NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 5, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 10 212th Legislature Second Annual Session



SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 3/2/2007:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Karen M. Cassidy, of Cranford.

Lisa F. Chrystal, of Westfield.

Kyran Connor, of Ocean View.



Bills Introduced:



S2572 Bucco,A Law enforcement off., cert-use stun guns REF SLP

S2575 Smith,B Host community benf.-concerns REF SEN

S2576 Sacco,N/Karcher,E Tpk. Auth-concerns pymts, roadway constr REF STR

S2577 Smith,B/Kyrillos,J Wheelchair transp.-concerns REF STR

S2578 Turner,S Mental Health Court Pilot Prog.-estab. REF SJU

S2579 Karcher,E/Codey,R Constr. emp.-concerns classification REF SLA



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1953 AcaSca (2R) Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N+1 Vessels, cert.-req. liab. insur. REP/SCA

A2568 Van Drew,J/Albano,N+2 Ad., unsolicited-concerns transmission REP

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

A2667 Sca (1R) Manzo,L/Gusciora,R+7 Crim. street gang activity-concerns REP

A2804 AcaSca (2R) Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+10 Creosote-treated product-proh. sale/use REP/SCA

S276 Sarlo,P Ad., unsolicited-concerns transmission REP

S356/1497/2409 Scs (SCS) Bark,M Electrical energy sys, cert.-exemp. tax REP/SCS

S749 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Buono,B Hybrid veh purch-income/bus tax cred REP/SCS

S843/2146 Scs (SCS) Bark,M St. bldgs.-concerns energy standards REP/SCS

S1192 Sca (1R) Adler,J/Karcher,E+14 Corruption of pub. resources-estab crime REP

S1318 ScaSca (2R) Karcher,E+14 Pub. Corruption Profiteering Penal. Act REP/SCA

S1756 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Inverso,P+16 Crim. street gang activity-concerns REP

S1965 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Lesniak,R+3 Creosote-treated product-proh. sale/use REP/SCA

S1977 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Girgenti,J+14 Internet Dating Safety Act-creates REP

S1978 Codey,R/Girgenti,J+14 Luring & enticing an adult-crime REP

S1979 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Girgenti,J+14 Sex offender-restrict internet access REP/SCA

S2043 Sca (1R) Sarlo,P/Weinberg,L+8 Reduced Cigarette Ignition FF Prot Act REP

S2123 Sca (1R) Coniglio,J Automated traffic enforcement-concerns REP/SCA without recommendation

S2154 Sca (1R) Smith,B Energy efficiency in bldgs.-DCA promote REP/SCA

S2215 Scs (SCS) Singer,R/Connors,L+15 Nicole's Law-concerns restraining order REP

S2365 Scs (SCS) McNamara,H Pedestrian safety-concerns REP/SCS

S2386 ScaSca (2R) Sweeney,S Mine Safety Act-concerns REP/SCA

S2400 Buono,B Lottery prizes-concerns REP

S2428 Adler,J St. chartered banks-concerns directors REP

S2522 Vitale,J/Coniglio,J Handicapped parking-concern snow removal REP

S2555 Adler,J Water Supply Fd.-approp. Camden Co. proj REP

SR70 McNamara,H/Littell,R Non-coal producing states-expand aid REP



Bills Referred/SBA:



S356/1497/2409 Scs (SCS) Bark,M Electrical energy sys, cert.-exemp. tax

S749 Scs (SCS) Turner,S/Buono,B Hybrid veh purch-income/bus tax cred

S843/2146 Scs (SCS) Bark,M St. bldgs.-concerns energy standards

S2154 Sca (1R) Smith,B Energy efficiency in bldgs.-DCA promote



Bills Combined:



S1497 Adler,J/Bark,M+2 Solar energy sys.-exempt prop. tax COMB/W S356/2409 (SCS)

S2146 Madden,F/Weinberg,L+1 St. bldgs., new-concerns construction COMB/W S843 (SCS)

S2409 Smith,B/Sweeney,S Energy cost saving-prov. prop. tax exemp COMB/W S356/1497 (SCS)



Co-Sponsors Added:



S267 Sca (1R) (Scutari,N) Worker's comp-incr for hand or foot loss

S475 (Bucco,A) Pub. Dam Rehab. Proj. Bond Act

S1192 Sca (1R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Corruption of pub. resources-estab crime

S1318 ScaSca (2R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R;

Sarlo,P; Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Pub. Corruption Profiteering Penal. Act

S1756 Sca (1R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Crim. street gang activity-concerns

S1977 Sca (1R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Internet Dating Safety Act-creates

S1978 (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Luring & enticing an adult-crime

S1979 Sca (1R) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Sex offender-restrict internet access

S2043 Sca (1R) (Buono,B; Vitale,J) Reduced Cigarette Ignition FF Prot Act

S2215 Scs (SCS) (Bark,M; Bucco,A; Buono,B; Coniglio,J; Doria,J; James,S; Kavanaugh,W; Kenny,B; Lance,L; Littell,R; Sarlo,P;

Sweeney,S; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Nicole's Law-concerns restraining order

S2488 (Karcher,E) Religious practices-unlawful to discrim.

