NJLA Supports the Following Legislation

AJR 170

AJR170 Designates the second week of Septembr of each year as "Library Awareness Week in New Jersey" Sponsored by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (District 31)


Requires certain CATV companies to provide free Internet access to public libraries. Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo ( District 14), Eric Houghtaling (District 11), Jamel Holley (District 20), Assemblywoman Eliana Pinto Marin (District 29) are prime sponsors. Assemblymen Daniel Benson (District 14), Herb Conaway (Districgt 7), Cragin Coughlin (District 19) John Wisniewski (District 19) and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (District 18) are co-sponsors.

Passed the Assembly 71-3-1. 

Now referred to the Senate Economic Growth Committee.


Allows public libraries to  dispose of certain materials without advertising for bids.

Prime sponsor Christopher Bateman (District 16). Referred to the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.


A858 Requires instruction on information literacy in curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12.

Prime sponsors Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (District 14) and Daniel Benson (District 14). Co-sponsor Assemblywoman Blonnie Watson (District 29)


Requires certain ratios of school library media specialist to students in public schools.

Prime sponsors Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (District 35), Benjie Wimberly (District 35). and Daniel Benson (District 14). Co-sponsor Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (District 28) and Assemblywoman Blonnie Watson (District 29).  Referred to the Assembly Education Committee.


S3258 companion bill by Senator James Beach ( District 6). Referred to the Senate Education Committee.


A1427 Permits increase in municipal free public library tax upon voter approval. Sponsored by Assemblymen Gordon Johnson (District 37), John Burzichelli (District 3), Joe Danielsen (District 17), John McKeon (District 27) Jack Ciattarelli (District 16), Craig Coughlin (District 19) and Daniel Benson (District 14)  and Assemblywomen Mila Jasey ( District 27)  Elizabeth Muoio (District 15) and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (District 37)


A2227  Makes a supplemental appropriation of $ 3 million for increased Per Capita Aid support to public libraries.  A2227 prime sponsors are: Assemblymen Troy Singleton, District 7, Wayne DeAngelo ( District 14), Joe Danielson (District 17), Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (District 20)  Daniel Benson (District 14), and cosponsors Assemblymen Jerry Green (District 22) Gordon Johnson (District 27) John McKeon (District 27) Jack Ciattarelli (District 16), Herb Conaway (District 7), John Burzichelli (District 3), Thomas Giblin (District 34), John Wisniewski (Disrict 19), Assembl


A1861 enacts the "Reader Privacy Act" Sponsored by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (District 35), Assemblywoman  Mila Jasey (District 27) and Assemblyman Daniel Benson (District 14). Additional sponsors are: Assemblywomen Shelia Oliver (District 34),  Grace Spencer (District 29) Cleopatra Tucker (District 28) and Assemblymen Ralph Caputo (District 28),Gregory McGuckin (District 10) Paul Moriarty (District   and John Wisniewski (District 3). The bill was voted out of the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee in Feb.

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