Under the Dome: Senate and Assembly Committees

State_house_trentonThe clock is ticking on the lame duck legislative session. Both the Assembly and Senate have committee meetings today.  The Senate has the Judiciary, Health, Budget and State Government Committees meeting. They will consider 26 bills and 23 nominations.

The Assembly has the Appropriations, Education, Environmental, Financial Institutions, Housing, Human Services, Judiciary, Labor, Regulated Professions, State Government and Transportation committees meeting. They will consider a total of 98 bills.

The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee will hear testimony from Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and invited guests on federal health care reform, and its implications for New Jersey.

The Assembly Education Committee will conduct a discussion with invited participants on charter schools, urban education, and strategies to address the needs of low-income students.

Here are stories about some of the Legislation that is pending before the Committees in Trenton. I’ll put the full list of bills up for consideration in the committees below the fold. With everything that is on the agenda, an omission is the Marriage Equality legislation that has been sent back over to the Senate. Garden State Equality will still be holding their Lobby Day in Trenton hoping for a vote to come.

If you’re not in Trenton, you can listen along to the hearings here.

Senate Budget and Appropriations Meeting 2:00 PM

A3339 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Coutinho, Albert+4], On-site generation fac.-concerns

S1036 [Rice, Ronald L./Cunningham, Sandra B.], Tuition rates, in-st.-concerns

S2557 [Ruiz, M. Teresa/Oroho, Steven V.], On-site generation fac.-concerns

S3064 [Cunningham, Sandra B.+1], Societal benf. charge rev.-concerns

S3096 [Sweeney, Stephen M.], Prevailing wage req.-concerns

S3136 [Cunningham, Sandra B.], PERS, PFRS-adjusts emp. contrib.

S3153 [Buono, Barbara], Gov. annual budget message-concerns

SR21 [Kyrillos, Joseph M.], Alternative min. tax, fed.-repeal

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

S3020 [Scutari, Nicholas P.], Judicial Branch emp, PERS-concerns

S3158 (Sarlo, Paul], Requires info on state’s long-term liabilies

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Meeting 1:00 PM

The Committee will hear testimony from Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and invited guests on federal health care reform, and its implications for New Jersey.

S3108 [Vitale, Joseph F.], Broadband, Elec Health Info Network Auth

SCR159 [Singer, Robert W./Kean, Thomas H.+2], US territory resident-health insur.

Senate Judiciary Meeting 11:00 AM



Considered:

to be a member of the Board of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority:

Maria Ivette Torres of Mays Landing to succeed herself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Cumberland County Board of Taxation:

Reverend Evelyn E. Booze of Vineland for the term prescribed by law.

Jill H. Sungenis-Dean, AIS CISR of Bridgeton for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Gloucester County Superintendent of Elections:

Stephanie Salvatore of Sewell for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Local Finance Board:

Idida Rodriguez of Paterson to succeed herself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission:

John H. Fisher, III of Mantua to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Health Care Facilities Financing Authority:

Simon J. Samaha, M.D. of Haddonfield to replace Thomas M. Jackson, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the NJ Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission:

Honorable Joseph Azzolina, Sr. of Middletown to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission:

Michael T. Cricco of Hoboken to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

Louis A. Cuccinello of Haledon to succeed himself, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Pinelands Commission:

Lawrence J. Niles, Ph.D. of Greenwich for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Ramapo College of NJ – Board of Trustees:

George C. Ruotolo, Jr., C.F.R.E of Edgewater to replace Arthur Ramirez, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the Rutgers University – Board of Trustees:

Jonathan R. Boguchwal of Hoboken to replace Kevin Kennedy, for the term prescribed by law.

to be a member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities:

Elizabeth Smith of Montclair to replace Peter J. Ganz, resigned, for the term prescribed by law.

Interviewed:

to be Cape May County Prosecutor:

Robert Taylor of Stone Harbor for the term prescribed by law.

to be a Judge of the Superior Court:

Daniel D’Alessandro of Jersey City for the term prescribed by law.

David Krell of Pittsgrove for the term prescribed by law.

John Marczyk of Absecon for the term prescribed by law.

Joseph Paone of Colonia for the term prescribed by law.

John Porto of Cape May Court House for the term prescribed by law.

Marybeth Rogers of North Bergen for the term prescribed by law.

Lisa Vignuolo of Milltown for the term prescribed by law.

to be a Workers’ Compensation Judge:

Eric Spevak of Cherry Hill for the term prescribed by law.

A3526 [McKeon, John F./Johnson, Gordon M.], Jury tampering-incr. penal.

