NEW JERSEY

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for May 31, 2001



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Vol. XIII No. 27 209th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Rev. Wayne Rodney Griffith, of Hamilton, to replace Alfred Y. Cho, Ph.D., resigned.

Alice Chandler, Ph.D., of Princeton, to replace James A. Harkness, Esq., resigned.

Hazel Frank Gluck, of Brick, to replace Carla Enriquez, M.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CREDIT UNION ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Robert S. Vaccaro, of Trenton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DOMESTIC COMPANION ANIMAL COUNCIL:

Roseann Trezza, of Aberdeen.

Nina Austenberg, of Flanders.

Arthur Baeder, III, D.V.M., of Randolph.

Albert Greco, of Clifton, to replace Steven C. Levinson, resigned.

Pamela L. Richards, of Moorestown.

Janet P. Lyons-Fairbanks, of Branchville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LEGALIZED GAMES OF CHANCE CONTROL COMMISSION:

Russel S. Lupo, of Trenton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEADOWLANDS CONSERVATION TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Captain Bill Sheehan, of Secaucus.

Mark G. Becker, of Westwood.



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

Michael E. Lachs, of Edison.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Wanda Webster Stansbury, of Trenton.

Cynthia Maner Campbell, Esq., of Jersey City.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, MINORITIES AND WOMEN'S ENTERPRISES:

Elizabeth Wong, of Somerset, to replace John Cronin, Jr..

Leeanna R. Fournier, of Medford, to replace Gregory Williams.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY:

Rev.Msgr. William J. Linder, Ph.D., of Newark.



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

W. Stanley Brown, Ph.D., of Chatham Borough.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION:

Carla Katz, of Bloomsbury, to replace Andrew Muscato, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY:

Susan Blew, of Pittstown.





Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PAIN MANAGEMENT POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Michael Manginelli, D.C., of Neshanic.

Douglas Ashendorf, M.D., of Westfield.

Paula S. Krauser, M.D., of Englishtown.

Robert A. Carabelli, M.D., of Columbus.

Susan D. Bonfield, Esq., of Skillman.

Julianne Wilkens Childs, D.O., of Seaville.

Michael F. Collito, D.O., of Pennington.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NORTH JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Philip Anthony Defalco, CPA, of Hoboken, to replace Harold Kendler, resigned.

John D. Del Colle, of Franklin Lakes.

Steven R. Monetti, of North Bergen, to replace Maria Lo Re.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Margaret Hundley Spitz, OTR, of Wall.

Mariann E. Moran, of Chatham Borough, to replace Ellen Weinman.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ROWAN UNIVERSITY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

James J. Gruccio, Esq., of Vineland.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SHELL FISHERIES COUNCIL:

John J. Maxwell, of Germania, to replace William Barnish.

Nancy L. Sittineri, of Cape May Court House.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF HUMAN SERVICES:

Louis S. Ruvolo, M.D., of Riverton, to replace J. Ronald Miller, Sr.

Richard Charles Strobel, Esq., of Cinnaminson.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION:

John Henry Eskilson, of Newton, to replace Charles M. Kuperus.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THOMAS A. EDISON STATE COLLEGE-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

George L. Fricke, of Basking Ridge.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS:

Lorraine C. Debellis, of Clifton, to replace Sallie Paris, resigned.

Katherine Roberts, of Convent Station, to replace Eleanor Poplar, resigned.

Karen Sherry Leoncavallo, of Marlboro, to replace Karen Radin, resigned.



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

Ann M. Stone, of Stewartsville, to replace John Joyce, Jr..



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Vincent J. Mazzola, of Mendham Borough.

Sonia Rosado, of Paterson.

Christos M. Cotsakos, of Menlo Park, CA.



