Friday, June 15, 2007

Action on enviro bills hot and heavy in Trenton

The New Jersey Legislature is racing to move as many bills as possible before breaking for its traditional summer recess at the end of June. With only a handfull of committee dates and floor sessions left, the pace is accelerating.

We counted more than 50 separate actions involving environmental bills yesterday. Here are just a few of them:

A-1839 (Greenstein) Provides for civil and criminal penalties for giving false information pertaining to violations of environmental laws.
Jun 14, 2007 – Posted for committee action but held

A-2039 (Chatzidakis) Requires certain State buildings to be designed and managed to meet high performance green building standards.
Jun 14, 2007 – Transferred to committee: Assembly Budget

A-3275 (Panter) Changes composition and revises authority of Fish and Game Council.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Assembly committee amendments

A-3301 (Stender) The "Global Warming Response Act."
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported as a Assembly committee substitute

A-3595 (McKeon) Authorizes enhancement of State Uniform Construction Code's energy subcode based on anticipated energy savings
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported by committee

A-3864 (Greenstein) Authorizes municipalities to establish receiving zones for transfer of development rights from Highlands Region or pinelands area; provides for impact fees and other incentives.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported as a Assembly committee substitute

A-3937 (Fisher) Increases certain fees and penalties of the Mine Safety Act.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported by committee

A-4022 (Greenwald) Establishes New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Assembly committee amendments

A-4086 (McKeon) Requires purchasing agents to complete a course in green product purchasing.
Jun 14, 2007 – Referred: Senate Economic Growth

A-4156 (Watson Coleman) Establishes minimum energy efficiency standards for certain products.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Assembly committee amendments

A-4211 (Panter) Requires developers to offer solar energy systems in all homes built within a development of 100 or more units.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Assembly committee amendments

A-4265 (Manzo) Provides combined State and local enforcement authority over recycling centers.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported by committee

A-4329 (Quigley) Concerns certain riparian lands in Jersey City.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Assembly committee amendments

S-2737 (Madden) Permits certain child care centers to receive $1,500 grants from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported by committee

S-2743 (Doria) Revises procedures for condemnation of certain property and use of the power of eminent domain by railroads.
Jun 14, 2007 – Reported with Senate committee amendments

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