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Vol. XXX No. 65 INTERNET UPDATE IV CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 212th Legislature

Prepared: September 12, 2006 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

The Committee will hear invited testimony from Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, Barbara Gantwerk, Department of Education & Raymond J. Brosel, Jr. Voorhees Township Public School District.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2006



NJ Death Penalty Study Commission Hearing 1:00 PM

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

The Commission will take testimony from invited witnesses, including some invited witnesses who are relatives of murder victims. The Commission wil also take testimony from the public concerning whether there is a significant difference between the cost of the death penalty from indictment to execution and the cost of life in prison without parole. Persons wishing to testify should provide 20 written copies of their testimony to the Commission in advance of the meeting date. Oral testimony may be limited at the discretion of the Chairman.



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

The Committee hearing will focus on best practices in the delivery of local services on

a regional basis. Invited testimony will be provided by: Dr. John Baillie, David Grubb,

and David W. Gruber.



Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Scutari, Nicholas P./Asw. Pou, Nellie

The Committee will receive a presentation by Frederick J. Beaver, Director of the NJ Division

of Pensions and Benefits. Mr. Beaver's presentation will discuss the State Health Benefits Program for State and local government participants.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens

Property Tax Constitutional Convention Meeting 11:00 AM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Kenny, Bernard F./Asm. Burzichelli, John J.

The Committee will hear testimony from invited speakers regarding tax sharing,

regionalized tax-base sharing, and assessment issues relating to regionalization.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006



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.

A3003 [Thompson, Samuel D.], HIV vaccine-concern insur. coverage

A3012 [Corodemus, Steve], PERS-concern comp. base for benf.







FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006 (continued)



Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission Meeting (continued)

A3021 [Merkt, Richard A.], Leg. memb., part-time pub. emp.-concerns

A3067 [Van Drew, Jeff], PERS Prosecutors Part memb.-svc. cred.

A3085 [Johnson, Gordon M./Prieto, Vincent], Cold War vets.-extends cert. benf.

A3095 [Cryan, Joseph/Diegnan, Patrick J.], Loc. bds. of ed.-req. to join SHBP

A3146 [O'Toole, Kevin J.], St-administered retir. sys.-concerns

A3152 [Johnson, Gordon M.], PERS-concerns accidental disab. retir.

A3403 [Moriarty, Paul D./Mayer, David R.], PERS-concerns elected official memb.

S1943 [Kean, Thomas H./Kyrillos, Joseph M.], PERS-concern comp. base for benf.

S2036 [Gormley, William L./Sweeney, Stephen M.+1], TPAF, PERS early retir-changes age elig.

S2061 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Kyrillos, Joseph M.], PERS-concerns elected official memb.



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006



SENATE QUORUM 12:00 PM Senate Chambers



Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting

10:00 AM Committee Room 6, 1st Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Vitale, Joseph F.

S494 [Gill, Nia H./Gormley, William L.+2], Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act

S823 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Syringes w/out prescription-limited sale



*Senate Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Adler, John H.

Considered:

to be a member of the Atlantic County Board of Taxation:

Theresa Prendergast of Egg Harbor Township for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation:

Martin Paul Johnson of Trenton to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Commission on Civil Rights:

Hany A. Mawla, Esq. of North Brunswick to replace Kun Lee, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council:

Honorable Erik C. Peterson of Milford to replace Eileen Swan, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

Honorable Tahesha L. Way, Esq. of Wayne to replace Lois Cuccinello, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Hunterdon County Board of Taxation:

Jo-Ann R. Boehm of Flemington to succeed herself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Health Care Facilities Financing Authority:

Gustav Edward Escher, III of Princeton to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

Thomas M. Jackson of Morristown to replace Carmen Saginario, Jr., Esq., resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission:

Laurette K. Asante, Esq. of Hainesport to replace Craig Yates, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

Grissele Camacho-Pagan, Esq. of Plainsboro to succeed herself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the State Board of Agriculture:

Roger R. Kumpel of Southampton to replace R. Kenneth Totten, for the term prescribed by law.

William S. Randolph of Belle Mead to replace Phillip Prickett, for the term prescribed by law.



