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Vol. XIV No. 36 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, September 26, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A2753 Stender,L/Cohen,N Victims remains-concerns memorial REF ATR

A2773 Heck,R/DiGaetano,P Low Income Home Energy Assist Prog;$4.8M REF ATU

A2774 Russo,D Judges, workers' comp.-retirement benf. REF ASG

A2775 Russo,D Boy Scouts-auth. lic. plates REF ALP

A2776 Roberts,J/Greenwald,L Co. tax admin.-auth. appt. REF AHO

A2777 Conners,J/Guear,G Civil Air Patrol-study req. REF AMV

A2778 Quigley,J/Burzichelli,J Drugs/vaccine stockpiling-civil immunity REF AHS

A2779 Quigley,J/Burzichelli,J Court proceedings-concerns REF AJU

A2780 Roberts,J Death benf.-concerns REF ASG

A2781 D'Amato,P/Blee,F Prop. disposition-concerns REF ALP

A2782 Bateman,C Affordable housing-concerns cert fees REF AHO

A2783 Bateman,C Abandoned/unclaimed mv-concerns REF ATR

A2784 Ahearn,M/Burzichelli,J Sr, disab cit-prop tax freeze reimb prog REF ASI

A2785 Sarlo,P/Greenstein,L Med. benf, post-retirement-concerns REF ASG

A2786 Wisniewski,J Performance guarantee-auth. extension REF AHO

A2787 Gregg,G Bank accounts-modifies escheat law REF ABI

A2788 DiGaetano,P Sch. Asthma Protocol Task Force;$15K REF AED

A2789 Thompson,S Carrier Appeals Prog.-creates REF AHH

A2790 Vandervalk,C Ataxia Telangiectasia research;$1M REF AHH

A2791 Vandervalk,C Police, pregnant-light duty req. REF ALP

A2792 Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L Cancer registry, St.-concerns REF AHH

A2793 Asselta,N/Geist,G Sr, disab cit-prop tax freeze reimb prog REF ASI

A2794 Cruz-Perez,N Dog lic.-concerns REF AAN

A2795 Cruz-Perez,N Home repair finan. contract-concerns REF AHO

A2796 Cruz-Perez,N/Green,J Fair Housing Act-amends REF AHO

A2797 McKeon,J Co. prosecutors-concerns REF AJU

A2798 Wisniewski,J Driv, distracted-clarifies REF ATR

AJR46 Cryan,J Natl Bone and Jt. Decade-2002-2011 REF AHH

AJR1776 Gusciora,R Trenton Battlefield Hist Dist.-recognize REF AEN

AR180 Conners,J/Chivukula,U Active duty personnel-concerns retention REF AMV

AR181 Holzapfel,J Barnegat Bay Decoy Proj.;$6M REF AAN



Motions:



A2165 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+1 Energy aggregation, govt-revises process To Aa (Farragher)

A2165 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+1 Energy aggregation, govt-revises process To Table Aa (Roberts) (42-34-0)





Bills Passed:



A108 Aca (1R) Cruz-Perez,N/Roberts,J+1 Racial & ethnic categories-incl St form (69-6-1)

A243 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+6 Pledge for Life & Health prog.-estab. (76-0-0)

A257 Barnes,P/Holzapfel,J+28 Hiring preference, law enforcement-estab (72-1-0)

A677 AcaSa (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+6 Sch. fac. contract-concerns awarding (74-0-0)

A1786 Myers,C/Merkt,R+4 Vendors-pay sales tax for customers (75-0-0)

A1975 Doria,J/Cohen,N+4 Homeowner insur deductible-application (57-17-0)

A2165 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+1 Energy aggregation, govt-revises process (42-33-0)

A2265 Aca (1R) Sarlo,P/Van Drew,J+8 Sr. Gold Prescrip Discount Prog-concerns (74-0-0)

A2289 Stender,L/Impreveduto,A+5 MV and traffic regulations-concerns (53-21-0)

A2396 Tucker,D/Watson Coleman,B+31 NJ-Africa Comm.-estab. (72-1-1)

A2430 Previte,M/Payne,W+4 Foster parents-in-svc. training req. (76-0-0)

A2448 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Cohen,N+4 Biometric Identifier Privacy Act (75-0-0)

A2486 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+1 Post-polio sequelae awareness-estab. (74-0-1)

A2551 Wisniewski,J/Diegnan,P+3 Mortuary Science, St. Bd.-incr. memb. (57-18-0)

A2604 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+1 Buses, cert.-estab. right of way (57-17-0)

A2612 Previte,M/Watson Coleman,B+5 Work First NJ-concerns emerg. asst. (74-0-1)

AR90 Ahearn,M/Sarlo,P+1 Playgrounds, pub.-new safety standards (74-0-0)

AR111 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Azzolina,J+8 Amer. mil. hist.-teach using vets (75-0-0)

AR122 Previte,M/Payne,W+5 Baby Safety Mo.-desig. Sept. 2002 (75-0-0)

AR133 Previte,M/Payne,W+4 Youths aging out of foster care-ed. fds. (76-0-0)

AR144 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U+6 Emissions-util install pollution control (73-0-0)

AR146 Wisniewski,J/Sires,A+2 Estonia, Latvia-support admin. into NATO (73-0-0)

AR155 Van Drew,J/Eagler,P+7 Anti-cancer drugs, oral-Medicare cover (75-1-0)

AR157 Ahearn,M/Conners,J+8 Vet. health care-improve sys. (75-0-0)

AR175 Sires,A/Van Drew,J+19 Natl Hispanic Heritage Mo-Sept 15-Oct 15 (74-0-0)

AR178 Smith,R/Van Drew,J+2 Asm Task Force on Waterway Safety-create (75-1-0)

AR179 Edwards,W/Fisher,D+1 Take a Loved One to Dr. Day-Sept 24 (70-0-3)

S109 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J+1 Local Bond Law-revises (76-0-0)

S576 Codey,R/Matheussen,J+17 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties (71-3-2)

S1130 Sca (1R) Martin,R Pupil id info.-concerns (76-0-0)

SCR66 Codey,R/Bennett,J+2 Leg Back to Sch Mo-estab Sept 16-Oct 11 (75-0-0)



Bills Substituted:



A605 Aca (1R) Arnone,M/Roberts,J+1 Local Bond Law-revises SUB BY S109 (1R)

A1344 Geist,G/Guear,G+11 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties SUB BY S576

ACR125 Sires,A/DiGaetano,P Leg Back to Sch Mo-estab Sept 16-Oct 11 SUB BY SCR66

S109 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J+1 Local Bond Law-revises SUB FOR A605 (1R)

S576 Codey,R/Matheussen,J+17 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties SUB FOR A1344

SCR66 Codey,R/Bennett,J+2 Leg Back to Sch Mo-estab Sept 16-Oct 11 SUB FOR ACR125



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A2378 AcaAa (2R) Sarlo,P/Van Drew,J+6 Human remains, desecrate-crime (Sarlo)

A2435 Aa (1R) Gusciora,R+1 Radioactive waste, low-level-revise laws (Gusciora)

S1709 ScaAa (2R) Inverso,P/Palaia,J+2 Sch. bd. emp., bus driv.-dismissal (Greenstein)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A934 Rooney,J/Vandervalk,C Retinoblastoma-test newborns FROM AHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



A155 (Ahearn,M)

A175 (Fisher,D)

A206 (Chivukula,U; Eagler,P; Edwards,W; Stender,L; Van Drew,J)

A243 Aca (1R) (Guear,G; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Conners,J)

A244 (Diegnan,P)

A257 (Van Drew,J; Azzolina,J; Chivukula,U; Previte,M; Sarlo,P; Thompson,S)

A280 (Quigley,J)

A403 Aca (1R) (Smith,R)

A573 (Heck,R)

A605 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A677 AcaSa (2R) (Cryan,J)

A822 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A926 (McKeon,J)

A1308 (Tucker,D)

A1344 (Chivukula,U; Cryan,J; Heck,R)

A1348 (Wolfe,D)

A1786 (Ahearn,M; Chivukula,U; Gregg,G)

A1912 (Diegnan,P; Roberts,J)

A1929 (Van Drew,J)

A1975 (Edwards,W)

A2141 (Guear,G)

A2143 (Hackett,M)

A2165 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Guear,G)

A2178 (Chivukula,U)

A2179 (Farragher,C)

A2195 (Hackett,M)

A2265 Aca (1R) (Heck,R; Gusciora,R; Guear,G; Cryan,J; Ahearn,M; Chivukula,U)

A2374 (Merkt,R; Quigley,J; Diegnan,P)

A2378 AcaAa (2R) (Eagler,P; Gusciora,R; Stender,L; Ahearn,M)

A2396 (Cryan,J; Greenstein,L; Van Drew,J)

A2430 (Ahearn,M; Gusciora,R)

A2435 Aa (1R) (Ahearn,M)

A2448 Aca (1R) (Stender,L; Ahearn,M; Chivukula,U; Greenstein,L)

A2462 (Wisniewski,J)

A2476 (D'Amato,P; Blee,F)

A2517 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A2543 (Eagler,P)

A2545 Aca (1R) (Thompson,S; Heck,R; Greenstein,L; Ahearn,M; Cryan,J)

A2551 (Stanley,C; Impreveduto,A; Moran,J)

A2594 (Conners,J)

A2604 Aca (1R) (Conners,J)

A2612 (Edwards,W; Gusciora,R)

A2621 (Cohen,N)

A2625 (Biondi,P)

A2628 (Kean,T)

A2663 Aca (1R) (Guear,G; Eagler,P)

A2666 (Russo,D; Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D; Bateman,C)

A2685 (McKeon,J)

ACR45 (Sarlo,P)

AR90 (Guear,G)

AR111 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Johnson,G; Guear,G; Ahearn,M; Weinberg,L; Van Drew,J; Previte,M; Greenstein,L)

AR122 (Van Drew,J; Eagler,P)

AR133 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

AR144 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M)

AR146 (Conners,J)

AR155 (Guear,G; Vandervalk,C; Cryan,J)

AR157 (Guear,G; Thompson,S; Greenstein,L)

AR175 (Cryan,J)

AR178 (Guear,G; Corodemus,S)

AR179 (Johnson,G)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2528 (Diegnan,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A697 (Cohen,N)

A1373 Aca (1R) (Stanley,C)

A1776 (Cohen,N)

A2204 (Hackett,M)

A2448 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

A2528 (Stender,L)

A2679 (Barnes,P)

A2704 (O'Toole,K)

A2705 (O'Toole,K)

A2720 (Azzolina,J)





Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2757 (O'Toole,K)

A2759 (Ahearn,M)

A2772 (Cruz-Perez,N)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A667 (Vandervalk,C)

A2165 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Greenstein,L)

A2281 (Wisniewski,J)

A2528 (Diegnan,P)

A2665 (Asselta,N)

A2703 (Asselta,N)

A2704 (Asselta,N)

A2705 (Asselta,N)

AR155 (Asselta,N)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2293 (Cohen,N)



Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S109 Sca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

S576 (Gusciora,R; Friscia,A; Greenstein,L; Previte,M; Conaway,H; Ahearn,M; Egan,J; Chivukula,U; Cryan,J; Heck,R; Thompson,S)



Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S109 Sca (1R) (Arnone,M)

S576 (Geist,G)

SCR66 (Sires,A)



Second Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S109 Sca (1R) (Roberts,J)

S576 (Guear,G)

SCR66 (DiGaetano,P)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:45 P.M. to meet on Monday, September 30, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A677 AcaSa (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+6 Sch. fac. contract-concerns awarding

S109 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Palaia,J+1 Local Bond Law-revises

S576 Codey,R/Matheussen,J+17 Wage viol., prevailing-incr. penalties

S1130 Sca (1R) Martin,R Pupil id info.-concerns



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (9/19/02):



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