NEW JERSEY

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for February 5, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 6 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (SESSION)



Nominations Advise and Consent:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael J. Haas, of Edgewater Park.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION:

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



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 NORTH JERSEY DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION:

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



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

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



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE CHAIR OF THE STATE PAROLE BOARD:

Honorable Peter J. Barnes, Jr., of Edison, to replace Honorable John D'Amico.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD ON CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY:

Albert M. Belmont, Jr., of Clementon, to replace Michael Skelly.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Elisa Camillone, of Trenton, to replace Richard Malacrea, resigned.

Karen Elizabeth Manista, of Monmouth Beach.

William N. King, of Newton, to replace William J. King, D.O., resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY:

Gwendolyn Rippey, Ph.D., of West Orange, to replace Keith Green, resigned.

Richard Garcia, of Saddle Brook, to replace Christian Samay.

Sister Paula Marie Buley, ED.D., of South Orange, to replace William Rogers, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS:

Commander John H. Olthuis, of Cape May Court House, to replace Victor Ferlise, Esq.

George C. Tilton, of Passaic, to replace Carmine Spinelli.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Linda A. Curtis, R.N., C.E.N., of Little Egg Harbor, to replace Jesus Cepero, R.N., resigned.

Elisabeth Spector, M.D., M.P.H., of Somerset, to replace Anthony Greenberg, Sr., M.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE HIGHLANDS WATER PROTECTION AND PLANNING COUNCIL:

Honorable William Cogger, of Chester, to replace Benjamin Spinelli, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY - BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Marilyn H. O'Connell, of Far Hills, to replace Ira Walker.





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



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

Daphne E. Jones, of Belle Mead, to replace Carol Patterson Brooks, resigned.

Debbie Walsh, of Highland Park.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RISK EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Stephen T. Doyle, of Manahawkin.

Peter H. Eckhardt, of Washington Township.

David Ziemer, of Randolph.



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

Barbra Casbar Siperstein, of Edison.

Reverend Kevin E. Taylor, of Somerset.

Yolanda Reigada-Gehring, of Nutley.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH:

Jonathan L. Fellus, M.D., of Glen Ridge.

Dennie A. Todd, of Medford.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION:

Albert Burstein, Esq., of Tenafly.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST:

Elan Zingman-Leith, Ph.D., of Cape May.

Carolann Clynes, of Summit.

Maia Farish, of Woodbury, to replace Mary-Anna Holden.

Chris Perks, of Camden.

Honorable Joseph J. Alessandrine, Jr., of Ocean City.

Peter Levasseur, A.I.A., of Voorhees, to replace Carl Dranoff, resigned.

Edward E. Fox, III, P.P., A.I.C.P., of Collingswood.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION:

Kayo Denda, of Piscataway, to replace To-Thi Bosacchi, Ph.D., resigned.

Honorable Catherine Cassidy, of Wood-Ridge.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY:

Michael G. Steele, of Irvington.

Honorable Patrick Sheehan, Esq., of Pine Beach.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS:

Honorable Joyce C. Goore, of East Orange, to replace Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., resigned.

Ofelia Garcia, of Jersey City, to replace Arthur Factor, M.D.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Diantha Johnson Allenby, of Princeton, to replace Jacqueline Johnson, resigned.



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

Madeleine Deininger, of Margate, to replace Celeste Carpiano, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS:

Perry L. Schwartz, Ph.D., P.E., P.P., N.C.E., of Freehold, to replace James Kelly, Esq., P.E.

Barry S. Jones, P.L.S., P.P., of Bridgeton, to replace Louis Raimondi.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION:

Thomas Tucci, Jr., of Nutley, to replace Stephen Boswell, Ph.D., resigned.

Trina L. Glass, Esq., of Woodbridge, to replace Daniel Becht, Esq.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION:

Honorable Shing-Fu Hsueh, Ph.D., of West Windsor, to replace Donna M. Pearson, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE TIDELANDS RESOURCE COUNCIL:

Thomas C. Voltaggio, of Cherry Hill.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Michael J. Haas, of Edgewater Park.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION:

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





Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



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 NORTH JERSEY DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION:

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



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

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



Nominations Withdrawn:



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

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



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

Mark C. Alexander, of Montclair.



TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:

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



Bills Introduced:



S2525 Rice,R/Vitale,J Earned income cred.-incr. income elig. REF SBA

S2526 Sarlo,P/Kyrillos,J Digital media content expenses-tax cred. REF SBA

SR91 Codey,R Teen Dating Viol. Awareness, Prev. Wk. REF SLP



Motions:



A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce To Sa (Allen)

A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce To Table (19-18) (Kenny)

S17 AaSa (2R) Codey,R/Karcher,E+1 Pub. Emp. Benf. Reform Comm.-concerns To Sa (Kean)

S17 AaSa (2R) Codey,R/Karcher,E+1 Pub. Emp. Benf. Reform Comm.-concerns To Table (21-12) (Kenny)

S18 Sa (1R) James,S/Karcher,E+1 Elective off-proh holding simultaneously To Sa (Kean)

S18 Sa (1R) James,S/Karcher,E+1 Elective off-proh holding simultaneously To Table (21-12) (Kenny)



Bills Passed Concurring w/Amendment by Amendment:



S17 AaSa (2R) Codey,R/Karcher,E+1 Pub. Emp. Benf. Reform Comm.-concerns To Concur by Sa (25-7) (Kenny)



Bills Passed:



A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce (28-10)

A4 Sa (1R) Roberts,J/Wisniewski,J+1 CORE proposals-implements (21-16)

A17 w/GR (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Conaway,H+3 Pub. sch. dist.-elim. various mandates (40-0)

A2196 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+3 Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits (40-0)

A3334 Acs (ACS) Stanley,C/Truitt,O+3 Real prop. tax abatements-concerns (38-0)

S1224 Inverso,P/Kavanaugh,W+14 Crimes-concerns statute of limitations (40-0)

S1374 Aca (1R) Rice,R/Madden,F+3 Blue Heart Law Enforcement Asst. Prog. (40-0)

S1449 Sca (1R) Bark,M Sr. Labor Task Force-creates (39-0)

S1760 Sca (1R) Madden,F/Vitale,J+1 Organ donation-concerns (40-0)

S2199 Sca (1R) Buono,B Contaminated sites-concerns (40-0)

S2479 Karcher,E Brownfields Redevel. Task Force-add memb (40-0)

S2480 Scs (SCS) Codey,R Minor's mv record-req. MVC prov. parent (40-0)

S2482/877 Scs (SCS) Coniglio,J/Rice,R+2 Hutchins F. Inge, Walter Alexander-honor (40-0)

S2483 Sca (1R) Codey,R Sch. dist. emp.-concerns pension fd. (22-12)



Bills Substituted:



A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce SUB FOR S20

A4 Sa (1R) Roberts,J/Wisniewski,J+1 CORE proposals-implements SUB FOR S19

A2196 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+3 Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits SUB FOR S2158

A3334 Acs (ACS) Stanley,C/Truitt,O+3 Real prop. tax abatements-concerns SUB FOR S2131 (SCS)

S19 Smith,B CORE proposals-implements SUB BY A4 (1R)

Bills Substituted: (cont'd)



S20 Codey,R/Kenny,B Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce SUB BY A1

S2131 Scs (SCS) Rice,R Real prop. tax abatements-concerns SUB BY A3334 (ACS)

S2158 Sweeney,S Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits SUB BY A2196 (1R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A4 Sa (1R) Roberts,J/Wisniewski,J+1 CORE proposals-implements (30-0) (Smith)

A439 AcaScaSa (3R) Mayer,D/Conaway,H+2 Ambulance svcs.-health insur. cover (38-0) (Madden)

S18 Sa (1R) James,S/Karcher,E+1 Elective off-proh holding simultaneously (28-0) (James)

S329 ScaSa (2R) Madden,F Ambulance svcs.-health insur. cover (39-0) (Madden)

S2410 ScaSa (2R) Doria,J/Codey,R+1 Taxes and energy charges, cert.-concerns (35-0) (Doria)



Bills Given Second Reading w/Governor's Recommendation:



S45 w/GR (1R) Smith,B/Kyrillos,J+2 Risk Mgt. Div-estab in Dept. of Treasury (37-0)

S79 Sca w/GR (2R) Kean,T/Turner,S+15 Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns (39-0)

S1852 ScaAca w/GR (3R) Bryant,W/Lance,L+4 Medicaid Prog Integrity, Prot. Act-estab (40-0)



Bills Laid Over:



A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce (Kenny)



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



S2249 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Buono,B+3 Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf. REP/SCA

S2400 Buono,B Lottery prizes-concerns REP

S2457 Doria,J Prevailing wages, St-owned prop-concerns REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S2249 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Buono,B+3 Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

S2400 Buono,B Lottery prizes-concerns



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S440 Sca (1R) Rice,R Real estate lic fees-lead hazard control FROM SBA

S443 Rice,R Needle exchange prog.-clarify as illegal FROM SHH

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



Co-Sponsors Added:



S45 w/GR (1R) (Karcher,E) Risk Mgt. Div-estab in Dept. of Treasury

S214 (Buono,B) Commercial entities-concern camp contrib

S746/2104 ScaScs (SCS) (Sarlo,P; Vitale,J) Armed svcs. spouses-prov. unemp. benf.

S1163 (Bucco,A) Bronze Star-special lic. plate

S1224 (Karcher,E) Crimes-concerns statute of limitations

S1374 Aca (1R) (Coniglio,J) Blue Heart Law Enforcement Asst. Prog.

S1516 (Karcher,E) SHBP-sch bd, incentive to waive coverage

S1760 Sca (1R) (Karcher,E) Organ donation-concerns

S1852 ScaAca w/GR (3R) (Coniglio,J; Karcher,E) Medicaid Prog Integrity, Prot. Act-estab

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

S2114 (Karcher,E) Global Warming Response Act

S2155 (Madden,F) Water consumption, mult dwelling-concerm

S2200 (Kean,T) Group Home Fire Safety Act

S2249 Sca (1R) (Lesniak,R) Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

S2318 (Sarlo,P) Wineries-produce cert distilled alco bev

S2319 (Sarlo,P) Winery-expands no. of salesrooms

S2387 (Turner,S) Cert. of rehab.-person w/crim. record

S2410 ScaSa (2R) (Sarlo,P) Taxes and energy charges, cert.-concerns

S2421 (Girgenti,J) Jason's Law-estab. drug awareness camp.

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S2429 (Inverso,P) Electronic Death Regis. Sys.-concerns

S2482/877 Scs (SCS) (Bucco,A) Hutchins F. Inge, Walter Alexander-honor

S2490 (Singer,R) Billy's Law-estab.

S2503 (Karcher,E; Vitale,J; Weinberg,L) Leg. ethics-concerns

S2504 (Karcher,E; Vitale,J; Weinberg,L) Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value

S2505 (Karcher,E; Vitale,J; Weinberg,L) Governmental affairs agents-concerns

S2506 (Karcher,E; Vitale,J; Weinberg,L) Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds

S2524 (Adler,J) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns

SCR131 (Martin,R) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl

SJR61 (Girgenti,J) Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Wk.



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2114 (Kean,T) Global Warming Response Act



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S18 Sa (1R) (Karcher,E) Elective off-proh holding simultaneously

S449 (Bucco,A) CDS-concerns

S1134 (Littell,R) Illegal aliens, cert.-workers comp excl.

S1135 (Littell,R) Emp. elig.-req. cert. certifications

S1604 ScsSca (SCS/1R) (Sarlo,P) Prescription Monitoring Prog.-estab.

S1674 (Littell,R) Abortion funding-concerns

S2086 Sca (1R) (Littell,R) Emp. practices-concerns

S2114 (Kean,T) Global Warming Response Act

S2362 (Bucco,A) Anorexia-concerns health insur. benf.

S2454 (Karcher,E) Creosote-treated pilings-safe handling

S2503 (Kyrillos,J) Leg. ethics-concerns

S2504 (Lance,L) Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value

S2506 (Allen,D) Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds

S2524 (Vitale,J) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns

SCR84 (Littell,R) Immigration policies-Cong. enact

SCR87 (Littell,R) Vet. prop. tax benf.-expand elig.

SCR97 (Littell,R) Pledge of Allegiance-regards recitation

SCR124 (Littell,R) Marriage-union of one man & one woman

SR90 (Weinberg,L) US troops in Iraq-strong opposition



Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2524 (Adler,J) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



A1 (Codey,R; Kenny,B) Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce

A4 Sa (1R) (Smith,B) CORE proposals-implements

A2196 Aca (1R) (Sweeney,S) Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits

A3334 Acs (ACS) (Rice,R) Real prop. tax abatements-concerns



The Senate adjourned at 2:27 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, to meet again on Thursday, February 8, 2007 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "4" and "3" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Thursday, February 8, 2007 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "A" and "B" scheduled to meet).









Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



A1 Roberts,J/McKeon,J+2 Prop. taxes-homestead cred. to reduce

A17 w/GR (1R) Watson Coleman,B/Conaway,H+3 Pub. sch. dist.-elim. various mandates

A2196 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G+3 Traffic safety fed. grants-nonprofits

A3334 Acs (ACS) Stanley,C/Truitt,O+3 Real prop. tax abatements-concerns

S1374 Aca (1R) Rice,R/Madden,F+3 Blue Heart Law Enforcement Asst. Prog.



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (1/29/2007):



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