NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST

 

for December 7, 2015

 

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Vol. XXVII No. 39 216th Legislature $ Second Annual Session

 

 

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)

Nominations Notice of Intention Received 11/30/2015:

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Aimee Belgard, of Edgewater Park.

Kathy Cawther Qasim, of Edison.

Craig L. Corson, of Milltown.

Therese A. Cunningham, of Toms River.

Michael J. Donohue, of Dennis Township.

Rochelle Gizinski, of Brick Township.

Robert J. Jones, of South Plainfield.

James W. Palmer, Jr., of Jackson Township.

James H. Pickering, of Dennis Township.

John F. Russo, Jr., of Toms River.

Guy P. Ryan, of Pine Beach.

Mary F. Thurber, of Franklin Lakes.

Mark A. Troncone, of Brick Township.

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:

TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

James W. Palmer, Jr., of Jackson Township.

Robert G. Wilson, of Somerville.

John F. Russo, Jr., of Toms River.

Mary F. Thurber, of Franklin Lakes.

Rochelle Gizinski, of Brick Township.

Aimee Belgard, of Edgewater Park.

Therese A. Cunningham, of Toms River.

Guy P. Ryan, of Pine Beach.

Kathy Cawther Qasim, of Edison.

Craig L. Corson, of Milltown.

Robert J. Jones, of South Plainfield.

James H. Pickering, of Dennis Township.

Michael J. Donohue, of Dennis Township.

Mark A. Troncone, of Brick Township.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Anthony R. Slimowicz, Esq., of Long Hill Township.

 

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Honorable Christopher Kolibas, of Linden.

 

TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION JUDGE:

Dana Wilt Mayo, of North Brunswick.

George Psak, of Flemington.

 

 

Nominations Withdrawn:

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Robert S. Garrison, Esq., of Westfield.

Bills Introduced:

S3260 Greenstein,L Battery charger-estab. energy standards REF SEN

S3261 Oroho,S Small Bus. Retire. Marketplace Act REF SBA

S3262 Greenstein,L NJ STARS, NJ STARS II-concerns elig. REF SHI

S3263 Cruz-Perez,N/Beach,J Pyramid promo. schemes-crim. penal. REF SJU

S3264 Weinberg,L Pub. emp. health benf-limits elig. REF SSG

S3265 Beach,J/Allen,D Mil, and Defense Econ. Ombuds. Act REF SMV

S3266 Beach,J/Allen,D Land use planning-concerns mil/civilian REF SMV

S3267 Beach,J/Allen,D Workforce devel grants-emp preference REF SLA

S3268 Beach,J/Allen,D Mil. Skills Council-estab. REF SLA

S3269 Beach,J/Allen,D Mil. installations-prov. bus. tax cred. REF SEG

S3270 Gill,N/Bateman,C Cert. of Insurance Act. REF SCM

S3271 Bateman,C Driv. lic, suspended-clarify restoration REF SLP

S3272 Beach,J Fire dist-estab consolidating procedures REF SSG

S3299 Sweeney,S/Singer,R Non-profit hosp.-prop. tax status REF SBA

S3300 Vitale,J/Gill,N Health benf., tiered-place moratorium REF SCM

S3301 Sweeney,S/Singer,R Stadiums-exempt from prop. tax. REF SBA

SCR184 Sweeney,S/Turner,S Pub. emp. pensions-fd. on timely basis REF SBA

SJR98 Weinberg,L Night of Conversation-desig. REF SHH

Bills On Emergency Resolution:

S726/1257 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Cruz-Perez,N+3 Innovation zone prog.-estab. (35-0) (Turner)

S729 SaSaSa (3R) Kean,T/Beck,J+2 Loc. officials-trans. to St. Ethics Comm (34-0) (Kean)

Bills Passed:

A1098 Aca (1R) Vainieri Huttle,V/Eustace,T+7 St resid fac, transition-follow-up req (36-0)

A3293 Mazzeo,V/Andrzejczak,B+12 Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access (36-0)

A3393 Aca w/GR (2R) Spencer,L/Pintor Marin,E+5 Newark rental car tax-reduce deficit (21-14)

A3421 AcaSa w/GR (3R) Dancer,R/Mukherji,R+1 Self-Fd Multi Emp Welfare Reg Act-revise (34-0)

A3499 Aca (1R) Andrzejczak,B/Mazzeo,V+4 DMVA-register returning svc. memb. w/VA (34-0)

A4094 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Singleton,T+4 Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act (35-0)

A4386 Coughlin,C/Pinkin,N+2 Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together (34-1)

AJR100 Andrzejczak,B/Tucker,C+18 Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August (35-0)

S451 Ruiz,M/Allen,D+2 Special Ed. Ombudsman-estab. office (34-0)

S556 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Madden,F+2 Microenterprise training prog-estab. (30-0)

S726/1257 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Cruz-Perez,N+3 Innovation zone prog.-estab. (34-0)

S729 SaSaSa (3R) Kean,T/Beck,J+2 Loc. officials-trans. to St. Ethics Comm (35-0)

S1523 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L Witness-VCC Office relocation expense (35-0)

S2143 Van Drew,J/Singer,R+7 Prop-time period for adverse possession (25-7)

S2523 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Greenstein,L+1 Sr. Cit. Priority Parking Prog.-create (34-0)

S2557 Rice,R Legal Svcs. of NJ-submit report to Leg. (25-5)

S2589 ScaScaSaSa (4R) Singer,R+1 Early intervention svc. prov.-concerns (35-0)

S2771 Turner,S/Kyrillos,J+1 St. Inventor-desig. Thomas Alva Edison (36-0)

S3067 Barnes,P/Turner,S Teacher-concerns instructional cert. (36-0)

S3110 Sca (1R) Scutari,N Health clubs-offer swimming lessons (34-0)

S3116 Whelan,J AC Tourism Dist-voids deed restrictions (33-2)

S3171 Sa (1R) Whelan,J/Oroho,S+1 Certified mail-concerns definition (35-0)

S3221 Codey,R/Barnes,P Sch. dist. joining, cert. vol. assn-proh (33-1)

S3240 Lesniak,R/Allen,D Recovery HS Alternative Ed. Act-estab. (36-0)

S3249 Weinberg,L/Codey,R+1 Handguns, personalized-sell by retailers (22-15)

SCR156 Sa (1R) Scutari,N John Matthew Shippen, Jr.-commem. stamp (35-0)

SCR178 Cruz-Perez,N/Pou,N Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act (29-0)

SCR181 Sweeney,S/Smith,B Rutgers Coastal Ocean Observ Lab-commend (33-0)

SJR77 Sca (1R) Bateman,C/Whelan,J Electronic Poll Book Demo. Proj.-conduct (33-0)

SR127 Connors,C Natl. Estuary Prog.-Presid. reauth. (Voice)

 

 

 

Bills Substituted:

A1098 Aca (1R) Vainieri Huttle,V/Eustace,T+7 St resid fac, transition-follow-up req SUB FOR S671 (1R)

A3293 Mazzeo,V/Andrzejczak,B+12 Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access SUB FOR S2146

A3499 Aca (1R) Andrzejczak,B/Mazzeo,V+4 DMVA-register returning svc. memb. w/VA SUB FOR S2256 (1R)

A4094 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Singleton,T+4 Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act SUB FOR S2884

A4386 Coughlin,C/Pinkin,N+2 Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together SUB FOR S3042

AJR100 Andrzejczak,B/Tucker,C+18 Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August SUB FOR SJR70

S671 Sca (1R) Pou,N/Sarlo,P+3 St resid fac, transition-follow-up req SUB BY A1098 (1R)

S2146 Van Drew,J/Doherty,M+2 Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access SUB BY A3293

S2256 Sca (1R) Van Drew,J DMVA-register returning svc. memb. w/VA SUB BY A3499 (1R)

S2884 Whelan,J/Madden,F+1 Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act SUB BY A4094 (1R)

S3042 Vitale,J/Singer,R Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together SUB BY A4386

SJR70 Van Drew,J/Whelan,J+1 Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August SUB BY AJR100

Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:

A945 ScaSa (2R) Singleton,T/Watson Coleman,B+5 Responsible Fatherhood-estab. council (30-0) (Rice)

S726/1257 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Cruz-Perez,N+3 Innovation zone prog.-estab. (33-0) (Turner)

S729 SaSaSa (3R) Kean,T/Beck,J+2 Loc. officials-trans. to St. Ethics Comm (31-1) (Kean)

S785 ScaSa (2R) Weinberg,L+7 Sick leave, earned-concerns (24-0) (Weinberg)

S1209 ScaSa (2R) Weinberg,L/Cruz-Perez,N+2 Human milk banks-prov. for lic. (24-0) (Weinberg)

S2361/2397/2471 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Gill,N+1 St. contract-proh inverted domestic corp (25-0) (Turner)

S2402 ScaSa (2R) Rice,R Responsible Fatherhood-estab. council (29-0) (Rice)

S2769 ScaSa (2R) Smith,B/Bateman,C+1 Preserv. NJ Act (25-0) (Smith)

S2877 ScaSa (2R) Codey,R/Greenstein,L+1 Nicotine, liquid-concerns containers (26-0) (Codey)

S2973 ScsSsSa (SS/1R) Smith,B/Bateman,C Electronic Waste Mgmt. Act-revises (28-0) (Smith)

Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:

S2770 ScaScaSs (SS) Sweeney,S/Addiego,D+6 Achieving a Better Life Experience prog. (30-0) (Sweeney)

Bills Given Second Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:

S2032 Sca w/GR (2R) Codey,R/Turner,S+8 Computer sci course-req pub sch students (35-0)

Bills Referred/SBA:

A3331 Sca (1R) Benson,D/Rodriguez-Gregg,M+2 Synchronization prescribed meds-coverage

Bills Transferred:

A3257 AcaAa (2R) Andrzejczak,B/Mazzeo,V+1 Pineland agric production area-cert. use FROM SEG TO SCU

S2125 Van Drew,J/Lesniak,R Pineland agric production area-cert. use FROM SEG TO SCU

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Assembly Amendments/Given Second Reading:

S1961 ScaScaAca (3R) Codey,R/McKeon,J+2 Emerg shelters, nursing homes-min. temp.

S2523 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Greenstein,L+1 Sr. Cit. Priority Parking Prog.-create

S3004 Aca (1R) Cunningham,S/Van Drew,J+4 Downtown Bus. Improvement Zone Loan Fd.

Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Governor's Recommendation/Given Second Reading:

A801 AcaAa w/GR (3R) Coughlin,C/Wisniewski,J+8 NJTA-study rest area rev generating svcs

A1468 Aca w/GR (2R) Diegnan,P/Watson Coleman,B+6 Engineering Curriculum, Instruct.-estab.

A1698 w/GR (1R) Wisniewski,J/Green,J+13 New Home Fire Safety Act

A1726 Aca w/GR (2R) Eustace,T/Lagana,J+5 Flood Hazard Area Control Act

A3393 Aca w/GR (2R) Spencer,L/Pintor Marin,E+5 Newark rental car tax-reduce deficit

A3421 AcaSa w/GR (3R) Dancer,R/Mukherji,R+1 Self-Fd Multi Emp Welfare Reg Act-revise

A3435 AcaSca w/GR (3R) Garcia,C/Mukherji,R+5 Boys & Girls Clubs Keystone Law

A4476 Aca w/GR (2R) Conaway,H/Codey,R+2 Surgical practices, cert.-concerns lic.

 

 

 

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:

A447 Jasey,M/DeCroce,B+17 Full-day kindergarten-estab. task force REF SED

A449 Green,J/Benson,D+13 Pyramid promo. schemes-crim. penal. REF SJU

A986 Aca (1R) Andrzejczak,B/Benson,D+6 Telemarketing fraud investigation unit REF SBA

A1046 Aca (1R) Schaer,G/Johnson,G+10 Wiretap orders for cert. crimes-auth. REF SJU

A1455 Diegnan,P/Mosquera,G+4 Abigail's Law-sensors req. on sch. buses REF SBA

A1873 Aa (1R) Burzichelli,J/Schaer,G+15 Real Estate Installment Contract Act REF SCM

