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Vol. XXVIII No. 12 INTERNET UPDATE I CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 211th Legislature

Prepared: February 27, 2004 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes







MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2004



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



Senate Community and Urban Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

S75 [Rice, Ronald L.], Capital improvements-income tax cred.

S167 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Contractors' Regis. Act

S391 [Asselta, Nicholas/Ciesla, Andrew R.], Library systems, co-permit mun to w/draw

S505 [Sacco, Nicholas J.], Bars/taverns-mun. estab. security req.

S533 [Girgenti, John A./Bucco, Anthony R.], Fire resistance furnishings-pub bldgings

S578 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Bryant, Wayne R.], Local auth., surplus fds-transfer to mun

S675 [Connors, Leonard T.], Emerg svc vol length of svc award-revise

S734 [Turner, Shirley K.], Police/Firefighter Home-buyer Asst. Act

S967 [James, Sharpe], Real prop.-concerns pub. acquisition



Senate Education Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 6,

1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Turner, Shirley K.

A896 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Malone, Joseph R.+8], Teacher certification-concerns

S60 [Rice, Ronald L.], Charter sch. bd. of trustee memb-concern

S434 [Littell, Robert E./Buono, Barbara], Natl. Guard-concerns tuition benf.

S478 [Buono, Barbara/Palaia, Joseph A.+13], High sch. athletic events-defibrillators

S496 [Turner, Shirley K./James, Sharpe], Pupil absences-sch. dist. report to DYFS

S778 [Turner, Shirley K.], High sch. athletic events-defibrillators

S1181 [Turner, Shirley K.], Teacher certification-concerns

SJR25 [Turner, Shirley K.], Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force

SR35 [Martin, Robert J./Turner, Shirley K.], Gifted, Talented Students Mo-desig March



Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting 1:00 PM Commitee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

The Committee will hear testimony from Kevin Ryan on the role and responsibilities of the Office of the Child Advocate.

A1911 [Weinberg, Loretta/Manzo, Louis+1], Newborn infant screening-concerns

S261 [Palaia, Joseph A.], Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Ed/Prog Act

S487 [Buono, Barbara/Sweeney, Stephen M.+5], Handicapped, prov. emp.-bus. tax cred.

S840 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Newborn infant screening-concerns

SR20 [Martin, Robert J.], Medicare-concerns coverage determination

SR39 [Buono, Barbara], YMCA Awareness Mo.-desig. March 2004



Senate Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Adler, John H.

Considered:

to be a member of the Merit System Board:

Flavella K. Branham-Benjamin of Aberdeen to replace Alan Dexter Bowman, Esq., for the term prescribed by law.

to be an Administrative Law Judge:

John R. Tassini of Brielle to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.













MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2004 (continued)



Senate Judiciary Meeting (continued)

Interviewed:

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Marie White Bell of Springfield Township for the term prescribed by law.

Bradley Ferencz of East Brunswick for the term prescribed by law.

to be the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services:

James M. Davy of Pennington to replace Gwendolyn L. Harris, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

S336 [Sarlo, Paul A./Sweeney, Stephen M.+1], Crim. negligent homicide-creates crime

S540 [Vitale, Joseph F./Gill, Nia H.], Charitable Immunity Act-modifies

S845 [Martin, Robert J.], Privacy Study Comm.-concerns



Senate Labor Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 1,

1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Sweeney, Stephen M.

S276 [Adler, John H./Gill, Nia H.+2], Worker rights-concerns notice

S488 [Buono, Barbara/Vitale, Joseph F.], Temp disab. benf-emp notification req.

S659 [Connors, Leonard T.], Worker's comp-extends suppl benf.

S1187 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Coniglio, Joseph], Workers' comp. survivor benf.-concerns



Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Girgenti, John A.

The Attorney General is invited to testify before the Committee concerning street gangs.

A690 [Smith, Robert J./Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H.+3], Fed. law enforcement off., cert-concerns

A1630 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Barnes, Peter J.+1], MV abstract, DWI offenders-concerns

S55 [Kavanaugh, Walter J./Bark, Martha W.], MV abstract, DWI offenders-concerns

S330 [Sarlo, Paul A./Girgenti, John A.], Deputy sheriffs, uncomp.-concerns

S382 [Asselta, Nicholas], Farm wineries-concerns

S526 [Girgenti, John A./Bucco, Anthony R.+1], Police training courses-concerns

S1110 [Rice, Ronald L./Gill, Nia H.], Gang Land Security Task Force-estab.

S1188 [Girgenti, John A./Bryant, Wayne R.+2], Counterfeit goods, forfeiture law-revise

S1258 [Ciesla, Andrew R./Connors, Leonard T.], Fed. law enforcement off., cert-concerns



Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Meeting

10:00 AM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

For Discussion Only:

S1045 [Buono, Barbara], Bingo, raffles-revise statutes



THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2004



*ASSEMBLY QUORUM 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

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

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













MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2004



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



THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2004



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:30 AM Middlesex County College, College Center, Edison, NJ

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:30 AM Bankbridge School, Gymnasium, Sewell, NJ

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.



FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004



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

No verbal comments are accepted during the meeting. Written comments should be submitted at least ten business days in advance of the meeting.

A128 [Merkt, Richard A.], Pension benf. calculation-concerns

A240 [Gregg, Guy R./Merkt, Richard A.+5], SHBP-small bus. emp., purch. coverage

A314 [Vandervalk, Charlotte], ABP to PERS-allows transfer

A579 [Oliver, Sheila Y.+1], Prison Off Pension incr-surviving spouse

A1357 [Greenwald, Louis D./Mayer, David R.], Pub. safety off. pensions-incr. COLA

A1358 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Pub. safety off. pensions-incr. COLA

A1756 [DeCroce, Alex], TPAF-concerns retire. allowance options

A1810 [Roberts, Joseph J./Cruz-Perez, Nilsa/Wisniewski, John S.], Co. fire marshalls-enroll in PFRS

A1825 [Manzo, Louis], PFRS-concerns emp. contrib.

S420 [Bucco, Anthony R.], PERS Prosecutors Part-svc credit purch

S638 [Coniglio, Joseph], Vet benefits elig.-extend

S641 [James, Sharpe/Bucco, Anthony R.+4], PFRS-incr. cert. memb. benefits

S645 [Martin, Robert J.], TPAF, PERS-retire allowance options



MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Senate President

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



Joint Committee on the Public Schools Meeting 9:30 AM

Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Commissioner Librera will address the Committee also Jack Spencer of the NJ Schools Corporation will also make a presentation.



*State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

Committee Room 14, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ



MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget: NJ Economic Outlook.







WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2004 (continued)



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 11:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget: Budget Overview and Revenue Forecast (Office of Legislative Services).



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 1:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget: Budget Overview (State Treasurer).



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:30 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Human Services (Division of Youth and Family Services only).



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 12:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Human Services (all others).



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 3:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Community Affairs.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 1:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Corrections and the State Parole Board.



MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for Higher Educational Services.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 2:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Transportation, NJ Transit and the Motor Vehicle Commission.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Education.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 2:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Law and Public Safety.















MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Health and Senior Services.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 1:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Judiciary.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 3:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Environmental Protection.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Agriculture.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 11:30 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of State.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 2:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Labor.



MONDAY, MAY 17, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

This date is reserved for a possible meeting on the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.



WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the NJ Commerce and Economic Growth Commission and Related Economic Development Programs.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 11:30 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Personnel.



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 2:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of Banking and Insurance.



MONDAY, MAY 24, 2004



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget: Revenue Update (Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer).



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 1:30 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2005 Budget for the Department of the Treasury and Interdepartmental Accounts.