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UPDATES ON CURRENT NJ BILLS

 

A3648 (Quijano/Vainieri-Huttle/Jasey)

S477 (Vitale, Scutari)

CIVIL STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR SEXUAL ABUSE
Extends statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse claims; expands categories of potential defendants in civil actions; creates two-year window for parties to bring previously time-barred actions based on sexual abuse.*

Primary partner NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 5/13

 

MATERNAL HEALTH PACKAGE
Bills Aim to Address Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates Between
African-American and White Women

A1662 (Pintor Marin/ Jimenez/Sumter)

S1784 (Weinberg/Gill)

Provides Medicaid coverage for doula care.

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 5/8

A4930 (Sumter/Swain)

S3373 (Greenstein/Cruz-Perez)

Establishes training protocols and treatment guidelines for general hospitals providing maternity care.

Passed Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A4931 (Conaway/Quijano/ Vainieri-Huttle)

S3363 (Pou/Greenstein/Kean)

Requires DOH to establish maternity care evaluation protocols.*

2nd reading in Assembly
Senate Budget and Appropriations

A4932 (Mosquera/Taliaferro/ Benson)

S3365 (Pou/Cryan)

Establishes perinatal episode of care pilot program in Medicaid.

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 5/8

A-4933 (Timberlake/Lampitt/ Vainieri Huttle)

S3377 (Ruiz,Greenstein)

“Listening to Mothers Survey Act"; requires DOH to establish survey to evaluate and improve maternity care access and services.

2nd reading in Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A4934 (Reynolds-Jackson/ Jones)

S3374 (Greenstein/Singer)

Provides Medicaid coverage to eligible pregnant women for 365-day period beginning on last day of pregnancy.

2nd reading in Assembly
Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

A4935 (McKnight/Mukherji/ Vainieri-Huttle)

S3378 (Ruiz/Greenstein)

Prohibits health benefits coverage for certain non-medically indicated early elective deliveries under Medicaid program, SHBP, and SEHBP.

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 5/8

A4936 (Carter/Chaparro/ Vainieri Huttle)

S3375 (Ruiz/Greenstein)

Establishes maternal health care pilot program to evaluate shared decision-making tool developed by DOH and used by hospitals providing maternity services, and by birthing centers.

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
CONDITIONAL VETO BY GOVERNOR ON 5/13

A4937 (Jasey/Johnson/Verrelli)

S3364 (Pou, Cryan, Kean)

Requires DOH to identify and take appropriate steps to secure federal sources of funding to support maternal mental health.

Passed Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A4938 (Tucker/Pinkin/Vainieri Huttle)

S3376 (Ruiz/Greenstein/Gopal)

Requires DOH to establish "My Life, My Plan" program to support women of childbearing age in developing reproductive life plan.

Passed Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A4939 (Lopez/Wimberly/ Lampitt)

S3372 (Cruz-Perez, Greenstein)

 

Requires DOH to develop interconception care resources to enhance postpartum care for women

2nd reading in Assembly
Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

A4940 (Downey/Holley/Lopez)

S3371 (Cruz-Perez, Greenstein)

Directs DOH to develop standardized perinatal health curriculum for community health workers

2nd reading in Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A4941 (Vainieri Huttle/Spearman/Jimenez)

S3370 (Cruz-Perez, Greenstein)

Requires Commissioner of Health to establish maternity care public health campaign.

Passed Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

AR-219 (Speight/Murphy/ Timberlake)

SR121 (Ruiz/Weinberg)

(pending referral) Encourages DOH to develop set of standards for respectful care at birth and to conduct public outreach initiative.

Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions Filed w/Sec. of State
2nd reading in Senate

AR-226 (McKnight/Vainieri-Huttle/Downey)

SR126 (Rice/Singer)

(pending referral) Urges CDC to adopt uniform data system to collect information on maternal mortality.

Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions Filed w/Sec. of State
2nd reading in Senate

A4993 (Lampitt/Pintor Marin/Mosquera)

S3406 (Kean, Vitale)

Codifies current requirements regarding completion of Perinatal Risk Assessment form by certain Medicaid health care providers.

Passed both houses 3/25/2019
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 5/8

A5021 (Quijano/Bramnick/ Reynolds Jackson)

S3405 (Kean, Vitale)

Requires Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care services under certain circumstances.

Passed Assembly
2nd reading in Senate

A5029 (Sumter/Reynolds-Jackson/Johnson)

S3522 (Rice, Kean)

Requires New Jersey Office on Minority and Multicultural Health to study racial and ethnic disparities on sexual and reproductive health of African-American women.

Passed Assembly
Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A5031 (Speight/McKnight/ Timberlake)

S3455 (Ruiz)

Requires hospital emergency departments to ask women of childbearing age about recent pregnancy history.

Passed Assembly
Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A3868 (Mosquera)

S3868 (Ruiz)

MENSTRUAL EQUALITY
Requires school districts to provide feminine hygiene products in certain public schools and requires State to pay costs

Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

A1428 (McKnight/Chaparro, Annette/Chiaravalloti/
Vainieri Huttle)

S2653 (Ruiz/Cunningham)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Requires Department of Education to develop guidelines for school districts concerning child trafficking awareness and prevention.**

Primary partner NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

2nd Reading in Assembly to Concur with Senate Amendments

A-1738 (Quijano/Mukherji/
Schaer/Johnson/Vainieri Huttle/Danielsen)

S1340 (Cryan/Cruz-Perez/Ruiz)

DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR UNDOCUMENTED
Establishes the “New Jersey Safe and Responsible Driver Act.”

Coalition partner Let’s Drive NJ 

Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee – Stalled pending Assembly Elections
Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee