NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 7, 2001



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Vol. XIII No. 29 209th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LAKE HOPATCONG COMMISSION:

Lorraine C. Lees, of Lake Hopatcong.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Robert G. Millenky, of Cherry Hill.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LAKE HOPATCONG COMMISSION:

Lorraine C. Lees, of Lake Hopatcong.



Bills Introduced:



S1732 Bucco,A Fire safety juv. response ed. prog.;$85K REF SCU

S1733 Sinagra,J/Lynch,J+2 Reemp. svcs/training prog.-concerns REF SCM

S1734 Singer,R/Bucco,A+2 St. contracts-revise criteria REF SSG

S1735 Sinagra,J Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules REF SHH

S1736 Cafiero,J Campgrounds-exemp. cert. req. REF SLP

S1737 Matheussen,J/Adler,J Rutgers-Camden Coll-Nursing Dept;$1.055M REF SHH

S1738 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W Metro Chapter of Amer. Red Cross;$80K REF SLP

S1739 Bucco,A William Hocking Amer. Legion Post;$358K REF SCU

S1740 Sacco,N Local Bridge Bond Act of 2001 REF STR

S1741 Sacco,N Hair pieces, cancer patients-insur cover REF SCM

S1742 Kavanaugh,W/Lesniak,R Organization dates for 2001, cert-change REF SSG

S1743 Bucco,A/Kenny,B Elections-extends polling place hours REF SSG

S1744 Bark,M Animal Control, Cruelty & Welfare Comm. REF SEG

S1745 Kosco,L/Allen,D+1 Video game rental-age-based rating sys. REF SLP

S1746 Allen,D Row homes, fire safety-concerns REF SCU

S1747 Allen,D Med. day care svcs-FamilyCare Prog cover REF SHH

S1748 Allen,D Disab. voters-concerns absentee ballots REF SSG

S1749 Martin,R Disab. sch. pupils-concerns fac. aid REF SED

S1751 Palaia,J Contractor's remedy for delay-limitation REF SED

S1752 Inverso,P/McNamara,H Farmland preserv proj-northern NJ;$26.5M REF SEG

S1753 Zane,R/Cafiero,J Farmland preserv proj-southern NJ;$10.6M REF SEG

S1754 Cafiero,J/Connors,L Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$9M REF SEG

S1755 Zane,R/Bark,M Farmland preserv. purposes;$12.886M REF SEG

S1756 Bennett,J/Singer,R Farmland preserv purposes;$21.014M REF SEG

S1757 Matheussen,J/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns titles REF SSG

S1758 Allen,D/Matheussen,J Civil svc sys-concerns comp plan changes REF SSG





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1759 Allen,D/Singer,R Vet. memor. cemetery;$337.5K REF SSV

S1760 Turner,S Trenton Area Soup Kitchen;$50K REF SSV

S1761 Allen,D/Kosco,L Work and Family Comm.-creates;$1.950M REF SWF

S1769 Sinagra,J St-university health benf plans-concerns REF SHH

S1770 Cardinale,G/Kavanaugh,W+1 Abortion-req. parental notification REF SSG

S1785 Martin,R Medicaid reimb.-prov. Newark sch. REF SHH

SCR111 Schluter,W Marijuana-mem. Cong. permit medical use REF SHH

SJR37 Allen,D/Singer,R Rail lines-establishment of quiet zones REF STR

SR113 Kyrillos,J/Bucco,A Daughters' Day & Sons' Day-Aug. 19, 2001 REF SWF



Bills Passed:



A539 Aa (1R) LeFevre,K/Blee,F+19 Child restraint systems-concerns use (36-0)

A1500/2158 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+29 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab. (39-0)

A1980 Aca (1R) Cohen,N+1 Corporate mergers, cert.-concerns (35-2)

A2340 DiGaetano,P/Kelly,J+1 HMDC-NJ Meadowlands Commission (37-0)

A3332 Collins,J/Farragher,C+9 Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M (37-0)

A3333 Lance,L/Garrett,E+5 Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M (38-0)