Bills Introduced:



S2420 Ciesla,A Thermal imaging camera-prov., fire org. REF SLP

S2433 Ciesla,A Organ donor-estab. lic. plate REF STR

S2434 Vitale,J/Adler,J+2 Home care prov-give patient emp info REF SHH

S2435 Connors,L Parks & Forrestry Div., cert.-PFRS memb. REF SSG

S2436 Matheussen,J Small emp. health benf. purch. alliances REF SCM

S2437 Kosco,L/Allen,D Internet crime against children;$250K REF SLP

S2438 Cafiero,J/Kosco,L Hispanic-Amer St Holiday Study Comm;$75K REF SSG

S2439 Cafiero,J Dog lic.-incr. cert. fees REF SEG

S2440 Furnari,G Discrim. in housing-concerns REF SCU

S2441 Bucco,A Holocaust Ed. Comm.;$56K REF SED

S2442 Ciesla,A Health screening tests-prov. paid leave REF SSG

S2443 Littell,R Nurse Retention Stipend Prog. Act;$1M REF SHH

S2444 Kosco,L+1 Garden St Preserv Trust Fd Acct-concerns REF SEN

S2446 Zane,R/Matheussen,J Newborn screening, blindness-mandates REF SHH

S2447 Zane,R/Cafiero,J Defibrillators for St. Police;$1.7M REF SLP

S2448 Schluter,W TPAF-concerns exemp, cert reenrollments REF SSG





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2451 Bucco,A Holocaust ed. curriculum;$30K REF SED

S2452 Inverso,P Psych. costs, co./St.-concerns pymts. REF SSV

S2453 Matheussen,J/Zane,R+2 Child/dependent care expenses-tax credit REF SWF

SR110 Kosco,L/Cafiero,J Hispanic Hist. Mo.-May, 2001 REF SSG

SR111 Matheussen,J Council, Art grant awards-not leg intent REF SLO

SR112 Furnari,G/Singer,R+1 Foot-and-mouth disease-prev. measures REF SEG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A11 Sca (1R) Holzapfel,J/DiGaetano,P+3 Firearm offense w/prior-mand 5 yr prison REP

A190 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Lance,L+32 Travel Demand Mgmt Prog-concern tax excl REP

A658 AcaAcaAa (3R) Gibson,J/Blee,F+3 Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer-assessment req REP

A1223 Malone,J/Cottrell,M+4 SHBP-notice of physician termination REP

A1332 Augustine,A+3 Stalking victim-reg. w/o street address REP

A1500/2158 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+10 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab. REP

A2525 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Geist,G/Asselta,N+3 Carnival-amusement ride safety-concerns REP/SCA

A3241 AcaSca (2R) Malone,J/DeCroce,A+1 Graduated driv. lic.-concerns REP/SCA without recommendation

A3050 Cohen,N/Gill,N+69 Leonard Cohen's Law-patient transfers REP

AJR35 Aca (1R) Azzolina,J/Thompson,S Patriots Day-desig third Monday in April REP

S88 Zane,R/Cafiero,J+2 Sr. cit.-extend reduced bus fare prog. REP

S130 Bark,M/Bryant,W SHBP-benf. to cert. sch. police off. REP

S183 ScaSca (2R) Allen,D/O'Connor,E+17 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab. REP/SCA

S539 Kosco,L Raffles unlimited w/o fees-nonprofit org REP

S783 Connors,L Med. alarm equip.-exemp. sales & use tax REP

S997 Scs (SCS) Cafiero,J+1 Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer-assessment req REP

S1051 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Inverso,P+1 Travel Demand Mgmt Prog.-income tax excl REP

S1239 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Sinagra,J Tattooing/body piercing-parental consent REP/SCA

S1290 Sca (1R) Sinagra,J Dental benf.-insured choose dentist REP/SCA

S1299 Sca (1R) Kosco,L Co. Corrections Off. Act-clarify rights REP/SCA

S1354 Rice,R St./political emp.-concerns appt. REP

S1484 Sca (1R) Bryant,W Mun. police promo. exam.-residency cred. REP/SCA

S1504 Sca (1R) Ciesla,A/Kosco,L+4 Firearm offense w/prior-mand 5 yr prison REP

S1637 Inverso,P/Singer,R+1 Stalking victim-reg. w/o street address REP

S1730 Scs (SCS) Kosco,L/Inverso,P+6 Breast Cancer Screening Grant Fd.;$3.8M REP

S1892 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J Physician-prov. special vol. lic. REP/SCA

S1945 Bucco,A/Martin,R Greystone Psych. Hosp.-St. req. to sell REP

S1994 Cafiero,J Notary pub. fees-incr. REP

S2070 Bennett,J Prison Off Pension incr-surviving spouse REP

S2077 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J+3 Pupil-aid-in-lieu-of transp-incr amount REP

S2146 Sca (1R) Singer,R Graduated driv. lic.-concerns REP/SCA without recommendation

S2195/1181 Scs (SCS) Matheussen,J/Allen,D+3 Child restraint systems-concerns use REP/SCS

S2196 Matheussen,J/Zane,R+4 Child car safety seat grant prog.;$1M REP

S2197 Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J+5 Child car safety seat ed. campaign;$250K REP

S2198 Matheussen,J/Kosco,L+4 Child restraint sys.-exempts sales tax REP

S2201 Zane,R/Bennett,J Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M REP

S2202 Littell,R Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M REP

S2203 Singer,R/Kavanaugh,W Farmland preserv.;$11.8M REP

S2208 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Turner,S Nurse Multistate Lic Compact-enter in NJ REP/SCA

S2227/1245 ScsScs (SCS) Matheussen,J/Turner,S+2 Judgeship, Superior court-creates six REP/SCS

S2242 Bryant,W/Kavanaugh,W SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. pub. emp. REP

S2298 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Kenny,B+1 BPU-incr. memb. from 3 to 5 REP

S2323 Bucco,A Bingo proceeds-capital improvements REP

S2330 Inverso,P Mercer Co. Vietnam Vet. Mem.;$25K REP

S2349 Inverso,P/Littell,R+24 WWII Vets Mem., St;$1M REP

S2353 Kosco,L/Cafiero,J St. Police complaints, cert-concerns REP

S2362 Cafiero,J/Bark,M Carnival-amusement ride safety-concerns REP

S2381 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J/Inverso,P+4 Loc. govt. open space/park dev.;$66.298M REP

S2382 Bark,M/Singer,R+8 Open space acquisition proj.-southern NJ REP

S2383 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W+5 Open space acquisition proj.-northern NJ REP

S2384 Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+2 Open space acquisition proj.-urban aid REP

S2385 Cafiero,J/Zane,R+15 Lands for recreation purposes;$58M REP

S2386 Sinagra,J/Zane,R+12 Nonprofit entities, acquire lands;$12M REP

S2387 Sca (1R) Littell,R Sussex Co.-lands for recreation REP/SCA

S2421 Matheussen,J/Allen,D+15 Env. infrastructure proj.-approp fds. REP

S2422 Ciesla,A/McNamara,H Env. Infrastructure Trust Finan. Prog. REP









Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



S2423 Zane,R/Inverso,P+18 Env. Infrastructure Trust-make loans REP

SCR110 McNamara,H Env Infrastructure Trust-2002 finan plan REP

SR72 Kyrillos,J/Bark,M Pension fd, St-admin-concerns investment REP without recommendation

SR96 Allen,D/Bark,M Mammography-incr. Medicare reimb. rates REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S783 Connors,L Med. alarm equip.-exemp. sales & use tax

S1945 Bucco,A/Martin,R Greystone Psych. Hosp.-St. req. to sell

S2196 Matheussen,J/Zane,R+4 Child car safety seat grant prog.;$1M

S2197 Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J+5 Child car safety seat ed. campaign;$250K

S2198 Matheussen,J/Kosco,L+4 Child restraint sys.-exempts sales tax

S2208 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Turner,S Nurse Multistate Lic Compact-enter in NJ

S2242 Bryant,W/Kavanaugh,W SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. pub. emp.



Bills Combined:



S1181 Vitale,J/Furnari,G+2 Child passenger restraint sys.-concerns COMB/W S2195

S1245 Bucco,A/Martin,R Morris Co.-addl. Superior Ct. judgeship COMB/W S2227



Bills Transferred:



S2252 Ciesla,A/Bassano,C+1 Menhaden fish-prohibits taking FROM SEG TO SEN



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1288 (Allen,D)

S2054 Sca (1R) (Bark,M)

S2220 (Kosco,L)

S2450 (James,S; Kenny,B; Adler,J)

S2434 (McNamara,H; Ciesla,A)

S2444 (McNamara,H)

S2453 (Allen,D; Inverso,P)

SR112 (Lesniak,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2006 (Vitale,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 24, 2001



Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse:



Kathleen Kelly Mallette, of Jackson.



The Senate President has made the following reappointments:



*Effective May 24, 2001



New Jersey Law Revision Commission:



Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., Esq., of Roseland.



The Senate President has made the following reappointments: (cont'd)



Northeast Interstate Compact Commission:



Holly Systema, of Wantage.



The Senate adjourned at 7:00 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 7, 2001 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, June 4, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).





Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (05/24/01):



None