NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for September 18, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 32

212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 8/21/2006:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Darrell M. Fineman, of Millville.



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Mark H. Sandson, of Linwood.

Audrey Blackburn, of Trenton.

Michele M. Fox, of Cherry Hill.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Darrell M. Fineman, of Millville.



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

Robert A. Gaccione, Esq., of Verona.

Thomas Tucci, Jr., of Nutley, to replace Albert D'Alessio.

Mary Devon O'Brien, of Maplewood.



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

Bradley A. Blubaugh, of Sewell.

Lorraine M. Shields, of Thorofare.



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

Adrian Marcia Dewindt-King, Ed.D., of Turnersville, to replace Brenda Louise Henry Leake, Ph.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RICHARD STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Dean C. Pappas, of Salem, to replace Gerald Weinstein, Ret. J.S.C.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Marilyn R. Pearson, of Somerset.



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY:

Stuart Rabner, of Caldwell.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Darrell M. Fineman, of Millville.



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

Theresa Prendergast, of Egg Harbor Township.





Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



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

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



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

Jo-Ann R. Boehm, of Flemington.



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

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



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

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

Grissele Camacho-Pagan, Esq., of Plainsboro.



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

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



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 A MEMBER OF THE SUSSEX COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION:

James M. Cerra, of Branchville.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE WATER SUPPLY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Michael A. Stachowski, of Robbinsville.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Walter M. Braswell, of Basking Ridge.



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY:

Stuart Rabner, of Caldwell.



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

Colonel Stephen J. Hines, of Bellmawr.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES:

Kevin M. Ryan, of Fair Haven.



TO BE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION ON WOMEN:

Janice L. Kovach, of Clinton.



Bills Introduced:



S2158 Sweeney,S Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits REF STR

S2159 Sweeney,S Tax preparation svcs.-concerns REF SCM

S2160 Connors,L/Bucco,A+1 St. emp.-reduction in no., FY2000 level REF SSG

S2161 Kean,T Natural Lands Trust-change memb/criteria REF SEN

S2162 Scutari,N Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games REF SLP

S2163 Lesniak,R SHBP loc. emp. coverage-concerns REF SSG

S2164 Vitale,J/Sacco,N Wage withholdings, diversion-concerns REF SLA

S2165 Sacco,N/Vitale,J+1 Autobus operation-revise cert. penal. REF STR

S2166 Connors,L/McNamara,H+11 Intoxicated emp.-prev. worker's comp. REF SLA

S2167 Smith,B/Singer,R Home energy ratings-concerns REF SEG

S2168 Sweeney,S Consumers Terrorism Prot. Insur. Act REF SCM

S2169 Sweeney,S Commercial lines insur. risks-concerns REF SCM

S2170 Sweeney,S St., loc. govt. emp.-40 hr. work wk. REF SSG

S2171 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J St., loc. emp.-limit admin. leave REF SSG

S2172 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J Pub. emp.-accumulation of leave REF SSG

S2173 Sweeney,S SHBP-pymt. obligation of St., pub. emp. REF SSG

S2174 Sweeney,S SHBP post-retir. benf.-concerns REF SSG

S2175 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J Health care benf prov by pub emp-concern REF SSG

S2176 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J St.-admin. retir. sys.-concerns REF SSG

S2177 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J Pub. emp. bonuses, cert.-proh. pymt. REF SSG

S2178 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J St. admin. retir. sys.-elim. memb. REF SSG





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2179 Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J St.-admin. retir sys-base salary of memb REF SSG

S2180 Lance,L Elected, appointed pub. off.-concerns REF SSG

S2181 Inverso,P Camp. contrib.-concerns REF SSG

S2182 Inverso,P St. off., emp.-post-emp. restrictions REF SSG

S2183 Sacco,N/Doria,J Mun., co. and sch. dist. budgets-concern REF SCU

S2184 Asselta,N St. Law Enforcement Off. Bill of Rights REF SLP

S2185 Asselta,N St. law enforcement off.-drug test proc. REF SLP

S2186 Rice,R Sr. Reverse Mortgage Prop. Tax Asst Prog REF SCU

S2187 Rice,R Abandoned prop.-mun create/maintain list REF SCU

S2188 Rice,R+1 Condo. assn.-concerns REF SCU

S2189 Asselta,N St. law enforcement off.-concerns rights REF SLP

S2193 Codey,R/Karcher,E Presidential primary-changes date REF SSG

SCR114 Lance,L/Inverso,P+15 Prop. tax reforms-temp. jt. leg. comm. REF SBA

SJR50 Bark,M High Cost of New Home Constr. Task Force REF SCU

SR75 Buono,B Medicare Part D-elim. prescription gap REF SHH

SR76 Buono,B Women in collegiate athletics-concerns REF SED



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S494 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Gormley,W+3 Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act REP/SCA without recommendation



Bills Received from Governor/Absolute Veto:



S1189 Sca (1R) Adler,J/Lampitt,P+3 Economic devel. activities-concerns



Bills Received from Governor/Conditional Veto:



S462/1289 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/Adler,J+2 Contractors-concerns background checks



Co-Sponsors Added:



S127 (Asselta,N) Casino reg.-concerns funding

S266 (Coniglio,J) Lottery terminals-Meadowlands Racetrack

S445 (Madden,F) Substance abuse treatment fac.;$100M

S478 (Bark,M) Judgeships-creates 14 addl.

S494 Sca (1R) (Karcher,E) Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act

S746 Sca (1R) (Karcher,E) Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf.

S1089 (Inverso,P) Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.

S1183 (Buono,B) Pub. fd. investment, cert.-proh.

S1210 (Buono,B; Singer,R; Vitale,J) Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib.

S1522 (Karcher,E) Disabled-estab. co. off.

S1621 (Inverso,P) Safe Haven Infant Prot. Act

S1783 Sca (1R) (Ciesla,A) Cosmetic med. procedure tax-repeal

S1856 (Bucco,A) Domestic restraining orders-incl animals

S1869 (Karcher,E) Judys Law-concerns murder of a child

S2043 (Karcher,E) Cigarette Fire Safety & FF Prot Act

S2107 (Bucco,A; Ciesla,A; Karcher,E; McNamara,H; Smith,B; Sweeney,S) Pesticide applications-use silver flags

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.

S2146 (Smith,B) St. bldgs., new-concerns construction

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

S2160 (Kyrillos,J) St. emp.-reduction in no., FY2000 level

S2188 (Bucco,A) Condo. assn.-concerns

S2193 (Vitale,J) Presidential primary-changes date

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

SJR41 (Sarlo,P) Eyeglass Recycling Mo.-desig. May

SR71 (Buono,B; Kean,T; Inverso,P; Singer,R) Harvesting organs in China-condemns

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



Co-Sponsor Withdrawn:



S1824 (Madden,F) New Homebuyers' Bill of Rights Act



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S823 (Gill,N) Syringes w/out prescription-limited sale

S944 (Bucco,A) Firemen-clarify tenure protections

S1129 (Asselta,N) E-mail messages, cert.-crim, civil penal

S1756 (Inverso,P) Street gang activity-concerns crimes

S1805 (Asselta,N) Ambulatory care fac., cert.-concerns

S1824 (Madden,F) New Homebuyers' Bill of Rights Act

S1836 (Asselta,N) Propane Consumer's Bill of Rights-estab.

S1843 (Sweeney,S) Bail restriction crimes-concerns

S1858 (Inverso,P) Assault on disabled-upgrades

S2018 (Kyrillos,J) Longshoremen's register-concerns

S2087 (Turner,S) MV new resident regis.-concerns

S2124 (Madden,F) David's Law-estab negligent veh homicide

SCR108 (Inverso,P) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

SR66 (Bucco,A) Lackawanna Cutoff proj.-urge completion



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective July 31, 2006



Special Session Joint Committees:



Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform:



Senator John H. Adler (6), Co-Chair.

