NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for January 22, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 3 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 1/11/2007:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael J. Haas, of Edgewater Park.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael J. Haas, of Edgewater Park.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY:

M. Ulysses Lee, Esq., of West Orange, to replace Thomas Zelante, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NORTH JERSEY DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION:

Honorable Joseph Tempesta, Jr., of West Caldwell, to replace Henry Martinez, resigned.



TO BE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE:

William Todd Miller, of Absecon.

Maria La Fiandra, of Emerson.

Carol Cohen, of Westfield.

Israel Dubin, of Lawrenceville.



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S17 Codey,R/Karcher,E Pub. Emp. Benf. Reform Comm.-concerns

S18 James,S Elective off-proh holding simultaneously



Bills Introduced:



S2477 Bucco,A/Adler,J Co. bds. of taxation-decrease memb. REF SCU

S2478 Lesniak,R Higher ed. emp.-concern travel expenses REF SED

S2479 Karcher,E Brownfields Redevel. Task Force-add memb REF SEN

S2480 Codey,R Minor's driv record-allows parent access REF STR

S2482 Coniglio,J/Rice,R Hutchins F. Inge, Walter Alexander-honor REF SSG

S2483 Codey,R Sch. dist. emp.-concerns pension fd. REF SSG



Motions:



S737 Inverso,P/Kean,T+1 Camp. contrib.-proh. cert. bus. entities To Release from Committee (Inverso) (19-0, fail)

S2040 ScaSa (2R) Sarlo,P/Sweeney,S Alco bev.-concerns special lic. To Sa (McNamara)

S2040 ScaSa (2R) Sarlo,P/Sweeney,S Alco bev.-concerns special lic. To Table (21-18) (Kenny)







Bills Passed:



A15 Sa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Gordon,R+3 Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab. (35-2)

S14 Adler,J/Karcher,E+1 Pub off, emp-concerns forfeiture of benf (38-0)

S1880 ScaSs (SS) McNamara,H/Ciesla,A MV lic. plates-concerns (39-0)

S2040 ScaSa (2R) Sarlo,P/Sweeney,S Alco bev.-concerns special lic. (25-13)

SR27 Singer,R/Karcher,E Continuing Care Advis Council-reactivate (Voice)



Bills Substituted:



A15 Sa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Gordon,R+3 Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab. SUB FOR S12

S12 Smith,B/Sweeney,S Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab. SUB BY A15 (1R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A15 Sa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Gordon,R+3 Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab. (36-0) (Smith)



Bills Transferred:



S218 Karcher,E/Weinberg,L Victims of crime-revises statutes FROM SLP TO SJU



Co-Sponsors Added:



S14 (Vitale,J) Pub off, emp-concerns forfeiture of benf

S171 (Weinberg,L) Death penalty-repeals

S587 (Sweeney,S) Loc. gov. off., cert.-ethic training req

S745 (Ciesla,A) Sr., disab. prop. tax deduct.-incr.

S770 (Allen,D) Vet., 100% disab.-prop. tax exemp. elig.

S966 (Ciesla,A) Defibrillators, sr. cit. ctrs-grant prog

S1332 (McNamara,H) Ed. fd. entities, nonprofit-contrib.

S1805 (Bark,M) Ambulatory care fac., cert.-concerns

S1946 (Weinberg,L) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

S2030 Sca (1R) (Allen,D) Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

S2043 (Inverso,P; Madden,F) Cigarette Fire Safety & FF Prot Act

S2305 (Weinberg,L) Home health care aides-qualified vets

S2402 (Bark,M) Auto insur. PIP claims-concerns

S2438 (Weinberg,L) Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj;$7.67M

SCR108 (Cardinale,G) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

SJR57 (Inverso,P; Karcher,E; Singer,R) Pub sch funding formula-recommend to Leg

SR11 (Ciesla,A) Sr. cit. digital lic-simplify procedures



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



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



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S12 (Sweeney,S) Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab.

S2420 (Girgenti,J) In Case of Emerg. Contact Prog.-estab.

SCR126 (Gill,N) Sept. 11 insur. claims-urges settlement



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A15 Sa (1R) (Smith,B; Sweeney,S) Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab.











