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Vol. XXXII No. 10 Internet Update IV CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE 213th Legislature

Prepared: February 26, 2008 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule First Annual Session


*Denotes Changes

 

 


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008

 

SENATE Quorum 11:00 AM Senate Chambers

 

ASSEMBLY Quorum 11:30 AM Assembly Chambers

 

JOINT Session 11:30 AM Assembly Chambers

Joint Session to receive Governor's Budget Message

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008

 

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

 

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 8, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, NJ

Chair: Asm. Fisher, Douglas H.

A1304 [Stender, Linda], St. parks-vol contrib, income tax return

A2012 [Karrow, Marcia A./Fisher, Douglas H.], Trespassers, cert.-clarifies penal.

A2224 [Milam, Matthew W./DeCroce, Alex+13], Hist. preserv. proj.;$1.068M

A2225 [Spencer, L. Grace], Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

A2226 [McKeon, John F./Rooney, John E.+2], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$8.4M

A2260 [McKeon, John F./Gusciora, Reed], Horseshoe crabs-impose moratorium

 

Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Cryan, Joseph

The Committee will receive testimony from Lucille E. Davy, Commissioner of Education, on the implementation of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC).

A267 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Conners, Jack+1], Students w/diabetes-concerns care

A1671 [McHose, Alison Littell/Greenwald, Louis D.+1], Classroom placement-concerns

 

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. McKeon, John F.

Lisa Jackson, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, has been invited to discuss the State's environmental priorities for the next two years.

A798 [Gusciora, Reed/Greenstein, Linda R.+1], Declaration of Independence-grave prog.

A1763 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Greenstein, Linda R.+2], Energy efficiency standard-cert. product

A1941 [Oliver, Sheila Y./Giblin, Thomas P.], Dam restoration proj.;$7M

 

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 12, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Scalera, Frederick

The Chairman has invited Mr. Richard Canas, Director of the New Jersey Office

of Homeland Security and Preparedness, to provide testimony regarding the catastrophic event planning.

A1977 [Scalera, Frederick/Cohen, Neil M.], Sports/entertainment fac-evacuation plan

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008 (continued)

 

Assembly Human Services Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Oliver, Sheila Y.

The Committee will hear testimony from representatives of the Department of Human Services and other interested parties concerning Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and efforts to improve conditions.

 

Assembly Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Greenstein, Linda R.

The Committee will be taking testimony from New Jersey Law Revision Commission and other invited guests to discuss areas of statutory reform.

A1598 [Cohen, Neil M./Karrow, Marcia A.], Tampering w/witnesses-upgrades penal.

A1607 [Cohen, Neil M.], Medicaid estate recoveries-concerns

A1772 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Witness tampering-upgrades offense

 

Assembly Labor Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Egan, Joseph V.

A873 [Albano, Nelson T./Oliver, Sheila Y.+10], Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

 

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Conners, Jack

The Committee will receive testimony from invited speakers on veterans' civil

service preference.

A769 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herb+15], Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A770 [Conners, Jack/Scalera, Frederick+1], PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.

A1923 [Conners, Jack/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa], Vet. Svcs. Council-changes memb. req.

ACR98 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herb+13], Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

 

Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Quigley, Joan M.

A562 [Dancer, Ronald S.], St. MVs, surplus-concerns

A1930 [Gusciora, Reed], Poll workers-cert. training req.

A2204 [Quigley, Joan M./Conners, Jack+1], Ballots, cert.-concerns transmission

A2229 [Roberts, Joseph J./DeCroce, Alex], Voting machines-concerns

AJR79 [Cohen, Neil M./Schaer, Gary S.], Jewish Heritage Mo.-desig. April

 

Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

A419 [Handlin, Amy H./Rible, David P.], Provisional lic. holder-concerns

A1013 [Wisniewski, John S./Cohen, Neil M.], Vessels, cert.-req. liab. insur.

A1038 [Wisniewski, John S.], Disabled veh., cert.-concerns

A1329 [Stender, Linda/Wisniewski, John S.+1], Pedestrians in crosswalks-revises laws

A1358 [Prieto, Vincent], Emerg. Mgt. driv.-concern lic. req.

