NEW JERSEY

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for May 10, 2001



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Vol. XIII No. 22 209th Legislature Second Annual Session

Dr. Eric Munoz was sworn in as a member of the General Assembly for the 21st Legislative District.



SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, May 14, 2001 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3513 Corodemus,S/Blee,F Loc. govt. open space/park dev.;$66.298M REF AAN

A3514 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Open space acquisition proj.-southern NJ REF AAN

A3515 Pennacchio,J/Gregg,G Open space acquisition proj.-northern NJ REF AAN

A3516 Smith,T/Holzapfel,J Open space acquisition proj.-urban aid REF AAN

A3517 Malone,J/Arnone,M Lands for recreation purposes;$58M REF AAN

A3518 Merkt,R/Kean,T Nonprofit entities, acquire lands;$12M REF AAN

A3519 Gregg,G/Garrett,E Sussex Co.-lands for recreation REF AAN

ACR157 Geist,G/Asselta,N St. Auditor election-amend Constit. REF ASG

AR196 Smith,T Rev. Leon H. Sullivan-honor achievements REF ASG



Bills Passed:



A124 Merkt,R/Carroll,M+3 Adoptive parents-elim. cert. fees (76-0-0)

A915 Aca (1R) Kelly,J+1 Long-term care-do not resuscitate orders (75-0-0)

A2105 Sca (1R) Bateman,C/Biondi,P Intestate estates-concerns settlement (76-0-0)

A2499 Collins,J/Asselta,N Delaware-New Jersey Compact-amends (73-0-0)

A2666 Heck,R/Weinberg,L+2 Coll. sexual assaults-prepare report (76-0-0)

A2667 Heck,R/Holzapfel,J+2 Forensic lab. fees, sexual assault-estab (76-0-0)

A2668 Aca (1R) Heck,R/LeFevre,K+1 Toxic chemicals, ingest-offense (75-0-0)

A2669 Heck,R/LeFevre,K+3 Sexual assault victim-concerns (74-0-0)

A2670 Heck,R/Pou,N+3 Campus Sexual Assault Victim Rights-post (75-0-0)

A2750 Sa (1R) DeCroce,A/Malone,J+6 RR and Transp. Museum-Phillipsburg (74-0-3)

A2803 AcaSca (2R) Russo,D/Cohen,N+2 Forgery statute-clarifies (76-0-0)

A2994 Aca (1R) Geist,G/Wisniewski,J Personal identifying info.-unlawful use (76-0-0)

A3013 Arnone,M/Biondi,P+1 Interlocal svcs. agreements-concerns (76-0-0)

A3082/1338 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Collins,J/Thompson,S+43 Homestead prop. tax reimb. prog.-elig. (74-0-2)

A3119 Aca (1R) Cottrell,M/Malone,J+2 Foster Parent Lic. Act (72-0-4)

A3184 AcaAca (2R) Doria,J/Impreveduto,A+4 Soil survey in Hudson Co.;$100K (67-9-0)

A3235 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A/Doria,J+2 Organ donor-estab. lic. plate (76-0-0)

A3351 Gregg,G+1 Vol ambulance/fire co.-impact stmt. req. (76-0-0)

A3461 Myers,C Co. counsel, cert.-concerns temp. appt. (74-1-0)

AR33 Conaway,H/Smith,T+7 Police Recognition Wk.-May 9 - 15 (75-0-0)

S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) DiFrancesco,D/Bark,M+74 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act (72-0-3)



Bills Passed: (cont'd)



S621 Aa (1R) Matheussen,J/Robertson,N+8 Drug dealers-estab. civil action (75-0-0)

S647 ScaAa (2R) Kyrillos,J Nonprofit org-permit auction of alco bev (75-0-0)

S1024 Aa (1R) Bennett,J+1 Restraining orders-concerns (75-0-0)

S1183 ScaSaAa (3R) Kyrillos,J+2 Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (75-0-0)

S1250 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+3 Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns (76-0-0)

S1292 Sa (1R) Sinagra,J/Bassano,C+4 Patient info.-concerns confidentiality (73-0-2)

S1334 ScaSaSaAca (4R) Connors,L/Cafiero,J+3 Reassessment of taxing dist.-concerns (75-0-0)



Motions:



S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) DiFrancesco,D/Bark,M+74 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act To Aa (Watson Coleman)

S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) DiFrancesco,D/Bark,M+74 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act To Table Aa (DiGaetano)

(44-32-0)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A794 Aa (1R) Crecco,M/Garrett,E+2 DEP enforcement-award cost to defendent (Crecco)

A1862 AcaAaAa (3R) Cohen,N/Bagger,R+17 Infertility-health insur. cover (Bagger)

A2487 AcaAa (2R) Wisniewski,J/Bateman,C+4 Cell phones-noted in traffic accidents (Wisniewski)

AJR34 Aa (1R) Garrett,E/Crecco,M+1 Sovereignty, NJ-claim under US Constit. (Garrett)



Bills Substituted:



A1217 AcaAa (2R) Corodemus,S+2 Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns SUB BY S1250 (1R)

A2305 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Biondi,P+2 Patient info.-concerns confidentiality SUB BY S1292 (1R)

A2765/520/2782 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Blee,F/Gibson,J+48 Sr. Gold Prescription Discount Act SUB BY S6/138 (SCS/1R)

A2947 Aca (1R) Moran,J/Connors,C+1 Reassessment of taxing dist.-concerns SUB BY S1334 (4R)

S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) DiFrancesco,D/Bark,M+74 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act SUB FOR A2765/520/2782 (ACS/1R)

S1250 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+3 Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns SUB FOR A1217 (2R)

S1292 Sa (1R) Sinagra,J/Bassano,C+4 Patient info.-concerns confidentiality SUB FOR A2305 (1R)

S1334 ScaSaSaAca (4R) Connors,L/Cafiero,J+3 Reassessment of taxing dist.-concerns SUB FOR A2947 (1R)



Bills Transferred:



AR195 Corodemus,S/Rooney,J Hudson River-supports dredging FROM AEN TO ASH



Co-Sponsors Added:



A124 (Heck,R)

A214 (Arnone,M; Conners,J)

A1149 (Impreveduto,A)

A1150 (Impreveduto,A)

A1503 Aca (1R) (Pennacchio,J)

A1602 (Merkt,R; Wisniewski,J; Smith,R; Pennacchio,J; Guear,G; DeCroce,A; Sires,A)

A1862 AcaAaAa (3R) (Asselta,N)

A2424 AaAa (2R) (Pennacchio,J)

A2487 AcaAa (2R) (Greenstein,L; Heck,R)

A2669 (Smith,R; Pennacchio,J)

A2765/520/2782 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Malone,J; DiGaetano,P; Zecker,G; Wolfe,D; Vandervalk,C; Thompson,S; Smith,T; Previte,M;

Russo,D; Pennacchio,J; Myers,C; Munoz,E; Biondi,P; Asselta,N; Geist,G; Bateman,C; Kelly,J; DeCroce,A; Felice,N; Greenwald,L;

Gregg,G; Heck,R; Kean,T; Azzolina,J)

A2803 AcaSca (2R) (Heck,R)

A3068 (Smith,R)

A3082/1338 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Watson Coleman,B; Gill,N; Suliga,J)

A3119 Aca (1R) (Heck,R)

A3223 (Smith,R)

A3235 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)

A3247 (Smith,R)

A3344 (Felice,N; Thompson,S)

A3348 (Weinberg,L)

A3351 (Smith,R)

A3386 Aca (1R) (Conners,J)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3392 (Guear,G)

A3413 (Weinberg,L)

A3443 (Watson Coleman,B)

A3454 (LeFevre,K)

A3465 (Pennacchio,J; Zecker,G; Kelly,J; Asselta,N; Azzolina,J; Bateman,C; Biondi,P; Cottrell,M; Crecco,M; Heck,R; Malone,J)

A3475 (Crecco,M)

