NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 9, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 11 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, March 13, 2006 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A2814 Diegnan,P/Voss,J+2 St. aid, pub. sch. dist.-concerns REF AED

A2815 Diegnan,P/Cohen,N+5 Sch. emp. candidate-concerns REF AED

A2816 Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N Life insur policies-concerns replacement REF AFI

A2817 Prieto,V Juv. detention off.-grant police powers REF ALP

A2818 Cohen,N UMDNJ-concerns REF AHE

A2819 Cohen,N/Van Drew,J Auto. insur. underwriting rules-concerns REF AFI

A2820 Cohen,N Insur. underwriting guidelines-concerns REF AFI

A2821 McKeon,J Site remediation grants-concerns REF AEN

A2822 Scalera,F Condo. assn.-concerns REF AHO

A2823 Whelan,J/Greenwald,L+2 Medicaid recipients-long term care REF AHE

A2824 Van Drew,J/Egan,J+12 Enduring Freedom-scholarship prog. REF AMV

A2825 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Sports & Exposition Auth.-expands memb REF ACE

A2826 Diegnan,P/Scalera,F+5 Group Home Fire Safety Act REF AHU

A2827 Greenwald,L/Malone,J St. Auditor-concerns duties REF ABU

A2828 Cohen,N/McKeon,J Cigarette tax rev. bonds-fd. cert. proj. REF AHE

A2900 Caraballo,W+1 UMDNJ-concern bd. of trustees REF AHE

ACR182 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd. REF ATR

AR153 Scalera,F/Quigley,J+2 Sch. emp.-become Community vol. REF AED

AR154 Scalera,F/Conaway,H+1 In Case of Emerg. campaign-concerns REF ALP

AR155 McHose,A/Cruz-Perez,N Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester-recog. REF ASG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A597 Malone,J+2 Emerg. Svcs. Vol. Award Prog.-loc. vol. REP

A641 Rumpf,B/Connors,C Poppies, sale of-remove time restriction REP

A806 Aca (1R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Religious societies-clarify incorp. law REP/ACA

A809 Chivukula,U Farmland preserv. prop.-concerns REP

A882 Acs (ACS) Stanley,C Thorough & Efficient Pub. Sch. Ed. Comm. REP/ACS

A925 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R+1 Collective labor negotiations-concerns REP/ACA

A1223 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A/Pennacchio,J+1 Troy Meadows Nat. Area-St. acquire REP/ACA

A1237 Voss,J/Gordon,R Monk parakeet-concerns REP

A1363 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Roberts,J Ed. Reform Task Force-estab. REP/ACA

A1456 Conners,J/Conaway,H Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig. REP

A1792 Aca (1R) Karrow,M Farmland, owned by Co/Mun-leasing REP/ACA

A1929 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Quigley,J+1 Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan REP/ACA

A2112 Aca (1R) Rooney,J Haz. substances, flood plains-concerns REP/ACA

A2336 Aca (1R) Bramnick,J/Cohen,N Workers' comp cases-concern emp expense REP/ACA

A2565 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Panter,M Incarcerated indiv.-proh temp disab benf REP/ACA

A2702 Stender,L/Sires,A Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer REP

A2726 Conners,J/Cruz-Perez,N+3 Women Vet. Comm.-estab. REP





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



AR100 Gusciora,R Fairness, Asbestos Injury Resolution Act REP

AR138/139/140 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Stender,L/Sires,A+5 US port oper-denounce sale to Dubai Port REP/ACA

AR142 Sires,A Hungarian Uprising-comm. 50th anniv. REP

S387 Aca (1R) Martin,R Troy Meadows Nat. Area-St. acquire REP/ACA

S560 McNamara,H+1 Haz. substances, flood plains-concerns REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2359 Van Drew,J/Albano,N+1 Indigent vets-concerns burial REP REF AAP

A2813 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

ACR182 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd. REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A1622 Aca (1R) Conaway,H+1 Deputy superintendent of elections-estab REP/ACA REF AJU

A1839 Greenstein,L/McKeon,J False info., env. laws-crim. penal. REP REF AJU

A1841 Greenstein,L/McKeon,J Env. laws-incr. civil penal. REP REF AJU

A1894 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Greenstein,L+1 Contaminated sites-concerns remediation REP/ACA REF AJU

A1895 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Greenstein,L Industrial estab.-concerns REP/ACA REF AJU

ACR96 Conners,J/Conaway,H Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference REP REF AJU



Bills Reported Referred/ATR:



A2610 Aca (1R) Conners,J/Panter,M+1 GSP-desig. as POW-MIA memorial hwy. REP/ACA REF ATR



