NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 13, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 21 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, of Barrington.

William J. McGovern, III., of Lafayette.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY:

Jean Mc Donald Rash, of Hillsborough, to replace John Brugel, resigned.

William B. Rogers, Ph.D., of Wharton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY:

Theodore A. Schwartz, of Cedar Grove, to replace Carmen Saginario, Jr., Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY:

Patrick Sheehan, of Pine Beach, to replace Frank Smith.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION APPEALS BOARD:

John F. Tesauro, of Point Pleasant Beach, to replace Gerald Dorf.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY:

Zulima V. Farber, Esq., of North Bergen, to replace Joetta Clark Diggs.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PAROLE ADVISORY BOARD:

Robert J. Worden, of Atco.

Prosecutor Edward J. De Fazio, Esq., of Jersey City, to replace Stephen Rubin, resigned.



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

John E. Wade, of Colts Neck, to replace Karen McLane Torian.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THOMAS A. EDISON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Rosita Saez, of Glassboro, to replace Christopher Daggett, Ed.D.



TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:

Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, of Haddonfield.



TO BE THE CAPE MAY COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Robert L. Taylor, of Stone Harbor.













Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Richard Hoffman, of Mullica Hill.

Harvey Weissbard, of Maplewood.

Lawrence DeBello, of Jersey City.

Eugene McCaffrey, Jr., of Woodbury.

Anthony Mellaci, Jr., of West Long Branch.

Louise Donaldson, of Haddonfield.

Mary K. White, of West Deptford.

Jane Grall, of Avon by the Sea.



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

Bruce C. Hasbrouck, Esq., of Woodbury.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON RADIATION PROTECTION:

Mary E. Moore, M.S, M.ED., of Moorestown.



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

Jerry Mink, of Bridgeton, to replace Walter Gavigan.



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

Rose C. Cali, of Montclair.

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



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

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



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

John J. Connors, of Moorestown, to replace Carl V. Lillvik.

Robert Little, IV, of Blackwood.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY:

Mark Summerville, of Medford, to replace Carl Block.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS' SERVICES COUNCIL:

Berley Hanna, Jr., of Somerset.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

John R. Futey, of Jacobstown.



Nominations Withdrawn:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Liane P. Levenson, Esq., of Margate, to replace Betty Pawlowski.



Nominations Corrected Copy:



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY:

Senator Joseph A. Maressa, Esq., of Atco, to replace John Lucas. *NOT* Joseph A. Maressa, Jr., Esq., of Waterford, to replace John Lucas.



Bills Introduced:



S1589 Karcher,E Mun. Planning Tool Box Act of 2004 REF SCU

S1591 Lesniak,R PAAD & Sr. Gold-concerns income elig. REF SHH

S1592 Turner,S Immunization req.-concerns REF SHH

S1593 Cardinale,G Transp. dist.-concerns congestion relief REF STR

S1594 Turner,S Sch. bds., mun. wage threshold-parity REF SLA

S1595 Turner,S St. off./emp.-concerns mileage reimb. REF SSG

S1596 Cardinale,G Auto insur.-concerns and reduces rates REF SCM

S1597 Cunningham,G NJ SMART Homestead Rebate-estab. REF SCU

S1598 Codey,R/Coniglio,J+6 Community svc. by high sch. sr.-concerns REF SED

S1599 Allen,D/Martin,R Special ed. costs-incl. transp. REF SED

S1600 Allen,D Downer cow byproduct-proh. use REF SEG



Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1601 Allen,D Emp., cert. situations-grant immunity REF SLA

S1602 Allen,D Kinship Legal Guardianship Notification REF SHH

SCR83 Allen,D/Kavanaugh,W+3 St govt-proh St court req to spend money REF SJU

SJR44 Vitale,J Children's Dental Health Mo.-desig. Feb. REF SHH

SR54 Turner,S Dental care-prov. Medicare coverage REF SHH

SR55 Allen,D Treated nerve agent-proh. discharge REF SEN



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A655 AcaSca (2R) Blee,F/Conover,K+4 Elim Health Disparities Initiative-estab REP/SCA

A839 Sca (1R) Greenstein,L/Diegnan,P Juv., Interst. Compact-prov. for REP/SCA

A1557 Payne,W/Stanley,C+2 Amistad Comm.-adds 4 leg. memb. REP

S150 Scs (SCS) Bryant,W/Gill,N Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act REP/SCS

S180 Cardinale,G Workers comp. cases-req. completion REP

S358 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Rice,R Low income home purchase-creates prog. REP/SCA

S503 Sacco,N/Ciesla,A+2 Sch buses-2 way communication req. REP

S654 Sca (1R) Connors,L Personal watercraft-revise laws REP/SCA

S777 Turner,S Bd. of ed.-concerns use of cred. card REP

S1159 Sca (1R) Cunningham,G+1 Amistad Comm.-adds 4 leg. memb. REP/SCA

S1178 Bucco,A Terrorism, report related crime-immunity REP

S1238 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Girgenti,J MV accidents-owner prov. info. REP/SCA

S1267 Bryant,W Defibrillator grant prog.-estab. REP

S1294 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Fire extinguishers, portable-prov. REP/SCA

S1303 Sca (1R) Bucco,A/Inverso,P Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur REP/SCA

S1408 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R Wineries, NJ-elim. direct shipping REP/SCA

S1417 Turner,S Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf. REP

S1419 Martin,R Teachers, nonprofit priv. sch.-concerns REP

S1444 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Gill,N Elim Health Disparities Initiative-estab REP/SCA

S1511 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Vitale,J Boating while drinking-concerns REP/SCA

S1534 Sca (1R) Kenny,B Patient death notification-adopt policy REP/SCA

S1538 Adler,J Inmates-concerns special credits REP

S1554 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Kean,T Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REP/SCS

SCR57 Palaia,J/Scutari,N Individuals w/Disab. Ed. Act-incr. fding REP

SCR76 Sca (1R) Ciesla,A Motorcycle Awareness Mo.-desig. May 2004 REP/SCA

SJR31 Rice,R Housing Code Enforcement Centennial Yr. REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S358 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Rice,R Low income home purchase-creates prog.

S503 Sacco,N/Ciesla,A+2 Sch buses-2 way communication req.

S1267 Bryant,W Defibrillator grant prog.-estab.

S1303 Sca (1R) Bucco,A/Inverso,P Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur

S1417 Turner,S Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf.

S1554 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Kean,T Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb.



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1256 (Ciesla,A)

S1306 (Turner,S)

S1405 (Kean,T)

S1498 (Codey,R)

S1590 (Allen,D; Singer,R; Lesniak,R)

S1598 (Sweeney,S; Smith,B; Scutari,N; Singer,R; Asselta,N; Sarlo,P)

SCR80 (Allen,D; Vitale,J)

SCR83 (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Cardinale,G)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1375 (Kean,T)









Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S297 (Sarlo,P)

S358 Sca (1R) (Rice,R)

S714 (Vitale,J)

S855 (Sweeney,S)

S1256 (Singer,R)

S1554 Scs (SCS) (Kean,T)

SCR57 (Scutari,N)



Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1535 (Kean,T)



The Senate adjourned at 5:30 P.M. to meet again on Monday, May 17, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2808 Stanley,C Sch. fac.-concerns energy saving equip REF AED

A2809 Stender,L Value engineering clause-concerns REF AHO

A2810 Manzo,L MV theft offenses-upgrade penal. REF AJU

A2811 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F+1 Child abduction prev.-devel. guidelines REF AED

A2812 Impreveduto,A/Scalera,F UEZ-creates in Garfield and Fairview REF ACE

A2813 Manzo,L Co. pub. works contracts-concerns REF AHO

A2814 McKeon,J Garden St Preserv Trust Act-make changes REF AAN

A2815 Manzo,L Contaminated site-remediation asst. REF AEN

A2816 Weinberg,L/Greenwald,L Hosp. & health insur.-contract disputes REF AHH

A2817 Quigley,J Med. examiner sys.-creates REF AHS

AR162 Panter,M/Morgan,R Mil. bases in NJ-urge Cong. to keep open REF AMV



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A386 Aca (1R) Cruz-Perez,N/Roberts,J+10 Emerg. svcs. peer counselors-concerns REP/ACA

A425 Impreveduto,A/Cruz-Perez,N Delivery of merchandise, failure-remedy REP

A452 Impreveduto,A/Biondi,P+1 Daily money managers-concerns REP

A453 Impreveduto,A/Manzo,L+1 Emerg. svcs, med asst recipients-concern REP

A456 Impreveduto,A+1 Needle electromyography-physicians REP

A458 Impreveduto,A Ophthalmic dispensers/tech-permit incorp REP

A769 Cohen,N/Bateman,C Mortgage guaranty insur.-concerns REP

A1351 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Smith,R Consumer contracts, cert-concern content REP/ACA

