NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 19, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 6 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, February 23, 2004 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2062 Watson Coleman,B/Greenwald,L Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REF AHH

A2145 Van Drew,J/Voss,J Drug facilitated sex assault warning-req REF ALP

A2149 Van Drew,J/Mayer,D+1 WWII vet.-estab. lic. plates REF ATR

A2164 Van Drew,J Horse racing dates, live-alter min. no. REF ATG

A2165 Van Drew,J Thoroughbred breeder awards-extends elig REF ATG

A2314 Van Drew,J Non-teaching staff-concerns arbitration REF ALA

A2315 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Fair Market Drug Pricing Act-estab. REF AHH

A2316 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Fire off. and inspectors-concerns REF AHO

A2317 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Handicapped parking-renew every 5 yrs. REF ATR

A2318 Van Drew,J+1 NJ, USA-desig. St. song REF ASG

A2319 Van Drew,J/Mayer,D+1 Vulnerable adults, abuse-req. reporting REF ASI

A2320 Van Drew,J/Panter,M+1 Motorized carts-req. cert. malls to prov REF AHH

A2321 Van Drew,J+1 Save Retired Racehorses-auth lic plate REF ATR

A2322 Van Drew,J/Mayer,D Health care prof.-concerns emp. REF AHH

A2323 Van Drew,J Real prop.-concerns transfer REF AJU

A2324 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Kennel overcrowding-reg. to proh. REF AAN

A2325 Van Drew,J So. Jersey Internet Crime Unit;$100K REF ALP

A2326 Van Drew,J Endangered child-devel hand alert signal REF ALP

A2327 Van Drew,J Inmate excapes-notify local news media REF ALP

A2328 Van Drew,J/Mayer,D+1 Drunk driv. w/ minor-incr. penal. REF ALP

A2329 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Boy Scouts lic. plates-auth. REF ATR

A2330 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F PFRS-concerns cert. retir. benf. REF ASG

A2331 Cohen,N Firearms-concerns transportation REF ALP

A2332 McKeon,J NJBEST contrib.-income tax deduct. REF AED

A2333 Baroni,B Teacher cert-estab notice req/deadline REF AED

A2334 Chiappone,A Disab. person's svc, guide dog-concerns REF AHO

A2335 Chiappone,A Sr. cit housing-proh extra comp for pets REF AHO

A2336 McKeon,J Land, conserv/recreation-concerns REF AAN

A2337 Burzichelli,J Firefighter training-concerns REF ALP

A2338 Stender,L Zoning ordinances-concerns contents REF AHO

A2339 Stender,L Sch. breakfast/lunch-proh. cert. foods REF AED

A2340 Roberts,J Taxation bd., co.-incr. memb. REF AHO

A2341 Roberts,J Auto. insur. rate reductions-concerns REF AFI

A2342 McKeon,J Water resources & water qual.-concerns REF AEN

A2361 Wisniewski,J Mun. redevel. agencies-concerns REF AHO

A2362 Merkt,R Prop. tax bills-concerns REF AHO

A2363 Egan,J Proj. labor agreements-concerns REF ALA

A2370 Wisniewski,J/Bodine,F NJT Corp-concerns insur. REF ATR









Bills Introduced:(cont'd)



AJR85 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Silver Rose Mo.-desig. January each yr. REF AMV

AJR87 Van Drew,J/Mayer,D+1 Salute To Hospitalized Vet. Wk.-Feb. 14 REF AMV

AJR88 Van Drew,J+2 Fetal Alco Syndrome Awareness Day-Sept 9 REF AFW

AJR89 McKeon,J Bipolar Disorder Awareness Mo.-April REF AHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A200 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Stanley,C Sch. fac.-community sch. proj. REP/ACA

A209 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Van Drew,J+8 Child mental fac. emp.-crim. hist. check REP/ACA

A220 Previte,M/Conners,J+19 Homeland Security Medals-issue REP

A312 AcaAca (2R) Vandervalk,C/Previte,M+1 Safe Haven Infant Prot Act-revises REP/ACA

