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for May 6, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 18 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, May 9, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A2206 Quigley,J/Guear,G Domestic security preparedness-concerns REF AHS

A2207 Egan,J/Diegnan,P New Brunswick-auth. addl. UEZ REF ACE

A2208 Perez-Cinciarelli,E/Doria,J Mosquito control plan-St./co. devel. REF AEN

A2210 McKeon,J Pub. park parking lots-concerns REF AAN

A2211 Barnes,P+5 PFRS reemp. retirees-concerns memb. REF ASG

A2212 Sires,A/Cruz-Perez,N Ethical Standards Exec. Comm.-incr memb. REF ASG

A2213 Munoz,E/Cryan,J Diabetes research/ed.-estab. lic. plate REF ATR

A2214 Munoz,E/Kean,T Bill of Rights-estab. lic. plate REF ATR



Motions:



A542 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Ahearn,M+2 Internet Voting Study Comm.-estab. To Aa (Pennacchio)

A542 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Ahearn,M+2 Internet Voting Study Comm.-estab. To Table (Greenwald) (43-33-0)



Bills Passed:



A252 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+3 Sr. cit.-pub. util. 30-day pymt. plans (76-0-1)

A284 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Van Drew,J+10 Telephone solicitor-caller id blocking (76-0-1)

A332 O'Toole,K/Geist,G+5 Mun. meetings-permits pub. participation (77-0-0)

A361 Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K Right turn on red-optional (76-0-0)

A406 AaAa (2R) Kean,T/Caraballo,W+5 Mail solicitations, electronic-reg. (73-3-0)

A415 Aca (1R) Kean,T/Merkt,R Bd. of elections-expands elig. age (69-2-2)

A529 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Steele,A+5 Voter regis.-higher ed registrar off. (75-2-0)

A542 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Ahearn,M+2 Internet Voting Study Comm.-estab. (59-15-3)

A543 Roberts,J/Ahearn,M+4 Absentee ballots-concerns (62-13-2)

A560 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Cohen,N+1 Emission control equip.-dealer disclose (76-0-0)

A1109 Aca (1R) Garrett,E/Gregg,G+1 Black bear-bans intentional feeding (74-1-1)

A1156 D'Amato,P/Blee,F Recall election-proh. contrib. by casino (76-1-0)

A1172 Previte,M/Johnson,G+2 Bodily fluid at probation offic.-assault (76-0-0)

A1552 AcaAa (2R) Greenwald,L/Previte,M+7 Water Supply & Contamination Study Comm. (73-2-1)

A1586 Aa (1R) Gregg,G/Green,J+2 Dog, dangerous-proh. debarking (75-0-0)

A1688 AcaAa (2R) Wisniewski,J/Fraguela,R+2 Ferry passenger service-concerns (74-0-0)

A1750 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+3 Raincheck Policy Disclosure Act (72-3-2)

A1751 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Burial of indigent persons-co. pay costs (73-0-0)





Bills Passed: (cont'd)



A1757 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+4 Tpk. Auth.-waive tolls, cert. conditions (71-5-0)

A1864 Merkt,R/Cohen,N Limited liab. co.-concerns dissolved co. (75-0-0)

AR86 Ahearn,M/Conners,J+2 Montgomery GI Bill-amend ed. asst. prov. (76-0-0)

AR89 Wisniewski,J/Van Drew,J+1 Highway purposes-appropriate fed. fds. (74-0-0)

AR93 Ahearn,M/Johnson,G+1 Ramapo River Watershed-Gov preserve/prot (76-0-0)

S674 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+2 Assist living resid-background checks (76-0-0)



Bills Passed Concurring w/Amendment by Amendment:



A1889 AcaScaAa (3R) Cohen,N/Arnone,M+5 Mun. and co. budgets-concerns To Concur by Aa (76-0-0) (Cryan)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A282 AcaAa (2R) Gusciora,R/Vandervalk,C+7 EMTs-certified, cardiac defibrillation (Kean)

