NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 3, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 18 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, May 6, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2609 Diegnan,P/Chivukula,U Motor fuels tax-incr. 3 cents per gallon REF ATR

A2610 Cohen,N/Stender,L Sept. 11 Memorial;$10M REF ASG

A2611 Manzo,L Env. consultants-estab. cert. prog. REF AEN

A2612 Morgan,R/Vas,J Bd. of ed. memb.-reveal crim. conviction REF AED

A2613 Bramnick,J/Diegnan,P Pupil grade point average-concerns REF AED

A2614 Panter,M/Morgan,R Leg., Gov.-file finan. statement REF ASG

A2615 Panter,M/Morgan,R Leg. memb.-concerns holding dual office REF ASG

A2616 Vandervalk,C Immunizations-concerns req. REF AHH

A2617 Watson Coleman,B Labor Dept.-redesig. REF ALA

A2618 Greenwald,L Medicaid-concerns emerg. care pymt. REF AHH

A2619 Van Drew,J Police training sch.-enrollment standard REF ALP

A2620 Quigley,J/Johnson,G+3 Pub. health emerg.-concerns REF AHS

A2621 Chivukula,U Medicine and surgery practice-concern REF AHH

A2622 Chiappone,A Auto accidents-concerns REF ATR

A2623 Vandervalk,C/Manzo,L Bottled water label-prov. date REF ACO

A2624 Smith,R/Johnson,G Boat safety course-concerns REF AAN

A2625 Johnson,G Boating while drinking-concerns REF ALP

A2626 Smith,R DUI-expands implied consent statute REF ALP

A2627 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Voting machines-produce paper record REF ASG

A2628 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B PAAD-incr. income elig. limits REF ASI

A2629 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Polling place accessibility-concerns REF ASG

A2630 Bateman,C/Smith,R+1 Ocean reefs, artificial-concerns;$250K REF AEN

A2631 Diegnan,P/Egan,J+1 Ignition interlock devices-concerns REF ATR

A2632 DeCroce,A/Pennacchio,J Watershed lands-concerns prop. tax REF AHO

A2633 DeCroce,A/Thompson,S Insur. fd commissioners-auth appt. REF AHO

A2634 Chiappone,A Black bear hunting-proh. for 5yrs.;$95K REF AAN

A2635 McKeon,J Highlands Water Prot. & Planning Act REF AEN

A2636 Thompson,S/Azzolina,J Co. pol. party comm.-limit on contrib. REF ASG

A2637 Rooney,J/Vandervalk,C Saddle Riv. Flood Mgmt Plan-Oradell Boro REF AAN

A2638 Sires,A/Caraballo,W Health Enterprise Zones-creates REF AHH

A2639 Pennacchio,J Port Auth.-concerns tax pymt. REF AHO

A2640 Merkt,R/Pennacchio,J Crimes-concerns statute of limitations REF AJU

A2641 Greenwald,L St. col., univ. contracts-concerns REF AED

A2642 Gusciora,R Fish and Game Council-expand memb. REF AAN

A2643 Stanley,C Sch. dist. monitoring-concerns REF AED

A2644 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Patient infections-hosp. report info. REF AHH

A2645 Rumpf,B/Connors,C Sch. aid, St.-estab. level for 2004-2005 REF AED

A2646 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Jt. env. comm.-concerns REF AEN





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A2647 Baroni,B Leg., Exec. Branch-reg receipt of things REF ASG

A2648 Baroni,B Lieutenant Gov.-concerns off. REF ASG

A2649 Baroni,B Sr. cit. stabilization aid-incr. to $500 REF AED

A2650 Kean,S/Baroni,B Pol. contrib-proh loans by cert. persons REF ASG

A2651 Kean,S Dextromethorphan-proh. sale to minors REF AHH

A2652 Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L+3 Students w/ diabetes-concerns care REF AED

A2653 Bramnick,J Mun. court-fee schedule for discovery REF AJU

A2654 Russo,D Non-campaign fd.-raising activities-proh REF ASG

A2655 Connors,C Vet., cert. conflicts-prov. cert. benf. REF AMV

A2656 Chivukula,U Set-aside contract req.-concerns REF ACE

ACR162 Kean,S/Myers,C Special ed.-St. pay cert. costs REF AED

AR151 Chiappone,A Cable tv programming options-regulate REF ATU

AR152 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J New Sweden Heritage Day-June 6, 2004 REF ASG

AR153 McKeon,J Highlands Stewardship Act-enact REF AEN

AR154 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Medicare Prescrip. Drug Act-amends REF AFR