S2490 (Karcher,E) Billy's Law-estab.

S2510 (Kean,T) Mil. comp., cert.-exclude, income tax



The Senate President has made the following appointments:



*Effective March 1, 2007



The Amistad Commission:



Honorable Leonard Lance (23).



The Senate President and the Assembly Speaker have made the following appointments:



*Effective March 5, 2007



Fire Safety Commission:



Lewis J. Candura, of Budd Lake, to replace Roland Straten.

Kenneth J. Swider of Spring Lake.



The Senate adjourned at 5:50 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 12, 2007 (SESSION, Committees at the Call of the Senate President).









ASSEMBLY ACTION (QUORUM)



Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:



AR246 Gusciora,R/Stanley,C US troops in Iraq-express opposition



Bills Introduced:



A4061 Watson Coleman,B Handguns-req. radio frequency id devices REF ACO

A4062 Voss,J/Malone,J Tech. Ed. Teacher Loan Redemption Prog. REF AHI

A4063 Voss,J/Malone,J Tech. ed. teacher prog, Coll of NJ;$500K REF AHI

A4064 McKeon,J Delaware and Raritan Canal Comm-concerns REF AEN

A4065 Van Drew,J/Manzo,L+2 Initiation fees, dues-concerns sales tax REF AAP

ACR20 Roberts,J/Watson Coleman,B Prop. tax reform-amend Constit. REF AAP

ACR247 Pennacchio,J/Cohen,N Autism and ultrasound-study relationship REF AHE



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A1429 Aca (1R) Scalera,F/Pou,N Pool barriers-concerns installation REP/ACA

A2978 Panter,M/Wisniewski,J+4 Statewide insur. pool-veh. for hire REP

A3436 Chivukula,U Initiated ordinances-concerns REP

A3538 Chivukula,U/Munoz,E+7 Wheelchair securement-concerns use REP

A3881 Aca (1R) Cohen,N Managed care plans-concerns REP/ACA

A3888 Cohen,N/Vandervalk,C Loc. units investments-concerns REP

A4054 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Schaer,G+15 Autism Research/Treatment-change council REP/ACA

A4055 Whelan,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+10 Teachers-req. autism awareness REP

A4056 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Panter,M+15 Autism-concerns Early Intervention Prog. REP/ACA

A4057 Roberts,J/Voss,J+11 Adults w/ Autism Task Force-estab. REP

A4058 Aca (1R) Scalera,F/Roberts,J+12 Autism awareness prog.-estab. REP/ACA

A4065 Van Drew,J/Manzo,L+2 Initiation fees, dues-concerns sales tax REP

ACR247 Pennacchio,J/Cohen,N Autism and ultrasound-study relationship REP

AJR127 Aca (1R) Albano,N/Van Drew,J+2 Drunk Driv. Awareness Mo-Dec. of each yr REP/ACA

S698 SaAca (2R) Weinberg,L/Vitale,J+4 Autism Research/Treatment-change council REP/ACA

S1177 Connors,L Initiated ordinances-concerns REP

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

S2269/2289 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Buono,B/Ciesla,A+16 Initiation fees, memb. fees-tax exemp. REP/ACA



Bills Reported Referred/AAP:



A2297 McKeon,J+1 Homelessness Prev. Prog-prov vol contrib REP REF AAP



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



A1696 Fisher,D/Van Drew,J+15 Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req. REP REF ABU

A2306 McKeon,J/Roberts,J+12 Autism Registry-estab.;$500K REP REF ABU

A3938 Burzichelli,J/Fisher,D+1 UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt REP REF ABU

A4059 Roberts,J/Mayer,D+6 Autism med. research/treatment-extend fd REP REF ABU



Bills Reported Referred/AEN:



A3764 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Johnson,G US Park Police-concerns powers REP/ACA REF AEN



Bills Reported Referred/AJU:



A1656 Barnes,P/Johnson,G Asst. prosecutors-concern outside emp. REP REF AJU

A3663 Aca (1R) Cryan,J St. law enforcement off.-drug test proc. REP/ACA REF AJU

A3762 Aca (1R) Barnes,P Remove confidential status-investigators REP/ACA REF AJU

S721 Inverso,P/Girgenti,J MV accidents-owner prov. info. REP REF AJU







Bills Transferred:



A1709 Fisher,D+1 Harboring, concealing sex offender-penal FROM ALP TO AJU

A1716 Fisher,D/McHose,A Sex offender monitoring prog.-permanent FROM ALP TO AJU

A2161 Burzichelli,J Sex offender regis. records-concerns FROM ALP TO AJU

A2306 McKeon,J/Roberts,J+12 Autism Registry-estab.;$500K FROM AHU TO AHE

A2491 Munoz,E/Vas,J Sex offenders-bars positions, youth org. FROM ALP TO AJU

A3902 Greenstein,L Sex offender's e-mail-creates regis. FROM ALP TO AJU

A4054 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Schaer,G+15 Autism Research/Treatment-change council FROM AHU TO AHE

A4055 Whelan,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+10 Teachers-req. autism awareness FROM AHU TO AHE

A4056 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Panter,M+15 Autism-concerns Early Intervention Prog. FROM AHU TO AHE

A4057 Roberts,J/Voss,J+11 Adults w/ Autism Task Force-estab. FROM AHU TO AHE

A4058 Aca (1R) Scalera,F/Roberts,J+12 Autism awareness prog.-estab. FROM AHU TO AHE

A4059 Roberts,J/Mayer,D+6 Autism med. research/treatment-extend fd FROM AHU TO AHE

S698 SaAca (2R) Weinberg,L/Vitale,J+4 Autism Research/Treatment-change council FROM AHU TO AHE

S2269/2289 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Buono,B/Ciesla,A+16 Initiation fees, memb. fees-tax exemp. FROM ABU TO AAP



Co-Sponsors Added:



A896 Acs (ACS) (Albano,N) Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

A1179 (Handlin,A) St. contracts-post cert. info.

A1283 (Lampitt,P) Manuf retention investment tax cred-prov

A1919 (Lampitt,P) Pub. contracts-concerns

A2007 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Parkinson's Disease Pub. Awareness Act

A2067 (Hackett,M) Casinos, smoking ban exception-elim.

A2297 (Hackett,M) Homelessness Prev. Prog-prov vol contrib

A2306 (Epps,C; Quigley,J; Greenstein,L; Gordon,R; Stender,L; Manzo,L; Munoz,E; Conaway,H; Scalera,F) Autism

Registry-estab.;$500K

A3070 Aca (1R) (Cruz-Perez,N) Assault on disabled-upgrades

A3128 (Connors,C) Vets-exemp., fees for mil. lic. plates

A3169 (Kean,S) Homestead prop. tax reimb.-revise elig.

A3301 Aca (1R) (Lampitt,P; Kean,S; Pou,N) Global Warming Response Act

A3425 (Oliver,S) Solicitations by attorneys-concerns

A3459 (Gregg,G) Wheelchair transp.-concerns

A3659 (Vega,S; Egan,J; Albano,N; Biondi,P) HPV vaccine-concerns insur. coverage

A3812 (Payne,W; Vainieri Huttle,V) Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

A3938 (Handlin,A) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt

A3988 (Vas,J; Chivukula,U; Prieto,V; Scalera,F; Manzo,L; Egan,J; Barnes,P; Diegnan,P; Green,J) Mil. personnel

income-excl. income tax

A4006 (Cruz-Perez,N) Commercial mobile prov. contract-concern

A4007 (Moriarty,P; Cruz-Perez,N) Commercial mobile svc.-concerns

A4008 (Cruz-Perez,N; Moriarty,P) Wireless Telephone Consumer Prot. Act

A4012 Aca (1R) (Gusciora,R) Leg.-restrict receipt of things of value

A4021 (Diegnan,P) Kyleigh's Law-revise provision driv. lic

A4051 (Moriarty,P) 9-1-1 svc.-concerns charge

A4054 Aca (1R) (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Conaway,H; Thompson,S; Scalera,F; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Stender,L; Munoz,E; Manzo,L;

Gordon,R) Autism Research/Treatment-change council

A4055 (McKeon,J; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Gordon,R; Manzo,L; Munoz,E; Scalera,F) Teachers-req. autism awareness

A4056 Aca (1R) (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; McKeon,J; Chivukula,U; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Stender,L; Gordon,R; Manzo,L; Munoz,E;

Scalera,F) Autism-concerns Early Intervention Prog.

