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Vol. XXIV No. 25 INTERNET UPDATE I CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 209th Legislature

Prepared: May 5, 2000 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





MONDAY, MAY 8, 2000



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 10:00 AM Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Gibson, John C.

A409 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Bodine, Francis L.+4], Mun. util. auth, sch. dist-acquire lands

A2268 [Felice, Nicholas R./DiGaetano, Paul], Sterling Forest, NY-purch., preserv.;$1M

A2343 [Gibson, John C./Blee, Francis J.], Atlantic St Marine Fisheries Comm;$28.3K

AJR33 [Weinberg, Loretta/Zisa, Charles], Frank Oliver Pedestrian Bridge-desig.

AR106 [Felice, Nicholas R./DiGaetano, Paul], Sterling Forest, NY-addl. fd. for purch.

S778 [Bark, Martha W./Schluter, William E.+1], Farmland preserv.;$6.5M

S1028 [Bassano, C. Louis/Bucco, Anthony R.], Atlantic St Marine Fisheries Comm;$28.3K

S1074 [McNamara, Henry P./Littell, Robert E.+1], Sterling Forest, NY-purch., preserv.;$1M



Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 12,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Wolfe, David W.

A581 [Buono, Barbara/Barnes, Peter J.+1], St. aid-dist. w/ low-income pupils

A1674 [Myers, Connie], Nonpub. sch. pupils-purchase bus transp.

A1675 [Myers, Connie/Lance, Leonard], Abbott dist.-elim. parity remedy aid

A1986 [Collins, Jack/Doria, Joseph V.], Henry J. Raimondo NJ Leg Prog.-estab.

A2053 [Bateman, Christopher/Biondi, Peter J.], Manville Sch Dist-proh St aid adjustment

A2175 [Wolfe, David W./Malone, Joseph R.], Sch. of the Arts-prov. cert. asst.;$600K



Assembly Housing Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 9,

3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Kelly, John V.

A1943 [Crecco, Marion/Augustine, Alan M.+1], Higher ed instit/dormitory-auto fire sys

A1978 [Stanley, Craig A.+1], Higher ed instit/dormitory-auto fire sys

A2005 [O'Toole, Kevin J.], Higher Ed. Capital Improvement Fd.-incr.

A2007 [O'Toole, Kevin J.], Higher ed instit/dormitory-auto fire sys

A2010 [Corodemus, Steve/Asselta, Nicholas+3], Higher ed. dormitories-auto fire sys.

A2259 [Kelly, John V./Wisniewski, John S.+6], Dormitories-install sprinklers;$70M

A2331 [Green, Jerry/Russo, David C.+28], Dormitory Fire Safety Act

S799 [Girgenti, John A./Kosco, Louis F.+4], Ed. Capital Improvement Fd. Act-incr.

S891 [Kosco, Louis F./Matheussen, John J.+7], Higher ed instit/dormitory-auto fire sys



Assembly Judiciary Meeting

Chair: Asm. Russo, David C.

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Labor Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 9,

3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Geist, George F.

A1301 [Geist, George F./DeCroce, Alex+3], Pub. works subcontractors-concerns



Assembly Regulatory Oversight Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Gregg, Guy R.

A526 [LeFevre, Kenneth C./Blee, Francis J.], Permit fees-refund, cert. circumstances

A2218 [Gregg, Guy R./O'Toole, Kevin J.+2], Vol ambulance/fire co.-impact stmt. req.

ACR29 [LeFevre, Kenneth C./Blee, Francis J.+6], CAFRA proposed rules-not leg. intent

AR78 [Wisniewski, John S./Cohen, Neil M.+1], Privacy Issues Asm. Task Force-estab.



MONDAY, MAY 8, 2000 (continued)



Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 15,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Augustine, Alan M.

A988 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Lance, Leonard+5], PERS retiree-resume emp. w/ benf.

A1195 [Azzolina, Joseph], PERS vets.-lowers retir. age

A1223 [Malone, Joseph R./Cottrell, Melvin], SHBP-notice of physician termination

A2087 [Augustine, Alan M.+12], St. emp, essential-prov. comp. time

A2326 [Bateman, Christopher/Doria, Joseph V.+1], Post-retir. med. benf.-cert. St. emp.

A2342 [Augustine, Alan M.], Bd. of ed emp-St paid post-retir benf

A2356 [Weingarten, Joel], Freeholder elections-concerns

AR48 [Crecco, Marion/Blee, Francis J.], Marriage Tax Elim. Act-Cong. enact



Assembly Solid and Hazardous Waste Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Rooney, John E.

A81 [Rooney, John E.+3], Solid Waste Mgt. Act-revises

A82 [Rooney, John E.+2], Solid waste disposal-mun. responsible

A83 [Rooney, John E.+2], Recycling law, regs.-reflects changes

A84 [Rooney, John E.+2], Solid waste disposal-regulatory reform

A85 [Rooney, John E.+2], Solid Waste Fac. Debt Retir. Act

A1701 [Wisniewski, John S.+2], Solid waste marine transfer station-proh

A1811 [Steele, Alfred E.], Incinerator proj.-reimb. loc. govt. unit



Assembly Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 12,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. DeCroce, Alex

A983 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Organ donor id.-auth. driver lic sticker

A2052 [Felice, Nicholas R./Bateman, Christopher+1], Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum;$75K

A2116 [Wisniewski, John S.], Rescue equip. operator-exemp. comm. lic.

A2125 [Malone, Joseph R./Cottrell, Melvin+1], Graduated driv. lic. law-amends

A2245 [Holzapfel, James W./Wolfe, David W.+1], Circle of Mobility-expands definition

A2311 [DeCroce, Alex/Merkt, Richard A.+31], Mosquito abatement-conduct;$1M

A2332 [DeCroce, Alex/Felice, Nicholas R.], Airports-transfer of devel. rights



TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2000



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2001 Budget for the Department of Law and Public Safety. (Rescheduled from April 27.)



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2001 Budget for the Commerce and Economic Growth Commission.



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

3:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2001 Budget for the Department of State and the Public Broadcasting Authority.





WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2000



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 2001 Budget for the Department of Corrections.

(Revised to indicate time change from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)



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 2001 Budget for the Department of Transportation.

(Rescheduled from April 10.)



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 2001 Budget for the Judiciary.

(Revised to indicate time change from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)



THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2000



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. Littell, Robert E.

A1889 [Lance, Leonard/Bagger, Richard H.+3], Pension Funding Bonds-concerns

S16 [DiFrancesco, Donald T.], Congestion Relief, Transp. Trust Fd. Act

S143 [Bark, Martha W./Singer, Robert W.], Deaf community, continued asst.;$150K

S186 [Allen, Diane/Bucco, Anthony R.], Life jackets-exemp., sales & use tax

S200 [Gormley, William L./Lynch, John A.], Ed. Fac. Constr. & Finan. Act

S522 [Littell, Robert E.], Driv. lic., new resid.-estab. proc.

S643 [Cafiero, James S.], Police conventions-grant paid leave

S837 [Martin, Robert J.], E=mc2 prog.-estab.;$370K

S978 [Inverso, Peter A./O'Connor, Edward T.+3], Energy assist. org., non-profit-prov. fd

S1081 [Littell, Robert E./Inverso, Peter A.], Pension Funding Bonds-concerns

S1169 [Kyrillos, Joseph M./Codey, Richard J.], Henry J. Raimondo NJ Leg Prog.-estab.

SCR1 [DiFrancesco, Donald T.], Petroleum products gross tax-concerns

Pending Referral:

S2046 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Allen, Diane], Proj. Exile, Operation Ceasefire Enforce



*Senate Education Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 6, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Martin, Robert J.

A1425 [DeCroce, Alex/Augustine, Alan M.+1], Pupil, election bd. memb-excused absence

A1547 [Doria, Joseph V./Collins, Jack], Raimondo, Henry John-estab. Chair;$75K

S139 [Bark, Martha W./Martin, Robert J.+12], St. sch. aid-calculate dist. income

S248 [Bennett, John O./Palaia, Joseph A.], Sch. lease purch. agreements-addl. req.

S249 [Bennett, John O.], Special sch. elec.-req. cert. notices

S508 [Turner, Shirley K./Palaia, Joseph A.+1], Sch. bus driv.-screening procedures

S566 [Robertson, Norman M./Rice, Ronald L.], Sch. dist., cert-suppl sch tax reduction

S879 [Palaia, Joseph A./Bennett, John O.], Sch aid-calculation, equalized valuation

S986 [Martin, Robert J.], Jointure comm.-concerns

S1053 [Gormley, William L./Adler, John H.+13], St. sch. aid 2000-2001-estab. level

S1174 [Littell, Robert E./Martin, Robert J.+9], St. sch. aid 2000-2001-estab. level



Senate Health Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 1, 1st Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Sinagra, Jack

A316 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Quigley, Joan M.+3], Pain-health fac., monitor as vital sign

A317 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Heck, Rose Marie+3], Cancer pain mgmt.-encourage research

A318 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Quigley, Joan M.+3], Pain Mgmt. Policy Advis. Council-estab.

