Monday, June 2, 2014

Energy and Enviro Bills in NJ Legislature Thursday

It will be a busy day on Thursday in Trenton with more than a dozen committees meeting throughout the day. 

The most important of those, for readers of this blog, are the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

Below are their agendas

6/05/14 10:00 AM
Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

[The committee will hear S-2025, prohibiting development over 35 feet in the Palisades viewshed, at 11:30 AM.]

S-1050  Smith, B. (D-17)
Extends expiration date of special appraisal process for farmland preservation program from 2014 to 2019 for lands in Highlands Region.
S-1138  Codey, R.J. (D-27)
Allows installation of solar arrays by municipalities on preserved open space in certain circumstances.
S-2025  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Prohibits development over 35 feet in height in Hudson River Palisades viewshed.
Related Bill: A-3183
S-2121  Whelan, J. (D-2); Oroho, S.V. (R-24)
Establishes Equipment Loan Program in NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust; changes submission and approval requirements for financial plan.
Related Bill: A-3266
S-2122  Van Drew, J. (D-1); Beck, J. (R-11)
Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015.
Related Bill: A-3264

S-2123  Gordon, R.M. (D-38); Thompson, S.D. (R-12)
Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expand certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015.

SCR-117  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Approves FY 2015 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Related Bill: ACR-157
SR-72  Smith, B. (D-17)
Urges rejection of seismic blasting plans in Atlantic Ocean near Barnegat Bay.
SR-73  Smith, B. (D-17)
Opposes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sand mining project at Manasquan Bridge near Axel Carson Artificial Reef.

6/05/14 10:00 AM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

A-1421  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Eustace, T.J. (D-38)
Enhances retail competition in electric power and gas supply industries.
A-2586  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Quijano, A. (D-20)
Establishes "Energy Infrastructure Study Commission."
Related Bill: S-1796

A-3122  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Eustace, T.J. (D-38); Mazzeo, V. (D-2)
Requires funds collected through societal benefits charge not allocated or spent for at least one year be credited to electric and gas public utility customers.
 A-3272  Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Requires written contract between customers and third-party electric power and gas suppliers.
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