Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New environmental & energy legislation in New Jersey

The first environmental and energy bills listed below were introduced on Nov. 22, 2010. You can view the contents of an entire bill by clicking on the bill number.
They are followed by bills "proposed for introduction."  These will not be formally introduced the next time that the Assembly meets in a voting session. Public copies of  'proposed' bills are not available until them. 

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A-3500  Prieto, V. (D-32)
Expresses legislative intent that "The Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act" notice provisions apply to housing cooperatives.
         Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming

A-3508  Albano, N.T. (D-1)
Requires deeds to include description of property based on survey completed within five years when it is presented for recording.
       Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Assembly Housing and Local Government

A-3521  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Excludes proceeds of sales or exchanges of solar renewable energy certificates from taxation under gross income tax and corporation business tax.
     Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities

S-2427  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Authorizes mayors to veto proposed actions of municipal authorities.
Related Bill: A-3541
     Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Senate Community and Urban Affairs

S-2433  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Allows municipalities to reexamine municipal master plan every 10 years.
Related Bill: A-3272
     Nov 22, 2010 – Introduced in Senate
     Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Senate Community and Urban Affairs

S-2441  Weinberg, L. (D-37); Sarlo, P.A. (D-36)
Requires BPU orders to be issued in writing and posted on Internet.
Related Bill: A-2849
     Nov 22, 2010 – Introduced in Senate
     Nov 22, 2010 – Referred: Senate Economic Growth


A-3538  Holzapfel, J.W. (R-10); Wolfe, D.W. (R-10)
"Save Barnegat Bay Act"; establishes Save Barnegat Bay Fund, dedicates portion of sales tax on lawn fertilizer, authorizes special license plates, dedicates portion of beach tag fees, and provides for donations.
A-3540  Milam, M.W. (D-1)
Requires that utilities authorities and water supply districts offer a separate rate structure for senior citizens and disabled persons.
A-3545  Milam, M.W. (D-1); Albano, N.T. (D-1)
Requires State Treasurer, in consultation with State Comptroller, to promulgate rules and regulations concerning best practices for awarding independent State authority contracts.
Related Bill: S-1884
     Nov 22, 2010 – Proposed for Assembly introduction

A-3553  Milam, M.W. (D-1); Albano, N.T. (D-1)
Establishes in DEP the Environmental Policy Review Board to review proposed environmental regulations for consistency with planning policies.
Related Bill: S-350

A-3556  Albano, N.T. (D-1)
Concerns violations of the moratorium on taking, landing, or possession of horseshoe crabs.
Related Bill: S-1184
     Nov 22, 2010 – Proposed for Assembly introduction

A-3557  Albano, N.T. (D-1)
Revises moratorium on taking, landing or possession of horseshoe crabs or the eggs of horseshoe crabs.  Related Bill: S-1186

A-3582  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3)
Requires assessment of administrative penalty amount by administrative law judge for environmental violations. Related Bill: S-2409

S-2445  Vitale, J.F. (D-19)
Appropriates $4 million for Sayreville flood control.
Related Bill: A-3138
     Nov 22, 2010 – Proposed for Senate introduction

S-2451  Ciesla, A.R. (R-10)
Changes law regulating size limits of lobsters.

S-2467  Smith, B. (D-17); Cardinale, G. (R-39)
Concerns calculation of value for conveyance of certain State-owned lands.

SJR-56  Turner, S.K. (D-15)
Designates a portion of Delaware and Raritan Canal as "Joseph P. Merlino Trail."
Related Bill: AJR-22

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