Greenstein (D14) +1

Summary:

Establishes forest firefighter death benefit.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S180

Sponsors:

Stack (D33); Turner (D15)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S181

Sponsors:

Stack (D33)

Summary:

Requires certain residential buildings to have fire barriers in common attic areas.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S228

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26); Gopal (D11) +1

Summary:

Establishes task force to study issues facing returning members of US Armed Forces, NJ National Guard, and reserve component of US Armed Forces; creates permanent commission to study various definitions related to veteran status.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S229

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26)

Summary:

Requires bidders on public works construction projects to submit information on fire safety features.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S239

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S281

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

"New Townhouse Fire Safety Act"; requires automatic fire sprinkler systems in new townhomes.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S290

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14) +6

Summary:

"Responsible Collective Negotiations Act."

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S292

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14); Diegnan (D18)

Summary:

Provides super conciliation for certain emergency responder service employees, and requires continuation of contract provisions during negotiations.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S296

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14); Gopal (D11) +1

Summary:

Mandates access to cancer screenings for firefighters through health care benefits plan or program provided by the public employer.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S317

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19); Madden (D4)

Summary:

Extends temporary emergency licensure of certain health care professionals.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S318

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

Temporarily waives certain basic life support services crewmember requirements.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S331

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7); Oroho (R24) +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.

History:

06/02/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S354

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11); Oroho (R24) +9

Summary:

Establishes School Funding Formula Evaluation Task Force.

History:

02/14/2022 – Passed in Senate 34-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S397

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37)

Summary:

Clarifies that civilian public safety directors of municipal, county, and State police departments do not have police powers.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S399

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37); Bucco (R25); Park (D37); Jaffer (D16); Greenwald (D6) +18

Summary:

Increases contribution limit by counties and municipalities to volunteer first aid, ambulance, and rescue squads.

History:

05/09/2022 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2022, c.12.

 

 

Bill:

S401

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37)

Summary:

Requires certain ambulances to carry epinephrine.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S402

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37)

Summary:

Restricts discharge of firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances for training or testing purposes.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S406

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37)

Summary:

"Swift Access For Emergency Response Actions Preservation Program (SAFER APP)"; authorizes Attorney General to order turn-by-turn navigation systems to reroute vehicular traffic under certain conditions.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S418

Sponsors:

Smith (D17); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Establishes standards for food date labeling; requires Commissioner of Health to establish public education program and promulgate guidelines related to food safety.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S451

Sponsors:

Sacco (D32); O'Scanlon (R13)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S452

Sponsors:

Sacco (D32); Scutari (D22)

Summary:

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

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S461

Sponsors:

Sacco (D32); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Provides for reciprocity of certain out-of-State EMT certification.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Scheduled:

10/13/2022 – Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 1, Annex.

 

 

Bill:

S463

Sponsors:

Sacco (D32)

Summary:

Repeals provision that requires court-ordered pension forfeiture upon conviction of public employee for certain crimes; requires retirement system to consider for pension forfeiture length and duration of misconduct or crime in relation to public employee

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S497

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Turner (D15) +1

Summary:

Concerns psychological testing of police officers.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S498

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Gopal (D11) +4

Summary:

Requires civil service examination for police and correctional police officers to include questions to identify implicit racial bias.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S576

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12) +1

Summary:

Provides supplemental appropriation from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE to provide additional State aid to certain school districts.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S577

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12)

Summary:

Permits survivors of certain retired members of PFRS to apply for accidental death benefits.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S618

Sponsors:

Schepisi (R39)

Summary:

Establishes Volunteer Emergency Responder Loan Redemption Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S637

Sponsors:

O'Scanlon (R13)

Summary:

Prohibits payment to public employees at retirement for certain unused sick leave, provides for forfeiture of payment for unused sick leave for certain criminal convictions, and requires documentation for use of sick leave.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S645

Sponsors:

O'Scanlon (R13); Gill (D34)

Summary:

Extends eligibility for certain civil service and pension benefits for veterans.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S651 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Oroho (R24); Cryan (D20)

Summary:

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

History:

05/09/2022 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S685

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25); Madden (D4)

Summary:

Provides accidental death benefit to surviving spouse, surviving child, or surviving parent of a State Police recruit who dies during required pre-service training.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S691

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Establishes eligibility for PERS enrollment and retirement benefits for certain county fire instructors under certain conditions.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S693

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Permits purchase of service credit in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, and SPRS for period of enrollment in military service academy.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S702 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Increases accidental death benefit for surviving spouse or surviving children of certain PERS members and retirants; provides accidental death benefit to beneficiary of certain PERS and PFRS members and retirants; redefines child.

