NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for October 28, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 45 210th Legislature First Annual Session

Sean T. Kean was sworn in as a member of the General Assembly for the 11th Legislative District.



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION:

Christopher V. Dietz, of Titusville.



TO BE A MEMBER AND CHAIR OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION:

Linda M. Kassekert, of Pennsauken, to replace James Hurley, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE:

George P. Kelley, P.E., P.P., of Montclair, to replace Farouk Ahmad.



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

Lorraine M. Shields, of Thorofare, to replace Edith Paterson.



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 BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES:

Jack Alter, of Fort Lee, to replace Herbert Tate, resigned.



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 NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Scott A. Kobler, of Essex Fells, to replace Daniel Becht.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Jane Burgio, of North Caldwell.



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

Ernest James Scheidemann, of Clifton, to replace Matthew Trella, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PINELANDS COMMISSION:

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

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



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 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COMMISSION:

Gail Davis, of Newark, to replace Robert L. Bildner, resigned.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF GAMING ENFORCEMENT:

Thomas N. Auriemma, of Chatham Township, to replace John Peter Suarez, Esq., resigned.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS:

Frederick J. Beaver, of Philadelphia, PA, to replace Thomas Bryan, Esq.

Bills Introduced:



S2014 Inverso,P PERS, TPAF-concerns survivor benf. REF SSG

S2015 Palaia,J St. contractors-prov. emp. info. REF SLA

S2016 Turner,S Cable tv customers-estab. cert prot. req REF SCM

S2017 Singer,R Guardianship law-amends REF SJU

S2018 Charles,J Adult Literacy grants;$2M REF SLA

S2019 Charles,J NJ City Univ.;$185.376K REF SED

S2020 James,S/Charles,J Babyland Family Svcs., Inc.;$250K REF SHH

S2021 Allen,D/Palaia,J Better Ed. Savings Trust-concerns REF SED

S2022 Lance,L Tax exemp., short term-concerns REF SCU

S2023 Codey,R Electronic Death Regis. Sys.-mandates REF SHH

S2024 Bennett,J Midwifery-concerns practice REF SHH

S2025 Palaia,J/Bennett,J Thomas S. Smith Sr St. Off. Bldg.-desig. REF SSG

S2026 Inverso,P Sch. emp.-concerns emergent hiring REF SED

SCR79 Matheussen,J/Vitale,J Blood bank reg.-concerns REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2378 AcaAa (2R) Sarlo,P/Van Drew,J+8 Human remains, desecrate-crime REP

S314 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Palaia,J+8 Sexual assault, minor-mand life sentence REP/SCA

S408 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Palaia,J Sick leave banks-sch. emp. REP/SCA

S491 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Codey,R SCI-propose series of statute amendments REP/SCS

S493 Vitale,J/Matheussen,J St-owned resid vet fac.-sales tax exemp. REP

S558 Lance,L Child of St inmate-concerns tuition cost REP

S950 Sca (1R) Turner,S Nannies-crim. background checks REP/SCA

S1117 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Girgenti,J Drunk driv.-incr. addl. penal assessment REP/SCA

S1587 Sca (1R) Adler,J Constr. code inspection-concerns REP/SCA

S1591 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Host mun. benf.-sewerage auth. REP/SCA

S1644 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Driving while fatigued-recklessness REP/SCA

S1679 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Charles,J+1 Housing constr.-bus. receiving St. fds REP/SCA

S1733 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Palaia,J Three Strikes law-amends REP/SCA

S1795 Sca (1R) Bucco,A+1 Shower rails-sr. low income rental proj. REP/SCA

S1797 Allen,D/Palaia,J Homestead Rebate Pymt Prot. Act REP

S1826 Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S Deceptive practices-crime REP

S1840 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Gormley,W Human remains, desecrate-crime REP/SCA

S1903 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Cafiero,J Will registry-estab. REP/SCA

S1926 Sca (1R) Bennett,J Trusts, cert.-concerns deferred distrib. REP/SCA

S1945 Bagger,R+2 Fair Housing Act-protects cert. mun. REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S558 Lance,L Child of St inmate-concerns tuition cost

S950 Sca (1R) Turner,S Nannies-crim. background checks

S1117 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Girgenti,J Drunk driv.-incr. addl. penal assessment

S1797 Allen,D/Palaia,J Homestead Rebate Pymt Prot. Act



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



A1558 AcaScaAaAa (4R) Greenwald,L/Guear,G+35 Amber's Plan-estab. abducted child alert

S166 ScaAca (2R) Bagger,R/Allen,D+17 Interst. Compact for Adult Offender-prov

S412 ScaAca (2R) Bryant,W/James,S+4 St. Police employment titles-req. list

S495 ScaAcaAa (3R) Vitale,J/Matheussen,J+14 Collaborating Ctr. for Nursing-estab.

S1038 ScaSaAa (3R) Bark,M/Caraballo,W+6 Racing Comm.-reconstitutes memb.

S1341 ScaAca (2R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D+15 Sr. Prop. Tax Freeze Prot. Act-desig.

S1415 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Cohen,N Workers' comp case-concerns witness fees



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



A2678 Diegnan,P/Conners,J+26 Bingo proceeds-capital improvements

A2714 AcaAca (2R) Green,J Redevel. plans-concerns land use







Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A1305 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Payne,W/Johnson,G+4 St. Police mv stops-quarterly studies REF SJU

A1560 Aca (1R) Russo,D+3 Tobacco, smokeless-proh use in pub. sch. REF SHH

A2233/1912 Acs (ACS) Sarlo,P/Ahearn,M+48 Terrorist attack victim-exemp income tax REF SBA

A2385 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Cohen,N+1 Public works contracts-concerns REF SCU

A2399 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Steele,A+4 St. Police-maintain cert. records REF SJU

A2471 Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric assist mobility device-concerns REF SLA

A2672 McKeon,J/Hackett,M+2 Hairstylist lic.-remove home address REF SCM

A2728 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Cruz-Perez,N+1 Printer/printer devices, cert-proh. sale REF SCM

A2736 Ahearn,M/Impreveduto,A+4 Dental hygienists-concerns ed. REF SCM



Co-Sponsors Added:



S493 (Girgenti,J)

S1112 (Smith,B)

S1251 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S1429 (Sweeney,S)

S1434 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S1795 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S1891 (Ciesla,A)

S1920 (Connors,L)

S1945 (Adler,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S844 (Martin,R)

S1603 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S1660 (Bucco,A)

S1734 (Bennett,J)

S1789 Sca (1R) (Buono,B)

S1903 Sca (1R) (Cafiero,J)



Note to the October 24, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1524 (Coniglio,J)

S1545 (Coniglio,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective October 24, 2002



Advisory Council to Promote the Profession of Nursing:



Senator John O. Bennett (12)



The Senate adjourned at 5:29 P.M. to meet on Thursday, October 31, 2002 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A2946 Friscia,A/Quigley,J+1 Apparel acquistion-concerns REF ALA

A2947 Azzolina,J/Heck,R Cell phone use while driv.-penal. REF ATR

A2948 Guear,G Min. wage, failure to pay-crim. penal. REF ALA

A2949 Egan,J Pub contract bids-release prior to date REF AHO

A2950 Conaway,H+1 Death penal.-concerns REF AJU







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A2951 Greenstein,L/Guear,G Sch. emp.-concerns emergent hiring REF AED

A2952 Garrett,E World language graduation req-concerns REF AED

A2953 Van Drew,J Deceptive practices-crime REF ACO

A2954 Doherty,M Vol FF, first aid squad-prov. tax deduc REF ALP

A2955 Cohen,N Banks-prov. suspicious transaction REF ABI

ACR138 Diegnan,P Gov, acting--proh granting clemency REF ASG

AR201 Van Drew,J Nuclear accident-concerns iodide pills REF AHS



Bills Passed:



A1305 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Payne,W/Johnson,G+4 St. Police mv stops-quarterly studies (42-30-4)

A1560 Aca (1R) Russo,D+3 Tobacco, smokeless-proh use in pub. sch. (77-1-0)

A2233/1912 Acs (ACS) Sarlo,P/Ahearn,M+48 Terrorist attack victim-exemp income tax (78-0-0)

A2385 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Cohen,N+1 Public works contracts-concerns (78-0-0)

A2399 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Steele,A+4 St. Police-maintain cert. records (78-0-0)

A2471 Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric assist mobility device-concerns (77-0-0)

A2672 McKeon,J/Hackett,M+2 Hairstylist lic.-remove home address (78-0-0)

A2678 Diegnan,P/Conners,J+26 Bingo proceeds-capital improvements (78-0-0)

A2714 AcaAca (2R) Green,J Redevel. plans-concerns land use (52-25-1)

A2728 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Cruz-Perez,N+1 Printer/printer devices, cert-proh. sale (78-0-0)

A2736 Ahearn,M/Impreveduto,A+4 Dental hygienists-concerns ed. (78-0-0)

AR121 Weinberg,L/Stender,L+28 Breast Cancer Awareness Mo.-Oct. 2002 (78-0-0)

AR174 Van Drew,J/Hackett,M In God We Trust-disply in pub bldgs (75-0-1)

S137 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Matheussen,J+8 Sch. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Act (78-0-0)

S166 ScaAca (2R) Bagger,R/Allen,D+17 Interst. Compact for Adult Offender-prov (78-0-0)

S380 Sacco,N/Bucco,A+2 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. (78-0-0)

S412 ScaAca (2R) Bryant,W/James,S+4 St. Police employment titles-req. list (78-0-0)

S495 ScaAcaAa (3R) Vitale,J/Matheussen,J+14 Collaborating Ctr. for Nursing-estab. (78-0-0)

S1038 ScaSaAa (3R) Bark,M/Caraballo,W+6 Racing Comm.-reconstitutes memb. (71-4-1)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D+15 Sr. Prop. Tax Freeze Prot. Act-desig. (78-0-0)

S1415 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Cohen,N Workers' comp case-concerns witness fees (48-30-0)

S1479 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Cohen,N Fiduciaries-employ/compensate accountant (76-0-1)

S1626 Kenny,B/Martin,R Higher Ed Capital Improvement Fd-incr (78-0-0)

SJR32 Bagger,R/Kean,T+6 UNICEF Day-desig. October 31st each yr. (78-0-0)



Bills Passed Concurring w/Amendment by Amendment:



A1558 AcaScaAaAa (4R) Greenwald,L/Guear,G+35 Amber's Plan-estab. abducted child alert To Concur by Aa (Greenwald) (78-0-0)

Bills Substituted:



A1740 Aca (1R) Stanley,C+2 St. Police employment titles-req. list SUB BY S412 (2R)

A1836 AcaAca (2R) Cohen,N/Wisniewski,J Workers' comp case-concerns witness fees SUB BY S1415 (1R)

A2163/1993 Acs (ACS) Johnson,G/Watson Coleman,B+9 Adult Offender Supervision-compact SUB BY S166 (2R)

A2282/2161 Acs (ACS) Eagler,P/Edwards,W+10 Sr. Prop. Tax Freeze Prot. Act-desig. SUB BY S1341 (2R)

A2301 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Impreveduto,A Fiduciaries-concerns SUB FOR S1479 (1R)

A2637 Impreveduto,A/Watson Coleman,B Higher Ed Capital Improvement Fd-incr SUB BY S1626

A2841 Roberts,J/Stender,L+4 Sch. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Act SUB BY S137 (SCS)

A2939 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Roberts,J+1 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. SUB BY S380

AJR13 Kean,T/Munoz,E+4 UNICEF Day-desig. October 31st each yr. SUB BY SJR32

S137 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Matheussen,J+8 Sch. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Act SUB FOR A2841

S166 ScaAca (2R) Bagger,R/Allen,D+17 Interst. Compact for Adult Offender-prov SUB FOR A2163/1993 (ACS)

S380 Sacco,N/Bucco,A+2 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept. SUB FOR A2939 (1R)

S412 ScaAca (2R) Bryant,W/James,S+4 St. Police employment titles-req. list SUB FOR A1740 (1R)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) Matheussen,J/Allen,D+15 Sr. Prop. Tax Freeze Prot. Act-desig. SUB FOR A2282/2161 (ACS)

S1415 Aca (1R) Gill,N/Cohen,N Workers' comp case-concerns witness fees SUB FOR A1836 (2R)

S1479 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Cohen,N Fiduciaries-employ/compensate accountant SUB FOR A2301 (1R)

S1626 Kenny,B/Martin,R Higher Ed Capital Improvement Fd-incr SUB FOR A2637

SJR32 Bagger,R/Kean,T+6 UNICEF Day-desig. October 31st each yr. SUB FOR AJR13



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A438 AcaAcaAa (3R) Smith,R/Weinberg,L+11 Voluntary ballistics id prog.-estab. (Smith,R)

A2642 Aa (1R) Impreveduto,A/Moran,J+1 Veterinary medicine-concerns practice (Impreveduto)



Bills Transferred:



A1018 Connors,C/Moran,J+1 Mun. emp. health care waiver-auth ext. FROM ASG TO AHO



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1519 Azzolina,J Child abuse, false reporting-crime FROM AFW



Co-Sponsors Added:



A90 (Heck,R)

A141 (Pennacchio,J)

A152 (Pennacchio,J)

A158 (Pennacchio,J)

A163 (Pennacchio,J)

A165 (Pennacchio,J)

A170 (Pennacchio,J)

A438 AcaAcaAa (3R) (Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Greenstein,L)

A1018 (Green,J)

A1191 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R)

A1558 AcaScaAaAa (4R) (Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Van Drew,J; Stender,L; Previte,M; Chivukula,U; Gusciora,R; Connors,C; Blee,F;

D'Amato,P)

A1560 Aca (1R) (Conners,J; Gusciora,R)

A1740 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Chivukula,U)

A1987 (Chivukula,U)

A2163/1993 Acs (ACS) (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Weinberg,L)

A2190 (Heck,R)

A2211 (Chivukula,U)

A2233/1912 Acs (ACS) (Quigley,J; Stender,L; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Gusciora,R; Greenstein,L; Conaway,H; Chivukula,U)

A2276 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A2281 (Smith,R)

A2282/2161 Acs (ACS) (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Greenstein,L; Gusciora,R)

A2337 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Conaway,H; Cruz-Perez,N)

A2385 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A2399 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U; Conaway,H)

A2471 (Chivukula,U; Conners,J)

A2539 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A2543 (McKeon,J)

A2557 (Greenstein,L)

A2625 (Conners,J)

A2642 Aa (1R) (Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A2667 (Gusciora,R)

A2672 (Eagler,P; Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A2678 (Corodemus,S)

A2686 Acs (ACS) (Chivukula,U)

A2705 (Pennacchio,J)

A2728 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A2757 (Pennacchio,J)

A2762 (Heck,R)

A2814 (Pennacchio,J)

A2841 (Gusciora,R; Van Drew,J; Greenstein,L)

A2869 (Kean,S)

A2903 (Eagler,P)

A2904 (McKeon,J)

A2939 Aca (1R) (Conners,J)

A2942 (Heck,R)

A2944 (Friscia,A)

ACR132/103 Acs (ACS) (Heck,R)

AJR13 (Conners,J; Heck,R; Gusciora,R; Gregg,G)

AR23 (Pennacchio,J)

AR92 (Pennacchio,J)

AR121 (Chivukula,U; Conners,J; Corodemus,S; Gusciora,R)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1624 (Van Drew,J; Asselta,N)

A2211 (Guear,G)

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn: (cont'd)



AR23 (Gusciora,R)



Prime Sponsors Added:



A2896 (Conaway,H)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2204 (Steele,A)

A2896 (Impreveduto,A)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1560 (Kean,S)

A1990 (Chivukula,U)

A2332 (Greenstein,L)

A2915 (Sarlo,P)

A2940 (Impreveduto,A)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A1624 (Van Drew,J)

A2841 (Sires,A)

A2896 (Malone,J)

AR23 (Gusciora,R)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A1624 (Asselta,N)

A2896 (Impreveduto,A)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S137 Scs (SCS) (Gusciora,R; Van Drew,J; Greenstein,L; Chatzidakis,L)

S166 ScaAca (2R) (Egan,J; Diegnan,P; Conners,J; Conaway,H; Barnes,P; Munoz,E; Previte,M; Chivukula,U; Weinberg,L)

S380 (Conners,J)

S412 ScaAca (2R) (Chivukula,U; Conaway,H)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Conaway,H; Van Drew,J; Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Gusciora,R; Moran,J; Arnone,M; Smith,R; Conners,J;

Greenstein,L)

SJR32 (Gusciora,R; Gregg,G; Conners,J; Heck,R)



Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S137 Scs (SCS) (Roberts,J)

S166 ScaAca (2R) (Johnson,G)

S380 (Sires,A)

S412 ScaAca (2R) (Stanley,C)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Eagler,P)

S1415 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

S1479 Sca (1R) (Cohen,N)

S1626 (Impreveduto,A)

SJR32 (Kean,T)



Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S137 Scs (SCS) (Stender,L)

S166 ScaAca (2R) (Watson Coleman,B)

S380 (Roberts,J)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Edwards,W)

S1415 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J)

Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted: (cont'd)



S1479 Sca (1R) (Impreveduto,A)

S1626 (Watson Coleman,B)

SJR32 (Munoz,E)



Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S137 Scs (SCS) (Sires,A)

S166 ScaAca (2R) (Kean,T)

S380 (Wisniewski,J)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Geist,G)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Connors,C)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:50 P.M. to meet on Thursday, November 7, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



S137 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Matheussen,J+8 Sch. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Act

S380 Sacco,N/Bucco,A+2 Oxygen, in resid.-notify fire dept.

S1479 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Cohen,N Fiduciaries-employ/compensate accountant

S1626 Kenny,B/Martin,R Higher Ed Capital Improvement Fd-incr

SJR32 Bagger,R/Kean,T+6 UNICEF Day-desig. October 31st each yr.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (10/24/2002):



None