Over 100 New Laws Passed in NJ in 2022

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According to the United States Congress database, 103 bills introduced in 2022 have since been signed into law in New Jersey by Governor Murphy.

Below is an extensive list of the bills introduced in 2022 that have since been signed into law in New Jersey.


(BILL TITLE: description – INTRODUCED – LATEST ACTION)

S 2944 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Credits $5.2 billion to "New Jersey Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund"; appropriates $2.9 billion to NJ Schools Development Authority, NJ DOT, and NJT; and establishes process for authorizing future appropriations for debt defeasance and capital project. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.18. Jun 30, 2022

A 4405 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority; increases Transportation Trust Fund spending limit by $600 million. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.38. Jun 30, 2022

S 2023 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Appropriates $50,640,229,000 in State funds and $24,082,639,850 in federal funds for the State budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved With Line Item Veto P.L.2022, C.49. Jun 30, 2022

S 2945 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns economic incentives for certain cannabis businesses. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.48. Jun 30, 2022

A 4403 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Makes FY 2022 supplemental appropriations of $71,786,000. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.20. Jun 30, 2022

S 2921 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Revises various provisions of Food Desert Relief Program. – Jun 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.47. Jun 30, 2022

A 4401 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides one-year waiver of certain MVC fees imposed for driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards. – Jun 23, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.22. Jun 30, 2022

A 4385 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Makes various revisions to law pertaining to electronic medical records and recording patients' demographic information. – Jun 23, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.44. Jun 30, 2022

S 2917 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Expands allowance for developers to carry forward unused tax credits under New Jersey Aspire Program. – Jun 23, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.46. Jun 30, 2022

S 2909 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Authorizes DOT to compensate certain contractors and subcontractors affected by supply chain shortages; appropriates $10 million. – Jun 20, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.37. Jun 30, 2022

S 2905 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Revises definition of destructive device to include certain .50 caliber rifles; makes certain exceptions. – Jun 20, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.54. Jul 5, 2022

A 4370 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires training prior to issuance of firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase handgun under certain circumstances; provides that firearms purchaser identification card is valid for ten years. – Jun 20, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.58. Jul 5, 2022

A 4368 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires firearm retailers to sell microstamping-enabled firearms upon determination of availability by AG. – Jun 20, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.57. Jul 5, 2022

S 2872 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes Behavioral Healthcare Provider Loan Redemption Program within Higher Education Student Assistance Authority; appropriates $5 million. – Jun 16, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.34. Jun 30, 2022

A 4239 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns imposition and collection of sales and use tax for fabrication and installation of signs. – Jun 13, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.97. Aug 5, 2022

S 2861 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Waives fees for marriage and civil union licenses in Fiscal Year 2023; appropriates $2 million. – Jun 13, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.23. Jun 30, 2022

S 2846 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Upgrades certain crimes related to manufacturing firearms from third degree to second degree. – Jun 13, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.53. Jul 5, 2022

A 4255 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Revises law requiring registration with DEP of certain entities engaged in soil and fill recycling services. – Jun 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.64. Jul 5, 2022

A 4208 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides sales and use tax exemption for certain purchases made by certain supermarkets and grocery stores located within urban enterprise zones. – Jun 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.42. Jun 30, 2022

S 2843 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires certain insurers to disclose policy limits upon request by an attorney under certain circumstances. – Jun 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.95. – Aug 5, 2022

S 2807 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes Liberty State Park Design Task Force. – Jun 6, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.45. Jun 30, 2022

A 4214 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for transportation infrastructure projects for FY2023; makes appropriation. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.62. Jul 5, 2022

A 4066 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2023. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.86. Aug 12, 2022

S 2742 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns licensing of law enforcement officers; appropriates $6 million. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.65. Jul 21, 2022

A 4067 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Authorizes NJ Infrastructure Bank to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2023. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.87. Aug 12, 2022

