NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for March 8, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 11 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION



The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Monday, March 12, 2007 (SESSION/Committees at the Call of the Senate President).



ASSEMBLY ACTION (SESSION)



Bills Introduced:



A4066 McKeon,J Land surveying-concerns practice REF ARP

A4067 McKeon,J Energy efficiency prog.-concerns REF AEN

A4068 Burzichelli,J Real Estate Installment Contract Act REF AFI

A4069 Burzichelli,J Tpk. & So. Jersey Transp.-abolish REF ATR

A4070 Doherty,M/Merkt,R Immunization req.-concerns REF AHE

A4071 Johnson,G/Vainieri Huttle,V Contaminated prop.-concerns REF AEN

A4072 Manzo,L Bus. UEZ purch.-sales tax exemp. REF ABU

A4073 Gordon,R Court security-creates surcharge to fd. REF AJU

A4074 McHose,A NJ STARS-concerns REF AHI

A4075 Cohen,N/Bramnick,J Network-based health coverage-concerns REF AFI

A4076 Cryan,J/Voss,J Special ed.-concerns REF AED

A4077 Stanley,C Student support svcs.-concerns REF AED

ACR250 McHose,A/Doherty,M Marriage-union of one man & one woman REF AJU



Bills Passed:



A212 Gregg,G/Conners,J+8 Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel (76-0-0)

A341 Pennacchio,J/Conners,J+6 Vet's discharge papers-elim. fee (75-0-0)

A423/633/1078 Acs (ACS) Mayer,D/Van Drew,J+7 Hunting, fishing lic., free-cert mil svc (74-0-0)

A734 Blee,F/Van Drew,J+2 Lic. person-concerns resid. disclosure (75-0-0)

A843 Aa (1R) Payne,W+3 African-Amer. studies-req. teaching cert (73-2-0)

A1095 Thompson,S/Conners,J+6 Natl. Guard active duty-concerns memb. (76-0-0)

A1162 Mayer,D/Diegnan,P+7 Mil. medals, insignias-proh. unauth. use (76-0-0)

A1456 Conners,J/Conaway,H+24 Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig. (76-0-0)

A1689 Egan,J/Diegnan,P+8 Mil. families, need of asst.-tax contrib (76-0-0)

A2663 Moriarty,P/Mayer,D+9 Vet. Haven prog.-income tax deduct. (76-0-0)

A2715 AcaAa (2R) Van Drew,J/Gusciora,R+7 St. reports & publications-concerns (75-0-1)

A2726 Conners,J/Cruz-Perez,N+21 Women Vet. Comm.-estab. (74-2-0)

A2853 AcaAa (2R) Chatzidakis,L/Bodine,F+6 Homeowners' assn-permit solar collectors (73-2-1)

A2953 Aca (1R) Cohen,N/Manzo,L+2 Home improvement contract-concern (76-0-0)

A3253 Conners,J/Sires,A+12 NJ STARS & NJ STARS II-concerns (76-0-0)

A3281 Conners,J/Hackett,M+16 Home health care aides-qualified vets (76-0-0)

A3622 Vas,J/Chivukula,U+9 Mil. leave, time of war-prov. emp. prot. (76-0-0)

A3889 Aca (1R) Egan,J/Van Drew,J+4 Wage req.-concerns enforcement (62-13-1)

AR126 Johnson,G/Conners,J+6 Mil. Death Benf. Improvement Act-enact (76-0-0)

AR246 Gusciora,R/Stanley,C+3 US troops in Iraq-express opposition (43-0-0)







Bills Passed: (cont'd)



S45 w/GR (1R) Smith,B/Kyrillos,J+2 Risk Mgt. Div-estab in Dept. of Treasury (73-2-1)

S79 Sca w/GR (2R) Kean,T/Turner,S+16 Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns (76-0-0)

S328 Aa (1R) Madden,F/Sweeney,S+6 Sch. bus driv.-inspect bus for pupils (75-0-0)

S339 Aa (1R) Bark,M/Allen,D+3 Tampering-concerns crim. penal. (76-0-0)

S1852 ScaAca w/GR (3R) Bryant,W/Lance,L+4 Medicaid Prog Integrity, Prot. Act-estab (53-21-1)

S2044 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Cryan,J+1 DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism (75-0-1)



Bills Substituted:



A3375 Aca (1R) Cryan,J+1 DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism SUB BY S2044 (1R)

A3405 Aa (1R) Chivukula,U/Greenstein,L+2 Tampering-concerns crim. penal. SUB BY S339 (1R)

A4054 Aca (1R) Voss,J/Schaer,G+18 Autism Research/Treatment-change council SUB BY S698 (2R)

S339 Aa (1R) Bark,M/Allen,D+3 Tampering-concerns crim. penal. SUB FOR A3405 (1R)

S698 SaAca (2R) Weinberg,L/Vitale,J+22 Autism Research/Treatment-change council SUB FOR A4054 (1R)

S2044 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Cryan,J+1 DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism SUB FOR A3375 (1R)



Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:



A1429 AcaAa (2R) Scalera,F/Pou,N Pool barriers-concerns installation (Scalera)

A1526 Aa (1R) Oliver,S/Conners,J Child Abuse/Neglect Task Force-concerns (Oliver)

A3511 AcaAa (2R) Quigley,J/Manzo,L+5 Handgun sales-concerns (Quigley)

A3752 AcaAa (2R) Roberts,J/Chivukula,U Broadband telecommunications-co. prov. (Chivukula)

A4055 Aa (1R) Whelan,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+13 Teachers-req. autism awareness (Whelan)

A4056 AcaAa (2R) Conaway,H/Panter,M+18 Autism-concerns Early Intervention Prog. (Conaway)

A4057 Aa (1R) Roberts,J/Voss,J+15 Adults w/ Autism Task Force-estab. (Voss)

A4058 AcaAa (2R) Scalera,F/Roberts,J+15 Autism awareness prog.-estab. (Scalera)

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) Weinberg,L/Vitale,J+22 Autism Research/Treatment-change council (Voss)

S1217 Aa (1R) Turner,S/Vitale,J+2 Child Abuse/Neglect Task Force-concerns (Oliver)



Bills Transferred:



A959 Munoz,E Ice/snow on mv-removal req, creates fine FROM ALP TO ATR

A3596 McKeon,J/Chivukula,U Home energy ratings-concerns FROM AHO TO AEN



Co-Sponsors Added:



A165 (Lampitt,P) Immunizations-concerns req.

A212 (Munoz,E; Diegnan,P; Chivukula,U; Connors,C; Rumpf,B; Conaway,H) Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel

A341 (Munoz,E; Gregg,G; Greenstein,L; Conaway,H) Vet's discharge papers-elim. fee

A423/633/1078 Acs (ACS) (Moriarty,P; McHose,A; Conners,J; Chivukula,U; Gregg,G) Hunting, fishing lic., free-cert mil svc

A724 (Wisniewski,J) Federal income tax advantages-extends

A734 (Conners,J) Lic. person-concerns resid. disclosure

A843 Aa (1R) (Conaway,H; Stack,B) African-Amer. studies-req. teaching cert

A999 (Epps,C) Autism disorders-concerns coverage

A1095 (Gregg,G; Greenstein,L; Vas,J; Conaway,H; Stack,B) Natl. Guard active duty-concerns memb.

A1162 (Greenstein,L) Mil. medals, insignias-proh. unauth. use

A1367 (Wisniewski,J) Health care plan costs-income tax deduct

A1433 (Bateman,C; Giblin,T) Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

A1449 (Cruz-Perez,N) Debit card transactions-concerns

A1456 (Moriarty,P; Gregg,G; Bateman,C; Panter,M; Chivukula,U; Vas,J; Stack,B) Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A1481 (Bateman,C) Ethics in govt.-concerns

A1488 (Bateman,C) Camp. contrib.-concerns

A1489 (Bateman,C) Camp contrib.-concerns

A1689 (Gregg,G; Munoz,E; Cruz-Perez,N; Moriarty,P; Vas,J; Gordon,R; Conaway,H; Conners,J) Mil. families, need of

asst.-tax contrib

A1740 (Beck,J) Pol. contrib. by pub. agencies-proh.

A1852 Aca (1R) (Vas,J) Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act

A1917 (Epps,C) High sch. sports-concerns broadcast

A2297 (Cruz-Perez,N) Homelessness Prev. Prog-prov vol contrib

A2306 (Greenwald,L) Autism Registry-estab.;$500K

A2557 (Fisher,D) Adoptees-permits access to birth cert.











Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



A2663 (Lampitt,P; Stanley,C; McHose,A; Greenwald,L; Vas,J; Gordon,R; Gregg,G; Conaway,H) Vet. Haven prog.-income tax

deduct.

A2715 AcaAa (2R) (Gordon,R; Greenwald,L; Lampitt,P) St. reports & publications-concerns

A2726 (Moriarty,P; Chivukula,U; Vas,J; Stanley,C; Stack,B; Gregg,G) Women Vet. Comm.-estab.