A319 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Thompson, Samuel D.+4], Hosp. patients-receive pain assessment

S639 [Matheussen, John J.], Dialysis Seminar/Support Group;$350K

S989 [Inverso, Peter A./Vitale, Joseph F.], Pain Mgmt. Policy Advis. Council-estab.

S990 [Inverso, Peter A./Vitale, Joseph F.], Hosp. patients-receive pain assessment

S991 [Inverso, Peter A./Vitale, Joseph F.], Pain-health fac., monitor as vital sign

S992 [Inverso, Peter A./Vitale, Joseph F.], Cancer pain mgmt.-encourage research

S1096 [Matheussen, John J./Sinagra, Jack], Hearing loss, newborns-mandate screening

S1152 [Sinagra, Jack], Tobacco products to minors-concerns

S1172 [Inverso, Peter A.+3], Poison control/drug info. prog.-concerns

S1177 [Sinagra, Jack/Vitale, Joseph F.+1], Medicaid/NJ KidCare-concerns elig., benf

SR38 [Robertson, Norman M.], Crohns Disease/Colitis Awareness Mo-June











THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2000 (continued)



Senate Legislative Oversight Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 3,

1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Matheussen, John J.

SCR21 [Kenny, Bernard F./Cardinale, Gerald+1], Juv. offender housing-not leg. intent

The Committee will also discuss and take testimony on the affordability of the five standard plans offered by the New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board and the content of the plans in relation to the intent of the Legislature as expressed in P.L.1992, c.162 (C.17B:27A-17 et seq.).



Senate Law and Public Safety Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Kosco, Louis F.

A1162 [Arnone, Michael J.], Marinas, priv.-exemp. lifeguard req.

S69 [Bucco, Anthony R./Girgenti, John A.], Co. emerg. mgmt. plans-estab.

S455 [Girgenti, John A./Allen, Diane+1], Fire Safety Div., training prog.;$360K

S461 [Singer, Robert W./Turner, Shirley K.], Sch. bus drivers-mandates training

S949 [Singer, Robert W.], Police, co./mun.-clarify arrest powers

S950 [Singer, Robert W.], Probation off.-grants police powers;$3M

S1031 [Singer, Robert W.], Graduated driv. lic. law-amends

S1082 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], Marinas, priv.-exemp. lifeguard req.

S2045 [DiFrancesco, Donald T.], Handguns-impose restrict on future sales

S2046 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Allen, Diane], Proj. Exile, Operation Ceasefire Enforce

S2047 [Singer, Robert W./Matheussen, John J.+1], Handguns-proh sale, 21 or under

S2048 [Kosco, Louis F./Sinagra, Jack+1], Handgun-revise sale req.

SJR21 [Bark, Martha W.], Driv Distraction & Hwy Safety Task Force



Senate State Government Meeting

Chair: Sen. Kavanaugh, Walter J.

The Committee will not meet.



Senate Women's Issues, Children and Family Services Meeting

1:00 PM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Cafiero, James S.

S504 [Turner, Shirley K.], Child support judgements-clarifies

S651 [Cardinale, Gerald+1], Child adoption-reduce apostille fees

S1170 [DiFrancesco, Donald T./Allen, Diane], Child care ctr. emp.-crim. hist. checks

SR35 [Turner, Shirley K.], Mother's Day-commemorate



*ASSEMBLY SESSION 1:30 PM Assembly Chambers

Voting Session:

A40 [Collins, Jack/DiGaetano, Paul], Earned Income Tax Credit-estab.

A298 [Gill, Nia H./Caraballo, Wilfredo+3], Sr. cit.-proh. solicitation, cert. loans

A322 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Talarico, Guy F.+3], Independent Health Care Appeals Prog.

A556 [LeFevre, Kenneth C./Weingarten, Joel], Theft of cert. sacred objects-concerns

A657 [Gibson, John C./Asselta, Nicholas+3], Defibrillator grants-DHSS;$2.6M

A756 [Zecker, Gerald H.], Passaic Valley Water Comm.-memb.

A859 [Bagger, Richard H./Weingarten, Joel+2], DYFS prop. in Middlesex co.-transfers

A1094 [Cohen, Neil M.], Athlete agents-prov. for regis. and reg.

