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Vol. XXIX No. 16 INTERNET UPDATE III CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 211th Legislature

Prepared: March 4, 2005 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. Second Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2005



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



Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

A3361 [Greenwald, Louis D./Pou, Nellie/Cohen, Neil M.+4], Med. day care-repeal

budget language

A3588 [Sires, Albio/Stack, Brian P./Green, Jerry+15], Hist. preserv., northern NJ;$4.979M

A3589 [Roberts, Joseph J./Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Greenwald, Louis D./Van Drew, Jeff/Previte, Mary T.+16], Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M

A3590 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Chivukula, Upendra J./Diegnan, Patrick J./Egan, Joseph V./Vas, Joseph+3], Hist. preserv., central NJ;$6.435M

S541 [Vitale, Joseph F./Martin, Robert J.+6], Dept. of Pub. Advocate-restores;$5M

S753 [Turner, Shirley K.], Earned income tax cred.-notification

S1303 [Bucco, Anthony R./Inverso, Peter A.], Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur

S1958 [Bryant, Wayne R./Buono, Barbara], Streamlined Sales and Use Tax-conforms

S2090 [Sarlo, Paul A.], Med. day care-repeal budget language

S2195 [Kenny, Bernard F./Asselta, Nicholas/Gormley, William L./Adler, John H.+1], Off.

of Inspector General-estab.

S2216 [Bryant, Wayne R./Sweeney, Stephen M.+2], Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M

S2217 [Turner, Shirley K./Kavanaugh, Walter J.+1], Hist. preserv., central NJ;$6.435M

S2218 [Kenny, Bernard F./Lance, Leonard], Hist. preserv., northern NJ;$4.979M

S2260 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Health ctrs., fed. qualified-funding

S2334 [Madden, Fred H./Allen, Diane B.+6], Social Svcs. Student Loan Redemption Act



Senate Commerce Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Baer, Byron M.

A669 [Van Drew, Jeff/Carroll, Michael Patrick/Manzo, Louis/Gordon, Robert M.+14],

Telephone lines-proh unsolicited fax ads

A3317 [Eagler, Peter C./Biondi, Peter J.], Marriage/family therapist-revise req.

S342 [Sarlo, Paul A./Coniglio, Joseph], Telephone lines-proh unsolicited fax ads

S1690 [Kavanaugh, Walter J./Baer, Byron M.], Chiropractors physicians-reimb same rate

S1885 [Madden, Fred H.], Pet cemeteries-proh. maintenance fees

S2143 [Vitale, Joseph F./Karcher, Ellen], Marriage/family therapist-revise req.



Senate Economic Growth Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Lesniak, Raymond J.

A3305 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Wisniewski, John S./DiGaetano, Paul+3], Foundation for

Tech. Advancement;$75K

A3306 [Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph+1], Pub. util., cable tv co.-concerns

S567 [Baer, Byron M.], Sci. and Tech. Comm.-concerns royalties

S1891 [Turner, Shirley K.], Farmland, preserved-concerns

S1974 [Singer, Robert W./Doria, Joseph V.], Foundation for Tech. Advancement;$75K

S2186 [Adler, John H.], Chief Finan Off position-create position

S2309 [Sarlo, Paul A./Kyrillos, Joseph M.+1], Hall of Fame-estab.

S2346 [Bark, Martha W.], Electric and gas svc-concern procurement

S2376 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Asselta, Nicholas], Agric. commodities, perishable-concerns













MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2005 (continued)



Senate Environment Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Smith, Bob

S1759 [Smith, Bob], Diesel engine emissions-concerns reg.

S2297 [Coniglio, Joseph/Gill, Nia H.], St. flood control proj.-concerns costs

S2325 [Karcher, Ellen], Wildlife Rehab. Lic. Study Comm.-estab.

SCR113 [Smith, Bob/Adler, John H.], Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.

SR75 [Kenny, Bernard F.+1], Passaic Riv. Restoration Initiative

For Discussion Only:

S1425 [Connors, Leonard T./McNamara, Henry P.+1], Sodium azide-removal from airbag req.



Senate State Government Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Coniglio, Joseph

The Committee will hear testimony from Frederick Beaver, Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits. Mr. Beaver will provide an overview of the current status of the State pension systems and discuss pending legislative proposals.