Bills Transferred:



A2678 Cryan,J Alco. bev. permits, special-issuance FROM ALP TO AAP

A2684 Conaway,H/Conners,J St. monitor-concerns appt. in sch. dist. FROM AED TO AAP

A2765 Caraballo,W Child Advocate Office-concerns FROM ASG TO AAP

S168 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Kyrillos,J+1 Alco. bev. permits, special-issuance FROM ALP TO AAP



Co-Sponsors Added:



A187 (Beck,J) Prop. Tax Reduction Work Act

A406 (Beck,J) CATV rates for sr., disab. cit-discount

A416 (Beck,J) Mun. consolidation-concerns

A754 (Caraballo,W) Nurse staffing standards-estab.

A755 (McKeon,J; Caraballo,W) Hearing Aid Asst, Aged Prog-incr subsidy

A763 (Caraballo,W) Computer crimes-concerns

A792 (Chivukula,U) Nat. gas pipeline safety viol-incr penal

A906 Aca (1R) (Oliver,S; Prieto,V; Quigley,J) Police & fire promo. exam-residency cred

A929 (Manzo,L; Diegnan,P; Oliver,S; Prieto,V; Quigley,J) Crim. records-automatic expungement

A961 (McKeon,J) Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns

A1448 (Cruz-Perez,N) Distinguished Svc. Medal-expand elig.

A1707 (Albano,N) Disabled-estab. co. off.

A1711 (Conners,J; Conaway,H) Cemeteries-concerns mgmt. and operation

A1894 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Contaminated sites-concerns remediation

A1929 Aca (1R) (Scalera,F) Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan

A2064 (Diegnan,P; Oliver,S; Holzapfel,J; Quigley,J) Photo radar devices-auth. use

A2098 Aca (1R) (Vas,J) Innovation zone prog.-estab.

A2099 Aca (1R) (Prieto,V) Child in proh. sex act-comp. svc. remove

A2134 Aca (1R) (Conners,J) Dental decisions-concerns lic. person

A2175 (Diegnan,P; Oliver,S) Sch. dist.-concerns crim. hist. check

A2182 (Manzo,L; Diegnan,P; Oliver,S; Prieto,V) Mun. court fines-concerns

A2189 (Oliver,S; Quigley,J) Crim. conduct, sch. prop.-concerns

A2216 (Oliver,S; Quigley,J) Attorneys' fees-concerns awarding

A2266 (Van Drew,J) Missing persons-concerns

A2282 (Conners,J; Vas,J) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

A2463 (Whelan,J; Caraballo,W) Physician jt. purchasing alliance-estab.

A2475 (Moriarty,P) Tourism promotion;$2M

A2512 (Caraballo,W) Mental health coverage req.-revises





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2610 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) GSP-desig. as POW-MIA memorial hwy.

A2658 (McKeon,J; Caraballo,W) Sch. dist. budget-concerns

A2692 Acs (ACS) (Hackett,M) Fort Monmouth Econ. Revital. Auth. Act

A2726 (Manzo,L) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

A2814 (Vas,J) St. aid, pub. sch. dist.-concerns

A2823 (Manzo,L; Prieto,V) Medicaid recipients-long term care

A2826 (Prieto,V) Group Home Fire Safety Act

ACR138 (Munoz,E; Handlin,A) Eminent domain-limit exercise

ACR148 (Munoz,E) Tax, new or incr.-2/3 maj. vote in Leg.

AJR92 (Kean,S) Coastal NJ Evacuation Task Force-estab.

AJR104 (Van Drew,J; Manzo,L; Wisniewski,J) Rett Syndrome Awareness Day-desig.

AR153 (Prieto,V) Sch. emp.-become Community vol.

AR154 (Prieto,V) In Case of Emerg. campaign-concerns



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A787 (Van Drew,J) Prop-casualty-concerns use of cred info

A1049 (Albano,N) Farmland preserv.-concerns

A1148 (Beck,J) Continuing care retir. community-concern

A1735 (Cohen,N) Bail bonds & enforcement agents-concerns

A2056 (Van Drew,J) Health Insur Affordability Access Reform

A2298 (Panter,M) Vet. prop. tax deductions-extend elig.

A2334 Aca (1R) (Van Drew,J) Incarceration costs-cert. inmates pay

A2336 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N) Workers' comp cases-concern emp expense

A2441 (Van Drew,J) St. emp., essential-prov. comp. time

A2515 (Conners,J) Deployed mil.-auth. prop. tax deferment

A2527 (Holzapfel,J) Loc. pub. contract bids-due date

A2613 (Van Drew,J) PERS, PFRS, TPAF-purch of mil. svc. cred

A2702 (Sires,A) Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer

A2813 (Prieto,V) Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

ACR143 (Munoz,E) St. govt. operating expenses-estab cap.

ACR182 (Prieto,V) St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd.

AJR69 (Beck,J) Mun. Alignment Reorg, Consolidation Comm



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A444 (Van Drew,J) Personal prop.-concerns cert. taxes

A1456 (Cruz-Perez,N) Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A1741 (Steele,A) Body Armor Replacement Fd.-concerns

A1929 (Watson Coleman,B) Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan

A2322 (Steele,A) Victims of crime-revise statutes

A2702 (Diegnan,P) Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer

A2726 (Greenstein,L) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

A2801 (Scalera,F) Partnership for Secure Sch. Pilot Prog.

A2806 (Mayer,D) Meat packing-concerns

A2823 (Albano,N) Medicaid recipients-long term care

ACR96 (Cruz-Perez,N) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

ACR182 (Johnson,G) St. transp. sys.-motor fuels tax fd..

AJR104 (Barnes,P) Rett Syndrome Awareness Day-desig.



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A209 (Van Drew,J) Small bus.-impact of rules

A242 (Albano,N) Abandoned Cemetery Preserv. Fd.-estab.

A1741 (Whelan,J) Body Armor Replacement Fd.-concerns

A1929 (Connors,C) Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan

A2322 (Diegnan,P) Victims of crime-revise statutes

A2702 (Cohen,N) Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer

A2823 (Van Drew,J) Medicaid recipients-long term care











Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2098 (Whelan,J) Innovation zone prog.-estab.

A2702 (Wisniewski,J) Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer

A2823 (Johnson,G) Medicaid recipients-long term care



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 7, 2006



9-1-1 Commission:



Assemblyman Robert M. Gordon (38)



Advisory Council on Arthritis:



Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr. (7)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective March 7, 2006



Asian American Study Foundation:



Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (17)



Assembly Task Force on Vocational and Technical Education:



Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18)

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin (34)

Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver (34)

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (32)

Assemblywoman Joan M. Voss (38)



Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission:



Assemblyman Jim Whelan (2)



Commission on Business Efficiency in the Public Schools:



Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18)



Council on Armed Forces and Veterans' Affairs:



Assemblyman Jack Conners (7)



Criminal Disposition Commission:



Assemblyman William D. Payne (29)







The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective March 7, 2006



Education Commission of the States:



Assemblywoman Joan M. Voss (38)



Fire Safety Commission:



Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (19)



Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens:



Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (15)



Homeowners Insurance Availability Advisory Committee:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1)



Inmate Education and Vocational Training Commission:



Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver (34)



Joint Committee on Mentoring:



Assemblyman Mims Hackett, Jr. (27)

Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver (34)

Assemblyman William D. Payne (29)



Mandated Health Benefits Advisory Commission:



Assemblyman Charles T. Epps, Jr. (31)



Martin Luther King Junior Commission:



Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (20)

Assemblyman Craig A. Stanley (28)



New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission Board of Directors:



Assemblyman Louis M. Manzo (31)



New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning:



Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (20)



New Jersey Commission on Programs for Gifted Children:



Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (18)

The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective March 7, 2006



New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology:



Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (17)



New Jersey Historical Commission:



Assemblywoman Linda Stender (22)



New Jersey Human Relations Council - Executive Committee:



Assemblywoman Linda Stender (22)



New Jersey Israel Commission:



Assemblywoman Linda R. Greenstein (14)

Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (36)



New Jersey State Commission on Aging:



Assemblywoman Linda R. Greenstein (14)



New Jersey State Council on the Arts:



Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (37)



New Jersey State Museum Board of Trustees:



Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (4)



New Jersey Tourism Policy Council:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1)



New Jersey-New York Clean Ocean and Shore Trust (COAST) Committee:



Assemblyman Michael J. Panter (12)



Parole Advisory Board:



Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano (1)



Prison Gang Violence Task Force:



Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew (1)



Special Education Review Commission:



Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (6)



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective March 7, 2006



State Council for Adult Literacy Education Services:



Assemblyman Charles T. Epps, Jr. (31)



The Amistad Commission:



Assemblyman William D. Payne (29)



Note to the 03/2/2006 Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



AR131 (Bramnick,J) Rutgers Univ.-retain Douglass College

The Assembly adjourned at 6:35 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 13, 2006 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Assembly Speaker).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/6/06):



None