History:

06/13/2022 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S703 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Greenstein (D14) +2

Summary:

Provides employment protections for paid first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.

History:

03/21/2022 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.

 

 

Bill:

S721

Sponsors:

Codey (D27); Cryan (D20); Schaer (D36); Timberlake (D34); Danielsen (D17) +5

Summary:

Requires certain public venues and places of worship to submit emergency plans to law enforcement agencies for purpose of preparing for mass casualty and active shooter events.

History:

10/03/2022 – Substituted for A-1061. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 65-0-7.

 

 

Bill:

S722 ScsSca (SCS/1R)

Sponsors:

Codey (D27); Singleton (D7); Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Stanley (D18); Jaffer (D16) +13

Summary:

Codifies and expands ARRIVE Together Pilot Program to make certain mental health services available to police responding to certain emergencies; appropriates $2 million.

History:

06/30/2022 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2022, c.36.

 

 

Bill:

S769

Sponsors:

Pou (D35); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

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

History:

05/19/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S785

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7) +1

Summary:

Establishes three-year Crisis Response Support Pilot Program for provision of support to certain individuals in need of emergency services.

History:

05/19/2022 – Combined with S-722 (SCS).

 

 

Bill:

S802

Sponsors:

Connors (R9)

Summary:

Allows law enforcement officers in PERS to transfer to and enroll in PFRS; requires all law enforcement officers to be enrolled in PFRS.

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S813

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S816

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S817

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10) +1

Summary:

Permits any member of PERS to receive accidental disability retirement allowance for disability resulting from participation in 9/11 World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup options.

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S852

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S915

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Prohibits investment of pension and annuity funds by State in entities that avoid Superfund obligations to State.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S918

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

History:

06/13/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S944

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

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

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S985

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26)

Summary:

Requires MVC to accept emergency medical technician and paramedic certification cards as two points of documentation for purposes of MVC identification verification program.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S988

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26)

Summary:

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

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S991

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26)

Summary:

Removes income-based limitations on gross income tax exclusion for pension and retirement income.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S996

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

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

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1001

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires municipalities, counties, school districts, and local authorities to regularly meet to discuss shared service agreements.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1047

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

Revises requirements for emergency medical services delivery.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1086

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

Requires managed care plans, SHBP and SEHBP, to provide for reasonable accommodation in accessing providers for persons with physical disabilities.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1105

Sponsors:

Stanfield (R8)

Summary:

Establishes Emergency Services Assistance Grant Program in DOH; appropriates $10 million.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1130

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

Establishes certain standards for health benefits plans with tiered network.

History:

01/31/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1237

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Zwicker (D16) +1

Summary:

Requires DOH to disseminate information on seizure first-aid to employers.

History:

06/23/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

 

 

Bill:

S1246

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Requires emergency action plans for delivery of oxygen to patient residences during public health emergency.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1251

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

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

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1258

Sponsors:

Bramnick (R21)

Summary:

Exempts certain volunteer fire companies and volunteer fire departments from open public records act.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1259

Sponsors:

Bramnick (R21)

Summary:

Permits veterans, for civil service purposes, to be defined as a veteran or disabled veteran under federal or State definition of veteran.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1270

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

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

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1271

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

Exempts police from jury duty.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1279

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10)

Summary:

Requires each municipality to establish a Reverse 9-1-1 system.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1309

Sponsors:

Beach (D6) +1

Summary:

Requires certain places of public assembly to have automated external defibrillator on-site.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1326

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

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

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1327

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Permits patients to indicate that they should not be prescribed opiates and certain other controlled substances in prescription monitoring program information.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1361

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Excludes payments made for unemployment compensation benefits related to layoffs resulting from public health emergency or state of emergency from calculation of employer contribution for unemployment compensation benefits.

History:

02/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1367 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Scutari (D22)

Summary:

Allows member of PFRS who is police chief and fire department chief to serve until age 67 under certain conditions.

History:

03/24/2022 – Substituted by A-2158 (1R).

 

 

Bill:

S1377

Sponsors:

Beach (D6) +1

Summary:

Expands eligibility for veterans' civil service preference; creates additional preference benefits.

History:

02/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1438

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Allows unions to file wage claim suits on behalf of workers regardless of their union affiliation.

History:

02/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1502

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Allows individuals on active duty to participate remotely in certain governmental meetings.

History:

02/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1548

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Provides certain volunteer and other workers with maximum compensation benefit for workers' compensation claim regardless of outside employment.

History:

02/10/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1555

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Establishes School Transportation Safety Commission in Department of Law and Public Safety.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1583

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

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

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1601

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Allows certain members of PFRS to serve until age 70 upon approval by municipal governing body.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1604

Sponsors:

Stanfield (R8) +1

Summary:

Provides gross income tax credit to volunteer first responders who provided services during COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1697

Sponsors:

Connors (R9); Corrado (R40) +2

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1711

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Requires same limitation on public employee contributions to flexible spending accounts as provided by federal law adjusted for inflation.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1738

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Establishes public awareness campaign concerning programs and services for first responders, healthcare workers, other frontline workers, and their families experiencing mental health issues related to COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1740

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Requires DHS to provide psychiatric service dogs to first responders, health care workers, and other frontline workers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1743

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Requires issuance of temporary emergency medical services certifications.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1761

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Requires health care facilities to screen health care workers and first responders for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder related to COVID-19 pandemic.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1767

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Establishes toll free helpline for first responders, health care workers, and other frontline workers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1816

Sponsors:

Testa (R1); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Permits certain businesses to complete business registration certificate and annual report together.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1848

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1874

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

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

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1894

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Increases flexibility, clarity, and available tools of certain municipal consolidation processes.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1931

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5)

Summary:

Expands eligibility for property tax reimbursement program.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S1964

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5)

Summary:

Revises certain functions of New Jersey Firemen's Home and composition of board of managers.

History:

03/07/2022 – Withdrawn from the files.

 

 

Bill:

S1973

Sponsors:

Durr (R3); Testa (R1) +1

Summary:

Prohibits discrimination against corrections workers, first responders, and health care workers who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2057

Sponsors:

Turner (D15); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Requires certain documentation of needs of students with disabilities during school security drills and emergency situations and in school security plans; requires staff training on needs of students with disabilities in emergency planning.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2078

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29)

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.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2117

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Reserves certain hours at MVC locations for health care workers and first responders during COVID-19 public health emergency.

History:

03/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2120

Sponsors:

Madden (D4)

Summary:

Permits municipality, fire district or authority to approve transfer of certain firefighters from PERS to PFRS.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2125

Sponsors:

Madden (D4)

Summary:

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

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2157

Sponsors:

Testa (R1)

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.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2215

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Extends certain PERS benefits to veterans of "Operation Uphold Democracy".

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2223

Sponsors:

Oroho (R24); Madden (D4)

Summary:

Revises certain requirements concerning eligibility for reimbursement from "Emergency Medical Technician Training Fund."

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2224

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23); Stanfield (R8) +1

Summary:

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

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2225

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

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

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2227

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26); Cryan (D20) +1

Summary:

Creates permanent commission to study various statutory definitions of veteran, disabled veteran, and service-disabled veteran.

History:

06/29/2022 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2231

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Exempts volunteer fire companies from charitable registration fees.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2239

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Permits use of LED lights in emergency warning lights.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2251

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Restricts certain campaign contributions by public employee labor organizations.

History:

03/08/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2292

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Excludes certain unemployment compensation recipients from paying civil service open competitive examination application and appeal fees.

History:

03/21/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2375

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Increases PFRS accidental disability and accidental death pension when disability or death is caused by weapon.