A2352 Gusciora,R/Wisniewski,J+3 Parking placard-estab penal unlawful use REF STR

A2598 Aa (1R) Singleton,T+1 Individual devel acct.-expand use of fds REF SCU

A3043 Space,P/DeAngelo,W+5 Prevailing wage pub. work proj.-auth. REF SLA

A3125 AcaAaAa (3R) Caride,M/Eustace,T+1 Plant species, invasive-proh. sale REF SEN

A3228 AcaAa (2R) Mukherji,R/Vainieri Huttle,V+2 Nick Rohdes' Law-sober living homes REF SHH

A3356 Conaway,H/Wimberly,B+7 Sickle cell trait diagnoses-registry REF SBA

A3760 Aca (1R) Vainieri Huttle,V/Garcia,C+6 Medicaid applications, incomplete-proc. REF SHH

A4233 Jasey,M/McKeon,J+5 Advanced care planning-Medicaid cover REF SBA

A4275 AcaAca (2R) Prieto,V/Eustace,T+28 Secure Choice Savings Prog. Act REF SBA

A4384 DeAngelo,W/Pintor Marin,E+3 BPU-concerning cert. decisions REF SBA

A4420 Mazzeo,V/Vainieri Huttle,V+7 Devel. disab. individuals-concerns REF SHH

A4552 Coughlin,C/Lagana,J+2 Homestead prop tax-allow sr cit install. REF SBA

A4560 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/McKeon,J+1 Driv w/lic suspended-labor assist. prog. REF SLP

A4567 Wimberly,B/Spencer,L+4 Sch. dist under St intervention-concerns REF SED

Bills Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

A964 Aca (1R) Singleton,T/DeAngelo,W+8 Contracts for pub. work-concerns

A3624/3681 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Watson Coleman,B/Singleton,T+3 St. contracts-proh. cert. domestic corp.

A4094 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Singleton,T+4 Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act

A4105 Aca (1R) Garcia,C/Mainor,C+4 Melvin Santiago's Law-secutiry guard reg

Co-Sponsors Added:

S20 (Bucco,A.R.) Out-of-network Consumer Prot, Acct. Act

S72 Sca (1R) (Beck,J) Sewerage auth. budgets-req. St oversight

S451 (Gordon,R) Special Ed. Ombudsman-estab. office

S516 (Beck,J) Firearm w/in access to minor-incr. penal

S556 Sca (1R) (Ruiz,M) Microenterprise training prog-estab.

S726/1257 ScsSa (SCS/1R) (Gordon,R; Ruiz,M; Whelan,J) Innovation zone prog.-estab.

S1838 (Bateman,C) Combat pay-excl. from gross income tax

S1995 (Beck,J) Firearm possession-concerns

S2113 (Bucco,A.R.) Credit card interchange fees-concerns

S2146 (Bateman,C; Gordon,R) Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access

S2301 (Beach,J; Bucco,A.R.) Pharmacy benf. managers-regulate

S2399 (Rice,R) Body camera-law enforcement officer wear

S2400 (Turner,S) Sickle cell trait diagnoses-registry

S2623 (Rice,R) Minority recruitment prog.-estab.

S2769 ScaSa (2R) (Barnes,P) Preserv. NJ Act

S2770 ScaScaSs (SS) (Beck,J) Achieving a Better Life Experience prog.

S2775 (Greenstein,L) Shore Prot. Fd-incr amount annually cred

S2806 (Singer,R) Work First NJ-remove cert. restrictions

S2913 (Rice,R) Death caused by police off.-prosecution

S2983 (Kean,T; Pennacchio,J; Stack,B) Sch. security-estab class three officers

S3043 (Whelan,J) Healthy Small Food Retailer Act

S3118 (Sacco,N; Singer,R) DCPP case worker-implement procedures

S3120 (Pennacchio,J; Thompson,S; Turner,S) Student w/concussion-concerns evaluation

S3121 (Madden,F) Snowplow svc. contracts-concerns

S3173 (Bucco,A.R.) Holocaust Reparation Tax Exemp. Act

S3196 (Bucco,A.R.) Homicide-permits juv. be tried as adult

S3199 (Bucco,A.R.) Prop. tax reimb.-expand elig.

