NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for April 29, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 17 211th Legislature First Annual Session

The Legislature met in Special Joint Session to receive an address on the need for special property tax relief and reform by the Honorable James E. McGreevey, Governor of the State of New Jersey.





SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Mary K. White, of West Deptford.

Richard Hoffman, of Mullica Hill.

Eugene McCaffrey, Jr., of Woodbury.

Harvey Weissbard, of Maplewood.

Anthony Mellaci, Jr., of West Long Branch.

Jane Grall, of Avon by the Sea.

Louise Donaldson, of Haddonfield.

Lawrence DeBello, of Jersey City.

Jane Cantor, of North Brunswick.

John Langan, of Allendale.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU on 3/29/2004:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Norman Peer, of Shrewsbury.



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

John W. Mooney, of Leeds Pointe, to replace Lucia McCabe, deceased.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL FINANCE BOARD:

Lizette Delgado, of Galloway Township, to replace Charles Guhr.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:

Leonard Fisher, Esq., of West Orange.

Clarence M. Ali, of South Orange, to replace Dolores Kirk.

Anna M. Aschkenes, of Jamesburg, to replace Agnes Orsatti Armao, Ph.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL :

Victor Nichols, of Maplewood, to replace John Manos.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

Josephine E. Figueras, of Elizabeth, to replace Orlando Edreira, Ph.D.

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



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

Anthony Amalfe, of Roselle.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS' SERVICES COUNCIL :

Major Dorothea Lee, of Newark.



Nomination Corrected Copy:



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

Timothy F. McGough *NOT* Gough, P.E., of Robbinsville, to replace Michael Angarone.



Bills Introduced:



S1452 Bryant,W/Sweeney,S St. workforce devel. sys.-reorg. REF SBA

S1453 Palaia,J Sch. dist. bonds-concerns interest rate REF SED

S1454 Sweeney,S Income tax-unregis. ind., unincorp. bus. REF SLA

S1455 Bark,M/Palaia,J PAAD-extends elig., cert. disab. persons REF SHH

S1456 Bucco,A Viol. prev training grant for DYFS;$100K REF SHH

S1457 Palaia,J Prop. assessment appeal-filing deadline REF SCU

S1458 Asselta,N/Connors,L Freedom to Fish Act REF SEN

S1459 Asselta,N Single-bldg. pub. sch. dist. comm.-$4M REF SED

S1460 Asselta,N Sch. Counts! prog.-income tax contrib. REF SED

S1461 James,S Automated Traffic Sys.-concerns REF SLP

S1462 Adler,J/Kyrillos,J Food manuf. lawsuits-concerns REF SJU

S1463 Adler,J Price gouging-proh. during st. of emerg. REF SJU

S1464 Adler,J False Claims Act-estab. REF SJU

S1465 Singer,R Speed limits-concerns mun. streets REF STR

S1466 Singer,R Corrections off., co.-arrest powers REF SLP

S1467 Sarlo,P Home inspector lic.-revise provisions REF SCM

S1468 Lance,L Elections, cert.-concerns date REF SSG

S1469 Kean,T NJ & You-Perfect Together-St. slogan REF SSG

S1470 Kean,T Law enforcement memor.-concerns REF SLP

S1471 Ciesla,A/Palaia,J Video games, cert.-concerns sale REF SJU

S1472 Ciesla,A Forensic scientists, cert.-add to PERS REF SSG

S1473 Lance,L Vol fire companies-exemp charitable fees REF SCM

S1474 Lance,L Juv. in co. detention ctr.-concerns REF SLP

S1475 Bark,M/Allen,D Regional Efficiency Aid Prog.-concerns REF SCU

S1476 Bark,M/Bucco,A Sch dist budget reduction appeal-concern REF SED

S1477 Bucco,A PERS retir. allowance-recalculate REF SSG

S1478 Bucco,A Speed limits-concerns, cert. hwys. REF STR

S1479 Bucco,A MV fines, cert.-revises REF STR

S1480 Bucco,A Juv., waived to adult court-adult fac. REF SLP

S1481 Bucco,A Notaries-estab. cert. guidelines REF SJU

S1482 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J Co., mun. veh.-concerns sale REF SCU

S1483 Bucco,A/Littell,R Sales tax holiday-Aug. 26 thru Sept. 1 REF SEG

S1484 Bucco,A/Littell,R Sales tax holiday-estab. Dec 10-25, 2004 REF SEG

S1485 Madden,F/Bryant,W Battleship comm., foundation-abolishes REF SBA

S1487 Buono,B Civil action judgments-revise statutes REF SJU

S1488 Buono,B POW lic. plates-redesigns REF STR

S1489 Bark,M SHBP-concerns cert dependent enrollment REF SSG

S1490 Bark,M/Lance,L Land Use Court-creates REF SCU

S1491 Cunningham,G Parent-teacher org.-concerns REF SED

S1493 Martin,R Children, vandalism-parent responsibiliy REF SJU

S1494 Adler,J Estate admin.-concerns REF SJU

S1495 Karcher,E Organ donations-gross income tax deduct. REF SHH

S1496 Sarlo,P/Sacco,N UEZ-creates in Garfield and Fairview REF SEG

S1497 Gill,N MV recovery-concerns fee schedules REF SCM

S1498 Rice,R/Bryant,W+1 Discrim. Comm.-examine tax records/files REF SSG

S1499 Rice,R/Cunningham,G+6 Truth in Renting booklet;$250K REF SCU

S1500 Scutari,N Notaries-crim hist background check req. REF SJU

S1501 Adler,J Distinguished svc. medal-auth lic. plate REF STR

S1502 Buono,B/Sarlo,P Driv. while revoked-incr. prison term REF SLP

S1503 Buono,B/Sarlo,P DWI offense-concerns downgrading offense REF SLP

S1504 Buono,B/Sarlo,P Mun. prosecutors-concerns REF SLP

S1505 Buono,B/Sarlo,P Intoxicated Driv. Resource Ctr.-incr req REF SLP

S1506 Littell,R/Rice,R Pre-packaged goods-concerns REF SCM

S1507 Littell,R/Vitale,J Trespassing-enhance penalities REF SLP

S1508 Littell,R Wildcat Rock Shelter brook-concerns name REF SEN

S1509 Adler,J/Vitale,J Improve Treatment, Off w/Mental Illness REF SLP

S1510 Coniglio,J Motorized scooters-reg. operation REF STR

S1511 Madden,F/Vitale,J Boating while drinking-concerns REF SLP

S1512 Karcher,E/Madden,F Boat safety course-concerns REF SLP

S1513 Sacco,N/Sarlo,P DNA database-expands REF SLP

S1514 Coniglio,J/Cunningham,G Juv. delinquent community svc.-immunity REF SJU

S1515 Gill,N Anti-Piracy Act-amends REF SJU





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1516 Girgenti,J/Kean,T Security guards-revise regulation REF SLP

S1517 Kean,T Design-build contracts-concerns REF SSG

S1518 Inverso,P Funeral expense, cert qual emp-auth pymt REF SLP

S1519 Inverso,P Hair prostheses-health insur cover REF SHH

S1520 Inverso,P Truck Safety Advis. Council-estab. REF STR

S1521 Inverso,P Telephone billing practices-regulates REF SEG

S1522 Inverso,P Water conserv. sys.-prop tax deduction REF SEN

S1523 Inverso,P Hwy. prop. devel.-concerns impact REF STR

S1524 Inverso,P Camp. Contrib. Reporting Act-concerns REF SSG

S1525 Inverso,P ELEC-concerns cert. fees and penal. REF SSG

S1526 Inverso,P Mun. prof. svc contracts awards-proh Leg REF SSG

S1527 Inverso,P PERS-concerns leg. memb. REF SSG

S1528 Inverso,P Gov. & staff-clarify ethical standards REF SSG

S1529 Inverso,P Timed-growth ordinances-auth. REF SCU

S1530 Madden,F Mammograms-coverage, women under 40 REF SHH

S1531 Kean,T Sexual assualt-TB/hepatitis C testing REF SLP

S1532 Bryant,W Medicaid-concerns emerg. care pymt. REF SHH

S1533 Adler,J/Turner,S Pub. sch. dist.-elim. various mandates REF SED

SCR81 Singer,R Clean Ocean Zone leg.-Congress enact REF SEN

SCR82 Singer,R Vet. prop. tax deduction-extend elig. REF SLP

SR50 Bark,M/Palaia,J+8 Normandy Invasion-honors 60th anniv. REF SLP



Bills Referred/SCM:



