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Barbara Berreski, JD, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Director, Government & Legal Affairs

bberreski@njascu.org


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Patricia S. Berry

Chief Operating Officer

pastearman@njascu.org


Pamela J. Hersh

Communications & Public Affairs

pjhersh@njascu.org 


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Charlene R. Pipher

Executive Assistant/Web Design

crpipher@njascu.org


Terry Toth

Part-Time Secretarial Assistant

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New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities

150 West State Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08608

609-989-1100 office


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To view NJASCU's testimony on a bill below, please click on the bill number.
Assembly Bills 2018-2019
A-4079(Jasey)  Revises standards for contracting the state colleges to mirror standards applicable to public research universities, increases thresholds for all four-year public institutions of higher education to $100,000. View bill here.

Senate Bills 2018-2019
S-486(Vitale) Authorizes Secretary of Higher Education to impose a fine against an institution of higher education that fails to appropriately resond to a student's allegation of sexual assault by another student.  View bill here.
S-1282(Cruz-Perez) "New Jersey Sexual Violence in Education Act;" requires institutions of higher education to adopt anti-sexual assault theater program, report allegations of sexual assault to county prosecutors, and provide students with information on sexual assault. View bill here.
S-1794(Addiego, Cruz-Perez)  Requires institutions of higher education to send out annual student debt letters; requires students enrolled in public institutions of higher education to complete course on loan debt repayment. (Last sessions bill - S-2245)  View bill here.

Assembly Bills 2016-2017
A-375(Auth / Tucker / Schepisi) Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations.  View bill here.
A-412(Benson / Spencer/ DeAngelo) Makes various changes to tenure of faculty and other professional staff at state and county colleges.  View bill here.
A-552(Pinkin / Webber) Prohibits public institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees by more than 4% over the prior academic year.  View bill here.
A-1668(Schaer / Jasey / Johnson) Establishes New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships. View bill here.
A-1753(Greenwald / Coughlin / Bramnick / Singleton / Rible / Lagana) Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight. View bill here.
A-1849(Lampitt) Prohibits State Board of Education from limiting number of certain two-year college credits that may be applied towards meeting teacher certification requirements.  View bill here.
A-2502(Lampit / Mukherji) Prohibits State Board of Education from limiting the number of certain two-year college credits that may be applied towards meeting teacher certification requirements.  View bill here.
A-2564(Pinkin / Singleton / Wimberly) Requires certain undergraduate students to file degree plan and requires public institutions of higher education to develop pathway systems to graduation.  View bill here.
A-2276(Vainieri Huttle) Requires students enrolled in public institutions of higher education to complete course on financial literacy.  View bill here.
A-2842(McKeon / Danielsen / Pinkin) Increases campus security by allowing institutions of higher education to offer partial tuition credit to police officers enrolled at the institution who agree to be on duty while attending classes.  View bill here.
A-3405(Coughlin / Schaer) Permits certain public institutions of higher education to make purchases and contract for services as participating contracting units in cooperative pricing systems and through use of nationally-recognized and accepted cooperative purchasing agreements.  View bill here.
A-3847(Lampitt / Mikherji) Requires institutions of higher education and properitary degree-granting institutions to improve transparency of tuition and fees.  View bill here.
A-4084(Schaer / Jasey / Benson / Mukherji) Requires Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to establish income-driven repayment option and loan rehabilitation program for borrowers under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS) Loan Program.  View bill here.
A-4085(Schaer / Jasey / Huttle / Benson) Establishes "Succeed in New Jersey" student loan reimbursement program for certain New Jersey residents employed in designated fields.  View bill here.
A-4086(Schaer / Jasey / Huttle) Establishes program to provide free tuition under State Tuition Aid Grant Program to certain students who are accepted to public four-year institutions of higher education and elect to attend county college for first two years.  View bill here.
A-4088(Schaer / Jasey / Benson) Establishes "High School to College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.  View bill here.
A-4432(Schaer / Lampitt / Benson) Allows certain businesses having collaborative research relationships with institutions of higher education to receive tax credits under Grow New Jersey Assistance Program.  View bill here.
A-4640(Jasey)  Would require training for trustees of public colleges and universities, with the subjects of the training to be determined by the Secretary of Higher Education. View bill here.
A-4691(Caride / McKeon) Requires institutions of higher education to enter into collective Statewide reverser transfer agreement.  View bill here.
A-4969(Gill / Cunningham) Establishes Montclair State as a public research university,  View bill here.
ACR-114(Singleton) Encourages four-year public and independent institutions of higher education to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees.  View bill here.
Senate Bills 2016-2017
S-128(Cardinale) Requires institutions of higher education to provide greater assistance to certain students with military obligations.  View bill here.
S-591(Cunningham / Codey)  Requires institutions of higher education to provide prospective students certain cost, loan, and debt information in financial aid shopping sheet.  View bill here.
S-592(Cunningham / Ruiz) Requires president of public institution of higher education to regularly report on-campus criminal and fire events to the institution's governing board.  View bill here.
S-1332(Turner) Requires post-secondary educational institutions to collect and report employment data for certain graduates.  View bill here.
S-1417(O'Toole)  "Madison Holleran Proper Reporting Act;" requires institutions of higher education to post information on student suicides and attempted suicides on website.  View bill here.
S-1822(Sarlo) Permits certain public institutions of higher education to make purchases and contract for services as participating contracting units in cooperative pricing systems and through use of nationally-recognized and accepted cooperative purchasing agreements.  View bill here.
S-1871(Turner / Cunningham) Provides that no more than 120 credits will be required for baccalaureaute degree awarded by public institution and no more than 60 credits for associate degree.  View bill here.
S-2214(Turner) Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to improve transparency of tuition and fees.
S-2567(Cruz-Perez) Establishes "High School of College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.  View bill here.
S-2617(Cunningham / Sweeney)  Directs Secretary of Higher Education to establish communication campaign to encourage students to enroll in 15 credits per semester and institutions to report to secretary on strategies and incentives to accomplish this goal.  View bill here.
S-2618(Cunningham / Pou)  Requires institutions of higher education to enter into collective Statewide reverse tranfer agreement.  View bill here.
S-2619(Cunningham / Cruz-Perez) Requires institutions of higher education to develop open textbooks available to students at no charge.  View bill here.
S-2620(Cunningham / Sweeney) Requires four-year institutions of higher education to offer accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree programs.  View bill here.
S-2621(Cunningham / Sweeney) Allows students to use tuition aid grant awards during summer session.  View bill here.
S-2623(Sweeney / Cunningham) Permits establishment by county and four-year institutions of higher education of three plus one degree programs for receipt of baccalaureate degree after spending three years at county college and one year at senior institution.  View bill here.
S-2624(Sweeney / Cunningham) Requires school districts to provide dual enrollment program for college-ready high school students and provides for sharing of tuition costs.  View bill here.
S-2841(Cunningham)  Allows certain businesses having collaborative research relationships with institutions of higher education to receive tax credits under Grow New Jersey Assistance Program.  View bill here.
S-3097(Ruiz / Kean, Jr.) Permits students at public institutions of higher education to donate unused meal plan funds to emergency meal fund for distribution to NJ food banks.  Identical bill A-4499. View bill here.
S-3192(Cunningham)  Requires public institution of higher education to offer course on stress management.  View bill here.
S-3281(Gill / Cunningham) Establishes Montclair State University as a public research university. View bill here.
Prior Legislative Testimonies

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