NEW JERSEY

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for June 25, 2001



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Vol. XIII No. 33 209th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



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

Eugene C. Enlow, Esq., of Warren, to replace Kevork S. Hovnanian, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

Thomas J. Iskrzycki, of Howell Township, to replace Andrew Consovoy, Esq., resigned.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John M. Waters, of Woodstown.

Francis W. Gasiorowski, of Watchung.

Joseph P. Quinn, of South Belmar.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD, INC. OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

John G. Hansbury, of Titusville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS:

Philip E. Haines, Esq., of Mount Holly.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DOMESTIC COMPANION ANIMAL COUNCIL:

Roseann Trezza, of Aberdeen.

Nina Austenberg, of Flanders.

Janet P. Lyons-Fairbanks, of Branchville.



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

Eugene C. Enlow, Esq., of Warren, to replace Kevork S. Hovnanian, resigned.



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

Anthony Crecco, of East Hanover.



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

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.



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

Susan D. Bonfield, Esq., of Skillman.

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

Douglas Ashendorf, M.D., of Westfield.

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

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

Michael Manginelli, D.C., of Neshanic.









Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY AND HAIRSTYLING:

Carlo M. Melini, of Petersburg.



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

Susan Blew, of Pittstown, to replace Dena K. Scibilia, resigned.



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

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK COMMISSION:

James E. Hanson, II, of Bernardsville.



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

James J. Gruccio, of Vineland, to replace Michael J. Chesser, resigned.



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 EDUCATION:

Maud Dahme, of Annandale.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY:

Gary R. Savender, of Yardville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

Thomas J. Iskrzycki, of Howell Township, to replace Andrew Consovoy, Esq., resigned.



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 STATE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD:

Ronald A. Curini, of Robbinsville.



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 WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

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



TO BE THE ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Jeffrey S. Blitz, of Linwood.



Bills Introduced:



S1816 Bark,M Sch. fac. contract-concerns awarding REF SED

S1817 Matheussen,J Water diversion permits, temp.-issuance REF SEN

S1818 Zane,R/Kosco,L Pub. work equip.-concerns purchase; $1M REF SCU

S1819 Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J Handicapped children-retrofit co. parks REF SCU

S1820 Singer,R Special ed. treatment options-concerns REF SED

S1821 O'Toole,K Co. exec./freeholders-clarify contracts REF SCU

S1822 Gormley,W/Cafiero,J Miss Amer. Scholarship-estab. lic. plate REF STR

S1823 Zane,R Bus. owners, cert-deduct pension contrib REF SCM

S1824 Allen,D/Cafiero,J Bus owners, cert-deduct fed self-emp tax REF SCM

S1825 Inverso,P/Bucco,A Social/Econ. Benf Scholarship Pilot Prog REF SED

S1826 Inverso,P/Bucco,A Students, adoptive homes-tuition asst. REF SWF

S1827 Adler,J/Bennett,J Offshore drilling for oil-concerns REF SEN

S1828 Cafiero,J Non-port region dredging proj.;$13M REF SEN

S1829 Robertson,N Hiring pref., police/firefighter-estab. REF SCU

S2454 Vitale,J/Sinagra,J Blood sample requests, cert-proh refusal REF SLP

S2455 Turner,S Food stamp appl. form-concerns REF SSV

S2456 Matheussen,J HMO Asst. Fd.-concerns pymts REF SHH

S2457 Cardinale,G Fuel price surcharges-concerns REF SCM

S2458 Cardinale,G Emp. welfare arrangements-concerns REF SCM

S2459 Adler,J Discrim. on familial status-clarifies REF SJU









Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2460 Adler,J Conscientious Emp. Prot. Act REF SJU

S2461 Adler,J Sch. and med. family leave-prov. REF SCM

S2462 Singer,R/Kosco,L Adjutant general, asst.-concerns rank REF SSG

S2463 Kavanaugh,W Deer hunting w/bow-auth. on Sundays REF SEG

S2464 Matheussen,J+10 Surface water quality-concerns REF SEN

S2477 Bark,M/Gormley,W+1 Co solid waste fac. bonds-refinan. REF SBA

S2478 Cafiero,J Fed. 2000 census-estab. eff. date REF SSG

SR117 Turner,S Food Stamp Prog.-Cong. increase min. REF SSV

SR118 Connors,L/Cafiero,J+2 Offshore drilling/East Seaboard-denounce REF SEN

SR119 Kyrillos,J Hosp.-based paramedic units-support REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2542 Aca (1R) Heck,R/Stuhltrager,G+6 Regional Child Abuse Treatment Ctrs.;$2M REP

A2675 AcaSca (2R) Biondi,P/Bateman,C Child support and paternity-concerns REP/SCA

A2888 Geist,G+1 Simple assault against law off.-upgrades REP

A3092 AcaAcaSca (3R) Holzapfel,J/Smith,T Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685k REP/SCA

A3092 AcaAcaSca (3R) Holzapfel,J/Smith,T Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685k REP

A3218 Blee,F/Vandervalk,C+12 Breast/cervical cancer-Medicaid cover REP

A3241 AcaScaSca (3R) Malone,J/DeCroce,A+1 Graduated driv. lic.-concerns REP/SCA

A3315 AcaAaSca (3R) Gregg,G/Roberts,J Horse racing-concerns REP/SCA

A3356 AcaSca (2R) Heck,R/Thompson,S+8 Institutionalized care-concerns liab. REP/SCA

A3356 AcaSca (2R) Heck,R/Thompson,S+8 Institutionalized care-concerns liab. REP

S476 Singer,R Alternate Family Care Act REP

S1133 Sca (1R) Bassano,C/Singer,R Infantile Autism research;$1.5M REP/SCA

S1272 Scs (SCS) Kyrillos,J/Lesniak,R Economic growth areas-concerns finan. REP/SCS

S1427 Sca (1R) Kosco,L/DiFrancesco,D Regional Child Abuse Treatment Ctrs.;$2M REP

S1478 Sca (1R) Kavanaugh,W Child support and paternity-concerns REP/SCA

S1699 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Bassano,C Sch. off.-concerns disciplinary actions REP/SCA

S1704 Bennett,J+8 Children, crimes involving-upgrade penal REP

S1706 Matheussen,J+7 Simple assault against law off.-upgrades REP

S1743 ScaSca (2R) Bucco,A/Kenny,B Elections-extends polling place hours REP/SCA

S1757 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns titles REP

S1757 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns titles REP/SCA

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

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

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

S1783/1733 Scs (SCS) Kosco,L/Cafiero,J Basic skills training-concerns REP/SCS

S1783/1733 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Kosco,L/Cafiero,J Basic skills training-concerns REP/SCA

S1790 Kosco,L/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns layoffs REP

S1790 Kosco,L/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns layoffs REP

S1799 Zane,R/Ciesla,A Statewide Transp., Loc. Bridge Fd.;$145M REP

S1812 Sca (1R) Zane,R/Bennett,J Delaware River dredged materials;$2.5M REP/SCA

S1813 Cafiero,J+3 Kinship legal guardianship status-estab. REP

S1813 Cafiero,J+3 Kinship legal guardianship status-estab. REP

S1814/A5 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Vitale,J Sex offender Internet registry-estab. REP/SCS

S1814/A5 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Vitale,J Sex offender Internet registry-estab. REP

S1815 Sca (1R) Martin,R/Palaia,J Teachers, foreign countries-concerns emp REP/SCA

S2093 ScaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Bennett,J+2 Health care fac. emp.-concerns work hrs. REP/SCA

S2139 Vitale,J/Sinagra,J+2 Breast/cervical cancer-Medicaid cover REP

S2143 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Bennett,J Parks, forests-dedicate $25M REP/SCA

S2146 ScaSca (2R) Singer,R Graduated driv. lic.-concerns REP/SCA

S2228 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Bennett,J+1 Horse racing-concerns REP/SCA

S2253 Ciesla,A Sch. buses-10-yr. lease purch. agreement REP

S2255 Sca (1R) Kosco,L/Gormley,W+7 Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685K REP/SCA

S2255 Sca (1R) Kosco,L/Gormley,W+7 Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685K REP

S2260 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Littell,R+5 Institutional care-elim child finan liab REP/SCS

S2260 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Littell,R+5 Institutional care-elim child finan liab REP

S2326 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Gormley,W Kidnapping-elim. statute of limitations REP/SCA

S2445 Cafiero,J Park devel. proj.;$12.789M REP

S2450 Inverso,P/Matheussen,J+23 TPAF, PERS-incr. retir. benf. REP

S2465 Sca (1R) Kavanaugh,W St., casino provider of goods-reg. bus. REP/SCA

S2500 Littell,R/Inverso,P St. budget FY2001/2002-St.$22.9B, Fed$8B REP

S2501 Sca (1R) Littell,R FY2001, suppl. approp.-$80.578M REP/SCA







Bills Referred/SBA:



A3092 AcaAcaSca (3R) Holzapfel,J/Smith,T Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685k

A3356 AcaSca (2R) Heck,R/Thompson,S+8 Institutionalized care-concerns liab.

S476 Singer,R Alternate Family Care Act

S1757 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns titles

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

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

S1783/1733 Scs (SCS) Kosco,L/Cafiero,J Basic skills training-concerns

S1790 Kosco,L/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns layoffs

S1813 Cafiero,J+3 Kinship legal guardianship status-estab.

S1814/A5 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Vitale,J Sex offender Internet registry-estab.

S2255 Sca (1R) Kosco,L/Gormley,W+7 Parole bd.-incr. memb.;$685K

S2260 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Littell,R+5 Institutional care-elim child finan liab



Bills Combined:



A5 Aa (1R) Weingarten,J/Holzapfel,J+3 Sex offender Internet registry-estab. COMB/W S1814

S1733 Sinagra,J/Lynch+2 Reemp. svcs/training prog.-concerns COMB/W S1783



Bills Transferred:



S1757 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns titles FROM SSG TO SLA

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

S1790 Kosco,L/Allen,D Civil svc. sys.-concerns layoffs FROM SSG TO SLA



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1543/1148 ScaScs (SCS) (Turner,S)

S1813 (Furnari,G; Vitale,J)

S2247 (Kosco,L)

S2464 (Singer,R; Vitale,J; Sinagra,J; Schluter,W; Zane,R; Kavanaugh,W; Adler,J; Inverso,P; Martin,R; James,S)

SR118 (Ciesla,A; Bennett,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1815 Sca (1R) (Palaia,J)

S2435 (Matheussen,J)



The Senate adjourned at 11:30 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 28, 2001 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



A4 Weingarten,J Sex offender Internet registry-estab.

A3702 Kelly,J Health benf. plans-concerns admin.

A3738 Gibson,J Fed. 2000 census-estab. eff. date

A3739 Malone,J St., casino provider of goods-reg. bus.



Bills Introduced:



A3697 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+11 Lans use conflict-estab mediation office REF AEN

A3698 Buono,B Privacy Prot. Off.-estab. in DLPS REF ACP

A3699 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Sch. fac. contract-concerns awarding REF AED









Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3701 Biondi,P/Bateman,C+1 Workers' comp.-concerns REF ALA

A3703 Cohen,N Credit scores-concerns disclosure REF ACP

A3704 LeFevre,K Telecommunications, intrast.-concerns REF ATU

A3705 Quigley,J/Doria,J St. pharmaceutical prog.-concerns elig. REF ASC

A3706 Pennacchio,J/Kelly,J Home improvement contractors-lic. REF ACP

A3707 Cohen,N Conscientious Emp. Prot. Act REF AJU

A3708 Gill,N Cervical cancer screening-insur. cover REF AHL

A3709 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Food stamp appl. form-concerns REF ASC

A3710 Gusciora,R/Guear,G+3 Hotel, motel-mun. impose 6% tax REF ALG

A3711 Quigley,J/Felice,N+7 DNA testing, convicted criminals;$300K REF ALP

A3712 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. pub. emp. REF ASG

A3713 Holzapfel,J Leaving scene, fatal accident-mand term REF ALP

A3715 Impreveduto,A/DiGaetano,P+1 Workers' comp. treatment prov.-selection REF ALA

A3716 Doria,J/Vandervalk,C+2 Nursing Student Support Prog.;$5M REF AHL

A3717 Conaway,H/Friscia,A+1 Sch. and med. family leave-prov. REF ALA

A3718 Conaway,H/Conners,J+5 Discrim. on familial status-clarifies REF AJU

A3719 Smith,R/Conaway,H+5 Defibrillator-req. in health clubs REF AHL

A3720 Smith,R Girl Scout-auth lic. plate REF ATR

A3721 Smith,R Elections, cert.-req. automatic recount REF ASG

A3722 DiGaetano,P St.-univ. health benf. plans-concerns REF AHL

A3723 Felice,N/Azzolina,J+12 WWII Vets Mem., St;$1M REF ACT

A3724 Felice,N/Heck,R+1 Computer purch.-prov cert consumer prot. REF ACP

A3725 Kelly,J/DiGaetano,P+14 Child/dependent care expenses-tax credit REF ASC

A3726 Kelly,J/Biondi,P+9 Urban neighborhoods-revitalization REF AHO

A3727 Kelly,J/Zecker,G+5 Emerg. Mgmt. Asst. Compact Act REF ALP

A3728 Kelly,J/Biondi,P+8 St agencies-concerns publication of reg. REF AHO

A3729 Kelly,J Police/firefighter convention-paid leave REF ASG

A3730 Gibson,J/Connors,C+2 Non-port region dredging proj.;$13M REF AEN

A3731 Collins,J/Doria,J Spill Comp. & Control Act-alters tax cap REF AAP

ACR160 Guear,G/Greenstein,L Prescrip. for elderly-Cong address price REF ASC

ACR161 Kean,T/Farragher,C Home mortgage loan limits-modify REF ABI

AJR62 Wisniewski,J Hwy. Rest Area for Truck Driv Study Comm REF ATR

AR219 Merkt,R/Kean,T Conserv. & Reinvestment Act-Cong. enact REF AAN

AR220 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R Food Stamp Prog.-Cong. increase min. REF ASC