AR155 Conners,J/Cruz-Perez,N Normandy Invasion-honors 60th anniv. REF AMV



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A146 Green,J/Stender,L+7 Co. sheriffs, emp-estab. prof. standards REP

A279 Aca (1R) Vandervalk,C/Impreveduto,A Genetic counselor- req. lic. REP/ACA

A439 Impreveduto,A/Munoz,E+17 Resident's hours in hosp.-estab. limits REP

A457 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A Respiratory Care Pract. Lic. Act-revise REP/ACA

A826 Greenstein,L Advanced practice nurses-concerns REP

A1079 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Van Drew,J+2 Gift cert.-concerns face value REP/ACA

A1368 Aca (1R) Pennacchio,J/Merkt,R Notaries-estab. cert. guidelines REP/ACA

A1432 Caraballo,W Veterinarians-proh. cert. practices REP

A1448 Aca (1R) Scalera,F+1 Deputy sheriffs, uncomp.-concerns REP/ACA

A1869 Cohen,N Athlete agents-prov. for regis. and reg. REP

A2024 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Biondi,P+1 Podiatrists-revises statutes REP/ACA

A2025 Impreveduto,A/Stack,B Emission control equip.-dealer disclose REP

A2179 Cryan,J Vol. firefighters-physician's cert. req. REP

A2240 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Morgan,R Statewide Immunization Reg. Act REP/ACA

A2378 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+4 Handcuff keys-concerns possession REP/ACA

A2379 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+3 Ammunition, cert.-concerns use by police REP

A2519 Aca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Biondi,P Home inspector lic.-revise provisions REP/ACA

A2534 Stanley,C Counterfeit goods, forfeiture law-revise REP

A2546 Wisniewski,J Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. REP

A2570 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Cohen,N Animals, cert.-permit in rental premises REP/ACA

A2656 Chivukula,U Set-aside contract req.-concerns REP

AR145 Barnes,P/Johnson,G Cold case squads, vol.-estab. REP

S252 Coniglio,J/Sacco,N+1 Ammunition, cert.-concerns use by police REP

S684 Sca (1R) Vitale,J Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. REP

S1188 Girgenti,J/Bryant,W+4 Counterfeit goods, forfeiture law-revise REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A747 Acs (ACS) Cohen,N Health care benf.-corp. bus. tax cred. REP/ACS REF AAP

A1727 Acs (ACS) Thompson,S/Weinberg,L+3 Hosp/nursing homes-compile staffing info REP/ACS REF AAP

A1991 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L Handicapped, prov. emp.-bus. tax cred. REP/ACA REF AAP

A2199 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Johnson,G Co. Corrections Info. Sys. fding-concern REP/ACA REF AAP

A2562 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Security guards-revise regulation REP/ACA REF AAP

A2566 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Private investigators-revise law REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AHH:



A2091 Barnes,P Children's protective eyewear-concerns REP REF AHH



Bills Reported Referred/ASG:



A854 Barnes,P/Steele,A+6 PFRS-addl. retir. benf. for cert. memb. REP REF ASG







Bills Received from Senate/Concurrence w/Senate Amendments/Given Second Reading:



A50 AcsAaSca (ACS/2R) Roberts,J/Cohen,N+12 Med. Care Access & Patients First Act

A1630 AcaSa (2R) Chivukula,U/Barnes,P+3 MV abstract, DWI offenders-concerns



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S70 ScaSa (2R) Rice,R/Cunningham,G+15 Inmate Ed. & Voc. Training Study Comm. REF ALP

S94 ScaSa (2R) James,S/Cunningham,G MV theft offenses-upgrade penal. REF AJU

S96 James,S/Asselta,N Performing art ctrs-remove support limit REF ASG

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

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

S261 Sca (1R) Palaia,J+1 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Ed/Prog Act REF AHH

S317 Bark,M/Kyrillos,J+2 Main St. NJ prog.-concerns REF ACE

S318 Sca (1R) Bark,M Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. REF ASG

S319 Bark,M Life-cycle costs-concerns REF ASG

S320 Bark,M/Kyrillos,J+1 Main Street NJ prog.-makes changes REF ACE

S334 Ss (SS) Sarlo,P Crime against pub util emp-upgrade penal REF ALP

S434 Littell,R/Buono,B+1 Natl. Guard-concerns tuition benf. REF AED

S460 Scs (SCS) McNamara,H+1 Haz. substances, flood plains-concerns REF AEN

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

S530 Girgenti,J DOC investigators-attend police training REF ALP

S543 ScaSa (2R) Vitale,J Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns REF ALP

S559 Adler,J/Asselta,N Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding REF ALA

S675 Sca (1R) Connors,L Emerg svc vol length of svc award-revise REF AHO

S684 Sca (1R) Vitale,J Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. REF AHH

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

S839 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Asselta,N+2 TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based REF ASG

S845 Martin,R Privacy Study Comm.-concerns REF AJU

S852 Karcher,E/Ciesla,A Intracoastal Waterway Feasibility Study REF AEN

S963 Singer,R/Allen,D Small emp. health benf.-concerns REF AFI

S967 Scs (SCS) James,S/Cunningham,G Real prop.-concerns pub. acquisition REF AHO

S1002 Codey,R Motor bus owners-concerns med. coverage REF AFI

S1037 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J E-mail messages, cert.-crim, civil penal REF ATU

S1110 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Gill,N+5 Gang Land Security Task Force-estab. REF ALP

S1142 Cardinale,G/Baer,B Cemeteries, cert.-concerns regulation REF ARP

S1188 Girgenti,J/Bryant,W+4 Counterfeit goods, forfeiture law-revise REF ALP

S1192 ScaSa (2R) Bryant,W/Codey,R+16 Scholarships for co coll. students-estab REF AED

SCR67 Turner,S Building Auth. suppl. proj.-approves REF AEN



Bills Received from Senate/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



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

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

S708 Sa (1R) Adler,J/Bryant,W Wills and estates-revises

SJR39 Turner,S+2 Women's Hist. Mo.-desig. March, each yr.



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A341 Weinberg,L/Conaway,H+2 Pharmacies, instit.-concerns off-site FROM AHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



A135 (Diegnan,P)

A142 (Chiappone,A)

A146 (Cryan,J)

A147 (Chiappone,A)

A213 (Johnson,G)

A272 (Baroni,B)

A288 (Thompson,S)

A292 (Previte,M)

A305 (Chiappone,A)

A315 (Oliver,S; Manzo,L; Impreveduto,A; Greenstein,L; Green,J)

A324 (Gordon,R)

A329 (Panter,M)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A381 (Scalera,F)

A402 (Steele,A)

A478 (Pennacchio,J)

A628 (Eagler,P)

A647 (Munoz,E)

A661 (Diegnan,P)

A777 (Chiappone,A)

A823 (Gordon,R)

A836 (Chiappone,A; Gordon,R)

A917 (Pennacchio,J; Baroni,B; Weinberg,L; Kean,S)

A940 (Biondi,P)

A949 (Chiappone,A)

A963 (Chiappone,A)

A989 (Bateman,C; Pennacchio,J; Weinberg,L)

A1037 (Dancer,R)

A1051 (Bateman,C)

A1076 (Weinberg,L; Diegnan,P; Barnes,P)

A1082 (Pennacchio,J)

A1091 (Kean,S)

A1183 (Gordon,R)

A1239 (Merkt,R)

A1285 (Kean,S; Weinberg,L)

A1383 (Merkt,R)

A1389 (Kean,S)

A1489 (Chiappone,A)

A1495 (Gordon,R)

A1583 Acs (ACS) (Chiappone,A)

A1593 (Gordon,R)

A1626 (McKeon,J)

A1631 (Dancer,R)

A1634 (Biondi,P)

A1660 (Wolfe,D)

A1727 Acs (ACS) (Baroni,B)

A1786 (Kean,S)

A1787 (Bateman,C)

A1795 (Eagler,P)

A1819 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)

A1898 (Voss,J; Kean,S; Baroni,B; Quigley,J; Cruz-Perez,N; Weinberg,L)

A1983 (Diegnan,P)

A2004 (Diegnan,P)

A2010 (Diegnan,P; Malone,J)

A2037 (Diegnan,P)

A2060 (Green,J; Scalera,F; Oliver,S; Thompson,S)

A2093 (Diegnan,P)

A2103 (Wolfe,D; Weinberg,L; Bateman,C)

A2209 (Baroni,B; Gusciora,R; Pennacchio,J)

A2247 (Eagler,P)

A2357 (Weinberg,L; Kean,S)

A2369 (Watson Coleman,B)

A2392 (Diegnan,P)

A2406 (Previte,M)

A2416 (Doherty,M)

A2475 (Kean,S)

A2484 (Merkt,R)

A2521 (Conover,K; Blee,F)

A2569 (Chatzidakis,L; Bodine,F)

A2571 (Chivukula,U; Quigley,J; Johnson,G; Diegnan,P; Barnes,P; Van Drew,J; Cruz-Perez,N; Cryan,J; Scalera,F; Green,J)

