NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 9, 2003



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Vol. XIV No. 54 210th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Frederick P. DeVesa, of Princeton.



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John A. O'Shaughnessy, of Guttenberg.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Jeff S. Masin, of Cherry Hill.

Robert S. Miller, of Plainsboro.

Ken R. Springer, of New Providence.

Solomon A. Metzger, of Roosevelt.

Joseph F. Fidler, of Allentown.

Margaret M. Hayden, of Montclair.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Frederick P. DeVesa, of Princeton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY:

Jessica Mayfield, of Dayton, to replace Rachel Smith, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CORRECTIONS:

James R. Sheldon, Sr., of Edison.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS:

James H. Flaherty, of Verona, to replace Thomas Demcsak.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE:

Yuki Moore Laurenti, of Trenton, to replace Stephen Noble.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMODITIES AND SERVICES COUNCIL:

Elizabeth (Betsy) P. Dixon, of Somerset.

Darrell E. Bethea, of North Brunswick, to replace Richard W. Stewart.

Roger W. Pearly, C.P.M., of Bridgewater, to replace Robert Pellecchia.









Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



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

A. William Biondi, of Vineland.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COUNCIL:

J. Roger Simonds, Jr., of Phillipsburg, to replace Naomi Mirlocca.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE KEAN UNIVERSITY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Linda Lewis, of Vauxhall, to replace Gabriella Morris Coleman, Esq., resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL FINANCE BOARD:

Richard F. Turner, of Weehawken.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:

Patrick F. Donnelly, D.M.D., of Bricktown.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RISK EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Joseph A. DeMarco, of Franklin, to replace Linda Alliston-Reina, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON SPINAL CORD RESEARCH:

Susan P. Howley, of Short Hills.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST:

John D.S. Hatch, AIA, of Trenton, to replace Thomas Carroll.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY:

Michael G. Steele, of Irvington, to replace Reverend William Watley, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND AUTHORITY:

Anthony R. Cinaglia, of Glassboro, to replace John Hibbs, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY:

David S. Steiner, of West Orange, to replace Alan George Philibosian, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ROWAN UNIVERSITY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Juanita Johnson-Clark, of Lawnside, to replace Melvin R. Primas, Jr., resigned.

Helene M. Reed, of Williamstown, to replace James Tarangelo.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS:

Albert Stabile, Jr., D.C., of Teaneck, to replace Dr. William Winters.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL PLANNERS:

Rosalee M. Keech, of Montville, to replace Eugene Preston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE INVESTMENT COUNCIL:

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



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

Peter B. Lijoi, Esq., of Summit.

Elizabeth A. Urquhart, of Plainfield.



TO BE THE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE LINE OF THE NEW JERSEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD:

Colonel Steven Craig Widen, of Mantoloking.

Colonel Maria A. Morgan, of Ewing.



TO BE THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, HUDSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS:

John J. Brzozowski, of Jersey City, to replace Betty Outlaw, resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S2190 Vitale,J/Gill,N+1 Medication Mgmt Outreach & Support Prog. REF SHH

S2191 Furnari,G MV used in prostitution offense-forfeit REF SJU

S2192 Palaia,J Lease/contract-concerns title transfer REF SED

S2193 Palaia,J Sch. dist. bonds-concerns REF SED

S2194 Palaia,J/Bennett,J Video games, cert.-concerns sale REF SLP

S2195 Furnari,G St. aid, pub. sch. dist.-concerns REF SED

S2196 Singer,R Vet. pensions-cost of living incr. REF SSG

S2197 Bagger,R PERS retir. allowance-surviving spouses REF SSG

S2198 Inverso,P Child care fac. staff-background check REF SHH







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2199 Bucco,A/Suliga,J+3 Vet., cert.-paid post-retir. med. benf. REF SSG

S2200 Girgenti,J Pediatric feeding prog.-concern coverage REF SHH

S2201 Girgenti,J Child devel. assessments-concerns REF SED

S2202 Smith,B/Ciesla,A Sr. cit. safe driv. health ctrs.-estab. REF STR

S2203 Littell,R Corp. bus. tax-concerns assessment REF SBA

S2204 Connors,L/Ciesla,A Elephants-concerns humane treatment REF SEG

S2205 Matheussen,J/Adler,J Cert. of need-concerns perinatal svcs. REF SHH

S2206 Allen,D Brownfields sites-concerns REF SEN

S2207 Kyrillos,J/Palaia,J Co. prosecutor-concerns powers REF SJU

S2208 Kyrillos,J/Codey,R Carnival-Amusement Ride Safety Bd-memb. REF SLA

S2209 Ciesla,A/Bagger,R+2 Matthew's Law Limiting Use of Restraints REF SHH

S2210 Turner,S Vet. honorable discharge papers-concerns REF SLP

S2211 Rice,R+2 Signs, illegally posted-incr. penal. REF SSG

S2212 Turner,S Psych fac.-elim cert. liens/finan. liab. REF SHH

S2213 Bucco,A/Rice,R Driv. lic. suspension, cert-notification REF SLP

SCR88 Bennett,J/Bagger,R Fair share obligation numbers-release REF SCU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A631 Aca (1R) Pou,N/Weinberg,L+5 Domestic viol. conviction-no expungement REP

A2071 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+1 Adoptive parents, prospective-concerns REP

A2169/1350 Acs (ACS) Conners,J/Conaway,H+3 Tech.-Bd. of Ed. adopt curriculum REP

A2389 Aca (1R) Hackett,M/Chivukula,U+1 Multiple dwellings-emerg evacuation plan REP

A2465 Weinberg,L Pupil transp. contracts-concerns REP

A2908 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Cohen,N+2 Land surveying work-concerns waivers REP

S405 Matheussen,J/Martin,R+1 Suspension from sch.-unexcused absence REP

S476 Adler,J/Vitale,J+3 Brownfields Redevel. Grants Prog.;$150M REP without recommendation

S488 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Matheussen,J+1 Sch. buses-proh. smoking REP/SCA

S880 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J+2 St. economic impact aid-concerns REP/SCA

S1113 Turner,S Rental, resid. prop.-concerns REP

S1302 Matheussen,J/Inverso,P Firefighter certtifications-elim. fees REP

S1376 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Inverso,P+2 Theft of Id Crimes & Investigation Unit REP/SCA

S1531 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Martin,R Tech.-Bd. of Ed. adopt curriculum REP/SCA

S1545 Rice,R/Gill,N+2 Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M REP

S1641 Bark,M Sch. lunches-concerns REP

S1689 Palaia,J Pupil transp. contracts-concerns REP

S1698 Vitale,J/Buono,B Adoptive parents, prospective-concerns REP

S1703 Allen,D Roof coating, reflective-estab. prog. REP

S1708 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Girgenti,J Eluding police-concerns REP/SCA

S1868 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J+30 Drunk driv.-enact ordinance REP/SCA

S1883 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Girgenti,J Stalking victim, cert.-upgrades crime REP/SCA

S1913 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Girgenti,J Leaving scene of accident-upgrade penal. REP/SCA

S1934 Matheussen,J/Palaia,J Forensic lab. fees, sexual assault-estab REP

S1993 Inverso,P Jamesbury Boro, mun. purposes;$100K REP

S2084 Rice,R/Bucco,A+2 Higher ed instit name change-leg approve REP

S2107 Kenny,B Redevel. actions-validate REP

S2131 Sca (1R) Rice,R Rodent control prog, Abbott dist;$1.56M REP/SCA

S2162 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Cardinale,G Prop. tax-concerns exemp. REP/SCA

S2176 Sca (1R) Furnari,G/Coniglio,J Megan's Law-amends REP/SCA

S2177 Coniglio,J/Rice,R Multiple dwellings-emerg evacuation plan REP

SJR41 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Eminent Domain Revision Comm-create REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S476 Adler,J/Vitale,J+3 Brownfields Redevel. Grants Prog.;$150M

S880 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J+2 St. economic impact aid-concerns

S1376 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Inverso,P+2 Theft of Id Crimes & Investigation Unit

S1545 Rice,R/Gill,N+2 Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M

S1703 Allen,D Roof coating, reflective-estab. prog.

S1993 Inverso,P Jamesbury Boro, mun. purposes;$100K

S2131 Sca (1R) Rice,R Rodent control prog, Abbott dist;$1.56M



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S654 Inverso,P/Allen,D+1 Sex offender registry-proh cert removals FROM SLP

S1591 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Host mun. benf.-sewerage auth. FROM 2RS

Bills Withdrawn From The Files: (cont'd)



S2054 Charles,J NJ City Univ.;$185.376K FROM SED



Concurrent Resolution Placed On Desk:



ACR138 Diegnan,P+1 Gov, acting--proh granting clemency



Co-Sponsors Added:



S202 (Vitale,J)

S771 (Buono,B)

S860 Sca (1R) (Smith,B; Inverso,P; Singer,R)

S880 Sca (1R) (Singer,R; Rice,R)

S914 Sca (1R) (Furnari,G; Girgenti,J)

S1440 (Bucco,A)

S1492 (Turner,S)

S1545 (Buono,B)

S1577 (Singer,R)

S1714 (Buono,B)

S1770/1773 Scs (SCS) (Turner,S; Bucco,A)

S1855 Sca (1R) (Ciesla,A)

S1891 (Vitale,J)

S1951 (Bark,M)

S1988 (Sweeney,S)

S2136 (Sweeney,S)

S2168 (Bennett,J)

S2184 (Cafiero,J)

S2190 (Buono,B)

S2199 (James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Lesniak,R)

S2209 (Buono,B; Singer,R)

S2211 (Charles,J; James,S)

SCR13 (Cafiero,J)

SCR20 (Cafiero,J)

SCR61 (Buono,B)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S141 (Palaia,J)

S178 (Buono,B)

S758 (Bark,M)

S988 Sca (1R) (Furnari,G)

S1531 Sca (1R) (Martin,R)

S1708 Sca (1R) (Girgenti,J)

S1822 Sca (1R) (Palaia,J)

S1883 Sca (1R) (Girgenti,J)

S1887 (Furnari,G)

S1913 Sca (1R) (Girgenti,J)

S2162 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S2168 (Baer,B)

S2177 (Rice,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1595 (Sweeney,S)



Note to the December 9, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S2069/2048 Scs (SCS) (Turner,S)





The Senate adjourned at 5:32 P.M. to meet on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 (SESSION and Joint Session with the General Assembly to receive the Governor's State of the State address).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A97 Barnes,P/Van Drew,J Crime against police-inelig, work credit REF ALP

A3142 Watson Coleman,B Energy efficiency standards-concerns REF ATU

A3143 Ahearn,M Teacher certification-concerns REF AED

A3144 Kean,T+1 Help America Vote Act of 2002-concerns REF ASG

A3145 Cryan,J Lawn watering restrict.-estab. REF AEN

A3146 Pou,N Pediatric feeding prog.-concern coverage REF ABI

A3147 Conners,J+1 Govt. Unit Prot. Act-eligible collateral REF ABI

A3148 Conaway,H Birth-Related Neurological Injury Comp. REF AHH

A3149 Sires,A/Weinberg,L Bd. of ed, co. voc. sch dist-incr. memb. REF AED

A3150 Guear,G/Greenstein,L Handgun permit-disqual. cert. juv. REF ALP

ACR149 Merkt,R Bill of Rights language-add to Constit. REF AJU

AR224 Gusciora,R Delaware Riv Jt. Toll Bridge Comm-veto REF ATR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A567 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A Home Inspection Prof. Lic. Act-revises REP/ACA

A1128 Quigley,J Dentists-complaint review procedures REP

A1728 Aca (1R) Biondi,P+2 Computer crime law-revises REP/ACA

A2683 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Accountancy, St Bd-incr. memb. REP/ACA

A2867 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Burzichelli,J+15 DUI arrestees-held in custody REP/ACA

A2912 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Eagler,P+2 Cable tv customers-estab. cert prot. req REP/ACA

A2949 Aca (1R) Egan,J/Green,J+1 Pub contract bids-release prior to date REP/ACA

A2953 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J+2 Deceptive practices-crime REP/ACA

A2964 Cohen,N Surplus lines insurers-dereg policy form REP

A2999 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Fisher,D Set-aside contract req.-concerns REP/ACA

A3031 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Impreveduto,A+1 Landlords-maintain list of tenants REP/ACA

A3075 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Azzolina,J Sci. and Tech. Comm.-investment returns REP/ACA

A3105 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+8 Ads on police/first-aid/fire veh.-proh. REP/ACA

A3147 Conners,J+1 Govt. Unit Prot. Act-eligible collateral REP

A3150 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L Handgun permit-disqual. cert. juv. REP/ACA

AJR30 Weinberg,L/Smith,R+1 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day-March 6 REP

AJR51 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Impreveduto,A Internet Gambling Study Comm.-estab. REP/ACA

AR41 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Greenwald,L+6 Child lead poison screening prog-incr fd REP/ACA

AR215 Ahearn,M/Van Drew,J+2 CATV-low cost, ed. prog. for children REP

AR216 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L Dr. Hager-oppose appt. REP/ACA

AR217 Van Drew,J/Smith,R+1 BPU-estab. South Jersey office REP

S160 Aca (1R) Bagger,R+4 Handgun permit-disqual. cert. juv. REP/ACA

S381 Aca (1R) Sacco,N/Bryant,W Landlords-maintain list of tenants REP/ACA

S919 ScsSaAca (SCS/2R) Vitale,J/Matheussen,J Accredited Med Sch Clinical Clerkship REP/ACA

S1355 Sca (1R) Bagger,R/Inverso,P+4 Computer crime law-revises REP

S1781 Rice,R Govt. Unit Prot. Act-eligible collateral REP

S1826 Aca (1R) Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S+2 Deceptive practices-crime REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1543 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L+3 Firearm ID cards-confidential data base REP/ACA REF AAP

A2651 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Green,J Uniform Constr. Code Act viol-incr penal REP/ACA REF AAP

A2843 Watson Coleman,B+1 Neighborhood revitalization-concerns REP REF AAP

A3073 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Weinberg,L Community Food Pantry Fd-vol. contrib. REP/ACA REF AAP

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

S704 Sca (1R) Lance,L+1 Rentals between cert bus-exemp sales tax REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/ABI:



A2960 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Diegnan,P Debit cards-proh. cert. practices REP/ACA REF ABI





Bills Transferred:



A1948 Weinberg,L/Gusciora,R+8 Calves, raised for veal-humane treatment FROM AAN TO AEN

S1685 Sa (1R) Furnari,G+1 Home inspector-concerns lic. FROM AHO TO ARP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2382 Aca (1R) Ahearn,M Host mun. benf.-sewerage auth. FROM 2RA



Concurrent Resolution Placed On Desk:



ACR138 Diegnan,P+1 Gov, acting--proh granting clemency



Co-Sponsors Added:



A294 (Arnone,M)

A303 Acs (ACS) (Fisher,D)

A389 (Arnone,M)

A409 (Chatzidakis,L)

A427 (Munoz,E; Russo,D)

A600 (Guear,G; Smith,R; Cruz-Perez,N; Conners,J; Conaway,H)

A737 (Arnone,M)

A760 (Arnone,M)

A780 (Van Drew,J)

A806 (Arnone,M)

A822 Aca (1R) (Arnone,M)

A846 (Arnone,M)

A864 (Arnone,M)

