NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for July 28, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 31 212th Legislature First Annual Session

Members of both Houses of the Legislature met in Special Joint Session for the purposes of receiving an Address from the Honorable Jon S. Corzine, Governor of the State of New Jersey and then commence a special session on property taxes.



SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS:

Hany A. Mawla, Esq., of North Brunswick, to replace Kun Lee.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HIGHLANDS WATER PROTECTION AND PLANNING COUNCIL:

Honorable Tahesha L. Way, Esq., of Wayne, to replace Lois Cuccinello, resigned.

Honorable Erik C. Peterson, of Milford, to replace Eileen Swan, resigned.



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

Jo-Ann R. Boehm, of Flemington.



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

Tonio Burgos, of Jersey City, to replace Vivian Rodriguez, resigned.

Jay Anderson, of Westfield, to replace Julane Miller-Armbrister.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY OFFICE ON MINORITY AND MULTICULTURAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Geetha R. Ghai, PH.D., of Murray Hill, to replace Nelson Xavier Cruz.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE:

Roger R. Kumpel, of Southampton, to replace R. Kenneth Totten.

William S. Randolph, of Belle Mead, to replace Phillip Prickett.



TO BE BRIDGADIER GENERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:

Colonel Stephen J. Hines, of Bellmawr.



TO BE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD:

Colonel Michael L. Cunniff, of Belle Mead.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES:

Kevin M. Ryan, of Fair Haven.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS:

George W. Hayman, of Willingboro.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Lucille E. Davy, Esq., of Pennington.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

Clarke Bruno, Esq., of Brooklyn, to replace Kevin M. Ryan, resigned.



TO BE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION ON WOMEN:

Janice L. Kovach, of Clinton.





Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



SCR2 Codey,R Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm.



Bills Introduced:



S2140 Karcher,E Racing Comm.-concerns REF SWT

S2141 Cardinale,G Youth Legis.-creates;$15K REF SSG

S2142 Weinberg,L/Singer,R Nonpub. sch. students-concerns svcs. REF SED

S2143 Asselta,N Camp. pub. finan. prog.-mun. estab. REF SSG

S2144 Kyrillos,J+2 Sales, use tax-reduce from 7% to 6% REF SBA

S2145 McNamara,H+1 Coaches in youth sports league-CPR cert. REF SHH

S2146 Madden,F/Weinberg,L+1 St. bldgs., new-concerns construction REF SEG

S2147 Doria,J Energy efficiency prog.-concerns REF SEG

S2148 Sarlo,P/Buono,B+1 Photovoltaic equip.-concern incentives REF SEG

S2149 Scutari,N/Bark,M+1 Env. sound materials-concerns purch. REF SEG

S2150 Karcher,E/Singer,R+1 Mun. master plans-concerns REF SEG

S2151 Smith,B/Lance,L Affordable housing-green bldg. standards REF SEG

S2152 Vitale,J/Bark,M+1 Green bldgs. and constr. codes-concerns REF SEG

S2153 Rice,R/Bark,M+1 Mun. contracts-energy efficiency svcs REF SEG

S2154 Smith,B Energy effieiency in bldgs.-DCA promote REF SEG

S2155 Smith,B/McNamara,H Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm REF SEG

S2156 Smith,B/McNamara,H Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns REF SEG

S2157 Smith,B/McNamara,H Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns REF SEG

SCR112 Bark,M Court of Appeals-estab. REF SJU

SCR113 Asselta,N St. Comptroller-assume cert. duties REF SSG

SR74 Cardinale,G Homeland Security-promulgate cert. regs. REF SLP



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



Provides for the Legislature to hold a joint session on July 28, 2006, to receive the Governor's address on property tax reform.



Motions:



ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm. To SS Lost (16-21) (Lance)



Bills Passed:



ACR1 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B+36 Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform (36-0)

ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm. (37-0)



Bills Substituted:



ACR1 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B+36 Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform SUB FOR SCR1

ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm. SUB FOR SCR2

SCR1 Karcher,E/Bryant,W+2 Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform SUB BY ACR1

SCR2 Codey,R Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm. SUB BY ACR3



Bills Transferred:



A1650 Barnes,P/Diegnan,P+12 Gang viol. prev.-offer instruction FROM SED TO SLP

A2987 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Steele,A+5 Bail sources-concerns FROM SJU TO SLP

A2988 Aca (1R) Truitt,O/Watson Coleman,B+7 Restraining orders, cert.-concerns FROM SJU TO SLP

S1749 Connors,L Gang viol. prev.-offer instruction FROM SED TO SLP

S2012 Turner,S Bail sources-concerns FROM SJU TO SLP

S2013 Turner,S Restraining orders, cert.-concerns FROM SJU TO SLP



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



ACR1 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B+36 Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform

ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm.

Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A806 AcaAa (2R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L Religious societies-clarify incorp. law REF SCM

A1192 AcaAca (2R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+5 Abigail's Law-concerns sch. bus safety REF SED

A1421 Scalera,F/Vas,J+5 Higher ed. instit.-fire safety info. REF SED

A1953 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N+1 Vessels, cert.-req. liab. insur. REF STR

A2196 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+2 Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits REF STR

A2983 AcsAaAa (ACS/2R) Giblin,T/Wisniewski,J+1 Temp. help svc. firms-concerns REF STR

A2984 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J/Giblin,T Wage withholdings, diversion-concerns REF SLA

A2995 Aa (1R) Van Drew,J/Whelan,J Casino Control Comm. memb, emp.-concerns REF SSG

A3153 Aca (1R) Schaer,G/Scalera,F+1 Law enforcement off suspensions-concerns REF SLP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S1972 Asselta,N St. Corrections Off. Bill of Rights FROM SLP



Co-Sponsors Added:



S362 (Kenny,B) Law Against Discrim.-amends

S507 (Inverso,P) Election results-mandatory audits req.

S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Asselta,N) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.

S1747 (Lesniak,R) Sch. admin.-caps unused sick leave pymt.

S1797 (Connors,L) Polybutylene water piping-int. free loan

S2116 (Palaia, J) Sch. buses-concerns advertising

S2117 (Bucco,A; Kyrillos,J) Prop Tax Relief Act

S2144 (Bucco,A; Cardinale,G) Sales, use tax-reduce from 7% to 6%

S2145 (Cardinale,G) Coaches in youth sports league-CPR cert.

S2148 (Smith,B) Photovoltaic equip.-concern incentives

S2149 (Smith,B) Env. sound materials-concerns purch.

S2150 (Smith,B) Mun. master plans-concerns

S2152 (Smith,B) Green bldgs. and constr. codes-concerns

S2153 (Smith,B) Mun. contracts-energy efficiency svcs

S2155 (Adler,J) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

SR73 (Bucco,A; Inverso,P; Littell,R; Kavanaugh,W) Zulima Farber, Atty General-demand resig

SCR1 (Allen,D; Inverso,P) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1806 (Bucco,A) Crim. offense of assault, cert.-upgrades

S2107 (Kean,T) Pesticide applications-use silver flags

SJR49 (Connors,L) Transp. Proj. Drainage Pipe Study Comm.



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



ACR1 (Karcher,E; Bryant,W; Allen,D; Inverso,P) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform

ACR3 (Codey,R) Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm.



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective July 25, 2006



Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards:



Raymond Bramucci, of Pompton Plains.



The Senate adjourned at 3:55 P.M. to meet again at a date and time to be announced.









ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm.



Bills Introduced:



A3442 Cohen,N Carbon monoxide detectors-concerns REF AHO

A3443 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Svc. station contracts-concerns REF ATR

A3445 Vainieri Huttle,V/Malone,J Nonpub. sch. students-concerns svcs. REF AED

A3446 Blee,F/Vandervalk,C Redevel. and eminent domain-concerns REF ACE

A3447 Gusciora,R Lifeguard pension benf.-revises REF ASG

A3448 Burzichelli,J Co. improvement auth.-concerns REF ACE

A3449 Blee,F/Quigley,J Steroid use among students-deter REF AED

ACR2 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B+25 Sales/use tax 1% imposed-prop tax reform REF ABU

ACR202 Merkt,R/Karrow,M+1 General approp. law-failure to enact REF ASG

ACR203 Merkt,R/Karrow,M+1 General approp. law-continue in effect REF ASG

ACR204 Kean,S/Wolfe,D Approp. bill-intro., Gov. budget address REF ASG

ACR205 Beck,J+1 Leg. leadership change-constit amendment REF ASG

ACR206 Bateman,C Leg. comp. decrease-constit. amendment REF ASG

ACR207 McHose,A/Cohen,N Taxpayer info-oppose sell to third party REF AAP

AR207 Rooney,J/Vandervalk,C+10 Zulima Farber-articles of impeachment REF AJU



Concurrent Resolution Passed:



Provides for the Legislature to hold a joint session on July 28, 2006, to receive the Governor's address on property tax reform.



