Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Environmental bills this week in NJ Legislature

New Jersey Dome

Thursday will be an active day for environmental legislation at the New Jersey Statehouse, as DEP Commissioner Bob Martin appears before two of
three committees that will be considering  more
than a dozen bills affecting the environment and energy.

Here’s the lineup:

SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY  (10 AM Room 10)

Honorable Bob Martin, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, has been invited to address the committee and discuss the State's environmental priorities for 2010.

Bills for consideration:

A-917  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Lampitt, P.R. (D-6) Requires State to use energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.

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

S-987  Allen, D.B. (R-7) Exempts residential electric vehicle charging systems from

real property taxation. 

S-1406  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16) Establishes "New Jersey Property Assessment Clean Energy (NJ PACE) Municipal Financing Program." 

S-1765  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16) Requires EDA to establish a "High Performance Green Building Demonstration Project." 

S-1780  Beach, J. (D-6) Requires State to use energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.
 

ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NAT. RESOURCES (2 PM Room 8)

Bills for consideration:

A-828  Albano, N.T. (D-1); Milam, M.W. (D-1) Establishes conflict resolution procedures through Department of Agriculture for complaints against commercial fishing docks and fish processing facilities.    

A-2282  DeCroce, A. (R-26); Bramnick, J.M. (R-21) Creates alternate voting

members on county agriculture development boards. 

AR-63  Amodeo, J.F. (R-2); Albano, N.T. (D-1)

Urges FDA and Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference to work collaboratively to improve shellfish safety. 
   

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE (2 PM, Room 9)

Honorable Bob Martin, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, has been invited to address the committee and discuss the State's environmental priorities for 2010.

Bills for consideration:

A-624  Moriarty, P.D. (D-4) Provides for State income tax deduction to private well owners for water testing costs. 

A-1052  Quijano, A. (D-20); Cryan, J. (D-20); Chivukula, U.J. (D-17) Requires State entities to purchase biofuels in place of fossil fuels when it is reasonable, prudent and cost effective to do so.  

A-1851  Gusciora, R. (D-15); Jasey, M.M. (D-27); Greenstein, L.R.

"Historic Property Reinvestment Act"; provides credits against certain taxes for certain costs of rehabilitating historic properties. 

A-2217  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Chiusano, G.R. (R-24); McHose, A.L. (R-24);

Extends expiration date of special appraisal process for Green Acres and farmland preservation programs from 2009 to 2014 for lands in Highlands Region.

A-2501  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17) Requires post-construction restoration of optimal soil conditions under the "Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act."

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