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Vol. XXV No. 10 INTERNET UPDATE II CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 209th Legislature

Prepared: February 23, 2001 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. Second Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





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



Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Littell, Robert E.

A862 [Bagger, Richard H./Collins, Jack+2], Main Street NJ prog.-creates;$800k

A2380 [Bagger, Richard H./Suliga, Joseph+1], Effluent treatment equip-corp. tax cred.

A2381 [Bagger, Richard H./Suliga, Joseph+1], Effluent treatment equip-exemp sales tax

A2930 [Smith, Tom/Kelly, John V.+6], Low Income Home Energy Asst. Grant

A3032 [Lance, Leonard/Malone, Joseph R.], Suppl approp from General Fd.;$30,979.5M

S1 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Inverso, Peter A.+20], Homestead rebate benf.-incr., index max.

S2 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Matheussen, John J.+20], NJ SAVER rebate-accelerates phase-in

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

S788 [Allen, Diane/Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Main Street NJ prog.-creates;$800K

S847 [Bucco, Anthony R./Kyrillos, Joseph M.+13], Survivor benf., cert.-excl. income tax

S1154 [Sinagra, Jack/Cardinale, Gerald+1], Motor fuel discount coupon, cert-permits

S1209 [Singer, Robert W./Kenny, Bernard F.], Effluent treatment equip-prov. tax cred.

S1210 [Singer, Robert W./Kenny, Bernard F.], Effluent, treated-prov. tax cred.

S1234 [Singer, Robert W./Kenny, Bernard F.], Effluent treatment equip-exemp sales tax

S1310 [Martin, Robert J./Cafiero, James S.], SHBP retirees-concerns coverage

S1330 [Littell, Robert E./Sinagra, Jack], Prescription benf card, standardized-req

S1453 [Cafiero, James S./Connors, Leonard T.], Regional sch. dist.-concerns St. support

S1834 [Gormley, William L./DiFrancesco, Donald T.+9], Low Income Home Energy Asst. Grant

S1963 [Gormley, William L./McNamara, Henry P.+5], Inspector General sch. constr.;$4M

S2076 [Bennett, John O./Bark, Martha W.+1], Racing Comm.;$18M

S2083 [Gormley, William L.], Election Law Enforcement;$3M

Pending Referral:

S2099 [Singer, Robert W.], Lakewood Sch. Dist.;$3M



Senate Education Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Martin, Robert J.

A1203 [Corodemus, Steve], World Language Instr. Comm.-estab.

A1236 [Malone, Joseph R./Blee, Francis J.+8], Ed. foundations-prov. grants to estab.

A1755 [Wolfe, David W./Weingarten, Joel+1], Sch. bd. memb.-expands indemnification

A2943 [Malone, Joseph R./Collins, Jack+2], Sch. dist.-long-range fac. plans

S392 [Lesniak, Raymond J./DiFrancesco, Donald T.+1], Bd. of ed.-file info, sch. viol.

S627 [Matheussen, John J./Martin, Robert J.+1], Suspension from sch.-unexcused absence

S1126 [Ciesla, Andrew R.+1], Subcontracting, pub. sch.-concerns

S1250 [Palaia, Joseph A.], Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns

S1426 [O'Connor, Edward T./Kenny, Bernard F.], Sch. crossing guards-concerns

S1847 [Allen, Diane/Bark, Martha W.], Willingboro Sch. Dist.-fac.;$300K

S2019 [Bucco, Anthony R.], Library grant fds.-concerns

S2077 [Bennett, John O./Palaia, Joseph A.+2], Pupil-aid-in-lieu-of transp-incr amount

S2096 [Littell, Robert E.+1], College Leadership NJ;$50K

S2099 [Singer, Robert W.], Lakewood Sch. Dist.;$3M



Senate Health Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Sinagra, Jack

The Committee will receive testimony from persons who have been invited to discuss issues related to the nursing shortage in New Jersey.

A2801 [Russo, David C./Vandervalk, Charlotte+1], Uniform Anatomical Gift Act-amends

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2001 (continued)



Senate Health Meeting (continued)

S877 [Singer, Robert W./Allen, Diane+1], Alzheimer's patients-monitor location

S1396 [Bucco, Anthony R./Kosco, Louis F.+1], Dextromethorphan product sale-minor proh

S1589 [Kyrillos, Joseph M./Inverso, Peter A.], Dextromethorphan hydrobromide-proh.

