NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 7, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 11 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



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

Thomas J. Deverin, of Carteret, to replace Stephen John Fischl.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

Reverend Kenneth L. Saunders, of Piscataway.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING AND INSURANCE:

Holly Bakke, of Lebanon.



TO BE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE:

Joseph J. Santiago, of Newark, to replace Carson J. Dunbar, Jr., resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S34 Littell,R/Buono,B+32 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M REF SBA

S1248 Lance,L Tourette Syndrome Assn.;$150K REF SHH

S1249 Matheussen,J/Bennett,J Medical gas piping installation-req cert REF SHH

S1250 Singer,R/Bucco,A Tuition asst., postsecondary ed-concern REF SED

S1251 Sweeney,S Cell phone-proh use while driv. sch. bus REF SLP

S1252 Smith,B/Kyrillos,J Malt alco. bev.-concerns sales REF SLP

S1253 Buono,B Passenger auto insur. info.-DMV database REF SCM

S1254 Furnari,G Alco. bev.-concerns sale REF SLP

S1255 Bucco,A Mun. meetings-permits pub. participation REF SCU

S1256 Bucco,A Minor subdivisions-Map Filing Law REF SCU

S1257 Singer,R Homestead prop. tax reimb.-revise elig. REF SCU

S1258 Bark,M Co. coll., nonresid.-concerns pymt. REF SED

S1259 Matheussen,J Custody/guardianship-crim. hist. check REF SJU

S1260 Singer,R/Gill,N Sch. bd. emp.-mil. svc. cred. REF SED

S1261 Allen,D/Inverso,P Fds. or assets, terrorism related-freeze REF SJU

S1262 Matheussen,J Parolees release-prov. verified address REF SJU

S1263 Bucco,A/Martin,R Bingo proceeds-capital improvements REF SLP

S1264 Bucco,A Auto dealers-consumer fraud law exemp REF SCM

S1265 Bucco,A Downhill skiing-makes cert. req. REF SLP

S1266 Bucco,A Juv detention off., co.-police powers REF SLP

S1267 Bucco,A Death penalty cases-procedural changes REF SJU

S1268 Inverso,P PFRS, off-duty-accidental death benf. REF SSG

S1269 Inverso,P Vet. prop. tax deduction-extend elig. REF SLP

S1270 Inverso,P Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off. REF SLP

S1271 Matheussen,J Berthing of houseboats-concerns REF SEN

S1272 Matheussen,J Camden Co. Fire Academy;$2M REF SLP

S1273 Matheussen,J Fire alarm, false-parents responsibility REF SJU

S1274 Smith,B/Martin,R Co. sch. transp. coordinator-estab. REF SED

S1275 Connors,L/Ciesla,A+1 Mun. and co. budgets-concerns REF SCU









Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1276 Matheussen,J Specialty Nurse Ed. Pilot Prog.;$5M REF SHH

S1277 Matheussen,J Water Qual. Remediation Fd.-estab;$50M REF SEN

S1278 Coniglio,J/Codey,R Medical gas piping installation-req cert REF SHH

S1279 Turner,S Telephone solicitor-caller id blocking REF SCM

S1280 Turner,S Defibrillator-req. in health clubs REF SHH

S1281 Vitale,J ATM users-prov. additional safety REF SCM

S1282 Smith,B/Allen,D Handicapped access, pub. bldg.-concerns REF SCU

S1283 Lance,L Cell phone, hand held while driv-offense REF SLP

S1284 Sweeney,S Vet.-estab. special lic. plates REF STR

S1285 Smith,B/Bennett,J St. Devel./Redevel. Plan-leg. approve REF SCU

S1286 Girgenti,J Parolees-concerns conditions REF SLP

S1287 Allen,D Teaching asst.-effective teaching skills REF SED

S1288 Allen,D Computer purch.-prov cert consumer prot. REF SCM

S1289 Gormley,W/Adler,J+7 St. officials-proh. outside emp for comp REF SSG

SJR25 Matheussen,J Epilepsy Awareness Mo.-desig. November REF SHH

SJR26 Allen,D DLPS-SCI investigate cert actions REF SJU

SJR27 Vitale,J/Buono,B Sexual Assault Awareness Mo-desig. April REF SHH

SR48 Matheussen,J Natl. Sr. Cit. Day-desig. May 15th REF SHH

SR49 Allen,D WTC Sept 11 attack-postpone documentary REF SSG

SR50 Allen,D Natl. Grandparents Day-memor celebration REF SHH



Bills Passed:



A306 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+3 Food stamp appl. form-concerns (38-0)

A473 Bateman,C/DeCroce,A+3 Mortgage guaranty insur.-concerns (39-0)

A555 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Fraguela,R+1 Gift certificates-valid until redeemed (39-0)

S15 Sca (1R) Adler,J Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns (34-5)

S17 Sca (1R) Codey,R St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw (32-7)

S19 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Buono,B Hosp. charity care funding-concerns (36-1)

S97 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Bark,M+1 Disab. vet. emblem-auth. lic. plate (38-0)

S109 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J Local Bond Law-revises (38-0)

S161 Bagger,R/Allen,D Social worker emp by hospices-definition (39-0)

S227 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Distinguished Flying Cross-lic. plate (39-0)

S229 Connors,L/McNamara,H+1 Distinguished svc. medal-auth lic. plate (39-0)

S239 Suliga,J+2 Toll rd auth-inform motorist, towing fee (39-0)

S377 Sca (1R) Sacco,N+1 Commercial delivery veh-rear mirrors req (39-0)

S432 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Furnari,G+7 Flight instruction-background checks (38-0)

S501 Vitale,J/McNamara,H+1 Water resources preserv-concerns funding (39-0)

S533 Sa (1R) James,S Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns (37-0)

S817 Girgenti,J Crim. memorabilia profits-escrow account (39-0)

S1086 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G+1 Worship fac. prop.-tax exemp. status (36-1)

S1087 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Inverso,P Homeowners' insur. policies-concerns (38-0)

S1097 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Earthquake insur.-concerns endorsements (39-0)

S1139 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Singer,R United We Stand-estab. lic. plate (39-0)

SJR18 Sca (1R) Connors,L Prop. Assessment Study Comm.-creates (39-0)

SR13/30 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Allen,D+1 Medicare+Choice prog-enact legislation (Voice)

SR32 Turner,S/Allen,D+1 Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March 2002 (Voice)



Bills Substituted:



A306 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+3 Food stamp appl. form-concerns SUB FOR S1138

S1138 Turner,S/Vitale,J Food stamp appl. form-concerns SUB BY A306 (1R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



S533 Sa (1R) James,S Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns (39-0) (McNamara)



Bills On Emergency Resolution:



S533 Sa (1R) James,S Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns (37-0) (James)







Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



SJR26 Allen,D DLPS-SCI investigate cert actions FROM SJU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S34 (Inverso,P; Palaia,J; Ciesla,A; Cardinale,G; McNamara,H; Bark,M; Connors,L; Bucco,A; Kavanaugh,W; Singer,R; Kyrillos,J; Bennett,J; Matheussen,J: Adler,J; Gormley,W; Allen,D; Bagger,R; Martin,R; Lance,L; Bryant,W; Sweeney,S; Vitale,J; Suliga,J; Gill,N; Rice,R; Coniglio,J; Furnari,G; Girgenti,J; Kenny,B; Sacco,N; Baer,B; Smith,B)

S76 (Gill,N; Adler,J)

S239 (Sacco,N; Baer,B)

S310 (Ciesla,A)

S356 (Ciesla,A)

S377 Sca (1R) (Baer,B)

S432 Sca (1R) (Matheussen,J; Inverso,P; Sacco,N; Cardinale,G)

S501 (Cardinale,G)

S611 (Sweeney,S)

S890 (Lesniak,R)

S1086 Sca (1R) (James,S)

S1119 (Codey,R)

S1275 (Furnari,G)

S1289 (Matheussen,J; Martin,R; Girgenti,J; Bagger,R; Furnari,G; Gill,N; Smith,B)

SR13/30 Scs (SCS) (Cardinale,G)

SR32 (Cardinale,G)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S161 (Allen,D)

SCR46 (Ciesla,A)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A306 Aca (1R) (Vitale,J; Turner,S)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective March 4, 2002



Legislative Services Commission



Senator Anthony R. Bucco (25)



The Senate adjourned at 5:19 P.M. to meet on Monday, March 11, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, March 11, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A306 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+3 Food stamp appl. form-concerns

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

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







Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (03/04/02):



P.L.2002, c.2. A1690 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Doria,J+1 03/05/2002 Sch. budget-concerns calendar year