AR221 Connors,C/Moran,J Offshore drilling/East Seaboard-denounce REF AEN

AR222 Tucker,D/Caraballo,W+7 Rev. Sharpton-US AG drop charges REF AJU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A292 Gill,N/Kelly,J+5 Pap smears-clarify insur. coverage req. REP

A849 Aca (1R) Thompson,S+3 Alternate Family Care Act REP/ACA

A2000 Lance,L/Malone,J St. budget FY2001/2002-St.$22.9B, Fed$8B REP

A2001 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Blee,F FY2001, suppl. approp.-$80.578M REP/ACA

A2472 AcaAcs (ACS) Wolfe,D/Malone,J+2 Env. Ed. Comm.;$200K REP/ACS

A2827 AcaAca (2R) Quigley,J/Greenstein,L+1 SHBP and managed care plans-concerns REP/ACA

A2863/3330/2862 AcsAcs (ACS) Gregg,G/Merkt,R+9 Dam repair, lake dredging;$135M REP/ACS

A3017 AcaAca (2R) Blee,F/Quigley,J+4 Hepatitis C-estab. ed., prev. prog;$2.5M REP/ACA

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

A3264 Bagger,R Mileage reimb. rate, St-same as IRS rate REP

A3286 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A/Bodine,F+1 Statewide Transp., Loc. Bridge Fd.;$145M REP

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

A3328 Corodemus,S Env. cleanup laws-limitations statute REP

A3522 AcaAca (2R) Geist,G/Blee,F+2 Judgeship, Superior court-creates six REP/ACA

A3543 Aca (1R) Felice,N/Pennacchio,J+2 After-sch. prog.-estab. grant prog;$1.5M REP/ACA

A3544 Aca (1R) DiGaetano,P/Thompson,S After-sch. prog.-estab. grant prog;$3.5M REP/ACA

A3545/3327 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Kean,T/Wolfe,D+2 After-Sch. Prog. Comm.-estab.;$100K REP/ACA

A3666 Kelly,J/Doria,J+3 PFRS mortgage loans-change interest rate REP

A3696 Malone,J St., casino provider of goods-reg. bus. REP

A3714 Aca (1R) Kean,T/Sires,A Elections-extends polling place hours REP/ACA

A3732 Kean,T/Bagger,R+8 Alan Augustine Colon Cancer Research Fd. REP

S11 AcaAca (2R) Sinagra,J/Vitale,J+15 SHBP and managed care plans-concerns REP/ACA













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



S516 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Allen,D+1 Pap smears-clarify insur. coverage req. REP

S1714 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Littell,R/Bucco,A+27 Dam repair, lake dredging;$135M REP/ACA

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

S2345 ScsAca (SCS/1R) McNamara,H/Adler,J Contaminated prop.-concerns cleanup REP/ACA



Bills Combined:



A2862 Aca (1R) Collins,J/Merkt,R+13 Dam repair asst.;$50M COMB/W A2863/3330



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



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



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A3710 Gusciora,R/Guear,G+3 Hotel, motel-mun. impose 6% tax FROM ALG



Co-Sponsors Added:



A292 (Gibson,J)

A304 (Geist,G)

A708 (Myers,C)

A761 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R)

A2861 AcaAca (2R) (Barnes,P; Buono,B)

A3286 Aca (1R) (Merkt,R)

A3555 (Garrett,E)

A3732 (Gibson,J; Kelly,J; Lance,L; Myers,C; Suliga,J; Watson Coleman,B; Farragher,C)

AR192 (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointment:



*Effective June 21, 2001



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Assemblyman Sam Thompson (13)



The Assembly adjourned at 9:55 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 28, 2001 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (06/21/01):



P.L.2001, c.111. S1250 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Kyrillos,J+3 06/21/2001 Pupil transp. contract bids-concerns

P.L.2001, c.112. S1292 Sa (1R) Sinagra,J/Bassano,C+4 06/21/2001 Patient info.-concerns confidentiality