The State Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Jeff Cheisa, Governor Chris Christie’s nominee to take over as State Attorney General. The Assembly has a busy day planned too.

Assembly panels are expected to consider; the Urban Hope Act sponsored by Angel Fuentes to allow nonprofits to build and operate “renaissance” schools in Camden, Jersey City and Newark; a bill to remove the statute of limitations in civil actions for sexual abuse. It’s sponsored by Annette Quijano (D-Union), Peter Barnes III (D-Middlesex) and L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex); a pilot program to allow horse wagering in taverns and restaurants in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Passaic, Union, Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex and northern Middlesex and Ocean counties (A-4285). It’s sponsored by John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) and Connie Wagner (D-Bergen); a bill (A-4436) to permit direct wine shipping in New Jersey. It’s sponsored by John Burzichelli and Celeste Riley (both D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) and John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex); legislation to permit municipalities to regulate where sex offenders may live (A-3363). It’s sponsored by Pam Lampitt (D-Camden and Daniel R. Benson and Wayne DeAngelo (both D-Mercer/Middlesex); and the Assembly Human Services Committee at 10 a.m. will take testimony from the federal monitor overseeing the state’s child welfare reform efforts and consider a bill (A-4109) sponsored by Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen), Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D-Hudson) and Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) to improve child abuse investigations.

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