NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 28, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 9 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING:

John L. Winterstella, of Manasquan.

Annabel De Las Matas Haveron, of Warren, to replace Barbara Burgess Wolfe.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY:

Warren S. Wallace, Ed.D., of Sewell, to replace Albert Anthony Filliagi, Jr.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY:

Jeffrey L. Nash, of Cherry Hill, to replace Glen Paulsen.

Ercole Frank Di Antonio, of Pedricktown, to replace David Kotok.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

Elizabeth L. Volz, of Glassboro, to replace Marguerite Emberger.

Kelly Rosso Leight, of Short Hills, to replace Eileen Fausey, resigned.

Barbara Hudgins, of Atlantic City, to replace Lathea Morris.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Scott A. Kobler, of Essex Fells, to replace Daniel Becht.



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

Carl J. Goldberg, of Randolph.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY:

Raymond M. Pocino, of Moorestown, to replace Lewis M. Eisenberg, resigned.



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

Jeffrey Allan Erickson, of Somerville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF GOVERNORS:

P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., of Far Hills, to replace Ruben Cardona.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY:

Frank Spencer, of Haddonfield, to replace Charles DePalma, deceased.





Bills Introduced:



S1008 Gormley,W/Adler,J Inspector General-create position REF SJU

S1009 Bagger,R/Gormley,W+1 General Accounting Office-estab. REF SSG

S1209 Bryant,W Water allocation-concerns REF SEN

S1210 Bagger,R Smoking in pub. places-loc govt restrict REF SHH

S1211 Suliga,J/Furnari,G PFRS deferred retir. option prog.-create REF SSG

S1212 Bagger,R Alan Augustine Colon Cancer Research Fd. REF SHH

S1213 Martin,R Election bd. work-concerns unemp. benf. REF SLA

S1214 Connors,L Dock constr./alteration-auth. loc review REF SEN



Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1215 Turner,S Terrorist attack victim-exemp income tax REF SBA

S1216 Turner,S Library material recycling prog.-estab. REF SCU

S1217 Turner,S Commercial Solicitation Prot. Act REF SCM

S1218 Cardinale,G Med. malpractice-concerns testimony REF SHH

S1219 Vitale,J Black bear hunting-proh. for 5yrs.;$95K REF SEN

S1220 Vitale,J TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based REF SSG

S1221 Matheussen,J Unemp. benf.-extend up to 13 weeks REF SLA

S1222 Bagger,R/Smith,B+1 Vital records-concerns certified copies REF SHH

S1223 Matheussen,J/Adler,J+3 Pub. Health Preparedness Act REF SHH

S1224 Girgenti,J/Bagger,R+1 Crim. hist. background checks-concerns REF SJU

S1225 Furnari,G/Cafiero,J+1 Biological agent registry-estab. DHSS REF SHH

S1226 Cafiero,J/Furnari,G+2 Pub Safety Wireless Communications-estab REF SCM

S1227 Adler,J/Matheussen,J+2 Fire Svc Resources Emerg. Deployment Act REF SJU

S1228 Martin,R+1 Security off. prog.-estab. REF SJU

S1229 Adler,J/Bagger,R Amber's Plan-estab alert, abducted child REF SLP

S1230 Sacco,N September 11th-estab. lic. plate REF STR

SCR50 Turner,S St. Museum-concerns proj. REF SSG

SR46 Furnari,G Elections-Senate St. Govt. Comm. review REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A473 Bateman,C/DeCroce,A+3 Mortgage guaranty insur.-concerns REP

A555 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Fraguela,R+1 Gift certificates-valid until redeemed REP

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

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

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

S97 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Bark,M Disab. vet. emblem-auth. lic. plate REP/SCA

S161 Bagger,R Social worker emp by hospices-definition REP

S223 Connors,L+3 Charities-renewal of regis. REP

S227 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Distinguished Flying Cross-lic. plate REP

S229 Connors,L/McNamara,H Distinguished svc. medal-auth lic. plate REP

S239 Suliga,J Toll rd auth-inform motorist, towing fee REP

S321 Matheussen,J/Littell,R+10 Emerg. svc. vol.-waive driv. lic. fee REP without recommendation

S390 Sacco,N/Kenny,B DOT-conduct emerg. response control prog REP

S432 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Furnari,G+2 Flight instruction-background checks REP/SCA

S501 Vitale,J/McNamara,H Water resources preserv-concerns funding REP

S533 James,S Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns REP

S695 McNamara,H Haz. substances, flood plains-concerns REP

S965 Turner,S Assist. dogs-concerns NJT's treatment REP

S1087 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Inverso,P Homeowners' insur. policies-concerns REP/SCA

S1097 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Earthquake insur.-concerns endorsements REP/SCA

S1139 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Singer,R United We Stand-estab. lic. plate REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S223 Connors,L+3 Charities-renewal of regis.

