Current Legislation - June 7, 2012
PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT: SR-50 (Sweeney, Weinberg, Buono) was reported out of the Senate Labor Committee and is now on second reading in the Senate. This resolution urges the United States Congress to pass the “Paycheck Fairness Act” in order to combat the persistent income gap that is attributable to systemic gender discrimination, provide women with more tools to achieve pay equity in the workplace, and assist the two-thirds of American families who rely on a woman’s wages as a significant portion of their income to achieve economic security. NJEA supports this resolution.
FLASHING LIGHTS ON SCHOOL BUSES TRANSPORTING DISABLED PERSONS: S-618 (Sweeney, Allen)/ A-925 (Riley, Burzichelli) was released by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee and is on second reading in the Assembly. This legislation requires a school bus transporting disabled persons to use flashing lights when it is stopped on the highway for the purpose of discharging or receiving a person who has a developmental disability. The bill also imposes stricter penalties on drivers who fail to yield. NJEA supports this bill.