ACR100 [Sires, Albio/Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Greenstein, Linda R.+5], Lieutenant Gov.-estab. office

S1937 [Doria, Joseph V./Asselta, Nicholas], Contract bidding req.-concerns

S1991 [Karcher, Ellen], Real prop., surplus-St. Treasurer sell

S2113 [Inverso, Peter A.], Campaign ads-concerns

S2149 [Scutari, Nicholas P.+2], St. Athletic Control Bd.-concerns

S2235 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Exec. Branch emp.-concerns negotiations

S2259 [Turner, Shirley K.], Surplus land-auth St. Treasurer to sell

SCR2 [Turner, Shirley K./McNamara, Henry P.+4], Lieutenant Gov.-estab. office



Senate Transportation Meeting 1:00 PM

Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Sacco, Nicholas J.

A1478 [Wisniewski, John S.+2], Intermodal chassis-concerns

A3674 [Sires, Albio/Wisniewski, John S./Stender, Linda/Stack, Brian P./Gordon, Robert M.+3], Ferries-concerns operation

S1620 [Asselta, Nicholas/Madden, Fred H.], Vet. Memorial Hwy.-desig. Rt. 55

S1834 [Adler, John H.], Veh., low-speed, ,cert.-reg. operation

S2201 [Sacco, Nicholas J.], Intermodal chassis-concerns

S2228 [Doria, Joseph V./Kenny, Bernard F.+1], Ferries-concerns operation

SR91 [Vitale, Joseph F./Sacco, Nicholas J.], E-ZPass-pay for gas using Tpk./Parkway



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, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Smith, Robert J.

A2796 [McHose, Alison Littell], Wildcat Rock Shelter brook-concerns name

A3653 [Van Drew, Jeff], Farmland preserv.-concerns

A3766 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Fisher, Douglas H.+1], Tomato-desig. as St. Vegetable

A3835 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Van Drew, Jeff/Gibson, John C.], Agric. commodities, perishable-concerns

AR69 [Smith, Robert J.], Pinelands Mun Fire Safety-create comm

S1508 [Littell, Robert E.], Wildcat Rock Shelter brook-concerns name





MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2005 (continued)



Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Stanley, Craig A.

A2169 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Barnes, Peter J.], Sch. buses, newly-manuf.-equip w/sensors

A3562 [Burzichelli, John J.+1], Higher ed. fac.-concerns availability

A3572 [Payne, William D.], Centralized Statewide purch sys-concerns

A3625 [Payne, William D./Munoz, Eric/Stanley, Craig A.+8], Billy's Law-concerns

special ed students

A3904 [Stanley, Craig A.], Special Ed. Review Comm.-estab.

A3908 [Stanley, Craig A.], Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force

AR120 [Gusciora, Reed], World language instruction-curriculum

AR213 [Wolfe, David W./Malone, Joseph R.], Natl. Guard, Reserves-incr. ed. benf.

S1044 [Bryant, Wayne R./Turner, Shirley K.], Police off applicant fitness-investigate

Pending Introduction and Referral:

AR255 [Stanley, Craig A.], Rutgers Women's Basketball recognition



Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. McKeon, John F.

A3226 [Manzo, Louis], Transfer stations-concerns

A3643 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Mayer, David R.+8], Vessel haz

substance discharge-incr liab

AR227 [McKeon, John F./Panter, Michael J./Gordon, Robert M.+9], Passaic Riv.

Restoration Initiative



Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Previte, Mary T.

The Committee will take testimony from invited guests on women in public service in the

State of New Jersey.

AR218 [Weinberg, Loretta/Voss, Joan M.+9], Elizabeth Stanton-honor accomplishments

AR254 [Weinberg, Loretta/Quigley, Joan M./Stender, Linda/Greenstein, Linda R.+8],

Women's Hist. Month-desig. March 2005



Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Meeting

2:00 PM Committee Room 12, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Quigley, Joan M.

James S. Blumenstock, Deputy Commissioner in charge of Public Health Protection and Emergency Preparedness at the Department of Health and Senior Services, will be

testifying about the Department's efforts concerning homeland security.

A541 [Myers, Connie], First Aid Council-concerns memb.

A3501 [Weinberg, Loretta/Manzo, Louis/Gordon, Robert M./Johnson, Gordon M./Cohen, Neil M.], Emerg. Health Powers Act

AR249 [Quigley, Joan M./Pou, Nellie], Cong. Pascrell-honors



Assembly Judiciary Meeting

Chair: Asw. Greenstein, Linda R.

