NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for February 8, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 7 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Withdrawn:



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.



Nomination Corrected Copy:



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

Madeleine Deininger, of Sonoma, California *NOT* Margate, to replace Celeste Carpiano, resigned.



Bills Introduced:



S2527 Bucco,A/Girgenti,J Tobacco, cert-proh sale, person under 19 REF SHH

S2528 Littell,R/Bark,M St. asset sale-approved by voters REF SSG

S2529 Vitale,J Nurse, regis. prof.-concerns ed. req. REF SHH

S2530 Martin,R High sch. special ed. prog.-concerns REF SED

S2531 Girgenti,J/Vitale,J+1 Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance REF SHH

S2532 Girgenti,J/Turner,S Finan. literacy pilot prog.-elem. sch. REF SED

S2533 Ciesla,A Driv. lic., provisional-viol, incr penal REF STR

S2534 Rice,R Health care provider billing-concerns REF SHH

S2535 Rice,R/Doria,J+1 Coll. credits, cert.-prov. for transfer REF SED

S2536 Gill,N Massage therapists reg.-revises laws REF SCM

S2537 Karcher,E/Palaia,J Marine Sciences Consortium-estab. REF SEN

S2538 Lesniak,R Prof sporting events-wagering at casinos REF SWT

S2539 Lesniak,R Pub.-Priv. or Pub.-Pub. Partnership Act REF STR

S2540 Kean,T Human trafficking-concerns REF SJU

S2541 Bucco,A Morris Co. Urban League;$30K REF SCU

S2542 Allen,D/Weinberg,L+4 Homestead rebate-65 yrs or older, disab. REF SCU

S2543 Rice,R/Turner,S+4 Parent Partnership Recog. Day-estab. REF SED

SR92 Lesniak,R Sports wagering-urges Cong. to lift ban REF SWT

SR93 Kean,T Rutgers-reconsider, elim. of athletics REF SED

SR94 Kean,T Israelis held captive-UN help free REF SSG

SR95 Cardinale,G Tobacco industry-end subsidization REF SHH



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A100 AcaAaSca (3R) Roberts,J/Greenstein,L+2 Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj;$7.67M REP without recommendation

A515 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Biondi,P Sch. vol., unpaid-crim. hist. check REP

A2013 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Chivukula,U Auto. Insur Risk Exchange bd-revise memb REP

A2820 Sca (1R) Cohen,N/Prieto,V+3 Insur. underwriting guidelines-concerns REP/SCA

A2985 Conaway,H/Conners,J Surplus real prop., cert.-auth St. sell REP

S25 Sarlo,P/Codey,R Port Auth of NY & NJ-purch air terminals REP

S60 Sca (1R) Kavanaugh,W/Sacco,N Sch. vol., unpaid-crim. hist. check REP

S222 Karcher,E+4 Pol. contrib. by pub. agencies-proh. REP





Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



S441 Rice,R Truth in Renting booklet-concerns REP

S2011 Turner,S/Allen,D Surplus real prop., cert.-auth St. sell REP

S2030 Sca (1R) Buono,B/McNamara,H+14 Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act REP

S2044 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism REP/SCA

S2102 Sca (1R) Gill,N Insur. underwriting guidelines-concerns REP/SCA

S2438 Sca (1R) Turner,S+1 Fair & Clean Elections Pilot Proj;$7.67M REP without recommendation

S2503 Codey,R/Kyrillos,J+5 Leg. ethics-concerns REP

S2504 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Lance,L+6 Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value REP/SCA

S2505 Codey,R/Kean,T+6 Governmental affairs agents-concerns REP

S2506 Codey,R/Allen,D+6 Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds REP

SCR126 Doria,J/Gill,N Sept. 11 insur. claims-urges settlement REP

SJR43 Sacco,N Aviation Maintenance Tech. Day-May 24 REP

SJR62 Buono,B Diwali Month-recog. Oct. 15 thru Nov. 14 REP

SJR65 Kenny,B Certified Govt. Finan. Mgr. Mo.-March REP

SR20 Singer,R/Weinberg,L St. of Israel bonds-commends investment REP

SR66 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Bucco,A Lackawanna Cutoff proj.-urge completion REP/SCA



Public Hearing:



SCR134 Codey,R/Bark,M+1 Suffrage, deny right-clarify prov. SSG



Co-Sponsors Added:



S222 (Asselta,N; Coniglio,J; Connors,L; Weinberg,L) Pol. contrib. by pub. agencies-proh.

