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Public Hearing Transcripts 2002

The 2002 New Jersey Legislature Transcribed Public Hearings and Meetings are Available in Two Formats: Acrobat and HTML


Senate and Assembly Committees, Task Forces and Panels:

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee
Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Tourism Committee Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Senate Education Committee Assembly Education Committee
Senate Environment Committee Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate Labor Committee Assembly Family, Women, and Children's Services Committee
Senate State Government Committee Assembly Health and Human Services Committee
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
  Assembly Labor Committee
  Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee
  Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee
  Assembly Senior Issues Committee
  Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
  Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee
  Assembly Transportation Committee
   
  Assembly Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility
  Assembly Task Force on Waterway Safety
  Assembly Light Rail Transit Legislative Panel

Joint Committees:

Joint Committee on the Public Schools Subcommittee on School Facilities

State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee

Operational Commissions:

New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning
State House Commission 
 

Study Commissions:

Commission on Business Efficiency of the Public Schools 

 


ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE "Testimony on the subject of using decommissioned subway cars as artificial reefs" April 23,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE "Wildfire management in the Pinelands" August 29,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the affordability and availability of medical malpractice insurance for physicians practicing in New Jersey"  June 3,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning issues and recommendations relating to health-care quality issues, the enhancement of patient safety, and medical error reduction"  August 1,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning retail gasoline pricing in Cape May County"  July 9,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL Nos. A-457, A-677, A-2166, A-1732, A-2113, and SENATE BILL No. 256 (Bills on various educational issues in the State of New Jersey) and "Testimony from Gordon MacInnes and the public on Abbott-related issues"  May 23,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE "New Jersey School Construction Program: Problems in implementation and possible solutions"  July 30,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE "New Jersey School Construction Program: Problems in implementation and possible solutions"  July 31,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE

  • Committe Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL Nos. 409 and 2439 "Discussion of the implementation of the Phase II California Low Emission Vehicle program beginning in calendar year 2006"  September 30, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY FAMILY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY FAMILY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMMITTEE "Addressing the needs of children of incarcerated parents" March 21, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE " Women and Disability" 
    May 10,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the affordability and availability of medical malpractice insurance for physicians practicing in New Jersey"  June 3,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning issues and recommendations relating to health-care quality issues, the enhancement of patient safety, and medical error reduction"  August 1,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2337 "Pharmacy Benefits Management Company Act"  August 8,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


  • Committee Meeting before ASSEMBLY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning racial and ethnic disparities in health-care"  September 19, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

ASSEMBLY HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the security of the State's water supply and wastewater infrastructure" July 11, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL Nos. 1912 and 2233 ( Exempts from New Jersey gross income tax the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States) "Testimony from waterfront community mayors as well as business and community representatives on the security of the Hudson River waterfront" September 26, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE "A discussion of the concerns and objectives related to issues which may be addressed by the committee during the 2002-2003 session"  February 4, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE "A discussion of the concerns and objectives related to issues which may be addressed by the committee during the 2002-2003 session"  February 4, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1556 (Includes custom fabrication under the Prevailing Wage Act) ; ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1926 (Concerns public works contracts and project agreements with labor organizations) ;ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1929 (Concerns compensation for care and treatment of public safety workers exposed to communicable diseases)  March 11, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 2111(Enhances coverage of laborers and materialmen under payment bonds); ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 2743(Establishes binding arbitration procedure for Port Authority police officers); ASSEMBLY BILL NO 212
    (The New Jersey Living Wage Act; requires businesses receiving certain public benefits to pay employees at least $6.50 per hour); ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1121(The New Jersey Living Wage Act; sets minimum wage and benefit standards for businesses contracting with or assisted by public bodies) October 24, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

 


ASSEMBLY REGULATED PROFESSIONS AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY REGULATED PROFESSIONS AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL No. 1852  ("Establishes limits on medical resident's hours") May 7, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ("Testimony concerning activities of the Budget Efficiency Savings Team Commission; testimony concerning public access to individual State Trooper records; and testimony addressing regulations dealing with head injury victims") March 11, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ("Discussion of nursing home operations, quality of care, facility conditions, the role of the State government in ensuring the well-being of the elderly in nursing homes, and the shortage of health-care professionals") June 17, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ("Testimony concerning the management and operation of nursing homes and psychiatric community residences, the quality of care residents receive, facility conditions, and the role of the State government in ensuring the well-being of residents") September 30, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ("Testimony on the progress of the New Jersey State Police under the consent decree entered into with the Federal government concerning procedures, practices, and policies relating to the management and operation of the State Police") October 24, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE  "Testimony regarding the impact of energy deregulation on this State" April 22, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE  "To discuss and take testimony on cable television competition, issues, or concerns" November 21, 2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY SENIOR ISSUES COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY SENIOR ISSUES COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 2023 (Requires certain background checks for assisted living administrators and applicants for certificate of need); ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 92 (Memorializes Federal Office of Homeland Security to examine needs of senior citizens in event of terrorist attacks); ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 93 (Urges Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force and Domestic Security Preparedness Planning Group to examine needs of senior citizens in event of terrorist attacks) March 18, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML



ASSEMBLY TOURISM AND GAMING COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TOURISM AND GAMING COMMITTEE "Testimony on the subject of computer-based wagering")  March 18 , 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY TOURISM AND GAMING COMMITTEE "Testimony from South Jersey businesses on the status of the tourism industry in South Jersey")  August 1, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML



ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (Excerpt of meeting dealing with E-ZPass system)"Overview of the current status of the E-ZPass System")  February 28, 2002 (excerpted transcript rendered from Internet archive)
    Full text of transcribed excerpt:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE on  ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION NO. 106 (Gives Assembly Transportation Committee powers conferred under Ch.13 of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes) "Overview of the current status of the E-ZPass system"
     March 18, 2002 Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE  "Overview of the current status of the E-ZPass System")   March 21, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE  "In re: E-ZPass : Transcript of Proceedings")   May 2, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 

  •  Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE  "In re: E-ZPass : Transcript of Proceedings")   May 13, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat  

  •  Committee Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE  "In re: E-ZPass : Transcript of Proceedings")   June 10, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat 


  •   Panel Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LEGISLATIVE PANEL AND ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE September 24, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML


ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY "Testimony from George Zoffinger. President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, concerning the Authority's current and future financial outlook" June 12, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Task Force Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY "A review of the State revenue estimation and certification process" July 31, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Task Force Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY "A review of the State revenue estimation and certification process" August 26, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Task Force Meeting of the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY "State treasurer John E. McCormac addresses issues related to State-administered pension funds " October 31, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON WATERWAY SAFETY

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON WATERWAY SAFETY "Testimony concerning waterway safety" September 20, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before the ASSEMBLY TASK FORCE ON WATERWAY SAFETY "Testimony concerning the role of safety education as it pertains to the prevention of boating accidents and fatalities" November 15, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML



ASSEMBLY LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LEGISLATIVE PANEL

  • Panel Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LEGISLATIVE PANEL May 2, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Panel Meeting of the ASSEMBLY LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LEGISLATIVE PANEL AND ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE September 24, 2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML



SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, AGRICULTURE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE AND SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1401 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2352 (1R) (Authorizes creation of sports and entertainment district in certain municipalities) July 11,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, AGRICULTURE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE AND SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the existing financial condition of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority" August 22,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1675 (concerns municipal authority to deal with abandoned properties; establishes pilot program) and SENATE BILL No. 1676 (Revises receivership statutes) October 10,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1675 (concerns municipal authority to deal with abandoned properties; establishes pilot program) and SENATE BILL No. 1676 (Revises receivership statutes) October 21,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, AGRICULTURE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, AGRICULTURE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE AND SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SENATE BILL No. 1401 and ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2352 (1R) (Authorizes creation of sports and entertainment district in certain municipalities) July 11,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, AGRICULTURE, AND TOURISM COMMITTEE AND SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning the existing financial condition of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority" August 22,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE "Testimony of Dr. P. Roy Vagelos with regard to 'the Report of the New Jersey Commission on Health Science, Education, and Training'" December 9,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE "Testimony regarding issues of smart growth" June 6,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE "Testimony on workforce development initiatives of various government and business entities" 
    October 17,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Public Hearing before SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE "Testimony concerning workforce development initiatives of various government and business entities" 
    October 28,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Public Hearing before SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE Senate Concurrent Resolution Nos. 59 & 27 (Proposes amendments to the State Constitution to provide that Senate President, followed by Assembly Speaker, will become Governor rather than acting Governor when vacancy occurs in office of Governor) October 24,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML


NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING" September 13,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING" October 11,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING" October 25,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING" November 15,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML


STATE HOUSE COMMISSION

  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   March 25,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML
  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   May 20,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML
  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   June 24 ,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML
  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   September 19,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML
  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   December 5,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML
  • Commission Meeting of  STATE HOUSE COMMISSION   December 12,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

COMMISSION ON BUSINESS EFFICIENCY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Public Hearing of COMMISSION ON BUSINESS EFFICIENCY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Coordination of pupil transportation services"  October 9 ,  2002
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  Acrobat     HTML

JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES

  • Subcommittee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES "Testimony of Alfred T. McNeill, Chief Executive Officer of the Schools Construction Corporation for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority"  October 29 ,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE

  • Committee Meeting of STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE  November 18,  2002
    Full text of transcribed meeting:  Acrobat     HTML

 

 

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