NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 14, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 29 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

David J. Samuel, of Sayreville, to replace John N. Bain, Esq.



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

John Fierro, of Ogdensburg, to replace Bernard Mitchell.



Nominations Withdrawn:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY CULTURAL TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D., of Cape May, to replace Curtis Bashaw.



Bills Introduced:



S1686 James,S Dress code, cert. sch dist-concerns REF SED

S1687 Sarlo,P Govt. Records Council-employ attorneys REF SSG

S1688 Rice,R Needle exchange prog.-clarify as illegal REF SHH

S1689 Kean,T/Girgenti,J Counter Terrorism Act of 2004 REF SLP

S1690 Kavanaugh,W/Baer,B Chiropractors physicians-reimb same rate REF SCM

S1691 Asselta,N/Sweeney,S Striped bass-concerns limits REF SEN

S1692 Asselta,N Police-concern cert training/hiring cost REF SCU

S1693 Sweeney,S/Gormley,W+2 St. sch aid, cert sch dist-concerns addl REF SED

S1694 Sweeney,S Auto dealers-limits cert. fees REF STR

S1695 Vitale,J/Turner,S Hunting lic.-concerns REF SLP

S1696 Allen,D/Girgenti,J Minor delinquent activity-record keeping REF SLP

S1697 Kean,T Pol Communications Reporting Act of 2004 REF SSG

S1698 Vitale,J/Buono,B+2 Pol. contrib. by bus. entities-concerns REF SSG

S1699 Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S+1 Cellular phone svc.-concerns contracts REF SCM

S1700 Adler,J Court reporters-certifies REF SJU

S1703 Kyrillos,J/Sarlo,P Dollar-A-Day veh. insur.-concerns REF SCM

S1704 Singer,R Dept. of Ed.-incr. asst-commissioners REF SED

S1710 Kenny,B Nursing homes-deletes cert. pymt. req. REF SBA

S1711 Smith,B Haz. substance transfers-change taxes REF SBA

S1712 Bryant,W Haz waste fac-impose waste-end surcharge REF SBA

S1713 Kenny,B Realty transfer-impose fee REF SBA

S1714 Bryant,W MV insur. surcharges-concerns REF SBA

S1715 Kenny,B Corp. bus. tax-concerns taxable income REF SBA

S1716 Bryant,W Mobile telecommunications-impose fee REF SBA

S1717 Codey,R Bank-concerns use of the term REF SCM

S1787 Adler,J Prop. Tax Relief Study Comm.-estab;$250K REF SBA

SCR89 Allen,D/Lance,L+8 Prop. tax relief-concerns REF SJU

SCR90 Turner,S Building Auth. suppl. proj.-approves REF SBA

SJR47 Allen,D DLPS-SCI investigate cert. actions REF SJU

SJR48 Kyrillos,J Ronald Reagan-lasting tribute advis comm REF SSG

SR62 Karcher,E Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Wk. REF SHH

SR63 Turner,S Stored oil reserves-urges Pres. release REF STR

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A521 Watson Coleman,B/Scalera,F+1 CATV svc termination notices-concerns REP

A758 Sca (1R) Cohen,N/Steele,A+2 ATMs-concerns REP/SCA

A969 AaSca (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+5 Cred. cards, unsolicited-proh. delivery REP/SCA

A2166/727 Acs (ACS) Diegnan,P/Wisniewski,J+5 Speed humps-mun. construct, cert. rds. REP

S249 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J/Codey,R+1 Garden St Preserv Trust Act-make changes REP/SCS

S279 Scs (SCS) Adler,J/Cardinale,G Home Ownership Security Act, 2002-revise REP/SCS

S310 Scs (SCS) Bark,M Animals-concerns care and treatment REP/SCS

S321 Sca (1R) Bark,M Alt. energy devices-concern installation REP/SCA

S323 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Kyrillos,J+1 Agriculture enterprise co.-concerns REP/SCA

S452 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Lesniak,R Special pay plans-estab. REP/SCA

S622 Sca (1R) Allen,D Credit cards-proh. unsolicited delivery REP/SCA

S924 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Girgenti,J+14 Combat pay-excl. from gross income tax REP

S1233 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Singer,R Respiratory Care Pract. Lic. Act-revise REP/SCA

S1256 Smith,B/Singer,R+2 Donald Goodkind Bridge;$2.5K REP

S1362 Turner,S CATV svc termination notices-concerns REP

S1368 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Codey,R+3 St. agency regulations-review REP/SCS

S1391 Sca (1R) Cunningham,G/Karcher,E+2 Lifeline benf.-prov cost of living incr. REP/SCA

S1465 Sca (1R) Singer,R Speed limits-concerns mun. streets REP/SCA

S1498 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Bryant,W+2 Discrim. Comm.-examine tax records/files REP/SCA without recommendation

S1532 Sca (1R) Bryant,W Medicaid-concerns emerg. care pymt. REP/SCA

S1554 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Kean,T+1 Pediatric rehab. hosp.-Medicaid reimb. REP

S1564 Sarlo,P Loc devel proj-expand finan mechanisms REP

S1574 Singer,R Liquefied petroleum gas invoice-concerns REP

S1605 Madden,F/Asselta,N Trooper Bertram T. Zimmerman III Mem Hwy REP

S1626 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Sweeney,S+2 Signs and outdoor ads-concerns REP/SCA

S1626 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Sweeney,S+2 Signs and outdoor ads-concerns REP

S1644 Sca (1R) Smith,B Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns REP/SCA

S1646 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P+1 Env. infrastructure proj.-aprop. fds. REP/SCA

S1647 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J+1 Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns loans REP/SCA

S1649 Sca (1R) Madden,F Del. Riv. & Bay Auth. proj.-leg approval REP/SCA

S1650 Turner,S St. emp. disciplinary action-concerns REP

S1654 Lesniak,R Energy fac. assessment unit rate-changes REP

S1655 Lesniak,R St. disab. benf. fd.-transfers $110M REP

S1656 Sca (1R) Kenny,B Unemp. taxes-redirect to Health Care Fd. REP/SCA

S1658 Scs (SCS) Bryant,W Passenger auto., new-4-yr regis. period REP/SCS

S1666 Inverso,P Speed humps-mun. construct, cert. rds. REP

SCR86 Smith,B Env. Infrastructure Trust Finan. Plan REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S249 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J/Codey,R+1 Garden St Preserv Trust Act-make changes

S1391 Sca (1R) Cunningham,G/Karcher,E+2 Lifeline benf.-prov cost of living incr.

S1430 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Buono,B+2 Health Enterprise Zones-creates

S1626 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Sweeney,S+2 Signs and outdoor ads-concerns

S1644 Sca (1R) Smith,B Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns

S1646 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P+1 Env. infrastructure proj.-aprop. fds.

S1647 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J+1 Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns loans



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



S1511 ScaAca (2R) Madden,F/Vitale,J+1 Boating while drinking-concerns



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



A2513 Cohen,N/Diegnan,P+2 Anti-Piracy Act-amends

A2518 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Blee,F+8 Improve Treatment, Off w/Mental Illness

A2985 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Payne,W+3 Child protective svcs.-restructures



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A26 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Sires,A+7 ELEC;approp. $2M REF SHH

A1202 AcaAa (2R) Quigley,J/Scalera,F+4 Emerg. Mgmt. Act of 2004-creates REF SLP

A1727 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Thompson,S/Weinberg,L+16 Hosp/nursing homes-compile staffing info REF SHH



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee: (cont'd)



A1937 AcaAaAa (3R) Conaway,H/Bodine,F+4 Airport runways-limits extension REF STR

A2025 Aa (1R) Impreveduto,A/Stack,B Emission control equip.-dealer disclose REF STR

A2240 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Morgan,R+4 Statewide Immunization Reg. Act REF SBA

A2257 Blee,F/Conover,K Scholarship foundations-estab. REF SED

A2361 Wisniewski,J Mun. redevel. agencies-concerns REF SCU

A2510 Van Drew,J/Chiappone,A+1 Clerk, co.-auth to act as loc. registrar REF SCU

A2566 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+1 Private investigators-revise law REF SLP

ACR79 Acs (ACS) Rumpf,B/Connors,C+2 Lyme disease research-Cong. enact REF SHH

AJR21 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U+16 Dual office-holding study comm.-estab. REF SSG



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S1124 Sweeney,S Firefighter training-concerns FROM SLP



Co-Sponsors Added:



S387Sca (1R) (Baer,B)

S924 Sca (1R) (Kavanaugh,W; Bark,M; Bryant,W; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; James,S; Kean,T; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R;

Sarlo,P; Sweeney,S; Doria,J)

S1391 Sca (1R) (Kyrillos,J)

S1515 (Baer,B)

S1693 (Singer,R; Bark,M)

S1698 (Girgenti,J; Turner,S)

S1699 (Gill,N)

SCR89 (Palaia,J: Bark,M; Kean,T; Bucco,A; Kavanaugh,W; Connors,L; Kyrillos,J; Littell,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S323 Sca (1R) (Kyrillos,J)

S1371 (Kean,T)

S1530 (Sweeney,S)



The Senate adjourned at 8:18 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, June 17, 2004 (SESSION, Select Committees at the Call of the Senate President).

ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A98 Roberts,J Mun., co. budgets-concerns REF AAP

A99 Roberts,J Sch. dist. budget caps-concerns REF AAP

A3007 Smith,R/Fisher,D Striped bass-concerns limits REF AAN

A3008 Sires,A/McKeon,J Smart growth areas, cert.-streamlines REF AHO

A3009 Caraballo,W Underground fac. operators-change liab. REF ATU

A3010 Mayer,D/Smith,R Yo-Yo Waterballs-bans sale REF ACO

A3011 Mayer,D Del. Riv. & Bay Auth. proj.-leg approval REF AAN

A3012 Cryan,J/Diegnan,P Graduation req-concern review assessment REF AED

A3013 Greenstein,L/Weinberg,L Pol. contrib. by bus. entities-concerns REF ASG

A3014 Manzo,L Resid. rental fees-concerns REF AHO

A3015 Van Drew,J Prisoners-responsible for own cost REF ALP

A3016 Chiappone,A Professional boxing-concerns purses REF ARP

A3017 Chiappone,A Gift certificates-concerns redemption REF ACO

A3018 Dancer,R Continuing care retir. community-concern REF ASI

A3020 Panter,M/Morgan,R Pub. contracts-proh awards, cert pub off REF AHO

A3021 Chiappone,A/Manzo,L SS numbers-proh. use as id REF ALP

A3022 Carroll,M/Merkt,R+3 Ronald Reagan Mem. Hwy.-desig Rt. 15 REF ATR

A3023 Van Drew,J/Egan,J+1 St. emp.-concerns comp. time REF ALA

A3024 Wolfe,D Teachers, nonprofit priv. sch.-concerns REF AED

A3025 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J PFRS-concerns death benf. REF ASG

A3026 Thompson,S/Chivukula,U+1 Cigarette sales-concerns REF ACO







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3027 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Abbott dist.-concerns spending REF AED

A3028 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Sch dist budget reduction appeal-concern REF AED

A3029 Cruz-Perez,N Mayor, co. exec.-become loc. auth. memb. REF AHO

A3030 Kean,S/Corodemus,S+2 Sheriff, undersheriff-auth. lic. plate REF ATR

A3031 Kean,S Child support overpymts-estab. procedure REF AJU

A3032 Kean,S/Baroni,B Sch. breakfast prog.-implements REF AED

A3033 Kean,S/Baroni,B Vet. prop. tax benf.-extend elig. REF AMV

A3034 Greenstein,L MV accidents-owner prov. info. REF AJU

A3035 Johnson,G/Weinberg,L+4 Loc. pub. works contracts-prequal. req. REF AHO

A3036 Johnson,G/Cryan,J+4 Handicapped access, pub. bldg.-concerns REF AHO

A3037 Johnson,G/Barnes,P+3 NJT police off.-prov. cert. benf. REF ASG

A3038 Gibson,J+7 Police-concern cert training/hiring cost REF ALP

A3039 Manzo,L/Chiappone,A+4 Medicaid prescription drug benf-concerns REF AFI

A3040 Munoz,E/Bramnick,J Pol Communications Reporting Act of 2004 REF ASG

A3041 Smith,R Driv. w/suspended lic.-concerns penal. REF ALP

A3042 Van Drew,J/Egan,J Contractors-concerns use of St. fds. REF ALA

A3044 Blee,F PFRS-incr. post-retir. health care benf. REF ASG

A3045 Blee,F Div. of Probation-creates in DOC REF AJU

A3046 Diegnan,P/Mayer,D+3 EMT, cert.-award co. coll. cred. REF AED

A3047 Chiappone,A/Manzo,L+1 Pub. hearing/meeting website-maintain REF ASG

A3048 Stack,B/Vas,J Catastrophic events-waive sewer fees REF AEN

A3101 Mayer,D/Smith,R Signs and outdoor ads-concerns REF ABU

A3102 Caraballo,W Energy fac. assessment unit rate-changes REF ABU

A3103 Wisniewski,J St. disab. benf. fd.-transfers $110M REF ABU

A3104 Diegnan,P Unemp. taxes-redirect to Health Care Fd. REF ABU

A3105 Impreveduto,A Ambulatory care fac.-concerns REF ABU

A3106 Quigley,J Motor veh. tires-imposes fee on sale REF ABU

A3107 Sires,A Passenger auto., new-4-yr regis. period REF ABU

AR187 Dancer,R Continuing Care Advis Council-reactivate REF ASI

AR188 Van Drew,J/Stack,B+21 CATV basic tier reg. removal-condemns REF AFR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A263 Egan,J/Diegnan,P New Brunswick-auth. addl. UEZ REP

A332 Weinberg,L/Munoz,E+2 Primary practitioner-loan redemption REP

A419 Acs (ACS) Van Drew,J Electronic messages, cert.-estab. penal. REP/ACS

A516 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Caraballo,W Energy efficiency standards-concerns REP/ACA

A638 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Green,J Sch. fac. proj.-address health hazard REP

A825 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L/Previte,M+1 Kidnapping-elim. statute of limitations REP/ACA

A834 Acs (ACS) Greenstein,L/Van Drew,J+4 Sr., disab. cit. id theft-enhance penal. REP/ACS

A885 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P Remove confidential status-investigators REP

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

A1819 AcaAca (2R) Egan,J/Van Drew,J+5 Constr. proj., cert.-prevailing wage req REP/ACA

A1981 Cryan,J Will registry-estab. REP

A1985 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Vandervalk,C Physician asst.-concerns prescriptions REP/ACA

A2060 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B+9 Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ;$300K REP

A2142 Impreveduto,A/Quigley,J Co. pension fds.-concerns REP

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

A2232 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Panter,M Horse race tracks-prov. for leasing REP/ACA

A2420 Cryan,J/Johnson,G+4 Automated Traffic Sys.-concerns REP

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

A2618 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L Medicaid-concerns emerg. care pymt. REP/ACA

A2641 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Manzo,L+1 St. col., univ. contracts-concerns REP/ACA

A2703 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J Intracoastal Waterway Feasibility Study REP

A2791 Impreveduto,A/Scalera,F Loc devel proj-expand finan mechanisms REP

A2807 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Gordon,R+1 Practice nurses, advanced-expand duties REP/ACA

A2814 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Gusciora,R Garden St Preserv Trust Act-make changes REP/ACA

A2895 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Diegnan,P+1 Horse Racing Injury Comp Bd-workers comp REP/ACA

A2919 Burzichelli,J/Watson Coleman,B+1 UI benf. during training-concerns REP

A2970 Stack,B/Manzo,L Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act REP

A2977 AcaAca (2R) Gordon,R/Green,J Env. infrastructure proj.-aprop. fds. REP/ACA

A2978 AcaAca (2R) Voss,J/Stender,L Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns loans REP/ACA

A2979 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns REP/ACA

A2988 Cryan,J/Malone,J Legal notices-concerns electronic pub. REP

A3005 Aca (1R) Cryan,J/Fisher,D+1 Restaurants special discounts-concerns REP/ACA

A3007 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Fisher,D Striped bass-concerns limits REP/ACA

A3008 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/McKeon,J Smart growth areas, cert.-streamlines REP/ACS

A3009 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Underground fac. operators-change liab. REP/ACA







Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



A3149 Sires,A Northern St. Prison food svc. fac;$4.25M REP

ACR179 Sires,A Dept. of Transp campus bldgs-renovation REP

S206 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Smith,B/Lance,L Commercial nonagric. activities-concerns REP/ACA

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



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1298 McKeon,J/Weinberg,L Stroke case registry in St.-estab. REP REF AAP

A1593/2315 Acs (ACS) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+4 Rx Prog.-estab. REP/ACS REF AAP

A2778 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Farm income averaging cred.-permits REP REF AAP

A2902 Aca (1R) Steele,A/Azzolina,J+5 Co. prosecutors' salaries-incr. REP/ACA REF AAP

A2923 Fisher,D St. land acquisitions in mun.-limits REP REF AAP

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



Bills Combined:



A2315 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F Fair Market Drug Pricing Act-estab. COMB/W A1593 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A2878 Greenwald,L/Barnes,P+3 Traumatic Brain Injury waiver;$3.6M FROM AHH TO ABU

A2899 McKeon,J/Hackett,M Patient death notification-adopt policy FROM AHH TO AFI

S1534 Sca (1R) Kenny,B/Allen,D Patient death notification-adopt policy FROM AHH TO AFI



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2324 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Scalera,F+1 Kennel overcrowding-reg. to proh. FROM 2RA



Co-Sponsors Added:



A1819 AcaAca (2R) (Conners,J; Conaway,H)

A1883 (Conners,J; Conaway,H)

A2060 Aca (1R) (Voss,J)

A2406 (Voss,J; Gusciora,R; Van Drew,J)

A2762 (Baroni,B; Dancer,R)

A2809 (Eagler,P)

A2878 (Weinberg,L)

A2895 Aca (1R) (Dancer,R)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1765 (Stack,B)

A1985 Aca (1R) (Vandervalk,C)

A2895 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2923 (Gibson,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2477 (Stack,B)

A2672 (McKeon,J)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2638 AcaAca (2R) (Stack,B)

Note to the 05/03/2004 Digest:



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



S1037 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J E-mail messages, cert.-crim, civil penal REF *NOT* ATU



The Assembly adjourned at 7:30 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, June 17, 2004 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/10/2004):



None