The State Assembly has adjourned after their first voting session of the new year – a seventy-minute meeting that passed 22 bills. All the bills were on the consent list and passed without debate or opposition.
Among the bills passed:
A-2254, sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-Jersey City) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), restricts the towing of handicapped vehicles and requires 24-hour access to towed vehicles. The bill was proposed after the Star-Ledger’s Paul Mulshine publicized an incident in New Brunswick where the city towed the car of a Rutgers student even though the car had the proper handicapped parking placard.
A-658 makes it illegal to mail unsolicited checks that once cashed enroll consumers in costly programs. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Washington Twp.) said he sponsored the legislation after a constituent showed him an unsolicited $8.25 check that if cashed would have enrolled them in an automotive roadside assistance program that costs $15.99 per month.
A-310, sponsored by Assemblyman Matthew Milam (D-Vineland) clarifies that both credit card and debit card account numbers must be truncated on sales receipts, including copies retained by merchants in order to prevent fraud.
A-2076 would make it illegal to sell, distribute, import or manufacture jewelry in New Jersey that contains materials classified as unsafe, and includes stricter restrictions on materials used in children’s jewelry and body piercing jewelry. Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield) introduced the legislation after 55,000 “Princess and the Frog” necklaces were recalled because they may contain high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium.
The board list:
A207 [Caputo, Ralph R./Tucker, Cleopatra G.+5], Sheriff’s off, co correction off-concern
A310 [Rumpf, Brian E./Bramnick, Jon M.+3], Sales receipts-concerns acct. numbers
A407 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Casagrande, Caroline+1], Pub. transit veh-proh wireless phone use
A415 [Rumana, Scott T./Cryan, Joseph], Sch. dist. audits-concerns
A602 [Peterson, Erik/McKeon, John F.], Highlands transfer of devel. rights prog
A658 [Moriarty, Paul D./Albano, Nelson T.+5], Unsolicited checks, cert.-proh.
A907 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Voss, Joan M.+2], Energy-conserv. prog.-estab.
A909 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Handlin, Amy H.], BPU-concerns electronic billing
A911 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Coutinho, Albert+1], Pub util svcs-concerns billing practices
A1098 [Coyle, Denise M./Schaer, Gary S.], Green job cert. prog.-auth. co. coll.
A1168 [Rible, David P./Cryan, Joseph+1], Alco. bev. at bingo games-concerns
A1589 [Scalera, Frederick/Evans, Elease+3], Sports fac.-submit evacuation plan
A1893 [Cryan, Joseph], Alco. bev. retail lic.-concerns
A1894 [Cryan, Joseph/Casagrande, Caroline], Sch. dist. emp.-concerns tuition assist.
A1943 [Conners, Jack/Tucker, Cleopatra G.+3], Handicap accessible veh-DMVA fd raise
A1952 [Conners, Jack+3], Deceased svc. memb. benf.-concerns
A2031 [Johnson, Gordon M./Coutinho, Albert], FF, laid off-concerns hire
A2032 [Johnson, Gordon M./Coutinho, Albert], Jr. Firemen’s Auxiliaries-concerns
A2038 [Fuentes, Angel/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Devel. disab. offender-estab. reg.
A2076 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Moriarty, Paul D.+1], Jewelry, cert-proh. manufacture and sale
A2254 [Quigley, Joan M./Wisniewski, John S.], Handicapped parking zones-proh. towing
A2296 [Stender, Linda], Palimony agreements-modifies req.
ACR106 [Stender, Linda/Quijano, Annette], Earth Hour 2010-urges participation
AR54 [Coutinho, Albert], Bayonne Bridge-formulate solution