A3334 Myers,C/Bateman,C+3 Farmland preserv.;$11.8M (37-0)

AJR35 Aca (1R) Azzolina,J/Thompson,S Patriots Day-desig third Monday in April (39-0)

S436 Sca (1R) Sacco,N+1 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. (38-0)

S539 Kosco,L+3 Raffles unlimited w/o fees-nonprofit org (35-0)

S916 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Direct sellers-worker's comp. exemp. (21-15)

S1484 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Sacco,N Mun. police promo. exam.-residency cred. (37-0)

S1640 Sca (1R) Robertson,N/Inverso,P+1 Manufacturer rebates-proh. deceptive ads (37-0)

S1671 Turner,S+1 Historic Trenton-auth. lic. plates (37-0)

S1679 Aca (1R) Rice,R+2 Sr. cit rent-concerns 5 day grace period (37-0)

S1908 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Bennett,J+4 Electric power and gas suppliers-concern (39-0)

S1976 Vitale,J/Kosco,L Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns (38-1)

S2297 Kyrillos,J Corp., dissolved-concerns cert. claims (29-1)

S2298 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Kenny,B+1 BPU-incr. memb. from 3 to 5 (24-13)

S2381 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J/Inverso,P+4 Loc. govt. open space/park dev.;$66.298M (35-0)

S2382 Bark,M/Singer,R+8 Open space acquisition proj.-southern NJ (38-0)

S2383 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W+6 Open space acquisition proj.-northern NJ (38-0)

S2384 Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+2 Open space acquisition proj.-urban aid (38-0)

S2385 Cafiero,J/Zane,R+15 Lands for recreation purposes;$58M (39-0)

S2386 Sinagra,J/Zane,R+13 Nonprofit entities, acquire lands;$12M (37-0)

S2387 Sca (1R) Littell,R Sussex Co.-lands for recreation (36-0)

S2421 Matheussen,J/Allen,D+17 Env. infrastructure proj.-approp fds. (38-0)

S2422 Ciesla,A/McNamara,H Env. Infrastructure Trust Finan. Prog. (38-0)

S2423 Zane,R/Inverso,P+18 Env. Infrastructure Trust-make loans (37-0)

SCR110 McNamara,H/Zane,R+1 Env Infrastructure Trust-2002 finan plan (38-0)



Bills Given Second Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:



S1466 ScaAca w/GR (3R) Inverso,P/Vitale,J+4 Emp. leasing co/leasing agreements-reg. (30-4)

S1581 Scs w/GR (SCS/1R) Cardinale,G/Codey,R+3 Nonprofit health svc. corp.-conversion (33-1)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A2598 AcaSa (2R) LeFevre,K+1 Casino simulcasting act-concerns (31-0) (Kyrillos)

S322 ScsScaSa (SCS/2R) Rice,R/Cafiero,J+15 UEZA-estab. extended enterprise zones (34-0) (Cafiero)

S451 Sa (1R) Girgenti,J/Kosco,L+2 Crim. offender info. sys.-estab. funding (34-0) (Girgenti)

S1330 ScaScsSa (SCS/1R) Littell,R/Sinagra,J Pharmacy id cards-standardized (34-0) (Littell)

S1590 Sa (1R) Kyrillos,J/Bark,M Casino simulcasting act-concerns (33-0) (Kyrillos)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



S1586 ScaSs (SS) Bennett,J/Palaia,J Waste mgmt. svcs. tax-estab. (27-0) (Bennett)









Bills Substituted:



A539 Aa (1R) LeFevre,K/Blee,F+19 Child restraint systems-concerns use SUB FOR S2195/1181 (SCS)

A1500/2158 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+29 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab. SUB FOR S183 (2R)

A1980 Aca (1R) Cohen,N+1 Corporate mergers, cert.-concerns SUB FOR S1232 (2R)

A2340 DiGaetano,P/Kelly,J+1 HMDC-NJ Meadowlands Commission SUB FOR S1681

A3332 Collins,J/Farragher,C+9 Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M SUB FOR S2201

A3333 Lance,L/Garrett,E+5 Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M SUB FOR S2202

A3334 Myers,C/Bateman,C+3 Farmland preserv.;$11.8M SUB FOR S2203

S183 ScaSca (2R) Allen,D/O'Connor,E+18 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab. SUB BY A1500/2158 (ACS/1R)

S1232 ScaSa (2R) Bennett,J Corporate mergers, cert.-concerns SUB BY A1980 (1R)

S1681 Kosco,L HMDC-NJ Meadowlands Commission SUB BY A2340

S2195/1181 Scs (SCS) Matheussen,J/Vitale,J+7 Child restraint systems-concerns use SUB BY A539 (1R)

S2201 Zane,R/Bennett,J+1 Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M SUB BY A3332

S2202 Littell,R+1 Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M SUB BY A3333

S2203 Singer,R/Kavanaugh,W+1 Farmland preserv.;$11.8M SUB BY A3334



Bills Transferred:



S2433 Ciesla,A Organ donor-estab. lic. plate FROM STR TO SLP



Co-Sponsors Added:



S179 (Furnari,G)

S183 ScaSca (2R) (Baer,B)

S436 Sca (1R) (Baer,B)

S539 (Allen,D; Cafiero,J; Zane,R)

S1101 (Furnari,G)

S1148 (Cardinale,G)

S1498 (Furnari,G)

S1640 Sca (1R) (O'Toole,K)

S1654 (Gormley,W)

S1733 (Codey,R; Cafiero,J)

S1734 (Zane,R; Connors,L)

S1738 (Kavanaugh,W)

S1745 (Matheussen,J)

S1908 Sca (1R) (Matheussen,J; Zane,R; Cafiero,J; Kosco,L)

S2081 (Cafiero,J; Zane,R)

S2118 (Bucco,A; Bark,M)

S2152 (Adler,J)

S2195/1181 Scs (SCS) (Baer,B; Inverso,P)

S2201 (Turner,S)

S2202 (Turner,S)

S2203 (Turner,S)

S2247 (Connors,L; Furnari,G; Adler,J)

S2341 (Bucco,A; Kyrillos,J; Ciesla,A)

S2383 (O'Toole,K)

S2386 (Lesniak,R)

S2421 (Inverso,P; Turner,S)

S2450 (Ciesla,A; Baer,B)

SCR110 (Adler,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S298 (Furnari,G)

S727 (O'Toole,K)

S1484 Sca (1R) (Sacco,N)

S2327 (Kosco,L)

S2341 (McNamara,H)

SCR110 (Zane,R)



Co-Sponsor's Added to Bills Substituted:



A539 Aa (1R) (Inverso,P; Turner,S; Singer,R; Zane,R; Sinagra,J; Furnari,G; Allen,D; Vitale,J; Matheussen,J; Cafiero,J;

Baer,B)





Co-Sponsor's Added to Bills Substituted: (cont'd)



A1500/2158 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Bucco,A; Cardinale,G; Ciesla,A; Bennett,J; Kyrillos,J; Matheussen,J; Baer,B; Sinagra,J;

Robertson,N; Gormley,W; Martin,R; Bark,M; Singer,R; Inverso,P; Cafiero,J; Connors,L; O'Connor,E; Allen,D; Kosco,L)

A1980 Aca (1R) (Bennett,J)

A2340 (Kosco,L)

A3332 (Turner,S; Zane,R; Bennett,J)

A3333 (Littell,R; Turner,S)

A3334 (Singer,R; Kavanaugh,W; Turner,S)



The Senate adjourned at 7:00 P.M. to meet on Monday, June 11, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR208 Bagger,R/Lance,L Declaration of Independence-commem.



