NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 6, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 13 210th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, March 10, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3406 Van Drew,J Fair Market Drug Pricing Act REF AHH

A3407 Stanley,C Co. prosecutors-concerns powers REF AJU

A3408 Diegnan,P/Egan,J+3 Loc. contracting unit-permit flexibility REF AHO

A3409 Heck,R/Malone,J+9 Cabinet off's limo-restricts expenditure REF AAP

A3410 Cohen,N Terrorism-clarifies crime of soliciting REF AHS

A3411 Pennacchio,J/Bramnick,J+2 Sch. bd emp., bus driv.-background check REF AED

A3412 Cohen,N/Farragher,C Sexual abuse cases-limitations statute REF AJU

A3413 McKeon,J/Gusciora,R Wetlands, freshwater-concerns reg. REF AEN

A3414 O'Toole,K Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic REF AEN

A3415 Bodine,F/Connors,C Domestic security preparedness-website REF AHS

A3416 Pennacchio,J/DeCroce,A Homeless children-concerns ed. REF AED

A3417 Wolfe,D/Kean,S+24 Sept. 11 Memor. Bridge-Rt. No. 70 bridge REF ATR

A3418 Ahearn,M Runoff voting-permits use REF ASG

A3419 Doria,J/Friscia,A+15 Sch. emp.-concern collective negotiation REF ALA

A3420 Guear,G/Barnes,P Pellet guns, cert.-proh sale/possession REF ALP

A3421 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Salem City Sch. Dist.-Abbott dist status REF AED

A3422 O'Toole,K Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns REF ALP

A3423 Greenwald,L/Impreveduto,A+2 Film Production Asst. Prog.-estab. REF ARP

A3424 Watson Coleman,B Higher ed. faculty, cert.-purch. SHBP REF ASG

A3425 Wisniewski,J Constr. standards-concerns REF AEN

A3426 Steele,A/Hackett,M+1 Video voyeurism-creates crime REF ALP

A3427 Friscia,A Disab. person, unattended in mv-penal REF AHH

A3428 Burzichelli,J Prescribed drugs, cert.-concerne coverag REF AHH

A3429 Asselta,N Southern St.-replace/remove beds;$25M REF ALP

A3430 Pou,N/Steele,A Child devel. assessments-concerns REF AED

A3431 Blee,F/Wolfe,D Sch. personnel, cert.-liab. immunity REF AED

A3432 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Meadowlands Complex-concerns devel. proj REF AHO

A3433 Ahearn,M Electronic voting sys.-concerns REF ASG

AR262 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+4 Blood banks-test, blood-borne pathogens REF AHH

AR263 Kean,S/Cryan,J Finucane, Patrick-UK investigate murder REF ASG

AR264 Munoz,E Autism Awareness Mo.-desig. April, 2003 REF AHH

AR265 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+4 Autism Awareness Mo.-desig. April, 2003 REF AHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A685 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+2 Child support-req past cert. age, disab. REP

A2868 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Previte,M+18 CDS-concerns penal. REP/ACA

A2967 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Johnson,G+8 St. constr. contracts-concerns REP/ACA



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



A3008 Greenstein,L Superior Ct.-concerns cert. fees REP

A3114 Aca (1R) Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Sch. pupils-concerns self-admin. meds REP/ACA

A3174 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Greenwald,L Haz. discharge sites, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

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

A3215 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Greenstein,L+4 Nonprofit org-proh disclosing cert info REP/ACA

A3265 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Doria,J Juv. detention ctrs-concerns course cred REP/ACA

A3309 Doria,J Sch. bd. memb.-concerns term of office REP

A3314 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Greenstein,L Radon testing at nonpub. sch.-concerns REP/ACA

A3326 Smith,R/Corodemus,S+4 Freedom to Fish Act REP

A3358 Smith,R/Fisher,D Organic farming-concerns REP

A3362 Sarlo,P/Doria,J Charter sch. admin. & trustees-concerns REP

A3385 Doria,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E+8 Deferred comp plans, sch bd emp-allows REP

A3390 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Quigley,J Interoperable Communications Act-estab. REP/ACA

