NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 11, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 1 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

The Members of both Houses of the 211th Legislature met in Joint Session to convene for the Second Annual Session and to receive the Annual State of the State Address from Richard J. Codey, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey.



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES:

Fred Martin Jacobs, M.D., J.D., of Short Hills, to replace Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., resigned.



TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:

Thomas D. Carver, Esq., of Allenwood, to replace Kevin P. McCabe, resigned.



TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL:

Rolando Torres, Jr., of Lawrenceville, to replace Ida L. Castro, resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S2171 Martin,R/Smith,B Greenwood Lake, dredge;$2.5M REF SEN

S2172 Smith,B Well drillers, lic.-continuing ed. req. REF SEN

S2173 Lesniak,R/Cardinale,G Domestic insurers-incr investment limits REF SCM

S2174 Kyrillos,J Wind turbines, offshore-concerns REF SEG

S2175 Baer,B Insur. premium-limits finance charge REF SCM

S2176 Sweeney,S Fire Sprinkler Fitters-concerns REF SLA

S2177 Sweeney,S/Littell,R Dam restoration/repair proj.-finan. REF SEN

S2178 Madden,F Dispensing medicine-concerns REF SHH

S2179 Smith,B Working dogs-concerns cert. access REF SEG

S2180 Kavanaugh,W St.-owned prop-concerns use restrictions REF SSG

S2181 Kavanaugh,W/Gormley,W Felony murder-concerns REF SJU

S2182 Turner,S Mun. housing code viol.-concerns REF SCU

S2183 Asselta,N Cape May Pub. Safety Training Ctr;$900K REF SLP

S2184 Asselta,N UEZ, Lower Twp., Woodbine Borough-auth. REF SEG

S2185 Madden,F/Sweeney,S Safe Return Prog-estab loc police policy REF SLP

S2186 Adler,J Chief Finan Off position-create position REF SEG

S2187 Vitale,J/Gill,N Gift certificates-concerns redemption REF SCM

S2188 Vitale,J Mandated health benf. bills-concerns REF SHH

S2189 Bark,M Vacancy Review Bd-estab, Personnel Dept REF SSG

S2190 Bark,M/Palaia,J Cosmetology/Hairstyling-concerns exams REF SCM

S2191 Bark,M St. Auditor-concerns cert. audits REF SSG

S2192 Adler,J NJ KidCare-concerns elig. REF SHH

S2193 Doria,J PERS Prosecutors Part-concerns memb. REF SSG

S2196 Kenny,B/Kyrillos,J Adult HS prog.-concerns St. aid REF SED

S2197 Kean,T/Inverso,P+12 Yellow ribbons-restrict sale REF SLP

S2198 Buono,B Lemon law, new mv-extends period REF SCM

S2199 Smith,B Trustee appts., cert.-concerns REF SCU

S2200 Scutari,N Compassionate Use Med. Marijuana Act REF SHH







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2201 Sacco,N Intermodal chassis-concerns REF STR

S2202 Kenny,B Blding. restrictions, cert. lands-waive REF SCU

S2203 Kenny,B Mayor, council memb-incr. term of office REF SCU

S2204 Buono,B Pub. sch.-not in session, cert. election REF SED

S2205 Karcher,E/Bark,M+1 St. Tuition Aid Grant Prog.-concerns REF SED

S2206 Karcher,E/Bark,M+1 Council on Armed Forces-expand memb REF SLP

S2207 Karcher,E/Bucco,A Mil. fac.-devel. notification req. REF SCU

S2208 Sweeney,S Computer software-concerns sales tax REF SBA

S2209 Bryant,W/Sweeney,S+1 Income tax deadlines-concerns REF SBA

S2210 Bryant,W Aircraft-disallows casual sale exemp. REF SBA

S2211 Bryant,W/Sweeney,S Income tax doc-concerns filing methods REF SBA

S2212 Sarlo,P Energy efficiency standards-concerns REF SEG

S2213 Kean,T/Buono,B Estate tax-concerns REF SBA

S2214 Bryant,W Homestead prop tax rebate-clarify claims REF SBA

S2215 Bryant,W Persons on parole-concerns voting rights REF SJU

S2216 Bryant,W/Sweeney,S Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M REF SWT

S2217 Turner,S/Kavanaugh,W Hist. preserv., central NJ;$6.435M REF SWT

S2218 Kenny,B/Lance,L Hist. preserv., northern NJ;$4.979M REF SWT

SCR112 Connors,L/Ciesla,A+1 Attorney internet profile-create REF SJU



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



Providing for the Legislature to hold a joint session for the purpose of receiving the Acting Governor's State of the State Address.



Motions:



S449 Kean,T/Kyrillos,J Leg memb-proh more than one elective off 24 hour notice Rule 12:6 (Kean, T.)



Bills Transferred:



AJR58 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+1 Trenton Battlefield Hist Heritage Area FROM SEN TO SWT

S1602 Allen,D Kinship Legal Guardianship Notification FROM SHH TO SJU

SJR55 Turner,S Trenton Battlefield Hist Heritage Area FROM SEN TO SWT



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S965 James,S Revaluation relief/restrictions-concerns FROM SCU

S1031 Bryant,W/Turner,S Voting rights-allows cert. parolees FROM SSG

S1541 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Gill,N Cytotechnologists-ed., supervision req. FROM 2RS



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



S1668 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Vitale,J+5 Emerg. contraception-sex assault victim

S1815 Aca (1R) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+22 St. FF Assn.-revise governing statute



Co-Sponsors Added:



S264 (Bark,M)

S294 (Adler,J; Kenny,B; Scutari,N; Sweeney,S)

S377 (Kean,T)

S590 (Karcher,E)

S1385 (Bark,M)

S1679 (Buono,B)

S1840 Sca (1R) (Singer,R)

S1842 (Bark,M; Ciesla,A; Connors,L; Gormley,W; Lance,L; Singer,R; Asselta,N)

S1939 (Kean,T)

S1990 (Scutari,N)

S2065 (Coniglio,J)

S2148 (Asselta,N)

S2157 (Ciesla,A; Connors,L; Gill,N)



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S2195 (Scutari,N)

S2197 (Allen,D;Asselta,N;Bark,M;Bucco,A;Ciesla,A;Connors,L;Gormley,W;Kavanaugh,W;Kyrillos,J;McNamara,H;Palaia,J;Singer,R)

S2205 (Bucco,A)

S2206 (Bucco,A)

S2209 (Buono,B)



Prime Sponsors Added:



SCR47 Sca (1R) (Rice,R)



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S1588 (Buono,B)



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.