A4057 (Epps,C; Quigley,J; Stender,L; Gordon,R; Manzo,L; Munoz,E; Scalera,F) Adults w/ Autism Task Force-estab.

A4058 Aca (1R) (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Stender,L; Gordon,R; Manzo,L; Munoz,E) Autism awareness

prog.-estab.

A4059 (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D; McKeon,J) Autism med. research/treatment-extend fd

A4065 (Lampitt,P; Greenwald,L) Initiation fees, dues-concerns sales tax

ACR205 (Munoz,E) Leg. leadership change-constit amendment

ACR212 (Conaway,H; Conners,J) Traumatic Brain Injury Act, 2006-enact

ACR229 (Cryan,J; Kean,S; Chivukula,U; Conners,J; Handlin,A; Rooney,J) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl

AJR76 (Kean,S; Greenwald,L; Lampitt,P) Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Wk-desig

AJR127 Aca (1R) (Bramnick,J; Rumpf,B) Drunk Driv. Awareness Mo-Dec. of each yr

AR239 (Albano,N) Soil and Water Stewardship Wk.-recog.



Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



A1696 (Burzichelli,J) Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req.

A2649 AcsAsAaAa (AS/2R) (Prieto,V) Animal cruelty-concerns





Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A2255 (Wisniewski,J) Law Against Discrim.-makes changes

A3748 (Scalera,F) Fallen FF lic. plate-concerns

A3764 Aca (1R) (Johnson,G) US Park Police-concerns powers

A3771 (Johnson,G) Personal audio players-concerns

A3827 (McKeon,J) Health Claims Auth/Pymt Act-expand scope

A3888 (Vandervalk,C) Loc. units investments-concerns

A3994 (Greenstein,L) Plastic grocery bag-concerns recycling

A4052 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Affordable housing units-concerns

ACR217 (Watson Coleman,B) Children's Health Insur Prog-fed funding

AR244 (Schaer,G) Israelis held captive-UN help free



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A1014 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N) Cemetery Act-revises various provisions

A1246 AcaAa (2R) (Cohen,N) Mattresses-concern flammability standard

A1696 (Burzichelli,J) Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req.

A2062 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Hepatitis B vaccination cost-insur cover

A2999 Aca (1R) (Vas,J) Student athletes-sudden cardiac death

A3172 (Wisniewski,J) Petroleum Manuf Retention Expansion Zone

A3526 Aca (1R) (Cohen,N) MV fines/fees-concerns payment options

A3764 Aca (1R) (Bramnick,J) US Park Police-concerns powers

A4001 (Van Drew,J) Prevailing wages, cert. proj-concerns

A4006 (Whelan,J) Commercial mobile prov. contract-concern

A4007 (Whelan,J) Commercial mobile svc.-concerns

A4008 (Whelan,J) Wireless Telephone Consumer Prot. Act

A4051 (Whelan,J) 9-1-1 svc.-concerns charge

ACR247 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Autism and ultrasound-study relationship



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A1696 (Manzo,L) Bus. tax cred.-lowers job elig. req.

A3938 (Manzo,L) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt

A4006 (Van Drew,J) Commercial mobile prov. contract-concern

A4007 (Van Drew,J) Commercial mobile svc.-concerns

A4008 (Van Drew,J) Wireless Telephone Consumer Prot. Act

A4051 (Albano,N) 9-1-1 svc.-concerns charge

ACR247 (Chivukula,U) Autism and ultrasound-study relationship



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A896 Acs (ACS) (Green,J) Historic Prop. Reinvestment Act

A4006 (Albano,N) Commercial mobile prov. contract-concern

A4007 (Albano,N) Commercial mobile svc.-concerns

A4008 (Albano,N) Wireless Telephone Consumer Prot. Act



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



ACR229 (Gordon,R) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl



The Assembly Speaker and the Senate President have made the following appointments:



*Effective March 5, 2007



Fire Safety Commission:



Lewis J. Candura, of Budd Lake, to replace Roland Straten.

Kenneth J. Swider of Spring Lake.





Notes to the 2/26/2007 Digest:



Bills Reported Referred/ACE:



S1213 Turner,S Devel. Subsidy Job Goals Acct. Act REP REF ACE *NOT* REP



Bills Reported Referred/ABU:



S2055 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Kavanaugh,W+1 Explosives Act-incr. fees and penal. REP REF ABU *NOT* REP



The Assembly adjourned at 6:42 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, March 8, 2007 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (2/26/07):



None