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  • NJ A4168
  • Expands Lifeline Credit and Tenants' Lifeline Assistance Programs to include assistance for water utility bill.
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Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill adds assistance for water utility bills to the Lifeline Credit Program, established pursuant to P.L.1979, c.197 (C.48:2-29.15 et seq.), and the Tenants' Lifeline Assistance Program, established pursuant to P.L.1981, c.210 et seq. (C.48:2-29.30 et seq.). Under current law, these programs provide a $225 benefit only on gas and electric utility bills to eligible customers who are participating in the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program (PAAD), receiving or eligible to receive benefits under the Supplemental Security Income program established pursuant to P.L.1973, c.256 (C.44:7-85), or receiving disability benefits under the federal Social Security Act and also meet eligibility requirements for PAAD. Under this legislation, these programs would be expanded to include water utility bills.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Economic Growth, Human Services, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (54-9-12)
6/1/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-4496 and S-2834 (1R) are both pending referral.)
10/13/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/13/2016 Assembly Human Services Hearing (14:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
9/19/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 54 9 17
Detail 6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 5
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Human Services Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 2