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Vol. XXVI No. 14 INTERNET UPDATE II CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 210th Legislature

Prepared: March 12, 2002 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002



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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Connors, Leonard T. /Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

Susan Bass Levin, Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs, will address the Committee concerning department programs and community and urban issues.

S76 [Rice, Ronald L./Buono, Barbara+7], Lead-safe housing grant-estab.;$2M

S372 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Multiplte dwelling fire walls-estab loan

S403 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Prop. tax-concerns exemp, cert bldgs.

S682 [Allen, Diane B.], Row homes, fire safety-concerns

S905 [Connors, Leonard T.], Prop. tax appeal-delinquencies satisfied

S1246 [Lesniak, Raymond J.], Loc. improvement liens-concerns



Senate Education Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Martin, Robert J./Sen. Turner, Shirley K.

The Committee will discuss educational issues with Dr. William L. Librera, Commissioner of Education.

S106 [Bennett, John O./Cafiero, James S.+1], Disab. coll. students-degree req.

S170 [Smith, Bob], Campus security plans-higher ed. instit.

S991 [Turner, Shirley K.], Sch dist emp-concern criminal hist check

S1003 [Turner, Shirley K.], Firearms safety awareness-elementary sch

S1130 [Martin, Robert J.], Pupil id info.-concerns

SJR15 [Matheussen, John J.], Sch. Psych. Mo.-desig. April



Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting

1:00 PM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Matheussen, John J./Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

The Committee will meet to discuss affordability/availability of malpractice insurance for doctors and the impact that significantly increased insurance costs/reduced availability will have on health care delivery system. Testimony by committee invitation.



Senate Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Gormley, William L./Sen. Adler, John H.

Considered:

to be a member of the Delaware River Port Authority:

Jeffrey L. Nash of Cherry Hill to replace Glen Paulsen, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Meadowlands Commission:

James A. Anzevino of South Hackensack to replace Janet Ruth Higgins, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority:

Carl J. Goldberg of Randolph to replace M. Joseph Montuoro for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ State Council on the Arts:

Sharon Anne Harrington of Bay Head to replace Dana Dowd Williams, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Turnpike Authority:

Joseph Simunovich of Norwood to replace Jerome Amedeo, for the term prescribed by law.











THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 (continued)



Senate Judiciary Meeting (continued)

Considered:

to be a member of the South Jersey Transportation Authority:

Frank Spencer of Haddonfield to replace Charles DePalma, deceased, for the term prescribed by law.

Interviewed:

to be Commissioner, Department of Transportation:

James P. Fox of Washington, D.C. to replace James Weinstein, for the term prescribed by law.

S775 [Cardinale, Gerald], Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001-enacts

S1224 [Girgenti, John A./Bagger, Richard H.+1], Crim. hist. background checks-concerns

S1227 [Adler, John H./Matheussen, John J.+2], Fire Svc Resources Emerg. Deployment Act

S1228 [Martin, Robert J.+1], Security off. prog.-estab.

S1296 [Furnari, Garry J./Martin, Robert J.], Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-create



Senate Labor Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Lance, Leonard/Sen. Charles, Joseph

S20 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Health Care Subsidy Fd-medicaid expenses

S462 [Cardinale, Gerald/Bucco, Anthony R.], UI benf.-disqualifies for drug use

S575 [Codey, Richard J./Coniglio, Joseph], Constr. contracts, cert-prevailing wages

S727 [Allen, Diane B.], Vol. fire/rescue personnel-emp. discrim.

S1044 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Cafiero, James S.+14], Pub. works contracts-concerns labor org.

S1213 [Martin, Robert J.], Election bd. work-concerns unemp. benf.



Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Meeting

Co-Chairs: Sen. Inverso, Peter A./Sen. Girgenti, John A.

The Committee will not meet.



ASSEMBLY SESSION 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

Voting Session:

A198 [Guear, Gary L./Cohen, Neil M.+2], Veh. title fraud-3rd degree crime

A234 [Friscia, Arline M./Perez-Cinciarelli, Elba+5], Domestic viol restraining order-concerns

A247 [Barnes, Peter J./Diegnan, Patrick J.+3], Firearms on sch. prop.-concerns

A332 [O'Toole, Kevin J.+2], Mun. meetings-permits pub. participation

A386 [Wisniewski, John S./Greenstein, Linda R.+1], Energy aggregation, mun.-concerns

A437 [Smith, Robert J./McKeon, John F.], Underground tank-proh. 100 yrds of wells

A546 [Roberts, Joseph J./Arnone, Michael J.+1], Regional Efficiency Aid Prog Act-concern

A549 [Impreveduto, Anthony/Moran, Jeffrey W.+1], Wine tastings-permits cert. Class C lic.

A623 [Arnone, Michael J./Farragher, Clare M.], Pub. util.-concerns overpymts.