A3620 [Love, Sandra/Pou, Nellie+2], Disposition of human remains-concerns

S2530 [Madden, Fred H./Redd, Dana L.+1], Disposition of human remains-concerns

S2938 [Codey, Richard J.], Jury tampering-incr. penal.

S3123 [Rice, Ronald L.], Wage withholdings, cert.-concerns

Senate State Government Meeting 1:00 PM

A1930 [Gusciora, Reed/Evans, Elease+2], Poll workers-cert. training req.

A2955 [Scalera, Frederick/Smith, L. Harvey], Loc pub contract-concern bidding process

A3433 [Scalera, Frederick/Albano, Nelson T.], Fire Comm Bd-change petition filing date

A3698 [Wisniewski, John S./Vas, Joseph], Loc. pub. contracts-concerns

A4300 [Quigley, Joan M./Schaer, Gary S.+3], PFRS accidential death benf.-expedite

S445 [Pennacchio, Joseph/Codey, Richard J.+8], Transparency in Govt. Act-estab.

S2214 [Turner, Shirley K.], Poll workers-cert. training req.

S2215 [Van Drew, Jeff], Fire Comm Bd-change petition filing date

S2670 [Kean, Thomas H./Sweeney, Stephen M.], Camp. contrib., cert.-proh.

S2782 [Van Drew, Jeff], Loc. pub. contracts-concerns

S3020 [Scutari, Nicholas P.], Judicial Branch emp, PERS-concerns

S3072 [Sacco, Nicholas J./Stack, Brian P.], PFRS accidential death benf.-expedite

S3107 [Rice, Ronald L./Codey, Richard J.], Amer. Recovery, Reinvestment Act-concern

S3135 [Girgenti, John A.], Loc pub contract-concern bidding process

SCR163 [Scutari, Nicholas P.], St. off. bldgs. renovation proj.-approve

Pending Introduction and Referral:

S3157 [Scutari, Nicholas P.], Revises statutes concerning public questions

Assembly Appropriations Meeting 10:00 AM

A2139 [Greenstein, Linda R./DeAngelo, Wayne P.], Gov. annual budget message-concerns

A2859 [Chivukula, Upendra J./Fisher, Douglas H.+2], Farms-concern biomas, solar, wind energy

A3239 [McKeon, John F./Fisher, Douglas H.+7], Forest stewardship-estab.

A4230 [Stender, Linda/Conaway, Herb], Family planning svcs.-concerns

A4359 [Cryan, Joseph], Monmouth Econ. Revitalization Auth. Act

S713 [Smith, Bob/Van Drew, Jeff], Forest stewardship-estab.

S1538 [Smith, Bob/Bateman, Christopher+2], Farms-concern biomas, solar, wind energy

S2019 [Codey, Richard J.], Marine Science Consortium statute-repeal

S3055 [Vitale, Joseph F./Whelan, Jim+1], Family planning svcs.-concerns

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

A194 [Johnson, Gordon M./Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Tuition rates, in-st.-concerns

A990 [Cruz-Perez, Nilsa/Johnson, Gordon M.+19], Tuition rates, cert. students-concerns

A1258 [Moriarty, Paul D./Greenwald, Louis D.+5], Sales tax holiday, cert. sales-estab.

A2549 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Giblin, Thomas P.+1], Nursing Incentive Loan Redemption Prog.

A3472 [Jasey, Mila M./Voss, Joan M.], Interdist. Pub. Sch. Choice Prog.-estab.

A4018 [Coutinho, Albert/Spencer, L. Grace+1], Wrongful imprisonment-concerns comp.

A4082 [Tucker, Cleopatra G./Evans, Elease+7], Constr. contracts-concerns training prog

A4110 [Coutinho, Albert], Marine Science Consortium statute-repeal

A4137 [Coutinho, Albert/Spencer, L. Grace], Co. voc. sch. dist-concerns debt svc aid

A4272 [Johnson, Gordon M.], Police training-concerns

A4316 [Jasey, Mila M.], Neighborhood stabilization-concerns

A4325 [Lampitt, Pamela R.], Basic Skills Training Prog. Econ. Growth

A4337 [McKeon, John F./Rumpf, Brian E.], Island Beach St. Park prog-dedicate fees

A4360 [Cryan, Joseph], State’s long-term liab.-annual reporting

A4362 [Quigley, Joan M.], PERS, PFRS-adjusts emp. contrib.

A4373 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Extends deadline for gov. budget

A4374 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Est. trust fund for post-employ benefits

A4375 [Roberts, Joseph J./Greenwald, Louis D.], Concerns economic recovery

A4376 [Greenwald, Louis D.], Provides PERS def. of contract salary

S2730 [Rice, Ronald L./Cunningham, Sandra B.+3], Constr. contracts-concerns training prog

S2824 [Girgenti, John A.], Police training-concerns

S2941 [Codey, Richard J./Rice, Ronald L.+1], Co. voc. sch. dist-concerns debt svc aid

S3060 [Codey, Richard J./Sarlo, Paul A.], Gov. budget message-concerns

Assembly Education Meeting 2:00 PM

The Committee will conduct a discussion with invited participants on charter schools, urban education, and strategies to address the needs of low-income students.

