NEW JERSEY

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for March 20, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 14 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Roberto Alcazar, of Elizabeth.



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

Robert Campbell, Sr., of Mays Landing.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Oliver B. Quinn, Esq., of Plainfield, to replace Christopher Paladino, resigned.

Robert J. Del Tufo, Esq., of Princeton, to replace Sonia Delgado, resigned.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND INSURANCE:

Steven M. Goldman, Esq., of Woodcliff Lake, to replace Holly Bakke, resigned.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Robert Wilson, of Ramsey.

Sebastian Gaeta, Jr., of Glen Rock.

Walter Marshall, Jr., of Pitman.

Lorraine Pullen, of Piscataway.

Wendel Daniels, of Jackson.

Nancy Sivilli, of West Orange.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY:

Niels Favre, of Cape May City.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEADOWLANDS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD:

Mark Longo, of Bergenfield.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY BUILDING AUTHORITY:

Richard D. Loccke, of Hackensack, to replace Gerald Della Salla, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION:

Lawrence M. Downes, of Princeton Junction, to replace Francis Mertz, resigned.



TO SERVE AS THE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD:

Lawrence S. Thomas, of Sweetwater.



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SCR95 Sacco,N/Lance,L+1 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs









Bills Introduced:



S1648 Singer,R Stewardship of forests-concerns REF SEN

S1649 Rice,R Title recordation-revises law REF SCU

S1650 Rice,R Ed. tech.-concerns REF SED

S1651 Turner,S Ovarian cancer awareness campaign-estab. REF SHH

S1652 Turner,S Prosecutors off., co-St. reimburse costs REF SJU

S1653 Turner,S Work First NJ-concerns emerg. asst. REF SHH

S1654 Turner,S Collective labor negotiations-concerns REF SLA

S1655 Turner,S Tuition cost, full-time-income tax cred. REF SED

S1656 Turner,S NJBEST contrib.-allows tax deductions REF SED

S1657 Turner,S Sellers of travel-prov. regis. and reg. REF SCM

S1658 Turner,S Family day care prov.-concerns REF SHH

S1659 Cardinale,G/Kean,T Sr, disab cit-fiscal victimization crime REF SJU

S1660 Cardinale,G/Asselta,N Oyster resource enhancement prog.;$150K REF SEG

S1661 Connors,L Amber Alert sys.-concerns funding REF SLP

S1662 Martin,R/Weinberg,L Leg. info. available to pub.-concerns REF SSG

S1663 Lance,L Farmland, owned by Co/Mun-leasing REF SEG

S1664 Ciesla,A/Singer,R Autism Registry-estab.;$500K REF SHH

S1665 Gormley,W Parking fac. constr. contracts-concerns REF SSG

S1666 Scutari,N/Gill,N Uninsur./underinsur. motorist-concerns REF SCM

S1667 Kyrillos,J Abbott dist.-concerns St. aid REF SED

S1668 Kavanaugh,W+2 TPAF, PERS-concerns retir. benf. REF SSG

S1669 Cardinale,G/Vitale,J Health prof injure patient-notify lic bd REF SCM

S1670 Cardinale,G+1 Publication req-co, mun comply, Internet REF SCU

S1671 Cardinale,G Workers comp. cases-req. completion REF SLA

S1672 Cardinale,G/Weinberg,L New Bridge Landing Hist. Site;$350K REF SWT

S1673 Cardinale,G Life sustaining measures-withdrawal REF SHH

S1674 Cardinale,G/Bucco,A Abortion funding-concerns REF SHH

S1675 Gill,N Insur policies, cert.-concerns pymt caps REF SCM

S1676 Bucco,A/Rice,R Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel REF SLP

S1677 Inverso,P Sch Constr. Corp.-concerns investigation REF SJU

S1678 Sweeney,S/Madden,F Handgun purchase-concerns permits REF SLP

S1679 Sweeney,S So. Jersey Port Corporation-adds memb REF STR

S1680 Sweeney,S Fish & game prot. assn memb-concern auth REF SEN

S1681 Sweeney,S Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan REF SLP

S1682 Madden,F MV fines-concerns REF STR

S1683 Littell,R/Bucco,A Lake Muscontecong reg planning bd;$30K REF SBA

S1684 Littell,R+1 Sex off.-concerns cert. jobs REF SLP

S1685 Lesniak,R Veh. prot. product warranties-concerns REF SCM

S1686 Kean,T Ed. Reform Task Force-estab. REF SED

S1687 Kean,T/Asselta,N Michael's Law-concerns REF SLP

S1688 Codey,R UMDNJ bd. of trustees-concerns REF SED

S1689 Karcher,E Rare diseases-concerns health insur benf REF SHH

S1690 Doria,J Jersey City prop. tax relief;$25M REF SCU

S1691 Doria,J Alco. bev. lic., cert.-concerns REF SEG

S1692 Doria,J Cash registers-req. item cost indicators REF SCM

S1693 Doria,J Prescription drug sales-concerns REF SHH

S1694 Doria,J First time home buyers-prov. tax cred REF SCU

S1695 Cardinale,G Gun applicants-redundant fingerprinting REF SLP

S1696 Cardinale,G Police off., retired-concerns fire arms REF SLP

S1697 Cardinale,G Handgun permit-revises procedures REF SLP

S1698 Cardinale,G Managing general agent-concerns REF SCM

S1699 Cardinale,G Police, cert. out-of-st.-carry handguns REF SLP

S1700 Cardinale,G Handgun-application evaluation standards REF SLP

S1701 McNamara,H Sch. dist., cert.-concerns State aid REF SED

S1702 McNamara,H Special ed. prog., svcs.-concerns REF SED

S1703 Ciesla,A MV obstructing an intersection-proh. REF STR

S1704 Ciesla,A Sch. teachers, priv.-assault against REF SED

S1705 Ciesla,A Chaining or tethering animals-concerns REF SEG

S1706 Ciesla,A Subcontracting, pub. sch.-concerns REF SED

S1707 Kyrillos,J/Cardinale,G Sch. dist. budget-concerns REF SED

S1708 Turner,S Contaminated sites-concerns REF SEN

S1709 Doria,J Cargo containers-concerns REF SEN

S1710 Adler,J Lake dredging/stream clean-approp money REF SEN

S1711 Buono,B/Smith,B Contaminated sites-concerns REF SEN

S1712 Buono,B/Smith,B Env. crimes-elim. statute of limitations REF SEN

S1713 Connors,L Raffle lic.-concerns REF SWT

S1714 Gill,N/Vitale,J+1 Auto. insur. underwriting rules-concerns REF SCM

SCR88 Connors,L Leg. Code of Ethics-supplements REF SSG

SCR89 Cardinale,G St. fd. for ed.-per pupil basis REF SED

SCR90 Cardinale,G Leg. Code of Ethics-concerns REF SSG

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



SCR91 Littell,R/Madden,F+1 Vol fire fighter/first aid-prop tax cred REF SCU

SCR92 Ciesla,A/Connors,L+1 Homestead real prop.-limit assessment REF SCU

SCR93 Lance,L Thomas Paine-honors contrib/achievements REF SSG

SCR94 Doria,J St income tax surcharge-concerns rebates REF SBA

SJR38 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+4 Korean American Day-desig January 13th REF SSG

SR39 Cardinale,G+4 Canada goose hunting-expand in NJ REF SEN

SR40 Cardinale,G/Bucco,A Partial-birth abortions-concerns REF SJU

SR41 Kean,T Hungarian Uprising-comm. 50th anniv. REF SSG

SR42 Weinberg,L/Gill,N+6 Discrim., women-ratify UN Convention REF SJU



Bills On Emergency Resolution:



ACR184 Wisniewski,J/Watson Coleman,B+5 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs (39-0) (Sacco)



Bills Passed:



A370 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+3 Sch. lunches-concerns (40-0)

A764 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+7 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. (40-0)

A1053 Van Drew,J+2 Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish (40-0)

A1383 Quigley,J/Scalera,F+6 Fire emerg. procedures-concerns (40-0)

A1957 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+4 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals (40-0)

A2684 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J+3 Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act (39-0)

A2765 Caraballo,W/Stack,B+4 Child Advocate Office-concerns (28-8)

A2813 AcaAca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns (25-13)

ACR184 Wisniewski,J/Watson Coleman,B+5 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs (40-0)

S134 Sca (1R) Bucco,A/Girgenti,J+6 Mattresses-concern flammability standard (40-0)

S341 Bark,M/Bucco,A Energy Star products-req. St. to purch. (40-0)

S468 Sweeney,S+1 Income tax-unincorp. constr. contractors (36-2)

S530 Buono,B/Rice,R Prop. tax exemp.-facade improvements (40-0)

S535 Buono,B/Madden,F+1 Nurse, regis.-pronouncement of death (37-2)

S695 Sa (1R) Weinberg,L/Bucco,A Dog lic. fee, mun.-incr. max. fee (28-10)

S721 Inverso,P/Girgenti,J MV accidents-owner prov. info. (40-0)

S780 Sca (1R) Madden,F Yo-Yo Waterballs-proh. sale (39-0)

S795 James,S/Asselta,N Performing art ctrs-remove support limit (39-0)

S942 ScaSa (2R) Singer,R/Rice,R Long-term care fac.-concerns (40-0)

S997 Sca (1R) Buono,B+1 Accident reports-concerns (39-0)

S1049/1472 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Karcher,E/Kyrillos,J+17 Fort Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Act (39-0)

S1071 ScaSa (2R) Adler,J Loc. govt. off.-concerns bond coverage (39-0)

S1208 Sca (1R) Turner,S Auto body repair fac.-liab. insur. (40-0)

SJR14 Turner,S/Karcher,E Early Intervention Wk.-third wk. of May (40-0)

SJR29 Sca (1R) Kyrillos,J/Vitale,J Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Mo-March (40-0)



Bills Substituted:



A370 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+3 Sch. lunches-concerns SUB FOR S338

A764 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+7 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. SUB FOR S574 (1R)

A1053 Van Drew,J+2 Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish SUB FOR S1455

A1383 Quigley,J/Scalera,F+6 Fire emerg. procedures-concerns SUB FOR S1359 (1R)

A1957 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+4 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals SUB FOR S641 (1R)

A2684 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J+3 Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act SUB FOR S1469 (2R)

A2765 Caraballo,W/Stack,B+4 Child Advocate Office-concerns SUB FOR S1478

A2813 AcaAca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns SUB FOR S1470 (2R)

ACR184 Wisniewski,J/Watson Coleman,B+5 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs SUB FOR SCR95

S338 Bark,M/Allen,D Sch. lunches-concerns SUB BY A370

S574 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Buono,B Hunting, computer-assisted-proh. SUB BY A764 (1R)

S641 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals SUB BY A1957 (1R)

S1359 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P Fire emerg. procedures-concerns SUB BY A1383

S1455 Ciesla,A/Sweeney,S Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish SUB BY A1053

S1469 ScaSa (2R) Turner,S/Allen,D Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act SUB BY A2684 (1R)

S1470 ScaSa (2R) Lesniak,R/Doria,J Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns SUB BY A2813 (2R)

S1478 Vitale,J/Weinberg,L+1 Child Advocate Office-concerns SUB BY A2765

SCR95 Sacco,N/Lance,L+1 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs SUB BY ACR184







Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



S61 SaSa (2R) Kavanaugh,W/Sweeney,S Incarcerated indiv.-proh temp disab benf (35-0) (Kavanaugh)

S472 Sa (1R) Sweeney,S/Doria,J+1 Plant closings, cert-prenotification req (38-0) (Sweeney)

S1115 ScaSa (2R) Rice,R/Turner,S Security deposits-concerns return (36-0) (Rice)

S1447 Sa (1R) Cardinale,G/Lesniak,R+1 Cemeteries-concerns mgmt. and operation (36-0) (Cardinale)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



S1471 ScaSaSS (SS) Codey,R/Buono,B+2 Cigarette tax rev. bonds-fd. cert. proj. (23-14) (Kenny)



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A219 AcaAa (2R) Gregg,G/Conaway,H+3 Animal cruelty laws-concerns REF SEG

A374 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+4 Alt electrical energy-concern production REF SEG

A496 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Manzo,L+2 Abandoned/unclaimed mv-concerns REF STR

A497 Bateman,C/Malone,J+4 Co. coll.-concerns bd. of trustees REF SED

A908 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Delaware Riv Bridge Comm-suppl compact REF STR

A1219 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+6 Mun. court admin.-concerns REF SJU

A1423 Scalera,F/Van Drew,J+1 Wage disputes, cert.-concerns REF SLA

A1550 AcaAa (2R) Steele,A/O'Toole,K+4 Co corrections off/sheriff's off-concern REF SLP

A1596 Aca (1R) Holzapfel,J/Barnes,P+2 Traveling sales crews-crim. hist check REF SCM

A1929 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Quigley,J+6 Animals, cert.-create emerg. plan REF SLP

A2015 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Rumpf,B+2 Propane Consumer's Bill of Rights-estab. REF SEG

A2542 Thompson,S/Conners,J+4 Higher ed. tuition asst.-concerns REF SLP

A2702 Stender,L/Sires,A+2 Port Auth. contracts-concerns transfer REF SLP

A2827/2037 Acs (ACS) Greenwald,L/Malone,J+9 St. Auditor-concerns duties REF SSG

AJR75 Bodine,F/Bramnick,J+7 Anne Frank-honors her life REF SSG

AJR87 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Bipolar Disorder Awareness Mo.-April REF SHH



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



S1049/1472 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Karcher,E/Kyrillos,J+17 Fort Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Act



Bills Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



A1053 Van Drew,J+2 Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish

A1152 Aca (1R) Dancer,R Real prop. leases-concerns

A1711 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Burzichelli,J+8 Cemeteries-concerns mgmt. and operation

A1957 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+4 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals

A2684 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J+3 Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act

A2765 Caraballo,W/Stack,B+4 Child Advocate Office-concerns

A2813 AcaAca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

A2900/2818 Acs (ACS) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+3 UMDNJ-concern bd. of trustees

ACR184 Wisniewski,J/Watson Coleman,B+5 Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs



Co-Sponsors Added:



S191 (Asselta,N) Sch. dist. budget cap-util, energy costs

S340 (Asselta,N) Main St. NJ prog.-concerns

S544 (Vitale,J) Cervical cancer-health insur. coverage

S737 (McNamara,H) Camp. contrib.-proh. cert. bus. entities

S756 (Madden,F) St. constit convention-prop. tax reform

S993 Sca (1R) (Allen,D) Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns

S997 Sca (1R) (Sarlo,P) Accident reports-concerns

S1049/1472 ScsAa (SCS/1R) (Sarlo,P) Fort Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Act

S1093 (Kenny,B) Involuntary commitment-concerns

S1210 (Madden,F) Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib.

