NEW JERSEY

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for February 25, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 8 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

Gwendolyn Long Harris, of Trenton, to replace James W. Smith.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

James P. Fox, of Washington, D.C., to replace James Weinstein.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



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

Joseph M. Forgione, of New Vernon.



TO BE ADJUTANT GENERAL:

Colonel Glenn Rieth, of Ewing.



TO BE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMISSION:

Rev. Dr. William D. Watley, of West Orange.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:

Bradley Campbell, of Chapel Hill, N.C.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES:

Dr. Clifton Lacy, of Highland Park.



TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES:

Jeanne Fox, of New Brunswick.



Bills Introduced:



S1142 Cafiero,J Phase 2 Tourism Funding-prov. REF SEG

S1143 Allen,D/Buono,B Sexual assualt victim-concerns REF SJU

S1144 Cardinale,G/Baer,B Insur. fds., jt.-req. exams REF SCM

S1145 Allen,D/Inverso,P+1 Prop. taxation for sch. fd.-reform;$7M REF SJU

S1146 Allen,D/Cafiero,J First aid vol.-promote recruitment;$1M REF SHH

S1147 Allen,D/Kyrillos,J Crime impact statements-confidential REF SJU

S1148 Allen,D/Cafiero,J Lying about police conduct-incr. penal. REF SJU

S1149 Cardinale,G Cred. card no.-proh. electronic printing REF SCM

S1150 Allen,D+1 Vet. memor. cemetery;$337.5K REF SLP

S1151 Singer,R Dog shelters-concerns rabies inoculation REF SEG

S1152 Singer,R Special ed students-concerns St. aid REF SED

S1153 Singer,R Sch fac. proj-revise St. aid calculation REF SED









Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1154 Martin,R Greenwood Lake Comm.-adds two memb. REF SEN

S1155 Bucco,A/Cardinale,G Post-Viability Prot. Act REF SJU

S1156 Cafiero,J/Inverso,P+1 Defibrillators, portable-bus. tax cred. REF SHH

S1157 Bryant,W/Gill,N Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act REF SJU

