NEW JERSEY

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for May 4, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 16 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 4/10/2006:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Ernest M. Caposela, of Wayne.

Sheldon R. Franklin, of Lakewood.

Charles Middlesworth, Jr., of Ventnor.

Jamie S. Perri, of Loch Arbour.

John A. Peterson, Jr., of Seaside Park.

George F. Rohde, Jr., of Clifton.

Donald R. Venezia, of Cliffside Park.

Joseph L. Yannotti, of Bogota.



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 4/28/2006:



TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:

Virginia Long, of Pennington.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Joseph L. Yannotti, of Bogota.

Donald R. Venezia, of Cliffside Park.

George F. Rohde, Jr., of Clifton.

John A. Peterson, Jr., of Seaside Park.

Jamie S. Perri, of Loch Arbour.

Charles Middlesworth, Jr., of Ventnor.

Sheldon R. Franklin, of Lakewood.

Ernest M. Caposela, of Wayne.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD ON CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY:

Vincent D. Storino, of Point Pleasant Beach, to replace William Zumsteg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY:

Wilma Harris, of Springfield.

Joann Laperla-Morales, of Rumson, to replace Phyllis Della Vecchia, Ph.D., resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CAPITAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:

Martin Paul Johnson, of Trenton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DOMESTIC COMPANION ANIMAL COUNCIL:

Terrence J. Clark, of North Plainfield, to replace Charles Gerofsky, resigned.

Steven J. Dash, of Egg Harbor City, to replace Anne Duhaime.

Michael Melchionne, of Waretown, to replace Gary P. Hill.

Barbara Wicklund, of Skillman.

Ira S. Niedweske, D.V.M., of Iselin, to replace Clifford Muddell, D.V.M., resigned.

Arthur Baeder, III, D.V.M., of Randolph.

Nina Austenberg, of Flanders.

Roseann Trezza, of Aberdeen.

Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FISH AND GAME COUNCIL:

David Burke, of Galloway Township, to replace Robert VanSuskil, Jr.

Edward H. Kertz, of Egg Harbor.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT RECORDS COUNCIL:

Robin Berg Tabakin, Esq., of Randolph.

David Fleisher, of Cherry Hill, to replace Mitchell Fishman, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

Molly J. Slingerland, Esq., of Neptune.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MARITIME PILOT AND DOCKING PILOT COMMISSION:

Timothy J. Dacey, of Metuchen.

Captain Joseph Azzolina, of Middletown, to replace Charles E. Stapleton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION:

Grissele Camacho-Pagan, Esq., of Plainsboro.

Pamela S. Fischer, of Long Valley.

Laurette K. Asante, Esq., of Hainesport, to replace Craig Yates, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Esmeralda Diaz Cameron, of Jersey City, to replace Michael Maggiano, resigned.

Stephanie Hoopes Halpin, of Mountain Lake, to replace Betty Pawloski.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Sherryl A. Gordon, of Cherry Hill, to replace Alan C. Levine.

Richard D. Loccke, of Hackensack, to replace Joseph Boucher.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION:

Munr Kazmir, M.D., of Closter.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE MOSQUITO CONTROL COMMISSION:

David S. Adam, of Somerset, to replace Jacob Matthenius, resigned.

Kenneth W. Bruder, Ph.D., of Toms River, to replace Aaron Rappaport.

John P. Sarnas, of Kearney.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WATER SUPPLY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Peter Haran, of Mount Laurel.

Michael A. Stachowski, of Robbinsville.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Sheldon R. Franklin, of Lakewood.

Wendel Daniels, of Jackson.

Lorraine Pullen, of Piscataway.

Joseph L. Yannotti, of Bogota.



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

Niels Favre, of Cape May City.

Ceil Smith, of Salem.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MERIT SYSTEM BOARD:

Robert J. Long, of Sea Bright.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS:

Joseph J. Murphy, D.C., of Basking Ridge.

Lawrence O'Connor, D.C., of Westwood.

Michael A. Spadafino, D.C., of East Brunswick, to replace W. Brian Atkisson.

Albert Stabile, Jr., D.C., of Ridgefield Park.

Rosemary Calio, DC, BSN, RN, of Cherry Hill.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TIDELANDS RESOURCE COUNCIL:

Peter R. Strohm, of Lakewood.











Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



TO BE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE:

Colonel Joseph Ricardo Fuentes, of Rutherford.



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

Lawrence S. Thomas, of Sweetwater.



