Top Monday Assembly Hearings
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:32 AM EST
Ammunition Magazine Limit, Moratorium on Replacing Landline Telephone Services, Bedbug Eradication, Fire Safety & Foreclosure Prevention Top Monday Assembly Hearings
Reducing the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, establishing a one-year moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline telephone service with non-copper-based landline or wireless telephone service, bedbug eradication, improved fire safety in homes and helping residents avoid foreclosures highlight Monday’s Assembly committee action.
The hearings are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
• A2006 (Greenwald/Quijano/Eustace/Johnson/Jasey) - Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. 1 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
• A2459 (Benson/Chivukula) - Establishes one-year moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline telephone service with non-copper-based landline or wireless telephone service; requires BPU to report to Governor and Legislature. 10 a.m. Telecommunications and Utilities.
• A1578 (Spencer/Tucker/Sumter) - Establishes procedures to prevent and eradicate bedbug infestations in certain residential property. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
• A1698 (Wisniewski/Green/Jasey) - Requires fire suppression systems in new single and two family homes. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
• A1994 (Watson Coleman) - Creates Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Stabilization Revolving Trust Fund; places temporary surcharge on mortgage foreclosure complaints. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
• A1007 (Benson/Riley) - Requires DCA to establish procedures for inspection and abatement of mold hazards in residential buildings and school facilities, and certification programs for mold inspectors and mold hazard abatement workers. 2 p.m. Housing and Community Development.
• A1447 (Diegnan/Egan) - Requires health insurance carriers to use standard explanation of benefits form. 10 a.m. Financial Institutions and Insurance.
• A2770 (Conaway/Benson) - Clarifies that EMT’s can administer Naloxone to prevent opioid-related overdoses. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
• The Assembly Higher Education Committee will hold a 10:30 a.m. hearing on remedial education needs for New Jersey colleges and universities.
• The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee at 10 a.m. will hear testimony on issues concerning prescription drug diversion and potential reforms to the Prescription Monitoring Program.
• A-668 (Cryan/Quijano/Coughlin/Lagana) - Requires institutions of higher education to provide to prospective students certain cost, loan, and debt information in financial aid shopping sheet. 10:30 a.m. Higher Education.
• The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will hold a 2 p.m. hearing on business attraction and retention in the state.