NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 21, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 15 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY:

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MEADOWLANDS COMMISSION:

James A. Anzevino, of South Hackensack, to replace Janet Ruth Higgins.



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

Carl J. Goldberg, of Randolph, to replace M. Joseph Montuoro.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:

Sharon Anne Harrington, of Bay Head, to replace Dana Dowd Williams, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AUTHORITY:

Joseph Simunovich, of Norwood, to replace Jerome Amedeo.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY:

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



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

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



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

John P. Ferguson, of Park Ridge, to replace Stephen S. Weinstein, Esq.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Victor Ashrafi, of Basking Ridge.



TO BE A JUDGE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION:

William Lake, of Ewing Twp.

Joel B. Gottlieb, of Edison.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING:

John L. Winterstella, of Manasquan.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MERIT SYSTEM BOARD:

Robert J. Long, of Iselin, to replace Leo Vartan, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MEADOWLANDS COMMISSION:

Honorable Leonard R. Kaiser, of North Arlington, to replace John Rose.





Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



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 STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION:

Robert James D'Anton, of Toms River, to replace Robert Slater.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

Stephen W. Iwasko, of Mount Ephraim, to replace Rachel Torres-Chowaniec.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE U.S.S. NEW JERSEY BATTLESHIP COMMISSION:

Brig. Gen. Preston Taylor, of Mount Holly.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS:

Devon Brown, of Glenwood, MD, to replace Susan Maurer.



TO BE COMMISSIONER, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

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



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SCR52 Kenny,B Jt. Rules-amends



Bills Introduced:



S1349 Turner,S St. contracts-concerns emp. REF SSG

S1352 Turner,S Airport Expansion Cit. Review Bds.-estab REF STR

S1353 Suliga,J Water supply sys. interconnection study REF SEN

S1354 Singer,R Co. Corrections Off. Act REF SLP

S1356 Cardinale,G Firearms, cert.-concerns transfer REF SLP

S1357 Sweeney,S/Furnari,G Early retir. benf.-cert. pub. emp. REF SSG

S1358 Sweeney,S Fabrication, custom-concerns wages REF SLA

S1359 Sweeney,S St. emp., essential-prov. comp. time REF SLA

S1360 Lesniak,R Pub contracts cert-submit electronically REF SSG

S1361 Cafiero,J Shellfish harvest laws-incr. penal. REF SEN

S1362 Matheussen,J Honorably discharged memb.-tax deduction REF SLP

S1363 Matheussen,J/Allen,D Pub. util.-concerns overpymts. REF SEG

S1364 Matheussen,J Domestic viol restraining order-concerns REF SJU

SCR53 Cafiero,J Vet. prop. tax benf.-expand elig. REF SSG

SJR30 Cardinale,G Sch. prayer, voluntary-amend. constit. REF SJU



Bills Passed:



A656 Bodine,F+2 Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns (40-0)

A1678 Impreveduto,A/Malone,J+3 Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig. (40-0)

A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+83 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M (40-0)

A1958 Cohen,N/Sarlo,P+1 Loc. improvement liens-concerns (40-0)

S11 ScaSca (2R) Lesniak,R Health care benf., retired emp.-concerns (35-4)

S403 Sca (1R) Kyrillos,J Prop. tax-concerns exemp, cert bldgs. (40-0)

S418 Bryant,W/Littell,R Home repair finan. contract-concerns (40-0)

S701 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Vitale,J+1 Contaminated sites-concerns (40-0)

S727 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Cardinale,G Vol. fire/rescue personnel-concerns emp. (27-8)

S764 Sca (1R) Allen,D+1 Prop/casualty insur. refunds-time limits (38-0)

S903 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Cardinale,G+1 Separation benf. fd-incl. in mun budgets (40-0)

S991 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Bryant,W Sch dist emp-concern criminal hist check (22-9)

S1130 Sca (1R) Martin,R Pupil id info.-concerns (35-2)

S1224 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Bagger,R+2 Crim. hist. background checks-concerns (40-0)

SJR15 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J Sch. Psych. Mo.-desig. April (40-0)

SR21 Bucco,A/Cardinale,G+4 Falun Gong-Peoples Repub, China-release (Voice)

SR46 Furnari,G+1 Elections-Senate St. Govt. Comm. review (Voice)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A911 AcaSa (2R) Cohen,N/Burzichelli,J+3 Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-create (38-0) (Cardinale)

A911 AcaSaSa (2R) Cohen,N/Burzichelli,J+3 Sept. 11, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act-create (36-1) (Cardinale)

Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended: (cont'd)



S775/1296 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Cardinale,G/Furnari,G+7 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001-enacts (36-1) (Kenny)

S775/1296 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Cardinale,G/Furnari,G+7 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001-enacts (38-0) (Martin)

S889 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Smith,B/McNamara,H+2 Land preserv., cert.-concerns (37-0) (Smith)



Bills Substituted:



A656 Bodine,F+2 Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns SUB FOR S349

A1678 Impreveduto,A/Malone,J+3 Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig. SUB FOR S1108

A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+83 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M SUB FOR S34

A1958 Cohen,N/Sarlo,P+1 Loc. improvement liens-concerns SUB FOR S1246

S34 Littell,R/Buono,B+35 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M SUB BY A1955

S349 Bark,M Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns SUB BY A656

S1108 Singer,R/Codey,R Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig. SUB BY A1678

S1246 Lesniak,R Loc. improvement liens-concerns SUB BY A1958



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S20 ScaSca (2R) Kenny,B Health Care Subsidy Fd-medicaid expenses REP/SCA

S1348 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Bucco,A+8 Lead-safe housing grant-estab.;$2M REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S1348 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Bucco,A+8 Lead-safe housing grant-estab.;$2M



Bills Transferred:



A1730 Johnson,G/Ahearn,M Parolees release-prov. verified address FROM SEG TO SLP

S478 Adler,J/Martin,R+5 Prop. tax reform-St. constit. convention FROM SSG TO SJU

S1262 Matheussen,J Parolees release-prov. verified address FROM SJU TO SLP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S144 Buono,B Poisonous plants-conduct study FROM SEG



Co-Sponsors Added:



S10 (Inverso,P; McNamara,H; Kavanaugh,W; Kyrillos,J; Connors,L; Lance,L; Cardinale,G; Ciesla,A)

S34 (Turner,S)

S83 Scs (SCS) (Gill,N)

S121 (Kenny,B)

S180 (Bucco,A)

S310 Sca (1R) (Singer,R; Smith,B)

S701 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S713 (Ciesla,A)

S764 Sca (1R) (Baer,B)

S860 Sca (1R) (Gill,N)

S889 ScsSa (SCS/1R) (Cardinale,G; Baer,B)

S890 (Adler,J)

S903 Sca (1R) (Inverso,P)

S906 (Sweeney,S)

S978 (Ciesla,A; Vitale,J; Girgenti,J)

S1075 (Sweeney,S)

S1156 (Allen,D)

S1210 (Sweeney,S)

S1224 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S1280 (Allen,D)

S1340 (Suliga,J)

S1348 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J; Connors,L; Vitale,J; James,S; Cardinale,G; Buono,B; Smith,B; Singer,R)

SR21 (Baer,B; Lance,L; Inverso,P; Buono,B)

SR23 (Baer,B)

SR46 (Baer,B)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S427 (Matheussen,J)

S701 Sca (1R) (Vitale,J)

S714 (Kyrillos,J)

S727 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S903 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S1283 (Buono,B)

S1343 (Gill,N)

SR21 (Cardinale,G)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A656 (Bark,M)

A1678 (Singer,R; Codey,R)

A1955 (Bark,M; Matheussen,J; Bennett,J; Kyrillos,J; Singer,R; Kavanaugh,W; Gormley,W; Connors,L; Allen,D; McNamara,H;

Cardinale,G; Ciesla,A; Palaia,J; Inverso,P; Buono,B; Littell,R; Bucco,A; Coniglio,J; Turner,S; James,S; Charles,J; Smith,B;

Baer,B; Sacco,N; Kenny,B; Adler,J; Furnari,G; Rice,R; Gill,N; Suliga,J; Vitale,J; Sweeney,S; Bryant,W; Lance,L; Martin,R;

Bagger,R; Girgenti,J)

A1958 (Lesniak,R)



Note to the March 18, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsor Added:



S10 (Gormley,W) *NOT* (Codey,R)



The Senate adjourned at 6:40 P.M. to meet on Monday, March 25, 2002 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, March 25, 2002 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A656 Bodine,F+2 Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns

A1678 Impreveduto,A/Malone,J+3 Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig.

A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+83 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M

A1958 Cohen,N/Sarlo,P+1 Loc. improvement liens-concerns



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/18/02):



P.L.2002, c.9. A1152 Wolfe,D/Doria,J+3 03/19/2002 Teachers, foreign-concerns emp.

P.L.2002, c.10. A1691 Doria,J/Hackett,M+4 03/19/2002 Charter sch. fac.-concerns construction