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Labor Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Egan, Joseph V.

A2133 [Gusciora, Reed/Manzo, Louis/Gordon, Robert M./Van Drew, Jeff+36], St. contracts-concerns emp.

A3339 [Burzichelli, John J.], Income tax-unregis. ind., unincorp. bus.

A3816 [Sires, Albio], Exec. Branch emp.-concerns negotiations

A3817 [Sires, Albio], SHBP-concerns elected off., emp of union

AR184 [Van Drew, Jeff/Egan, Joseph V.+2], NJ job loss-create study comm.

S494 [Turner, Shirley K./Coniglio, Joseph+4], St. contracts, cert-concerns performance



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 on resources available to veterans, especially

those with housing and homelessness issues.

A2804 [Conners, Jack/Van Drew, Jeff/Cohen, Neil M./Diegnan, Patrick J.], Armed Svcs. Unemp. Benefits Act

A3629 [Weinberg, Loretta/Eagler, Peter C./McKeon, John F.+1], Disab. vet.-concerns

prop. tax exemp.

AJR109 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Bodine, Francis L.], WWII, 60th anniversary of end-commem.

AJR110 [Connors, Christopher J./Rumpf, Brian E.], P.O.W.-M.I.A. Wk. of Remembrance-April

AJR116 [Cohen, Neil M./Bramnick, Jon M.], Holocaust victims/survivors-honors

AR239 [Conners, Jack/Mayer, David R.+3], Vietnam Conflict-commem. 30th anniv.

SJR16 [Connors, Leonard T./Allen, Diane B.+1], P.O.W.-M.I.A. Wk. of Remembrance-April



Assembly Regulatory Oversight Meeting

Chair: Asm. Payne, William D.

The Committee will not meet.





MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2005 (continued)



Assembly Senior Issues Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Pou, Nellie

A2428 [Caraballo, Wilfredo], Sr. Cit. Housing, Health Screening;$50K

A3796 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Bramnick, Jon M.], Sr. cit. resid. lease-early termination

AR247 [Pou, Nellie], HIV Infection, 50 yrs & Older Day-May 27



Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Steele, Alfred E.

The Committee will consider bills A30 through A46, pending introduction & referral, concerning election issues, presidential primary date, voter registration system, voting machines,

absentee ballots, polling place security and Election Advisory Commission.

A2310 [Conaway, Herb], Deputy superintendent of elections-estab

A3748 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Gusciora, Reed], Surplus land-auth St. Treasurer to sell



Assembly Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM

462 Market Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

Chair: Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

The Committee will hear testimony concerning employee commuter van services in

the State of New Jersey.



THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker



*Assembly Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Asw. Watson Coleman, Bonnie

A1424 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/Steele, Alfred E./Burzichelli, John J./Hackett, Mims+14], Dept. of Pub. Advocate-reestab.

A3667 [Sires, Albio/Chivukula, Upendra J.], Air toxics surcharge-concerns

A3818 [Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H.+3], Garden St. Ethanol Proj.;$1M

A3822 [Wisniewski, John S./Green, Jerry], Asian Longhorn Beetle Prog.;$1.3M

A3836 [Van Drew, Jeff/Greenwald, Louis D./Smith, Robert J./Burzichelli, John J.], Air toxics surcharge-repeals

S2313 [Bryant, Wayne R./Coniglio, Joseph+1], Garden St. Ethanol Proj.;$1M

S2314 [Scutari, Nicholas P./Bark, Martha W.+1], Asian Longhorn Beetle Prog.;$1.3M



Assembly Federal Relations Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 16, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Gusciora, Reed

The committee will receive testimony from invited guests re: the President's FY2006 Budget proposal. Testimony will be limited to proposed federal funding for Education, Medicaid, Homeland Security and Transportation and its impact on the State of NJ

AR245 [Panter, Michael J./Greenstein, Linda R.+1], SS Trust Fund-oppose restructuring



Assembly Housing and Local Government Meeting 2:00 PM

Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Green, Jerry

A387 [Cruz-Perez, Nilsa], Constr. code inspection-concerns

A1075 [Holzapfel, James W./Scalera, Frederick], Loc pub contracts-concerns receipt

A3427 [Burzichelli, John J./Green, Jerry], Mayor, borough-concerns powers

A3517 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/McKeon, John F.+1], Community Health Law Proj.-estab. rev.

