NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 4, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 6 210th Legislature Second Annual Session

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



Alison Littell McHose was sworn in as a member of the General Assembly for the 24th Legislative District.

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention as of 1/28/2003:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

William A. Daniel, of Linden.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

William A. Daniel, of Linden.

Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SR122 Bennett,J/Codey,R Columbia crew-express sorrow for loss



Bills Introduced:



S2309 Inverso,P Naval Militia Jt. Command-assess mission REF SLP

S2310 Inverso,P Civil Air Patrol-study req. REF SLP

S2311 Palaia,J Promotion activities in NJ-vol. contrib REF SEG

S2312 Adler,J Loc. pub. contracts-concerns awards REF SCU

S2313 Bennett,J Regional sch dist-concerns apportionment REF SED

S2314 Inverso,P Ads on police/first-aid/fire veh.-proh. REF SLP

S2315 Allen,D Child prot. svcs cases-clarify procedure REF SHH

S2316 Connors,L Hammonton Lake-restore;$325K REF SEN

S2317 Kenny,B General Fd.-various purposes;$444.7M REF SBA

S2318 Turner,S/James,S DYFS-adjust caseworkers' office hours REF SHH

S2319 Turner,S NJHOPE-Lottery Comm. participate REF SED

S2320 Sacco,N Elected mun. off.-concerns publications REF SSG

S2321 Coniglio,J Low Income Home Energy Asst. Prog.-fds REF SBA

SCR94 Inverso,P Vet., surviving spouse-prop. tax deduct REF SCU

SCR95 Allen,D Sergeant Patrick Cubbage-reinstate REF SLP



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



ACR138 Aa (1R) Diegnan,P+1 Gov, acting--proh granting clemency



Co-Sponsors Added:



S141 (Gill,N; Matheussen,J; McNamara,H; Bennett,J)

S303 (Bucco,A)

S310 Sca (1R) (Bucco,A)

S500 (Kean,T)

S914 Sca (1R) (Palaia,J; Ciesla,A; McNamara,H)

S1337 (Sweeney,S)

S1579 (Coniglio,J)

S1999 (Cafiero,J)

S2050 (Lesniak,R)

S2286 (Coniglio,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1771 (Kean,T)

S2254 (James,S)

S2277 (James,S)

S2299 (James,S)

S2305 (James,S)

SCR20 (McNamara,H)

SCR87 (McNamara,H)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective February 4, 2003



Senate Commerce Committee:



Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. (13), to replace Senator Peter A. Inverso (14)



The Senate adjourned at 5:17 P.M. to meet on Monday, February 10, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3278 Van Drew,J/Stanley,C Asst. living fac.-concerns reports REF ASI

A3279 Smith,R Asst. living resid.-refund security fee REF ASI

A3284 Gusciora,R Brownfields Redevel. Task Force-concerns REF AEN

A3285 Greenstein,L/Fisher,D Child abuse reports-written confirmation REF AFW

A3286 Diegnan,P+3 Privacy, invading-crime REF AJU

A3287 Gusciora,R Underground storage tank finan-concerns REF AEN

A3288 Heck,R Sunday closing laws-concerns REF AHO

A3289 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Rx Prog.-estab. REF AHH

A3290 Wisniewski,J Fraud-concerns REF AJU

A3291 Wisniewski,J/Impreveduto,A+1 Lemon Law-revise refund formula REF ACO

A3292 Stender,L Small bus. eval.-written notice req. REF ACE

A3293 Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L Peanut products-concerns use REF AHH

A3294 Thompson,S Med. malpractice procedures-concerns REF ABI

A3295 Smith,R/Burzichelli,J+1 Fed. law enforcement off., cert-concerns REF ALP

A3296 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Sexual harassment training-concerns REF ASG

A3297 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Sexual harassment cases-clarify AG duty REF ASG

A3298 Heck,R/Gregg,G Low Income Home Energy Asst. Prog.-fds REF ATU

A3299 Hackett,M NJT Corp. prop.-pymts. in lieu of taxes REF ATR

A3301 Greenstein,L Bail-concerns sufficiency hearings REF AJU

A3302 Greenstein,L Invasion of privacy-proh. cert. acts REF AJU

A3303 Greenwald,L/Burzichelli,J Vet. discharge cert.-concerns REF AMV

A3304 Van Drew,J Tourism invest proj.-corp bus tax credit REF ATG

A3305 O'Toole,K/Geist,G+19 Contrib. by entities doing St. bus-proh REF ASG







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



ACR157 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+1 Haytaian, Garabed-investigate REF ASG

AR241 Stender,L/Sarlo,P First responder fds.-relesase to mun. REF AHS

AR242 Doherty,M/Gregg,G+3 FY 2004 spending-10% reduction REF AAP

AR243 Blee,F/Heck,R Black History Mo.-desig. February 2003 REF ASG



Co-Sponsors Added:



A511/1002 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Pou,N)

A588 Aca (1R) (Pou,N)

A719 AcaAca (2R) (Pou,N)

A1398 (McHose,A)

A1609 (Watson Coleman,B)

A1735/630 Acs (ACS) (Greenstein,L)

A1932 (Conaway,H; Conners,J)

A2166/1732 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Pou,N)

A2428 AcaAca (2R) (Pou,N)

A2586 Aca (1R) (Pou,N)

A2617 AcaAca (2R) (Pou,N)

A2628 AcaAca (2R) (Pou,N)

A2866 (Pou,N)

A2888 Aca (1R) (Pou,N)

A3170 (Doherty,M)

A3192 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)

A3213 Aca (1R) (Tucker,D)

A3268 (Pou,N)

A3305 (Arnone,M; Asselta,N; Azzolina,J; Bateman,C; Biondi,P; Connors,C; DeCroce,A; DiGaetano,P; Farragher,C; Gregg,G; Heck,R; Kean,S; Merkt,R; Moran,J; Munoz,E; Myers,C; Pennacchio,J; Russo,D; Wolfe,D)

AR242 (DeCroce,A; Farragher,C; Merkt,R)



Prime Sponsors Added:



A1104 (McHose,A)

A1107 (McHose,A)

A1111 (McHose,A)

A2657 (Kean,S)

A2953 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2853 (Guear,G)

A2990 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

A3012 (Bateman,C)

AR219 (Sarlo,P)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2990 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A3289 (Johnson,G)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointment:



*Effective January 29, 2003



New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education:



Philip Kirschner, Esq., of Moorestown.



The Assembly adjourned at 5:10 P.M. to meet on Thursday, February 6, 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 (2/3/2003):



None