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Vol. XXVIII No. 60 INTERNET UPDATE I CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 211th Legislature

Prepared: October 1, 2004 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2004



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.

The Committee will receive testimony on the benefits of State adoption of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, the changes its adoption would entail in New Jersey, and

State revenue implications.



Senate Commerce Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Baer, Byron M.

A458 [Impreveduto, Anthony], Ophthalmic dispensers/tech-permit incorp

S1157 [Cardinale, Gerald+1], Ophthalmic dispensers/tech-permit incorp

S1171 [Rice, Ronald L./Vitale, Joseph F.], HMO-concerns participating providers

S1272 [Singer, Robert W./Rice, Ronald L.], Dental hygienists-concerns ed.

S1314 [Buono, Barbara], Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules

S1674 [Gill, Nia H.], HMO-concerns risk based capital req.

S1752 [Baer, Byron M.], Dental Plan Org. Act-various revisions



Senate Economic Growth Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Lesniak, Raymond J.

A1771 [Sires, Albio/Vas, Joseph/Stack, Brian P.+1], Pub. util. poles-concerns

S1344 [Bark, Martha W.], Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

S1496 [Sarlo, Paul A./Sacco, Nicholas J.], UEZ-creates in Garfield and Fairview

S1771 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Pub. util. poles-concerns

S1823 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Madden, Fred H.], Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M

S1824 [Bark, Martha W.], Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$8M

S1825 [Karcher, Ellen], Farmland preserv. purposes;$25M

S1826 [Turner, Shirley K.], Nonprofit org.-farmland preserv.;$2.5M

S1827 [Lance, Leonard], Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M



*Senate Environment Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Smith, Bob

S136 [Connors, Leonard T.+1], Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs-estab

S682 [Martin, Robert J.], Superfund sites-exemp. cleanup liab.

S989 [Codey, Richard J./Karcher, Ellen+1], Env. prosecutor, special-estab.

S1816 [Madden, Fred H./Coniglio, Joseph], Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M

S1817 [Gill, Nia H./Martin, Robert J.], Northern NJ-park devel.;$22.468M

S1818 [Karcher, Ellen/Palaia, Joseph A.], Central NJ-park devel.;$16.181M

S1819 [Adler, John H./Sweeney, Stephen M.], Southern NJ-park devel.;$17.623M

S1820 [Smith, Bob/Lance, Leonard], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$75M

S1821 [Rice, Ronald L.], Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M

S1822 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$120K

















MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2004 (continued)



Senate State Government Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Coniglio, Joseph

A1531 [Payne, William D./Watson Coleman, Bonnie+2], African-Amer. Affairs Advis Comm.-estab.

S27 [Codey, Richard J./Karcher, Ellen+24], Political contrib.-concerns

S1030 [Bryant, Wayne R.], African-Amer. Affairs Advis Comm.-estab.

S1387 [Asselta, Nicholas/Singer, Robert W.], Polling place accessibility-concerns

S1389 [Connors, Leonard T./Ciesla, Andrew R.], Polling place accessibility-improve

S1410 [Coniglio, Joseph], Voting Accessibility Advis. Comm.-estab.

S1568 [Codey, Richard J.], Sch. dist. pension fd-bd of trustee memb



Senate Transportation Meeting 1:00 PM

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

Chair: Sen. Sacco, Nicholas J.

A863 [Barnes, Peter J./Diegnan, Patrick J./Hackett, Mims/Wisniewski, John S.+5], Mun. streets-concerns

S592 [Sweeney, Stephen M.], Farm vehicles-permits expanded use

S1055 [Buono, Barbara], Mun. streets-concerns

S1060 [Kean, Thomas H.], Mun. streets-concerns

S1510 [Coniglio, Joseph/Turner, Shirley K.], Motorized scooters-reg. operation

S1831 [Sarlo, Paul A./Sacco, Nicholas J.], Meadowlands Comm.-concerns



ASSEMBLY QUORUM 1:00 PM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [A] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [B] Committees scheduled to meet



Assembly Appropriations Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asw. Watson Coleman, Bonnie

A281 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Quigley, Joan M.+3], Emerg. mgt. vol., co., mun.-lic. plate

A489 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie+5], Loc. Open Space Acquisition-prov contrib

A2778 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J.+2], Farm income averaging cred.-permits

A3150 [Roberts, Joseph J./Pou, Nellie/Payne, William D./Vas, Joseph], Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M

A3197 [Sires, Albio/DeCroce, Alex], Northern NJ-park devel.;$22.468M

A3198 [Greenstein, Linda R./Gusciora, Reed/Panter, Michael J.], Central NJ-park devel.;$16.181M

A3199 [Van Drew, Jeff/Greenwald, Louis D./Conaway, Herb/Conners, Jack], Southern NJ-park devel.;$17.623M

A3200 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H./Smith, Robert J./Mayer, David R.], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$75M

A3201 [Scalera, Frederick/Gordon, Robert M./Voss, Joan M./Weinberg, Loretta], Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M

A3202 [Sires, Albio/Stack, Brian P./Impreveduto, Anthony/Quigley, Joan M.], Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$120K

A3203 [Mayer, David R./Smith, Robert J./Van Drew, Jeff/Greenstein, Linda R.], Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M

A3204 [Greenwald, Louis D./Previte, Mary T.], Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$8M

A3205 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Panter, Michael J.], Farmland preserv.$25M

A3206 [Greenstein, Linda R./Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Gusciora, Reed], Nonprofit org.-farmland preserv.;$2.5M

A3207 [Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H./Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph], Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M

A3256 [Roberts, Joseph J./Weinberg, Loretta/Gusciora, Reed/Caraballo, Wilfredo/Barnes, Peter J.], Bloodborne Disease HarmReduction Act

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2004 (continued)



Assembly Budget Meeting

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Tucker, Donald Kofi

In addition, the Committee will hear testimony from a representative of the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) organization to discuss its efforts to acquire more federal funding for research and development in New Jersey.

A3252 [Greenstein, Linda R.], Main Street NJ prog.-makes changes

A3305 [Chivukula, Upendra J.], Foundation for Tech. Advancement-estab.

S320 [Bark, Martha W./Kyrillos, Joseph M.+1], Main Street NJ prog.-makes changes



Assembly Consumer Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 8, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

A773 [Gusciora, Reed/Van Drew, Jeff+7], Telephone solicitor-caller id blocking

A1080 [Cryan, Joseph/Barnes, Peter J./Chiappone, Anthony+1], Identity Theft Prev. Act

A2090 [Cohen, Neil M.], MV manuf.-concerns disclosures

A3211 [Gordon, Robert M.], Leased veh. interior inspection-req.



Assembly Federal Relations Meeting

Chair: Asm. Gusciora, Reed

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Cohen, Neil M.

A1135 [Azzolina, Joseph/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa], Insur. underwriting guidelines-concerns

A2373 [Van Drew, Jeff/Diegnan, Patrick J.], Insur. underwriting guidelines-concerns

A2908 [Cohen, Neil M.], Securities viol-concerns burden of proof

A2913 [Cohen, Neil M.], Late charge collection-concerns

A3078 [Barnes, Peter J./Gibson, John C.], Depository instit.-concerns



Assembly Health and Human Services Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Weinberg, Loretta

A292 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Weinberg, Loretta/Gusciora, Reed/Cohen, Neil M.+18], Contraceptives, prescribed-insur. cover

A2091 [Barnes, Peter J.], Children's protective eyewear-concerns

A2689 [Manzo, Louis], Breast cancer patients-concerns options

A2698 [Gusciora, Reed/Cohen, Neil M./McKeon, John F./Wisniewski, John S.], Emerg. contraception-sex assault victim

A2953 [Chivukula, Upendra J.], Organ donations-gross income tax deduct.

S556 [Vitale, Joseph F./Allen, Diane B./Buono, Barbara/Turner, Shirley K.+2], Female contraceptives-insur. cover



Assembly Housing and Local Government Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Green, Jerry

A380 [Cruz-Perez, Nilsa], Mobile home park-multiple dwelling

A2251 [Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph+5], Drug free zone-pub. assisted housing

A2900 [McKeon, John F.], Homelessness Prev. Prog-prov vol contrib

A3050 [Vas, Joseph/Quigley, Joan M.+5], Pub safety veh refurbishment-issue bonds

A3174 [Van Drew, Jeff], Special improvement dist.-concerns



Assembly Law and Public Safety Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Barnes, Peter J.

A1295 [McKeon, John F./Merkt, Richard A.+3], Law enforcement memor.-concerns

A2443 [Bateman, Christopher/Barnes, Peter J.], Juv. Justice Master Plans-concerns

A2567 [Barnes, Peter J.], Asst. prosecutors-concern outside emp.

A2619 [Van Drew, Jeff], Police training sch.-enrollment standard

A2948 [Scalera, Frederick/Stack, Brian P.+2], Crime against pub util emp-upgrade penal

S334 [Sarlo, Paul A.], Crime against pub util emp-upgrade penal

S515 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Sarlo, Paul A.], Juv. Justice Master Plans-concerns

S526 [Girgenti, John A./Bucco, Anthony R.+2], Police training sch.-enrollment standard

S1470 [Kean, Thomas H.], Law enforcement memor.-concerns



Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent

Authorities Meeting

Chair: Asm. Impreveduto, Anthony

The Committee will not meet.



Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Meeting

Chair: Asm. Caraballo, Wilfredo

The Committee will not meet.





MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2004 (continued)



Assembly Tourism and Gaming Meeting

Chair: Asm. Van Drew, Jeff

The Committee will not meet.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2004



*ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session:

A303 [Vandervalk, Charlotte/Weinberg, Loretta+4], Nut products in restaurants-concerns use

A396 [Van Drew, Jeff/Fisher, Douglas H.+4], Sch. buses-concerns

A662 [Blee, Francis J./Wolfe, David W./Stanley, Craig A.+2], Sch. personnel, cert.-liab. immunity

A841 [Greenstein, Linda R./Diegnan, Patrick J.], Uniform Mediation Act-enacts

A873 [Barnes, Peter J./Van Drew, Jeff], Backpack safety-concerns

A969 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Bodine, Francis L./Manzo, Louis+6], Cred. cards, unsolicited-proh. delivery

A1486 [Wisniewski, John S./Barnes, Peter J.], Alco. bev. w/gelatin-concerns labeling

A1912 [Weinberg, Loretta+1], Children Palliative Care Network;$170K

A1923 [Weinberg, Loretta/Cohen, Neil M.], Higher ed.-divorced parents obligation

A1965 [Cohen, Neil M./Greenstein, Linda R./Chiappone, Anthony], Sex offenders-bars positions, youth org.

A2091 [Barnes, Peter J.], Children's protective eyewear-concerns

A2117 [Cohen, Neil M./Weinberg, Loretta], Small emp. health benf.-concerns

A2247 [Wisniewski, John S./Scalera, Frederick+1], Firefighter training, St.-accredited

A2392 [Previte, Mary T./Mayer, David R./Diegnan, Patrick J./Van Drew, Jeff+1], Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding

A2425 [Greenwald, Louis D./Conaway, Herb/Van Drew, Jeff/Weinberg, Loretta+4], Health Care Worker Pension Policy Comm.

A2546 [Wisniewski, John S.+2], Pub. Health Council-adds two memb.

A2730 [Stender, Linda/Cohen, Neil M./Chivukula, Upendra J./Greenstein, Linda R.+2], Human trafficking-concerns victims

A2864 [Scalera, Frederick/Greenstein, Linda R.], Luring or enticing another-crime

A2865 [Scalera, Frederick/Vas, Joseph], Higher ed. instit.-fire safety info.

A2923 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J.], Open space acquisitions, cert.-concerns

A2949 [O'Toole, Kevin J.+1], Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed

A2989 [Van Drew, Jeff/Diegnan, Patrick J.+2], Casino industry-concerns reg.

A3010 [Mayer, David R./Smith, Robert J.], Yo-Yo Waterballs-bans sale

A3150 [Roberts, Joseph J./Pou, Nellie/Payne, William D./Vas, Joseph], Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M

A3196 [Stanley, Craig A./Stender, Linda/Conaway, Herb/Chiappone, Anthony+1], Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions

A3197 [Sires, Albio/DeCroce, Alex], Northern NJ-park devel.;$22.468M

A3198 [Greenstein, Linda R./Gusciora, Reed/Panter, Michael J.], Central NJ-park devel.;$16.181M

A3199 [Van Drew, Jeff/Greenwald, Louis D./Conaway, Herb/Conners, Jack], Southern NJ-park devel.;$17.623M

A3200 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H./Smith, Robert J./Mayer, David R.], Land-recreation &

conserv. purpose;$75M

A3201 [Scalera, Frederick/Gordon, Robert M./Voss, Joan M./Weinberg, Loretta], Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M

A3202 [Sires, Albio/Stack, Brian P./Impreveduto, Anthony/Quigley, Joan M.], Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$120K

A3203 [Mayer, David R./Smith, Robert J./Van Drew, Jeff/Greenstein, Linda R.], Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M

A3204 [Greenwald, Louis D./Previte, Mary T.], Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$8M

A3205 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Panter, Michael J.], Farmland preserv. purposes;$25M

A3206 [Greenstein, Linda R./Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Gusciora, Reed], Nonprofit org.-farmland preserv.;$2.5M

A3207 [Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H./Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph], Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M

A3214 [Roberts, Joseph J./Van Drew, Jeff+2], Casino gambling reg.-concerns

A3215 [Impreveduto, Anthony/Cohen, Neil M.], Home improvement contractor-concerns

A3217 [Van Drew, Jeff+2], CRDA admin. prog.-revise elig. criteria

A3256 [Roberts, Joseph J./Weinberg, Loretta/Gusciora, Reed/Caraballo, Wilfredo/Barnes, Peter J.], Bloodborne Disease Harm

Reduction Act

A3257 [Sires, Albio/Caraballo, Wilfredo/Gusciora, Reed/Weinberg, Loretta/Roberts, Joseph J.], Syringes w/out

prescription-limited sale

A3258 [Impreveduto, Anthony/Cohen, Neil M.], Contractors' Regis. Act-delay

ACR81 [Rumpf, Brian E./Connors, Christopher J.], Safe Neighborhoods Act-Cong enact

AJR64 [Johnson, Gordon M./Diegnan, Patrick J.+15], American Heros Day-desig. September 11

AR122 [Wisniewski, John S./Gusciora, Reed/Eagler, Peter C.], St.'s Visa Waiver Prog.-make Poland elig

AR147 [Previte, Mary T./Payne, William D.], Fed. Med. Asst. Percentage incr.-extend

AR204 [Gordon, Robert M.], Natl. Disab. Emp. Awareness Mo-desig Oct

S559 [Adler, John H./Asselta, Nicholas], Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding

S679 [Martin, Robert J./Allen, Diane B.], Uniform Mediation Act-enacts

S684 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Pub. Health Council-adds two memb.

S963 [Singer, Robert W./Allen, Diane B.], Small emp. health benf.-concerns

S1247 [Bucco, Anthony R.], Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2004



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



Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting

11:30 AM State House Annex, Committee Room 12, 4th Floor,

Trenton, NJ



MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2004



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 QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [C] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [D] Committees scheduled to meet



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [A] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [B] Committees scheduled to meet



MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2004



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



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2004



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.

A1389 [Conners, Jack/Van Drew, Jeff+21], Vet. benf., cert.-broadens elig.

A2357 [Conners, Jack/Van Drew, Jeff+4], TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based

A2374 [Van Drew, Jeff/Chiappone, Anthony], EMT-transfer to PFRS

A3025 [Wolfe, David W./Holzapfel, James W.], PFRS-concerns death benf.

A3234 [Johnson, Gordon M./Chivukula, Upendra J.+2], PFRS survivors-concerns death benf.

S556 [Vitale, Joseph F./Allen, Diane B./Buono, Barbara/Turner, Shirley K.+2], Female contraceptives-insur. cover

S678 [Connors, Leonard T.], SHBP-co., mun. emp. waive benf. coverage

S746 [Turner, Shirley K.], SHBP coverage-cert. new emp.

S839 [Vitale, Joseph F./Asselta, Nicholas+2], TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based

S971 [Connors, Leonard T.+1], Vet. benf., cert.-broadens elig.

S1112 [Rice, Ronald L.], EMT-transfer to PFRS

S1184 [Turner, Shirley K.], PERS-adds options

S1477 [Bucco, Anthony R.], PERS retir. allowance-recalculate



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

Select Committees to meet at the call of the Speaker



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [C] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [D] Committees scheduled to meet



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2004



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 QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [A] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [B] Committees scheduled to meet











MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2004



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 SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [C] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [D] Committees scheduled to meet



Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee Meeting

12:00 PM Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex,

Trenton, NJ



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [A] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [B] Committees scheduled to meet



MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Board list to be announced



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2004



ASSEMBLY QUORUM Assembly Chambers

10:00 AM: Group [C] Committees scheduled to meet

2:00 PM: Group [D] Committees scheduled to meet



MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session: Committees to meet at the call of the Senate President



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced