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Legislative Update:

March 8, Governor Murphy to deliver FY 2023 Budget Address to joint session to the legislature.





Senate Schedule The following committees were scheduled to meet on March 7: Community & Urban Affairs; Labor; Education; Transportation; Community Development & Affairs; and Consumer Affairs. Activity on Legislation of Interest:

A-642: Concerns use of steel slag as aggregate. February 28 passed Assembly. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee. A-1438: Increases maximum penalty for certain violations concerning asbestos hazard abatement; allocates moneys from increased penalties to asbestos programs. February 28 passed Assembly. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee. A-1720: Requires cultural diversity and implicit bias training be included in police basic training curriculum. February 28 passed Assembly. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. A-2654: Requires chief law enforcement officer of municipal police departments to hold two community roundtables on police relations each year. February 28 passed Assembly. Received in Senate and referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. A-1559: Establishes certain consumer protection requirements upon service contract providers, or companies that offer contracts purporting to cover repairs to a consumer’s home, car, or other goods. March 7, consideration by Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee. A-2246: Establishes New Jersey Homebuyer Tax Credit Program under gross income tax for certain home purchases during qualified periods by first time homebuyers. March 7, consideration by Assembly Housing Committee. S-289: Establishes "New Jersey Small Business Indoor Air Quality Management Support Program." March 7, consideration by Senate Labor Committee.

S-338: Provides closing credit for resident first-time homebuyers; appropriates $20 million. March 7, consideration by Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee.

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