Monday Assembly Committees ***
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, May 10, 2013, 09:33 AM EDT
Social Media Instruction for Students, Full-Day Kindergarten Consideration, School Security Improvements, Helping Biz Avoid Impending Tax Hike & Fuel Delivery During Emergencies Highlight Monday Assembly Committee Hearings
(TRENTON) – Social media instruction for students, full-day kindergarten, school security improvements, ensuring any privatization contracts actually save money, helping businesses avoid an impending tax increase and improving fuel delivery during emergencies top Monday’s Assembly committee agendas.
Hearings are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
• A3292 (Fuentes) - Requires school districts to provide instruction on responsible use of social media for middle school students as part of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology. (2 p.m. Education Committee)
• A3972 (Wagner/Jasey) - Establishes task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten. (2 p.m. Education committee)
• A1548 (Wisniewski) - Requires written security plan when school is polling place and open to students; provides that schools may be used as polling places only under certain circumstances; and A1549 (Wisniewski, Prieto) - requires school districts to take all steps to ensure adequate security for students when school is open as a polling place and provides that school district costs shall be deducted from the itemized list of expenses submitted by the county board of elections. (2 p.m. Education committee).
• A998 (Vainieri Huttle) - Establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts. (10 a.m. Labor Committee)
• A3675 (Singleton/Coughlin) - Eliminates 10% surcharge on employer UI taxes during fiscal year 2014. (10 a.m. Labor Committee)
• A3775 (Wagner/Eustace/DeAngelo) - Requires employer notification when relocating call center services outside the United States. (10 a.m. Labor Committee)
• A2529 (Albano/Andrzejczak) - Requires at least two regular meetings each year of New Jersey Turnpike Authority be held on rotating basis in Cape May County, Atlantic County, and Ocean County & A-2550 (Albano/Andrzejczak) - Requires at least one member of New Jersey Turnpike Authority to reside in Atlantic County, Cape May County, or Ocean County. (10 a.m. Transportation Committee)
• A3911 (Eustace/Wagner) - Concerns importation and delivery of motor fuel during certain emergencies & A-3912 (Eustace/Wagner/Johnson) - Concerns sale of certain motor fuel during certain emergencies. (2 p.m. Homeland Security Committee)
• A1892 (Albano/Andrzejczak) - Creates State Beach Task Force. (2 p.m. Agriculture committee)
• A3836 (Spencer) - Concerns environmental permits in low-income, minority communities. (2 p.m. Environment committee hearing)
• A3928 (Quijano, Wagner) - Permits Office of Emergency Management to order reduction in reservoir levels prior to weather emergency; requires Department of Environmental Protection to adopt regulations pertaining reservoir levels. (2 p.m. Homeland Security Committee)
• The Assembly State Government Committee at 11 a.m. will hear testimony about the Civil Service Commission's proposed amendments to the Administrative Code to codify a new job banding program that would apply to positions in both state and local service.
• A3733 (Coughlin) - Exempts veterans' organizations from nonprofit corporation annual report filing fee. (10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
• A3828 (Burzichelli/DeAngelo) - Creates New Jersey Cold War medal. (10 a.m. Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee)