NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 15, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 2 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Edward T. O'Connor, Jr., of Bayonne.



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

David Samson, of Caldwell, to replace John J. Farmer, Jr., Esq.



TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE:

Regena Lynn Thomas, of Washington, D.C., to replace DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY:

Joseph M. Forgione, of New Vernon.



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Edward T. O'Connor, Jr., of Bayonne.



TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE:

Regena Lynn Thomas, of Washington, D.C., to replace DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.



TO BE ADJUTANT GENERAL:

Colonel Glenn Rieth, of Ewing.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND INSURANCE:

Holly Bakke, of Lebanon.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:

Bradley Campbell, of Chapel Hill, N.C.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR:

Albert Kroll, of Highland Park.



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

David Samson, of Caldwell, to replace John J. Farmer, Jr., Esq.



TO BE STATE TREASURER:

John McCormac, of Woodbridge, to replace Peter R. Lawrance.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL:

Ida Castro, of Annandale, VA, to replace Janice Mitchell Mintz.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS:

Susan Bass-Levin, of Cherry Hill, to replace Anthony Cancro.







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



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

William Librera, of Denville, to replace Vito A. Gagliardi.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES:

Dr. Clifton Lacy, of Highland Park.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Edward T. O'Connor, Jr., of Bayonne.



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

David Samson, of Caldwell, to replace John J. Farmer, Jr., Esq.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS:

Susan Bass-Levin, of Cherry Hill, to replace Anthony Cancro.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

William Librera, of Denville, to replace Vito A. Gagliardi.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR:

Albert Kroll, of Cedar Knolls, to replace Mark Boyd.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL:

Ida Castro, of Annandale, to replace Janice Mitchell Mintz.



TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE:

Regena Lynn Thomas, of Washington, D.C., to replace DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.



TO BE STATE TREASURER:

John McCormac, of Woodbridge, to replace Peter R. Lawrance.



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S671 Bryant,W/Littell,R Gov. FY2002 budget message-extends date



Bills Introduced:



S672 Singer,R Horsemen;$18M REF SEG

S673 Singer,R PERS retire allowance-surviving spouses REF SSG

S674 Singer,R Assist living resid-background checks REF SHH

S675 Connors,L/Cafiero,J Ombudsman for Abused, Neglected Children REF SHH

S676 Connors,L/Cafiero,J DYFS Oversight-estab. task force REF SHH

S677 Ciesla,A Ephedrine products-proh. sale to minors REF SHH

S678 Matheussen,J Disab.-concerns elig. into PAAD REF SHH

S679 Allen,D Cigarettes/snack food-proh same machine REF SHH

S680 Allen,D Work First NJ prog.-repeals cert. limit REF SHH

S681 Allen,D EMT training course-bd. of ed. prov cred REF SED

S682 Allen,D Row homes, fire safety-concerns REF SCU

S683 Allen,D Higher Ed. Internship Prog.-estab.;$5M REF SED

S684 Allen,D Racism, Racial Viol. Comm-rename, expand REF SJU

S685 Allen,D Nov-viol. leaders-offer instruction REF SED

S686 Allen,D Vet. memorial-Willingboro Twp.;$25K REF SCU

S687 Allen,D Child care svc.-income tax deduct. REF SHH

S688 Allen,D Law and Mental Health Instit-estab. REF SHH

S689 Allen,D Teacher Youth Mentoring Matchmaker Prog. REF SED

S690 Allen,D Media literacy, asst. sch. dist.;$530K REF SED

S691 Allen,D Higher Ed, Incentive Grant Prog.-estab. REF SED

S692 Allen,D Beverly City, Burlington-28th UEZ REF SEG

S693 Allen,D Vol. fire co.-concerns contrib. REF SCU

S694 McNamara,H Hotel room occupancy tax-mun. impose REF SCU

S695 McNamara,H Haz. substances, flood plains-concerns REF SEN

S696 McNamara,H Haz Discharge Site Remediation Fd;$30M REF SEN







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S697 McNamara,H Testbooks/related material-concerns REF SED

