NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for December 4, 2003



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Vol. XV No. 33 210th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BURLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Jeffry A. Mintz, of Mount Laurel, to replace John Aloi.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION:

Honorable Stephen M. Orlofsky, of Cherry Hill, to replace Honorable Daniel O'Hern, J.S.C.

Joseph M. Donegan, Esq, of Millington.

Barry H. Evenchick, Esq, of Livingston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION:

Professor Solangel Maldonado, of Jersey City, to replace Cecile Feldman, D.M.D.

Francis J. Mertz, J.D., of Watchung, to replace Alfred Cade.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION:

Albert Burstein, Esq, of Tenafly, to replace Paula Ann Franzese, Esq.

Jerry F. English, Esq, of Summit, to replace Susan Lederman.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL:

Lawrence S. Harte, D.D.S., of Livingston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

John F. Guerrera, of Somerville, to replace Gail Rosen.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

Ronald K. Butcher, Ph.D., of Pitman.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING BOARD:

Patricia Perkins-Auguste, of Elizabeth, to replace Dennis E. Gonzalez, resigned.

Susan E. Olszewski, of Plainfield.

Connie Bentley McGhee, Esq, of Montclair, to replace Gail Lanier Houlihan, resigned.

Craig A. Hrinkevich, of Westfield, to replace Booker Rice, resigned.

Alfe G. Aguirre-Masecampo, M.D., of Berlin, to replace Steven Schneider, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Cynthia A. Strang, of Elmer, to replace Mary Lou Chollis.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Anthony Amalfe, of Roselle.

Melanie Selk, of Roselle Park.



Bills Introduced:



S2756 Codey,R Leg.-proh. emp. of cert. relatives REF SSG

S2757 Baer,B Superior Court, Civil Part-incr. fees REF SJU

S2758 Bark,M/Bucco,A Homestead prop tax reimb-incr elig limit REF SCU

S2759 Bark,M Sch. pupil busing-concerns REF SED





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2760 Kean,T Hwy. Accident Prop. Tax Relief Act REF SCU

S2761 Kean,T Sr. cit. transp. veh-traffic req to stop REF STR

S2762 Martin,R Insur. fund comm.-loc. unit appt. REF SCU

S2763 Kenny,B/Coniglio,J Wrongful death suit 9/11-filing deadline REF SJU

S2764 Buono,B/Sweeney,S+2 Homestead Prop Tax Reimb-restore funding REF SCU

S2765 Adler,J/Ciesla,A Contractor, nonresid.-secure sales tax REF SBA

S2766 Martin,R St. college contracts-concerns REF SED

S2767 Martin,R Sch. bd emp., bus driv.-background check REF SED

S2768 Martin,R Uniform Mediation Act-enacts REF SJU

S2769 Martin,R Lewdness-concerns fingerprinting REF SLP

S2770 Gill,N/Gormley,W Admin. Law Judges Retir. Sys.-estab. REF SSG

S2771 Gill,N Set-aside contract req.-concerns REF SSG

S2772 Martin,R Higher Ed. Secretary-creates office REF SED

S2773 Vitale,J/Buono,B Physician asst.-concerns prescriptions REF SHH

S2774 Vitale,J/Buono,B Female contraceptives-insur. cover REF SHH

S2775 Girgenti,J/Sacco,N Juv central registry info-clarify access REF SLP

S2776 Codey,R No telemarketing call list-clarify prov. REF SCM

S2777 Lance,L Punitive damages-concerns REF SJU

S2778 Lance,L Pupil concentration rates, cert.-concern REF SED

S2779 Lance,L Pol. contrib.-proh. cert. REF SSG

S2780 Palaia,J Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Ed/Prog Act REF SHH

S2781 Palaia,J Vehicular homicide-concerns REF SJU

S2782 Cardinale,G/Sarlo,P Cemetery trust fd. req.-concerns REF SCM

S2783 Singer,R Homestead Prop. Tax Reimb.-restore fding REF SCU

S2784 Singer,R/Vitale,J Alzheimer's disease-fac. list svcs. REF SHH

S2785 Singer,R/Vitale,J Alzheimer's disease-fac. prov. training REF SHH

S2786 Singer,R Motorcycles-concerns sale REF SCM

S2787 Connors,L/McNamara,H Mun. ordinance viol. fines-collection REF SCU

S2788 Connors,L Sex offenders-concerns REF SLP

S2789 Connors,L/McNamara,H+2 Sodium azide-removal from airbag req. REF SEN

S2790 Connors,L Health Benf. Prov. Network Study Comm. REF SHH

S2791 Connors,L/Bucco,A+2 Fire Svc. Resource Emerg. Deployment Act REF SLP

S2792 Buono,B Obesity Prev. Task Force-estab. REF SHH

S2793 Vitale,J/Bennett,J Patient Safety Act-estab. REF SHH

S2794 Vitale,J/Singer,R+2 Sterile syringes-revise laws REF SHH

S2795 Adler,J/Cardinale,G Lending practices, cert abusive-concerns REF SCM

S2796 Rice,R Black Cultural Initiative Foundation-est REF SBA

S2797 Adler,J/Cardinale,G Lending practices, cert abusive-concerns REF SCM

S2798 Allen,D Natl. Guard Memb.-estab. cost of living REF SSG

S2799 Allen,D Homestead Prop. Tax Reimb. prog.;$25M REF SCU

S2800 Littell,R Land appraisal, cert.-concerns REF SEG

S2801 Coniglio,J/Palaia,J Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$51.2M REF SEN

S2802 Sarlo,P/Bucco,A Northern NJ-park devel.;$12.377M REF SEN

S2803 Lance,L/Turner,S Central NJ-park devel.;$14.633M REF SEN

S2804 Bryant,W/Cafiero,J Southern NJ-park devel.;$16.042M REF SEN

S2805 Bennett,J/Sweeney,S Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$16.038M REF SEN

S2806 Smith,L/Kenny,B Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$400K REF SEN

S2807 McNamara,H/Lance,L Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$64M REF SEN

S2808 Ciesla,A Water Supply Advis. Council-adds memb. REF SEN

S2809 Adler,J Ethics in govt.-concerns REF SSG

S2810 Sweeney,S+1 Farmland preserv. purposes-$45.220M REF SEG

S2811 Bark,M/Turner,S Farmland preserv. purposes;$44.031M REF SEG

S2812 Sweeney,S/Inverso,P Farmland preserv. purposes-$38.445M REF SEG

S2813 Lance,L/Connors,L Farmland preserv. purposes;$3M REF SEG

SCR122 Bark,M/Bucco,A Vet. prop. tax deduction-incr. to $500 REF SCU

SCR123 Rice,R Legislature-memb. serve full time REF SSG

SCR124 Connors,L/Ciesla,A+7 Legislative Code of Ethics-supplements REF SSG

SJR56 Connors,L/Ciesla,A Coastal Zone Mgmt. Prog.-oppose changes REF SEN

SR169 Turner,S Hispanic Hist. Mo.-May, 2004 REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1771 Aca (1R) Edwards,W/Eagler,P+9 Brain Injury Research Act REP

A2444/1933 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Roberts,J/Greenwald,L+10 HIV drug resistance test-Medicaid cover REP

A2539 AcaAcsAa Sca (ACS/2R) Watson Coleman,B/Green,J+7 Housing, multifamily-concerns REP/SCA

A2586 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Weinberg,L+8 Domestic viol.-concerns REP

A2628 AcaAca (2R) Watson Coleman,B/Greenwald,L+14 Remediation costs-bus. tax cred. REP

A2672 Sca (1R) McKeon,J/Hackett,M+2 Hairstylist lic.-remove home address REP/SCA

A2801 AcaAa (2R) Chivukula,U/Impreveduto,A+8 Solid waste disposal, cert.-crim. penal. REP

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



A3176 Farragher,C/Carroll,M Real estate transactions-concerns fds. REP

A3344 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J+2 Blueberry, highbush-desig. as St. fruit REP

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

S914 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Vitale,J+27 Brain Injury Research Act REP

S1234 Sca (1R) Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J+1 September 11th-estab. lic. plate REP/SCA

S1465 Scs (SCS) Smith,B Six Mile Run Reservoir site-concerns REP/SCS

S1583 Bark,M/Kavanaugh,W Fire svcs., cert. St. fac.-concerns REP

S1676 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Codey,R/Singer,R Housing, multifamily-concerns REP/SCA

S1723 Sca (1R) Suliga,J/Ciesla,A Remediation costs-bus. tax cred. REP/SCA

S1756 Sca (1R) Lance,L/Kyrillos,J+1 Gifts rec'd by Leg. and staff-restricts REP/SCA

S1788 ScaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Littell,R+1 Domestic viol.-concerns REP/SCA

S1827 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Ticket scalping-include out-of-st events REP/SCA

S1831 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Solid waste disposal, cert.-crim. penal. REP/SCA

