NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 28, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 9 211th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 2/18/2005:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Walter Koprowski, Jr., of Verona.

Ned Rosenberg, of West Caldwell.

Verna G. Leath, of South Orange.

Torkwase Sekou, of South Orange.

James Pfeiffer, of Phillipsburg.



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Max Baker, of Egg Harbor Township.

Maryann Bielamowicz, of Pennington.

David Morgan, of Woodbury.



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE TAX COURT:

Joseph Foster, of Brielle.

James Isman, of Linwood.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE 9-1-1 COMMISSION:

Thomas P. Canzanella, of Hazlet.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Kevin O'Connor, of Edgewater, to replace Arnold Schwab, deceased.



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

Honorable John F. Russo, Sr., Esq., of Toms River, to replace Anne Moreau Thomas.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Richard D. Schibell, Esq., of West Long Branch.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ESSEX COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Thomas Tucci, Jr., of Nutley, to replace Albert D'Alessio.

Robert A. Gaccione, Esq., of Verona.

Catherine F. Willis, of East Orange.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT RECORDS COUNCIL:

James N. Albers, of Bradley Beach, to replace Bernard Spigner, resigned.

Robin Berg Tabakin, Esq., of Randolph, to replace Ginny Hook, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE:

Catherine Kay Mc Grath, of Princeton.







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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HUDSON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Robert G. Doria, of Bayonne.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LICENSED LENDERS ADVISORY BOARD:

Reverend Clarence Bulluck, of Plainfield, to replace Mary Majewski, Esq.

E. Robert Levy, of Livingston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL CARE AVAILABILITY TASK FORCE:

Sidney Whitman, D.D.S., of Princeton.

Dr. Jorge L. Gonzalez-Gomez, of Sayreville.

Paul David Amitrani, Esq., of Bridgewater.

J. Richard Goldstein, M.D., of Ocean.

Albert A. Talone, D.O., of Moorestown.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, MINORITIES AND WOMEN'S ENTERPRISES:

Kate Sweeney, of New Brunswick, to replace Barbara Ramsay.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Steven C. Fiske, M.D., of Livingston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK COMMISSION:

Philip H. White, of Englewood, to replace Malcolm Borg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ROWAN UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Ronald J. Ianoale, Esq. Ed.D., of Moorestown.



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

Dominick J. Burzichelli, of Gloucester, to replace Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Steven H. Caltabiano, of Pedricktown, to replace Joseph Davenport.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SALES AND USE TAX REVIEW COMMISSION:

John R. Baldwin, of Avon-By-The-Sea.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF NEW JERSEY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

John K. Sayers, of Roseland.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Lawrence Goldman, J.D., of Westfield, to replace Deborah Rivosa.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THOMAS A. EDISON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Fred J. Abbate, Ph.D., of Moorestown.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Anthony Amalfe, of Roselle.



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Walter Koprowski, Jr., of Verona.

Ned Rosenberg, of West Caldwell.

Verna G. Leath, of South Orange.

Torkwase Sekou, of South Orange.

James Pfeiffer, of Phillipsburg.



TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION JUDGE:

Gerald J. Eak, of Haddonfield.

John J. Tumulty, III, of West Trenton.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Margaret M. Monaco, of Westfield.

Jeffrey Gerson, of West Orange.

Patricia M. Kerins, of Titusville.



TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF THE STATE LOTTERY:

Michellene Davis, Esq., of West Orange, to replace Virginia S. Bauer, resigned.



TO BE THE MERCER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTIONS:

Bettye J. Monroe, of Lawrenceville, to replace Dulcy Ricciani, resigned.





Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD:

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

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

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL:

Erling A. Berg, of Cape May.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL:

Michael Gross, of South Amboy.



TO BE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL:

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



Bills Introduced:



S2345 Bark,M Auto auctions, local-concerns REF SCU

S2346 Bark,M Electric and gas svc-concern procurement REF SEG

S2347 Martin,R/Inverso,P Servicemembers' Life Insur. Reimb. Fd. REF SLP

S2348 Doria,J/Kenny,B Teaching staff memb.-estab. min. salary REF SED

S2349 Bucco,A/Kean,T+5 Income tax cred.-allows one-time REF SEG

S2350 Kavanaugh,W/Ciesla,A Vet's tax deduction-extends REF SCU

S2351 Asselta,N St. parks-vol contrib, income tax return REF SEN

S2352 Baer,B Motion Picture, TV Devel. Comm.-memb. REF SEG

S2353 Kyrillos,J/Bucco,A+4 Min. wage-incr. REF SLA

S2354 Inverso,P/Kyrillos,J Street gangs-concerns REF SJU

S2355 Sweeney,S/Karcher,E+1 Community Health Law Proj.-estab. rev. REF SCU

S2356 Sweeney,S Animal cruelty-clarifies REF SEG

S2357 Asselta,N Mil. svc., active-mortgage interest liab REF SCM

S2358 Asselta,N UEZ bus., cert.-energy purch, tax exemp. REF SEG

S2359 Doria,J Police off. promotions-concerns REF SSG

S2360 Scutari,N St. Treasurer-concerns cert. contracts REF SSG

S2361 Rice,R/Vitale,J Special ed. svcs.-concerns cert. info. REF SED

SCR113 Smith,B/Adler,J Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev. REF SEN

SR91 Vitale,J/Sacco,N E-ZPass-pay for gas using Tpk./Parkway REF STR

SR92 Kyrillos,J/Karcher,E Brain Injury Awareness Mo.-declare March REF SHH



Motions:



A1500 Greenstein,L/Panter,M+13 Camp. contrib, cert bus entities-concern To Sa (Inverso)

A1500 Greenstein,L/Panter,M+13 Camp. contrib, cert bus entities-concern To Table (Kenny) (20-16)



Bills Passed:



A1500 Greenstein,L/Panter,M+13 Camp. contrib, cert bus entities-concern (34-0)



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1986 AcaSca (2R) Weinberg,L/Gordon,R+1 Health Care Access Study Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

A3542 AcaSca (2R) Stanley,C/Vas,J+2 Sch. Constr. Review Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

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

A3705 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Greenstein,L+6 St. Tuition Aid Grant Prog.-concerns REP

S221 Scs (SCS) Singer,R/Asselta,N Elderly adults-concerns guardianship REP/SCS

S458 Sca (1R) Kean,T Prop. tax relief-concerns donations REP/SCA

S531 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Coniglio,J+2 Enduring Freedom-scholarship prog. REP/SCA

S1454 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S Income tax-unregis. ind., unincorp. bus. REP/SCS

S1789 Turner,S/Singer,R Dept of Ed-incr no of asst commissioners REP

S1908 Sca (1R) Kean,T/Adler,J Health Care Access Study Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

S2000 Turner,S St. Bd. of Examiners-concerns REP

S2047 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Madden,F Health Care Prof. Responsibility REP/SCA

S2085 ScaSca (2R) Vitale,J/Lance,L Emerg. Health Powers Act REP/SCA without recommendation

S2142 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Doria,J+1 Gifted Disab. Community Needs Study Comm REP/SCA





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



S2161 Sca (1R) Karcher,E/Madden,F Domestic viol.-concerns REP/SCA

S2163 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Turner,S+5 Sch. Constr. Review Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

S2178 Madden,F/Vitale,J Dispensing medicine-concerns REP

S2205 Sca (1R) Karcher,E/Bark,M+1 St. Tuition Aid Grant Prog.-concerns REP/SCA

S2232 Madden,F/Bryant,W+1 Kidney disease-concerns clinical labs REP

S2266 Doria,J TDI benf.-concerns calculation REP

S2280 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F Health ctrs., fed. qual.-off-site svc. REP/SCA

S2326 Coniglio,J Temp. disab. benf. offsets-concerns REP

S2332 Sca (1R) Buono,B/Madden,F Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh. REP/SCA

S2338 Karcher,E Unemp. benf.-concerns REP

S2341 Kavanaugh,W/Coniglio,J Unemp. benf.-concerns cert. disqual. REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S531 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Coniglio,J+2 Enduring Freedom-scholarship prog.

S1454 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S Income tax-unregis. ind., unincorp. bus.

S2266 Doria,J TDI benf.-concerns calculation

S2280 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F Health ctrs., fed. qual.-off-site svc.



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



S781 ScaAca (2R) Madden,F/Girgenti,J+5 Sex crime victim treatment svcs-concerns

S1294 ScaAca (2R) Coniglio,J/Scalera,F Residential fire safety-concerns



Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/Governor's Recommendation/Given Second Reading:



A306 Aca w/GR (2R) Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N+5 Individual deferred annuities-concerns



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A1478/1482 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Wisniewski,J+2 Intermodal chassis-concerns REF STR

A1860 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Chivukula,U+5 Wood/paper products-concern St contracts REF SEN

A2275 Greenwald,L/Watson Coleman,B+1 Water supply fac., cert.-exemp., BPU reg REF SEG

A2391 Greenwald,L/Bodine,F+4 Interscholastic athletic prog.-concerns REF SED

A2404 Cohen,N/Vas,J+5 Sept 11, period of silence-req pub sch REF SED

A2660 Voss,J/Previte,M+5 Domestic viol. pub. awareness campaign REF SHH

A2976 Aca (1R) Weinberg,L/Manzo,L+4 Behavioral health care svcs.-concerns REF SHH

A3317 Aa (1R) Eagler,P/Biondi,P+1 Marriage/family therapist-revise req. REF SCM

A3354 Acs (ACS) Weinberg,L+1 Neonatal jaundice-concerns REF SHH

A3523 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Scalera,F+5 Fire investigations, cert.-concerns REF SLP

A3561 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Sires,A+1 Vol. assn.-pub. sch. dist. participation REF SED

A3602 Aa (1R) Sires,A/Voss,J+3 Traffic calming measures-rds. near sch. REF STR

A3674 Aca (1R) Sires,A/Wisniewski,J+3 Ferries-concerns operation REF STR

A3705 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Greenstein,L+6 St. Tuition Aid Grant Prog.-concerns REF SED

ACR100 Sires,A/Watson Coleman,B+5 Lieutenant Gov.-estab. office REF SSG

ACR215 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Stanley,C+3 Voting Rights Act-commem. 40th anniv. REF SSG



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



A3058 Aca (1R) Prieto,V/Stack,B+4 Aircraft rental-photo ID req.

A3673 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Green,J+3 Abandoned prop.-concerns



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S1785 Inverso,P Motorcycle safety course-concerns FROM STR









Co-Sponsors Added:



S142 (James,S) Sch. dist.-itemization of cert. bills

S295 (Coniglio,J) Early retir. incentive prog.-concerns

S508 (Lesniak,R) Hair pieces, cancer patients-insur cover

S1801 (Cardinale,G) Remove confidential status-investigators

S1848/1877 ScsSa (SCS/1R) (Turner,S) Human trafficking-estab. crime

S2148 (Ciesla,A) Fishing, hunting-clarify auth. to reg.

S2215 Sca (1R) (Turner,S) Persons on parole-concerns voting rights

S2216 (Karcher,E) Hist. preserv., southern NJ;$6.585M

S2232 (Buono,B) Kidney disease-concerns clinical labs

S2277 (Asselta,N) Special ed. costs, cert.;$18.3M

S2279 (Vitale,J) Polysomnography Practice Act

S2349 (Allen,D; Asselta,N; Bark,M; Kyrillos,J; Inverso,P) Income tax cred.-allows one-time

S2353 (Bark,M; Kavanaugh,W; Martin,R; Singer,R) Min. wage-incr.

S2355 (Martin,R) Community Health Law Proj.-estab. rev.

SCR64 (Connors,L) Statue of Liberty-desig. anthem



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S661 (Allen,D) Juv. offense w/gun, serious-mand. term

S1908 Sca (1R) (Adler,J) Health Care Access Study Comm.-estab.

S2280 Sca (1R) (Madden,F) Health ctrs., fed. qual.-off-site svc.

S2283 (Vitale,J) Health benf. coverage, extended-concerns

S2332 Sca (1R) (Madden,F) Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh.



Notes to the 2/14/2005 Digest:



Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



S693 Ss (SS) Vitale,J/Karcher,E+1 Cigarette sales-proh Internet/mail-order (29-0) (Vitale) *NOT* Sa



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S844 (Doria,J) *NOT * (Turner,S) Charter sch. fac. aid-concerns



The Senate adjourned at 4:48 P.M. to meet again on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 (QUORUM/JOINT SESSION/Budget Message).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 (QUORUM/JOINT SESSION/Budget Message).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A1500 Greenstein,L/Panter,M+13 Camp. contrib, cert bus entities-concern



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (02/24/05):



P.L.2005, c.33. S532 Girgenti,J/Coniglio,J+27 2/25/2005 Student active duty-re-enrollment/refund

P.L.2005, c.34. S543 ScaSa (2R) Vitale,J/Johnson,G+1 2/25/2005 Emerg. warning lights, sirens-concerns

P.L.2005, c.35. S1211 Madden,F/Karcher,E+2 2/25/2005 Emerg. info-NJN broadcast

P.L.2005, c.36. A2142 Sca (1R) Impreveduto,A/Quigley,J+3 2/25/2005 Co. pension fds.-concerns

P.L.2005, c.37. A3260 AcaSca (2R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+8 2/25/2005 Fertilizer sales-id and record keeping