NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 8, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 12 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

James Ciancia, of Stockton.

Estela Maria De La Cruz, of Allendale.

Ronald Freeman, of Cherry Hill.

Camille Kenny, of Westfield.

Carmen Messano, of Jersey City.



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE TAX COURT:

Marie Lihotz, of Moorestown.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

George Sabbath, of Pequannock.

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

Susan Reisner, of Metuchen.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Bruce C. Hasbrouck, Esq., of Woodbury.

Richard D. Schibell, Esq., of West Long Branch, to replace John Beake, resigned.

Bradley S. Brewster, of Lambertville, to replace George Callas, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COUNCIL:

Jose Colon, of Hamilton Township, to replace J. Roger Simonds, Jr.

Frank M. Wade, of Colonia, to replace Joseph Hoffman.

Kenneth J. McClelland, of Wall, to replace Richard Messner.

J. Roger Simonds, Jr., of Phillipsburg, to replace Ellis Vieser, resigned.

William F. Coyne, Jr., of Wall.

Richard Dressel, of Oakland, to replace Frank Wade.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE KEAN UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Vivian C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., of Elizabeth.

Michael D'Agostino, of Union, to replace Kenneth Estabrook, Esq., resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEADOWLANDS CONSERVATION TRUST - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Abigail H. Fair, of Green Village.

Captain Bill Sheehan, of Secaucus.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MERIT SYSTEM BOARD:

Chairman John Currie, of Wayne, to replace Josephine DiRienzo McCagg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Patrick G. Le Pore, of Upper Montclair, to replace Lily Lai, resigned.

Rose C. Cali, of Montclair.





Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Robert A Bianchi, Esq., of South Orange, to replace Joseph Simunovich, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMISSION - BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Peter Visceglia, of Red Bank, to replace Webster B. "Dan" Todd, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, MINORITIES AND WOMEN'S ENTERPRISES:

Claire Iwatsu, of West New York.

Isabelita Marcelo Abele, of Woodbury Heights, to replace Leeanna Fournier.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RICHARD STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Michael Jacobson, Esq., of Margate.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ROWAN UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Barbara Armand, of Mount Laurel, to replace Frances Colon Gibson, Ed.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Hollis Copeland, of Ewing, to replace Kevin E. Kennedy, Esq., resigned.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Irene Jones, of West Orange.

Stephen Weiss, of South Orange.



TO BE THE ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Paula Tumayshu Dow, of Maplewood.



Nominations Withdrawn:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION:

Arthur L. Page, Ed.D., of Trenton.



Nominations Corrected Copy:



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION:

Alashia L. Chan, Esq., of Bloomfield *NOT* Montclair.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING BOARD:

Joseph A. Barone, Pharm.D. FCCP, of Princeton, to replace Dennis Edward Gonzalez, resigned *NOT* Catherine Ainora.



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SJR39 Turner,S Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March, each yr.



Bills Introduced:



S1295 Rice,R Retail clothing estab.-concerns REF SCM

S1296 Rice,R Real estate lic fees-lead hazard control REF SCM

S1297 Adler,J Presidential primary-estab. separate REF SSG

S1298 Sarlo,P Pupil transp. contracts-concerns REF SED

S1299 Martin,R/Bucco,A Watershed lands-concerns appraisal REF SCU

S1300 Buono,B/Vitale,J Health wellness insur. benf.-concerns REF SHH

S1301 Smith,B St. Parole Bd-renames as St Parole Comm. REF SLP

S1302 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J Fire safety juv. response ed. prog.;$85K REF SCU

S1303 Bucco,A/Inverso,P Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur REF SCU

S1304 Bucco,A Art in the Atrium, Inc.;$200K REF SWT

S1305 Bucco,A MV tire safety standards-enforcement REF STR

S1306 Bucco,A/Singer,R Diabetic students-sch emp. training req. REF SED

S1307 Bucco,A Vol. emerg. svc. org.-incr. loan limit REF SLP

S1308 Buono,B Lyme disease-req. health insur. to cover REF SHH

S1309 Buono,B Diabetes research/ed.-estab. lic. plate REF STR

S1310 Vitale,J Medication Mgmt Outreach & Support Prog. REF SHH



Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1311 Vitale,J/Karcher,E Bottled water label-prov. date REF SCM

S1312 Vitale,J/Singer,R Jewish Renaissance Foundation;$200K REF SHH

S1313 Vitale,J Mobile home park-multiple dwelling REF SCU

S1314 Buono,B Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules REF SCM

S1315 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A PFRS membership-concerns REF SSG

S1316 Girgenti,J/Sarlo,P Pension fds., co.-concerns investments REF SSG

S1317 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A Police, fire svc. benf.-req. to be same REF SSG

