Bipartisan legislation that calls for a permanent ban on natural gas drilling (fracking) in New Jersey, will be considered by the Senate Environmental and Energy Committee at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Statehouse Annex in Trenton. The bill is (S-246).
The Senate Labor Committee will receive testimony from state labor officials on the status of the state-run unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund. The panel will also consider legislation to prohibit employers from discriminating against job candidates on the basis of a credit check. The hearing is also set for 10 a.m. in the Annex.
The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will review legislation (S-959) that would require all public water supplies to be fluoridated. The committee will also consider a bill (S-67) that would require law enforcement to be notified of the release from care of any person facing a pending criminal or disorderly persons charge are brought in by police and for a mental health screening. The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Annex.