S1158 Allen,D/Sacco,N Diplomatic immunity-concerns cert. off. REF STR

S1159 Allen,D ID, unlawful use-offense REF SJU

S1160 Allen,D/Vitale,J Korean conflict vet.-estab. lic. plates REF STR

S1161 Allen,D/Turner,S Juv. Justice Comm. aftercare prog;$500K REF SLP

S1162 Allen,D Juv. Central Registry;$204,514 REF SJU

S1163 Allen,D Parole elig.-cert. crime inelig for cred REF SLP

S1164 Allen,D Juv. svc. online database;$60K REF SJU

S1165 Allen,D Murderer-AG prev halfway house placement REF SJU

S1166 Allen,D Juv offenders-divert from ct sys;$2.431M REF SJU

S1167 Allen,D Stolen MV-bars suits by injured persons REF SJU

S1168 Allen,D Homicide victim's photo-display at trial REF SJU

S1169 Allen,D Youth Emp./After Sch Incentive Prog;$25K REF SLA

S1170 Allen,D Probation-concerns Internet access REF SLP

S1171 Allen,D Firearms-destruction of cert.;$300K REF SLP

S1172 Allen,D Candidates, cert-file tax returns w/ELEC REF SSG

S1173 Allen,D Child support nonpymt.-immobilize mv REF SJU

S1174 Allen,D Model youth prog.;$1M REF SLP

S1175 Allen,D Maple Shade & Palmyra Rescue;$100K REF SCU

S1176 Allen,D Driv. courses, cert.-reduce premium REF SCM

S1177 Allen,D Status of Minorities Comm.-creates;$200K REF SSG

S1178 Allen,D Victimization of sr. cit., disab.-crime REF SJU

S1179 Allen,D Bias crimes training prog-estab.;$75K REF SLP

S1180 Allen,D/Cafiero,J First Aid Council-concerns memb. REF SLP

S1181 Allen,D/Rice,R+1 Contaminated site-remediation cost reimb REF SEN

S1182 Allen,D PAAD elig.-amends REF SHH

S1183 Allen,D/Vitale,J Child support-req past maj. age, disab. REF SJU

S1184 Allen,D Child Advocacy Off.-estab. REF SHH

S1185 Allen,D Aircraft-exemp. sales and use tax REF STR

S1186 Allen,D/Lance,L Juv. justice sys.-balanced principles REF SLP

S1187 Cardinale,G Jury svc.-exempts physicians REF SJU

S1188 Inverso,P/Allen,D Crime against 65 or older-enhance penal. REF SJU

S1189 Cardinale,G Child custody award-revise statute REF SJU

S1190 Cardinale,G MV regis. fees-concerns credits REF STR

S1191 Cardinale,G St. lease awards-factors other than cost REF SSG

S1192 Cardinale,G Publication req-co, mun comply, Internet REF SCU

S1193 Cardinale,G MV accidents-recovery of economic loss REF SCM

S1194 Cardinale,G False govt. documents-upgrades penal. REF STR

S1195 Cardinale,G Co. Forfeiture Defense Fd-create REF SJU

S1196 Cardinale,G/Furnari,G Judgment, enforce-concerns proceedings REF SJU

S1197 Cardinale,G Health prof injure patient-notify lic bd REF SJU

S1198 Sweeney,S Assault, youth sporting event-upgrade REF SJU

S1199 Suliga,J Liberty Day-desig. March 16 REF SSG

S1200 Buono,B Home Loan Prot. Act REF SCM

S1201 Buono,B Lemon law, new mv-extends period REF SCM

S1202 Buono,B Mercury advis.-notify pregnant women REF SHH

S1203 Buono,B Alco. Ed, Rehab. & Enforce. Fd.-incr. fd REF SHH

S1204 Buono,B Sch. transp. contract procedures-changes REF SED

S1205 Buono,B Literacy prog.-estab. special lic. plate REF STR

S1206 Lance,L Sch. election-proh. cert. camp. contrib. REF SSG

S1207 Buono,B Bicycle paths-req., Transp. Trust Fd. REF STR

S1208 Lance,L Political contrib.-proh. on pub. prop. REF SSG

SCR46 Singer,R Death sentence-amend Constit. REF SJU

SCR47 Lance,L Elections, I & R-amends NJ Constit. REF SSG

SCR48 Cardinale,G Judges-4 yr. term, new reappt. process REF SJU

SCR49 Kenny,B/Cardinale,G Juv. offender housing-not leg. intent REF SLP

SJR24 Cardinale,G Core curriculum content standard-adopt REF SED

SR42 Codey,R Alco./drug use, teenagers in mv-study REF SLP

SR43 Cardinale,G Founding Fathers-core curriculum content REF SED

SR44 Bark,M/Kavanaugh,W+1 Telemarketing Sales Rule-adopt changes REF SCM











Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A306 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+1 Food stamp appl. form-concerns REP

A1152 Wolfe,D/Doria,J Teachers, foreign-concerns emp. REP

A1690 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Doria,J Sch. budget-concerns calendar year REP

A1691 Doria,J/Hackett,M+1 Charter sch. fac.-concerns construction REP

S15 Sca (1R) Adler,J Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns REP/SCA

S17 Sca (1R) Codey,R St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw REP/SCA

S19 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Buono,B Hosp. charity care funding-concerns REP/SCA

S109 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J Local Bond Law-revises REP/SCA

S166 Sca (1R) Bagger,R Interst. Compact for Adult Offender-prov REP/SCA

S256 Sca (1R) Bucco,A/Palaia,J+4 Student's disciplinary records-transfer REP/SCA

S289 Girgenti,J Fire inspection handbook-prepare/publish REP

S377 Sca (1R) Sacco,N Commercial delivery veh-rear mirrors req REP/SCA

S381 Sacco,N/Bryant,W Landlords-maintain list of tenants REP

S384 Sacco,N/Ciesla,A Sch. bus-driver present w/pupil on bus REP

S463 Cardinale,G Direct sellers-worker's comp. exemp. REP without recommendation

S490 Vitale,J/Bucco,A Prison phone rev.-desig. to VCCB claims REP

S504 Vitale,J/Martin,R Charter sch. fac.-concerns construction REP

S509 Martin,R/Palaia,J Teachers, foreign countries-concerns emp REP

S576 Codey,R/Matheussen,J+3 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties REP

S577 Sca (1R) Codey,R+1 Retir. benf.-issue refunding bonds REP/SCA

S640 Sca (1R) Inverso,P+6 Funeral expense, cert qual emp-auth pymt REP/SCA

S658 Sca (1R) Bagger,R Workplace Viol. Task Force-estab. REP/SCA

S674 Sca (1R) Singer,R Assist living resid-background checks REP/SCA

S817 Girgenti,J Crim. memorabilia profits-escrow account REP

S845 Suliga,J/Lesniak,R PAL & PBA-lease mun. owned real estate REP

S903 Sca (1R) Connors,L Separation benf. fd-incl. in mun budgets REP/SCA

S1099 Turner,S Sch. budget-concerns calendar year REP

S1138 Turner,S Food stamp appl. form-concerns REP

SCR33 Connors,L Census, 2000-leg. committees study REP

SR13/30 Scs (SCS) Allen,D/Matheussen,J Medicare+Choice prog-enact legislation REP/SCS

SR32 Turner,S Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March 2002 REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S15 Sca (1R) Adler,J Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns

S17 Sca (1R) Codey,R St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw

S19 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Buono,B Hosp. charity care funding-concerns

S490 Vitale,J/Bucco,A Prison phone rev.-desig. to VCCB claims



Bills Combined:



SR30 Turner,S Medicare+Choice prog.-restore Fed. fds COMB/W SR13



Co-Sponsors Added:



S576 (Palaia,J; Singer,R)

S1150 (Singer,R)

S1181 (Bagger,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S323 (Inverso,P)

S884 (Cafiero,J)



The Senate adjourned at 6:15 P.M. to meet on Thursday, February 28, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).











ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, February 28, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).





Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (02/21/02):



None