Friday, June 26, 2009

Big environmental day in NJ Legislature


In their final voting sessions prior to summer recess, members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly last night took action on a host of environmental bills.

Among those receiving final passage and sent to the governor's desk were bills that:

  • Place on the November, 2009 election ballot a $400 million open-space and farmland preservation bond issue question .

  • Make it more difficult for local zoners to block the construction of wind and solar energy facilities.

  • Authorize counties and towns to acquire land for resale or lease with agricultural deed restrictions attached for farmland preservation purposes.

  • Appropriate funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects.

  • Authorize the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust
    to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects.

  • Extend the deadline for municipal recycling coordinators' educational requirements.

  • Allow developers with approved but un-built housing projects aimed at buyers aged 55 and older to be able to seek permission
    to eliminate the age restrictions.

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