S698 McNamara,H Tidelands grants and leases-concerns REF SEN

S699 McNamara,H Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic REF SEN

S700 McNamara,H Sports fac, prof-voter approval, St. fds REF SEG

S701 McNamara,H Contaminated sites-concerns REF SEN

S702 McNamara,H Bergen Regional Blood Ctr.;$2.5M REF SHH

S703 Connors,L Mil. svc., cert-free hunting/fishing lic REF SEG

S704 Lance,L Rentals between cert bus-exemp sales tax REF SBA

S705 Palaia,J Condo assn.-concerns meetings REF SCU

S706 Lance,L Elections, cert.-concerns date REF SSG

S707 Ciesla,A Terrorism acts-pub entity civil immunity REF SJU

S708 Allen,D/Matheussen,J+3 St. Debt Reduction & Avoidance Act;$50M REF SSG

S709 Bennett,J/Allen,D Enduring Freedom vet.-civil svc. pref. REF SLP

S710 Ciesla,A Mun. util. auth, sch. dist-acquire lands REF SCU

S711 Ciesla,A Homestead Sch. Prop. Tax Reimb. Act REF SCU

S712 Cardinale,G Check cashers, lic.-concerns REF SCM

S713 Connors,L Vet-amends definition REF SSG

S714 Singer,R Tech, Biotech Finan Assist Prog-tax benf REF SEG

S715 Cardinale,G Product sellers-modify tort liab. REF SJU

S716 Connors,L Inheritance tax-eliminates REF SBA

S717 Connors,L Med. alarm equip.-exemp. sales & use tax REF SCM

S718 Connors,L Vol. firefighters-$5K income tax deduct. REF SLP

S719 Allen,D Lung cancer in women activities;$75K REF SHH

S720 Allen,D Diabetes pub. awareness campaign;$75K REF SHH

S721 Allen,D Coll. faculty-alternate benf. prog. REF SSG

S722 Allen,D Cred. cards, unsolicited-proh. delivery REF SCM

S723 Allen,D Off of Women's Research & Policy-creates REF SHH

S724 Allen,D Mil. svc., active-concerns obligations REF SJU

S725 Allen,D Family Home Occupation Act REF SCU

S726 Allen,D Mail solicitations, electronic-reg. REF SCM

S727 Allen,D Vol. fire/rescue personnel-emp. discrim. REF SLA

S728 Allen,D/Martin,R Special ed. costs-students, foster homes REF SED

S729 Allen,D Harassment prev. policy-sch. dist. adopt REF SED

S730 Allen,D Natl. Guard, active duty-per diem rate REF SSG

S731 Allen,D NJ KidCare-concerns health care prov. REF SHH

S732 Littell,R Env. Ed. Comm.;$200K REF SEN

S733 Littell,R Bear mgmt.;$2M REF SEG

S734 Littell,R Shade Tree Comm., local;$4M REF SEN

S735 Littell,R Parks, forests-dedicate $20M REF SEN

S736 Littell,R Vet Monument Rededication Comm-estab. REF SLP

S737 Allen,D Tobacco settlement-health care prog. REF SHH

S738 Allen,D Sch. fac., hist.-concerns renovation REF SED

S739 Allen,D Sch. dist., sending-prov. addl. St. aid REF SED

S740 Allen,D NJSAVER/homestead rebate-sr. cit collect REF SHH

S741 Allen,D Housing loans to emp.-bus. tax credit REF SCU

S742 Allen,D Bus owners, cert-deduct fed self-emp tax REF SCM

S743 Connors,L Charitable org., cert.-concerns donation REF SCM

S744 Gormley,W/Furnari,G St. Police training fac., Sea Girt;$200K REF SLP

S745 Cardinale,G Gross income tax-reduce rate REF SBA

S746 Bark,M Vet. prop. tax elig.-concerns REF SCU

S747 Singer,R Vet. org.-allocate fds.;$250K REF SLP

S748 Lance,L Blood donation-concerns age REF SHH

S749 Lance,L Adoption expenses-income tax cred. REF SHH

S750 Connors,L Sr. Helping Sr., Demo. Prog.-DHS;$300K REF SHH