A656 [Bodine, Francis L.+1], Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns

A772 [Green, Jerry/Biondi, Peter J.], Rent gouging-prev. in st. of emerg. area

A911 [Cohen, Neil M.], Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-create

A972 [Holzapfel, James W./Barnes, Peter J.+1], Drunk driving complaint-extend file time

A1004 [Moran, Jeffrey W./Impreveduto, Anthony], Podiatrists-revises statutes

A1135 [Quigley, Joan M./Blee, Francis J.+1], Rental autos-extend cert. insur coverage

A1301 [Payne, William D./Stanley, Craig A.+22], Amistad Comm.-estab.

A1651 [Cohen, Neil M.+2], Fds. or assets, terrorism related-freeze

A1655 [Cohen, Neil M./Russo, David C.], Computer crime statute-revises

A1678 [Impreveduto, Anthony/Malone, Joseph R.+1], Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig.

A1717 [Hackett, Mims/Sarlo, Paul A.], Sch. dist.-estab. emerg./crises plan

A1727 [Cryan, Joseph/Barnes, Peter J.+1], Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off.

A1730 [Johnson, Gordon M./Ahearn, Matt], Parolees release-prov. verified address

A1769 [Sires, Albio/Chivukula, Upendra J.], Pub. util. shutoffs-notify police





THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 (continued)



ASSEMBLY SESSION (continued)

A1880 [Van Drew, Jeff/Smith, Robert J.], Lobsters-concerns

A1882 [Van Drew, Jeff/Fisher, Douglas H.], Shellfish harvest laws-incr. penal.

A1889 [Cohen, Neil M./Arnone, Michael J.], Mun. and co. budgets-concerns

A1954 [Stender, Linda/Green, Jerry], PAL & PBA-lease mun. owned real estate

A1955 [Sarlo, Paul A./Watson Coleman, Bonnie+35], Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M

A1956 [Quigley, Joan M./Doria, Joseph V.], Mun. deputy clerks-appoint two, cert mun

A1958 [Cohen, Neil M.], Loc. improvement liens-concerns

A2001 [Greenwald, Louis D./Pou, Nellie], Tax amnesty-estab.

A2002 [Tucker, Donald/Payne, William D.], Housing/related purposes-fds. to St.

A2004 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/Impreveduto, Anthony], Energy Tax Receipts Prop. Tax Relief Fd.

A2005 [Weinberg, Loretta/Quigley, Joan M.+1], Hosp. charity care funding-concerns

A2006 [Cohen, Neil M./Wisniewski, John S.], St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw

A2007 [Weinberg, Loretta/Steele, Alfred E.+1], Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns

A2008 [Sires, Albio/Roberts, Joseph J.], Health care benf., retired emp.-concerns

A2009 [Roberts, Joseph J./Doria, Joseph V.+1], Health Care Subsidy Fd-medicaid expenses

A2010 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Greenwald, Louis D.+1], St. budget-reduce cert. approp.

ACR2 [Sires, Albio/Caraballo, Wilfredo], Amends Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly

AJR25 [Weinberg, Loretta/Johnson, Gordon M.], Frank Oliver Pedestrian Bridge-desig.

AR2 [Sires, Albio/Caraballo, Wilfredo], Amends General Assembly Rules

AR97 [Weinberg, Loretta/Quigley, Joan M.+8], Women's Hist. Month-desig. March 2002

AR99 [Ahearn, Matt/Fisher, Douglas H.], Natl. Prof. Social Work Mo.-March, 2002

S12 [Suliga, Joseph], Energy Tax Receipts Prop. Tax Relief Fd.

S13 [Rice, Ronald L.], Housing/related purposes-fds. to St.

S15 [Adler, John H.], Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns

S16 [Buono, Barbara/Kavanaugh, Walter J.+3], Tax amnesty-estab.

S17 [Codey, Richard J.], St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw

S18 [Bryant, Wayne R.], St. budget-reduce cert. approp.

S19 [Vitale, Joseph F./Buono, Barbara], Hosp. charity care funding-concerns

S845 [Suliga, Joseph/Lesniak, Raymond J.+1], PAL & PBA-lease mun. owned real estate



MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002



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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Littell, Robert E./Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

S1221 [Matheussen, John J.], Unemp. benf.-extend up to 8 weeks

Pending Referral:

A2008 [Sires, Albio/Roberts, Joseph J.], Health care benf., retired emp.-concerns

A2009 [Roberts, Joseph J./Doria, Joseph V.+1], Health Care Subsidy Fd-medicaid expenses

S11 [Lesniak, Raymond J.], Health care benf., retired emp.-concerns

S20 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Health Care Subsidy Fd-medicaid expenses



Senate Commerce Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Cardinale, Gerald/Sen. Baer, Byron M.

A354 [Caraballo, Wilfredo/Ahearn, Matt], Veterinarians-proh. cert. practices

S411 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Physician-cultural competency training

S780 [Charles, Joseph], Accident surcharge-raises threshold

S895 [Bennett, John O.], Prof. counselors-concerns lic.

S909 [Codey, Richard J.], Health Svc. Advisory Comm.-abolish

S1089 [Cardinale, Gerald], Prof. and occupational lic.-concerns

S1090 [Cardinale, Gerald], Orthotic appliances-exempts lic.

S1149 [Cardinale, Gerald], Cred. card no.-proh. electronic printing

SR35 [Singer, Robert W.], Sci. and Tech. Task Force, Senate-estab.



Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Bark, Martha W./Sen. Lesniak, Raymond J.

S75 [Rice, Ronald L.], Minority, woman's bus.-documentation req

S144 [Buono, Barbara], Poisonous plants-conduct study

S339 [Bark, Martha W.], Loan guarantee fee, cert.-concerns

S569 [Lance, Leonard], Farm produce sign-auth. permit

S700 [McNamara, Henry P.], Sports fac, prof-voter approval, St. fds

S714 [Singer, Robert W.], Tech, Biotech Finan Assist Prog-tax benf

S860 [Vitale, Joseph F./Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

S869 [Bark, Martha W./Lesniak, Raymond J.+1], Transition bonds-concerns

S1011 [Cafiero, James S.], Hunting lic., seasonal-estab. & set fee

S1038 [Bark, Martha W.], Racing Comm.-reconstitutes memb.



















MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 (continued)



Senate Environment Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. McNamara, Henry P./Sen. Suliga, Joseph

S235 [Suliga, Joseph], Dredged material-allows beneficial use

S506 [Martin, Robert J./Bagger, Richard H.], Great Swamp watershed area-concerns

S1209 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Water allocation-concerns

S1297 [Allen, Diane B./McNamara, Henry P.], Newark pumping station;$500K

S1300 [Matheussen, John J./Allen, Diane B.+1], Drought Mgmt. Fd.-creates;$2.1M

S1301 [McNamara, Henry P.], Statewide Water Supply Plan-revisions



Senate State Government Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Kavanaugh, Walter J./Sen. Furnari, Garry J.

S274 [Bucco, Anthony R.], Vet., St. emp.-post retir. med. benf.

S310 [Cafiero, James S./Connors, Leonard T.+4], Vet benf.-broadens elig.

S1199 [Suliga, Joseph], Liberty Day-desig. March 16

S1211 [Suliga, Joseph/Furnari, Garry J.], PFRS deferred retir. option prog.-create

S1237 [Codey, Richard J.], TPAF/PERS-concern deceased retirees benf

SR47 [McNamara, Henry P./Codey, Richard J.+2], Ireland-honors



Senate Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Ciesla, Andrew R./Sen. Sacco, Nicholas J/

S458 [Turner, Shirley K.], Commercial mv-inspection pilot prog

S637 [Inverso, Peter A./Ciesla, Andrew R.], Truck Safety Bureau in St. Police-estab.

SR40 [Coniglio, Joseph], Teterboro Airport-cease certain flights



ASSEMBLY QUORUM 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker



*Assembly Senior Issues Meeting 10:00 AM

Community Room of the Edward F. Gray Apartments,

1st Floor, 712 15th Avenue, Irvington, NJ

Chair: Asm. Stanley, Craig A.

The Committee will receive testimony from persons who have been invited to discuss issues relating to safety concerns for senior citizens and, in particular, the special needs of senior citizens in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.

A2023 [Stanley, Craig A./Eagler, Peter C.], Assist living resid-background checks

ACR92 [Stanley, Craig A./Steele, Alfred E.], Terrorist attack-examine sr. cit needs

ACR93 [Van Drew, Jeff/Eagler, Peter C.], Terrorist attack-examine sr. cit needs

S674 [Singer, Robert W./Allen, Diane B.], Assist living resid-background checks



*Assembly Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Representatives of WorldCom, Parson Brinkerhoff, NJ Motor Truck Assoc. and other intersted parties have been invited to present an overview of current status of the E-Z Pass system.

AR106 [Wisniewski, John S.], E-ZPass-Asm Transp Committee investigate



THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Select Committees to meet at the call of the Senate President

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002



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



State House Commission 9:00 AM

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



TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2002



JOINT SESSION 11:00 AM

Joint Session to receive Governor's Budget Message.

Location to be announced.











WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2002



*Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 West,

North Branch, Somerset County, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.



*Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 West,

North Branch, Somerset County, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2002



*Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Memorial High School (Main Auditorium), 5501 Park Avenue,

West New York, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.



*Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Memorial High School (Main Auditorium), 5501 Park Avenue,

West New York, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2002



*Senate Budget and Appropriations (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Tweeter Center on the Waterfront, 1 Harbour Boulevard,

Camden, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Assembly Budget Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.



*Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

9:30 AM Tweeter Center on the Waterfront, 1 Harbour Boulevard,

Camden, NJ

Joint Public Hearing with the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget.