New Laws in New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Signs 6 Bills into Law
Recent updates from the New Jersey Legislature and Governor Murphy -
Governor Murphy signs two bills into law yesterday (February 2, 2023):
S-646/A-823 (O'Scanlon, Johnson/Timberlake, Mejia, Reynolds-Jackson) - Requires NJTA and SJTA to check E-ZPass database before issuing E-ZPass violation.
A-3523/S-2305 (Benson, Stanley, Conaway/Gopal, Greenstein) - Requires health insurers to cover colorectal cancer screenings recommended by United States Preventive Services Task Force and eliminates cost-sharing requirements for certain colonoscopies.
The Governor conditionally vetoed the following bill:
S-1388/A-2527 (Singer, A.M. Bucco/Murphy, Webber, Tully) – CONDITIONAL – Establishes “Military Pro Bono Program” to provide pro bono legal representation to active-duty members of Armed Forces, Reserve components, members of National Guard, and veterans.
January 30 of this year, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law:
S-147/A-1116 (Diegnan, Corrado/Chaparro, Benson, Mukherji) – Requires DOT to implement complete streets policy that considers persons with certain disabilities.
S-3249/A-4833 (Codey, Smith/Haider, Verrelli, Atkins) – Amends lists of projects eligible to receive loans for environmental infrastructure projects from NJ Infrastructure Bank for FY2023.
S-3250/A-4834 (Greenstein, Smith/Speight, Carter, Conaway) – Amends lists of environmental infrastructure projects approved for long-term funding by DEP; makes various changes to FY2023 environmental infrastructure funding program.
January 10, 2023, Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law:
A-1438/S-2196 (Kennedy, Mukherji, Stanley/Scutari) - Increases maximum penalty for certain violations concerning asbestos hazard abatement; allocates moneys from increased penalties to asbestos programs
A-3444/S-3140 (Freiman, Swain/Zwicker, Gill) - Establishes Organic Farming Board in Department of Agriculture
A-4768/S-3162 (Quijano, Atkins/Cryan, Madden) - Revises effective date of severance requirements under “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act”
The Governor vetoed the following bill:
A-2002/S-1656 (Conaway, Jimenez, Stanley/Pou) - CONDITIONAL - Requires State registrar to permit county surrogate to provide certified copy of death certificate to authorized persons under certain circumstances