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Vol. XIII No. 28 209th Legislature Second Annual Session


The Senate did not meet. The Senate will meet on Thursday, June 7, 2001 (SESSION).


Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading:

AR206 Thompson,S/Felice,N+1 Taliban policy-condemns

Bills Introduced:

A3591 Kean,T/Lance,L+2 Low emission veh. prog., cert.-implement REF AEN

A3592 Kean,T/Bagger,R+11 Child Safety Seat Distrib. Prog Fd-estab REF ATR

A3593 Malone,J RR franchise taxation-change method REF ATR

A3594 Gibson,J/Lance,L Garden St Preserv Trust Fd Acct-concerns REF AAN

A3595 Zecker,G Telephone billing practices-regulates REF ATU

A3596 DiGaetano,P Passaic Valley Water Comm-rev surplus REF ALG

A3597 Thompson,S/Doria,J+7 Title 19 Revision Comm.-estab. 9 memb. REF ASG

A3598 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B William Green Farmhouse;$700K REF AED

A3599 Gusciora,R/Watson Coleman,B Blasting activities-concerns local reg. REF ALG

A3601 Weinberg,L/Watson Coleman,B+3 Dignity in Home Care Act REF AHL

A3602 Arnone,M Property taxation-concerns REF ALG

A3603 Arnone,M/Doria,J Dental insur., paid-cert. St. retirees REF ASG

A3604 Farragher,C/Roberts,J Prop.-Liab Insur Guaranty Assn-operation REF ABI

A3605 Bateman,C Title insur. producer-allow cert lenders REF ABI

A3606 Merkt,R Election Petition Consistency Act REF ASG

A3607 Cohen,N/Holzapfel,J Smart Gun Tech. Devel. prog.;$1M REF ALP

A3608 Sires,A/Guear,G Alco. bev lic suspension/revoke-concerns REF ALP

A3609 Friscia,A/Sires,A Vol. emerg. squads-reduced util. rate REF ATU

A3610 Watson Coleman,B/Lance,L+28 St. Police Superintendent-concerns REF ALP

A3611 Vandervalk,C/Azzolina,J+1 Italian Amer. War Vets convention;$20K REF ACT

A3612 Weinberg,L/Steele,A+3 Marriage lic. applications-concerns REF ASC

A3613 Heck,R/Smith,T Crime victims-pymt. of restitution req. REF ALP

A3614 Holzapfel,J Sanitary landfill fac., cert.-concerns REF ASH

A3615 Holzapfel,J/Moran,J St. Police complaints, cert-concerns REF ALP

A3616 Gibson,J/Asselta,N Pinelands, coastal area-alters boundary REF AAN

A3617 Farragher,C/Munoz,E+3 Child Advocacy Off.-estab. REF ASC

A3618 Merkt,R/Gregg,G Admin. Rule Readability Council-creates REF ARO

A3619 Weinberg,L/Cottrell,M+4 Discrim. in housing-concerns REF AHO

A3620 Geist,G/Stuhltrager,G Gloucester Co.-create 2 addl. judgeships REF AJU

A3621 Kelly,J/Doria,J+2 Land Use Court-creates REF AJU

A3622 Wisniewski,J/Thompson,S+5 Organization dates for 2001, cert-change REF AJU

A3623 Wisniewski,J/Kelly,J Fire inspectors, mun.-concerns tenure REF ALG

A3624 Munoz,E Candidates-concerns names/designations REF ASG

A3625 Russo,D Prop.-sold to low income households REF AHO

Bills Introduced: (cont'd)

A3626 Guear,G/Greenstein,L Transp analysis-NJT contract w/higher ed REF ATR

A3627 Garrett,E/Felice,N+5 Farmland preserv proj-northern NJ;$26.5M REF AAN

A3628 Cottrell,M/Geist,G+6 Farmland preserv proj-southern NJ;$10.6M REF AAN

A3629 Gibson,J/Connors,C+6 Farmland preserv.-pinelands;$9M REF AAN

A3630 Lance,L/Farragher,C+7 Farmland preserv. purposes;$12.886M REF AAN

A3631 Biondi,P/Chatzidakis,L+10 Farmland preserv. purposes;$21.014M REF AAN

A3632 Arnone,M Devel. rights prog.-mun. transfer REF AAN

AJR61 Malone,J/Cottrell,M Rail line quiet zones-memor Fed RR Admin REF ATR

AR207 Geist,G Council, Art grant awards-not leg intent REF ARO

AR209 Thompson,S Nat'l Cancer Survivors Day-June 3 REF AED

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading:

