NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for September 25, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 33 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 9/21/2006:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Jerome St. John, of Essex Fells.



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT:

Helen Hoens, of Basking Ridge.



TO BE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT:

James Zazzali, of Rumson.



Nominations Advise and Consent:



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.



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:

Grissele Camacho-Pagan, Esq., of Plainsboro.

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



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

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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE:

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

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



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

James M. Cerra, of Branchville.





Nominations Advise and Consent: (cont'd)



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.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Audrey Blackburn, of Trenton.

Michele M. Fox, of Cherry Hill.

Mark H. Sandson, of Linwood.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Kim Mary Wentworth, of Mendham, to replace Bruce Hasbrouck, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION:

Michelle Hallerdin, of Hoboken, to replace James Mastriani, resigned.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Mumtaz Bari-Brown, of West Orange.



Nomination Corrected Copy:



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

Richard D. Loccke, of Rutherford *NOT* Hackensack, to replace Joseph Boucher.



Motions:



S1186 Lance,L/Bucco,A Filling of vacancies-proh. cert. To Relieve from Comm. (Lance)

S1186 Lance,L/Bucco,A Filling of vacancies-proh. cert. To Table (Kenny) (20-14)



Bills Introduced:



S2190 Singer,R Health club memb., cert.-income tax cred REF SHH

S2191 Singer,R Nursing homes-prov. Medicaid elig. info. REF SHH

S2192 Singer,R PERS-concerns accidental disab. benf. REF SSG

S2194 Madden,F Clinical demo. proj.-concerns REF SHH

S2195 Madden,F/Buono,B Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day-Nov. 3 REF SHH

S2196 Sarlo,P/Bucco,A+1 Limo svc.-removes sales tax imposition REF STR

S2197 Doria,J Cigarette tax rev.-makes tech. change REF SBA

S2198 Buono,B Coal fired power plants-concerns REF SEN

S2199 Buono,B Contaminated sites-concerns REF SEN

S2200 Vitale,J/Karcher,E Group Home Fire Safety Act REF SHH

S2201 Vitale,J Premium asst. pymts, cert. emp.-concerns REF SHH

S2202 Vitale,J Health care premium conversion plan-prov REF SCM

S2203 Vitale,J Disease Mgt. Study Comm.-concerns REF SHH

S2204 Vitale,J Health care coverage, cert. emp-concerns REF SLA

S2205 Vitale,J Health benf.-concerns eating disorders REF SHH

S2206 Vitale,J Health benf. plans, small emp.-concerns REF SCM

SCR115 Weinberg,L Help Amer. Vote-jt. leg comm investigate REF SSG

SCR116 Buono,B Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact REF SHH

SR77 Madden,F/Rice,R Mem Day-police/ff/emerg svc sound sirens REF SLP



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



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



Bills Referred/SBA:



S494 Sca (1R) Gill,N/Gormley,W+3 Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act



Co-Sponsors Added:



S67/153/825 Scs (SCS) (Kean,T) Pub off/emp convicted cert crime-concern

S638 (Sarlo,P) Loc. pub. contract bids-due date

S1210 (Sarlo,P) Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib.

S1332 (Kean,T) Ed. fd. entities, nonprofit-contrib.

S1362 (Asselta,N) Bail bonds-concerns

S2061 (McNamara,H) PERS-concerns elected official memb.

S2114 (Kean,T) Global Warming Response Act

S2196 (McNamara,H) Limo svc.-removes sales tax imposition

SJR34 (McNamara,H) NY/NJ/Phil. Airspace Redesign-oppose

SJR41 (McNamara,H) Eyeglass Recycling Mo.-desig. May



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1362 (Bucco,A) Bail bonds-concerns

S1656 (Bryant,W) NJBEST contrib.-allows tax deductions

S2170 (Kyrillos,J) St., loc. govt. emp.-40 hr. work wk.

S2188 (Sarlo,P) Condo. assn.-concerns



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective September 20, 2006



Joint Legislative Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy:



Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (20) Co-Chairman.

Senator Joseph F. Vitale (19).

Senator Loretta Weinberg (37).

Senator Nicholas Asselta (1).

Senator Robert J. Martin (26).



The Senate adjourned at 5:15 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, October 12, 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 (9/18/06):



None