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006 (continued)



*Senate Judiciary Meeting (continued)

Considered:

to be a member of the Sussex County Board of Taxation:

James M. Cerra of Branchville to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Water Supply Advisory Council:

Michael A. Stachowski of Robbinsville for the term prescribed by law.

to be Bridgadier General of the NJ Army National Guard:

Colonel Stephen J. Hines of Bellmawr for the term prescribed by law.

Interviewed:

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Darrell M. Fineman of Millville for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of NJ - Board of Trustees:

Richard D. Loccke of Hackensack to replace Joseph Boucher, for the term prescribed by law.

to be an Administrative Law Judge:

Walter M. Braswell of Basking Ridge for the term prescribed by law.

to be Attorney General of the State of NJ:

Stuart Rabner of Caldwell for the term prescribed by law.

to be Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families:

Kevin M. Ryan of Fair Haven for the term prescribed by law.

to be Director of the Division on Women

Janice L. Kovach of Clinton, for the term prescribed by law.



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006



Senate Community and Urban Affairs Hearing 7:00 PM

Manalapan Township Municipal Complex, 120 Route 522

(at Taylors Mills Road) Manalapan, NJ 07726

Chair: Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

S1824 [Rice, Ronald L.+1], New Homebuyers' Bill of Rights Act

S1825 [Rice, Ronald L./Madden, Fred H.], New home buyers-enhances prot.

S1826 [Rice, Ronald L./Madden, Fred H.], Constr. codes, St.-strengthens

S2046 [Rice, Ronald L.], Planned real estate devel.-concerns



Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform Meeting 5:00 PM Clifton High School Auditorium,

333 Colfax Ave, Clifton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Scutari, Nicholas P./Asw. Pou, Nellie

The Committee will hear testimony from the public on pensions and health benefits

for public employees.



*Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

The Committee will hear invited testimony from Jay G. Chambers, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow/Managing Director & Professor John Yinger, Professor of Public Administration & Economics on methods to determine the cost of education.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2006



*Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

The Committee will not meet.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens

Property Tax Constitutional Convention Hearing 12:00 PM Livingston Student Center, Rutgers University,

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Kenny, Bernard F./Asm. Burzichelli, John J.

Members of the public are invited to testify before the Committee regarding proposals to

amend the New Jersey State Constitution in order to achieve property tax reform.



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006



SENATE SESSION 1:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Senate Law and Public Safety Committee;

Senate State Government Committee (Agendas to be announced)

Voting Session (Nominations)













TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Agenda to be announced.



*NJ Death Penalty Study Commission Hearing 1:00 PM

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

The Commission will take testimony from invited witnesses. The Commission will also take testimony from the public concerning: Whether the selection of defendants for capital trials is arbitrary, unfair, or discriminatory and whether there is unfair, arbitrary, or discriminatory variability in the sentencing phase or at any stage of the process; and

Whether there is a significant difference in the crimes of those selected for the punishment of death as opposed to those who receive life in prison. It would be appreciated if persons wishing to testify would send a written copy of their testimony to staff prior to the meeting by

e-mail (gneville@njleg.org or mbavati@njleg.org) or fax (609-292-6510).

If this is not feasible, please bring 20 copies to the hearing.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens

Property Tax Constitutional Convention Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Co-Chairs: Sen. Kenny, Bernard F./Asm. Burzichelli, John J.

Agenda to be announced.



State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room and Agenda - To Be Determined.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Agenda to be announced.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Agenda to be announced.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

10:00 AM: Senate Commerce Committee (Agenda to be announced)

Voting Session: Board list to be announced







MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006



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



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Agenda to be announced.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006



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



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation

and Shared Services Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 11,

4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Smith, Bob/Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

Agenda to be announced.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform Meeting 1:00 PM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,

State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Co-Chairs: Sen. Adler, John H./Asm. Conaway, Herb

Agenda to be announced.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006



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



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2006



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



MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006



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, DECEMBER 11, 2006



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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2006



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



TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007



JOINT SESSION

Joint Session to receive Governor's State of the State Address

Details to be announced