New Jersey lawmakers plan COVID-19 bills, change schedules

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New Jersey lawmakers have set votes on legislation aimed at helping residents deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Assembly and Senate also said they're changing their schedules next week.

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The Assembly canceled committee hearings except for one that will be considering the coronavirus legislation.

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The full Assembly is also planning to vote on the legislation once it emerges from committee.

The Senate is holding hearings Monday, but said the meetings would be closed to the public.

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 Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Republican Leader Jon Bramnick announced legislation Thursday, including a measure permitting remote or virtual classroom learning to count toward the 180-day school year requirement.

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AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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