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Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation


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

A2164 (Wimberly, Schaer, Lampitt/Cruz-Perez, Beach) – “Healthy Small Food Retailer Act.” 

Copy of Statement on A2164  

A2190 (Lampitt, Downey, Thomson/Ruiz, Cunningham) – Requires school districts to incorporate instruction in grades six through 12 on law and meaning of consent for physical contact and sexual activity as part of Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. 

A2436 (Benson, Swain, Tully/Bucco, Lagana) – Requires certain school district transportation supervisors to complete educational program.

A2442 (Benson, Rooney, Downey/Singer, Gopal) – Establishes reciprocity requirements for out-of-State certified nurse aides to practice in New Jersey.

A2732 (Andrzejczak, Dancer/Van Drew) – Clarifies that use of propane-powered noise making device is allowed as non-lethal method of wildlife control on farmland.

A3443 (Schaer, DeCroce, Calabrese/Sarlo) – Concerns licensure of persons possessing barbering license in another state or foreign country.

A3666 (DeAngelo, Houghtaling/Madden, Lagana, Addiego, Vitale) – Requires public works contractors to have certain certifications; requires certain contractors to participate in apprenticeship program. 

A3772 (DeAngelo, Quijano/Beach) – Provides for licensing of pool and spa service contractors, and pool and spa builders and installers. 

A4191 (Andrzejczak, Land/Van Drew, Holzapfel) – Revises requirements for swimming pools to comply with certain regulations concerning lifeguards, inspections, and circulation systems. 

Copy of Statement on A4191 

A4224 (Tully, Swain, Benson/Lagana, Greenstein) – Requires study of safety of school bus passengers in certain emergency situations, including school bus accidents; appropriates $250,000. 

A4299 (Benson, DeAngelo/Greenstein, Turner) – Designates portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 in Mercer County as "Francis J. McManimon Highway." 

A4579 (Lopez, Pinkin/Sweeney, Oroho) – Appropriates $28,883,557 in 2003 and 1992 bond act monies for loans for dam restoration and repair projects and inland waters projects. 

A4733 (Taliaferro, Houghtaling, Downey/Gopal, Cruz-Perez) – Appropriates $15,000,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to State Agriculture Development Committee for municipal planning incentive grants for farmland preservation purposes.

A4735 (Houghtaling, Verrelli, Taliaferro/Cruz-Perez, Gopal) – Appropriates $1,591,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to State Agriculture Development Committee for grants to certain nonprofit organizations for farmland preservation purposes. 

A4736 (Armato, Freiman, Murphy/Oroho, Gopal) – Appropriates $8,896,229 to State Agriculture Development Committee for farmland preservation purposes.

A4748 (Pintor Marin, Chiaravalloti, Quijano/Greenstein, Bateman) – Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend additional sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2019. 

A4751 (Freiman, Tully, Murphy/Codey, Bateman) – Appropriates $15.696 million from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to DEP for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects. 

S374 (Rice, Singleton/McKeon, Karabinchak, Quijano, Danielsen, Downey, Murphy) – Requires Director of Division of Investment to attempt to use qualified minority and women-owned financial institutions to provide brokerage and investment management services. 

Copy of Statement on S374 

S466 (Singer, Addiego/Benson, Coughlin, McKeon) – Requires acceptance of universal dentist application for participation form by dental plan carriers. 

S679 (Bateman, Smith/DeAngelo, Mukherji, Danielsen) – Increases civil penalties for certain natural gas or hazardous liquid facility safety violations. 

S1484 (Singleton/Murphy, Conaway, Benson) "Antwan's Law"; reduces speed limit on Route 130 near Burlington City High School and Wilbur Watts Intermediate School. 

S1569 (Weinberg, Ruiz/Gusciora, Eustace, Vainieri-Huttle, Jasey, Downey) Requires boards of education to include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. 

S2518 (Cryan/Quijano, Vainieri-Huttle, Wimberly) Excludes certain out-of-State businesses and employees from certain taxes, fees, and business registration requirements when temporarily performing in-State work or services during declared disaster or emergency.  

S2665 (Pou, Cruz-Perez/Mukherji, Moriarty, Quijano) Prohibits use of misleading website to sell event tickets. 

S2914 (Lagana, Corrado/Tully, Swain, Downey) – Requires suspension of school bus endorsement on driver's license for certain number of motor vehicle moving violations in certain time period. 

S2962 (Pou/Giblin) – Revises "Accountancy Act of 1997." 

S2969 (Lagana, Singleton/Mazzeo) – Modifies responsibilities of fantasy sports operators concerning participant funds. 

S3186 (Codey/Mukherji, McKnight, Schaer) – Amends list of environmental infrastructure projects approved for long-term funding for FY2019 to include new projects and remove certain projects. 

S3209 (Greenstein, Bateman/Pinkin, Burzichelli, Mukherji)   Appropriates $2.94 million from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for recreation and conservation purposes to DEP for State capital and park development projects. 

S3247 (Van Drew/Pintor Marin) Authorizes State Treasurer to convey surplus real property known as Learning Center in City of Vineland, County of Cumberland. 

Additionally, Governor Murphy announced that he has conditionally vetoed the following bills:  

A557 (Moriarty, Caputo, Downey/Lagana) – Requires the adoption of nepotism policies by school districts and charter schools. 

Copy of Statement on A557 

A1220 (McKeon, Vainieri-Huttle, Jasey, Mukherji/Bateman, Vitale) – “Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act.” 

Copy of Statement on A1220 

Governor Murphy also announced that he has absolute vetoed the following bills: 

S784 (Sarlo, Oroho/Burzichelli, Murphy) Provides a gross income tax exclusion for attorney's fees and costs received in connection with certain unlawful discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and qui tam claims or actions. 

Copy of Statement on S784 

S1965 (Sweeney/Mukherji, McKnight, Chiaravalloti) Allows individual to receive additional lifetime emergency assistance under certain circumstances.

Copy of Statement on S1965 

S2663 (Sweeney, Singleton/Mazzeo, Murphy) Subjects domestic equity investments of the Division of Investment to certain requirements, imposes requirements related to selection of external managers and protection of public sector jobs. 

Copy of Statement on S2663