A1771 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Vas,J Pub. util. poles-concerns REP/ACA

A1816 Cryan,J+1 Safe Return Prog-estab loc police policy REP

A1970 Cohen,N Real estate brokers-incl. bus. broker REP

A2117 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Weinberg,L Small emp. health benf.-concerns REP/ACA

A2145 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Voss,J Drug facilitated sex assault warning-req REP/ACA

A2163 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Fisher,D Child support-liens, life insur proceeds REP/ACA

A2184 Cryan,J Juv. sex offenses-req. disclosure REP

A2340 Roberts,J Taxation bd., co.-incr. memb. REP

A2341 Roberts,J/Diegnan,P Auto. insur. rate reductions-concerns REP

A2361 Wisniewski,J Mun. redevel. agencies-concerns REP

A2433 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Pub. util.-concerns overpymts. REP/ACA

A2478 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U Sewerage auth.-concerns admin. fees REP/ACA

A2510 Van Drew,J/Chiappone,A Clerk, co.-auth to act as loc. registrar REP

A2518 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Blee,F+2 Improve Treatment, Off w/Mental Illness REP/ACA

A2519 AcaAca (2R) Impreveduto,A/Biondi,P Home inspector lic.-revise provisions REP/ACA

A2563 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Detective Agency-repeals charter REP/ACA

A2564 Acs (ACS) Conners,J/Diegnan,P+2 Debit cards-proh. cert. practices REP/ACS

A2699 Gusciora,R Poll workers-cert. training req. REP

ACR81 Rumpf,B/Connors,C Safe Neighborhoods Act-Cong enact REP

AR110 Aca (1R) Manzo,L Marie Lydie Adji-grant stay of removal REP/ACA

AR141 Chatzidakis,L/McKeon,J Silicon solar cell, 50th anniv-commem. REP

S963 Aca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D Small emp. health benf.-concerns REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A947/2359 Acs (ACS) Rumpf,B/Connors,C+4 Chiropractors/physicians-reimb same rate REP/ACS REF AAP

A1766 Tucker,D/Cohen,N+18 Grace's Law-hearing aid coverage REP REF AAP

A1936 Van Drew,J Promotion activities in NJ-vol. contrib REP REF AAP

A2062 Acs (ACS) Watson Coleman,B/Greenwald,L Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REP/ACS REF AAP

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

A2489 Van Drew,J Foreign corp., cert.-proh. corp. bus tax REP REF AAP

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

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

A2638 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Caraballo,W Health Enterprise Zones-creates REP/ACA REF AAP

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



Bills Combined:



A2359 Impreveduto,A/Cohen,N Health prof., cert.-concerns reimb. COMB/W A947 (ACS)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1139 Azzolina,J Pub. hearings on admin. rules-concerns FROM ASG



Co-Sponsors Added:



A453 (Conaway,H)

A456 (Conaway,H)

A1136 (Conover,K; Blee,F)

A1336 (Gordon,R)

A1727 Acs (ACS) (Panter,M)

A1816 (Johnson,G)

A1871 (Gordon,R)

A2369 (Barnes,P)

A2518 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

A2564 Acs (ACS) (Eagler,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A425 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A446 (Manzo,L)

A453 (Manzo,L)

A625 (Manzo,L)

A818 (Van Drew,J)

A1130 (Manzo,L)

A1432 (Stack,B)

A1629 (Manzo,L)

A2117 Aca (1R) (Weinberg,L)

A2357 (Van Drew,J)

A2510 (Chiappone,A)

A2754 (Gibson,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:

A452 (Voss,J)

A1080 (Chiappone,A)

A2571 (Fisher,D)



The Republican Leader has made the following appointment:



*Effective May 11, 2004



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Honorable Herbert S. Friend, of Manchester.

Note to the 05/10/2004 Digest:



Bill Recommitted:



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



The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. to meet again on Monday, May 17, 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 (5/10/04):



P.L.2004, c.14. A437 Impreveduto,A/Chivukula,U+3 5/12/2004 Biotech. Permit Acceleration Task Force

P.L.2004, c.15. A1047 Wolfe,D/Kean,S+20 5/12/2004 Sept. 11 Memor. Bridge-Rt. No. 70 bridge

P.L.2004, c.16. A2052 AcaAa (2R) Cohen,N/Impreveduto,A+6 5/13/2004 Contractors' Regis. Act



P.L.2004, JR-1. AJR68 Stanley,C/Mayer,D+11 5/12/2004 Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force