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for May 13, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 20 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S1526 Turner,S/Martin,R Higher ed faculty, cert.-submit reports



Bills Introduced:



S1445 Allen,D Black hist. studies-incl. in curriculum REF SED

S1446 Allen,D Underground RR Proj.;$100K REF SEG

S1447 Connors,L Toll Roads Auth.-successor auth. REF STR

S1448 Bucco,A Morristown Mem. Hosp-children acute care REF SHH

S1449 Allen,D Independent Living Ctrs-alloc cert fines REF SHH

S1450 Cafiero,J UEZ, jt.-clarifies parameters REF SEG

S1451 Cafiero,J Tourism industry-report to Gov. & Leg. REF SEG

S1452 Connors,L Barnegat Bay Decoy Proj.;$6M REF SEN

S1453 Connors,L Nuclear plant guards-possess firearms REF SLP

S1454 Connors,L+1 SPRS-incr. retir. benf. REF SSG

S1455 Bagger,R Homestead rebate, cert. tenants-enhance REF SCU

S1456 Matheussen,J NJSAVER rebate-concerns elig. REF SCU

S1457 Matheussen,J Gross income tax cred., refundable-estab REF SBA

S1458 Bagger,R Fire chiefs, paid-mun. appoint REF SLP

S1459 Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REF SEN

S1460 McNamara,H Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns REF SEN

S1461 Bucco,A+1 Water Supply Bond Act of 2002;$300M REF SEN

S1462 Bagger,R Bill of Rights-estab. lic. plate REF STR

S1463 Bark,M Pinelands-proh. St. exporting water REF SEN

S1464 Bucco,A Water Supply, 21st Century Task Force REF SEN

S1465 Smith,B Six Mile Run Reservoir site-concerns REF SEN

S1466 Smith,B Land, conserv/recreation-concerns REF SEN

S1467 Singer,R Crime victim's rights-concerns REF SJU

S1468 Singer,R Abbott dist.-concerns designation REF SED

S1469 Smith,B Elections, cert.-conducted by mail REF SSG

S1470 Smith,B Inspection fac., priv.-corp bus tax cred REF SEN

S1471 Lance,L Telecommunication records-regulates REF SCM

S1472 Smith,B Fixed guideway transit sys.-finan. study REF STR

S1473 Smith,B Absentee ballots-expands availability REF SSG

S1474 Inverso,P Inheritance tax-exemp. 9/11 decedents REF SBA

S1475 Allen,D/Inverso,P ID theft-expungement of cert. records REF SJU

S1476 Matheussen,J/Cafiero,J Child porno crimes-no early release act REF SJU

S1477 Allen,D/Turner,S Defibrillators-req. in nursing homes REF SHH

S1478 Bryant,W Calves, raised for veal-humane treatment REF SEG

S1479 Cardinale,G Fiduciaries-employ/compensate accountant REF SCM

S1480 Cardinale,G Check Cashers Reg Act, 1993-modify prov. REF SCM

S1481 Cardinale,G Ataxia Telangiectasia research;$1M REF SHH

S1482 Cardinale,G Hwy. Authority-proh. bond issuance REF STR







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1483 Cardinale,G Transp. dist.-concerns congestion relief REF STR

