LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES 2020-2021 Session

Updated September 16, 2021


PRIORITY BILLS BEING MONITORED

 

  • S3810; A5862, The Responsible Collective Negotiations Act or Janus 2 Bill - Protects worker rights (terms and conditions of employment) subsequent to the termination of an employment contract and throughout the collective bargaining negotiation process. In addition, this legislation will help to avoid long protracted Contract negotiations with costly consequences to the State. Mandating binding arbitration regarding grievances and arbitrations increases fairness, provides greater efficiency in resolving labor disputes, and is less costly than litigation. It provides for parity with the bargaining conditions of most of the bargaining agents in our State. Finally, this legislation will provide the right for majority representatives to charge non-paying dues employees for grievance and arbitration costs or refuse to represent these individuals.  This establishes fairness in a post-Janus environment.

  • S1230, New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission -   Establishes "New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission."

  • S3313; A4836,   Virtual Learning Task Force  -  Establishes task force to evaluate quality, efficacy, costs, and educational outcomes of online courses offered by public and independent institutions of higher education during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • A246, Establish and Operate Dormitories in Community Colleges - Authorizes county colleges to establish and operate student dormitories.

 

CNJSCL Legislative Report (2020-2021)
Note:  As of June 26, 2021

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https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp
or
https://legiscan.com/NJ/legislation


CNJSCL (2020-2021)


Bill:

A12 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Coughlin (D19); McKeon (D27); Jasey (D27); McKnight (D31); Chiaravalloti (D31); Addiego (D8); Cunningham (D31) +3

Summary:

"New Jersey College Affordability Act"; appropriates $10 million.

Subjects:

Education-Finance

Related:

2020:S3997

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/24/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

06/16/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Budget Committee.
06/21/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Passed in Assembly 75-0-0. Received in Senate w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate. Substituted for S-3997. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 39-0.


Bill:

A107

Sponsors:

DePhillips (R40); Rooney (R40); DeCroce (R26)

Summary:

"Madison Holleran Proper Reporting Act"; requires institutions of higher education to post information on student suicides and attempted suicides on website.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S166; 2018:A3669; 2018:S138; 2016:A1612; 2016:S1417; 2014:A4292; 2014:S2809

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A169 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Caputo (D28); Wirths (R24) +27

Summary:

Concerns speech rights of student journalists at public schools and public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Civil Rights; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S108; 2018:A238; 2018:S1176; 2016:A4028; 2016:S2506; 2014:A4912

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/24/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
03/17/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Substituted by S-108 (1R).


Bill:

A235

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Taliaferro (D3); Murphy (D7) +2

Summary:

Establishes a gross income tax credit for attendance at New Jersey county colleges.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:S1574; 2018:A116; 2018:S2135; 2016:A2520; 2014:A2036; 2014:S1404; 2012:A1107; 2012:S1007; 2010:A1909; 2010:S2529; 2008:A977; 2006:A230; 2006:S651; 2004:A364; 2004:S1035; 2002:A117; 2002:S1320; 2000:A382; 2000:S221; 1998:A1573; 1998:S386; 1996:A3167; 1996:S2135

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Amend


Bill:

A243

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Danielsen (D17); Webber (R26)

Summary:

Requires tuition bills of public institutions of higher education to include details on student fees and opt-out provision for student-managed entertainment fees, and requires certain institutions' websites to include student fee information.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A125; 2016:A2759; 2016:S192; 2014:A4551; 2014:S703; 2012:S805; 2010:S2843

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A246

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Pintor Marin (D29); Coughlin (D19) +6

Summary:

Authorizes county colleges to establish and operate student dormitories.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A129; 2016:A4413; 2016:S2916

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

06/01/2021 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
05/05/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Passed in Assembly 71-4-0.
06/01/2021 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A253

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Prohibits businesses that outsource jobs overseas from receiving State contracts or grants; prohibits investment of State funds in such businesses.

Subjects:

International Affairs; Labor; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2018:A2460; 2016:A216; 2014:A2695; 2012:A697; 2010:A998; 2010:S2592; 2008:A3516

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A308

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17); Jasey (D27); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Establishes the New Jersey School Counts County College Scholarship Program.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A596; 2016:A3095; 2014:A2806

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A309

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17); Jasey (D27); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Education

Related:

2018:A597; 2016:A3096; 2014:A2812

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A310

Sponsors:

Danielsen (D17); Jasey (D27); Benson (D14) +1

Summary:

Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish performance-based funding plans for public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A598; 2018:S1815; 2016:A3097; 2014:A676; 2012:A3856

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A422

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10)

Summary:

Prohibits local governments from requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave.

Subjects:

Labor-Wages And Benefits; Local Government-Counties; Local Government-Municipalities

Related:

2018:A739; 2016:A2433; 2014:A3702

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A426

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10)

Summary:

Restricts use of accumulated sick leave by public employees in year prior to retirement.

Subjects:

Labor-Wages And Benefits; Public Employees-Benefits

Related:

2020:S2652; 2018:A750; 2018:S1980; 2016:A4918; 2016:S572; 2014:S644; 2012:S1620; 2010:A1612; 2010:S77; 2008:A2581; 2008:S2589

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A427

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Catalano (R10)

Summary:

Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for public officers and employees.

Subjects:

Public Employees-Benefits

Related:

2018:A751; 2016:A4919; 2016:S2947

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A429

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); Peterson (R23)

Summary:

Eliminates payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date; limits carry forward of unused vacation leave; requires suspension and forfeiture of certain payments; limits use of unused sick leave in year before retirement.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor-Wages And Benefits; Local Officers And Employees; Public Employees; State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2018:A753; 2016:A4921; 2016:S849; 2014:S79; 2012:S2117

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A442

Sponsors:

McGuckin (R10); DeCroce (R26)

Summary:

Requires public institutions of higher education to establish plans concerning cyber security and prevention of cyber attacks.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3983

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A554

Sponsors:

Auth (R39); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:A3707; 2016:A375; 2016:S128; 2014:A3789; 2014:S162; 2012:S2776

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A559

Sponsors:

Auth (R39); DeCroce (R26)

Summary:

Provides for inclusion of students who receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school in NJ STARS Program.

Subjects:

Education; Education-Finance

Related:

2018:A3712; 2018:S2071; 2016:A3495; 2016:S1699

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A631 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Caputo (D28); Jasey (D27); Dancer (R12) +49

Summary:

Concerns arbitration for certain non-teaching school staff.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor

Related:

2020:S993; 2018:A3664; 2018:S3089; 2016:A3865; 2016:S1727; 2014:S683; 2012:A3696; 2012:S2163; 2010:A818; 2008:A2209; 2008:S917; 2006:A2753; 2004:A2314; 2002:A1989; 2002:S1442; 2000:A3419; 2000:S1792

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/29/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
06/25/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/29/2020 – Substituted by S-993 (1R).


Bill:

A737

Sponsors:

Johnson (D37); Murphy (D7); McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to consider combined income of all cosigners on application for participation in New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS) Loan Program.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3720

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A876

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17) +7

Summary:

Directs Secretary of Higher Education to study prevalence, cost, and quality of certain on-line courses compared to traditional classroom courses offered by institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Education-Curricula; Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S3170; 2018:A923; 2016:A1841; 2014:A2808

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

11/05/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
01/27/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
10/29/2020 – Passed in Assembly 72-0-0.
11/05/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A895

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Timberlake (D34); Jasey (D27) +1

Summary:

Provides that New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) Program scholarship may be awarded in any semester of attendance or enrollment at institution of higher education in State.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S806; 2018:A6068; 2018:S4159

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

07/30/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
03/05/2020 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
07/27/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
07/30/2020 – Substituted by S-806.


Bill:

A896

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17) +1

Summary:

Requires county colleges to develop plan to achieve three-year graduation rate of at least 33 percent for full-time degree-program students by 2021-2022 academic year.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A922; 2016:A1840; 2016:S2742; 2014:A2804

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A1056

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27)

Summary:

Revises standards for contracting at State colleges to mirror standards applicable to public research universities; increases bid threshold for all four-year public institutions of higher education to $100,000.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A4079

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1059

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Calabrese (D36) +7

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to maintain supply of opioid antidotes and permits emergency administration of opioid antidote by campus medical professional or trained employee.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Health-Pharmaceuticals; Higher Education; Human Services-Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Related:

2020:S3698; 2018:A4866; 2018:S3387

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1066

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27)

Summary:

Requires governing board of public institution of higher education to gain approval of Secretary of Higher Education prior to establishing branch campus or additional location.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A4409; 2020:S1271; 2020:S2660; 2018:A5728

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A1070

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27); Benson (D14); Pou (D35); Kean (R21) +3

Summary:

Requires Secretary of Higher Education to develop guidance for institutions of higher education to identify cultural barriers in recruitment and retention of underrepresented students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2892; 2018:A5975

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

05/05/2021 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.
08/10/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
08/27/2020 – Passed in Assembly 78-0-0.
09/17/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
10/19/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
02/19/2021 – Substituted for S-2892. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 35-0.
05/05/2021 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2021, c.76.


Bill:

A1247

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Timberlake (D34)

Summary:

Establishes program to provide free tuition under State Tuition Aid Grant Program to certain students who are accepted to public four-year institutions of higher education and elect to attend county college for first two years.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S1477; 2018:A3090; 2018:S1281; 2016:A4086; 2016:S2558

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A1248

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Mukherji (D33)

Summary:

Establishes "New Jersey College Ready Students Program Act"; provides tuition-free dual enrollment opportunities at county college for certain high school students.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S1474; 2018:A3092; 2018:S1279; 2016:A4087; 2016:S2556

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A1249

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Mukherji (D33); Moen (D5) +1

Summary:

Establishes "Succeed in New Jersey" student loan reimbursement program for certain New Jersey residents employed in designated fields.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S1181; 2018:A3094; 2018:S337; 2016:A4085; 2016:S2559

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1250

Sponsors:

Schaer (D36); Jasey (D27)

Summary:

Requires that school counselor preparation programs include credits on college and financial planning and that school districts provide professional development opportunities to school counselors on these topics.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3466; 2016:A4685; 2016:S3103

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1281

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); DeAngelo (D14); McKnight (D31) +1

Summary:

Revises and renames NJSTARS; repeals NJSTARS II; establishes NJ HonorScholars Program.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A2769; 2018:S763; 2016:A2930; 2016:S991

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1282

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); McKnight (D31); Lampitt (D6) +5

Summary:

Requires State Board of Education high school graduation requirements include instruction on tuition assistance programs and student loan debt; requires high school students to meet with guidance counselor to discuss tuition assistance and dual enrollment

Subjects:

Education-Finance

Related:

2020:S792; 2018:A2773; 2018:S762; 2016:A2925; 2016:S990

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1324

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Holley (D20) +1

Summary:

Establishes the "Domestic Violence Tuition Waiver Program."

