NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 8, 2007



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Vol. XVIII No. 47 212th Legislature First Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Richard F. Wells, of Haddon Heights.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS:

George W. Hayman, of Willingboro.



Bills Introduced:



S2422 Bucco,A Driv. approaching emerg. veh.-conditions REF SLP

S2423 Bark,M Assault against process servers-upgrades REF SLP

S2424 Lance,L Sch dist budget cap adjustments-concerns REF SED

S2425 McNamara,H/Lance,L St. govt. agencies-req., carbon neutral REF SEN

S2426 McNamara,H MV insur. fraud-concerns REF SLP

S2427 Weinberg,L Physicians-course in child abuse/neglect REF SCM

S2428 Adler,J St. chartered banks-concerns directors REF SCM

S2429 Vitale,J/Karcher,E Electronic Death Regis. Sys.-concerns REF SHH

S2431 Girgenti,J/Sarlo,P Firearms, unlawful carrying-concerns REF SLP

S2432 Littell,R/Sweeney,S Voter regis.-concerns REF SSG

S2433 Connors,L Mun. parking-exempts from sales tax REF SBA

S2434 Girgenti,J/Connors,L Sch. security-concerns REF SED

S2435 Doria,J Special ed. prog.-concern provision REF SED

S2436 Weinberg,L VCCB-concerns restitution REF SLP

S2437 Weinberg,L VCCB-concerns pymt. of cert. assessments REF SLP

S2438 Turner,S Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj;$7.67M REF SSG

S2439 Allen,D/Asselta,N Health, fitness club fees-elim sales tax REF SBA

S2440 Rice,R Transit Police off.-concerns benf. REF STR

S2441 Rice,R/Turner,S+1 Pub. contract set-aside prog.-concerns REF SSG

S2442 Connors,L Pub. Sch. Ed. Fd. Comm.-estab. REF SED

S2443 Cardinale,G/Sarlo,P+11 Sch. dist. budgets-concerns REF SED

S2444 Kenny,B/Lance,L Colorectal, prostate cancer-detection REF SHH

SCR131 Lance,L/Smith,B Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl REF SEN

SCR132 Bark,M/Allen,D Prop. tax reform-dedicate annual rev. REF SBA



Bills Passed:



A5 Sa (1R) Conaway,H/Stack,B+2 Sch. dist. accountability-concerns (36-0)

A470 AcaSa (2R) Green,J/Burzichelli,J+21 Housing Affordability-est. Jt. Comm. (38-0)

S61 SaSa (2R) Kavanaugh,W/Sweeney,S Incarcerated indiv.-proh temp disab benf (39-0)

S639 ScaSa (2R) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+4 Sex offenders-bars positions, youth org. (38-0)

S1066 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Chiropractors lic.-concerns (36-0)

S1227 Inverso,P Motorcycle safety courses-accept (36-0)

S1833 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R Accountants-concerns continued ed. (37-0)

S1929 Vitale,J/Sacco,N Statewide insur. pool-veh. for hire (26-12)

S2247 Sa (1R) Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Prevailing wages, cert. proj-concerns (23-15)

SJR51 Doria,J/Kenny,B+1 Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-redesignates (39-0)

SR76 Buono,B Women in collegiate athletics-concerns (Voice)

Bills Substituted:



A5 Sa (1R) Conaway,H/Stack,B+2 Sch. dist. accountability-concerns SUB FOR S4 (1R)

A470 AcaSa (2R) Green,J/Burzichelli,J+21 Housing Affordability-est. Jt. Comm. SUB FOR S1263 (2R)

S4 Sa (1R) Adler,J/Doria,J Sch. dist. accountability-concerns SUB BY A5 (1R)

S1263 ScaSa (2R) Turner,S/Rice,R Affordable Housing-estab. Jt. Committee SUB BY A470 (2R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



S310 SaSa (2R) Asselta,N/Gormley,W Musical performance-deceptive practices (38-0) (Asselta)

S1880 ScaSa (2R) McNamara,H/Ciesla,A Lic. plate, obscured-concerns (36-0) (McNamara)



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) Van Drew,J/Johnson,G+5 Plant closings, cert-prenotification req REF SLA

A3024 Schaer,G/Whelan,J+6 Finan. literacy pilot prog.-estab. REF SED

A3633 Schaer,G/Munoz,E+1 Hosp. trustees-concerns REF SHH



Bills Received from Assembly/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



A2 Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+3 State Comptroller Off.-estab.



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S2378 Weinberg,L Organ donation-religious accomodation FROM SHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



S718 (Karcher,E) PERS-concerns memb.

S1418 (Karcher,E) Skinner's Law-leaving mv accident

S1496 (Girgenti,J) Vet. Haven prog.-income tax contrib.

S1758 Sca (1R) (Buono,B) Safe Patient Handling Act

S1761 Sca (1R) (Buono,B) Viol. Prev. in Health Care Fac. Act

S2030 Sca (1R) (Weinberg,L) Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

S2043 (Girgenti,J) Cigarette Fire Safety & FF Prot Act

S2101 (Buono,B; Girgenti,J) Finan. literacy pilot prog.-estab.

S2155 (Lance,L) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

S2249 (Coniglio,J; Weinberg,L) Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

S2290 (Bucco,A; Buono,B; Madden,F) US Coast Guard-auth. special lic. plate

SCR31 (Buono,B) Debt Limitation Clause-voter approval

SJR41 (Buono,B; Karcher,E) Eyeglass Recycling Mo.-desig. May



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S219 (Codey,R) Pupils dist. of residence-concerns

S1404 (Doria,J) Primary care practitioners-loan redemp

S1923 (Sarlo,P) Temp. disab. benf.-proh. cert. pymts.

S2040 ScaSa (2R) (Sweeney,S) Alco bev.-concerns special lic.

S2208 (Girgenti,J) Library grant fd.-concerns

S2402 (Sarlo,P) Auto insur. PIP claims-concerns



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A5 Sa (1R) (Adler,J; Doria,J) Sch. dist. accountability-concerns

A470 AcaSa (2R) (Turner,S; Rice,R) Housing Affordability-est. Jt. Comm.









Notes to the 12/14/06 Digest:



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



A100 AcaAa (2R) Roberts,J/Greenstein,L+2 Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj;$7.67M REF SSG

A1056 AaAa (2R) Van Drew,J/Conaway,H+1 Pharmacy Bd.-add two. memb. REF SCM

A1698 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Cruz-Perez,N+26 Tax preparation svcs.-concerns REF SCM

A2281 AcaAa (2R) Cryan,J/Payne,W+4 Juv. detention fac., co.-concerns REF SLP

A2575 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Conners,J/Wisniewski,J+17 Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity REF SLP

A3192 Aca (1R) Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+18 Domestic companion animals-concerns REF SEG

AJR116 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J+1 Transp. Proj. Drainage Pipe Study Comm. REF STR



The Senate adjourned at 4:31 P.M. to meet again on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 (QUORUM/ JOINT SESSION/State of the State Address).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A3871 Stack,B Congenital craniofacial anomalies-insur. REF AFI

A3872 Schaer,G/Giblin,T Water comm.-concerns franchise fee REF ASG

A3873 Baroni,B Crimes-concerns statute of limitations REF AJU



Motions:



A2 Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+3 State Comptroller Off.-estab. To Aa (Merkt)

A2 Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+3 State Comptroller Off.-estab. To Table (Caraballo) (46-32-0)

A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) Van Drew,J/Johnson,G+5 Plant closings, cert-prenotification req To Aa (McHose)

A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) Van Drew,J/Johnson,G+5 Plant closings, cert-prenotification req To Table (Watson Coleman) (49-30-0)



Bills Passed:



A2 Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+3 State Comptroller Off.-estab. (59-18-2)

A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) Van Drew,J/Johnson,G+5 Plant closings, cert-prenotification req (52-24-3)

A2987 AcaScaSca (3R) Watson Coleman,B/Steele,A+11 Bail sources-concerns (79-0-0)

A3024 Schaer,G/Whelan,J+6 Finan. literacy pilot prog.-estab. (77-2-0)

A3633 Schaer,G/Munoz,E+1 Hosp. trustees-concerns (78-0-1)

A3675 Sa (1R) Truitt,O/Stack,B+26 Open space acquisition, urban aid;$39.4M (71-8-0)

S50 Madden,F/Burzichelli,J+3 NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab (54-25-0)

S839 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Chatzidakis,L+1 Forest Health Advis. Council-estab. (78-0-0)

S1218 Turner,S/Stanley,C+9 Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions (65-11-3)



Bills Substituted:



A6 Burzichelli,J/Manzo,L+3 NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab SUB BY S50

A883 Stanley,C/Stender,L+9 Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions SUB BY S1218

A2854 Aca (1R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+1 Forest Health Advis. Council-estab. SUB BY S839 (1R)

A2969 Acs (ACS) Moriarty,P/Bramnick,J+11 Clothing bins, donation-reg. SUB BY S597 (ACS)

S50 Madden,F/Burzichelli,J+3 NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab SUB FOR A6

S597 ScaAcs (ACS) Kyrillos,J/Scutari,N+12 Donation clothing bins-regs. SUB FOR A2969 (ACS)

S839 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Chatzidakis,L+1 Forest Health Advis. Council-estab. SUB FOR A2854 (1R)

S1218 Turner,S/Stanley,C+9 Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions SUB FOR A883



Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



A2649 AcsAs (AS) Van Drew,J/Albano,N+23 Cruelty to Animals Prev. Act (Van Drew)







Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A913 AcaAa (2R) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+1 Loc. Pub. Contract Law-concerns (Gusciora)

A924 AcaAcaAa (3R) Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L+39 Credit card solicitations, cert.-proh. (Gusciora)

A1205 Aa (1R) Diegnan,P/Egan,J+3 Mortgage payoff balances-concerns (Diegnan)

A1665 Aa (1R) Barnes,P+1 Depository instit.-concerns (Barnes)

A2134 AcaAsAa (AS/1R) Cohen,N/Prieto,V+6 Dentistry, dental insur. claims-concerns (Cohen)

A3102 AcaAa (2R) Van Drew,J/Cruz-Perez,N+2 Musical performance-deceptive practices (Van Drew)

A3388 AcaAaAa (3R) Diegnan,P/Egan,J+11 Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games (Diegnan)

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) Kyrillos,J/Scutari,N+12 Donation clothing bins-regs. (Moriarty)



Bills Received from Senate/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S61 SaSa (2R) Kavanaugh,W/Sweeney,S Incarcerated indiv.-proh temp disab benf



Bills Received from Senate/Concurrence w/Senate Amendments/Given Second Reading:



A5 Sa (1R) Conaway,H/Stack,B+2 Sch. dist. accountability-concerns

A470 AcaSa (2R) Green,J/Burzichelli,J+21 Housing Affordability-est. Jt. Comm.



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S639 ScaSa (2R) Girgenti,J/Bucco,A+4 Sex offenders-bars positions, youth org. REF ALP

S1066 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S Chiropractors lic.-concerns REF ARP

S1227 Inverso,P Motorcycle safety courses-accept REF ATR

S1833 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R Accountants-concerns continued ed. REF ARP

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

S2247 Sa (1R) Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J Prevailing wages, cert. proj-concerns REF ALA

SJR51 Doria,J/Kenny,B+1 Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-redesignates REF ATR



Co-Sponsors Added:



A2 (Mayer,D; Panter,M; Baroni,B) State Comptroller Off.-estab.

A6 (Schaer,G; Greenstein,L; Baroni,B) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

A15 (Panter,M) Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab.

A383 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R) Renewable energy devices-concerns

A883 (Schaer,G) Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions

A924 AcaAcaAa (3R) (Giblin,T) Credit card solicitations, cert.-proh.

A931 (Stack,B) MV Owners' Right to Repair Act

A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) (Panter,M) Plant closings, cert-prenotification req

A2259 (Giblin,T) Fuel efficient MV-sales, use tax exemp.

A2617 (Scalera,F; Vega,S) Song, St.: "I'm from NJ"

A2649 AcsAs (AS) (Panter,M) Cruelty to Animals Prev. Act

A2853 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R) Homeowners' assn. rules-concerns

A2854 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R) Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

A2987 AcaScaSca (3R) (Schaer,G; Vas,J; Gusciora,R) Bail sources-concerns

A3024 (Conners,J; Gusciora,R) Finan. literacy pilot prog.-estab.

A3093 Aca (1R) (Vas,J) Sr. Cit., Disabled Transp. Prog-concerns

A3134 (Truitt,O) Student drop-out/graduation rate-concern

A3236 (Greenwald,L) Consumer Catastrophe Preparedness Act

A3277 (Handlin,A) Condemnation of cert resid prop-concerns

A3334 Acs (ACS) (Epps,C; Gusciora,R) Real prop. tax abatements-concerns

A3339 Aca (1R) (Giblin,T) Aerosol dusters-bars sale to juv.

A3340 (Giblin,T) Med. examiners-concerns

A3522 Aca (1R) (Giblin,T) Driv. lic. suspension-concerns penal.

A3535 (Chivukula,U) Club, org. fees, cert.-exemp. sales tax

A3570 (Giblin,T) Billy's Law-estab.

A3591/3593 Acs (ACS) (Giblin,T) Auto. rain sensor devices-concerns

A3633 (Greenstein,L) Hosp. trustees-concerns

A3634 (Burzichelli,J) PFRS bd. of trustees-incr. memb.

A3702 (O'Toole,K) Health, fitness club fees-elim sales tax

A3811 (Vandervalk,C) PERS-defines calculation new memb SS tax

A3846 (Blee,F) Sickle Cell Disease Task Force-estab.





Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A1819 (Handlin,A) Sch. dist. transp. contracts-concerns

A1820 (Handlin,A) Pupil transp. svc. contracts-concerns

A1828 (Handlin,A) Sch. bus safety-concerns

A1921 (Van Drew,J) Pub off/emp convicted of crimes-concerns

A2232 (Handlin,A) Sch. bus. driv.-concerns emp.

A2892 (Giblin,T) Alco. bev. lic., cert.-concerns

A3635 (Conners,J) Personal needs allowance-concerns

A3637 (Conaway,H) Newborn Screening prog.-revises

A3716 (Bateman,C) Death penalty-repeals



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2 (Greenwald,L) State Comptroller Off.-estab.

A795 (Bateman,C) Death penal.-repeals

A1921 (Albano,N) Pub off/emp convicted of crimes-concerns

A2853 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G) Homeowners' assn. rules-concerns

A3240 (Doherty,M) MV restricted use lic.-concerns

A3594 (Scalera,F) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

A3692 (McKeon,J) Sexually oriented bus.-mun. reg.

A3693 (McKeon,J) Sexually oriented bus.-zoning req.



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2 (Greenstein,L) State Comptroller Off.-estab.

A1044 AcaAaAa (3R) (Greenstein,L) Plant closings, cert-prenotification req

AJR102 (Conners,J) Veterans' Mo.-desig. Nov. of each yr.



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2 (Payne,W) State Comptroller Off.-estab.



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2 (Gusciora,R) State Comptroller Off.-estab.



Seventh Prime Sponsors Added:



A2 (Chivukula,U) State Comptroller Off.-estab.



Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Burzichelli,J) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) (Moriarty,P) Donation clothing bins-regs.

S839 Sca (1R) (Chatzidakis,L) Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

S1218 (Stanley,C) Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions



Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Manzo,L) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) (Bramnick,J) Donation clothing bins-regs.

S839 Sca (1R) (Bodine,F) Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

S1218 (Stender,L) Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions



Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Greenwald,L) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) (Mayer,D) Donation clothing bins-regs.

S1218 (Conaway,H) Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Watson Coleman,B) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) (Cruz-Perez,N) Donation clothing bins-regs.



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Vainieri Huttle,V) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Lampitt,P) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab



Seventh Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Mayer,D) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab



Eighth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Cruz-Perez,N) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab



Ninth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Johnson,G) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S50 (Schaer,G; Greenstein,L; Baroni,B) NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) (Fisher,D; Burzichelli,J; Albano,N; Van Drew,J; Chivukula,U; Lampitt,P; Gusciora,R; Prieto,V;

Wisniewski,J; Gordon,R; Voss,J) Donation clothing bins-regs.

S839 Sca (1R) (Gusciora,R) Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

S1218 (Gordon,R; Gusciora,R; Conners,J; Chivukula,U; Greenstein,L; Epps,C; Vas,J; Giblin,T; Schaer,G) Pub. schs.-estab.

cert food restrictions



The Assembly adjourned at 6:09 P.M. to meet again on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 (QUORUM/ JOINT SESSION/State of the State Address).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A2987 AcaScaSca (3R) Watson Coleman,B/Steele,A+11 Bail sources-concerns

A3675 Sa (1R) Truitt,O/Stack,B+26 Open space acquisition, urban aid;$39.4M

S50 Madden,F/Burzichelli,J+3 NJ Tax & Fiscal Policy Study Comm.-estab

S839 Sca (1R) Bark,M/Chatzidakis,L+1 Forest Health Advis. Council-estab.

S1218 Turner,S/Stanley,C+9 Pub. schs.-estab. cert food restrictions



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/4/2007):



None