S1484 Cardinale,G Firearms collectors, fed. lic.-concerns REF SLP

S1485 Cardinale,G Disaster needs/resource database-estab. REF SLP

S1486 Cardinale,G Govt spending, reduce-Constit convention REF SJU

S1487 Cafiero,J Cell phone use in mv-concerns REF SLP

S1488 Smith,B St. Plan consistency reviews-leg. bills REF SCU

S1489 Sweeney,S UI benf., admin.-improve;$242.8M REF SLA

S1490 Rice,R Work First NJ-incr. mo. benf. pymt. REF SHH

S1491 Palaia,J Sch. superintendent-proh. as bus. admin. REF SED

S1492 Buono,B Auto insur. underwriting rules-concerns REF SCM

S1493 Inverso,P/Allen,D Mil base, fed-submit base closing report REF SLP

S1494 Cardinale,G Check casher lic., cert.-elim. REF SCM

S1495 Bryant,W Ergonomics in Ed. Study Comm.-estab. REF SED

S1496 Kenny,B FY2002 approp act-clarify leg. intent REF SHH

S1497 Kenny,B Substance Abuse Prev., Treatment Comm. REF SHH

S1498 Inverso,P Sch. breakfast prog.-mand. participation REF SED

S1499 Inverso,P/Singer,R Nonprescription formulas-req. coverage REF SSG

S1500 Allen,D/Lance,L Reciprocal income tax-prev. abrogation REF SBA

S1501 Allen,D Forensic labs, St.-req. to be accredited REF SLP

S1502 Allen,D Prescriptions-concerns fraudulent REF SHH

S1503 Allen,D Haz. substance, sch. grounds-req testing REF SEN

S1504 Allen,D/Bagger,R Fed. retir. contrib.-income tax excl. REF SBA

S1505 Vitale,J/Rice,R Marriage lic. applications-concerns REF SHH

S1506 Rice,R Housing-related prog.-transfer fds. REF SBA

S1507 Coniglio,J Airport emp.-crim hist background checks REF STR

S1508 Codey,R Fees & penal., cert.-estab. and incr. REF SBA

S1509 Lesniak,R Cigarette tax-incr. REF SBA

S1510 Vitale,J Co. prosecutor-concerns cert. costs REF SJU

S1511 Smith,B Haz. substance cleanups-admin. costs REF SEN

S1512 Sacco,N Election dist.-concerns REF SSG

S1513 Inverso,P Invasion of privacy-punishes cert. acts REF SJU

S1514 Inverso,P Crim. invasion, privacy of child-concern REF SJU

S1515 Inverso,P Suicide Prev. Advis. Council;$400K REF SHH

S1516 Matheussen,J/Inverso,P Env. infrastructure proj.-auth. loans REF SEN

SCR55 Matheussen,J Vet., cert.-qualify prop. tax deductions REF SLP

SCR56 Bagger,R Quiet Communities Act of 2001-enact REF STR

SR59 Inverso,P Breast Cancer Awareness Mo.-Oct. 2002 REF SHH

SR60 Adler,J/Bennett,J St. of Israel bonds investment-commends REF SSG

SR62 Codey,R Cable TV industry-allows St. to regulate REF SCM



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A732 Greenstein,L/Gusciora,R+3 David J. Goldberg Transp. Bldg.-desig. REP

S116 Bennett,J/Allen,D Firefighters-lic plate, waives fee REP

S328 Matheussen,J Mil. retirees-auth. special lic. plates REP

S451/1357 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Inverso,P+2 Early retir. benf.-St. emp. REP/SCS

S703 Connors,L Mil. svc., cert-free hunting/fishing lic REP

S786 Matheussen,J/Buono,B Psychotherapy svcs.-SHBP cover REP

S857 Inverso,P David J. Goldberg Transp. Bldg.-desig. REP

S922 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Towing operators-accept cash or credit REP/SCA

S966 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Sacco,N Unsafe crossings-DOT identify REP/SCA

S978 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Furnari,G+6 Contrib. by entities doing St. bus-proh REP/SCA

S1142 Cafiero,J Phase 2 Tourism Funding-prov. REP

S1181 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Rice,R+2 Contaminated site-remediation cost reimb REP/SCA

S1353/1298 Scs (SCS) Suliga,J Water supply sys. interconnection study REP/SCS

S1370 Suliga,J/Bagger,R Diabetes research/ed.-estab. lic. plate REP

S1443 Coniglio,J Ethical Standards Exec. Comm.-incr memb. REP

SR15 Cardinale,G/Martin,R+4 Ancillary Airline Industry Relief-enact REP

SR28 Coniglio,J Port Auth. & FAA-ban on heavy aircrafts REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S116 Bennett,J/Allen,D Firefighters-lic plate, waives fee

S451/1357 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Inverso,P+2 Early retir. benf.-St. emp.







Bills Referred/SBA: (cont'd)



S703 Connors,L Mil. svc., cert-free hunting/fishing lic

S786 Matheussen,J/Buono,B Psychotherapy svcs.-SHBP cover

S1142 Cafiero,J Phase 2 Tourism Funding-prov.

S1181 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Rice,R+2 Contaminated site-remediation cost reimb

S1353/1298 Scs (SCS) Suliga,J Water supply sys. interconnection study

S1370 Suliga,J/Bagger,R Diabetes research/ed.-estab. lic. plate



Bills Combined:



S1298 Allen,D/Matheussen,J+1 Water supply interconnection study;$500K COMB/W S1353

S1357 Sweeney,S/Furnari,G Early retir. benf.-cert. pub. emp. COMB/W S451



Co-Sponsors Added:



S236 (Ciesla,A)

S237 (Ciesla,A)

S478 (Suliga,J)

S695 (Ciesla,A)

S699 (Ciesla,A)

S914 (Singer,R)

S978 Sca (1R) (Adler,J)

S1277 (Ciesla,A)

S1301 ScaAca (2R) (Ciesla,A)

S1454 (Bark,M)

S1461 (Littell,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S116 (Allen,D)

S966 Sca (1R) (Sacco,N)

S1014 (Coniglio,J)

S1433 (Inverso,P)

SCR50 (Inverso,P)



The Senate adjourned at 6:39 P.M. to meet on Thursday, May 16, 2002 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2342 D'Amato,P/Blee,F Firefighters-lic plate, waives fee REF ATR

A2343 Chivukula,U Delaware/Raritan Canal Comm-concerns REF AAN

A2344 Cohen,N Auto. insur. rating plans-concerns REF ABI

A2345 Caraballo,W/Burzichelli,J Electric pub. util.-concerns REF ATU

A2346 Asselta,N Gaming investigator-carry firearm REF ALP

A2347 Asselta,N Hunting lic., seasonal-estab. & set fee REF AAN

A2348 D'Amato,P Auto. insur. rating territories-concerns REF ABI

A2349 Kean,T Homestead rebate, cert. tenants-enhance REF AHO

A2350 Friscia,A/Greenstein,L UI benf., admin.-improve;$242.8M REF ALA

A2351 Malone,J/Watson Coleman,B Nonprescription formulas-req. coverage REF AAP

A2352 Sires,A/Impreveduto,A Sports and entertainment dist.-creates REF AAP

A2353 Blee,F/D'Amato,P Displaced Homemaker Ctrs. prog;$690K REF AFW

ACR119 Kean,T St. constit. convention-concerns amend. REF ASG

AR127 Barnes,P/Previte,M Drug Court Mo.-declares May, 2002 REF AJU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A279 Gusciora,R/Bateman,C Death, cert. mv off-AG devel. guidelines REP

A298 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+8 Dogs, cert.-mun. court find dangerous REP

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



A373 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/DeCroce,A+2 NJT-comment on devel. applications REP/ACA

A917 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L+2 Nonprofit org-proh disclosing cert info REP/ACA

A1641 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Child care prov-notify of lic revocation REP/ACA

A1649 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Wisniewski,J Flight instruction-background checks REP/ACA

A1702/1828 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R/Steele,A+2 Sheriffs-enforce truck weight limits REP/ACS

A1714 Friscia,A/Sarlo,P+2 Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns REP

A1726 Guear,G/Wisniewski,J+5 Pub. util. emp. id, misuse-upgrade penal REP

A1775 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Johnson,G+1 Fire Svc Resources Emerg. Deployment Act REP/ACA

A1902 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns REP/ACA

A2071 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+1 Adoptive parents, prospective-concerns REP/ACA

A2125 Stender,L Judges, cert.-solemnize marriages REP

A2134 Stender,L/Green,J Toll rd auth-inform motorist, towing fee REP

A2147 Conners,J/Previte,M Mil base, fed-submit base closing report REP

A2188 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Pharmaceutical supplies-concerns distrib REP/ACA

A2264 Aca (1R) Stanley,C Health prof. lic.-crim. hist. check req. REP/ACA

ACR98 Weinberg,L/Previte,M+12 TANF-Cong. reauth. prog. REP

AJR22 Azzolina,J+3 WWII Vet Memor Advisory Comm-reconstitue REP

AR127 Barnes,P/Previte,M Drug Court Mo.-declares May, 2002 REP

AR152 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+2 Nuclear waste-constr. repository REP

AR160 Van Drew,J Medicare-prov eyeglass/dentures coverage REP

S239 Suliga,J+2 Toll rd auth-inform motorist, towing fee REP

S432 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Furnari,G+8 Flight instruction-background checks REP

S533 SaAca (2R) James,S Water/wastewater treatment svcs-concerns REP/ACA

S981 Turner,S+1 Dogs, cert.-mun. court find dangerous REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A345/2341 Acs (ACS) Caraballo,W/Friscia,A+3 Dept. of Pub. Advocate-reestab. REP/ACS REF AAP

