NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 19, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 28 210th Legislature Second Annual Session

Assemblyman Jeffrey W. Moran, of the 9th Legislative District, has resigned effective June 17, 2003.



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



S2694 Vitale,J/Buono,B Child Welfare Task Force-estab. REF SHH

S2695 Coniglio,J/Geist,G Child care fac. staff-crim. hist. check REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S2023 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Singer,R Electronic Death Regis. Sys.-mandates REP

S2515 Suliga,J Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REP

S2638 Sarlo,P Hist. preserv. projects, cert.;$5.291M REP



Bills Transferred:



S2639 Codey,R/Bennett,J SHBP-cert. unions participate FROM SSG TO SBA



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S2548 Suliga,J Dwelling units-concerns pets FROM SCU



Bills Reported from Committee on June 17, 2003/Given 2nd Reading:



A2428 AcaAca (2R) Previte,M/Edwards,W+9 Statewide Tuition Waiver Prog.-creates REP

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

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

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

S951 Scs (SCS) Turner,S MV fines, unpaid-estab. collection prog. REP/SCS

S1223 Sca (1R) Matheussen,J/Adler,J+3 Pub. Health Preparedness Act REP

S1501 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Rice,R Forensic labs, St.-req. to be accredited REP

S1702 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Vitale,J+6 Statewide Tuition Waiver Prog.-creates REP

S1797 Allen,D/Palaia,J+2 Homestead Rebate Pymt Prot. Act REP

S1842 Suliga,J/Kenny,B Co prosecutors-credits PERS svc. REP

S2163 Sca (1R) Cafiero,J PFRS-extends mand. retir. age REP/SCA

S2182 Bucco,A/Littell,R Dam/Lake Wastewater Treatment;$200M bond REP

S2225 Sca (1R) Adler,J/Bark,M Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REP

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

S2581 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Singer,R+2 Tax Lien Finan. Corp.-estab. REP/SCA

S2584 Lesniak,R Second Injury Fd. surcharges-concerns REP

S2585 Sacco,N Structured finan. transactions-immunity REP







Bills Reported from Committee on June 17, 2003/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



S2587 Kenny,B Health Care Subsidy Fd.-concerns REP

S2620 McNamara,H/Lance,L+2 Hist. preserv. projects, cert.;6.036M REP

S2621 Codey,R Hosp. Care Pymt. Comm.-estab. REP

S2671 Codey,R Pub. sch., free-concerns fds for support REP



Notes to the June 16, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S57 (Littell,R)

S2372 (Sarlo,P)

S2552 (Bucco,A)

S2580 (Buono,B)

S2581 (Bark,M; Kenny,B)

S2664 (Turner,S)



Prime Sponsors Added:



S1254 (Sarlo,P)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2580 (Palaia,J)

S2695 (Geist,G)



The Senate did not adjourn and is currently in recess. The Senate will meet again on Monday, June 23, 2003 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3819 Sires,A/Cryan,J SHBP benf. for St. emp.-modifies REF ASG

A3820 Russo,D+1 Superior Court-estab. Special Bus. Part REF AJU

A3821 Cohen,N Superior Court, Civil Part-incr. fees REF AJU

A3822 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Ed. Mandate Review Comm., St, Fed-estab. REF AED

A3823 Ahearn,M Corp. power-limits REF ACE

A3824 Ahearn,M Corp.-proh., pol. activities REF ASG

A3825 Roberts,J MV Comm.-clarifies auth., lic. & permits REF ATR

A3826 Greenstein,L Pub emp leave of absence-purch svc cred. REF ASG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1839 Bodine,F/Vandervalk,C Med. Reserve Corps Policy Comm.-estab. REP

A2260 Aca (1R) Merkt,R+1 Crime victims-concerns rights REP/ACA

A2543 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Green,J+7 Prop., abandoned-concerns REP/ACS

A2550 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R Cell phones, used-concerns disposal REP/ACS without recommendation

A2757 Aca (1R) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+4 Child victimization prev prog-estab. REP/ACA

A2828 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Asselta,N Desalination-estab. study comm. REP/ACA

A3004 Greenstein,L/Previte,M+1 Sch. dist. surveys, cert.-concerns REP without recommendation

A3151/3560 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Caraballo,W/Burzichelli,J Help America Vote Act of 2002-implements REP/ACA

A3197 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Delaware Riv Bridge Comm-suppl compact REP

A3270 Acs (ACS) Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Util. Fac Relocation & Installation Act REP/ACS

A3348 O'Toole,K Sexual assualt victim-concerns REP

A3350 Acs (ACS) Quigley,J/Guear,G Emerg. mgmt.-concerns REP/ACS

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

A3425 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Constr. standards-concerns REP/ACA without recommendation