A3476 (Crecco,M)

A3506 (Thompson,S; Wolfe,D; Smith,T; Holzapfel,J; Heck,R; Gibson,J; Felice,N; DiGaetano,P; Corodemus,S; Zecker,G;

Farragher,C)

AR33 (Friscia,A; Wisniewski,J; Watson Coleman,B; Previte,M; Greenstein,L; Gusciora,R)

AR200 (Vandervalk,C)

AR201 (Sires,A; Geist,G; Jones,L)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2994 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J)

A3344 (Doria,J)

A3399 (Cohen,N)

A3420 (Gibson,J)

A3467 (Smith,R)

AR33 (Smith,T)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) (Garcia,R; Blee,F; Arnone,M; LeFevre,K; Wisniewski,J; Watson Coleman,B; Smith,R; Smith,B; Sires,A;

Pou,N; Holzapfel,J; Guear,G; Greenstein,L; Asselta,N; Gill,N; Barnes,P; Gibson,J; Bodine,F; Chatzidakis,L; Gusciora,R;

Green,J; Cottrell,M; Azzolina,J; Charles,J; Conaway,H; Conners,J; Connors,C; Corodemus,S; Doria,J; Friscia,A; Moran,J;

Russo,D; Zecker,G; Wolfe,D; Vandervalk,C; Thompson,S; Crecco,M; Previte,M; Pennacchio,J; Myers,C; Munoz,E; Malone,J;

Biondi,P; Smith,T; Bateman,C; Kelly,J; DeCroce,A; DiGaetano,P; Felice,N; Geist,G; Greenwald,L; Gregg,G; Heck,R; Kean,T)

S1250 Sca (1R) (Zecker,G; Weinberg,L; Corodemus,S)

S1292 Sa (1R) (Bateman,C; Biondi,P; Merkt,R)

S1334 ScaSaSaAca (4R) (Holzapfel,J; Moran,J; Connors,C)



The Assembly adjourned at 7:35 P.M. to meet on Thursday, May 17, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A2105 Sca (1R) Bateman,C/Biondi,P Intestate estates-concerns settlement

A2750 Sa (1R) DeCroce,A/Malone,J+6 RR and Transp. Museum-Phillipsburg

A2803 AcaSca (2R) Russo,D/Cohen,N+2 Forgery statute-clarifies

S1250 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+3 Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns

S1292 Sa (1R) Sinagra,J/Bassano,C+4 Patient info.-concerns confidentiality



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/7/01):



P.L.2001, c.85. S90 SaAa (2R) Zane,R/Adler,J+18 05/08/2001 Firemen assn.-retain tax-exempt status

P.L.2001, c.86. A2273 Aca (1R) Kelly,J/O'Toole,K+34 05/08/2001 PFRS memb.-enhanced benf. to survivors

P.L.2001, c.87. A2801 Russo,D/Vandervalk,C+9 05/08/2001 Uniform Anatomical Gift Act-amends

P.L.2001, c.88. S658 ScaAca (2R) Singer,R/Bucco,A+19 05/10/2001 Managed care carriers-application forms

P.L.2001, c.89. S1103 SaAa (2R) Connors,L/Kyrillos,J+5 05/10/2001 Homeowners Insur. Avail. Advis. Comm.

P.L.2001, c.90. S1261 Sa (1R) Bennett,J+6 05/10/2001 Limo sale/repair-exemp. from sales tax

P.L.2001, c.91. A1740 Sa (1R) Lance,L/O'Toole,K+2 05/10/2001 Life insur. policies-pymt. of proceeds

P.L.2001, c.92. A1936 Aca (1R) Bagger,R/Augustine,A 05/10/2001 Solid waste collection-operating hrs.

P.L.2001, c.93. A2143 AcsAaSa (ACS/2R) Bateman,C/Caraballo,W+37 05/10/2001 N.J. Individual Devel. Account

Prog.;$2M

P.L.2001, c.94. A2870 Thompson,S/Gregg,G+2 05/10/2001 Workers' comp.-permits electronic filing