A2573 (Van Drew,J)

A2586 (Kean,S)

A2601 (Green,J)

ACR60 (Thompson,S)

ACR76 (Diegnan,P; Pennacchio,J)

ACR99 (Gordon,R)

ACR134 (Kean,S)

ACR148 (Merkt,R)

AJR64 (Chiappone,A)

AR97 (Caraballo,W; Impreveduto,A; Stender,L; Johnson,G)

AR139 (Gusciora,R)





Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1086 (Previte,M)

A1786 (Van Drew,J)

A1983 (Biondi,P; Chivukula,U)

A2206 (Manzo,L)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A424 (Van Drew,J)

A433 (Van Drew,J)

A451 (McKeon,J)

A665 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A804 (Chiappone,A)

A836 (Scalera,F)

A1084 (Manzo,L)

A1097 (Manzo,L)

A1246 (Diegnan,P)

A1286 (Manzo,L)

A1310 (Chiappone,A)

A1312 (Manzo,L)

A1489 (Manzo,L)

A1710 (Van Drew,J)

A1771 (Vas,J)

A1859 (Manzo,L)

A1898 (Van Drew,J)

A1908 (Van Drew,J)

A1941 (Chiappone,A)

A1947 Aca (1R) (Greenwald,L)

A2014 (Chiappone,A)

A2038 (Manzo,L)

A2094 (Manzo,L)

A2114 (Chiappone,A)

A2116 (Manzo,L)

A2127 (McKeon,J)

A2206 (Manzo,L)

A2271 (Chiappone,A)

A2488 (Chiappone,A)

A2513 (Diegnan,P)

A2532 (Van Drew,J)

A2544 (Weinberg,L)

ACR129 (Van Drew,J)

AJR94 (Cruz-Perez,N)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A259 (Manzo,L)

A340 (Manzo,L)

A426 (Manzo,L)

A567 (Steele,A)

A1083 (Manzo,L)

A1085 (Manzo,L)

A1087 (Manzo,L)

A1291 (Manzo,L)

A1302 (Manzo,L)

A1304 (Manzo,L)

A1487 (Manzo,L)

A1771 (Stack,B)

A2038 (Diegnan,P)

A2074 (Impreveduto,A)

A2332 (Stanley,C)

A2354 (Previte,M)

A2399 (Wisniewski,J)

A2459 (Scalera,F)

A2482 (McKeon,J)

A2518 (Barnes,P)

A2562 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)

A2566 Aca (1R) (Chiappone,A)



FourthPrime Sponsors Added:



A1086 (Previte,M)

A1786 (Van Drew,J)

A1819 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L)

A2296 (Greenstein,L)

A2562 Aca (1R) (Impreveduto,A)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1938 (Van Drew,J)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective February 24, 2004



Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing:



Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (25).



*Effective March 8, 2004



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto (32).

Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen (20).



*Effective March 11, 2004



State House Commission:



Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi (16).



*Effective March 25, 2004



New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council:



Steven W. Kairys, M.D., of Holmdel.

Linda Contardo Powner, of Trenton.



*Effective March 30, 2004



State Beach Erosion Commission:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1).

Assemblyman Michael Panter (12).

Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (3).



Light Rail Transit Legislative Panel:



Assemblyman Jack Conners (7).

Assemblyman Frederick Scalera (36).

Assemblyman Brian P. Stack (33).







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



Advisory Council on Arthritis:



Assemblyman Robert Lewis Morgan (12).



Assembly Task Force on Motor Sports:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1).

Assemblyman Douglas H. Fisher (3).

Assemblyman Wilfredo Caraballo (29).



Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission:



Assemblyman Loretta Weinberg (37).



Note to the 03/11/2004 Digest:



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2482 (Gusciora,R)

A2518 (Blee,F)



Notes to the 03/15/2004 Digest:



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1633 (Manzo,L)

A2171 (Manzo,L)

A2044 (Manzo,L)

A1289 (Manzo,L)

A1626 (Manzo,L)

A2193 (Manzo,L)

A2410 (Manzo,L)

A2154 (Manzo,L)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1626 (Manzo,L)

A2072 (Weinberg,L)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A1633 (Manzo,L)

A2171 (Manzo,L)

A2193 (Manzo,L)

A2410 (Manzo,L)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2154 (Manzo,L)

A2044 (Manzo,L)

A1289 (Manzo,L)



The Assembly adjourned at 7:15 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, May 6, 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 (04/29/04):



None