A757 [Conners, Jack/Conaway, Herb+1], Child in foster care-concerns sch. dist.

A3228 [Angelini, Mary Pat/O’Scanlon, Declan J.+2], Sch. admin., cert.-concerns contracts

A3671 [Cryan, Joseph/Vas, Joseph+3], Sch. dist. emp.-concerns tuition asst.

A3806 [Chiappone, Anthony/Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Student Athlete Cardiac Screening-estab.

A4248 [Wisniewski, John S.], Sch. fac. proj.-concern construction

A4270 [Jasey, Mila M./Scalera, Frederick+1], Special Ed, Tramautic Brain Injury

A4279 [Cryan, Joseph], Community Svc. Phase Two Pilot Prog.

S1771 [Madden, Fred H./Vitale, Joseph F.+2], Student Athlete Cardiac Screening-estab.

S2127 [Codey, Richard J./Turner, Shirley K.+2], Sch. dist. emp.-concerns tuition asst.

S3092 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Baroni, Bill+1], Sch. fac. proj.-concern construction

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

A2547 [Lampitt, Pamela R./Wagner, Connie], Textbooks, higher ed. instit.-concerns

A4377 [Cryan, Joseph], Extends pilot program to address math & science teachers

S1263 [Turner, Shirley K.], Textbooks, higher ed. instit.-concerns

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Meeting 2:00 PM

A2202 [Karrow, Marcia A.], Highlands transfer devel. prog.-concerns

A3218 [McKeon, John F./Rudder, Scott+3], Solar and Wind Energy Comm.-creates

A3852 [Scalera, Frederick], Site remediation-pub. notification

A4341 [McKeon, John F.], Site remediation grants-concerns

A4342 [McKeon, John F.], Haz. Site Remediation Fd.-concerns

Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Meeting 11:00 AM

A132 [Vainieri Huttle, Valerie/Handlin, Amy H.+2], Managed care plans-assignment cert. benf

A4168 [Schaer, Gary S.], Worker’s comp. security fd.-concerns

S114 [Weinberg, Loretta], Managed care plans-assignment cert. benf

Assembly Housing and Local Government Meeting 10:00 AM

A3740 [DeAngelo, Wayne P./Lampitt, Pamela R.], Small wind energy sys. by mun.-prov. reg

A4264 [Quijano, Annette], I & R in cert. mun.-concerns

A4269 [Quijano, Annette/Cruz-Perez, Nilsa], Hispanic communities-representation

A4313 [Scalera, Frederick], Real prop. assessment-concerns

A4345 [Green, Jerry/Scalera, Frederick], Wastewater mgmt. plans-concerns

A4347 [Greenwald, Louis D./Malone, Joseph R.], Permit Ext. Act-extends

expiration date

S2542 [Rice, Ronald L./Redd, Dana L.], Housing auth. exec. dir.-concerns

S2675 [Rice, Ronald L./Haines, Philip E.], Special Mun. Aid Act-modify criteria

S2740 [Rice, Ronald L./Weinberg, Loretta+1], Loc. unit and auth. budgets-concerns

Assembly Human Services Meeting 2:00 PM

A1897 [Chivukula, Upendra J.], Safe Haven sites-concerns

A3673 [Cryan, Joseph/Burzichelli, John J.+2], Developmental disab-estab

offender regis

A3849 [Coutinho, Albert/Spencer, L. Grace], Homeless shelters-concerns

S184 [Bucco, Anthony R./Sweeney, Stephen M.+1], Safe Haven Infant Prot.

Act-pub. info.

SJR20 [Codey, Richard J.+1], Postpartum Awareness Day-desig. Oct. 20

Pending Introduction and Referral:

AJR132 [Jasey, Mila M.], Postpartum Awareness Day-desig. Oct. 20

Assembly Judiciary Meeting 10:00 AM

A2887 [Albano, Nelson T./Milam, Matthew W.+1], Pre-trial intervention-concerns

A4158 [Russo, David C.], Civil actions, cert.-concerns

S2763 [Cardinale, Gerald/Sarlo, Paul A.+1], Civil actions, cert.-concerns

S3104 [Madden, Fred H./Sarlo, Paul A.+1], Handgun sales & purch.-concerns

Pending Introduction and Referral:

A4361 [Burzichelli, John J./Johnson, Gordon M.], Handgun sales & purch.-concerns

A4363 [Greenstein, Linda R.], Domestic Viol. Victim Prot. Pilot Prog.

A4364 [Greenstein, Linda R.], Domestic viol. offenses-concerns

A4365 [Spencer, L. Grace], Domestic viol-self-defense justification

A4366 [Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Domestic viol. victim-rental/lease prot.

A4367 [Voss, Joan M.], Domestic viol-concerns restraining order

AJR133 [Burzichelli, John J./Johnson, Gordon M.], Creates Firearms Advis Task Force

Assembly Labor Meeting 10:00 AM



A3770 [Scalera, Frederick/Evans, Elease], Legal transcribers-unemp. comp. excl.

A3919 [Burzichelli, John J./Johnson, Gordon M.], Wage, benf., tax law viol-lic suspension

A4232 [Vainieri Huttle, Valerie], Apparel Procurement Bd.-estab.

A4262 [Quijano, Annette], Family child care providers-concerns

A4263 [Quijano, Annette], Community care resid. providers-concerns

A4305 [DeAngelo, Wayne P.], Pub. works contractors-concern regis.

A4327 [Lampitt, Pamela R.+1], NJ PLACE prog.-estab.

AR210 [Gusciora, Reed/Diegnan, Patrick J.], Express carrier emp. prot.-Cong. support

S825 [Ciesla, Andrew R.], Legal transcribers-unemp. comp. elig.

Assembly Regulated Professions Meeting 10:00 AM



A3870 [Oliver, Sheila Y.], Mover’s svcs.-concerns owner-operators

A4340 [Prieto, Vincent], Solid and haz. waste operations-concerns

Pending Introduction and or Referral:

A4060 [Quijano, Annette/Chivukula, Upendra J.+1], Telecommunication info.-

concerns access

A4338 [Scalera, Frederick/Prieto, Vincent], Vol. emerg. svc. prov.-concerns mun. off

A4370 [Prieto/Rodriguez/Coutinho], Concerns continuing education for dentists

ACR248 [McKeon, John], support increased funding for ichthyosis disease

ACR249 [McKeon, John], regulate prepaid debit cards as tradition debit cards

S2841 [Lesniak, Raymond J./Girgenti, John A.], Telecommunication info.-concerns access

Assembly State Government Meeting 2:00 PM

A401 [Handlin, Amy H./Vandervalk, Charlotte+2], St. Auth. Review Comm.-estab.

A2479 [O’Scanlon, Declan J.+1], SHBP-req. St. Auditor conduct audits

A2515 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie+1], St. off., emp.-req. to reside in the St.

A3198 [Spencer, L. Grace/Coutinho, Albert], Voting rights, parole/probation-concernn

A3808 [Van Pelt, Daniel M./Rumpf, Brian E.+1], St. emp., newly hired-req. NJ resident

A4322 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Capital City Redevel. Corp.-revises org.

A4323 [Watson Coleman, Bonnie], Amer. Recovery, Reinvestment Act-concern

A4328 [DeAngelo, Wayne P./Greenstein, Linda R.+2], St. bldgs., fac repair contracts-concern

ACR247 [Greenwald, Louis D.], St. off. bldgs. renovation proj.-approve

Pending Introduction and Referral:

A4371 [Burzichelli, John J.], Concerns elections of superintendents and deputy

A4372 [Roberts, Joseph/Burzichelli, John J.], Concerns surplus of real property

A4378 [Quigley, Joan M.], Expands exemption for service entities

Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Meeting 10:00 AM

A537 [Dancer, Ronald S./Chivukula, Upendra J.+4], Speed limits-concerns mun. streets

A1522 [Rible, David P.], Chosin Few Memor. Hwy.-desig. Rt. 35

A1728 [Munoz, Nancy F./Munoz, Eric], Pedestrian safety-concerns

A1775 [Ramos, Ruben J./Rodriguez, Caridad+6], Parking-concerns

A3193 [Carroll, Michael Patrick/Giblin, Thomas P.], Chaplain Charles J Watters Mem Bride-Rt3

A3930 [Gusciora, Reed/Barnes, Peter J.+1], Scenic and Hist. Hwys. Prog.-estab.

A4240 [Burzichelli, John J.], DRPA emp.-concerns rights

S1082 [Ciesla, Andrew R./Van Drew, Jeff+1], Parking-concerns

S1234 [Singer, Robert W./Van Drew, Jeff], Speed limits-concerns mun. streets

S1850 [Girgenti, John A./Sarlo, Paul A.], Chaplain Charles J Watters Mem Bride-Rt3

S2479 [Kean, Thomas H./Sarlo, Paul A.+1], Pedestrian safety-concerns

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