Sunday, November 27, 2016

Energy and enviro legislation on the move in New Jersey




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                                                      NJ Legislative Report
                                       Legislative information supplied by BillTrak


A-793  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Land, R.B. (D-1)
Requires Dept. of Agriculture and DEP to work with US Army Corps of Engineers to establish joint permit application process for aquaculture projects.
Related Bill: S-316
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Senate (35-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Received in Assembly
   Nov 21, 2016             2nd reading on concurrence
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Assembly (72-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Sent to the Governor

A-794  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Land, R.B. (D-1)
Requires Dept. of Agriculture and DEP to adopt coordinated permit application and review program for aquaculture projects.  Related Bill: S-317
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Assembly (72-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Sent to the Governor

A-1954  Coughlin, C.J. (D-19); Benson, D.R. (D-14)
Makes changes to funding provisions for financial assistance and grants from Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund.  Related Bill: S-1237
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Assembly (72-0)

A-2375  McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Gusciora, R. (D-15)
Revises "Electronic Waste Management Act."  Related Bill: S-981
   Nov 21, 2016             Substituted by another bill: S981

A-3549  Johnson, G.M. (D-37); Zwicker, A. (D-16)
Exempts hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles from certain labeling requirements.  Related Bill: S-2098
   Nov 21, 2016             Substituted by another bill: S2098

 A-3918  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Eustace, T. (D-38)
Establishes NJ Solar Energy Study Commission and modifies State's solar renewable energy portfolio standards.  Related Bill: S-2276
   Nov 21, 2016             Posted; not considered: Assembly
  
A-4127  DeAngelo, W.P. (D-14); Muoio, E.M. (D-15)
Increases civil penalties for certain natural gas or hazardous liquid facility safety violations. Related Bill: S-2673
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Assembly (71-0)

A-4350  Eustace, T. (D-38)
Precludes DEP from imposing certain certification requirements on installers of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems.
   Nov 21, 2016             Proposed for Assembly intro

AJR-131  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Dancer, R.S. (R-12)
Designates month of September of each year as "Organic Farming Month."
   Nov 21, 2016             Proposed for Assembly intron

S-487  Oroho, S.V. (R-24); Sarlo, P.A. (D-36)
Excludes corrugated containers sold by the manufacturer from definition of "litter-generating product"; exempts such sales from user fee imposed under "Clean Communities Program Act."
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Senate (35-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Received by the Assembly
   Nov 21, 2016             Referred: Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

S-981  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Revises "Electronic Waste Management Act." 
Related Bill: A-2375
   Nov 21, 2016             Substituted for another bill: A2375
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Assembly (60-12)
   Nov 21, 2016             Sent to the Governor

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.
Related Bill: A-3918
   Nov 21, 2016             Posted; not considered: Assembly

S-2422  Madden, F.H. (D-4)
Requires recycling of scrap tires and licensing of scrap tire haulers.
Related Bill: A-4093
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Senate (21-12)
   Nov 21, 2016             Received by the Assembly
   Nov 21, 2016             Referred: Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

S-2731  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend additional sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2017.
Related Bill: A-4326
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Senate (33-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Received by the Assembly
   Nov 21, 2016             Referred: Assembly Appropriations

S-2732  Codey, R.J. (D-27); Gill, N.H. (D-34)
Amends list of environmental infrastructure projects approved for long-term funding for FY 2017 to include new projects and revise allowable loan amounts.
Related Bill: A-4327
   Nov 21, 2016             Passed by the Senate (32-0)
   Nov 21, 2016             Received by the Assembly
   Nov 21, 2016             Referred: Assembly Appropriations

S-2803  Gordon, R.M. (D-38)
Creates New Jersey Crude Oil by Rail Safety Task Force.
Related Bill: A-4031
   Nov 21, 2016             Introduced in Senate
   Nov 21, 2016             Referred: Senate Transportation

SCR-39  Smith, B. (D-17); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Amends Constitution to dedicate all State moneys received from settlements and awards in cases of environmental contamination for certain environmental purposes.  Related Bill: ACR-127
   Nov 21, 2016             Public Hearing


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The House will reconvene on
Tue. Jan 3, 2017 at 12:00PM
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