S751 Connors,L Personal needs allowance-incr. REF SHH

S752 Connors,L Surviving spouse, cert. vet-annual comp REF SLP

S753 Bagger,R Ed. IRA earnings, cert.-tax excl. REF SED

S754 Bagger,R Bone mass measurement-insur. cover REF SCM

S756 Allen,D Med. day care svcs-FamilyCare Prog cover REF SHH

S757 Allen,D Tobacco use, young women awareness;$75K REF SHH

S758 Allen,D Ovarian cancer pub. awareness;$75K REF SHH

S759 Allen,D DYFS caseworkers-concerns staffing REF SHH

S760 Allen,D Water quality monitoring-concerns REF SEN

S761 Lance,L Tickets received by candidates-disclose REF SSG

S762 Lance,L St. House Annex-Foran Leg. Off. Bldg. REF SSG

S763 Lance,L Obligation proceeds-competitive bidding REF SBA

S764 Allen,D Prop/casualty insur. refunds-time limits REF SCM

S765 Allen,D Lifeline annual benf.-incr. to $300 REF SEG

S766 Allen,D Lyme disease vaccination-insur. cover REF SCM

S767 Allen,D Work First NJ recipient-complete cert ed REF SLA

S768 Allen,D Devel. disab.-estab. placement trusts REF SHH

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S769 Allen,D Persons-at-Risk Registry-estab.;$250K REF SHH

S770 Allen,D Internet pharmacies/prescriptions-reg. REF SCM

SCR22 Connors,L Camp. finan.-Jt. Leg. Comm. review REF SSG

SCR23 Singer,R Hearing aids-Medicare cover REF SHH

SCR24 Connors,L St. independent auth.-concerns REF SSG

SCR25 Connors,L Medicare, prescription drugs-enact leg. REF SHH

SJR12 Allen,D Juneteenth Independence Day-June 19 REF SSG

SJR13 Connors,L Natl. cemetery, new-locate in NJ REF SLP

SJR14 Allen,D Rail lines-establishment of quiet zones REF STR

SR18 Ciesla,A Oil & nat. gas drilling, offshore-oppose REF SEN

SR19 Turner,S Medicare-prov eyeglass/dentures coverage REF SHH



Bills On Emergency Resolution:



S671 Bryant,W/Littell,R Gov. FY2002 budget message-extends date (Bennett) (35-0)



Bills Passed:



S671 Bryant,W/Littell,R Gov. FY2002 budget message-extends date (36-0)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S484 Vitale,J/Martin,R+4 SCI-makes permanent FROM SSG

S489 Vitale,J+3 Nursing home admission agreement-concern FROM SHH

S494 Vitale,J Rutgers Coll. of Nursing-fac.;$2.3M FROM SHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



S576 (Coniglio,J)

S708 (Inverso,P; Cafiero,J; Bucco,A)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S96 (Allen,D)

S404 (Lance,L)

S575 (Coniglio,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective January 15, 2002



Advisory Council to Promote the Profession of Nursing in New Jersey



Senator Joseph F. Vitale, (19)



Note to the January 7, 2002 Legislative Digest:



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective January 7, 2002









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



Health Service Corporation Conversion Temporary Advisory Commission



George Albanese, of Scotch Plains.

Harvey A. Holzberg, of Jersey City.

John Messina, of Mahwah.



Notes to the January 8, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Nomination was Not Received and Referred to SJU on 1/8/02:



TO BE A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE:

Edward T. O'Connor Jr., of Bayonne.



