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for May 17, 2001



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Vol. XIII No. 24 209th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, May 24, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR203 DiGaetano,P/Asselta,N Hispanic Hist. Mo.-May, 2001

AR204 DeCroce,A/Bodine,F+21 China, Peoples Repub.-return US aircraft



Bills Introduced:



A3508 Wolfe,D/Malone,J Coll. bd. of trustees-req. layoff notice REF AED

A3520 Gibson,J Equine farming-concerns REF AAN

A3521 Wolfe,D/Heck,R Custody/visitation rights-concerns REF AJU

A3522 Geist,G/Blee,F Judgeship, Superior court-creates six REF AJU

A3523 Sires,A/Malone,J Jersey City armory;$1.7M REF ACT

A3524 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Ergonomics in Ed. Study Comm.-estab. REF AED

A3525 Gill,N Custodial interrogation of juv.-concerns REF ALP

A3526 Cohen,N/Wisniewski,J Vet. prop. tax deduction-extend elig. REF ACT

A3527 Impreveduto,A/Sires,A Pay telephone calls, cert.-reg. rates REF ATU

A3528 Biondi,P MV right-of-way viol.-estab. addl. penal REF ALP

A3529 Lance,L/Watson Coleman,B+13 2-1-1 Partnership;$250K REF ASC

A3530 Gusciora,R+26 Hepatitis B vaccination-insur. cover REF AHL

A3531 Gusciora,R/Green,J Serious crime-full cash bail req. REF AJU

A3532 Biondi,P Sch. dist. budgets-submission dates REF AED

A3533 Thompson,S/Arnone,M+4 Disab. vet.-free admission to St. parks REF ACT

A3534 Heck,R/Felice,N Police exonerated-reimb mun, cert. costs REF AJU

A3535 Heck,R/Felice,N Police off.-req. speedy trial REF AJU

A3536 Holzapfel,J/Impreveduto,A Certified pub. accountant-modify lic req REF ACP

A3537 Cohen,N Sign language, sch. prop.-concerns use REF AED

A3538 Cohen,N Securities accts.-concerns forms REF ABI

A3539 LeFevre,K/Blee,F Psych. care, abusive parent-concern pymt REF AAP

A3540 Crecco,M Brain Injury Research Act REF AHL

A3541 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Devel. disab-juv. background check REF ASC

A3542 Smith,R+3 9-1-1-wireless enhanced telephone sys. REF ATU

A3543 Felice,N/Pennacchio,J After-sch. prog.-estab. grant prog;$1.5M REF AED

A3544 DiGaetano,P/Thompson,S After-sch. prog.-estab. grant prog;$3.5M REF AED

A3545 Kean,T/Wolfe,D After-Sch. Prog. Comm.-estab.;$100K REF AED

A3546 Farragher,C/Arnone,M Shorthand reporters, certified-ed req. REF ACP

A3547 Blee,F Fetal alco syndrome treatment/ed cts;$1M REF AHL

A3548 Thompson,S Breast Cancer Screening Grant Fd.;$3.8M REF AHL









Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3549 Blee,F/Farragher,C PFRS survivor, cert.-prov. pension benf. REF ASG

A3550 Weingarten,J Truth in Taxation Comm.-estab. REF ASG

A3551 Merkt,R/Stanley,C+42 Prop. exempt from taxation-concerns REF ALG

A3552 Heck,R/Felice,N+2 Chinchar, Robert-appt. to police dept. REF ALP

A3553 Heck,R/Felice,N+2 DeRito, Pasqual-appt. to police dept. REF ALP

A3554 Quigley,J/Felice,N Charitable org.-purchase health benf. REF ABI

A3555 Zecker,G/Gregg,G MV inspection/registration-concerns REF ARO

A3556 Holzapfel,J Law enforcement off.-prov training reimb REF ALP

A3557 Connors,C/Moran,J Jail wardens-allows PFRS transfer REF ASG

A3558 Connors,C/Moran,J Parks & Forrestry Div., cert.-PFRS memb. REF ASG

A3559 Kelly,J/Munoz,E+19 ASPIRA, Inc.-pay off mortgage;$350K REF ASC

A3560 Caraballo,W Uniform Computer Info. Transactions Act REF ATU

A3561 Asselta,N Gaming investigator-carry firearm REF ALP

A3562 DiGaetano,P Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.;$4.9M REF AED



