NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 5, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 24 210th Legislature Second Annual Session

Stephen Altamuro was sworn in as a member of the General Assembly for the 4th Legislative District.



SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, June 9, 2003 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3678 Pou,N/Barnes,P+1 Crim. hist. background checks-concerns REF ALP

A3679 Friscia,A Job discrim., proh.-cert. reasons REF ALA

A3680 Friscia,A Paid time off from work-min. standards REF ALA

A3681 Wisniewski,J/Van Drew,J Tobacco vending machine-minors' access REF AHH

A3682 Previte,M Sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF AED

A3683 Previte,M Sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF AED

A3684 Carroll,M/Holzapfel,J+2 Locksmiths, mv dealers-concerns REF ALP

A3685 Greenwald,L/Guear,G Sch. bd. travel expense-concerns REF AED

A3686 Watson Coleman,B Nursing Home Quality of Care Fd. Act REF ABU

A3687 Chivukula,U/Egan,J Nursing degree prog-foreign med sch grad REF AED

A3688 Heck,R/Azzolina,J Charitable contrib.-info. in internet REF ACO

A3689 Gusciora,R/Chivukula,U Contaminated site-remediation asst. REF AEN

A3690 Dancer,R/Malone,J+4 Mil. leave benf.-penal. for denial REF AMV

A3691 Van Drew,J Vulnerable adults, abuse-req. reporting REF ASI

A3692 Stanley,C+1 Alzheimer's disease-fac. prov. training REF ASI

A3693 Smith,R Finan. instit.-proh. discrim., mil. svc. REF ABI

A3694 Stanley,C+1 Alzheimer's disease-fac. list svcs. REF ASI

A3695 Smith,R Marine fisheries prog-voluntary contrib. REF AAP

A3696 Impreveduto,A/Doria,J Respiratory Care Pract. Lic. Act-revise REF ARP

A3697 Greenstein,L Emerg. svcs. volunteer, cert.-immunity REF AJU

A3698 McKeon,J Tuition prog.-allow tax deduction REF AED

A3699 McKeon,J Mun. lic. prof., small mun.-share svcs. REF AHO

A3726 McKeon,J Alco. beverage lic.-concerns REF ALP

A3727 Malone,J/Dancer,R Homeless students-limit transp. costs REF AED

A3728 McKeon,J Sch. dist., small-share superintendents REF AED

A3729 Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N Individual deferred annuities-concerns REF ABI

A3730 Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N Life insur policies-concerns replacement REF ABI

A3731 Van Drew,J TPAF vet. retir.-paid health benf. REF ASG

A3732 Previte,M Motorists passing other mvs-concerns REF ALP

A3733 Azzolina,J/Bramnick,J Consumer reporting agencies-concerns REF ACO

A3734 Van Drew,J Drunk driv. w/ minor-incr. penal. REF ALP

A3735 Bodine,F/Carroll,M+16 Hist. preserv. projects, cert.;6.036M REF AAN

A3736 Heck,R Hist. preserv. projects, cert.;$5.291M REF AAN

A3737 McKeon,J Land surveying-concerns practice REF ARP

A3738 Doria,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E Kindergarten prog. in pub. sch.-concerns REF AED

A3739 Johnson,G/Weinberg,L+5 Equity in Ed. Prog.-estab. in DOE REF ABU





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3740 Holzapfel,J Jughandles-proh. addl. on rd. or hwy. REF ATR

A3741 Greenstein,L Parolees-concerns conditions REF AJU

A3742 Van Drew,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E+1 False Claims Act-estab. REF AJU

A3743 Weinberg,L/Watson Coleman,B Family Equality Act REF AHH

A3744 Conover,K/Blee,F Sch. equip.-concerns sharing REF AED

A3745 Scalera,F/Van Drew,J+1 Charitable org., cert.-concerns REF ACO

A3746 Sires,A/Impreveduto,A Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REF AEN

A3747 Green,J/Pou,N Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns loans REF AEN

A3748 Conaway,H/Scalera,F Temp disab. benf-emp notification req. REF ALA

ACR181 Roberts,J/Impreveduto,A Legislative Code of Ethics, 2002-adopts REF ASG

ACR182 Gusciora,R/Quigley,J Env. Infrastructure Trust-FY 2004 plan REF AEN

AR308 Caraballo,W/Van Drew,J Motor Sports Assembly Task Force-creates REF ATG

AR309 Fisher,D/Chivukula,U Sci. and Tech. Comm.-suppl. approp. REF ACE



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2764 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L+2 Wood, arsenic-treated-proh. St. purch. REP/ACA