A3439 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L+2 Clean Elections Camp. Finan. Study Comm. REP/ACA

A3463 Diegnan,P/Biondi,P+6 Sch. fac. proj. constr. manager-concerns REP

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



A3559 Greenstein,L/Merkt,R+1 Trusts-estab., young beneficiaries REP

A3579 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Contractors-concerns background checks REP

A3587/1012 Acs (ACS) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Nuclear plant security-possess firearms REP/ACS

A3649 Previte,M+1 Children First Ed. Prog.-concerns REP

A3655 Greenwald,L Sch. bds-sending/receiving relationships REP

A3659 Wisniewski,J/Burzichelli,J MV regis., cert.-concerns REP

A3669 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+13 Outstanding Ed Svc Prof-Gov Annual Award REP

A3686 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Conaway,H Nursing Home Quality of Care Fd. Act REP/ACA

A3687 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Egan,J Nursing degree prog-foreign med sch grad REP/ACA

A3692 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Burzichelli,J+3 Alzheimer's disease-fac. prov. training REP/ACA

A3694 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Smith,R+3 Alzheimer's disease-fac. list svcs. REP/ACA

A3697 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L Emerg. svcs. volunteer, cert.-immunity REP/ACA

A3700 Greenwald,L/Payne,W St. budget FY2003/2004-St$24B, Fed$9.75B REP

A3703 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Cryan,J Loc. emp. pymts.-phases in to PERS, PFRS REP/ACA

A3705 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/Guear,G Bus. Emp. Incentive Prog.-concerns REP/ACS

A3709 Acs (ACS) Cryan,J Realty transfer fee, suppl.-estab. REP/ACS

A3710 Acs (ACS) Roberts,J/Impreveduto,A Hotel/motel occupancy fee-impose REP/ACS

A3711 Acs (ACS) Diegnan,P Cigarette tax-incr. by 55 cents per pack REP/ACS

A3712 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B Telecommunications svcs.-imposes a fee REP/ACS

A3713 Acs (ACS) Greenwald,L Casino Control Act-concerns REP/ACS

A3714 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R Outdoor advertising signs-estab. fees REP/ACS

A3719 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Fees, penal., cert.-estab. and incr. REP/ACA

A3756 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Stanley,C Congregate housing fac-post resid rights REP/ACA

A3768 Roberts,J/Wolfe,D Commercial Landfill Reg. Reform Act REP

A3769 Aca (1R) Roberts,J Tax Lien Finan. Corp.-estab. REP/ACA

A3772/1729/1090 Acs (ACS) Previte,M/Pou,N+2 Child Advocate Office-estab. REP

A3781 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Stanley,C Congregate care fac.-concerns REP/ACA

A3782 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Conaway,H Med. Svc. Corps Act REP/ACA

A3818 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Fisher,D Child Welfare Task Force-estab. REP/ACA

A3819 Sires,A/Cryan,J SHBP benf. for St. emp.-modifies REP

A3825 Aca (1R) Roberts,J MV Comm.-clarifies auth., lic. & permits REP/ACA

A3827 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Payne,W+1 Child care fac. staff-crim. hist. check REP/ACA

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

AR23 Bateman,C/Biondi,P+12 Falun Gong-Peoples Repub, China-release REP

AR307 Steele,A/Hackett,M Head Start funding-oppose fund move REP

AR310 Chivukula,U/Egan,J Welcome to NJ signs-flags depicted on REP

AR311 Aca (1R) Guear,G/Scalera,F DOT emp. and others-honors cert. efforts REP/ACA

AR318 Stanley,C/Eagler,P Prescrip. drug under Medicare-enact leg. REP

S773 Sca (1R) Lance,L+2 MV regis., cert.-concerns REP

S1143 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Buono,B+1 Sexual assualt victim-concerns REP

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

S1687 Furnari,G/Suliga,J Haz. waste fac. siting-revises laws REP

S1805 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Allen,D+10 Child victimization prev prog-estab. REP

S1926 ScaAca (2R) Bennett,J+2 Trusts, cert.-concerns deferred distrib. REP/ACA

S2354 Scs (SCS) Suliga,J/Ciesla,A Commercial Landfill Reg. Reform Act REP

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



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A242 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Steele,A+3 PFRS-addl. retir. benf. for cert. memb. REP/ACA REF AAP

A381 Wisniewski,J/Hackett,M+1 PFRS membership-concerns REP REF AAP

A2347 Aca (1R) Asselta,N/Van Drew,J Hunting lic., seasonal-estab. & set fee REP/ACA REF AAP

A2457 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L+1 Psychotherapy svcs.-SHBP cover REP/ACA REF AAP

