Monday, January 11, 2016

Last chance for these NJ environment and energy bills


Today is the final voting session of the New Jersey Legislature's 216th session. Both the Senate and Assembly face a long list of bills. If approved, the bills will move to the governor's desk. Those that don't make the cut will expire as a new legislative term begins tomorrow, January 12.

Below are the environment and energy bills posted for a final showdown in one or both houses today. [Click here for energy and environment bills sent to the Governor on 1/7

SENATE VOTING SESSION
12:00 Noon

A-943  Singleton, T. (D-7); Conaway, H. (D-7); Moriarty, P.D. (D-4); Green, J. (D-22)
Permits small businesses to qualify for loans from NJEDA for costs of energy audit and making energy efficiency or conservation improvements.
Related Bill: S-2967
      
A-1726  Eustace, T. (D-38); Lagana, J.A. (D-38); Mosquera, G.M. (D-4) ;
Amends "Flood Hazard Area Control Act" to require DEP to take certain actions concerning delineations of flood hazard areas and floodplains.
Related Bill: S-308
      
A-1958  Riley, C.M. (D-3); Chivukula, U.J. (D-17); Wilson, G.L. (D-5)
Concerns exemptions from permits for certain agricultural activities under "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act". Related Bill: S-1848
   
A-2586  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Quijano, A. (D-20); Benson, D.R. (D-14)
Establishes "Energy Infrastructure Study Commission."
Related Bill: S-1796
     Also Posted today in the Assembly

S-1796  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Establishes "Energy Infrastructure Study Commission."
Related Bill: A-2586
      
S-1848  Allen, D.B. (R-7); Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Concerns exemptions from permits for certain agricultural activities under "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act".
Related Bill: A-1958
     
S-2620  Oroho, S.V. (R-24); Turner, S.K. (D-15)
 "New Jersey Rural Microenterprise Act."
Related Bill: A-2839
      
S-2820  Van Drew, J. (D-1); Oroho, S.V. (R-24)
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
     
S-2967  Van Drew, J. (D-1)
Permits small businesses to qualify for loans from NJEDA for costs of energy audit and making energy efficiency or conservation improvements.
Related Bill: A-943
     
S-3321  Smith, B. (D-17); Van Drew, J. (D-1); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Authorizes DEP to require public access to waterfront and adjacent shoreline as condition of waterfront development approvals and CAFRA permits.
Related Bill: A-4927
     
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ASSEMBLY VOTING SESSION
01/11/16  1:00 PM

A-1603  Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Eustace, T. (D-38); Quijano, A. (D-20) 
Requires paint producers to implement or participate in paint stewardship program.
Related Bill: S-1420
      
A-1728  Eustace, T. (D-38); Benson, D.R. (D-14); Muoio, E.M. (D-15)
Directs installation of electric vehicle charging stations at service areas on State's toll roads.
Related Bill: S-1794
      
A-1779  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Giblin, T.P. (D-34) 
Clarifies that certain types of sewage and sewage sludge do not constitute hazardous substances under "Spill Compensation and Control Act."
     
A-2586  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Quijano, A. (D-20); Benson, D.R. (D-14)
Establishes "Energy Infrastructure Study Commission."
Related Bill: S-17
     Also posted today in the Senate
      
A-2839  Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Space, P. (R-24); Phoebus, G. (R-24)
Authorizes State Agriculture Development Committee to permit operation of certain micro- enterprises on certain preserved farms; designated as "New Jersey Rural Microenterprise Act."  Related Bill: S-2620
      
A-3352  Eustace, T. (D-38)
Establishes "Milkweed for Monarchs" program.
     
A-3353  Eustace, T. (D-38)
Establishes "Adopt a Monarch Butterfly Waystation" program.
      
A-3850  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Eustace, T. (D-38); Mazzeo, V. (D-2)
Requires BPU to establish procedures allowing electric power and gas supplier customers to switch energy suppliers.  Related Bill: S-2467
     
A-3944  Garcia, C.G. (D-33); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Auth, R. (R-39); Eustace, T. (D-38) 
Allows cultivation of commercial shellfish species in certain coastal and inner harbor waters for research and educational purposes. Related Bill: S-2617
      
A-4093  Eustace, T. (D-38); Mukherji, R. (D-33); Jasey, M.M. (D-27) 
Prohibits certain possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.
Related Bill: S-2057
     
A-4186  Eustace, T. (D-38); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Spencer, L.G. (D-29) 
Establishes "Solar Roof Installation Warranty Program" in EDA and transfers $2 million from societal benefits charge to initially fund program. Related Bill: S-564
      
A-4197  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); McKeon, J.F. (D-27) 
Implements 2014 constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for certain environmental purposes; revises State's open space, farmland, and historic preservation programs. Related Bill: S-2769
     
A-4690  Pintor Marin, E. (D-29); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Sumter, S.E. (D-35)
Delays certain documentation submission deadlines under certain business tax credit programs. Related Bill: S-3182
      
A-4704  Diegnan, P.J. (D-18)
Provides up to $25 million in tax credits under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Program for certain infrastructure at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Related Bill: S-2880
      
A-4927  Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Rumana, S.T. (R-40)
Authorizes DEP to require public access to waterfront and adjacent shoreline as condition of waterfront development approvals and CAFRA permits.
Related Bill: S-3321
      
ACR-1  Prieto, V. (D-32); Wisniewski, J.S. (D-19); Singleton, T. (D-7) 
Amends State Constitution to dedicate all State revenues from motor fuels and petroleum products gross receipts tax to transportation system.
Related Bill: SCR-190
     
ACR-249  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); Eustace, T. (D-38) 
Determines that DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules is inconsistent with legislative intent. Related Bill: SCR-180   

S-564  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Establishes "Solar Roof Installation Warranty Program" in EDA and transfers $2 million from societal benefits charge to initially fund program.
Related Bill: A-4186
      
S-1420  Beach, J. (D-6); Whelan, J. (D-2); Smith, B. (D-17); Sweeney, S.M. (D-3) 
Requires paint producers to implement or participate in paint stewardship program.
Related Bill: A-1603
      
S-2617  Cardinale, G. (R-39)
Requires DEP to adopt regulations to allow cultivation of commercial shellfish species in certain coastal and inner harbor waters for research, educational, or restoration purposes.
Related Bill: A-3944
      
S-2769  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Implements 2014 constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for certain environmental purposes; revises State's open space, farmland, and historic preservation programs.
Related Bill: A-4197

SCR-180  Lesniak, R.J. (D-20); Smith, B. (D-17); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Determines that DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules is inconsistent with legislative intent.  Related Bill: ACR-249
    


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