Thursday will be session day at the state house, and several notable bills are on the docket.
A206 – Criminal records expungement – Would allow for automatic expungement for qualifying offenders after seven years rather than ten. The bill would apply to those who have served out the terms of their sentence, and excludes major felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, arson and others. The bill would also deny automatic expungement to those convicted while serving in public office in New Jersey.
S929 – Worker’s compensation adjustment – Would provide a cost of living adjustment for workers who have become totally and permanently disabled on the job, and to dependents of workers who died from an injury sustained in the workplace. The bill would apply to those workers and dependents who met these criteria from 1980 onward, and is similar to the adjustment already in place for cases before that time. Amended in the Assembly to take effect on July 1, 2016.
A1041 – Holocaust reparations payments – Would exempt reparations received by Holocaust survivors from being levied, executed or attached by private creditors. The bill would also exempt the funds from estate collections following the deaths of Medicaid recipients who have received reparations from governmental or victim assistance groups. The bill would make one exception, for child support.
PolitickerNJ will be in Trenton tomorrow to follow these bills as they face their second readings in the Senate.