A1461 [DeCroce, Alex+2], Emerg Evacuation Rtes/Procedures Council

A2254 [Giblin, Thomas P.], Robert A. Roe Hwy.-repeal desig.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2008 (continued)

 

Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting

The Meeting has been Canceled.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008

 

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. The Commission should

receive written comments at least ten business days in advance of the meeting.

A232 [Bramnick, Jon M.], PERS-elim. memb. in leg. part

A407 [Handlin, Amy H.], PERS memb., elected off.-concerns

A1194 [Chiappone, Anthony], Police off, firefighter-elim max age req

A1446 [O'Scanlon, Declan Joseph], PERS, TPAF-concerns enrollment threshold

A1564 [Greenstein, Linda R.], Multi elective pub off-proh dual holding

A1605 [Cohen, Neil M.], PERS memb.-cert. emp. in DLPS

S126 [Scutari, Nicholas P.+1], Leg. memb.-concerns holding dual office

S271 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], St.-admin. retir. sys.-concerns

S273 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], St. admin. retir. sys.-elim. memb.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008

 

*SENATE Session 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Committees at the call of the Senate President

Voting Session:

A1586 [Cohen, Neil M./Rodriguez, Caridad+2], Life insur. policies-concerns

A1770 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Wagner, Connie+1], Drug and alco. dependent offenders-rehab

S88 [Connors, Christopher J.], Age-restricted community-concerns

S184 [Bucco, Anthony R./Sweeney, Stephen M.], Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act-pub. info.

S218 [Singer, Robert W./Oroho, Steven V.], Jersey Fresh-sale along cert. toll rds.

S227 [Lesniak, Raymond J.+2], Chiropractic practice-concerns

S233 [Adler, John H./Turner, Shirley K.], Drug and alco. dependent offenders-rehab

S335 [Kean, Sean T./Adler, John H.+1], Mun. courts-concerns

S367 [Lesniak, Raymond J./Turner, Shirley K.], Tampering w/witnesses-upgrades penal.

S390 [Gill, Nia H.], Life insur. policies-concerns

S392 [Gill, Nia H., Esq./Adler, John H.+1], Trademark Anti-Counterfeiting Act-revise

S451 [Haines, Philip E.], Emergency supplies-concerns

S464 [Buono, Barbara/Madden, Fred H.], Rail station acessibility, disab.-report

S472 [Buono, Barbara/O'Toole, Kevin J.], Non-tax debt mgt.-centralizes

S520 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Gordon, Robert M.+1], Ice/snow on mv-removal req, creates fine

S521 [Sacco, Nicholas J.], MV sales, off-site-concerns

S534 [Girgenti, John A.+2], Emerg. mgt. dept.-expands auth.

S611 [Vitale, Joseph F./Allen, Diane B.+6], Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.

S772 [Rice, Ronald L.], Pub. housing proj.-cert. of occupancy

S786 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Buono, Barbara+2], Family leave benf.-extends TDI

S795 [Sarlo, Paul A./Van Drew, Jeff+8], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$33M

S796 [Smith, Bob/Van Drew, Jeff], Recycing tax-concerns

S797 [Ciesla, Andrew R./Sacco, Nicholas J.+1], Drag racing-upgrades penal.

S983 [Girgenti, John A./Bucco, Anthony R.], Firemen's relief assn., loc.-concerns

S998 [Madden, Fred H.], Disabled veh., cert.-concerns

S1023 [Weinberg, Loretta/Turner, Shirley K.], Religious observance-admin., cert. tests

S1163 [Whelan, Jim/Beck, Jennifer], Workers' comp.-concerns horse racing emp

S1238 [Van Drew, Jeff/Singer, Robert W.], Shopping carts, impounding-reg.

