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Public Hearing Transcripts 2004

 

The 2004 New Jersey Legislature Transcribed Public Hearings and Meetings are available in Acrobat format


Senate and Assembly Committees, Task Forces and Councils:

Senate Environment CommitteeAssembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens CommitteeAssembly Education Committee
Senate Labor CommitteeAssembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation CommitteeAssembly Family, Women and Children's Services Committee
 Assembly Federal Relations Committee
Assembly Health and Human Services Committee
Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee
Assembly State Government Committee
 Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

Joint Committees, Task Forces and Councils:

Joint Committee on the Public Schools
Joint Committee on the Public Schools Subcommittee on School Facilities and Construction
State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee

 

Legislative Commissions:

State House Commission
New Jersey Commission on Capitol Budgeting and Planning

ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY FAMILY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the viability of food banks in New Jersey"
    November 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 


ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2643 "Establishes New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum, a new State monitoring system for public school districts'
    May 25, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2643 "Establishes New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), a new State monitoring system for public school districts'
    September 21, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE
    "Testimony on the recommendations of the Governor's Highlands Task
    Force to assist the respective Committees in developing legislation to protect and preserve the essential
    drinking water resources in the Highlands region"

    March 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act)
    March 30, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 
     
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act)
    April 12, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act)
    April 15, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    April 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act") SENATE RESOLUTION No. 153 (Memorializes US Senate to enact the "Highlands Stewardship Act")
    May 10, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
     

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635 (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    May 17, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE "Testimony related to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station"
    December 2, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

ASSEMBLY FAMILY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMITTEE COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY FAMILY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the viability of food banks in New Jersey"
    November 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 


ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE "(Testimony concerning the implementation of the Federal mandates imposed by the 'Help America vote act of 2002' and its impact on the administration of elections in New Jersey) February 9,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning
    the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, and the impact the
    Medicare drug program will have on the State's Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and
    Disabled and Senior Gold Programs"
    February 26,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning
    the status of Federal funding for State and local government entities related to issues of Homeland Security"

    May 27,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the State and local impact of the Federal "'No Child Left Behind Act'"
    September 27,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat


  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY SENIOR ISSUES COMMITTEE "Testimony the 'Federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003', plus testimony on coverage for prescription drugs under Part D of the Federal law and how New Jersey can address the gap in prescription drug coverage under the Federal law.'"
    November 23,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony
    concerning the continuing impasse between Horizon Blue Cross blue Shield of New Jersey and
    Cooper University Hospital with regard to negotiating contractual reimbursement rates"
    February 10,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat 

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony
    concerning the operations of the Bergen Regional Medical Center and the privatization of its operations"
    June 23,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat    

ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Testimony on safety in
    New Jersey amusement parks, sports arenas, parks, nightclubs and other entertainment venues; and
    review current safety regulations"
    March 4,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Testimony from the Department
    of Human Services and the New Jersey Association of Mental health Agencies regarding contract reform proposals"
    June 3,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Discussion on the Department of Human Services, Division of
    Developmental Disabilities Proposed New Rule, N.J.A.C. 10:42A 'Life threatening Emergencies.' The rules are proposed to implement the requirements of Danielle's Law."
    September 30,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the operation of drug court programs throughout the state."
    October 18,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat


ASSEMBLY SENIOR ISSUES COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY SENIOR ISSUES COMMITTEE "Testimony the 'Federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003', plus testimony on coverage for prescription drugs under Part D of the Federal law and how New Jersey can address the gap in prescription drug coverage under the Federal law.'"
    November 23,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat


ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1 ( Proposes constitutional amendment to establish Office of Lieutenant Governor and revise gubernatorial succession)" November 8,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat


ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE "Testimony
    concerning electric, gas, telephone, water, and cable system reliability standards, the quality of service
    provided to their customers, and related consumer protection issues"
    February 9,  2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  •  Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE "Testimony
    concerning public utilities and cable system reliability standards and the quality of service provided to their customers"

    May 27, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 
      

SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE
    "Testimony on the recommendations of the Governor's Highlands Task
    Force to assist the respective Committees in developing legislation to protect and preserve the essential
    drinking water resources in the Highlands region"

    March 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    March 30, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 
     
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    April 12, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    April 15, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act)
    April 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND
    SOLID WASTE
    COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2635
    (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act") SENATE RESOLUTION No. 153 (Memorializes US Senate to enact the "Highlands Stewardship Act")
    May 10, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
     

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No.1 (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    May 20, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No.1 (The "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act")
    June 7, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
     

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No.1759 (Establishes fine particle diesel emissions reduction programs; establishes tax deduction for compliance; updates current diesel and bus programs; authorizes DOT oversight for truck routes; creates public outreach programs; appropriates $24 million)
    July 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
     

SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE
    Senate No. 557 (Testimony on the Patient Safety Act; establishes medical error reporting system
    and provides "Good Samaritan" protection to certain health care professionals)
    January 26,  2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat    


SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 653
    (Permits project labor agreements in public works projects for work not related to buildings)

    January 26, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE
    "Examine the problems faced by minority contractors in obtaining the bonding necessary to enable them to bid on certain public works projects; and will focus on the Bonding Assistance Program created by the New Jersey School Construction Corporation"

    April 28, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE
    "Explore the conditions of the working poor in New Jersey"

    November 8, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

SENATE WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
    "Testimony on the potential impact on Atlantic City of emergent competition from slot machines in New York and Pennsylvania, and how Atlantic City has responded and will respond to this competitive challenge" August 2, 2004
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat    


JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    "Presentations by Commissioner Librera and John Spencer of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation"
    March 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    "Commissioner of Education, Dr. William Librera, will make a presentation of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum proposal"
    June 17, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
        


JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION
    "Testimony from people representing small business enterprises that have had experience with the New Jersey Schools Construction Program, or who are interested in working with the Program"
    June 9, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION "Presentation by John F. Spencer, CEO of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation "
    November 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    January 6, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat    

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    March 31, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    June 1, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
      

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    October 14, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    November 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat


NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    January 23, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat  
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    September 24, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat    

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    October 8, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat    

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    October 29, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    December 10, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    March 22, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    June 21, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    September 23, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    December 13, 2004
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

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