Notes to the 1/08/2007 Digest:



Bills Returned Second Reading/Substitute:



S1880 ScaSs (SS) McNamara,H/Ciesla,A Lic. plate, obscured-concerns (36-0) (McNamara) *NOT* S1880 ScaSa (2R)



Co-Sponsors Added:



SCR131 (Buono,B) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl *NOT* SCR31 Debt Limitation Clause-voter approval



Notes to the 1/09/2007 Digest:



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



S15 Kenny, B State Comptroller Off.-estab.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

Clarke Bruno, Esq., of Brooklyn, to replace Kevin M. Ryan, resigned.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES:

Honorable Fred Martin Jacobs, M.D., J.D., of Short Hills.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION:

Steven D. Weinstein, Esq., of Haddonfield, to replace Ralph Izzo, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION:

Michael C. Epps, Esq., of Galloway Township.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION:

Jeffrey S. Mandel, Esq., of Parsippany, to replace Joseph Donegan, Esq.



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

Thomas W. Sumners, Jr., Esq., of Lawrenceville, to replace James P. McManimon.



The Senate adjourned the January 9, 2007 Quorum at 10:46 A.M. on January 11, 2007.



The Senate adjourned at 8:26 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, January 25, 2007 (SESSION/Committee Group "1" scheduled to meet).

ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced:



A3927 Doherty,M Co. bds. of taxation-decrease memb. REF AHO

A3928 DeCroce,A/Malone,J Vet. contrib.-core curriculum content REF AED

A3929 Van Drew,J Casino comp. svcs-concerns REF ATG

A3930 McHose,A Jersey Fresh products-concerns purchase REF AAN

A3931 McHose,A Voter regis.-concerns REF ASG

A3932 McHose,A Dairy farmers;$200K REF AAN

A3933 McHose,A Community Farmers' Market Study Comm. REF AAN

A3934 McHose,A Interst. hwys, cert.-concerns REF ATR

A3935 McHose,A/O'Toole,K Lake assn. memb. fees-exemp, sales tax REF AAP

A3936 Johnson,G Smart growth areas, St. permits-concerns REF AEN

AR235 McHose,A St. House food svc-use NJ grown products REF AAN

AR236 Stanley,C/Johnson,G US troops in Iraq-strong opposition REF AMV





Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A843 Payne,W African-Amer. studies-req. teaching cert REP

A2026 Aca (1R) Dancer,R/Stender,L Sch. crossing guard, traffic reg-concern REP/ACA

A2659 Acs (ACS) Diegnan,P/Greenwald,L+2 Loc. pub off candidates-finan disclosure REP/ACS

A2728 Mayer,D/Chivukula,U+1 Sch. bus driv.-inspect bus for pupils REP

A2850 McKeon,J/Gordon,R Plastic Container Recycling Enhancement REP

A2861 Burzichelli,J So. Jersey Port Corporation-adds memb REP

A3245 Aca (1R) Whelan,J+1 Absentee ballot issuance-concerns REP/ACA

A3372 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Stack,B MV new resident regis.-concerns REP/ACA

A3384 Wisniewski,J/Schaer,G+2 Handicapped parking spaces-concerns REP

A3385 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Whelan,J+1 Motorcycle safety ed. courses-concerns REP/ACA

A3405 Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L+2 Tampering-concerns crim. penal. REP

A3572 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Barnes,P+13 Electronic Waste Recycling Act REP/ACA

A3622 Vas,J/Chivukula,U+2 Mil. leave, time of war-prov. emp. prot. REP

A3768 Vainieri Huttle,V/Johnson,G Renovated prop.-concerns real prop. tax REP

A3817 Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+8 Eye exam-pilot prog., 2nd grade students REP

A3865 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W/Stanley,C Special ed. prog.-concern provision REP/ACA

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

A3890 Egan,J/Van Drew,J Prevailing wages, St-owned prop-concerns REP

A3916 Aca (1R) Greenwald,L/Wisniewski,J NJT bd.-add two addl. memb. REP/ACA

AJR121 Epps,C/Quigley,J+3 Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-desig. REP

AJR123 Chivukula,U+3 Diwali Month-recog. Oct. 15 thru Nov. 14 REP

S328 Madden,F/Sweeney,S+2 Sch. bus driv.-inspect bus for pupils REP

S339 Bark,M/Allen,D+1 Tampering-concerns crim. penal. REP

S556 Scs (SCS) Smith,B Plastic Container Recycling Enhancement REP

S1079 Sca (1R) Singer,R/Allen,D+1 Sch. crossing guards-concerns REP

S1810 Karcher,E Handicapped parking spaces-concerns REP

S2087 ScaAca (2R) Sweeney,S/Turner,S MV new resident regis.-concerns REP/ACA

SJR24 Turner,S Gifted, Talented Student Mo.-desig March REP

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



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A714 Aca (1R) Baroni,B/Greenstein,L+1 Hist. sites;$90K REP/ACA REF AAP



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



A15 Sa (1R) Wisniewski,J/Gordon,R+3 Loc. Unit Alignment, Reorg. Comm.-estab.



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



S14 Adler,J/Karcher,E+1 Pub off, emp-concerns forfeiture of benf



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S1880 ScaSs (SS) McNamara,H/Ciesla,A MV lic. plates-concerns REF ATR

S2040 ScaSa (2R) Sarlo,P/Sweeney,S Alco bev.-concerns special lic. REF ALP



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A184 Bramnick,J/Stender,L Bicyclists-proh. use of cell phones FROM 2RA



Co-Sponsors Added:



A173 (Bateman,C) Nursing home assessments-concerns

A648 (Baroni,B) Bronze Star-special lic. plate

A714 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R) Hist. sites;$90K

A1016 Aca (1R) (Voss,J) Heating, ventilating contractors-lic.

A1248 (Karrow,M) Highlands Region-concerns cert. constr

A1433 (Chivukula,U) Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

A1624 Acs (ACS) (Chivukula,U) Prescription Monitoring Prog.-estab.





Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A1919 (Handlin,A) Pub. contracts-concerns

A1993 (Handlin,A) Energy, util. svc.-exempts sale

A2726 (Baroni,B) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

A3236 (Chivukula,U; Voss,J) Consumer Catastrophe Preparedness Act

A3245 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U) Absentee ballot issuance-concerns

A3340 (Barnes,P) Med. examiners-concerns

A3388 AcaAaAa (3R) (Voss,J) Non-wood bats-proh. use in cert. games

A3539/2967 Acs (ACS) (Fisher,D) Manuf. rebates-concerns

A3570 (Barnes,P) Billy's Law-estab.

A3572 Aca (1R) (Epps,C) Electronic Waste Recycling Act

A3809 (Oliver,S; Voss,J) Residential storage space-tax exempt

A3811 (Giblin,T) PERS-defines calculation new memb SS tax

A3817 (Voss,J) Eye exam-pilot prog., 2nd grade students

A3848 (Chivukula,U) Electronic Death Regis. Sys.-concerns

A3869 (Bateman,C) Initiation fees, memb. fees-tax exemp.

AJR52 (Thompson,S; Biondi,P) American history-Ed. Bd adopt curriculum

AJR123 (Whelan,J; Stender,L; Schaer,G) Diwali Month-recog. Oct. 15 thru Nov. 14



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A714 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L) Hist. sites;$90K

A2026 Aca (1R) (Stender,L) Sch. crossing guard, traffic reg-concern

A3865 Aca (1R) (Stanley,C) Special ed. prog.-concern provision



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A714 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J) Hist. sites;$90K

A2850 (Panter,M) Plastic Container Recycling Enhancement



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A714 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J) Hist. sites;$90K

A2026 Aca (1R) (Wisniewski,J) Sch. crossing guard, traffic reg-concern

A3817 (Malone,J) Eye exam-pilot prog., 2nd grade students

A3865 Aca (1R) (Truitt,O) Special ed. prog.-concern provision

AJR121 (Prieto,V) Lincoln Hwy. Bridge-desig.



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3281 (Van Drew,J) Home health care aides-qualified vets



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A2726 (Van Drew,J) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.



Note to the 06/01/06 Digest:



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A2339 Acs (ACS) Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+2 Hutchins F. Inge-honor w/plaque REP/ACS *NOT * REF AAP



Note to the 1/15/07 Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A3563 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A/Bateman,C+3 Loc law enforcement off defense-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP *NOT * REP/ACA



The Assembly adjourned at 6:37 P.M. to meet again on Monday, January 29, 2007 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/18/2007):



None