History:

03/24/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2423

Sponsors:

Pou (D35)

Summary:

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

History:

05/16/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.

 

 

Bill:

S2429

Sponsors:

Codey (D27)

Summary:

Creates Code Red alert to shelter at-risk individuals during hot weather.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2438

Sponsors:

Durr (R3)

Summary:

Allows gross income tax credit for volunteer firefighters.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2443

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Establishes presumption for accidental disability retirement in PFRS that firefighter with Parkinson's Disease has disease as result of employment.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2454

Sponsors:

Polistina (R2)

Summary:

Enhances State fiscal oversight of certain school districts.

History:

05/09/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2482

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25) +1

Summary:

Exempts law enforcement and certain other emergency personnel from liability for breaking into motor vehicle to rescue animal under certain circumstances.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2487

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Exempts volunteer fire companies from paying annual charitable registration fee.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2492

Sponsors:

Durr (R3)

Summary:

Establishes special license plates for fire police officers.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2512

Sponsors:

Diegnan (D18); Beach (D6)

Summary:

Permits purchase of service credit in PERS for period of time after termination of public employment due to COVID-19 pandemic if member returned to PERS employment within 12 months.

History:

06/23/2022 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2533

Sponsors:

Polistina (R2)

Summary:

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

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2547

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25)

Summary:

Exempts certain volunteer emergency service organizations from charitable contribution filing fees.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2549

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25); Corrado (R40)

Summary:

Permits municipalities to establish affordable housing preference for first responders.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2562

Sponsors:

Oroho (R24) +1

Summary:

Authorizes certain basic life support services vehicles to be staffed by one emergency medical technician and one first responder while in service.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2582

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20) +1

Summary:

Requires cost of living increase to be granted in each of two State fiscal years when retirement allowance or benefit is below certain amount for retiree or beneficiary in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, and JRS; makes appropriation.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2586

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Provides one-time payment of $300 to retirees and beneficiaries in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, and JRS; makes appropriation.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2588

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Appropriates $1 billion to Division of Pensions and Benefits for State-administrated retirement systems and pension funds.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2609

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12)

Summary:

Establishes School Funding Commission to study school funding formula and prepare report that will serve as basis of new formula.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2611

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12) +6

Summary:

Provides that certain school districts will receive State school aid in amounts equal to aid provided in 2020-2021 school year.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2612

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12)

Summary:

Requires testing for infectious disease for certain persons who have been administered opioid antidote by first responder.

History:

05/12/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2623

Sponsors:

Durr (R3)

Summary:

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

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2630

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Adds 9-1-1 system regionalization costs to funds appropriated from "9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account."

History:

05/16/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2689

Sponsors:

Polistina (R2)

Summary:

Expands definition of child under PFRS and SPRS.

History:

05/19/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2711

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Requires DOH to develop Statewide Emergency Medical Services Plan.

History:

05/26/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2712

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Prohibits sale, manufacture, distribution, and use of firefighting foam containing intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

History:

05/26/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2723

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Prohibits paid first responders from engaging in recreational use of cannabis items.

History:

05/26/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2743 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14); Singleton (D7) +4

Summary:

Mandates access to periodic cancer screening examinations for professional firefighters not enrolled in SHBP; makes appropriation.

History:

06/29/2022 – Substituted by A-4127 (1R).

 

 

Bill:

S2753

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Restricts use of accumulated sick leave by public employees in year prior to retirement.

History:

06/02/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2768 ScaSca (2R)

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19); Singer (R30) +2

Summary:

Makes various changes concerning regulation of emergency medical services; establishes mobile integrated health program and new State Emergency Medical Services Medical Director in DOH.

History:

06/29/2022 – Substituted by A-4107 (2R).

 

 

Bill:

S2837

Sponsors:

Polistina (R2); Cunningham (D31)

Summary:

Provides tuition-free credits to certain institutions of higher education for certain law enforcement officers and firefighters and their spouses and dependents.

