Sunday, January 10, 2016

Energy, environment bills sent to NJ Gov. Christie's desk


As New Jersey's current, two-year legislative session draws to a close, there has been a rush to pass bills and send them on to Governor Chris Christie for what sponsors hope will be his signature.


Energy and environment bills receiving final legislative approval on Thursday, January 7 included:

A-4763  Pinkin, N.J. (D-18); Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Revises "Electronic Waste Management Act."

     Jan 7, 2016     – Posted: Senate
     Jan 7, 2016     – Substituted for another bill: S2973
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by the Senate (30-7)
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by both Houses (Sent to the Governor)

S-1414  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16); Eustace, T. (D-38)
Concerns low emission and zero emission vehicles; establishes Clean Vehicle Task Force.

     Jan 7, 2016     – Posted: Senate
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by the Senate (23-14)
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by both Houses (Sent to the Governor)


S-2491  Smith, B. (D-17); Danielsen, J. (D-17); Pinkin, N.J. (D-18)  
Establishes position of State Oceanographer.

     Jan 7, 2016     – Posted: Senate
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by the Senate (38-0)
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by both Houses (Sent to the Governor)


S-2711  Smith, B. (D-17); Whelan, J. (D-2); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14) 
Permits BPU to approve qualified wind energy project; requires BPU to provide application periods for those projects.

     Jan 7, 2016     – Posted: Senate
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by the Senate (29-8)
     Jan 7, 2016     – Passed by both Houses (Sent to the Governor)



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