Governor Murphy has taken action on the bills sent to him at the end of the 219th Legislative Term. The Governor signed 123 bills and vetoed 16. Below is a summary of bills that have been vetoed.
S-2768/A-4664 authorizes the State Chief Diversity Officer to conduct a disparity study concerning utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the State’s procurement process to determine whether disparities exist in the availability and utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. The first report would be issued within 18 months and every four years thereafter the State Chief Diversity Officer would have to advise the legislature if a study concerning the utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the procurement of goods and services for state agencies is needed.
The bill has been introduced in the new legislative term as A-992.
S-3715/A-5804 would have modified certain definitions related to the State’s transient accommodation taxes and fees. The bill changed the definition of “obtained through a transient marketplace” to specify that the accommodation is accepted through a means provided by the marketplace or travel agency, regardless of whether payment for the accommodation is made through a means provide by the marketplace or travel agency. The bill also sought to change the definition of “transient space marketplace” to specify that a marketplace or travel agency provides the service in exchange for a fee.
The bill has been introduced in the new legislative term as S-505.
A-6157/S-4202 would have prohibited circumventing the intergovernmental transfer process for law enforcement officers in certain circumstances. Specifically, the bill would have prohibited a municipal or county police department from utilizing the civil service provisions to appoint a permanent entry-level law enforcement officer or an entry-level law enforcement officer serving in a working test period employed by another municipal or county police department.
At this time the bill has not been introduced in the new legislative term.
S-73/A-4580 established requirements for the sale of home-baked goods that do not require further cooking or refrigeration for food safety and are not a “potentially hazardous food,” and only sold at the home baker’s home, a consumer’s home, a farmer’s market, or farm stands. The bill would have prohibited the selling or offering for sale home-baked goods over the Internet, wholesale, or to a commercial retailer for resale. The gross income generated by the home baker from the sale of baked goods may not exceed $50,000 per year.
The legislation has not yet been reintroduced in the new legislative term.
S-2679/A-1979 would have required paint producers to implement and participate in a paint stewardship program. The program would have required paint producers to develop a convenient program for the statewide collection of post-consumer paint.
The League supported this legislation as it is good public policy to ensure that paints are properly collected and diverted from landfills and possible illegal dumping.
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