NEW JERSEY

LEGISLATIVE DIGEST



for June 7, 2007



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Vol. XIX No. 19 212th Legislature Second Annual Session

SENATE ACTION (QUORUM)



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 6/4/2007:



TO BE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT:

Stuart Rabner, of Caldwell.



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 6/5/2007:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Arnold Goldman, of Lakewood.

Francis Hodgson, Jr., of Surf City.

Teresa A. Kondrup-Coyle, of Freehold.

Steven F. Nemeth, of Point Pleasant.

James Den Uyl, of Beach Haven.



Nominations Notice of Intention Received 6/6/2007:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Margaret Goodzeit, of Warren.

Anthony Picheca, Jr., of Far Hills.



Nominations Notice of Intention:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

Alvaro Iglesias, of Secaucus.



Nominations Recommitted to Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

M. Christine Allen-Jackson, of Cecil.



Nominations Received and Referred to SJU:



TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Anne Milgram, Esq., of Princeton.



TO BE THE BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

John L. Molinelli, of Woodcliff Lake.



TO BE THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Sean F. Dalton, of Monroeville.



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



TO BE THE OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR:

Marlene Lynch Ford, of Toms River.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS:

Bruce L. Kohan, of West Milford, to replace James Flaherty.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION:

Linda M. Kassekert, of Pennsauken.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CREDIT UNION ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Joann Lazzara, of Wayne.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL FINANCE BOARD:

Honorable Susan Bass Levin, of Cherry Hill, to replace Chairwoman Charoltte DeFilippo, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION:

Michael Uslan, of Cedar Grove.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Mariann E. Moran, M.B.A., O.T.R., C.H.T., of Chatham.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PENSION AND HEALTH BENEFITS REVIEW COMMISSION:

Edward T. Unger, of Montclair, to replace Margaret McMahon, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PERFUSIONISTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Norman Alan Norton, of Basking Ridge.

Andrew L. Israel, of Skillman.



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

Raymond Ocasio, of Ridgewood.

Yvonne Wesley, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, of Rahway.



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

Harold T. Shapiro, Ph.D., of Princeton.

Anthony P. Terracciano, of Sea Girt.

Mary Ann Christopher, of Avon.



Nominations Reported from Committee:



TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:

M. Christine Allen-Jackson, of Cecil.

Michelle Hollar-Gregory, of West Orange.

Joseph V. Isabella, of Nutley.

Thomas R. Vena, of South Orange.

Susan L. Claypoole, of Medford.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CORRECTIONS:

James R. Sheldon, Sr., of Edison.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION:

Ira F. Ehrenkranz, of Convent Station, to replace Maureen Roehnelt, deceased.

Dennis M. Hedlund, of Red Bank.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY COMMERCE, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TOURISM COMMISSION:

Honorable Linda Mae Aldridge Steenrod, of Cape May, to replace Barbara Tomalino.



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 OFFICE ON MINORITY AND MULTICULTURAL HEALTH ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Geetha R. Ghai, Ph.D., of Murray Hill, to replace Nelson Xavier Cruz.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Tiffany Charles, of Highland Park, to replace Margaret Spitz, resigned.



TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY:

Virginia S. Bauer, of Red Bank, to replace Honorable Jack Sinagra.







Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont'd)



TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION JUDGE:

Jose LaBoy, of Vineland.

Bills Introduced:



S2764 Coniglio,J/Sweeney,S Text messaging while driv.-proh. REF STR

S2765 Lance,L/Asselta,N Honeybee resources support;$400K REF SEG

S2766 Asselta,N Alternative fuel veh.-free parking REF SEG

S2767 Asselta,N Conserve for Amer. Loan Prog.-estab. REF SEG

S2768 Asselta,N Drought tolerant landscaping-concerns REF SEN

S2769 Bark,M/Coniglio,J+1 Inmate hosp. care-concerns rates REF SLP

S2770 Karcher,E/Coniglio,J Pedestrians in crosswalks-revises laws REF STR

S2771 Bark,M MV viol.-concerns REF STR

S2772 Singer,R Tree experts and operators-concerns lic. REF SCM

S2773 Kean,T Fuel Cell Research Ctr. at Rutgers;$500K REF SEN

S2774 Kean,T MV, model yr. 2009-emission label req. REF SEN

S2775 Kean,T Methane gas fuel machinery-exemp. tax REF SEN

S2776 Asselta,N Agriculture product-concerns marketing REF SEG

S2777 Lesniak,R Voice over Internet Protocol-concerns REF SEG

S2778 Sweeney,S/Coniglio,J NJT-concerns procedures REF STR

S2779 Sweeney,S Biomass energy-concerns REF SEG

S2780 Connors,L St-owned real prop, cert.-auth exchange REF SSG

S2782 Adler,J/Sacco,N Riparian land, Jersey City-concerns REF SEN

S2783 Kavanaugh,W Tobacco manuf. pymts.-concerns REF SBA

S2792 Sacco,N/Sarlo,P Co road supervisors-auth tenure REF STR

SCR142 Lance,L St. assets-voter approval to sell/lease REF SSG

SCR143 Cardinale,G Pub. off.-concerns dual positions REF SSG

SR108 Asselta,N Hybrid electric veh, plug-in-begin manuf REF SEN

SR109 Connors,L Warren Grove Gunnery Range-urges closure REF SLP

SR110 Vitale,J Lackawanna Cutoff proj.-oppose constr. REF STR

SR111 Kean,T Climate change in NJ-measure impact REF SEN



Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:



A420 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+3 Missing persons, Alzheimers, juv-concern REP

A1940 Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N+6 Pub. util. emp. id, misuse-upgrade penal REP

A4055 AaSca (2R) Whelan,J/Vainieri Huttle,V+23 Teachers-autism awareness instruction REP/SCA

ACR217 Sca (1R) Conaway,H/Watson Coleman,B+7 Children's Health Insur Prog-fed funding REP/SCA

AJR124 Sca (1R) Albano,N/Van Drew,J+13 HERO Camp. st.-declares St. of NJ REP/SCA

S147/919 Scs (SCS) Connors,L/McNamara,H+4 Patient infections-report cert. info REP/SCS

S484 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+2 Sex offender monitoring prog.-permanent REP/SCA

S531 Buono,B/Sarlo,P Driv. while revoked-incr. prison term REP

S532 Buono,B/Sarlo,P+1 DWI offense-concerns downgrading offense REP

S1060 Scs (SCS) Allen,D/Kean,T Devel. disab.-estab. placement trusts REP/SCS

S2426 Scs (SCS) McNamara,H MV insur. fraud-concerns REP/SCS

S2490 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Kean,T+3 Billy's Law-estab. REP/SCA

S2518 Inverso,P/Bucco,A Missing persons, Alzheimers, juv-concern REP

S2552 Sca (1R) Adler,J Hosp-based Family Support Svc Pilot Prog REP/SCA

S2558 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Karcher,E+2 Teachers-req. autism awareness REP/SCA

S2632 Sca (1R) Vitale,J Off-track wagering fac. rev.-concerns REP/SCA

S2641 Sca (1R) Lesniak,R Smoking in veh. w/child present-offense REP/SCA

S2680 Girgenti,J/Bucco,A Pub. util. emp. id, misuse-upgrade penal REP

S2704 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Weinberg,L+3 Pregnant women, newborns-HIV testing REP/SCA

S2706 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Rice,R+1 Work First NJ prog.-concerns REP/SCA

S2729 Sca (1R) Codey,R/Lesniak,R Student loans-concerns REP/SCA

S2757 Codey,R/Girgenti,J Interst Civil Defense & Disaster Compact REP

S2758 Karcher,E/Buono,B Hist. preserv. proj. grants;$11M REP

SCR120 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Buono,B+3 Children's Health Insur Prog-fed funding REP/SCA

SJR60 Sca (1R) Madden,F HERO Camp. st.-declares St. of NJ REP/SCA

SR78 Inverso,P/Bucco,A Fireworks-urges PA to repeal law REP

SR102 Singer,R Arthritis Prev., Control & Cure Act REP









Bills Referred/SBA:



A420 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+3 Missing persons, Alzheimers, juv-concern

S484 Sca (1R) Sweeney,S/Madden,F+2 Sex offender monitoring prog.-permanent

S1060 Scs (SCS) Allen,D/Kean,T Devel. disab.-estab. placement trusts

S2490 Sca (1R) Weinberg,L/Kean,T+3 Billy's Law-estab.

S2518 Inverso,P/Bucco,A Missing persons, Alzheimers, juv-concern

S2632 Sca (1R) Vitale,J Off-track wagering fac. rev.-concerns

S2706 Sca (1R) Vitale,J/Rice,R+1 Work First NJ prog.-concerns

S2758 Karcher,E/Buono,B Hist. preserv. proj. grants;$11M



Bills Combined:



S919 Bucco,A Hosp. Infection Reporting Act COMB/W S147 (SCS)



Bills Withdrawn From The Files:



S201 Allen,D/Madden,F Safe Haven Awareness Promo. Task Force FROM SHH



Co-Sponsors Added:



S138 (Madden,F) Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs-estab

S147/919 Scs (SCS) (Karcher,E) Patient infections-report cert. info

S731 (Sacco,N) Street gangs-concerns

S1498 (Weinberg,L) Destructive devices-revise definition

S2063 (Karcher,E) Tobacco products-concerns retail sales

S2114 Scs (SCS) (Asselta,N; Gill,N; Martin,R; Palaia,J; Scutari,N) Global Warming Response Act

S2246 (Weinberg,L) Animal abuse-concerns protective orders

S2290 (Asselta,N) US Coast Guard-auth. special lic. plate

S2351 (McCullough,J) Surviving spouses-concerns workers' comp

S2360 (Buono,B) Products-energy efficiency standards

S2477 (Karcher,E) Co. bds. of taxation-decrease memb.

S2537 Sca (1R) (Scutari,N) Marine Sciences Consortium-estab.

S2571 (Ciesla,A; Kyrillos,J) Mil. personnel income-excl. income tax

S2635 (Ciesla,A) Fishing gear on artificial reefs-proh.

S2636 (Asselta,N; Ciesla,A) Chiropractic practice-concerns

S2675 (Karcher,E) Classroom placement-concerns

S2704 Sca (1R) (Allen,D; Turner,S) Pregnant women, newborns-HIV testing

S2715 (Scutari,N) Domestic Viol and Abuse Task Force-estab

S2723 (Weinberg,L) Autism diagnoses registry-maintain;$500K

S2737 Sca (1R) (Weinberg,L) Child care ctrs.-haz. discharge grants

S2740 (Karcher,E) Nonpub. sch. transp.-concerns

S2759 (Weinberg,L) Towing co.-req. lic and regulates

S2769 (Sarlo,P) Inmate hosp. care-concerns rates

SCR108 (Ciesla,A) Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference

SCR120 Sca (1R) (Allen,D) Children's Health Insur Prog-fed funding

SCR131 (Ciesla,A) Open space, farmland, hist preserv-suppl

SCR136 (Coniglio,J; Kyrillos,J) Open space-dedicate $175M annually

SR93 Sca (1R) (Bark,M) Rutgers-reconsider, elim. of athletics

SR94 (Allen,D; Buono,B; Ciesla,A; Coniglio,J; Connors,L; Doria,J; Inverso,P; Lance,L; Lesniak,R; Martin,R; McCullough,J;

McNamara,H; Palaia,J; Rice,R; Singer,R; Turner,S; Vitale,J) Israelis held captive-UN help free



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S554 Scs (SCS) (McNamara,H) Electronic Waste Mgt. Act

S1060 Scs (SCS) (Kean,T) Devel. disab.-estab. placement trusts

S2264 (Karcher,E) Retail food estab.-prov nutritional info

S2276 (Karcher,E) Tobacco products-concerns lic.

S2338 (Palaia,J) Student drop-out/graduation rate-concern

S2518 (Bucco,A) Missing persons, Alzheimers, juv-concern

S2740 (Kyrillos,J) Nonpub. sch. transp.-concerns

S2746 (Scutari,N) Community Mobility Training Prog.









Co-Prime Sponsors Added: (cont'd)



S2749 (Kean,T) Police off., mun.-concerns power

S2757 (Girgenti,J) Interst Civil Defense & Disaster Compact

SR78 (Bucco,A) Fireworks-urges PA to repeal law



Note to the 1/29/2007 Digest:



Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee:



S597 ScaAcsAa (ACS/1R) Kyrillos,J/Scutari,N+12 Donation clothing bins-regs. REF SCM *NOT* R/S 2RSC



Note to the 5/24/2007 Digest:



Co-Prime Sponsors Added:



S1685 Sca (1R) (Cardinale,G) *NOT* (Karcher,E) Veh. prot. product warranties-concerns



The Senate adjourned at 7:03 P.M. to meet again on Thursday, June 14, 2007 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "3" and "4" scheduled to meet).



ASSEMBLY ACTION



The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, June 11, 2007 (SESSION).



Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:



None



Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/24/2007):



None