Subjects:

Domestic Violence

Related:

2020:S1892; 2018:A421; 2018:S1271; 2016:A2814; 2016:S3357; 2014:A2038; 2012:A1122; 2012:S2243; 2010:A3221

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Women and Children Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1328

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Lampitt (D6); Downey (D11) +2

Summary:

Establishes mandatory training program for human resources officers of public employers on handling and responding to reports of domestic violence.

Subjects:

Domestic Violence; Public Employees

Related:

2020:S1183; 2018:A427; 2018:S2124; 2016:A4125

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Women and Children Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1332

Sponsors:

Mosquera (D4); DeAngelo (D14); Danielsen (D17) +2

Summary:

Requires four-year public institutions of higher education to have one veteran coordinator for every 200 veteran students; requires veteran coordinator to work with DMVA to ensure veterans have access to all available services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:A787; 2018:S1289; 2016:A790; 2016:S1698; 2014:A4812; 2014:S3314

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1384

Sponsors:

Moen (D5)

Summary:

Requires four-year institutions of higher education to offer accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree programs.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3090; 2018:A1234; 2018:S769; 2016:A4689; 2016:S2620

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1385 AcaAa (2R)

Sponsors:

Moen (D5)

Summary:

Requires members of governing boards of public institutions of higher education to complete training program developed by institution in consultation with Secretary of Higher Education.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:S970; 2018:S1833; 2016:S1457; 2014:A1851; 2014:S432; 2012:A2622; 2012:S403; 2010:A1557; 2010:S1732; 2008:A3884

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
06/02/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/03/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).
06/21/2021 – Substituted by S-970 (2R).


Bill:

A1386

Sponsors:

Moen (D5)

Summary:

Adds two employees to boards of trustees of State colleges and county colleges.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:S1880; 2016:A2133; 2016:S2250; 2014:A1440; 2014:S1723; 2012:A1841; 2010:A392; 2008:A361; 2008:S2929; 2006:A2750; 2006:S1563; 2004:A2795; 2004:S2579

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1520

Sponsors:

Rooney (R40); Johnson (D37); DePhillips (R40)

Summary:

Increases age of dependent for whom gross income tax exemption for higher education expenses may be claimed from under 22 years to under 25 years.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:S796; 2018:A4356; 2018:S2961

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1568

Sponsors:

Houghtaling (D11); Mazzeo (D2) +4

Summary:

Establishes Loan Redemption Program for Teachers of Agriculture in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3164; 2018:S2146

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Agriculture Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Agriculture Committee.

Position:

Support

 


Bill:

A1577

Sponsors:

Houghtaling (D11); Downey (D11); DeAngelo (D14); Benson (D14) +1

Summary:

Requires payment of State employees' compensation during involuntary furlough or temporary reduction in force due to late enactment of State annual appropriation act.

Subjects:

Labor-Wages And Benefits; State Budget And Finance; State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2020:S1993; 2018:A4316; 2018:S2756

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1605

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Coughlin (D19)

Summary:

Limits certain payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date by public officers or employees; limits vacation leave carry-forward and requires suspension and forfeiture of certain supplemental compensation.

Subjects:

Local Officers And Employees; Public Employees-Benefits; State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2018:A1851; 2018:S2578; 2016:A2850; 2014:A1842; 2012:A1179; 2010:A4345

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A1612

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6)

Summary:

Establishes loan redemption program for certain teachers under which they are permitted to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in public schools.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2018:A3144; 2016:A2484; 2014:A1829; 2012:A1157; 2012:S1487; 2010:A1554; 2010:S1697; 2008:A3380; 2008:S2159

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1652

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to test for lead in drinking water annually, report test results, and install lead filters or treatment devices.

Subjects:

Environment-Hazardous And Toxic Substances; Environment-Water Supply; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3070; 2018:S772; 2016:A4525; 2016:S2920

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1718

Sponsors:

Kennedy (D22); Rooney (R40) +2

Summary:

Requires certain notifications and free credit reports for customers following breach of security of personal information within business or public entity.

Subjects:

Banking And Finance-Consumer Finance; Consumer Affairs-Consumer Protection

Related:

2018:A1360; 2016:A3762; 2014:A2480; 2014:S2261

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Consumer Affairs

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

A1796

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23); Webber (R26)

Summary:

Excuses students with conflicts of conscience from certain class requirements of public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A1064; 2016:A1530; 2014:A519; 2012:A155; 2010:A618; 2010:A2135; 2008:A253; 2008:S1194; 2006:A155; 2006:S979; 2004:A308; 2004:S1244; 2002:A3806

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A1931

Sponsors:

DiMaso (R13)

Summary:

Prohibits public employers from reimbursing tuition or awarding promotions or compensation based on degrees or certifications obtained from unaccredited institutions.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Public Employees

Related:

2018:A1611; 2016:A3499; 2014:A1611; 2012:A1931; 2010:A1813; 2008:A3140; 2008:S2457

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A1963

Sponsors:

Webber (R26); Mosquera (D4); Downey (D11) +2

Summary:

Prohibits public institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees by more than 4% over the prior academic year.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A316; 2016:A552; 2014:A3173

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Amend


Bill:

A1970

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18); Zwicker (D16); Calabrese (D36)

Summary:

Adds two student representatives to board of governors of Rutgers University.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2408; 2018:A3343; 2018:S1628; 2016:A2134; 2016:S2249; 2014:A1441; 2014:S1724; 2012:A1842; 2010:A393; 2008:A362; 2008:S2147; 2006:A2805; 2004:A4099

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2086

Sponsors:

Swain (D38); Murphy (D7); Carter (D22) +1

Summary:

Authorizes Secretary of Higher Education to impose a fine against an institution of higher education that fails to appropriately respond to a student's allegation of sexual assault by another student.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Public Safety-Sex Offenders

Related:

2018:A4521; 2018:S486; 2016:A2062; 2016:S1289; 2014:A2118; 2014:S2137; 2012:A351; 2010:A4144

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2087

Sponsors:

Swain (D38); Murphy (D7); Carter (D22) +2

Summary:

Requires institution of higher education to report allegation of sexual misconduct by health care professional to licensing board for investigation.

Subjects:

Health-Professionals; Higher Education; Public Safety-Sex Offenders

Related:

2018:A4522; 2018:S3093

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2163

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33); Jasey (D27); Chiaravalloti (D31); Danielsen (D17); Benson (D14); Downey (D11) +2

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deduction for certain student loan interest.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:S106; 2018:A1916; 2018:S1136; 2016:A2874; 2016:S2484; 2014:A2810

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2170

Sponsors:

Mukherji (D33); Sumter (D35); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Benson (D14) +2

Summary:

Allows students to use certain grant awards during summer session.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A1926; 2018:A5335; 2018:S770; 2016:A4688; 2016:S2621

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2203

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27); Jasey (D27); Timberlake (D34)

Summary:

Increases gross income tax rate on income exceeding $1,000,000 and dedicates revenue from tax rate increase for direct real property tax relief for taxpayers.

Subjects:

Taxation-Personal Income Tax; Taxation-Property Tax

Related:

2020:S1285; 2018:A2703; 2018:S1516; 2016:A2841; 2016:S647; 2014:A2533; 2014:S1599; 2012:A1993; 2012:A3201; 2012:S1147; 2010:A3871; 2010:S2742

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Appropriations Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2205

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27); Jasey (D27); DeAngelo (D14) +7

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deductions for contributions to NJBEST program and provides distributions from qualified State tuition programs for K-12 expenses are not qualified withdrawals under gross income tax.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:S842; 2018:A3773; 2018:S1604

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2287

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Greenwald (D6); Caputo (D28)

Summary:

Permits county improvement authorities to establish student loan refinancing loan programs.

Subjects:

Authorities-Local; Education-Finance

Related:

2018:A2775; 2018:S2266; 2016:A4117; 2016:S3263

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/27/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2293 Aa (1R)

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27); Kennedy (D22); Moen (D5) +17

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to implement suicide prevention programs and raise awareness of mental health services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Human Services-Mental Health

Related:

2020:S2958

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

04/26/2021 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
12/14/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
03/01/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).
03/25/2021 – Passed in Assembly 72-0-0.
04/26/2021 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A2347

Sponsors:

Moriarty (D4)

Summary:

Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in hedge funds and derivative contracts.

Subjects:

Pensions; State Budget And Finance

Related:

2020:S1528; 2018:A575; 2018:S1509; 2016:A748; 2016:S1371; 2014:A645; 2014:S1837; 2012:A2257; 2012:S1140; 2010:A654; 2010:S1315; 2008:A3910; 2008:S2769

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Budget Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Budget Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2431

Sponsors:

Benson (D14) +1

Summary:

Requires insurers and SHBP to provide coverage for expenses incurred in screening for ovarian cancer.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Insurance-Health Insurance; Public Employees-Benefits; Women

Related:

2018:A2447; 2018:S1125; 2016:A2222; 2016:S1347; 2014:A2757; 2014:S1004; 2012:S498; 2010:A136; 2010:S1088; 2008:A1666; 2008:S756; 2006:A1249; 2006:S132; 2004:A3243; 2004:S1070; 2002:A3513; 2002:S2425

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2479

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); DeAngelo (D14); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deduction for surviving spouses of certain veterans.

Subjects:

Taxation-Personal Income Tax; Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:A2457; 2018:S1408; 2016:A4758; 2016:S3114

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2495

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6)

Summary:

Establishes "Einstein Scholars Program."

Subjects:

Education

Related:

2018:A2772; 2016:A2929; 2016:S989

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2496

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); Chaparro (D33); Moen (D5) +2

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to send out annual student debt letters; requires students enrolled in public institutions of higher education to complete course on student loan debt repayment.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2426; 2018:A3085; 2018:S1794; 2016:A2928; 2016:A4272; 2016:S2433

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2504

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21); Vainieri Huttle (D37)

Summary:

Requires assisted living residences and certain facilities under DCA, DCF, and DHS to be equipped with standby emergency power generators.