A2728 (Lampitt,P) Sch. bus driv.-inspect bus for pupils

A2853 AcaAa (2R) (Conaway,H) Homeowners' assn-permit solar collectors

A2925 (Vas,J) Renal dialysis svcs., outpatient-concern

A2953 Aca (1R) (Conners,J; Stack,B) Home improvement contract-concern

A3027 Aca (1R) (Giblin,T) Viol. Prev. in Health Care Fac. Act

A3028 Acs (ACS) (Giblin,T) Safe Patient Handling Act

A3043 (Epps,C) St. pension, annuity fds.-investment

A3070 Aca (1R) (Payne,W) Assault on disabled-upgrades

A3134 Aca (1R) (Cruz-Perez,N) Student drop-out/graduation rate-concern

A3193 Aca (1R) (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D) Hybrid fuel efficient MV-sales tax exemp

A3253 (Wolfe,D; Gregg,G; Greenstein,L; Moriarty,P; McHose,A; Gordon,R; Conaway,H; Rumpf,B; Connors,C) NJ STARS & NJ

STARS II-concerns

A3281 (Baroni,B; Greenstein,L; Moriarty,P; Chivukula,U; Stanley,C; Gusciora,R; Conaway,H; Connors,C; Rumpf,B; Egan,J)

Home health care aides-qualified vets

A3375 Aca (1R) (Conners,J) DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism

A3451 Aca (1R) (Payne,W; Gordon,R; Vas,J; Conners,J; Stack,B) Religious practices-unlawful to discrim.

A3459 (Cruz-Perez,N) Wheelchair transp.-concerns

A3540 (Diegnan,P) Historic mv-concerns

A3570 (Epps,C) Billy's Law-estab.

A3595 (Epps,C) Energy efficiency in bldgs.-DCA promote

A3622 (Munoz,E; Stanley,C; Moriarty,P; Cruz-Perez,N; Gordon,R; Conaway,H; Conners,J) Mil. leave, time of war-prov. emp.

prot.

A3634 (Munoz,E) PFRS bd. of trustees-incr. memb.

A3659 (O'Toole,K; Lampitt,P) HPV vaccine-concerns insur. coverage

A3692 Aca (1R) (Giblin,T) Sexually oriented bus.-mun. reg.

A3693 Aca (1R) (Giblin,T) Sexually oriented bus.-zoning req.

A3702 (Giblin,T) Health, fitness club fees-elim sales tax

A3718 (Greenwald,L) Police Unity Tour Mem. Hwy.-desig. Rt. 9

A3793 (Vandervalk,C) Co., mun. sales of svcs.-sales tax exemp

A3812 (Greenstein,L) Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

A3815 (Baroni,B) Sch. attendance-raises age req.

A3889 Aca (1R) (Vas,J; Moriarty,P; Gordon,R; Conners,J) Wage req.-concerns enforcement

A3905 (Baroni,B) Sex offender-restrict internet access

A3938 (Chivukula,U) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt

A3948 (Wisniewski,J) Port Auth of NY & NJ-purch air terminals

A3955 (Vas,J) Sex offender release-notify community

A3970 (Holzapfel,J) Mun. courts-concerns

A3988 (Oliver,S; Giblin,T; Quigley,J; Cruz-Perez,N; Payne,W; Rumpf,B; Connors,C) Mil. personnel income-excl. income tax

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

A4013 (Beck,J) Governmental affairs agents-concerns

A4014 (Beck,J) Pub. off candidate-proh contrib cert fds

A4022 (Fisher,D) Marine Sci. Consortium-estab.

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

A4053 (Payne,W) Towing co.-req. lic and regulates

A4054 Aca (1R) (Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N; Vas,J) Autism Research/Treatment-change council

A4055 Aa (1R) (Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N; Vas,J) Teachers-req. autism awareness

A4056 AcaAa (2R) (Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N; Vas,J) Autism-concerns Early Intervention Prog.

A4057 Aa (1R) (Holzapfel,J; Wolfe,D; Greenwald,L; Vas,J) Adults w/ Autism Task Force-estab.

A4058 AcaAa (2R) (Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N; Vas,J) Autism awareness prog.-estab.

A4059 (Greenwald,L; Vas,J) Autism med. research/treatment-extend fd

A4065 (Hackett,M; McKeon,J; Bateman,C; Bramnick,J; Corodemus,S; Rumpf,B; Connors,C; Conners,J; Panter,M; Wolfe,D)

Initiation fees, dues-concerns sales tax

ACR217 (Epps,C) Children's Health Insur Prog-fed funding

ACR229 (Diegnan,P; Truitt,O; Pou,N; Van Drew,J; Giblin,T; Epps,C; Quigley,J) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl

ACR247 (Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Greenstein,L; Gordon,R; Stender,L; Manzo,L) Autism and ultrasound-study

relationship

AJR99 (Epps,C) Lymphedema Awareness Day-March 6

AR126 (Vas,J; Gregg,G; Greenstein,L) Mil. Death Benf. Improvement Act-enact

AR233 (Vandervalk,C) Rutgers-reconsider, elim. of athletics

AR236 (Diegnan,P) US troops in Iraq-strong opposition

AR244 (Bateman,C) Israelis held captive-UN help free

AR246 (Diegnan,P; Lampitt,P; Vas,J) US troops in Iraq-express opposition

S79 Sca w/GR (2R) (Vas,J) Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns







Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:



ACR238 (Doherty,M) Annual approp. bill-concerns changes



Second Prime Sponsors Added:



A734 (Van Drew,J) Lic. person-concerns resid. disclosure

A3376 (Epps,C) Driv. lic. renewal-persons 70 and older

A3725 (Handlin,A) PERS memb., elected off.-concerns

A3823 (Van Drew,J) Mun. parking-exempts from sales tax

A3855 (Vas,J) Landscape Architect Exam. Comm-abolishes

A3938 (Cryan,J) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt

A4033 (Vandervalk,C) Real estate sales regis. req.-concerns

A4053 (Cruz-Perez,N) Towing co.-req. lic and regulates



Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A3938 (Fisher,D) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt



Third Prime Sponsors Added:



A212 (Van Drew,J) Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel

A2853 AcaAa (2R) (Van Drew,J) Homeowners' assn-permit solar collectors

A2925 (Johnson,G) Renal dialysis svcs., outpatient-concern

A3957 (Baroni,B) Mil. comp., cert.-exclude, income tax

A3998 (Gordon,R) Destructive devices-revise definition

A4053 (Malone,J) Towing co.-req. lic and regulates

ACR238 (Doherty,M) Annual approp. bill-concerns changes

AR126 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Mil. Death Benf. Improvement Act-enact

AR246 (Vainieri Huttle,V) US troops in Iraq-express opposition



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:



A212 (Vas,J) Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel

A1689 (Stanley,C) Mil. families, need of asst.-tax contrib

A1729 (Cohen,N) Vet., 100% disab.-prop. tax exemp. elig.

A1734 (Cohen,N) Mil. memb.-exemp., realty transfer fees

A2925 (Stanley,C) Renal dialysis svcs., outpatient-concern

A3622 (Wisniewski,J) Mil. leave, time of war-prov. emp. prot.

A3957 (Dancer,R) Mil. comp., cert.-exclude, income tax

A4053 (Johnson,G) Towing co.-req. lic and regulates



Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:



A212 (Greenstein,L) Capital gain tax qual excl-mil personnel

A1689 (Greenstein,L) Mil. families, need of asst.-tax contrib

A2925 (Vainieri Huttle,V) Renal dialysis svcs., outpatient-concern

A3889 Aca (1R) (Greenstein,L) Wage req.-concerns enforcement

A3938 (Vas,J) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt

A3988 (Van Drew,J) Mil. personnel income-excl. income tax



Fifth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:



A2512 (Biondi,P) Mental health coverage req.-revises



Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:



A3938 (Fisher,D) UEZ bus. purch.-point of sale tax exempt







Seventh Prime Sponsors Added:



A4065 (Albano,N) Initiation fees, dues-concerns sales tax



Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S339 Aa (1R) (Chivukula,U) Tampering-concerns crim. penal.

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) (Voss,J) Autism Research/Treatment-change council

S2044 Sca (1R) (Cryan,J) DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism



Second Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S339 Aa (1R) (Greenstein,L) Tampering-concerns crim. penal.

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) (Schaer,G) Autism Research/Treatment-change council



Third Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S339 Aa (1R) (Thompson,S) Tampering-concerns crim. penal.

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) (Roberts,J) Autism Research/Treatment-change council



Fourth Prime Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S339 Aa (1R) (Chatzidakis,L) Tampering-concerns crim. penal.

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) (McKeon,J) Autism Research/Treatment-change council



Co-Sponsors Added to Bills Substituted:



S339 Aa (1R) (Vas,J; Whelan,J) Tampering-concerns crim. penal.

S698 SaAcaAa (3R) (Vainieri Huttle,V; Whelan,J; Mayer,D; Greenstein,L; Wolfe,D; Holzapfel,J; Conaway,H; Thompson,S;

Scalera,F; Epps,C; Quigley,J; Stender,L; Munoz,E; Manzo,L; Gordon,R; Greenwald,L; Cruz-Perez,N; Vas,J) Autism

Research/Treatment-change council

S2044 Sca (1R) (Conners,J) DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism



Note to the 2/26/2007 Digest:



Bills Introduced:



A4053 Gordon,R Towing co.-req. lic and regulates REF ACO *NOT* ATR



The Assembly adjourned at 6:46 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 12, 2007 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



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

S79 Sca w/GR (2R) Kean,T/Turner,S+16 Epinephrine, cert. students-concerns

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

S2044 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R/Cryan,J+1 DOBI-assessment fding. mechanism



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (3/5/2007):



None