NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 15, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 25 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE KEAN UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Holly Bakke, of Whitehouse Station, to replace William N. Shiebler.



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

William Kersey, of Wharton.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY:

Gustav Edward Escher, III, of Princeton.

Thomas M. Jackson, of Morristown, to replace Carmen Saginario, Jr., Esq, resigned.



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

John M. Lore, Esq., of Green Brook.



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

James M. Cerra, of Branchville.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:

David J. Socolow, of Moorestown, to replace Adam J. Sabath, resigned.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

John Pursel, of Phillipsburg.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FISH AND GAME COUNCIL:

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT RECORDS COUNCIL:

Robin Berg Tabakin, Esq., of Randolph.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MEADOWLANDS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD:

Mark Longo, of Bergenfield.



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

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



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.



Bills Introduced:



S2034 Connors,L Prop. assessment mgmt. sys.-estab. REF SCU

S2035 Littell,R/McNamara,H+1 Ronald Reagan Mem. Hwy.-desig Rt. 15 REF STR

S2036 Gormley,W/Sweeney,S TPAF, PERS early retir-changes age elig. REF SSG

S2037 Bark,M Realty transfer fee-concern disbursement REF SCU

S2038 Bark,M Main Street NJ prog.-concerns REF SCU

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)





S2039 Bucco,A/McNamara,H Govt. records, cert.-concerns access REF SSG

S2040 Sarlo,P Alco bev.-concerns special lic. REF SEG

S2041 Karcher,E Fish and Game Council-concerns REF SEN

S2042 Littell,R/Kyrillos,J UEZ-concerns REF SEG

S2043 Sarlo,P Cigarette Fire Safety & FF Prot Act REF SLP

S2044 Lesniak,R DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism REF SCM

S2045 Cardinale,G/McNamara,H UEZs-elim. REF SEG

S2046 Rice,R Planned real estate devel.-concerns REF SCU

SJR46 Cardinale,G St. Song/Anthem/March-desig. REF SSG

SR64 Palaia,J Katharine Close-honors REF SED

SR65 Littell,R+1 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi elim.-commends REF SSG

SR66 Littell,R Lackawanna Cutoff proj.-urge completion REF STR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2870/2898 Acs (ACS) Conners,J/Cohen,N+36 Funeral disruption-concerns offense REP

S694 Weinberg,L Victim counselor's privilege-extend REP

S1046 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Weinberg,L+1 Ambulatory care fac.-concerns REP/SCA

S1093/349 (SCS) Codey,R/Cardinale,G+2 Involuntary commitment-concerns REP/SCS

S1461 Vitale,J/Kean,T Meningococcal meningitis-prov. info. REP

S1881 Scs (SCS) Ciesla,A Mil. funeral disruption-proh. REP/SCS

S1961 Smith,B Fallen firefighters children-concerns REP

SJR45 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A Combative Sports Revitalization Comm. REP



Bills Combined:



S349 Bark,M Mental illness-concerns commitment COMB/W S1093 (SCS)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S79 Sca (1R) (Asselta,N) Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns

S1089 (Kean,T) Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.

S1220 (Kyrillos,J) Special ed. svcs.-concerns cert. info.

S1730 (Asselta,N) Bd. of ed. memb.-background check

S2035 (Bark,M) Ronald Reagan Mem. Hwy.-desig Rt. 15

SR60 (Inverso,P; Karcher,E) Exelon Corp proposed acquisition-reject

SR65 (Bark,M) Abu Musab al-Zarqawi elim.-commends



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2025 (Littell,R) Highlands Region, farmland preserv.;$15M

SCR101 (Bark,M) Dedicated St. rev.-proh. diversion



The Senate adjourned at 5:34 P.M. to meet again on Monday, June 19, 2006 (SESSION, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3330 Vainieri Huttle,V/Johnson,G+2 Special Needs Housing Trust Fd.-concerns REF AHU

A3331 Albano,N Safety seat belt usage-concerns REF ATR

A3332 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Riparian land, cert.-concerns valuation REF AEN

A3333 Cohen,N Save Ellis Island-devel. lands;$200K REF AEN

A3334 Stanley,C Real prop. tax abatements-concerns REF ACE

AJR116 Wisniewski,J Transp. Proj. Drainage Pipe Study Comm. REF ATR

AR200 Stanley,C Civics ed-encourage higher standards REF AED

AR201 Panter,M Tech. Preserv., Inc.-favorably consider REF ACE



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A175 Bramnick,J/Stender,L+1 Crosswalks-concerns REP

A278 Acs (ACS) Chivukula,U/Prieto,V Building Green Building Tech. Task Force REP/ACS

A341 Pennacchio,J Vet's discharge papers-elim. fee REP

A1024 Van Drew,J/Fisher,D+4 Sch. buses-concerns REP

A1321/2980/2981 Acs (ACS) Biondi,P/Prieto,V Unlawful transp. of passengers-concerns REP/ACS

