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Vol. XXV No. 5 INTERNET UPDATE I CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 209th Legislature

Prepared: February 2, 2001 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. Second Annual Session

* Denotes Changes



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2001



*3:00 PM Assembly Chambers

Acting Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco will address the Legislature.



ASSEMBLY QUORUM 12:30 PM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (A) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (B) Committees scheduled to meet



*Assembly Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Bagger, Richard H.

A794 [Crecco, Marion/Garrett, E. Scott+2], DEP enforcement-award cost to defendent

A1462 [Blee, Francis J./Garcia, Raul+3], Ed. Incentive Funding Prog. Act;$1M

A1622 [O'Toole, Kevin J./Blee, Francis J.+7], Prepaid Higher Ed. Expense Prog.-estab.

A1914 [Previte, Mary T./DiGaetano, Paul+10], Juv. justice sys.-balanced principles

A1916 [Thompson, Samuel D./DiGaetano, Paul+10], Model youth prog.;$1M

A2318 [Charles, Joseph/Lance, Leonard+5], Hudson Cradle-DHS;$350K

A2413 [Gibson, John C./Asselta, Nicholas+1], Litter-generating products-extends tax

A2798 [Garrett, E. Scott+1], Standards/Assessments Accountability Act

A2933 [DiGaetano, Paul/Blee, Francis J.+9], Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs;$1.5M

A3044 [Azzolina, Joseph], Hunger Prev./Nutrition Asst Prog Act;$5M

A3048 [Wolfe, David W./Corodemus, Steve], Underground storage tank removal-grant

A3126 [Gibson, John C./Asselta, Nicholas+31], Hist preserv proj-southern NJ;$4,960,536

A3127 [Corodemus, Steve/Arnone, Michael J.], Hist preserv proj-northern NJ;$6,871,462

A3128 [Lance, Leonard/Geist, George F.], Hist. preserv. proj.-NJ;$502,201K

S1339 [Ciesla, Andrew R./Allen, Diane], Underground storage tank removal-grant

S1591 [Kyrillos, Joseph M./Palaia, Joseph A.+1], Hunger Prev./Nutrition Asst Prog Act;$5M

S1882 [Cafiero, James S./Singer, Robert W.+2], Hist preserv proj-southern NJ;$4,960,536

S1883 [Bennett, John O./Lynch, John A.+2], Hist preserv proj-northern NJ;$6,871,462

S1884 [Schluter, William E./Turner, Shirley K.+1], Hist. preserv. proj.-NJ;$502,201K



Assembly Banking and Insurance Meeting

Chair: Asm. Bateman, Christopher

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Budget Meeting

Chair: Asm. Lance, Leonard

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Consumer Affairs and Regulated Professions Meeting

Chair: Asm. Moran, Jeffrey W.

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Commerce, Tourism, Gaming and Military and Veterans' Affairs Meeting

Chair: Asm. Azzolina, Joseph

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Environment Meeting

Chair: Asm. Corodemus, Steve

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Health Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Vandervalk, Charlotte

A1867 [Jones, LeRoy J.], AIDS support-income tax contrib.

A2301 [Biondi, Peter J./Bateman, Christopher+5], Tobacco settlement money-substance

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2001 (continued)



Assembly Health Meeting (continued)

A2456 [Cottrell, Melvin/Malone, Joseph R.+2], Managed care plans-application forms

A2642 [Conaway, Herbert C./Felice, Nicholas R.+4], Hearing loss, newborns-mandate

A2776 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Thompson, Samuel D.], Med. Error Reduc Study Comm.;$95K

A2885 [Pou, Nellie/Lance, Leonard+37], Pub. Health Priority Funding-incr, $480K

A3018 [Blee, Francis J./Quigley, Joan M.+4], Nursing home admission agreement-concern

S340 [Kenny, Bernard F./Bryant, Wayne R.+2], AIDS support-income tax contrib.

S658 [Singer, Robert W./Bucco, Anthony R.+14], Managed care carriers-application forms

S1072 [Vitale, Joseph F./Sinagra, Jack+3], Nursing home admission agreement-concern

S1096 [Matheussen, John J./Sinagra, Jack], Hearing loss, newborns-mandate screening



Assembly Local Government Meeting

Chair: Asm. Arnone, Michael J.

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Holzapfel, James W.

A1657 [Asselta, Nicholas/DiGaetano, Paul+1], Murderers-AG prev. parole

A2661 [Augustine, Alan M.+1], Nitrous oxide trafficking-incr. penal.

A2924 [Asselta, Nicholas/Gibson, John C.], DOC administrators, cert.-police powers

A2968 [Connors, Christopher J./Moran, Jeffrey W.+4], Law enforcement, cert.-expands powers

A3064 [O'Toole, Kevin J./Geist, George F.], Nitrous oxide trafficking-incr. penal.

A3092 [Holzapfel, James W./Smith, Tom], Parole bd.-incr. memb.

A3170 [Holzapfel, James W./Barnes, Peter J.], Driv. lic. suspended-notify police

S647 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Nonprofit org-permit auction of alco bev



Assembly Senior Issues and Community Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Cottrell, Melvin

A124 [Merkt, Richard A./Carroll, Michael Patrick+1], Adoptive parents-elim. cert. fees

A789 [Crecco, Marion/Blee, Francis J.+6], Elderly family care-income tax deduct.

A1338 [Augustine, Alan M.], Homestead prop. tax reimb.-incr elig req

A1761 [Wolfe, David W./Holzapfel, James W.+4], Assisted living fac.-10% Medicaid-elig.

A3073 [Heck, Rose Marie/Cottrell, Melvin], Lifeline annual benf.-incr. to $300

A3082 [Collins, Jack/Thompson, Samuel D.+40], Homestead prop. tax reimb. prog.-elig.

A3107 [DiGaetano, Paul/Kelly, John V.+14], Charitable contrib.-income tax cred.

A3119 [Cottrell, Melvin/Malone, Joseph R.], Foster Parent Lic. Act



Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Murphy, Carol J.

For Discussion Only:

A125 [Merkt, Richard A./Bagger, Richard H.+3], Telephone solicitation-proh cert. resid.

A860 [Bagger, Richard H.+1], Commercial Solicitation Prot. Act

A2822 [Moran, Jeffrey W./Connors, Christopher J.], Unsolicited Telephone Sales Calls Act

A2919 [DeCroce, Alex/O'Toole, Kevin J.], Unsolicited telephone sales calls-proh.

A3028 [Greenstein, Linda R.+20], Unsolicited telemarketing sales-proh.

A3065 [O'Toole, Kevin J.], Telephone solicitation-concerns

A3163 [Malone, Joseph R./Heck, Rose Marie], Telemarketing co.-regis. req.

AR155 [Zecker, Gerald H./Rooney, John E.], Know Your Caller Act of 2000-enact













WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2001



Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Meeting

11:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Bark, Martha W.

Senator Peter A. Inverso will assist Chairwoman Bark.

The Committee will hear presentation from Herbert H. Tate, Jr., Esq., President, NJ BPU, concerning electric power and natural gas industry restructuring. The Committee will also hear from PJM Interconnection, concerning generating capacity and other issues.



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2001



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (2) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (1) Committees scheduled to meet



*Senate Commerce Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Cardinale, Gerald

A public hearing will be held immediately following the meeting on predatory financial practices in NJ

A1504 [Heck, Rose Marie/O'Toole, Kevin J.], Telecommunication svc providers-concerns

A2701 [O'Toole, Kevin J./Bodine, Francis L.], Touch-tone svc. charges-concerns

S51 [Bucco, Anthony R.], Workers' comp-not prov, substance abuse

S261 [Bennett, John O./Inverso, Peter A.], S corp. shareholder basis-concerns

S334 [Rice, Ronald L.], Govt. Unit Prot Act-eligible collateral

S679 [Connors, Leonard T.], Ad. w/ guarantee, deceptive-proh.

S884 [Singer, Robert W.], Worker's comp.-recovery of TDI pymts.

S905 [Allen, Diane], Homeowners' insurers-proh cert practices

S923 [Cardinale, Gerald], Surplus Lines Insur. Guaranty Fd.-memb.

S1091 [Robertson, Norman M./Allen, Diane], Diesel fuel tax-temporary rebate prog.

S1495 [Vitale, Joseph F./Furnari, Garry J.+3], Contracts, cert-print 10-point bold type

S1510 [Bark, Martha W.], Touch-tone telephone-explain svc charges

S1574 [Cardinale, Gerald/Martin, Robert J.], Corp. w/one emp.-opt out of workers comp

S1594 [Kavanaugh, Walter J./Bassano, C. Louis+8], Consumer cred. reports-consumer prot.

S2086 [Cardinale, Gerald], Domestic fraternal benf. society-concern



*Senate Commerce Hearing (Immediately Following Committee Meeting) Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Cardinale, Gerald

The Committee will hold a public hearing on predatory financial practices in NJ



*Senate Community and Urban Affairs Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Connors, Leonard T.

A880 [Bateman, Christopher], Vol.-indemnification by mun., co.

A890 [Bateman, Christopher/Impreveduto, Anthony+1], Tax title holder-prerequisites

A2211 [Geist, George F.], Co. law enforcement off-proh. resid. req

A2297 [Gregg, Guy R.], Constr. code inspection-concerns

A2645 [Arnone, Michael J./Biondi, Peter J.], Mun. ordinance, 1st viol.-incr. max fine

A2890 [Thompson, Samuel D./Azzolina, Joseph], Dam repair-planned retir. communities

S3 [Connors, Leonard T./Sinagra, Jack+21], Leg Initiative Mun Block Grant Prog-incr

S429 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Adler, John H.], Constr. code inspection-concerns

S1470 [Zane, Raymond J.+1], Regionalization, loc. govt svcs-concerns

S1849 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Dam repair-planned retir. communities

S1862 [Kavanaugh, Walter J.], Tax title holder-prerequisites

S1935 [Lesniak, Raymond J.], Police cruisers-useful life of 5 yrs.

S1941 [Rice, Ronald L.+1], Surveillance cameras-req. cert dwellings

S1990 [Cafiero, James S.], Wildwood City;$2M

S2025 [Rice, Ronald L.], Curb ramps-concerns installation



*Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Meeting 10:00 AM Committe Room 2, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Bark, Martha W.

A1966 [Geist, George F./LeFevre, Kenneth C.+6], Small Bus. Global Export Network Ctr Act

S1143 [Inverso, Peter A.], Animal org., no-kill;$45K

S1750 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Bark, Martha W.], Defense Industry Retention Prog.-estab.

S1980 [Allen, Diane], Agricultural tourism prog.-estab.;$95K

S2076 [Bennett, John O./Bark, Martha W.], Racing Comm.;$18M



*Senate Environment Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. McNamara, Henry P.

A658 [Gibson, John C./Blee, Francis J.+3], Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer-assessment req

A1143 [Garrett, E. Scott], Swimming in St. parks-w/o lifeguard

A2184 [Lance, Leonard/Heck, Rose Marie+1], Hist markers, erect/restore/replace;$50K

S997 [Cafiero, James S.], Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer-assessment req

S1958 [Schluter, William E.], Landowners prov pub access-immunity

S1979 [Cardinale, Gerald], New Bridge Landing Hist. Site;$350K

S2030 [Bennett, John O./Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Hist markers, erect/restore/replace;$50K



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2001 (continued)



Senate Judiciary Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Gormley, William L.

Considered:

to be a member of the NJ Public Employment Relations Commission Appeals Board:

Charles J. DeCicco of Hammonton to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Redevelopment Authority:

Barry E. Vankat of Basking Ridge to replace Timothy J. Losch, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ State Board of Mediation:

Donato DeSanti of Jamesburg to replace Wayne B. Fernicola, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees:

Edward H. Thomson, III of Sea Girt to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

Interviewed:

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Helen E. Hoens of Basking Ridge for the term prescribed by law

A2803 [Russo, David C./Cohen, Neil M.], Forgery statute-clarifies

A2897 [Heck, Rose Marie/Pou, Nellie], Children, endangering welfare-correction

S565 [Robertson, Norman M./Allen, Diane+6], Crime against 70 or older-enhance penal.

S1845 [Kosco, Louis F./Bucco, Anthony R.], Children, endangering welfare-correction

S1952 [Kosco, Louis F./Girgenti, John A.], Crime victims-pymt. of restitution req.