S1604 [Singer, Robert W./Inverso, Peter A.+1], Prostate cancer-vol. contrib, income tax

S1988 [Matheussen, John J./Inverso, Peter A.+6], Uniform Anatomical Gift Act-amends

S2139 [Vitale, Joseph F./Sinagra, Jack], Breast/cervical cancer-Medicaid cover

S2141 [Sinagra, Jack/Codey, Richard J.], Stroke ctrs.-concerns desig.;$2M

SR77 [Bennett, John O./Sinagra, Jack], Stachybotrys atra infestations-prov info



Senate Legislative Oversight Meeting

Chair: Sen. Matheussen, John J.

The Committee will not meet.



Senate Law and Public Safety Meeting

Chair: Sen. Kosco, Louis F.

The Committee will not meet.



Senate State Government Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 7,

2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Kavanaugh, Walter J.

A122 [Merkt, Richard A./Biondi, Peter J.+2], St. real prop., surplus-conveyance

A988 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Lance, Leonard+7], PERS retiree-resume emp. w/ benf.

A1342 [Augustine, Alan M.+1], PERS, TPAF-retirement allowance options

S1289 [Cafiero, James S.], Firefighters, cert.-enroll in PFRS

S1894 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Lebanon Crisis participants-expand benf.

S1948 [Bryant, Wayne R./Sinagra, Jack], Human Relations Council-modify gov.

S1956 [Robertson, Norman M./Baer, Byron M.+25], Election equip. upgrade-estab grant prog

S1993 [Kavanaugh, Walter J.], SPRS-permits svc. cred. purchase

S1998 [Allen, Diane/Kyrillos, Joseph M.], PFRS, off-duty-accidental death benf.

S2142 [Martin, Robert J.], JRS-revise elig.



Senate Women's Issues, Children and Family Services Meeting

10:00 AM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Cafiero, James S.

S194 [Bassano, C. Louis/Bucco, Anthony R.], Adoptees-allows access to med. hist info

S300 [James, Sharpe], Adoption registry, mutual consent-estab.

S1932 [Robertson, Norman M.], Adoptees-allows access to birth cert.

S1950 [Bucco, Anthony R./Cafiero, James S.], Adoption registry, mutual consent-estab.

S2002 [Allen, Diane/Cafiero, James S.], Adoptees birth cert. access-18 and over



Assembly Education Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 1,

1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Wolfe, David W.

A308 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Augustine, Alan M.+1], Tuition Aid Grant prog.-expands

A364 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herbert C.+3], Tuition Aid Grant prog.-expands;$29M

A1299 [Geist, George F.], Sch. bds.-adoption of salary policy

A1728 [Lance, Leonard+1], Child of St. inmate-determine resid.

A2749 [Weingarten, Joel/Bagger, Richard H.], George Washington portrait-display;$135K

A2992 [Stanley, Craig A./Wolfe, David W.], Tuition Aid Grant prog.-expands

A3076 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Bodine, Francis L.], Sch. dist. budget cap adjustment-prov.

A3204 [Malone, Joseph R./Cottrell, Melvin], Lakewood Sch. Dist.;$3M

AR168 [Myers, Connie/Lance, Leonard], Science Olympiad Day-desig March 20



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2001 (continued)



Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 10:00 AM

Monmouth University, Young Auditorium, Bey Hall, Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ

Chair: Asm. Holzapfel, James W.

A2433 [Corodemus, Steve/Talarico, Guy F.], Search/rescue dogs, kill, injure-penal.

A2698 [Asselta, Nicholas/Gibson, John C.+1], Animal cruelty crimes, cert.-4th degree

A2899 [Murphy, Carol J.], Emerg. mgt. laws-modernizes

A2931 [Blee, Francis J./LeFevre, Kenneth C.], Emerg. mgt. laws-modernizes

A3097 [Garrett, E. Scott/Myers, Connie], Campgrounds-exemp. cert. req.

A3201 [Holzapfel, James W./Smith, Tom], No Early Release Act-specifies crimes

A3202 [Blee, Francis J.], Domestic terrorism preparedness-$1M

A3214 [Holzapfel, James W.], Parole Bureau-transfers dept.

S92 [Gormley, William L./DiFrancesco, Donald T.+6], Domestic terrorism preparedness-$1M



Joint Budget Oversight Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 3,

1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Littell, Robert E./Asm. Bagger, Richard H.

The Joint Committee will meet to consider:

(1) County Solid Waste Partnership grants, 1985 Bond Act,

(2) Green Acres bond reallocations, project changes,

(3) Pending transfers of appropriations -- Dept. of Transportation,

(4) Other transfers as necessary,

(5) Correspondence and other business.



THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001



ASSEMBLY QUORUM 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

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

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



Assembly Appropriations Meeting 2:00 PM Room 319, State House, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Bagger, Richard H.

A2 [DiGaetano, Paul/Thompson, Samuel D.+20], PFRS-concerns funding

A124 [Merkt, Richard A./Carroll, Michael Patrick+2], Adoptive parents-elim. cert. fees

A659 [Gibson, John C./Asselta, Nicholas], Pinelands mun. landfill site-concerns

A1458 [Blee, Francis J./LeFevre, Kenneth C.+17], Disabled-estab. co. off.

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

A1905 [Thompson, Samuel D./Previte, Mary T.+10], Juv offenders-divert from ct sys;$2.431M

A1912 [Zisa, Charles/Smith, Tom+7], Juv. Central Registry;$204,514

A2625 [Bateman, Christopher/Biondi, Peter J.+6], Fire Engine and Equip. Museum;$7M

A2667 [Heck, Rose Marie/Holzapfel, James W.+2], Forensic lab. fees, sexual assault-estab

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

A2828 [Doria, Joseph V./Charles, Joseph+4], Jersey City Armory renovation;$6M

A2895 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/Bagger, Richard H.], Greater Newark Conservancy;$500K

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

A3123 [Gill, Nia H.+10], PFRS-concerns funding

A3181 [DeCroce, Alex/Bodine, Francis L.], Road repair grants-St., co., mun.;$45M

S1961 [Littell, Robert E./James, Sharpe+17], PFRS-concerns funding



Assembly Banking and Insurance Meeting 10:30 AM

Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Bateman, Christopher

A609 [Quigley, Joan M./Kelly, John V.+3], Health benf. insur-reg. 3rd party admin.

A888 [Bateman, Christopher/Cohen, Neil M.], Loc. govt. unit fds-estab collateral req

A2146 [Farragher, Clare M.], Structured settlements-concerns

A2222 [Arnone, Michael J./Bateman, Christopher+1], Platinum futures-exemp. sales tax

A3025 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/Bateman, Christopher], Secured transactions-concerns

A3067 [Bateman, Christopher], Consumer loans-concerns

A3219 [Bateman, Christopher], Domestic fraternal benf. society-concern

S375 [Sinagra, Jack/Cardinale, Gerald+16], Health benf. insur-reg. 3rd party admin.

S1382 [Martin, Robert J.+1], Secured transactions-concerns



Assembly Budget Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Lance, Leonard

Dr. Joel L. Naroff will address the Committee on issues relating to the NJ and regional economy. Dr. Joseph Senecca and Dr. James Hughes will address economic factors that impact state revenue collections.



Assembly Consumer Affairs and Regulated Professions Meeting

10:00 AM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Moran, Jeffrey W.

A811 [Crecco, Marion/Talarico, Guy F.+11], Tattooing/body piercing-parental consent

A1272 [Impreveduto, Anthony/Kelly, John V.+1], Gift certificates-valid until redeemed

A2277 [Collins, Jack], Gift certificates-valid until redeemed

A2768 [Impreveduto, Anthony+3], Interior Designers Cert. Act-desig.

A3133 [Bagger, Richard H.], Sr. cit.-revises definition

S680 [Connors, Leonard T.+5], Charities-renewal of regis.



THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2001 (continued)



Assembly Commerce, Tourism, Gaming and Military and Veterans' Affairs Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 16, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Azzolina, Joseph

Following the consideration of the bills, the Committee will meet jointly with the Assembly Task Force on Business Retention, Expansion, and Export Opportunities.

