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Menu:  2018 Legislative Session

[budget resource page -- constitutional, statutory, rule provisions & caselaw]

 

...And the Legislature "Does Its Own Thing",
Constitution be Damned,

Likewise Statutory Law & Legislative Rules

[under construction]

 

The Governor's Budget Bills, in the Assembly

Appropriations Bills

State Operations:
A.9500-D -- "amended": Feb 16; March 12, 30, 30 
   
Legislative/Judiciary:
A.9501 -- never "amended"

Debt Service: 
A.9502 -- never "amended"
   
Aid to Localities:
A.9503-C -- "amended" Feb 16; March 12, 30, 30 
  
Capital Projects:
A.9504-D -- "amended" Feb 16; March 12, 30, 30

Article VII Bills

 Public Protection/General Gov't:
A.9505-D -- "amended" Feb 16; March 13, 14, 28
  
Education, Labor and Family Assistance:
A.9506-B  -- "amended" March 12, 28 


Health and Mental Hygiene
A.9507-C  -- "amended" Feb. 16, March 12, 30   

Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation
A.9508-C -- "amended" Feb 16, March 13, 29   

Revenue
A.9509-B -- "amended" Feb. 16, March 30 

"Free-Standing Article VII Bills"

Good Gov't; Ethics Reform
A.9510 - never "amended"

 Women's Agenda
A.9511 -- "amended" 2/16/18

 

GOVERNOR's BUDGET BILLS, IN THE SENATE

State Operations
S.7500 -- "amended" March 13, 30

Legislative/Judiciary
S.7501

Debt Service
S.7502

Aid to Localities
S.7503

Capital Projects
S.7504

Article VII Bills

 Public Protection/General Gov't:
S.7505-D -- "amended" Feb 16, March 13, 28
  
Education, Labor and Family Assistance:
S.7506-B  -- "amended" March 13, 28  


Health and Mental Hygiene
S.7507-C  -- "amended" Feb. 16, March 13, 30    

Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation
S.7508-C -- "amended" Feb 16, March 13, 29   

Revenue
S.7509-B -- "amended" Feb 16, March 13, 30  

"Free-Standing Article VII Bills"

Good Gov't; Ethics Reform
S.7510 - never "amended"

 Women's Agenda
S.7511 -- "amended" 2/16/18

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 6, 2018
"
Flanagan and Heatie Announce Joint Legislative Schedule
for Adopting SFY 2018-2019 Budget
"

March 12, 2018
"Assembly Releases $170 Billion Spending Plan
"

March 21, 2018 
"Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement
on Budget Conference Committee Table Targets"


March 30, 2018
Statement from Speaker Heastie
on Budget Negotiations

 

VIDEO
of March 14, 2018 Assembly Floor Proceedings

Marc Butler: "...I have just one more question and this just involves process...just very briefly, legislation that has been transformed into budget language...I am concerned that increasingly we seem to enact policy in the budget, therefore bypassing...issues don't get the debate that is warranted... it is just one of my concerns about the way this budget process works and I think it seems to get worse annually."

Angelo Morinello "... And what I find troubling about the process in my short tenure here, when I thought about budgets throughout my life, and my accounting courses, and my legal career, I looked at numbers, I looked at balance sheets, I looked at revenues, reoccuring revenues and expenses  And what appears to happen here is that they throw in policy with the economic issues that deter us from really addressing the economic issues.  And sometimes I believe we do miss the point of some of the policies because we're on a deadline with the April 1st, trying to accomplish the deadline and we miss the point on some of the more serious items that we do have to discuss... There are many many items that we should talk about as we go through this so we don't miss the point of what we are trying to accomplish. And unfortunately because of the disconnect between economics and policy, which I don't believe should be in a budget, no good standard accounting principles will tell you they should, I will vote in the negative, through I do commend the chairwoman because it is a fine budget, I think the dollars are there and the issues are being discussed..."

 Peoples-Stokes: "...I would like to commend, but certainly for her diligence during the public hearing process.  And that is serving the People, there, but for this stage in the process, I think we're off to a very good start

 

March 14, 2018 Assembly Resolution -- Assembly recommends no changes to Judiciary budget


SENATE

March 13, 2018 Senate Democratic Conference letter to Temporary Senate President Flanagan

VIDEO
of March 14, 2018 Senate Floor Proceedings

Senate Majority Resolution J4168

JUDICIARY


Legislature and Judiciary (S.7501)
* The Senate modifies the Office of Court Administration recommendation as follows:
(1) Denies $25 million of appropriation authority.
(2) Provides a $25 million supplemental appropriation to provide
funding for new court officers to be distributed in a geographically balanced manner
for those areas experiencing increased gang-related workload.


Article VII Proposal (S.7505-B)
* PART B -- The Senate denies the Executive proposal to require that
each state-paid judge or justice certify every month that such judge
or justice performed judicial duties at an assigned court location
for the full daily period of at least eight hours.
....

JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON

State Operations (S.7500-B)
* The Senate concurs with the Executive recommendation of $5.7 million."

 

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SENATE-ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE COMMITTEE


VIDEO
March 14, 2018 General Conference Committee meeting

March 14, 2018 General Conference Committee appointments & here


CONFERENCE SUBCOMMITTEES

VIDEO
of March 15, 2018 meeting of Conference Subcommittee
on Public Protection/Criminal Justice/Judiciary

VIDEO
of March 15, 2018 meeting of Conference Subcommittee
on General Government/Local Assistance

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VIDEO
of March 22, 2018 meeting of Conference Subcommittee
on Public Protection/Criminal Justice/Judiciary

VIDEO
of March 22, 2018 meeting of Conference Subcommittee
on General Government/Local Assistance

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2018
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

VIDEO
March 22, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting
(S.7502-Debt Service)

VIDEO
March 29, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting
(S.7501-Legislative/Judiciary)
(S.7505-C-Public Protection/Gen Gov't)
(S.7506-B-Educ/Labor/Housing)

VIDEO
March 30, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting

(S.7503-D; S.7507-C)

 

VIDEO
March 30, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting

(S.7508-C)

 

VIDEO
March 30, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting

(S.7504-D -- Capital Projects)

VIDEO 
March 30, 2018 Senate Finance Committee meeting
S.7500-State Operations; S.7509

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