S3206 (Bucco,A.R.) Angel Investor Tax. Cred Act-investments

S3218 (Beck,J) Mental health treatment-makes reforms

S3223 (Bucco,A.R.) Watershed lands-concerns taxation

S3225 (Bucco,A.R.) Continuing care community-entrance fees

S3238 (Bucco,A.R.) Peace Off Mem Day-wear blue to honor off

S3249 (Ruiz,M) Handguns, personalized-sell by retailers

SCR64 (Gordon,R) Mil. personnel, active-prop tax deduct.

SJR70 (Madden,F) Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August

 

 

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

S2577 (Stack,B) Prop. damage from Sandy-foreclosure prot

S3067 (Turner,S) Teacher-concerns instructional cert.

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

S1728 (Turner,S) Full-day kindergarten-estab. task force

S2011 (Holzapfel,J) Abigail's Law-sensors req. on sch. buses

S2493 (Weinberg,L) Lisa's Law-tracking violent offenders

S2577 (Stack,B) Prop. damage from Sandy-foreclosure prot

S2840 (Whelan,J) Casino workers, former-training prog.

S2878 (Weinberg,L) Nursing home-estab assist-to-resid ratio

S3067 (Turner,S) Teacher-concerns instructional cert.

S3225 (Allen,D) Continuing care community-entrance fees

S3240 (Allen,D) Recovery HS Alternative Ed. Act-estab.

S3252 (Greenstein,L) Relocation of Children Act

SCR183 (Greenstein,L) Vet not in war time-civil svc preference

Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:

S2577 (Van Drew,J) Prop. damage from Sandy-foreclosure prot

Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:

A1098 Aca (1R) (Pou,N) St resid fac, transition-follow-up req

A3293 (Van Drew,J) Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access

A3499 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J) DMVA-register returning svc. memb. w/VA

A4094 Aca (1R) (Whelan,J) Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act

A4386 (Vitale,J) Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together

AJR100 (Van Drew,J) Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August

Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:

A1098 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P) St resid fac, transition-follow-up req

A3293 (Doherty,M) Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access

A4094 Aca (1R) (Madden,F) Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act

A4386 (Singer,R) Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together

AJR100 (Whelan,J) Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August

Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:

A1098 Aca (1R) (Weinberg,L) St resid fac, transition-follow-up req

Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:

A1098 Aca (1R) (Codey,R; Gordon,R; Stack,B) St resid fac, transition-follow-up req

A3293 (Bateman,C; Gordon,R) Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access

A4094 Aca (1R) (Addiego,D) Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act

AJR100 (Madden,F) Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August

Note to the 11/09/2015 Digest:

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

 

S3202 Sca (1R) Scutari,N/Madden,F Workers' comp.-prov. fee parity REP/SCA *NOT* REF SBA

 

The Senate President has made the following appointment:

 

*Effective November 30, 2015

Red Tape Review Commission:

 

Senator Robert M. Gordon (38), to replace Senator Jeff Van Drew (1), resigned.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:00 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, December 10, 2015 (QUORUM, Committee Groups 1 and 2 scheduled to meet).

ASSEMBLY ACTION

The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, December 10, 2015 (QUORUM, Committee Groups A and B scheduled to meet).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:

A1098 Aca (1R) Vainieri Huttle,V/Eustace,T+7 St resid fac, transition-follow-up req

A3293 Mazzeo,V/Andrzejczak,B+12 Beach tags-vet/mil use id to gain access

A3393 Aca w/GR (2R) Spencer,L/Pintor Marin,E+5 Newark rental car tax-reduce deficit

A3421 AcaSa w/GR (3R) Dancer,R/Mukherji,R+1 Self-Fd Multi Emp Welfare Reg Act-revise

A3499 Aca (1R) Andrzejczak,B/Mazzeo,V+4 DMVA-register returning svc. memb. w/VA

A4094 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Singleton,T+4 Epinephrine access, Emerg. Treatment Act

A4386 Coughlin,C/Pinkin,N+2 Sch. bd. candidates-bracket together

AJR100 Andrzejczak,B/Tucker,C+18 Coast Guard Wk.-desig first wk in August

S2523 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Greenstein,L+1 Sr. Cit. Priority Parking Prog.-create

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/3/2015):

None