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Legislative Alert: Thursday, June 5

June 03, 2014 J,

Thursday’s agenda in the statehouse is a full one. AFP has highlighted the bills of most concern to taxpayers. Click here to see the full agenda and here for the state legislative website.

***Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM, Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ | Chair: Sen. Sarlo, Paul A.

  • S153 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Gordon, Robert M.+4], New Jobs for NJ Act
    • Tax breaks to companies hiring unemployed which will do nothing to improve the unemployment picture or our economy.
  • S1551 [Lesniak, Raymond J.], Economic Opportunity Act of 2014, Part 3
    • Makes changes to this corporate welfare bill which was enacted last year.
  • S2081[Rice, Ronald L.], Resid. foreclosures-concern prev.
    • More government meddling in the housing sector.
  • Pending Introduction and Referral: S2124[Cunningham, Sandra B./Lesniak, Raymond J.+1], Opportunity to Compete Act-estab.
    • Another onerous mandate on business forbidding “employers from inquiring…about a job applicant’s criminal record and from requiring a job applicant to complete an application that makes such inquiries during the initial employment application process”; threatens fines for non-compliance

**Senate Environment and Energy Meeting 10:00 AM, Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ | Chair: Sen. Smith, Bob

  • S1138 [Codey, Richard J.], Solar arrays-install, preserv open space
    • A number of bills have been proposed aimed at spending billions to preserve open space. If open space is so important, why carve out an exception to allow solar panels?

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting, 1:00 PM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ | Chair: Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

  • S784[Weinberg, Loretta/Greenstein, Linda R.+6], Family planning svcs.;$7.453M
    • AFP continues to oppose this wasteful appropriation
  • S1203 [Weinberg, Loretta], Medicaid coverage, family planning svc.
    • Further expansion of Obamacare

**Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Meeting, 2:00 PM Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ | Chair: Asm. Johnson, Gordon M.

  • A3213[Greenwald, Louis D.], Economic Opportunity Act of 2014, Part 3
    • Makes changes to this corporate welfare bill which was enacted last year.

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