NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 19, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 19 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nomination Corrected Copy:



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

Margaret M. Nuzzo, CTA *NOT* CPA, of Marlton.



Bills Introduced:



S28 Gill,N/Bryant,W Help Amer. Vote Act, 2002-implement prov REF SSG

S29 Gill,N/Turner,S Voting machines-produce paper record REF SSG

S30 Gill,N/Bryant,W Voter's bill of rights-concerns REF SSG

S2539 Sarlo,P/Sacco,N Meadowlands Conserv. Trust-tax contrib. REF SEN

S2540 Bryant,W/Rice,R St. rental asst.-concerns REF SCU

S2541 Bryant,W/Rice,R St. rental asst.-concerns funding REF SCU

S2542 Asselta,N Pub. emp collective negotiation-concerns REF SLA

S2543 Asselta,N Subcontracting, sch., higher ed-concerns REF SED

S2544 Singer,R Custody determinations-removal cases REF SJU

S2545 Palaia,J Smoking in coll., univ. dorms-proh. REF SHH

S2546 Buono,B MV manuf.-concerns disclosures REF SCM

S2547 Buono,B/Madden,F Nurse, regis.-pronouncement of death REF SHH

S2548 Buono,B/Bucco,A Optometrists-continuing ed. prog. REF SCM

S2549 Singer,R/Ciesla,A Pharmaceutical Asst. Savings, Sr Svcs Fd REF SHH

S2550 Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Wages and benf-responsible bus practices REF SLA

S2551 Sweeney,S/Littell,R+1 Judgeships-creates 14 addl. REF SJU

S2552 Sweeney,S Co. special svcs. sch. dist.-concerns REF SED

S2553 Sweeney,S Pymts. in lieu of taxes-concerns sharing REF SCU

S2554 Sweeney,S Emp. rest & meal breaks-concerns REF SLA

S2555 Sweeney,S Co. correctional fac.-mental health svcs REF SLP

S2556 Sweeney,S Loc. pub. contracts, cert.-concerns REF SCU

S2557 Madden,F/Buono,B Settlements, judgments-concerns liens REF SJU

S2558 Sacco,N/Doria,J+3 Sch. dist., cert.-concerns St. sch. aid REF SED

S2559 Doria,J/Sarlo,P Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp REF SCU

S2560 Singer,R Scooter riders, cert.-wear helmets REF SLP

S2561 Kenny,B/Sacco,N Sports & Exposition Auth.-expands powers REF SEG

S2562 Gill,N Homesteads-prov. exemp. from attachment REF SCM

S2563 Gill,N Exec. Branch-proh. cert. activities REF SSG

S2564 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A Pub. safety directors-clarify powers REF SLP

S2565 Girgenti,J/Turner,S Loc. pub. contract bids-due date REF SCU

S2566 Bark,M Ambulatory care fac.-repeals assessment REF SHH

S2567 Vitale,J/Madden,F Health clubs-req. defibrillators REF SHH

S2568 Kean,T Harboring, concealing sex offender-penal REF SLP

S2569 Connors,L Amber Alert sys.-concerns funding REF SLP

S2570 Connors,L Sex offenders, high risk-concerns REF SLP

S2571 Kyrillos,J/Cardinale,G Corp. bus. tax-net operating loss deduct REF SBA

S2572 Bark,M/Palaia,J TPAF enrollment-incr. elig. comp. level REF SSG

S2573 Rice,R Catastrophic events-cred. for sewer fees REF SCU

S2574 Rice,R Health savings accts.-estab. REF SCM

S2575 Rice,R/Adler,J+13 Child in proh. sex act-comp. svc. remove REF SJU

S2576 Vitale,J/Bryant,W+3 Income tax-concerns special contrib. REF SBA

S2577 Karcher,E St. recreation and conservation;$75M REF SEN

S2578 Smith,B Preservation of Landfill Space Act REF SEN

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2583 Codey,R Special Needs Housing Fd.-estab REF SCU

S2586 Sarlo,P/Buono,B Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REF SEN

S2587 Smith,B Env. infrastructure proj.-concerns REF SEN

S2588 Bryant,W/Coniglio,J Env. Infrastructure Trust-make loans REF SEN

SCR125 Buono,B/Madden,F PAAD and Medicare Part D-coord. benf. REF SHH

SCR126 Sweeney,S Rutgers Univ.-retain land grant fd. REF SED

SCR127 Sweeney,S Community Svc. Block Grant Prog.-fd. REF SCU

SCR128 Cardinale,G Pres. judicial nominees-NJ support REF SJU

SCR129 Adler,J Secretary of St. off.-abolish REF SSG

SCR130 Kenny,B/Martin,R Leg. Code of Ethics-adopt permanent REF SSG

SCR133 Buono,B Env. Infrastructure Trust-approve plan REF SEN

SR100 Sweeney,S Delaware Coastal Zone Act-amend REF SEN

SR101 Cardinale,G Hobbs Act-Cong. support leg. which amend REF SLA

SR102 Adler,J+2 Gas oxygen content req.-submit waiver REF SEN



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A330 Weinberg,L/Johnson,G+1 Long term care insur. plan-loc. pub. emp REP

A880 AcaSca (2R) Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+10 FF, police, cert.-hiring preference REP/SCA

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

A2890 Sca (1R) Chivukula,U/O'Toole,K+3 Asian Amer. Study Foundation-estab. REP/SCA

A2998 AcaAsSca (AS/1R) Scalera,F/Van Drew,J+3 Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns REP/SCA

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

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

A3667/3836 Acs (ACS) Sires,A/Van Drew,J+1 Air toxics surcharge-concerns REP

AJR64 Johnson,G/Diegnan,P+17 American Heros Day-desig. September 11 REP

S516 Sacco,N Long term care insur. plan-loc. pub. emp REP

S1759 ScsScs (SCS) Smith,B Diesel engine emissions-concerns reg. REP/SCS

S1770/2535 Scs (SCS) Sarlo,P/Madden,F Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns REP/SCS

S1996/828 Scs (SCS) Smith,B FF, cert.-estab. hiring preference REP/SCS

S2003 Sca (1R) Madden,F NJT annual report-concerns data REP/SCA

S2018 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S+2 Gasoline containing MTBE-proh. sale REP/SCA

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

S2124/2385 Scs (SCS) Doria,J Air toxics surcharge-concerns REP/SCS

S2213 Kean,T/Buono,B Estate tax-concerns REP

S2297 Coniglio,J/Gill,N St. flood control proj.-concerns costs REP

S2311 Sweeney,S/Adler,J Vessel haz substance discharge-incr liab REP

S2342 Sca (1R) Doria,J/Buono,B Asian Amer. Study Foundation-estab. REP/SCA

S2413 Bark,M Pineland Devel. Cred. Bank-extend date REP

S2477 Bryant,W/Coniglio,J NJ STARS Prog.-changes criteria REP

S2497 Bryant,W/Turner,S Taxpayer prop. tax relief subacct-estab. REP

S2534 Sacco,N MV commercial regis.-extend to 12 months REP

S2576 Vitale,J/Bryant,W+3 Income tax-concerns special contrib. REP

SCR113 ScaSca (2R) Smith,B/Adler,J Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev. REP/SCA

SJR53 Rice,R American Heros Day-desig. September 11 REP

SR94 Buono,B/Turner,S+1 SS-memor. Cong. to reject privatizing REP



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



S251 ScaAca (2R) Coniglio,J/Sarlo,P Pedestrian safety-concerns

S1895 ScaAca (2R) Bryant,W/Watson Coleman,B Dam safety-concerns



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A762 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Panter,M+1 Real prop relating to terrorism-concerns REF SJU

A895 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+7 Firearm sale-concerns REF SLP

A1350 Greenwald,L/Burzichelli,J+2 Vet. discharge cert.-concerns REF SJU

A1351 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Smith,R Consumer contracts, cert-concern content REF SCU

A2331 Cohen,N/Chivukula,U+1 Firearms-concerns transportation REF SLP

A2372 Egan,J/Chivukula,U Loc. pub. contracts, cert.-concerns REF SCU

A3349 Sires,A/Wolfe,D+2 NJ STARS Prog.-concerns REF SED

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

A3555 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+1 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals REF SCU

A3785 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Van Drew,J+2 St. park ranger-changes title REF SLP

A3786 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+6 Remote computing svcs-disclose cert info REF SLP

A3855 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Biondi,P+3 Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act REF SCU

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee: (cont'd)



A3991 Sires,A/Roberts,J+2 Teaching staff memb.-concerns emp. REF SED

A5269 AcaAca (2R) Roberts,J/Greenstein,L+7 St. constit convention-prop. tax reform REF SJU

ACR235 Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+4 Community Svc. Block Grant Prog.-fd. REF SCU

AJR79 Van Drew,J Sunset Lake Hydrofest-Gov's cup Series REF SWT



Bills Transferred:



S864 Turner,S Child support orders-concerns FROM SHH TO SJU



Bills Combined:



S828 Allen,D FF, police-hiring pref for cert children COMB/W S1996 (SCS)

S2385 Adler,J Air toxics surcharge-concerns COMB/W S2124 (SCS)

S2535 Ciesla,A Emerg. svcs. volunteer veh.-concerns COMB/W S1770 (SCS)



Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



ACR25 AcaAca (2R) Roberts,J St. constit. convention-prop. tax reform

ACR228 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Panter,M+5 Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.

SCR113 ScaSca (2R) Smith,B/Adler,J Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.



Co-Sponsors Added:



S2330 (Codey,R) Billy's Law-concerns special ed students

S2358 (Coniglio,J) UEZ bus., cert.-energy purch, tax exemp.

S2551 (Kavanaugh,W) Judgeships-creates 14 addl.

S2558 (Lesniak,R; Kenny,B; Gill,N) Sch. dist., cert.-concerns St. sch. aid

S2575 (Vitale,J; Gill,N; Buono,B; Madden,F; Sweeney,S; Bryant,W; Girgenti,J; Kean,T; Bark,M; Karcher,E; Bucco,A; Allen,D; Turner,S) Child in proh. sex act-comp. svc. remove

S2576 (Madden,F; Karcher,E; Coniglio,J) Income tax-concerns special contrib.

SR94 (Doria,J) SS-memor. Cong. to reject privatizing



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2396 (Gill,N) Elections-notification, training

S2477 (Coniglio,J) NJ STARS Prog.-changes criteria

S2497 (Turner,S) Taxpayer prop. tax relief subacct-estab.

SR94 (Turner,S) SS-memor. Cong. to reject privatizing



Third Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S28 (Kean,T) Help Amer. Vote Act, 2002-implement prov

S29 (Bryant,W) Voting machines-produce paper record



The Senate adjourned at 7:50 P.M. to meet again on Monday, May 23, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A4119 Gibson,J/Dancer,R+1 Water diverted for agric.-concerns REF AAN

A4120 Caraballo,W/Oliver,S Fiscal notes, criminal penal.-concerns REF AJU

A4121 Johnson,G Toll collection reports-concerns REF ATR

A4122 Kean,S/Corodemus,S VCCB volunteer-concerns REF ALP

A4123 Merkt,R Jt. Leg. Ethical Standards Comm.-memb. REF ASG

A4124 Merkt,R Paratransit svcs.-concerns right-of-way REF ATR

A4125 Merkt,R/Carroll,M NJ Self-Defense Law REF ALP

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A4126 Merkt,R PERS-concerns calculation of retir. benf REF ASG

A4127 Merkt,R Gubernatorial election fd.-concerns REF AAP

A4128 Azzolina,J Camp. contrib. by bus. entities-concerns REF ASG

A4129 Stender,L/Stack,B NJT annual report-concerns data REF ATR

A4130 O'Toole,K Chief Finan Off position-create position REF ACE

A4131 Gusciora,R FamilyCare enrollee emp. info.-concerns REF AHH

A4132 Chivukula,U/Weinberg,L Lyme disease treatment-insur. coverage REF AFI

A4133 Cohen,N/Stack,B+3 Debt adjusters, lic.-estab. addl. req. REF AFI

A4134 Steele,A Sheriff's off.-clarifies general power REF ALP

A4135 Scalera,F/Quigley,J Internet based phone co.-9-1-1 calls REF ATU

A4136 Johnson,G/Weinberg,L Rail Special Transp. District Act REF ATR

A4137 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J Domestic viol. org. emp-background check REF ALP

