for February 28, 2008


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Vol. XX No. 9                                                                                         213th Legislature $ First Annual Session



The Senate did not meet.  The Senate will meet on Monday, March 3, 2008 (SESSION, Committees at the Call of the President).


Bills Introduced:

A2362    Johnson,G    Animal cruelty-concerns   REF AAN

A2363    Cryan,J    Internet auction-unlawful, cert. product   REF ALP

A2364    Cohen,N    Name change-req. crim. background check   REF ALP

A2365    Cohen,N    Retired justices/judges-retain lic plate   REF ATR

A2366    Cohen,N    Alco. bev. lic.-concerns   REF AFI

A2367    Cohen,N    Amer. Legion license plates-motorcycles   REF ATR

A2368    Cohen,N    Vet.-estab. special lic. plates   REF ATR

A2369    Cohen,N    EMT-concerns reimb.   REF ALP

A2370    Cohen,N    Terroristic threats-report, immunity   REF AHS

A2371    Cohen,N    MV secret compartments-proh.   REF AJU

A2372    Cohen,N    Place of worship-penal. for crimes w/in   REF AJU

A2373    McKeon,J/Malone,J    Mun. auth., bds., comm-concerns pub. svc   REF AHO

A2374    Greenstein,L    Scooter riders, cert.-wear helmets   REF ALP

A2375    Bramnick,J/O'Scanlon,D    Ballot questions-include cert. info.   REF ASG

A2376    Bramnick,J    Charitable contrib thru income tax-allow   REF ABU

A2377    Bramnick,J/Rumana,S    Mil. monument desecration-crime   REF AJU

A2378    Bramnick,J    Inter-mun. land disputes-concerns   REF AHO

A2379    Bramnick,J/Moriarty,P    Fuel efficient veh.-sales tax exemption   REF AEN

A2380    Bramnick,J    Sr. Cit. Taxpayer Reverse Mortgage Prog.   REF AHO

A2381    Bramnick,J    Loc. Unit Audit Teams-create prog.   REF AHO

A2382    Handlin,A    Truck ban-extend to 96-inch wide trucks   REF ATR

A2383    Rudder,S/Addiego,D    Sch. buses-concerns advertising   REF AED

A2384    Coyle,D    Child mental fac. emp.-crim. hist. check   REF AHU

A2385    Diegnan,P    Dist. bd. of elections memb.-concerns   REF ASG

A2386    Diegnan,P    Ed. Fac. Auth.-concerns higher ed. loans   REF AHI

A2387    McHose,A/Chiusano,G    Loc Govt prop sale-concerns commission   REF AHO

A2388    McHose,A/Chiusano,G    St. sch. aid-concerns   REF AED

A2389    Diegnan,P    Camp. finance report-concerns   REF ASG

A2390    Diegnan,P    Hearing loss patrons-reserve cert. seats   REF AJU

A2391    Diegnan,P    Fair share affordable housing obligation   REF AHO

A2392    Diegnan,P    Mun. util. rates-prop. tax relief   REF AHO

A2393    Diegnan,P    Sch. emp.-crim. hist. background check   REF AED

A2394    Diegnan,P    Diabetes-concerns student care   REF AED

A2395    Diegnan,P/Barnes,P+1    Defibrillators-req. in pub. use airports   REF ALP

A2396    Diegnan,P/Egan,J    Hearing loss sensitivity training-sch.   REF AED

A2397    Diegnan,P/Egan,J+4    Tuition Aid Grant prog.-expands   REF AHI




Bills Introduced: (cont’d)

A2398    Diegnan,P/Egan,J+4    Corp. alternate names-concerns reg.   REF ACE

A2399    Casagrande,C    Records Privacy-creates task force   REF ACO

A2401    Casagrande,C    Incarcerated indiv.-proh temp disab benf   REF ALA

A2402    Diegnan,P/Egan,J+5    Health benf. forms, cert.-concerns   REF AFI

A2403    Merkt,R/Carroll,M    Plant closings, mass layoffs-concerns   REF ALA

A2404    Merkt,R    Vol ambulance/fire co.-impact stmt. req.   REF AHO

A2405    Merkt,R    Highlands Region-concerns   REF AEN

A2406    Cohen,N    Cemetery trust fd. req.-concerns   REF ARP

A2407    Giblin,T    Higher ed. instit., cert.-fiscal mgt.   REF AHI

A2408    Cohen,N    Health benf. prog., cert.-concerns   REF AFI

A2409    Cohen,N    Hosp.-submit cert. finan. data to DHSS   REF AFI

ACR152    Bramnick,J/Addiego,D    St. approp. bill, annual-concerns   REF ABU

ACR153    Bramnick,J    Open space, farmland-proh. cert. fd. use   REF AAN

ACR154    Merkt,R/Karrow,M    General approp. law-continue in effect   REF ASG

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

A562 Acs (ACS)    Dancer,R    St. MVs, surplus-concerns   REP/ACS

A769    Conners,J/Conaway,H+15    Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.   REP

