NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 4, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 11 211th Legislature First Annual Session



SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, March 8, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR143 Previte,M/Stender,L Alice Paul-commem accomplishments



Bills Introduced:



A50 Roberts,J/Cohen,N Med. prof. liab.-concerns REF AHH

A500 Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B NJ STARS-estab.;$15M REF AED

A2445 Stender,L/Cohen,N Child restraint sys.-inspector immunity REF ALP

A2449 Vandervalk,C Revaluation firms-conflicts of interest REF AHO

A2450 Munoz,E MV, used-concerns sale REF ATR

A2451 Eagler,P/Van Drew,J Homestead prop. tax reimb.-concerns REF AHO

A2452 Gusciora,R Black bear hunting-concerns REF AAN

A2453 Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L Cemetery co.-proh. charging cert. fees REF ARP

A2454 Cohen,N Maternity svcs-concerns third party pymt REF AFI

A2455 Cohen,N/Quigley,J Terrorist target-exemp, pub. access info REF AHS

A2456 Manzo,L/Quigley,J Pharmaceutical Asst. Study Comm.-estab. REF ASI

A2457 Cohen,N Neurosurgery svcs.-concerns benf. REF AFI

A2458 Wolfe,D PFRS death benf.-concerns termination REF ASG

A2459 McKeon,J Money Transmitters Act-revises REF AFI

A2460 Chiappone,A Drug enforcement-concerns REF AJU

A2461 Chiappone,A Handicapped parking-clarifies REF AHO

A2462 Russo,D/Cohen,N Insur. guaranty fds.-concern cert claims REF AFI

A2463 Previte,M/Mayer,D NJ STARS-estab.;$10M REF AED

A2464 Rooney,J Prop. reassessment-co. bd. approve REF AHO

A2465 Rooney,J Prop., real or personal-makes cert. req. REF AHO

A2466 Rooney,J Tax assessment notices, cert.-concerns REF AHO

A2467 Rooney,J Comm. prop.-concerns market value REF AHO

A2468 Rooney,J Tax assessor, mun.-concerns REF AHO

A2469 Rooney,J Tax appeals-concerns REF AHO

A2470 Rooney,J Util. easement-mun. assess, separate tax REF AHO

A2471 Rooney,J Co bd of taxation-employ outside counsel REF AHO

A2472 Rooney,J Prop. assessment practices-revises REF AHO

A2473 Rooney,J Tax maps, mun.-concerns REF AHO

A2474 Rooney,J Prop. tax appeals-limits filing REF AHO

A2475 Rooney,J Prop. assessment appeal-filing deadline REF AHO

A2476 Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B Rental asst.-estab. prog. REF AHO

A2477 Caraballo,W/Greenstein,L Help America Vote Act of 2002-implements REF ASG

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A2478 Chivukula,U Sewerage auth.-concerns admin. fees REF ATU

A2480 Roberts,J/Green,J Devel. rights-auth. transfer by mun. REF AEN

AJR96 Van Drew,J Children's Dental Health Mo.-desig. Feb. REF AHH

AR133 Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L+2 Continental Airlines Arena-continue use REF ATG

AR134 Munoz,E/Bramnick,J Internat. Children's Day-desig. June 1 REF AFW

AR135 Chivukula,U Handwashing Awareness Mo.-Sept, 2004 REF AHH

AR136 Greenstein,L/Scalera,F 9-11 Comm.-supports extension REF AFR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A50 Acs (ACS) Roberts,J/Cohen,N Med. prof. liab.-concerns REP

A212 Previte,M/Diegnan,P Juv. detention ctrs-concerns course cred REP

A330 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+1 Long term care insur. plan-loc. pub. emp REP

A428 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Chivukula,U+5 GSP-toll collection lanes be consistent REP/ACA

A609 Bateman,C Abandoned/unclaimed mv-concerns REP

A619 Bramnick,J/Stender,L Crosswalks-concerns REP

A626 Stender,L/Impreveduto,A+5 MV and traffic regulations-concerns REP

A627 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Impreveduto,A+6 Traffic control devices-concerns REP/ACA

A790 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Cellular telephones, discarded-mgt. REP/ACA

A1034 Wolfe,D/Malone,J Coll. bd. of trustees-req. layoff notice REP

A1237 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Wisniewski,J Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- REP/ACA

A1248 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Payne,W Hwy. entry/exit ramps-concerns location REP/ACA

A1471 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Johnson,G+8 E-Z Pass-estab. cert. req. REP/ACA

A1517 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Scalera,F+2 Temp disab. benf-emp notification req. REP/ACA

A1596 Acs (ACS) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D Jersey Fresh farm products-St. purch req REP/ACS

A1768 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Van Drew,J+13 Long-Term Care Quality, Finan Task Force REP/ACA

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

A1860 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Wood/paper products-concern St contracts REP/ACA

A1902 Oliver,S/Manzo,L Dogs-concerns licensing REP

A2049 Sires,A/Stack,B Co. coll. capital proj.-concerns REP

A2166/727 Acs (ACS) Diegnan,P/Wisniewski,J+1 Speed humps-DOT devel. standards REP/ACS