S321 Matheussen,J/Littell,R+10 Emerg. svc. vol.-waive driv. lic. fee

S390 Sacco,N/Kenny,B DOT-conduct emerg. response control prog



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S648 Inverso,P/Littell,R+19 WWII Vets Mem., St;$2M FROM SLP



Co-Sponsors Added:



S76 (Smith,B)

S321 (Ciesla,A; McNamara,H)

S432 Sca (1R) (Ciesla,A; McNamara,H)

S674 Sca (1R) (Allen,D)

S864 (Buono,B)

S890 (Coniglio,J)

S1075 (Buono,B)

S1009 (Adler,J)

S1222 (Codey,R)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)





S1223 (Gormley,W; Martin,R; Gill,N)

S1224 (Gormley,W)

S1225 (Martin,R)

S1226 (Gill,N; Martin,R)

S1227 (Gormley,W; Martin,R)

S1228 (Cafiero,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S889 (McNamara,H)

S1087 Sca (1R) (Inverso,P)

S1138 (Vitale,J)

S1139 Sca (1R) (Singer,R)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective February 28, 2002



Legislative Services Commission:



Senator John O. Bennett (12)

Senator Robert E. Littell (24)

Senator Robert W. Singer (30)



Note to the February 25, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1145 (Mattheusen,J)

S1156 (Mattheusen,J)

SR44 (Cafiero,J)



The Senate adjourned at 6:25 P.M. to meet on Monday, March 4, 2002 (SESSION, Committees Group "1" scheduled to meet).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A911 Cohen,N Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-create REF AJU

A1928 Cohen,N/Bateman,C MV points-concerns REF ATR

A1929 Egan,J Pub. safety worker-concerns cert. comp. REF ALA

A1930 Van Drew,J Correctional fac-aid prog. for cert. mun REF ALP

A1931 Vandervalk,C/Thompson,S Health prof. lic.-crim. hist. check req. REF AHH

A1932 Wisniewski,J Nurse recruitment prog. & ed.-creates REF AMV

A1933 Vandervalk,C HIV drug resistance test-Medicaid cover REF AHH

A1934 Chatzidakis,L Animals-concerns care and treatment REF ARP

A1935 Bodine,F Bus rapid transit demo proj.-concerns REF ATR

A1936 Farragher,C/Carroll,M Pregnant women prog.-estab lic. plate REF ATR

A1937 Biondi,P Video camera grant prog.-creates REF ALP

A1938 Munoz,E Graffiti-suspend driving privileges REF ALP

A1939 Munoz,E Notary pub.-concerns REF ACO

A1940 Munoz,E Candidates-concerns names/designations REF ASG

A1941 Munoz,E Founding Fathers-part of core curriculum REF AED







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A1942 Roberts,J/Conners,J Sch. admin.-concerns certification REF AED

A1943 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Water allocation-concerns REF AEN

A1944 Cruz-Perez,N Focus on Literacy-NJ-voluntary contrib. REF AED

A1945 Cryan,J Loc. pub. contracts-concerns awarding REF AHO

A1946 Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A United We Stand-estab. lic. plate REF ATR

A1947 Weinberg,L Lead-safe housing grant-estab.;$2M REF AHO

A1948 Weinberg,L Calves, raised for veal-humane treatment REF AAN

A1949 Weinberg,L Superior Court adoption fees-concerns REF AFW

A1950 Cohen,N ATM fac.-emerg. phone service req. REF ABI

A1951 Cohen,N UEZ proj.-concerns funding REF ACE

A1952 Sires,A/Van Drew,J UEZ-concerns permissible expenditures REF ACE

A1953 Quigley,J+5 Labor law viol.-apparel manuf. liable REF ALA

A1954 Stender,L/Green,J PAL & PBA-lease mun. owned real estate REF AHO

A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+1 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M REF AHS

A1956 Quigley,J/Doria,J Mun. deputy clerks-appoint two, cert mun REF AHO

AJR31 Cohen,N+1 Revoke JR, w/draw ratification-14 Amend REF ASG

AR96 Heck,R Teterboro Airport-cease certain flights REF ATR

AR97 Weinberg,L/Quigley,J+8 Women's Hist. Month-desig. March 2002 REF AFW

AR98 Heck,R Food stamp prog.-Cong streamline process REF AFW



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A214 Aca (1R) Friscia,A+11 DCED, EDA constr. contracts, cert.-wages REP/ACA

A380 Wisniewski,J/Geist,G+1 Paydays falling on nonwork days-concerns REP

A387 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J/Burzichelli,J E-ZPass theft-fourth degree crime REP/ACS

A542 Aca (1R) Roberts,J Internet Voting Study Comm.-estab.;$25K REP/ACA

A543 Roberts,J Absentee ballots-concerns REP

A566 Impreveduto,A+3 GSP-toll collection lanes be consistent REP

A679 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+1 Child support-sheriff maintain stats. REP/ACA

A680 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L+1 Child support-health insur. coverage REP/ACA

A689 Acs (ACS) Weinberg,L/Doria,J+3 Domestic viol-insurers proh from discrim REP/ACS