A3397 Greenstein,L/Burzichelli,J Subversion of pub. resources-crime REP

A3405 Aca (1R) Roberts,J Del. Riv. Port Auth-elig emp enroll PERS REP/ACA

A3410/2936 Acs (ACS) Cohen,N Terrorism-clarifies crime of soliciting REP/ACS

A3413 McKeon,J/Gusciora,R Wetlands, freshwater-concerns reg. REP

AJR31 Cohen,N+2 Revoke JR, w/draw ratification-14 Amend REP

AJR57 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Doria,J+9 Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force REP/ACA

AR199 Aca (1R) Vandervalk,C/Conaway,H Peanut-free cafeteria areas-estab. REP/ACA

AR220 Kean,S/Previte,M Amer. prisoners of war-honors REP

AR244 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Make-A-Wish Mo.-desig. April, 2003 REP

AR246 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+3 Soldiers/Sailors Civil Relief-concerns REP

AR253 Conners,J/Smith,R Rutgers-commends, save NJ mil. bases REP

AR254 Conners,J/Previte,M Natl. Guard-Cong. prov. critical funding REP

S2071 Scs (SCS) Palaia,J+2 Terrorism-clarifies crime of soliciting REP

SJR16 Lance,L/Gill,N+3 Revoke JR, w/draw ratification-14 Amend REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2905 Acs (ACS) Greenstein,L/Merkt,R+1 Wills and estates-revises REP/ACS REF AAP

A3287/3024 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R Underground storage tank finan-concerns REP/ACS REF AAP

A3345 Stender,L/Cohen,N+1 PFRS memb., cert.-death, disab. benf. REP REF AAP

A3347 Aca (1R) Doherty,M/Smith,R+22 Heating oil tanks, home-cleanup leaks REP/ACA REF AAP

ACR153/121 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R/Cohen,N Haz. substance discharge-auth. grants REP/ACS REF AAP

S1948 ScsAca (SCS/1R) McNamara,H/Suliga,J+3 Underground storage tank finan-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Transferred:



A235 Barnes,P+1 Adoption expenses-income tax deduct. FROM AHH TO AFW



Bills Combined:



A2936 Bodine,F/Cohen,N Terrorist org.-recruiting memb., crime COMB/W A3410

A3024 Russo,D/O'Toole,K Underground storage tank finan-concerns COMB/W A3287

ACR121 Corodemus,S Haz. discharge cleanup-concerns COMB/W ACR153



Co-Sponsors Added:



A2578 (Diegnan,P)

A3156 (Johnson,G)

A3282 Aca (1R) (Arnone,M)

A3289 (Guear,G)

A3308 (Arnone,M)

A3345 (Asselta,N)

A3417 (DeCroce,A)

ACR151 (Kean,S)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A237 (Barnes,P)





Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2062 (Blee,F)

A3323 (Diegnan,P)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A3178 (Sarlo,P)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 4, 2003



Assembly Budget Committee:



Assemblywoman Clare Farragher (12), to replace Assemblyman Thomas Kean, Jr. (21).



Assembly Health and Human Services Committee:



Assemblyman Sean Kean (11), to replace Assemblyman Samuel Thompson (13).



Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee:



Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (24), to replace Assemblywoman Clare Farragher (12).



Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee:



Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (21), to replace Assemblyman Michael Arnone (12).



Assembly Military and Veteran's Affairs Committee:



Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (30), to replace Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina (13).



Assembly Senior Issues Committee:



Assemblyman Sean Kean (11) and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (24), to replace Assemblyman Tom Smith (11) and Assemblyman Melvin Cottrell (30).



Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee:



Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (30), to replace Assemblyman George Geist (4).



Assembly Education Committee:



Assemblyman Joseph Malone (30), to replace Assemblyman E. Scott Garrett (24).



Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Committee:



Assemblyman Samuel Thompson (13), to replace Assemblyman Melvin Cottrell (30).



Assembly State Government Committee:



Assemblyman George Geist (4), to replace Assemblyman Tom Kean, Jr. (21).

Note to the March 3, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A3393/2439 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R/McKeon,J Calif. Low Emission Veh. prog.-Phase II REP/ACS REF AAP *NOT* REP



The Assembly adjourned at 6:25 P.M. to meet on Monday, March 10, 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 (3/3/03):



None