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Assembly Bills 2016-2017
A-375(Auth / Tucker / Schepisi) Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations.  View bill here.
A-412(Benson / Spencer/ DeAngelo) Makes various changes to tenure of faculty and other professional staff at state and county colleges.  View bill here.
A-552(Pinkin / Webber) Prohibits public institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees by more than 4% over the prior academic year.  View bill here.
A-1668(Schaer / Jasey / Johnson) Establishes New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships. View bill here.
A-1753(Greenwald / Coughlin / Bramnick / Singleton / Rible / Lagana) Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight. View bill here.
A-1849(Lampitt) Prohibits State Board of Education from limiting number of certain two-year college credits that may be applied towards meeting teacher certification requirements.  View bill here.
A-2502(Lampit / Mukherji) Prohibits State Board of Education from limiting the number of certain two-year college credits that may be applied towards meeting teacher certification requirements.  View bill here.
A-2564(Pinkin / Singleton / Wimberly) Requires certain undergraduate students to file degree plan and requires public institutions of higher education to develop pathway systems to graduation.  View bill here.
A-2276(Vainieri Huttle) Requires students enrolled in public institutions of higher education to complete course on financial literacy.  View bill here.
A-2842(McKeon / Danielsen / Pinkin) Increases campus security by allowing institutions of higher education to offer partial tuition credit to police officers enrolled at the institution who agree to be on duty while attending classes.  View bill here.
A-3405(Coughlin / Schaer) Permits certain public institutions of higher education to make purchases and contract for services as participating contracting units in cooperative pricing systems and through use of nationally-recognized and accepted cooperative purchasing agreements.  View bill here.
A-3847(Lampitt / Mikherji) Requires institutions of higher education and properitary degree-granting institutions to improve transparency of tuition and fees.  View bill here.
A-4084(Schaer / Jasey / Benson / Mukherji) Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to establish income-driven repayment option and loan rehabilitation program for borrowers under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS) Loan Program.  View bill here.
A-4085(Schaer / Jasey / Huttle / Benson) Establishes "Succeed in New Jersey" student loan reimbursement program for certain New Jersey residents employed in designated fields.  View bill here.
A-4086(Schaer / Jasey / Huttle) Establishes program to provide free tuition under State Tuition Aid Grant Program to certain students who are accepted to public four-year institutions of higher education and elect to attend county college for first two years.  View bill here.
A-4088(Schaer / Jasey / Benson) Establishes "High School to College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.  View bill here.
A-4640(Jasey)  Would require training for trustees of public colleges and universities, with the subjects of the training to be determined by the Secretary of Higher Education. View bill here.
ACR-114(Singleton) Encourages four-year public and independent institutions of higher education to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees.  View bill here.
Senate Bills 2016-2017
S-128(Cardinale) Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations.  View bill here.
S-591(Cunningham / Codey)  Requires institutions of higher education to provide prospective students certain cost, loan, and debt information in financial aid shopping sheet.  View bill here.
S-592(Cunningham / Ruiz) Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.  View bill here.
S-1332(Turner) Requires post-secondary educational institutions to collect and report employment data for certain graduates.  View bill here.
S-1417(O'Toole)  "Madison Holleran Proper Reporting Act;" requires institutions of higher education to post information on student suicides and attempted suicides on website.  View bill here.
S-1822(Sarlo) Permits certain public institutions of higher education to make purchases and contract for services as participating contracting units in cooperative pricing systems and through use of nationally-recognized and accepted cooperative purchasing agreements.  View bill here.
S-1871(Turner / Cunningham) Provides that no more than 120 credits will be required for baccalaureaute degree awarded by public institution and no more than 60 credits for associate degree.  View bill here.
S-2214(Turner) Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to improve transparency of tuition and fees.
S-2567(Cruz-Perez) Establishes "High School of College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.  View bill here.
S-2617(Cunningham / Sweeney)  Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish communication campaign to encourage students to enroll in 15 credits per semester and institutions to report to secretary on strategies and incentives to accomplish this goal.  View bill here.
S-2618(Cunningham / Pou)  Requires institutions of higher education to enter into collective Statewide reverse tranfer agreement.  View bill here.
S-2619(Cunningham / Cruz-Perez) Requires institutions of higher education to develop open textbooks available to students at no charge.  View bill here.
S-2620(Cunningham / Sweeney) Requires four-year institutions of higher education to offer accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree programs.  View bill here.
S-2621(Cunningham / Sweeney) Allows students to use tuition aid grant awards during summer session.  View bill here.
S-2623(Sweeney / Cunningham) Permits establishment by county and four-year institutions of higher education of three plus one degree programs for receipt of baccalaureate degree after spending three years at county college and one year at senior institution.  View bill here.
S-2624(Sweeney / Cunningham) Requires school districts to provide dual enrollment program for college-ready high school students and provides for sharing of tuition costs.  View bill here.
S-2841(Cunningham)  Allows certain businesses having collaborative research relationships with institutions of higher education to receive tax credits under Grow New Jersey Assistance Program.  View bill here.
S-3192(Cunningham)  Requires public institution of higher education to offer course on stress management.  View bill here.

Legislative Bills 2014-2016

A-668 Requires institutions of higher education to provide to prospective students certain cost, loan, and debt information in financial aid shopping sheet.
A-1468(Diegnan / Coleman / Lampitt / Caride) - Establishes a Task Force on Engineering Curriculum and Instruction within the Department of Education to make recommendations to the State Board of Education on how to incorporate engineering curriculum into the K-12 science curriculum.  The task force consists of 10 members, including the Commissioner of Education, or a designee, and nine public members appointed by the Governor as follows: one representative each from the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Education Association; the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, and the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association; a representative of an engineering program at an independent institution of higher education; a representative of a nonprofit organization that provides science education programming in the public schools; and two representatives from New Jersey-based engineering, science, and technology businesses.  View bill here.
A-1976(Riley / Lampitt / Mosquera) - Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.  View bill here.
A-2118 (Gusciora / Watson-Coleman / Chivukula / Huttle) - Authorizes Secretary of Higher Education to impose a fine against an institution of higher education that fails to appropriately respond to a student's allegation of sexual assault by another student.  View bill here.
A-2236 (Riley / Wisniewski / Benson / Lampitt) - Establishes "College Affordability Study Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to increase the affordability of higher education in New Jersey.  View bill here.
A-2800 (Riley / Giblin / Jasey) - Requires high school students be assessed using college placement cut scores to determine readiness for college-level course work, and Commissioner of Education to develop plan to improve college and career counseling for students.  View bill here.
A-2801 (Jasey / Stender / Riley) - Provides that no more than 120 credits will be required for baccalaureate degree awarded by a public institution and no more than 60 credits for an associate degree.  View bill here.
A-2802 (Riley / Cryan / Giblin) - Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish a communication and incentive plan to encourage re-enrollment in college; requires statewide reverse transfer agreement.  View bill here.
A-2803 (Cryan / Riley / Benson) - Requires independent colleges report certain consumer information on their websites; requires information on remedial instruction to be provided by public and independent colleges; directs how remedial education is delivered at public and certain independent colleges.  View bill here.
A-2805 (Jasey / Riley / Cryan) - Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish common core course numbering system for public institutions of higher education.  View bill here.
A-2807 (Cryan / Riley / Eustace) - Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following student's initial enrollment.  View bill here.
A-2809 (Cryan / Riley / Quijano) - Requires institutions of higher education to develop open textbooks available to students at no charge and requires buyback of used textbooks at 50 percent of purchase price.  View bill here.
A-2811 (Cryan / Riley / Mazzeo) - Prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from requiring students to purchase meal plans and permits the institutions to only offer meal plans in the form of a spending allowance.  View bill here.
A-2812 (Riley / Cryan / Giblin) - Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce. View bill here.
A-2813 (Cryan / Burzichelli / Riley) - Requires closure of four-year public institutions of higher education that fails to achieve a six-year graduation rate of at least 50% for full-time undergraduate students.  View bill here.
A-2815 (Pinkin / Cryan / Riley) - Requires New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority to annually prepare report on debt held by public institutions of higher education.  View bill here.
A-2816 (Cryan / Riley / Pinkin) - Requires State Auditor to conduct audit of fees charged by public institutions of higher education.  View bill here.
A-2817 (Riley / Singleton / Jasey) - Requires all school districts and public institutions of higher education to offer dual enrollment programs to provide college-level instruction to high school students and requires these students be charged a reduced tuition rate.  View bill here.
A-2818 (Stender / Riley / Cryan) - Requires certain undergraduate students file degree plan and requires public institutions of higher education to devleop pathway systems to graduation.  View bill here.
A-3338 (Prieto / Diegnan / Lagana / Ruiz / Sweeney) - Allows school districts and requires public colleges to enter into dual enrollment agreements to provide college-level instruction to high school students through courses offered on college or high school campus.  View bill here.
A-3059 (Egan / Rible / Diegnan) - Requires use of goods made in the United States for State contracts; requires businesses that receive State contracts or economic development assistance to disclose job exportation information.  View bill here.
A-3807(Eustance / Greenwald) - Permits educational research and service corporations to act as lead procurement agencies for State and local units, and public supported educational institutions.  This bill would allow NJEDge to act as the lead procurement agency for Internet and other services, which will simplify the current procurement process.  Currently, each state college and university is required to have its board of trustees waive its bid processes to use NJEDge's purchasing process.  This bill eliminates that red tape.  View bill here.
A-4164(Barnes / Cunningham) -  Establishes task force to study issues related to sexual assault on college campuses.  View bill here. NJASCU Supports this bill in Assembly and will support the Senate bill as well.
A-4264(Cruz-Perez) - Ensures equal rights and opportunities for pregnant graduate students in institutions of higher education.  View bill here.
A-4078(Vainiere / Mosquera / McKeon / Munoz / Benson / Sumter) - The Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015.  Authorizes courts to issue temporary and final protective orders on behalf of victims of nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual penetration, or lewdness, or attempts at such conduct. Vew bill here.
S-162 (Cardinale / Bucco) - Requires institutions of higher education provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations. View bill here.
S-731 (Kean / Cunningham) - Establishes "New Jersey Higher Education Funding Formula Commission." View bill here.
S-485 (Cunningham / Ruiz) - Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.  View bill here.
S-2226 (Prieto / Diegnan / Lagana / Ruiz / Sweeney) - Allows school districts and requires public colleges to enter into dual enrollment agreements to provide college-level instruction to high school students through courses offered on college or high school campus. View bill here.
S-1781 (Greenstein) - Requires institutions of higher education to provide students with access to mental health care programs and services and to establish a hotline to provide information concerning the availability of those services.  View bill here.
S-1811 Requires use of goods made in the United states for State contracts; requires businesses that receive State contracts or economic development assistance to disclose job exportation information.  View bill here.
S-2153(Barnes / Ruiz) - Establishes a Task Force on Engineering Curriculum and Instruction within the Department of Education to make recommendations to the State Board of Education on how to incorporate engineering curriculum into the K-12 science curriculum.  The task force consists of 10 members, including the Commissioner of Education, or a designee, and nine public members appointed by the Governor as follows: one representative each from the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, and the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association; a representative of an engineering program at a public institution of higher education; a representative of a nonprofit organization that provides science education programming in the public schools; and two representatives from New Jersey-based engineering, science, and technology businesses.  View bill here.
S-2489 (Sweeney / Whelan / Oroho) - Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight.  View bill here.
S-2619(Whelan) - Permits educational research and service corporations to act as lead procurement agencies for State and local units, and publically supported educational institutions.  This bill would allow NJEDge to act as the lead procurement agency for Internet and other services, which will simply the current procurement process.  Currently, each state college and university is required to have its board of trustees waive its bid processes to use NJEDge's purchasing process.  This bill eliminates that red tape. View bill here.
S-2686(Pou / Beck) The Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015. Authorizes courts to issue temporary and final protective orders on behalf of victims of nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual penetration, or lewdness, or attempts at such conduct.  View bill here.
S-2809 (O'Toole) - "Madison Holleran Reporting Act"; requires institutions of higher education to post information on student suicides and attempted suicides on website.  View bill here.
S-2812(Barnes / Cunningham) Establishes task force to study issues related to sexual assault on college campuses.  View bill here. NJASCU supports this bill.
S-2916(Cruz-Perez) Ensures equal rights and opportunities for pregnant graduate students in institutions of higher education.  View bill here.
S-3214Requires each institution of higher education to establish Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Board.







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