Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Environment, Energy bills up tomorrow in Trenton

A busy day tomorrow in the New Jersey Legislature for energy and environment legislation. Here's the lineup:


ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY
10:00 AM
Committee Room 12, 4th Floor, State House Annex
The committee will receive testimony from invited guests and the public on the proposed $225 million settlement agreement between the NJ Attorney General’s Office and ExxonMobil for the environmental damage caused by Exxon.

For consideration:
A-4281  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Schaer, G.S. (D-36); Prieto, V. (D-32)
Amends Fiscal Year 2015 budget to provide one-half of certain environmental damage amounts recovered are appropriated for costs of remediation, restoration, and clean up.
Related Bill: S-2791
      
A-4307  McKeon, J.F. (D-27)
Increases required public notice from 30 days to 60 days for settlements entered into by DEP pursuant to Spill Compensation and Control Act.
      
S-2791  Sacco, N.J. (D-32); Sarlo, P.A. (D-36)
Amends Fiscal Year 2015 budget to provide one-half of certain environmental damage amounts recovered are appropriated for costs of remediation, restoration, and clean up.
Related Bill: A-4281      
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ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES
10:00 AM
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex
The committee will take testimony concerning the current status and health of the Transportation Trust Fund.

For discussion:
A-4151  Wisniewski, J.S. (D-19); Singleton, T. (D-7); Lagana, J.A. (D-38)
Establishes State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Fund within New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
Posted for discussion only 
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ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
2 PM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex,

For consideration:
A-1586  Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
"Comprehensive Regulated Grease Recycling Act."
      
 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-3169  Greenwald, L.D. (D-6); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Webber, J. (R-26)
Requires DEP to submit annual financial report on status of certain fund balances.
      
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.
    
A-4047  Eustace, T. (D-38); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Lampitt, P.R. (D-6); Benson (D-14)
Creates Office of Sustainability.
Related Bill: S-2660
     Mar 19, 2015 – Posted: Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

 A-4185  Eustace, T. (D-38); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Requires municipal land use plan element of master plan to address smart growth and storm resiliency, and environmental sustainability issues.
Related Bill: S-2424
      
A-4197  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Implements constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for preservation of farmland, historic properties, and open space, including lands that protect water supplies and flood prone areas.
     
A-4206  Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Pintor Marin, E. (D-29); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Implements 2014 constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for open space, farmland and historic preservation purposes.
      
A-4258  Eustace, T. (D-38)
Clarifies liability for discharges of hazardous substances from drilling platforms that enter NJ waters.
Related Bill: S-2172
     Mar 19, 2015 – Posted: Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

 A-4261  Eustace, T. (D-38); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Requires State to include distributed energy resource in certain new State buildings and consider retrofitting certain existing State buildings with distributed energy resource.
Related Bill: S-2340
      
S-2166  Lesniak, R.J. (D-20)
"Comprehensive Regulated Grease Recycling Act."     
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