A368 Aa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Eagler,P+4 Fire prot. sys., new-proh. standby fees (Wisniewski)

A689 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Doria,J+3 Domestic viol-insurers proh from discrim (Weinberg)

A710 Aa (1R) Weinberg,L/Cottrell,M+6 Discrim. in housing-concerns (Weinberg)



Bills Substituted:



A2023 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Eagler,P+2 Assist living resid-background checks SUB BY S674 (1R)

S674 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+2 Assist living resid-background checks SUB FOR A2023 (1R)



Bills Transferred:



A217 Friscia,A+1 Bd. of ed. subcontracting-concerns FROM AED TO ALA

A551 Impreveduto,A/Cohen,N Prescription forms-pharmacist may change FROM AHH TO ASI

A706 Weinberg,L/Friscia,A Privatize St. svcs.-concerns contracts FROM ASG TO ALA

A713 Weinberg,L Privatize co svcs-concerns cert contract FROM AHO TO ALA

A877 Asselta,N+6 Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns FROM AED TO ALA

A1331 Geist,G/Asselta,N+7 Pub. emp.-proh. changing terms of emp. FROM ASG TO ALA

A1332 Geist,G Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns FROM AED TO ALA

A1714 Friscia,A+1 Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns FROM AED TO ALA

A2188 Caraballo,W Pharmaceutical supplies-concerns distrib FROM TO AHH TO ASI



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A751 Cottrell,M/Vandervalk,C+1 Work First NJ Prog.-concerns elig. FROM 2RA

A1571 Stender,L+6 Vol. FF/rescue memb.-estab mortgage prog FROM AHO

A1824 McKeon,J MV searches-concerns FROM ALP

AR125 Ahearn,M PSEG Bergen, power fac.-oppose expansion FROM AEN



Co-Sponsors Added:



A103 (Smith,R)

A104 (Bodine,F; Chatzidakis,L)

A213 (Guear,G)

A214 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A215 (Guear,G)

A222 (Guear,G)

A242 (Hackett,M)

A252 (Greenstein,L; Sarlo,P)

A258 (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Geist,G; Guear,G)

A282 AcaAa (2R) (D'Amato,P; Munoz,E)

A284 Aca (1R) (Conners,J; Greenstein,L; Guear,G; Sarlo,P; Thompson,S; Conaway,H)

A332 (Previte,M)

A344 (Hackett,M)

A345 (Guear,G)

A382 (Guear,G)

A406 AaAa (2R) (Thompson,S; Smith,R; Ahearn,M; Greenstein,L; Munoz,E)





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A408 (Johnson,G)

A486 (Pennacchio,J)

A487 (Munoz,E)

A511 (Guear,G)

A529 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P; Conaway,H; Conners,J; Hackett,M; Previte,M)

A540 (Hackett,M; Russo,D)

A542 Aca (1R) (Hackett,M; Previte,M)

A543 (Conners,J; Eagler,P; Hackett,M; Previte,M)

A545 (Conners,J; Conaway,H)

A562 AcaAa (2R) (Stender,L; Previte,M)

A565 (Chivukula,U)

A573 (Vandervalk,C)

A700 (Hackett,M; Payne,W; Pou,N)

A705 (Guear,G)

A712 (Sarlo,P; Thompson,S; D'Amato,P; Conaway,H; Ahearn,M)

A717 (Guear,G)

A719 Aca (1R) (Merkt,R)

A727 (O'Toole,K)

A780 (Pou,N)

A794 (Pennacchio,J)

A808 (Smith,R)

A847 (Pou,N; Johnson,G; Van Drew,J; Chatzidakis,L; Bodine,F; Arnone,M; Guear,G)

A850 (Smith,R)

A877 (Guear,G)

A887 (Arnone,M; D'Amato,P; Munoz,E; Van Drew,J)

A938 (Geist,G)