Senator Joseph V. Doria, Jr. (31) .

Senator Gerald Cardinale (39).



Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services:



Senator Bob Smith (17), Co-Chair.

Senator Ellen Karcher (12).

Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr.,(13).



Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform:



Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (22), Co-Chair.

Senator Ronald L. Rice (28).

Senator William L. Gormley (2).



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



Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr. (33) Co-Chair.

Senator Fred H. Madden, Jr. (4).

Senator Leonard Lance (23).













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



*Effective August 21, 2006



New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing Board:



Janice Testa, of Lakewood.



Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission:



Thomas Hastie, of Robbinsville.



Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel:



Arthur Weiss, of Windsor.



Garden State Preservation Trust:



Jan Rosenfeld, of Mendham.



Notes to the 07/28/2006 Digest:



Co-Sponsor Added:



SCR1 (Turner,S) *NOT* (Inverso,P) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



Co-Sponsor Added to Bills Substituted:



ACR1 (Turner,S) *NOT* (Inverso,P) Sales, use tax-0.5% for prop. tax reform



The Senate adjourned at 8:29 P.M. to meet again on Monday, September 25, 2006 (SESSION).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, October 5, 2006 (QUORUM, Committees at the Call of the Speaker).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/28/06):



P.L.2006, c.55. S458 Sca (1R) Rice,R/James,S+2 7/31/2006 Child protection window guards-concerns

P.L.2006, c.56. S273 Sarlo,P/Girgenti,J+6 8/2/2006 Retail theft, organized-crime

P.L.2006, c.57. S275 Sarlo,P/Lesniak,R+5 8/2/2006 Fraternal benf. societies-concerns

P.L.2006, c.58. S482 Scs (SCS) Sweeney,S/McNamara,H+18 8/2/2006 Underground storage tanks-concerns

P.L.2006, c.59. S685 Weinberg,L 8/2/2006 Raincheck Policy Disclosure Act

P.L.2006, c.60. S1069 Buono,B/Allen,D+2 8/2/2006 Heritage Tourism Task Force-estab.

P.L.2006, c.61. S1090 Sca (1R) Rice,R/Vitale,J+5 8/2/2006 Devel. disab.-community-based living

P.L.2006, c.62. S1220 Rice,R/Turner,S+4 8/2/2006 Special ed. svcs.-concerns cert. info.

P.L.2006, c.63. S1321 ScaSa (2R) Adler,J/Cohen,N+1 8/2/2006 Real Estate Timeshare Act

P.L.2006, c.64. S1461 Vitale,J/Kean,T+1 8/2/2006 Meningococcal meningitis-prov. info.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/28/06): (cont'd)



P.L.2006, c.65. S1708/1711 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Turner,S/Buono,B+5 8/2/2006 Contaminated sites-concerns

P.L.2006, c.66. S1710 Adler,J/Bark,M+18 8/2/2006 Lake dredging/stream clean-approp money

P.L.2006, c.67. S1948 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/McNamara,H+28 8/2/2006 Env Infrastructure Trust-make proj loans

P.L.2006, c.68. S1949 Sca (1R) Sacco,N/Connors,L+31 8/2/2006 Env. infrastructure proj.-approp. fds.

P.L.2006, c.69. S1950 ScaSca (2R) Scutari,N/Karcher,E+4 8/2/2006 Env. infrastructure proj.-makes changes

P.L.2006, c.70. S1959 Codey,R/Weinberg,L+4 8/2/2006 Open Pub. Meetings Act-renames Sen. Baer

P.L.2006, c.71. S2024 Sweeney,S/Littell,R+22 8/2/2006 Farmland preserv. purposes;$48.5M

P.L.2006, c.72. S2025 Smith,B/Littell,R+13 8/2/2006 Highlands Region, farmland preserv.;$15M

P.L.2006, c.73. S2026 Bryant,W/Mayer,D+3 8/2/2006 Farmland preserv. purposes;$27.5M

P.L.2006, c.74. S2027 Karcher,E/Sweeney,S+14 8/2/2006 Farmland preserv.;$21.5M

P.L.2006, c.75. A386 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Manzo,L+6 8/2/2006 Nursing homes resid.-closing notice req.

P.L.2006, c.76. A1036 Van Drew,J/Fisher,D+7 8/2/2006 Vet. Memorial Hwy.-desig. Rt. 55

P.L.2006, c.77. A1551 Steele,A/Scalera,F+4 8/2/2006 Intergovt. transfer prog.-concerns

P.L.2006, c.78. A2556 Acs (ACS) Holzapfel,J/Caraballo,W+16 8/2/2006 Assaults against cert. teachers-concerns

P.L.2006, c.79. A2685 AcaAa (2R) Conners,J/Cohen,N+11 8/2/2006 POW-MIA medal, NJ-creates

P.L.2006, c.80. A3346 Albano,N/Panter,M+6 8/2/2006 Land devel., conserv. purposes;$80M

P.L.2006, c.81. A3350 Moriarty,P/Burzichelli,J+12 8/2/2006 Farmland preserv. purposes;$6.515M

P.L.2006, c.82. A2827/2037 AcsSa (ACS/1R) Greenwald,L/Malone,J+16 8/3/2006 St. Auditor-concerns duties

P.L.2006, c.83. A804 Acs (ACS) Caraballo,W/Vas,J+8 8/4/2006 CATV svc.-concerns reg.

P.L.2006, c.84. A2537/2656 AcsAcaSca (ACS/2R) Greenstein,L/Conaway,H+25 8/21/2006 Prescription Drug Retail Price

Registry

P.L.2006, c.85. S468 AaAa (2R) Sweeney,S/Burzichelli,J+1 8/21/2006 Income tax-unincorp. constr. contractors

P.L.2006, c.86. S535 Aa (1R) Buono,B/Madden,F+2 8/21/2006 Nurse, regis.-pronouncement of death

P.L.2006, c.87. S539 ScaAa (2R) Buono,B/Coniglio,J+11 8/21/2006 Health insur. coverage access-concerns

P.L.2006, c.88. S555 Sca (1R) Smith,B/Van Drew,J+15 8/21/2006 Working dogs-concerns cert. access

P.L.2006, c.89. S1473 Adler,J/McKeon,J+2 8/21/2006 Site remediation grants-concerns

P.L.2006, c.90. S1617 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Fisher,D 8/21/2006 Water use regis. renewal fees-concerns

P.L.2006, c.91. A496 AcaSca (2R) Bateman,C/Manzo,L+3 8/21/2006 Abandoned/unclaimed mv-concerns

P.L.2006, c.92. A1929 AcaSca (2R) Burzichelli,J/Quigley,J+8 8/21/2006 Emerg. operations plans-req coordination

P.L.2006, c.93. A2870/2898 AcsSa (ACS/1R) Conners,J/Cohen,N+41 8/21/2006 Funeral disruption-concerns offense

P.L.2006, c.94. S1796 Sa (1R) Smith,B/Ciesla,A 8/22/2006 Diesel powered veh.-emissions reg.

P.L.2006, c.95. A2900/2818 AcsSa (ACS/1R) Caraballo,W/O'Toole,K+7 8/22/2006 UMDNJ-concern bd. of trustees

P.L.2006, c.96. S1726 ScaSca (2R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+4 9/1/2006 Constr. contracts-concerns prompt pymt.

P.L.2006, c.97. A3191 AcaSca (2R) Quigley,J/Sires,A+3 9/13/2006 Prop. and hotel tax-cert. cities collect



P.L.2006, JR-3. SJR11 Smith,B/Kyrillos,J 8/2/2006 Turkey-respect rights, religious freedom