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1 NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE DIGEST for October 19, 2000 OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION Legislative Information and Bill Room State House Annex, Room B-01, P.O. Box 068, Trenton, NJ (609) / Toll-free in NJ (800) TDD for the hearing impaired (609) / Toll-free in NJ (800) Web Site: Vol. XII No th Legislature First Annual Session SENATE ACTION (QUORUM) Nominations Notice of Intention: TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT: Rachel N. Davidson, of Livingston. Joseph V. Isabella, of Nutley. Jose Linares, of West Caldwell. Thomas R. Vena, of South Orange. Michael J. Hogan, of Medford. John E. Harrington, of Marlton. Marc M. Baldwin, of Southampton. Michelle Hollar-Gregory, of West Orange. Nominations Received and Referred to SJU: TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT: Thomas R. Vena, of South Orange. Patricia M. Talbert, of South Orange. Rachel N. Davidson, of Livingston. Joseph V. Isabella, of Nutley. Michelle Hollar-Gregory, of West Orange. Jose Linares, of West Caldwell. Nominations Reported from Committee: TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT: Rachel N. Davidson, of Livingston. Michelle Hollar-Gregory, of West Orange. Jose Linares, of West Caldwell. Thomas R. Vena, of South Orange. Patricia M. Talbert, of South Orange. Joseph V. Isabella, of Nutley. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BURLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION: John L. Aloi, of Mount Holly. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CASINO CONTROL COMMISSION: William T. Sommeling, of Toms River, to replace Bradford S. Smith, resigned. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CERTIFIED PSYCHOANALYSTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: E. Charles Velnosky, Ph.D., of Somers Point. Jerome J. Rosenberg, Ph.D., of Turnersville. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION: Walter F. Gavigan, of Millville.

2 Page 2. October 19, 2000 Nominations Reported from Committee: (cont d) TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL: Mary Kay Weber, of Eatontown, to replace Donald Vander Vliet. Maureen Babula, of Phillipsburg, to replace Francis L. Nardi, resigned. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE: Harry D. Morey, Jr., of Bayville, to replace Ragan T. Phillips, resigned. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LICENSED LENDERS ADVISORY BOARD: Joseph G. Zinman, of Marlton. William G. Schwab, Jr., of Califon. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MONMOUTH COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION: John E. Westlake, of Highlands. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE MORRIS COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION: Bernard J. Tyson, of Parsippany. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY CULTURAL TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Josh S. Weston, of Montclair. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, MINORITIES AND WOMEN'S ENTERPRISES: Mark L. Quinn, of Somerset, to replace Barbara M. Lancaster, resigned. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY PAIN MANAGEMENT POLICY ADVISORY COUNCIL: Alice L. Duigon, MSN, RN, of Toms River. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY SPORTS AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY: Joetta Clark, of Somerset. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COMMISSION ON AGING: John L. McDonnell, of Millville. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NORTH JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Timothy P. O'Reilly, of Hillsdale, to replace Phyllis Moss Henderson, deceased. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PARENTS' EDUCATION PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Frances C. Wilson, of Holmdel. Marsha Ellias-Frankel, of West End. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY-BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Raymond Ocasio, of Ridgewood, to replace Robert P. Corman. Jeffrey A. Shepard, of Mahwah, to replace Roland Alum. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION: Mary Lou Chollis, of Pennsville. TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: Roberta H. Van Anda, of Rumson, to replace Margaret M. Bennett, resigned. Bills Introduced/Without Reference/Given Second Reading: SR71 Bassano,C/DiFrancesco,D Religious persecution-condenms Iran Bills Introduced: S1678 Bucco,A/Littell,R Flood victim-sales tax exemp, cert purch REF SBA S1679 Rice,R Sr. cit rent-concerns 5 day grace period REF SCU S1680 Sinagra,J/Lynch,J Solid waste by rail car-st./co. approval REF SEN S1681 Kosco,L HMDC-NJ Meadowlands Commission REF SEG S1682 Bark,M Airport runways-proh. extension REF STR S1683 Rice,R Charter sch.-application approval req. REF SED S1684 Rice,R Charter sch, new-estab. 3 yr. moratorium REF SED S1685 Turner,S Correctional fac., priv. owned-concerns REF SLP S1686 Turner,S Sellers of travel-prov. regis. and reg. REF SCM S1687 Singer,R/Cardinale,G Health prof lic.-criminal hist check req REF SHH S1688 Inverso,P Youth suicide-create reporting system REF SHH

3 Page 3. October 19, 2000 Bills Introduced: (cont d) S1689 Singer,R/O'Connor,E PFRS, SPRS-death benf., remarried spouse REF SSG S1690 Bryant,W CAMcare Health Corp.;$500K REF SHH S1691 Bucco,A/Bennett,J+1 Scooter riders, cert.-wear helmets REF SLP S1692 Bucco,A/Sinagra,J+1 Prosthetic appliances-health insur cover REF SHH S1693 Matheussen,J/Zane,R Gloucester Co. Fire Academy;$2M REF SLP S1694 Littell,R/Allen,D+2 RR and Transp. Museum-Phillipsburg REF STR S1695 Cardinale,G/Baer,B+10 John Harms Ctr. for the Arts;$2M REF SSG S1696 Bryant,W Tobacco vending machine-proh. REF SHH S1697 Sinagra,J/DiFrancesco,D+12 Children's hosp., cert.;$16m REF SHH S1698 Robertson,N+1 Mosquito control plan-st./co. develop REF SEN S1699 Lesniak,R/Bassano,C Sch. off charge w/crime-estab. procedure REF SED S1700 Kosco,L/Allen,D Parent Aides, Teens prog, Bergen Co;$55K REF SSV S1701 Inverso,P Firearm possession, cert.-enhance penal. REF SLP S1702 Martin,R/Baer,B Parkway Barrier Toll Removal Act REF STR S1703 Inverso,P Mental health workers-merit incr.;$1m REF SSV S1704 Bennett,J Children, crimes involving-upgrad penal. REF SJU S1705 Matheussen,J Custody/guardianship-criminal hist check REF SWF S1706 Matheussen,J Simple assault against law off.-upgrades REF SJU S1707 Kyrillos,J/Codey,R Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council REF SHH S1708 Kyrillos,J/McNamara,H+4 Litter pickup/removal plan-dot prepare REF SEN S1709 Kyrillos,J/McNamara,H+4 Littering-incr. penal. REF SEN S1710 Kyrillos,J/Connors,L+3 Litter Advisory Council-estab. REF SEN S1715 Codey,R Co. prosecutor-ten yrs. legal experience REF SJU SCR88 Turner,S Auto Insur Cost Reduction-not leg intent REF SLO SCR89 Codey,R+2 Greystone Park Psych Hosp-oppose plan REF SSV SCR90 Codey,R Co. prosecutors-term limitations REF SJU Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: A862 AcaAca (2R) Bagger,R/Collins,J+2 Main Street NJ prog.-creates;$800k REP A1431 DeCroce,A CONTACT Hotline;$5K REP A1665 Sca (1R) Asselta,N/Gibson,J Storage fac.