for July 31, 2014


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Vol. XXVI No. 35                                                                                  216th Legislature $ First Annual Session


The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey, addressed the Legislature in Special Session.


Nominations Corrected Copy:


      Matthew R. Petracca, Esq. of Pequannock *NOT* Lincoln Park.

Bills Introduced:

S2309    Vitale,J    Land use documents-transmit via email   REF SCU

S2310    Sacco,N    Drone use-sets forth cert. standards   REF SLP

S2311    Weinberg,L/Lesniak,R    Bus., cert.-proh. making camp. contrib.   REF SSG

S2312    Scutari,N/Vitale,J    Med. marijuana-revises laws   REF SHH

S2313    Kyrillos,J/Smith,B    Automatic standby generators-concerns   REF SCU

S2314    Weinberg,L    MV franchisors incentives-clarifies   REF SCM

S2315    Holzapfel,J/Singer,R    Util. repair-reiburse bus. finan. loss   REF SEG

S2316    Whelan,J    New Home Fire Safety Act   REF SCU

S2317    Barnes,P    Sexual assault-concerns reporting   REF SHI

S2318    Sweeney,S/Kyrillos,J+1    Sick/vacation leave-concern accumulation   REF SSG

S2319    Ruiz,M    Charter sch prog-modify various aspects   REF SED

SCR125    Sweeney,S/Smith,B+1    Greenhouse Gas Initiative-not leg intent   REF SEN

SCR126    Kean,T/Pennacchio,J+1    MV fees-support St. Transp. sys.   REF STR

SCR127    Lesniak,R/Sarlo,P    Casino, outside AC-estab not more than 2   REF SSG

SR86    Connors,C    Seismic testing off NJ coast-cancel   REF SEN

Bills On Emergency Resolution:

S946 ScaSaSa (3R)    Norcross,D/Scutari,N+2    Bail-estab. non-monetary alternatives  (31-0) (Norcross)  


SCR128    Norcross,D+1    Pre-trial detention-amend constit.   To Sa (Rice)

SCR128    Norcross,D+1    Pre-trial detention-amend constit.   To Table (26-6) (Weinberg)

Bills Passed:

S946 ScaSaSa (3R)    Norcross,D/Scutari,N+2    Bail-estab. non-monetary alternatives   (29-5)

SCR128    Norcross,D+1    Pre-trial detention-amend constit.   (31-0)

Bills Returned Second Reading/Amended:

S946 ScaSaSa (3R)    Norcross,D/Scutari,N+2    Bail-estab. non-monetary alternatives   (30-0) (Norcross)


Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

A1007 Aca (1R)    Benson,D/Riley,C+6    Mold hazards-estab. procedures   REP

S579 Sca (1R)    Smith,B/Bateman,C    Stormwater util.-auth. creation   REP/SCA

S2142 Sca (1R)    Singer,R/Greenstein,L    Mold hazards-estab. procedures   REP/SCA

Public Hearing:

SCR128  Norcross,D+1     Pre-trial detention-amend constit.   (SLP) (7/24/2014)  

Co-Sponsors Added:

S278   (Barnes,P; Beck,J)    Copper-based landline svc.-moratorium

S358   (Bateman,C)    Kimmie's Law-DUI of inhalant

S594   (Beach,J)    Autism Awareness lic. plate-creates

S939   (Greenstein,L)    Black Swallowtail butterfly-St butterfly

S946 ScaSaSa (3R)   (Beck,J)    Bail-estab. non-monetary alternatives

S1311   (Singer,R)    Transfer inheritance tax-elim.

S2277   (Pennacchio,J)    Waterfront Comm, NY Harbor-Gov. w/draw

S2318   (Beck,J)   Sick/vacation leave-concern accumulation

SCR67   (Bateman,C)    Vet. prop. tax deduct.-prov. addl.

SCR82   (Bateman,C)    Vet. prop. tax deduct.-incr.
SCR125    (Barnes,P)     Greenhouse Gas Initiative-not leg intent
SCR126    (Bateman,C)    MV fees-support St. Transp. sys.

SCR128   (Beck,J)    Pre-trial detention-amend constit.

SR69   (Kean,T)    Persons w/Disab Rights-ratify convention

Co-Prime Sponsors Added:

S579 Sca (1R)   (Bateman,C)    Stormwater util.-auth. creation

S956   (Barnes,P)    Instant racing wagers-permitted

S1332   (Beach,J)    Sexual offenses, prior-admit evidence

SCR38   (Barnes,P)    Horse racing-allow electronic terminals

Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:

S2171   (Bateman,C)    Atlantic Ocean beaches-co. operation

The Senate Minority Leader has made the following appointments:

*Effective July 22, 2014

Joint Legislative Task Force on Health Insurance Exchange Implementation:


Senator Samuel D. Thompson (12)

*Effective July 24, 2014

Asian American Study Foundation – Board of Trustees:


Senator Kevin J. O’Toole (12)

The Senate Minority Leader has made the following reappointments:

*Effective July 16, 2014

Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel:


Philip J. Morin, III, of Cranford.

New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors:


Leo V. Leyva, of Old Tappan.



The Senate Minority Leader has made the following reappointments: (cont’d)

*Effective July 22, 2014

Ellis Island Advisory Commission:


Senator Anthony R. Bucco (25)

New Jersey Tax and Fiscal Policy Study Commission:


Douglas F. Doyle, of Wyckoff.

The Senate adjourned at 5:10 P.M. to meet again on Monday, August 11, 2014 (Session/Committees at the Call of the Senate President).


The Assembly did not meet.  The Assembly will meet on Monday, August 4, 2014 (SESSION).

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:


Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (7/11/2014):

P.L.2014, c.19.   A1676 Aca (1R)    Johnson,G/Bramnick,J+12    7/30/2014    Crime victims-no fees, govt. records  

P.L.2014, c.20.   A2444    Caputo,R/Singleton,T+6    7/30/2014    Gaming activities-allows vol. exclusion  

P.L.2014, c.21.   A3346    Diegnan,P/Pinkin,N+4    7/30/2014    Reemp. of a retiree, cert.-allows