Nominations Withdrawn:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY BUILDING AUTHORITY:

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



Bills Introduced:



S1774 Girgenti,J Gun Court Pilot Prog.-estab, Passaic Co. REF SJU

S1775 Asselta,N Pub. Sch. Ed. Fding. Review Comm.-estab. REF SED

S1776 Coniglio,J Special ed. students-concerns REF SED

S1778 Karcher,E Env. Law Enforcement Off.-estab. REF SEN

S1779 Coniglio,J Land sales, cert.-excl. income REF SEN

S1780 Karcher,E Wildlife Rehab. Lic. Study Comm.-estab. REF SEN

S1781 Coniglio,J/Weinberg,L Vet. Prop. Tax Relief of 2006 REF SCU

S1782 Coniglio,J Nursing ed prog.-income tax deduction REF SHH

S1783 Sarlo,P/Codey,R Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal REF SBA

S1784 Kean,T/Adler,J Civics ed. in pub. sch. dist.-concerns REF SED

S1785 Turner,S Sch. dist.-energy saving improvements REF SED

S1786 Vitale,J Devel. disab.-expand svcs. REF SHH

SR47 Kean,T Iran Pres-condemn, destruction of Israel REF SSG



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



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

AJR85 Conaway,H/Cryan,J+17 Brain Injury Awareness Mo.-desig. March REP

S231 Bucco,A Worker's comp.-elim. during imprisonment REP

S435 Rice,R/Gill,N+2 Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M REP

S852 Sca (1R) Bark,M Hosp. Tech. Task Force-estab. REP/SCA

S1090 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Vitale,J Devel. disab.-community-based living REP/SCA

S1194 Madden,F/Karcher,E Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates REP

S1213 Turner,S Devel. Subsidy Job Goals Acct. Act REP

S1215 Sca (1R) Turner,S Pub. Emp. Flexibility Act REP/SCA

S1396 Sca (1R) Buono,B/Vitale,J+2 Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry REP/SCA

S1400 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Buono,B Flavored tobacco products-proh. sale REP/SCA

S1726 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt. REP/SCA

SCR29 Kean,T+1 Traumatic Brain Injury Act-fully fd. REP

SJR20 Kyrillos,J/Karcher,E+12 Brain Injury Awareness Mo.-desig. March REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S435 Rice,R/Gill,N+2 Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M

S1194 Madden,F/Karcher,E Security, Finan. Empowerment Act-creates

S1215 Sca (1R) Turner,S Pub. Emp. Flexibility Act

S1396 Sca (1R) Buono,B/Vitale,J+2 Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry

S1726 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Bills Transferred:



S360 Adler,J False Claims Act-estab. FROM SJU TO SBA

S1731 Karcher,E/Madden,F+1 Farmland preserv. prop.-concerns FROM SEN TO SEG

S1773 Turner,S Death, cert. mv off-clarify jurisdiction FROM SLP TO SJU









Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S1246 Lesniak,R Workers comp. judges-concerns FROM SSG

S1668 Kavanaugh,W+1 TPAF, PERS-concerns retir. benf. FROM SSG



Co-Sponsors Added:



S67 (Kyrillos,J) Pub off/emp convicted cert crime-concern

S138 (Buono,B) Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs-estab

S378 (Sweeney,S) DNA database-expands

S535 (Weinberg,L) Nurse, regis.-pronouncement of death

S716/832 Scs (SCS) (Sweeney,S) Sex offender registration-concerns

S810 (Adler,J) Nurse staffing standards-estab.

S941 (Ciesla,A) Sch. bd. emp.-mil. svc. cred.

S1087 (Buono,B) Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.

S1089 (Weinberg,L) Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.

S1093 (Bucco,A) Involuntary commitment-concerns

S1332 (Kyrillos,J) Ed. fd. entities, nonprofit-contrib.

S1396 Sca (1R) (Madden,F; Smith,B) Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry

S1480 (Asselta,N) Prosecutor's agents-prov. for appt.

S1490 (Asselta,N) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

S1524 (Lance,L; Smith,B) Grace's Law-hearing aid coverage

S1642 (Buono,B) Medicaid recipients-long term care

S1645 (Madden,F) Airline credits-concerns

S1710 (Bark,M) Lake dredging/stream clean-approp money

S1758 (Adler,J) Safe Patient Handling Act

S1761 (Adler,J) Viol. Prev. in Health Care Fac. Act

SCR16 (Sweeney,S) Vet. prop.tax deduction-extend elig.

SJR20 (Madden,F) Brain Injury Awareness Mo.-desig. March



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



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



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S718 (Buono,B) PERS-concerns memb.

S889 (Littell,R) Lake Hopatcong Comm.;$1.5M

S1079 (Allen,D) Sch. crossing guards-concerns

S1133 (Asselta,N) Mil. svc., cert-free hunting/fishing lic

S1173 (Allen,D) Vet. prop. tax exemp.-extends to co-op.

S1180 (Allen,D) Juv. offense w/gun, serious-mand. term

S1223 (Allen,D) Rape shield civil law-creates

S1296 (Scutari,N) Judicial salaries-concerns incr.

S1363 (Girgenti,J) Sch. food in vending machines-estab. req

S1405 (Vitale,J) Victims of crimes-revises comp. statutes

S1415 (Allen,D) Pub. fd, stolen-garnish pension contrib.

S1420 (Allen,D) Indigent vets-concerns burial

S1460 (Allen,D) Assault on DHS emp.-concerns

S1464 (Weinberg,L) Resid. condemnation-req. just comp.

S1515 (Inverso,P) Commercial veh.-restricted to cert. hwy.

S1730 (Buono,B) Bd. of ed. memb.-background check

S1737 (Kyrillos,J) Funeral, disruption-concerns

SCR93 (Codey,R) Thomas Paine-honors contrib/achievements



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective April 10, 2006



Task Force on Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting:



Bernard W. Gerard, Jr., RN, of Central Valley, New York.

V. Nicole Dempsey, of Lawrenceville.

Linda Parry-Carney, RN, BC, MA, of Bloomingdale.

The Senate President has made the following appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective April 17, 2006



State Council for Adult Literacy Education Services:



Jill Lewis, of Highland Park.

Senator Shirley K. Turner (15)



*Effective April 18, 2006



Joint Committee on the Public Schools:



Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (20)



*Effective April 20, 2006



Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission:



Senator Joseph Coniglio (38)



*Effective May 3, 2006



Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing:



Dennis J. Braithwaite, of Egg Harbor Township, to replace Zulima Farber, resigned.



The Senate President has made the following re-appointments:



*Effective March 24, 2006



Transportation Trust Fund Advisory Board:



Kenneth P. Campbell, of Basking Ridge.



*Effective April 18, 2006



New Jersey Intergovernmental Relations Commission:



Senator Wayne Bryant (5)

Senator Barbara Buono (18)

Senator Walter Kavanaugh (16)

Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (33)

Senator Robert Littell (24)



*Effective April 18, 2006



Commission on Business Efficiency in the Public Schools:



Senator Joseph V. Doria (31)





The Senate President has made the following re-appointments: (cont'd)



*Effective April 18, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Senator John H. Adler (6)

Senator Gerald Cardinale (39)

Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (33)

Senator Robert J. Martin (26)



*Effective April 24, 2006



New Jersey Redevelopment Authority:



William Sumas, of South Orange.



*Effective April 25, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Thomas C. Brown, of Sea Girt.



The Senate adjourned at 6:31 P.M. to meet again on Monday, May 8, 2006 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).

ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, May 11, 2006 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/21/2006):



P.L.2006, c.3. A2813 AcaAca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 3/23/2006 Transp. Trust Fd. Auth. Act-concerns

P.L.2006, c.4. S834 Karcher,E/Palaia,J+2 4/11/2006 Interstate Compact for Horse Racing Lic.

P.L.2006, c.5. S1047 Vitale,J/Kean,T+7 4/11/2006 Devel. Disab. Div. fac.-concerns

P.L.2006, c.6. S1248 Vitale,J/Madden,F+6 4/11/2006 Sex offender-allow release of info.

P.L.2006, c.7. A764 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/McKeon,J+7 4/11/2006 Hunting, computer-assisted-proh.

P.L.2006, c.8. A1383 Quigley,J/Scalera,F+6 4/11/2006 Fire emerg. procedures-concerns

P.L.2006, c.9. A1957 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+4 4/11/2006 Traffic safety req-incl in bid proposals

P.L.2006, c.10. A1967 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Scalera,F+2 4/11/2006 Pub. contracting-concerns

P.L.2006, c.11. A2765 Caraballo,W/Stack,B+4 4/11/2006 Child Advocate Office-concerns

P.L.2006, c.12. S213 Allen,D/Codey,R+6 4/13/2006 Postpartum depression-concerns

P.L.2006, c.13. S1181 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Vandervalk,C+5 4/17/2006 Foreclosure procedures-concerns

P.L.2006, c.14. A370 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+3 4/17/2006 Sch. lunches-concerns

P.L.2006, c.15. A2684 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Conners,J+3 4/17/2006 Sch. Dist. Fiscal Accountability Act

P.L.2006, c.16. S1049/1472 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Karcher,E/Kyrillos,J+17 4/28/2006 Fort Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Act

P.L.2006, c.17. S168 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Kyrillos,J+1 5/3/2006 Alco. bev. permits, special-issuance