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Bill:

A4658

Sponsors:

2020:S2896

Summary:

Requires refunds for payments made to venues for events canceled due to coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and caps additional venue charges at no more than rate of inflation for rescheduled events.

Related:

2020:S2896

History:

09/17/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

S2504

Sponsors:

2020:A4375

Summary:

Excludes unemployment benefits paid during coronavirus pandemic state of emergency from calculation of employer unemployment contributions and payments in lieu of contributions.

Related:

2020:A4375

History:

06/04/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee. 08/10/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

A4541

Sponsors:

2020:S1878; 2018:S1237; 2016:A2936; 2016:S1517; 2014:A2133; 2014:S1639; 2012:A343; 2012:S1795; 2010:A1062; 2010:S423; 2008:A806; 2008:S236; 2006:A2067; 2006:S1089

Summary:

Eliminates smoking ban exemption for casinos and simulcasting facilities.

Related:

2020:S1878; 2018:S1237; 2016:A2936; 2016:S1517; 2014:A2133; 2014:S1639; 2012:A343; 2012:S1795; 2010:A1062; 2010:S423; 2008:A806; 2008:S236; 2006:A2067; 2006:S1089

History:

08/10/2020 – Proposed for introduction.

Position:

Monitor

Priority:

FLAG

Bill:

S2753

Sponsors:

2020:A4441

Summary:

Concerns UI benefits provided to workers.

Related:

2020:A4441

History:

07/30/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

Position:

Monitor

Priority:

FLAG

Bill:

S2412 ScaSa (2R)

Sponsors:

2020:A4146

Summary:

Requires refund or credit for certain transient and short-term rental reservations when public health emergency or state of emergency is in effect.

Related:

2020:A4146

History:

05/07/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. 05/28/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. 06/29/2020 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 26-0 (Cryan). 07/30/2020 – Passed in Senate 31-6.

Position:

Monitor

Priority:

FLAG

Bill:

S1591

Sponsors:

2020:A299; 2018:A5415; 2018:S3502

Summary:

Allows alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors in Atlantic City Tourism District.

Related:

2020:A299; 2018:A5415; 2018:S3502

History:

02/13/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. 07/22/2020 – Transferred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. 07/30/2020 – Substituted by A-299.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

A2773 Aca (1R)

Sponsors:

2020:A298; 2018:A5157; 2018:A5384; 2018:S3393

Summary:

Allows certain preserved farms in certain counties to hold 14 special occasion events per year during three -year pilot program; imposes further event restrictions on residentially-exposed preserved farms.

Related:

2020:A298; 2018:A5157; 2018:A5384; 2018:S3393

History:

02/03/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Agriculture Committee. 02/13/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly. 07/27/2020 – Recommitted to Assembly Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly. 07/30/2020 – Passed in Assembly 74-0-0.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

A2374 AcsAca (ACS/1R)

Sponsors:

2020:S1953; 2018:A1902; 2018:S1611; 2016:A2080; 2016:S1570; 2014:A2579; 2014:S1510; 2012:A3898; 2012:S2632

Summary:

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.

Related:

2020:S1953; 2018:A1902; 2018:S1611; 2016:A2080; 2016:S1570; 2014:A2579; 2014:S1510; 2012:A3898; 2012:S2632

History:

01/27/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. 07/20/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee substitute, referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. 07/27/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly. 07/30/2020 – Passed in Assembly 68-6-0.

Position:

Monitor

Priority:

FLAG

Bill:

A299

Sponsors:

2020:S1591; 2018:A5415; 2018:S3502

Summary:

Allows alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors in Atlantic City Tourism District.

Related:

2020:S1591; 2018:A5415; 2018:S3502

History:

01/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee. 06/15/2020 – Transferred to Assembly Budget Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly. 06/18/2020 – Passed in Assembly 78-0-0. 06/25/2020 – Received in Senate and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. 07/22/2020 – Transferred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. 07/30/2020 – Substituted for S-1591. Passed in Senate and sent to Governor 39-0.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

S2697

Sponsors:

2020:A4175

Summary:

"New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act," authorizes issuance of State bonds totaling up to $9.9 billion.

Related:

2020:A4175

History:

07/14/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. 07/16/2020 – Substituted by A-4175 (1R).

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

A4175 Sca (1R)

Sponsors:

2020:S2697

Summary:

"New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act," authorizes issuance of State bonds totaling up to $9.9 billion and authorizes borrowing from federal government.

Related:

2020:S2697

History:

05/28/2020 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Budget Committee. 06/01/2020 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly. 06/04/2020 – Passed in Assembly 52-28-0. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. 07/14/2020 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Senate. 07/16/2020 – Substituted for S-2697. Motion to amend on Senate floor (Rice). Motion to table Senate amendments 13-11 (Weinberg). Passed in Senate 22-15. Received in Assembly, 2nd reading in Assembly to concur with Senate amendments. Motion to amend on Assembly floor (Holley). Motion to table bill 45-25-2 (Johnson). Passed in Assembly and sent to Governor 46-26-0. Signed by the Governor P.L.2020, c.60.

Position:

Monitor

Bill:

S2645

Sponsors:

2020:A3821

Summary:

Establishes "New Jersey Transit ADA Task Force."

Related:

2020:A3821

History:

06/30/2020 – Introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee.

Position:

Monitor