Bills Passed:



A3191 AcaSca (2R) Quigley,J/Sires,A+3 Prop. and hotel tax-cert. cities collect (45-31-1)

ACR1 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B+36 Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform (77-0-0)

ACR3 Roberts,J/DeCroce,A Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm. (77-0-0)

S1726 ScaSca (2R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+4 Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt. (52-23-2)



Bills Substituted:



A3174 AcaAca (2R) Caraballo,W/Watson Coleman,B Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt. SUB BY S1726 (2R)

S1726 ScaSca (2R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+4 Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt. SUB FOR A3174 (2R)



Bills Received from Governor/Absolute Veto:



A4712 Pou,N+1 St. disab. benf fd-auth w/drawal of $50M



Co-Sponsors Added:



A525 (Stack,B) Black bear hunting-proh.

A553 (Quigley,J) Pub emp benf-concerns union premium pymt

A646 (Stack,B) Sex offenders-concerns

A681 (Stack,B) Finan. exploitation of elderly-offense

A696 (McHose,A) PERS-concerns leg. memb.

A711 (McHose,A) Ambulatory care fac.-concerns tax

A948 (Barnes,P) Matthew's Law Limiting Use of Restraints

A966 (Giblin,T) Vol fire/rescue squad memb-mortgage prog

A992 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Dispensing medicine-concerns

A1011 (Voss,J) Orthotic appliances-health benf coverage

A1283 (Wisniewski,J) Manuf retention investment tax cred-prov

A1324 Aca (1R) (Dancer,R) Vaccines containing mercury-elim. use

A1434 (Greenstein,L) Vet., low income-extend prop. tax benf.

A1438 (Greenstein,L) Vet. benf., cert.-broadens elig.

A1521 (Cryan,J) Sch. admin.-caps unused sick leave pymt.

A1693 (Voss,J) Retail food estab.-prov. cert. info.

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1815 (Albano,N) Domestic viol.-incr. civil penal

A1834 (Stack,B) VCCB assessments-incr.

A2087 (Vas,J; McKeon,J) Ambulatory care fac., cert.-concerns

A2175 (Bateman,C) Sch. dist.-concerns crim. hist. check

A2182 (Bateman,C) Mun. court fines-concerns

A2189 (Bateman,C) Crim. conduct, sch. prop.-concerns

A2272 (Cruz-Perez,N) Stolen goods, sold on websites-concerns

A2277 (Stack,B) DNA testing-concerns murder cases

A2282 (McKeon,J) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

A2494 (Giblin,T) Prop.-concerns sale to enforce liens

A2495 (Giblin,T) Prop. tax assessment-concerns

A2507 (McHose,A) Inheritance tax-eliminates

A2574 (Stack,B) Child porno crimes-no early release act

A2575 Acs (ACS) (Barnes,P; Burzichelli,J) Cigarette Fire Safety and FF Prot. Act

A2649 Acs (ACS) (Burzichelli,J) Cruelty to Animals Prev. Act

A2720 (McHose,A) Constr. code official tech. asst-concern

A2773 (Giblin,T) Chaining or tethering animals-concerns

A2831 Aca (1R) (Stack,B) Crim. firearms recovery clearing house

A3028 (Diegnan,P) Safe Patient Handling Practices Act

A3093 (Burzichelli,J; Hackett,M) Sr. Cit., Disabled Transp. Prog-concerns

A3147 (Giblin,T) Civil svc. vet. preference-concerns

A3174 (Greenstein,L) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.

A3230 (Panter,M) Poultry-concerns raising practices

A3236 (Wisniewski,J; Giblin,T) Consumer Catastrophe Preparedness Act

A3281 (Giblin,T) Home health care aides-qualified vets

A3307 AcaAa (2R) (Giblin,T) Diesel powered veh.-emissions reg.

A3369 (Voss,J) Sch. bus, svc. life-concerns

ACR1 (Conners,J; Schaer,G; Mayer,D; Whelan,J; Albano,N; McKeon,J) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform

ACR3 (Oliver,S; Pou,N; Steele,A; Fisher,D; Burzichelli,J; Chivukula,U; Vas,J; Egan,J; Gordon,R; Panter,M; Green,J; Sires,A; Stack,B; Truitt,O; Moriarty,P; Giblin,T; Manzo,L; Epps,C; Johnson,G; Vainieri Huttle,V; Caraballo,W; Schaer,G; McKeon,J; Whelan,J; Scalera,F; Conners,J; Hackett,M; Stanley,C; Payne,D; Cohen,N; Cryan,J; Stender,L; Conaway,H; Gusciora,R; Van Drew,J; Albano,N; Quigley,J; Prieto,V; Greenwald,L; Lampitt,P; Mayer,D;

Cruz-Perez,N; Voss,J; Greenstein,L; Watson Coleman,B; Diegnan,P; Wisniewski,J; Dancer,R; Munoz,E; Corodemus,S; Kean,S; Beck,J; Malone,J; Baroni,B; Merkt,R; Pennacchio,J; Wolfe,D; Bateman,C; Bodine,F; Biondi,P; Carroll,M; Handlin,A; Thompson,S; Blee;F; McHose,A; Chatzidakis,L; O'Toole,K; Russo,D; Doherty,M) Prop. tax reform-four jt. leg. comm.

ACR96 (McHose,A) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

ACR97 (Greenstein,L) Vet. prop. tax deduction-extend elig.

ACR201 (Giblin,T; Manzo,L; Diegnan,P; Albano,N; Van Drew,J; Sires,A; Cryan,J; Gusciora,R; Whelan,J; Greenwald,L) St.

budget-prov. 14-day contingency

AJR104 (Giblin,T) Rett Syndrome Awareness Day-desig.

AR85 (Giblin,T) Auto industry-memor. Cong to protect

AR185 (Payne,W) Exelon Corp proposed acquisition-reject

AR195 (McHose,A) Immigration reform-Presid./Cong. enforce



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1521 (Cohen,N) Sch. admin.-caps unused sick leave pymt.

A1527 (Stack,B) Domestic viol.-aggravated assault

A1612 (Stack,B) Death penal.-concerns

A1831 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Higher Ed. Master Plan Comm.-estab.

A2145 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Pub. bldgs, cert.-concerns accessibility

A2468 (Stack,B) Arson-prov. term of imprisonment

A3261 (McHose,A) St. Bd. of Ed.-concerns contract

A3333 (Voss,J) Save Ellis Island-devel. lands;$200K

A3357 (Voss,J) Displaced homemakers-concerns

A3399 (Voss,J) Animal cruelty-concerns

A3401 (Voss,J) Cats/dogs-concerns breeding and sales

A3408 (Bateman,C) Commercial lines insur. risks-concerns

A3419 (Bateman,C) Consumers Terrorism Prot. Insur. Act



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A525 (Manzo,L) Black bear hunting-proh.



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



ACR1 (Conaway,H) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



ACR1 (Cruz-Perez,N) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



ACR1 (Vas,J) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Seventh Prime Sponsors Added:



ACR1 (Manzo,L) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Caraballo,W) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Watson Coleman,B) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Egan,J) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Cohen,N) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Giblin,T) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S1726 ScaSca (2R) (Greenstein,L) Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



The Assembly adjourned at 5:12 P.M. to meet again at a date and time to be announced.



The following Special Joint Committees to Address Property Tax Reform were established as a result of SCR2 and ACR3:



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding:



MEMBERSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services:



MEMBERSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED



Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform:



MEMBERSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED



The following Special Joint Committees to Address Property Tax Reform were established as a result of SCR2 and ACR3: (cont'd)



Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens Property Tax Constitutional Convention:



MEMBERSHIP TO BE ANNOUNCED



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A3191 AcaSca (2R) Quigley,J/Sires,A+3 Prop. and hotel tax-cert. cities collect

S1726 ScaSca (2R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+4 Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/8/2006):



P.L.2006, c.46. S2022 ScsAa (SCS/1R) Kenny,B/Doria,J+10 7/11/2006 Mun. hosp. auth.-auth. estab.

P.L.2006, c.47. S2069 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Gormley,W+7 7/11/2006 Children and Families Dept.-estab.

P.L.2006, c.48. A2936 Scalera,F/Schaer,G+6 7/19/2006 Tanning fac.-concerns use by minors

P.L.2006, c.49. S170 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Cohen,N+1 7/20/2006 Individual deferred annuities-concerns

P.L.2006, c.50. S1071 ScaSa (2R) Adler,J/Cohen,N+2 7/20/2006 Loc. govt. off.-concerns bond coverage

P.L.2006, c.51. S1364 Sca (1R) Kavanaugh,W/Gusciora,R 7/20/2006 N. Princeton Devel Ctr-sell surplus land

P.L.2006, c.52. S1663 Sca (1R) Lance,L/Kyrillos,J 7/20/2006 Farmland, owned by Co/Mun-leasing

P.L.2006, c.53. S1123 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J/Chivukula,U+2 7/26/2006 Worker Freedom from Emp Intimidation Act

P.L.2006, c.54. A1550 AcaAaSca (3R) Steele,A/O'Toole,K+7 7/28/2006 Corrections off., sheriff's off.-concern



P.L.2006, JR-2. SJR37 Sweeney,S/Fisher,D 7/20/2006 Rt. 49 bridge-Vet of Salem Co Mem Bridge