Saturday, March 14, 2015

New environment, energy and ag bills in the NJ Senate

Five bills and four resolutions addressing environment, energy and agriculture issues were introduced on Thursday, March 12, in the New Jersey Senate.

To see a full copy of any of the bills listed below, click on the bill number. 

S-2807  O'Toole, K.J. (R-40)
Establishes committee to develop consolidation plan for Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation, North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, and Passaic Valley Water Commission.
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Environment and Energy


S-2819  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Directs Department of Agriculture to publish on its website "New Jersey Gleaning Week" and "Farmers Against Hunger Day" page.
Related Bill: A-4079
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Economic Growth


S-2820  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Requires drivers to slow down before passing slow moving vehicles; establishes Statewide educational campaign on rural roadway safety; updates agriculture-related motor vehicle laws to reflect current industry practices.
Related Bill: A-3927
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Transportation


S-2821  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Creates striped bass license plates.
Related Bill: A-2786
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Transportation


S-2825  Sweeney, S.M. (D-3)
Increases efficiency and transparency in distribution of Superstorm Sandy aid money.
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Community and Urban Affairs


SCR-159  Whelan, J. (D-2)
Urges President and Congress to reinstate and extend production tax credit for wind energy.
Related Bill: ACR-143
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Environment and Energy


SJR-73  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Designates third week of September as "New Jersey Gleaning Week."
Related Bill: AJR-93
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Economic Growth


SJR-74  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Designates Wednesday of third week of September as "Farmers Against Hunger Day."
Related Bill: AJR-94
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Economic Growth


SR-117  Holzapfel, J.W. (R-10)
Opposes President's Plan to allow oil and natural gas drilling in Atlantic Ocean.
Related Bill: AR-221
     Mar 12, 2015 – Introduced in Senate
     Mar 12, 2015 – Referred: Senate Environment and Energy



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