Backers of the bill say the state’s largest health insurer will now have the ability to move forward with reforms that will help keep premiums down and compete in the rapidly-changing healthcare marketplace.
The bill would update regulations to allow these businesses to utilize covered and uncovered patios and decks, yards, walkways, parking lots and public sidewalks for both food and alcohol consumption.
The extension comes as the state recorded 5,370 new cases and 68 deaths related to COVID-19 on Dec. 10.
The first bill requires minimum direct care staff-to-resident ratios in New Jersey long-term care facilities, while the second law mandates long-term care facilities to institute policies to prevent social isolation of residents.
With the U.S. Census Bureau schedule to end its count a month earlier than expected, state officials are making a final push to ensure New Jersey’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.
Legislative measures to reform the criminal justice system arising from the protests of the death of George Floyd were signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy July 1.
Juneteenth could become a state holiday under legislation introduced by State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and State Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-31)