NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 7, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 6 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



S2315 Madden,F Needles, health care fac.-concerns use REF SHH

S2316 Bryant,W Fire investigations, cert.-concerns REF SLP

S2317 Madden,F Police, pregnant-light duty req. REF SLP

S2318 Madden,F Underage driv.-BAC testing REF SLP

S2319 Turner,S Child custody evaluators-estab standards REF SJU

S2320 Kyrillos,J Anhydrous ammonia-concerns REF SJU

S2321 Turner,S Drug treatment-concerns mandatory REF SJU

S2322 Rice,R/Connors,L+1 Prop tax appeals-concerns REF SCU

S2323 Asselta,N CAFRA coastal ctrs.-concerns REF SEN

S2324 Asselta,N Small Retail Bus Assist Fd-creates;$750K REF SEG

S2325 Karcher,E Wildlife Rehab Lic Study Comm-estab REF SEN

S2326 Coniglio,J Temp disab benf offsets-concerns REF SLA

S2327 Kavanaugh,W Incarccerated indiv-proh temp disab benf REF SLA

S2328 Kyrillos,J+1 Parole completion-concerns voter regis REF SJU

S2329 Coniglio,J/Sarlo,P Sch. dist. budget-concerns REF SED

S2330 Sarlo,P/Bucco,A Billy's Law-concerns special ed students REF SED

S2331 Sarlo,P Child product safety-concerns REF SCM

S2332 Buono,B Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh. REF SHH

S2333 Gill,N Cred. card acct-concern parental consent REF SCM

S2334 Madden,F/Allen,D+6 Social Svcs Student Loan Redemption Act REF SBA

S2335 Baer,B/Kean,T+1 Exec Comm on Ethical Standards-memb REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1471 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Johnson,G+8 E-Z Pass transponders-charge to nonresid REP

A1633 AaSca (2R) Chivukula,U/Egan,J+5 Brownfields sites-concerns;$285K REP/SCA

A2482 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Gusciora,R+2 Mercury switches-end-of-life veh. REP

A2754 Sca (1R) Van Drew,J/Gibson,J+1 Tourism lodging-amends definition REP

A3486/3377 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Sires,A/Mayer,D+3 Mercury thermometers-bans sale REP/SCA

A3581 Sires,A/Scalera,F+4 Sept 11th Mem, Liberty St Park-donations REP

S277 Sca (1R) Adler,J/McNamara,H+1 Contaminated site-remediation asst. REP

S541 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Martin,R+6 Dept. of Pub. Advocate-reestab. REP/SCS

S1292 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Buono,B+3 Mercury switches-end-of-life veh. REP

S1336 Buono,B/Sweeney,S Pub. emp., cert-concern leave of absence REP

S1722 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Debt adjusters, lic.-estab. addl. req. REP/SCA

S1727 Sca (1R) Asselta,N Tourism lodging-amends definition REP

S1753 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Sarlo,P+1 Pharmaceutical wholesale distrib-concern REP/SCS

S1841 Sca (1R) Madden,F+1 Mercury thermometers-ban sale REP/SCA

S1863 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Lance,L Wildlife/wildlife habitat-fed. grants REP/SCA

S1892 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Bryant,W Bus. taxes, estimated-concerns REP

S2027 McNamara,H/Connors,L DEP land, cert. prop. damage-incr. penal REP

S2048 Sca (1R) Doria,J/Coniglio,J St. contract-bidder prov. health benf. REP/SCA

S2116 Sca (1R) Smith,B Brownfields sites-concerns;$285K REP/SCA

S2137 Kenny,B/Doria,J+16 Sept 11th Mem, Liberty St Park-donations REP







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



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

S2177 Sweeney,S/Littell,R+2 Dam restoration/repair proj.-finan. REP

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

S2211 Sca (1R) Bryant,W/Sweeney,S Income tax doc-concerns filing methods REP/SCA

S2214 Bryant,W Homestead prop tax rebate-clarify claims REP

S2244 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Motorcycle safety courses-accept REP/SCA

S2298 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R Standard nonforfeiture law-revises REP/SCA

S2299 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Singer,R Taxicab law-revises REP/SCA

S2300 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Singer,R Commercial veh.-concerns operation REP/SCA

S2313 Bryant,W/Coniglio,J Garden St. Ethanol Proj.;$1M REP

S2314 Scutari,N/Bark,M+1 Asian Longhorn Beetle Prog.;$1.3M REP

SJR43 Bark,M Nazi concentration camp liberation-anniv REP

SR87 Turner,S Double hulled tankers-refiners use REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



A1633 AaSca (2R) Chivukula,U/Egan,J+5 Brownfields sites-concerns;$285K

S541 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Martin,R+6 Dept. of Pub. Advocate-reestab.

S2048 Sca (1R) Doria,J/Coniglio,J St. contract-bidder prov. health benf.

