NEW JERSEY

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for January 16, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 2 210th Legislature Second Annual Session

Senator Richard H. Bagger of the 21st Legislative District has resigned effective January 15, 2003.



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John A. O'Shaughnessy, of Guttenberg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD, INC. OF NEW JERSEY- BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Michael Critchley, of West Orange, to replace John Hansbury.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOAT REGULATION COMMISSION:

Tim Dougherty, of Morristown, to replace John Kornick, resigned.

Frank A. D'Antonio, of Cranford, to replace Eileen Rzecinski, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND COMMISSION:

Joan M. Applebaum, of West Trenton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE:

Timothy J. Dacey, of Metuchen, to replace Francesco Musorrafiti.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY:

Edward W. Dorn, of Pedricktown, to replace John Kugler, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Debra Bell, of Vineland, to replace Thomas Zarra, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LEGALIZED GAMES OF CHANCE CONTROL COMMISSION:

Christine M. Vanek, of Hackensack, to replace James Lewandowski, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LICENSED LENDERS ADVISORY BOARD:

E. Robert Levy, of Livingston.

John H. De Los Santos, of Paramus, to replace J. Ryan Moran.

Joseph G. Zinman, of Marlton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:

Thomas M. Frank, of Eatontown, to replace David Botwinick.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONER REVIEW PANEL:

Reverend Gregory J. Jackon, of Hackensack, to replace Marianne McConnell, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

Carol Patterson Brooks, of West Orange, to replace Lathea Morris.



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

Russell R. Shaner, of Haddon Heights, to replace William Clarke, resigned.

M. Cecelia Parrish, of Cherry Hill, to replace Debra R. Berney.





Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



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

Steven M. Reich, M.D., of East Brunswick, to replace David C. Lowell, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION:

B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D., of Cape May.

Larry A. Greene, Ph.D., of East Orange.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY OFFICE ON MINORITY AND MULTICULTURAL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Calvin Bland, of Moorestown, to replace Anthony Stephen, Ph.D., resigned.

Nelson Xavier Cruz, Esq., of Bergenfield, to replace Debra Joy Perez, resigned.

Denise V. Rodgers, M.D., of Montclair.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PAIN MANAGEMENT POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Ivan T. Krohn, M.D., of Lakewood.

Charles F. Stueber, of Mercerville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:

Carol A. Herbert, of Milltown, to replace Penelope Lattimer, resigned.

Sharon Anne Harrington, of Bay Head.

Honorable Alexander J. Menza, J.S.C. (Ret), of Sparta.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

Peter Bylone, of Vineland, to replace Noble McNaughton.

Gary B. Mount, of Princeton, to replace Julia Cobb Allen, resigned.

Andrew Borisuk, Jr., of Vernon.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Margaret M. Hayden, of Montclair.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

John F. Lettiere, Jr., of Newtown, PA, to replace James P. Fox, resigned.



TO BE THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Ronald J. Casella, of Vineland.



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

Patricia Ann Di Constanzo, of Fort Lee, to replace Theresa Mullins O'Connor.



TO BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS:

Theresa Mullins O'Connor, of Edgewater, to replace Patricia Ann Di Constanzo.



Bills Introduced:



S2233 Sweeney,S DUI-held in custody REF SLP

S2234 Ciesla,A Sargassum, wild-proh. harvesting or sale REF SEN

S2235 Ciesla,A Handicapped parking penal.-incr. REF SLP

S2236 Furnari,G Surgical first asst. svcs.-concerns pymt REF SCM

S2237 Suliga,J Video lottery-estab. at racetracks REF SEG

S2238 Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S ID theft-upgrade penal. REF SJU

S2239 Rice,R/Connors,L Handicapped accessible pub bldgs-concern REF SCU

S2240 Rice,R MV points-concerns REF SLP

S2241 Inverso,P Nazi persecution-St. benf. inelig. REF SSG

S2242 Inverso,P Contrib. by entities doing co. bus-proh. REF SCU

S2243 Furnari,G Crime against pub util emp-upgrade penal REF SLP

S2244 Lesniak,R+1 Co. cap base calculation-excl. cert. amt REF SCU

S2245 Turner,S Individual finan. info.-protects privacy REF SCM

S2246 Ciesla,A/Palaia,J Boating safety courses-concerns REF STR

SR114 Kenny,B PATH fares-sr., disab. resid. discount REF STR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A529 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Steele,A+5 Voter regis.-higher ed registrar off. REP

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

A2424 Sca (1R) Conners,J/Conaway,H+1 Main Street NJ prog.-concerns REP/SCA

A2574 Greenstein,L/Malone,J+15 St. Health Benf. Comm.-incr. memb. REP

A3058 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Sires,A/Wisniewski,J+5 MV Security & Customer Svc Act REP/SCA

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



S372/682 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Kenny,B/Allen,D+1 Multiple dwelling fire walls-estab. loan REP/SCA

S1559 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Bark,M+1 Main Street NJ prog.-concerns REP/SCA

S1887 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J/Furnari,G+1 Voter regis.-higher ed registrar off. REP/SCA

S1972 Matheussen,J/Inverso,P+5 St. Health Benf. Comm.-incr. memb. REP

S1983 ScaSca (2R) Singer,R/Vitale,J+3 DYFS-fingerprint/photograph children REP/SCA

S2002 Bark,M+1 Electrical energy sys, cert.-exemp. tax REP

S2034 Cafiero,J/Bark,M Political party committees, co.-concerns REP

S2116 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Insur. rate incr.-concerns intervention REP/SCA

S2121 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Sacco,N MV Security & Customer Svc Act REP/SCA

S2126 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Furnari,G Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. REP/SCA

S2161 Suliga,J Port Auth. off. & emp.-concerns REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S2002 Bark,M+1 Electrical energy sys, cert.-exemp. tax

S2161 Suliga,J Port Auth. off. & emp.-concerns



Co-Sponsors Added:



S141 (Bark,M)

S1112 (Cafiero,J)

S1559 Sca (1R) (Gill,N)

S1887 Sca (1R) (Baer,B)

S1972 (Furnari,G)

S1983 ScaSca (2R) (Inverso,P)

S2002 (Gill,N)

S2244 (Turner,S)

SCR85 (Sweeney,S)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S880 Sca (1R) (Singer,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S880 Sca (1R) (Singer,R)

S2126 Sca (1R) (Furnari,G)



The Senate adjourned at 6:17 P.M. to meet on Thursday, January 23, 2003 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3169 Payne,W/Van Drew,J Child prot. svcs cases-clarify procedure REF AFW

A3171 O'Toole,K Drunk driv.-enact ordinance REF ALP

A3172 Previte,M/Guear,G+1 Minor child safety-incarcerated parent REF AFW

A3173 Greenstein,L/Guear,G Megan's Law-amends REF ALP

A3174 Smith,R/Greenwald,L Haz. discharge sites, cert.-concerns REF AAN

A3175 Russo,D Driv. lic. check-concerns REF ALP

A3176 Farragher,C Real estate transactions-concerns fds. REF ABI

A3177 O'Toole,K Child murderer-req. life imprisonment REF AJU

A3178 Roberts,J/Burzichelli,J Finan. svc. firms-adopt cert. practices REF ASG

A3179 Myers,C/Doherty,M Sch. fac. proj., cert.-addl. St. aid REF AED

A3180 Cohen,N/Pou,N Emerg. svc. veh. theft-2nd degree crime REF AJU

A3181 Blee,F/D'Amato,P Workers comp-make correction to law REF ALA

A3182 Blee,F/D'Amato,P Special ed. lic. plate-creates REF ATR

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3183 Merkt,R Trusts, cert.-concerns deferred distrib. REF AJU

A3184 Wolfe,D/Kean,S Boating safety courses-concerns REF ALP

A3185 Wolfe,D Sch. dist. bonds-concerns REF AED

A3186 Cohen,N/Watson Coleman,B Co. cap base calculation-excl. cert. amt REF AHO

A3192 Stanley,C/Sarlo,P Pupil absences-sch dist report to DYFS REF AFW

ACR150 Farragher,C/Arnone,M Alco. bev, cert golf fac-not leg. intent REF ALP

ACR151 Wisniewski,J Fireboat, NJ purch.-Congress fully fd. REF ALP

ACR152 Heck,R/Kean,S+1 Debt Limitation Clause-voter approval REF ATR

AJR55 Blee,F Atlantic City Marathon-desig. annually REF ATG

AJR56 Kean,S New Source Review Air Pollution Prog. REF AEN

AR226 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+7 Street vendors around WTC site-condemns REF AHS

AR227 Greenstein,L/Weinberg,L Williams child abuse case-commend Gov. REF AFW

AR228 Wisniewski,J/Stender,L Taiwan trade relations-strengthen REF ACE

AR229 Quigley,J+10 Health care off.-appt. to fed Emerg Svcs REF AHS

AR230 Van Drew,J Human cloning-Pres. enact leg. to proh. REF AHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A584 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Johnson,G+3 Voting rights-allows cert. parolees REP/ACA

A691 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Watson Coleman,B+2 Sexual assault victim-advocacy svcs. REP/ACA

A1948 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Gusciora,R+8 Calves, raised for veal-humane treatment REP/ACA Without Recommendation

A1978 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/D'Amato,P+1 Driv. lic., fraudulent-concerns penal. REP/ACA

A2070 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Egan,J Six Mile Run Reservoir site-concerns REP/ACA

A2112 Egan,J/Doria,J Sch dist reclassification-concern limits REP

A2474 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Sch. bond validating act REP

A2849/2855 Acs (ACS) Previte,M/Weinberg,L Devel. disab. persons-limits restraints REP

A2854 Caraballo,W Sample ballots-concerns postage REP

A2974 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R+1 Trenton War Memorial-promote prog. REP

A3021 Roberts,J/Greenwald,L Bi-state agency-purch. PERS svc. credit REP

A3051 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L/Sarlo,P Three Strikes statute-amends REP/ACA

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

A3152 Gusciora,R Nursing homes-concerns REP

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

A3154 Stanley,C/Van Drew,J+1 Long-Term Care Finan. Task Force-estab. REP

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

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

AR105 Aca (1R) Geist,G Medicare+Choice prog-enact legislation REP/ACA

AR207 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Conners,J+16 Domestic security-adopt approach REP/ACA

AR209 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Van Drew,J Coastal waters-commends Rutgers research REP/ACA

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

SJR15 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J Sch. Psych. Mo.-desig. April REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A129 Cruz-Perez,N/Stanley,C+20 Alzheimer's Demo. Adult Day Care Ctr;$2M REP REF AAP

A907/898 Acs (ACS) Edwards,W/McKeon,J+1 Home care for sr. cit.-income tax deduct REP/ACS REF AAP

A1780 Weinberg,L/Chivukula,U+1 Underground storage tank grants-concerns REP REF AAP

A2872 Cohen,N/Kean,T+1 Co prosecutors-credits PERS svc. REP REF AAP

A3098 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Smith,R Sch. busing, nonpub.-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A3108 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Devel. disab. fac.-concerns monitors REP REF AAP

A3135 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Sch. as polling place-ensure security REP/ACA REF AAP

S1120 Coniglio,J Underground storage tank grants-concerns REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/ARO:



A2849/2855 Acs (ACS) Previte,M/Weinberg,L Devel. disab. persons-limits restraints REP/ACS REF ARO

A3108 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Devel. disab. fac.-concerns monitors REP/ACA REF ARO



Bills Combined:



A898 D'Amato,P/Blee,F+4 Elderly family care-income tax deduct. COMB/W A907

A2855 Munoz,E/Gregg,G+11 Matthew's Law Limiting Use of Restraints COMB/W A2849



Bills Transferred:



S1851 Matheussen,J/Cafiero,J+4 St. Police-concerns cert. memb. FROM ALP TO ASG



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2684 Cohen,N Auditing practices-estab addl standards FROM ARP



Public Hearing of the Assembly State Government Committee:



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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A584 Aca (1R) (Steele,A)

A1336 (Kean,S)

A1343 (Kean,S)

A2539 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R)

A2543 (Gusciora,R)

A2904 (Smith,R; Cryan,J; Gusciora,R; Merkt,R; Vandervalk,C; Heck,R)

A2953 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A2965 (Smith,R)

A3074/2720 Acs (ACS) (Pennacchio,J)

A3154 (Eagler,P)

ACR152 (Asselta,N)

AJR30 (Pou,N)

AR23 (Bodine,F)

AR41 Aca (1R) (Pou,N)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2257 (Watson Coleman,B)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1332 (Kean,S)

A2872 (Kean,T)

A3154 (Van Drew,J)

AR204 (Watson Coleman,B)

AR224 (Watson Coleman,B)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A3121 (Van Drew,J)

AJR54 (Friscia,A)





The Assembly adjourned at 8:55 P.M. to meet on Thursday, January 23, 2003 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None













Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (01/14/03):



None