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Vol. XXXII No. 12 Internet Update III CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE 213th Legislature

Prepared: March 4, 2008 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule First Annual Session


*Denotes Changes

 

 


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 Community and Urban Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

A1265 [Moriarty, Paul D./Russo, David C.+3], Libraries, mun. free-concerns excess fds

S429 [Van Drew, Jeff], Libraries, mun. free-concerns excess fds

S506 [Oroho, Steven V.], Loc Govt prop sale-concerns commission

S583 [Baroni, Bill/Van Drew, Jeff], Homestead prop. tax. reimb.-elig.

S770 [Rice, Ronald L./Van Drew, Jeff], Loc. Pub. Contracts Law-redefines role

S775 [Kyrillos, Joseph M., Jr./Van Drew, Jeff], Shared svcs.-concerns

S882 [Gill, Nia H.], Deeds-concerns

S1028 [Rice, Ronald L.+1], New Homebuyers' Bill of Rights Act

S1029 [Rice, Ronald L./Van Drew, Jeff+1], New home buyers-enhances prot.

S1307 [Sarlo, Paul A./Vitale, Joseph F.], Mun.-revert to a calendar fiscal yr.

 

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 Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting

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

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

The Committee will hear testimony from invited speakers regarding the Division of Developmental Disabilities waiting list for community-based residential supports

and services.

S111 [Weinberg, Loretta], Adoption agencies-criminal background ck

S621 [Vitale, Joseph F./Weinberg, Loretta], NJ Collaborating Ctr, Nursing bd-concern

S934 [Singer, Robert W.], Patients in psych. fac.-concerns pymts.

S940 [Connors, Christopher J.], Personal needs allowance-incr.

S1001 [Madden, Fred H.], Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

S1017 [Weinberg, Loretta], Disab. svcs.-estab. co. off.

SJR20 [Codey, Richard J.], Postpartum Awareness Day-desig. Oct. 20

SJR23 [Singer, Robert W.+1], Leukemia, Lymphoma Awareness Mo.-Sept.

SJR33 [Buono, Barbara], Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Mo.

 

Senate Judiciary Meeting

Chair: Sen. Adler, John H.

The Committee will not meet.

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 (continued)

 

Senate Labor Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Sarlo, Paul A.

S562 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Sarlo, Paul A.], Employer contrib. to unemp.-concerns

S639 [Sarlo, Paul A./Gill, Nia H.+1], Worker's comp-incr for hand or foot loss

S649 [Sarlo, Paul A./Sweeney, Stephen M.], Direct sellers-worker's comp. exemp.

S1421 [Sarlo, Paul A./Madden, Fred H.], Solid waste contracts-wage reporting

SR24 [Van Drew, Jeff], Co. outsourcing jobs-pub. disclosure

 

*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 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 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

Chair: Asm. Fisher, Douglas H.

The Committee will not meet.

 

Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Cryan, Joseph

The Committee will conduct a roundtable discussion with invited school district superintendents and school business administrators on the choices made by the districts in developing their proposed budgets for the 2008-2009 school year.

 

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

Chair: Asm. McKeon, John F.

A1319 [Stender, Linda/McKeon, John F.], Sch. Chemical Cleanout Pilot Prog.-estab

A1558 [Greenstein, Linda R./Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Renewable energy sources-concerns

A1625 [McKeon, John F./Chivukula, Upendra J.+1], Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns

A1769 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Scalera, Frederick], Sch. chemical mgt. prog.-estab.;$90K

A1910 [McKeon, John F.], Recycing tax-concerns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 (continued)

 

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

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Scalera, Frederick

A326 [Quigley, Joan M./Pou, Nellie+1], Vital records dissemination-guidelines

A932 [Scalera, Frederick/Johnson, Gordon M.], Pol. veh global position sys-proh access

A2321 [Scalera, Frederick], Birth cert.-concerns

 

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 invited speakers regarding DDD waiting list for community-based residential supports and services, and poverty in New Jersey from LSNJ's Poverty Research Institute and County Welfare Directors Association.

A2308 [Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Smoking, St.-owned fac.-concerns

 

Assembly Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Greenstein, Linda R.

The Committee will be taking testimony from the New Jersey State Bar Association and several local bar association presidents regarding potential areas of statutory reform.

 

Assembly Labor Meeting

Chair: Asm. Egan, Joseph V.

The Committee will not meet.

 

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 has invited George Pruitt, President of Thomas Edison State College, to educate the Committee on details regarding veterans' higher education. The Committee will also hear testimony from Adjutant General Glenn K. Rieth, of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

A2311 [Conners, Jack], Prof. lic.-concerns applications

AJR82 [Milam, Matthew W./Albano, Nelson T.], Salute To Hospitaliz Vet. Wk.-Feb. 14

AR106 [Conners, Jack], Post 9/11 Vet. Ed. Asst. Act-Cong. enact

 

Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asw. Quigley, Joan M.

A344 [Quigley, Joan M./Pou, Nellie+1], MV accident reports-concerns

A1405 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J.+11], Elected off.-proh. dual health coverage

A1433 [O'Scanlon, Declan J., Jr./Bramnick, Jon M.], Dual health benf. coverage-concerns

A2447 [Webber, Jay/Quigley, Joan M.], Camp. contrib., cert.-proh.

A2451 [Quigley, Joan M./Conners, Jack], Vote By Mail Law of 2008

AR40 [Jasey, Mila M./Smith, L. Harvey], Martin Luther King, NJ visit-40th anniv.

Pending Introduction and Referral:

A2452 [Roberts, Joseph J.], Jt. Leg. Ethical Standard Comm.-memb.

ACR159 [Roberts, Joseph J.], Leg. Code of Ethics-adopt permanent

 

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.

The Committee has invited Richard Sarles, Executive Director of the NJ Transit Corporation to provide testimony concerning the operations and activities of NJ Transit.

A1035 [Wisniewski, John S.], Road markings-concerns

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

A1876 [Conners, Jack], MV documents-concerns

A2007 [Milam, Matthew W./Albano, Nelson T.], Sch. bus-concerns penal. for passing

AR97 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herb], Light rail quiet zones-concerns

 

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

 

Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

S1164 [Whelan, Jim/Beck, Jennifer+5], Hist. preserv. proj.;$1.068M

S1167 [Bateman, Christopher/Van Drew, Jeff+1], Land-recreation & conserv.

purpose;$8.4M

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008 (continued)

 

Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting (continued)

S1168 [Adler, John H./Ciesla, Andrew R.+1], Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

SCR39 [Lance, Leonard/Lesniak, Raymond J.+13], Debt Limitation Clause-voter approval

 

Senate Commerce Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Gill, Nia H.

S1165 [Adler, John H./Singer, Robert W.], Insur. producers-concerns

S1264 [Turner, Shirley K.], Foreclosure Consulting & Anti-Fraud Act

S1419 [Rice, Ronald L.], Mortgage servicing org.-concerns

For Discussion Only:

S1053 [Singer, Robert W.], Consumer fraud practices-concerns

 

Senate Economic Growth Meeting

Chair: Sen. Lesniak, Raymond J.

The Committee will not meet.

 

Senate Environment Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Smith, Bob

S717 [Smith, Bob], Underground storage tanks-concerns

S924 [Van Drew, Jeff], Coastal region-concerns

S1166 [Smith, Bob/Bateman, Christopher], Stormwater util. sys.-concerns

S1331 [Vitale, Joseph F./Gordon, Robert M.+2], Horseshoe crabs-concerns

SR41 [Kean, Sean T./Adler, John H.+1], Flexibility, Rebldg. Amer Fisheries Act

 

Senate Judiciary Meeting 9:30 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:

Pedro Jimenez, Jr. of Perth Amboy for the term prescribed by law.

John A. Jorgensen, II of Colonia for the term prescribed by law.

Andrea Carter Latimer of Milltown for the term prescribed by law.

to be a Workers' Compensation Judge:

Joseph Randall Corman of Sayreville for the term prescribed by law.

Ingrid Lynn French of Sicklerville for the term prescribed by law.

S674 [Madden, Fred H., Jr./Van Drew, Jeff], Crimes with bail restrictions-concerns

 

*Senate State Government Meeting 10:30 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Scutari, Nicholas P.

S98 [Weinberg, Loretta/ Vitale, Joseph F.], Adolescent Pregnancy Advis Council-appts

S222 [Singer, Robert W.], PERS-concerns accidental disab. benf.