A806 Crecco,M/Farragher,C+2 Tattooing & Body Piercing Practice Act REP

A955 Aca (1R) Stuhltrager,G Delinquent prop. tax-deny constr. permit REP/ACA

A1411 Aca (1R) DeCroce,A+2 Troy Meadows Nat. Area-St. acquire REP

A1448 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Blee,F/LeFevre,K+2 Probation off.-grants police powers;$3M REP/ACA

A1464 Aca (1R) Blee,F/Malone,J+3 Interactive computer svcs.-sign consent REP/ACA

A1503/3162 AcaAcs (ACS) Heck,R/O'Toole,K+11 PFRS-recalculate memb cost transfer cred REP/ACS

A1860 Aca (1R) Garcia,R Day care ctrs. w/lead paint-auth closure REP/ACA

A1901 AcaAca (2R) Steele,A/DiGaetano,P+10 Nov-viol. leaders-offer instruction REP/ACA

A1979 Aca (1R) Holzapfel,J/Wolfe,D Providence House, Ocean co.;$50K REP/ACA

A2169/2241/464 Acs (ACS) Chatzidakis,L Health benf-physician negotiate contract REP/ACS Without recommendation

A2196 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S+1 Internet access, pub sch/library-limits REP/ACA

A2330 Aca (1R) Previte,M+1 Bodily fluid at probation offic.-assault REP/ACA

A2460 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S/DeCroce,A Flood control-concerns comm. REP/ACA

A2579 Jones,L/O'Toole,K CATV companies-sr. cit./disab. discounts REP

A2642 Aca (1R) Conaway,H/Felice,N+4 Hearing loss, newborns-mandate screening REP

A2871 Wisniewski,J/Kelly,J Vol firefighters, retired-concerns insur REP

A2884 AcaAca (2R) Farragher,C+2 Traumatic Brain Injury Advis. Council REP/ACA

A2893 Aca (1R) Barnes,P/Holzapfel,J+1 Breath testing devices-concerns use REP/ACA

A3024 Murphy,C/Merkt,R+4 SHBP retirees-concerns coverage REP

A3111 Talarico,G/Azzolina,J+4 Special ed. svcs-fding, nonpub. students REP

A3161 Aca (1R) Bateman,C/Merkt,R+2 St-chartered cred union-exemp sales tax REP/ACA

A3185 Aca (1R) Bagger,R Electric power and gas suppliers-concern REP/ACA

A3199 Holzapfel,J/Heck,R Firearm theft-mand. min. 3-yr. term REP

A3201 AcaAca (2R) Holzapfel,J/Smith,T+4 No Early Release Act-specifies crimes REP/ACA

A3215 Aca (1R) Wolfe,D CAFRA/waterfront devel permits-estab cap REP/ACA

A3311 Azzolina,J/Thompson,S+1 Community Affairs Advis. Council-memb. REP

A3356 Aca (1R) Heck,R/Thompson,S+3 Institutionalized care-concerns liab. REP

A3377 Cruz-Perez,N+5 Natl. Guard, retir.-free hunting lic. REP

A3412/218/1667/1923 Acs (ACS) Rooney,J Gasoline containing MTBE-proh. sale REP/ACS

A3420 DeCroce,A/Gibson,J+16 Corp. bus. taxpayers-modify allocation REP

A3447/2791 AcsAca (ACS/1R) Vandervalk,C/Gregg,G+2 Small emp-offer new health benf. plan REP/ACA

A3460 Bagger,R Social worker emp by hospices-definition REP

A3513 Aca (1R) Corodemus,S/Blee,F Loc. govt. open space/park dev.;$66.298M REP

A3514 Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+2 Open space acquisition proj.-southern NJ REP

A3515 Pennacchio,J/Gregg,G Open space acquisition proj.-northern NJ REP

A3516 Smith,T/Holzapfel,J+1 Open space acquisition proj.-urban aid REP

A3517 Malone,J/Arnone,M+1 Lands for recreation purposes;$58M REP

A3518 Merkt,R/Kean,T+1 Nonprofit entities, acquire lands;$12M REP

A3519 Aca (1R) Gregg,G/Garrett,E Sussex Co.-lands for recreation REP/ACA

A3533 Thompson,S/Arnone,M+4 Disab. vet.-free admission to St. parks REP

A3556 Holzapfel,J Law enforcement off.-prov training reimb REP

A3577 AcaAca (2R) Arnone,M/Doria,J Loc. gov.-revise cert. mandates REP/ACA

A3590 Aca (1R) Collins,J/Stuhltrager,G Death by auto w suspended lic-incr penal REP/ACA

ACR105 Merkt,R Giants Stadium-urges the renaming REP

AR92 Aca (1R) Jones,L Cable TV industry-allows St. to regulate REP/ACA

AR128 Russo,D/Felice,N+1 Health care fds. distribution-concerns REP

AR188 Impreveduto,A/Moran,J Newborn screening-qual. priv org conduct REP

S13 ScaSaAca (3R) Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J+13 Small emp-offer new health benf. plan REP/ACA

S1033/1098 ScsSa (SCS/1R) Bark,M/DiFrancesco,D+4 Physicians, dentists-negotiate w/carrier REP Without recommendation

S1096 ScaAca (2R) Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J Hearing loss, newborns-mandate screening REP

S1108 ScaAca (2R) Zane,R/Allen,D+6 Death by auto w suspended lic-incr penal REP/ACA

S1310 Martin,R/Cafiero,J SHBP retirees-concerns coverage REP

S1494 Bassano,C/Kosco,L+5 Firearm theft-mand. min. 3-yr. term REP

Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont'd)

S1833/189 ScsSca (SCS/1R) Inverso,P/Bucco,A+19 PFRS memb., cert.-concerns svc. cred. REP

S2126 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Cardinale,G/Singer,R Life insur. policies-concerns filing REP/ACA

S2137 ScsSaAca (SCS/2R) Inverso,P/Sinagra,J+8 Gasoline containing MTBE-proh. sale REP/ACA

Bills Reported Referred/AAP:

A481 Aca (1R) Suliga,J Dredging-impact on marine life, water REP/ACA REF AAP

A1895 LeFevre,K Amer. Red Cross-income tax contrib. REP REF AAP

A1944 Connors,C/Moran,J+1 Inflation adjustments, mun-incr. St. aid REP REF AAP

A2662 Arnone,M/Biondi,P Mun. Consolidation Incentive Act;$550K REP REF AAP

A2827 Aca (1R) Quigley,J/Greenstein,L+1 Health benf. plans-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

A2879 Russo,D/Cohen,N+1 Computer crime-creates 24 hr. hotline REP REF AAP

A2882 Acs (ACS) Buono,B/Vandervalk,C Hosp. stroke ctrs.;$2M REP/ACS REF AAP

A3045 Gregg,G Partnerships, limited liab. co.-concerns REP REF AAP

A3102 Aca (1R) Zecker,G EMT assessment-raises REP/ACA REF AAP

A3262 Biondi,P/Bateman,C+1 Video camera grant prog.-creates REP REF AAP

A3268 Vandervalk,C/Russo,D Substance abuse prog., cert.;$5M REP REF AAP

A3316 Aca (1R) Smith,B/Vandervalk,C+2 Medical asst. on-line application proj. REP/ACA REF AAP

A3395 Gregg,G/O'Toole,K+14 Bus. owners, cert-deduct pension contrib REP REF AAP

A3503 Aca (1R) Merkt,R/Bagger,R Viol. prev training grant for DYFS;$100K REP/ACA REF AAP

A3507 Heck,R/Felice,N+2 Coalition Against Sexual Assault;$2M REP REF AAP

A3551 Merkt,R/Stanley,C+42 Prop. exempt from taxation-concerns REP REF AAP

A3580 Heck,R/DiGaetano,P Internet crime against children;$250K REP REF AAP

A3581 Heck,R/Felice,N Computer, High Tech. crimes-concerns REP REF AAP

A3613 Heck,R/Smith,T Crime victims-pymt. of restitution req. REP REF AAP

S11 Aca (1R) Sinagra,J/Vitale,J+15 Health benf. plans-concerns REP/ACA REF AAP

S1106 Sca (1R) Littell,R/Bucco,A Pub. health priority funding-concerns REP REF AAP

S1952 Kosco,L/Girgenti,J+8 Crime victims-pymt. of restitution req. REP REF AAP

S1962 Bucco,A/Littell,R Partnerships, limited liab. co.-concerns REP REF AAP

Bills Reported Referred/ABI:

A292 Gill,N/Kelly,J+4 Pap smears-clarify insur. coverage req. REP REF ABI

S516 Sca (1R) Turner,S/Allen,D+1 Pap smears-clarify insur. coverage req. REP REF ABI

Bills Combined:

A218 Gregg,G/Garrett,E Gasoline, ether oxygenates-proh sale COMB/W A3412/1667/1923

A464 Conaway,H/Conners,J+1 Health benefit plans-negotiations COMB/W A2169/2241

A1667 Asselta,N/Thompson,S+17 Methyl tertiary butyl ether-phase out COMB/W A3412/218/1923

A1923 Rooney,J+1 Gasoline, ether oxygenates-proh. sale COMB/W A3412/218/1667

A2241 Asselta,N/Doria,J+3 Health Care Prov. Jt Negotiation Act COMB/W A2169/464

A3162 Bateman,C/Geist,G+12 PFRS memb., cert.-concerns svc. cred. COMB/W A1503

Co-Sponsors Added:

A193 (Vandervalk,C; Zisa,C; Barnes,P)

A215 (Crecco,M)

A708 (Crecco,M)

A855 (Zisa,C)

A1196 (Crecco,M)

A1411 Aca (1R) (Merkt,R)

A1448 AcsAca (ACS/1R) (Merkt,R)

A1503/3162 AcaAcs (ACS) (Kelly,J; Merkt,R; Gibson,J; Farragher,C)

A2115 (Crecco,M)

A2411 (Crecco,M)

A2639 Acs (ACS) (Crecco,M)

A2863/3330 Acs (ACS) (Arnone,M)

A3028 (Greenwald,L)

A3068 (Kean,T)

A3111 (Kelly,J; Merkt,R; Gibson,J; Farragher,C)

A3161 Aca (1R) (Farragher,C)

Co-Sponsors Added: (cont'd)

A3171 (Blee,F)

A3201 AcaAca (2R) (Merkt,R)

A3212 (Geist,G)

A3320 (Holzapfel,J)

A3336 (Arnone,M)

A3406 Aca (1R) (Barnes,P; Buono,B)

A3431 (Garrett,E)

A3482 (Cottrell,M)

A3506 (Arnone,M; Weinberg,L)

A3514 (Blee,F)

A3515 (Merkt,R)

A3545/3327 Acs (ACS) (Gill,N)

A3561 (Felice,N; Geist,G; Merkt,R)

A3611 (Blee,F)

ACR149 (Gusciora,R; Guear,G)

Second Prime Sponsors Added:

A806 (Farragher,C)

A3340 (Pennacchio,J)

A3532 (Bateman,C)

Second Prime Sponsors Withdrawn:

A3442 (Zecker,G)

Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor:


The Assembly adjourned at 7:03 P.M. to meet on Thursday, June 7, 2001 (QUORUM, Committee Groups "C" and "D" scheduled to meet.

Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (5/31/01):

P.L.2001, c.98. S249 Sca w/GR (2R) Bennett,J+2 05/31/2001 Special sch. elec.-req. cert. notices

P.L.2001, c.99. S934 Sca w/GR (2R) Ciesla,A/Singer,R+5 05/31/2001 Cancer registry, St.-concerns

P.L.2001, c.100. A2930 Smith,T/Kelly,J+17 05/31/2001 Low Income Home Energy Asst. Grant