NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 16, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 21 210th Legislature First Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Anthony John Graziano, of Bloomingdale.

Joseph Elmer Kane, of Egg Harbor Township.

Louis R. Meloni, of Pennsauken.

James E. Rafferty, of Turnersville.

Joseph P. Testa, of Vineland.

John Tomasello, of Mantua.

Georgia M. Curio, of Millville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY:

Leroy Robinson, of Maplewood.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING:

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY:

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD:

Sharon A. Yeske-Amato, R.Ph., of Annandale, to replace Edith Kessler-Feinstein, R.Ph.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Aladar G. Komjathy, of Lambertville, to replace Jo-Ann R. Boehm.

Michael G. Morris, of Stanton.



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

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION:

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

William Rockafellow, of Belvidere, to replace Michael Snyder.



TO BE ADMINISTRATOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS:

Colonel Emil H. Philibosian, of Belle Mead, to replace Michael L. Warner, resigned.



TO BE THE BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

John L. Molinelli, of Woodcliff Lake.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES:

Diane M. Legreide, of Point Pleasant, to replace C. Richard Kamin, resigned.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS:

Reni Erdos, of Scotch Plains, to replace Mark S. Herr, resigned.



TO BE THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Sean F. Dalton, of Monroeville.

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Creed Pogue, of Estell Manor, to replace Marvin Embry.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BURLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Margaret M. Nuzzo, CPA, of Marlton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CAPE MAY COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Lu Ann Wowkanech, of Ocean City, to replace Richard Lynch.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Lou Sebastiani, of Gibbstown, to replace Fred Flagg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Jo-Ann R. Boehm, of Flemington, to replace Harrie Copeland, III.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MORRIS COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Michael M. DiFazio, D.C., of East Hanover.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY AND HAIRSTYLING:

Elaine Contessa Haroldson, of Cliffside Park, to replace Dennis Gullo.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SUSSEX COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Constance S. Flanagan, of Sparta.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Ann M. Stone, of Stewartsville.



Nominations Corrected Copy:



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION BOARD:

Lester Miller, Esq., of Teaneck, to replace Pamela Friedman, resigned. *NOT* Joseph Mania, III, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION:

Beth Kitchen, AICP, P.P., of Haddenfield *NOT* Collingswood, to replace Karen J. Kominsky, resigned.

Michele Simone Byers, of Pennington. *NOT* Southampton.



Bills Introduced:



S1517 Smith,B Reservoir water qual-concerns protection REF SEN

S1518 Smith,B Academic Achievement Award Pilot Prog. REF SED

S1519 Suliga,J PFRS membership-concerns REF SSG

S1520 Matheussen,J/Vitale,J Alco./drug addiction-health insur. cover REF SHH

S1521 Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J Pub. safety worker-concerns cert. comp. REF SLA

S1522 Codey,R Occupational disease-workers' comp. REF SLA

S1523 Singer,R Abbott dist.-concerns designation REF SED

S1524 Bucco,A ATM fac.-emerg. phone service req. REF SCM

S1525 Coniglio,J Lobbyists-proh. granting benf. to leg. REF SSG

S1527 Cardinale,G/Singer,R St. Police Div.-concerns REF SLP

S1528 Cardinale,G Linden marine transfer station-concerns REF SEN

S1529 Cardinale,G/Cafiero,J+1 Toll removal from GSP-prov. REF STR

S1530 Turner,S Energy use allocation sys.-concerns REF SEG

S1531 Turner,S Tech.-Bd. of Ed. adopt curriculum REF SED

S1532 Turner,S Pregnancy/breast feeding-civil rights REF SJU

S1533 Turner,S Consumer cred. reports-concerns REF SCM

S1534 Turner,S Social Security numbers-regulates use REF SLP

S1535 Turner,S Hotel, motel-mun. impose 3% tax REF SCU

S1536 Furnari,G TPAF, PERS-incr. cert. retir. allowances REF SSG

S1537 Charles,J Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns REF SLA

S1538 Bark,M Loc. franchise fees-clarifies auth. REF SCM

S1539 Bark,M Insur. competition, incr.-study comm. REF SCM

S1540 Turner,S/Coniglio,J Home Loan Prot. Act of 2002 REF SCM

S1541 Suliga,J Complimentary Svcs. Excise Tax REF SBA

S1542 Furnari,G Charter sch.-concerns estab. REF SED

S1543 Furnari,G Privatize St. svcs.-concerns contracts REF SLA



Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1544 McNamara,H Meadowlands Complex-concerns finan. REF SSG

SCR57 Smith,B Water consumption user fee rev-dedicate REF SEN

SCR58 Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Env Infrastructure Trust/FY 2003-approve REF SEN

SCR59 Codey,R/Bennett,J Gov., vacancy-concerns REF SSG

SJR34 Cardinale,G/Baer,B St. Song/Anthem/March-desig. REF SSG

SR63 Sweeney,S Nuclear waste-constr. repository REF SEN



Bills On Emergency Resolution:



S1103 ScaSa (2R) Bagger,R Tax bd. memb., co.-incr. memb. (32-0) (Suliga)



Bills Passed:



A459 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Cryan,J+3 Higher ed faculty, cert.-submit reports (36-0)

A701 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Vandervalk,C+5 Home care prov-give patient emp info (36-0)

A1727 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Barnes,P+6 Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off. (29-0)

A1889 AcaScaAa (3R) Cohen,N/Arnone,M+5 Mun. and co. budgets-concerns (37-0)

S105 Bennett,J/Allen,D+5 HOPE Scholarship Prog Study Comm;$5K (37-0)

S276/397 Scs (SCS) Bucco,A/Sacco,N+1 Elevator fire recall keys-concerns (37-0)

S279 Girgenti,J+3 Burglary of resid.-2nd degree crime (36-0)

S341 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Coniglio,J+4 Epinephrine-emerg. med. tech. administer (31-0)

S869 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Lesniak,R+1 Transition bonds-concerns (26-8)

S1068 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Singer,R+1 Home Improvement Contractors' Regis. Act (35-0)

S1103 ScaSa (2R) Bagger,R Tax bd. memb., co.-incr. memb. (35-0)

S1443 Coniglio,J Ethical Standards Exec. Comm.-incr memb. (37-0)

SCR54 Coniglio,J/Bark,M Individuals w/Disab. Ed. Act-incr. fding (37-0)

SJR13 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Natl. cemetery, new-locate in NJ (37-0)

SJR27 Vitale,J/Buono,B+3 Sexual Assault Awareness Mo-desig. April (37-0)

SR25 Turner,S Food Stamp Prog.-Cong. increase min. (Voice)

SR42 Sca (1R) Codey,R Alco./drug use, teenagers in mv-study (Voice)

SR48 Matheussen,J Natl. Sr. Cit. Day-desig. May 15th (Voice)

SR50 Allen,D+1 Natl. Grandparents Day-memor celebration (Voice)

SR55 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Girgenti,J+3 Amer. mil. hist.-teach using vets (Voice)

SR61 Codey,R Sen. Pres. as Gov.-amend Senate Rules (Voice)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



S1103 ScaSa (2R) Bagger,R Tax bd. memb., co.-incr. memb. (32-0) (Suliga)



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S323 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Inverso,P Domestic viol.-aggravated assault REP/SCA

S412 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/James,S St. Police employment titles-req. list REP/SCA

S414 Bryant,W/Turner,S+1 St. Police-trooper performance database REP

S429/1422 Scs (SCS) Bryant,W/Gormley,W+5 Civil rights deprivation-crime REP/SCS

S448 Turner,S/Gormley,W+4 Prof. Responsibility Off.-creates REP

S451/1357 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Sweeney,S Early retir. benf.-St. emp. REP/SCA

S1198 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Adler,J Assault, youth sporting event-upgrade REP/SCA



Bills Combined:



S1422 Gill,N/Charles,J Civil rights deprivation-crime COMB/W S429



Bills Substituted:



A459 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Cryan,J+3 Higher ed faculty, cert.-submit reports SUB FOR S1526

A701 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Vandervalk,C+5 Home care prov-give patient emp info SUB FOR S499 (SCS)

A1727 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Barnes,P+6 Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off. SUB FOR S1270 (1R)

S499 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Adler,J+2 Home care prov-give patient emp info SUB BY A701 (ACS/1R)

S1270 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off. SUB BY A1727 (1R)

S1526 Turner,S/Martin,R Higher ed faculty, cert.-submit reports SUB BY A459 (1R)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S553 Gill,N+2 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Cred Act FROM SCU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S10 (Littell,R)

S76 (Sweeney,S)

S105 (Cafiero,J)

S140 (Adler,J)

S149 (Sweeney,S)

S276/397 Scs (SCS) (Allen,D)

S279 (Allen,D)

S341 Sca (1R) (Allen,D; Cafiero,J)

S429/1422 Scs (SCS) (Adler,J)

S445 (Sweeney,S)

S495 (Buono,B)

S1068 Sca (1R) (Allen,D)

S1119 Sca (1R) (Sweeney,S)

S1181 Sca (1R) (Cafiero,J)

S1200 (Furnari,G; Sweeney,S; McNamara,H; Cafiero,J; Ciesla,A)

S1373 (Smith,B)

S1409 Sca (1R) (Sweeney,S)

SCR54 (Allen,D)

SJR13 (Cafiero,J)

SJR27 (Allen,D; Cafiero,J)

SJR29 (Inverso,P)

SR50 (Cafiero,J)

SR55 Sca (1R) (Cafiero,J; McNamara,H; Allen,D)

SR60 (Codey,R)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S105 (Allen,D)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S105 (Allen,D)

S487 (Martin,R)

S495 (Matheussen,J)

S857 (Turner,S)

S973 (Bucco,A)

S1501 (Rice,R)

S1502 (Vitale,J)

SJR13 (Allen,D)



Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S451/1357 ScsSca (SCS/1R) (Inverso,P)



Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



A459 Aca (1R) (Turner,S; Martin,R)