A2214 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Manzo,L Patient Safety Act-estab. REP/ACA

A2261 Voss,J/Greenstein,L+3 Mammograms-coverage, women under 40 REP

A2343 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B Brownfields dev.-concerns REP/ACS

A2425 Greenwald,L/Conaway,H+1 Health Care Worker Pension Policy Comm. REP

A2480 Roberts,J/Green,J Devel. rights-auth. transfer by mun. REP

AJR53 Vandervalk,C Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March, each yr. REP

AJR81 Wisniewski,J/Mayer,D Hwy. Rest Area for Truck Driv Study Comm REP

AR73 Rumpf,B/Connors,C Workers' comp/SS benf-modify limits REP

AR84 Stanley,C/Van Drew,J+3 Natl. Sr. Cit. Day-desig. May 15th REP

AR103 Weinberg,L/Voss,J+2 Women's Hist. Month-desig. March 2004 REP

AR117 Conners,J/Quigley,J+1 Weapons, Mass Destruction Civil Support REP

AR124 Van Drew,J+1 GSP-expedite planned improvements REP

S557 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Vitale,J/Girgenti,J+5 Patient Safety Act REP/ACA

S594 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Lance,L+1 Agric. products-concerns purch by St. REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A50 Acs (ACS) Roberts,J/Cohen,N Med. prof. liab.-concerns REP REF AAP

A214 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Mayer,D Children First Ed. Prog.-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A2049 Sires,A/Stack,B Co. coll. capital proj.-concerns REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AED:



A1724 Thompson,S/Steele,A+1 Family prog.-higher ed instit. develop REP REF AED



Bills Reported Referred/AFI:



A50 Acs (ACS) Roberts,J/Cohen,N Med. prof. liab.-concerns REP/ACS REF AFI





Bills Combined:



A727 Bodine,F Speed bumps-mun. install, cert. streets COMB/W A2166 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A1248 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Payne,W Hwy. entry/exit ramps-concerns location FROM ATR TO AED



Co-Sponsors Added:



A546 (Biondi,P)

A1206 (Wisniewski,J)

A1297 (Conaway,H)

A1631 (Gusciora,R; Johnson,G; Hackett,M; Vandervalk,C; Azzolina,J)

A1634 (Chiappone,A)

A1702 (Wolfe,D)

A1768 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P; Chiappone,A)

A1870 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A2021 (Eagler,P)

A2227 (Eagler,P)

A2261 (Van Drew,J; Eagler,P)

A2330 (Previte,M)

A2360 (Mayer,D; Smith,B)

A2391 (Mayer,D)

A2425 (Stack,B)

AR84 (Chiappone,A)

AR103 (Stender,L; Oliver,S; Pou,N)

AR124 (Gibson,J)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A193 (Scalera,F)

A214 Aca (1R) (Mayer,D)

A257 (Merkt,R)

A472 (Gibson,J)

A546 (Bateman,C)

A619 (Stender,L)

A644 (Eagler,P)

A977 (Blee,F)

A1237 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J)

A1902 (Manzo,L)

A1983 (Gregg,G)

A2180 (Diegnan,P)

A2332 (Diegnan,P)

A2341 (Diegnan,P)

AR103 (Vandervalk,C)



Second Prime Sponsor Withdrawn:



A2091 (Previte,M)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A214 Aca (1R) (Voss,J)

A572 (McKeon,J)

A721 (Baroni,B)

A2214 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R)

A2462 (Bateman;C)

AR103 (Voss,J)









Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A148 (Manzo,L)

AR103 (Greenstein,L)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



AR103 (Cruz-Perez,N)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective February 24, 2004



Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing:



Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (37).



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Assemblyman Bill Baroni (14).

Assemblyman Joseph R. Malone, III (30).

Assemblyman David W. Wolfe (10).



New Jersey Intergovernmental Relations Commission:



Assemblyman Richard A. Merkt (25).

Assemblyman John E. Rooney (39).



Council on Armed Forces and Veterans' Affairs:



Assemblyman Joseph Azzolina (13).



Fire Safety Commission:



Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (24).



*Effective March 2, 2004



Assembly Appropriations Committee:



Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19).



*Effective March 4, 2004



Legislative Services Commission:



Assemblyman Albio Sires (33).

Assemblyman Joseph J. Roberts (5).

Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg (37).

Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (3).

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (26).







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



*Effective March 4, 2004 (cont'd)



Legislative Services Commission: (cont'd)



Assemblyman Christopher "Kip" Bateman (16).

Assemblyman Francis J. Blee (2).

Assemblyman Guy R. Gregg (24).



Note to the 02/19/2004 Digest:



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2370 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Bodine,F NJT Corp-concerns insur. REP/ACA *NOT* REF AAP



Note to the 02/24/2004 Digest:



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR129 Weinberg,L/Caraballo,W Health Promo & Disease Research Ctr. *NOT* REF AHH



The Assembly adjourned at 6:50 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, March 11, 2004 (SESSION,).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/1/04):



None