A2633 Acs (ACS) Chivukula,U/Cruz-Perez,N+8 Tuition rates, in-st.-concerns REP/ACS REF AAP without recommendation

A3124 Doria,J/Steele,A+4 PFRS, PERS retirees-contrib. SHBP benf. REP REF AAP

A3476 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Env. responsible co.-DEP estab. list REP/ACA REF AAP

A3502 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Green,J Sch. fac proj-concerns health and safety REP/ACA REF AAP

A3504 Aca (1R) Doria,J/Cohen,N+5 Defibrillators-req. at higher ed. instit REP/ACA REF AAP

A3505/3544 Acs (ACS) Cohen,N/Doria,J+4 Pub./nonpub sch bldgs-defibrillator req. REP/ACS REF AAP

A3654 Greenwald,L Child abuse-concerns REP REF AAP

A3663 Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L+1 Diabetic students-sch emp. training req. REP REF AAP

S786 Aca (1R) Matheussen,J/Buono,B+4 Psychotherapy svcs.-SHBP cover REP/ACA REF AAP

S1011 ScaSca (2R) Cafiero,J Hunting lic., annual-estab. & set fee REP REF AAP









Bills Reported Referred/AFW:



A3772/1729/1090 Acs (ACS) Previte,M/Pou,N+2 Child Advocate Office-estab. REP/ACS REF AFW

A3827 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Payne,W+1 Child care fac. staff-crim. hist. check REP REF AFW



Bills Combined:



A1012 Moran,J/Connors,C Nuclear plant guards-possess firearms COMB/W A3587 (ACS)

A1090 Farragher,C/Munoz,E+3 Child Advocacy Off.-estab. COMB/W A3772/1729 (ACS)

A1729 Johnson,G+1 Child Advocate Office-estab. COMB/W A3772/1090 (ACS)

A3544 Malone,J/Blee,F Defibrillators-place in pub. sch complex COMB/W A3505 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A1090 Farragher,C/Munoz,E+3 Child Advocacy Off.-estab. FROM AFW TO ABU

A1729 Johnson,G+1 Child Advocate Office-estab. FROM AFW TO ABU

A3772/1729/1090 Acs (ACS) Previte,M/Pou,N+2 Child Advocate Office-estab. FROM AFW TO ABU

A3827 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Payne,W+1 Child care fac. staff-crim. hist. check FROM AFW TO ABU



Co-Sponsors Added:



A540 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)

A688 AcaAca (2R) (Diegnan,P)

A831 (Johnson,G)

A2721 Aa (1R) (Stender,L)

A3208 (Diegnan,P; Hackett,M)

A3389 (Dancer,R)

A3439 Aca (1R) (Ahearn,M)

A3458 (Diegnan,P)

A3504 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)

A3649 (Heck,R)

A3692 Aca (1R) (Steele,A)

A3694 Aca (1R) (Steele,A)

A3772/1729/1090 Acs (ACS) (Heck,R; Thompson,S)

A3827 Aca (1R) (Heck,R)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A135 (Van Drew,J)

A381 (Hackett,M)

A3440 (Hackett,M)

A3445 (Hackett,M)

A3740 (Connors,C)

A3782 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H)

AR318 (Eagler,P)



Notes to the June 16, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR314 Burzichelli,J/Wisniewski,J+13 I-A football-urge Rutgers to maintain 2RA *NOT* REF AED



Bills Introduced:



A3700 Greenwald,L/Payne,W St. budget FY2003/2004-St$24B, Fed$9.75B REF ABU

A3705 Sires,A/Guear,G+1 Bus. Emp. Incentive Prog.-concerns REF ABU

A3714 Gusciora,R Outdoor advertising signs-estab. fees REF ABU

A3719 Caraballo,W Fees, penal., cert.-estab. and incr. REF ABU

A3827 Burzichelli,J/Payne,W+2 Child care fac. staff-crim. hist. check REF AFW

A3828 Cryan,J/Guear,G+2 Training academy in DYFS-estab. REF AFW



Notes to the June 16, 2003 Legislative Digest: (cont'd)



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



A3354 Impreveduto,A/Moran,J Emerg. svcs, med asst recipients-concern REP REF ABU *NOT* REP



Bills Transferred:



A3393/2439 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R/McKeon,J Calif. Low Emission Veh. prog.-Phase II FROM AAP TO ABU



The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. on June 17, 2003.





The Assembly adjourned at 10:20 P.M. to meet again on Monday, June 23, 2003 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/16/2003):



P.L. 2003, c.91. A2229 AcaSca (2R) Roberts,J/Biondi,P+10 06/17/2003 Pub. works contractor-concerns regis.