NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 14, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 1 210th Legislature Second Annual Session

The Members of both Houses of the 210th Legislature met in Joint Session to reorganize for the Second Annual Session and to receive the Annual State of the State Message from James E. McGreevey, Governor of the State of New Jersey.



Assemblyman E. Scott Garrett, of the 24th Legislative District has resigned effective January 7, 2003.



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



The following Nominations given Advise and Consent were done as part of the First Annual Session of the 210th Legislature:



Nominations Advise and Consent:



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:

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

Elizabeth (Betsy) P. Dixon, of Somerset.

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



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.



Nominations Advise and Consent: (cont'd)



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 Maria A. Morgan, of Ewing.

Colonel Steven Craig Widen, of Mantoloking.



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

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



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Ken R. Springer, of New Providence.

Solomon A. Metzger, of Roosevelt.

Jeff S. Masin, of Cherry Hill.

Joseph F. Fidler, of Allentown.

Robert S. Miller, of Plainsboro.



Bills Introduced:



S2214 Palaia,J Debit cards-proh. cert. practices REF SCM

S2215 Adler,J Review Crim. Sentencing Comm.-estab. REF SJU

S2216 Palaia,J FF, cert.-estab. hiring preference REF SSG

S2217 Inverso,P Pub. emp. id number-devel. REF SSG

S2218 Coniglio,J Teaching Fellows Prog.;$155K REF SED

S2219 Girgenti,J Pellet guns, cert.-proh sale/possession REF SLP

S2220 Adler,J/Furnari,G+2 Conscientious Emp. Prot. Act REF SLA

S2221 Adler,J/Sweeney,S+2 Discrim. on familial status-clarifies REF SLA

S2222 Adler,J Marine terminals emp.-background checks REF STR

S2223 Gormley,W/Bagger,R Sch. Tax Offset Aid Act REF SJU

S2224 Adler,J Assault on corrections off-upgrade penal REF SLP

S2225 Adler,J Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REF SHH

S2226 Singer,R/Allen,D+1 Med. malpractice claims-revise law REF SHH

S2227 Suliga,J Auto refinish coatings-restrict sales REF SEN

S2228 Coniglio,J Peanut products-concerns use REF SHH

S2229 Furnari,G Passaic City Sch. Dist., aid;$5M REF SED





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2230 Charles,J Sheriff's emp.-concerns cert. adjustment REF SSG

S2231 Turner,S Mercer Co Correction Ctr-invest security REF SLP

S2232 Turner,S Group Home Oversight Task Force-estab. REF SHH

SCR89 Gill,N/Adler,J Prop. tax reform-special session of Leg. REF SJU

SCR90 Gormley,W/Bagger,R Loc. sch. dist. taxes-St. aid offset REF SJU

SR110 Connors,L+3 Water supplies-EPA devel. natl. policy REF SEN

SR111 Coniglio,J Peanut-free cafeteria areas-estab. REF SED

SR112 Turner,S Low Income Home Energy Asst-Cong not cut REF SCU

SR113 Coniglio,J Natl. forest mgmt reg-denounces rollback REF SEG



Bills Transferred:



A689 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Weinberg,L/Doria,J+4 Domestic viol-insurers proh from discrim FROM SCM TO SHH

S1259 Matheussen,J Custody/guardianship-crim. hist. check FROM SJU TO SHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



S141 (Smith,B; Rice,R; Cafiero,J)

S610 (Sweeney,S)

S758 (Singer,R)

S784 (Turner,S)

S1075 (Rice,R)

S1520 (Singer,R)

S1676 (Smith,B)

S2067 (Adler,J)

S2220 (Coniglio,J; Sweeney,S)

S2221 (Coniglio,J; Furnari,G)

S2226 (Kyrillos,J)

SR110 (Bark,M; Cardinale,G; Ciesla,A)



Co-Prime Sponsor Withdrawn:



S1729 (Allen,D)



Note to the January 9, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsor Added:



A727 AaScaSaAa (4R) (Suliga,J)



The Senate adjourned at 5:22 P.M. to meet on Thursday, January 16, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



A3160 Green,J/Greenstein,L Sch. bus-driver present w/pupil on bus



Bills Introduced:



A3151 Caraballo,W Elections admin.-concerns REF ASG

A3152 Gusciora,R Nursing homes-concerns REF ASI

A3153 Guear,G/Conaway,H PAAD/Sr. Gold prog.-automatic enrollment REF ASI

A3154 Stanley,C Long-Term Care Finan. Task Force-estab. REF ASI

A3155 Cohen,N EMT's training-prov. reimb. REF ALP

A3156 Van Drew,J/Guear,G Police training academies-concerns REF ALP

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3157 Weinberg,L/Conaway,H+1 Physician jt. purchasing alliance-estab. REF AHH

A3158 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Newborn screening tests-concerns REF AHH

A3159 Caraballo,W Animal experiments-alternate ed. proj. REF AED

A3161 Caraballo,W Cable TV franchise fees-incr. REF ATU

A3162 Green,J Handicapped accessible pub bldgs-concern REF AHO

A3163 Van Drew,J Promotion activities in NJ-vol. contrib REF ATG

A3164 Van Drew,J/Conners,J PERS, PFRS, TPAF-purch of mil. svc. cred REF ASG

A3165 Van Drew,J Travel/Tourism Suppl. Rev. Fd.-estab. REF ATG

A3166 Weinberg,L Adoptions, foreign countries-concerns REF AFW

A3167 Biondi,P Body armor-reg. sale and possession REF ALP

A3168 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P Sch. buses-proh. smoking REF AED

AJR54 Stanley,C/Conners,J Sch. Psych. Mo.-desig. April REF AED

AR225 Friscia,A/Guear,G+1 Unemp. insur. benf., fed.-Cong. extend REF ALA



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A3003 Holzapfel,J St. waterways-estab. speed limit FROM ALP



Co-Sponsors Added:



A129 (Eagler,P)

A427 (DiGaetano,P; Kean,S)

A600 (Hackett,M)

A648 (Arnone,M)

A907 (Eagler,P)

A1502 (Smith,R)

A1647 (Arnone,M)

A1778 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A1890 (Eagler,P)

A1913 AcaAa (2R) (Kean,S)

A2073 (Diegnan,P)

A2084 (Van Drew,J; Arnone,M)

A2086 (Bateman,C)

A2236 (Cryan,J)

A2266 (Hackett,M)

A2337 (Cryan,J)

A2431 (Conaway,H; Conners,J)

A2764 (Bateman,C)

A2798 (Bodine,F; DeCroce,A)

A2867 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A2888 (Dancer,R; Heck,R)

A2960 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A3014 (Hackett,M; Steele,A; Stanley,C; Payne,W; Cruz-Perez,N; McKeon,J; Tucker,D; Johnson,G; Wisniewski,J; Gusciora,R;

Greenwald,L; Egan,J; Doria,J; Barnes,P; Caraballo,W; Cohen,N)

A3031 (Eagler,P)

A3074/2720 Acs (ACS) (Guear,G)

A3077 (Eagler,P)

AJR46 (Van Drew,J)

AR35 (Dancer,R)

AR217 (Greenwald,L; Fisher,D; Cruz-Perez,N; Conners,J; Burzichelli,J; Previte,M; Conaway,H)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A409 (Kean,S)

A2752 (Kean,S)

A3098 (Smith,R)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A3098 (Burzichelli,J)

A3137 (Vandervalk,C)

A3160 (Guear,G)

AJR51 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)





Fourth Prime Sponsor Added:

A2840 (Quigley,J)



The Assembly adjourned at 5:03 P.M. to meet on Thursday, January 16, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/9/03):



P.L.2002, c.134. S1432 ScaAca (2R) Sweeney,S/Matheussen,J+14 01/09/2003 Vol emerg svcs-concern survivors pension