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

A1980 [Cohen, Neil M.], Corporate mergers, cert.-concerns

A2446 [LeFevre, Kenneth C./Blee, Francis J.], Urban enterprise zones-concerns

A2736 [Zecker, Gerald H.], UEZA-modifies act



Assembly Environment Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 9,

3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Corodemus, Steve

A2138 [Gill, Nia H./Jones, LeRoy J.], Nishuane Brook flood control;$150K

A2861 [Zecker, Gerald H./Crecco, Marion], Mosquito control plan-St./co. devel.

A2912 [Weingarten, Joel/O'Toole, Kevin J.], Roselle Park, flood control proj.;$3.5M

A3016 [Blee, Francis J./LeFevre, Kenneth C.], Absecon Bay/Lakes Bay dredging;$2.3M

A3139 [Weinberg, Loretta], Hist. New Bridge Landing Park Comm;$90K

A3144 [Talarico, Guy F.+1], New Bridge Landing Hist. Site;$1.1M



Assembly Health Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Vandervalk, Charlotte

A915 [Kelly, John V.+1], Long-term care-do not resuscitate orders

A2168 [DiGaetano, Paul/Doria, Joseph V.+12], Dental benf.-insured choose dentist

A3017 [Blee, Francis J./Quigley, Joan M.+4], Hepatitis C-estab. ed., prev. prog;$2.5M

A3050 [Cohen, Neil M./Gill, Nia H.+69], Leonard Cohen's Law-patient transfers

A3124 [Weingarten, Joel/O'Toole, Kevin J.], Defibrillators, portable-bus. tax cred.

A3217 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Asselta, Nicholas+1], Medicaid prescription drug benf.-concern

A3218 [Blee, Francis J./Vandervalk, Charlotte], Breast/cervical cancer-Medicaid cover



Assembly Local Government Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Arnone, Michael J.

A878 [Bateman, Christopher/Biondi, Peter J.+1], Damaged resid.-prov. refundable tax cred

A1168 [Arnone, Michael J./Smith, Tom], Gambling-mun. ordinances may proh.

A1806 [DiGaetano, Paul/Doria, Joseph V.], Loc. auth.-concerns pymts. to mun.

A2719 [Biondi, Peter J./DeCroce, Alex+1], Mun. zoning hearing-concerns notices

A3057 [Asselta, Nicholas/Gibson, John C.], Wildwood City;$2M

A3137 [Payne, William D.], Amer Society for Pub Administrators;$65K



*Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting

Chair: Asm. Holzapfel, James W.

The Committee will not meet.



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

Chair: Asm. Cottrell, Melvin

A165 [Gusciora, Reed/Crecco, Marion+4], Nannies-crim. background checks

A721 [Talarico, Guy F.], Rent pymt. grace period-cert. recipients

A2850 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Lance, Leonard+20], Trenton Area Soup Kitchen;$50K

A3023 [Moran, Jeffrey W./Connors, Christopher J.], DYFS Oversight-estab. task force

ACR52 [Stanley, Craig A./Cottrell, Melvin], Natl. Sr. Cit. Day-desig. May 15th

AR169 [Collins, Jack/Heck, Rose Marie], Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March 2001

S1679 [Rice, Ronald L.], Sr. cit rent-concerns 5 day grace period



Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Task Force on Business Retention, Expansion, and Export Opportunities Meeting 2:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Meeting to be jointly held with Assembly Commerce, Tourism, and Gaming Committee.



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

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2001 (continued)



Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission Meeting (continued)

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



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2001



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Appel Farm, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, Salem County, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Appel Farm, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, Salem County, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



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



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2001



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Montclair State University (Student Center Ballroom), 1 Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Montclair State University (Student Center Ballroom), 1 Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



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



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2001



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM The Trenton War Memorial (Theater Ballroom) Barrack and West Lafayette Streets, Trenton, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM The Trenton War Memorial (Theater Ballroom), Barrack and West Lafayette Streets, Trenton, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the FY 2002 Budget.



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



*Senate Law and Public Safety Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Kosco, Louis F.

The Committee will hold a public hearing on the following bill:

ACR2/SCR86 (SCS) [Collins/Rooney/Cardinale/Bucco] Proposes constitutional amendment--parental notification for pregnancy related medical or surgical procedures or treatments to be performed on minor.



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

Committee Room 9, 3rd 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