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Most tracked bills in New Jersey, 2020-2021 Regular Session
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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Approved P.L.2021, c.252.
executive • Oct 18, 2021
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Authorizes fixed odds wagering on horse races through fixed odds wagering system.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.193.
executive • Aug 05, 2021
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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. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.181.
executive • Jul 22, 2021
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Permits use of telemedicine and telehealth to authorize patients for medical cannabis and to issue written instructions for dispensing medical cannabis. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.118.
executive • Jun 24, 2021
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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 costs of medical cannabis to be reimbursed by Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, PAAD, Senior Gold and VCCO.
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Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
Senate • Jun 10, 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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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
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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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Substituted by S2875 (3R)
Assembly • May 20, 2021
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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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Modifies definition of "impact zones" in "New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act."
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Apr 26, 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.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.52.
executive • Apr 19, 2021
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Requires in person early voting period for certain elections; makes appropriation.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.40.
executive • Mar 30, 2021
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Requires law enforcement to provide written notificaion to parent or guardian of person under age 18 who commits first offense of unlawfully possessing or consuming alcoholic beverage, cannabis, marijuana, or hashish.**
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Approved P.L.2021, c.38.
executive • Mar 26, 2021
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Removes criminal liability for law enforcement officers who have investigative encounter with underage person for possession of alcohol or cannabis unless civil rights are violated.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Assembly • Mar 22, 2021
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Removes criminal liability for law enforcement officers who have investigative encounter with underage person for possession of alcohol or cannabis unless civil rights are violated.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
Senate • Mar 22, 2021
Latest Version
Legalizes growing or possessing up to six marijuana plants for personal recreational use, and up to 10 plants for personal medical use, by persons aged 21 or older.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 22, 2021
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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
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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
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Provides for certain criminal and civil justice reforms, particularly addressing legal consequences associated with certain marijuana and hashish offenses as well as raising awareness of available expungement relief.**
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Approved P.L.2021, c.19.
executive • Feb 22, 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.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.16.
executive • Feb 22, 2021
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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
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Authorizes home cultivation of medical cannabis.
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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
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Reclassifies possession of psilocybin as disorderly persons offense.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.9.
executive • 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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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
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Reduces or delays increases in employer unemployment taxes related to benefits paid during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic state of emergency.
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Approved P.L.2020, c.150.
executive • Jan 04, 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
Substituted by A21 (2R)
Senate • Dec 17, 2020
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Extends period during which new satellite medical cannabis dispensaries may be approved.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Dec 16, 2020
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Decouples State tax provisions from federal prohibition on cannabis business deductions, but only for businesses with less than $15 million of gross receipts.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
Senate • Dec 10, 2020
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • Oct 19, 2020
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Oct 08, 2020
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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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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
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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, Referred to Assembly Health Committee
Assembly • May 01, 2020
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Provides civil and criminal immunity to certain health care professionals and health care facilities during public health emergency and state of emergency; facilitates issuance of certain temporary licenses and certifications during public health emergency and state of emergency.
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Approved P.L.2020, c.18.
executive • Apr 14, 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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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
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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
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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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Urges President and Congress of United States to enact legislation establishing safe daily level of cannabidiol consumption.
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Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Senate • Jan 14, 2020
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Most recent bill actions in New Jersey, 2020-2021 Regular Session
Concerns sign fabrication and prevailing wage requirements. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.253.
executive • Oct 18, 2021
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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.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.250.
executive • Oct 18, 2021
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Allows NJ E-ZPass customers to opt to receive electronic notification of use of E-ZPass system at toll plazas operated by NJTA and SJTA.
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Approved P.L., c.251.
executive • Oct 18, 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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Approved P.L.2021, c.252.
executive • Oct 18, 2021
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Prohibits law enforcement agencies from considering number of arrests made and citations issued when evaluating police officer's professional performance.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.249.
executive • Oct 07, 2021
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Expands scope of law prohibiting age discrimination.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.248.
executive • Oct 05, 2021
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Requires Commissioner of Human Services to streamline SNAP application process for senior citizens and conduct outreach regarding senior SNAP participation.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.243.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Requires DOLWD to provide link to New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on website and in emails concerning unemployment compensation benefits.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.244.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Directs DHS to develop mobile software for SNAP recipients; appropriates $2 million.**
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Approved P.L.2021, c.245.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Establishes State supplement for "breakfast after the bell" meals.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.247.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Establishes State supplement for federal summer food service program meals.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.246.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Establishes Office of Food Insecurity Advocate.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.242.
