NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 1, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 10 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

The Members of both Houses of the 211th Legislature met in Joint Session to receive the Annual Budget Message from the Honorable Richard J. Codey, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey.



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



An unnumbered Concurrent Resolution providing for the Legislature to hold a Joint Session for the purpose of receiving the Governor's Budget Message was adopted by voice vote.



Nominations Corrected Copy:



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

Dominick J. Burzichelli, of Gibbstown *NOT*Gloucester, to replace Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons.



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S2365 Madden,F WWII Vets' Memorial Fd.-creates



Bills Introduced:



S2362 Doria,J/Vitale,J Transp Trust Fd-restore fiscal integrity REF STR

S2363 Inverso,P Payments in lieu of taxes-concerns REF SCU

S2364 Madden,F Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates REF SLA

S2366 Singer,R/Vitale,J Ocular Inflammatory Disease;$1M REF SHH

S2367 Adler,J Water supply fac., cert.-exemp., BPU reg REF SCU

S2368 Ciesla,A Toxopasmosis-newborn screening prog. REF SHH

S2369 Codey,R/Cardinale,G Advance Directive Mental Health Care Act REF SHH

S2370 Asselta,N Emerg. Svcs. Vol. Award Prog.-loc. vol. REF SLP

S2371 Asselta,N Maurice River Twp, correction fac;$1.2M REF SLP

S2372 Asselta,N Correctional fac.-concerns St. aid REF SCU

S2373 Singer,R/Adler,J Absentee ballots, college resid-concerns REF SSG

S2374 Sweeney,S Acupuncturists-revise statutes REF SCM

S2375 Sweeney,S Pub. fd. investment in Delaware-concerns REF SSG

S2376 Sweeney,S/Asselta,N Agric. commodities, perishable-concerns REF SEG

S2377 Singer,R/Gormley,W Disab. vet. prop tax exemp-elig criteria REF SCU

S2378 Ciesla,A Transp Trust Fd-restore fiscal integrity REF STR

S2379 Allen,D/Girgenti,J Police off, retired-concerns firearms REF SLP

S2380 Buono,B/Madden,F Domestic viol. pub. awareness campaign REF SHH

S2381 Rice,R Sr. Cit. Home Repair, Modification Prog. REF SCU

S2382 Inverso,P/Kean,T+1 Camp. contrib. by cert. bus.-concerns REF SSG

S2383 Martin,R Alternate Proc., Dispute Resolution Act REF SJU

S2384 Lance,L+1 Camp. contrib. by bus. entities-concerns REF SSG

S2385 Adler,J Air toxics surcharge-concerns REF SEN





Co-Sponsors Added:



S2382 (Kyrillos,J) Camp. contrib. by cert. bus.-concerns

S2384 (Kyrillos,J) Camp. contrib. by bus. entities-concerns



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2266 (Kavanaugh,W) TDI benf.-concerns calculation



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



* Effective March 1, 2005



Criminal Disposition Commission:



Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (22).

Senator Robert W. Singer (30).



The Senate adjourned at 4:48 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 7, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



An unnumbered Concurrent Resolution providing for the Legislature to hold a Joint Session for the purpose of receiving the Governor's Budget Message was adopted by voice vote.



Bills Introduced:



A3842 Stanley,C Sch. Constr. Corp.-concerns memb. REF AED

A3846 Weinberg,L/Gordon,R+1 Health Care Prof. Responsibility REF AHH

A3849 Prieto,V/Biondi,P Cemetery co.-concerns operation REF ARP

A3850 Cryan,J Punitive damages-concerns REF AJU

A3851 Caraballo,W Rental-purch. agreements-reg. REF ACO

A3852 Van Drew,J Telemarketers, registered-directory REF ATU

A3853 Van Drew,J PFRS benf., cert.-concerns incr. REF ASG

A3854 Van Drew,J Sch Counts Co. College Scholarship Prog. REF AED

A3855 Caraballo,W/Biondi,P Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act REF AHO

A3856 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+5 Pub. fd. investment in Delaware-concerns REF AAP

A3857 Scalera,F/Prieto,V Loc. govt. penal. enforcement-concerns REF AJU

A3858 Baroni,B Payments in lieu of taxes-concerns REF AHO

A3859 Manzo,L Vacant prop. tax abatement-concerns REF ACE

A3860 Weinberg,L/Steele,A+2 Motion Picture Comm.-expand pub. memb. REF ACE

A3861 Diegnan,P/Vas,J+3 Teachers-salary guide and schedule REF AED

A3862 Greenwald,L/Diegnan,P Health care fac.-concerns assessments REF AAP

A3863 Gibson,J Agric. commodities-concerns bond req. REF AAN

A3864 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Liquor store lic.-concerns hearing REF ALP

