Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yesterday's votes on environmental bills in Trenton


Below is a summary of action taken in the New Jersey Legislature yesterday on environmental and energy bills.

(Click on the bill number to see a full version of the legislation. N.B.: The most recent amendments may not yet be available)

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A-2290
  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Gusciora, R. (D-15); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37)
Establishes standards for certain fertilizer applications, provides for certification of professional fertilizer applicators, and regulates sale and labeling of certain fertilizers.
Related Bill: S-1411
     Nov 22, 2010 Assembly amendment (voice vote) (voice vote) (McKeon)
     Nov 22, 2010 2nd reading in Assembly


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.
Related Bill: S-1179
     Nov 22, 2010 Substituted for another bill: S1179
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by the Senate (36-0-0)
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by both Houses (Sent to the Governor)


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.
     Nov 22, 2010 Motion to table (voice vote) (DeCroce)
     Nov 22, 2010 Motion to table (47-32-0) (Quigley)
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by the Assembly (76-2-1)
     Nov 22, 2010 Received by the Senate
     Nov 22, 2010 Referred: Senate Environment and Energy


A-3130  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Quijano, A. (D-20)
Concerns Watershed Property Review Board in DEP.
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by the Assembly (79-0-0)
     Nov 22, 2010 Received by the Senate
     Nov 22, 2010 Referred: Senate Environment and Energy


A-3196  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Allows corporation business tax credits as incentives for redevelopment of distressed shopping centers.
     Nov 22, 2010 Recommitted: Assembly Appropriations


S-212  Whelan, J. (D-2); Milam, M.W. (D-1); Albano, N.T. (D-1); Quijano, A. (D-20); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Gusciora, R. (D-15); Watson Coleman, B. (D-15)
Allows construction of wind dependent energy facilities on piers within 500 feet of mean high water line of tidal waters.
Related Bill: A-868
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
     Nov 22, 2010 Received by the Senate
     Nov 22, 2010 2nd reading in the Senate to concur with amendments


S-2108  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Clarifies liability for discharges of hazardous substances that enter NJ waters.
Related Bill: A-3124
     Nov 22, 2010 Senate floor substitute (voice vote)
     Nov 22, 2010 2nd reading in Senate


S-2381  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Establishes a long-term capacity agreement pilot program to promote construction of qualified in-State electric generation facilities.
Related Bill: A-3442
     Nov 22, 2010 Passed by the Senate (25-10-0)
     Nov 22, 2010 Received by the Assembly
     Nov 22, 2010 Referred: Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities


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