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Most tracked bills in New Jersey, 2020-2021 Regular Session
Permits use of telemedicine and telehealth to authorize patients for medical cannabis and to issue written instructions for dispensing medical cannabis. *
Last Action
Approved P.L.2021, c.118.
executive • Jun 24, 2021
Latest Version
Requires workers' compensation, PIP, and health insurance coverage for the medical use of cannabis under certain circumstances.**
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Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Johnson)
Assembly • Jun 21, 2021
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Allows for relocation of certain medical cannabis alternative treatment centers with personal use licenses from municipalities banning personal use cannabis businesses.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Jun 10, 2021
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Revises certain restrictions on ownership of medical cannabis alternative treatment centers; expands scope of review of alternative treatment center permit applications and related materials.*
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Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (31-4)
Senate • Jun 03, 2021
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Delays prosecution of law enforcement officers for crime of official deprivation of civil rights related to underage possession or use of cannabis or alcohol for one year.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Assembly • Jun 02, 2021
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Requires Police Training Commission to adopt uniform standards for licensing police officers.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Assembly • Jun 01, 2021
Latest Version
Revises certain restrictions on ownership of medical cannabis alternative treatment centers; expands scope of review of alternative treatment center permit applications and related materials.*
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Substituted by S2875 (3R)
Assembly • May 20, 2021
Latest Version
Prohibits discrimination against individuals who have not received COVID-19 vaccine.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • May 12, 2021
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Prohibits certain colleges and universities from discriminating against certain students.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • May 12, 2021
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Provides retirement allowance after 20 years of service regardless of age for current members of PFRS who retire within two years.*
Last Action
Approved P.L.2021, c.52.
executive • Apr 19, 2021
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Requires written notification to parent or guardian of person under age 18 who commits first offense of unlawfully buying or possessing alcoholic beverages or cannabis.
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Withdrawn from Consideration
Senate • Mar 18, 2021
Latest Version
Provides that if minor under age 18 unlawfully buys or possesses alcoholic beverages or cannabis and receives written warning from law enforcement, the minor's parent or guardian would be notified in writing.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 09, 2021
Latest Version
Provides employer and employee protections pursuant to the use of legalized cannabis items.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 09, 2021
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Legalizes possession of six or fewer marijuana plants, subject to enactment of legislation legalizing marijuana or cannabis for personal use.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Assembly • Mar 08, 2021
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Establishes program to subsidize purchase price of medical cannabis for registered qualifying patients enrolled in Medicaid or NJ Family Care programs.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • Feb 23, 2021
Latest Version
Authorizes home cultivation of medical cannabis.
Last Action
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • Feb 23, 2021
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"New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act"; legalizes personal use cannabis for certain adults, subject to State regulation; decriminalizes small amount marijuana and hashish possession; removes marijuana as Schedule I drug.*
Last Action
Approved P.L.2021, c.16.
executive • Feb 22, 2021
Latest Version
Concerns certain regulated substances, with particular emphasis on underage possession or consumption of various forms of cannabis, including legal consequences for such activities set forth in legislation passed by both Houses of Legislature.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.25.
executive • Feb 22, 2021
Latest Version
Concerns certain regulated substances, with particular emphasis on underage possession or consumption of various forms of cannabis, including legal consequences for such activities set forth in legislation passed by both Houses of Legislature.*
Last Action
Substituted by A5342 (1R)
Senate • Feb 22, 2021
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Authorizes home cultivation of medical cannabis.
Last Action
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Feb 09, 2021
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Provides that disability-owned businesses be included in certain businesses development programs, direct loan programs, and certification processes; requires Chief Diversity Officer compile information on awarding of State contracts to disability-owned businesses.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
Senate • Feb 09, 2021
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Establishes program to subsidize purchase price of medical cannabis for registered qualifying patients enrolled in Medicaid or NJ Family Care programs.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Feb 09, 2021
Latest Version
Requires workers' compensation, PIP, and health insurance coverage for the medical use of cannabis under certain circumstances.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
Senate • Feb 04, 2021
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Legalizes possession of six or fewer marijuana plants, subject to enactment of legislation legalizing marijuana or cannabis for personal use.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Feb 04, 2021
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Provides that disability-owned businesses be included in certain businesses development programs, direct loan programs, and certification processes; requires Chief Diversity Officer compile information on awarding of State contracts to disability-owned businesses.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Assembly • Jan 27, 2021
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Allows certain microbusiness cannabis licensees to accelerate depreciation of property under corporation business and gross income taxes.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Assembly • Jan 07, 2021
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Updates and clarifies recent legislation passed by both Houses of the Legislature addressing cannabis legalization, and marijuana and hashish decriminalization.
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Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
Assembly • Jan 07, 2021
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Updates and clarifies recent legislation passed by both Houses of the Legislature addressing cannabis legalization, and marijuana and hashish decriminalization.