A3865 Johnson,G/Weinberg,L Students-admin. of epinephrine REF AED

A3866 Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A+1 Natl Guard emp-allow bus/income tax cred REF AMV

A3867 Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A Energy conserv. patent income-tax excl. REF AAN

A3868 Bodine,F/Bramnick,J Class IV lasers-seller maintain records REF ALP

A3869 Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A St. bldgs-concerns alt electrical energy REF ASG

A3870 Mayer,D/Gordon,R Fraternal Order of Police-lic. plates REF ATR

A3871 Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A Solar photovoltaic panels-concerns REF AEN

A3872 Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A Renewable energy devices-concerns REF ATU

A3873 Rooney,J Dog bites-concerns reporting REF AAN

A3874 Rooney,J Co., mun. political party comm.-contrib. REF ASG

A3875 Rooney,J Leg. campaigns-concerns pub. finan. REF ASG

A3876 Stanley,C/Barnes,P Cell phone use, correctional fac.-crime REF ALP

A3877 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R Devel. applications and defaults-concern REF AHO

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3878 Chivukula,U/Smith,R Farmland preserv. prop.-concerns REF AAN

A3879 Dancer,R/Malone,J Ocular Inflammatory Disease;$1M REF AHH

A3880 Fisher,D/Cruz-Perez,N+16 St. Earned Income Cred. prog.-elig. REF ALA

A3881 Fisher,D/Cruz-Perez,N+17 Tax preparation svcs.-concerns REF ACO

A3882 Gusciora,R Prop., tax exemp.-concerns REF AHO

A3883 Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D Toxopasmosis-newborn screening prog. REF AHH

A3884 Watson Coleman,B Natl. Guard-reimb. group life insur. REF AMV

A3885 Blee,F/Morgan,R Task Force on NJ's Pub. Health Workforce REF AHH

A3886 Gusciora,R MV Owners' Right to Repair Act REF ACO

A3887 Gusciora,R Brewer lic., restricted-concerns REF ALP

A3888 Vandervalk,C Pub. util. owned by foreign corp-concern REF ATU

A3889 Cryan,J Hall of Fame-estab. REF ATG

A3890 Cryan,J Auxiliary police-mun. use for non-emerg. REF ALP

A3891 McKeon,J Advertising rates, off.-incr. REF ASG

A3892 McKeon,J Elderly, disab.-concerns housing REF AHO

A3893 Van Drew,J/Chiappone,A+12 CATV, cert. costs-disclose to subscriber REF ATU

A3894 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+4 Radon bus.-limit incr. in annual lic fee REF AEN

A3895 Prieto,V/Cohen,N Mold inspectors, remediators-regis. REF ARP

A3896 Cohen,N/Voss,J Natl. Guard memb.-corp. bus. tax cred. REF AMV

A3897 Prieto,V/Cohen,N Heating, ventilating contractors-lic. REF ARP

A3898 Chivukula,U/Roberts,J SMART Research, Devel. Compact-ratifies REF ACE

A3899 Diegnan,P/Egan,J+1 Prop. tax appeals, cert.-concerns REF AHO

A3904 Stanley,C Special Ed. Review Comm.-estab. REF AED

A3908 Stanley,C Study Attendance in Pub. Sch. Task Force REF AED

ACR225 Gregg,G/Carroll,M Off. of Auditor General, elective-estab. REF ASG

ACR226 Weinberg,L Water consumption user fee rev-dedicate REF AEN

ACR227 Merkt,R St. budget-balance w/ recurring revenue REF ABU

AJR120 Stender,L Lymphedema Awareness Day-March 6 REF AHH

AJR121 Van Drew,J/Prieto,V+16 SS-Congress reject proposal to privatize REF AFR

AR251 Corodemus,S/McHose,A Fire Safety Div.-pub. ed. campaign REF AHO

AR252 Stender,L Living Well Wk.-desig. March 13-19, 2005 REF AHH

AR253 Cruz-Perez,N/Pou,N+1 Community Reinvestment Act-concerns REF AFI

AR254 Weinberg,L/Quigley,J+8 Women's Hist. Month-desig. March 2005 REF AFW



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2453 Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L Cemetery co.-proh. charging cert. fees REP

A2459 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Cohen,N+1 Money Transmitters Act-revises REP/ACA

A2884 Aca (1R) Panter,M Specialty acute care children hosp-desig REP/ACA

A2987 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Internatl. money transmissions-concerns REP/ACA

A3366 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Conners,J+3 Mortgages of record-concern cancellation REP/ACA

A3429 Weinberg,L/Gusciora,R Funeral-prov. domestic partner rights REP

A3533 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L Health Care Prof. Responsibility Act REP

A3534 Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L Alt. to Discipline Prog., nurses-estab. REP

A3549 Diegnan,P/Wisniewski,J Constr. lien discharge-prov. procedure REP

A3617 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Egan,J+3 Mortgage payoff balances-concerns REP/ACA

A3659 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Weinberg,L+2 Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh. REP/ACA

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

A3833 Fisher,D/Conaway,H+12 Advance Directive Mental Health Care Act REP

A3846 Weinberg,L/Gordon,R+1 Health Care Prof. Responsibility REP

A3849 Prieto,V/Biondi,P Cemetery co.-concerns operation REP

S564 Scs (SCS) Baer,B Cemetery co.-concerns operation REP

S1445 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Girgenti,J+2 Alt. to Discipline Prog., nurses-estab. REP

S1804 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Kavanaugh,W+2 Health Care Prof. Responsibility Act REP



Bills Transferred:



A3796 Diegnan,P/Bramnick,J Sr. cit. resid. lease-early termination FROM AHO TO ASI

S494 ScaSca (2R) Turner,S/Coniglio,J+4 St. contracts, cert-concerns performance FROM ASG TO ALA

S1863 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Lance,L Wildlife/wildlife habitat-fed. grants FROM AAN TO AAP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A3315 Pennacchio,J Town council memb. lic. plate-auth. FROM ATR



Co-Sponsors Added:



A266 (Rooney,J) Retir. income-incr income tax exclusions

A292 Acs (ACS) (Chiappone,A) Contraceptives, prescribed-insur. cover

A417 (Chiappone,A) Teacher Qual. Mentoring;$12M

A1012 (Chiappone,A) Gun-free sch. areas-creates

A1096 Aca (1R) (Hackett,M) Child-prot. window guards-concerns

A1289 Aca (1R) (Hackett,M) Env. prosecutor, special-estab.

A1593/2315 Acs (ACS) (Malone,J) Rx Prog.-estab.

A2077 (Hackett,M) Cell phone customers-concerns svc.

A2459 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Money Transmitters Act-revises

A2998 AcaAs (AS) (Hackett,M) Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns

A3064 (Hackett,M) Retail food estab.-prov. cert. info.

A3151 (Chiappone,A) Social Security numbers-regulates use

A3293 (Cryan,J) Pub. emp collective negotiation-concerns

A3366 Aca (1R) (Cryan,J) Mortgages of record-concern cancellation

A3461 (Corodemus,S) Hosp. Infection Reporting Act

A3469 (Chatzidakis,L; Bodine,F) Gasoline containing MTBE-proh. sale

A3516 (Chiappone,A) E-Z Pass user discounts-concerns

A3612 (Azzolina,J; Blee,F; Bramnick,J; Chatzidakis,L; Connors,C; Conover,K; Corodemus,S; Dancer,R; DeCroce,A; Gibson,J;

Gregg,G; Kean,S; Malone,J; Merkt,R; Munoz,E; O'Toole,K; Pennacchio,J; Rumpf,B; Thompson,S; Wolfe,D) Dam restoration/repair

proj.-finan.

A3650 (Scalera,F) Smart growth areas-concerns permits

A3659 Aca (1R) (Chiappone,A) Smoking in college, univ. dorms-proh.

A3660 (Chiappone,A) SS nos.-proh. use for cert.purposes

A3689 (Chiappone,A) Tsunami relief, Southeast Asia;$1M

A3691 (Chiappone,A) Minimum wage-incr.

A3833 (Quigley,J; Hackett,M) Advance Directive Mental Health Care Act

A3834 (Conners,J; Hackett,M) Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req.



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2529 (Johnson,G) Emerg. response, pub. bldg.-concerns

A3379 (Voss,J) Small emp. health benf coverage-concerns

A3786 (Johnson,G) Remote computing svcs-disclose cert info

A3829 (Biondi,P) Pub. accountants-concerns lic.

A3849 (Biondi,P) Cemetery co.-concerns operation



Third Prime Sponsor Added:



A3880 (Manzo,L) St. Earned Income Cred. prog.-elig.



The Assembly adjourned at 2:35 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 7, 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 (2/28/05):



None