NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 1, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 10 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Edward Neafsey, of Avon-by-the-Sea.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Francis Schultz, of Secaucus.

Scott Moynihan, of Scotch Plains.

Vincent Le Blon, of East Brunswick.

Bradley Ferencz, of East Brunswick.

Marie White Bell, of Springfield Township.

Kathryn Brock, of Summit.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD, INC. OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Daniel J. McCarthy, Esq., of Cranford, to replace Priscilla Anderson.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Elinor Reinor, of South Orange.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Bradley Ferencz, of East Brunswick.

Marie White Bell, of Springfield Township.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MERIT SYSTEM BOARD:

Flavella K. Branham-Benjamin, of Aberdeen, to replace Alan Dexter Bowman, Esq.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

John R. Tassini, of Brielle.



TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

James M. Davy, of Pennington, to replace Gwendolyn L. Harris, resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S1283 Cardinale,G/Kyrillos,J+1 Med. malpractice-concerns testimony REF SHH

S1284 Cardinale,G/Singer,R Managing general agent-concerns REF SCM

S1285 Cardinale,G/Kyrillos,J+1 Med. malpractice insur.-concerns liab. REF SCM

S1286 Cardinale,G Deferred annuities-proh surrender change REF SCM

S1287 Adler,J Devel. rights-auth. transfer by mun. REF SEG





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1288 Bucco,A Auto dealers-consumer fraud law exemp REF SCM

S1289 Sarlo,P Mun. zoning bds-appt four alternate memb REF SCU

S1290 Bucco,A Org. For Hispanic Affairs;$50K REF SCU

S1291 Bucco,A Natl. Burn Victim Foundation;$350K REF SCU

S1292 Sweeney,S/Adler,J Mercury switches-remove, scrapped veh. REF SEN

S1293 McNamara,H/Sweeney,S+1 Env. audits-concerns REF SEN

S1294 Coniglio,J Fire extinguishers, portable-prov. REF SCU

SJR33 Cardinale,G/Lance,L Ancient Fife and Drum Corps of NJ REF SSG

SJR35 Asselta,N Richard Somers Day-estab. Sept. 4th REF SSG

SJR36 Connors,L/Asselta,N Coastal Zone Mgmt. Prog.-oppose changes REF SEN

SR42 Asselta,N Richard Somers release-negotiate w/Libya REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A690 Smith,R/Burzichelli,J+3 Fed. law enforcement off., cert-concerns REP

A896 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Malone,J+8 Teacher certification-concerns REP

A1630 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Barnes,P+1 MV abstract, DWI offenders-concerns REP

A1911 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Manzo,L+1 Newborn infant screening-concerns REP

S55 Sca (1R) Kavanaugh,W/Bark,M MV abstract, DWI offenders-concerns REP/SCA

S60 Rice,R Charter sch. bd. of trustee memb-concern REP without recommendation

S75 Sca (1R) Rice,R+1 Capital improvements-income tax cred. REP/SCA

S167 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Sarlo,P+1 Contractors' Regis. Act REP/SCA

S261 Sca (1R) Palaia,J Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Ed/Prog Act REP/SCA

S276 Adler,J/Gill,N+2 Worker rights-concerns notice REP

S330 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J+1 Deputy sheriffs, uncomp.-concerns REP/SCA

S434 Littell,R/Buono,B Natl. Guard-concerns tuition benf. REP

S478/778 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Palaia,J+14 High sch. athletic events-defibrillators REP/SCS

S487 Buono,B/Sweeney,S+5 Handicapped, prov. emp.-bus. tax cred. REP

S488 Sca (1R) Buono,B/Vitale,J Temp disab. benf-emp notification req. REP/SCA

S526 Scs (SCS) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+1 Police training courses-concerns REP/SCS

S540 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Gill,N Charitable Immunity Act-modifies REP/SCA

S578 Sweeney,S/Bryant,W+1 Local auth., surplus fds-transfer to mun REP

S675 Sca (1R) Connors,L Emerg svc vol length of svc award-revise REP/SCA

S734 Sca (1R) Turner,S+2 Police/Firefighter Home-buyer Asst. Act REP/SCA

S840 Vitale,J/Sarlo,P Newborn infant screening-concerns REP

S845 Martin,R Privacy Study Comm.-concerns REP

S967 Scs (SCS) James,S Real prop.-concerns pub. acquisition REP/SCS

S1110 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Gill,N+2 Gang Land Security Task Force-estab. REP/SCA

S1181 Turner,S/Scutari,N Teacher certification-concerns REP

S1187/659 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Workers' comp. survivor benf.-concerns REP/SCS

S1188 Girgenti,J/Bryant,W+3 Counterfeit goods, forfeiture law-revise REP

S1258 Ciesla,A/Connors,L Fed. law enforcement off., cert-concerns REP

SJR25 Sca (1R) Turner,S Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force REP/SCA

SR20 Martin,R Medicare-concerns coverage determination REP

SR35 Martin,R/Turner,S Gifted, Talented Students Mo-desig March REP

SR39 Sca (1R) Buono,B YMCA Awareness Mo.-desig. March 2004 REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S75 Sca (1R) Rice,R+1 Capital improvements-income tax cred.

S478/778 Scs (SCS) Buono,B/Palaia,J+14 High sch. athletic events-defibrillators

S487 Buono,B/Sweeney,S+5 Handicapped, prov. emp.-bus. tax cred.

S526 Scs (SCS) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+1 Police training courses-concerns

S734 Sca (1R) Turner,S+2 Police/Firefighter Home-buyer Asst. Act

S1187/659 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Workers' comp. survivor benf.-concerns



Bills Combined:



S659 Connors,L Worker's comp-extends suppl benf. COMB/W S1187 (SCS)

S778 Turner,S High sch. athletic events-defibrillators COMB/W S478 (SCS)



Bills Transferred:



S382 Asselta,N Farm wineries-concerns FROM SLP TO SEG



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S149 Bryant,W/Codey,R St Endowment, Scholarship Prog.-estab. FROM SED

S160 Bryant,W UEZ, Gloucester City-auth. creation FROM SEG

S164 Bryant,W/Bark,M Univ. police off. applicant-concerns FROM SLP

S166 Bryant,W Gloucester City, waterfront improv.;$1M FROM SBA

SCR46 Turner,S Sr. cit. prop. tax deduct.-addl. $250 FROM SCU

SR40 Buono,B Mental Retardation Awareness Mo.-March FROM SHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



S75 Sca (1R) (James,S)

S167 Sca (1R) (Rice,R)

S263 (Baer,B)

S330 Sca (1R) (Sacco,N)

S478/778 Scs (SCS) (Sarlo,P)

S578 (Asselta,N)

S641 (Rice,R)

S687 (Turner,S)

S734 Sca (1R) (James,S; Rice,R)

S1110 Sca (1R) (Sarlo,P; Sacco,N)

S1188 (Sarlo,P)

S1261 (Gormley,W)

S1283 (Singer,R)

S1285 (Singer,R)

S1293 (Ciesla, A)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S70 Sca (1R) (Cunningham,G)

S167 Sca (1R) (Sarlo,P)

S559 (Asselta,N)

S734 (Asselta,N)

S840 (Sarlo,P)

S853 (Bryant,W)

S1031 (Turner,S)

S1042 (Turner,S)

S1043 (Turner,S)

S1181 (Scutari,N)

S1266 (Turner,S)



Note to the 02/23/2004 Digest:



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Steven Reback, of Lawrenceville.

Jeffrey Gerson, of West Orange.



The Senate adjourned at 5:20 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 8, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION

The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, March 4, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (2/26/2004):



None