A 4193 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Adjusts municipal ballot question for amusement games for future elections and repeals section of law creating office of Amusement Games Control Commissioner. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.80. Jul 29, 2022

A 4225 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county vocational school districts; appropriates $36,960,028. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.82. Jul 29, 2022

A 4224 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $19,993,837. – Jun 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.81. Jul 29, 2022

A 4075 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires public schools to develop threat assessment teams. – May 26, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.83. Aug 1, 2022

A 4091 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Makes County Option Hospital Fee Pilot Program permanent and expands definition of "participating county" under program. – May 26, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.61. Jul 5, 2022

S 2677 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Amends requirements for certain mixed use parking projects undertaken by municipal redevelopers under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program; increases total available tax credits by $25 million. – May 19, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.75. Jul 29, 2022

A 3975 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns protections with respect to nondisclosure of certain patient information relating to reproductive healthcare services, and protecting access to services and procedures related to abortion for certain out-of-State persons. – May 12, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.51. Jul 1, 2022

S 2523 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides child tax credit under gross income tax. – May 12, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.24. Jun 30, 2022

A 3974 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Prohibits extradition of individual from another state back to that state for actions related to conduct concerning reproductive health care services lawful in this State. – May 12, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.50. Jul 1, 2022

A 3990 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides temporary one-year extension of service life of school buses for 2022-2023 school year; authorizes chief administrator to allow one-year extension in subsequent two school years. – May 12, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.41. Jun 30, 2022

S 2476 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes Thriving By Three competitive grant program for infant and toddler child care programs; appropriates $28 million. – May 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.25. Jun 30, 2022

S 2422 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Updates "New Jersey Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act" to current standards of National Association of Insurance Commissioners. – May 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.85. Aug 12, 2022

A 3929 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Allows certain voters residing overseas to vote in certain elections in this State depending on overseas residency or intent to return. – May 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.72. Jul 28, 2022

A 3898 (2022-2023 Regular Session):Makes FY2022 supplemental appropriation of $3 million for mosquito control. – May 9, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.79. Jul 29, 2022

A 3733 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Authorizes student attending institution of higher education to earn credit towards graduation for serving as poll worker. – May 2, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.40. Jun 30, 2022

A 3822 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Changes certain mail-in ballot deadlines; permits opening and canvassing of mail-in ballots prior to election day; permits pickup schedule for certain mail-in ballots; requires confirmation notice when voter changes party affiliation at MVC. – Mar 24, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.70. Jul 28, 2022

A 3820 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Prohibits unaffiliated mail-in voters from receiving mail-in ballot for primary election; requires election officials to provide such voters certain notices; prohibits mail-in ballot envelopes from containing visible political affiliation or designation from containing visible political affiliation or designation for certain elections. – Mar 24, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.69. Jul 28, 2022

A 3817 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires ballot privacy sleeves at polling place; makes various changes to early and mail-in voting procedures; creates online form to update name and residence on existing voter registration record. – Mar 24, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.67. Jul 28, 2022

A 3819 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Specifies circumstances when voter will be removed from permanent vote by mail status and when ballot will be sent to primary address; requires educational campaign; makes appropriation of $5 million. – Mar 24, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.68. Jul 28, 2022

A 3823 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires enhanced review of death records two months prior to election; permits remote training for certain election workers; exempts election worker compensation from taxation and remuneration. – Mar 24, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.71. Jul 28, 2022

S 2364 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns use of tents and other fixtures for outdoor dining on certain property. – Mar 21, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.85. Aug 3, 2022

A 3670 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Changes deadline for filing of acceptance by successful write-in candidate for primary election to on or before the seventh day following certification of election results. – Mar 17, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.15. Jun 1, 2022

S 2356 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Extends prohibition on certain utility discontinuances for certain customers. – Mar 14, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.4. Mar 25, 2022

A 3587 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Changes certain primary election deadlines. – Mar 10, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.7. Mar 25, 2022

AJR 140 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permanently designates March 8th as "International Women's Day" in New jersey. – Mar 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, Jr-1. Mar 28, 2022

A 3110 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes minimum Medicaid reimbursement rates for brain injury services. – Mar 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.78. Jul 29, 2022

A 3196 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires State Board of Education to administer New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment as field test for class of 2023. – Mar 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.60. Jul 5, 2022

S 1929 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Makes FY 2022 supplemental appropriation to provide State military impact aid to certain school districts. – Mar 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.19. Jun 30, 2022

S 1802 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Makes $25 million supplemental appropriation to HMFA for Capital Improvement Assistance Program. – Feb 28, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.8. Mar 28, 2022

S 1889 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Prohibits government dealings with businesses associated with Belarus or Russia. – Feb 28, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.3. Mar 9, 2022

A 2884 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Revises State financial aid requirements to align with simplification of Free Application for Federal Student Aid under federal law. – Feb 28, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.10. Apr 12, 2022

AJR 109 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Designates month of April of each year as "Military Child Appreciation Month" in NJ; designates last full week of April of each year as "Military Child Appreciation Week" in NJ. – Feb 14, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, Jr-3. Apr 12, 2022

S 1603 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Removes restriction on receipt of retirement annuities by certain members of JRS who file for deferred retirement. – Feb 14, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.94. Aug 5, 2022

S 1535 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permits counties to operate airports as county utilities; provides that bonds for county and municipal airport purposes be issued in accordance with provisions of "Local Bond Law." – Feb 10, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.93. Aug 5, 2022

A 2362 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires DHS to submit federal waiver request regarding time limits for certain SNAP recipients under certain circumstances. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.29. Jun 30, 2022

A 2360 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Eliminates requirement that participation in NJ SNAP Employment and Training Program is mandatory for certain recipients. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.27. Jun 30, 2022

A 2426 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes rebuttable presumption of pretrial detention for defendants who commit certain firearm offenses under Graves Act. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.43. Jun 30, 2022

A 2364 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Appropriates $813,000 to DHS to implement use of electronic benefit transfer cards in Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.31. Jun 30, 2022

A 2359 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides for streamlining of SNAP application process and establishes SNAP application call center; appropriates $750,000. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.26. Jun 30, 2022

A 2366 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes State SNAP Minimum Benefit Program; appropriates $18 million to DHS. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.32. Jun 30, 2022

A 2363 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns SNAP services provided at county boards of social services; appropriates $250,000. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.30. Jun 30, 2022

A 2361 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires DHS to maintain SNAP outreach plan and to conduct additional outreach programs. – Feb 7, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.28. Jun 30, 2022

A 2158 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Allows member of PFRS, who is police chief and fire department chief, to serve until age 67 under certain conditions. – Feb 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.9. Apr 12, 2022

S 1368 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires business owners and rental unit owners to maintain certain liability insurance policies. – Feb 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.92. Aug 5, 2022

A 2063 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Extends transmittal date deadline for fiscal year 2022-2023 gubernatorial budget message to Legislature from fourth Tuesday in February to March 8, 2022. – Feb 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.1. Feb 15, 2022

A 2065 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Amends applicability of law prohibiting sale and distribution of plastic and paper carryout bags to food banks and food pantries; appropriates $600,000. – Feb 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.6. Mar 25, 2022

S 1204 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain firearm purchaser identification card and register handguns acquired out-of-State. – Feb 3, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.52. Jul 5, 2022

S 1177 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Revises out-of-network arbitration process. – Jan 31, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.74. Jul 29, 2022

SJR 34 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Designates March as "Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Month." – Jan 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, Jr-2. Mar 30, 2022

S 891 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Prohibits tax preparers from engaging in certain practices involving refund anticipation checks and loans. – Jan 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.90. Aug 5, 2022

S 902 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Imposes certain consumer protection requirements on service contract providers. – Jan 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.91. Aug 5, 2022

