New bills: PANYNJ transparency, red light camera intersections, more

TRENTON – Assembly members introduced a diverse group of bills this week, including ones regarding red-light camera intersections, milk sold at schools, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s transparency.

A3400: This bill would make it clear that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is subject to transparency laws in both states. In New York that would be the Freedom of Information Law and in New Jersey it’s the Open Public Records Act.

Among the primary sponsors are Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, (D-37), Englewood and John Wisniewski, (D-19), Sayreville.

A3407:   This bill would mandate that by September 2013,  only fat-free or low-fat milk can be given away or sold on school property. The bill would reflect changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pamela Lampitt, (D-6), Cherry Hill is the prime sponsor.

A3399: This legislation is an outgrowth of the red-light camera technology that is becoming more commonplace.

It would prohibit drivers from making right turns on red at such intersections. It also would mandate more signs to make it clear to motorists that fines for violations are double the usual amount.

Prime sponsors are Valerie Vainieri Huttle, (D-37), Englewood, and Benjie Wimberly, (D-35), Paterson.

A3397: This bill eliminates a requirement that non-profit theaters have a minimum of 1,000 seats in order to be permitted to serve alcohol. The prime sponsor is Peter J. Barnes  III, (D-18), Edison.

New bills: PANYNJ transparency, red light camera intersections, more