Monday in Trenton


The Economic Growth Committee will convene at 10am to discuss the bill on COAH reforms, and a resolution to urge the NFL to pick New Meadowlands Stadium as the site of Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Judiciary Committee meets at 11:30am to hold confirmation hearings on three cabinet nominees: Janet F. Rosenzweig, MS, Ph.D MPA for Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, Gary M. Lanigan for Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, and Jennifer Velez for Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.  All are currently serving in an acting capacity.



The Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Attorney General Paula Dow on priorities for the legislation session and consider seven bills. 

The Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will discuss whether PTSD from combat service should be a mitigating factor in during sentencing, as well as three other bills.


The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will consider leglislation ensuring free recreational saltwater fishing, a non-taxpayer paid bill that would create a sign system promoting agricultural tourism, and a bill to promote baked goods made with “Jersey Fresh” produce.

The Education Committee will hear testimony on the impact of student athlete concussion and consider two bills.

The Environment and Solid Waste Committee will hear testimony on the impact of Gov. Christie’s cuts to the Highlands programs and clean energy programs.

The Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee will hear from Charles McKenna, the acting Director of the Office of Homeland Security, and consider three bills.

The State Government Committee will hear more testimony on the 2010 census, and consider two bills creating a Census Awareness Month and Census Day on April 1.  Monday in Trenton