S1339 [Whelan, Jim], Mun. assets, valuable-concerns sales

S1381 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Kean, Thomas H.], Voting machines-concerns

S1442 [Codey, Richard J./ Kean, Thomas H.], Jt. Leg. Ethical Standard Comm.-memb.

SCR85 [Codey, Richard J./Kean, Thomas H.], Leg. Code of Ethics-adopt permanent

SJR17 [O'Toole, Kevin J.], Korean Amer. Day-desig. Jan.13th each yr

SJR36 [Singer, Robert W./Weinberg, Loretta], Jewish Heritage Mo.-desig. April

 

Senate Transportation Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Sacco, Nicholas J.

A1291 [Stender, Linda+5], MV and traffic regulations-concerns

S515 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Ciesla, Andrew R.], E-ZPass transponder-concern lost, stolen

S1082 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], Parking-concerns

S1086 [Madden, Fred H./Van Drew, Jeff], MV and traffic regulations-concerns

S1362 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Cunningham, Sandra B.], Bus and train svc. discont.-concerns

S1390 [Van Drew, Jeff], Vessels, sunken or abandoned-concerns

 

Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Meeting

1:00 PM Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Whelan, Jim

S1247 [Whelan, Jim], St govt shutdown-concerns essential emp

S1393 [Sarlo, Paul A./Whelan, Jim], Atlantic City Convention Ctr.-transfer

S1463 [Whelan, Jim/Girgenti, John A.], Casinos-concerns continued operation

S1464 [Whelan, Jim], Casino complimentaries-concerns tax cred

SCR89 [Whelan, Jim/Gordon, Robert M.], Lottery, casinos-prov continue operation

 

ASSEMBLY Quorum Assembly Chambers

Committees at the call of the Assembly Speaker

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008 (continued)

 

*Assembly Appropriations Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Asw. Pou, Nellie

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

A1910 [McKeon, John F.], Recycing tax-concerns

A1912 [Fisher, Douglas H./Conaway, Herb , Jr.+1], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$33M

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

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

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

A2471 [Burzichelli, John J.], Provides casino tax credit against casino gross rev.

S795 [Sarlo, Paul A./Van Drew, Jeff+9], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$33M

 

*Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting

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

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Cohen, Neil M.

A1578 [Cohen, Neil M./Greenstein, Linda R.+3], Pharmacy benf. mgmt. co.-reg.

 

*Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Johnson, Gordon M.

A2231 [Cryan, Joseph/Pou, Nellie], Organized Retail Theft Task Force-estab.

AJR65 [Albano, Nelson T./Burzichelli, John J.+3], Drunk Driv. Awareness Mo-Dec. of each yr

Pending Referral:

A210 [Johnson, Gordon M./Bramnick, Jon M.+2], US Park Police-concerns powers

 

*Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asw. Quigley, Joan M.

Pending Introduction and Referral:

A2452 [Roberts, Joseph J.], Jt. Leg. Ethical Standard Comm.-memb.

ACR159 [Roberts, Joseph J.], Leg. Code of Ethics-adopt permanent

 

*Assembly Tourism and Gaming Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Burzichelli, John J.

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

A-2471-Provides tax credit against casino gross revenue tax.

A2147 [Burzichelli, John J.], Ticket sales-concerns

 

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

Chair: Asm. Chivukula, Upendra J.

A2439 [Chivukula, Upendra J.], BPU-concerns cert. billing practices

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008

 

Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM Rutgers University, Student Center,

126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008

 

ASSEMBLY Session Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced

 

State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008

 

Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd.,

The Board Room, Third Floor, Jersey City, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget. TOPICS: Education, Higher Education, Local Government Issues.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008

 

Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM State House Annex,

Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, Trenton NJ

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing

on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2008

 

Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM Gloucester County Institute of Technology,

The McLean Fitness Center, Deptford, NJ

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee will hold a Public Hearing

on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008

 

Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, 3331 Route 38, The Pemberton Room, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget. TOPICS: Arts, History, Cultural Affairs, Transportation and Environmental Issues.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008

 

Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing 9:00 AM State House Annex, Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Assembly Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget. TOPICS: Health and Human Services, Senior, Family and Children's Issues (and all other subjects not listed for 3/19 or 3/26).