A715 Johnson,G/Ahearn,M Storage fac.-regulate REP

A842 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Conaway,H Child in foster care-concerns sch. dist. REP/ACA

A1041 Malone,J Emerg. Svcs. Vol. Award Prog.-loc. vol. REP

A1109 Aca (1R) Garrett,E/Gregg,G Black bear pop.-bans intentional feeding REP/ACA

A1146 Aca (1R) Wolfe,D/Malone,J Student's disciplinary records-transfer REP/ACA

A1156 D'Amato,P/Blee,F Recall election-proh. contrib. by casino REP

A1344 Geist,G/Guear,G+7 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties REP

A1384 Doria,J+2 PAAD recipients-allow choice of pharmacy REP

A1655 Cohen,N/Russo,D Computer crime statute-revises REP

A1717 Hackett,M/Sarlo,P Sch. dist.-estab. emerg./crises plan REP

A1730 Johnson,G/Ahearn,M Parolees release-prov. verified address REP

A1757 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Tpk. Auth.-waive tolls, cert. conditions REP/ACA

A1819 Steele,A+2 Nov-viol. leaders-concerns instruction REP

A1880 Van Drew,J/Smith,R Lobsters-concerns REP

A1882 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Fisher,D Shellfish harvest laws-incr. penal. REP/ACA

ACR83 Aca (1R) Stanley,C Bill of rights for learning-pub. sch. REP/ACA

AJR25 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Frank Oliver Pedestrian Bridge-desig. REP

AR34 Edwards,W Medicaid-revise 'resources' definition REP

AR89 Wisniewski,J Highway purposes-appropriate fed. fds. REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A585 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B+8 Voter receipts-prov. for issuance REP/ACA REF AAP

A719 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L Inmate release-crim. background check REP/ACA REF AAP

A958 DeCroce,A/Holzapfel,J+1 DOT-conduct emerg. response control prog REP REF AAP

A1924 Aca (1R) Friscia,A/Sarlo,P+11 St. emp., essential-prov. comp. time REP/ACA REF AAP

A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+1 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M REP REF AAP



Bills Transferred:



A1924 Aca (1R) Friscia,A/Sarlo,P+11 St. emp., essential-prov. comp. time FROM ASG TO ALA







Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1648 Cohen,N Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-enact FROM AJU





Co-Sponsors Added:



A214 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M)

A244 (Guear,G)

A284 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A397 (Munoz,E)

A398 (Munoz,E)

A399 (Munoz,E)

A409 (McKeon,J)

A512 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R)

A549 Aca (1R) (Biondi,P)

A566 (Ahearn,M)

A573 (Sarlo,P)

A585 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M)

A588 (Sarlo,P)

A679 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M)

A680 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

A689 Acs (ACS) (Ahearn,M)

A700 (Doria,J)

A737 (Wolfe,D)

A1184 (Wolfe,D)

A1301 (Sarlo,P)

A1307 (Johnson,G)

A1344 (Ahearn,M)

A1384 (Steele,A)

A1512 (Ahearn,M)

A1603 (Thompson,S)

A1735 (Ahearn,M)

A1754 (Guear,G)

A1755 (Guear,G)

A1757 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M; Guear,G)

A1778 (Guear,G)

A1779 (Guear,G)

A1780 (Guear,G)

A1819 (DiGaetano,P; Ahearn,M)

A1913 (Johnson,G)

A1924 Aca (1R) (Geist,G; Ahearn,M)

A1926 (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Greenwald,L; Cryan,J; Burzichelli,J)

A2003 (Guear,G)

A2009 (Guear,G)

ACR43 (Doherty,M)

AJR26 (Guear,G)

AJR31 (O'Toole,K)

AR81 (Guear,G)

AR88 (Guear,G)

AR97 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Previte,M; Stender,L)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A592 (Gusciora,R)

A1558 (Guear,G)

A1895 (Chivukula,U)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A237 (Diegnan,P)

A247 (Diegnan,P)

A252 (Diegnan,P)

A387 Acs (ACS) (Burzichelli,J)

A592 (Gusciora,R)

A1068 (Carroll,M)

A1306 (Johnson,G)

A1361 (Gusciora,R)

Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1558 (Guear,G)

A1631 (Guear,G)

A1639 (Impreveduto,A)

A1667 (Impreveduto,A)

A1717 (Sarlo,P)

A1730 (Ahearn,M)

A1779 (Watson Coleman,B)

A1840 (Merkt,R)

A1844 (Moran,J)

AR83 (Ahearn,M)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective February 26, 2002



Light Rail Transit Legislative Panel:



Assemblyman Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Chairperson (31)

Assemblyman Jack Conners (7)

Assemblyman Paul Sarlo (36)



Notes to the January 31, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A250 Barnes,P Drunk driving-incr. surcharges *NOT* REP

A438 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Weinberg,L+8 Voluntary ballistics id prog.-estab. *NOT* REP



Notes to the February 11, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



AR52 (Eagler,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



AR52 (Eagler,P)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:05 P.M. to meet on Monday, March 4, 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 (02/25/02):



None