NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 10, 2005



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Vol. XVI No. 51 211th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 (QUORUM/JOINT SESSION/State of the State Address).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3611 Bramnick,J Hockey prog., HS-auth. special lic plate REF ATR

A3612 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J Dam restoration/repair proj.-finan. REF AEN

A3613 Burzichelli,J MV right-of-way viol.-estab. addl. penal REF ALP

A3614 Gibson,J UEZ, Lower Twp., Woodbine Borough-auth. REF ACE

A3615 Burzichelli,J/Scalera,F Sch. dist. budget cap-temp. adjustment REF AED

A3616 McKeon,J Housing of disab. person-concerns REF AHO

A3617 Diegnan,P/Egan,J+3 Mortgage payoff balances-concerns REF AFI

A3618 Diegnan,P/Wisniewski,J+2 MV inspection stickers-concerns REF ATR

A3619 Cryan,J/Roberts,J Alco. bev.-concerns REF ALP

A3620 Diegnan,P Sch. dist. budget cap-concerns REF AED

A3621 Chiappone,A Rental asst. grants-incr. funding REF AHO

A3622 Chiappone,A Jersey City prop. tax relief;$25M REF AHO

A3623 Cohen,N Svc. contracts-concerns REF AFI

A3624 Cohen,N Domestic insurers-incr investment limits REF AFI

A3625 Payne,W/Munoz,E+1 Billy's Law-concerns special ed students REF AED

A3626 Greenwald,L/Cryan,J+2 Children health insur. coverage-concerns REF AHH

A3627 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Vacancy Review Bd-estab., Personnel Dept REF ASG

A3628 Gusciora,R Crim. records-automatic expungement REF AJU

A3629 Weinberg,L/Eagler,P Disab. vet.-concerns prop. tax exemp. REF AMV

A3630 Baroni,B Ambulatory care fac.-concerns tax REF AHH

A3631 Chiappone,A/Munoz,E+1 Devel. Disab. Div. fac.-concerns REF AHH

A3632 Johnson,G/Barnes,P+1 Sexual viol. training-concerns REF ALP

A3633 Merkt,R Elections-concerns REF ASG

A3634 Cruz-Perez,N/Green,J Relocation asst.-concerns REF AHO

A3635 Dancer,R Fire safety in high-rises-concerns REF AHO

A3636 Dancer,R Community Living Independently Prog. REF ASI

A3637 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+1 Voter regis.-permits at polling place REF ASG

A3638 Doherty,M/Myers,C+1 Vet. prop. tax benf.-extends REF AMV

A3639 Corodemus,S/Burzichelli,J Double-hull vessels, transport oil-req. REF AEN

A3640 Munoz,E/Bramnick,J Drumthwacket-limits use REF ASG

A3641 Stender,L Mun. zoning power-clarify REF AHO

A3642 Greenwald,L/Fisher,D Shaken baby syndrome-concerns info. REF AHH

A3643 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+6 Vessel haz substance discharge-incr liab REF AEN

A3644 Cryan,J Cosmetic dentistry-elim. tax REF AAP

A3645 Stender,L/Green,J St. Athletic Control Bd.-concerns REF ASG

A3646 Previte,M Sex offender-allow release of info. REF ALP

A3647 Bodine,F Statewide Bridge Bond Act REF ATR

A3648 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J Health benf. coverage-extend REF AFI

A3649 Corodemus,S Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj.-amend REF ASG

A3650 Morgan,R/Rooney,J+15 Smart growth areas-concerns permits REF AEN

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3651 Oliver,S/Caraballo,W+5 Office of Inmate Advocacy-estab. REF AJU

A3652 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L St. Auditor-concerns cert. audits REF AAP

A3653 Van Drew,J Farmland preserv.-concerns REF AAN

A3654 Van Drew,J Vet. Memorial Hwy.-Rt. 55 REF ATR

A3655 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Felony murder-concerns REF AJU

A3656 Greenwald,L/Blee,F+4 Air toxics surcharge-concerns REF AEN

A3657 Bateman,C/Biondi,P St.-owned prop.-concerns REF ASG

A3658 Bateman,C UI surcharges-concerns REF ALA

A3659 McKeon,J/Weinberg,L Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh. REF AHH

A3660 Cohen,N SS nos.-proh. use for cert.purposes REF ALP

A3661 Conners,J/Conaway,H Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig. REF AMV

A3662 Conaway,H/Van Drew,J Motor fuels tax refund-recreational boat REF ATR

A3663 Conaway,H/Stack,B+7 Needles, health care fac.-concerns use REF AHH

A3664 McKeon,J/Hackett,M+1 Pub. contracts-concerns REF AHO

A3665 Stanley,C Sch. fac. proj.-concerns St. support REF AED

A3666 Bodine,F Port Auth. compact-supplements REF ATR

A3667 Sires,A Air toxics surcharge-concerns REF AEN

A3668 Russo,D Gated community-prov. svc. of process REF ALP

A3669 Watson Coleman,B Energy efficiency standards-concerns REF AHO

A3670 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+2 Voting early-concerns REF ASG

A3671 Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Religious societies-clarify incorp. law REF ASG

A3672 Wisniewski,J CDS, cert.-concerns REF AHH

A3674 Sires,A/Wisniewski,J Ferries-concerns operation REF ATR

A3675 Sires,A/Diegnan,P+1 Cancer Institute of NJ;$6M REF AAP

A3676 Sires,A Off. of Inspector General-estab. REF ASG

A3677 Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B+2 Rental asst. grants and emp svcs-concern REF AHO

A3678 Gusciora,R Law Against Discrim.-amends REF AJU

ACR100 Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B Lieutenant Gov.-estab. office REF ASG

ACR212 Merkt,R Marriage statute-clarify REF AJU

ACR213 Vas,J/Greenwald,L+2 Fed. income tax rev.-correct inequity REF AFR

ACR214 Conners,J/Conaway,H Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference REF AMV

AJR117 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Early Intervention Wk.-third wk. of May REF AHH

AJR118 Baroni,B Celebrate NJ Hist. Day-desig December 18 REF ASG

AR226 Burzichelli,J/Corodemus,S Double hulled oil tankers-enact leg REF AEN

AR227 McKeon,J/Panter,M Passaic Riv. Restoration Initiative REF AEN

AR228 Van Drew,J Propane Gas Price & Distrib Task Force REF ATU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A198 AcaAca (2R/CC) Previte,M/Payne,W+26 Children & incarcerated parents-concerns REP/ACA

A335 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L Physicians, cert-subject to inspections REP/ACA

A876 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+4 Psychological test, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

A918 Aca (1R) Connors,C/Rumpf,B+2 Personal watercraft-revise laws REP/ACA

A1463 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N+6 Pub. util. emp. id, misuse-upgrade penal REP/ACA

A1478/1482 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J Intermodal chassis-concerns REP

A1632 Chivukula,U/Diegnan,P+2 Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp REP

A2116 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Manzo,L Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules REP/ACA

A2121 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Water svc., standby-concerns pymt. REP/ACA

A2275 Greenwald,L/Watson Coleman,B Water supply fac., cert.-exemp., BPU reg REP

A2595 Wisniewski,J Cosmetology temp. permits-concerns REP

A2664 Chiappone,A Cell phone cameras-concerns REP

A2693 Aca (1R) Manzo,L Lung cancer in women activities;$75K REP/ACA

A2996 Aca (1R) Biondi,P/Green,J+1 Shower valve, replace-issuance of permit REP/ACA

A3080 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N Vessels, cert.-req. liab. insur. REP/ACA

A3233 Manzo,L Charitable Registration Act-revises REP

A3354 Acs (ACS) Weinberg,L Neonatal Jaundice Registry-estab. REP/ACS

A3361 Greenwald,L/Pou,N+1 Med. day care-repeal budget language REP

A3482 Payne,W/Stanley,C+6 Sudan-proh. investment in co. doing bus. REP

A3493 Van Drew,J/Greenwald,L Prof sporting events-wagering at casinos REP

A3513 Watson Coleman,B Income tax-concerns special contrib. REP

A3515 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Securities fraud-concerns investigations REP/ACA

A3675 Sires,A/Diegnan,P+1 Cancer Institute of NJ;$6M REP

AJR74 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Smith,R Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day-March 6 REP/ACA

AJR89 McKeon,J Bipolar Disorder Awareness Mo.-April REP

AR172 Bodine,F Black boxes, emerg veh-feasibility study REP

AR228 Van Drew,J Propane Gas Price & Distrib Task Force REP









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



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

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

S1314 ScaSaAca (3R) Buono,B+1 Managed care carriers-prov fee schedules REP/ACA

S1862 Smith,B/Doria,J+1 Cancer Institute of NJ;$6M REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2797 Acs (ACS) Conaway,H/Smith,R Prescription monitoring prog.-estab. REP/ACS REF AAP

A3309/3593 Acs (ACS) Previte,M Equine rehab. prog.-creates REP/ACS REF AAP

A3383 Cohen,N/Cryan,J Hemophilia Svcs.;$200K REP REF AAP

A3677 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B+2 Rental asst. grants and emp svcs-concern REP/ACA REF AAP

S2067 Scs (SCS) Rice,R/Turner,S+1 Rental asst. grants and emp svcs-concern REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AFI:



A3454 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Cred. card acct-concern parental consent REP/ACA REF AFI



Bills Reported Referred/AHS:



AR225 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J Atlantic City-incr Homeland Security fds REP/ACA REF AHS



Bills Combined:



A3593 Dancer,R Equine rehab.-creates prog. in DOC COMB/W A3309 (ACS)



Bills Transferred:



A3361 Greenwald,L/Pou,N+1 Med. day care-repeal budget language FROM ABU TO AAP

AR225 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J Atlantic City-incr Homeland Security fds FROM AHS TO ATG



Co-Sponsors Added:



A193 (Cryan,J)

A198 AcaAca (2R/CC) (Voss,J)

A220 (Kean,S)

A266 (Stack,B; Panter,M; Voss,J; Chatzidakis,L; Bodine,F; Fisher,D; Conners,J; Johnson,G; Morgan,R)

A621 (Diegnan,P)

A635 (Cryan,J; Stack,B)

A746 (Weinberg,L)

A781 (McKeon,J; Voss,J; Munoz,E; Bramnick,J)

A860 Aca (1R) (Doherty,M)

A977 (Conover,K)

A989 (Bodine,F)

A1217 (Azzolina,J)

A1424 (Gordon,R)

A1593/2315 Acs (ACS) (Steele,A)

A1624 (Stack,B)

A1632 (Watson Coleman,B)

A1835 (Conners,J; Vas,J)

A1884 (McKeon,J)

A2133 (Wisniewski,J)

A2263 (Stack,B)

A2267 (Oliver,S; Stack,B; Panter,M; Morgan,R; Chiappone,A; Smith,R; Cryan,J; Stender,L; Payne,W; McKeon,J; Quigley,J;

Conners,J; Green,J; Previte,M; Fisher,D)

A2416 (Stack,B; Rooney,J)

A2488 (Stack,B)

A2507 (Vandervalk,C; Azzolina,J)

A2552 (Azzolina,J)

A2644 (Munoz,E)

A2694 AcaAa (2R) (Johnson,G)

A2730 Acs (ACS) (Payne,W)

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2976 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R)

A3057 (Weinberg,L)

A3090 (Rumpf,B; Connors,C)

A3099 (Voss,J; Vas,J; Weinberg,L)

A3231 (Merkt,R)

A3326 (Malone,J; Voss,J; Van Drew,J; Cryan,J; Chivukula,U; Egan,J; Chatzidakis,L; Vas,J; Kean,S; Panter,M; Bodine,F;

Quigley,J; Chiappone,A; McKeon,J; Payne,W; Fisher,D; Vandervalk,C; Barnes,P; Burzichelli,J; Previte,M; Weinberg,L; Stender,L;

Green,J; Manzo,L; Diegnan,P; Morgan,R; Conners,J; Prieto,V; Corodemus,S; Johnson,G; Conover,K; Blee,F; Scalera,F)

A3360 Aca (1R) (Caraballo,W)

A3361 (Watson Coleman,B)

A3413 Aca (1R) (Biondi,P)

A3461 (Cryan,J; Conners,J)

A3482 (Watson Coleman,B)

A3485 (McKeon,J)

A3508 (McKeon,J)

A3509 (Johnson,G)

A3514 (Diegnan,P)

A3517 (Scalera,F)

A3586 (Conover,K; Blee,F; Gibson,J; Wolfe,D; Malone,J; Pennacchio,J; Chatzidakis,L; Wisniewski,J; Barnes,P; Bateman,C;

Thompson,S; Bodine,F; Dancer,R; Weinberg,L)

A3587 (Stack,B; Smith,R; Thompson,S)

A3606 (Fisher,D)

A3625 (Diegnan,P)

A3631 (Cryan,J)

A3650 (Rumpf,B; Connors,L; Azzolina,J; Munoz,E)

A3675 (Watson Coleman,B)

A3677 (Mckeon,J; Guscoria,R)

ACR157 (Diegnan,P)

AR215 Aca (1R) (Voss,J)



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3237 (Diegnan,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1463 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N)

A2800 (Chivukula,U)

A2817 (Cohen,N)

A3514 (Barnes,P)

A3587 (Van Drew,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A989 (Van Drew,J)

A1463 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A1632 (Wisniewski,J)

A3097 (Conaway,H)

A3160 (Manzo,L)

A3383 (Manzo,L)

A3423 (Van Drew,J)

A3493 (Sires,A)

A3625 (Stanley,C)

A3664 (Greenstein,L)

A3677 (Green,J)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A760/2448 Acs (ACS) (Van Drew,J)

A3097 (Conners,J)







The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointment:



* Effective November 22, 2004



Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee:



Assemblyman Douglas H. Fisher (3) Vice-Chair.



The Senate President and The Assembly Speaker have made the following appointment:



* Effective January 5, 2005



New Jersey Fire Safety Commission:



Councilman Arthur Londesky, of South River.



Note to the 12/13/2004 Digest:



Prime Sponsors Added:



A947/2359 Acs (ACS) *NOT* A2359 (Prieto,V)



Co-Sponsors Added To Bills Substituted:



S801 (Merkt,R)

S1815 Aca (1R) (Mayer,D; Vas,J; McHose,A)



The Assembly adjourned at 5:45 P.M. to meet again on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 (QUORUM/ JOINT SESSION/State of the State Address).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (12/13/04):



P.L.2004, c.174. S27 Codey,R/Karcher,E+25 12/15/2004 Political contrib.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.175. S702/1580 Scs (SCS) Lesniak,R/Gill,N+1 12/22/2004 Prop.-Liab. Insur Guaranty Assn-concerns

P.L.2004, c.176. S836 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Gill,N+6 12/22/2004 Women's Micro-Bus. Asst. Act

P.L.2004, c.177. S839 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Asselta,N+11 12/22/2004 TPAF, PERS retir-highest benf year based

P.L.2004, c.178. S1470 Kean,T/McKeon,J+3 12/22/2004 Law enforcement memor.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.179. S1555 Aa (1R) Lesniak,R/Cohen,N 12/22/2004 Workers' comp. security fds.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.180. S1723 Asselta,N/Doria,J+1 12/22/2004 Special improvement dist.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.181. S2037 Sca (1R) Rice,R/James,S 12/22/2004 Revaluation Relief Act of 1999-repeals

P.L.2004, c.182. A758 Sca (1R) Cohen,N/Steele,A+4 12/22/2004 ATMs-concerns

P.L.2004, c.183. A2697 ScaSa (2R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+3 12/22/2004 Hist. site, new-criteria, prop tax

exemp

P.L.2004, c.184. A3214 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Van Drew,J+4 12/22/2004 Casino gambling reg.-concerns

P.L.2004, c.185. S1504 Aca (1R) Buono,B/Sarlo,P 12/30/2004 Mun. prosecutors-concerns

P.L.2004, c.186. A3310 Sires,A/Gordon,R+24 1/3/2005 St. police recruit class, addl.;$5M