S2030 Sca (1R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; Gormley,W; Kavanaugh,W; Lance,L; Sarlo,P; Sweeney,S; Vitale,J)

Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

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

S2413 (Sacco,N) Medicaid reimb., ambulance svcs-concerns

S2503 (Asselta,N; Coniglio,J) Leg. ethics-concerns

S2504 Sca (1R) (Asselta,N; Coniglio,J; Connors,L) Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value

S2505 (Asselta,N; Coniglio,J; Connors,L) Governmental affairs agents-concerns

S2506 (Asselta,N; Coniglio,J; Connors,L) Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds

S2531 (Sacco,N) Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

S2535 (James,S) Coll. credits, cert.-prov. for transfer

S2542 (McNamara,H; Lance,L; Bucco,A; Cardinale,G) Homestead rebate-65 yrs or older, disab.

S2543 (Weinberg,L; Buono,B; Madden,F; Sweeney,S) Parent Partnership Recog. Day-estab.



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S2505 (Kean,T) Governmental affairs agents-concerns

SR20 (Weinberg,L) St. of Israel bonds-commends investment



Notes to the 2/05/2007 Digest:



Co-Sponsors Added:



S1674 (Littell,R) Abortion funding-concerns *NOT* CO-PRIME SPONSOR



Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



S2524 (Scutari,N) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns



Prime Sponsors Added:



S2524 (Vitale,J) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns *NOT* CO-PRIME SPONSOR



The Senate adjourned at 5:30 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (JOINT SESSION:Governor's Budget Address/ SENATE VOTING).

ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



A3973 Cohen,N/Bateman,C Auto body repair fac.-liab. insur.

AJR134 Stanley,C Tech. Innovation Wk-desig Feb 26-March 3



Bills Introduced:



A3949 Doherty,M+3 Stem cell research-concerns REF AHE

A3950 Doherty,M+3 Embryonic stem cell research-concerns REF AHE

A3951 Lampitt,P Water Supply Fd.-approp. Camden Co. proj REF AEN

A3952 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L St. asset sale-approved by voters REF ASG

A3953 Vainieri Huttle,V Child support judgments-impose interest REF AJU

A3954 Handlin,A/Greenstein,L Sch. emp., cert.-crim. background check REF AED

A3955 Greenwald,L/Lampitt,P Sex offender release-notify community REF AJU

A3956 Diegnan,P/Wolfe,D+1 Motor fuels-concerns sales REF ACO

A3957 Munoz,E Mil. comp., cert.-exclude, income tax REF AMV

A3958 Payne,W Child support-concerns REF ATR

A3959 Beck,J Polling place hours-expands REF ASG

A3960 Wolfe,D/Holzapfel,J Toms Riv sch fac constr-DOE pay St share REF AED

A3961 Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D Golf club fees, dues-exemp. sales tax REF AAP

A3962 Vandervalk,C Black henna tattoos-concerns REF ACO

A3963 Truitt,O Sr. Cit. Home Repair, Modification Prog. REF AHO

A3964 Vandervalk,C Prop tax relief prog, sr., disab-concern REF AAP

A3965 Gregg,G Campgrounds, St. parks-concerns pets REF AAN

A3966 Quigley,J/Pou,N+1 MV accident reports-incr. fee REF ATR

A3967 Barnes,P/Whelan,J Handguns, newly manuf.-micro-stamped REF ALP

A3968 Lampitt,P/Diegnan,P+33 Coll. credits, cert.-prov. for transfer REF AHI

A3969 Conaway,H COBRA premium expenses-income tax deduct REF AHE

A3970 Kean,S Mun. courts-concerns REF AJU

A3971 Bateman,C St. sch. aid-concerns REF AED

A3972 Beck,J St, co, mun positions-proh. simultaneous REF ASG

A3974 Van Drew,J Aviation fuel-concerns REF AEN

A3975 Watson Coleman,B Minor's driv record-allows parent access REF ATR

A3976 Cryan,J/Pou,N+1 Graduation req-concern review assessment REF AED

A3977 Scalera,F/Giblin,T+1 Pub. util. emp.-concerns REF ALP

A3978 Cruz-Perez,N/Moriarty,P+5 Consumer Electronics Warranty Lemon Law REF ACO

A3979 Moriarty,P/Cruz-Perez,N+6 Gift card acct. numbers-proh. display REF ACO

A3980 Wisniewski,J/Prieto,V Electrical contractor lic. req.-concerns REF ARP

ACR233 Karrow,M Prop tax deduct, FF-auth primary resid REF AHO

ACR234 Gregg,G/Karrow,M Campgrounds constr. code-not leg. intent REF AHO

AJR132 Stender,L/Panter,M US troops to Iraq-oppose Bush's plan REF AMV



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1433 Conners,J/Gordon,R+14 Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance REP

A2258 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J Prepaid bank cards, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