SCR36 [Whelan, Jim/Van Drew, Jeff+1], Aviation Research & Tech. Park-urge Cong

SJR12 [Bucco, Anthony R.], Firefighter Recognition Day-desig Oct. 2

SJR15 [Sacco, Nicholas J.], Aviation Maintenance Tech. Day-May 24

SJR24 [Van Drew, Jeff], Salute To Hospitalized Vet. Wk.-Feb. 14

SR13 [Allen, Diane B.], Light rail quiet zones-concerns

SR28 [Connors, Christopher J.], Community Emerg. Response Teams-recog.

 

Senate Judiciary Meeting 10:30 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Adler, John H.

Interviewed:

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Joseph P. Donohue of Union for the term prescribed by law.

Jamie D. Happas of Edison for the term prescribed by law.

Fred Kieser, Jr. of Metuchen for the term prescribed by law.

Laura Manus LeWinn of Princeton Junction for the term prescribed by law.

James J. McGann of Neptune for the term prescribed by law.

Joseph P. Perfilio of Scotch Plains for the term prescribed by law.

Jack M. Sabatino of Pennington for the term prescribed by law.

SR40 [Adler, John H.], St. Bar Assn. Day in Trenton-commem.

 

ASSEMBLY Quorum Assembly Chambers

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

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

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 (continued)

 

Assembly Appropriations Meeting

Chair: Asw. Pou, Nellie

The Committee will not meet.

 

Assembly Budget Meeting

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Committee will not meet.

 

*Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Meeting

2:00 PM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Vas, Joseph

The Committee will hear from the Office of Economic Growth, the Economic Development Authority and the Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission on successes and goals for economic development in NJ

A1778 [Chiappone, Anthony], Prop.-concerns sale or lease

 

*Assembly Consumer Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

A219 [Bramnick, Jon M./Gusciora, Reed], Commercial ads, cert.-concerns posting

A378 [Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr./Cruz-Perez, Nilsa+1], Prescribing cert meds to minors-concerns

A801 [Gusciora, Reed/Greenstein, Linda R.+28], Credit card solicitations, cert.-proh.

A1097 [Cryan, Joseph+1], Stolen goods, sold on websites-concerns

A1111 [Cryan, Joseph], Newspapers-concerns unwanted delivery

A1311 [Stender, Linda/Gusciora, Reed+2], Magazine subscriptions-concerns

 

*Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting

10:00 AM Committee Room 12, 4th Floor,

State House Annes, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Cohen, Neil M.

A1501 [Burzichelli, John J./Schaer, Gary S.+11], Real Estate Installment Contract Act

A1666 [McHose, Alison Littell/Chiusano, Gary R.+1], Ovarian cancer screening-prov. coverage

A2252 [Greenstein, Linda R./Cohen, Neil M.], Insur. producers-concerns

AR92 [Cohen, Neil M./Schaer, Gary S.], Foreclosure consultants-investigate

 

*Assembly Health and Senior Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Conaway, Herb

The Committee will receive testimony on the subject of access to pediatric critical care. *Also on Agenda: ACR156 Quigley (Pending Intro and Referral) Memorializes Congress and President to enact "Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury Act."

A1870 [Conaway, Herb], Tobacco possession under age-penal.

A1935 [Conaway, Herb], Anatomical gifts for ed/research-concern

A2077 [Johnson, Gordon M./Vainieri Huttle, Valerie+1], Mental health coverage req.-revises

A2083 [McKeon, John F.], Hero Act-concerns organ donation

A2177 [Scalera, Frederick/Schaer, Gary S.+2], Tobacco products-concerns use, under 19

A2183 [Schaer, Gary S.], Nursing home resid.-religious diet req.

A2206 [Conaway, Herb], Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

AJR60 [Greenwald, Louis D./Lampitt, Pamela R.], Blindness Awareness Mo-desig Oct each yr

AJR64 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Munoz, Eric], Lyme Disease Awareness Mo.-May each yr.

AJR71 [Conaway, Herb], Child Obesity Prev. Mo.-desig. March

AJR75 [McKeon, John F.], Bipolar Disorder Awareness Mo.-April

 

*Assembly Higher Education Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Diegnan, Patrick J.