Subjects:

Energy; Senior Citizens

Related:

2018:A861; 2016:A2550; 2014:A907; 2012:A3514

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A2539

Sponsors:

Bramnick (R21); Thomson (R30)

Summary:

Provides for public comment period at certain sessions of each house of the Legislature.

Subjects:

Legislature; Public Records, Notice And Meetings

Related:

2018:A1945; 2016:A1056; 2014:A324; 2012:A1616; 2010:A797; 2008:A3719

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2557

Sponsors:

Benson (D14)

Summary:

Makes various changes to tenure of faculty and other professional staff at State and county colleges.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2746; 2018:A1450; 2016:A412; 2016:S883; 2014:A4499; 2014:S2930

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2687 Acs (ACS)

Sponsors:

Mazzeo (D2); Lampitt (D6); Moen (D5) +6

Summary:

Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain low performing schools.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:S969; 2018:A3853; 2018:S1831; 2016:A3476; 2016:S1473; 2014:A687; 2014:S1275; 2012:A4575; 2012:S3093

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/24/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
06/09/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee substitute, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
06/16/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Substituted by S-969.


Bill:

A2695

Sponsors:

Mazzeo (D2) +1

Summary:

Aligns contracting standards of Stockton University for its Atlantic City campus with those governing State public research universities.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2020:S1939; 2018:A4763; 2018:S3144

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A2718

Sponsors:

Downey (D11)

Summary:

Provides that certain employees of educational institutions are eligible for unemployment benefits under certain circumstances.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor

Related:

2020:S801; 2018:A4485; 2018:S3859

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2932

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

Makes membership in New Jersey Council of County Colleges optional.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A2253; 2016:A3966; 2014:A3413; 2014:S2041

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A2984

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

"Education Investment Act"; establishes an equity financing for education program at certain public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A2254; 2016:A1568; 2014:A602; 2012:A975; 2010:A3079

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

A2985

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

Directs board of trustees of county college to post information on the compensation paid to college president on its website.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A200; 2016:A3483; 2014:A263; 2012:A3341

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Amend


Bill:

A2995

Sponsors:

Taliaferro (D3)

Summary:

Requires four-year institutions of higher education to offer bachelor's degree programs that may be completed in three years.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3255; 2016:A4486

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3007 AcaAa (2R)

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Dunn (R25); Benson (D14) +12

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to provide students with access to mental health care programs and services and to establish a hotline to provide information concerning the availability of those services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Human Services-Mental Health

Related:

2020:S3127; 2018:A1828; 2016:A1450; 2016:S872; 2014:A3166; 2014:S1781; 2012:A2049; 2012:S1125; 2010:A3822; 2010:S2711; 2008:A2444; 2006:A4462

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

06/21/2021 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
12/14/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
01/11/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Greenwald).
06/21/2021 – Passed in Assembly 72-0-0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A3010 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Jasey (D27)

Summary:

Prohibits institution of higher education that provides child care from charging student-parent who receives child care voucher under "New Jersey Cares for Kids Program" an amount for child care in excess of voucher amount.

Subjects:

Children; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S1646; 2018:A1832; 2018:S2131; 2016:A1467; 2014:A4483

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

06/02/2021 – Assembly Appropriations Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
06/02/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 


Bill:

A3011

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6)

Summary:

Prohibits institutions of higher education from requiring students who have children to purchase meal plans, live in on-campus housing, or pay gym fees.

Subjects:

Domestic Relations-Child Custody And Visitation; Education; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3146; 2016:A1466; 2014:A4482

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A3044

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6)

Summary:

Requires public institution of higher education to notify the parents of certain dependent students, without prior consent of the student, when student receives mental health treatment at the institution.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Human Services-Mental Health

Related:

2018:A3512; 2016:A2500; 2014:A1848; 2012:A2615; 2010:A2256; 2008:A3563

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

A3045

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Mosquera (D4)

Summary:

Establishes Council of Women in Higher Education in Department of State to study and promote women's issues within institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Women

Related:

2018:A3513; 2016:A1448; 2014:A2380; 2012:A3975

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3061

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6)

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deduction for employees for amounts paid by employers for certain educational assistance programs for employees and for employee's student loans.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A2412; 2020:S917; 2018:A2774; 2018:S1922; 2016:A4271

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/20/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/20/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3090

Sponsors:

McKeon (D27); Vainieri Huttle (D37)

Summary:

Requires four-year institutions of higher education to offer accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree programs.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1384; 2018:A1234; 2018:S769; 2016:A4689; 2016:S2620

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3129

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Provides exclusive jurisdiction to PERC for certain unfair labor practice claims.

Subjects:

Commissions; Labor; Public Employees

Related:

2018:A2479; 2016:A2541; 2014:A2287; 2012:A196; 2012:S976; 2010:A2250; 2010:S2559; 2008:A4146; 2008:S816; 2006:S2637

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3188

Sponsors:

Munoz (R21)

Summary:

Provides free tuition at public institutions of higher education for surviving spouses and dependent children of military personnel killed in performance of duties.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:S2163; 2018:A855; 2016:A674; 2014:A2321; 2012:A2436; 2010:A1768; 2008:A1722; 2006:A2386; 2004:A2039

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3210

Sponsors:

Dancer (R12)

Summary:

Sets States mileage reimbursement rate at IRS rate for business use of automobile.

Subjects:

State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2020:S1486; 2018:A2514; 2018:S1851; 2016:A4299; 2016:S2739; 2014:S1254; 2012:A257; 2012:S1274; 2010:A2439; 2010:S1708; 2008:A263; 2008:S872; 2006:A168; 2006:S748; 2004:A3287; 2004:S1595; 2002:A1861; 2002:S659; 2000:A852; 2000:A3264; 2000:S513; 2000:S1175; 1998:A2516; 1998:S1512

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly State and Local Government Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3237

Sponsors:

Peterson (R23); Dunn (R25)

Summary:

Requires DEP to develop, and solid waste management districts to use, standardized labels for recycling bins.

Subjects:

Environment-Solid Waste And Recycling

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.


Bill:

A3272

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Requires Secretary of Higher Education, in consultation with various entities, to design a manufacturing career pathway to provide students with skills necessary to gain employment in manufacturing sector.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Labor

Related:

2020:S2403; 2018:A3941; 2018:S1398; 2016:A2193; 2016:S1816; 2014:A3020; 2014:S1970

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3276

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14)

Summary:

Establishes the four-year "New Jersey Innovation Inspiration School Grant Pilot Program" in DOE to fund non-traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Subjects:

Education; Science And Technology

Related:

2020:S2258; 2018:A3450; 2018:S2053; 2016:A2195; 2016:S1181; 2014:A940; 2014:S225; 2012:A2015; 2012:S2562

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3424

Sponsors:

Webber (R26)

Summary:

Immunizes employers from civil liability for certain disclosures regarding employees and former employees.

Subjects:

Civil Actions; Civil Actions-Charitable Immunity; Labor

Related:

2018:A2257; 2016:A1556; 2014:A589; 2014:S1547; 2012:A961; 2012:S384; 2010:A695; 2010:S300; 2008:A657; 2008:S1723; 2006:A1409; 2006:S1527; 2004:A470; 2004:S1601; 2002:A3466

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

A3453

Sponsors:

Wimberly (D35)

Summary:

Allows a gross income tax deduction for certain higher education tuition and fee expenses.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:S2277; 2018:A1118; 2016:A1852; 2014:A1386; 2012:A2094; 2012:S539; 2010:A1122; 2010:S916; 2010:S1302; 2008:A2278; 2008:A3416; 2008:S1129; 2006:A2370; 2006:S485; 2004:A1861; 2004:S281; 2002:A1672; 2002:S243; 2000:A1101; 1998:A274; 1996:A1160; 1994:A2564

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3538

Sponsors:

Vainieri Huttle (D37)

Summary:

Establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts.

Subjects:

Public Contracts-State; State Government-Departments And Agencies

Related:

2020:S1711; 2018:A3275; 2018:S1743; 2016:A2300; 2016:S798; 2014:A2873; 2014:S770; 2012:A998; 2012:S968; 2010:A3407; 2010:S2323

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3560

Sponsors:

Lampitt (D6); Murphy (D7); Vainieri Huttle (D37)

Summary:

Allows person with implanted medical device to voluntarily make notation on driver's license or identification card.

Subjects:

Health; Motor Vehicles-Regulation

Related:

2020:S1351; 2018:A3148; 2018:S1856; 2016:A2489; 2016:S1505; 2014:A3361; 2014:S2074

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3582

Sponsors:

Pinkin (D18)

Summary:

Requires certain undergraduate students to file degree plan and requires public institutions of higher education to develop pathway systems to graduation.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:S791; 2018:A322; 2018:S760; 2016:A2564; 2016:S599; 2014:A2818; 2014:S2077

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

A3583

Sponsors:

Pinkin (D18) +2

Summary:

"New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence in Education Act"; requires institutions of higher education to adopt anti-sexual assault theater program, report allegations of sexual assault to county prosecutor, and provide students with information on sexual assau

Subjects:

Higher Education; Public Safety-Sex Offenders

Related:

2018:A318; 2018:S1282; 2016:A557; 2016:S398; 2014:A3652; 2014:S2382

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3584

Sponsors:

Pinkin (D18)

Summary:

Requires State Auditor to conduct audit of fees charged by public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3239; 2016:A551; 2014:A2816

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3585

Sponsors:

Pinkin (D18)

Summary:

Requires New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority to annually prepare report on debt held by public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Authorities-State And Regional; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S355; 2018:A3844; 2018:S936; 2016:A550; 2016:S2741; 2014:A2815

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3669

Sponsors:

Vainieri Huttle (D37); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Requires public institutions of higher education to submit proposed tuition and fees for upcoming academic year to Secretary of Higher Education for review.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2532; 2018:A3272; 2016:A2354; 2014:A1107; 2012:A4421

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A3683

Sponsors:

Vainieri Huttle (D37); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Establishes right of sexual assault victim to notification of certain developments in criminal case.

