NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for September 26, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 37 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE INTERSTATE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

John M. Scagnelli, Esq., of Warren, to replace Wayne DeFeo.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST:

Barbara Haney Irvine, of Cinnaminson, to replace Frank Moya.

Chris Perks, of Camden, to replace Jerome Raymond.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PINELANDS COMMISSION:

Hon. Robert Hagaman, of Weekstown, to replace Jay Edward Mounier.

Rev. Dr. Guy Campbell, Jr., of Moorestown, to replace Candace McKee Ashmun.

Betty Wilson, of Burlington, to replace Linda Eckenhoff.

Candace McKee Ashmun, of Basking Ridge, to replace Sally Dudley.

Stephen V. Lee, III, of Chatsworth.

Edward Lloyd, Esq., of South Orange, to replace Theodore Gordon.

Hon. James J. Florio, of Metuchen, to replace Jerrold L. Jacobs.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RICHARD STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Clarence C. Hoover, III, of Vineland, to replace Rhea Levine, Ph.D., deceased.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

John A. Griffith, of Montclair, to replace Jean Alexander.



Bills Introduced:



S1878 Bryant,W Mun Rehab., Econ Recovery Act-amends REF SEG

S1879 Matheussen,J Computers, used-recycling and reuse REF SEN

S1880 Littell,R/Bryant,W+3 Watershed Moratorium Offset Aid;$3.4M REF SBA

S1881 Inverso,P/Allen,D Telemarketing sales-proh wireless phones REF SCM

S1882 Allen,D Cellular phone svc.-concerns contracts REF SCM

S1883 Turner,S Stalking victim, cert.-upgrades crime REF SJU

S1884 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W Prop ownership req. for vets-revise REF SLP

S1885 Bucco,A Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed REF STR

S1886 Kenny,B Save Ellis Island;$1M REF SEN

S1887 Coniglio,J Voter regis.-higher ed registrar off. REF SSG

S1888 Allen,D/Matheussen,J Teacher Qual. Mentoring Prog;$6.46M REF SED

S1889 Littell,R Corp. bus tax-concerns assessment REF SBA

S1890 Bucco,A Bus location incentives-restores cert REF SBA

S1891 Bennett,J Vaccinations-concerns REF SHH

S1892 Charles,J Early retir. benf.-co., coll. & mun. emp REF SSG

S1893 Martin,R/Palaia,J Natl Bd Cert. Scholarship Prog.;$500K REF SED

S1894 Matheussen,J/Martin,R Excellence in Teaching Scholarship Prog. REF SED

SCR71 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W Prop tax deduction-vet. claim REF SLP

SJR39 Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W WWII Vet Memor Advisory Comm-reconstitue REF SLP

SJR40 Charles,J Corporate Acct. Reform Task Force-estab. REF SCM

SR89 Ciesla,A Barnegat Bay-incl Watershed Initiative REF SEN

SR90 Allen,D Bill of Rights Day in NJ-commemorates REF SSG

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A607 Sca (1R) Arnone,M/Gusciora,R+2 Computers, used-recycling and reuse REP/SCA

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

A727 AaSca (2R) Greenstein,L/Van Drew,J+39 Unsolicited telemarketing sales-proh. REP/SCA

A1374 Corodemus,S/Chivukula,U Internet-make meeting notices available REP

A1586 Aa (1R) Gregg,G/Green,J+2 Dog, dangerous-proh. debarking REP

A1694 Vandervalk,C/Bateman,C+2 PERS-concerns reemployment REP

A1769 AaSca (2R) Sires,A/Chivukula,U+1 Pub. util. shutoffs-notify police REP/SCA

A1976 Doria,J/Sires,A+1 Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA REP

ACR84 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Burzichelli,J+2 Organ/tissue donations-promote awareness REP

S137 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Matheussen,J+1 Sch. Env. Protection Act of 2000 REP/SCS

S153/197/445/1873/1881 Scs (SCS) Bagger,R/Buono,B Telephone solicitation-proh cert. resid. REP/SCS

S186 Allen,D Totally Disab. Vet. Prop. Tax Relief Act REP

S294 Cafiero,J+5 Sr. cit.-extend reduced bus fare prog. REP

S390 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Kenny,B DOT-conduct emerg. response control prog REP/SCA

S458 ScaSca (2R) Turner,S/Sacco,N Commercial mv-inspection pilot prog REP/SCA

S773 Sca (1R) Lance,L MV regis., cert.-concerns REP/SCA

S829 Sca (1R) Connors,L Mun. emp. health care waiver-auth ext. REP/SCA

S876 Bucco,A/Cardinale,G Fire depts, vol-concern group life insur REP

S1007 Sca (1R) Turner,S+1 Prop. owned by co.-concern cert. leases REP/SCA

S1011 ScaSca (2R) Cafiero,J Hunting lic., seasonal-estab. & set fee REP/SCA

S1202 Sca (1R) Buono,B Mercury advis.-notify pregnant women REP/SCA

S1243 Littell,R MV, conserv. dist.-exemp. reg. fees REP

S1430 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Dog, dangerous-proh. debarking REP/SCA

S1498 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Palaia,J+2 Sch. breakfast prog.-mand. participation REP/SCS

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

S1685 Furnari,G+1 Home inspector-concerns lic. REP

S1688 Sca (1R) Furnari,G/Suliga,J Radioactive waste, low-level-revise laws REP/SCA

S1700 Scs (SCS) Codey,R Taxicab law-revises REP/SCS

S1786 Palaia,J Gambler-request placement self-excl list REP

S1787 Sca (1R) Vitale,J Sch. buses-concerns REP/SCA

S1839 Kenny,B/Charles,J Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA REP

S1847 Kavanaugh,W/Bucco,A PERS-concerns reemployment REP

S1860 Suliga,J/Charles,J+7 Urban aid;$13.708M REP

S1861 Coniglio,J/Bucco,A+2 Northern NJ-park devel.;$11.05M REP

S1862 Inverso,P/Bennett,J+1 Central NJ-park devel.;$11.295M REP

S1863 Allen,D/Palaia,J+7 Southern NJ-park devel.;$12.475M REP

S1864 Sweeney,S/Suliga,J+6 Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$11.105 REP

S1865 Matheussen,J/Sweeney,S+6 Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$56M REP

S1875 Codey,R Real prop. surplus--St. Treasurer sell REP

S1876 Matheussen,J/Allen,D Sr, disab cit-prop tax freeze reimb prog REP

S1879 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J Computers, used-recycling and reuse REP/SCA

SCR14 Bark,M Transp. infrastructure-coord. w/pub util REP

SCR59/27 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Bennett,J Gov., vacancy-concerns REP/SCS

SCR68 Palaia,J Ocean dumping-adopt stricter rules REP

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

SR65 Cafiero,J/Buono,B+1 Anti-cancer drugs, oral-Medicare cover REP

SR77 Bennett,J/Kyrillos,J Sept. 11 memor.-Gateway Natl. Rec. Area REP

SR80 Sca (1R) Bucco,A Baby Safety Mo.-desig. Sept. 2002 REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



A1694 Vandervalk,C/Bateman,C+2 PERS-concerns reemployment

A1976 Doria,J/Sires,A+1 Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA

S186 Allen,D Totally Disab. Vet. Prop. Tax Relief Act

S294 Cafiero,J+5 Sr. cit.-extend reduced bus fare prog.

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

S1839 Kenny,B/Charles,J Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA

S1847 Kavanaugh,W/Bucco,A PERS-concerns reemployment

S1860 Suliga,J/Charles,J+7 Urban aid;$13.708M

S1861 Coniglio,J/Bucco,A+2 Northern NJ-park devel.;$11.05M

S1862 Inverso,P/Bennett,J+1 Central NJ-park devel.;$11.295M

S1863 Allen,D/Palaia,J+7 Southern NJ-park devel.;$12.475M

S1864 Sweeney,S/Suliga,J+6 Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$11.105

S1865 Matheussen,J/Sweeney,S+6 Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$56M

S1876 Matheussen,J/Allen,D Sr, disab cit-prop tax freeze reimb prog





Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



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

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

A257 Barnes,P/Holzapfel,J+28 Hiring preference, law enforcement-estab REF SCU

A1786 Myers,C/Merkt,R+4 Vendors-pay sales tax for customers REF SEG

A1975 Doria,J/Cohen,N+4 Homeowner insur deductible-application REF SCM

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

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

A2289 Stender,L/Impreveduto,A+5 MV and traffic regulations-concerns REF SLP

A2396 Tucker,D/Watson Coleman,B+31 NJ-Africa Comm.-estab. REF SEG

A2430 Previte,M/Payne,W+4 Foster parents-in-svc. training req. REF SHH

A2448 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Cohen,N+4 Biometric Identifier Privacy Act REF SJU

A2486 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+1 Post-polio sequelae awareness-estab. REF SHH

A2551 Wisniewski,J/Diegnan,P+3 Mortuary Science, St. Bd.-incr. memb. REF SCM

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

A2612 Previte,M/Watson Coleman,B+5 Work First NJ-concerns emerg. asst. REF SHH



Bills Combined:



S197 Allen,D/Bennett,J+7 Unsolicited telephone sales calls-proh. COMB/W S153/445/1873/1881 (SCS)

S445 Turner,S/Codey,R+12 Unsolicited telemarketing sales-proh. COMB/W S153/197/1873/1881 (SCS)

S1873 Baer,B Telemarketing calls-proh wireless phones COMB/W S153/197/445/1881 (SCS)

S1881 Inverso,P/Allen,D Telemarketing sales-proh wireless phones COMB/W S153/197/445/1873 (SCS)

SCR27 Lance,L Senate Pres.-become Gov. when vacant COMB/W SCR59



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S607 Ciesla,A Wells-req. DEP to monitor FROM SEN



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



SCR59/27 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Bennett,J Gov., vacancy-concerns



Co-Sponsors Added:



S286 (Coniglio,J; Vitale,J)

S393 (Turner,S)

S445 (Singer,R)

S1007 Sca (1R) (Rice,R)

S1373 Sca (1R) (Kyrillos,J)

S1474 (James,S)

S1809 (Inverso,P)

S1880 (Lance,L; Bark,M; Charles,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S394 (Turner,S)

S1448 (Suliga,J)

S1821 (Littell,R)

S1824 (Palaia,J)

SR77 (Kyrillos,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective September 23, 2002



Privacy Study Commission:



William Kearns, of Willingboro.



The Senate President has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective September 23, 2002



Amistad Commission:



Regina Waynes Joseph, of East Orange.

Julia A. Miller, Ed.D., of Montclair.



*Effective September 26, 2002



State Economic Recovery Board for Camden:



Daniel Dalton, of Laurel Springs.



The Senate adjourned at 5:57 P.M. to meet on Monday, September 30, 2002 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, September 30, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (09/23/02):



None