S 905 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Extends period of time for filing special education due process petitions related to COVID-19 school closures and periods of virtual, remote, hybrid, or in-person instruction. – Jan 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.2. Mar 3, 2022

S 906 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Authorizes transfer on death (TOD) of title to motor vehicle. – Jan 27, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.13. May 9, 2022

S 875 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in DHS to accept permanent change of station order for purposes of satisfying residency requirement for provision of home and community-based services under certain circumstances. – Jan 18, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.84. Aug 2, 2022

S 521 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Expressly authorizes medical cannabis patients under 18 years of age to have up to four designated caregivers. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.88. Aug 5, 2022

A 642 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Concerns use of steel slag as aggregate. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.17. Jun 24, 2022

S 144 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes "COVID-19 Frontline and Healthcare Worker Memorial Commission." – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.73. Jul 29, 2022

A 1455 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permits county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages to issue identification card to Gold Star Family Member. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.59. Jul 5, 2022

S 525 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Enhances, and allocates funds for, pre-apprenticeship programs. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.89. Aug 5, 2022

A 1969 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Allows minors to serve as election workers between 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on elections days. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.66. Jul 28, 2022

S 311 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes Statewide behavioral health crisis system of care. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.35. Jun 30, 2022

A 1302 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Regulates sale of handgun ammunition and develops system of electronic reporting of handgun ammunition sales. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.55. Jul 05, 2022

A 1765 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Allows Attorney General to bring cause of action for certain public nuisance violations arising from sale or marketing of firearms. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.56. Jul 5, 2022

S 481 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires automobile insurance policies to provide certain minimum amounts of liability, uninsured motorist, and underinsured motorist coverage. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.87. Aug 5, 2022

A 1282 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program; provides for $15 million in first year and $15 million annually in subsequent two years to DEP, subject to availability, to provide grants. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.86. Aug 4, 2022

A 1115 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires DEP to prioritize funding for environmental infrastructure projects for applicants with established program to employ, at project or related facilities, local residents or residents of nearby urban aid qualifying municipalities. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.14. May 09, 2022

A 1556 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Updates notice requirements for actions alleging consumer fraud violations and adds indirect purchasers as parties who can receive damages for antitrust violations. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.96. Aug 05, 2022

A 674 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes New Jersey Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.39. Jun 30, 2022

A 208 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Raises pay for election workers to $300 per day; permits counties to provide additional compensation to election workers; appropriates $7,000,000 to Department of State. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.5. Mar 25, 2022

A 1522 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Establishes annual sales tax holiday for retail sales of computers, school computer supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and sport or recreational equipment. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.21. Jun 30, 2022

S 356 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Provides for lifetime disqualification from operating commercial motor vehicle and transportation network company vehicle for persons convicted of human trafficking. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.11. May 9, 2022

A 462 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permits operation of pedicabs and alcoholic beverage consumption by passengers of pedicabs in certain circumstances. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.16. Jun 4, 2022

A 1797 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Clarifies that members of SPRS may receive accidental disability benefits under certain circumstances. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.77. Jul 29, 2022

S 399 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Increases contribution limit by counties and municipalities to volunteer first aid, ambulance, and rescue squads. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.12. May 09, 2022

A 462 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permits operation of pedicabs and alcoholic beverage consumption by passengers of pedicabs in certain circumstances. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.16. Jun 4, 2022

A 1115 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Requires DEP to prioritize funding for environmental infrastructure projects for applicants with an established program to employ, at project or related facilities, local residents or residents of nearby urban aid qualifying municipalities. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.14. May 09, 2022

A 1455 (2022-2023 Regular Session): Permits county clerk or register of deeds and mortgages to issue an identification card to Gold Star Family Member. – Jan 11, 2022 – Approved P.L.2022, C.59. Jul 5, 2022

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Over 100 new laws introduced this year have already become law in New Jersey. Let us know what you think of NJ’s new laws of 2022 in the comments below!



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