Thursday, March 24, 2011

New environment and energy legislation in New Jersey




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Five bills addressing alternative-fuel vehicles (electric, compressed natural gas, and fuel-cell ) and one amending current law governing urban transit hub tax credits were introduced in the New Jersey State Senate on Monday, March 21, 2011. 

All six are companion measures to previously introduced Assembly bills (noted as Related bills).  Below is a list of the six and the committees to which they have been referred. 


S-2784  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Requires owners of certain newly developed shopping centers to provide electric vehicle charging stations. Related Bill: A-3647
        Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Environment and Energy
 
S-2788  Norcross, D. (D-5); Beach, J. (D-6)
Expands treatment of mixed use projects under urban transit hub tax credit and requires developers utilizing State funds to reserve affordable units under certain conditions.
Related Bill: A-3905
   Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Economic Growth

S-2789  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits for purchase of compressed natural gas vehicles.
Related Bill: A-3904
   Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Environment and Energy

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S-2790
  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Establishes public-private pilot program for level 3 electric vehicle charging stations.
Related Bill: A-3903
    Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Environment and Energy

S-2791  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Establishes public-private alternative fueling station pilot program and requires DOT to conduct study.
Related Bill: A-3901
    Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Environment and Energy

S-2792  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits for purchase of fuel cell vehicles.  Related Bill: A-3902
   Mar 21, 2011                    Referred: Senate Environment and Energy

Six more environment and energy bills on deck in NJ Senate
 
The environmental and energy legislation below will be formally introduced at the Senate's next voting session (date not yet set). Copies of the bills will be available following introduction.

S-2802  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Establishes licensing program in Department of Agriculture for farmed deer
 and other cervids.
   
S-2804  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Concerns permits, letters of exemption, and enforcement with regard to agricultural activities under "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act". Related Bill: A-2925
   
S-2808  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Authorizes labeling of foods that are free of genetically modified material.

S-2810  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Requires BPU to issue a decision within 180 days after receipt of petition by public utilities to sell certain real property. Related Bill: A-2725
   
S-2811  Smith, B. (D-17); Allen, D.B. (R-7)
Includes energy produced by certain geothermal heat pumps as class I renewable energy.
Related Bill: A-3806

S-2812  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Increases Spill Compensation and Control Act cap on recovery of damages from certain dischargers.

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