“Reverend Atkins has always kept the best interests of his fellow residents in mind when serving as a leader in his community,” - Speaker Coughlin
A few months into his Legislature service, he already has signed on as prime sponsor on four bills leftover from the last legislative session.
One bill would expand military leave benefits, another would stop debt collectors from going after identity theft victims, a third would give the Economic Development Authority $5 million to help “event-related businesses” recover from the pandemic, and the fourth would establish a $1.8 million Council for Community Recovery and Family Success.
Expands military leave benefits for certain public officers and employees subject to proof of service.
Requires debt collectors, in certain circumstances, to cease debt collections against certain victims of identity theft.
Requires health insurers, SHBP, and SEHBP to cover mammograms for women over 35 and women under 35 under certain circumstances.
Clarifies the newspaper media delivery person and news media stringer are independent contractors for purposes of State employment laws.
Regulates sale of handgun ammunition and develops system of electronic reporting of handgun ammunition sales.*
Allows Attorney General to bring cause of action for certain public nuisance violations arising from sale or marketing of firearms.
Establishes certain law enforcement and privacy procedures; designated as New Jersey Values Act.
Requires DCF and DOE to establish policies and procedures relating to child abuse and neglect and child abuse prevention during certain public health emergencies.