Bills Introduced:



A3633 Pennacchio,J Screen for Life, Morris Co.;$75K REF AHL

A3634 Arnone,M Pub. work equip.-concerns purchase; $1M REF ALG

A3635 Arnone,M/Farragher,C Vol. fire co-free admission, cert co fac REF ALG

A3636 Roberts,J Prop. tax collection svcs.-mun. contract REF ALG

A3637 Guear,G Prevailing wage law-estab penal. REF ALA

A3638 Quigley,J/Blee,F Rental auto coverage-insur. coverage REF ABI



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A731 Aca (1R) Talarico,G/Vandervalk,C+2 Internet used in stalking-crime REP/ACA

A2835 Corodemus,S/Weingarten,J+1 Greek Jews and the Holocaust video;$10K REP

A2887 Geist,G/Guear,G+3 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties REP

A3223 Aca (1R) Geist,G+1 Driving while fatigued-recklessness REP/ACA

A3250 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Lance,L Mercury thermometers-bans sale REP/ACA

A3287 Acs (ACS) DeCroce,A/Bateman,C Emerg Evacuation Rts/Procedures Council REP/ACS

A3335 Moran,J/Impreveduto,A Mun. prosecutor-incr. term REP

A3489 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A St contract claims-prejudgement interest REP/ACA

A3491 Holzapfel,J Cred card scanners-estab. new offense REP

A3498 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Judicial memb-file finan disclosure stmt REP

A3512 Corodemus,S+2 Menhaden-concerns taking REP

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

A3622 Wisniewski,J/Thompson,S+5 Organization dates for 2001, cert-change REP

ACR112 DiGaetano,P/Farragher,C+2 St. taxes-prev. fed. courts from incr. REP

AJR47 Smith,B/Green,J James Duffy Interchange-desig Rt 287/529 REP

AR199 Heck,R West Nile Virus-expedite equine vaccine REP

AR209 Thompson,S Nat'l. Cancer Survivors Day-June 3 REP

S1607 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Vitale,J+4 Contaminated sites-concerns REP

S1616 Sa (1R) Robertson,N/Bucco,A+8 Internet used in stalking-crime REP

S2050 Aca (1R) Ciesla,A/Codey,R St contract claims-prejudgement interest REP/ACA

SJR23 Lynch,J James Duffy Interchange-desig Rt 287/529 REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1137 Aca (1R) Russo,D/Caraballo,W+4 Bus. Court-creates REP/ACA REF AAP

A2539 Doria,J/Lance,L+23 Learning Through Listening Prog.-estab. REP REF AAP

A3101 Myers,C/Lance,L Sch. fac. proj., cert.-addl. St. aid REP REF AAP

A3246 Aca (1R) Lance,L/Gibson,J Parks, forests-dedicate $25M REP/ACA REF AAP

A3291 Bagger,R Ed. IRA earnings, cert.-tax excl. REP REF AAP

A3314 Aca (1R) Gibson,J/Asselta,N Fed. impact aid dist.-concerns St. aid REP/ACA REF AAP

A3322 Buono,B/Geist,G Bd. of ed.-file info, sch. viol. REP REF AAP

A3323 Aca (1R) Buono,B/Geist,G Sch. Viol. Awareness Wk.-desig. REP/ACA REF AAP





Bills Reported Referred/AAP: (cont'd)



A3391 Aca (1R) Doria,J/Wolfe,D Teacher loan redemption prog-estab. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3440 Pennacchio,J Handicapped children-retrofit co. parks REP REF AAP

A3455 Bagger,R Contaminated site-remediation cost reimb REP REF AAP

A3463 Garrett,E Sewage disposal sys, subsurface-concerns REP REF AAP

A3522 Aca (1R) Geist,G/Blee,F+1 Judgeship, Superior court-creates six REP/ACA REF AAP

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

A3571 Crecco,M/Zecker,G Park devel. proj.;$12.789M REP REF AAP

A3572 Azzolina,J/DeCroce,A Env. infrastructure proj.-approp fds. REP REF AAP

A3573 Cottrell,M/Asselta,N Env. Infrastructure Trust-make loans REP REF AAP

A3574 Aca (1R) Rooney,J Env. Infrastructure Trust Finan. Prog. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3576 Aca (1R) DiGaetano,P MV Customer Svc. Improvement Act REP/ACA REF AAP

A3592 Aca (1R) Kean,T/Bagger,R+13 Child Safety Seat Distrib. Prog Fd-estab REP/ACA REF AAP