S1965 [Inverso, Peter A./Turner, Shirley K.], Serious crime-full cash bail req.

S1970 [Bennett, John O./Singer, Robert W.], Crimes w/bail restrictions-concerns

S2026 [Gormley, William L./Matheussen, John J.], Parole Bureau-transfers dept.

*Senate Senior Citizens, Veterans' Affairs and Human Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Bassano, C. Louis

The Committee will receive testimony from persons who have been invited to discuss issues related to compensation of direct care staff employed by community MH/DD programs.



*Senate Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 10,

3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Ciesla, Andrew R.

A2750 [DeCroce, Alex/Malone, Joseph R.+2], RR and Transp. Museum-Phillipsburg

S1671 [Turner, Shirley K.+1], Historic Trenton-auth. lic. plates

S1694 [Littell, Robert E./Allen, Diane+2], RR and Transp. Museum-Phillipsburg

S1929 [Bucco, Anthony R.+1], MV Customer Svc. Improvement Act

S2029 [Bennett, John O.], St. Police killed in line of duty-memor.

SR47 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], E-ZPass discounts-concerns

Pending Introduction & Referral:

S2079 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], Sch. buses-concerns use duration



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2001



Speaker's Commission on Education: Policies, Facilities and Revenue Meeting 11:00 AM Edison High School Auditorium,

50 Boulevard of the Eagles, Edison, NJ

Chair: Asm. Collins, Jack

The Commission will meet to accept testimony from members of the public regarding their view on what constitutes the most important issues in the field of education today.



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2001



Sales and Use Tax Review Commission Meeting 10:00 AM

Division of Taxation Building, 4th Floor Training Room,

50 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ

A17 [Asselta, Nicholas/Gibson, John C.], UEZA-estab. extended enterprise zones

A2845 [Jones, LeRoy J.], Heating season rebate prog.-concerns

A2967 [Garrett, E. Scott], Rural electrical co-op-exemp. sales tax

A3005 [Holzapfel, James W.+2], Homeowners' assn., cert.-exemp sales tax

S523 [Littell, Robert E.], Rural electrical co-op-exemp. sales tax

S1727 [Cafiero, James S.], UEZA-estab. extended enterprise zones

S1905 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], Homeowners' assn., cert.-exemp sales tax

S1924 [Turner, Shirley K.], Sch. textbooks-broadens sales tax exemp.

S1975 [Vitale, Joseph F./Robertson, Norman M.], St-owned resid vet fac.-sales tax exemp.



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2001



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (C) Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group (D) Committees scheduled to meet



State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting 9:30 AM

Room L103, State House, Trenton, NJ

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2001



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (4) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (3) Committees scheduled to meet



THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (A) Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group (B) Committees scheduled to meet



FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2001



Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission Meeting 10:00 AM Division of Pension and Benefits, 50 W. State St., Trenton, NJ

Written comments on bills should be submitted at least ten business days in advance of the meeting.

A1249 [Cottrell, Melvin/Malone, Joseph R.], TPAF vet. retirees-paid health benf.

A2794 [Garcia, Raul], Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA

A2924 [Asselta, Nicholas/Gibson, John C.], DOC administrators, cert.-police powers

A2932 [Blee, Francis J.], Crim. investigator, St.-transfer to PFRS

A2952 [Roberts, Joseph J./Vandervalk, Charlotte], SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp.

A3014 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Police, firefighter-post retir. med benf

S1395 [Codey, Richard J.], JRS, cert. memb.-prov. max. pension

S1465 [Inverso, Peter A.], PFRS-concerns purch. of svc. cred.

S1893 [Cafiero, James S.], DOC administrators, cert.-police powers

S1907 [Singer, Robert W.], TPAF vet. retirees-paid health benf.



MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2001



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (C) Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group (D) Committees scheduled to meet



THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2001



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (1) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (2) Committees scheduled to meet



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2001



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (3) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (4) Committees scheduled to meet



MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2001



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Select Committees to meet at the Call of the President

2:00 PM: Voting Session: Board list to be announced



THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker



MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2001



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ









THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2001



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced