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LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 10, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 8 210th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SR124 Codey,R/Bennett,J+38 Black Hist. Mo.-declares February, 2003



Bills Introduced:



S2322 Bennett,J Fire dist bonds-monthly pymt of interest REF SCU

S2323 Matheussen,J+1 Freedom to Fish Act REF SEN

S2324 Kean,T After-Sch. Prog. Comm.-estab.;$100K REF SED

S2325 Kean,T/Kavanaugh,W Med. Care Availability, Patient Prot Act REF SCM

S2326 Adler,J Sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF SED

S2327 Adler,J Sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF SED

S2328 Adler,J Sch. dist., small-share superintendents REF SED

S2329 Adler,J Sch. dist. budget transfers-concerns REF SED

S2330 Adler,J Mun. lic. prof., small mun.-share svcs. REF SCU

S2331 Sweeney,S/Furnari,G+3 Rx Prog.-estab. REF SHH

S2332 Palaia,J/Allen,D SPRS-addl. benf., surviving spouses REF SSG

S2333 Inverso,P Auto insur. rate incr.-publication REF SCM

S2334 Littell,R Medicaid, PAAD related costs;$392.5M REF SBA

SR118 Buono,B Stimulus package-Cong. adopt REF SBA



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A539 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Vandervalk,C+4 SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp. REP

S424 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Ciesla,A SHBP benf. in retir.-cert. St. emp. REP/SCA

S699 McNamara,H+1 Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic REP

S1579 Sca (1R) Baer,B+1 Tenant security deposit laws-changes REP/SCA

S2122 Sca (1R) Adler,J Brownfields Redevel. Task Force-concerns REP/SCA

S2146 Bark,M Life-cycle costs-concerns REP

S2153 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Delaware Riv, Bay Auth.-auth. cert. proj REP/SCA

S2216 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Allen,D FF, cert.-estab. hiring preference REP/SCA

S2241 Inverso,P Nazi persecution-St. benf. inelig. REP

S2246 Sca (1R) Ciesla,A/Palaia,J Boating safety courses-concerns REP/SCA

S2290 Sca (1R) Furnari,G Deferred comp plans, sch bd emp-allows REP/SCA

S2320 Sacco,N Elected mun. off.-concerns publications REP

SR53 Allen,D Port Auth-annual report security measure REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S699 McNamara,H+1 Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic

S2246 Sca (1R) Ciesla,A/Palaia,J Boating safety courses-concerns







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



A2396 ScaAa (2R) Tucker,D/Watson Coleman,B+37 NJ-Africa Comm.-estab.

S381 Aca (1R) Sacco,N/Bryant,W+2 Landlords-maintain list of tenants

S1826 Aca (1R) Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S+7 Deceptive practices-crime



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A291 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Stanley,C+11 Nursing Home Patient Prot. Act REF SHH

A496 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Human embryo, frozen-written directives REF SHH

A587 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Guear,G+2 Prescription Drug Cost Reduction Comm. REF SHH

A1373 AcaAa (2R) Corodemus,S/Stanley,C+6 Hazing-upgrade crim. penal. REF SJU

A1735/630 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Stanley,C/Barnes,P+14 Sr. cit. & disab.-crime of victimization REF SJU

A2854 Caraballo,W/Smith,R+1 Sample ballots-concerns postage REF SSG

A2872 Cohen,N/Kean,T+2 Co prosecutors-credits PERS svc. REF SBA

A2912 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Eagler,P+9 Cable tv customers-estab. cert prot. req REF SCM

A2988 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+10 Kinship Legal Guardanship Notification REF SHH

A2995 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Chivukula,U+3 Med. gas containers-concerns REF SHH

A3152 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+10 Nursing homes-concerns REF SHH

A3153 Guear,G/Conaway,H+10 PAAD/Sr. Gold prog.-automatic enrollment REF SHH

A3268 Burzichelli,J/McKeon,J+11 Kinship care-concerns REF SHH

A3278 Van Drew,J/Stanley,C+1 Asst. living fac.-concerns reports REF SHH

A3279/1154 Acs (ACS) Smith,R/Stanley,C+9 Asst. living resid.-security deposit REF SHH

A3280 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L+2 Sr., disab. cit. id theft-enhance penal. REF SLP

A3282 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+1 Sr. & disab. cit.-concerns transp. needs REF STR

A3283 Smith,R/Sarlo,P+1 NJ EASE prog.-DHSS report to Leg. REF SHH

ACR31 Connors,C/Moran,J+4 Nat'l Family Caregiver Support-enact leg REF SHH

ACR79 Cohen,N/Conners,J ATM located on mil. base-proh. surcharge REF SCM



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



A2901 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+4 Leaving scene of accident-upgrade penal.

A3082 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Delaware Riv, Bay Auth.-auth. cert. proj



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1693 (Buono,B)

S1999 (Martin,R)

S2093 (Lance,L)

S2184 (Palaia,J; Allen,D)

S2242 (Kean,T)

S2275 (Adler,J)

S2323 (Ciesla,A)

S2331 (Coniglio,J; Rice,R; Suliga,J)

SR124 (Adler,J; Allen,D; Baer,B; Bark,M; Bryant,W; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Cafiero,J; Cardinale,G; Charles,J; Ciesla,A; Coniglio,J; Connors,L; Furnari,G; Gill,N; Girgenti,J; Gormley,W; Inverso,P; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kean,T; Kenny,B; Kyrillos,J; Lance,L; Lesniak,R; Littell,R; Martin,R; Matheussen,J; McNamara,H; Palaia,J; Rice,R; Sacco,N; Singer,R; Smith,B; Suliga,J; Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2286 (Furnari,G)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1047 (Bucco,A)

S2216 Sca (1R) (Allen,D)

S2286 (Furnari,G)











Note to the December 12, 2002 Legislative Digest:



Bills Received from Assembly:



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



Note to the January 27, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Bills Referred to Committee:



A50 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Cohen,N+4 Patients First Act of 2002 REF SHH * NOT* Received



Note to the February 4, 2003 Legislative Digest:





Co-Sponsors Added:



SR122 (Adler,J; Allen,D; Baer,B; Bark,M; Bryant,W; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Cafiero,J; Cardinale,G; Charles,J; Ciesla,A; Coniglio,J; Connors,L; Furnari,G; Gill,N; Girgenti,J; Gormley,W; Inverso,P; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kean,T; Kenny,B; Kyrillos,J; Lance,L; Lesniak,R; Littell,R; Martin,R; Matheussen,J; McNamara,H; Palaia,J; Rice,R; Sacco,N; Singer,R; Smith,B; Suliga,J; Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J)



The Senate adjourned at 6:37 P.M. to meet on Thursday, February 27, 2003 (SESSION).





ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3316 Barnes,P/Fisher,D Law enforcement, cert.-expands powers REF ALP

A3317 Myers,C Sch. dist.-incr. surplus REF AED

A3318 Cohen,N Small emp. health benf.-concerns REF ABI

A3319 Cohen,N Insur. producers, cert.-concerns REF ABI

A3320 Weinberg,L Glucagon, administer to students-concern REF AHH

A3321 Wisniewski,J/Bodine,F Intermodal equip.-concerns REF ATR

A3322 Wisniewski,J Smoke detectors-concerns 2-family homes REF AHO

A3323 Wisniewski,J Fire academy courses-coll. credit REF AED

A3324 Smith,R/Conners,J Marriage lic. waiting period-waive REF AJU

A3325 Smith,R Parks and Forestry Director-revise qual REF AAN

A3326 Smith,R/Corodemus,S Freedom to Fish Act REF AAN

ACR159 Greenstein,L Vet., surviving spouse-prop. tax deduct REF ASG

AR246 Chatzidakis,L+3 Soldiers/Sailors Civil Relief-concerns REF AMV

AR247 Payne,W/Watson Coleman,B+7 Black Hist. Mo.-declares February, 2003 REF ASG



Bills Passed:



A291 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Stanley,C+11 Nursing Home Patient Prot. Act (73-2-2)

A496 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Human embryo, frozen-written directives (41-29-7)

A587 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Guear,G+2 Prescription Drug Cost Reduction Comm. (73-5-0)

A1373 AcaAa (2R) Corodemus,S/Stanley,C+6 Hazing-upgrade crim. penal. (74-1-0)

A1735/630 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Stanley,C/Barnes,P+14 Sr. cit. & disab.-crime of victimization (76-0-2)

A2854 Caraballo,W/Smith,R+1 Sample ballots-concerns postage (73-0-1)

A2872 Cohen,N/Kean,T+2 Co prosecutors-credits PERS svc. (58-17-2)

A2901 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+4 Leaving scene of accident-upgrade penal. (76-0-2)

A2912 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Eagler,P+9 Cable tv customers-estab. cert prot. req (76-2-0)

A2988 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+10 Kinship Legal Guardanship Notification (78-0-0)

A2995 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Chivukula,U+3 Med. gas containers-concerns (78-0-0)

A3082 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Delaware Riv, Bay Auth.-auth. cert. proj (73-3-1)

A3152 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+10 Nursing homes-concerns (78-0-0)

A3153 Guear,G/Conaway,H+10 PAAD/Sr. Gold prog.-automatic enrollment (78-0-0)

A3268 Burzichelli,J/McKeon,J+11 Kinship care-concerns (75-1-1)





Bills Passed: (cont'd)



A3278 Van Drew,J/Stanley,C+1 Asst. living fac.-concerns reports (75-3-0)

A3279/1154 Acs (ACS) Smith,R/Stanley,C+9 Asst. living resid.-security deposit (78-0-0)

A3280 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L+2 Sr., disab. cit. id theft-enhance penal. (76-0-2)

A3282 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G+1 Sr. & disab. cit.-concerns transp. needs (73-3-1)

A3283 Smith,R/Sarlo,P+1 NJ EASE prog.-DHSS report to Leg. (78-0-0)

ACR31 Connors,C/Moran,J+4 Nat'l Family Caregiver Support-enact leg (77-0-1)

ACR79 Cohen,N/Conners,J ATM located on mil. base-proh. surcharge (75-3-0)

AR34 Edwards,W/Conaway,H+2 Medicaid-revise 'resources' definition (77-0-1)

AR105 Aca (1R) Geist,G/Eagler,P+2 Medicare+Choice prog-enact legislation (78-0-0)

AR219 Conners,J/Sarlo,P+3 Vets-concerns extended insur. benf. (78-0-0)

AR231 Malone,J/Doria,J+2 Voc.-Tech. Ed. Wk.-Feb. 9 thru Feb. 15 (78-0-0)

AR233 Aca (1R) Perez-Cinciarelli,E/Sarlo,P+2 PATH fares-sr., person with a disab. (78-0-0)

AR240 Eagler,P/Stanley,C Age-Related Macular Degeneration Mo. (78-0-0)

AR245 Sires,A/DiGaetano,P+28 Columbia crew-express sorrow for loss (78-0-0)

S381 Aca (1R) Sacco,N/Bryant,W+2 Landlords-maintain list of tenants (78-0-0)

S668 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Suliga,J+3 CATV/telecommunications svc.-concerns (74-2-2)

S1199 Suliga,J/Gregg,G Liberty Day-desig. March 16 (78-0-0)

S1826 Aca (1R) Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S+7 Deceptive practices-crime (78-0-0)



Bills Passed Concurring w/Amendment by Amendment:



A2396 ScaAa (2R) Tucker,D/Watson Coleman,B+37 NJ-Africa Comm.-estab. To Concur by Aa (Tucker) (73-1-2)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A1347 AcaAa (2R) Geist,G/Merkt,R+4 Driving while fatigued-recklessness (Burzichelli)

A2374 AcaAa (2R) Cohen,N/Impreveduto,A+4 NJ Parentage Act-amends (Cohen)

A2871 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Quigley,J/Guear,G+1 Leg.-prov. for memb. replacement (Quigley)

A2958 AcaAa (2R) Friscia,A/Sarlo,P+12 Contractors-concerns use of St. fds. (Friscia)

A3154 Aa (1R) Stanley,C/Van Drew,J+10 Long-Term Care Finan. Task Force-estab. (Stanley)

A3281 Aa (1R) Sarlo,P/Van Drew,J+30 CATV-concerns cert. bus. practices (Sarlo)

AR197 AcaAa (2R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+56 Child Prot. Mo.-desig. December, 2002 (Heck)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) Palaia,J/Adler,J+5 Coastal mgmt. prog.-concerns (Corodemus)



Bills Substituted:



A1842 Gregg,G/Greenwald,L Liberty Day-desig. March 16 SUB BY S1199

A2532 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Guear,G+6 Co. investigators-concerns SUB BY S1558 (1R)

A2897 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S/Gusciora,R+1 Coastal mgmt. prog.-concerns SUB BY S1969 (1R)

A2953 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Sarlo,P+5 Deceptive practices-crime SUB BY S1826 (1R)

A3031 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Impreveduto,A+2 Landlords-maintain list of tenants SUB BY S381 (1R)

S381 Aca (1R) Sacco,N/Bryant,W+2 Landlords-maintain list of tenants SUB FOR A3031 (1R)

S1199 Suliga,J/Gregg,G Liberty Day-desig. March 16 SUB FOR A1842

S1558 Sa (1R) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+10 Co. investigators-concerns SUB FOR A2532 (1R)

S1826 Aca (1R) Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S+7 Deceptive practices-crime SUB FOR A2953 (1R)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) Palaia,J/Adler,J+5 Coastal mgmt. prog.-concerns SUB FOR A2897 (1R)



Bills Transferred:



AR238 Sires,A/Roberts,J Needs of states-stimulus package FROM AAP TO ABU



Co-Sponsors Added:



A291 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Greenstein,L; Greenwald,L; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Previte,M; Sarlo,P; Smith,R;

Burzichelli,J)

A688 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A1373 AcaAa (2R) (Pennacchio,J)

A1384 (Corodemus,S; Van Drew,J; Kean,S; Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A1609 (Guear,G; Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A1735/630 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Corodemus,S; Van Drew,J; Smith,R; Previte,M; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Greenwald,L; Conners,J;

Conaway,H; Burzichelli,J; Fisher,D)

A1927 Aca (1R) (Asselta,N)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1966 (Kean,S)

A1979 (Eagler,P)

A2064 AcaScaSa (3R) (McKeon,J)

A2236 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A2281 (Kean,S)

A2365 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A2594 (Green,J; Stender,L)

A2721 (Diegnan,P)

A2840 Aca (1R) (Weinberg,L)

A2854 (Eagler,P)

A2872 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A2901 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)

A2912 Aca (1R) (Burzichelli,J; Conaway,H; Conners,J; Fisher,D; Greenstein,L; Gusciora,R; Smith,R)

A2953 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Greenstein,L)

A2962 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E)

A2963 (Kean,S)

A2988 Aca (1R) (Smith,R; Conaway,H; Conners,J; Fisher,D; Guear,G; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Sarlo,P; Burzichelli,J)

A2990 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Conners,J)

A2995 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L; Heck,R)

A3061 Acs (ACS) (Asselta,N; Guear,G)

A3109 Aca (1R) (Guear,G)

A3133 (Eagler,P)

A3145 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J)

A3152 (Burzichelli,J; Smith,R; Sarlo,P; Guear,G; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Greenstein,L; Conaway,H; Van Drew,J; Conners,J;

Fisher,D)

A3153 (Sarlo,P; Previte,M; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Greenwald,L; Fisher,D; Burzichelli,J; Van Drew,J; Smith,R)

A3154 Aa (1R) (Greenstein,L; Smith,R; Sarlo,P; Greenwald,L; Guear,G; Conners,J; Conaway,H; Burzichelli,J; Fisher,D)

A3196 /1763/S797 Acs (ACS) (Asselta,N)

A3214 (McKeon,J)

A3268 (Smith,R; Van Drew,J; Fisher,D; Conaway,H; Previte,M; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Guear,G; Greenstein,L; Sarlo,P; Conners,J)

A3279/1154 Acs (ACS) (Conaway,H; Corodemus,S; Greenstein,L; Previte,M)

A3280 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)

A3281 Aa (1R) (Wolfe,D; Edwards,W; Steele,A; Egan,J; Fraguela,R; Gusciora,R; Hackett,M; Heck,R; Moran,J; Johnson,G;

Eagler,P; Stender,L; Smith,R; Previte,M; Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Payne,W; Cryan,J; Holzapfel,J; Ahearn,M; Barnes,P; Blee,F;

Diegnan,P; Cruz-Perez,N; Cohen,N; Conners,J; Connors,C)

A3282 Aca (1R) (Watson Coleman,B)

A3283 (Eagler,P)

A3285 Aca (1R) (Guear,G; Eagler,P)

ACR31 (Van Drew,J; Heck,R; Cruz-Perez,N)

ACR134 (Azzolina,J)

AR34 (Van Drew,J; Greenstein,L)

AR105 Aca (1R) (Malone,J)

AR219 (Guear,G; Cruz-Perez,N)

AR231 (Van Drew,J; Heck,R)

AR233 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

AR245 (Perez-Cinciarelli,E; Watson Coleman,B)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2224 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

A2585 Aca (1R) (Greenwald,L)

A2628 AcaAca (2R) (Greenwald,L)

A2680 (Greenstein,L)

A2801 AcaAa (2R) (Impreveduto,A)

A2828 (Asselta,N)

A3170 (Bateman,C)

A3284 (McKeon,J)

A3290 (Cohen,N)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A587 Aca (1R) (Smith,R)

A1384 (Cohen,N)

A2585 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

A2628 AcaAca (2R) (Burzichelli,J)

A2679 (Cohen,N)

A2995 Aca (1R) (Fisher,D)



Third Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3082 Aca (1R) (Smith,R)

A3196 /1763/S797 Acs (ACS) (Cohen,N)

A3226 (Cohen,N)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3154 Aa (1R) (Dancer,R)

A3226 (Sarlo,P)

AR247 (Heck,R)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



AR247 (Blee,F)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S381 Aca (1R) (Green,J; Eagler,P)

S1558 Sa (1R) (Van Drew,J; Asselta,N; Sarlo,P; Burzichelli,J; Cruz-Perez,N; Geist,G)

S1826 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H; Guear,G; Eagler,P; Greenstein,L; McKeon,J)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) (Kean,S)

Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S381 Aca (1R) (Quigley,J)

S1199 (Gregg,G)

S1558 Sa (1R) (Smith,R)

S1826 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) (Corodemus,S)



Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S381 Aca (1R) (Impreveduto,A)

S1199 (Greenwald,L)

S1558 Sa (1R) (Guear,G)

S1826 Aca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) (Gusciora,R)



Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1826 Aca (1R) (Burzichelli,J)

S1969 ScaAa (2R) (Van Drew,J)



The Assembly Minority Leader has made the following appointment:



*Effective February 5, 2003



Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel:



Ellen Radow Sadat, of Princeton.



The Assembly adjourned at 6:40 P.M. to meet on Thursday, February 13, 2003 (QUORUM, Select Committees at the call of the Speaker).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



S668 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Suliga,J+3 CATV/telecommunications svc.-concerns

S1199 Suliga,J/Gregg,G Liberty Day-desig. March 16



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (2/6/03):



None