A2088 AcaAa (2R) Caraballo,W/Vas,J+2 Consumer Fraud Act-concerns

S1259 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Scutari,N Ads, cert.-subject to consumer fraud act



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S1049 Buono,B Coll. sexual assaults-prepare report FROM SED

S1426 Connors,L/Ciesla,A St. Rev Forecasting Integrity Comm-estab FROM SBA

S1499 Rice,R/Cunningham,G+6 Truth in Renting booklet;$250K FROM SCU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1 (Coniglio,J; Karcher,E)

S263 (James,S)

S354 (Adler,J)

S435 Sca (1R) (Coniglio,J)

S641 (Sweeney,S)

S896 (Asselta,N)

S969 (Singer,R)

S1261 (Buono,B)

S1348 (Ciesla,A)

S1416 (Asselta,N)

S1498 (Cunningham,G)

S1499 (James,S; Turner,S; Girgenti,J; Baer,B; Kenny,B; Bryant,B)

SCR20 (Vitale,J; Bark,M)

SCR80 (Palaia,J; Turner,S; Singer,R; Sacco,N; Rice,R; Bucco,A; McNamara,H; Littell,R; Kyrillos,J; Kean,T; Kavanaugh,W;

Coniglio,J; Baer,B; Bark,M)

SR50 (Asselta,N; Allen,D; Bucco,A; Connors,L; Kyrillos,J; Lance,L; McNamara,H; Singer,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S293 (Singer,R)

S429 (Bucco,A)

S644 (Gill,N)

S924 (Girgenti,J)

S1335 (Coniglio,J)

S1416 (Buono,B)

SCR79 (Singer,R)

SR19 (Sweeney,S)





Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1424 (Coniglio,J)



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective April 5, 2004



Garden State Preservation Trust:



Dennis B. Davidson of Hopewell Township, to replace Christopher Daggett.



*Effective April 19, 2004



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Senator Glenn D. Cunningham (31).



Commission on Science and Technology:



Senator Barbara Buono (18).



*Effective April 23, 2004



New Jersey Intergovernmental Relations Commission:



Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (33).

Senator Wayne R. Bryant (5).

Senator Barbara Buono (18).

Senator Robert E. Littell (24).

Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh (16).



State Council on the Arts:



Senator Nicholas Asselta (1).



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Senator John H. Adler (6).

Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (33).



Note to the 01/13/2004 Digest:



Co-Sponsor Added:



S261 (Lance,L)



Notes to the 03/29/2004 Digest:



Bills Combined:



A492 AcaSs (SS) Watson Coleman,B/Johnson,G Physician-cultural competency training COMB/W S144 (SS)

Notes to the 03/29/2004 Digest: (cont'd)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1 (Palaia,J; Vitale,J)



The Senate adjourned at 5:26 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, May 6, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, May 3, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/29/04):



P.L.2004, c.3. A145 Green,J+12 4/5/2004 Juneteenth Independence Day

P.L.2004, c.4. S594 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Lance,L+3 4/7/2004 Agric. products-concerns purch by St.

P.L.2004, c.5. A1560 Smith,R/Voss,J+16 4/7/2004 Domestic viol. shelters-not pub. record

P.L.2004, c.6. A2343 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Manzo,L+5 4/14/2004 Brownfields dev.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.7. A896 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Malone,J+11 4/23/2004 Teacher certification-concerns

P.L.2004, c.8. A2259 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Weinberg,L+3 4/26/2004 Drunk driv. offenses-clarify sentencing

P.L.2004, c.9. S557 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Vitale,J/Girgenti,J+6 4/27/2004 Patient Safety Act