NEW JERSEY

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for March 6, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 10 212th Legislature First Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



S1584 Asselta,N Pub. emp collective negotiation-concerns REF SLA

S1585 Asselta,N Regional sch. dist.-concerns St. support REF SED

S1586 Connors,L Interfaith Vol. Caregiving Prog.;$2.25M REF SHH

S1587 Connors,L Personal needs allowance-incr. REF SHH

S1588 Asselta,N CAFRA coastal ctrs.-concerns REF SEN

S1589 Asselta,N Sch Counts Co. College Scholarship Prog. REF SED

S1590 Asselta,N Single-bldg. pub. sch. dist. comm.-$4M REF SED

S1591 Asselta,N Disab. vet.-St. contract set-aside prog. REF SSG

S1592 Asselta,N Farm wineries-concerns REF SEG

S1593 Asselta,N Emerg. Svcs. Vol. Award Prog.-loc. vol. REF SLP

S1594 Asselta,N Emerg. road svc. veh.-concerns REF STR

S1595 Asselta,N Instit. health care fac.-evacuation REF SHH

S1596 Asselta,N Cape May Pub. Safety Training Ctr;$900K REF SLP

S1597 Asselta,N Vol. firefighters-$1K income tax deduct. REF SLP

S1598 Asselta,N Cape May Co. Pub. Training Academy:$350K REF SLP

S1599 Asselta,N TPAF, PERS-purch. temp. svc. cred. REF SSG

S1600 Asselta,N Privatization contracts-req. review REF SSG

S1601 Asselta,N PFRS-extends mand. retir. age REF SSG

S1602 Asselta,N Southern St.-replace/remove beds;$25M REF SLP

S1603 Asselta,N Maurice River Twp, correction fac;$1.2M REF SLP

S1604 Rice,R Prescription Monitoring Prog.-estab. REF SHH

S1605 Rice,R Lead toxicity-mand. testing for children REF SHH

S1606 Rice,R/Turner,S After sch. activities-concerns REF SED

S1607 Rice,R Kinship Care svcs.;$182.5K REF SHH

S1608 Turner,S/Rice,R Owners' Right, Common Interest Devel Act REF SCU

S1609 Scutari,N Haz. material transp.-concerns REF STR

S1610 Asselta,N Emerg. operations plans-concerns REF SLP

S1611 Bucco,A Morris Museum, build exhibit;$250K REF SWT

S1612 Bryant,W Police & fire promo. exam-residency cred REF SCU

S1613 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A POW-MIA medal, NJ-creates REF SLP

S1614 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J NJ Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act-concerns REF SED

S1615 Allen,D Beverly City, Burlington-33rd UEZ REF SEG

S1616 Madden,F/Girgenti,J Air marshals-concerns power REF SLP

S1617 Sweeney,S Water use regis. renewal fees-concerns REF SEN

S1618 Rice,R Homeless shelters-concerns REF SCU

S1619 Kean,T/Rice,R Abbott sch. dist.-parental orientation REF SED

S1620 Sweeney,S Fresh, salt water food product-packaging REF SEN

S1621 Kean,T/Sweeney,S Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act REF SED

S1622 Buono,B Mandated health benf.-concerns REF SHH

S1623 Buono,B Computer embezzlement-actions for damage REF SJU

S1624 Buono,B Computer impersonation-action for damage REF SJU

S1625 Buono,B Adolescents' Online Privacy Prot. Act REF SCM

S1626 Turner,S Immunization req.-concerns REF SHH

S1627 Turner,S Transp. safety-concerns REF STR

S1628 Turner,S Parenting for All Parents Pilot Prog. REF SHH

S1629 Turner,S Commercial mv-inspection pilot prog REF STR





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1630 Turner,S Telephone rate change-concerns REF SEG

S1631 Turner,S Drug treatment-concerns mandatory REF SJU

SCR87 Asselta,N Vet. prop. tax benf.-expand elig. REF SSG

SJR33 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J+1 Ital.-Amer. Hist./Heritage Mo-desig Oct. REF SSG

SJR34 Kean,T NY/NJ/Phil. Airspace Redesign-oppose REF STR

SJR35 Turner,S Child Abuse Prev. Mo.-desig. April REF SHH

SJR36 Turner,S Emerg. Response Task Force-estab. REF SLP

SJR37 Sweeney,S Rt. 49 bridge-Vet of Salem Co Mem Bridge REF STR

SR36 Scutari,N Right-to-Know Act reg.-rescind changes REF SEN

SR37 Turner,S Medicare-prov eyeglass/dentures coverage REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A764 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+5 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. REP

S131 Gormley,W/Adler,J+1 Telemarketing sales calls, cert-concerns REP

S341 Bark,M Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. REP

S468 Sweeney,S+1 Income tax-unincorp. constr. contractors REP

S530 Buono,B/Rice,R Prop. tax exemp.-facade improvements REP

S556 Scs (SCS) Smith,B Preservation of Landfill Space Act REP/SCS

S574 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Buono,B Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. REP/SCA

S663 Bryant,W/Turner,S Taxpayer prop. tax relief subacct-estab. REP

S795 James,S/Asselta,N Performing art ctrs-remove support limit REP

S834 Karcher,E Interstate Compact for Horse Racing Lic. REP

S949 Gill,N Interst. Insur Product Reg Compact-estab REP

S1049/1472 Scs (SCS) Kyrillos,J Fort Monmouth Redevel. Auth.-creates REP/SCS

S1070 Sweeney,S/Kean,T+4 Hist. preserv. proj. grants;$1,263,166 REP

S1208 Sca (1R) Turner,S Auto body repair fac.-liab. insur. REP/SCA

S1447 Cardinale,G/Lesniak,R+1 Cemeteries-concerns mgmt. and operation REP

S1455 Ciesla,A/Sweeney,S Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish REP

S1469 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Allen,D St. monitor-concerns appt. in sch. dist. REP/SCA

S1470 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Doria,J Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns REP/SCA

S1471 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Buono,B+1 Cigarette tax rev. bonds-fd. cert. proj. REP/SCA

S1473 Adler,J Site remediation grants-concerns REP

SCR78 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Doria,J St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd. REP/SCA



Bills Combined:



S1472 Karcher,E/Kyrillos,J Fort Monmouth Econ. Revital. Auth. Act COMB/W S1049 (SCS)



Bills Referred/SBA:



S131 Gormley,W/Adler,J+1 Telemarketing sales calls, cert-concerns



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S343 Bark,M/Kyrillos,J+1 Main Street NJ Advis. Bd.-incr. memb. FROM SCU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S108 (Scutari,N) Law enforcement off.-uniform id cards

S168 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G) Alco. bev. permits, special-issuance

S274 (Bark,M; Littell,R) Camp Marcella;$350K

S464 (Connors,L) Rx Prog.-estab.

S805 (Coniglio,J) Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

S1009 (Ciesla,A) Loc. pub. contracts, cert.-concerns

S1017 (Ciesla,A) Foster parent, DYFS caseworker-drug test

S1070 (Bucco,A; Turner,S) Hist. preserv. proj. grants;$1,263,166

S1110 (Weinberg,L) PFRS-concerns domestic partners











Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



SCR75 (Vitale,J) Rett Syndrome Awareness Day

SJR 33 (Inverso,P) Ital.-Amer. Hist./Heritage Mo-desig Oct.

SR26 (Kean,T) Rutgers Univ.-retain Douglass College



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1029 (Littell,R) Deer hunting w/bow & arrow-auth. Sundays

S1470 Sca (1R) (Doria,J) Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

SCR45 (Doria,J) Sr., disab. prop. tax deduct.-incr.

SCR78 Sca (1R) (Doria,J) St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd.



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 6, 2006



Budget and Appropriations Committee:



Senator William L. Gormley (2) to replace Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (21).



Judiciary Committee:



Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (21) to replace Senator William L. Gormley (2).



New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission:



James P. Abbott, of Whippany.



The Senate adjourned at 7:09 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 13, 2006 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2766 Cohen,N Pharmacist Bus. Asst. Act REF ARP

A2767 Cohen,N Health svc. corp.-concerns REF AFI

A2768 Cohen,N Individual deferred annuities-concerns REF AFI

A2769 Dancer,R Prop. tax bills-concerns REF AHO

A2770 Dancer,R Loc. pub. contracts-concerns REF AHO

A2771 Cohen,N Sr. cit. prop. taxpayers-concerns REF AHO

A2772 O'Toole,K/Kean,S Pension laws-concerns penal. REF ASG

A2773 Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D Chaining or tethering animals-concerns REF AAN

A2774 Manzo,L Filing fees-concerns REF AHO

A2775 Manzo,L Parking-concerns REF ATR

A2776 Chivukula,U/Oliver,S Congregate Housing Svcs. Prog.-concerns REF AHE

A2777 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Taxpayer Rate Reduction;$8M REF AAP

A2778 Vandervalk,C Mun emerg mgmt coordinator-concerns appt REF ALP

A2779 Beck,J/Handlin,A+1 Abbott dist.-concerns St. aid REF AED

A2780 Carroll,M/Doherty,M Handgun permit-revises procedures REF ALP

A2781 Carroll,M Rent control ordinance, mun.-concerns REF AHO

A2782 Carroll,M Planning bds.-concerns voting rights REF AHO

A2783 Carroll,M/Doherty,M Pregnant women prog.-estab. lic. plate REF ATR

A2784 Carroll,M Polling places-id req. REF ASG

A2785 Carroll,M Pres/Vice Pres electors-change procedure REF ASG

A2786 Greenwald,L Higher ed. fac. constr.;$2.7B bond REF AHI

A2787 Greenwald,L/Watson Coleman,B St. Investment Council-revise structure REF AAP







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A2788 Carroll,M Sick leave banks-sch. emp. REF AED

A2789 Greenstein,L Gov. annual budget message-concerns REF AAP

A2790 Greenstein,L Gov. annual budget message-concerns REF ASG

A2791 Greenstein,L/Conners,J+1 Enduring Freedom-tuition-free enrollment REF AHI

A2792 Chatzidakis,L/Manzo,L Sr. living fac, cert.-concerns util pymt REF AHO

A2793 Albano,N/Van Drew,J Farmland devel. easement-tax deduct. REF AAN

A2794 Karrow,M/Munoz,E Defibrillators, portable-bus. tax cred. REF AHE

A2795 Carroll,M Admin law judge-concerns contested cases REF AJU

A2796 Carroll,M Palimony-concerns REF AJU

A2797 Carroll,M/Merkt,R Taxable income brackets-indexes REF AAP

A2798 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Prop. assessment notification-concerns REF AHO

A2799 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Regional Efficiency Aid Prog.;$11M REF AAP

A2801 Quigley,J/Prieto,V Partnership for Secure Sch. Pilot Prog. REF AED

A2802 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Mun. ordinance viol. fines-collection REF AHO

A2803 Connors,C/Rumpf,B+1 Armed forces memb.-temp. veh. regis. REF ATR

A2804 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+5 Creosote-treated product-proh. sale/use REF AEN

A2805 Diegnan,P/Voss,J Rutgers Univ bd of governor memb-concern REF AHI

A2806 Moriarty,P/Van Drew,J+2 Meat packing-concerns REF ACO

A2807 Malone,J/Baroni,B Sch Constr. Corp.-concerns investigation REF AED

A2808 Baroni,B Elderly relative support-tax deduct. REF AAP

A2809 Baroni,B St. off., emp.-post-emp. restrictions REF ASG

A2810 Baroni,B Resident tuition rates, co. coll-concern REF AHI

A2811 Baroni,B CPR training-concerns REF AED

A2812 Baroni,B Camp. contrib.-concerns REF ASG

A2813 Wisniewski,J Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns REF ATR

A2831 Gusciora,R Crim. firearms recovery clearing house REF ALP

A2832 Albano,N/Van Drew,J+7 Driv. when lic. revoked-enhance penal. REF ATR

A2833 Watson Coleman,B/Gusciora,R Commercial veh.-restricted to cert. hwy. REF ATR

A2834 DeCroce,A/Merkt,R+7 Highlands Region-concerns REF AEN

A2835 Caraballo,W Right turn on red-optional REF ATR

A2836 DeCroce,A/Biondi,P Transp Trust Fd Renewal, Enhancement Act REF ATR

A2837 Quigley,J/Vandervalk,C+8 Newborn infants-concerns safe placement REF AHU

A2838 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V MV repairs-regulates use, cert. parts REF ARP

A2839 Sires,A/Caraballo,W Syringes w/out prescription-limited sale REF AHE

ACR177 Carroll,M/Doherty,M Mun. land use, cert.-constit. amendment REF AHO

ACR178 Carroll,M Supreme Ct. justice-abolish tenure REF AJU

ACR179 Diegnan,P/Cohen,N+3 Special Civil Part-incr. monetary limits REF AJU

ACR180 Connors,C/Rumpf,B+1 Amer. flag, physical desecration-proh. REF ASG

ACR181 Diegnan,P/Manzo,L+1 Senate & Assembly-change memb. term. REF ASG

AR150 Gusciora,R/McKeon,J Global warming pollution-concerns REF AEN

AR151 Beck,J/Malone,J Nuremberg War Crimes Trials-60th anniv. REF ASG

AR152 Baroni,B Sch calendar-observe cert religious days REF AED



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A247 Aca (1R) Cruz-Perez,N/Moriarty,P Tickets of admission-concerns resale REP/ACA

A357 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Chivukula,U Alternative electrical energy-concerns REP/ACA

A383 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/McHose,A Renewable energy devices-concerns REP/ACA

A428 Aca (1R) Mayer,D/Moriarty,P+2 Yo-Yo Waterballs-bans sale REP/ACA

A792 Caraballo,W/Barnes,P Nat. gas pipeline safety viol-incr penal REP

A859 Stanley,C/Conners,J+2 Dana Christmas Scholarship Prog.-estab. REP

A1116 Acs (ACS) Rooney,J Prescription drug labels-concerns REP/ACS

A1152 Aca (1R) Dancer,R Shopping ctr. leases-concerns REP/ACA

A1202 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Conners,J+3 Mortgages of record-concern cancellation REP/ACA

A1506 Oliver,S Pol. dist. maps-file w/ sch bd/fire dist REP

A1596 Aca (1R) Holzapfel,J/Barnes,P+1 Door to door sales emp.-crim. hist check REP/ACA

A1698 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Cruz-Perez,N+26 Tax preparation svcs.-concerns REP/ACA

A2013 Aca (1R) Bateman,C Auto. Insur Risk Exchange bd-revise memb REP/ACA

A2098 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Innovation zone prog.-estab. REP/ACA

A2099 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Child in proh. sex act-comp. svc. remove REP/ACA

A2180 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R Loc. off.-concerns residency req. REP/ACA

A2486 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+1 Devel. application-notice req. REP/ACA

A2514 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Bateman,C Loc. govt. off.-concerns bond coverage REP/ACA

A2588 Aca (1R) Dancer,R Passenger auto-concerns spare tire REP/ACA

A2686 Aca (1R) Moriarty,P/Mayer,D+1 Bikes w/quick release wheels-proh. sale REP/ACA

A2692 Acs (ACS) Panter,M/Burzichelli,J+13 Fort Monmouth Econ. Revital. Auth. Act REP/ACS

A2750 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Mayer,D+6 St. coll. bd. of trustees-adds 2 emp. REP/ACA

S344 Aca (1R) Bark,M/Allen,D Renewable energy devices-concerns REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A640 Rumpf,B/Bramnick,J+1 Escapees apprehension costs-concerns REP REF AAP

A924 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L+38 Credit card solicitations, cert.-proh. REP/ACA REF AAP

A1741 Aca (1R) Johnson,G/Barnes,P Body Armor Replacement Fd.-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A1923 Burzichelli,J/Van Drew,J Liquor law liab. insur. claims-concerns REP REF AAP

A2322 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Victims of crime-revise statutes REP/ACA REF AAP

A2334 Aca (1R) Bramnick,J Incarceration costs-cert. inmates pay REP/ACA REF AAP

A2493 Manzo,L/Epps,C Jersey Asst. Community Caregivers prog. REP REF AAP

A2537/2656 Acs (ACS) Greenstein,L/Conaway,H Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry REP/ACS REF AAP

A2683 Acs (ACS) Conaway,H/Watson Coleman,B CeaseFire pilot prog.;$4M REP/ACS REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A1661 Barnes,P/Vas,J+2 DWI offense-concerns downgrading offense REP REF AJU

A1675 Barnes,P/Cohen,N Organized retail theft-criminalizes REP REF AJU

A2025 Albano,N/Van Drew,J Michael's Law-concerns REP REF AJU

S273 Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J+1 Retail theft, organized-crime REP REF AJU



Bills Combined:



A2656 Johnson,G/Diegnan,P+3 Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry COMB/W A2537 (ACS)



Bills Recommitted:



AR138/139/140 Acs (ACS) Stender,L/Sires,A+5 US port oper-denounce sale to Dubai Port RCM AHS



Co-Sponsors Added:



A428 Aca (1R) (Bramnick,J) Yo-Yo Waterballs-bans sale

A519 (Wolfe,D) Auto insur.-concerns

A754 (Vas,J; Johnson,G) Nurse staffing standards-estab.

A755 (Johnson,G; Vas,J) Hearing Aid Asst, Aged Prog-incr subsidy

A763 (Johnson,G; Vas,J) Computer crimes-concerns

A1390 Aca (1R) (Vainieri Huttle,V) Vital records dissemination-guidelines

A1711 (Panter,M) Cemeteries-concerns mgmt. and operation

A1840 Aca (1R) (Wolfe,D) Env. crimes-elim. statute of limitations

A1886 (Hackett,M) Recycling Enhancement Act

A2064 (Vas,J) Photo radar devices-auth. use

A2327 (Vas,J) Regulatory Flex Act-expands scope

A2463 (Vas,J; Johnson,G) Physician jt. purchasing alliance-estab.

A2486 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Devel. application-notice req.

A2656 (Manzo,L) Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry

A2692 Acs (ACS) (Conners,J; Conaway,H) Fort Monmouth Econ. Revital. Auth. Act

AJR104 (Vas,J) Rett Syndrome Awareness Day-desig.



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A484 (Scalera,F) Sewerage sys.-concerns connections

A1640 (Diegnan,P) Long-Term Care Partnership Act-estab.

A1677 (Panter,M) Wireless phone use in mv-primary offense

A2514 Aca (1R) (Bateman,C) Loc. govt. off.-concerns bond coverage

A2607 (Gusciora,R) MV-concerns operation

A2748 (Burzichelli,J) Water use regis. renewal fees-concerns



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A1675 (Bramnick,J) Organized retail theft-criminalizes

A2486 Aca (1R) (Munoz,E) Devel. application-notice req.

A2514 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P) Loc. govt. off.-concerns bond coverage

A2607 (Chivukula,U) MV-concerns operation



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A1675 (Rumpf,B) Organized retail theft-criminalizes

A1707 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Disabled-estab. co. off.

A2098 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N) Innovation zone prog.-estab.

A2607 (Johnson,G) MV-concerns operation



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2683 Acs (ACS) (Sires,A) CeaseFire pilot prog.;$4M



The Assembly adjourned at 6:15 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, March 9, 2006 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/2/06):



None