Legislative & Legal Affairs

New Bill Introduced Regarding Employee Records

The following bill was introduced and referred to Senate Transportation Committee. S-2707 Stack (D-33) Requires NJT to release bus driver's employee records to future bus company employers and to provide written response when complaint is filed against...

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Democratic Bill Approved by Assembly

A Democratic bill to ensure safety of students transported on school buses has been approved by the assembly. Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Reed Gusciora, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley, Daniel R. Benson, Joe Danielsen, Benjie Wimberly and...

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Oroho Bill to Establish New Pilot Program

The Oroho Bill to allow 3rd party tests for commercial driver license. The Bill establishes a pilot program that will allow three third-party vendors to administer the test required to obtain a commercial driver license Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho...

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Bucco Bill Heads to Senate Floor

The Bucco bill, which requires additional background checks for all school employees, heads to the senate floor. The bill mandates the currently not required Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) check for all public school employees. The Senate Budget Committee has...

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Numerous Bills Considered by the Assembly Education Committee

On September 19, 2016, the Assembly Education Committee met to consider an array of bills including: A597 (Lagana/Gusciora/Webber/Mukherji/Holley) - Establishes crimes of operating school bus with suspended or revoked driving privileges and being involved in accident...

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S2049 / A3652 signed by Gov. Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie announced action that has been taken on the following legislation:BILLS SIGNED:S2049 / A3652 (Singer, S. Kean, Rible) - w / STATEMENT - Establishes three-year nonpublic school pupil transportation pilot program in Lakewood School District to...

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S2049 passes Senate

On Thursday, June 23, S- 2049 passed the Senate 22-8. S-2049 (Singer) – Establishes three-year nonpublic school pupil transportation pilot program in Lakewood School District to provide funding to consortium of nonpublic schools that will assume responsibility for...

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New Assembly RFP Sponsor

Assemblyman Troy Singleton has signed on as the sponsor to the RFP bill that Diegnan had originally introduced before moving over to the Senate. The Bill number is A-3898. Singleton is the Vice Chairman of the Education Committee where the bill will be heard."A3898...

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Transportation for Nonpublic Students Proposed

The following legislation has been proposed for introduction: S-2447 (Diegnan) - Permits school districts to provide transportation to nonpublic school pupils and charge parents when the per pupil amount of the route exceeds the maximum nonpublic school transportation...

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Bill introduced to study safety in emergencies

The following bill has been proposed for introduction:S-2073 (Bucco) - Directs Commissioner of Education to study safety of school bus passengers in emergencies.The Assembly version, A-3430 was introduced on 3/4/16 and was referred to the Assembly Homeland Security...

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Proposed Pilot Program For Lakewood School District

A-3652 (Kean/Rible) Establishes three-year nonpublic school pupil transportation pilot program in Lakewood School District to provide funding to consortium of nonpublic schools that will assume responsibility for district's mandated nonpublic school busing.

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Rible Bill Improves Safety Of School Bus Passengers

Assemblyman Dave Rible introduced legislation today establishing a task force to study the safety of school bus passengers during emergency situations."School security and the safety of our students always has been and will remain one of my top priorities," Rible...

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Bill Proposals – February 2016

The following bills were proposed/introduced on Monday, 2/8/16:A-2983 Diegnan (D-18) Establishes pilot program in DOE to award pupil transportation contracts that exceed bid threshold through request for proposals. (2014: A-3921). Proposed for introduction.  A-2726...

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Voting Session – Abigail’s Law

The General Assembly will have a voting session on Thursday, December 3, 2015.   They will be prepared to consider the following bill:  A-1455 (Diegnan/Mosquera/Caputo) - Abigail's Law; requires that newly-manufactured school buses be equipped with...

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Special Needs Training for Drivers & Aides

A bill sponsored by Senators Linda Greenstein and M. Teresa Ruiz that would require the development of a training program for school bus drivers and aides on interacting with students with special needs was signed into law today.

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Special Needs Training Bill Clears Senate

A bill sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein that would require the development of a training program for school bus drivers and aides on interacting with students with special needs was approved today by the Senate.

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