A539 Roberts,J/Vandervalk,C+2 SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp. REP REF AAP

A1836 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Workers' comp case-concerns witness fees REP/ACA REF AAP

A1946 Aca (1R) Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A+2 United We Stand-estab. lic. plate REP/ACA REF AAP

A1998 Smith,R/Van Drew,J Mil. svc., cert.-free St. park admission REP REF AAP

A2110 Aca (1R) Egan,J/Eagler,P+30 Clean Communities Prog.-revises REP/ACA REF AAP

A2142 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Statewide Water Supply Plan-revisions REP/ACA REF AAP

A2148 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Sarlo,P+1 Animal shelters-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

S1301 ScaAca (2R) McNamara,H/Suliga,J+4 Statewide Water Supply Plan-revisions REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



A1394/1779/2511 Acs (ACS) Doria,J/Greenstein,L+1 Early retir. benf.-St. emp. REP/ACS REF ABU



Bills Combined:



A1779 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+1 Early retir. benf.-St. emp. COMB/W A1349/2511

A1828 Payne,W/Barnes,P Commercial MV-auth. loc. off. to inspect COMB/W A1702

A2341 Steele,A/Burzichelli,J Pub. Advocate-restores COMB/W A345

A2511 Guear,G/Conaway,H Early retir. benf.-cert. St. emp. COMB/W A1394/1779



Bills Transferred:



A288 Gusciora,R+9 Coastal Area Fac. Review Act-revises FROM AEN TO AAN

A302 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+7 Blasting activities-concerns local reg. FROM AHO TO ALA

A520 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Water supply, alternative-auth. devel. FROM AEN TO AAN

A712 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+24 Aged, disab prog-income estimation error FROM AAP TO ABU

A858 Asselta,N Dredging, riparian leases-annual approp. FROM AEN TO AAN

A889 Asselta,N/D'Amato,P+1 Intercoastal Waterway/Back Bay Dredging FROM AEN TO AAN

A926 Rooney,J/Heck,R+10 Pub. Surface Water Supply Prot. Act FROM AEN TO AAN

A982 Moran,J/Connors,C+1 Open space donation-income tax deduct. FROM AEN TO AAN

A1016 Connors,C/Moran,J+1 Power vessels, cert. env. areas-reg. FROM AEN TO AAN

A1793 Rooney,J Watershed prop.-roll-back taxes FROM AEN TO AAN

A1898 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Mun. sewer/water sys-prov. liab. FROM AEN TO AAN

A1925 Weinberg,L/Rooney,J New Bridge Landing Hist. Site;$350K FROM AEN TO AAN









Bills Transferred: (cont'd)



A1985 Asselta,N Solid waste not containerized-proh. FROM AEN TO AAN

A2264 Aca (1R) Stanley,C Health prof. lic.-crim. hist. check req. FROM AHH TO ASI

AJR28 Corodemus,S/D'Amato,P+1 Shore prot. proj.-not reduce funding FROM AEN TO AAN

AR44 Geist,G Delaware River, deepening-opposes FROM AEN TO AAN

AR49 Greenwald,L/Previte,M+15 Radium in groundwater-Gov. address FROM AEN TO AAN

S501 Vitale,J/McNamara,H+1 Water resources preserv-concerns funding FROM AEN TO AAN

S1139 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Singer,R United We Stand-estab. lic. plate FROM ATR TO AAP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1326 Geist,G+1 Internet-concerns cert. posted info. FROM AED



Co-Sponsors Added:



A540 (Barnes,P)

A917 Aca (1R) (Heck,R)

A986 (Barnes,P)

A1714 (Egan,J)

A1771 (Sarlo,P)

A1913 (Egan,J)

A1932 (Munoz,E)

A1946 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A2071 Aca (1R) (Heck,R)

A2110 Aca (1R) (Chatzidakis,L)

A2311 (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D)

AR152 (Guear,G)



Prime Sponsors Added:



A2229 (Roberts,J)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2229 (Fisher,D)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1714 (Sarlo,P)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2229 (Fisher,D)



The Assembly adjourned at 7:00 P.M. to meet on Thursday, May 16, 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 (05/09/02):



None