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Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
Senate • Jan 07, 2021
Latest Version
"New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act"; legalizes personal use cannabis for certain adults, subject to State regulation; decriminalizes small amount marijuana and hashish possession; removes marijuana as Schedule I drug.*
Last Action
Substituted by A21 (2R)
Senate • Dec 17, 2020
Latest Version
Extends period during which new satellite medical cannabis dispensaries may be approved.
Last Action
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Dec 16, 2020
Latest Version
Decouples State tax provisions from federal prohibition on cannabis business deductions, but only for businesses with less than $15 million of gross receipts.
Last Action
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
Senate • Dec 10, 2020
Latest Version
Requires that certain revenues from State sales and use taxes on cannabis and cannabis products be appropriated annually for investment in municipalities designated as "impact zones."
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Dec 07, 2020
Latest Version
Revises certain restrictions on ownership of medical cannabis alternative treatment centers.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • Nov 05, 2020
Latest Version
Permits use of telemedicine and telehealth to authorise patients for medical cannabis and to issue written instructions for dispensing medical cannabis.*
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Substituted by S619 (2R)
Assembly • Sep 24, 2020
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Requires public health emergency credits to be awarded to certain inmates and parolees during public health emergency; prohibits contact with victim upon release of inmate awarded credits.***
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Substituted by S2519 (4R)
Assembly • Sep 24, 2020
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Appropriates $32,711,205,000 in State funds and $13,856,161,239 in federal funds for the State budget for fiscal year 2020-2021.
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Substituted by S2021
Assembly • Sep 24, 2020
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Permits special education students and bilingual education students to repeat prior year grade level during 2020-2021 school year upon parental request.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Assembly • Jul 02, 2020
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Authorizes use of telemedicine and telehealth in connection with medicinal cannabis program for duration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • May 07, 2020
Latest Version
Authorizes use of telemedicine and telehealth in connection with medicinal cannabis program for duration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • May 01, 2020
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Creates certain protections for insurers and insurance producers engaging in business of insurance in connection with cannabis-related businesses.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
Senate • Mar 16, 2020
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Urges states to support cannabis equity programs.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 16, 2020
Latest Version
Directs Cannabis Regulatory Commission to adopt regulations concerning labeling, marketing, and sale of cannabidiol and products containing cannabidiol; prohibits sale of cannabidiol to minors.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee
Assembly • Mar 05, 2020
Latest Version
Creates certain protections for insurers and insurance producers engaging in business of insurance in connection with cannabis-related businesses.*
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Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
Senate • Feb 24, 2020
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Urges states to support cannabis equity programs.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
Assembly • Feb 20, 2020
Latest Version
Provides medical cannabis dispensaries permitted use status in certain zoning districts.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Assembly • Feb 03, 2020
Latest Version
Decouples State tax provisions from federal prohibition on cannabis business expense deductions.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee
Assembly • Jan 14, 2020
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Provides medical cannabis is not subject to State sales tax.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • Jan 14, 2020
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Provides medical cannabis is not subject to State sales tax.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Jan 14, 2020
Latest Version
Urges President and Congress of United States to enact legislation establishing safe daily level of cannabidiol consumption.
Last Action
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Jan 14, 2020
Latest Version
Establishes program to subsidize purchase price of medical cannabis for registered qualifying patients enrolled in Medicaid or NJ Family Care programs.
    Most recent bill actions in New Jersey, 2020-2021 Regular Session
    Establishes Statewide universal newborn home nurse visitation program in DCF; appropriates $2.75 million. **
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.187.
    executive • Jul 29, 2021
    Latest Version
    "Laura Wooten's Law"; Requires civics instruction in middle school; authorizes New Jersey Center for Civic Education to provide curricula, professional development and technical assistance for middle and high school civics.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.185.
    executive • Jul 23, 2021
    Latest Version
    Makes FY 2021 supplemental appropriation of $3,000,000 to DHS for temporary 25 percent increase to certain assisted living resident provider in Medicaid.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.186.
    executive • Jul 23, 2021
    Latest Version
    Establishes certain rights for students with military obligations attending public institutions of higher education and permits late registration for students with military obligations.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.174.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Extends veterans' property tax exemption to tenant shareholders in cooperatives and mutual housing corporations.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.175.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
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    Establishes annual grant program to recognize institutions of higher education that offer comprehensive array of veteran programs and services.*
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    Approved P.L.2021, c.176.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires lead paint inspection on certain residential rental property, including upon tenant turnover; establishes lead-based paint hazard education program; appropriates $3,900,000. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.182.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires automobile insurers to disclose policy limits upon request by an attorney under certain circumstances.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.177.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Revises law concerning notaries and notarial acts; authorizes electronic signatures.