executive • Sep 30, 2021
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Directs DOE to develop outreach program to encourage young women and minorities to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in STEM.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.239.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Establishes Mental Health Screening in Schools Grant Program in DOE; appropriates $1 million.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.237.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Establishes supervised community reintegration program for certain victims of domestic violence.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.233.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Permits corporations to use blockchain technology for certain recordkeeping requirements.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.238.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Changes designation on official State logo denoting manufacture of products in New Jersey.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.240.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Allows veteran or personal representative to withdraw honorable discharge papers from county clerk.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.241.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Requires Civil Services Commission to undertake various initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity within law enforcement agencies.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.234.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Establishes database to aid in civil service hiring process for certain law enforcement officers; requires Statewide diversity analysis of law enforcement. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.236.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Requires Civil Service Commission establish mentoring program for certain civil service law enforcement applicants. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.235.
executive • Sep 28, 2021
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Requires Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the State.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.227.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Provides that student-athlete who sustains concussion must return to regular school activities prior to return to competition; requires school districts to implement six-step return-to-competition process.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.222.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Provides that public institutions of higher education may only reduce student's institutional financial aid upon receipt of private scholarship under certain circumstances.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.223.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Requires employers to provide hiring preference to employees who have reached maximum medical improvement following work-related injury.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.228.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Enters New Jersey into Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.229.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Directs DOE to establish five-year pilot program for issuance of limited certificate of eligibility with advanced standing and limited certificate of eligibility for certain teacher candidates.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.224.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Prohibits appeal of land use decision related to holding meeting electronically.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.230.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Protects homeowner in foreclosure from excessively low intervening offer.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.231.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Makes supplemental appropriation of $10 million for grants for certain lake management activities for recreation and conservation purposes.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.225.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Modifies Garden State Growth Zone tax exemption program.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.232.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Permits prosecutors to enroll in Prosecutors Part of PERS.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.226.
executive • Sep 24, 2021
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Establishes "Pediatric Cancer Research Fund" and establishes requirements for disbursement of monies deposited in fund; provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns for pediatric cancer research.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.210.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to provide transparency of tuition and fees to prospective and current students.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.211.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Concerns provision of energy to certain manufacturing facilities by providing exemptions to certain energy related taxes.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.213.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Appropriates $5 million to New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Fund.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.212.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires Adjutant General of DMVA send weekly reports to Commissioner of DOH on status of veterans' homes in State during every future public health emergency; requires such reports through December 31, 2021. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.214.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Allows veteran's guardian to remove veteran from DMVA veterans' memorial home under certain emergency circumstances.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.216.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to hold quarterly town hall meetings with veterans' guardians.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.215.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires DMVA veterans' memorial homes to communicate with veterans' guardians via at least two communication means.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.217.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires position of resident advocate at each State veterans' memorial home.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.219.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires administrator and assistant administrator at State veterans' memorial home have prior work experience in clinical setting.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.218.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires Director of Division of Veterans' Healthcare Services in DMVA to have prior clinical and long-term care experience.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.221.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Requires DMVA veterans' facilities provide payroll-based journal information to NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.220.
executive • Sep 16, 2021
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Establishes Amistad Commission Exemplary Award Program; appropriates $10,000.*
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Approved P.L.2021, c.209.
executive • Aug 31, 2021
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Requires institutions of higher education and public and nonpublic high schools and middle schools to adopt anti-hazing policies; expands activities encompassing criminal hazing and upgrades penalties for engaging in these activities.**
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Approved P.L.2021, c.208.
executive • Aug 24, 2021
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Directs EDA to establish program for public or private financing of certain renewable energy, water, and storm resiliency projects through use by municipalities of voluntary special assessments for certain property owners.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.201.
executive • Aug 24, 2021
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Allows corporations and certain financial institutions to hold remote shareholder meetings. *
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Approved P.L.2021, c.202.
executive • Aug 24, 2021
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Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.203.
executive • Aug 24, 2021
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Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2022.
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Approved P.L.2021, c.204.
executive • Aug 24, 2021
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