A691 Smith,R/Conners,J Marriage lic. waiting period-waive REP

A726 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Fire equip, donated-prov. civil immunity REP

A873 Barnes,P/Van Drew,J Backpack safety-concerns REP

A1098 Johnson,G/Greenstein,L Elderly Suicide Prev Advisory Council REP

A1188 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Impreveduto,A DMV retesting notices-cert. family memb. REP/ACA

A1247 Acs (ACS) Mayer,D/Van Drew,J Vet hunting/fishing/trapping lic.-free REP/ACS

A1399 Conners,J Disab. Amer. Vet.-evaluate REP

A1436 Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K Right turn on red-optional REP

A1447 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Scalera,F/Johnson,G+1 Emerg. response prog.-St, co. coordinate REP/ACA

A1455 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/DeCroce,A+1 NJT-comment on devel. applications REP/ACA

A1479 Wisniewski,J/Diegnan,P+1 Fire academy courses-coll. credit REP

A1531 Aca (1R) Payne,W/Watson Coleman,B African-Amer. Affairs Advis Comm.-estab. REP/ACA

A1551/1815 Acs (ACS) Payne,W+8 Wynona Lipman Ethnic Studies Ctr.;$50K REP/ACS

A1557 Payne,W/Stanley,C+1 Amistad Comm.-adds 4 leg. memb. REP

A1559 Payne,W/Watson Coleman,B Black Cultural Initiative Foundation-est REP

A1583 Acs (ACS) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Animal cruelty-clarifies REP/ACS

A1588 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Contractors-concerns background checks REP/ACA

A1607 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Farm vehicles-permits expanded use REP/ACA

A1753 DeCroce,A/O'Toole,K Media literacy-offer instruction REP

A1923 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Cohen,N Higher ed.-divorced parents obligation REP/ACA

A1937 Aca (1R) Conaway,H+1 Airport runways-limits extension REP/ACA

A1939 Conners,J/Conaway,H Vets.-home-based, outpatient health care REP

A2046 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L Wills and estates-revises REP/ACA

A2073 Cohen,N/Pou,N Civil Rights Act-estab. REP

A2124 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Emp. personnel files-concerns access REP/ACA

A2363 Egan,J Proj. labor agreements-concerns REP

AJR71 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Frank Oliver Pedestrian Bridge-desig. REP

AJR78 Aca (1R) Oliver,S+31 Harriet Tubman Day-desig. March 10th REP/ACA

AJR83 Greenstein,L/Caraballo,W Civil Rights Act, 1964-commem 40th anniv REP

AJR84 Stanley,C/Payne,W Brown v. Bd. of Ed of Topeka-commem. REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A957 Aca (1R) Rumpf,B/Connors,C+2 Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs-estab REP/ACA REF AAP

A1810 Roberts,J/Cruz-Perez,N Co. fire marshalls-enroll in PFRS REP REF AAP

A1819 Aca (1R) Egan,J Constr. proj., cert.-prevailing wage req REP/ACA REF AAP

A2370 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Bodine,F NJT Corp-concerns insur. REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AED:



A411 Van Drew,J/Cohen,N+25 Enduring Freedom-scholarship prog. REP REF AED

A696 Smith,R/Greenstein,L+22 Enduring Freedom-tuition-free enrollment REP REF AED



Bills Reported Referred/AFW:



A1925 Weinberg,L/Cohen,N Child support-req past cert. age, disab. REP REF AFW



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A834 Greenstein,L/Van Drew,J+2 Sr., disab. cit. id theft-enhance penal. REP REF AJU

A1566 Acs (ACS) Pou,N/Eagler,P Sr. Cit. and Person w/a Disab. Prot. Act REP/ACS REF AJU



Bills Reported Referred/ALP:



A198 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Payne,W+25 Children & incarcerated parents-concerns REP/ACA REF ALP



Bills Combined:



A1815 Cohen,N Wynona M. Lipman Ethnic Studies;$100K COMB/W A1551 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A966 Chatzidakis,L+1 Electric power-concerns FROM ATR TO ATU



