Weekly Advance: Week of Sept. 30

TRENTON – The first week of the month brings a familiar tone from September in the Statehouse halls.

Relative silence.

A handful of Senate and Assembly lawmakers will meet Monday to take up a few items on the agenda, including a third joint hearing slated to occur in the Statehouse dealing with Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

Lawmakers already held similar hearings in southern and northern areas of the state. On Monday, Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable and Marc Ferzan, the executive director of the Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, were, again, invited to speak at the hearing. However, neither office responded to an inquiry about whether they planned to attend the joint hearing.

Also, members of the Senate Commerce committee will vote Monday on a few pieces of proposed legislation, including A1545/S2116, which would streamline the process for reinstatement of suspended or inactive professional licenses regulated by the Division of Consumer Affairs.

The bill, which cleared the full Assembly in March with unanimous support, allows for quick licensure upon proof of out-of-state licensure from jurisdictions with “substantially equivalent” standards.

Reciprocity may only be granted if equal reciprocity is provided to a New Jersey applicant for licensure under the law of that other state.

But as Monday passes so does the Statehouse’s legislative calendar.

The rest of the week’s Statehouse schedule is bare and, as with the previous week, the rest of the action will be on the campaign trails.

Monday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

10 a.m., Joint Senate/Assembly Environment Committee, Rm. 4, Statehouse Annex, Trenton

Senate

10 a.m., Commerce Committee, Rm. 6, Statehouse Annex, Trenton

Assembly

10 a.m., Health and Senior Services Committee, Rm. 16, Statehouse Annex, Trenton

 

Tuesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Boards and Commissions

6 p.m., Delaware Bay Shellfisheries Council, Haskin Shellfish Research Lab, 6959 Miller Ave., Port Norris

 

Wednesday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

9 a.m., Delaware River Port Authority, telephone meeting, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden

Daily Events

8:30 a.m., Constructing an Effective Handbook, N.J. Business and Industry Association, Sheraton Eatontown, 6 Industrial Way, Eatontown

9 a.m., Taking the Mystery out of Applying for Grants, N.J. League of Municipalities, Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Monroe

6 p.m., 2nd District Candidates Debate, Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City

 

Thursday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Boards and Commissions

9 a.m., Schools Development Authority, 1 W. State St., Trenton

Daily Events

8:30 a.m., Protecting Tax-Exempt Bonds, Infrastructure and Jobs, N.J. League of Municipalities, N.J. Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick

 

Friday

Gov. Chris Christie

Not yet scheduled

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Not yet scheduled

Legislature

Nothing scheduled

Daily Events

7 a.m., BioNJ CEO Summit 2013, Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater

8:30 a.m., N.J. Symposium for Emerging Technologies, N.J. Business and Industry Association, Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City

 

 

Weekly Advance: Week of Sept. 30