TRENTON – The Senate has added five bills to their agenda this morning.
Among the additions is the direct shipping of wine and a legislative ban on fracking that environmental lobbyists were asking to be posted. The Assembly has also posted both bills.
The five bills added by the Senate:
–S2576 (Gordon/Greenstein/Bateman/Wagner/Gusciora/Vainieri Huttle/Conaway/Ramos) Prohibits drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing. This is actually an attempt to override an earlier gubernatorial veto.
–S2780 (Vitale) Requires surgical practices to be licensed by DHSS as ambulatory care facilities.
–S3054 (Sweeney/Greenstein) Extends certain business tax credit programs to the gross income tax.
–S3172 (Sweeney) Permits direct shipping by wineries and creates Out-of-State winery license.
–A1400 (Carroll/Biondi/Bucco/Stender) Provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns to the “American Red Cross-NJ Fund”.
Five additional bills were added on Friday:
–S2072 (Stack/Cardinale) Permits publication of legal notices by governments and individuals on official government website instead of newspaper.
–S3181 (Sarlo/Ruiz) Replaces term “mentally defective” with “mentally incapable” in Criminal Code.
–S3190 (Scutari) Changes requirements and increases fees for marriage licenses and civil union licenses; provides for annulments without cause.
–S1395 (Weinberg/Ruiz) Concerns gender equity in the workplace.
–S1988 (Sarlo/Kyrillos) Phases out cosmetic medical procedure gross receipts tax.