S1908 Scs (SCS) Suliga,J/Gill,N Victims remains-concerns memorial REP/SCS

S2092 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Bagger,R Interst. 78-construct noise barriers REP/SCA

S2161 Scs (SCS) Suliga,J Port Auth. off. & emp.-concerns REP/SCS

S2256 Vitale,J/Singer,R HIV drug resistance test-Medicaid cover REP

S2382 Bryant,W Gloucester City, waterfront improv.;$1M REP

S2417 Sca (1R) Turner,S Overpasses-installation of prot. fencing REP/SCA

S2565 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G/Kyrillos,J Deferred annuities-proh surrender change REP/SCA

S2678 Ciesla,A Blueberry, highbush-desig. as St. fruit REP

S2693 Sca (1R) Sacco,N MV Comm.-clarifies auth., lic. & permits REP/SCA

S2776 Codey,R No telemarketing call list-clarify prov. REP

S2795 Sca (1R) Adler,J/Cardinale,G Lending practices, cert abusive-concerns REP/SCA

S2801 Coniglio,J/Palaia,J Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$51.2M REP

S2802 Sarlo,P/Bucco,A Northern NJ-park devel.;$12.377M REP

S2803 Lance,L/Turner,S Central NJ-park devel.;$14.633M REP

S2804 Bryant,W/Cafiero,J Southern NJ-park devel.;$16.042M REP

S2805 Bennett,J/Sweeney,S Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$16.038M REP

S2806 Smith,L/Kenny,B Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$400K REP

S2807 McNamara,H/Lance,L Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$64M REP

S2810 Sweeney,S+1 Farmland preserv. purposes-$45.220M REP

S2811 Bark,M/Turner,S Farmland preserv. purposes;$44.031M REP

S2812 Sweeney,S/Inverso,P Farmland preserv. purposes-$38.445M REP

S2813 Lance,L/Connors,L Farmland preserv. purposes;$3M REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



A2628 AcaAca (2R) Watson Coleman,B/Greenwald,L+14 Remediation costs-bus. tax cred.

S1723 Sca (1R) Suliga,J/Ciesla,A Remediation costs-bus. tax cred.

S2092 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Bagger,R Interst. 78-construct noise barriers

S2417 Sca (1R) Turner,S Overpasses-installation of prot. fencing

S2801 Coniglio,J/Palaia,J Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$51.2M

S2802 Sarlo,P/Bucco,A Northern NJ-park devel.;$12.377M

S2803 Lance,L/Turner,S Central NJ-park devel.;$14.633M

S2804 Bryant,W/Cafiero,J Southern NJ-park devel.;$16.042M

S2805 Bennett,J/Sweeney,S Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$16.038M

S2806 Smith,L/Kenny,B Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$400K

S2807 McNamara,H/Lance,L Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$64M

S2810 Sweeney,S+1 Farmland preserv. purposes-$45.220M

S2811 Bark,M/Turner,S Farmland preserv. purposes;$44.031M

S2812 Sweeney,S/Inverso,P Farmland preserv. purposes-$38.445M

S2813 Lance,L/Connors,L Farmland preserv. purposes;$3M



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1756 Sca (1R) (Geist,G)

S2273 (Geist,G)

S2513 (Geist,G)

S2764 (Gill,N; Vitale,J)

S2789 (Singer,R; Bucco,A)

S2791 (McNamara,H; Cardinale,G)

S2794 (Gormley,W; Adler,J)

S2810 (Adler,J)

SCR124 (Singer,R; Kavanaugh,W; Littell,R; McNamara,H; Bucco,A; Cardinale,G; Palaia,J)





Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1533 (Connors,L)

S1788 ScaSca (2R) (Littell,R)



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective December 1, 2003



Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse:



Joseph Farren, of Interlaken, to replace Kathleen Kelly Mallette.



The Senate President has made the following reappointment:



*Effective December 1, 2003



Automobile Insurance Territorial Rating Plan Advisory Commission:



Laurine Purola, of Princeton.



Notes to the November 24, 2003 Legislative Digest:



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S1112 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Bagger,R+11 Death penal.-create study comm. REP/SCA *NOT* REF SBA

A1913 AcaAaSca (3R) Steele,A/Bateman,C+22 Death Penal. Study Comm.-creates REP/SCA *NOT* REF SBA



Co-Sponsors Added:



S2609 (Smith,B)



The Senate adjourned at 8:07 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, December 11, 2003 (SESSION, Select Committees at the Call of the Senate President).





ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, December 11, 2003 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Assembly Speaker).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (11/24/03):



None