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1/3178 Acs (ACS) Geist,G/Heck,R+3 NJ SAVER-concerns benefits REP/ACS

A17 AcaAcs (ACS) Asselta,N/Gibson,J+4 UEZA-estab. extended enterprise zones REP/ACS

A737 Zecker,G Foreclosure-unpaid water liens REP

A840 Acs (ACS) Thompson,S/LeFevre,K+1 Prescrip.-proh. pharmacist disclose info REP/ACS

A1051 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Zisa,C+1 Child support-req past maj. age, disab. REP/ACA

A1273 Impreveduto,A/Kelly,J+1 Delivery of merchandise, failure-remedy REP

A1315 Acs (ACS) Augustine,A+5 Small group self-insur. plans-permits REP/ACS

A1656 AcaAcs (ACS) Asselta,N/Cohen,N+30 Health, Dental Care Claims Pymt Resp Act REP/ACS

A1970 Aca (1R) Felice,N/Doria,J+19 Infantile Autism research;$1.5M REP/ACA

A2163 Rooney,J Newspapers, free-may publish legal ads. REP

A2672 Aca (1R) Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+1 Weights, measures regs.-fees and penal. REP/ACA

A2749 Aca (1R) Weingarten,J/Bagger,R George Washington portrait-display;$135K REP/ACA

A2783 Asselta,N/Gibson,J DMAVA, study vet. needs;$50K REP

A2842 O'Toole,K/Heck,R Telecommunication-concern unauth changes REP

A2868 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Vandervalk,C+12 Women's Health Off.-estab. in DOH REP/ACA

A2929 Biondi,P/O'Toole,K Computer crime law-revises REP

A3081 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Kelly,J/O'Toole,K New Home Warranty, Builders' Reg. Act REP/ACA

A3099 Lance,L NJ Bus./Industry Science Ed. Ctr.;$180K REP

A3129 Bateman,C Ritalin-90 day supply of prescription REP

A3136/2055 Acs (ACS) Corodemus,S/Talarico,G+41 Health Care Carrier Accountability Act REP/ACS

A3146 Aca (1R) Merkt,R Limited liab. co.-concerns dissolved co. REP/ACA

A3148 Aca (1R) Farragher,C Insur. Producer Lic. Act of 2001 REP/ACA

A3155 Moran,J/Connors,C Stabilization aid-concerns addl. REP

A3218 Blee,F/Vandervalk,C+5 Breast/cervical cancer-Medicaid cover REP

A3302 Aca (1R) Thompson,S/Quigley,J Nurse Multistate Lic Compact-enter in NJ REP/ACA

A3306 Gill,N/Cohen,N Child care prov-notify of lic revocation REP

A3315 Aca (1R) Gregg,G/Roberts,J Horse racing-concerns REP/ACA

A3332 Collins,J/Farragher,C+6 Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M REP

A3333 Lance,L/Garrett,E+3 Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M REP

A3334 Myers,C/Bateman,C Farmland preserv.;$11.8M REP

A3340 Geist,G+1 Pub. util. emp id badge-SS no. not req. REP

A3344 DiGaetano,P/Doria,J+2 Hosp. care-concerns pymt. arrangements REP

A3497 Bagger,R/Kean,T+1 St. aid reimb., cert. sch. dist-concerns REP

A3536 Holzapfel,J/Impreveduto,A Certified pub. accountant-modify lic req REP

AR146 Zecker,G/Murphy,C+2 E-mail, unsolicited-proh. REP

S2 DiFrancesco,D/Matheussen,J+22 NJ SAVER rebate-accelerates phase-in REP

S370 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Sinagra,J/Vitale,J+19 Health, Dental Care Claims Pymt Resp Act REP/ACA