S1318 Turner,S Work First NJ-concerns emerg. asst. REF SHH

S1319 Turner,S Advanced practice nurses-concerns REF SLA

S1320 Turner,S Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act-revises REF SHH

S1321 Turner,S Higher ed-proh. display of cert. SS nos. REF SJU

S1322 Inverso,P Tickets of admission-concerns resale REF SCM

S1323 Kean,T Interst. 78-construct noise barriers REF STR

S1324 Buono,B Slot machine annuity jackpots-concerns REF SWT

SJR37 Inverso,P Cold War Victory Day-desig. May 1st REF SSG

SJR38 Kean,T Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day-March 6 REF SHH

SR43 Inverso,P Local Voices on TV Act of 2003-support REF SEG

SR44 Kean,T Internat. Children's Day-desig. June 1 REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A437 Impreveduto,A/Chivukula,U+3 Biotech. Permit Acceleration Task Force REP

A974 Chatzidakis,L+1 Access device-incl. ATM bank cards REP

A2055 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+2 Agricultural commodities-bond req. REP

S204 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Singer,R+3 Charitable Registration Act-revises REP/SCA

S206 Scs (SCS) Smith,B/Lance,L Commercial nonagric. activities-concerns REP/SCS

S318 Sca (1R) Bark,M Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. REP/SCA

S435 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Sweeney,S+1 Dam restoration and repair-concerns REP/SCA

S462 Sca (1R) McNamara,H+1 Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic REP/SCA

S479 Buono,B/Madden,F+1 Stroke case registry in St.-estab. REP

S586 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Adler,J+1 Farm income averaging cred.-permits REP/SCA

S701 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Help America Vote Act of 2002-implements REP

S839 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Asselta,N TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based REP

S852 Karcher,E/Ciesla,A Intracoastal Waterway Feasibility Study REP

S853 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Bryant,W Brownfields dev.-concerns REP/SCS

S963 Singer,R Small emp. health benf.-concerns REP

S1037 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J E-mail messages-concerns false/deceptive REP/SCS

S1038 Sweeney,S/Bryant,W+1 Agricultural commodities-bond req. REP

S1192 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Codey,R+15 Scholarships for co coll. students-estab REP/SCA

S1257 Coniglio,J Access device-incl. ATM bank cards REP

S1259 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Scutari,N Consumer Fraud Act-clarifies ads REP/SCA

S1287 Adler,J/Bark,M Devel. rights-auth. transfer by mun. REP

SCR56 Scs (SCS) Smith,B Water consumption user fee rev-dedicate REP/SCS

SCR67 Turner,S Building Auth. suppl. proj.-approves REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S435 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Sweeney,S+1 Dam restoration and repair-concerns

S462 Sca (1R) McNamara,H+1 Drinking water-reevaluate for arsenic

S586 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Adler,J+1 Farm income averaging cred.-permits

SCR56 Scs (SCS) Smith,B Water consumption user fee rev-dedicate



Co-Sponsors Added:



S84 Sca (1R) (Ciesla,A)

S128 (McNamara,H)

S167 Sca (1R) (Madden,F)

S191 Scs (SCS) (Ciesla,A)

S263 (Palaia,J)

S494 Sca (1R) (McNamara,H)

S597 (Coniglio,J)

S626 (Ciesla,A)

S628 (Ciesla,A)

S631 (Ciesla,A)

S637 (Ciesla,A)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S641 (Lesniak,R)

S1099 (Ciesla,A)

S1128 (Ciesla,A)

S1136 (Ciesla,A)

S1192 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J; James,S; Buono,B; Kavanaugh,W; Littell,R; Madden,F; Kean,T; Cunningham,G; Bucco,A; Kenny,B;

Turner,S; Sweeney,S; Sarlo,P; Lance,L; Bark,M)

S1292 (Adler,J)

SCR30 (Ciesla,A)

SCR39 (Ciesla,A)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S862 (Sarlo,P)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1125 (Sweeney,S)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S508 (Karcher,E)

S759 (Gill,N)

S969 (Ciesla,A)

S1048 (Vitale,J)

S1232 (Rice,R)

S1287 (Bark,M)

S1292 (Buono,B)

SR39 Sca (1R) (Vitale,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1292 (Adler,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 8, 2004



Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission:



Senator Joseph F. Vitale (19).

Senator Diane B. Allen (7).

Dr. Michael Richardson, of Cranbury.

James H. Rhodes, of Westmont.

Melanie L. Willoughby, of Lawrenceville.



The Senate adjourned at 6:41 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 22, 2004 (SESSION, Select Committees at the Call of the Senate President).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, March 11, 2004 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (03/04/04):



None