NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 31, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 4 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 1/27/2005:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Allison E. Accurso, of Ringoes.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY:

Ken Condon, of Northfield, to replace Bernard De Lury, Jr., Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD, INC. OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Phillip Thigpen, of East Orange, to replace John Hansbury.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS - RUTGERS UNIVERSITY:

Patrick M. Ryan, of Hamilton, to replace Joan Bildner.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

Robert J. Boyce, Jr., of Margate.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD:

Sandra C. Moore, Pharm.D., of West Windsor, to replace Mary E. Petit, Pharm. D., resigned.

Linda Goldwater Gochfeld, M.D., of Princeton, to replace Joseph Nicholas Micale.

Linda G. Gooen, R.Ph., of Basking Ridge.

Jeffrey J. Kuper, Pharm.D., of Somerset, to replace Sharon A. Yeske-Amato, R.Ph.

Alan S. Lichtbroun, M.D., of East Brunswick.

Steven Matthew Marcus, M.D., of Montville.

Donald K. Woodward, Pharm.D., of Somerset, to replace Christopher A. Cella.

Eileen M. Moynihan, M.D., of Haddon Heights.

Kristine M. Olson, APN, C, of Lambertville.

Jay R. Schafer, R.Ph., of Parsippany, to replace Rochelle A. Dallago, R.Ph.

Judith B. Pollachek, Ph.D of Califon.

Judith Martinez Rodriguez, R.Ph., of Midland.

David Ethan Swee, M.D., of Highland Park.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:

Edward Louis Goldman, of Absecon.

Joseph M. Rizzo, of Mayetta.

Erling A. Berg, of Cape May.

Richard N. Herb, of Avalon.

Gilbert Holmes Ewing, Jr., of Cape May.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONER REVIEW PANEL:

James M. Orsini, M.D., of Montclair, to replace Jose Pinal, M.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Joel Laurence Hollander, of Boonton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY BUILDING AUTHORITY:

Morris S. Rubino, of Trenton, to replace Stephen Roger Ehrlich.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU (cont'd):





TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MARITIME PILOT AND DOCKING PILOT COMMISSION:

Stanley E. Wiklinski, of Old Tappan.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY:

Michael J. Neglia, of Harrington Park, to replace Barbara Sobel.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION:

Honorable Bernadette P. McPherson, of Rutherford, to replace Patrick Parkinson.

Honorable Kenneth E. Pringle, of Belmar, to replace Flora Castillo.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Vincent J. Foti, of Morristown.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL:

Dennis San Filippo, of Montville, to replace Miriam Cohen.

Lawrence S. Harte, D.D.S., of Livingston.

Michael Gross, of South Amboy.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE ATHLETIC CONTROL BOARD:

Anthony M. Orlando, of Linden, to replace Gerard Gormley, Jr., resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S2262 Gormley,W Sch. bus driv.-wear/display photo id REF SED

S2263 Buono,B Hemophilia Svcs.;$200K REF SHH

S2264 Sweeney,S Unemp. comp. benf.-concerns REF SLA

S2265 Sweeney,S Standardbred horsemen-concern comp insur REF SWT

S2266 Doria,J TDI benf.-concerns calculation REF SLA

S2267 Sarlo,P Law enforcement off., co.-concerns benf. REF SSG

S2268 Sarlo,P JRS-concerns retir. benf. REF SSG

S2269 Singer,R/Adler,J Sex offenders, convicted-HIV test req. REF SLP

S2270 Kyrillos,J Check cashers, lic-reg. payday loans REF SCM

S2271 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J Obscene material-concerns use of mv REF SLP

S2272 Littell,R/Sweeney,S St. park ranger-changes title REF SLP

S2273 Littell,R Sr. cit. earned income cap.-elim. REF SHH

S2274 Littell,R Mun. tax assessor-concerns suspension REF SCU

S2275 Kavanaugh,W Sch. vol., unpaid-crim. hist. check REF SED

S2276 Asselta,N Boy Scouts lic. plates-auth. REF STR

S2277 Kean,T Special ed. costs, cert.;$18.3M REF SED

S2278 Kean,T/Sweeney,S Sch. dist. budget-concerns REF SED

S2279 Singer,R Polysomnography Practice Act REF SCM

S2280 Sweeney,S Health ctrs., fed. qual.-off-site svc. REF SHH

S2281 Sweeney,S Petroleum refinery equip-prop tax assess REF SEG

S2282 Sweeney,S Gov., St. ad. or promotions-limit fds. REF SSG

S2283 Gill,N Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns REF SCM

S2284 Allen,D Lyme disease vaccination-insur. cover REF SHH

S2285 Allen,D Mental health fac.-concerns St. prop. REF SHH

S2287 Turner,S Naturally Occurring Retir Community prog REF SHH

S2288 Vitale,J Pyramid promo. schemes-crim. penal. REF SJU

S2289 Lance,L Gubernatorial or leg succession-prov. REF SSG

S2290 Inverso,P/Girgenti,J+1 Aircraft operation-concerns REF SLP

S2291 Rice,R CDS-concerns REF SJU

S2292 Rice,R/Kean,T Sch. Constr. Corp.-concerns memb. REF SED

S2293 Rice,R Ed. tech.-concerns REF SED

S2294 Rice,R Sch. fac. proj.-concerns St. support REF SED

S2297 Coniglio,J St. flood control proj.-concerns costs REF SEN

S2298 Lesniak,R Standard nonforfeiture law-revises REF SCM

S2299 Sweeney,S/Singer,R Taxicab law-revises REF STR

S2300 Sacco,N/Singer,R Commercial veh.-concerns operation REF STR

S2313 Bryant,W Garden St. Ethanol Proj.;$1M REF SBA

S2314 Scutari,N Asian Longhorn Beetle Prog.;$1.3M REF SBA

SR89 Gormley,W/Kavanaugh,W+5 Chertoff, Michael-honors nomination REF SJU











Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A489 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B+8 Loc. Open Space Acquisition-prov contrib REP

A1559 Payne,W/Watson Coleman,B+2 Black Cultural Initiative Foundation-est REP

A2605 Aca (1R) Stender,L/Bramnick,J+1 Crosswalks-failure to yield, incr. penal REP

A3289 AcaAaSca (3R) Scalera,F/Greenstein,L+2 Internet pharmacies/prescriptions-reg. REP/SCA

AJR71 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+2 Frank Oliver Pedestrian Bridge-desig. REP

S189 Scs (SCS) Lesniak,R Waterborne freight-clarifies definition REP/SCS

S240 Coniglio,J Underground storage tank grants-concerns REP

S710 Sca (1R) Rice,R Black Cultural Initiative Foundation-est REP/SCA

S1231 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P Internet pharmacies/prescriptions-reg. REP/SCA

S1508 Littell,R Wildcat Rock Shelter brook-concerns name REP

S1890 Sca (1R) Karcher,E Co./mun. open space trust fds.-concerns REP/SCA

S1977 Sca (1R) Singer,R Shopping ctr. leases-concerns REP/SCA

S1989 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Madden,F Motor carrier regis-concerns enforcement REP/SCA

S2099 Coniglio,J Crosswalks-failure to yield, incr. penal REP

S2126 Sca (1R) Asselta,N Emerg. road svc. veh.-concerns REP/SCA

S2172 Sca (1R) Smith,B Well drillers, lic.-continuing ed. req. REP/SCA

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

S2194 Karcher,E/Scutari,N+4 St. contracting process-concerns REP

S2195/345 Scs (SCS) Kenny,B/Asselta,N+1 Off. of Inspector General-estab. REP/SCS



Bills Referred/SBA:



S240 Coniglio,J Underground storage tank grants-concerns

S2195/345 Scs (SCS) Kenny,B/Asselta,N+1 Off. of Inspector General-estab.



Bills Combined:



S345 Gormley,W/Adler,J Inspector General-create position COMB/W S2195 (SCS)



Bills Transferred:



S345 Gormley,W/Adler,J Inspector General-create position FROM SJU TO SSG



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



S144/A492 ScaSSAa (SS/1R) Bryant,W/Allen,D+1 Physician-cultural competency training



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A669 AcaAaAa (3R) Van Drew,J/Carroll,M+14 Telephone lines-proh unsolicited fax ads REF SCM

A696 Aca (1R) Smith,R/Greenstein,L+28 Enduring Freedom-tuition-free enrollment REF SED

A904 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Stender,L+1 Bingo games-permit minors to asst. REF SWT

A1632 Chivukula,U/Diegnan,P+12 Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp REF SCU

A1943 Previte,M/Stack,B+3 Domestic viol.-concerns REF SJU

A2532 Aca (1R) Manzo,L/Van Drew,J+8 Loc. bd. of health-concerns auth. REF SHH

A2694 AcaAa (2R) Barnes,P/Steele,A+1 PERS Prosecutors Part-concerns memb. REF SSG

A3246 Acs (ACS) Munoz,E/Gordon,R+3 Disease Mgmt. Study Comm.-estab. REF SHH

A3254/1683 Acs (ACS) Fisher,D/Munoz,E+4 Buildout analysis-incl in reexam. report REF SCU

A3306 AcaAa (2R) Wisniewski,J/Vas,J+1 Pub. util., cable tv co.-concerns REF SEG

A3361 Greenwald,L/Pou,N+4 Med. day care-repeal budget language REF SHH

A3365 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+2 MV commercial regis.-extend to 12 months REF STR

A3482 Payne,W/Stanley,C+11 Sudan-proh. investment in co. doing bus. REF SSG

A3486/3377 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/Mayer,D+3 Mercury thermometers-bans sale REF SEN

A3513 Watson Coleman,B+1 Income tax-concerns special contrib. REF SBA

A3542 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Vas,J+2 Sch. Constr. Review Comm.-estab. REF SED

A3693 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Cohen,N+14 WWII Vets' Memorial Fd.-creates REF SLP

AJR85 Van Drew,J/Scalera,F+4 Silver Rose Mo.-desig. January each yr. REF SLP



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



A569 AcaAa (2R) Van Drew,J+3 Slot machine annuity jackpots-concern

Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



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



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S738 Turner,S Energy use allocation sys.-concerns FROM 2RS



Co-Sponsors Added:



S123 (Gill,N)

S294 (James,S)

S590 (Ciesla,A)

S1494 Sca (1R) (Sweeney,S)

S2065 (Gill,N)

S2157 (Singer,R; Baer,B)

S2194 (Connors,L; Coniglio,J; Baer,B; Asselta,N)

S2290 (Bucco,A)

SR89 (Adler,J; Cardinale,G; Girgenti,J; Kyrillos,J; Martin,R)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1595 (Adler,J)

S2145 (Gill,N)

S2194 (Littell,R)

S2225 (Littell,R)



Note to the 1/24/2005 Digest:



The Senate Minority Leader has made the following appointment *NOT* the Senate President:



* Effective January 24, 2005



New Jersey Citizens Clean Elections Commission:



Senator Anthony R. Bucco (25).



The Senate adjourned at 6:14 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, February 3, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet.)



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, February 7, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/24/2005):



P.L.2005, c.21. A1727 AcsAa (ACS/1R) Thompson,S/Weinberg,L+19 1/24/2005 Hosp/nursing homes-compile staffing info

P.L.2005, c.22. A3009 AcaAa (2R) Caraballo,W+5 1/24/2005 Underground fac. operators-change liab.

P.L.2005, c.23. S155 Bryant,W/Sarlo,P+3 1/26/2005 Sch.-time curfew ordinance-mun. adopt

P.L.2005, c.24. S801 Allen,D/Johnson,G+11 1/26/2005 Search/rescue dogs, kill, injure-penal.

P.L.2005, c.25. S1862 Smith,B/Doria,J+4 1/26/2005 Cancer Institute of NJ;$6M

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/24/2005) (cont'd):



P.L.2005, c.26. A303 AcsScaAa (ACS/2R) Vandervalk,C/Weinberg,L+4 1/26/2005 Nut allergies-DHSS distrib. fact sheet

P.L.2005, c.27. A458 Impreveduto,A+2 1/26/2005 Ophthalmic dispensers/tech-permit incorp

P.L.2005, c.28. A1205 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Scalera,F+7 1/26/2005 Students' SS no.-proh. display

P.L.2005, c.29. A1769 AcaSca (2R) Sires,A/Green,J+6 1/26/2005 Sewer, water connection fees-concerns

P.L.2005, c.30. A3217 AcaSa (2R) Van Drew,J+5 1/26/2005 CRDA admin. prog.-revise elig. criteria