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Public Hearing Transcripts 2007

 

The 2007 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 Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Environment Committee Assembly Coastal New Jersey Evacuation Task Force
Senate Education Committee /Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Assembly Education Committee
Senate Health Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Assembly Education Committee/Assembly Budget Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate State Government Committee Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
  Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
  Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
  Assembly Outsourcing and Off-Shoring Commission
  Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee
  Assembly Statewide Flooding Legislative Panel
  Assembly Transportation and Public Works Committee
   

Joint Committees, Task Forces and Councils:

Joint Committee on the Public Schools
Legislative Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy
Special Legislative District Selection Committee
State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee

 

Legislative Commissions:

New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning
Public Officers Salary Review Commission
State House Commission

 


SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE "Testimony, public comments, and discussion about the report issued pursuant to the ‘Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act"
    January 30,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Public Hearing before SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE AND SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited speakers to discuss issues related to Emergency Assistance housing for recipients of Work First New Jersey"
    February 5,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE/SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE/SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE "Presentation by Lucille E. Davy, Commissioner of Education, concerning the new proposed school aid formula; and testimony from members of the public"
    December 13,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix

SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE "The Committee will take testimony from the public on how to structure an electronic waste management program in New Jersey"
    February 8,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  
    hearing   appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE "Testimony on the impact of climate change on the State and how the State should address it. Officials from the California Air Resources Board and Rutgers, The State University have been invited to testify"
    April 17,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  
    hearing   appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE Senate Bill Nos. 138 and 2645 (Senate Bill No. 138 establishes the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program; Senate Bill No. 2645 establishes the NJ Coastal and Ocean Protection Council)
    September 17, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing  

SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE AND SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE"Testimony from invited speakers to discuss issues related to Emergency Assistance housing for recipients of Work First New Jersey"
    February 5,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE "Senate Bill No. 171 (Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without eligibility for parole in certain circumstances) and Senate Bill No. 2471 (Eliminates the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without eligibility for parole)
    May 10,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix


SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE "Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 134 (Proposes constitutional amendment to clarify denying right of suffrage to certain persons lacking capacity to understand the act of voting)
    February 8,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing


ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 (Concerning the constitutional dedication of portions of the State Sales and Use Tax for open space, farmland, and historic preservation)"
    February 27,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 (Testimony from invited guests and the public concerning the future of the Garden State Preservation Trust)
    March 20,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE Assembly Bill No. 3136 Assembly Concurrent Resolution Nos. 10 and 229 and Assembly Resolution No. 239 (Testimony from invited guests and the public concerning the future of the Garden State Preservation Trust)
    March 28,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE

  • Task Force Meeting of ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE "Discussion of the Task Force's goals and objectives, as well as the individual needs of each participating county"
    May 31, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Task Force Meeting of ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE "Meeting to assess current emergency plans for a coordinated evacuation of coastal communities in Cape May and Cumberland counties"
    August 6, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Task Force Meeting of ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE "Meeting to assess current emergency plans for a coordinated evacuation of coastal communities"
    October 4, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Task Force Meeting of ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE "The Task Force will meet to assess current emergency plans
    for a coordinated evacuation of coastal communities"
    October 9, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Task Force Meeting of ASSEMBLY COASTAL NEW JERSEY EVACUATION TASK FORCE "The Task Force will meet to assess current emergency plans
    for a coordinated evacuation of coastal communities"
    December 20, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing

 

 


ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited guests on the implementation and impact of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001"
    April 30, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE/ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE/ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE "Discussion on the Governor's new proposed school aid formula"
    December 27, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 3301 (The Global Warming Response Act; plus testimony concerning the issue of climate change and possible legislative options to address the issue)
    February 20, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 3301 (The "Global Warming Response Act")
    February 26, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE "Testimony on the subprime lending crisis"
    April 19, 2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE "Testimony, public comments, and discussion about the report issued pursuant to the ‘Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act"
    January 30,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE "The Committee will discuss the creation of more affordable housing opportunities in New Jersey, including a comprehensive reform plan proposed by Assembly Democratic leadership"
    December 10,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before MILITARY AND VETRANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 96 (Proposes constitutional amendment to permit disabled veterans who served in U.S. Armed Forces at any time to receive civil service preference)
    May 21,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY OUTSOURCING AND OFF-SHORING COMMISSION