A955 (Connors,C; Moran,J)

A1041 (Guear,G)

A1109 Aca (1R) (O'Toole,K)

A1172 (O'Toole,K)

A1317 (Munoz,E; Payne,W)

A1320 (Guear,G)

A1331 (Guear,G)

A1398 (Bateman,C; Johnson,G; McKeon,J)

A1511 Aca (1R) (Arnone,M; Conners,J)

A1552 AcaAa (2R) (Sarlo,P; O'Toole,K; Conners,J; Conaway,H)

A1586 Aa (1R) (Conaway,H)

A1653 (Guear,G)

A1688 AcaAa (2R) (Sarlo,P; Ahearn,M)

A1702 (Johnson,G)

A1714 (Guear,G)

A1750 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Ahearn,M)

A1751 (Munoz,E)

A1757 Aca (1R) (Conners,J; Greenstein,L)

A1786 (Munoz,E)

A1798 (Guear,G)

A1857 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M; Myers,C)

A1862 (Geist,G)

A1892 (Guear,G)

A1897 (Wisniewski,J; D'Amato,P; Blee,F)

A1912 (Guear,G)

A1913 (Hackett,M)

A1915 (Guear,G)

A1916 (Guear,G)

A1917 (Guear,G)

A1926 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

A1927 (McKeon,J)

A1932 (Pou,N; Arnone,M; Guear,G; Gusciora,R; Johnson,G; Van Drew,J)

A1941 (Bateman,C)

A1944 (D'Amato,P; Blee,F)

A1947 (Conaway,H; Heck,R; Conners,J; Pou,N)

A1948 (Conners,J; Guear,G; Conaway,H; Heck,R)

A1950 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A1993 (Munoz,E)

A2018 (Merkt,R)

A2023 (Conners,J; Greenstein,L)

A2044 (Guear,G)

A2079 (Conners,J; Quigley,J; Pou,N; Weinberg,L)

A2083 (Watson Coleman,B)

A2084 (Bodine,F)

A2096 (Hackett,M)

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2101 (Conaway,H; Gregg,G; Weinberg,L)

A2110 (Hackett,M; Johnson,G; Bateman,C; Cruz-Perez,N; Fisher,D; Friscia,A)

A2132 (Guear,G)

A2135 (Arnone,M)

A2136 (Arnone,M)

A2139 (Arnone,M)

A2146 (Blee,F; D'Amato,P)

A2148 (Arnone,M)

A2161 (Arnone,M)

A2164 (Guear,G)

A2167 (Arnone,M)

A2178 (Weinberg,L)

A2179 (Holzapfel,J; D'Amato,P; Blee,F; Connors,C)

A2184 (Arnone,M)

ACR98 (Conners,J; Johnson,G)

AJR29 (McKeon,J)

AR17 (Weinberg,L)

AR30 (Johnson,G)

AR86 (Previte,M; Sarlo,P)

AR93 (Eagler,P)

AR113 (Hackett,M)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A134 (Conaway,H; Conners,J)

A282 AcaAa (2R) (Thompson,S)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A377 (Johnson,G)

A394 (Munoz,E)

A525 (Johnson,G)

A626 (Guear,G)

A687 (Johnson,G)

A692 (Johnson,G)

A820 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A905 (Munoz,E)

A1167 (Johnson,G)

A1616 (Johnson,G)

A1617 (Johnson,G)

A1649 (Wisniewski,J)

A1723 (Conaway,H)

A1775 (Johnson,G)

A1933 (Weinberg,L)

A1934 (Roberts,J)

A1938 (Kean,T)

A1948 (Gusciora,R)

A1949 (Johnson,G)

A1999 (Bodine,F)

A2030 (Asselta,N)

A2033 (Barnes,P)

A2038 (Previte,M)

A2043 (Garrett,E)

A2049 (Van Drew,J)

A2051 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2077 (Weinberg,L)

A2112 (Doria,J)