S1333/722 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Connors,L/Singer,R+11 Health Care Carrier Accountability Act REP/ACA

S1358 Vitale,J/Cardinale,G+4 Telecommunication-concern unauth changes REP

S1388 Sca (1R) Gormley,W/Cafiero,J+3 DMAVA, study vet. needs;$50K REP

S1871 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Palaia,J NJ Bus./Industry Science Ed. Ctr.;$180K REP

S1996 Connors,L/Cafiero,J+1 Stabilization aid-concerns addl. REP

S2112 Inverso,P/Bennett,J Landscape architects-concerns lic. law REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1282 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A Hotel room occupancy tax-mun. auth. REP/ACA REF AAP

A1794 Aca (1R) Garcia,R/Cohen,N+4 Pension income-income tax exemp. REP/ACA REF AAP

A2825 Aca (1R) Arnone,M/Watson Coleman,B Personal needs allowance-incr. REP/ACA REF AAP







Bills Reported Referred/AAP: (cont'd)



A2963 Acs (ACS) Arnone,M Waste mgt. svcs. tax-estab., Monmouth Co REP/ACS REF AAP

A3236 Gusciora,R/Lance,L+8 Social Svcs. for the Homeless grant;$6M REP REF AAP

A3289 Aca (1R) DiGaetano,P/Doria,J BPU-incr. memb. from 3 to 5 REP/ACA REF AAP

A3294 Wisniewski,J+1 Nurse recruitment prog. & ed.-creates REP REF AAP

A3296 Blee,F/Thompson,S+1 Merit Rating Plan surcharges-revise pymt REP REF AAP

A3319 Aca (1R) Gregg,G/Garrett,E+1 Radon testers cert.-concern fees REP/ACA REF AAP

A3320 Bateman,C Tourette Syndrome Assn.;$150K REP REF AAP

A3345 DiGaetano,P/Corodemus,S Rutgers Coll. of Nursing-fac.;$2.3M REP REF AAP

A3346 Aca (1R) Blee,F/DeCroce,A+1 Collaborating Ctr. for Nursing;$1.2M REP/ACA REF AAP

A3347 Corodemus,S/DeCroce,A Specialty Nurse Ed. Pilot Prog.;$5M REP REF AAP

A3397 Carroll,M/Gregg,G+11 Bus owners, cert-deduct fed self-emp tax REP REF AAP

A3454 Aca (1R) Bagger,R/Blee,F+1 Medicaid reimb., qual. health ctrs.;$5M REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Combined:



A2055 Kelly,J/Gusciora,R+2 Med. malpractice-health insur. liable COMB/W A3136

A3178 Connors,C/Moran,J+3 NJ SAVER rebate-accelerates phase-in COMB/W A1



Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:



A2297 Gregg,G+3 Constr. code inspection-concerns



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



S249 Sca w/GR (2R) Bennett,J+2 Special sch. elec.-req. cert. notices

S1382 Sca w/GR (2R) Martin,R+3 Secured transactions-concerns



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



A126 Sca (1R) Merkt,R/Connors,C+3 Snow removal fds.-loc. units estab.

A314 AcaSca (2R) Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N+3 Health Data Comm. Act;$94K

A2442 AcaSa (2R) Thompson,S+3 Mun. rev.-distrib. to prop. taxpayers



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S338 Kenny,B/Allen,D Emerg. vol.-workers comp. waiting period REF ALA

S391 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/DiFrancesco,D+1 Sch. Viol. Awareness Wk.-desig. REF AED

S392 Lesniak,R/DiFrancesco,D+2 Bd. of ed.-file info, sch. viol. REF AED

S569 Sca (1R) Robertson,N/Vitale,J Domestic viol/child abuse-ed instruction REF AED

S881 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Cafiero,J+1 Alternate benf. prog.-elim. reduction REF ASG

