Position Papers (Current Legislative Session)

215th Legislature (2012-13)

BILL NO.S-2586
“The Opportunity to Compete Act” establishes certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories.
BILL NO.S-1253
Revises statutory mental health coverage requirements and requires the State Health Benefits Plan and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program to cover treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions under the same terms and conditions as for other diseases or illnesses.
BILL NO.A-3186
New Jersey's Health Benefit Exchange Act.
BILL NO.A-2590
Requires Divison of Consumer Affairs to compile and publish a list of certain tamper-resistent opiod drugs; establishes certain conditions be met for pharmacists to substitute for tamper-resistent opiod drugs.
Amends special probation statute to give judges discretion to admit certain offenders to the Drug Court program.
BILL NO. A-1214
Establishes pilot program to utilize value-based benefit design in SHBP to increase health benefits coverage for certain employees with chronic health conditions.
BILL NO. A-745
Requires correctional facilities to provide inmates with prescription medication that was prescribed for chronic conditions existing prior to incarceration.
BILL NO. S-454
Permits a student to participate in a voluntary survey provided the school district sends prior written notification to the student’s parents.
BILL NO. A-638
Establishes Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program in DEP and appropriates $200,000 from Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction Fund.
Extends limited protection from certain penalties if medical assistance is sought for drug overdose victim in certain cases.






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