-adds storage trailers REP/SCA A2006 Aca (1R) O'Toole,K/Weingarten,J+1 Correction/police off, assaults-concerns REP A2119 AcaSca (2R) Green,J/Biondi,P Rent gouging-prev. in st. of emerg. area REP/SCA A2403 DiGaetano,P/Doria,J Zoning permit-issue w/in 7 calendar days REP Without recommendation A2531 Cohen,N/LeFevre,K+2 Smart Gun Tech. Devel. prog.;$500k REP S6 DiFrancesco,D/Cafiero,J+14 Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act REP S7 Matheussen,J/Kosco,L+6 Health insur. consumers' rights;$100k REP S8 Sinagra,J/Inverso,P+6 Managed care oversight;$1.3m REP S10 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Codey,R+7 Minority, multicultural health-concerns REP/SCA S105 Connors,L Casinos-report cred. to mun., co. off. REP S307 James,S+1 Social Svcs. for the Homeless prog.;$2m REP S324 Rice,R/Furnari,G Abandoned Cemetery Preserv. Fd.-estab. REP S340 Sca (1R) Kenny,B+1 AIDS support-income tax contrib. REP/SCA S369 Sinagra,J/Singer,R+1 Medicaid-community spouse allowance REP S464 Scs (SCS) Singer,R/Robertson,N Assisted living fac.-10% Medicaid-elig. REP/SCS S788 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Kyrillos,J Main Street NJ prog.-creates REP/SCA S901 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Real estate promotions-concerns REP/SCA S971 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Allen,D Vet. benf.-extend to cert. persons REP/SCA S1023 Sca (1R) Bucco,A/Kavanaugh,W New Resid. Constr. Act-mun. liab. REP/SCA S1043 Kyrillos,J/Cardinale,G Malpractice affidavit-neutral licensee REP S1050 Sca (1R) Turner,S Resid. rental housing viol.-crim. liab. REP/SCA S1072 Vitale,J/Sinagra,J Nursing home admission agreement-concern REP S1173 Sca (1R) McNamara,H/Vitale,J Underground storage tanks-finan. asst. REP/SCA S1254 Sca (1R) Inverso,P Drug dealing offense-grade by units REP/SCA S1338 Ciesla,A/Matheussen,J Zoning permit-issue w/in 7 calendar days REP Without recommendation S1382 Sca (1R) Martin,R+1 Secured transactions-concerns REP/SCA S1429 Codey,R Retir. benf.-issue refunding bonds REP S1466 Sca (1R) Inverso,P/Vitale,J+2 Emp. leasing co/leasing agreements-reg. REP/SCA S1472 Scs (SCS) DiFrancesco,D/Robertson,N+5 Individual Devel. Acct. Prog.;$1M REP/SCS S1545 Sca (1R) Connors,L Loc. auth.-annual emp. comp. report REP/SCA S1547 Connors,L Mun. elections-hold in Nov. REP S1566 Cafiero,J/Ciesla,A Haskin Shellfish Research Lab;$350K REP S1575/1540/1548/1550 Scs (SCS) Cardinale,G Motor fuels sale-permits on the Internet REP/SCS S1577 Sca (1R) Cardinale,G Master plumbers-concerns lic. REP/SCA S1608 Cafiero,J/Zane,R Delaware Riv., Bay Auth.-auth. cert proj REP S1659 Sca (1R) Singer,R/DiFrancesco,D+1 Religious org, receive fd-prop tax exemp REP/SCA

4 Page 4. October 19, 2000 Bills Reported from Committee/Given 2nd Reading: (cont d) S1665 Cardinale,G/Furnari,G Workers' comp.-permits electronic filing REP S1668 Connors,L Dissolved auth.-loc. unit to assume debt REP S1711 Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J Farmland preserv. purposes;$10m REP S1711 Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J Farmland preserv. purposes;$10m REP S1712 Singer,R/Zane,R Farmland preserv. purposes;$11.1m REP S1712 Singer,R/Zane,R Farmland preserv. purposes;$11.1m REP S1713 Littell,R/Bark,M Farmland preserv. purposes;$8.280m REP S1713 Littell,R/Bark,M Farmland preserv. purposes;$8.280m REP SCR61 Cardinale,G/Matheussen,J Sr., disab. prop tax deduct-income limit REP SJR24 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Robertson,N+1 Prop. Assessment Study Comm.-creates REP/SCA Bills Referred/SBA: A862 AcaAca (2R) Bagger,R/Collins,J+2 Main Street NJ prog.-creates;$800k S307 James,S+1 Social Svcs. for the Homeless prog.;$2m S788 Sca (1R) Allen,D/Kyrillos,J Main Street NJ prog.-creates S971 Sca (1R) Connors,L/Allen,D Vet. benf.-extend to cert. persons S1472 Scs (SCS) DiFrancesco,D/Robertson,N+5 Individual Devel. Acct. Prog.;$1M S1566 Cafiero,J/Ciesla,A Haskin Shellfish Research Lab;$350K S1575/1540/1548/1550 Scs (SCS) Cardinale,G Motor fuels sale-permits on the Internet S1659 Sca (1R) Singer,R/DiFrancesco,D+1 Religious org, receive fd-prop tax exemp S1668 Connors,L Dissolved auth.-loc. unit to assume debt S1711 Matheussen,J/Sinagra,J Farmland preserv. purposes;$10m S1712 Singer,R/Zane,R Farmland preserv. purposes;$11.1m S1713 Littell,R/Bark,M Farmland preserv. purposes;$8.280m SCR61 Cardinale,G/Matheussen,J Sr., disab. prop tax deduct-income limit Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/assembly Amendments/Given Second Reading: S110/127 ScsAca (SCS/1R) Connors,L/Cafiero,J+6 Sr. cit. stabilization aid-elig criteria Bills Received from Assembly/Concurrence w/governor's Recommendation/Given Second Reading: A859 w/gr (1R) Bagger,R/Weingarten,J+4 DYFS prop. in Middlesex co.-transfers A1344 AcaAcaAa w/gr (4R) Bagger,R/Doria,J+17 Charter sch.-estab. req. funding level A1439 Aca w/gr (2R) Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N+8 Community Health Care Assets Prot. Act A2122 AcaSca w/gr (3R) Wolfe,D/Malone,J+3 Early Childhood Ed. Comm.-estab. A2123 Aca w/gr (2R) Wolfe,D/Malone,J+3 Early Childhood Ed. Off.-estab. in DOE Bills Received from Assembly/Referred to Committee: A314 Aca (1R) Vandervalk,C/Cohen,N+1 Health Data Comm. Act;$94K REF SHH A531 LeFevre,K/Blee,F Recall election-proh. contrib. by casino REF SJU A774 Holzapfel,J/Roberts,J+4 Jury duty-exemp. police REF SJU A1236 Aca (1R) Malone,J/Blee,F+8 Ed. foundations-prov. grants to estab. REF SED A1438 Aca (1R) Moran,J/Connors,C+6 PERS, CPFPF, PFRS, cert.-incr. pensions REF SSG A1637 Aca (1R) O'Toole,K/Weingarten,J+2 Maple syrup urine disease-test newborns REF SHH A2110 Aca (1R) Kelly,J/DiGaetano,P Van Riper House-restoration;$350K REF SEN A2183 Wolfe,D/Asselta,N+1 Homeowners insur. deductibles-concerns REF SCM A2442 Aca (1R) Thompson,S+1 Mun. rev.-distrib. to prop. taxpayers REF SCU A2489 Aca (1R) Kelly,J/Gibson,J+3 Abandoned tenant prop.-concerns REF SCU A2524 Aca (1R) Bodine,F/Chatzidakis,L+1 Oak Tree Disease Survey;$95K REF SEN Bills Combined: S1540 Vitale,J/Inverso,P Motor fuels-permits sale on the Internet COMB/W S1575/1548/1550 S1548 Connors,L Motor fuel sale on internet-concerns COMB/W S1575/1540/1550 S1550 Rice,R Motor fuel sold over Internet-concerns COMB/W S1575/1540/1548

5 Page 5. October 19, 2000 Concurrent Resolutions Placed On Desk: SCR61 Cardinale,G/Matheussen,J Sr., disab. prop tax deduct-income limit Bills Transferred: S553 Cafiero,J+2 Co. clerks-concerns cert salaries/fees FROM SCU TO SBA S1530 Adler,J Faith Based Community Devel. Initiative FROM SCU TO SSV Bills Withdrawn From The Files: S1605 Singer,R/Robertson,N+8 Prostate Cancer Awareness, Ed. Prog.;$1M FROM SHH Co-Sponsors Added: S141/1054 Scs (SCS) (Kosco,L) S230 Sca (1R) (Matheussen,J) S322 ScsSca (SCS/1R) (Vitale,J) S910 (Vitale,J) S1472 Scs (SCS) (Rice,R; Inverso,P; Kenny,B; Bryant,W; Turner,S) S1654 (Vitale,J; Kosco,L; Cardinale,G) S1675 (Robertson,N) S1691 (Ciesla,A) S1692 (Inverso,P) S1694 (Bassano,C; Connors,L) S1695 (Robertson,N; Kosco,L; McNamara,H; Kyrillos,J; Bucco,A; Girgenti,J; Furnari,G; Bennett,J; Littell,R; Martin,R) S1697 (Codey,R; Littell,R; Singer,R; Baer,B; Matheussen,J; Lynch,J; O Connor,E; Girgenti,J; Kosco, L; Bassano,C) S1698 (Inverso,P) S1708 (Connors,L; Singer,R; Bark,M; Bucco,A) S1709 (Connors,L; Singer,R; Bark,M; Bucco,A) S1710 (Singer,R; Bark,M; Bucco,A) SCR76 (Girgenti,J) SCR86 (Cafiero,J) SCR89 (Rice,R; Bucco,A) SR61 (Singer,R) Co-Prime Sponsors Added: S416 (Vitale,J) S1472 Scs (SCS) (Robertson,N) S1540 (Inverso,P) S1675 (Bucco,A) Co-Prime Sponsors Withdrawn: S1663 (Martin,R) The Senate President has made the following appointment: *Effective October 3, 2000 Lake Restoration and Management Advisory Task Force: Senator Anthony R. Bucco (25) The Senate adjourned at 6:00 P.M. to meet on Monday, October 23, 2000 (SESSION).

6 Page 6. October 19, 2000 ASSEMBLY ACTION The Assembly did not meet. The Assembly will meet on Monday, October 30, 2000 (SESSION). Bills Passed Both Houses/Sent To Governor: None Bills Signed Into Law Since Last Session (10/16/00): None