NEW JERSEY

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for January 25, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 4 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



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

Miles Powell, II, of Medford, to replace Wayne Rodney Griffith, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION:

Barry H. Evenchick, Esq., of Livingston.



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

Honorable Harry Zikas, Jr., of Alpha, to replace Philip Mugavero.



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

Mary Devon O'Brien, of Maplewood.

Phillip Thigpen, of East Orange, to replace Joan Durkin, resigned.

Steven A. Janes, of West Caldwell, to replace Albert D'Alessio.



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

Kevin P. Egan, of New Brunswick.



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

Tung-Lung Chang, Ph.D., of Livingston.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY CIVIL UNION REVIEW COMMISSION:

Steven Goldstein, of Teaneck.

Robert C. Bresenhan, Jr., of Rahway.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY:

Victoria Bridges, of Summit, to replace Susan Bateman, Esq., resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Ruthi Zinn Byrne, of Short Hills, to replace Lynn M. Nowak.

Deborah Dowdell, of Highland Park, to replace Herbert Gilsenberg.

Steven A. Edwards, of Beach Haven, to replace Tab Ramos.

Bart S. Oates, Esq., of Morristown.

Randy R. Beverly, Sr., of Monroe Township.

Rick Cerone, of Fort Lee.

Veronica McTernan Goldberg, of Stockton, to replace Matthew Grabowski.

TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY OFFICE ON MINORITY AND MULTICULTURAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Iris Herrera, M.D., of Union, to replace Debbie Salas-Lopez, M.D., resigned.

Geetha Ghai, Ph.D. M.B.A., of Murray Hill, to replace Nelson Xavier Cruz, Esq.

Patricia Hassett, of Tenafly, to replace Pamela Persichilli, R.N.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY:

Esmeralda Diaz Cameron, of Jersey City, to replace Michael Maggiano, resigned.

Anisa Mehdi, of Maplewood, to replace Vincent Girardy, deceased.







Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION:

Cheryl Fuller, C.P.A., of Maplewood.

Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, of Nutley, to replace Peter DiNardo.

Matthew U. Watkins, of Medford.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION:

Susan L. Hayes, of Oradell, to replace Patrick Parkinson.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AUTHORITY:

Raymond Pocino, of Moorestown, to replace John Hibbs, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY WORLD TRADE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

James S. Gray, Jr., of Manalapan, to replace Sheryl Oliver, resigned.

Kathleen Wisniewski, of Howell, to replace Lisa Beamer, resigned.

V. Peter Traphagen, Sr.,CPA, CFP, of Oradell, to replace David Lawrence, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK COMMISSION:

David J. Kasparian, of Englewood, to replace James E. Hanson, II, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION:

John R. Sette, of Morristown.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

Edithe Fulton, of Toms River, to replace Margaret Bartlett, resigned.

Kenneth J. Parker, of Berlin, to replace Edward Taylor.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS:

Steven K. Brisgel, of Short Hills, to replace Ivette Martinez, resigned.

Cindy Lane Moore, P.T., MPH, GCS, of Hamilton, to replace Barry Inglett.

Carolanne Aaron, P.T., of Edison.

Dennise Brower Krencicki, P.T., M.A., of Belle Meade, to replace Jeffrey Allan Erickson.

Mary B. Browne, P.T., M.ED., of West Orange.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHY:

Penni L. Smith, RPSGT, of Burlington.

John Penek, M.D.,FCCP,FAASM, of Warren.

Michael Joseph Lahey, RPSGT, of Fanwood.

Gerald Jay Ferencz, M.D., of Allenwood.

Frances J. Almanzar, Esq., of North Bergen.

Don J. Fahy, RPSGT, of Hammonton.

Mitchell Rubinstein, RPSGT, of Robbinsville.

Kathleen A. Feeney, RPSGT, of Lanoka Harbor.

Sara Rose Gallagher, RPSGT, of Barrington.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES:

Maria Teresa Abinader, of Edison, to replace C. William Berger, resigned.

Gary B. Rubin, of Plainfield, to replace Mary Kay Weber.

Eleanor Byra, of Flemington, to replace Stanley G. Soden, Sr.

Hazeline C. Pilgrim, M.S.W., of Montclair, to replace Barbara Nicodemo, resigned.

Leila Gold, of West Orange.

Deborah Spitalnik, Ph.D., of Stockton.

Elaine Buchsbaum, of Stockton, to replace Maureen Babula.

David R. Tag, of Voorhees.

Larry Jones, of Toms River, to replace Roy J. Carbone.

Mercedes Jimenez-Ramirez, of Teaneck.

Jane X. Ye, of Freehold, to replace Peter Ganz.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION:

Honorable Louise Currey Wilson, of Skillman, to replace Edward J. McKenna, Jr.

Honorable Robert L. Bowser, of East Orange, to replace Gary Paparozzi.

Edward J. McKenna, Jr., of Red Bank, to replace Christiana Foglio, resigned.

Michele Simone Byers, of Pennington.

