Thursday, March 8, 2012

NJ energy & environment bills up for vote - Mar 8 2012


Ten pieces of energy and environmental legislation are
up for discussion and votes today in five Senate and 
Assembly committees meeting in Trenton.
 
Here's the lineup: 


SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
03/08/12 10:00 AM
Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

S-1085  Smith, B. (D-17); Norcross, D. (D-5)
Establishes forest harvest program on State-owned land.

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SENATE TRANSPORTATION
03/08/12 10:30 AM
Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ


SJR-15
  Pennacchio, J. (R-26); Doherty, M.J. (R-23)
Creates "Passenger Rail System Study Commission."
    
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SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS
03/08/12 01:00 PM
Committee Room 4, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

S-743  Sarlo, P.A. (D-36); Oroho, S.V. (R-24)
Extends expiration date of certain permits pursuant to the "Permit Extension Act of 2008."
Related Bill: A-1338
    
S-822  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Revises "Electronic Waste Management Act."
Related Bill: A-1459
      
S-1566  Lesniak, R.J. (D-20); Buono, B. (D-18)
Establishes the "New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act";
provides expedited process for foreclosing abandoned residential properties.
Related Bill: A-2168

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ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
03/08/12 02:00 PM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

The committee will hear testimony from the Department of Environmental Protection
and other stakeholders regarding State park services.

A-1151  Lampitt, P.R. (D-6); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Authorizes State and local governments to enter into group purchasing agreement
for alternative fueled vehicles.
Related Bill: S-371
      
A-1459  Gusciora, R. (D-15); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Barnes III, P.J. (D-18)
Revises "Electronic Waste Management Act."
Related Bill: S-822
     
A-2294  Greenwald, L.D. (D-6); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Requires deposit of property tax refunds for certain industrial sites under federal
or State orders for remediation with commissioner of environmental protection
to help ensure compliance.
Related Bill: S-1460
     
A-2395  Coughlin, C.J. (D-19); Coutinho, A. (D-29)
Authorizes zero-interest loans to local governments for certain brownfield remediations;
changes priorities for financial assistance from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund.
Related Bill: S-1246
     
A-2641  Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Authorizes creation of stormwater utilities for certain local government entities.
Related Bill: S-1557
     
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ASSEMBLY HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE PREPAREDNESS
03/08/12 02:00 PM
Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

A-266  Schroeder, R. (R-39)
Requires identifying emblems on certain structures to notify firefighters of solar panels;
requires exterior disconnection for solar panels.
Related Bill: S-507

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