NEW JERSEY

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for May 8, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 17 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT:

Virginia Long, of Pennington.



Nomination Corrected Copy:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE MOSQUITO CONTROL COMMISSION:

John P. Sarnas, of Kearny *NOT* Kearney.



Bills Introduced:



S1787 Coniglio,J Toxic Mold Comm.-estab. REF SEN

S1788 Inverso,P Consumer reporting agencies-concerns REF SCM

S1789 Weinberg,L Co corrections off/sheriff's off-concern REF SLP

S1790 Coniglio,J/Sarlo,P+1 Bergen Co. Transp. Trust Fd.-creates REF STR

S1791 Coniglio,J/Sarlo,P Arson, cert.-upgrades REF SJU

S1792 Littell,R David's Law, negligent homicide-estab. REF SJU

S1793 Littell,R Drunk driv. who cause death-suspend lic. REF SLP

S1794 Littell,R Assault by auto or vessel-concerns REF SJU

S1795 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P RR franchise tax-incr., fd. improvements REF STR

S1796 Smith,B Diesel powered veh.-emissions reg. REF SEN

S1797 Smith,B Polybutylene water piping-int. free loan REF SCU

S1798 Sweeney,S DRPA emp.-concerns rights REF STR

S1799 Sweeney,S Sr. & disab cit.-prop. tax deduct. elig. REF SCU

S1800 Sweeney,S Soil and water conservation grants;$300K REF SEG

S1801 Kyrillos,J Barbering/hairstyling-create limited lic REF SCM

S1802 Cardinale,G/Girgenti,J Court fees, cert.-concerns REF SJU

S1803 Cardinale,G Pub. ed.-revises St. funding REF SED

S1804 Cardinale,G Self-serve fuel stations-concerns REF SCM

S1805 Kean,T Ambulatory care fac., cert.-concerns REF SHH

S1806 Martin,R Crim. offense of assault, cert.-upgrades REF SJU

S1807 Karcher,E Nursing staff, health care fac.-concerns REF SHH

S1808 Karcher,E Lifeline benf.-prov cost of living incr. REF SEG

S1809 Karcher,E RR police operations-concerns penal. REF STR

S1810 Karcher,E Handicapped parking spaces-concerns REF STR

S1811 Karcher,E Thoroughbred breeding industry-concerns REF SWT

S1812 Karcher,E Leg.-file detailed finan. statement REF SSG

S1813 Karcher,E Leg.-proh. lobbying, 2 yrs. REF SSG

S1814 Inverso,P Pol. contrib., cert.-concerns REF SSG

S1815 Allen,D Agricultural bioterrorism-concerns REF SLP

S1816 Allen,D PFRS-purch. cred. for temp. svc. REF SSG

S1817 Allen,D Prop/casualty insur. refunds-time limits REF SCM

S1818 Allen,D Svc. of process-concerns REF SLP







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S1819 Allen,D Homeland Security Grant Info. Off-create REF SLP

S1820 Allen,D Armed Forces cert-auth marriage by proxy REF SJU

S1821 Scutari,N Income tax forms, cert-St req to prepare REF SBA

S1822 Scutari,N Law practice, unauth.-upgrades offense REF SJU

S1823 Girgenti,J/Martin,R Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig. REF SLP

S1824 Rice,R New Homebuyers' Bill of Rights Act REF SCU

S1825 Rice,R New home buyers-enhances prot. REF SCU

S1826 Rice,R Constr. codes, St.-strengthens REF SCU

S1827 Scutari,N Petting zoos-concerns REF SEG

S1828 Scutari,N/Lesniak,R Asian Longhorn Beetle Prog.;$3M REF SBA

S1829 Vitale,J Medicaid False Claims Act-estab. REF SHH

S1830 Kenny,B/Bucco,A Substance abuse unauth. ctr.-incr. penal REF SHH

S1831 Kenny,B/Lance,L Substance abuse prog.-concerns REF SHH

S1832 Vitale,J/Madden,F Prescription drug benf., cert.-concerns REF SHH

S1846 Bark,M/Lesniak,R Gypsy Moth Prog.;$750K REF SBA

SCR99 Smith,B Water supply-use Corp. Bus. Tax Revenues REF SBA

SCR100 Sweeney,S Sr. & disab. cit.-prop. tax deduct. elig REF SCU

SCR101 Allen,D Dedicated St. rev.-proh. diversion REF SBA

SR48 Lance,L Taiwanese-Amer. community-applauds REF SSG

SR49 Karcher,E Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Wk. REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A803 Caraballo,W/Voss,J Pub. util.-access to abandoned prop. REP

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

S170 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R+1 Individual deferred annuities-concerns REP/SCA

S559 Sca (1R) Smith,B/McNamara,H Global Climate Change Comm.-estab. REP/SCA

S722 Inverso,P+1 Depository instit.-concerns REP

S1079 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+1 Sch. crossing guards-concerns REP/SCA

S1244 Sca (1R) Karcher,E/Madden,F MV and traffic regulations-concerns REP/SCA

S1397 Sca (1R) Buono,B Rail station acessibility to disab-study REP/SCA

S1402 Lesniak,R/Kyrillos,J Pub. util.-access to abandoned prop. REP

S1421 Asselta,N/Madden,F Vet. Memorial Hwy.-desig. Rt. 55 REP

S1448 Sca (1R) Bark,M Electric and gas svc-concern procurement REP/SCA

S1617 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Water use regis. renewal fees-concerns REP/SCA

S1645 Bucco,A+1 Airline credits-concerns REP

S1663 Sca (1R) Lance,L/Kyrillos,J Farmland, owned by Co/Mun-leasing REP/SCA

S1708/1711 Scs (SCS) Turner,S Contaminated sites-concerns REP/SCS

S1710 Adler,J+1 Lake dredging/stream clean-approp money REP

S1722 Sca (1R) Ciesla,A+1 Water allocation permits-concerns REP/SCA

S1745 Adler,J/Buono,B St. Auditor-concerns duties REP

SJR11 Smith,B/Kyrillos,J Turkey-respect rights, religious freedom REP

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

SR31 Doria,J/Weinberg,L Genocide Awareness Wk-May 19 thru May 25 REP

SR38 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Kyrillos,J Cable tv-concerns family programming REP/SCA



Bills Referred/SBA:



S1397 Sca (1R) Buono,B Rail station acessibility to disab-study

S1710 Adler,J+1 Lake dredging/stream clean-approp money



Bills Combined:



S1711 Buono,B/Smith,B Contaminated sites-concerns COMB/W S1708 (SCS)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S67 (Allen,D) Pub off/emp convicted cert crime-concern

S170 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G) Individual deferred annuities-concerns

S292 (Singer,R) Vet. benf.-broadens elig.

S318 (Asselta,N) Remove confidential status-investigators

S362 (Gill,N) Law Against Discrim.-amends

S477 (Doria,J) Wages and benf-responsible bus practices





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S618 (Karcher,E) Vaccines containing mercury-elim. use

S876 (Karcher,E) Abbott dist.-concerns spending

S1079 Sca (1R) (Madden,F) Sch. crossing guards-concerns

S1722 Sca (1R) (Sweeney,S) Water allocation permits-concerns

S1783 (Bark,M; Buono,B; James,S; Lance,L; Madden,F; Sweeney,S; Turner,S) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

S1790 (Weinberg,L) Bergen Co. Transp. Trust Fd.-creates



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S852 Sca (1R) (Allen,D) Hosp. Tech. Task Force-estab.

S1244 Sca (1R) (Madden,F) MV and traffic regulations-concerns

S1402 (Kyrillos,J) Pub. util.-access to abandoned prop.

S1448 (Kyrillos,J) Electric and gas svc-concern procurement

S1663 Sca (1R) (Kyrillos,J) Farmland, owned by Co/Mun-leasing

S1786 (Sweeney,S) Devel. disab.-expand svcs.

SR38 Sca (1R) (Kyrillos,J) Cable tv-concerns family programming



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



S271 (Weinberg,L) Rail Special Transp. District Act



The Senate adjourned at 5:20 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, May 11, 2006 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" 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 (05/04/06):



None