A1154 [Arnone, Michael J./Caraballo, Wilfredo+3], Group homes, tax-exempt-St. aid to mun.

A1292 [Talarico, Guy F.+1], Disab.-auth. courts to estab. trusts

A1293 [Geist, George F./Garrett, E. Scott+2], Inher. tax-exemp. land used for farming

A1342 [Augustine, Alan M.], PERS, TPAF-retirement allowance options

A1426 [DeCroce, Alex], Smart Card Study Comm.-creates

A1431 [DeCroce, Alex], CONTACT Hotline;$5K

A1439 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Cohen, Neil M.+2], Community Health Care Assets Prot. Act

A1489 [Heck, Rose Marie/Talarico, Guy F.], Security fraud-viol. consumer fraud act

A1618 [O'Toole, Kevin J./Weingarten, Joel+3], Crime in place of worship-extend term

A1703 [Wisniewski, John S./Geist, George F.], Paydays falling on nonwork days-concerns

A1725 [Lance, Leonard/Cohen, Neil M.+2], Solid waste contracts-renegotiate

A1763 [Wolfe, David W.], Child labor laws-exempt minors

A1846 [Gregg, Guy R./Talarico, Guy F.+7], S corp., reg income-elim. corp. bus. tax

A1930 [Russo, David C./Zisa, Charles], Court transcripts fees-concerns

A2049 [Carroll, Michael Patrick], Estate executors comm.-clarifies law

A2082 [Blee, Francis J.], Landlord reg. filings-concerns

A2179 [Bateman, Christopher/Garrett, E. Scott+3], Savings banks bds.-composition

A2180 [Bateman, Christopher/Garrett, E. Scott+3], Savings bank-concerns the name

A2263 [Bateman, Christopher/Cohen, Neil M.+2], Finan. instit-expedite, approval process

A2264 [Bateman, Christopher/Cohen, Neil M.+2], Finan. instit.-merger of subsidiaries

AR35 [LeFevre, Kenneth C./Blee, Francis J.], WorkForce 55+ prog.-commends

S870 [Cafiero, James S.], Court transcripts fees-concerns

S952 [O'Connor, Edward T./Gormley, William L.], Estate executors comm.-clarifies law

S987 [Martin, Robert J.], Child labor laws, cert.-exemp. minors



MONDAY, MAY 15, 2000



ASSEMBLY QUORUM

The Quorum has been CANCELED.









TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2000



Assembly Budget Committee (Budget Hearings Only) Hearing

10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ

Hearing on the FY 2001 Budget for the Department of the Treasury, Interdepartmental Accounts and Board of Public Utilities.



WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2000



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 2001 Budget for the Department of the Treasury, Interdepartmental Accounts, Board of Public Utilities and Office of Public Defender.



THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2000



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



MONDAY, MAY 22, 2000



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Group (2) Committees scheduled to meet

1:00 PM: Group (1) Committees scheduled to meet



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker.



Assembly Labor Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Geist, George F.

The Committee will hold a publuc hearing on the following topics:

(1) The Evaluation of the Workforce Development Partnership Program in 1994, 1995 and 1996 prepared for SETC by JJHeldrich Ctr for Workforce Development

(2) Status report from SETC on NJ's implementation of the federal Workforce Investment Act.



THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2000



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



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2000



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

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

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



THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2000



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

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

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



FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2000



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

Written comments on bills should be submitted at least ten days in advance of the meeting.

A228 [Payne, William D.], Early retir. benf.-PERS, TPAF sch. emp.

A1195 [Azzolina, Joseph], PERS vets.-lowers retir. age

A1921 [Guear, Gary L./Greenstein, Linda R.], MV inspection svcs. emp.-SHBP comparable

A2012 [Cohen, Neil M.], PFRS-widows' pension, cert. ex-spouses

A2153 [Suliga, Joseph/Augustine, Alan M.], PFRS memb.-continuation, cert. cases

A2273 [Kelly, John V.+5], PFRS memb.-enhanced benf. to survivors

A2274 [Collins, Jack], PERS, TPAF-allows transfer of svc. cred.

S162 [Palaia, Joseph A.+1], Early retir. benf.-PERS, TPAF sch. emp.

S1056 [Lesniak, Raymond J.], PFRS memb.-continuation, cert. cases

S1180 [Vitale, Joseph F./Bassano, C. Louis+3], PFRS memb.-enhanced benf. to survivors







THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000



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



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2000



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

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker



THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Senate President



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2000



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



THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2000



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 Meeting 9:00 AM

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