A3029 Kean,S/Wolfe,D Explosive devices-proh. sch. emp. handle REP

A3151/3560 Acs (ACS) Caraballo,W/Burzichelli,J Elections admin.-concerns REP/ACS

A3217 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Altamuro,S Co. coll.-concerns bd. of trustees REP/ACA

A3301 Greenstein,L/Johnson,G Bail-concerns sufficiency hearings REP

A3331 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Doria,J+5 Teacher certification-concerns REP/ACA

A3344 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J+1 Blueberry, highbush-desig. as St. fruit REP

A3389 Stender,L/Conners,J St-owned vet resid fac.-sales tax exemp. REP

A3503 Doria,J/Perez-Cinciarelli,E+4 Solid waste mgmt.-concerns REP

A3529 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L/Guear,G Telephone/electronic mail-concerns REP/ACA

A3533 Dancer,R/Malone,J+1 Distinguished svc. medal-clarifies req. REP

A3542 Greenstein,L/Diegnan,P Uniform Mediation Act-enacts REP

A3557 Greenwald,L Sch. photographers-concerns REP

A3620 Caraballo,W/Watson Coleman,B Cross burning-concerns REP

A3648 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Standard Industrial Class. Sys.-replace REP/ACA

A3666 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Sarlo,P+3 Equivalency or waiver-Ed. Comm. approve REP/ACA

A3748 Conaway,H/Scalera,F Temp disab. benf-emp notification req. REP

ACR134 Cryan,J/Conners,J+12 Pearl Harbor Mem.-create REP

AR222 Vandervalk,C+1 Mental health court pilot prog.-estab. REP

AR303 Friscia,A/Guear,G Fair Labor Standards Acts-concerns REP

S357 Kenny,B/Charles,J+1 Retir sys, cert cities-changes loan rate REP

S493 Vitale,J/Matheussen,J+4 St-owned vet resid fac.-sales tax exemp. REP

S1322 Scs (SCS) Bryant,W Bail-concerns sufficiency hearings REP

S1750 Codey,R Criminal Code provisions-amends REP

S1868 ScaSaAca (3R) Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J+30 Drunk driv.-enact ordinance REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2817 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J Vets' org. posts-rehab.;$300K REP/ACA REF AAP

A2826 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Van Drew,J Mercury advis.-notify pregnant women REP/ACA REF AAP

A3343/1982 Acs (ACS) Conners,J/Conaway,H PERS, TPAF-concerns vet memb benf REP/ACS REF AAP

S1202 ScaAca (2R) Buono,B+4 Mercury advis.-notify pregnant women REP/ACA REF AAP

S1947 ScaAca (2R) Martin,R/Palaia,J+1 Pupils, teachers-wear protective devices REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



A3689 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Chivukula,U Contaminated site-remediation asst. REP/ACA REF ABU

A3746 Sires,A/Impreveduto,A Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REP REF ABU

A3747 Green,J/Pou,N Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns loans REP REF ABU

ACR182 Gusciora,R/Quigley,J Env. Infrastructure Trust-FY 2004 plan REP REF ABU



Bills Combined:



A1982 Asselta,N/Steele,A TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based COMB/W A3343 (ACS)

A3560 Greenstein,L Help Amer. Vote Act-conforms;$4.350M COMB/W A3151 (ACS)





Bills Transferred:



A540 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Geist,G+19 Prop. tax reform-St. constit. convention FROM AAP TO ABU

A3334 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Mun. rehab.-econ. devel. incentives FROM AHO TO ABU

A3577 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Toxic Catastrophe Prev. Act-amends FROM AEN TO AHS

A3578 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Hydrogen fluoride, concentrated-proh use FROM AEN TO AHS

A3579 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Contractors-concerns background checks FROM ALA TO AHS

A3587 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Nuclear plant security-possess firearms FROM ALP TO AHS