A869 (Bateman,C)

A881 (Wolfe,D)

A887 (Dancer,R)

A926 (Bateman,C)

A931 (Bateman,C)

A982 (Bateman,C)

A1041 (Arnone,M)

A1347 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)

A1520 (Arnone,M)

A1840 (Geist,G)

A2060 Aca (1R) (Arnone,M)

A2064 AcaScaSa (3R) (Guear,G)

A2065 (Arnone,M)

A2116 (Arnone,M)

A2160 (Guear,G)

A2211 (Gusciora,R)

A2276 Aca (1R) (Dancer,R)

A2281 (Connors,C; Moran,J)

A2342 (Arnone,M)

A2349 (Arnone,M)

A2487 (McKeon,J)

A2557 AcaAa (2R) (Geist,G)

A2625 (Merkt,R)

A2647 (Smith,R)

A2664 Aca (1R) (Smith,R)

A2666 (DeCroce,A; Geist,G)

A2690 (Kean,T)

A2704 (Pennacchio,J)

A2712 (Arnone,M)

A2726 (Arnone,M)

A2762 (Cryan,J)

A2839 (Payne,W; Quigley,J)

A2855 (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Vandervalk,C)

A2889 (Egan,J; Johnson,G)

A2912 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J)

A2941 (Pennacchio,J)

A2954 (Arnone,M)

A2962 (Russo,D; Doria,J; Van Drew,J; Weinberg,L; Steele,A; Quigley,J; Payne,W; Eagler,P; Gusciora,R)







Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3001 (McKeon,J)

A3014 (Ahearn,M; Arnone,M; Merkt,R)

A3045 (Van Drew,J)

A3111 (Biondi,P)

A3117 (Biondi,P)

ACR37 (Arnone,M)

ACR90 (Arnone,M)

ACR95 (Arnone,M)

AR215 (Eagler,P; Guear,G)

AR217 (Eagler,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A129 (Stanley,C)

A189 (Weinberg,L)

A600 (Arnone,M)

A1543 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A1672 (Sarlo,P)

A1728 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

A2336 (Munoz,E)

A2531 (Myers,C)

A2953 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

A2963 (Johnson,G)

A2964 (Impreveduto,A)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A3075 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)



Note to the December 9, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2753 Stender,L/Cohen,N+1 Victims remains-concerns memorial *NOT* REP



Note to the December 16, 2002 Legislative Digest:



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



S2004 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Vitale,J Physical therapy-revise statutes *NOT* REF ARP



The Assembly adjourned at 6:25 P.M. to meet on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 (QUORUM and Joint Session with the Senate to meet to receive the Governor's State of the State address).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/16/2002):



P.L.2002, c.127. A2378 AcaAa (2R) Sarlo,P/Van Drew,J+11 12/20/2002 Human remains, desecrate-crime

P.L.2002, c.128. A2069/2110 AcsScaSca (ACS/2R) Doria,J/Azzolina,J+41 12/20/2002 Clean Communities & Recycling

Grant Act

P.L.2002, c.129. A1558 AcaScaAa (3R) Greenwald,L/Guear,G+35 12/22/2002 Amber's Plan-estab. abducted child alert

P.L.2002, c.130. S573/890 ScsSaAca (SCS/2R) Codey,R/Inverso,P+28 12/23/2002 Handgun, retail sales-impose

restriction



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/16/2002): (cont'd)



P.L.2002, c.131. S377 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Quigley,J+3 12/24/2002 Commercial delivery veh-rear mirrors req

P.L.2002, c.132. S1237 Codey,R/Gill,N+2 12/24/2002 Essex Co. Bd. of Ed emp.-concern pension

P.L.2002, c.133. A772 w/GR (1R) Green,J/Biondi,P+4 12/24/2002 Rent gouging-prev. in st. of emerg. area



P.L.2002, JR-4. SJR25 Matheussen,J/Stanley,C+3 12/24/2002 Epilepsy Awareness Mo.-desig. November