Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A batch of new environmental bills in New Jersey


Eleven new environmental bills, on topics ranging from development-permit extensions to license plates for striped bass enthusiasts, will be introduced in the New Jersey State Senate next Thursday (May 12). They are: 

S-2837 Stack, B.P. (D-33); Oroho, S.V. (R-24)
Requires certain State oversight of budgets of regional sewerage authorities.
   
S-2828 Stack, B.P. (D-33); Oroho, S.V. (R-24)
Requires State oversight of budgets of joint meetings.
   
S-2839 Weinberg, L. (D-37)
Extends "whistle-blower" protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse.
   
S-2847 Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Extends for two years expiration date of certain permits pursuant to "Permit Extension Act of 2008."
   
S--2849 Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Provides for voluntary contributions by taxpayers on gross income tax returns for fish and wildlife management and conservation.
   
S-2850 Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Exempts  amusement parks and carnival amusement rides from noise restrictions of "Noise Control Act of 1971" during certain time periods and subject to certain conditions.
   
S-2856 Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Establishes flat digital striped bass motor vehicle license plates.
   
S-2857 Codey, R.J. (D-27); Doherty, M.J. (R-23)
Appropriates $84,495,199 from "2009 Green Acres Fund" and "Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund" for local government open space acquisition and park development projects.
   
S-2858 Greenstein, L.R. (D-14); Kean, T.H. (R-21)
Appropriates $14,818,787 from "2009 Green Acres Fund" and "Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund" for grants to certain nonprofit entities to acquire or develop lands for recreation and conservation purposes.
   
S-2859 Gordon, R.M. (D-38); Beck, J. (R-12)
Appropriates $45 million from "2009 Green Acres Fund" and $12 million from "2009 Blue Acres Fund" for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects.
   
S-2865 Bucco, A.M. (R-25)
Revises certain exemptions to "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act."
Related Bill: A-1846 

** NOTE: Copies of  the above bills will be available for viewing or downloading from the
NJ State Legislature's website on May 13. For no-effort tracking of these and all other
energy and environmental bills in New Jersey and Pennsylvania see offer below.

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