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY OUTSOURCING AND OFF-SHORING COMMSSION "Testimony from interested parties and members of the public concerning the impact of outsourcing and off-shoring on private and public sector employment, which employment sectors are most affected, ways to reduce outsourcing and off-shoring in the state,
    and possible relevant changes in State laws and regulations"

    September 14,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY OUTSOURCING AND OFF-SHORING COMMSSION "Testimony from interested parties and members of the public concerning the impact of outsourcing and off-shoring on private and public sector employment, which employment sectors are most affected, ways to reduce outsourcing and off-shoring in the state,
    and possible relevant changes in State laws and regulations"

    November 16,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the barriers that formerly incarcerated individuals face when trying to reenter New Jersey communities; and testimony on the progress of the Attorney General's stationhouse adjustment mandate"
    January 22,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Review and discussion of the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund program"
    May 14,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Review and discussion of the increasing rate of childhood obesity and the rate of asthma in New Jersey"
    May 21,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE "Follow-up on testimony given on previous subject matters including childhood obesity, lead poisoning and asthma"
    December 6,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY STATEWIDE FLOODING LEGISLATIVE PANEL

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY STATEWIDE FLOODING LEGISLATIVE PANEL"Testimony concerning flood mitigation and response from the New Jersey
    Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, other invited guests, and the public"

    September 24,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Panel Meeting of ASSEMBLY STATEWIDE FLOODING LEGISLATIVE PANEL"Testimony concerning flood mitigation and response from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, distinguished experts from the academic community, other invited guests, and the public"
    October 10,  2007
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE "Testimony from invited guests concerning asset monetization, specifically the possible sale or lease of the State's toll roads"
    February 15,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  
    hearing appendix
  • Committee meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Assembly Bills No. A-3686; A-3897; and A-3952
    (Prohibits foreign ownership of certain transportation infrastructure; prohibits New Jersey Turnpike Authority from contracting with private entity for operating highway projects, directs surplus New Jersey Turnpike Authority revenues to Transportation Trust Fund; and requires legislation authorizing sale of certain State assets to be approved by voters)

    February 26,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  
    hearing appendix

JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Committee meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Representatives from the Institute on Education Law and Policy will present a report on 'New Jersey's Interdistrict Public School Choice Program' and representatives of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation, Scott Weiner and Barry Zubrow, will present the Corporation's update"
    February 6,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Committee meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Superintendents from the 31 Abbott Districts have been invited to discuss the effect the current State Aid figures will have on their budgets, as well as the impact of past State Aid freezes"
    March 26,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Barry Zubrow, Chairman, and Scott Weiner, Chief Executive Officer, of the Schools Development Authority will present the Authority's 2007 Annual Report"
    December 20, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix

LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY

  • Task Force Meeting of the LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY "Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. will provide testimony on Federal funding opportunities for the State's public research universities; and various representatives of the higher education community will provide testimony on options for the restructuring of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey"
    January 26,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing

STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE "Presentations by the Division of Property Management and Construction outlining Treasury’s leasing process, current activities, objectives and recommendations for the future; presentation by the Motor Vehicle Commission outlining their Long Range Master Plan; and presentation by the Department of Children and Families on their space plan."
    March 12,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE "Presentations of leasing actions"
    August 8,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
    October 18,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing

NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    September 7,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    September 28,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    October 26,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    November 16, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    December 7, 2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION

  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    February 8,  2007
    hearing
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    March 15,  2007

    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    June 14,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    September 27,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    December 10,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Public Meeting of SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT SELECTION COMMITTEE "To select for participation in the 2007 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project one legislative district in which no more than two members of the Legislature are members of the same political party as the other member of the Legislature."
    April 16,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix

PUBLIC OFFICERS SALARY REVIEW COMMISSION

  • Public hearing before PUBLIC OFFICERS SALARY REVIEW COMMISSION "Reviewing the salaries of specified public officers and submitting a report to the Governor and Legislature with proposed recommendations, if any, concerning changes in these salaries."
    November 14,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public hearing before PUBLIC OFFICERS SALARY REVIEW COMMISSION "Reviewing the salaries of specified public officers and submitting a report to the Governor and Legislature with proposed recommendations, if any, concerning changes in these salaries."
    November 19,  2007
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  hearing
    appendix
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