NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for October 12, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 34 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Jerome St. John, of Essex Fells.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

Joseph F. Martone, of Toms River.



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 Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Jerome St. John, of Essex Fells.

Mark H. Sandson, of Linwood.

Michele M. Fox, of Cherry Hill.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CAPITAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:

Martin Paul Johnson, of Trenton.



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

Lorraine M. Shields, of Thorofare.

Bradley A. Blubaugh, of Sewell.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY:

Pamela T. Miller, Esq., of Hackensack, to replace Zulima Farber, Esq., resigned.



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

Marilyn R. Pearson, of Somerset.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Lucille E. Davy, Esq., of Pennington.



Bills Introduced:



S2207 Sarlo,P Direct sellers-worker's comp. exemp. REF SLA

S2208 Sarlo,P Library grant fd.-concerns REF SED

S2209 Sarlo,P Law enforcement off suspensions-concerns REF SLP

S2210 Sarlo,P Defining Moment Foundation;$5K REF SHH

S2211 Coniglio,J/Weinberg,L Crosswalks-concerns REF STR

S2212 Weinberg,L Physicians continuing ed.-concerns REF SCM

S2213 Weinberg,L Special Needs Housing Trust Fd.-concerns REF SCU







Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2214 Weinberg,L EMT-concerns provisional lic. REF SLP

S2215 Singer,R/Connors,L+1 Nicole's Law-concerns restraining order REF SJU

S2216 Kenny,B Intermodal container safety prog-creates REF STR

S2217 Kenny,B Diesel trucks-idling at marine terminals REF STR

S2218 Bucco,A Handicapped parking-concerns REF STR

S2219 Singer,R Snowmobile/all-terrain veh-parental liab REF SLP

S2220 Singer,R Pub. Sch. Ed. Lic. Plate-creates REF STR

S2221 McNamara,H Mun., co. & sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF SCU

S2222 Inverso,P Carjacking convictions-not expunged REF SJU

S2223 Sacco,N/Doria,J MVC notifications-concerns REF STR

S2224 Sacco,N/Doria,J Superintendents of schs.-concerns comp. REF SED

S2225 Adler,J/Cardinale,G Sch. dist.-concerns energy costs REF SED

S2226 Adler,J/Cardinale,G Pub. sch. dist.-elim. various mandates REF SED

S2227 Singer,R Handicapped parking-exempt from meters REF STR

S2228 Doria,J/Martin,R+3 Nonprofit ed. funding-estab. pilot prog. REF SED

S2229 Lesniak,R Title insur.-concerns REF SCM

S2230 Lesniak,R/Adler,J St. monitor-concerns appointment REF SED

S2231 Lance,L Radon bus. lic.-limits annual fees REF SEN

S2232 Inverso,P Leg. duties-elim. dual govt. pay REF SSG

S2233 Sweeney,S Jet ski operation-helmet req. REF SLP

S2234 Sweeney,S Exam tables-handicapped accessible REF SHH

S2235 Karcher,E/Girgenti,J Kidnapping-elim. statute of limitations REF SJU

S2236 Ciesla,A Vet. org. operating expenses-concerns REF SWT

S2237 Cardinale,G/Lesniak,R Alco. bev, out of St. shipping-permits REF SLP

S2238 Scutari,N Sick leave injury prog., cert-terminates REF SSG

S2239 Rice,R Name changes applications-concerns REF SJU

S2240 Smith,B/Ciesla,A Shore protection prog.-concerns REF SEN

S2241 Smith,B/Rice,R Affordable housing devel. fees-concerns REF SCU

S2242 Vitale,J Charitable immunity-concerns REF SJU

S2243 Buono,B Elections, nonpartisan mun.-concerns REF SSG

S2259 Adler,J Haz. site cleanup-concerns REF SEN

S2260 Madden,F Child care ctrs.-haz. substance testing REF SEN

S2261 Madden,F Contaminated prop.-concerns REF SEN

SCR117 Bucco,A/Singer,R St. budget-amends constit. REF SBA

SCR118 Ciesla,A Vet org operating expenses-amend constit REF SWT

SR78 Inverso,P Fireworks-urges PA to repeal law REF SLP



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



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

S547 Sca (1R) Buono,B Fin. Info. Privacy Act REP/SCA

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



Co-Sponsors Added:



S292 (Karcher,E) Vet. benf.-broadens elig.

S1020 (Weinberg,L) Pub. contracts-concerns

S1099 Sca (1R) (Scutari,N) Wireless phone use in mv-primary offense

S1210 (Karcher,E) Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib.

S1418 (Vitale,J) Skinner's Law-leaving mv accident

S1546 Scs (SCS) (Kyrillos,J) Sch. bd. election-Nov. general election

S1973 (Buono,B; Karcher,E; Sweeney,S) Sr. Cit., Disabled Transp. Prog-concerns

S2107 (Bark,M; Weinberg,L) Pesticide applications-use silver flags

S2126 (Bucco,A) Tobacco products-concerns lic.

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

S2162 (Karcher,E) Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games

S2215 (Ciesla,A) Nicole's Law-concerns restraining order

S2228 (Kyrillos,J; Lesniak,R; Singer,R) Nonprofit ed. funding-estab. pilot prog.

SCR116 (Sarlo,P; Vitale,J; Weinberg,L) Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact

SR71 (Bucco,A) Harvesting organs in China-condemns



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S918 (Sarlo,P) Diabetic students-sch emp. training req.

S990 (Sarlo,P) Pupil transp. svc. contracts-concerns

S1055 (Sacco,N) Health wellness insur. benf.-concerns

Co-Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S2063 (Bucco,A) Tobacco products-concerns retail sales

S2081 (Turner,S) Pub. document-decrease copy fees

S2168 (Cardinale,G) Consumers Terrorism Prot. Insur. Act

S2169 (Cardinale,G) Commercial lines insur. risks-concerns

SCR116 (Allen,D) Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective October 5, 2006



Senate Judiciary Committee:



Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (20), to replace Senator Loretta Weinberg (37).



*Effective October 6, 2006



Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee:



Senator Loretta Weinberg (37).

Senator Nicholas Asselta (1).



Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee:



Senator Diane B. Allen (7), to replace Senator Nicholas Asselta (1).



*Effective October 11, 2006



Budget & Appropriations Commttee:



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

Senator Joseph F. Vitale (19), to replace Senator Wayne R. Bryant (5).



Notes to the 09/18/2006 Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1522 (Asselta,N) *NOT* (Karcher,E ) Disabled-estab. co. off.

S1608 (Karcher,E) Owners' Right, Common Interest Devel Act



Note to the 09/25/2006 Digest:



Resolution Passed:



Amends Senate Rules to increase membership of the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee from eight to ten members (34-0)



The Senate adjourned at 5:46 P.M. to meet again on Monday, October 16, 2006 (SESSION, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, October 19, 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 (9/25/06):



None