NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 29, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 23 210th Legislature Second Annual Session



Senator John J. Matheussen of the 4th Legislative District, has resigned effective May 28, 2003.



Assemblyman George F. Geist, of the 4th Legislative District, has resigned effective May 29, 2003.

George F. Geist was sworn in as a member of the Senate for the 4th Legislative District.



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Frank M. Ciuffani, of Monroe Township.

Joseph L. Rea, of Piscataway.

Diane Pincus, of North Brunswick.

Heidi Currier, of Cranbury.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Richard D. Schibell, Esq., of West Long Branch, to replace John Beake, resigned.

Anne P. McHugh, Esq., of Pennington, to replace Jeffrey Perlman.

Christopher R. Gibson, Esq., of Thorofare, to replace Robert Gladstone, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMMISSION:

Phyllis L. Marchand, of Princeton, to replace Douglas Palmer.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

James Burns, Esq., of Middletown, to replace Laura Battjer, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Deyanira Deshayes, of Haddonfield, to replace Betty Pawlowski.



Nomination Withdrawn:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY:

Roy M. Foster, of Egg Harbor Township, to replace Carl Block.



Nomination Corrected Copy:



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Frank M. Ciuffani, of Monroe Township *NOT* Princeton Junction.









Bills Introduced:



S2573 Bucco,A Tourist oriented signs-concern placement REF STR

S2574 Inverso,P Rape shield civil law-creates REF SJU

S2575 Adler,J Sch. fac. proj. constr. manager-concerns REF SED

S2576 Sarlo,P Charter sch. admin. & trustees-concerns REF SED

S2577 Sarlo,P Sch. dist. budget cap-auth. adjustment REF SED

S2578 Sarlo,P East Rutherford Boro. Sch. Dist.;$40K REF SED

S2579 Sarlo,P Fire academy courses-coll. credit REF SED

S2580 Inverso,P Consumer reporting agencies-concerns REF SCM

S2581 Bryant,W/Singer,R Tax Lien Finan. Corp.-estab. REF SBA

S2582 Vitale,J Housing & related purposes-transfer fds. REF SBA

S2583 Lesniak,R St. disability benf fd-concerns withdraw REF SBA

S2584 Lesniak,R Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns REF SBA

S2585 Sacco,N Structured finan. transactions-immunity REF SBA

S2586 Codey,R Loc. emp. pymts.-phases in to PERS, PFRS REF SBA

S2587 Kenny,B Health Care Subsidy Fd.-concerns REF SBA

S2588 Turner,S 9-1-1 Comm.-concerns memb. REF SLP

S2589 Smith,B/Kavanaugh,W UEZ, Raritan Riv. Area-desig. REF SEG

S2590 Bark,M Commerce and Econ. Growth Comm.;$2.044M REF SBA

S2591 Bucco,A Locksmiths, mv dealers-concerns REF SLP

S2592 Singer,R/Kyrillos,J Homeless students-limit transp. costs REF SED

S2593 Palaia,J Adoptive parents-elim. cert. fees REF SHH

S2594 Buono,B/Vitale,J Long-term care insur.-prov. reg. REF SCM

S2595 Littell,R/Connors,L Sch. busing, nonpub.-concerns REF SED

S2596 Allen,D Inmate release-concerns notification REF SLP

S2597 Connors,L/McNamara,H+1 Sch. dist.-itemization of cert. bills REF SCU

S2598 Cardinale,G/Singer,R Pharmacists-new law to regulate and lic. REF SCM

S2599 Smith,B/Turner,S Hist. and Cultural Resources Fd.-estab. REF SEG

S2600 Bucco,A/Martin,R Inmate release-wanted person check REF SLP

S2601 Bucco,A/Martin,R Teacher cert.-concerns REF SED

S2602 Ciesla,A Traffic fine overpymts.-concerns REF STR

S2603 Vitale,J/Smith,B+2 Fish and Game Council-expand memb. REF SEN

S2604 Sweeney,S/Codey,R UI benf.-incr. REF SBA

S2605 Bucco,A Grace's Law-hearing aid coverage REF SHH

S2606 Palaia,J/Lance,L Garden St Parkway-concern roadside signs REF STR

SCR108 Smith,B/Turner,S Hist. and cultural agencies-support REF SEG

SJR55 Connors,L/Ciesla,A P.O.W.-M.I.A. Wk. of Remembrance-April REF SLP

SR151 Lesniak,R/Kavanaugh,W Immunosuppressant drugs-Medicare cover REF SHH

SR152 Inverso,P Local Voices on TV Act of 2003-support REF SCM

SR153 Bark,M P.O.W.s, Iraqi Freedom-welcomes home REF SSG

SR154 Allen,D Armed Forces memb. killed-honors REF SSG

SR155 Cafiero,J Aviation Maintenance Tech. Day-May 24 REF STR



Bills Passed:



A2471 Sca w/GR (2R) Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric asst. mobility device-concerns (39-0)

A2617 AcaAcaSca (3R) Johnson,G/Conaway,H+22 DNA testing-concerns (38-0)

A2917 Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A+12 Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns (37-0)

A3226/3290 AcsScaSa (ACS/2R) Burzichelli,J/Guear,G+17 Id theft-upgrade penal. (39-0)

S418 w/GR (1R) Bryant,W/Littell,R+2 Home repair finan. contract-concerns (39-0)

S513 Martin,R/Allen,D+2 Coll. bd. of trustees-req. layoff notice (35-0)

S571 Scs w/GR (SCS/1R) Codey,R/Vitale,J+3 Health Care Consumer Info. Act (37-0)

S581 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Kyrillos,J+1 Crane operators, cert.-prov. licensure (38-0)

S1453 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Sweeney,S+1 Nuclear plant guards-possess firearms (38-0)

S1647 ScaSa (2R) Bucco,A/Palaia,J+2 Managed care plans-pymt. of svcs. (36-1)

S1787 Sca (1R) Vitale,J+1 Sch. buses-concerns (30-4)

S1891 ScaSa (2R) Bennett,J/Singer,R+4 Vaccinations-concerns (40-0)

S2126 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Furnari,G Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. (39-0)

S2336 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Bark,M Mun. rehab.-econ. devel. incentives (25-10)

S2360 ScaSa (2R) Palaia,J/Inverso,P+2 American flag-concerns pub. display (38-0)

S2397 Buono,B/Turner,S Outstanding Ed Svc Prof-Gov Annual Award (38-0)

S2402 ScaAcaAa (3R) Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J+1 Long Term Tax Exemp. Law-makes changes (39-0)



Bills Given Second Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:



S1089 w/GR (1R) Cardinale,G Prof. and occupational lic.-concerns (39-0)

S1795 Sca w/GR (2R) Bucco,A/Matheussen,J+5 Shower rails-req. in sr. rental proj. (38-0)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A205 AcsScaSa (ACS/2R) Guear,G/Burzichelli,J+6 Prevailing Wage Act-estab penal. (35-0) (Suliga)

A3019 Sa (1R) Caraballo,W/Ahearn,M Naval Militia Jt. Command-assess mission (36-0) (Inverso)

S709 ScaSa (2R) Bennett,J/Allen,D+6 Enduring Freedom vet.-civil svc. pref. (37-0) (Singer)

S988 ScaSa (2R) Turner,S/Furnari,G+1 Higher ed. faculty, cert.-purch. SHBP (35-0) (Turner)

S1584 ScaSa (2R) Cardinale,G+1 Corp. w/1 or 2 emp-opt out, workers comp (34-0) (Inverso)

S1920/2505/A2663 ScaScsSa (SCS/1R) Allen,D/Bark,M+29 Global war on terror vets-cert. benf. (34-0) (Allen)

S2216 ScaSa (2R) Palaia,J/Allen,D+1 FF, police-hiring pref for cert children (36-0) (Palaia)

S2491 ScaSa (2R) Vitale,J/Inverso,P+1 Film Production Asst. Prog.-estab. (36-0) (Vitale)



Bills Substituted:



A2617 AcaAcaSca (3R) Johnson,G/Conaway,H+22 DNA testing-concerns SUB FOR S2066 (1R)

A2917 Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A+12 Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns SUB FOR S1630

S1630 Furnari,G/Girgenti,J+3 Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns SUB BY A2917

S2066 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Coniglio,J+2 DNA testing-concerns SUB BY A2617 (3R)



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



ACR169 Cryan,J/Greenwald,L+2 Garden St Preserv Trust-incr bonding cap



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



S2402 ScaAcaAa (3R) Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J+1 Long Term Tax Exemp. Law-makes changes



Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Governor's Recommendation/Given Second Reading:



A2471 Sca w/GR (2R) Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric asst. mobility device-concerns



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A566 Impreveduto,A/Chivukula,U+7 GSP-toll collection lanes be consistent REF STR

A2553 AcaAca (2R) Greenwald,L/Conaway,H+6 Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REF SBA

A2967 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Johnson,G+10 St. constr. contracts-concerns REF SSG

A2969 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Ahearn,M+10 E-Z Pass-estab. cert. req. REF STR

A3342 Acs (ACS) Asselta,N/Van Drew,J+11 Michael's Law; concerns DWI REF SLP

A3455 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+5 HOV lanes-permits suspension REF STR

A3521 As (AS) Greenwald,L/Watson Coleman,B+3 Pub. sch. dist.-concerns borrowing REF SBA

ACR139 Wisniewski,J/Sarlo,P+12 E-ZPass-adopt uniform charges and fees REF STR



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



A2964 Cohen,N/Impreveduto,A Surplus lines insurers-dereg policy form

A3319 AcaAa (2R) Cohen,N/Bateman,C+3 Insur. producers, cert.-concerns

A3527 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Wisniewski,J+6 Hwy. safety-outlines improvement prog.



Co-Sponsors Added:



S121 (Bucco,A)

S505 (Kean,T)

S709 ScaSa (2R) (Coniglio,J; Bucco,A; Inverso,P; Palaia,J)

S747 (Bucco,A)

S1579 Sca (1R) (Allen,D)

S1630 (Bucco,A; Allen,D; Palaia,J)

S1647 ScaSa (2R) (Allen,D; Inverso,P)

S1677 (Vitale,J)

S1702 Sca (1R) (Buono,B)

S1920/2505/A2663 ScaScsSa (SCS/1R) (Palaia,J; Inverso,P)

S2093 (Lesniak,R)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S2200 (Cardinale,G)

S2351 Sca (1R) (Bucco,A)

S2528 (Ciesla,A)

S2572 (Bucco,A)

S2597 (Ciesla,A)

S2603 (Adler,J; Buono,B)

A3226/3290 AcsScaSa (ACS/2R) (Palaia,J; Allen,D; Inverso,P; Bucco,A)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2331 (Coniglio,J)



Prime Sponsors Added:



S506 (Kean,T)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1992 (Baer,B)

S2148 (Bucco,A)

S2200 (Bucco,A)

S2331 (Coniglio,J)

S2540 (Buono,B)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2449 (Suliga,J)





Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2408 (Coniglio,J)



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A2617 AcaAcaSca (3R) (Turner,S; Sweeney,S; Coniglio,J; Sacco,N)

A2917 (Palaia,J; Allen,D; Bucco,A; Girgenti,J; Furnari,G)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 20, 2003



Senate Commerce Committee:



Senator Paul A. Sarlo (36), to replace Senator Garry Furnari (36) resigned.



Senate Judiciary Committee:



Senator Paul A. Sarlo (36), to replace Senator Garry Furnari (36) resigned.



Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee:



Senator Paul A. Sarlo (36), to replace Senator Garry Furnari (36) resigned.







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



*Effective May 20, 2003



Senate State Government Committee:



Senator Paul A. Sarlo (36), to replace Senator Garry Furnari (36) resigned.



The Senate adjourned at 6:42 P.M. to meet on Monday, June 9, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, June 5, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A2471 Sca w/GR (2R) Merkt,R/Barnes,P+2 Electric asst. mobility device-concerns

A2917 Sarlo,P/Impreveduto,A+12 Fed. law enforcement off.-concerns

S2402 ScaAcaAa (3R) Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J+1 Long Term Tax Exemp. Law-makes changes



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/22/03):



P.L.2003, c.77. S1685 SaAcaSa (3R) Furnari,G/Impreveduto,A+2 05/23/2003 Home Inspection Prof. Lic. Act-revises

P.L.2003, c.78. S2320 Sacco,N/Impreveduto,A 05/23/2003 Elected mun. off.-concerns publications

P.L.2003, c.79. S2352 Scs (SCS) Sacco,N/Ciesla,A+4 05/27/2003 Hwy. Auth.-abolish, transfer projects