NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for December 9, 2002



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Vol. XIV No. 51 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention as of 12/2/2002:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

William E. Nugent, of Northfield.

Edith K. Payne, of Glen Ridge.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

William E. Nugent, of Northfield.

Edith K. Payne, of Glen Ridge.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION BOARD:

Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades, of Cherry Hill, to replace Gregory Hook, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE INVESTMENT COUNCIL:

Anthony P. Terracciano, of Bayonne, to replace Robert Hoffman, resigned.



TO BE THE HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

J. Patrick Barnes, of Annandale.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

William E. Nugent, of Northfield.

Edith K. Payne, of Glen Ridge.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON RADIATION PROTECTION:

Daniel Wartenberg, Ph.D., of Skillman.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE:

Joseph Guadagnino, of Monroe Twp., to replace Robert Rodriguez, resigned.

Catherine McGrath, of Princeton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION BOARD:

Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades, of Cherry Hill, to replace Gregory Hook, Esq.

James T. Ryan, of South Amboy, to replace Pamela Friedman, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY:

Gustav Edward Escher, III, of Princeton, to replace Timothy Richards.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST:

Councilman Joseph J. Alessandrine, Jr., of Ocean City, to replace Emily Croll, resigned.





Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY:

Marvin Schmelzer, of Morganville, to replace Peter Sudler, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY:

Nancy Kirsch, MA, PT, of Rockaway, to replace Leslie Marcks.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION:

Gary Paparozzi, of Lodi, to replace Doug Palmer.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THOMAS A. EDISON STATE COLLEGE-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Marilyn R. Pearson, of Belle Mead.



TO BE THE HUNTERDON COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

J. Patrick Barnes, of Annandale.



Bills Introduced:



S2122 Adler,J Brownfields Redevel. Task Force-concerns REF SEN

S2123 Furnari,G Elections-new title, estab elections off REF SSG

S2124 Singer,R/Matheussen,J Bloodborne pathogens-concerns consent REF SHH

S2125 Gill,N Adoptions, foreign countries-concerns REF SHH

S2126 Bark,M Energy Star products-req. purchase REF SSG

S2127 Turner,S/Buono,B Farmland preserv. purposes;$11,118M REF SEG

S2128 Sweeney,S Farmland preserv. purposes;$14,548M REF SEG

S2129 Turner,S Carbon monoxide detectors-concerns REF SCU

S2130 Palaia,J Gambling Treatment & ed.;$500K REF SEG

S2131 Rice,R Rodent control prog, Abbott dist;$1.56M REF SCU

S2132 Vitale,J/Matheussen,J Primary election, 2004-changes date REF SSG

S2133 Inverso,P Emp, work, cert.-concerns REF SCU

S2134 Inverso,P SHBP, pub emp.-proh dual coverage REF SSG

S2135 Inverso,P SHBP dependent-req. elig. documentation REF SSG

S2136 Inverso,P PERS-concerns memb. REF SSG

S2137 Inverso,P PERS-concerns cert. retire. allowances REF SSG

S2138 Inverso,P Loc. govt. emp.-concerns suppl. comp. REF SCU

S2139 Inverso,P Jamesburg Sch. Dist.;$160K REF SED

S2140 Cafiero,J Drugs/vaccine stockpiling-civil immunity REF SJU

S2141 Suliga,J/Bucco,A Tobacco product manufacturers-concerns REF SBA

SJR51 Singer,R Lung Cancer Awareness Mo-desig. November REF SHH

SR119 Cafiero,J Nuclear accident-concerns iodide pills REF SJU

SR120 Coniglio,J New Source Review rule change-denounce REF SEN



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A200 Sca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L+2 Scooter riders, cert.-wear helmets REP/SCA

A1651 AcaSca (2R) Cohen,N/Sarlo,P+4 Fds. or assets, terrorism related-freeze REP/SCA

A1893 Sca (1R) Blee,F/D'Amato,P+9 CDS-concerns sale REP/SCA

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

A2471 Sca (1R) Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric assist mobility device-concerns REP/SCA

S125 Sca (1R) Bennett,J Prop, cert-concerns taxation exemption REP/SCA

S138 Sca (1R) Buono,B Drunk driving-incr. surcharges REP/SCA

S214 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Vet. prop. tax exemp.-extends to co-op. REP

S280 Girgenti,J+2 Crim. offender info. sys.-concerns REP

S1225 Sca (1R) Furnari,G/Cafiero,J+1 Biological agent registry-estab. DHSS REP/SCA

S1261 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Inverso,P+3 Fds. or assets, terrorism related-freeze REP/SCA

S1322 Scs (SCS) Bryant,W Bail-req. source in drug-related cases REP/SCS

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

S1630 Furnari,G/Girgenti,J Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns REP

S1710 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Allen,D Terrorism, org that support-civil action REP/SCA

S1769 Sca (1R) Singer,R+1 Korean War, 50th anniv.-issue svc. medal REP/SCA

S1798 Bagger,R Worker's comp/vol emer personnel-benf. REP

S1806 Sca (1R) Bennett,J/Matheussen,J+11 Crimes against children-upgrades penal. REP/SCA

S1822 Sca (1R) Bucco,A Real prop relating to terrorism-concerns REP/SCA

S1851 Matheussen,J/Cafiero,J+4 St. Police-concerns cert. memb. REP

S1901 Buono,B+1 Mun liens, search cert-elim. retention REP

S1950 Sca (1R) Gormley,W CDS-concerns sale REP/SCA





Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



S2004 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Vitale,J Physical therapy-revise statutes REP/SCA

S2027 Vitale,J/Allen,D Devel. disab. individuals-concerns REP

S2039 Gormley,W Co, mun.-concerns pymt, cert settlements REP

S2042 Sca (1R) Furnari,G Smoke detectors-adopt ordinance REP/SCA

S2140 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J Drugs/vaccine stockpiling-civil immunity REP/SCA

SR82 Connors,L Workers' comp/SS benf-modify limits REP

SR100 Allen,D Child Prot. Mo.-desig. December, 2002 REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S138 Sca (1R) Buono,B Drunk driving-incr. surcharges

S214 Connors,L/Allen,D+1 Vet. prop. tax exemp.-extends to co-op.

S280 Girgenti,J+2 Crim. offender info. sys.-concerns



Bills Transferred:



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



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



SCR41 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Lance,L+4 Sr., disab. prop tax deduct-income limit

SCR63 Sca (1R) Connors,L+1 Real prop.-concerns assessment



Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:



S418 Bryant,W/Littell,R+2 Home repair finan. contract-concerns



Co-Sponsors Added:



S310 Sca (1R) (Buono,B)

S511 (Vitale,J)

S556 (Singer,R)

S713 (Bucco,A)

S844 Scs (SCS) (Buono,B)

S860 Sca (1R) (Buono,B)

S1341 ScaAca (2R) (Buono,B)

S1770 (McNamara,H)

S1855 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S1888 (Bucco,A)

S1891 (Palaia,J)

S1894 (Bucco,A)

S2006 (Bennett,J)

S2029 (Coniglio,J)

S2043 (Bucco,A)

S2067 (Bagger,R; James,S)

S2110 (Cardinale,G)

SCR20 (Palaia,J; Bennett,J; Matheussen,J; Bucco,A)

SCR24 (Bucco,A)

SCR41 Sca (1R) (Matheussen,J; Bennett,J; Inverso,P; Allen,D)

SCR81 (Bucco,A)

SCR82 (Bucco,A)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1577 (Bucco,A)

S1739 (Bucco,A)

S1857 (Singer,R)







Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1522 (Bark,M)

S1941 (Bark,M)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective December 5, 2002



Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission:



Donald J. Boeri, of North Brunswick.



The Senate adjourned at 6:34 P.M. to meet on Thursday, December 12, 2002 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR218 Wisniewski,J/McKeon,J New Source Review rule change-denounce



Bills Introduced:



A50 Roberts,J/Cohen,N+1 Patients First Act of 2002 REF AHH

A3059 Cohen,N Neurosurgery svcs-concerns benf. REF ABI

A3060 Sarlo,P Value engineering clause-concerns REF AHO

A3061 Conners,J/Conaway,H Home health care aides-prov, qual. vets. REF AMV

A3062 Conaway,H Morristown Mem. Hosp-children acute care REF AHH

A3063 Heck,R UI benf. extension-concerns REF ALA

A3064 Heck,R Hunting on Sundays-concerns REF AAN

A3065 Ahearn,M Zoning ordinances-clarify mun. power REF AHO

A3066 Greenstein,L/Roberts,J Elections-new title, estab elections off REF ASG

A3067 Merkt,R Split Rock Reservoir;$85K REF AAN

A3068 Merkt,R DNA testing-concerns murder cases REF AJU

A3069 DiGaetano,P Lying about police conduct-incr. penal. REF AJU

A3070 Gusciora,R PERS-adds options REF ASG

A3071 DiGaetano,P/Merkt,R Three Strikes law-amends REF AJU

A3072 Greenstein,L/Guear,G Special ed costs-incl. transp. REF AED

A3073 Johnson,G/Weinberg,L Community Food Pantry Fd-vol. contrib. REF AHH

A3074 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Animal cruelty off.-incr. penal. REF AAN

A3077 Greenwald,L/Pou,N Rentals between cert bus-exemp sales tax REF ACE

A3078 Conners,J/Conaway,H Sch. budget & election-auth date adjust. REF AED

A3079 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P Tobacco product manufacturers-concerns REF AAP

AJR51 Guear,G/Impreveduto,A Internet Gambling Study Comm.-estab. REF ATG

AR215 Ahearn,M/Van Drew,J CATV-low cost, ed. prog. for children REF ATU

AR216 Weinberg,L Dr. Hager-oppose appt. REF AHH

AR217 Van Drew,J/Smith,R BPU-estab. South Jersey office REF ATU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A50 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Cohen,N+1 Patients First Act of 2002 REP/ACA

A915 Acs (ACS) Edwards,W/Weinberg,L Health Care Consumer Info. Act;$300K REP

A1347 Aca (1R) Geist,G/Merkt,R+3 Driving while fatigued-recklessness REP/ACA

A1375 Corodemus,S Radon gas testing, pub sch-post results REP

A1913 Aca (1R) Steele,A/Bateman,C+14 Death penal.-create study comm. REP/ACA

A1928 Cohen,N/Bateman,C MV points-concerns REP

A1987 Asselta,N/Van Drew,J+1 Alternate benf. prog.-elim. reduction REP

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



A2148 AcaAcs (ACS) Caraballo,W/Sarlo,P+1 Animal shelters-concerns REP/ACS

A2283 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Doria,J Better Ed. Savings Trust-concerns REP/ACA

A2404 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Merkt,R+3 Law enforcement memor.-concerns REP/ACA

A2444/1933 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Roberts,J/Greenwald,L+9 HIV drug resistance test-Medicaid cover REP/ACA

A2451 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Conaway,H MV documents-concerns REP/ACA

A2491 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Weinberg,L+2 Human Relations Council-modify gov. REP/ACA

A2582 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+6 Psychological test, cert.-concerns REP

A2661 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/Cryan,J UEZ-extends desig. period REP/ACS

A2664 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Burzichelli,J Delaware Riv. Bay Auth-incr. tolls REP/ACA

A2753 Stender,L/Cohen,N+1 Victims remains-concerns memorial REP

A2801 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U Solid waste disposal, cert.-crim. penal. REP/ACA

A2847 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L Arbitration procedures-concerns rules REP/ACA

A2858 O'Toole,K Real prop. surplus--St. Treasurer sell REP

A2884 Wisniewski,J/Impreveduto,A Funeral svcs. limo driv.-concerns lic. REP

A2897 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S/Gusciora,R+1 Coastal mgmt. prog.-concerns REP/ACA

A2917 Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A+6 Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns REP

A2930 Wisniewski,J/Stender,L Stop signs-place on cert. intersections REP

A2988 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+2 Kinship Legal Guardanship Notification REP/ACA

A2989 Previte,M/Van Drew,J+2 Child mental fac. emp.-crim. hist. check REP

A3058 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/Wisniewski,J MV Security & Customer Svc Act REP/ACS

A3074/2720 Acs (ACS) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Animal cruelty off.-incr. penal. REP/ACS

A3078 Conners,J/Conaway,H Sch. budget & election-auth date adjust. REP

A3079 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P Tobacco product manufacturers-concerns REP/ACA

AR183 Barnes,P/Van Drew,J+2 Motorcycle mufflers-police enfore laws REP

AR197 Aca (1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+56 Child Prot. Mo.-desig. December, 2002 REP/ACA

AR200 Stender,L/Green,J Superfund site-Cong. fd. cleanup REP

AR210 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Fisher,D Pineland Fire Safety Committee-create REP/ACA

AR211 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Fisher,D Pineland Fire Safety Committee-create REP/ACA

S246 Suliga,J Firefighting equip. demo.-cert. persons REP

S384 Sacco,N/Ciesla,A Sch. bus-driver present w/pupil on bus REP

S487 ScaAca (2R) Vitale,J/Martin,R+4 Domestic viol/child abuse-ed instruction REP/ACA

S514 Sa (1R) Martin,R+1 Arbitration procedures-concerns rules REP

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

S861 Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J+1 Sch. budget & election-auth date adjust. REP

S884 Palaia,J/Cafiero,J Alternate benf. prog.-elim. reduction REP

S1751 Scs (SCS) Charles,J/Lesniak,R+2 UEZ-concerns reimb. REP

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

S1912 ScaAca (2R) Sweeney,S/Matheussen,J Delaware Riv. Bay Auth-incr. tolls REP/ACA

SCR68 Palaia,J+1 Ocean dumping-adopt stricter rules REP



Bills Reported Referred/ABI:



A50 Roberts,J/Cohen,N+1 Patients First Act of 2002 REP REF ABI

A915 Edwards,W/Weinberg,L Health Care Consumer Info. Act;$300K REP/ACS REF ABI

S571 Codey,R/Vitale,J+1 Health Care Consumer Info. Act REP REF ABI



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A50 Roberts,J/Cohen,N+1 Patients First Act of 2002 REP REF AAP

A847 Acs (ACS) Conners,J/Moran,J+24 Vet-amends definition REP/ACS REF AAP

A915 Edwards,W/Weinberg,L Health Care Consumer Info. Act;$300K REP REF AAP

A1647 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Vet. prop. tax elig.-concerns REP REF AAP

A1862 Moran,J/Connors,C+2 Parks & Forrestry Div., cert.-PFRS memb. REP REF AAP

A1918 Aca (1R) Doria,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E Soil survey in Hudson Co.;$100K REP/ACA REF AAP

A2130 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+4 Oyster revitalization;$368.7K REP/ACA REF AAP

A2617 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Conaway,H+13 DNA testing-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A2968 Ahearn,M/Impreveduto,A+9 St. contracts, cert.-concerns REP REF AAP

S571 Codey,R/Vitale,J+1 Health Care Consumer Info. Act REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AHO:



A2420 Doria,J/Wolfe,D Lease/contract-concerns title transfer REP REF AHO







Bills Combined:



A2720 Geist,G/Azzolina,J+2 Animal cruelty off.-incr. penal COMB/W A3074



Bills Transferred:



A218 Friscia,A/Steele,A+1 Childhood immunizations-estab. req. FROM AFW TO AHH

A790 Blee,F/Quigley,J+1 Statewide Immunization Registry Act FROM AFW TO AHH

A1092 Farragher,C/Munoz,E Varicella-immunization of children req. FROM AFW TO AHH

A1913 Aca (1R) Steele,A/Bateman,C+14 Death penal.-create study comm. FROM AJU TO ALP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2937 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P Tobacco manuf.-comply w/escrow fd. req. FROM AAP



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



SCR41 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Lance,L+4 Sr., disab. prop tax deduct-income limit

SCR63 Sca (1R) Connors,L+1 Real prop.-concerns assessment



Co-Sponsors Added:



A50 Aca (1R) (Watson Coleman,B)

A303 Acs (ACS) (McKeon,J; Munoz,E)

A375 Acs (ACS) (Guear,G)

A409 (Pennacchio,J)

A600 (Azzolina,J; Stender,L; Thompson,S)

A727 AaScaSaAa (4R) (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D)

A1321 (Guear,G)

A1324 (Guear,G)

A1345 (Merkt,R)

A1509 (Johnson,G)

A1796 (O'Toole,K)

A1913 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A1947 (McKeon,J)

A2084 (Smith,R)

A2160 (Previte,M)

A2190 (Ahearn,M)

A2281 (Malone,J)

A2332 Aca (1R) (Merkt,R)

A2337 (Guear,G; Stender,L)

A2439 (Smith,R)

A2444/1933 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Heck,R; Watson Coleman,B)

A2467 (D'Amato,P)

A2553 (Cruz-Perez,N; Burzichelli,J)

A2557 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)

A2601 AcaAca (2R) (Wolfe,D; Wisniewski,J; Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A2633 (Green,J)

A2666 (D'Amato,P)

A2690 (Vandervalk,C; D'Amato,P; Blee,F)

A2762 (Thompson,S)

A2784/2793 Acs (ACS) (Kean,S; Dancer,R)

A2785 (Guear,G)

A2831 (Guear,G)

A2839 (Doria,J; Johnson,G; Wisniewski,J)

A2855 (Heck,R)

A2889 (Eagler,P)

A2904 (Johnson,G)

A2916 (Cryan,J)

A2988 Aca (1R) (Dancer,R; Heck,R)

A2989 (Dancer,R; Heck,R)

A3071 (O'Toole,K)

ACR138 (Previte,M)

AJR46 (Stender,L)

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



AR159 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

AR197 Aca (1R) (Dancer,R)

AR1973 (Weinberg,L; Green,J; Guear,G)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A427 (Weinberg,L)

A1173 (Myers,C)

A2191 (Roberts,J)

AR195 (Guear,G)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A140 (Merkt,R)

A915 Acs (ACS) (Weinberg,L)

A1323 (Vandervalk,C)

A1549 (Johnson,G)

A2124 (O'Toole,K)

A2190 (Chivukula,U)

A2329 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A2343 Aca (1R) (Egan,J)

A2661 Acs (ACS) (Cryan,J)

A2884 (Impreveduto,A)

A2995 (Chivukula,U)

AR201 (Burzichelli,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2191 (Roberts,J)

A2440 (Van Drew,J)

A2723 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

A2750 (Greenstein,L)

A2897 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)

AR201 (Fisher,D)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



AR195 (Guear,G)

AR201 (Guear,G)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2732 (Barnes,P)



Notes to the November 25, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR214 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Teaneck First Night 2003 - endorse *NOT* Ref AHO



Bills Reported Referred/ABI:



A1778 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+3 Health Care Claims Pymt. Resp. Act REP/ACA *NOT* 2RA









Notes to the November 25, 2002 Legislative Digest: (cont'd)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3032 (ACS) (Greenstein,L)



The Assembly adjourned at 7:50 P.M. to meet on Thursday, December 12, 2002 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (11/25/2002):



P.L.2002, c.105. S1688 Sca (1R) Furnari,G/Suliga,J+4 12/02/2002 Radioactive waste, low-level-revise laws

P.L.2002, c.106. A607 Sca (1R) Arnone,M/Gusciora,R+9 12/02/2002 Computers, used-recycling and reuse

P.L.2002, c.107. A1769 AaSca (2R) Sires,A/Chivukula,U+3 12/02/2002 Pub. util. shutoffs, cert.-notify police

P.L.2002, c.108. S1878 Bryant,W/Roberts,J 12/04/2002 Mun Rehab., Econ Recovery Act-amends

P.L.2002, c.109. A1976 Doria,J/Sires,A+5 12/04/2002 Co. emp. retiree-permits COLA