NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for October 23, 2006



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Vol. XVIII No. 37 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



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.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



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

Poonam Alaigh, M.D., MSHCPM, FACP, of Warren, to replace Reverend Darrell Armstong, resigned.

Jorge A. Caballero, CPA, of Long Valley, to replace Patricia Rado, resigned.

Robert A. Altman, Ph.D., Esq., of Princeton, to replace Richard Schibell, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY:

Susan Atkinson Delanzo, of Cape May Court House, to replace Maureen Koebig.

James N. Hogan, of Franklinville, to replace Warren Wallace, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DELAWARE RIVER JOINT TOLL BRIDGE COMMISSION:

Philip J. Mugavero, of Phillipsburg.



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

Daniel M. Kelly, of Little Silver, to replace John Westlake, resigned.

Hope G. Brodsky, Esq., of Lincroft.

Honorable Thomas J. Byrne, of Spring Lake.



Bills Introduced:



S2244 Smith,B Mun responsibilities-transfer to co REF SCU

S2266 Smith,B Co admin sch dist-submit to voters REF SED

S2267 Smith,B Admin sch dist-estab gov structure REF SED

S2269 Buono,B Pub./nonprofit club fees-excl, sales tax REF SBA

S2270 Palaia,J Armed Forces memb.-proh. unauth. images REF SLP

S2271 Lance,L/McNamara,H Deer carcass removal-concerns REF STR

S2272 Coniglio,J Manuf. fac.-exempt taxes/energy charges REF SEG

S2273 Asselta,N Vessels, sunken or abandoned-concerns REF STR

S2274 Connors,L Age-restricted community-concerns REF SCU

S2275 Connors,L Radiologic Technologist Act-revises REF SCM

S2276 Singer,R Tobacco products-concerns lic. REF SBA

S2277 Ciesla,A Pinelands-concerns affordable housing REF SEN

S2278 Kean,T/Allen,D Jt. Leg., Ethical Standard Comm.-memb. REF SSG

S2279 Connors,L Off-track wagering fac.-concerns REF SWT

S2280 Inverso,P Emerg. veh., stopped-duties of driv. REF SLP

S2281 Inverso,P Higher Ed. Student Asst. Auth.;$4.3M REF SED

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



S2282 Gormley,W SHBP-makes cert. changes REF SSG

S2283 Gormley,W PERS-concerns pub. contractors REF SSG

S2284 Karcher,E/Weinberg,L+1 HPV vaccine-concerns insur. coverage REF SCM

S2285 Palaia,J Prostate cancer screening-req SHBP cover REF SSG

S2286 Weinberg,L/Karcher,E+1 HPV-estab. pub. awareness campaign REF SHH

S2287 Rice,R Auto insur. uez prog.-extends date REF SCM

S2288 Rice,R/Turner,S Ads-proh bus from posting on vacant prop REF SCM

S2289 Vitale,J/Scutari,N+1 Club, org. fees, cert.-exemp. sales tax REF SBA

S2290 Vitale,J US Coast Guard-auth. special lic. plate REF STR

SR79 Gormley,W Co. prosecutor nom-abolish sen. courtesy REF SJU



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A439 AcaSca (2R) Mayer,D/Conaway,H+2 Med. transp. svcs.-health insur. cover REP/SCA

A617 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Wisniewski,J+2 Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- REP

A1321/2980/2981 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Wisniewski,J/Biondi,P+4 Omnibuses-concerns REP/SCA

A1945 Sca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Hackett,M+3 Fire resistance furnishings-higher ed. REP/SCA

A2977 Aca (1R) Prieto,V/Wisniewski,J+8 Commuter transp svcs pub awareness-estab REP

A2979 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+4 Autobus operation-revise cert. penal. REP