A4138 Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D Vol. health care prof.-prov. immunity REF AJU

A4139 Manzo,L SHBP-co. offer incentive, waive coverage REF ASG

ACR242 Merkt,R/Carroll,M Bills, jt resolutions-two-third maj vote REF ASG

ACR243 Merkt,R Judges-concerns appt. to bench REF AJU

ACR244 Corodemus,S/Biondi,P+3 Resid. prop. tax-propose deductions REF AAP

ACR245 Biondi,P/Cohen,N+1 Leg. Code of Ethics-adopt permanent REF ASG

AJR128 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+9 Natl. Drunk Driv. Database Study Comm. REF ALP

AR276 Wisniewski,J/Stender,L Taiwanese-Amer. community-applauds REF AHH

AR277 Mayer,D MTBE manuf.-Cong. oppose liab. prot. REF AEN

AR279 Scalera,F/Gordon,R Emerg. call ctrs.-upgrade equip. REF ATU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A804 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Chiappone,A+2 Animals-concerns use in product testing REP/ACA

A1077 Acs (ACS) Cryan,J/Weinberg,L+1 Cit., speak out on pub issues-immunity REP/ACS

A1078 Cryan,J Child support pymts-accountability REP

A3264 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Contract Procurement Task Force-estab. REP/ACA

A3392 Aca (1R) Rumpf,B/Connors,C Polling place accessibility-improve REP/ACA

A3645 Stender,L/Green,J St. Athletic Control Bd.-concerns REP

A3657 Bateman,C/Biondi,P St.-owned prop.-concerns REP

A3709 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Contract bidding req.-concerns REP/ACA

A3811 Cohen,N Unemp. benf.-concerns cert. disqual. REP

A3837 Aca (1R) Mayer,D/Voss,J+6 Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates REP/ACA

A4014 Fisher,D/Weinberg,L+6 Parents-concerns safety pamphlet REP

A4021 Conaway,H Community Farmers' Market-create comm. REP

A4031 Cruz-Perez,N/Mayer,D Vets., cert-concerns housing opportunity REP

A4087 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+5 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. REP/ACA

ACR214 Conners,J/Conaway,H Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference REP

ACR228 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Panter,M+5 Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev. REP/ACA

ACR236 Fisher,D/Voss,J+7 No Child Left Behind Act 2001-concerns REP

AJR125 Voss,J/Gordon,R Armenian Genocide-90th anniversary REP

AR123 Caraballo,W/Cruz-Perez,N Major League Baseball-discrim treatment REP

AR267 Fisher,D/Voss,J+5 No Child Left Behind-join lawsuit REP

S1387/1389/1410 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Connors,L/Coniglio,J+1 Polling place accessibility-improve REP/ACA

S1937 Sca (1R) Doria,J/Asselta,N Contract bidding req.-concerns REP

S2149 Scutari,N+2 St. Athletic Control Bd.-concerns REP

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



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A451 Impreveduto,A/McKeon,J SHBP-sch bd, incentive to waive coverage REP REF AAP

A1922 Acs (ACS) Weinberg,L/Greenstein,L Guardianship law-amends REP/ACS REF AAP

A2815 Aca (1R) Manzo,L/Chiappone,A Contaminated site-remediation asst. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3182 Acs (ACS) McKeon,J/Manzo,L+5 Diesel engine emissions-concerns reg. REP/ACS REF AAP

A3819 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J+1 St. Treasurer-concerns cert. contracts REP/ACA REF AAP

A3820 Wisniewski,J Witnesses, out-of-st.-concerns REP REF AAP

A3821 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J St contracting process-makes changes REP/ACA REF AAP

A3843 Scalera,F/Greenstein,L TDI benf.-concerns calculation REP REF AAP

A3970 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Stanley,C+5 Fed. ed. prog.-implement REP/ACA REF AAP

A3993 Gusciora,R/Stanley,C Pub. sch. corrective actions-concerns REP REF AAP

S277 ScaAca (2R) Adler,J/McNamara,H+3 Contaminated site-remediation asst. REP/ACA REF AAP

S2194 SaAca (2R) Karcher,E/Scutari,N+4 St. contracting process-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP





Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:



ACR25 AcaAca (2R) Roberts,J St. constit. convention-prop. tax reform

ACR228 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Panter,M+5 Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.

SCR113 ScaSca (2R) Smith,B/Adler,J Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.



Rescind Committee Vote:



A3264 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Contract Procurement Task Force-estab. SECOND AMENDMENT



Bills Recommitted:



A3792 Aa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V Limo operators-concerns RCM ATR



Co-Sponsors Added:



A33 (Manzo,L) Voting machines-produce paper record

A333 (Gordon,R) Mental health svcs.-health care coverage

A804 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P) Animals-concerns use in product testing

A3165 (Vas,J) Door to door sales emp.-crim. hist check

A3182 Acs (ACS) (Hackett,M) Diesel engine emissions-concerns reg.

A3526 (Voss,J; Scalera,F) Christopher's Law-concerns unlic driv

A3819 Aca (1R) (Steele,A) St. Treasurer-concerns cert. contracts

A3837 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L; Oliver,S; Conners,J; Conaway,H) Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates

A3912 (Voss,J) Students-concerns self-admin medications

A4009 (Gusciora,R) Council on Child Poverty-estab.

A4014 (Gusciora,R) Parents-concerns safety pamphlet

A4023 (Gusciora,R; Weinberg,L) Humane treatment of animals-sch instruct

A4068 (Cruz-Perez,N; Kean,S; Stack,B; Vas,J; Vandervalk,C) Jessica Lunsford Act

ACR228 Aca (1R) (Hackett,M) Air pollution-dedicate bus. tax rev.

ACR234 (Gusciora,R) Rutgers Univ.-retain land grant fd.

ACR236 (Gusciora,R; McKeon,J) No Child Left Behind Act 2001-concerns

AR267 (Gusciora,R; Weinberg,L) No Child Left Behind-join lawsuit



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1077 Acs (ACS) (Weinberg,L) Cit., speak out on pub issues-immunity

A1473 (Johnson,G) Domestic Security Planning Group-memb.

A1698 Aca (1R) (Voss,J) Physicians-concerns disciplinary actions

A3788 (Voss,J) Umbilical cord blood-concerns donation

A4013 (Voss,J) Stem Cell Research Bond Act;$500M

A4016 (Barnes,P) Sex offender-satellite-based monitoring



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A136 (Johnson,G) Campus security plans-higher ed. instit.

A1077 Acs (ACS) (Johnson,G) Cit., speak out on pub issues-immunity

A4031 (Conners,J) Vets., cert-concerns housing opportunity



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2010 (Johnson,G) Gang ed. seminars-concerns

A3956 (Van Drew,J) Independence, Dignity Long-Term Care Act

A3970 Aca (1R) (Vas,J) Fed. ed. prog.-implement













The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



* Effective May 12, 2005



Prison Gang Violence Task Force:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1).

Assemblyman John C. Gibson (1).

Kerry Riebe, of Millville.

Troy Ferus, of Vineland.

Sean St. Paul, of Newark.

Fred Vineyard, of Egg Harbor Twp.

Bruce Sapp, of Sicklerville.

Mike Makara, of Sewell.

Lieutenant Bill Paglione, of New Brunswick.

Bob Balicki, of Millville.

Frank Crose, of Elizabeth.

Joseph Butler, of Burlington.



* Effective May 16, 2005



Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission:



Enid Torok, of Fieldsboro.



Note to the 5/12/2005 Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/ATR:



A3682 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J+1 MV repairs-regulates use, cert. parts REP/ACA without recommendation *NOT* 2RA



The Assembly adjourned at 7:45 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, June 9, 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 (5/16/05):



None