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for June 30, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 31 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



S1719 Rice,R Inspector General-estab. position REF SED

S1720 Rice,R St./political emp.-concerns appt. REF SSG

S1721 Rice,R Black Infant Mortality Council;$150K REF SHH

S1722 Rice,R Fraternity viol.-Higher Ed. Comm. review REF SED

S1723 Suliga,J/Ciesla,A Remediation costs-bus. tax cred. REF SEN

S1724 Ciesla,A/Cafiero,J Pleasure boat regis. fee-concerns REF SEN

S1725 McNamara,H Meadowlands region-improve access REF STR

S1726 Ciesla,A Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns REF STR

S1727 Cafiero,J Rt. 55 extension-devel., design REF STR

S1728 Inverso,P Natl. Guard memb.-health care benf. REF SLP

S1729 Smith,B/Allen,D Elder Fall Prev. Pilot Prog.-$22M REF SHH

S1730 Bucco,A/Inverso,P Arson offense, cert.-third degree crime REF SJU

S1731 Ciesla,A/Bennett,J Biodiesel fuel-exemp., motor fuels tax REF STR

S1732 Allen,D/Palaia,J+1 Hero's Day, St. holiday-desig. Sept. 11 REF SSG

S1733 Allen,D/Palaia,J Three Strikes law-amends REF SJU

S1734 Singer,R Nonconforming structures-concerns REF SCU

S1735 Smith,B/Matheussen,J+3 Auto. insur. rate reductions-concerns REF SCM

S1736 Kyrillos,J/Palaia,J+1 Thoroughbred breeder awards-concerns REF SEG

S1737 Kyrillos,J/Girgenti,J+7 Children, missing or abducted-concerns REF SLP

S1738 Rice,R Domestic viol.-mandatory counseling REF SJU

S1739 Rice,R Sr. Cit. and Person w/a Disab. Prot. Act REF SJU

S1740 Rice,R/Charles,J Sports & Exposition Auth.-concerns mgmt. REF SSG

S1741 Codey,R DNA-permit sampling, cert. persons REF SLP

S1742 Turner,S SHBP coverage-cert. new emp. REF SSG

S1743 Turner,S Bd. of ed.-concerns use of cred. card REF SED

S1744 Turner,S Sch. dist. self-insur. groups-concerns REF SED

S1745 Vitale,J/Rice,R Gov. Council, Home Community-Based Care REF SHH

S1746 Buono,B/Vitale,J Health wellness insur. benf.-revises REF SHH

SR78 Bucco,A/Bennett,J+17 Pledge of Allegiance-concerns REF SSG

SR79 Allen,D/Bucco,A+11 Pledge of Allegiance-concerns REF SSG

SR80 Bucco,A Baby Safety Mo.-desig. Sept. 2002 REF SHH



Bills Passed:



A2302 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R+1 Estate tax-concerns (21-19)

A2429 Sca (1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+1 Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary (39-0)

A2502 AcaSca (2R) Doria,J+1 Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act (21-19)

A2506 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Cohen,N+1 Fees & penal, cert.-estab & increases (21-19)

S894 Aca (1R) Bennett,J/Doria,J Safety prof., cert.-proh. advertising (38-0)

S1717 Bryant,W/Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns (21-19)

S1718 Littell,R/Kenny,B+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act (29-0)

S2003 Bryant,W/Greenwald,L FY2003-Annual Approp. Act (21-19)







Bills Substituted:



A2302 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R+1 Estate tax-concerns SUB FOR S1378 (SCS)

A2429 Sca (1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+1 Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary SUB FOR S531 (2R)

A2501 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+1 Bus. Tax Reform Act-revises and updates SUB FOR S1556 (1R)

A2502 AcaSca (2R) Doria,J+1 Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act SUB FOR S1588 (1R)

A2506 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Cohen,N+1 Fees & penal, cert.-estab & increases SUB FOR S1508 (SCS)

S531 ScaSca (2R) James,S Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary SUB BY A2429 (1R)

S1378 Scs (SCS) Turner,S Estate tax-concerns SUB BY A2302 (ACS)

S1508 Scs (SCS) Codey,R Fees & penal., cert.-estab. and incr. SUB BY A2506 (ACS/1R)

S1556 Sca (1R) Kenny,B Bus. Tax Reform Act-revises and updates SUB BY A2501 (1R)

S1588 Sca (1R) Bryant,W Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act SUB BY A2502 (2R)



Bills Laid Over:



A2501 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+1 Bus. Tax Reform Act-revises and updates



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



A2501 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+1 Bus. Tax Reform Act-revises and updates

A2506 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Cohen,N+1 Fees & penal, cert.-estab & increases



Co-Sponsors Added:



S894 (Cafiero,J; Palaia,J; Matheussen,J; Allen,D)

S914 Sca (1R) (Kenny,B)

S1194 ScaSa (2R) (Cafiero,J; Palaia,J; Allen,D)

S1421 (Turner,S)

S1732 (Cafiero,J)

S1735 (Singer,R; Ciesla,A; Martin,R)

S1736 (Bark,M)

S1737 (Cafiero,J; Palaia,J; Matheussen,J; Bucco,A; Allen,D; Inverso,P; Buono,B)

SR78 (Singer,R; Palaia,J; Allen,D; Cafiero,J; Matheussen,J; Inverso,P; Cardinale,G; Bark,M; McNamara,H; Gormley,W; Kavanaugh,W; Connors,L; Ciesla,A;

Martin,R; Bagger,R; Kyrillos,J; Lance,L)

SR79 (Palaia,J; Bagger,R; Ciesla,A; Connors,L; McNamara,H; Kavanaugh,W; Cardinale,G; Bark,M; Cafiero,J; Matheussen,J; Inverso,P)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



SCR65 (Vitale,J)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A2302 (Turner,S)

A2429 (James,S)

A2501 (Kenny,B)

A2502 (Bryant,W)

A2506 (Codey,R)





The Senate adjourned at 3:07 A.M. on July 1, 2002. The Senate will meet at a time and date to be announced.





ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A2629 Pennacchio,J/Heck,R+32 Estate tax-recoupling of the computation REF AAP

A2630 Hackett,M Svc. station fac.-concerns REF ATR







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A2631 Hackett,M Towing/storage svc. contracts-concerns REF ATR

A2632 Roberts,J Ticket sales, cert.-concerns REF ACO

A2633 Chivukula,U/Cruz-Perez,N+1 Tuition rates, in-st.-concerns REF AED

A2634 McKeon,J Prop.-casualty insurers-concerns REF ABI

A2635 Cohen,N Sept. 11 Victims/Families Relief Act REF AHS

A2636 Doria,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E+5 Retir. exclusions, cert.-incr. REF AAP

A2637 Impreveduto,A Higher Ed Capital Improvement Fd-incr REF AED

A2638 Doria,J/Sires,A+3 Early retir. benf.-PERS cert. emp. REF ASG

A2639 Doria,J/Sires,A+3 Early retir. benf.-co., coll. & mun. emp REF ASG

A2640 Doria,J/Sires,A+3 Early retir. benf.-PERS, TPAF sch. emp. REF ASG

A2641 Impreveduto,A/Moran,J Alco. bev. lic. penal.-concerns REF ARP

A2642 Impreveduto,A/Moran,J Veterinary medicine-concerns practice REF ARP

A2643 Conaway,H+2 Med. malpractice liab. insur.-concerns REF ABI

A2644 Conaway,H/Conners,J Good Samaritan Act-concerns REF AJU

A2645 O'Toole,K Irradiated food-places 5 yr. moratorium REF ACO

A2646 Conaway,H Med. malpractice liab.-concerns REF ABI

A2647 Roberts,J/Sires,A Sch. Emp. Contract Resolution Act REF AED

AR150 Gusciora,R Pennsylvania-preserve wildlands REF AAN

AR167 DiGaetano,P Pledge of Allegiance-concerns REF AED



Bills Passed:



A2429 Sca (1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+1 Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary (61-18-1)

A2501 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+1 Bus. Tax Reform Act-revises and updates (41-38-1)

A2502 AcaSca (2R) Doria,J+1 Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act (44-36-0)

A2506 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Cohen,N+1 Fees & penal, cert.-estab & increases (41-36-3)

A2514 Acs (ACS) Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns (45-33-0)

A2515 Sires,A/Blee,F+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act (80-0-0)

AR149 Ahearn,M/Conners,J+4 Pledge of Allegiance-concerns (78-0-0)

AR151 Wisniewski,J/Sarlo,P+1 Amtrak-natl. passenger rail svc. (80-0-0)

S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M+2 Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act (48-32-0)

S1656 Sca (1R) Gormley,W/Codey,R+10 Casino gambling and proceeds-concerns (66-9-3)

S1717 Bryant,W/Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns (44-32-3)

S1718 Littell,R/Kenny,B+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act (79-0-0)

S2003 Bryant,W/Greenwald,L FY2003-Annual Approp. Act (43-37-0)



Bills Substituted:



A1649 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Wisniewski,J+2 Flight instruction-background checks SUB BY S432 (1R)

A2054 AcsAaAa (ACS/2R) Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act SUB BY S428 (SCS/1R)

A2446 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+8 Casino gambling & proceeds-concerns SUB BY S1656 (1R)

A2500 Greenwald,L/Payne,W FY2003-Annual Approp. Act SUB BY S2003

A2514 Acs (ACS) Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns SUB BY S1717

A2515 Sires,A/Blee,F+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act SUB BY S1718

S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M+2 Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act SUB FOR A2054 (ACS/2R)

S432 ScaAa (2R) Bryant,W/Furnari,G+10 Flight instruction-id check req. SUB FOR A1649 (1R)

S1656 Sca (1R) Gormley,W/Codey,R+10 Casino gambling and proceeds-concerns SUB FOR A2446 (1R)

S1717 Bryant,W/Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns SUB FOR A2514 (ACS)

S1718 Littell,R/Kenny,B+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act SUB FOR A2515

S2003 Bryant,W/Greenwald,L FY2003-Annual Approp. Act SUB FOR A2500



Motions:



A2500 Greenwald,L/Payne,W FY2003-Annual Approp. Act To Aa (Merkt)

A2500 Greenwald,L/Payne,W FY2003-Annual Approp. Act To Table Aa (Cryan) (44-36-0)

S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M+2 Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act To Aa (Pennacchio)

S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M+2 Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act To Table Aa (Caraballo) (44-36-0)



Bills Reconsidered:



A2514 Acs (ACS) Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns (Tucker) (44-31-3)

A2515 Sires,A/Blee,F+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act (Roberts) (79-0-0)





Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



S432 ScaAa (2R) Bryant,W/Furnari,G+10 Flight instruction-id check req. (Cohen)



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



A2429 Sca (1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+1 Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary

A2502 AcaSca (2R) Doria,J+1 Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act



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



S1717 Bryant,W/Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns

S1718 Littell,R/Kenny,B+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act

S2003 Bryant,W/Greenwald,L FY2003-Annual Approp. Act



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



AR141 Ahearn,M Hackensack Water Co. site-preserve FROM AEN





Co-Sponsors Added:



A88 (Eagler,P)

A451 (Eagler,P)

A630 (Edwards,W)

A668 (Merkt,R)

A850 (Eagler,P)

A1535 (Eagler,P)

A1554 (Eagler,P)

A1735 (Eagler,P)

A1893 (Merkt,R)

A2265 (Eagler,P)

A2340 (Eagler,P)

A2386 (D'Amato,P)

A2515 (D'Amato,P)

A2659 (Doria,J)

AR149 (Russo,D; Eagler,P; Edwards,W; Previte,M)

AR151 (Russo,D)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2446 Aca (1R) (Moran,J; Wolfe,D)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A88 (Edwards,W)

A223 (Edwards,W)

A630 (Eagler,P)

A2340 (Edwards,W)

AR80 (Cruz-Perez,N)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A223 (Eagler,P)

A451 (Edwards,W)

A850 (Edwards,W)

A1535 (Edwards,W)

A1554 (Edwards,W)

A1735 (Edwards,W)

A2265 (Edwards,W)

A2515 (Burzichelli,J)

A2659 (D'Amato,P)

AR151 (Stender,L)

Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2515 (Fisher,D)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2515 (Van Drew,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) (Roberts,J; Geist,G; Cruz-Perez,N)

S432 ScaAa (2R) (Sarlo,P; Wisniewski,J; Cohen,N)

S1656 Sca (1R) (Sires,A; Roberts,J; Blee,F; Van Drew,J; Asselta,N; D'Amato,P)

S1717 (Tucker,D)

S1718 (Sires,A; Blee,F; Burzichelli,J; Fisher,D; Van Drew,J)

S2003 (Greenwald,L; Payne,W)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S432 ScaAa (2R) (Blee,F; D'Amato,P)

S1656 Sca (1R) (Bodine,F; Chatzidakis,L; DeCroce,A; DiGaetano,P; Geist,G; Kean,T; Moran,J; Munoz,E; Wolfe,D; Fisher,D)

S1718 (D'Amato,P)





The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 31, 2002



Managed Care Task Force:



Alexander J. Hatala, of Mt. Laurel.



*Effective June 26, 2002



World Language Instruction Committee:



Hemant Wadhwani, of Elmwood Park.



Managed Care Task Force:



Michael J. Sicilian, of Ringwood.



Health Wellness Promotion Advisory Board:



Tracey Harris, M.D., of Cherry Hill.



Women's Health Advisory Commission:



Hope White, R.N., of Sewell.



Advisory Council to the Juvenile Justice Commission:



Rhonda Wardlow Hurley, of Lawnside.













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



*Effective June 27, 2002



Advisory Council to the Juvenile Justice Commission:



Cathy L. Wasserman, of Caldwell.



*Effective June 28, 2002



Aquaculture Advisory Council:



Daniel Cohen, of Cape May.

Ronald Riggeri, of Vineland.



The Assembly adjourned at 2:40 A.M. on July 1, 2002. The Assembly will meet at a time and date to be announced.



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A2302 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R+1 Estate tax-concerns

A2429 Sca (1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+1 Co. prosecutor, acting-clarifies salary

A2502 AcaSca (2R) Doria,J+1 Tobacco Settlement Finan. Corp. Act

A2506 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Cohen,N+1 Fees & penal, cert.-estab & increases

S428 ScsSaSa (SCS/1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M+2 Mun Rehabilitation, Econ Recovery Act

S894 Aca (1R) Bennett,J/Doria,J Safety prof., cert.-proh. advertising

S1656 Sca (1R) Gormley,W/Codey,R+10 Casino gambling and proceeds-concerns

S1717 Bryant,W/Tucker,D Surplus lines insur.-concerns

S1718 Littell,R/Kenny,B+1 Pupil transp.-incl. FY2003 approp. act

S2003 Bryant,W/Greenwald,L FY2003-Annual Approp. Act



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (06/28/02):



None