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** Preview ** Senate To Vote On Fy 2010 Appropriations Bill, Environmental Infrastructure Funding, Changes In Emt Certification

Resolution Will Also Honor Record-Breaking Feat of New Jersey Devil’s Martin Brodeur

TRENTON – The full Senate will meet on Thursday, June 18, at 2 pm to consider a diverse package of bills, most notably the $28.6 billion FY 2010 Appropriations Act, which is constitutionally required to be signed into law by July 1, 2009. A number of companion bills will also be voted on in order to administer the changes necessary to balance the budget.

The Senate will also focus on the environment, taking up a package of bills (S2887, S2888, S2889, SCR-149) that will finance projects through the Environmental Infrastructure Trust (EIT) program.

A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Stephen M. Sweeney, S2211/A1943, which would establish a pilot program to provide instruction in personal finance to high school seniors in order to help them get ahead in the ever-changing global economy, will also be considered.

The Senate will also consider Bill S2885, sponsored by Senator John A. Girgenti and Senate Majority Leader Sweeney, which would extend Emergency Medical Technician certification from three to five years.

The Senate is also expected to consider final approval on a bill, S532, sponsored by Senator Girgenti aimed at safeguarding our youth by barring certain sex offenders from serving in positions with youth organizations.

The Senate will open its session with a special presentation of a joint resolution to Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils to honor his record-breaking achievement as the NHL’s new all-time wins leader. Brodeur will be joined by Devils Chairman and Managing Partner Jeff Vanderbeek; Devils Co-Owner Mike Gilfillan; and Devils alumni Ken Daneyko, Rob Skrlac, and Grant Marshall. Prior to the presentation, Senate President Richard J. Codey, a sponsor of the resolution, will take part in a press availability with Brodeur and other Devils officials at 1:30 pm in room 103 of the Statehouse, directly across from the Senate Chambers.

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