A3621 Weinberg,L Individual Health Coverage Prog.-concern FROM ABI TO AHH

S1750 Codey,R Criminal Code provisions-amends FROM AJU TO ASG

S1868 ScaSaAca (3R) Cafiero,J/Matheussen,J+30 Drunk driv.-enact ordinance FROM ALP TO AJU



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



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



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



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

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



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



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

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



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S513 Martin,R/Allen,D+2 Coll. bd. of trustees-req. layoff notice REF AED

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

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

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

S1787 Sca (1R) Vitale,J+1 Sch. buses-concerns REF ATR

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

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

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

S2397 Buono,B/Turner,S Outstanding Ed Svc Prof-Gov Annual Award REF AED



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



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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A403 Aca (1R) (Bateman,C)

A2883 Aca (1R) (Pennacchio,J)

A2932 (Wolfe,D)

A2949 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)

A3289 (Diegnan,P)

A3291 (Chivukula,U)

A3462 (Arnone,M)

A3473 (Stender,L)

A3547 (Stender,L)

A3692 (Van Drew,J)

A3694 (Van Drew,J)

ACR161 (Bateman,C; Conners,J)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A779 (Conover,K)

A780 (Conover,K)

A781 (Conover,K)

Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A785 (Conover,K)

A786 (Conover,K)

A791 (Conover,K)

A792 (Conover,K)

A793 Aca (1R) (Conover,K)

A795 (Conover,K)

A797 (Conover,K)

A889 (Conover,K)

A1697 (Conover,K)

A1893 Sca (1R) (Conover,K)

A1994 (Blee,F)

A2324 (Conover,K)

A2347 (Van Drew,J)

A2353 (Conover,K)

A2886 (Conover,K)

A2979 (Conover,K)

A3045 (Conover,K)

A3181 (Conover,K)

A3182 (Conover,K)

A3217 Aca (1R) (Altamuro,S)

A3542 (Diegnan,P)

A3544 (Blee,F)

A3559 (Merkt,R)

A3586 (Barnes,P)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A277 (Guear,G)

A3217 Aca (1R) (Malone,J)

A3331 Aca (1R) (Malone,J)

A3432 Aca (1R) (Scalera,F)

A3559 (Diegnan,P)

A3689 (Myers,C)

A3747 (Gusciora,R)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3746 (Gusciora,R)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective May 28, 2003



New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing Board:



Kathi Kendall Sengin, RN, PhD, CNAA, of Princeton.



*Effective May 29, 2003



New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing Board:



Marianne Duffy, MA, RN, CNAA, BC, of Morganville.

Constance M. Wilson, of Trenton.

Rosemary Capelli, MA, RN, of Hamilton.



Council on Local Mandates:



Sam Crane, of Pennington.



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective June 5, 2003



Assembly Appropriations Committee:



Assemblyman Frederick Scalera (36), to replace Assemblyman Paul Sarlo (36), resigned.



Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee:



Assemblyman Frederick Scalera (36), to replace Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1).



Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1), to replace Assemblyman Gary Guear (14), as Chairman.

Assemblyman Robert Smith (4), to replace Assemblyman Gary Guear (14).

Assemblywoman Linda Stender (22), to replace Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1), as Vice-Chairman.



Assembly Labor Committee:



Assemblyman Joseph Egan (17), to replace Assemblyman Paul Sarlo (36), resigned as Vice-Chairman.

Assemblyman Gary Guear (14), to replace Assemblyman Paul Sarlo (36), resigned.



Note to the March 6, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2905 Acs (ACS) Greenstein,L/Merkt,R+1 Wills and estates-revises REP/ACS *NOT* REF AAP



The Assembly adjourned at 7:25 P.M. to meet on Monday, June 9, 2003 (QUORUM, Committees at the call of the Speaker).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/29/2003):



P.L.2003, c.80. S2117 Inverso,P/Bennett,J+11 06/02/2003 Farmland preserv. purposes;$28.82M

P.L.2003, c.81. S2118 Matheussen,J/Lance,L+15 06/02/2003 Farmland preserv. purposes;$18.725M

P.L.2003, c.82. S2127 Turner,S/Buono,B+3 06/02/2003 Farmland preserv. purposes;$11.118M

P.L.2003, c.83. S2128 Sweeney,S/Burzichelli,J+3 06/02/2003 Farmland preserv. purposes;$14.548M