Patrick Morrissy, of South Orange, to replace George A. Pruitt, Ph.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

Harold M. Davis, M.D., of Hoboken.

Blair Macinnes, of Morristown.











Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: (cont'd)



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Mark C. Alexander, of Montclair.

James R. Broach, Ph.D., of Skillman.

Kevin M. Covert, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Bills Introduced:



S2481 Rice,R Tenant Housing Rebate Prot, Equality Act REF SCU

S2484 Madden,F/Sweeney,S Police Unity Tour Mem. Hwy.-desig. Rt. 9 REF STR

S2485 Littell,R/Cardinale,G+2 Vet. contrib.-core curriculum content REF SED

S2486 Littell,R Recreational veh. as housing-clarifies REF SCU

S2487 Weinberg,L/Karcher,E+1 Gynecologic Cancer Ed. Awareness Act REF SHH

S2488 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+1 Religious practices-unlawful to discrim. REF SLA

S2489 Weinberg,L/Sarlo,P+1 Health care fac.-religious accommodation REF SHH

S2490 Weinberg,L/Kean,T Billy's Law-estab. REF SHH

S2491 Sweeney,S UEZ bus purch-point of sale tax exempt REF SEG

S2492 Sweeney,S Tort liab. of pub. entities, emp-concern REF SJU

S2493 Sweeney,S Bd. of freeholders dir.-concerns powers REF SCU

S2494 Sweeney,S Daniel Mackay's Law-death by mv REF SLP

S2495 Bark,M/Littell,R Preserved farmland-devel easements REF SEG

S2496 Lesniak,R Smoking in mv w/child present-proh. REF SHH

S2497 Ciesla,A Bd. of ed.-record all meetings req. REF SED

S2498 Ciesla,A Golf club fees, dues-exemp. sales tax REF SEN

S2499 Ciesla,A/Singer,R Assault against sr. cit.-concerns REF SJU

S2500 Ciesla,A Homestead prop. tax reimb-concerns elig. REF SCU

S2501 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J Loc law enforcement off defense-concerns REF SLP

S2502 Buono,B/Madden,F Sex offender's e-mail-creates regis. REF SLP

S2503 Codey,R Leg. ethics-concerns REF SSG

S2504 Codey,R Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value REF SSG

S2505 Codey,R Governmental affairs agents-concerns REF SSG

S2506 Codey,R Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds REF SSG

SR87 Kean,T Mil. troops-honor, display yellow ribbon REF SLP

SR88 Littell,R Min. Wage Act-Cong. incl. tax incentives REF SLA

SR89 Kean,T Israeli soldiers, captive-UN help free REF SSG



Motions:



A2 Sa (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+4 State Comptroller Off.-estab. To Sa (19-19) (Lost) (Lance)



Bills Passed:



A2 Sa (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+4 State Comptroller Off.-estab. (22-17)

A617 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Wisniewski,J+3 Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- (40-0)

S17 Codey,R/Karcher,E Pub. Emp. Benf. Reform Comm.-concerns (39-1)



Bills Substituted:



A2 Sa (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+4 State Comptroller Off.-estab. SUB FOR S15

A617 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Wisniewski,J+3 Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- SUB FOR S1962

S15 Kenny,B State Comptroller Off.-estab. SUB BY A2 (1R)

S1962 Karcher,E Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.- SUB BY A617 (1R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A2 Sa (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+4 State Comptroller Off.-estab. (19-18) (Kenny)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S18 (Vitale,J) Elective off-proh holding simultaneously

S335 (Littell,R) Deaf community, continued asst.;$150K

S755 (Karcher,E) Gang related loitering-enact ordinance

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S897 (Littell,R) Hearing Aid Asst. Prog.-incr. allowance

S899 (Littell,R) Grace's Law-child hearing aids coverage

S1823 (Cardinale,G) Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

S1965 (Coniglio,J) Creosote-treated product-proh. sale/use

S2114 (Coniglio,J; Weinberg,L) Global Warming Response Act

S2155 (Kean,T) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

S2364 (Kean,T) Prescription meds-concerns minors

S2421 (Turner,S) Jason's Law-estab. drug awareness camp.

S2485 (Ciesla,A; McNamara,H) Vet. contrib.-core curriculum content

S2487 (Coniglio,J) Gynecologic Cancer Ed. Awareness Act

S2488 (Coniglio,J) Religious practices-unlawful to discrim.

S2489 (Coniglio,J) Health care fac.-religious accommodation

SCR133 (Kean,T) St. fiscal restraint-Statewide I & R

SJR61 (Turner,S) Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Wk.



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S214 (Weinberg,L) Commercial entities-concern camp contrib

S1569 (Martin,R) Court filing fees, cert.-incr.

S2305 (Martin,R) Home health care aides-qualified vets



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A2 Sa (1R) (Kenny,B) State Comptroller Off.-estab.

A617 Aca (1R) (Karcher,E) Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.-



The Senate adjourned at 5:58 P.M. to meet again on Monday, January 29, 2007 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AJR131 Watson Coleman,B/Stanley,C Gifted, Talented Student Mo.-desig March



Bills Introduced:



A3937 Fisher,D Mine Safety Act-concerns REF ALA

A3938 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt REF ACE

A3939 Burzichelli,J Daniel Mackay's Law-death by mv REF ALP

A3940 McHose,A/O'Toole,K Civil unions-concerns REF AJU

A3941 Karrow,M Sch. dist. expenditures-incr. disclosure REF AED

A3942 Wisniewski,J/Stack,B+5 Port Auth. of NY & NJ Reform Act REF ATR

A3943 Burzichelli,J/Scalera,F Explosives Act-incr. fees and penal. REF ALA

A3944 McHose,A Recreational veh. as housing-clarifies REF AHO

A3945 Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F Preserved farmland-devel easements REF AAN

A3946 Fisher,D Bd. of freeholders dir.-concerns powers REF AHO

ACR232 Karrow,M Prop. tax relief-concerns REF AAP

AJR130 Kean,S/Beck,J Meningitis Awareness Mo.-desig. August REF AHE

AR237 Gusciora,R Iraq war-Pres. seek Congress approval REF AMV

AR238 Wisniewski,J/Stender,L+3 Freight transp. needs-expresses support REF ATR

AR300 Stanley,C US troops to Iraq-Cong. oppose surge REF AMV



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



A2 Sa (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Burzichelli,J+4 State Comptroller Off.-estab.







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



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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A931 (Green,J) MV Owners' Right to Repair Act

A1456 (Biondi,P) Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A2098 Aca (1R) (Schaer,G) Innovation zone prog.-estab.

A2557 (Albano,N) Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.

A3301 (Stack,B) Global Warming Response Act

A3702 (Baroni,B) Health, fitness club fees-elim sales tax

A3809 (Green,J) Residential storage space-tax exempt

A3869 (Lampitt,P) Initiation fees, memb. fees-tax exemp.

ACR96 (Biondi,P) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

AJR102 (Biondi,P) Veterans' Mo.-desig. Nov. of each yr.

AJR124 (Giblin,T) HERO Camp. st.-declares St. of NJ

AJR129 (Merkt,R) Pub sch funding formula-recommend to Leg

AR23 (Hackett,M) Rutgers football team-outstanding season

AR65 (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D) Sr. cit. digital lic-simplify procedures



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2070 Aca (1R) (Chivukula,U) Community Mobility Training Prog.

A3859 (Chivukula,U) Basic generation svc.-concern provision

A3883 (Van Drew,J) Pub. util. svc. extensions-concerns



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A3570 (Munoz,E) Billy's Law-estab.

A3875 (Greenstein,L) Jason's Law-estab. drug awareness camp.

A3884 (Vas,J) Pub. emp. asst. prog. records-concerns

A3920 (Stender,L) HPV-estab. pub. awareness campaign



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



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

A3570 (Payne,W) Billy's Law-estab.

A3594 (Epps,C) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

A3920 (Quigley,J) HPV-estab. pub. awareness campaign



The Assembly Speaker has made the following appointment:



*Effective January 16, 2007



Democratic Leadership:



Honorable Upendra J. Chivukula (17) Deputy Speaker.



The Assembly has not yet adjourned and will meet again on Monday, January 29, 2007 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A617 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Wisniewski,J+3 Teenage Driv. Safety Study Comm.-estab.-









Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/22/07):



P.L.2007, c.6. S1467 Scutari,N/Gill,N+9 1/20/2007 Divorce-adds irreconcilable differences

P.L.2007, c.7. S695 Sa (1R) Weinberg,L/Bucco,A+4 1/24/2007 Dog lic. fee, mun.-incr. max. fee

P.L.2007, c.8. S1082 Sca (1R) Rice,R 1/24/2007 St.-subsidized rental housing-concerns

P.L.2007, c.9. S1115 ScaSa (2R) Rice,R/Turner,S 1/24/2007 Security deposits-concerns return

P.L.2007, c.10. A1897 McKeon,J/Roberts,J+5 1/24/2007 Underground storage tank closures-finan.

P.L.2007, c.11. A2542 Thompson,S/Conners,J+12 1/24/2007 Higher ed. tuition asst.-concerns

P.L.2007, c.12. A2977 Aca (1R) Prieto,V/Wisniewski,J+11 1/24/2007 Commuter transp svcs pub awareness-estab

P.L.2007, c.13. A2979 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V+7 1/24/2007 Autobus operation-revise cert. penal.

P.L.2007, c.14. A2983 AcsAaAa (ACS/2R) Giblin,T/Wisniewski,J+3 1/24/2007 Temp. help svc. firms-concerns

P.L.2007, c.15. A2984 Acs (ACS) Wisniewski,J/Giblin,T+2 1/24/2007 Wage withholdings, diversion-concerns

P.L.2007, c.16. A3676 Aca (1R) Stanley,C/Epps,C+2 1/25/2007 Qual. Single Acct. Continuum-revises