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



* Effective January 11, 2005



New Jersey Citizens Clean Elections Commission:



Senator Nicholas P. Scutari ( 22).

Honorable Carol Murphy, of Montville.

Curtis Tao, of South Amboy.



The Senate adjourned at 5:25 P.M. to meet again on Monday, January 24, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet.)



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3673 Watson Coleman,B Abandoned prop.-concerns REF AHO

A3679 Previte,M Physicians-course in child abuse/neglect REF AFW

A3681 Conover,K Fetal homicide-creates offense REF AJU

A3682 Wisniewski,J MV repairs-regulates use, cert. parts REF ARP

A3683 Chiappone,A Pub. office-concerns forfeiture REF AHO

A3684 Chiappone,A Clinical Trials Registry in DHSS-creates REF AHH

A3685 Fisher,D Renewable energy portfolio-revise REF ATU

A3686 Fisher,D Homeopathic drugs-concerns REF AHH

A3687 Fisher,D Acupuncturists-revise statutes REF ARP

A3688 Voss,J/Mayer,D Sch. as polling places-limits use REF ASG

A3689 Cohen,N/Chivukula,U Tsunami relief, Southeast Asia;$1M REF AAP

A3690 Smith,R CDS-clarifies statute REF AJU

A3691 Vas,J Minimum wage-incr. REF ALA

A3692 Conners,J PFRS-concerns accidental death benf. REF ASG

A3693 Conners,J/Cohen,N WWII Vets' Memorial Fd.-creates REF AMV

A3695 Smith,R Air marshals-concerns power REF ALP

A3696 Smith,R Theft of donation container-crime REF AJU

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3697 Bodine,F/Bramnick,J Laser-penal. for pointing at veh. REF ALP

A3698 Morgan,R/Panter,M Pub. sch. emp.-proh. cert. suppl. comp. REF AED

A3699 Chivukula,U Internatl. labor matching org.-concerns REF ALP

A3701 Chivukula,U Internatl. matchmaking org.-concerns REF ALP

A3702 Gordon,R Minimum wage-incr. REF ALA

A3703 Van Drew,J/Eagler,P Customer billing practices-concerns REF ATU

A3704 Roberts,J/Caraballo,W AIDS Drug Distrib. Prog.;$4,998,581 REF AHH

A3705 Voss,J St. Tuition Aid Grant Prog.-concerns REF AED

A3706 Chivukula,U Mil. fac.-devel. notification req. REF AMV

A3707 Conners,J Armed Forces Council-change purpose/memb REF AMV

A3708 Watson Coleman,B Trenton Capital City Aid prog.-estab. REF AAP

A3709 Wisniewski,J Contract bidding req.-concerns REF ASG

A3710 Sires,A/Manzo,L Mayor, council memb-incr. term of office REF AHO

A3711 Conover,K/Blee,F Sch. bus driv.-wear/display photo id REF AED

A3712 O'Toole,K St. constit. convention-prop. tax relief REF ASG

A5269 Roberts,J/Greenstein,L St. constit convention-prop. tax reform REF ASG

ACR25 Roberts,J St. constit. convention-prop. tax reform REF ASG

ACR215 Conaway,H Voting Rights Act-commem. 40th anniv. REF ASG

ACR216 O'Toole,K St. constit. convention-prop. tax relief REF ASG

AR230 Merkt,R Global tsunami warning sys.-develop REF AFR

AR231 Merkt,R Tsunami disaster-express sympathy REF AFR

AR232 Bramnick,J/Johnson,G NJ residents-treat one another civilly REF AJU

AR233 Gusciora,R/Pou,N Medicare Part D, drug plan-auto-enroll REF ASI

AR234 Gusciora,R Tsunami disaster-sympathy for victims REF AFR



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



Providing for the Legislature to hold a joint session for the purpose of receiving the Acting Governor's State of the State Address.



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1600 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+1 Surgical first asst. svcs.-concerns pymt FROM AHH

A1601 Fisher,D Wake Up NJ fire prev. grant prog.-estab. FROM ALP

A2532 Aca (1R) Manzo,L/Van Drew,J+2 Loc. bd. of health-concerns auth. FROM 2RA

AR152 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J New Sweden Heritage Day-June 6, 2004 FROM ASG



Co-Sponsors Added:



A887 (Greenstein,L)

A2360 (Greenstein,L)

A2704 (Greenstein,L)

A3219 (Weinberg,L)

A3288/3338 Acs (ACS) (Greenstein,L)

A3326 (Rooney,J; Gordon,R)

A3586 (Myers,C)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2174 (Van Drew,J)

A2416 (Johnson,G)

A2441 (Greenstein,L)

A3602 (Voss,J)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A884 (Wisniewski,J)

A2441 (Conners,J)

A3602 (Wisniewski,J)

A3675 (Greenwald,L)







The Assembly adjourned at 4:25 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, January 13, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet.)



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/10/2005):



None