A1013 Aca (1R)    Wisniewski,J/Cohen,N    Vessels, cert.-req. liab. insur.   REP/ACA

A1038 Aca (1R)    Wisniewski,J    Disabled veh., cert.-concerns   REP/ACA

A1461    DeCroce,A+2    Emerg Evacuation Rtes/Procedures Council   REP

A1671 Aca (1R)    McHose,A/Greenwald,L+1    Classroom placement-concerns   REP/ACA

A1763 Aca (1R)    Watson Coleman,B/Greenstein,L+2    Energy efficiency standard-cert. product   REP/ACA

A1772/1598 Acs (ACS)    Watson Coleman,B    Witness tampering-upgrades offense   REP/ACS

A1923 Aca (1R)    Conners,J/Cruz-Perez,N    Vet. Svcs. Council-changes memb. req.   REP/ACA

A1930 Aca (1R)    Gusciora,R    Poll workers-cert. training req.   REP/ACA

A1977 Aca (1R)    Scalera,F/Cohen,N+1    Sports/entertainment fac-evacuation plan   REP/ACA

A2012 Aca (1R)    Karrow,M/Fisher,D    Trespassers, cert.-clarifies penal.   REP/ACA

A2204 Acs (ACS)    Quigley,J/Conners,J+1    Ballots, cert.-concerns transmission   REP/ACS

A2229    Roberts,J/DeCroce,A    Voting machines-concerns   REP

A2254    Giblin,T    Robert A. Roe Hwy.-repeal desig.   REP

A2260 Aca (1R)    McKeon,J/Gusciora,R+2    Horseshoe crabs-impose moratorium   REP/ACA

ACR98    Conners,J/Conaway,H+13    Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference   REP

AJR79    Cohen,N/Schaer,G    Jewish Heritage Mo.-desig. April   REP

Bills Reported Referred/AAP:

A770    Conners,J/Scalera,F+1    PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.   REP REF AAP

A798    Gusciora,R/Greenstein,L+1    Declaration of Independence-grave prog.   REP REF AAP

A873 Acs (ACS)    Albano,N/Oliver,S+10    Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.   REP/ACS REF AAP

A1304    Stender,L    St. parks-vol contrib, income tax return   REP REF AAP

A1941    Oliver,S/Giblin,T    Dam restoration proj.;$7M   REP REF AAP

A2224    Milam,M/DeCroce,A+13    Hist. preserv. proj.;$1.068M   REP REF AAP

A2225    Spencer,L/Albano,N+24    Open space, park devel.;$54.917M   REP REF AAP

A2226    McKeon,J/Rooney,J+2    Land-recreation & conserv. purpose;$8.4M   REP REF AAP

Bills Combined:

A1598    Cohen,N/Karrow,M    Tampering w/witnesses-upgrades penal.   COMB/W A1772 (ACS)

Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk:

ACR96    Greenwald,L    Vets., surviving spouse-homestead rebate  

Co-Sponsors Added:

A110   (Lampitt,P)    St. Auth. Reform Act

A378   (Karrow,M)    Prescribing cert meds to minors-concerns

A467   (Chiappone,A)    Pub. Sch. Student Recess-study benefits

A755   (Wagner,C)    Health fac.-$50 personal needs allowance

A758   (Angelini,M)    Vet. benf., cert.-broadens elig.

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

A832   (Vainieri Huttle,V)    Regulatory Flex Act-expands scope

A1007   (Smith,L)    Kindergarten, full-day-support

A1039   (Smith,L)    Bridge Safety Prog.-estab. and funding

A1105 Aca (1R)   (Ramos,R)    Publication req-co, mun comply, Internet

A1157   (Smith,L)    Pregnant women w/HIV-prenatal care info.

A1168   (Smith,L)    Job discrim., proh.-cert. reasons

A1172   (Smith,L)    Worker's comp.-estab. cause of action

A1571 Aca (1R)   (Ramos,R)    Grace's Law-hearing aid coverage

A1626   (Lampitt,P)    Affordable housing-green bldg. standards

A1637   (Lampitt,P)    Pub. bldg. energy efficiency-prov.

A1744   (Smith,L)    Affordable housing-concerns

A1771 Aca (1R)   (Smith,L)    Expungements-revises elig.

A1954   (Oliver,S; Coutinho,A; Giblin,T)    Lemon law-expands consumer prot.

A1977 Aca (1R)   (Lampitt,P)    Sports/entertainment fac-evacuation plan

A2022   (Smith,L)    Handguns-req. radio frequency id devices

A2023   (Smith,L)    Prisoner Reentry Comm.-estab.

A2024   (Smith,L)    Prisoners' Reentry Bill of Rights

A2089   (Wolfe,D; Albano,N)    Kyleigh's Law-revise provision driv. lic

A2107   (Fisher,D)    Knowledge Initiative database prog.;$1M

A2134   (Smith,L)    Driver distractions-concerns accidents

A2238   (Vainieri Huttle,V; Coutinho,A)    Autism disorders-concerns coverage

A2257   (Johnson,G; Coutinho,A)    Autism Website-estab.

A2258   (Johnson,G; Coutinho,A)    Autism-create id card for use by persons

A2259   (Johnson,G)    Devel disab.-concerns support svcs.

A2260 Aca (1R)   (Burzichelli,J; Van Pelt,D)    Horseshoe crabs-impose moratorium

Co-Sponsors Withdrawn:

A2144/274 Acs (ACS)   (Bramnick,J)    Black or blue henna tattoos, cert.-proh.

A2225   (Karrow,M)    Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

A1436   (Polistina,V)    Treasurer, sch moneys-concerns position

A1579   (Rodriguez,C)    Health Insur Affordability Access Reform

A1623   (Lampitt,P)    Renewable Energy, Veh. Task Force

A1633   (Lampitt,P)    Transit Villages Act

A1718   (Prieto,V)    Ice/snow on mv-removal req, creates fine

A1943   (Lampitt,P)    Finan. literacy pilot prog.-estab.

A1966   (Rodriguez,C)    Expanding Access to Health Care Act

A2034   (Lampitt,P)    Pub. sch. design, new-concerns

A2040   (Lampitt,P)    Group Home Oversight Task Force-estab.

A2060   (Lampitt,P)    Sch. dist., small-share superintendents

A2065   (Lampitt,P)    High performance green bldg.-financing

A2081   (Lampitt,P)    Tuition prog.-allow tax deduction

A2084   (Lampitt,P)    NJBEST contrib.-income tax deduct.

A2225   (Albano,N)    Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

A2305   (Greenstein,L)    PAAD income elig.-exclude IRA withdrawal

A2326   (Vainieri Huttle,V)    Boat safety course, mandatory-concerns

A2327   (Vainieri Huttle,V)    Corrections off-concerns training course

A2332   (Vainieri Huttle,V)    Tox-free Children's Products Act

Third Prime Sponsors Added:

A419   (Angelini,M)    Provisional lic. holder-concerns

A770   (Tucker,C)    PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.

A1607   (Johnson,G)    Medicaid estate recoveries-concerns

A1723   (Cruz-Perez,N)    Vet., cert.-prov. unemp. benf.

A1923 Aca (1R)   (Tucker,C)    Vet. Svcs. Council-changes memb. req.

A2007   (Wagner,C)    Sch. bus-concerns penal. for passing

A2070   (Lampitt,P)    Green Building Tax Credit Act


Third Prime Sponsors Added: (cont’d)

A2148   (Fisher,D)    Sex offender regis. records-concerns

A2165   (Merkt,R)    Highlands Water Prot/Planning Act-revise

A2178   (Green,J)    Debts owed to courts, co., mun.-concern

A2225   (Karrow,M)    Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

Fourth Prime Sponsors Added:

A770   (Cruz-Perez,N)    PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.

A873 Acs (ACS)   (DeAngelo,W)    Family temp. disab. leave-prov. benf.

A1240   (Lampitt,P)    NJSTARS II Prog.-concerns elig.

A1607   (Vainieri Huttle,V)    Medicaid estate recoveries-concerns

A2144/274 Acs (ACS)   (Bramnick,J)    Black or blue henna tattoos, cert.-proh.

A2225   (Smith,L)    Open space, park devel.;$54.917M

AJR79   (Bramnick,J)    Jewish Heritage Mo.-desig. April

Fifth Prime Sponsors Added:

A769   (Tucker,C)    Vet. civil svc. preference-expand elig.

A770   (Johnson,G)    PFRS-concerns accidental death benf.

Fifth Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:

A525   (Chiappone,A)    MV-concerns operation

Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:

ACR98   (Tucker,C)    Disab. vet.-receive civil svc preference


The Republican Leader has made the following appointment:


*Effective February 27, 2008


Council on Local Mandates:


Richard Levesque, of Robbinsville.

Note to the 2/25/2008 Digest:


Sixth Prime Sponsors Added:

A1518/1430 Acs (ACS)   (Milam,M)    Mun. courts-concerns *NOT* Fourth Prime added.

The Assembly adjourned at 7:49 P.M. to meet again on Monday, March 3, 2008 (QUORUM, Committee Groups “A” and “B” scheduled to meet).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:


Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (02/26/08):