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

S329 Sca (1R) Madden,F Med. transp. svcs.-health insur. cover REP/SCA

S1620 Sweeney,S Fresh, salt water food product-packaging REP

S1682 Sca (1R) Madden,F MV fines-concerns REP/SCA

S1880 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Ciesla,A Lic. plate, obscured-concerns REP/SCA

S1928 Vitale,J/Sacco,N+1 Commuter transp svcs pub awareness-estab REP

S1929 Vitale,J/Sacco,N Statewide insur. pool-veh. for hire REP

S1955 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Sacco,N Temp. help svc. firms-concerns REP/SCA

S1962 Karcher,E Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- REP

S2059/2060 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Sacco,N Omnibuses-incr. penal., equip. viol. REP/SCS

S2087 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Turner,S MV new resident regis.-concerns REP/SCA

S2107 Scutari,N/Kean,T+8 Pesticide applications-use silver flags REP

S2152 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Bark,M+1 Green bldgs. and constr. codes-concerns REP/SCS

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

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

S2259 Adler,J Haz. site cleanup-concerns REP

S2268 Gill,N/Rice,R Auto insur. uez prog.-extends date REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



A1321/2980/2981 AcsSca (ACS/1R) Wisniewski,J/Biondi,P+4 Omnibuses-concerns

S1682 Sca (1R) Madden,F MV fines-concerns

S2059/2060 Scs (SCS) Vitale,J/Sacco,N Omnibuses-incr. penal., equip. viol.

S2259 Adler,J Haz. site cleanup-concerns



Bills Combined:



S2060 Vitale,J/Sacco,N Omnibus driv.-concerns COMB/W S2059 (SCS)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1087 Sca (1R) (Karcher,E) Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.

S1089 (Allen,D) Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.

S1133 (Kean,T) Mil. svc., cert-free hunting/fishing lic

S1204 (Ciesla,A) Jessica Lunsford Act

S1878 (Weinberg,L) Sch. dist. admin.-concerns contract

S1928 (Karcher,E) Commuter transp svcs pub awareness-estab

S2168 (Lesniak,R) Consumers Terrorism Prot. Insur. Act

S2169 (Lesniak,R) Commercial lines insur. risks-concerns

S2205 (Inverso,P; Karcher,E) Health benf.-concerns eating disorders

S2284 (Buono,B) HPV vaccine-concerns insur. coverage

S2286 (Buono,B) HPV-estab. pub. awareness campaign

S2289 (Gormley,W) Club, org. fees, cert.-exemp. sales tax

SCR88 (Kean,T) Leg. Code of Ethics-supplements





Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



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



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



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

S2253 (Karcher,E) Membership fees/dues-remove sales tax

S2260 (Sweeney,S) Child care ctrs.-haz. substance testing

S2261 (Sweeney,S) Contaminated prop.-concerns

S2268 (Rice,R) Auto insur. uez prog.-extends date



The Senate President has made the following appointment:



*Effective October 16, 2006



Joint Budget Oversight Committee:



Senator Paul A. Sarlo (36) to replace Senator Wayne R. Bryant (5), resigned.



The Senate adjourned at 5:26 P.M. to meet again on Monday, November 13, 2006 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "1" and "2" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3530 Merkt,R/Carroll,M St. constit. convention-convening;$15M REF ASG

A3531 Giblin,T/Wisniewski,J Rt. 23-desig. as Robert A Roe Hwy. REF ATR

A3532 Merkt,R Highlands Region-concerns REF AEN

A3533 Baroni,B Elections-concerns polling hrs./workers REF ASG

A3534 Baroni,B SIDS Advisory Council-estab. REF AHU

A3535 Stender,L/Diegnan,P Club, org. fees, cert.-exemp. sales tax REF ABU

A3536 Chivukula,U Shore protection prog.-concerns REF AEN

A3537 Chivukula,U Fallen FF-auth. lic. plate REF ATR

A3538 Chivukula,U Wheelchair securement-concerns use REF ALP

A3539 Burzichelli,J Manuf. rebates-concerns REF ACO

A3540 Burzichelli,J Historic mv-concerns REF ATR

A3541 Burzichelli,J Exam tables-handicapped accessible REF AHE

A3542 Van Drew,J Dog licensing fees-incr. REF AAN

A3543 Van Drew,J/Albano,N PERS-concerns memb. REF ASG

A3544 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Multiple pub offices held-proh comp/benf REF ASG

A3545 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Elective pub off, more than one-concerns REF ASG

A3546 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Elective pub off, more than one-concerns REF ASG

A3547 Van Drew,J/Albano,N PERS-concerns retir. calculation REF ASG

A3548 Van Drew,J/Albano,N PERS-concerns retir. calculation REF ASG

A3549 Van Drew,J/Albano,N PERS-concerns memb. REF ASG

A3550 Van Drew,J/Albano,N State svc.-concerns number of positions REF ASG

A3551 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Coastal region-concerns REF AEN

A3552 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Police training courses-concerns REF ALP

A3553 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Sales tax rate changes-advance notice REF AAP

A3554 Van Drew,J/Albano,N Visitation rights-concerns REF AJU

A3555 Van Drew,J/Albano,N MV-concerns security interest REF ACO

A3556 Van Drew,J Workers' comp-troopers surviving spouses REF ALA

A3557 Pennacchio,J/DeCroce,A Taxation rate-concerns cert. mun. REF AEN

A3558 Baroni,B Mun. gov. bodies-concerns vacancies REF AHO

A3559 Dancer,R Utility shut-offs-concerns cert. notice REF AHO

A3560 Biondi,P/Corodemus,S Jt. Leg., Ethical Standard Comm.-memb. REF ASG

A3561 Corodemus,S/Beck,J Sales and use tax-concerns REF AAP

A3562 Corodemus,S St. aid pymts.-concerns REF AHO

A3563 DeCroce,A Loc law enforcement off defense-concerns REF ALP





Bills Introduced: (cont'd)



A3564 Bramnick,J Cranford Twp. flood control;$5M REF AAN

A3565 Bramnick,J Sch dist budget cap adjustments-concerns REF AED

A3566 Diegnan,P/Whelan,J Prescription meds-concerns minors REF AHE

A3567 Diegnan,P Real estate promotions-concerns REF ARP

A3568 Diegnan,P Dist. bd. of elections memb.-concerns REF ASG

A3570 Diegnan,P Billy's Law-estab. REF AHU

A3571 Diegnan,P Secretary St. off., Dept. of St.-abolish REF ASG

A3572 Gusciora,R Electronic Waste Recycling Act REF AEN

A3573 Gusciora,R Paint ball guns-reg. sale and use REF ALP

A3574 Gusciora,R MV moving viol.-concerns REF ALP

A3575 Manzo,L Port. Auth. of NY & NJ bd mtg-pub notice REF ARP

A3576 Manzo,L Off-track wagering-rev. distribution REF ATG

A3577 Manzo,L Owner-operated bus.-concerns losses REF AAP

A3578 Manzo,L NJ SMART Homestead Rebate-estab. REF AAP

A3579 Manzo,L NJ SMART Homestead Rebate-estab. REF AAP

A3580 Manzo,L Cellulosic ethanol as fuel-study REF AEN

A3581 Handlin,A Shared svcs.-concerns REF AHO

A3582 Handlin,A St off., emp.-concerns suspension REF ASG

A3583 Handlin,A Loc. elected off.-concerns suspension REF AHO

A3584 Bateman,C/Biondi,P Community svc.-cert. crimes REF AJU

A3585 Russo,D/Kean,S MV, cert.-trunk safety equip. req. REF ASG

A3586 Russo,D/Kean,S Ethical Standards Leg Comm-Internet info REF ASG

A3587 Cohen,N Racketeering activity-clarify definition REF AFI

A3588 Cohen,N Mortgage foreclosures, cert.-concerns REF AFI

A3589 Quigley,J/Van Drew,J Surviving spouses-concerns workers' comp REF ALA

A3590 Greenstein,L Healthy Workplace Act-estab. REF ALA

A3591 McKeon,J Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns REF AEN

A3592 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Affordable housing-green bldg. standards REF AEN

A3593 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns REF AEN

A3594 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm REF AEN

A3595 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Energy effieiency in bldgs.-DCA promote REF AEN

A3596 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Home energy ratings-concerns REF AHO

A3597 McKeon,J Pub. contract set-aside prog.-concerns REF ASG

A3598 Cohen,N Charity care-concerns elig. REF AHE

A3599 Cohen,N Health benf. prog., cert.-concerns REF AFI

A3601 Cohen,N Admin. law judges-concerns retir. benf. REF ASG

A3602 Cohen,N Continentl Airlines Arena-renames REF ACE

A3603 Cohen,N Accountancy St. Bd.-concerns memb. REF ARP

A3604 Cohen,N Home improvement contractor-concerns REF ARP

A3605 Cohen,N Pesticide applications-use silver flags REF AEN

A3606 Cohen,N Amer. Legion license plates-motorcycles REF ATR

A3607 Cohen,N Identity theft-concerns REF AJU

A3608 Cohen,N Sexual abuse cases-limitations statute REF AJU

A3609 Cohen,N Prop. tax assessment-concerns REF AHO

A3610 Cohen,N Kevin Apuzzio's Law-desig. REF AHO

A3611 Cohen,N Mun. taxes, assessment, liens-nonpymt. REF AHO

A3612 Cohen,N Mun. taxes, assessments, liens-nonpymt. REF AHO

A3613 Cohen,N Homestead prop. tax reimb.-revise elig. REF AHO

A3614 Cohen,N Property tax assessments-concerns REF AHO

A3615 Albano,N Assault against sr. cit.-concerns REF AJU

A3616 Albano,N/Van Drew,J Firearms-proh. in pub. parks REF ALP

A3617 McHose,A Armed Forces memb.-proh. unauth. images REF AMV

A3618 O'Toole,K SHBP-makes cert. changes REF ASG

A3619 McHose,A Filling of vacancies-proh. cert. REF ASG

A3620 Van Drew,J Off-track wagering-concerns alco. bev. REF ATG

A3621 Mayer,D/Moriarty,P Child care ctrs.-haz. substance testing REF AEN

A3622 Vas,J Mil. leave, time of war-prov. emp. prot. REF ALA

A3623 Watson Coleman,B Cert. of rehab.-person w/crim. record REF ALP

ACR208 Russo,D/Kean,S Leg. Code of Ethics-concerns REF ASG

ACR209 Cohen,N Vet.-concerns renters rebate REF AHO

ACR210 Cohen,N Vet., peacetime-prov. prop. tax deduct. REF AHO

ACR211 Prieto,V St. budget, temp.-amend Constit. REF ABU

ACR212 Quigley,J/Munoz,E+2 Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact REF AHE

ACR213 Roberts,J Horse Racing Industry Task Force-estab. REF ATG

AJR121 Epps,C/Quigley,J Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-desig. REF ATR

AR214 Corodemus,S Hudson Riv. dredging proj-concerns REF AEN

AR215 Chivukula,U/Hackett,M Diwali Mo.-recognize in NJ REF ASG







Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A483 Bateman,C/Cohen,N+4 Divorce-adds irreconcilable differences REP

A1095 Thompson,S/Conners,J Natl. Guard active duty-concerns memb. REP

A2380 Aca (1R) Rumpf,B/Munoz,E+4 Sex offender registration-concerns REP/ACA

A2529 Aca (1R) Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L Sr. Labor Task Force-creates REP/ACA

A2689 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S/Quigley,J Safe havens for newborns-expands number REP/ACA

A3123 Caraballo,W/Panter,M Longshoremen's register-concerns REP

A3336 Aca (1R) Manzo,L/Epps,C St. parks, forests devel.-concerns REP/ACA

A3377 Giblin,T/Greenstein,L+4 Admin. of oaths-concerns REP

A3528 McKeon,J/Rooney,J Haz. site cleanup-allocate grant monies REP

A3529 Aca (1R) Mayer,D/Moriarty,P+1 Contaminated prop.-concerns REP/ACA

AJR106 Baroni,B Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day REP

AJR120 Conners,J/Cruz-Perez,N Gold Star Mother's Day-last Sunday, Sept REP

AR108 Munoz,E/Payne,W Child Prot. Mo.-desig. December, 2006 REP

AR213 Cryan,J Rett Syndrome Awareness Mo-desig Oct '06 REP

S716/832 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Inverso,P/Allen,D+5 Sex offender registration-concerns REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A918 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L Declaration of Independence-grave prog. REP/ACA REF AAP

A1450 Conners,J+1 Vet. Svc. Fd.-dedicate cert. sales tax REP REF AAP

A2133 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Egan,J Worker's comp-incr for hand or foot loss REP/ACA REF AAP

A3407 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Drought tolerant landscaping-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP



Co-Sponsors Added:



A257 (Conners,J) Ed. fd. entities, nonprofit-contrib.

A741 (Manzo,L; Stender,L) Leukemia, Lymphoma Society-vol. contrib.

A1283 (Giblin,T) Manuf retention investment tax cred-prov

A1450 (Cruz-Perez,N) Vet. Svc. Fd.-dedicate cert. sales tax

A1494 (Vandervalk,C) St. auth.-estab. cert. ethical standards

A1696 (Giblin,T) Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req.

A2101 (Giblin,T) Commercial & Tech. Court-creates

A2221 (Giblin,T) Sch. dist. regionalization-pilot prog.

A2575 Acs (ACS) (Stender,L) Cigarette Fire Safety and FF Prot. Act

A2951 (Stender,L) Prescription Drug Right-to-Know Act

A3089 (Conners,J) Affordable housing-incr. income elig.

A3388 Aca (1R) (Merkt,R) Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games

A3410 (Giblin,T) Cold War vets-extend prop. tax elig.

A3411 (Giblin,T) Cold War vets, disabled-prop. tax exemp

A3428 (Manzo,L) False Claims Act-estab.

A3529 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Contaminated prop.-concerns



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A992 Acs (ACS) (Greenstein,L) Dispensing medicine-concerns

ACR205 (Manzo,L; Vainieri Huttle,V; Truitt,O) Leg. leadership change-constit amendment



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2340 (Manzo,L) Emp. personnel files-concerns access

A3472 (Chivukula,U) Armed svcs. memb. spouse-unemp. benf.

A3528 (Rooney,J) Haz. site cleanup-allocate grant monies



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2186 (Manzo,L) False Claims Act-estab.

A2529 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Sr. Labor Task Force-creates

A2689 Aca (1R) (Manzo,L) Safe havens for newborns-expands number

A3301 (Gusciora,R) Global Warming Response Act

A3472 (Manzo,L) Armed svcs. memb. spouse-unemp. benf.





Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A992 Acs (ACS) (Greenstein,L) Dispensing medicine-concerns

A2965 (Van Drew,J) Self-emp.-purch. small emp. health benf.

A3301 (Greenstein,L) Global Warming Response Act

A3459 (Munoz,E) Wheelchair transp.-concerns



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3388 Aca (1R) (Russo,D) Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games

A3493 (Greenwald,L) Homestead prop. tax reimb.-concern elig.



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3388 Aca (1R) (O'Toole,K) Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games



Note to the 10/19/2006 Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A1852 Aca (1R) Roberts,J/Blee,F+5 Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act REP/ACA REF AAP *NOT* 2RA



The Assembly adjourned at 6:20 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, November 9, 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 (10/19/06):



None