Bills Introduced:



S165 Bagger,R Vets' Oral Hist. prog.;$90K REF SLP *NOT*SSG

S200 Allen,D/Bark,M+1 Women vet. mem., Arneytown;$25K REF SLP *NOT* SSG

S330 Bark,M Haiti peacekeeping mission-active svc. REF SLP *NOT* SSG

S493 Vitale,J St-owned resid vet fac.-sales tax exemp. REF SLP *NOT* SSG

S595 Ciesla,A/Palaia,J Disab. vet. allowance-annual adjustment REF SLP *NOT* SSG

S648 Inverso,P/Littell,R+19 WWII Vets Mem., St;$2M REF SLP *NOT* SSG



The Senate adjourned at 4:55 P.M. to meet at a time and date to be announced.





ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, January 31, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (01/08/02):



P.L.2001, c.435 S1319 Sca (1R) Bennett,J+3 01/10/2002 Fair Housing Act-concerns

P.L.2001, c.436. S1933 Sca (1R) Bennett,J+2 01/10/2002 Shade tree, forest preserv.-lic. plate

P.L.2001, c.437. S2077 ScaAca (2R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J+6 01/10/2002 Pupil-aid-in-lieu-of transp-incr amount

P.L.2001, c.438. S2506 Sca (1R) Kyrillos,J/Allen,D+2 01/10/2002 Steel outdoor advertising signs-taxation

P.L.2001, c.439. S2754 Sca (1R) Bennett,J+3 01/10/2002 Crematorium constr-concerns mun approval

P.L.2001, c.440. A2184 Aca (1R/LIV) Lance,L/Heck,R+3 01/10/2002 Hist markers, erect/restore/replace;$50K

P.L.2001, c.441. A2454 Aca (1R) Carroll,M/Murphy,C+4 01/11/2002 Affordable housing-concerns zoning

P.L.2001, c.442. S206 AcaAaSa (3R) Bennett,J/Codey,R+47 01/11/2002 WTC Scholarship Prog. Act

P.L.2001, c.443. S1897 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Vitale,J/Gormley,W+1 01/11/2002 Bias Intimidation-estab. crime

P.L.2001, c.444. S2752 Ciesla,A/O'Toole,K+2 01/11/2002 Ciba Geigy lands, Ocean Co.;$15M

P.L.2001, c.445. A1915 AcaAca (2R) Thompson,S/Geist,G+20 01/11/2002 Coordinating Comm. on Youth;$50K

P.L.2001, c.446. A1917 (LIV) Thompson,S/DiGaetano,P+22 01/11/2002 Youth Emp./After Sch Incentive Prog;$25K

P.L.2001, c.447. A2907 (LIV) Lance,L/Stanley,C+2 01/11/2002 College Leadership NJ;$50K

P.L.2001, c.448. A2998 Aca (1R) Gregg,G/Greenwald,L+3 01/11/2002 Tobacco products-adjusts tax rates

P.L.2001, c.449. A3723 Sa (1R/LIV) Felice,N/Azzolina,J+40 01/11/2002 WWII Vets Mem., St;$2M

P.L.2001, c.450. S1072 Aca (1R) Vitale,J/Sinagra,J+12 01/12/2002 Nursing home admission agreement-concern

P.L.2001, c.451. S2388 Littell,R+1 01/14/2002 Temp. disab. benf.-reciprocal agreements

P.L.2001, c.452. S2451 Bucco,A/Cardinale,G+2 01/14/2002 Holocaust ed. curriculum;$30K







Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (01/08/02): (cont'd)



P.L.2001, c.453. S2503 Aca (1R) Gormley,W/DiFrancesco,D+1 01/14/2002 Disab. in emerg.-concerns

P.L.2001, c.454. S2687 Codey,R/Kavanaugh,W+1 01/14/2002 Essex Co Pension Fd-make various changes

P.L.2001, c.455. S2688 Codey,R 01/14/2002 Domestic Security Task Force-clarifies

P.L.2001, c.456. S2775 Bennett,J/Codey,R 01/14/2002 Sports, Exposition Auth.-concerns memb.

P.L.2001, c.457. A1420 Aa (1R) DeCroce,A/Weingarten,J+1 01/14/2002 Constr. permits, cert.-limits duration



P.L.2001, JR-8. SJR38 Codey,R/Bennett,J+38 01/09/2002 Terrorist attack-condemns & reg. bus.