Legislative Preview: February 18th

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The Assembly will be in session tomorrow, with bills tackling education and foreclosure relief for veterans going to the floor. See Thursday’s notable bills below, and listen to live proceedings at the legislature’s website. The session will be at 1:00PM in the Assembly Chambers.


A1016 Aca (1R) Creates task force to explore possibility of full-day kindergarten. – Sponsored by Mila Jasey (D-27) and BettyLou DeCroce (R-26)


A766 Allows active-duty members of the National Guard and U.S. Reserve to defer mortgage and property tax payments – Sponsored by Bob Andrzejczak (D-1) and Vince Mazzeo (D-2)


A1957 Allows victims of sexual assault and stalking to have an alternate address and keep their home address confidential. – Sponsored by Eiliana Pintor Martin (D-29) and Vince Prieto (D-32)


A1635 Would expand wiretap use to cases involving child predators, identity theft, stalking and online harassment. – Sponsored by Gary Schaer (D-36) and Gordon Johnson (D-37)


A1757 Would require that public universities waive or reimburse application and transcript fees for veterans and members of the military. – Sponsored by Lou Greenwald (D-6) and Cleopatra Tucker (D-28)


A2376 Requires background checks for legal name changes and prohibits violent offenders from changing their name. – Sponsored by John McKeon (D-27) and Benjie Wimberly (D-35)


A2462 Extends period of protection from mortgage foreclosure from three months to one year after the end of military service. – Sponsored by Vince Mazzeo (D-2) and Gordon Johnson (D-37)


A2546 Prohibits development subsidies for businesses that are more than two years behind on repaying a previous loan. – Sponsored by Troy Singleton (D-7) and Jay Webber (R-26)


S993 Would expand access to SNAP benefits by requiring the DHS to waive time limits in certain cases. – Sponsored by Joe Vitale (D-19) and Nellie Pou (D-35)

Legislative Preview: February 18th