NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 30, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 23 210th Legislature First Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention as of May 22, 2002:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael A. Donio, of Hammonton.

Michael B. Fisher, of Bridgeton.

Timothy G. Farrell, of Woodstown.

John E. Harrington, of Marlton.

Terence P. Flynn, of Little Silver.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael B. Fisher, of Bridgeton.

John E. Harrington, of Marlton.

Michael A. Donio, of Hammonton.

Timothy G. Farrell, of Woodstown.

Terence P. Flynn, of Little Silver.



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

Stephen S. Weinstein, Esq., of Morristown.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION ON WOMEN:

Bear Atwood, of Fair Haven, to replace Linda B. Bowker, resigned.



TO BE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION:

Howard L. Beyer, of Highland Park, to replace Bruce D. Stout, Ph.D., resigned.



TO BE THE PUBLIC DEFENDER:

Yvonne Smith Segars, Esq., of Ridgewood, to replace Ivelisse Torres, Esq., deceased.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Terence P. Flynn, of Little Silver.

Michael A. Donio, of Hammonton.

Timothy G. Farrell, of Woodstown.

John E. Harrington, of Marlton.

Michael B. Fisher, of Bridgeton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD ON CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY:

William J. Dauphinee, of Lansdale, Pa.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS:

Frank A. Neary, of Ocean, to replace Richard K. Dressel, resigned.







Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



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

Michael Tacknoff, of Cherry Hill.

Mary Ellen Talbott, J.S.C., Ret., of Haddonfield.



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 COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Robert M. Kaye, of Locust.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY:

Warren S. Wallace, Ed.D., of Sewell, to replace Albert Anthony Filliagi, Jr.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL:

Robert P. Allen, of Deptford.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FISH AND GAME COUNCIL:

Edward H. Kertz, of Egg Harbor, to replace John Bradway, Sr.

Robert F. Vonsuskil, Jr., of Vineland.



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

John J. Gentile, of Paulsboro, to replace Edith Paterson.



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 NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY:

Thomas A. Zelante, Esq., of Morris Township, to replace Shing-Fu Hsueh, Ph.D., P.E., P.P, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF MINORITY AND MULTICULTURAL HEALTH COMMISSION:

Enrique Hernandez, M.D., of Bernardsville, to replace Marvin B. Ross.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY WORLD TRADE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Sheryl J. Oliver, of Jackson.

Cynthia E. McDay, of Colonia.

Lisa Beamer, of Cranbury.

Tracy Pierce Woodall, of Oradell.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY:

Charles Kushner, of Livingston, to replace Lewis Eisenberg, resigned.

Raymond M. Pocino, of Moorestown, to replace Lewis M. Eisenberg, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE:

Peter L. Melick, of Lebanon, to replace Steven Jany.

R. Kenneth Totten, of Ringoes, to replace Thomas Brodhecker.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION BOARD:

Marianne McConnell, Esq., of Ironia, to replace Lorraine Pullen, resigned.



Nominations Withdrawn:



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 MEDICAL PRACTITIONER REVIEW PANEL:

Arvind Kumar, M.D., M.S., of South Plainfield, to replace Eric Munoz, M.D. resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON SPINAL CORD RESEARCH:

David C. Lowell, of Somerville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION:

Art Cifelli, of Edison, to replace John Ricci.











Nominations Corrected Copy:



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 Allen Chin *NOT* Stephen S. Weinstein, Esq.



Bills Introduced:



S1545 Rice,R/Gill,N Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M REF SHH

S1546 Inverso,P/Matheussen,J Child pornography crimes-concerns REF SJU

S1547 Matheussen,J/Inverso,P Child pornography, selling-concerns REF SJU

S1548 Inverso,P Charitable org., cert.-concerns REF SCM

S1549 Gill,N Desegregation plan-estab. grant prog. REF SED

S1550 Buono,B ABC id cards-concerns REF SLP

S1551 Bennett,J/Kenny,B PFRS bd. of trustees-incr. memb. REF SSG

S1552 Turner,S Mun. off. & positions-concerns elig. REF SCU

S1553 Furnari,G/Gormley,W+2 JRS-concerns survivor benf. REF SSG

S1554 Codey,R/Furnari,G CATV reporting req.-concerns REF SCM

S1555 Gill,N Prostitution, promote-concern punishment REF SJU

S1556 Kenny,B Corp. bus. tax-revise and updates REF SBA

S1557 Adler,J Unclaimed prop.-concerns REF SBA

S1558 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+1 Co. investigators-concerns REF SLP

S1559 Allen,D/Bark,M Main Street NJ prog.-concerns REF SEG

S1560 Bucco,A Highlands Preserv. Proj.;$170K REF SEN

S1561 Sweeney,S Sch. bds.-adoption of salary policy REF SED

S1562 Vitale,J/James,S+4 Prescription drug prog.-concerns REF SHH

S1563 Inverso,P/Girgenti,J TPAF, PERS-concerns vet. retir. REF SSG

S1564 Bennett,J/Codey,R Bargaining unit-concerns fees REF SLA

S1565 Allen,D/Matheussen,J DWI-expand statute, incl. blood testing REF SLP

S1566 Kavanaugh,W Natl. Crisis Response Team;$12K REF SLP

S1567 Singer,R Elderly adults-concerns guardianship REF SHH

S1569 Ciesla,A/Connors,L Striped bass-create lic. plates REF STR

S1570 Bucco,A Med. malpractice-statute of limitations REF SCM

S1571 Bucco,A Med. malpractice liab.-concerns REF SCM

S1572 Bucco,A Med. malpractice-concerns witnesses REF SCM

S1573 Bucco,A Fire inspectors, mun.-concerns tenure REF SCU

S1574 Bucco,A Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act REF SCU

S1575 Smith,B Fair Share Sch. Dist. Expense Act REF SED

S1576 Littell,R Pub. sch. dist.-concerns budget cap REF SED

S1577 Bark,M Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance REF SHH

S1578 Inverso,P/Cafiero,J+13 Adult Offender Supervision-compact REF SLP

S1579 Baer,B Tenant security deposit laws-changes REF SCM

S1580 Singer,R Extraordinary Needs Aid;$17.302M REF SED

S1581 Smith,B/Ciesla,A Solid waste not containerized-proh. REF SEN

S1582 Bark,M Defense Industry Retention Prog.-estab. REF SEG

S1583 Bark,M/Kavanaugh,W Fire svcs., cert. St. fac.-concerns REF SCU

S1584 Cardinale,G Corp. w/1 or 2 emp-opt out, workers comp REF SLA

S1585 Ciesla,A/Allen,D Homestead Prop Tax Prog-incr income elig REF SCU

S1586 Bucco,A Hotel occupancy tax-mun. impose REF SCU

S1587 Adler,J Constr. code inspection-concerns REF SCU

S1588 Bryant,W Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act REF SBA

S1589 Cardinale,G Auto. insur. rate filings-concerns REF SCM

S1590 Cardinale,G Prop.-casualty insurers-w/drawal from St REF SCM

S1591 Coniglio,J Host mun. benf.-sewerage auth. REF SCU

S1592 Charles,J Sept. 11 victims-exemp. monetary asst. REF SJU

S1593 Allen,D MV theft-mandatory incarceration REF SJU

S1594 Allen,D/Girgenti,J+8 Booster seats in limos-concerns REF SLP

S1624 Ciesla,A Transp. Heritage Ctr.-estab. REF STR

SR64 Lesniak,R/Bucco,A Colombian nationals-protected status REF SSG

SR65 Cafiero,J/Buono,B Anti-cancer drugs, oral-Medicare cover REF SHH

SR66 Ciesla,A/Connors,L Waterways, St.-incr St. Trooper presence REF SLP

SR67 Cardinale,G Social studies-concerns curriculum REF SED

SR68 Codey,R Israel-support against terrorism REF SSG

SR69 Cardinale,G Highway purposes-appropriate fed. fds. REF STR

SR70 Cardinale,G Proj. labor agreements-concerns REF SSG





Bills Passed:



A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+3 Early retir. benf.-St. emp. (33-6)



Bills Substituted:



A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+3 Early retir. benf.-St. emp. SUB FOR S451/1357 (SCS/1R)

S451/1357 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Sweeney,S Early retir. benf.-St. emp. SUB BY A1394/1779/2511 (ACS/1R)



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A332 O'Toole,K/Geist,G+5 Mun. meetings-permits pub. participation REP

A972 AcaSca (2R) Holzapfel,J/Barnes,P+3 Drunk driving complaint-extend file time REP/SCA

A1301 Sca (1R) Payne,W/Stanley,C+24 Amistad Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

A1753 Weinberg,L/Caraballo,W+5 Marriage lic. applications-concerns REP

A1956 Quigley,J/Doria,J Mun. deputy clerks-appoint two, cert mun REP

A1980 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Stanley,C Police & FF convention leave-modify prov REP

S107 Sca (1R) Bennett,J+7 Firefighter/first aid memb-free day care REP/SCA

S149/729 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Bucco,A+8 Harrassment prev. policy-sch. dist adopt REP/SCS

S160 Bagger,R Handgun permit-disqual. cert. juv. REP

S380 Sacco,N+1 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. REP

S407 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J Nonpub. sch. transp.-concerns bids REP/SCA

S531 Sca (1R) James,S Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary REP/SCA

S571 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Vitale,J+1 Health Care Consumer Info. Act;$300K REP/SCS

S631 Sca (1R) Furnari,G/Singer,R Discrim. in housing-concerns REP/SCA

S643 Inverso,P/Turner,S Serious crime-full cash bail req. REP

S709 Bennett,J/Allen,D+2 Enduring Freedom vet.-civil svc. pref. REP

S748 Lance,L Blood donation-concerns age REP

S914 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Vitale,J+3 Brain Injury Research Act REP/SCA

S1004 Sca (1R) Turner,S Amistad Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

S1036 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Allen,D Sex offender reg.-false address penal. REP/SCA

S1118 Vitale,J Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns REP

S1180 Allen,D/Cafiero,J First Aid Council-concerns memb. REP

S1233 Sca (1R) Suliga,J St. contract prices-concerns REP/SCA

S1247 Sacco,N Mun. deputy clerks-appoint two, cert mun REP

S1255 Bucco,A Mun. meetings-permits pub. participation REP

S1315 Bryant,W Work First NJ Prog.-concerns elig. REP

S1396 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Vitale,J Health Care Svc. Firms-cert emp agencies REP/SCA

S1402 Sca (1R) Gormley,W/Martin,R+1 Sch. bd. travel expense-concerns REP/SCA

S1406 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Palaia,J Meat, fresh-concerns sale REP/SCA without recommendation

S1407 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Vitale,J+3 Expand Health Care Coverage Task Force REP/SCA

S1411 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Gormley,W+3 Stalking-concerns REP/SCA

S1428 Inverso,P/Allen,D Drunk driving complaint-extend file time REP

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

S1521 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J Pub. safety worker-concerns cert. comp. REP/SCA

S1558 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+1 Co. investigators-concerns REP

S1564 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Codey,R Bargaining unit-concerns fees REP/SCA

SCR51 Sca (1R) Lance,L/Allen,D Blood donor pub awareness campaign-estab REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S531 Sca (1R) James,S Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary

S709 Bennett,J/Allen,D+2 Enduring Freedom vet.-civil svc. pref.

S914 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Vitale,J+3 Brain Injury Research Act



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A282 AcaAa (2R) Gusciora,R/Vandervalk,C+9 EMTs-certified, cardiac defibrillation REF SLP

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

A387 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J/Burzichelli,J+8 E-ZPass theft-fourth degree crime REF STR

A447 Smith,R/Guear,G+2 Tropical wood-proh. mun. use REF SEN

A453 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Conaway,H+5 Defibrillator-req. in health clubs REF SHH

A537 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N+9 Assault on corrections off-upgrade penal REF SJU

A626 Aca (1R) Arnone,M/Guear,G+3 Gambler-request placement self-excl list REF SEG

A666 Chatzidakis,L+1 Electric power-concerns REF SEG



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee: (cont'd)



A689 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Doria,J+4 Domestic viol-insurers proh from discrim REF SCM

A712 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L+30 Aged, disab prog-income estimation error REF SHH

A1131 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Holzapfel,J+10 Law enforcement badges, honorary-reg. REF SLP

A1630 Cohen,N Real estate brokers-incl. bus. broker REF SCM

A1696 Blee,F/D'Amato,P+1 Casino Rev. Fd. Advisory Comm.-add memb. REF SHH

A1775 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Johnson,G+3 Fire Svc Resources Emerg. Deployment Act REF SBA

A1952 Sires,A/Van Drew,J UEZ-concerns permissible expenditures REF SEG

A2049 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Van Drew,J+2 Tourism industry-report to Gov. & Leg. REF SEG

A2115 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Tucker,D Const proj, mun-concerns cert. contracts REF SEG

A2125 Stender,L+1 Judges, cert.-solemnize marriages REF SJU

A2126 Van Drew,J/Ahearn,M+3 Svc. stations, self-service-concerns REF SCM

A2133 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J Mun liens, search cert-elim. retention REF SCU

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

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

A2188 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Munoz,E+1 Pharmaceutical supplies-concerns distrib REF SHH

ACR98 Weinberg,L/Previte,M+13 TANF-Cong. reauth. prog. REF SHH

AJR22 Azzolina,J/Previte,M+4 WWII Vet Memor Advisory Comm-reconstitue REF SLP



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



A710 Aa (1R) Weinberg,L/Cottrell,M+9 Discrim. in housing-concerns

A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+3 Early retir. benf.-St. emp.

A1743 Johnson,G/Ahearn,M+1 Towing operators-accept cash or credit



Bills Combined:



S729 Allen,D/Singer,R Harassment prev. policy-sch. dist. adopt COMB/W S149



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S710 Ciesla,A Mun. util. auth, sch. dist-acquire lands FROM SCU

S802 Bark,M Loc. Govt. Ethics Law-incr civil penal FROM SCU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S197 (Smith,B)

S202 (Smith,B)

S303 (McNamara,H)

S372/682 Scs (SCS) (Gill,N)

S445 (Gill,N)

S492 (Bennett,J)

S887 (Bennett,J)

S978 Sca (1R) (Connors,L; Bennett,J)

S1044 (James,S)

S1057 (Baer,B; Furnari,G)

S1075 (Baer,B)

S1459 (Ciesla,A; Allen,D; Bucco,A; Gormley,W; Palaia,J; Inverso,P; Martin,R; Matheussen,J; Cardinale,G; Bark,M; Bennett,J;

Cafiero,J; Kyrillos,J; Lance,L; McNamara,H; Connors,L; Singer,R; Littell,R)

S1460 (Connors,L; Ciesla,A; Palaia,J; Singer,R; Lance,L; Gormley,W; Inverso,P; Martin,R; Matheussen,J; Cardinale,G;

Littell,R; Bark,M; Bennett,J; Cafiero,J; Bucco,A; Kyrillos,J; Allen,D)

S1481 (Matheussen,J; Palaia,J)

S1516 (Gormley,W; Bennett,J; Bucco,A; Palaia,J; Cardinale,G; Allen,D; Bark,M; Martin,R; Cafiero,J; Kyrillos,J; Littell,R;

Lance,L; Ciesla,A; McNamara,H; Singer,R; Connors,L)

S1553 (Adler,J; Charles,J)

S1558 (Gill,N)

S1562 (Smith,B; Sweeney,S; Buono,B; Girgenti,J)

S1578 (Palaia,J; Ciesla,A; Matheussen,J; Bark,M; Kavanaugh,W; Littell,R; Bucco,A; Allen,D; Singer,R; Gormley,W; Connors,L; McNamara,H; Lance,L)

S1594 (Ciesla,A; Kavanaugh,W; Vitale,J; Singer,R; Turner,S; Bennett,J; Bucco,A; Cafiero,J)

SJR29 (Singer,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1474 (Gill,N)

Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Furnari,G; Sweeney,S; Turner,S)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 29, 2002



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Senate Joseph F. Vitale (19) (Temporary Member), to replace Senator John H. Adler (6)



State House Commission:



Senator Bob Smith (17) (Alternate Member)



Martin Luther King Commission:



Senator Byron M. Baer (37)



Note to the May 16, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S341 (Matheussen,J)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S571 (Vitale,J)

S1200 (Lance,L)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S571 (Vitale,J)

S1200 (Lance,L)



The Senate adjourned at 7:54 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 6, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).





ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, June 6, 2002 (QUORUM).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+3 Early retir. benf.-St. emp.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/20/02):



P.L.2002, c.22. A1889 AcaScaAa (3R) Cohen,N/Arnone,M+5 05/23/2002 Mun. and co. budgets-concerns

P.L.2002, c.23. A1394/1779/2511 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+3 05/30/2002 Early retir. benf.-St. emp.