A1446 Conners,J/Conaway,H+1 Vet. honorable discharge papers-concerns REP

A1675 Barnes,P/Cohen,N+2 Organized retail theft-criminalizes REP

A1839/1841 Acs (ACS) Greenstein,L/McKeon,J+4 False info., env. laws-crim. penal. REP/ACS

A1893/1894 AcaAcs (ACS) McKeon,J/Greenstein,L+5 Contaminated sites-concerns REP/ACS

A2034 Acs (ACS) Dancer,R/Fisher,D Jersey Fresh-concerns sale along GSP REP/ACS

A2070 Aca (1R) Bodine,F Community Mobility Training Prog. REP/ACA

A2649 Acs (ACS) Van Drew,J/Albano,N+20 Animal Anti-Cruelty Act REP/ACS

A2854 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Forest Health Advis. Council-estab. REP/ACA

A2958 Aca (1R) Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D+1 Water allocation permits-concerns REP/ACA

A2979 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+2 Autobus operation-revise cert. penal. REP/ACA

A3109 Barnes,P Zero Tolerance for Guns Act-concerns REP

A3192 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+16 Domestic companion animals-concerns REP/ACA

A3281 Conners,J/Hackett,M Home health care aides-qualified vets REP

A3307 Aca (1R) Gordon,R/Rooney,J Diesel powered veh.-emissions reg. REP/ACA

ACR164 Aca (1R) Munoz,E/Conners,J Armed Forces memb.-prov. free postage REP/ACA

ACR196 McKeon,J/Manzo,L+3 Env Infrastructure Trust-2007 finan plan REP

AR88 Chatzidakis,L/Conners,J US mil. serving overseas-express support REP

AR101 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Depression and Bipolar Alliance-support REP

AR126 Johnson,G/Conners,J+3 Mil. Death Benf. Improvement Act-enact REP

AR193 Aca (1R) Albano,N/Van Drew,J+1 Saltwater Fishery Aquaculture Task Force REP/ACA

AR199 Stanley,C/Roberts,J+9 Katharine Close-commends REP

AR200 Stanley,C Civics ed-encourage higher standards REP

S246 Palaia,J/Allen,D+4 Zero Tolerance for Guns Act-concerns REP

S273 Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J+2 Retail theft, organized-crime REP

S1708/1711 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Buono,B Contaminated sites-concerns REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A348 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Malone,J+3 Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf. REP/ACA REF AAP

A2160 Acs (ACS) Burzichelli,J+2 Underground storage tanks-concerns REP/ACS REF AAP

A2826 Aca (1R) Diegnan,P/Scalera,F+9 Group Home Fire Safety Act REP/ACA REF AAP

A3014 Vainieri Huttle,V/Cohen,N Grandparenting Resource Ctr. Prog.;$1.5M REP REF AAP

A3193 Aca (1R) Manzo,L/Bramnick,J+9 Hybrid fuel efficient MV-sales tax exemp REP/ACA REF AAP

A3199 Aca (1R) Epps,C/McKeon,J+3 Env. infrastructure proj.-makes changes REP/ACA REF AAP

A3201 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Panter,M+24 Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3202 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Gordon,R+23 Env Infrastructure Trust-make proj loans REP/ACA REF AAP



Bills Combined:



A1841 Greenstein,L/McKeon,J+3 Env. laws-incr. civil penal. COMB/W A1839 (ACS)

A1894 Aca (1R) McKeon,J/Greenstein,L+3 Contaminated sites-concerns remediation COMB/W A1893 (ACS)

A2980 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+4 Omnibuses-incr. penal., equip. viol. COMB/W A1321/2981 (ACS)

A2981 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+1 Omnibus driv.-concerns COMB/W A1321/2980 (ACS)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A2590 Dancer,R/Malone,J Pinelands Comm.- critical habitat study FROM AAN



Public Hearing



ACR195 Acs (ACS) McKeon,J/Roberts,J+4 Dedicated Corp Tax Rev-auth land devel AEN



Co-Sponsors Added:



A289 (Manzo,L) Grace's Law-hearing aid coverage

A348 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf.

A708 (Gordon,R) Defibrillators-req. in pub. sch. bldgs.

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1011 (Gordon,R) Orthotic appliances-health benf coverage

A1446 (Cruz-Perez,N) Vet. honorable discharge papers-concerns

A1893/1894 AcaAcs (ACS) (Wolfe,D; Connors,C) Contaminated sites-concerns

A1921 (Handlin,A) Pub off/emp convicted of crimes-concerns

A1942 (Gordon,R) E-Z Pass transponders-charge to nonresid

A2052 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P) Nursing staff, health care fac.-concerns

A2158 (Kean,S) Police off., retired-concerns firearms

A2282 (Cruz-Perez,N; Prieto,V; Mayer,D; Russo,D; Giblin,T; Bramnick,J; Bodine,F; Kean,S; Steele,A) Cosmetic med.

procedure tax-repeal

A2614 (Voss,J) Natl Guard memb-prov. unpaid leave

A2656 (Gordon,R) Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry

A2715 Aca (1R) (Diegnan,P) St. reports & publications-concerns

A3193 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R; Panter,M) Hybrid fuel efficient MV-sales tax exemp

A3201 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds.

A3202 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Env Infrastructure Trust-make proj loans

AR126 (Cruz-Perez,N; Manzo,L) Mil. Death Benf. Improvement Act-enact

AR164 (Hackett,M) FY 2004 spending-10% reduction

AR185 (Stender,L; Sires,A; Manzo,L; Beck,J; Wolfe,D; Voss,J; Oliver,S; Rumpf,B; Moriarty,P; Hackett,M; Gusciora,R; Pou,N;

Vas,J; Truitt,O; Vandervalk,C; Wisniewski,J; McKeon,J; Epps,C; Vainieri Huttle,V; Mayer,D; Connors,C; Steele,A; Munoz,E;

Diegnan,P; Russo,D; Gordon,R; Panter,M; Scalera,F) Exelon Corp proposed acquisition-reject

AR193 Aca (1R) (Conaway,H) Saltwater Fishery Aquaculture Task Force

AR199 (Malone,J; Wolfe,D; Baroni,B; Vas,J; Pou,N; Mayer,D; Diegnan,P; Voss,J; Truitt,O) Katharine Close-commends



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A895 (Handlin,A) Develop. impact fees-auth mun assessment

A1839/1841 Acs (ACS) (Manzo,L) Env. laws-incr. civil penal.



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2034 Acs (ACS) (Fisher,D) Jersey Fresh-concerns sale along GSP

A2087 (Albano,N) Ambulatory care fac., cert.-concerns

A2267 (Prieto,V) E-ZPass transponder-concern lost, stolen

A2291 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R) Asperger's Syndrome Pilot Initiative

A3005 (Handlin,A) Pub. Corruption Profiteering Penal. Act

A3093 (Fisher,D) Sr. Cit., Disabled Transp. Prog-concerns

A3137 (Munoz,E) Organ donation-concerns

A3142 (Truitt,O) Driv. lic. suspension, cert-notification

A3281 (Hackett,M) Home health care aides-qualified vets

ACR164 Aca (1R) (Conners,J) Armed Forces memb.-prov. free postage

AR88 (Conners,J) US mil. serving overseas-express support



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3190 (Prieto,V) Realty transfer fee, loc.-estab.

A3191 (Prieto,V) First class cities-impose cert loc taxes



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A312 (Gordon,R) Umbilical cord blood-concerns donation

A320 Acs (ACS) (Gordon,R) Pharmacy benf. mgmt. co.-reg.

A895 (Handlin,A) Develop. impact fees-auth mun assessment

A1839/1841 Acs (ACS) (Manzo,L) Env. laws-incr. civil penal.

A3016 Aca (1R) (Bodine,F) Human body parts-concerns disposition

A3281 (Cruz-Perez,N) Home health care aides-qualified vets

ACR164 Aca (1R) (Cruz-Perez,N) Armed Forces memb.-prov. free postage

AR88 (Manzo,L) US mil. serving overseas-express support



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A278 Acs (ACS) (Chatzidakis,L) Building Green Building Tech. Task Force

A2056 (Gordon,R) Health Insur Affordability Access Reform

A2615 (Gordon,R) Trapping dogs and cats-proh.

Fourth Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2649 Acs (ACS) (Gordon,R) Animal Anti-Cruelty Act

A3016 Aca (1R) (Quigley,J) Human body parts-concerns disposition

A3035 (Gordon,R) Firearms, unlawful carrying-concerns

A3140 (Gordon,R) Higher ed. instit-prov corp bus tax cred

A3193 Aca (1R) (Stender,L) Hybrid fuel efficient MV-sales tax exemp

A3239 Aca (1R) (Munoz,E) Managed care plans-concerns



Fourth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3190 (Manzo,L) Realty transfer fee, loc.-estab.



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3016 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L) Human body parts-concerns disposition

A3140 (Malone,J) Higher ed. instit-prov corp bus tax cred



Fifth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3190 (Stack,B) Realty transfer fee, loc.-estab.

A3191 (Manzo,L) First class cities-impose cert loc taxes



Sixth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3191 (Stack,B) First class cities-impose cert loc taxes



Note to the 06/12/2006 Digest:



Second Prime Sponsor Added:



A2714 (Manzo,L) Managed care plans-concern participation *NOT* Fourth Prime Sponsor to A1616 (ACS)



The Assembly adjourned at 9:06 P.M. to meet again on Monday, June 19, 2006 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (6/12/2006):



None