A2160 (Friscia,A)

A2178 (Munoz,E)

ACR85 (Myers,C)

ACR90 (Barnes,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A480 (Biondi,P)

A481 (Biondi,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn: (cont'd)



A483 (Biondi,P)

A484 (Biondi,P)

A485 (Biondi,P)



Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S674 Sca (1R) (Stanley,C; Eagler,P)



Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S674 Sca (1R) (Van Drew,J; Smith,R; Conner,J; Greenstein,L)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 21, 2002



Fire Safety Commission:



Assemblyman Kevin J. O'Toole (40)



*Effective April 5, 2002



Task Force on Driver Distractions and Highway Safety:



Assemblyman Francis L. Bodine (8)



New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning:



Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi (16)



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Assemblyman E. Scott Garrett (24)

Assemblyman David W. Wolfe (10)

Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck (38)



The DYFS Staffing and Review Panel:



Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck (38)



New Jersey Commission on Programs for Gifted Students:



Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck (38)



Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission:



Assemblyman Francis J. Blee (2)







The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments (cont'd)



*Effective April 5, 2002



Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs:



Assemblyman Eric Munoz (21)



Joint Budget Oversight Committee:



Assemblyman Joseph R. Malone, III (30)



NJ Commission on Holocaust Education:



Dr. Markus Barth, of Lawrenceville.



NJ World Trade Center Scholarship Fund:



Kelly Colasanti, of Hoboken.

Karen D'Ambrosi, of Woodcliff Lake.



Joint Committee on Mentoring:



Assemblyman William D. Payne (29)



Commission on Business Efficiency in the Public Schools:



Assemblyman Samuel D. Thompson (13)



*Effective April 11, 2002



Joint Budget Oversight Committee:



Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (6)

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (15)



New Jersey Health Data Commission:



Assemblyman Eric Munoz (21)



New Jersey State Museum Board of Trustees:



Assemblyman Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (21)



New Jersey Commission to Deter Criminal Activity:



Assemblyman Samuel D. Thompson (13)







The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments (cont'd)



*Effective April 15, 2002



Homeowners Insurance Availability Advisory Committee:



Assemblyman Nicholas Asselta (1)



Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission:



Assemblyman Francis J. Blee (2)

Assemblyman Tom Smith (11)



Lake Restoration and Management Advisory Task Force:



Assemblyman Larry Chatzidakis (8)



*Effective April 18, 2002



Advisory Council to Promote the Profession of Nursing:



Ann Twomey, R.N., of Emerson.



*Effective April 23, 2002



New Jersey Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Cultural and Educational Programs:



Tina Segali, of Oradell.



Note to the February 4, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A712 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+19 Aged, disab prog-income estimation error REP REF AAP *NOT*REP



The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. to meet on Thursday, May 09, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



S674 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+2 Assist living resid-background checks



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (03/26/02):



P.L.2002, c.14. A555 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Fraguela,R+1 04/09/2002 Gift certificates-valid until redeemed

P.L.2002, c.15. A1985 Cohen,N/Sarlo,P,+1 04/09/2002 Loc. improvement liens-concerns

P.L.2002, c.16. A306 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+4 04/15/2002 Food stamp appl. form-concerns

P.L.2002, c.17. A473 Bateman,C/DeCroce,A+3 04/23/2002 Mortgage guaranty insur.-concerns

P.L.2002, c.18. A1955 Sarlo,P/Watson Coleman,B+82 04/24/2002 Bioterrorism preparedness;$27.242M

P.L.2002, c.19. S845 Aa (1R) Suliga,J/Lesniak,R+1 04/30/2002 Mun. owned real estate-auth. lease

P.L.2002, c.20. A656 Bodine,F+2 04/30/2002 Vet. students, lic. exam-concerns

P.L.2002, c.21. A1678 Impreveduto,A/Malone,J+3 04/30/2002 Sires Stakes Prog.-concerns elig.