The Committee will receive testimony from the NJ Commission on Higher Education and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness on the Campus Security Task Force Report, and from the president of Thomas Edison State College.

A422 [Schaer, Gary S./Watson Coleman, Bonnie+11], Religious observance-admin., cert. tests

A842 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Diegnan, Patrick J.], Internatl Ed Resource Ctr, Rutgers-estab

 

*Assembly Housing and Local Government Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Green, Jerry

A1027 [Wisniewski, John S.], Resid. fire extinguisher req.-concerns

A1619 [McKeon, John F.+1], Prop.-concerns sale to enforce liens

A1917 [Gusciora, Reed], Loc. Pub. Contract Law-concerns

A2178 [Pou, Nellie/Cohen, Neil M.], Debts owed to courts, co., mun.-concern

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 (continued)

 

*Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Johnson, Gordon M.

A339 [Quigley, Joan M./Vas, Joseph+6], Handgun sales-concerns

A358 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Johnson, Gordon M.+2], MV accidents-prop. damage threshold

A2218 [Moriarty, Paul D./Love, Sandra], Criminal id theft-concerns

 

*Assembly Regulated Professions Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Prieto, Vincent

The Committee will receive testimony from interested parties on the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) report: "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - New Home Construction in NJ"

 

*Assembly Tourism and Gaming Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Burzichelli, John J.

Also being considered A-2410 (pending intro/referral) In an emergency shutdown, casinos remain open. A-155 (pending intro/referral) Authorizes the Legislature to provide that Atlantic City casinos be operated by State Authority supported by fee revenues.

A2253 [Burzichelli, John J./Milam, Matthew W.], St govt shutdown-concerns essential emp

 

*Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Chivukula, Upendra J.

The Chairman would like to invite Emmitt Carlton of the FCC and other invited speakers to educate the Committee on details regarding the analog to digital television switchover and energy efficiency.

A844 [Chivukula, Upendra J.], Energy, renewable-concern cert. contract

A1255 [Moriarty, Paul D./Cruz-Perez, Nilsa+15], Text messaging, unsolicited ads-proh.

A1884 [Cohen, Neil M.], Cell phone prov.-disclosing number proh.

AR88 [Milam, Matthew W./Greenstein, Linda R.], Do Not Call law-concerns

AR108 [Burzichelli, John J./Chivukula, Upendra J.], Digital tv transition-educate consumers

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008

 

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 Education Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Turner, Shirley K.

A690 [Spencer, L. Grace/Rodriguez, Caridad+4], Bd. of ed. meetings-pub. participation

S473 [Buono, Barbara], DOE, DOLWD-match cert. data files

S752 [Codey, Richard J./Turner, Shirley K.], Steroid use among students-deters

S1236 [Singer, Robert W./Vitale, Joseph F.], Janet's Law-concerns defibrillators

S1263 [Turner, Shirley K.], Textbooks, higher ed. instit.-concerns

S1300 [Turner, Shirley K./Ruiz, M. Teresa], Bd. of ed. meetings-pub. participation

SJR19 [Madden, Fred H.], Sch. Bus Driv. Appreciation Day-May 27

For Discussion Only:

S488 [Turner, Shirley K.+2], Sch. bd. election-Nov. general election

S794 [Lance, Leonard], Sch. bd. election-Nov. general election

 

*Senate Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

Chair: Sen. Adler, John H.

The Committee will not meet.

 

*Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Meeting

2:00 PM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Girgenti, John A.

The Committee will take testimony from invited guests only on the reentry of former inmates into society.

S654 [Sarlo, Paul A.], Corrections off-concerns training course

S776 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Knives, disguised-proh. sale, possession

S1304 [Girgenti, John A.], Machine gun possession-upgrade crime

 

ASSEMBLY Quorum Assembly Chambers

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

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

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008

 

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

 

ASSEMBLY Quorum Assembly Chambers

Committees at the call of the Assembly Speaker

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008

 

ASSEMBLY Session Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008

 

SENATE Session 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Committees at the call of the Senate President

Voting Session: Board list to be announced