NEW JERSEY

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for December 9, 2004



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Vol. XVI No. 49 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, December 13, 2004 (SESSION, Select Committees at the Call of the Senate President).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3575 Kean,S/McHose,A St. Ads and Promotions Comm.-estab. REF ASG

A3576 Burzichelli,J High sch. sports-concerns broadcast REF AED

A3577 Greenstein,L/Gusciora,R+1 Investment discretion-concerns REF ASG

A3578 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Animal used for attack-req. removal REF ALP

A3579 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Del. Riv. Jt. Toll Bridge Comm.-concerns REF ATR

A3580 Van Drew,J Per pupil admin. costs-concerns REF AED

A3582 Bateman,C Radon bus. lic.-limits annual fees REF AEN

A3583 Russo,D/Cohen,N Federal income tax advantages-extends REF AAP

A3584 Smith,R Police off.-expungement, cert. records REF AJU

A3585 Conaway,H/Fisher,D+1 Voter regis. drives-concerns REF ASG

A3586 Conners,J/Johnson,G+3 Vet. benf.-broadens elig. REF AMV

A3587 Conners,J+3 Vet. benf.-broadens elig. REF AMV

A3588 Sires,A/Stack,B+1 Hist. preserv., northern NJ;$4.979M REF ABU

A3589 Roberts,J/Fisher,D+1 Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M REF ABU

A3590 Watson Coleman,B/Chivukula,U Hist. preserv., central NJ;$6.435M REF ABU

A3591 Caraballo,W Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals REF ABU

A3592 Caraballo,W Drug offense in sch zone-elim cert penal REF ALP

A3593 Dancer,R Equine rehab.-creates prog. in DOC REF ALP

A3594 Dancer,R Defibrillators, sr. cit. ctrs-grant prog REF ASI

A3595 Dancer,R PAAD-extends elig., cert. disab. persons REF ASI

A3596 Dancer,R PAAD & Sr. Gold-concerns income elig. REF ASI

A3597 Dancer,R Sr. cit. safe driv. health ctrs.-estab. REF ATR

A3598 Stanley,C Student-Athlete Head Injuries Task Force REF AED

AR223 Eagler,P+1 Ukraine-estab free, open democratic sys. REF AMV

AR224 Cryan,J Sales tax collection-out-of-st. sellers REF AAP

AR225 Van Drew,J Atlantic City-incr Homeland Security fds REF AHS



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1514 AcaAca (2R) Conaway,H/Greenstein,L SCI-propose series of statute amendments REP/ACA

A1603 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Cohen,N+24 Natl. Guard, housing-income tax exclud. REP/ACA

A2095 Greenstein,L/Conaway,H+1 Pub. emp., cert-concern leave of absence REP

A2694 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Steele,A PERS Prosecutors Part-concerns memb. REP

A2976 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Manzo,L Behavioral health care svcs.-concerns REP/ACA

A3063 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L+1 Pupil transp. contracts-concerns REP/ACA

A3177 Acs (ACS) Scalera,F/Greenstein,L+1 Pharmaceutical wholesale distrib-concern REP/ACS

A3246 Acs (ACS) Munoz,E/Gordon,R Disease Mgmt. Study Comm.-estab. REP/ACS

A3434 Steele,A/Hackett,M Political contrib.-concerns REP

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



A3480 Watson Coleman,B Community svc. pilot prog.-high sch. REP

A3483 Stanley,C St. Bd. of Examiners-concerns REP

A3510 Greenwald,L Prop sale by nonresid-clarify income tax REP

A3520 Aca (1R) Greenstein,L Wills and estates-concerns REP/ACA

A3529 Van Drew,J/Blee,F Worker's comp.-concerns statutes REP

A3550 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Gordon,R Influenza vaccine-concerns availability REP/ACA

A3581 Sires,A/Scalera,F+1 Sept 11th Mem, Liberty St Park-donations REP

A3588 Sires,A/Stack,B+1 Hist. preserv., northern NJ;$4.979M REP

A3589 Roberts,J/Fisher,D+1 Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M REP

A3590 Watson Coleman,B/Chivukula,U Hist. preserv., central NJ;$6.435M REP

A3591 Caraballo,W Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals REP

A3598 Aca (1R) Stanley,C Student-Athlete Head Injuries Task Force REP/ACA

ACR176 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Fred Rogers-honors life/accomplishments REP

ACR210 Van Drew,J International trade agreement-concerns REP

AJR115 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Weinberg,L+2 Asperger's Syndrome Awareness Wk.-April REP/ACA

AR160 Chatzidakis,L/Conners,J+1 Battle of the Bulge-commem. 60th anniv. REP

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

AR215 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Diegnan,P Voc. and Tech. Ed.-Assembly Task Force REP/ACA

AR222 Conners,J/Conaway,H+2 VFW-honors 105th anniv. REP

AR223 Aca (1R) Eagler,P+1 Ukraine-estab free, open democratic sys. REP/ACA

S27 Codey,R/Karcher,E+24 Political contrib.-concerns REP

S250 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J/Girgenti,J+4 Mil. personnel housing-income tax excl. REP

S1298 ScaSa (2R) Sarlo,P/Bucco,A+1 Pupil transp. contracts-concerns REP

S1598 Scs (SCS) Codey,R/Coniglio,J+6 Community svc. pilot prog.-high sch. REP

S2037 Sca (1R) Rice,R/James,S Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals REP

SCR21 Bark,M Fred Rogers-honors life/accomplishments REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1478/1482 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J Intermodal chassis-req. inspection REP/ACS REF AAP

A1979 Acs (ACS) Smith,R Prescribed Burning Act REP/ACS REF AAP

A2360 Steele,A/Chiappone,A+10 PFRS-incr. cert. memb. benefits REP REF AAP

A2583 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G Motorized cart, malls-corp. bus tax cred REP REF AAP

A2954 Chivukula,U/Munoz,E+1 Community Health Svc. Pilot Initiative REP REF AAP

A3362 Greenwald,L/Cryan,J+1 Special ed. costs, cert.;$18.3M REP REF AAP



Bills Recommitted:



A1514 AcaAca (2R) Conaway,H/Greenstein,L SCI-propose series of statute amendments RCM AJU



Bills Combined:



A1482 Wisniewski,J Intermodal chassis-req. inspection COMB/W A1478 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A3502 Weinberg,L/Morgan,R Child Advocate Office-concerns FROM AFW TO AHH



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



A1769 AcaSca (2R) Sires,A/Green,J+5 Sewer, water connection fees-concerns

A2444 AcaSca (2R) Bateman,C/McKeon,J+2 Contaminated prop.-concerns liab.

A3217 AcaSa (2R) Van Drew,J+5 CRDA admin. prog.-revise elig. criteria



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S564 Scs (SCS) Baer,B Cemetery co.-concerns operation REF ARP

S682 Scs (SCS) Martin,R/McNamara,H Superfund sites-exemp. cleanup liab. REF AEN

S1093/620 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Vitale,J/Allen,D+5 Adoptees-permits access to birth cert. REF AFW









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



S1314 ScaSa (2R) Buono,B+1 Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules REF AFI

S1568 Codey,R Sch. dist. pension fd-bd of trustee memb REF ASG

S1912 Vitale,J/Sweeney,S+2 Small emp. health benf coverage-concerns REF AFI

S2037 Sca (1R) Rice,R/James,S Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals REF ABU



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



S801 Allen,D Search/rescue dogs, kill, injure-penal.

S1835 Sa (1R) Sacco,N/Ciesla,A E-ZPass transponder-concern lost, stolen



Co-Sponsors Added:



A266 (Merkt,R)

A3099 (Previte,M)

A3237 (Diegnan,P)

A3278 (Van Drew,J)

A3423 (Quigley,J)

A3441 (Gusciora,R)

A3479 (Conaway,H; Conners,J; Fisher,D)

A3504 (Weinberg,L; Barnes,P)

A3508 (Weinberg,L)

A3509 (Weinberg,L)

A3581 (McKeon,J)

A3586 (Diegnan,P)

A3587 (Blee,F;Conover,K)

A3588 (McKeon,J)

A3589 (McKeon,J)

ACR171 (McKeon,J)

AR222 (Diegnan,P; McKeon,J)

AR223 (McKeon,J)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3186 Aca (1R) (Steele,A)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2996 (Green,J)

A3529 (Blee,F)

A3246 Acs (ACS) (Gordon,R)

A3550 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A1248 Aca (1R) (Stack,B)

A2285 (Van Drew,J)

A3340 Aca (1R) (Stack,B)

A3550 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L)

A3585 (Conners,J)

ACR69 Aca (1R) (Stack,B)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2694 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2806 Aca (1R) (Hackett,M)





The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



* Effective December 6, 2004



Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee:



Assemblyman Eric Munoz, (21) to replace Assemblyman Sean T. Kean (11).



Assembly Family, Women and Children's Services Committee:



Assemblyman Sean T. Kean, (11) to replace Assemblyman Eric Munoz (21).





The Assembly adjourned at 6:56 P.M. to meet again on Monday, December 13, 2004. (SESSION).





Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/06/04):



P.L.2004, c.160. S341 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P/Doria,J+5 12/7/2004 Personal Rapid Transit-DOT study;$75K

P.L.2004, c.161. S526 Scs (SCS) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+2 12/7/2004 Police training sch.-enrollment standard

P.L.2004, c.162. S963 Aca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+2 12/7/2004 Small emp. health benf.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.163. S1247 ScaAca (2R) Bucco,A/O'Toole,K+1 12/7/2004 Equestrians-req. motorist reduce speed

P.L.2004, c.164. S1326 Baer,B/Cohen,N 12/7/2004 Mortgage guaranty insur.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.165. S1581 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Doria,J 12/7/2004 Surplus Lines Insur. Guaranty Fd-revises

P.L.2004, c.166. S1653 Coniglio,J/Doria,J+2 12/7/2004 Felician Coll.;$50K

P.L.2004, c.167. A457 AcaAa (2R) Impreveduto,A/Holzapfel,J+3 12/7/2004 Respiratory Care Pract. Lic. Act-revise

P.L.2004, c.168. A826 Greenstein,L+5 12/7/2004 Advanced practice nurses-concerns

P.L.2004, c.169. A863/1329 Acs (ACS) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+9 12/7/2004 Mun. streets-concerns

P.L.2004, c.170. A1930 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Van Drew,J/Diegnan,P+3 12/7/2004 Archeological sites-concerns protection

P.L.2004, c.171. A2257 Blee,F/Conover,K 12/7/2004 Scholarship foundations-estab.

P.L.2004, c.172. S559 Aca (1R) Adler,J/Asselta,N+2 12/9/2004 Masonry-proh. dry cutting and grinding

P.L.2004, c.173. S1012 Sca (1R) Codey,R/McKeon,J 12/9/2004 Essex Co. Bd of Ed. Emp.-incr. vet benf.