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Public Hearing Transcripts 2005

 

The 2005 New Jersey Legislature Transcribed Public Hearings and Meetings are available in Acrobat format


Senate and Assembly Committees, Task Forces and Councils:

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate Education Committee Assembly Federal Relations Committee
Senate Environment Committee Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Assembly Health and Human Services Committee
Senate Legislative Oversight Committee Assembly Judiciary Committee
Senate Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee
  Assembly State Government Committee
  Assembly Transportation Committee
  Assembly Prison Gang Violence Task Force

Joint Committees, Task Forces and Councils:

Joint Committee on the Public Schools
New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning
State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee

Legislative Commissions:

New Jersey Citizens' Clean Elections Commission
State House Commission
 

SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 570 (Makes lock-out of tenant by landlord a disorderly persons offense; requires certain notice be provided in warrant for possession) SENATE BILL No. 2696 (Requires new affordable housing units constructed be accessible for use by elderly and disabled persons) SENATE BILL No. 2725 (Requires new affordable housing units constructed be adaptable for use by elderly and disabled persons) SENATE BILL No. 2823 (Enhances protections afforded under child-protection window guard law) SENATE BILL No. 2847 (Maintains affordability controls on low and moderate income housing in perpetuity)
    December 14, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ("Testimony from invited members of the higher education community on the current higher education governance structure")
    September 26, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE SENATE BILL NO. 2018 (Prohibits the sale of gasoline containing MTBE)
    April 27, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 113 (Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize use of dedicated Corporation Business Tax revenues for air pollution control; changes existing allocation percentages for 10 years)
    May 26, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE Senate Committee Substitute for Bill No. 1861 "Electronic Waste Producer Responsibility Act"; Senate Committee Substitute for Bill No. 2578 “Preservation of Landfill Space Act”; Senate Committee Substitute for Bill No. 2615 “Recycling Enhancement Act”
    August 18, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE BILL NO. 2760 (An Act concerning involuntary commitment to treatment and amending and supplementing chapter 4 of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes. Establishes involuntary outpatient commitment to treatment for persons in need of involuntary commitment)
    August 11, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE BILL NO. 2760 (Establishes involuntary outpatient commitment to treatment for persons in need of involuntary commitment)
    September 26, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning New Jersey's efforts to promote a healthy business environment, particularly with respect to assisting the manufacturing sector of the State's economy"
    March 14, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited guests, including representatives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, concerning the operations and safety of Teterboro Airport in Bergen County"
    June 20, 2005
    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 issue of Internet Gambling"
    February 28,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Public Hearing before SENATE WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE "Testimony on the issue of heritage tourism in New Jersey "
    June 8,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE "Testimony related to the potential license extension for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station"
    February 10,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited individuals concerning asbestos contamination at the former W.R. Grace Zonolite plant in Hamilton Township, Mercer County "
    May 10,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony on issues relating to health care expenditures and insurance coverage for health care services"
    January 19,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat


ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION No. 245 "Calls on New Jersey's Congressional delegation to oppose restructuring Social Security to create private accounts" March 10, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FEDERAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE "Testimony on the circumstances surrounding recent flooding in New Jersey and the ongoing study and implementation of plans of action in the event of future floods " June 9, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony on issues relating to health care expenditures and insurance coverage for health care services"
    January 19,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony on issues relating to financial practices of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey"
    June 2,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE and ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited individuals concerning asbestos contamination at the former W.R. Grace Zonolite plant in Hamilton Township, Mercer County "
    May 10,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat


ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 2355 (Requires impact statement for any proposed regulation affecting volunteer ambulance squad and fire company) "Testimony on the status of removing adjudicated juveniles with mental illness from the juvenile correctional facilities to provide them with mental health treatment" January 13,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Review the status of removing adjudicated juveniles with mental illness from juvenile correctional facilities to provide them with mental health treatment, a continuation from January 13, 2005; also review the status of the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities regulations to implement Danielle's Law" June 16,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "“The Committee will discuss the implementation of the Sudan divesture act, P.L.2005, c.162; discuss the justice gap in New Jersey, which refers to the need for increasing legal representation resources for low-income State residents; revisit the status and implementation of Danielle’s Law, P.L.2003, c.191; and revisit the status of removing adjudicated juveniles with mental illness from juvenile correctional facilities to provide them with mental health treatment”" December 8,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE Assembly Bill No. 5269 (Authorizes State constitutional convention to reform system of property taxation; makes appropriation)
    Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25 (Proposes temporary constitutional amendment allowing State constitutional convention to reform system of property taxation to propose statutory changes)
    Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 100 (Proposes constitutional amendment to establish Office of Lieutenant Governor and revise gubernatorial succession)
    January 13,  2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
    Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 100 (Proposes constitutional amendment to establish Office of Lieutenant Governor and revise gubernatorial succession)
    February 14,  2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
    Assembly Bill No. 3676
    (Establishes Office of the Inspector General; makes an appropriation)
    Assembly Bill No. 5269
    (Authorizes State constitutional convention to reform system of property taxation; makes appropriation)
    Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25 (Proposes temporary constitutional amendment allowing State constitutional convention to reform system of property taxation to propose statutory changes)
    March 10,  2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE "Discussion on transportation issues concerning freight trains idling in residential areas"
    February 10 ,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1478/1482( Requires systematic maintenance check program for intermodal chassis and allocates responsibility for equipment defects), ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 3674 (Permits New Jersey Transit authority to acquire and operate passenger ferries and ferry operations and to construct ferry capital facilities)
    February 14 ,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning employee commuter van services in the State of New Jersey"
    March 7,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the recent increase in the price of gasoline in New Jersey from invited representatives of the petroleum products industry and academic experts"
    September 15,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE "Testimony and discussion of ideas on how to address gas price problems"
    September 22,  2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat

ASSEMBLY PRISON GANG VIOLENCE TASK FORCE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY PRISON GANG VIOLENCE TASK FORCE "Discussion of training of State corrections employees, including corrections officers, on gang violence and related issues"

    September 27, 2005
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat


NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Initial organizational meeting"
    March 2, 2005

    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Briefing by officials from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission on the New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project; followed by open discussion, with public participation"
    April 26, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Briefing from Ms. Ingrid Reed, of the Eagleton New Jersey Project, regarding the committee of academics who have formed to offer advice and assistance; plus open discussion of the results of the primary elections in legislative districts identified by P.L. 2004,c. 121, and the maximum grant amounts for clean elections candidates in those districts”
    June 17, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "The Commission will discuss the districts selected by the State political party chairs to participate in the pilot project and intended participation by the candidates therein;
    discuss the adoption of regulations for the pilot project by the Election Law Enforcement Commission; receive presentations by invited guests; and consider such other matters as the Commissioners deem important."

    August 15, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "The Commission will discuss the districts selected by the State political party chairs to participate in the pilot project and intended participation by the candidates therein;
    discuss the adoption of regulations for the pilot project by the Election Law Enforcement Commission; receive presentations by invited guests; and consider such other matters as the Commissioners deem important"

    August 18, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "The Commission will: 1) discuss who qualified to participate in the pilot project; 2) receive a report from Ingrid Reed, of the Rutgers' New Jersey Project, on the work of the Clean Elections Study Committee; 3) set the schedule for meetings after the November 8 general election; 4) receive presentations from invited guests and members of the public; and 5) consider such other matters as the Commissioners deem important"
    October 06, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Testimony from the public regarding the New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project"
    November 22, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "The Commission will take testimony from the public regarding the New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project"
    November 29, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Testimony from the public regarding the New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project. The Commission will also receive testimony regarding the Clean Elections program in Maine from Mr. Johnathan Wayne, Executive Director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices" "
    December 2, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Work session to discuss the content and structure of its preliminary report to the Legislature".
    December 13, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY CITIZENS' CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION "Work session to discuss the content and structure of its preliminary report to the Legislature"."
    December 14, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    January 11, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    March 14, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    May 19, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    June 20, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    September 16, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    October 6, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    December 12, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

 

 


JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Discussion on the Intersistrict Public Choice School Program and an update on the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation"
    April 11, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ABBOTT SUBCOMMITTEE
    "Presentation from representatives from the Association for Children of New Jersey and the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education"
    June 1, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ABBOTT SUBCOMMITTEE
    "Issues pertaining to early childhood teacher preparations and professional development systems"
    June 17, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ABBOTT SUBCOMMITTEE
    "Issues pertaining to the articulation and transfer coordination among New Jersey's community colleges and four-year institutions "
    July 20, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ABBOTT SUBCOMMITTEE
    "Testimony concerning the articulation and transfer coordination among New Jersey's community colleges and four-year institutions "
    September 15, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ABBOTT SUBCOMMITTEE
    "Discussion pertaining to the articulation and transfer coordination among New Jersey's community colleges and four-year institutions will be continued"
    October 13, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL FACILITIES AND CONSTRUCTION SUBCOMMITTEE "Testimony concerning relocation issues of residents and the postponing of projects that have already been approved by the Schools Construction Corporation"
    August 11, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Testimony from Mr. Al Koeppe, Chairman of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation Board, plus public presentations"
    October 3, 2005
    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
    September 30, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    October 21, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    October 28, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    November 18, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    December 16, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat

STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    March 21, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    May 19, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    October 3, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    December 8, 2005
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat
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