A3627 Garrett,E/Felice,N+5 Farmland preserv proj-northern NJ;$26.5M REP REF AAP

A3628 Cottrell,M/Geist,G+6 Farmland preserv proj-southern NJ;$10.6M REP REF AAP

A3629 Gibson,J/Connors,C+6 Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$9M REP REF AAP

A3630 Lance,L/Farragher,C+7 Farmland preserv. purposes;$12.886M REP REF AAP

A3631 Biondi,P/Chatzidakis,L+10 Farmland preserv. purposes;$21.014M REP REF AAP

ACR158 Asselta,N/Azzolina,J Env Infrastructure Trust-2002 finan plan REP REF AAP

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

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



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



A3594 Acs (ACS) Gibson,J/Lance,L Garden St Preserv Trust Fd Acct-concerns REP/ACS REF ABU



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S436 Sca (1R) Sacco,N+1 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. REF ALP

S539 Kosco,L+3 Raffles unlimited w/o fees-nonprofit org REF ACT

S916 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Direct sellers-worker's comp. exemp. REF ALA

S1484 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Sacco,N Mun. police promo. exam.-residency cred. REF ALG

S1671 Turner,S+1 Historic Trenton-auth. lic. plates REF ATR

S1976 Vitale,J/Kosco,L Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns REF ALP

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

S2421 Matheussen,J/Allen,D+17 Env. infrastructure proj.-approp fds. REF AAP

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

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

SCR110 McNamara,H/Zane,R+1 Env Infrastructure Trust-2002 finan plan REF AAP



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



S1640 Sca (1R) Robertson,N/Inverso,P+1 Manufacturer rebates-proh. deceptive ads

S1908 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Bennett,J+4 Electric power and gas suppliers-concern

S2297 Kyrillos,J Corp., dissolved-concerns cert. claims

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

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

S2383 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W+6 Open space acquisition proj.-northern NJ

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

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

S2386 Sinagra,J/Zane,R+13 Nonprofit entities, acquire lands;$12M

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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A371 (Barnes,P; Vandervalk,C)

A504 (Crecco,M)

A1862 AcaAaAa (3R) (Geist,G)

A2020 (Vandervalk,C; Barnes,P)

A2774 (Barnes,P; Vandervalk,C)

A2887 (Felice,N; Friscia,A; Thompson,S)

A3068 (DeCroce,A)

A3111 (Felice,N; Pennacchio,J)





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3179 (Blee,F)

A3218 (Asselta,N; Zisa,C)

A3298 (Friscia,A)

A3320 (Zisa,C)

A3443 (Charles,J)

A3475 (Garrett,E)

A3476 (Garrett,E)

A3506 (Barnes,P)

A3522 Aca (1R) (Smith,R)

A3540 (Zecker,G)

A3543 (Weinberg,L)

A3558 (Geist,G)

A3561 (LeFevre,K)

A3591 (Gusciora,R)

A3592 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J; Gusciora,R)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2887 (Guear,G)

A3421 (Wisniewski,J)



Note to the June 4, 2001 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A3420 DeCroce,A/Gibson,J+16 Corp. bus. taxpayers-modify allocation *Not* Rep



The Assembly adjourned at 6:05 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 14, 2001 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A539 Aa (1R) LeFevre,K/Blee,F+19 Child restraint systems-concerns use

A1500/2158 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+29 Domestic Viol. Victims' Fd.-estab.

A1980 Aca (1R) Cohen,N+1 Corporate mergers, cert.-concerns

A2340 DiGaetano,P/Kelly,J+1 HMDC-NJ Meadowlands Commission

A3332 Collins,J/Farragher,C+9 Farmland preserv., southern NJ;$14.75M

A3333 Lance,L/Garrett,E+5 Farmland preserv., northern NJ;$14.9M

A3334 Myers,C/Bateman,C+3 Farmland preserv.;$11.8M

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

S1679 Aca (1R) Rice,R+2 Sr. cit rent-concerns 5 day grace period



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/4/01):



None