Subjects:

Crime Victims; Public Safety-Sex Offenders

Related:

2018:A3476; 2016:A2314; 2016:S2019; 2014:A3936; 2014:S2535

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

A3789

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Zwicker (D16); Jasey (D27) +1

Summary:

Provides that public institutions of higher education may only reduce student's institutional financial aid upon receipt of private scholarship under certain circumstances.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S985

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

05/20/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
03/08/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted by S-985.


Bill:

A3805

Sponsors:

Armato (D2); Zwicker (D16); Verrelli (D15) +13

Summary:

Establishes annual grant program to recognize institutions of higher education that offer comprehensive array of veteran programs and services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:S961; 2018:A4093; 2018:S1480; 2016:A4066; 2016:S2775

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

05/20/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
05/05/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted by S-961 (1R).


Bill:

A3807

Sponsors:

Stanley (D18); DeAngelo (D14); Danielsen (D17) +11

Summary:

Establishes certain rights for students with military obligations attending public institutions of higher education and permits late registration for students with military obligations.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:S278; 2018:A6031; 2018:S4142

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

05/20/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
10/08/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
10/26/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted by S-278 (1R).


Bill:

A3872

Sponsors:

Karabinchak (D18); Jasey (D27); Dancer (R12) +6

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to provide transparency of tuition and fees to prospective and current students.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S1877

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

03/23/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
01/13/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Substituted by S-1877.


Bill:

A3914 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Taliaferro (D3); Moen (D5); Vainieri Huttle (D37); Greenstein (D14); Bucco (R25) +8

Summary:

Provides for employment, retention, and benefits during public health hazard posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) of certain public employees.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Labor; Public Employees; Public Employees-Benefits; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Related:

2020:S2376

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

10/30/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

04/09/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly.
04/13/2020 – Passed in Assembly 80-0-0.
05/11/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
07/28/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
08/27/2020 – Substituted for S-2376 (2R). Passed in Senate 39-0. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Senate amendments.
09/24/2020 – Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 79-0-0.
10/30/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.115.


Bill:

A3927

Sponsors:

Peters (R8); Stanfield (R8)

Summary:

Requires institution of higher education to provide refund or credit to students for unused on-campus student housing and meal plans due to COVID-19 public health emergency.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

04/13/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

04/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A3947

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Mukherji (D33); Dancer (R12)

Summary:

Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to suspend accrual of interest on certain New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program loans in deferment or forbearance.

Subjects:

Health-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2375

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

04/13/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

04/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A3999 Acs (ACS)

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Burzichelli (D3); Murphy (D7); Downey (D11) +8

Summary:

Concerns employment benefits and coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Labor-Wages And Benefits; Labor-Workers Compensation

Related:

2020:S2380

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

07/30/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

05/04/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
07/27/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee substitute, 2nd reading in Assembly.
07/30/2020 – Substituted by S-2380 (SCS/1R).


Bill:

A4140

Sponsors:

Freiman (D16); Lopez (D19); Zwicker (D16) +7

Summary:

Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by public school districts and county colleges.

Subjects:

Education-School Boards And Districts; Labor

Related:

2020:S1928; 2020:S2303; 2018:A3185; 2018:A3395; 2018:S296; 2016:A1305; 2016:A3715; 2016:S1708; 2014:A2368; 2014:A3209; 2014:S500; 2014:S2185; 2012:A423; 2012:A3627; 2012:S220; 2012:S2646; 2010:S1237; 2010:S2083; 2008:A1181; 2008:S1314; 2008:S1724; 2006:A2439; 2006:S1483; 2006:S1706; 2004:A1908; 2004:S288; 2004:S2543; 2002:A877; 2002:A1332; 2002:A1714; 2002:S591; 2002:S1537; 2000:A1295; 2000:A2231; 2000:S1126; 1998:A183; 1998:A744; 1998:S724; 1998:S902; 1996:A986; 1996:A2816; 1996:S110; 1994:A2774; 1994:S112; 1992:A1220; 1992:S1779

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/29/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

05/11/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
06/25/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/29/2020 – Substituted by S-2303 (1R).


Bill:

A4168

Sponsors:

Dunn (R25); Chiaravalloti (D31); Johnson (D37) +1

Summary:

Provides for student recipients of educational opportunity funds to be exempt from 20 hour weekly work requirement ordinarily required for student SNAP participation.

Subjects:

Education-Health; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S738; 2020:S2647; 2018:A5368; 2018:S3814

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

08/10/2020 – Assembly Appropriations Committee

History:

05/28/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Human Services Committee.
08/10/2020 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.


Bill:

A4409 AcsAca (ACS/1R)

Sponsors:

Jasey (D27); Downey (D11); Reynolds-Jackson (D15)

Summary:

Establishes requirements for closures of private career schools and institutions of higher education, modifies review process of new academic programs, and requires approval of branch campuses.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1066; 2020:S1271; 2020:S2660; 2018:A5728

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

11/16/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

07/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
10/08/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee substitute, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
11/12/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
11/16/2020 – Substituted by S-1271 (SCS/1R).


Bill:

A4410 AcaAcaSca (3R)

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); Jasey (D27); Benson (D14); Cunningham (D31); Ruiz (D29) +25

Summary:

Establishes Community College Opportunity Grant Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to provide last-dollar financial aid grants to county college students and Student Success Incentive funding to county colleges.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2743; 2018:A5979

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

02/26/2021 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

07/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
10/08/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
11/12/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
11/16/2020 – Passed in Assembly 52-18-4.
11/19/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
12/14/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
01/11/2021 – Substituted for S-2743 (2R). Passed in Senate 26-6. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Senate amendments. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 49-20-6.
02/26/2021 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2021, c.26.


Bill:

A4438

Sponsors:

Carter (D22); Murphy (D7) +1

Summary:

Permits DOC and DCF to award contracts for medical and dental services to vendors.

Subjects:

Health; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2020:S3495

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

10/08/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

07/23/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
07/27/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
09/24/2020 – Passed in Assembly 77-0-2.
10/08/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

 


Bill:

A4613

Sponsors:

Downey (D11); Holley (D20) +4

Summary:

Concerns eligibility of education employees for unemployment.

Subjects:

Education; Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor-Unemployment Compensation

Related:

2020:S2852

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

10/29/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

09/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
10/22/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
10/29/2020 – Substituted by S-2852.


Bill:

A4680

Sponsors:

Burzichelli (D3) +1

Summary:

Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by four-year public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Labor

Related:

2020:S2932

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

05/20/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

09/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
02/24/2021 – Transferred to Assembly Labor Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted by S-2932.


Bill:

A4836 AcaAa (2R)

Sponsors:

Giblin (D34); Benson (D14); Downey (D11) +8

Summary:

Establishes task force to evaluate quality, efficacy, costs, and educational outcomes of online courses offered by public and independent institutions of higher education and degree-granting proprietary institutions during COVID-19 pandemic.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Education; Health-Disease

Related:

2020:S3313

Progress:

2nd House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/10/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

10/19/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
03/08/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).
06/03/2021 – Passed in Assembly 72-0-0.
06/10/2021 – Received in Senate w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.

Scheduled:

06/30/2021 – Senate, 10:00a Committees at Call of Senate President; 11:30a (Sharp) Party Caucus; 1:00p Voting Session.


Bill:

A5232 Aa (1R)

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Jasey (D27) +1

Summary:

Requires campus diversity actions at public institutions of higher education and directs Secretary of Higher Education and Division on Civil Rights to develop guidance regarding diversity in faculty search and selection process.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Minority And Ethnic Affairs

Related:

2020:S2793

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/24/2021 – 2nd reading in the Assembly

History:

01/11/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
05/05/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).


Bill:

A5295 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Lampitt (D6) +2

Summary:

Allows student enrolled in institution of higher education who has completed 30 semester-hour credits to serve as substitute teacher; extends time period substitute teacher may serve during public health emergency.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2832

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

03/25/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/27/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
03/17/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
03/25/2021 – Substituted by S-2832 (2R).


Bill:

A5311

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Lampitt (D6); McKnight (D31) +2

Summary:

Establishes Teacher Apprenticeship Program.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:S2833

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/29/2021 – Assembly Education Committee

History:

01/29/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.


Bill:

A5312

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Lampitt (D6); McKnight (D31) +5

Summary:

Mandates training on culturally responsive teaching for all candidates for teaching certification.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Minority And Ethnic Affairs

Related:

2020:S2834

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

01/29/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
06/09/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Substituted by S-2834.


Bill:

A5379

Sponsors:

Verrelli (D15); Mazzeo (D2); DeAngelo (D14); Benson (D14); Danielsen (D17); Dancer (R12) +1

Summary:

Provides tuition benefits at public institutions of higher education for dependents of certain veterans.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:S169; 2018:A785; 2018:S1620; 2016:A786; 2016:S1646; 2014:A4466; 2014:S3027

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/23/2021 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/23/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A5380 Aa (1R)

Sponsors:

Moen (D5); Jasey (D27); Vainieri Huttle (D37) +2

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to provide certain student loan information.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S3683

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – 2nd reading in the Assembly

History:

02/23/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
06/02/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).


Bill:

A5383

Sponsors:

McKnight (D31)

Summary:

Requires BPU to post on its website report from public utility on public utility's capital investments in response to petition from public utility to increase rates.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Public Utilities

Related:

2020:S3396

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/23/2021 – Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

History:

02/23/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.


Bill:

A5391

Sponsors:

Quijano (D20); Jasey (D27); Timberlake (D34)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education and private career schools to provide on website employment data of graduates; requires DOLWD to compile certain employment information.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2020:S2026

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/23/2021 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/23/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

A5769 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Quijano (D20); Carter (D22) +3

Summary:

Establishes Kean University as public urban research university.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:S3811

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

05/18/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
06/01/2021 – Transferred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.
06/02/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Substituted by S-3811 (1R).


Bill:

A5862 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Armato (D2); Quijano (D20); Benson (D14) +15

Summary:

"Responsible Collective Negotiations Act."

Subjects:

Labor; Public Employees

Related:

2020:S3810

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – 2nd reading in the Assembly

History:

06/09/2021 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
06/21/2021 – Transferred to Assembly Budget Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.


Bill:

ACR21

Sponsors:

DeAngelo (D14); Benson (D14)

Summary:

Amends Constitution to give public employees the right to collective bargaining.

Subjects:

Civil Rights; Constitutional Amendments; Labor; Public Employees

Related:

2020:SCR79; 2018:ACR116; 2018:SCR102; 2016:ACR21; 2016:SCR54; 2016:SCR128; 2014:ACR77; 2014:SCR96; 2012:ACR19; 2012:SCR32; 2010:ACR203; 2010:SCR167

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

ACR62

Sponsors:

Greenwald (D6); Conaway (D7); Murphy (D7)

Summary:

Proposes amendment to Constitution establishing a right to comprehensive, affordable, and accessible health care.

Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments; Insurance-Health Insurance

Related:

2018:ACR67; 2016:ACR252

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Assembly Health Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

ACR111

Sponsors:

Murphy (D7); Vainieri Huttle (D37)

Summary:

Urges President and Congress to enact legislation amending "Civil Rights Act of 1964" to protect worker's right to unionize.

Subjects:

Civil Rights; Federal Relations-Memorializations; Labor

Related:

2018:ACR171

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Assembly Labor Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

S95

Sponsors:

Gill (D34); Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Establishes loan redemption program for teachers to redeem loan amounts received under the New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in public or nonpublic schools in New Jersey.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2018:S544; 2016:S615; 2014:S520; 2012:A2269; 2012:S543; 2010:S1419; 2008:A3263; 2008:S1128; 2006:S496; 2004:S2131

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S106

Sponsors:

Gill (D34) +1

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deduction for certain student loan interest.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A2163; 2018:A1916; 2018:S1136; 2016:A2874; 2016:S2484; 2014:A2810

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S108 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Gill (D34); Turner (D15); Caputo (D28); Wirths (R24) +30

Summary:

Concerns speech rights of student journalists at public schools and public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Civil Rights; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A169; 2018:A238; 2018:S1176; 2016:A4028; 2016:S2506; 2014:A4912

Progress:

2nd House: Passed

Status:

06/24/2021 – Passed in the Assembly

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.
02/13/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/05/2020 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
03/17/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Substituted for A-169 (1R). Passed in Assembly 74-0-0.

Scheduled:

06/30/2021 – Senate, 10:00a Committees at Call of Senate President; 11:30a (Sharp) Party Caucus; 1:00p Voting Session.


Bill:

S121

Sponsors:

Holzapfel (R10) +1

Summary:

Doubles amount of certain retirement income that may be excluded from gross income under the gross income tax.

Subjects:

Pensions; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2018:S283; 2016:A1277; 2016:S221; 2014:A1207; 2014:S1026; 2012:A397; 2012:S206; 2010:A1267; 2008:A891; 2006:A1589; 2004:A1067; 2002:A2104; 2002:S1410

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/09/2021 – Withdrawn from the files

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
02/09/2021 – Withdrawn from the files.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S166

Sponsors:

Corrado (R40)

Summary:

"Madison Holleran Proper Reporting Act"; requires institutions of higher education to post information on student suicides and attempted suicides on website.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A107; 2018:A3669; 2018:S138; 2016:A1612; 2016:S1417; 2014:A4292; 2014:S2809

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S169

Sponsors:

Corrado (R40) +2

Summary:

Provides tuition benefits at public institutions of higher education for dependents of certain veterans.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:A5379; 2018:A785; 2018:S1620; 2016:A786; 2016:S1646; 2014:A4466; 2014:S3027

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S190

Sponsors:

Connors (R9) +4

Summary:

"Combat to College Act"; grants priority course registration to military service members and veterans attending public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:A790; 2018:S244; 2016:A2950; 2016:S1672; 2014:S3309

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S257

Sponsors:

Kean (R21) +1

Summary:

Amends State college law to remove certain employees from civil service system and allow boards of trustees to conduct collective bargaining.

Subjects:

Civil Service; Higher Education; Labor

Related:

2018:S503; 2016:S338; 2014:S720; 2012:S638; 2010:A2963; 2010:S2026

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

S292

Sponsors:

Pennacchio (R26)

Summary:

Prohibits public institutions of higher education from making certain payouts to departing employees that are not contractually obligated; requires Secretary of Higher Education to approve certain higher education employment contracts.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A5793; 2018:S2976

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

S353

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20) +1

Summary:

Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from increasing New Jersey resident undergraduate tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following student's initial enrollment.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A328; 2018:S933; 2016:A2654; 2014:A2807

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

S354

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Requires governing boards of public institutions of higher education to adopt tuition and fee schedules for ensuing academic year during Spring semester after issuance of Governor's recommended budget.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Governor; Higher Education; State Budget And Finance

Related:

2018:S935

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S355

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Requires New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority to annually prepare report on debt held by public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Authorities-State And Regional; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3585; 2018:A3844; 2018:S936; 2016:A550; 2016:S2741; 2014:A2815

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S484

Sponsors:

Sacco (D32); Pou (D35)

Summary:

Directs four-year public institutions of higher education to develop plan to achieve six-year graduation rate of at least 70 percent for full-time undergraduate students by 2022-2023 academic year.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:S586; 2016:A4683; 2016:S3105

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

S560

Sponsors:

Madden (D4); Gopal (D11) +1

Summary:

Eliminates eligibility time limit on tuition benefits for spouses of certain public safety workers killed in performance of their duties.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Public Safety-Firefighters; Public Safety-Police

Related:

2018:A3849; 2018:S376; 2016:A606; 2016:S138; 2014:A3704; 2014:S456; 2012:S563; 2010:S784; 2008:S1002; 2006:S784

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S591

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Corrado (R40)

Summary:

Establishes Gold Star Family Scholarship Program; appropriates $100,000 from General Fund to Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

Subjects:

Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:S2114; 2016:A4400; 2016:S2865

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S748

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11); Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Allows dependent students whose parents or guardians hold H-1B visas to qualify for in-State tuition at public institutions of higher education provided they meet certain criteria.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3990; 2018:S2555

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

S790

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:S759; 2016:S592; 2014:A1976; 2014:S485; 2012:A3462; 2012:S2244

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S791 ScaSa (2R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Pou (D35) +1

Summary:

Requires undergraduate students to file degree plan and requires institutions of higher education and certain propriety institutions to develop pathway systems to graduation.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3582; 2018:A322; 2018:S760; 2016:A2564; 2016:S599; 2014:A2818; 2014:S2077

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/15/2020 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
01/30/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/15/2020 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 29-0 (Cunningham).

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

S792

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Sweeney (D3); Singer (R30) +5

Summary:

Requires State Board of Education high school graduation requirements include instruction on tuition assistance programs and student loan debt; requires high school students to meet with guidance counselor to discuss tuition assistance and dual enrollment

Subjects:

Education-Finance

Related:

2020:A1282; 2018:A2773; 2018:S762; 2016:A2925; 2016:S990

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S796

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Kean (R21) +1

Summary:

Increases age of dependent for whom gross income tax exemption for higher education expenses may be claimed from under 22 years to under 25 years.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A1520; 2018:A4356; 2018:S2961

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S801

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31)

Summary:

Provides that certain employees of educational institutions are eligible for unemployment benefits under certain circumstances.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor

Related:

2020:A2718; 2018:A4485; 2018:S3859

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Labor Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S806

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Pou (D35); Giblin (D34); Timberlake (D34); Jasey (D27) +6

Summary:

Provides that New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) Program scholarship may be awarded in any semester of attendance or enrollment at institution of higher education in State.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A895; 2018:A6068; 2018:S4159

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

09/14/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
01/30/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
02/13/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/05/2020 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
07/23/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
07/27/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
07/30/2020 – Substituted for A-895. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 75-0-0.
09/14/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.81.

 


Bill:

S842

Sponsors:

Pou (D35); Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deductions for contributions to NJBEST program and provides distributions from qualified State tuition programs for K-12 expenses are not qualified withdrawals under gross income tax.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A2205; 2018:A3773; 2018:S1604

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S856

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Oroho (R24)

Summary:

Transfers county college employees and retirees from membership in SEHBP to membership in SHBP.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Pensions-Teachers

Related:

2018:A2001; 2018:S2455; 2016:A5225; 2016:S3535

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/14/2020 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

S961 Sa (1R)

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7); Cruz-Perez (D5); Armato (D2); Zwicker (D16); Verrelli (D15) +18

Summary:

Establishes annual grant program to recognize institutions of higher education that offer comprehensive array of veteran programs and services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:A3805; 2018:A4093; 2018:S1480; 2016:A4066; 2016:S2775

Progress:

Governor

Status:

05/20/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
01/30/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
02/10/2020 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 32-0 (Singleton).
03/05/2020 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.
05/05/2021 – Transferred to Assembly Higher Education Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted for A-3805. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 76-0-0.


Bill:

S969

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Turner (D15); Mazzeo (D2); Lampitt (D6); Moen (D5) +8

Summary:

Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain low performing schools.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:A2687; 2018:A3853; 2018:S1831; 2016:A3476; 2016:S1473; 2014:A687; 2014:S1275; 2012:A4575; 2012:S3093

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/24/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
01/30/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
02/13/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/05/2020 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
06/09/2021 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
06/16/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Substituted for A-2687 (ACS). Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 73-1-0.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S970 AcaAa (2R)

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Cunningham (D31); Moen (D5)

Summary:

Requires members of governing boards of public institutions of higher education to complete a training program developed by institution in consultation with Secretary of Higher Education.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1385; 2018:S1833; 2016:S1457; 2014:A1851; 2014:S432; 2012:A2622; 2012:S403; 2010:A1557; 2010:S1732; 2008:A3884

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/21/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
01/30/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
02/10/2020 – Passed in Senate 39-0.
02/13/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
06/02/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/03/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).
06/21/2021 – Substituted for A-1385 (2R). Passed in Assembly 72-0-0. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 29-0.


Bill:

S985

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7); Moen (D5); Zwicker (D16); Jasey (D27) +1

Summary:

Provides that public institutions of higher education may only reduce student's institutional financial aid upon receipt of private scholarship under certain circumstances.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3789

Progress:

Governor

Status:

05/20/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

01/30/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/25/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
07/30/2020 – Passed in Senate 39-1. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
03/08/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted for A-3789. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 75-1-0.


Bill:

S988

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Phases out the transfer inheritance tax over two years.

Subjects:

Taxation; Wills, Trusts And Estates

Related:

2020:A1792; 2018:A1060; 2018:S1457; 2016:A1524; 2016:S1883; 2014:A512; 2014:S1117; 2012:A146; 2012:S1528; 2010:A608; 2010:S75; 2008:S792; 2006:S978; 2004:S1875; 2002:S564; 2000:A1746; 1998:A3475

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

01/30/2020 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

History:

01/30/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Position:

None Determined Yet


Bill:

S993 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14); Singleton (D7); Caputo (D28); Jasey (D27); Dancer (R12) +56

Summary:

Concerns arbitration for certain non-teaching school staff.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor

Related:

2020:A631; 2018:A3664; 2018:S3089; 2016:A3865; 2016:S1727; 2014:S683; 2012:A3696; 2012:S2163; 2010:A818; 2008:A2209; 2008:S917; 2006:A2753; 2004:A2314; 2002:A1989; 2002:S1442; 2000:A3419; 2000:S1792

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

08/13/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

01/30/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/19/2020 – Passed in Senate 32-2.
03/23/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
06/25/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/29/2020 – Substituted for A-631 (1R). Passed in Assembly 65-7-0. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 33-3.
08/13/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.66.


Bill:

S1181

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5)

Summary:

Establishes "Succeed in New Jersey" student loan reimbursement program for certain New Jersey residents employed in designated fields.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1249; 2018:A3094; 2018:S337; 2016:A4085; 2016:S2559

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1183

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5)

Summary:

Establishes mandatory training program for human resources officers of public employers on handling and responding to reports of domestic violence.

Subjects:

Domestic Violence; Public Employees

Related:

2020:A1328; 2018:A427; 2018:S2124; 2016:A4125

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1217

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Requires post-secondary educational institutions to collect and report employment data for certain graduates.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:S851; 2016:S1332; 2014:S542; 2012:S1271; 2010:S2383

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/03/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1228

Sponsors:

Kean (R21); Cunningham (D31) +2

Summary:

Directs Secretary of Higher Education to conduct study to determine extent and cause of outmigration of high school graduates to out-of-State colleges.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5412; 2018:A1754; 2018:S518; 2016:A4710; 2016:S2993

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

09/14/2020 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
08/17/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
08/27/2020 – Passed in Senate 38-0.
09/14/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S1230 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Kean (R21); Gopal (D11) +4

Summary:

Establishes "New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission."

Subjects:

Commissions; Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3237; 2018:S2516; 2016:A549; 2014:A2715; 2014:S731; 2012:A4098; 2012:S2695

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

06/21/2021 – Assembly Higher Education Committee

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/21/2021 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S1271 ScsAca (SCS/1R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Gopal (D11); Jasey (D27); Downey (D11); Reynolds-Jackson (D15) +1

Summary:

Establishes requirements for closures of private career schools and institutions of higher education, modifies review process of new academic programs, and requires approval of branch campuses.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1066; 2020:A4409; 2020:S2660; 2018:A5728

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

03/01/2021 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
08/17/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
08/25/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee substitute, 2nd reading in Senate.
08/27/2020 – Passed in Senate 39-0.
09/14/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
10/08/2020 – Reported out of committee, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
11/12/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
11/16/2020 – Substituted for A-4409 (ACS/1R). Passed in Assembly 56-16-2.
11/19/2020 – Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments.
01/11/2021 – Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 34-0.
03/01/2021 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2021, c.27.


Bill:

S1285

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Increases gross income tax rate on income exceeding $1,000,000 and dedicates revenue from tax rate increase for direct real property tax relief for taxpayers.

Subjects:

Taxation-Personal Income Tax; Taxation-Property Tax

Related:

2020:A2203; 2018:A2703; 2018:S1516; 2016:A2841; 2016:S647; 2014:A2533; 2014:S1599; 2012:A1993; 2012:A3201; 2012:S1147; 2010:A3871; 2010:S2742

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1286

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Requires bidder on State contract to be evaluated on report of its gender-based pay equity and job equality standards for its employees.

Subjects:

Labor-Wages And Benefits; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2018:A1868; 2018:S1522; 2016:A883; 2016:S2101; 2014:A4675

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1289

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Allows gross income tax deductions for contributions to the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) Program.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2018:A2368; 2018:A2786; 2018:S2223; 2016:A2836; 2016:S966; 2014:A2673; 2014:S1584; 2012:A1987; 2012:S1857; 2010:A3337; 2010:S668; 2008:A2084; 2008:S3005; 2006:A2320; 2004:A2332

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1291

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Establishes gross income tax credit for full-time tuition cost at certain New Jersey institutions of post-secondary education.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2018:A1295; 2018:S2209; 2016:A1748; 2016:S1868; 2014:A2372; 2014:S1638; 2012:A1303; 2012:S1142; 2010:A1644; 2010:S1751; 2008:A712; 2008:S1531; 2006:A1752; 2006:S1655; 2004:A186; 2004:S752; 2002:A1165; 2002:S441; 2000:A770; 2000:S893; 1998:A3208; 1998:S731

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

S1298

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Prohibits State administered pension fund investment in corporations shifting ownership or operations outside the U.S. for tax purposes.

Subjects:

Corporations; Pensions; Taxation

Related:

2018:S1510; 2016:S1324; 2014:A3680; 2014:S2398

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1310

Sponsors:

Turner (D15); Stack (D33)

Summary:

Reinstates automatic COLA for retirement benefits of members of the State-administered retirement systems.

Subjects:

Judiciary-Judges; Pensions; Pensions-Police And Firefighters; Pensions-Public Employees; Pensions-Teachers

Related:

2018:S1520; 2016:S643; 2014:S1588; 2012:S1568; 2010:S2986

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1334

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Requires textbook publishers to provide public institutions of higher education with information on price and availability of textbooks.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:A3681; 2018:S1937; 2016:A2485; 2016:S1859; 2014:A1850; 2014:S1266; 2012:A2620; 2012:S1692; 2010:A2406; 2010:S1365; 2008:A2547; 2008:S1263

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1359

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Directs Secretary of Higher Education to revoke proprietary school's license to award academic degrees if school fails to achieve certain minimum graduation rates.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5070; 2018:A329; 2018:S1928; 2016:A2655; 2016:S1964; 2014:A2814; 2014:S2532

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1364

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Applies provisions of "New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act" to proprietary schools and limits eligibility for State student assistance programs to students enrolled in certain proprietary schools.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2018:S1927; 2016:S1330; 2014:A1886; 2014:S1999; 2012:A2603

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/10/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/10/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1375

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Concerns certain contracts to privatize State services.

Subjects:

Public Contracts-State; State Government

Related:

2018:S2080; 2016:S1068; 2014:S1967; 2012:S1494; 2010:S839; 2008:S1564; 2006:A2205; 2006:S1267; 2004:A318; 2004:S983; 2002:A706; 2002:S1543; 2002:S2683; 2000:A3243

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1474

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Cunningham (D31)

Summary:

Establishes "New Jersey College Ready Students Program Act"; provides tuition-free dual enrollment opportunities at county college for certain high school students.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1248; 2018:A3092; 2018:S1279; 2016:A4087; 2016:S2556

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

S1477

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5)

Summary:

Establishes program to provide free tuition under State Tuition Aid Grant Program to certain students who are accepted to public four-year institutions of higher education and elect to attend county college for first two years.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1247; 2018:A3090; 2018:S1281; 2016:A4086; 2016:S2558

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

S1486

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Sets States mileage reimbursement rate at IRS rate for business use of automobile.

Subjects:

State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2020:A3210; 2018:A2514; 2018:S1851; 2016:A4299; 2016:S2739; 2014:S1254; 2012:A257; 2012:S1274; 2010:A2439; 2010:S1708; 2008:A263; 2008:S872; 2006:A168; 2006:S748; 2004:A3287; 2004:S1595; 2002:A1861; 2002:S659; 2000:A852; 2000:A3264; 2000:S513; 2000:S1175; 1998:A2516; 1998:S1512

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1493

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Prohibits public institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate tuition by more than 4 percent over the prior academic year.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:S2040; 2016:S1563; 2014:S1123; 2012:A2464; 2012:S1569; 2010:A3781; 2010:S2906

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S1494

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Expands Tuition Aid Grant program to part-time undergraduates.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2018:S1814; 2018:S2403; 2016:A2138; 2016:S1752; 2016:S1866; 2014:A1445; 2014:S1642; 2012:A1849; 2012:S1380; 2010:A405; 2010:S1456; 2008:A2397; 2008:S1345; 2006:A858; 2006:S394; 2006:S1435; 2004:A1250; 2004:S775; 2004:S847; 2002:A1684; 2002:S1303; 2000:A364; 2000:A2992; 2000:S289; 2000:S1471; 1998:A2809; 1998:S1589

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Study


Bill:

S1499

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Phases out State tuition aid grants for students enrolled in proprietary institutions.

Subjects:

Education-Finance

Related:

2018:S2212; 2016:S1743; 2014:S2126

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1516

Sponsors:

Addiego (D8)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to post information on sexual assaults on website and provide information to prospective students.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Public Safety-Sex Offenders

Related:

2018:A3473; 2018:S1280; 2016:A2637; 2016:S397; 2014:A3659; 2014:S2358

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1525

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Addiego (D8)

Summary:

Appropriates $300,000 from General Fund to New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University.

Subjects:

Agriculture; State Budget And Finance-Supplemental Appropriations

Related:

2020:A4865; 2018:A1275; 2018:S1267; 2016:A4454; 2016:S3002

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1528

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in hedge funds and derivative contracts.

Subjects:

Pensions; State Budget And Finance

Related:

2020:A2347; 2018:A575; 2018:S1509; 2016:A748; 2016:S1371; 2014:A645; 2014:S1837; 2012:A2257; 2012:S1140; 2010:A654; 2010:S1315; 2008:A3910; 2008:S2769

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1574

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Establishes a gross income tax credit for attendance at New Jersey county colleges.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A235; 2018:A116; 2018:S2135; 2016:A2520; 2014:A2036; 2014:S1404; 2012:A1107; 2012:S1007; 2010:A1909; 2010:S2529; 2008:A977; 2006:A230; 2006:S651; 2004:A364; 2004:S1035; 2002:A117; 2002:S1320; 2000:A382; 2000:S221; 1998:A1573; 1998:S386; 1996:A3167; 1996:S2135

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Position:

Amend


Bill:

S1587

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Requires public institutions of higher education to waive or reimburse application fees and transcript fees for veterans and members of the military.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2018:A2770; 2018:S2393; 2016:A1757; 2016:S1918; 2014:A2019; 2014:S822; 2012:A2626; 2012:S2249; 2010:A3354

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1644

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Addiego (D8)

Summary:

Establishes teacher recruitment grant program in DOE; appropriates $6 million to DOE.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:A1270; 2018:A1289; 2018:S1283; 2016:A1742; 2016:S709; 2014:A2032; 2014:S2673; 2012:A4506

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1646

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Addiego (D8)

Summary:

Prohibits institution of higher education that provides child care from charging student-parent who receives child care voucher under "New Jersey Cares for Kids Program" an amount for child care in excess of voucher amount.

Subjects:

Children; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3010; 2018:A1832; 2018:S2131; 2016:A1467; 2014:A4483

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S1711

Sponsors:

Weinberg (D37); Turner (D15)

Summary:

Establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts.

Subjects:

Public Contracts-State; State Government-Departments And Agencies

Related:

2020:A3538; 2018:A3275; 2018:S1743; 2016:A2300; 2016:S798; 2014:A2873; 2014:S770; 2012:A998; 2012:S968; 2010:A3407; 2010:S2323

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Labor Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1799

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Provides additional State aid to county colleges for students enrolled in postsecondary career and technical education certificate programs.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Local Government-State Aid

Related:

2018:S2542; 2016:A3759; 2016:S509; 2014:S2566

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1877

Sponsors:

Turner (D15); Pou (D35); Karabinchak (D18); Jasey (D27); Dancer (R12) +6

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to provide transparency of tuition and fees to prospective and current students.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3872

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/21/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
12/10/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
01/11/2021 – Passed in Senate 33-0.
01/12/2021 – Received in Assembly w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Substituted for A-3872. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 72-0-0.

 


Bill:

S1892

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Beach (D6)

Summary:

Establishes the "Domestic Violence Tuition Waiver Program."

Subjects:

Domestic Violence

Related:

2020:A1324; 2018:A421; 2018:S1271; 2016:A2814; 2016:S3357; 2014:A2038; 2012:A1122; 2012:S2243; 2010:A3221

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Senate Judiciary Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1928

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25); Singleton (D7) +2

Summary:

Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by public school districts.

Subjects:

Education-School Boards And Districts; Labor

Related:

2020:A4140; 2020:S2303; 2018:A3185; 2018:A3395; 2018:S296; 2016:A1305; 2016:A3715; 2016:S1708; 2014:A2368; 2014:A3209; 2014:S500; 2014:S2185; 2012:A423; 2012:A3627; 2012:S220; 2012:S2646; 2010:S1237; 2010:S2083; 2008:A1181; 2008:S1314; 2008:S1724; 2006:A2439; 2006:S1483; 2006:S1706; 2004:A1908; 2004:S288; 2004:S2543; 2002:A877; 2002:A1332; 2002:A1714; 2002:S591; 2002:S1537; 2000:A1295; 2000:A2231; 2000:S1126; 1998:A183; 1998:A744; 1998:S724; 1998:S902; 1996:A986; 1996:A2816; 1996:S110; 1994:A2774; 1994:S112; 1992:A1220; 1992:S1779

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

02/25/2020 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S1939

Sponsors:

Madden (D4)

Summary:

Aligns contracting standards of Stockton University for its Atlantic City campus with those governing State public research universities.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2020:A2695; 2018:A4763; 2018:S3144

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/25/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

02/25/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

S1993

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires payment of State employees' compensation during involuntary furlough or temporary reduction in force due to late enactment of State annual appropriation act.

Subjects:

Labor-Wages And Benefits; State Budget And Finance; State Government-Officers And Employees

Related:

2020:A1577; 2018:A4316; 2018:S2756

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/05/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

03/05/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S2026

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Cunningham (D31) +2

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education and private career schools to provide on website employment data of graduates; requires DOLWD to compile certain employment information.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5391

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

08/17/2020 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
08/17/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S2124

Sponsors:

Doherty (R23)

Summary:

Establishes the "New Jersey Right to Work Act"; prohibits payroll deduction of union dues from wages or salaries of public employees.

Subjects:

Labor; Labor-Wages And Benefits

Related:

2018:A183; 2018:S1650; 2016:A574; 2016:S3254; 2014:A180; 2012:A136; 2010:A4223

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Senate Labor Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

Position:

Oppose


Bill:

S2157

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19)

Summary:

Establishes process for county colleges to offer baccalaureate degree nursing programs.

Subjects:

Health-Professionals; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1759; 2018:A853; 2018:S1221; 2016:A668; 2016:S1288; 2014:A905; 2014:S1165; 2012:A3277; 2012:S2240

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S2159

Sponsors:

Vitale (D19) +1

Summary:

Requires public institution of higher education to post information and provide counseling to students about New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Subjects:

Education-Health; Higher Education

Related:

2018:A4358; 2018:S3195

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S2163

Sponsors:

Kean (R21); Ruiz (D29)

Summary:

Provides free tuition at public institutions of higher education for surviving spouses and dependent children of military personnel killed in performance of duties.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Veterans And Military

Related:

2020:A3188; 2018:A855; 2016:A674; 2014:A2321; 2012:A2436; 2010:A1768; 2008:A1722; 2006:A2386; 2004:A2039

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S2258

Sponsors:

Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Establishes the four-year "New Jersey Innovation Inspiration School Grant Pilot Program" in DOE to fund non-traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Subjects:

Education; Science And Technology

Related:

2020:A3276; 2018:A3450; 2018:S2053; 2016:A2195; 2016:S1181; 2014:A940; 2014:S225; 2012:A2015; 2012:S2562

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/16/2020 – Senate Education Committee

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S2273 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Cryan (D20); Greenstein (D14); Gopal (D11); O'Scanlon (R13); Diegnan (D18); Brown (R2); Coughlin (D19); Pinkin (D18); Dancer (R12); Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Jasey (D27); DeCroce (R26) +18

Summary:

Requires SEHBP and eligible employers that do not participate in the SEHBP to provide certain plans for public education employees and certain public education retirees.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Insurance-Health Insurance

Related:

2020:A20

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

07/01/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/19/2020 – Passed in Senate 34-0.
03/23/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Budget Committee.
06/25/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/29/2020 – Substituted for A-20 (1R). Passed in Assembly 73-0-0. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 38-0.
07/01/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.44.


Bill:

S2277

Sponsors:

Beach (D6)

Summary:

Allows a gross income tax deduction for certain higher education tuition and fee expenses.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Taxation-Personal Income Tax

Related:

2020:A3453; 2018:A1118; 2016:A1852; 2014:A1386; 2012:A2094; 2012:S539; 2010:A1122; 2010:S916; 2010:S1302; 2008:A2278; 2008:A3416; 2008:S1129; 2006:A2370; 2006:S485; 2004:A1861; 2004:S281; 2002:A1672; 2002:S243; 2000:A1101; 1998:A274; 1996:A1160; 1994:A2564

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/19/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

03/19/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

S2303 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

Bucco (R25); Singleton (D7); Freiman (D16); Lopez (D19); Zwicker (D16) +13

Summary:

Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by public school districts and county colleges.

Subjects:

Education-School Boards And Districts; Labor

Related:

2020:A4140; 2020:S1928; 2018:A3185; 2018:A3395; 2018:S296; 2016:A1305; 2016:A3715; 2016:S1708; 2014:A2368; 2014:A3209; 2014:S500; 2014:S2185; 2012:A423; 2012:A3627; 2012:S220; 2012:S2646; 2010:S1237; 2010:S2083; 2008:A1181; 2008:S1314; 2008:S1724; 2006:A2439; 2006:S1483; 2006:S1706; 2004:A1908; 2004:S288; 2004:S2543; 2002:A877; 2002:A1332; 2002:A1714; 2002:S591; 2002:S1537; 2000:A1295; 2000:A2231; 2000:S1126; 1998:A183; 1998:A744; 1998:S724; 1998:S902; 1996:A986; 1996:A2816; 1996:S110; 1994:A2774; 1994:S112; 1992:A1220; 1992:S1779

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

09/11/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

03/16/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
03/19/2020 – Passed in Senate 32-2.
03/23/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
06/25/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/29/2020 – Substituted for A-4140. Passed in Assembly 65-7-0.
06/30/2020 – Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments.
08/27/2020 – Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 34-3.
09/11/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.79.


Bill:

S2356

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Kean (R21); Jasey (D27); Caputo (D28); Dunn (R25) +21

Summary:

Provides relief to students receiving State financial aid to address special circumstances due to 2020 public health state of emergency.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Related:

2020:A3946

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

05/15/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

04/09/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
04/13/2020 – Passed in Senate 38-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
05/01/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
05/04/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/14/2020 – Substituted for A-3946. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 80-0-0.
05/15/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.31.


Bill:

S2374

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Greenstein (D14); Zwicker (D16); Egan (D17); Carter (D22) +8

Summary:

Concerns family leave benefits during epidemic-related emergencies.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Labor-Temporary Disability; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Related:

2020:A3913

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

04/14/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

04/09/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
04/13/2020 – Passed in Senate 38-0. Received in Assembly w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly. Substituted for A-3913. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 80-0-0.
04/14/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.23.


Bill:

S2375

Sponsors:

Cruz-Perez (D5); Singleton (D7)

Summary:

Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to suspend accrual of interest on certain New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program loans in deferment or forbearance.

Subjects:

Health-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A3947

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

04/13/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

04/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S2376 ScaSa (2R)

Sponsors:

Greenstein (D14); Bucco (R25) +1

Summary:

Provides for employment, retention, and benefits during public health hazard posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) of certain public employees.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Labor; Public Employees; Public Employees-Benefits; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Related:

2020:A3914

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

08/27/2020 – Substituted by another bill

History:

04/09/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
07/28/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
07/30/2020 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 24-0 (Greenstein).
08/27/2020 – Substituted by A-3914 (1R).


Bill:

S2380 ScsAca (SCS/1R)

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Scutari (D22); Singer (R30); Greenstein (D14); Giblin (D34); Burzichelli (D3); Murphy (D7); Downey (D11) +9

Summary:

Concerns employment benefits and coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees.