A2265 Aca (1R) Wisniewski,J/Vas,J Driver distractions-concerns accidents REP/ACA

A2331 Vandervalk,C/Prieto,V Genetic counselor- req. lic. REP

A2953 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Home improvement contract-concern REP/ACA

A3276 Acs (ACS) Rumpf,B/Connors,C Restraining orders-concerns REP/ACS

A3432 Fisher,D/Gusciora,R+3 Wineries-produce cert distilled alco bev REP

A3433 Aca (1R) Fisher,D/Johnson,G+3 Winery-expands no. of salesrooms REP/ACA

A3462 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Greenstein,L Virtual child pornography-crim. REP/ACA

A3511 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Manzo,L+4 Handgun sales-concerns REP/ACA

A3574 Aca (1R) Gusciora,R/Barnes,P MV moving viol.-concerns REP/ACA

A3692 Aca (1R) Lampitt,P/Greenwald,L Sexually oriented bus.-mun. reg. REP/ACA

A3693 Aca (1R) Lampitt,P/Greenwald,L Sexually oriented bus.-zoning req. REP/ACA

A3703 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Bramnick,J Auto insur. PIP claims-concerns REP/ACA

A3759 Aca (1R) Pou,N/Chivukula,U+1 Taxes and energy charges, cert.-concerns REP/ACA

A3779 Connors,C/Rumpf,B Radiologic Tech. Act-revises REP

A3782 Aca (1R) Scalera,F/Schaer,G Constr./blding permit activity-reporting REP/ACA

A3783 Steele,A Constable training-concerns REP

A3789 Aca (1R) Watson Coleman,B+2 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Cred Act REP

A3790 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Stack,B+6 Insur claim for physical therapy-concern REP/ACA





Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)



A3796 Aca (1R) Caraballo,W Accountants-concerns continued ed. REP/ACA

A3919 Aca (1R) Van Drew,J/Albano,N+19 Practice of dentistry-concerns REP/ACA

A3968 Aca (1R) Lampitt,P/Diegnan,P+33 Coll. credits, cert.-prov. for transfer REP/ACA

A3979 Moriarty,P/Cruz-Perez,N+6 Gift card acct. numbers-proh. display REP

AJR126 Burzichelli,J Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Mo.-Nov REP

AR228 Albano,N HERO camp.-urge cert. bus. to join REP

AR233 Diegnan,P/Lampitt,P+21 Rutgers-reconsider, elim. of athletics REP

S644 Sca (1R) Girgenti,J+1 Constable training-concerns REP

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

S2095 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Doria,J+1 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Cred Act REP



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A923 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B+1 Naturally Occurring Retir Community prog REP REF AAP

A1946 Wisniewski,J/Vas,J+7 Defibrillator grant prog.-estab. REP REF AAP

A2007 Cryan,J/Quigley,J+7 Parkinson's Disease Pub. Awareness Act REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A3460 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Electronic communication svcs.-concerns REP/ACA REF AJU



Bills Transferred:



A3460 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G Electronic communication svcs.-concerns FROM AJU TO ALP

A3882 Cohen,N Svc. contracts-concerns FROM ACO TO AFI



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



A1327 Biondi,P Internet messages, cert-concerns posting FROM ATU



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



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

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



Bills Received from Senate/Referred to Committee:



S1224 Inverso,P/Kavanaugh,W+14 Crimes-concerns statute of limitations REF AJU

S2199 Sca (1R) Buono,B Contaminated sites-concerns REF AEN

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

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

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



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



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

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

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



Co-Sponsors Added:



A397 (Baroni,B) Domestic security preparedness-website

A795 (Steele,A; Prieto,V) Death penal.-repeals

A913 AcaAa (2R) (Conners,J) Loc. Pub. Contract Law-concerns

A923 (Gordon,R) Naturally Occurring Retir Community prog

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

A960 (Handlin,A) Jessica Lunsford Act





Co-Sponsors Added:(cont'd)



A1433 (Karrow,M) Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

A1456 (Hackett,M) Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A1631 (Manzo,L) Health care svcs.-authorization req.

A2557 (Stender,L; Van Drew,J) Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.

A2649 AcsAsAa (AS/1R) (Mayer,D) Animal cruelty-concerns

A2726 (Hackett,M) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

A2908 Aca (1R) (McKeon,J) Domestic Viol. and Abuse Comm.-estab.

A3122 (Doherty,M) Chiropractic practice-concerns

A3232 (Holzapfel,J) Sr., disab. prop. tax deduct.-incr.

A3236 (Oliver,S) Consumer Catastrophe Preparedness Act

A3281 (Johnson,G) Home health care aides-qualified vets

A3291 (Handlin,A) Alco. bev. purch.-cert. reg. req.

A3301 (Prieto,V; Whelan,J; Oliver,S; Vas,J; Diegnan,P) Global Warming Response Act

A3384 (Mayer,D) Handicapped parking spaces-concerns

A3432 (Quigley,J) Wineries-produce cert distilled alco bev

A3433 Aca (1R) (Quigley,J) Winery-expands no. of salesrooms

A3493 (Van Drew,J) Homestead prop. tax reimb.-concern elig.

A3570 (Johnson,G) Billy's Law-estab.

A3572 Aca (1R) (Vainieri Huttle,V) Electronic Waste Recycling Act

A3595 (Handlin,A; Diegnan,P) Energy effieiency in bldgs.-DCA promote

A3634 (Greenstein,L) PFRS bd. of trustees-incr. memb.

A3702 (Prieto,V) Health, fitness club fees-elim sales tax

A3748 (Baroni,B; Panter,M) Fallen FF lic. plate-concerns

A3789 Aca (1R) (Gordon,R) Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Cred Act

A3806 (Thompson,S) Deceased svc. memb. name-proh unauth use

A3809 (Greenstein,L; Hackett,M; Johnson,G) Residential storage space-tax exempt

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

A3812 (Diegnan,P; Gordon,R) Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

A3869 (Bramnick,J) Initiation fees, memb. fees-tax exemp.

A3875 (Johnson,G; Diegnan,P; Hackett,M; McKeon,J) Jason's Law-estab. drug awareness camp.

A3920 (Panter,M) HPV-estab. pub. awareness campaign

A3927 (Handlin,A) Co. bds. of taxation-decrease memb.

A3928 (Wolfe,D; Kean,S) Vet. contrib.-core curriculum content

A3935 (Merkt,R) Lake assn. memb. fees-exemp, sales tax

ACR96 (Hackett,M) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

ACR106 (Kean,S; McHose,A) Sch. funding-amends NJ Constit.

ACR212 (Baroni,B) Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact

ACR229 (Panter,M) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl

AR233 (Conners,J; Conaway,H; Hackett,M; Panter,M; Greenstein,L; Beck,J) Rutgers-reconsider, elim. of athletics

AR237 (Schaer,G) Iraq war-Pres. seek Congress approval



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2007 (Quigley,J) Parkinson's Disease Pub. Awareness Act



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A164 Aa (1R) (Chivukula,U) Police dept, parole bd.-maternity policy

A695 (Handlin,A) Elected off.-file disclosure statements

A1518 (Greenstein,L) Family leave insur.-prov.

A2007 (Quigley,J) Parkinson's Disease Pub. Awareness Act

A2140 (Vainieri Huttle,V) NJ Transit retirees-prov. relief

A2318 (Hackett,M) Sch. dist. emp.-concerns pension fd.

A2598 (Van Drew,J) Cell phone possession, cert. fac.-crime

A2927 (Van Drew,J) MV secret compartments-proh.

A3432 (Gusciora,R) Wineries-produce cert distilled alco bev

A3433 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G) Winery-expands no. of salesrooms

A3460 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G) Electronic communication svcs.-concerns

A3462 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L) Virtual child pornography-crim.

A3704 (Van Drew,J) US Coast Guard-auth. special lic. plate

A3803 (Johnson,G) Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns

AJR76 (Chatzidakis,L) Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Wk-desig









Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A570 (Handlin,A) Pol. contrib-proh loans by cert. persons

A699 (Handlin,A) Camp. Contrib. Reporting Act-concerns

A923 (Greenstein,L) Naturally Occurring Retir Community prog

A3460 Aca (1R) (Rumpf,B) Electronic communication svcs.-concerns

A3462 Aca (1R) (Bramnick,J) Virtual child pornography-crim.

A3803 (Lampitt,P) Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns

A3935 (Russo,D) Lake assn. memb. fees-exemp, sales tax

A3968 (Doherty,M) Coll. credits, cert.-prov. for transfer

AJR131 (Greenstein,L) Gifted, Talented Student Mo.-desig March



Third Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



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



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3411 (Greenstein,L) Cold War vets, disabled-prop. tax exemp

A3460 Aca (1R) (Bramnick,J) Electronic communication svcs.-concerns

A3462 Aca (1R) (Rumpf,B) Virtual child pornography-crim.

A3803 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Harassment prev., pub. sch.-concerns



Fourth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3790 Aca (1R) (Vandervalk,C) Insur claim for physical therapy-concern



Note to the 1/29/2007 Digest:



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A2539 (Van Drew, J) Consumer Telephone Records Prot. Act



The Assembly adjourned at 6:43 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, February 22, 2007 (JOINT SESSION:Governor's Budget Address/ ASSEMBLY VOTING).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (02/05/07):



None