Thursday, October 14, 2010

Environmental legislation up for votes in Trenton today

Thirteen environmental and energy bills will be considered in Trenton today
in two Senate and two Assembly committees. Here's the lineup:


SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
10/14/10 10:00 AM
Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

S-1949  Sweeney, S.M. (D-3); Kean, T.H. (R-21)
Provides energy and utility service sales tax relief benefit to certain manufacturers throughout the State. Related Bill: A-2767
    
S-2108  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Increases Spill Compensation and Control Act cap on liability.
Related Bill: A-3124
  
S-2275  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Directs DOT to study stormwater basins in Barnegat Bay watershed.

S-2341  Smith, B. (D-17)
Requires DEP to adopt total maximum daily loads for Barnegat Bay.

      
SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH
10/14/10 10:30 AM
Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

A-2305  Milam, M.W. (D-1); Albano, N.T. (D-1); Riley, C.M. (D-3); Wilson, G.L. (D-5)
Expands "Jersey Fresh" program to include "Made With Jersey Fresh" designation of certain
baked goods and other food products.
      
A-2854  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Quijano, A. (D-20)
Establishes "Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week."
Related Bill: S-2125
      
S-2125  Whelan, J. (D-2)
Establishes "Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week."
Related Bill: A-2854
      

ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
10/14/10 02:00 PM
Committee Room 8, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

A-2664  Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Revises penalty for destruction of, or damage to, trees, saplings, shrubs or other plants; repeals current law thereon.
      
A-2665  Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Clarifies law concerning labeling of farm products; increases penalties for violations and false labeling and identification of "Jersey Fresh" and Department of Agriculture designated brands; repeals R.S.4:10-15.
      
A-2925  Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Concerns "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act" general permit for expansion of cranberry bogs in pinelands area.
    

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
10/14/10 02:00 PM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
The committee will hear from the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and other invited guests regarding the recently issued Request for Proposals seeking private contractors to handle certain land use permits.

A-868  Milam, M.W. (D-1); Albano, N.T. (D-1); Quijano, A. (D-20)
Allows construction of wind dependent energy facilities within 500 feet of mean high water line
of tidal waters under certain circumstances.
Related Bill: S-266
      
A-2942  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Gusciora, R. (D-15)
Allows construction of wind dependent energy facilities within 500 feet of mean high water line
of tidal waters under certain circumstances.
Related Bill: S-212
       
A-3167  Coughlin, C.J. (D-19)
Authorizes zero-interest loans to local governments for certain brownfield remediations.
Related Bill: S-2278
      
S-212  Whelan, J. (D-2)
Allows construction of wind dependent energy facilities within 500 feet of mean high water line of tidal waters under certain circumstances.
     Oct 14, 2010  Posted: Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

S-1955  Smith, B. (D-17); Pennacchio, J. (R-26)
Eliminates dock fees and establishes penalty for boat permit violations on Greenwood Lake.
Related Bill: A-2973
      
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