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Vol. XVI No. 38 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, October 14, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3348 Barnes,P/Connors,C SPRS-changes Bd. of Trustees memb. REF ASG

A3351 Bramnick,J Fliers or posters-telephone number req. REF ACO

A3352 Burzichelli,J/Roberts,J Natural resources-concerns damage pymt REF AEN

A3353 Cohen,N Tanning fac.-concerns use by minors REF AFW

A3354 Weinberg,L Neonatal Jaundice Registry-estab. REF AHH

A3355 Chiappone,A Alco. w/out liquid machines-proh. sale REF ALP

A3356 Chiappone,A Driv. lic, persons 65 or over-reduce fee REF ATR

A3357 Bramnick,J Restaurants-concerns insur. coverage REF AFI

A3358 Quigley,J/Vas,J Ambulances, used-concerns sale REF AHS

A3359 Cohen,N Health Insur Affordability Access Reform REF AFI

A3360 Chivukula,U/Cohen,N+1 Digital divide pilot prog.-estab. REF AED

A3361 Greenwald,L/Pou,N Med. day care-repeal budget language REF ABU

AR210 Bateman,C/Kean,S Community Reinvestment Act Task Force REF AFI



Bills Passed:



A396 Van Drew,J/Fisher,D+4 Sch. buses-concerns (77-0-0)

A662 Aca (1R) Blee,F/Wolfe,D+7 Sch. personnel, cert.-liab. immunity (76-0-0)

A873 Barnes,P/Van Drew,J Backpack safety-concerns (77-0-0)

A969 AaSca (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+7 Cred. cards, unsolicited-proh. delivery (77-0-0)

A1486 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Barnes,P+2 Alco. bev. w/gelatin-concerns labeling (71-6-0)

A1912 Weinberg,L/Chivukula,U+3 Children Palliative Care Network;$170K (58-14-5)

A1923 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Cohen,N Higher ed.-divorced parents obligation (65-9-1)

A1965 Cohen,N/Greenstein,L+5 Sex offenders-bars positions, youth org. (77-0-0)

A2091 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P Children's protective eyewear-concerns (70-6-1)

A2247 Wisniewski,J/Scalera,F+4 Firefighter training, St.-accredited (72-3-2)

A2730 Acs (ACS) Stender,L/Cohen,N+4 Human trafficking-concerns victims (77-0-0)

A2864 Scalera,F/Greenstein,L+1 Luring or enticing another-crime (77-0-0)

A2865 Scalera,F/Vas,J+4 Higher ed. instit.-fire safety info. (76-1-0)

A3010 Mayer,D/Smith,R+1 Yo-Yo Waterballs-bans sale (71-5-1)

A3150 Roberts,J/Pou,N+10 Land-recreation & conserv purpose;$70.6M (76-1-0)

A3197 Sires,A/DeCroce,A+6 Northern NJ-park devel.;$22.468M (77-0-0)

A3198 Greenstein,L/Gusciora,R+6 Central NJ-park devel.;$16.181M (77-0-0)

A3199 Van Drew,J/Greenwald,L+5 Southern NJ-park devel.;$17.623M (77-0-0)

A3200 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$75M (77-0-0)

A3201 Scalera,F/Gordon,R+3 Nonprofit entities-devel. land;$22.9M (77-0-0)

A3202 Sires,A/Stack,B+1 Save Ellis Island, Inc.;$120K (77-0-0)

A3203 Mayer,D/Smith,R+16 Farmland preserv. purposes;$39.8M (77-0-0)



Bills Passed: (cont'd)



A3204 Greenwald,L/Previte,M+5 Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$8M (77-0-0)

A3205 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+16 Farmland preserv. purposes;$25M (77-0-0)

A3206 Greenstein,L/Watson Coleman,B+5 Nonprofit org.-farmland preserv.;$2.5M (77-0-0)

A3207 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+14 Farmland preserv. purposes;$52.4M (77-0-0)

A3214 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Van Drew,J+2 Casino gambling reg.-concerns (77-0-0)

A3217 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J+3 CRDA admin. prog.-revise elig. criteria (75-2-0)

A3256 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Blee,F+2 Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act (43-28-6)

A3257 Sires,A/Caraballo,W+2 Syringes w/out prescription-limited sale (43-28-6)

A3258 Impreveduto,A/Cohen,N+3 Contractors' Regis. Act-delay (76-0-1)

ACR81 Rumpf,B/Connors,C Safe Neighborhoods Act-Cong enact (74-3-0)

AJR64 Johnson,G/Diegnan,P+17 American Heros Day-desig. September 11 (77-0-0)

AR122 Wisniewski,J/Gusciora,R St.'s Visa Waiver Prog.-make Poland elig (77-0-0)

AR147 Previte,M/Payne,W Fed. Med. Asst. Percentage incr.-extend (70-5-2)

AR204 Gordon,R/Voss,J+1 Natl. Disab. Emp. Awareness Mo-desig Oct (77-0-0)

S559 Aca (1R) Adler,J/Asselta,N+2 Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding (68-2-7)

S679 Martin,R/Allen,D+1 Uniform Mediation Act-enacts (77-0-0)

S684 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Wisniewski,J+2 Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. (76-1-0)

S963 Aca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+1 Small emp. health benf.-concerns (77-0-0)

S1247 ScaAca (2R) Bucco,A/O'Toole,K Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed (76-0-0)



Bills Passed Concurring w/Amendment by Amendment:



A2425 ScaAa (2R) Greenwald,L/Conaway,H+8 Health Care Worker Pension Policy Comm. To Concur by Aa (Greenwald) (73-3-0)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A279 AcaAa (2R) Vandervalk,C/Impreveduto,A Genetic counselor- req. lic. (Vandervalk)

A2768 Aa (1R) Cohen,N/Diegnan,P Identity theft statute-expand definition (Cohen)

A2923 AcaAa (2R) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Open space acquisitions, cert.-concerns (Fisher)



Bills Substituted:



A841 Greenstein,L/Diegnan,P+1 Uniform Mediation Act-enacts SUB BY S679

A2117 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Weinberg,L+1 Small emp. health benf.-concerns SUB BY S963 (1R)

A2392 Aca (1R) Previte,M/Mayer,D+2 Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding SUB BY S559 (1R)

A2546 Wisniewski,J/Vas,J+2 Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. SUB BY S684 (1R)

A2949 Aca (1R) O'Toole,K Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed SUB BY S1247 (2R)

S559 Aca (1R) Adler,J/Asselta,N+2 Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding SUB FOR A2392 (1R)

S679 Martin,R/Allen,D+1 Uniform Mediation Act-enacts SUB FOR A841

S684 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Wisniewski,J+2 Pub. Health Council-adds two memb. SUB FOR A2546

S963 Aca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+1 Small emp. health benf.-concerns SUB FOR A2117 (1R)

S1247 ScaAca (2R) Bucco,A/O'Toole,K Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed SUB FOR A2949 (1R)



Bills Transferred:



A2445 Stender,L/Cohen,N Child restraint sys.-inspector immunity FROM ALP TO ATR



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2255 Vandervalk,C Child abuse/neglect statutes-revise FROM AFW



Co-Sponsors Added:



A315 (Conaway,H; Conners,J)

A662 Aca (1R) (Pennacchio,J; Chivukula,U; Azzolina,J; Gusciora,R; Vas,J)

A805 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)

A841 (McKeon,J)

A969 AaSca (2R) (Greenstein,L)

A1080 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R)

A1285 (Bateman,C)

A1486 Aca (1R) (Stack,B; Eagler,P)

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1765 (Gordon,R)

A1912 (Stack,B; Previte,M)

A1925 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)

A1965 (Eagler,P; Gusciora,R; Chivukula,U; Stack,B; Conners,J)

A2028 (Kean,S)

A2095 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2117 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H)

A2204/2892 Acs (ACS) (Greenstein,L)

A2247 (Stack,B; Conners,J; Chivukula,U)

A2392 Aca (1R) (Baroni,B)

A2425 ScaAa (2R) (Eagler,P; Chivukula,U; Conners,J; Vas,J)

A2730 Acs (ACS) (Eagler,P; Conners,J)

A2864 (Conners,J)

A2865 (Diegnan,P; Corodemus,S; Greenstein,L; Conners,J)

A2866 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A2910 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2957 (Gordon,R)

A3010 (Conners,J)

A3150 (Eagler,P; McKeon,J; Stack,B; Steele,A; Chivukula,U; Gregg,G; Chatzidakis,L; Dancer,R; Gibson,J; Baroni,B)

A3186 (Weinberg,L)

A3196/2339/2356/ 2905 Acs (ACS) (Eagler,P)

A3197 (Russo,D; O'Toole,K; Merkt,R; Pennacchio,J; Gregg,G; Eagler,P)

A3198 (Gregg,G; Baroni,B; Corodemus,S; Thompson,S; Kean,S; McHose,A)

A3199 (Chatzidakis,L; Blee,F; Gibson,J; Dancer,R; Malone,J)

A3201 (McKeon,J; Greenstein,L; Johnson,G)

A3203 (Myers,C; Bramnick,J; Chatzidakis,L; McHose,A; Bateman,C; O'Toole,K; Bodine,F; Rooney,J; Malone,J; Gregg,G; Baroni,B;

Dancer,R; Gibson,J; Doherty,M; Biondi,P; Vandervalk,C)

A3204 (Chatzidakis,L; Rumpf,B; Connors,C; Russo,D; Bodine,F)

A3205 (Rumpf,B; Dancer,R; Gregg,G; Myers,C; Merkt,R; Biondi,P; Bodine,F; Thompson,S; Bateman,C; Carroll,M; McHose,A;

Chatzidakis,L; Doherty,M; Azzolina,J; Connors,C; Malone,J)

A3206 (McHose,A; Myers,C; Baroni,B; Gregg,G; Doherty,M)

A3207 (Blee,F; Connors,C; Biondi,P; Conover,K; Bateman,C; Bodine,F; Rumpf,B; Doherty,M; Malone,J; Myers,C; Baroni,B;

Dancer,R; Gibson,J; Chatzidakis,L)

A3215 (Stack,B)

A3217 Aca (1R) (Eagler,P)

A3231 (Bateman,C; McHose,A)

A3252 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R)

A3256 Aca (1R) (Cruz-Perez,N; Eagler,P)

A3257 (Cruz-Perez,N; Eagler,P)

A3258 (Diegnan,P; Scalera,F; Stack,B)

ACR76 (McHose,A)

ACR155 (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J)

AJR64 (Scalera,F; Stack,B)

AR204 (Eagler,P)

AR206 (Burzichelli,J; Wisniewski,J; Impreveduto,A; Stack,B; Quigley,J; Johnson,G; Weinberg,L; Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N;

Cryan,J; Bateman,C; Conners,J; Conaway,H; Stender,L; Green,J; Scalera,F; Previte,M; Gregg,G; Gusciora,R; DeCroce,A; Egan,J;

Dancer,R; Baroni,B; Thompson,S; Conover,K; Rooney,J; Corodemus,S; Azzolina,J; Barnes,P; Fisher,D; Vandervalk,C; Greenstein,L;

Russo,D; O'Toole,K; Kean,S; Cohen,N; Blee,F; Voss,J; Gordon,R; Smith,R; Diegnan,P; Caraballo,W; Chiappone,A; Manzo,L; Van

Drew,J; Eagler,P; Pou,N; Panter,M; Morgan,R; Tucker,D; Watson Coleman,B)



Co-Sponsor Withdrawn:



A2949 Aca (1R) (Stack,B)



Prime Sponsor Withdrawn:



A559 (Myers,C)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A380 (Scalera,F)

A1912 (Chivukula,U)

A2091 (Diegnan,P)

A2426 (Greenstein,L)

A2512 (Chiappone,A)

A2546 (Vas,J)

A2567 (Johnson,G)

Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3174 (Chiappone,A)

A3221 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A3305 (Wisniewski,J)

A3358 (Vas,J)

ACR157 (Dancer,R)

ACR158 (Dancer,R)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A396 (Stack,B)

A880 (Egan,J)

A1912 (Johnson,G)

A2091 (Malone,J)

A2247 (Vas,J)

A2567 (Smith,R)

A2864 (Vas,J)

A2865 (Chivukula,U)

A3077 (Greenstein,L)

A3192 (Chivukula,U)

A3358 (Barnes,P)

AR168 (Chiappone,A)

AR196 (Greenstein,L)

AR204 (Greenstein,L)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A662 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)

A1965 (Vas,J)

A2204/2892 Acs (ACS) (Stanley,C)

A2865 (Stack,B)

A3198 (Vas,J)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2392 Aca (1R) (Egan,J)

A2730 Acs (ACS) (Green,J)

A3202 (Cohen,N)



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2392 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)



Seventh Prime Sponsors Added:



A3256 Aca (1R) (Steele,A)



Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Baroni,B; Gibson,J)

S679 (McKeon,J)

S684 Sca (1R) (Manzo,L; Eagler,P)

S963 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H)



Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)

S679 (Greenstein,L)

S684 Sca (1R) (Wisniewski,J)

S963 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

S1247 ScaAca (2R) (O'Toole,K)





Second Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Mayer,D)

S679 (Diegnan,P)

S684 Sca (1R) (Vas,J)

S963 Aca (1R) (Weinberg,L)



Third Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Egan,J)



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S559 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L)



The Assembly adjourned at 6:45 P.M. to meet again on Monday, October 18, 2004 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A969 AaSca (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+7 Cred. cards, unsolicited-proh. delivery

S679 Martin,R/Allen,D+1 Uniform Mediation Act-enacts

S684 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Wisniewski,J+2 Pub. Health Council-adds two memb.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (10/04/04):



None