NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 27, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 4 210th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOAT REGULATION COMMISSION:

John H. Shanahan, Jr., of Maywood, to replace Gerald C. Nelson.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION:

Anthony J. Pope, Jr., of North Caldwell, to replace Michael W. Kempner.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION:

Catherine Cassidy, of Wood-Ridge, to replace Linda Dator.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq., of Livingston, to replace Edith Parham Melton, resigned.



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

John A. Guarascio, LTC (Ret.), of Bayville, to replace Raymond Birchler.



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

Mary B. Browne, PT, M.ED., of West Orange, to replace Lee Ann Guenther.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Lester Z. Lieberman, of Morristown, to replace Isabel Miranda, Esq., resigned.

Barbara Bell Coleman, of Newark, to replace Roger Fine, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Clarice B. Jackson, of Orange.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John A. O'Shaughnessy, of Guttenberg.



TO BE THE 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.



Bills Introduced:



S2260 Inverso,P Hwy. prop. devel.-concerns impact REF STR

S2261 Palaia,J Long-Term Care Finan. Task Force-estab. REF SHH

S2262 Palaia,J Breath testing devices-concerns use REF SLP

S2263 Rice,R Community Bldg. Support Initiative;$99K REF SCU

S2264 Furnari,G Corporate fraud-upgrades penal. REF SJU

S2265 Palaia,J Mun. ordinance viol.-incr. max. fine REF SCU

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2266 Palaia,J Physician jt. purchasing alliance-estab. REF SHH

S2267 Buono,B/Vitale,J Prescription drugs-concerns prescribing REF SHH

S2268 Rice,R Capital improvements-income tax cred. REF SCU

S2269 Sweeney,S Prop. tax bills-concerns content REF SCU

S2270 Kean,T Emerg. veh.-estab. operating guidelines REF SLP

S2271 Kean,T Issue advocacy org., cert.-concerns REF SSG

S2272 Kean,T Election equip. upgrade-estab grant prog REF SSG

S2273 Kean,T Leg memb-proh more than one elective off REF SSG

S2274 Ciesla,A Value engineering clause-concerns REF SCU

S2275 Bennett,J/Codey,R Mandated Health Benf. Advis. Comm. REF SHH

S2276 Sweeney,S Worker's comp.-estab. cause of action REF SLA

S2277 Sweeney,S DYFS caseworkers-crim. hist. checks req. REF SHH

S2278 Sweeney,S Absentee ballots-concerns REF SSG

S2279 Allen,D/Palaia,J PAAD/Sr. Gold prog.-automatic enrollment REF SHH

S2280 Allen,D/Inverso,P Aggressive driving-create new mv offense REF SLP

S2281 Kean,T Mail solicitations, electronic-reg. REF SCM

S2282 Allen,D/Rice,R Mun ordinance viol., cert.-doubles fine REF SCU

S2283 Allen,D/Matheussen,J Air bags, nonoperational-proh. sale REF SLP

S2284 Allen,D/Littell,R+13 DYFS emp.-access to MVs, computers REF SHH

S2285 Coniglio,J Meadowlands complex-concerns contracts REF SEG

S2286 Gormley,W+9 Cable companies, cert.-concerns REF SJU

S2287 Vitale,J/Buono,B Pub. traded partnerships-filing fees REF SBA

S2288 Vitale,J/Rice,R Rape care advocates-concerns REF SJU

S2289 Furnari,G Driv. lic., fraudulent-concerns penal. REF SLP

S2290 Furnari,G Deferred comp plans, sch bd emp-allows REF SSG

S2291 Bucco,A/Singer,R Pub. emp.-concerns paid leave REF SCU

S2292 Matheussen,J/Rice,R Child Abuse/Neglect Task Force-concerns REF SHH

S2293 Matheussen,J/Sweeney,S Water supplies, contaminated-concerns REF SEN

S2294 Matheussen,J/Buono,B Coll. sexual assaults-prepare report REF SED

S2295 Bennett,J Fair share housing obligation-incr. REF SCU

S2296 Littell,R Loc. pub. works contracts-prequal. req. REF SCU

S2297 Cardinale,G Common interest communities-assessment REF SCU

S2298 Kyrillos,J/Gormley,W Med. malpractice procedures-concerns REF SHH

S2299 Turner,S Pupil absences-sch. dist. report to DYFS REF SED

S2300 Kean,T Ballast water mgmt. prog.-estab. REF SEN

S2301 Turner,S Comprehensive Child Abuse Prev Act-amend REF SHH

S2302 Turner,S Prescription Drug Cost Reduction Comm. REF SHH

S2303 Turner,S Community Food Pantry Fd-vol. contrib. REF SHH

S2304 Turner,S Trenton War Memorial-promote prog. REF SSG

S2305 Turner,S Minor child safety-incarcerated parent REF SHH

S2306 Turner,S DYFS-concerns staffing standards REF SHH

S2307 Turner,S Horseshoe crabs-proh taking REF SEN

S2308 Turner,S Take Care of Your Heart-estab. lic plate REF STR

SCR92 Kean,T St. constit. convention-concerns amend. REF SJU

SCR93 Cardinale,G Real prop.-reduce assessment REF SCU

SJR46 Turner,S Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force REF SED

SR121 Kyrillos,J/Palaia,J+1 Ctr. for the Book Wk.-desig May 12-18 REF SED



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A198 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Cohen,N+2 Veh. title fraud-3rd degree crime REP

A343 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Stender,L+3 Fed & St grants-notify Leg & loc unit REP

A537 Sca (1R) Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N+9 Assault on corrections off-upgrade penal REP/SCA

A689 AcsAaSca (ACS/2R) Weinberg,L/Doria,J+4 Domestic viol-insurers proh from discrim REP/SCA

A2038 AcaSca (2R) Friscia,A/Previte,M+4 Children's protective eyewear-concerns REP/SCA

A2898 Sca (1R) Van Drew,J/Fisher,D+5 Sch. buses-concerns REP/SCA

A2925 Eagler,P/Conners,J+1 Bingo-modify cert. ad. restrictions REP

S455 Turner,S Low income home purchase-creates prog. REP

S686 Sca (1R) Allen,D Vet. memorial-Willingboro Twp.;$25K REP/SCA

S821 Lance,L Bingo-modify cert. ad. restrictions REP

S907 Connors,L Disab vet. prop. tax exemption-St reimb. REP

S1143 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Buono,B Sexual assualt victim-concerns REP/SCA

S1165 Allen,D Murderer-AG prev halfway house placement REP

S1223 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Adler,J+3 Pub. Health Preparedness Act REP/SCA

S1390 Inverso,P/Girgenti,J Veh. title fraud-3rd degree crime REP

S1522 Sca (1R) Codey,R Occupational disease-workers' comp. REP/SCA

S1804 Inverso,P/Matheussen,J+8 Crim sexual contact-estab mand min term REP

S1838 Bucco,A Org. For Hispanic Affairs;$50K REP

S1900 Sca (1R) Bark,M Realty transfer fee-revise disposition REP/SCA

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



S2008 Bucco,A/Kenny,B+1 ASPIRA;$500K REP

S2076 Buono,B/Vitale,J Handicapped parking spaces-incr. fine REP

S2082 Smith,B/Martin,R Powers of attorney-concerns REP

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

S2224 Sca (1R) Adler,J Assault on corrections off-upgrade penal REP/SCA

S2239 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Connors,L Handicapped accessible pub bldgs-concern REP/SCA

S2244 Scs (SCS) Lesniak,R+2 Co. cap base calculation-excl. cert. amt REP/SCS

SCR88 Bennett,J/Bagger,R+1 Fair share obligation numbers-release REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S455 Turner,S Low income home purchase-creates prog.

S907 Connors,L Disab vet. prop. tax exemption-St reimb.

S1223 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Adler,J+3 Pub. Health Preparedness Act

S1522 Sca (1R) Codey,R Occupational disease-workers' comp.

S1804 Inverso,P/Matheussen,J+8 Crim sexual contact-estab mand min term

S1900 Sca (1R) Bark,M Realty transfer fee-revise disposition

S2008 Bucco,A/Kenny,B+1 ASPIRA;$500K



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A50 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Cohen,N+4 Patients First Act of 2002 REF SHH



Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:



S571 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Vitale,J+3 Health Care Consumer Info. Act



Co-Sponsors Added:



S141 (Bucco,A)

S303 (Girgenti,J)

S758 (Vitale,J)

S860 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G)

S1358 (Furnari,G)

S1920 (Cardinale,G)

S2008 (Rice,R)

S2093 (Buono,B)

S2284 (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Cafiero,J; Cardinale,G; Gill,N; Inverso,P; Kean,T; Lance,L; Matheussen,J; Palaia,J; Rice,R; Singer,R; Vitale,J)

S2286 (Bark,M; Bennett,J; Bucco,A; Cafiero,J; Ciesla,A; Martin,R; Kean,T; Singer,R; Furnari,G)

SCR88 (Rice,R)

SR121 (Bennett,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S700 (Bennett,J)

S784 (Rice,R)

S1390 (Girgenti,J)

S2256 (Singer,R)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective January 24, 2003



Senate Judiciary Committee:



Senator Peter A. Inverso (14), to replace Senator Richard Bagger (21).





The Senate President has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective January 24, 2003



Senate Labor Committee:



Senator Joseph A. Palaia (11), to replace Senator Anthony Bucco (25).



Senate Law & Public Safety Committee:



Senator James S. Cafiero (1), to replace Senator Richard Bagger (21).



Senate State Government Committe:



Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr., (21), to replace Senator James S. Cafiero (1)



Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee:



Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.,(21), to replace Senator Joseph A. Palaia (11).



Note to the January 23, 2003 Legislative Digest:



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



S677 ScaAca (2R) Ciesla,A/Conaway,H+9 Ephedrine products-proh. sale to minors



The Senate adjourned at 6:27 P.M. to meet on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 (SESSION and Joint Session with the General Assembly to receive the Governor's Budget address).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, February 3, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (01/23/03):



P.L.2003, c.1. S341 ScaAca (2R) Bark,M/Coniglio,J+13 01/27/2003 Epinephrine-emerg. med. tech. administer

P.L.2003, c.2. S390 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Kenny,B 01/27/2003 DOT-estab. emerg. response control prog

P.L.2003, c.3. S829 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Matheussen,J+3 01/27/2003 Mun. emp. health care waiver-auth ext.

P.L.2003, c.4. S1498 ScsAcaAca (SCS/2R) Inverso,P/Turner,S+12 01/27/2003 Sch. breakfast prog.-mand. participation

P.L.2003, c.5. S1512 Sacco,N/Bark,M 01/27/2003 Election dist.-concerns

P.L.2003, c.6. S1751 Scs (SCS/CC) Charles,J/Lesniak,R+2 01/27/2003 UEZ-concerns reimb., mun. account monies

P.L.2003, c.7. S1875 Codey,R/O'Toole,K+1 01/27/2003 Real prop. surplus--St. Treasurer sell

P.L.2003, c.8. A1882 AcaAa (2R) Van Drew,J/Fisher,D+1 01/27/2003 Shellfish harvest laws-incr. penal.

P.L.2003, c.9. A2233/1912 Acs (ACS) Sarlo,P/Ahearn,M+57 01/27/2003 Terrorist attack victim-exemp income tax

P.L.2003, c.10. A2551 Wisniewski,J/Diegnan,P+6 01/27/2003 Mortuary Science, St. Bd.-incr. memb.

P.L.2003, c.11. A2685 AcaSca (2R) Previte,M/Friscia,A+9 01/27/2003 Adoption agencies-concerns