A701 AcsSca (ACS/1R) (Vitale,J; Adler,J; McNamara,H; Ciesla,A)

A1727 Aca (1R) (Inverso,P; Allen,D)



Note to the May 13, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1373 (Bark,M)





The Senate adjourned at 6:34 P.M. to meet on Thursday, May 30, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2323 Cohen,N JRS-concerns survivor benf. REF ASG

A2354 Geist,G/Asselta,N Mil. retirees-auth. special lic. plates REF ATR

A2355 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Cell phone, hand held while driv-offense REF ALP

A2356 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Insur. competition, incr.-study comm. REF ABI

A2357 Fisher,D Medical referrals-concerns REF ABI

A2358 Doherty,M Tax exemp., short term-concerns REF AHO

A2359 Smith,R/Quigley,J Airport emp.-crim hist background checks REF AHS

A2360 Smith,R St. Coll-concerns pymt in lieu of taxes REF AHO

A2361 Wisniewski,J/Bodine,F Transp. Heritage Ctr.-estab. REF ATR

ACR112 Merkt,R Leg.-incr. no. of yrs. in a term REF ASG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A503 Acs (ACS) Cohen,N Firearm trafficking network-concerns REP/ACS

A504 Cohen,N Firearm theft-second degree crime REP

A631 Aca (1R) Pou,N/Weinberg,L Domestic viol. conviction-no expungement REP/ACA

A666 Chatzidakis,L Electric power-concerns REP

A712 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+28 Aged, disab prog-income estimation error REP

A1374 Corodemus,S Internet-make meeting notices available REP

A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G Early retir. benf.-St. emp. REP/ACA

A1558 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Guear,G Amber's Plan-estab. abducted child alert REP/ACA

A1606 Conaway,H/Conners,J Firearm, reckless discharge-crime REP

A2098 Acs (ACS) Smith,R/Johnson,G+1 Drug test, defraud-proh. product sale REP/ACS

A2187 Van Drew,J/Asselta,N UEZ, jt.-clarifies parameters REP

A2295 Cohen,N/McKeon,J Electronic fd. transfer-concerns REP

A2298 Cohen,N/Cryan,J Fraudulent actions-statute of limitation REP

A2301 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Impreveduto,A Accountants-emp., comp. by fiduciaries REP/ACA

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

AR118 Caraballo,W/Ahearn,M Sex offense convictions, foreign-concern REP

AR153 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J Cable TV industry-allows St. to regulate REP/ACA

S83 Scs (SCS) Singer,R/Bennett,J+4 Electric pub. util.-concerns REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A775 Aca (1R) Green,J+2 Nonprescription enteral formula-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A2165 Acs (ACS) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Energy aggregation, govt-revises process REP/ACS REF AAP

A2312 Acs (ACS) Van Drew,J/Asselta,N Phase 2 Tourism Funding-provides REP/ACS REF AAP



Bills Received from Senate/Concurrence w/Senate Amendments/Given Second Reading:



A701 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Vandervalk,C+5 Home care prov-give patient emp info



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S105 Bennett,J/Allen,D+5 HOPE Scholarship Prog Study Comm;$5K REF AED

S276/397 Scs (SCS) Bucco,A/Sacco,N+1 Elevator fire recall keys-concerns REF AHO

S279 Girgenti,J+3 Burglary of resid.-2nd degree crime REF AJU

S341 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Coniglio,J+4 Epinephrine-emerg. med. tech. administer REF AHH

S1068 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Singer,R+1 Home Improvement Contractors' Regis. Act REF ARP

S1103 ScaSa (2R) Bagger,R Tax bd. memb., co.-incr. memb. REF AHO

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

SCR54 Coniglio,J/Bark,M Individuals w/Disab. Ed. Act-incr. fding REF AED

SJR13 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Natl. cemetery, new-locate in NJ REF AMV

SJR27 Vitale,J/Buono,B+3 Sexual Assault Awareness Mo-desig. April REF AFW



Bills Received from Senate/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S869 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Lesniak,R+1 Transition bonds-concerns



Bills Transferred:



A1364 Myers,C First Aid Council-concerns memb. FROM ALP TO AHS



Co-Sponsors Added:



A75 (Smith,R)

A90 (Russo,D)

A487 (McKeon,J)

A712 (Malone,J; Fisher,D; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Cryan,J)

A727 (McKeon,J)

A1775 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

A2026 (Eagler,P)

A2095 (Eagler,P)

A2142 Aca (1R) (Stender,L)

A2178 (Vandervalk,C)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A605 (Roberts,J)

A2142 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A2188 Aca (1R) (Munoz,E)

ACR45 (Wisniewski,J)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointment:



*Effective May 16, 2002



State House Commission:



Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19) (Alternate Member)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. to meet on Monday, May 20, 2002 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A459 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Cryan,J+3 Higher ed faculty, cert.-submit reports

A1727 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Barnes,P+6 Lic. revoked-incr jail time, repeat off.

A1889 AcaScaAa (3R) Cohen,N/Arnone,M+5 Mun. and co. budgets-concerns



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/13/02):



None