Sunday, March 14, 2010

NJ Legislature:Environmental agenda Mar 15-18

Bob Martin The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday (3/15) takes up the nomination of Bob Martin
to head the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The meeting starts at noon. Two other nominations also will be considered Listen to live broadcast of hearing.

The Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee on Thursday will consider a bill, A-2486, that prohibits the adoption of new rules exceeding federal standards unless specifically authorized by state law.

New Jersey Assembly

Environmental legislation - Week of March 15-19:

Monday, March 15, 2010


3/15/10 10:00 AM - Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex

S-239 (S-1250) Bateman, C. (R-16); Turner, S.K. (D-15)
Requires the design of new public schools to incorporate the "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) guidelines. Related Bill: A-1076

S-411 (S-2386) Haines, P.E. (R-8); Bucco, A.R. (R-25) Authorizes free hunting, fishing, and trapping for certain retired military personnel. Related Bill: A-1204

For discussion only:

S-463 (S-2535) Smith, B. (D-17); Buono, B. (D-18) Concerns net metering and authorizes licensing of local renewable energy collaboratives by the BPU.

S-1411 Smith, B. (D-17); Beck, J. (R-12) Establishes standards for certain fertilizer applications, provides for certification of professional fertilizer applicators, and regulates sale and labeling of certain fertilizers.

Related Bill: A-2290


A-912 (A-2917) Chivukula, U.J. (D-17) Limits electric public utility cost recovery to equipment or software that is compatible with, and capable of interoperating with, a smart grid system.

A-917 Aca1R (A-3906) Chivukula, U.J. (D-17) Requires State to use energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

- 3/18/10 11 AM Room 11

A-1847 Aca1R (A-4309) Chiusano, G.R. (R-24); Rudder, S. (R-8)
Appropriates $17.45 million in 1992 and 2003 bond act monies for loans to fund dam restoration projects and $1.371 million in 1992 bond act monies to fund State dam restoration projects. Related Bill: A-2126

(A-4337) McKeon, J. F. (D-27)
Dedicates up to $150,000 annually of fees collected at Island Beach State Park to special fund to be used to support certain park programs, and makes an appropriation from the fund.

- 3/18/10 2 PM Room 13

A-2486 Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3) Prohibits adoption of new rules exceeding federal standards unless specifically authorized by State law.

S - 3/18/10 2PM Room 9, 3rd Floor,

A-906 (A-843) Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)

Provides for equal opportunity for businesses to apply for certain energy-related incentives and funding. Related Bill: S-1569

A-2289 Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Quijano, A. (D-20) Exempts solar panels from impervious surface or impervious cover designation.

Related Bill: S-921


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