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A268 Kean,S/Biondi,P Juv. diabetes research-estab. lic. plate FROM ATR

A286 Barnes,P+9 Electric Discount/Energy Competition Act FROM ATU

A852 Barnes,P/Carroll,M+2 Bail recovery agent-concerns lic. FROM 2RA

A877 Barnes,P/Previte,M+1 Review Crim. Sentencing Comm.-estab. FROM ALP

A883 Barnes,P/Van Drew,J+1 Parole supervision for life-clarifies FROM ALP

A2022 Impreveduto,A/Stack,B Crane operators, cert.-prov. licensure FROM ARP



Co-Sponsors Added:



A381 (Chiappone,A)

A426 (Chiappone,A)

A431 (Chiappone,A)

A482 (Chiappone,A)

A692 (Gibson,J)

A1021 (Baroni,B)

A1083 (Chiappone,A)

A1373 (O'Toole,K)

A1385 (Mayer,D)

A1390 (Mayer,D)

A1447 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Chiappone,A)

A1593 (Mayer,D)

A1673 (Bramnick,J)

A1706 (Bramnick,J)

A1786 (Vas,J)

A1842 (Burzichelli,J)

A2034 (Bramnick,J)

A2035 (Diegnan,P)

A2036 (Diegnan,P)

A2055 (McHose,A)

A2154 (Manzo,L)

A2204 (Conners,J)

AJR78 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P; Mayer,D; Caraballo,W; Morgan,R; Dancer,R; O'Toole,K; Merkt,R; Panter,M; Payne,W; Roberts,J;

Scalera,F; Vandervalk,C; Myers,C; Cruz-Perez,N; Bramnick,J; Carroll,M)

AR79 (Myers,C; Green,J)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A284 (Barnes,P)

A411 (Cohen,N)

A1098 (Greenstein,L)

A1247 Acs (ACS) (Van Drew,J)

A1923 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

A1925 (Cohen,N)

A2040 (Bramnick,J)

A2073 (Pou,N)

A2232 (Panter,M)

ACR133 (Gregg,G)

AR79 (Stender,L)

AR105 (Bramnick,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A148 (Vas,J)

A200 Aca (1R) (Vas,J)

A682 (Chiappone,A)

A1566 Acs (ACS) (Smith,R)

A2088 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2132 (McKeon,J)

A2232 (Morgan,R)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:

A776 (Cohen,N)

A1986 (Cohen,N)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective February 9, 2004



New Jersey Historical Commission:



Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg (37).



Education Commission of the States:



Assemblywoman Joan M. Voss (38).



New Jersey State Commission on Aging:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1).



New Jersey Intergovernmental Relations Commission:



Assemblyman Douglas H. Fisher (3).

Assemblyman Robert J. Smith (4).

Assemblyman David R. Mayer (4).



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan (18).

Assemblyman Joseph Vas (19).

Assemblyman Craig A. Stanley (28).

Assemblyman Donald Kofi Tucker (28).



New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning:



Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (20).



New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology:



Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (17).









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



*Effective February 9, 2004



State House Commission:



Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto (32).

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (alternate) (19).



Fire Safety Commission:



Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19).



Council on Armed Forces and Veterans' Affairs:



Assemblyman Jack Conners (7).



Law Revision Commission:



Assemblywoman Linda R. Greenstein (14).



New Jersey State Council on the Arts:



Assemblyman Joseph J.Roberts (5).



New Jersey Boarding Home Advisory Council:



Assemblyman William D. Payne (29).



The Assembly Speaker has made the following re-appointment:



*Effective February 9, 2004



Council on Local Mandates:



Sam Crane, of Pennington.



The Republican Leader has made the following appointment:



*Effective February 10, 2004



Council on Local Mandates:



Sean Kennedy, of Sewell.



Notes to the 02/09/2004 Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



A1948 Acs (ACS) (Manzo,L) *NOT* Second Prime

A2053 (Voss,J)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:23 P.M. to meet again on Monday, February 23, 2004 (SESSION).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (02/09/04):



None