S1365 (Inverso,P) Gun Court Pilot Prog.-estab.

S1459 (Weinberg,L) Lead screening-HMOs report, req.

S1462 (Singer,R) Community Health Svc. Pilot Initiative

S1471 ScaSaSS (SS) (Sarlo,P) Cigarette tax rev. bonds-fd. cert. proj.

S1480 (Madden,F) Prosecutor's agents-prov. for appt.



Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S1490 (Lance,L) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

S1642 (Vitale,J) Medicaid recipients-long term car

S1668 (Ciesla,A; Littell,R) TPAF, PERS-concerns retir. benf.

S1670 (Rice,R) Publication req-co, mun comply, Internet

S1684 (Cardinale,G) Sex off.-concerns cert. jobs

S1714 (Doria,J) Auto. insur. underwriting rules-concerns

SCR91 (Kyrillos,J) Vol fire fighter/first aid-prop tax cred

SCR92 (McNamara,H) Homestead real prop.-limit assessment

SCR95 (Turner,S) Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs

SJR38 (Cardinale,G; Coniglio,J; Allen,D; McNamara,H) Korean American Day-desig January 13th

SJR39 (Ciesla,A; Inverso,P; Vitale,J; Sarlo,P) Mercer Co. Vet. Mem. Hwy.-desig. Rt. 129

SR42 (Scutari,N; Karcher,E; Vitale,J; Turner,S; Buono,B; Allen,D) Discrim., women-ratify UN Convention



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S341 (Bucco,A) Energy Star products-req. St. to purch.

S864 (Allen,D) Mun. consolidation-concerns

S868 (Allen,D) Regional Efficiency Aid Prog.-concerns

S899 (Lance,L) Grace's Law-child hearing aids coverage

S1000 (Bucco,A) Fred's Law-concerns mv accident

S1084 (Weinberg,L) Victimization of sr. cit., disab.-crime

S1398 (Asselta,N) Pharmacy benf. mgmt. co.-concerns

S1459 (Rice,R) Lead screening-HMOs report, req.

S1461 (Kean,T) Meningococcal meningitis-prov. info.

S1462 (Weinberg,L) Community Health Svc. Pilot Initiative

S1480 (Connors,L) Prosecutor's agents-prov. for appt.

S1490 (Bucco,A) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

S1518 (Coniglio,J) Child restraint sys.-inspector immunity

S1522 (Coniglio,J) Disabled-estab. co. off.

SCR47 (Allen,D) Statutes-Loc. Mandate Council examine

SJR34 (Scutari,N) NY/NJ/Phil. Airspace Redesign-oppose



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A370 (Bark,M; Allen,D) Sch. lunches-concerns

A764 Aca (1R) (McNamara,H; Buono,B) Hunting, computer-assisted-proh.

A1053 (Ciesla,A; Sweeney,S) Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish

A1383 (Sarlo,P) Fire emerg. procedures-concerns

A1957 Aca (1R) (Girgenti,J; Bucco,A) Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals

A2684 Aca (1R) (Turner,S; Allen,D; Bryant,W) Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act

A2765 (Vitale,J; Weinberg,L; Kean,T) Child Advocate Office-concerns

A2813 AcaAca (2R) (Lesniak,R; Doria,J) Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

ACR184 (Sacco,N; Lance,L; Turner,S) Emerg. truck rules, extension-concurs



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective March 14, 2006



Death Penalty Study Commission:



Honorable John F. Russo, of Toms River.



The Senate adjourned at 5:07 P.M. to meet again on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 (QUORUM/JOINT SESSION/Budget Message).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 (QUORUM/JOINT SESSION/Budget Message).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A370 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+3 Sch. lunches-concerns

A764 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+7 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh.

A1053 Van Drew,J+2 Vessels, cert.-proh. taking fish

A1383 Quigley,J/Scalera,F+6 Fire emerg. procedures-concerns

A1957 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+4 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals

A2684 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J+3 Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act

A2765 Caraballo,W/Stack,B+4 Child Advocate Office-concerns

A2813 AcaAca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

S1049/1472 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Karcher,E/Kyrillos,J+17 Fort Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Act





Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/16/06):



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