History:

06/13/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2854

Sponsors:

Thompson (R12)

Summary:

Requires cost of living increase in each State fiscal year for retiree or beneficiary in PERS, TPAF, PFRS, SPRS, and JRS; makes appropriation.

History:

06/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2881

Sponsors:

Durr (R3)

Summary:

Requires emergency medical technicians and firefighters to receive training concerning electric vehicle fires.

History:

06/20/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2900

Sponsors:

Sarlo (D36)

Summary:

Permits municipal emergency management coordinators to reside within reasonable proximity to municipality in which they are employed.

History:

06/29/2022 – Substituted by A-4373.

 

 

Bill:

S2935

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

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

History:

06/27/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2940

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Madden (D4)

Summary:

Provides for law enforcement officer benefits for certain public employees enrolled in PERS; prohibits hiring by State or county of public employees after age 35 in positions eligible for PFRS.

History:

06/27/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2946

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7); Stanfield (R8)

Summary:

Establishes minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate of $200 for basic life support emergency ambulance transportation services.

History:

06/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2965

Sponsors:

Lagana (D38)

Summary:

Provides workers' compensation benefits for certain public safety workers who developed illness or injury as result of responding to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

History:

08/08/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2994

Sponsors:

Turner (D15); Ruiz (D29) +1

Summary:

Concerns annual reporting requirements of SHBP and SEHBP commissions.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S2995

Sponsors:

Turner (D15); Ruiz (D29) +1

Summary:

Requires use of federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund grants to reduce increases in premium rates for SHBP and SEHBP for calendar year 2023.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S3033

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Sarlo (D36)

Summary:

Expands membership of State Health Benefits Commission and School Employees' Health Benefits Commission.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Scheduled:

10/13/2022 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 6, Annex.

 

 

Bill:

S3041

Sponsors:

Zwicker (D16); Gopal (D11) +2

Summary:

Broadens eligibility for certain civil service and pension benefits for veterans by eliminating requirement of service during specified dates or in specified locations.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S3049

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Requires certain information to be included in SHBP claims experience data provided to certain public employers.

History:

09/22/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Scheduled:

10/13/2022 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 6, Annex.

 

 

Bill:

S3090

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11); Lagana (D38)

Summary:

Provides retirement allowance after 20 years of service regardless of age for members of PFRS.

History:

09/29/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S3160

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Extends Civil Service Commission employment eligible list duration for additional year.

History:

10/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S3169

Sponsors:

Testa (R1); Turner (D15)

Summary:

Waives Civil Service Commission examination application fees for period of three years.

History:

10/03/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

S3188

Sponsors:

Corrado (R40)

Summary:

Requires public officer or employee forfeit pension upon conviction of certain crimes; alters factors determining honorable service; opens pension to garnishment upon conviction of certain offenses.

History:

10/06/2022 – Proposed for introduction.

 

 

Bill:

SCR20

Sponsors:

Testa (R1); Oroho (R24) +3

Summary:

Amends Constitution to dedicate money credited to the "9-1-1 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund Account" to maintain 9-1-1 system and emergency response.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

SCR27

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25); Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Amends State Constitution to require tax imposed on premiums of certain fire insurance policies to be paid to New Jersey State Firemen's Association.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 

Bill:

SCR29

Sponsors:

Lagana (D38); Cunningham (D31) +3

Summary:

Proposes constitutional amendment to provide property tax exemption for primary residence of surviving spouse of law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.

History:

01/11/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

SCR86

Sponsors:

Oroho (R24); Scutari (D22) +1

Summary:

Proposes constitutional amendment requiring Legislature to enact statute authorizing $200 property tax credit for primary residence of volunteer firefighter or first aid squad member.

History:

02/28/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

 

 

Bill:

SCR97

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.

History:

03/07/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 

 

Bill:

SJR23

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Designates October of each year as "First Responders Appreciation Month."

History:

01/18/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Scheduled:

10/13/2022 – Senate Law and Public Safety Committee, 10:00a, 1st Floor, Committee Room 1, Annex.

 

 

Bill:

SJR55

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14)

Summary:

Designates month of September of each year as "Emergency Preparedness Month" in New Jersey.

History:

02/14/2022 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

 

 


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