NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for May 23, 2005



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Vol. XVII No. 20 211th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CAPE MAY COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

Lu Ann Wowkanech, of Ocean City.



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

Michael R. Kalafer, of Bridgewater.



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

Nancy E. McCabe, of Newton.

Austin V. Carew, of Highland Lakes.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John Mullaney, Jr., of Eatontown.

Richard English, of Oakhurst.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION:

Erling A. Berg, of Cape May, to replace Thomas Fote.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS:

Joseph Francis Cantalupo, of Union.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER JOINT TOLL BRIDGE COMMISSION:

William J. Hodas, of Franklin.



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

Aladar G. Komjathy, of Lambertville.

Eric E. Richard, of Lambertville.



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

Eugene C. Enlow, Esq., of Warren.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LICENSED LENDERS ADVISORY BOARD:

E. Robert Levy, of Livingston.



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

Bernard J. Tyson, of Parsippany.

Thomas A. Zelante, Esq., of Morris Township.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY:

Robert J. Iacullo, of West Caldwell, to replace Richard G. Schoon, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PASSAIC VALLEY SEWERAGE COMMISSION:

Carl S. Czaplicki, Jr., of Jersey City.





Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RICHARD STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Emma N. Byrne, of Manasquan, to replace Carole Hedinger, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WOMEN'S HEALTH ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Jane L. Taylor, of Randolph.



TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION JUDGE:

Cosmo Giovinazzi, of Vineland.

Leslie Berich, of Red Bank.

Audrey Zane, of Ocean City.

Sue Pai Yang, of Bridgewater.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Jeffrey Gerson, of West Orange.

Margaret M. Monaco, of Westfield.



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

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



Bills Introduced:



S2579 Asselta,N St. coll. bd. of trustees-adds 2 emp. REF SED

S2580 Asselta,N Sch. personnel, cert.-liab. immunity REF SED

S2581 Asselta,N Tourism Restructuring Act REF SWT

S2582 Buono,B Primary stroke ctr. req.-concerns REF SHH

S2584 Turner,S Gang related loitering-enact ordinance REF SLP

S2585 Turner,S St. constit convention-prop. tax reform REF SJU

S2589 Buono,B Women's Health Off.;$750K REF SHH

S2590 Turner,S Higher ed. instit.-advertise for bids REF SED

S2591 Sweeney,S Juv. corrections off, co-permit firearms REF SLP

S2592 Sarlo,P PFRS memb., cert.-purch. svc. cred. REF SSG

S2593 Sarlo,P Bail bonds-concerns REF SLP

SCR131 Turner,S No Child Left Behind Act 2001-concerns REF SED

SCR132 Turner,S St. constit. convention-prop. tax reform REF SJU

SR103 Turner,S Flood Mitigation Task Force-Rutgers asst REF SEN



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



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

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

A2391 Sca (1R) Greenwald,L/Bodine,F+4 Interscholastic athletic prog.-concerns REP/SCA

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

A3048 AcaAa (2R) Stack,B/Vas,J Catastrophic events-cred. for sewer fees REP

A3196/2339/2356/ 2905 AcsAaSca (ACS/2R) Stanley,C/Stender,L+4 Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions REP/SCA

A3346 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U+4 Bike/roller skating helmets-concerns age REP

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

S255 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Buono,B Compulsive gambling-curricula REP/SCA

S1215 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Adler,J Interscholastic athletic prog.-concerns REP/SCA

S1339 Sca (1R) Buono,B Prop. tax exemp.-facade improvements REP/SCA

S1450 Sca (1R) Martin,R Insur. fd commissioners-auth appt. REP/SCA

S1507 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Vitale,J Trespassing-enhance penalities REP/SCA

S1559 Bark,M Hosp. Tech. Task Force-estab. REP

S1739 Turner,S/Martin,R+2 Animal experiments-alternate ed. proj. REP

S1762 Connors,L Initiated ordinances-concerns REP

S1913/1916/1627 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Karcher,E Pub. sch.-proh. sale, food high in sugar REP/SCS

S1942 Sca (1R) Bark,M Sch. day extension-concerns REP/SCA

S2046 Scs (SCS) Karcher,E/Sweeney,S+1 Neonatal Jaundice Registry-estab. REP/SCS

S2086 Sca (1R) Buono,B Bingo-use of cert. electronic devices REP/SCA

S2125 Rice,R/Gill,N Crim. street gangs-concerns REP

S2222 Buono,B/Turner,S+1 Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns REP

S2224 Asselta,N/Gill,N Vet. discharge cert.-concerns REP

S2264 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Unemp. comp. benf.-concerns REP/SCA

S2265 Sweeney,S/Singer,R Standardbred horsemen-concern comp insur REP

S2290 Scs (SCS) Inverso,P/Girgenti,J+2 Aircraft operation-concerns REP/SCS

S2364 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Karcher,E Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates REP/SCA

S2369 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Cardinale,G+2 Advance Directive Mental Health Care Act REP/SCA







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



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

S2472 Sweeney,S/Rice,R+1 Pub. contracts-concerns REP

S2522 Sca (1R) Adler,J/Bryant,W+1 Law Against Discrim.-makes changes REP/SCA

S2529 Turner,S Bike/roller skating helmets-concerns age REP

S2536 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A St. correctional fac.-concerns REP

S2537 Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J Correctional fac.-concerns REP

S2538 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Sacco,N Corrections off.-continuing ed training REP/SCA

S2559 Doria,J/Sarlo,P+1 Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp REP

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

SCR118 Madden,F Healthy NJ 2010-reaffirms goals REP

SR74 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Karcher,E Alco. Ed, Rehab & Enforcement Fd-concern REP/SCA

SR86 Doria,J Veterans' Day-emp. pay vets for holiday REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



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

S255 Sca (1R) Palaia,J/Buono,B Compulsive gambling-curricula

S2364 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Karcher,E Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates

S2472 Sweeney,S/Rice,R+1 Pub. contracts-concerns

S2537 Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J Correctional fac.-concerns

S2538 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Sacco,N Corrections off.-continuing ed training

S2559 Doria,J/Sarlo,P+1 Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp



Bills Combined:



S1627 Bark,M/Palaia,J Pub. sch.-concerns pupil health COMB/W S1913/1916 (SCS)

S1916 Turner,S/Karcher,E High-calorie bev.-proh. sale in pub. sch COMB/W S1913/1627 (SCS)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S855 (Asselta,N) Disabled-estab. co. off.

S1739 (Palaia,J) Animal experiments-alternate ed. proj.

S2144 (Buono,B) Christopher's Law-concerns unlic driv

S2222 (Palaia,J) Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns

S2290 Scs (SCS) (Sarlo,P) Aircraft operation-concerns

S2472 (Madden,F) Pub. contracts-concerns

S2559 (Madden,F) Disab vet survivor-claim prop tax exemp

SCR114 (Singer,R) Vet. prop. tax deduction-extend elig.



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S574 (Cardinale,G) Superior Court, Civil Part-incr. fees

S1739 (Martin,R) Animal experiments-alternate ed. proj.

S1759 ScsScs (SCS) (Lance,L) Diesel engine emissions-concerns reg.

S2224 (Gill,N) Vet. discharge cert.-concerns

S2536 (Bucco,A) St. correctional fac.-concerns



Note to the 5/19/2005 Digest:



Bills Introduced:



S2583 Codey,R Special Needs Housing Fd.-estab REF SBA *NOT* SCU



The Senate adjourned at 5:18 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, May 26, 2005 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).







ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet 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 (05/19/2005):



None