A3732 [Diegnan, Patrick J./Stack, Brian P./Scalera, Frederick/Vas, Joseph+2], Mun.

ordinance viol.-concerns fines

A3779 [Stack, Brian P./Manzo, Louis+1], Blding. restrictions, cert. lands-waive

S2101 [Adler, John H.], Constr. code inspection-concerns

S2202 [Kenny, Bernard F./Doria, Joseph V.], Blding. restrictions, cert. lands-waive



Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Barnes, Peter J.

Representatives of the NJ Division of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

will testify before the Committee on A-3786.

A3786 [Barnes, Peter J./Johnson, Gordon M.], Remote computing svcs-disclose cert info

AR240 [Van Drew, Jeff/Johnson, Gordon M./Barnes, Peter J.], Prison Gang Viol. Task Force-estab.



Assembly State Government Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Steele, Alfred E.

A3676 [Sires, Albio], Off. of Inspector General-estab.

A5269 [Roberts, Joseph J./Greenstein, Linda R.], St. constit convention-prop. tax reform

ACR25 [Roberts, Joseph J.], St. constit. convention-prop. tax reform







THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005 (continued)



Assembly Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

A1483 [Wisniewski, John S.], Diesel trucks-idling at marine terminals

A3773 [Wisniewski, John S.], Motor carrier regis-concerns enforcement

A3792 [Wisniewski, John S.], Limo operators-concerns

A3793 [Wisniewski, John S.], Commercial veh.-concerns

S1989 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Madden, Fred H.], Motor carrier regis-concerns enforcement



MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2005



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the President.

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



*Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

S1303 [Bucco, Anthony R./Inverso, Peter A.], Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur

S1431 [Rice, Ronald L./Kean, Thomas H.+1], Sch. dist. monitoring-concerns

S2177 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Littell, Robert E.+2], Dam restoration/repair proj.-finan.



Senate Legislative Oversight Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Sarlo, Paul A.

The Committee will hear testimony from invited guests and interested parties concerning

New Jersey's efforts to promote a healthy business environment, particularly with respect

to assisting the manufacturing sector of the State's economy.



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

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



Joint Committee on the Public Schools Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

Commssioner William Librera and Members of the Joint Committee will discuss the

Interdistrict Public School Choice Program. In addition, Mr. Jack Spencer, CEO of the

New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation will appear.



TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM NJ Performing Arts Center, Chase Room, Second Tier,

One Center Street, Newark, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget. The hearing will focus on Arts, History, Cultural Affairs, Transportation and Environmental Issues (and all other subjects not listed for March 24 and March 29).



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2005



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Concert Hall Lobby,

1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ

Chair: Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget.



MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2005



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2005



Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM Giants Stadium, 50 Club, South Tower Suite,

Level 4, East Rutherford, NJ

Chair: Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing on

the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget.







THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2005



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget. The hearing will focus on Health and Human Services, Senior, Family and Children's Issues.



TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2005



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Collingswood Grand Ballroom, Scottish Rite Building,

315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget. The hearing will focus on Education, Higher Education and Local Government Issues.



FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2005



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.

A3294 [Van Drew, Jeff], PFRS/SPRS-reinst accidental death benf

A3692 [Conners, Jack], PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.

A3739 [Rooney, John E./Weinberg, Loretta], PFRS memb., cert-extends mand retir. age

A3753 [Chiappone, Anthony], Elected off.-concerns forfeiture of benf

A3759 [Cohen, Neil M./Johnson, Gordon M./Weinberg, Loretta/Diegnan, Patrick J.+1], Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns

A3817 [Sires, Albio], SHBP-concerns elected off., emp of union

S2122 [Doria, Joseph V.], St.-admin retir sys-transfer of svc cred

S2231 [Madden, Fred H./Sweeney, Stephen M.], PFRS-retirants ex-spouse receive pension

S2233 [Madden, Fred H./Sweeney, Stephen M.], St police ex-spouse-receive SPRS pension

S2234 [Vitale, Joseph F.], SHBP-cert. unions participate

S2267 [Sarlo, Paul A.], Law enforcement off., co.-concerns benf.

S2268 [Sarlo, Paul A.], JRS-concerns retir. benf.

S2283 [Gill, Nia H./Vitale, Joseph F.], Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns