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Vol. XXVIII No. 74 INTERNET UPDATE III CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 211th Legislature

Prepared: December 3, 2004 Check Internet site or call this office for updated schedule. First Annual Session

* Denotes Changes





MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

Voting Session:

A1769 [Sires, Albio/Green, Jerry/Manzo, Louis/Stack, Brian P.+3], Sewer, water

connection fees-concerns

A2444 [Bateman, Christopher/McKeon, John F.+1], Contaminated prop.-concerns liab.

A2697 [Gusciora, Reed/Watson Coleman, Bonnie+1], Hist. site prop. tax exemp.-clarifies

A2864 [Scalera, Frederick/Greenstein, Linda R./Vas, Joseph+1], Luring or enticing another-crime

A3150 [Roberts, Joseph J./Pou, Nellie/Payne, William D./Vas, Joseph+10], Land-

recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M

A3197 [Sires, Albio/DeCroce, Alex+6], Northern NJ-park devel.;$22.468M

A3198 [Greenstein, Linda R./Gusciora, Reed/Panter, Michael J./Vas, Joseph+6], Central NJ-park devel.;$16.181M

A3199 [Van Drew, Jeff/Greenwald, Louis D./Conaway, Herb/Conners, Jack+5], 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+3], Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M

A3202 [Sires, Albio/Stack, Brian P./Impreveduto, Anthony/Quigley, Joan M./Cohen, Neil M.+1], Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$120K

A3203 [Mayer, David R./Smith, Robert J./Van Drew, Jeff/Greenstein, Linda R.+16], Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M

A3204 [Greenwald, Louis D./Previte, Mary T.+5], Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$8M

A3205 [Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Panter, Michael J.+16], Farmland preserv. purposes;$25M

A3206 [Greenstein, Linda R./Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Gusciora, Reed+5], Nonprofit org.-farmland preserv.;$2.5M

A3207 [Burzichelli, John J./Fisher, Douglas H./Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph+14], Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M

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

A3217 [Van Drew, Jeff+3], CRDA admin. prog.-revise elig. criteria

ACR79 [Rumpf, Brian E./Connors, Christopher J.+2], Lyme disease research-Cong. enact

S564 [Baer, Byron M.], Cemetery co.-concerns operation

S682 [Martin, Robert J./McNamara, Henry P./Smith, Bob/Sweeney, Stephen M./Adler, John H./Ciesla, Andrew R.], Superfund sites-exemp. cleanup liab.

S709 [Turner, Shirley K./Ciesla, Andrew R.], Death penal.-create study comm.

S801 [Allen, Diane B.], Search/rescue dogs, kill, injure-penal.

S1020 [Cardinale, Gerald], Revaluation firms-conflicts of interest

S1037 [Coniglio, Joseph/Van Drew, Jeff/Eagler, Peter C./Conover, Kirk W./Greenstein, Linda R.+1], E-mail messages, cert.-crim, civil penal

S1093 [Vitale, Joseph F./Allen, Diane B./Buono, Barbara+5], Adoptees-permits assess

to birth cert.

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

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

S1343 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Sewer, water connection fees-concerns

S1374 [McNamara, Henry P.], Contaminated prop.-concerns liab.

S1429 [Sarlo, Paul A./Adler, John H.], Luring or enticing another-crime

S1504 [Buono, Barbara/Sarlo, Paul A./Diegnan, Patrick J./Vas, Joseph], Mun. prosecutors-concerns

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

S1584 [Turner, Shirley K.], Hist. site prop. tax exemp.-clarifies

S1816 [Bryant, Wayne R./Coniglio, Joseph+5], Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M

S1817 [Gill, Nia H./Martin, Robert J.+2], 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.+1], Southern NJ-park devel.;$17.623M

S1820 [Smith, Bob/Lance, Leonard+2], Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$75M

S1821 [Rice, Ronald L./Bryant, Wayne R.+1], Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M

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



MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004 (continued)



SENATE SESSION (continued)

S1823 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Madden, Fred H.+1], Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M

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

S1825 [Karcher, Ellen/Bryant, Wayne R.+1], Farmland preserv. purposes;$25M

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

S1827 [Lance, Leonard/Sweeney, Stephen M.+1], Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M

S1835 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Ciesla, Andrew R.], E-ZPass transponder-concern lost, stolen

S1894 [Gormley, William L./Buono, Barbara], Casino gambling reg.-concerns

S1896 [Buono, Barbara/Gormley, William L.], CRDA-concerns expansion proj.

S1912 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Small emp. health benf coverage-concerns

S2037 [Rice, Ronald L./James, Sharpe], Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals

SCR88 [Connors, Leonard T.], Lyme disease research-Cong. enact



Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Bryant, Wayne R.

A3302 [Greenwald, Louis D./Cryan, Joseph+3], Real prop.-concerns transfer fee

S880 [Turner, Shirley K.+1], Psych fac.-concerns pymt. for patients

S989 [Codey, Richard J./Karcher, Ellen/Smith, Bob/Adler, John H./McNamara, Henry P./Ciesla, Andrew R.], Env. Law Enforcement Off.-estab.

S1139 [Littell, Robert E./Coniglio, Joseph+1], Operations No./So. Watch-cert. vet. benf

S1803 [Vitale, Joseph F./Rice, Ronald L.+2], AIDS Drug Distrib. Prog.;$10M

S1862 [Smith, Bob], Cancer Institute of NJ;$6M

S2057 [Kenny, Bernard F.], Real prop.-concerns transfer fee

S2067 [Rice, Ronald L./Turner, Shirley K.], Rental housing, cert.;$15M

S2081 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Prop sale by nonresid-clarify income tax

Pending Referral:

A3310 [Sires, Albio/Gordon, Robert M./Voss, Joan M./Scalera, Frederick/Quigley, Joan M.+3], St. police recruit class, addl.;$5M

S2082 [Kenny, Bernard F.], St. police recruit class, addl.;$5M



*Senate Community and Urban Affairs Meeting

Chair: Sen. Rice, Ronald L.

The Meeting has been Canceled.



Senate Economic Growth Meeting 11:00 AM

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

Chair: Sen. Lesniak, Raymond J.

A516 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Caraballo, Wilfredo/McKeon, John F.+2], Energy efficiency standards-concerns

S332 [Sarlo, Paul A.], Energy efficiency standards-concerns



Assembly Health and Human Services Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Weinberg, Loretta

A2583 [Weinberg, Loretta/Johnson, Gordon M.], Motorized cart, malls-corp. bus tax cred

A2954 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Munoz, Eric+1], Community Health Svc. Pilot Initiative

A2976 [Weinberg, Loretta/Manzo, Louis/Stack, Brian P.], Behavioral health care svcs.-concerns

A3177 [Scalera, Frederick/Greenstein, Linda R.+1], Pharmaceutical wholesale distrib-concern

A3246 [Munoz, Eric], Disease Mgmt. Study Comm.-estab.

AJR115 [Voss, Joan M./Weinberg, Loretta+2], Asperger's Syndrome Awareness Wk.-April







MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2004 (continued)



Assembly State Government Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Steele, Alfred E.

A2095 [Greenstein, Linda R./Conaway, Herb+1], Pub. emp., cert-concern leave of absence

A2360 [Steele, Alfred E./Chiappone, Anthony/Stack, Brian P./Diegnan, Patrick J.+10], PFRS-incr. cert. memb. benefits

A3434 [Steele, Alfred E./Hackett, Mims], Political contrib.-concerns

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

The Assembly State Government Committee will also hear testimony on the

"Every Voter Counts" 18-bill election reform package.

For Discussion Only:

Pending Introduction and Referral:

A30 -Provides for separate presidential primary election on last Tuesday in February.

A31 -Establishes Election Advisory Commission.

A32 -Requires posting of a voter information notice called the voter's bill of rights.

A33 -Requires that all voting machines produce a voter-verified paper record.

A34 -Requires application for recount to be filed within 15 days following election.

A35 -Permits registered voter to vote by absentee ballot for any reason.

A36 -Requires Attorney General and county boards of elections to produce certain elections training materials, and produce and display certain information pertinent to voters.

A37 -Requires county clerks to prepare reports concerning use of emer. & provisional ballots.

A38 -Permits use of voter registration form to declare political party affiliation.

A39 -Increases penalties for tampering with voting machines or ballot boxes.

A40 -Establishes early voting procedure; makes appropriation.

A41 -Provides for excused absences for public school students involved in election

activities on day of general election under certain circumstances

A42 -Permits voter registration up to 15 days before election.

A43 -Permits elections in muni. with fewer than 1,500 residents to be conducted by mail.

A44 -Establishes "Polling Place Accessibility Fund"; promotes polling place accessibility

for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

A45 -Implements provisions of federal "Help America Vote Act of 2002"; creates

Statewide voter registration system.

A46 -Requires school districts to ensure appropriate security for students when school is

open as a polling place and requires State reimbursement; makes an appropriation.

A47 -Consolidates school and fire district elections in certain municipalities on date of nonpartisan municipal elections.



Sales and Use Tax Review Commission Meeting 10:00 AM

Division of Taxation Building, 50 Barrack St.,

4th Floor Conference Room, Trenton, NJ

A3154 [Van Drew, Jeff], Buena Borough, Atlantic Co-auth 32nd UEZ

A3156 [Van Drew, Jeff], Buena Vista Twp., Atlantic Co.-auth. UEZ

A3224 [Chiappone, Anthony], Coupons & rebates-concerns value

A3301 [Wisniewski, John S.], RR police, sale of cert. equip-tax exemp

A3443 [Cryan, Joseph.], Energy, util. svc.-exempts sale

A3484 [Greenwald, Louis D./Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J.], UEZ bus.,

cert.-energy purch, tax exemp.

S1917 [Turner, Shirley K.], Cable radio svc.-exemp subscription fees

S1981 [Rice, Ronald L.], Energy, util. svc.-exempts sale

S1995 [Baer, Byron M.], UEZ, Englewood City-auth. 33rd



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2004



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 2:00 PM Committee Room 8, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Smith, Robert J.

A1979 [Smith, Robert J.], Prescribed Burning Act

A2680 [Manzo, Louis], Dogs-concerns sale



*Assembly Budget Meeting 12:30 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Greenwald, Louis D.

A2694 [Barnes, Peter J./Steele, Alfred E./Hackett, Mims], PERS Prosecutors Part-concerns memb.

A3510 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Prop sale by nonresid-clarify income tax

A3581 [Sires, Albio/Scalera, Frederick/Cohen, Neil M.], Sept 11th, Liberty St Park-donations

A3588 [Sires, Albio/Stack, Brian P./Green, Jerry], Hist preserv, northern NJ;$4.979M

A3589 [Roberts, Joseph J./Fisher, Douglas H./Burzichelli, John J./Greenwald, Louis D./Van Drew, Jeff], Hist preserv, southern NJ;$6.585M

A3590 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie/Chivukula, Upendra J./Diegnan, Patrick J.], Hist preserv, central NJ;$6.435M

A3591 [Caraballo, Wilfredo], Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals

S2037 [Rice, Ronald L./James, Sharpe], Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals













THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2004 (continued)



*Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Asm. Stanley, Craig A.

A2808 [Stanley, Craig A.], Sch. dist.-energy saving improvements

A3063 [Greenstein, Linda R.+1], Pupil transp. contracts-concerns

A3362 [Greenwald, Louis D./Cryan, Joseph+1], Special ed. costs, cert.;$18.3M

A3480 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Community svc. pilot prog.-high sch.

A3483 [Stanley, Craig A.], St. Bd. of Examiners-concerns

ACR176 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Bodine, Francis L.], Fred Rogers-honors life/accomplishments

AR215 [Malone, Joseph R./Diegnan, Patrick J./Stanley, Craig A.], Voc. and Tech. Ed.-Assembly Task Force

S1298 [Sarlo, Paul A./Bucco, Anthony R.+1], Pupil transp. contracts-concerns

S1598 [Codey, Richard J./Coniglio, Joseph+6], Community svc. pilot prog.-high sch.

SCR21 [Bark, Martha W.], Fred Rogers-honors life/accomplishments



*Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Meeting

Chair: Asm. McKeon, John F.

The Committee will not meet.



*Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Meeting 2:00 PM Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asw. Previte, Mary T.

The Committee will hear testimony on the status of child nutrition progrms in NJ,

including school breakfast and after-school nutrition programs



*Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Meeting

Chair: Asw. Quigley, Joan M.

The Committee will not meet.



*Assembly Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asw. Greenstein, Linda R.

A1922 [Weinberg, Loretta/Greenstein, Linda R.], Guardianship law-amends

A3520 [Greenstein, Linda R.], Wills and estates-concern

Pending Recommitment:

A1514 [Conaway, Herb/Greenstein, Linda R./Barnes, Peter J.], SCI-propose series of statute amendments



*Assembly Labor Meeting 10:00 AM

Committee Room 9, Third Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Egan, Joseph V.

A2419 [Cryan, Joseph/Wisniewski, John S.], NJT corp. emp.-concerns arbitration

A3444 [Russo, David C.], Child performers-estab trust fd accounts

A3509 [Cohen, Neil M.], Unpaid min. wages-concerns civil actions

A3529 [Van Drew, Jeff], Worker's comp.-concerns statutes

ACR210 [Van Drew, Jeff], International trade agreement-concerns



*Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 13, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Asm. Conners, Jack

A1603 [Fisher, Douglas H./Cohen, Neil M.+24], Natl. Guard, housing-income tax exclud.

AR160 [Chatzidakis, Larry/Conners, Jack+1], Battle of the Bulge-commem. 60th anniv.

AR162 [Panter, Michael J./Morgan, Robert Lewis], Mil. bases in NJ-urge Cong. to keep open

AR222 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herb], VFW-honors 105th anniv.

AR223 [Eagler, Peter C.], Ukraine-estab free, open democratic sys

S250 [Coniglio, Joseph/Girgenti, John A.+4], Mil. personnel housing-income tax excl.



*Assembly Regulatory Oversight Meeting

Chair: Asm. Payne, William D.

The Committee will not meet.



*Assembly Senior Issues Meeting

Chair: Asw. Pou, Nellie

The Committee will not meet.



*Assembly State Government Meeting

Chair: Asm. Steele, Alfred E.

The Committee will not meet.



*Assembly Transportation Meeting 10:00 AM

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

Chair: Asm. Wisniewski, John S.

A1478 [Wisniewski, John S.], Intermodal chassis-req. inspection

A1482 [Wisniewski, John S.], Intermodal chassis-req. inspection







FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 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.

A1785 [Roberts, Joseph J./Vandervalk, Charlotte+4], SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp.

A2066 [Connors, Christopher J./Rumpf, Brian E.], SPRS-incr. retir. benf.

A3342 [Johnson, Gordon M./Manzo, Louis/Scalera, Frederick+1], PERS-allows

transfer to PFRS

A3381 [Cohen, Neil M.], Judicial Retir. Sys.-concerns retir.

S107 [Inverso, Peter A./Singer, Robert W.+2], Nonprescription formulas-req. coverage

S135 [Connors, Leonard T.+1], SPRS-incr. retir. benf.

S145 [Bryant, Wayne R.], Alternate benf. prog.-concerns

S146 [Bryant, Wayne R./Ciesla, Andrew R.], SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp.

S216 [Singer, Robert W.], PERS retire allowance-surviving spouses

S229 [Singer, Robert W.], Vet. pensions-cost of living incr.

S245 [Coniglio, Joseph/Sweeney, Stephen M.+2], Hearing aids-concerns coverage

S246 [Coniglio, Joseph/Sweeney, Stephen M.+2], Autism disorders-concerns coverage

S1866 [Inverso, Peter A.], SHBP med. appeals-concerns



MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004



SENATE SESSION 2:00 PM Senate Chambers

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



*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 Advisory Council on Solid Waste Management:

Dennis M. Toft, Esq. of Berkeley Heights to replace Peter deWilde, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Delaware River Port Authority:

Ercole Frank Di Antonio of Pedricktown to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission:

Marilou C. Halvorsen of Eatontown to succeed herself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Commission on Science and Technology:

Richard M. Goldberg of Wayne to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Educational Facilities Authority:

Felice K. Vazquez of Elizabeth to replace Juan Fernandez, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Institute of Technology - Board of Trustees:

Anthony J. Knapp, Jr. of Somerville to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Racing Commission:

John J. Tucker of Madison to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board of Directors:

Honorable Elizabeth Murphy Ward of Manalapan to replace Marie Santangelo, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ State Commission on Brain Injury Research:

Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. of Howell for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ State Commission on Cancer Research:

Jeanne C. Beck, Ph.D. of Moorestown to replace Frederick Cohen, for the term prescribed by law.

Jeffrey A. Warren of Randolph to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision:

Anthony D. Barber, Jr. of New Brunswick for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Turnpike Authority:

Joseph P. Miele of Far Hills to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Ramapo College of NJ - Board of Trustees:

Timothy W. Schroeder of Bergenfield to replace Emily Kosstrin Mann, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Rutgers University - Board of Governors:

George R. Zoffinger of Skillman to replace Frederick DeSanti, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the William Paterson University of NJ - Board of Trustees:

Kenneth P. Campbell of Basking Ridge for the term prescribed by law.

to be the Brigadier General of the Line of the NJ Army National Guard:

Colonel (P) Steven L. Bell of Bordentown for the term prescribed by law.

to be the Chair of the Lake Hopatcong Commission:

Honorable Arthur R. Ondish of Mount Arlington to replace Anthony Albanese, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

Interviewed:

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Thomas Cavanagh, Jr. of Oceanport for the term prescribed by law.

Gerald Council of Trenton for the term prescribed by law.

Harriet Derman of Metuchen for the term prescribed by law.

James Jackson of Atlantic City for the term prescribed by law.

Alexander Waugh, Jr. of Princeton for the term prescribed by law.

















MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004 (continued)



*Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Meeting 10:00 AM Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

Chair: Sen. Buono, Barbara

S2086 [Buono, Barbara], Bingo-use of cert. electronic devices

Pending Referral:

A2989 [Van Drew, Jeff/Diegnan, Patrick J.+3], Casino industry-concerns reg.



ASSEMBLY SESSION Assembly Chambers

Voting Session: Time and board list to be announced



State House Commission Meeting 9:00 AM

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