Thursday, June 12, 2014

Energy and environment bills up for votes today in NJ


Energy and environmental bills will be considered in two Assembly committees today in Trenton and in floor votes in the state Senate. A third Assembly committee will hear testimony on New Jersey's aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

Here's the lineup:

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES
10 a.m., Committee Room 11, 4th Floor,  State House Annex

A-2268  Wisniewski, J.S. (D-19); Singleton, T. (D-7)
Establishes State Transportation Infrastructure Bank and Energy Bank within New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Related Bill: S-307
                                                                   

ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
2 p.m., Room 15, 4th Floor State House Annex

A-1294  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Space, P. (R-24); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Caride, M. (D-36)
Extends Right to Farm Act protections to commercial beekeepers, with some restrictions.
Related Bill: S-1328
    
A-1295  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Space, P. (R-24); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Caride, M. (D-36)
Establishes exclusive State regulatory authority over apiary activities and allows for delegation of monitoring and enforcement authority to municipalities.
    
A-1296  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Space, P. (R-24); Caride, M. (D-36)
Establishes penalty for destruction of man-made native bee hive.
 
A-1305  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Wilson, G.L. (D-5); Riley, C.M. (D-3)
Requires any State entity planting vegetation to use only vegetation native to area being planted, and when purchasing vegetation, to purchase, to the maximum extent possible, only from NJ businesses.
 
A-3257  Cryan, J. (D-20); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3)
Expands type of use qualifying as low intensity recreational use on lands in Pinelands agricultural production areas.
Related Bill: S-2125
 
AR-71  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Quijano, A. (D-20); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Space, P. (R-24)
Urges State residents to support NJ beekeepers by purchasing honey made in NJ.


ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
2 p.m. - Room 9, State House Annex
The committee will hear testimony from invited stakeholders regarding the State's aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.


SENATE VOTING SESSION
2 p.m. Senate Chambers

A-1080  Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Jimenez, A.M. (D-32)
Prohibits smoking at public parks and beaches.
Related Bill: S-1772
 
S-139  Bateman, C. (R-16); Doherty, M.J. (R-23)
Establishes Hunterdon-Somerset Flood Advisory Task Force.
Related Bill: A-259
   
S-1306  Sweeney, S.M. (D-3); Green, J. (D-22); Prieto, V. (D-32); Jimenez, A.M. (D-32)
Establishes the "Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights."
Related Bill: A-2568
 
S-1414  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Concerns low emission and zero emission vehicles; establishes Clean Vehicle Task Force.
Related Bill: A-2405
 
S-1772  Turner, S.K. (D-15); Vitale, J.F. (D-19); Weinberg, L. (D-37)
Prohibits smoking at public parks and beaches.
Related Bill: A-1080
 
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 expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2015.
Related Bill: A-3265
    
SCR-117  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Approves FY 2015 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Related Bill: ACR-157
   
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