Monday, March 2, 2015

Energy and environment legislation in Trenton this week

Here are the energy and environment bills that will be considered
in committees of the New Jersey Legislature this week:
  
 
MONDAY

ASSEMBLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITIES
3/2/15 10:00 AM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton NJ

For consideration:
A-3862
  Pintor Marin, E. (D-29); Wilson, G.L. (D-5); DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14)
Requires State to use certain energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.
     
ACR-143  Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Chivukula, U.J. (D-17)
Urges President and Congress to reinstate and extend production tax credit for wind energy.
    
AR-209  Mazzeo, V. (D-2); DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Urges BPU to expeditiously adopt regulations needed to facilitate construction of offshore wind energy projects and to establish energy efficiency portfolio standards.
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THURSDAY

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES
3/5/15 10 AM
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
The committee will take testimony concerning the current status and health of the Transportation Trust Fund.
 
For discussion only:
A-4151  Wisniewski, J.S. (D-19); Singleton, T. (D-7)
Establishes State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Fund within New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.   
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ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
3/5/15  2 PM
Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
 
For consideration:
A-2780  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1)
Prohibits DEP from reducing fishing quotas established by federal or regional entities, unless authorized by law.
      
A-2786  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1)
Creates striped bass license plates.
     
 A-3897  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1)
Allows nonprofit organizations to serve food made from wild game animals at charity and fundraising events and meetings.
Related Bill: S-2580
     
A-4025  Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Space, P. (R-24); McHose, A.L. (R-24)
Creates "Fishing Buddy License."
Related Bill: S-2567
     
AR-151  Singleton, T. (D-7)
Urges Congress to pass "Summer Meals Act of 2014," which ensures children across America have access to quality meals during summer months.   
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ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
03/5/15  2 PM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
 
For consideration:
A-1738  Eustace, T. (D-38); Wimberly, B.E. (D-35); Gusciora, R. (D-15)
Establishes Capture, Control, and Conserve Reward Rebate Program in DEP to encourage property owners to implement certain techniques to conserve water or control stormwater runoff.
      
A-1782  McKeon, J.F. (D-27)
Establishes criteria and requirements for shore protection project priority list and funding from Shore Protection Fund.
Related Bill: S-183
     
A-3954  Conaway, H. (D-7); Singleton, T. (D-7); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Requires maximum contaminant level to be established for 1,2,3-trichloropropane in drinking water.    
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