Sick leave, butterfly and more: Lawmakers wrap up 2015 votes

Sick leave, butterfly and more: Lawmakers wrap up

Sick leave, butterfly and more: Lawmakers wrap up 2015 votes

TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers ended the last voting session of 2015 with a flurry of votes on nearly 100 bills, from establishing a state butterfly to requiring businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

Absent from the agenda was a way to pay for the state's depleting transportation trust fund, though legislators advanced a proposed constitutional amendment to require all the state's fuel taxes be used only for infrastructure.

A handful of bills also head now to Gov. Chris Christie's desk, including a measure aimed at helping train laid-off casino workers and another that would require licensing for art therapists.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature has one more voting period on Jan. 11 before the new session begins.

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