S884 Scs (SCS) Singer,R Worker's comp.-recovery of TDI pymts. REF ALA

S910 Cardinale,G/Singer,R+6 Emerg. Mgt. Off. vol.-special lic. plate REF ATR

S1289 Cafiero,J Firefighters, cert.-enroll in PFRS REF AAP

S1294 Gormley,W/Allen,D Distinguished Svc. Medal-extend elig. REF ACT

S1310 Martin,R/Cafiero,J SHBP retirees-concerns coverage REF AAP

S1516 Ss (SS) Kosco,L/Allen,D+10 DNA evidence-concerns time limitation REF AJU

S1544 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J+3 Drug sale-substance abuse treatment fac. REF ALP

S1993 Kavanaugh,W/Kosco,L+6 SPRS-permits svc. cred. purchase REF ASG

S1998 Allen,D/Kyrillos,J+6 PFRS, off-duty-accidental death benf. REF ASG

S2113 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Bryant,W+1 Library-transfer to Thomas Edison Coll. REF AED

SJR24 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Robertson,N+7 Prop. Assessment Study Comm.-creates REF ALG



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



S1641 Matheussen,J/Robertson,N+5 Juv. justice records-available 24 hrs.

S1867 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Bark,M+1 Cell phones-noted in traffic accidents







Bills Referred/AJU:



A1309 AcaAaAaSa (4R) Geist,G/Collins,J+18 Govt. records-prov. pub. access



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2389 Kelly,J EMT's training-prov. reimb. FROM ALP

A3285 Farragher,C Managing general agents-concerns FROM ABI



Co-Sponsors Added:



A17 AcaAcs (ACS) (Cohen,N; Doria,J; Gill,N; Charles,J)

A1315 Acs (ACS) (Farragher,C; Garrett,E; Kean,T; Merkt,R)

A1794 Aca (1R) (Gill,N)

A1862 AcaAaAa (3R) (Wisniewski,J)

A1906 Aca (1R) (Crecco,M)

A1910 (Crecco,M)

A1915 AcaAca (2R) (Crecco,M)

A1916 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Crecco,M)

A1917 (Crecco,M)

A2463 Aca (1R) (Biondi,P)

A3068 (Holzapfel,J)

A3201 Aca (1R) (Gibson,J)

A3236 (Friscia,A; Gill,N; Watson Coleman,B)

A3296 (Bateman,C)

A3317 (Blee,F)

A3340 (Jones,L)

A3349 (Azzolina,J; Caraballo,W; Gibson,J; Guear,G; Gusciora,R; Blee,F; Weinberg,L; Impreveduto,A; Previte,M; Roberts,J)

A3356 Aca (1R) (Vandervalk,C)

A3443 (Felice,N)

A3475 (Felice,N)

A3476 (Felice,N)

A3497 (Suliga,J)

A3507 (Thompson,S; Azzolina,J)

ACR34 (Felice,N)

ACR142 (Zecker,G)

ACR155 (Arnone,M)

AR167 (Crecco,M)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3236 (Lance,L)

A3465 (Asselta,N)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



A1794 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

A3236 (Lance,L)

A3306 (Cohen,N)

A3468 Aca (1R) (Roberts,J)

A3497 (Kean,T)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 14, 2001



Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee:



Assemblyman Gerald Zecker, Chair (34)

Assemblyman Joseph Pennacchio, Vice-Chair (26)

Assemblyman Eric Munoz (21)

The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective May 14, 2001



Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee:



Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, Vice-Chair (25)

Assemblyman Eric Munoz (21)



Speaker's Commission on Education: Policies, Facilities and Revenue:



Assemblyman Peter Biondi (16), to replace Assemblyman Kevin O'Toole (21)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:45 P.M. to meet on Monday, May 21, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (05/14/01):



P.L.2001, c.96. S6/138 ScsAca (SCS/1R) DiFrancesco,D/Bark,M+74 05/15/2001 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act

P.L.2001, c.97. A1431 DeCroce,A 05/17/2001 CONTACT Hotline;$5K