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    Approved P.L.2021, c.179.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Increases limit on number of social affairs permits that can be issued for one premises from 25 to 52 for designated premises owned by municipality or for event sponsored by municipality.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.180.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires public community water systems to inventory and replace lead service lines within 10 years; provides for recoupment of costs by investor-owned public water systems.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.183.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Removes restrictions on special assessments and bond issuances for replacement of residential lead service lines; revises budgetary requirements for operators of certain water systems.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.184.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Provides funding for experiential housing advocacy programs to provide legal services for low- and moderate-income tenants in need of housing assistance; appropriates $2 million. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.181.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Authorizes certain offshore wind projects to construct power lines and obtain real property interests; grants BPU authority to supersede certain local governmental powers upon petition from offshore wind project.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.178.
    executive • Jul 22, 2021
    Latest Version
    Makes $135 million in federal funds available to EDA to support eligible entities impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.173.
    executive • Jul 21, 2021
    Latest Version
    Increases strangulation assault to crime of second degree.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.172.
    executive • Jul 12, 2021
    Latest Version
    Encourages development of zero-emission vehicle fueling and charging infrastructure in redevelopment projects.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.168.
    executive • Jul 09, 2021
    Latest Version
    Establishes successor program to solar renewable energy certificate program in BPU, including solicitation process for certain solar power generation facilities. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.169.
    executive • Jul 09, 2021
    Establishes numerical requirements and zoning standards for installation of electric vehicle supply equipment and Make-Ready parking spaces. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.171.
    executive • Jul 09, 2021
    Latest Version
    Establishes dual-use solar project pilot program for unpreserved farmland; allows land used for dual-use solar project to be eligible for farmland assessment under certain conditions.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.170.
    executive • Jul 09, 2021
    Requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to create Statewide database of certified payroll information for public works projects.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.164.
    executive • Jul 08, 2021
    Latest Version
    Streamlines identification of employee misclassification.
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    Approved P.L.2021, c.167.
    executive • Jul 08, 2021
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    Creates "Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance" in DOLWD; appropriates $1 million from General Fund.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.166.
    executive • Jul 08, 2021
    Latest Version
    Concerns enforcement of employee misclassification and stop-work order laws.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.165.
    executive • Jul 08, 2021
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    Approved P.L.2021, c.161.
    executive • Jul 07, 2021
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    Modifies process for obtaining working certificates for minors.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.162.
    executive • Jul 07, 2021
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    Changes effective date of Garden State Health Plan; exempts certain charter and renaissance schools from certain healthcare plan requirements; requires certain negotiations over certain health care costs. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.163.
    executive • Jul 07, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires DHS to contract with third party entity to apply risk reduction model to Medicaid prescription drug services.**
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.151.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Revises and expands authorization for any person or entity to obtain, distribute, and administer opioid antidotes.**
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c152.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires Division of Consumer Affairs to publish retail price of certain opioid antidotes.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.155.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Permits school districts to administer student health surveys after prior written notification to parents and legal guardians.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.156.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires certain health insurers, Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, SHBP, and SEHBP to cover opioid antidote without imposing prior authorization requirements.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.157.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Permits certain paramedics to administer buprenorphine.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.153.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Requires DCF or court to consider placement of children with relatives or kinship guardians when making placement decision; makes changes to certain standards for initiating petitions to terminate parental rights.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.154.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Authorizes State Treasurer to enter lease for real property and improvements with NJEDA for construction of New Jersey Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.158.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Authorizes Capital City Redevelopment Corporation on behalf of State Treasurer to sell surplus real property and improvements located in City of Trenton, County of Mercer; appropriates proceeds of sale.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.159.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Revises various provisions of "New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020" and other economic development programs; establishes New Jersey Innovation Fellows Program; appropriates $10 million.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.160.
    executive • Jul 02, 2021
    Latest Version
    Establishes immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.142.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Concerns liability of certain non-profit and governmental employers for unemployment benefits paid during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic state of emergency. *
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    Approved P.L.2021, c.143.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for school security projects in certain school districts; appropriates $66,173,243.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.145.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $26,456,996.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.147.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Fund" for career and technical education expansion in county vocational school districts; appropriates $222,904,769.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.148.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Awards project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for water infrastructure projects in certain school districts; appropriates $6,608,212.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.146.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Temporarily expands summer working hours for certain minors.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.149.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Rescinds prohibition on return of certain items purchased from retail food stores during COVID-19 state of emergency; provides that future limitations on returns occur during declared public health emergency.
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.150.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Appropriates $100,000,000 to DCA for purpose of studying and providing grants and technical assistance to licensed and registered child care providers to support workforce development and other improvements. *
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.144.
    executive • Jul 01, 2021
    Latest Version
    Concerns labor harmony agreements in retail and distribution center projects.
    Last Action
    Substituted by A4630
    Senate • Jun 30, 2021
    Latest Version
    Designates September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day."
    Last Action
    Passed by the Senate (38-0)
    Senate • Jun 30, 2021
    Latest Version
    Commits $3 million from Supplemental Workforce Fund for Basic Skill to NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.
    Last Action
    Substituted by A3027
    Senate • Jun 30, 2021
    Latest Version
    Reopens Workers Compensation Judges Part of PERS and requires Workers' Compensation Judges to be enrolled in PERS.*
    Last Action
    Approved P.L.2021, c.140.
    executive • Jun 30, 2021
    Latest Version
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