Monday, June 6, 2016

Ag, Energy and Enviro bills in committee today in Trenton

Below are the agendas for three committees taking up Agriculture, Energy and Environment bills today in the New Jersey Legislature.

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SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
10:00 AM
Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

For consideration:
S-909  Rice, R.L. (D-28)
Exempts person who remediates property in environmental opportunity zone from remediation funding source requirement.
Related Bill: A-2688
     
S-2276  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Establishes NJ Solar Energy Study Commission and modifies State's solar renewable energy portfolio standards.
    
S-2287  Bateman, C. (R-16); Smith, B. (D-17)
Changes submission and notice requirements for short-term and long-term financing for environmental infrastructure projects.
      
 S-2292  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14); Kyrillos, J.M. (R-13)
Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2017.
      
S-2293  Whelan, J. (D-2); Gordon, R.M. (D-38)
Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2017.
      
SCR-109  Smith, B. (D-17)
Approves FY 2017 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
     
For discussion only:
SCR-66  Lesniak, R.J. (D-20); Smith, B. (D-17)
Prohibits adoption of DEP's proposed rules and regulations to revise its Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules.
Related Bill: ACR-160
     

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ASSEMBLY AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Committee Room 15, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

For consideration:
A-2426  McGuckin, G.P. (R-10); Wolfe, D.W. (R-10); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Benson, D.R. (D-14)
Regulates tethering and confinement of, and proper shelter for, dogs.
Related Bill: S-1013

A-3052  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Space, P. (R-24); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Establishes Dept. of Agriculture cooking contest.

A-3053  Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Space, P. (R-24); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3)
Directs the Div. of Travel and Tourism to publish on its website information of farm-to-table restaurants.

A-3054  Dancer, R.S. (R-12); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Space, P. (R-24); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3)
Establishes NJ "Farm to Restaurant" awards program.
     Jun 6, 2016    – Posted: Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources

A-3125  Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Establishes New Jersey Eco-Ag Tourism Council.

A-3152  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Land, R.B. (D-1)
Establishes failure to provide certain specific protections from weather and during emergencies for domestic companion animals as animal cruelty.
Related Bill: S-1640

A-3154  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Land, R.B. (D-1)
Establishes cruelly restraining a dog as a criminal and civil animal cruelty offense.
Related Bill: S-1642

A-3283  Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Implements reporting requirements for agricultural tourism pilot program; creates task force.
     Jun 6, 2016    – Posted: Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources

A-3682  Kennedy, J.J. (D-22)
Permits animal facilities to use artificial turf in outdoor enclosures.
Related Bill: S-2080
      
A-3732  Space, P. (R-24); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1)
Directs Dept. of Agriculture to authorize and advise food hubs.

AJR-98  Space, P. (R-24); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3)
Designates June of each year as "Native Plant Appreciation Month."
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ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE

2:00 PM
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

For consideration:
A-1826  Conaway, H. (D-7); Singleton, T. (D-7); Spencer, L.G. (D-29); McKeon, J.F. (D-27)
Authorizes Drinking Water Quality Institute to study and recommend maximum contaminant level for 1,2,3-trichloropropane to DEP.

A-1954  Coughlin, C.J. (D-19); Benson, D.R. (D-14); Spencer, L.G. (D-29)
Makes changes to funding provisions for financial assistance and grants from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund.
Related Bill: S-1237

A-2417  Eustace, T. (D-38); Zwicker, A. (D-16); McKeon, J.F. (D-27)
Requires large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste and amends definition of "Class I renewable energy."
Related Bill: S-771

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