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Details of Christie's proposed 10% income tax cut to be examined by Senate Budget Committee

NJDollars030911_optAssembly panel to consider mandated fluoridation of public water supplies

The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee will hear testimony from David Rosen, the state Office of Legislative Services’ budget and finance officer, on the projected impacts and costs of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed 10 percent across-the-board state income tax. State Treasurer Andrew Eristoff was also invited to testify but declined.

The upper house's Health and Human Services Committee will consider bill (S-1210) that would require same-day surgery centers to be state regulated, as recommended by the state Department of Health and Senior Services.

The senate Labor Committee will examine bill (S-1121) that would change unemployment insurance tax rates for employers who are considered responsible for creating greater stresses on the unemployment system due to their high number of layoffs. The bill would attempt to ensure that responsible employers who do not undertake mass layoffs are not left to subsidize those businesses most responsible for putting people on the unemployment line.

Assembly committees will also meet to consider legislation to require that all public water be fluoridated, outlaw body armor-piercing bullet, toughen penalties for injuring police officer with a defaced or stolen gun following the fatal shooting of a Jersey City detective, and extend building permits for stalled real estate development projects. Bills to protect consumers dealing with manufacturer rebates, protect personal information stored on digital copiers and combat jewelry made with toxic materials are also on the agenda.

Here are bills that highlight the Assembly committees’ agendas:

  • The Health and Senior Services Committee will consider bill (A-1811) to require the fluoridation of all public community water systems in New Jersey to combat tooth decay.
  • The Law and Public Safety Committee will review bill (A-1013) to criminalize the use of a defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer. The bill is named in honor of slain Jersey City police officer Marc Anthony DiNardo.
  • The committee will also consider legislation (A-588) to prohibit the possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.
  • The Housing and Local Government Committee will consider bill (A-1338) to extend building permits until Dec. 31, 2014.
  • The Consumer Affairs Committee will examine bill (A-1238) to protect personal information by requiring the destruction of records stored on digital copy machines.

The committee will also consider bill (A-1511) to make it illegal to advertise merchandise indicating the availability of a manufacturer’s rebate by displaying the net price of the item of merchandise, unless the rebate is provided at the time of purchase or the actual selling price of the merchandise is disclosed in the same font and size as the net price and clear and conspicuous notice is provided in the advertisement that a mail-in rebate is required to get a lower price.

The panel will alo examine bill (A-1858) to prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale in New Jersey of jewelry made with toxic materials.

The Higher Education Committee will hear from new Jersey college presidents on the state’s higher education priorities.

And the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee will consider legislation (A-1072) to bar telecommunications, utility or cable companies from charging customers prior to the actual billing date.

—TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

 

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