Subjects:

Health-Disease; Public Employees-Benefits

Related:

2020:A3999

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

09/14/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

05/04/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
05/11/2020 – Transferred to Senate Labor Committee. Reported out of committee with committee substitute, 2nd reading in Senate.
05/14/2020 – Passed in Senate 27-10.
05/28/2020 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
07/27/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
07/30/2020 – Substituted for A-3999 (ACS). Passed in Assembly 42-27-6. Received in Senate, 2nd reading in Senate to concur with Assembly amendments. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 27-12.
09/14/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.84.


Bill:

S2411

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to refund to students percentage of tuition and fees and certain costs associated with student housing and meals plans for spring 2020 semester.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

05/07/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

05/07/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S2660

Sponsors:

Gopal (D11); Cunningham (D31)

Summary:

Requires Secretary of Higher Education's approval for certain branch campuses; establishes fiscal monitoring and closure policies for independent institutions of higher education; modifies review process for new higher education academic programs.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1066; 2020:A4409; 2020:S1271; 2018:A5728

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

08/25/2020 – Combined with another bill

History:

07/02/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
08/17/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
08/25/2020 – Combined with S-1271 (SCS).


Bill:

S2743 ScaSca (2R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Ruiz (D29) +4

Summary:

Establishes Community College Opportunity Grant Program in Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to provide last-dollar financial aid grants to county college students and Student Success Incentive funding to county colleges.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A4410; 2018:A5979

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

01/11/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

07/28/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
10/19/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
12/14/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
01/11/2021 – Substituted by A-4410 (3R).


Bill:

S2793 Aa (1R)

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Pou (D35) +3

Summary:

Requires campus diversity actions at public institutions of higher education and directs Secretary of Higher Education and Division on Civil Rights to develop guidance regarding diversity in faculty search and selection process.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Minority And Ethnic Affairs

Related:

2020:A5232

Progress:

2nd House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/24/2021 – 2nd reading in the Assembly

History:

08/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
10/19/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/03/2021 – Passed in Senate 35-0.
06/09/2021 – Received in Assembly w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/24/2021 – Amended on Assembly floor, 2nd reading in Assembly (Johnson).


Bill:

S2825

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Turner (D15) +1

Summary:

Establishes loan redemption program for certain bilingual education teachers.

Subjects:

Education-Finance; Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:A5293

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

01/14/2021 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

History:

08/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.
01/14/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.


Bill:

S2832 ScaSa (2R)

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Beach (D6); Quijano (D20); Lampitt (D6) +5

Summary:

Allows student enrolled in institution of higher education who has completed 30 semester-hour credits to serve as substitute teacher; extends time period substitute teacher may serve during public health emergency.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5295

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

05/11/2021 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

08/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
09/14/2020 – Transferred to Senate Education Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
01/11/2021 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 22-0 (Ruiz).
01/28/2021 – Passed in Senate 29-2.
01/29/2021 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
03/17/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
03/25/2021 – Substituted for A-5295 (1R). Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 67-6-0.
05/11/2021 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2021, c.87.

 


Bill:

S2833 ScaSca (2R)

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Turner (D15) +1

Summary:

Establishes Teacher Residency Program.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees

Related:

2020:A5311

Progress:

2nd House: Referred to Committee

Status:

06/09/2021 – Assembly Education Committee

History:

08/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.
01/14/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
05/20/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/03/2021 – Passed in Senate 36-2.
06/09/2021 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.


Bill:

S2834

Sponsors:

Ruiz (D29); Cunningham (D31); Quijano (D20); Lampitt (D6); McKnight (D31) +7

Summary:

Mandates training on culturally responsive teaching for all candidates for teaching certification.

Subjects:

Education-Teachers And School Employees; Minority And Ethnic Affairs

Related:

2020:A5312

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/21/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

08/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Education Committee.
01/14/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
02/19/2021 – Passed in Senate 25-7.
02/22/2021 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Education Committee.
06/09/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
06/21/2021 – Substituted for A-5312. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 58-11-3.


Bill:

S2852

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Cunningham (D31); Downey (D11); Holley (D20) +6

Summary:

Concerns eligibility of education employees for unemployment.

Subjects:

Education; Education-Teachers And School Employees; Labor-Unemployment Compensation

Related:

2020:A4613

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

11/10/2020 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

08/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.
09/14/2020 – Transferred to Senate Education Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
09/24/2020 – Passed in Senate 37-0. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
10/22/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
10/29/2020 – Substituted for A-4613. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 68-0-3.
11/10/2020 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.122.


Bill:

S2892

Sponsors:

Pou (D35); Kean (R21)

Summary:

Requires Secretary of Higher Education to develop guidance for institutions of higher education to identify cultural barriers in recruitment and retention of underrepresented students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A1070; 2018:A5975

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

02/19/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

09/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
10/19/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
02/19/2021 – Substituted by A-1070.


Bill:

S2932

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Burzichelli (D3) +1

Summary:

Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by four-year public institutions of higher education.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Labor

Related:

2020:A4680

Progress:

Pamphlet Law

Status:

06/11/2021 – Bill or Resolution Signed by the Governor

History:

09/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
12/10/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
12/17/2020 – Passed in Senate 38-2. Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.
02/24/2021 – Transferred to Assembly Labor Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
05/20/2021 – Substituted for A-4680. Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 67-8-0.
06/11/2021 – Signed by the Governor P.L.2021, c.104.


Bill:

S2958

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Pou (D35) +2

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to implement suicide prevention programs and raise awareness of mental health services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Human Services-Mental Health

Related:

2020:A2293

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

09/24/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

09/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S3127

Sponsors:

Lagana (D38); Gopal (D11) +2

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education to provide students with access to mental health care programs and services and to establish a hotline to provide information concerning the availability of those services.

Subjects:

Higher Education; Human Services-Mental Health

Related:

2020:A3007; 2018:A1828; 2016:A1450; 2016:S872; 2014:A3166; 2014:S1781; 2012:A2049; 2012:S1125; 2010:A3822; 2010:S2711; 2008:A2444; 2006:A4462

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

11/05/2020 – Senate Higher Education Committee

History:

11/05/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.


Bill:

S3313 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Pou (D35)

Summary:

Establishes task force to evaluate quality, efficacy, costs, and educational outcomes of online courses offered by public and independent institutions of higher education during COVID-19 pandemic.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Education; Health-Disease

Related:

2020:A4836

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

03/11/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

01/07/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
03/11/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.

Scheduled:

06/30/2021 – Senate, 10:00a Committees at Call of Senate President; 11:30a (Sharp) Party Caucus; 1:00p Voting Session.


Bill:

S3396 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Lagana (D38) +1

Summary:

Requires BPU to post on its website report from public utility on public utility's capital investments in response to petition from public utility to increase rates.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Public Utilities

Related:

2020:A5383

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

03/11/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

02/04/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee.
03/11/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S3495

Sponsors:

Beach (D6); Scutari (D22)

Summary:

Permits DOC and DCF to award contracts for medical and dental services to vendors.

Subjects:

Health; Public Contracts-State

Related:

2020:A4438

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

03/04/2021 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

03/04/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.


Bill:

S3708 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions that have agreements with online program managers to disclose online program information.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/15/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

04/26/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S3709 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires online program manager providing marketing services for institution of higher education or proprietary institution licensed to offer academic degrees to self-identify as third party to prospective students.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/15/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

04/26/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S3710 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires certain institutions of higher education and degree-granting proprietary institutions to submit certain documentation on online program managers to Secretary of Higher Education.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/15/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

04/26/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S3711

Sponsors:

Cunningham (D31); Gopal (D11)

Summary:

Requires four-year public institutions of higher education to provide on website certain information on online degree students and graduate degree students.

Subjects:

Communications-Internet; Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5919

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/15/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

04/26/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.


Bill:

S3810 ScaSa (2R)

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Addiego (D8); Greenstein (D14) +3

Summary:

"Responsible Collective Negotiations Act."

Subjects:

Labor; Public Employees

Related:

2020:A5862

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/21/2021 – 2nd reading in the Senate

History:

05/20/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.
06/10/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/21/2021 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 24-0 (Addiego).


Bill:

S3811 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

Sweeney (D3); Scutari (D22); Reynolds-Jackson (D15); Quijano (D20); Carter (D22) +4

Summary:

Establishes Kean University as public urban research university.

Subjects:

Higher Education

Related:

2020:A5769

Progress:

Governor

Status:

06/21/2021 – Passed in both houses

History:

05/20/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Higher Education Committee.
06/15/2021 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/21/2021 – Passed in Senate 40-0. Received in Assembly w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Assembly. Substituted for A-5769 (1R). Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 72-0-0.


Bill:

S3997

Sponsors:

Addiego (D8); Cunningham (D31) +2

Summary:

"New Jersey College Affordability Act"; appropriates $10 million.

Subjects:

Education-Finance

Related:

2020:A12

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

06/24/2021 – Substituted by another bill

History:

06/21/2021 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
06/24/2021 – Substituted by A-12 (1R).


Bill:

SCR79

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Amends Constitution to give public employees the right to collective bargaining.

Subjects:

Civil Rights; Constitutional Amendments; Labor; Public Employees

Related:

2020:ACR21; 2018:ACR116; 2018:SCR102; 2016:ACR21; 2016:SCR54; 2016:SCR128; 2014:ACR77; 2014:SCR96; 2012:ACR19; 2012:SCR32; 2010:ACR203; 2010:SCR167

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/13/2020 – Senate Labor Committee

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

SCR88

Sponsors:

Turner (D15)

Summary:

Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State-administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights.

Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments; Pensions; Pensions-Police And Firefighters; Pensions-Public Employees; Pensions-Teachers

Related:

2018:SCR91; 2016:ACR109; 2016:SCR2; 2014:ACR3; 2014:SCR184

Progress:

1st House: Referred to Committee

Status:

02/24/2020 – Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

History:

02/24/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

Position:

Support


Bill:

SR64

Sponsors:

Cryan (D20); Pou (D35); Bateman (R16) +3

Summary:

Urges financial institutions to waive and suspend certain fees and payments during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Subjects:

Banking And Finance; Health-Disease; Public Safety-Emergency Management

Progress:

1st House: 2nd Reading

Status:

04/13/2020 – Filed with the Secretary of State

History:

04/09/2020 – Introduced, 1st reading w/o committee reference, 2nd reading in Senate.
04/13/2020 – Ps File by voice vote. Filed with Secretary of State.

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