S2116 Sca (1R) Smith,B Brownfields sites-concerns;$285K

S2177 Sweeney,S/Littell,R+2 Dam restoration/repair proj.-finan.



Bills Transferred:



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

S2090 Sarlo,P Med. day care-repeal budget language FROM SHH TO SBA



Co-Sponsors Added:



S294 (Littell,R; Sacco,N; Vitale,J; Baer,B)

S541 Scs (SCS) (Scutari,N)

S1023 (Asselta,N)

S1336 (Turner,S)

S1729 (Bucco,A)

S1753 Scs (SCS) (Buono,B)

S1964 (Sarlo,P)

S2137 (Kavanaugh,W; Coniglio,J; Buono,B; Bucco,A; Lance,L; Bark,M; Kean,T; Bryant,W; Sarlo,P; Sweeney,S; Turner,S;

Littell,R; James,S)

S2157 (James,S; Palaia,J; Vitale,J)

S2163 (Asselta,N)

S2177 (McNamara,H)

S2185 Sca (1R) (Buono,B)

S2216 (Asselta,N)

S2272 (Ciesla,A)

S2314 (Buono,B)

S2322 (James,S)

S2328 (Cardinale,G)

S2334 (Adler,J: Baer,B; Bryant,W; Gill,N; Sarlo,P; Scutari,N)

S2335 (Adler,J)



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1565 (Asselta,N)

S1892 Sca (1R) (Bryant,W)

S2178 (Vitale,J)

S2279 (Buono,B)

S2309 (Kyrillos,J)

S2313 (Coniglio,J)

S2314 (Bark,M)



The Senate adjourned at 5:30 P.M. to meet again on Monday, February 14, 2005 (SESSION).







ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3747 Greenstein,L/Fisher,D Hist. sites-protect and preserve REF AHO

A3748 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R Surplus land-auth St. Treasurer to sell REF ASG

A3749 Merkt,R Leg.-concerns cert. activities REF ASG

A3750 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+1 Gov., St. ad. or promotions-limit fds. REF ASG

A3751 Fisher,D Pub. Dam Rehab. Proj. Bond Act REF AEN

A3752 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P St. aid, pub. sch. dist.-concerns REF AED

A3753 Chiappone,A Elected off.-concerns forfeiture of benf REF ASG

A3754 Baroni,B Adoption registry, vol.-estab. REF AFW

A3755 Dancer,R Polysomnography Practice Act REF ARP

A3756 Cohen,N/Roberts,J Social Work Student Loan Redemp Prog Act REF AHH

A3757 Cohen,N/Roberts,J Social workers-concerns req. REF ARP

A3758 O'Toole,K/Wisniewski,J Aircraft operation-concerns REF ALP

A3759 Cohen,N/Johnson,G Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns REF AFI

A3760 Cohen,N Voting Rights Act-estab. REF ASG

A3761 Cohen,N/Dancer,R Standardbred horsemen-concern comp insur REF ATG

A3762 Cohen,N MRI svcs.-concerns providers REF AHH

A3763 Burzichelli,J/Previte,M Executors, cert.-concerns REF AJU

A3764 Cohen,N Homeland Security, St. Preparedness Fd. REF AHS

A3765 Weinberg,L/Caraballo,W+1 Long-term care fac.-concerns criteria REF AHH

A3766 Diegnan,P/Fisher,D+1 Tomato-desig. as St. Vegetable REF AAN

A3767 Gibson,J Cigarettes-meet fire safety standards REF ACO

A3768 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Sch. vol., unpaid-crim. hist. check REF AED

A3769 Biondi,P/Bateman,C Pub. sch. dist. budget cap-concerns REF AED

A3770 Chivukula,U/Mayer,D Innovation zone prog.-estab. REF ACE

A3772 Stender,L/Smith,R Dispensing medicine-concerns REF AHH

A3773 Wisniewski,J Motor carrier regis-concerns enforcement REF ATR

A3774 Wisniewski,J Veh., low-speed, ,cert.-reg. operation REF ATR

A3775 Stanley,C Amistad Comm.-incr. no. of legislators REF AED

A3776 Gordon,R/McKeon,J Tenant rebates-concerns REF AHO

A3777 Diegnan,P/Stanley,C+1 Pub. emp. asst. prog.-estab. REF ALA

A3778 Sires,A St. trooper classes-estab. dedicated aid REF ALP

A3780 Burzichelli,J/Greenwald,L+2 Pub contracts-concerns REF ACE

A3781 Sires,A Minimum wage-incr. REF ALA

A3782 Panter,M Incarccerated indiv-proh temp disab benf REF ALA

A3783 Panter,M Temp disab benf-proh cert pymts REF ALA

ACR221 Merkt,R St. govt. operating expenses-estab cap. REF AAP

ACR222 O'Toole,K/Russo,D Individuals w/Disab. Ed. Act-incr. fding REF AFR

ACR223 Gibson,J St. Auditor election-amend Constit. REF ASG

AR237 Previte,M Congenital Heart Awareness Day-Feb. 14 REF AFW

AR238 Wolfe,D+2 Winter flounder-rescind limit rule REF AAN

AR239 Conners,J/Mayer,D+3 Vietnam Conflict-commem. 30th anniv. REF AMV

AR240 Van Drew,J/Johnson,G Prison Gang Viol. Task Force-estab. REF ALP

AR241 Van Drew,J/Fisher,D Vet. regional med. ctr.-estab. REF AFR

AR242 Caraballo,W Craig Carton-censure REF ATU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A398 Acs (ACS) Van Drew,J/Cruz-Perez,N+4 Pharmacy Qual. Assurance, Error Prev Act REP/ACS

A1096 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Weinberg,L+1 Child-prot. window guards-concerns REP/ACA

A1264 Stanley,C Barbering/hairstyling-create limited lic REP

A2006 Weinberg,L/Cohen,N Individual Health Coverage Prog.-concern REP

A2265 Acs (ACS) Cohen,N/Russo,D Admin. Law Judges Part-estab. in PERS REP

A2354 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Johnson,G Gang Land Security Task Force-estab. REP/ACA

A2441 McHose,A/Greenstein,L+3 Operations No./So. Watch-cert. vet. benf REP

A2643 AcaAca (2R) Stanley,C/Watson Coleman,B+1 Sch. dist. monitoring-concerns REP/ACA

A2806 AcaAca (2R) Payne,W/Stanley,C+5 Prosecutorial Unification Pilot Prog Act REP/ACA

A2847 Chiappone,A Child-prot. window guards-concerns REP

A2903 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Eagler,P+2 Hit and run w/fatality-crime REP/ACA

A2998 Aca (1R) Scalera,F/Van Drew,J+1 Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns REP/ACA

A3061 Conaway,H/Gordon,R+1 Nursing staff, health care fac.-concerns REP

A3178 Caraballo,W/Oliver,S Auto insur policies, special-expand elig REP

A3288/3338 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Scalera,F/Stack,B+11 Emerg. svc. wages-permits co, mun. incr. REP/ACA

A3379 Cohen,N Small emp. health benf coverage-concerns REP

A3390 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Child in proh. sex act-comp. svc. remove REP/ACA





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



A3439 Aca (1R) Cohen,N+1 Managed care plans-concerns providers REP/ACA

A3453 McKeon,J/Panter,M Homeowner's insur-underwriting practices REP

A3459 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+1 Police Training Comm.-concerns memb. REP/ACA

A3523 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Scalera,F Fire investigations, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

A3551/2034 Acs (ACS) Voss,J/Mayer,D+3 Sex crime victim treatment svcs-concerns REP

A3563 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+1 Health ctrs., federally qual.-concerns REP/ACA

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

A3672 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J CDS, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

A3673 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B Abandoned prop.-concerns REP/ACA

A3677 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B+3 Rental asst. grants and emp svcs-concern REP

A3687 Fisher,D/Eagler,P+1 Acupuncturists-revise statutes REP

A3703 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Eagler,P Customer billing practices-concerns REP/ACA

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

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

A3719 Diegnan,P/Chivukula,U+2 Health benf. forms, cert.-concerns REP

A3759 Cohen,N/Johnson,G Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns REP

AJR103 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Wk-desig REP

AR242 Caraballo,W Craig Carton-censure REP

S781 ScaAca (2R) Madden,F/Girgenti,J Sex crime victim treatment svcs-concerns REP

S1110 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Gill,N+5 Gang Land Security Task Force-estab. REP

S1139 Littell,R/Coniglio,J+13 Operations No./So. Watch-cert. vet. benf REP

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

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



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1822 Aca (1R) Green,J+1 UEZA, joint-auth. desig. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3099 Blee,F/Conover,K+5 Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib. REP REF AAP

A3471 AcaAca (2R) Cryan,J/Caraballo,W+3 BPU Bus. Ombudsman-asst. w/ energy issue REP/ACA REF AAP

A3484 Greenwald,L/Fisher,D UEZ bus., cert.-energy purch, tax exemp. REP REF AAP

A3632 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Barnes,P+1 Sexual viol. training-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A3704 Roberts,J/Caraballo,W+1 AIDS Drug Distrib. Prog.;$4,998,581 REP REF AAP

A3724 Aca (1R) Morgan,R/Weinberg,L+22 Family Health Care Coverage Act REP/ACA REF AAP

A3780 Burzichelli,J/Greenwald,L+2 Pub contracts-concerns REP REF AAP

S1803 ScaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Rice,R+5 AIDS Drug Distrib. Prog.;$4,998,581 REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AHS:



A3501 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Manzo,L Emerg. Health Powers Act REP/ACA REF AHS



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A686 Aca (1R) Smith,R Police off, retired-concerns firearms REP/ACA REF AJU

A1578 Aca (1R) Pou,N/Weinberg,L+5 Ignition interlock device-clarifies use REP/ACA REF AJU



Bills Transferred:



A1822 Aca (1R) Green,J+1 UEZA, joint-auth. desig. FROM ACE TO AHO



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



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

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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A266 (Manzo,L; Cryan,J; Gregg,G; Weinberg,L)

A318 (Diegnan,P)

A478 (Diegnan,P; Wolfe,D)

A488 (Diegnan,P)





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A760/2448 Acs (ACS) (Pou,N)

A917 (Diegnan,P)

A989 (Diegnan,P)

A1086 (Scalera,F)

A1136 (Wisniewski,J)

A1285 (Diegnan,P; Van Drew,J)

A1578 Aca (1R) (Prieto,V)

A1593/2315 Acs (ACS) (Azzolina,J; Green,J; Prieto,V)

A1822 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L)

A1835 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2103 (Holzapfel,J)

A2180 (Pennacchio,J; Quigley,J; Burzichelli,J; Baroni,B)

A2296 (Dancer,R; Malone,J)

A2416 (Dancer,R; Barnes,P)

A2439 (Manzo,L)

A2586 (Van Drew,J; Wolfe,D)

A2627 (McKeon,J)

A2643 AcaAca (2R) (Pou,N)

A2659 (Johnson,G)

A2812/3154/3156 Acs (ACS) (Prieto,V)

A3034 (Baroni,B)

A3064 (Burzichelli,J; Quigley,J)

A3182 (Johnson,G)

A3231 (Biondi,P)

A3423 (Prieto,V)

A3439 Aca (1R) (Weinberg,L)

A3485 (Wolfe,D)

A3502 (Blee,F; Conover,K)

A3563 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L)

A3586 (Kean,S)

A3587 (Diegnan,P)

A3606 (Wolfe,D; DiGaetano,P; Panter,M)

A3643 (McKeon,J)

A3650 (Panter,M; Johnson,G)

A3659 (Panter,M)

A3662 (Smith,R)

A3681 (Rooney,J; Malone,J; Kean,S; Blee,F; Vandervalk,C; Chiappone,A)

A3702 (Weinberg,L)

A3704 (Weinberg,L)

A3716 (Morgan,R; Panter,M)

A3723 (Greenstein,L)

A3724 Aca (1R) (Stanley,C; Stack,B; Roberts,J; Quigley,J; Gusciora,R; Panter,M; Wolfe,D; Stender,L; Scalera,F; Manzo,L;

Diegnan,P; Vas,J; Prieto,V; Fisher,D; Cruz-Perez,N; Chivukula,U)

A3728 (Panter,M)

A3730 (Morgan,R; Panter,M)

A3750 (Conners,J)

A3780 (Fisher,D; Chivukula,U)

ACR1 AcaAca (2R) (Johnson,G)

ACR211 (Weinberg,L)

AR234 (Bramnick,J)

AR238 (Holzapfel,J)



Prime Sponsors Added:



A3317 Aa (1R) (Eagler,P)



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A398 Acs (ACS) (Cruz-Perez,N)

A2006 (Cohen,N)

A2103 (Johnson,G)

A2643 AcaAca (2R) (Watson Coleman,B)

A2731 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U)

A3061 (Gordon,R)

A3219 (Gusciora,R)

A3233 (Scalera,F)

A3359 (Weinberg,L)



Second Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A3501 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L)

A3511 (Johnson,G)

A3594 (Blee,F)

A3681 (Gregg,G)

A3707 (Johnson,G)

A3713 (Blee,F)

A3742 (Gibson,J)

ACR211 (Previte,M)

ACR217 (Conaway,H)



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1075 (Wolfe,D)

A2694 AcaAa (2R) (Steele,A)



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A917 (Johnson,G)

A918 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G)

A1096 Aca (1R) (Chiappone,A)

A3459 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)

A3587 (Johnson,G)

A3759 (Weinberg,L)

ACR211 (Smith,R)



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A399 (Cruz-Perez,N)

A439 (Cohen,N)

A1285 (Johnson,G)

A3733 (Cohen,N)

A3759 (Diegnan,P)



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3724 Aca (1R) (Voss,J)



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3724 Aca (1R) (Previte,M)



Note to the 1/24/2005 Digest:



Bill Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



A3177 AcsAs (AS) Scalera,F/Greenstein,L+1 Pharmaceutical wholesale distrib-concern (Scalera) *NOT* amended



The Assembly adjourned at 6:50 P.M. to meet again on Monday, February 14, 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 (02/03/05):



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