Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Environmental bills set for vote Thursday in NJ Senate

New Jersey's upper house has scheduled votes Thursday on environmental legislation addressing historic structures, final site plan approvals in smart-growth areas, "Jersey-Fresh" agricultural products and appropriations for Green Acres and Blue Acres acquisitions and developments.

Here's the lineup:


A-763 DiMaio, J. (R-23); Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Establishes program authorizing lease of historic buildings and structures in State parks, forests, and wildlife management areas.
Related Bill: S-2570

S-483 Lesniak, R.J. (D-20); Coutinho, A. (D-29); Quigley, J.M. (D-32); Wagner, C. (D-38)
Expands availability of general development plan approvals and long-term vesting of preliminary and final site plan approvals in Smart Growth areas.
Related Bill: A-3295

S-1356 Oroho, S.V. (R-24); Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Encourages purchase of "Jersey Fresh" and other NJ agricultural products by State agencies, departments and facilities.
Related Bill: A-2342

S-2570 Doherty, M.J. (R-23); Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Establishes program authorizing lease of historic buildings and structures in State parks, forests, and wildlife management areas.
Related Bill: A-763

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.
Related Bill: A-4052

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.
Related Bill: A-4051

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.
Related Bill: A-4050


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