NEW JERSEY

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for October 16, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 35 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



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.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Audrey Blackburn, of Trenton.



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.



Bills Introduced:



S2245 Singer,R Utility shut-offs-concerns cert. notice REF SEG

S2246 Lance,L Animal abuse-concerns protective orders REF SEG

S2247 Sweeney,S Prevailing wages, cert. proj-concerns REF SLA

S2248 Sweeney,S Classification of cert. emp.-concerns REF SLA

S2249 Sweeney,S Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf. REF SLA

S2250 Smith,B 9/11 Memor. Hwy.-desig. portion of Rt.1 REF STR

S2251 Gill,N Anti-Phishing Act-estab. REF SCM

S2252 Kyrillos,J Parking svcs.-exempts sales and use tax REF SBA

S2253 Kyrillos,J Membership fees/dues-remove sales tax REF SBA

S2254 Doria,J Chemicals, cert.-concerns industrial use REF SLP

S2255 Weinberg,L Patricia's Law-model Missing Persons Leg REF SLP

S2256 Weinberg,L Firearm repair-concerns REF SLP

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2257 Sarlo,P Gubernatorial pub. finan.-concerns REF SSG

S2258 Codey,R Contractors' fds.-concerns REF SCU

S2262 Adler,J Ed. fac. constr. fees-auth. assessment REF SCU

S2263 Weinberg,L+1 St. Auth. Reform Act REF SSG

S2264 Buono,B Retail food estab.-prov nutritional info REF SHH

S2265 Karcher,E Restaurants-concerns trans fats REF SHH

S2268 Gill,N Auto insur. uez prog.-extends date REF SCM

SJR51 Doria,J/Kenny,B Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-redesignates REF STR

SJR52 Sarlo,P Drainage pipes-create study commission REF STR



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A409 AcaAa (2R) Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+3 Emerg. bldg. inspection prog.-estab. REP

A1303 Biondi,P/Bateman,C+3 Workers' comp.-concerns REP

A2051 AcaSca (2R) Burzichelli,J/O'Toole,K+7 Vol. assn.-pub. sch. dist. participation REP/SCA

A2527 Scalera,F/Holzapfel,J Loc. pub. contract bids-due date REP

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

A3022 Panter,M/Chivukula,U Temp. disab. benf.-proh. cert. pymts. REP

S638 Girgenti,J/Turner,S+1 Loc. pub. contract bids-due date REP

S698 Weinberg,L/Vitale,J+4 Autism Research/Treatment-change council REP

S863 Sca (1R) Bark,M Emerg. bldg. inspectors-concerns REP/SCA

S1030 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S+1 Vol. assn.-pub. sch. dist. participation REP/SCA

S1087 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Allen,D+4 Adoptees-permits access to birth cert. REP/SCA

S1263 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Rice,R Affordable Housing-estab. Jt. Committee REP/SCA

S1449 Sca (1R) Bark,M Sr. Labor Task Force-creates REP/SCA

S1561 Sca (1R) Littell,R Housing auth. memb.-concerns REP/SCA

S1923 Karcher,E Temp. disab. benf.-proh. cert. pymts. REP

S2032 Sca (1R) Buono,B/Vitale,J Human body parts-concerns disposition REP/SCA

S2055 Sweeney,S Explosives Act-incr. fees and penal. REP

S2086 Sca (1R) Turner,S Emp. practices-concerns REP/SCA

S2131 Scs (SCS) Rice,R Real prop. tax abatements-concerns REP/SCS

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

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

S2195 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Buono,B+1 Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day-Nov. 3 REP/SCA

SJR16 Bark,M/Karcher,E Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Wk-desig REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S2055 Sweeney,S Explosives Act-incr. fees and penal.



Co-Sponsors Added:



S292 (Kyrillos,J) Vet. benf.-broadens elig.

S698 (Buono,B; Kean,T; Madden,F) Autism Research/Treatment-change council

S731 (Doria,J) Street gangs-concerns

S1418 (Sweeney,S) Skinner's Law-leaving mv accident

S1522 (Sweeney,S) Disabled-estab. co. off.

S2160 (McNamara,H) St. emp.-reduction in no., FY2000 level

S2195 Sca (1R) (Vitale,J) Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day-Nov. 3

S2205 (Kean,T) Health benf.-concerns eating disorders

S2237 (Littell,R) Alco. bev, out of St. shipping-permits

S2263 (Karcher, E) St. Auth. Reform Act

SCR116 (McNamara,H) Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S755 (Doria,J) Gang related loitering-enact ordinance

S1263 Sca (1R) (Rice,R) Affordable Housing-estab. Jt. Committee

S1873 (Weinberg,L) Sch. dist. emp., cert.-comp., leave benf

S2203 (Kean,T) Disease Mgt. Study Comm.-concerns

SJR16 (Karcher,E) Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Wk-desig





The Senate adjourned at 5:43 P.M. to meet again on Monday, October 23, 2006 (SESSION, Committee Groups "3" and "4" 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 (10/12/06):



None