Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lots of green legislation activity Monday in Trenton


Environmental and appropriations committees in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly are scheduled to handle 22 bills on Monday, March 20, dealing with clean energy, land conservation and other issues, while railroad plans to handle discharges from trains and agency priority reviews for green building projects are the topics of three floor votes in the Assembly.


Here's the lineup: 


SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
3/20/17 10:00 AM
Aide: (609) 847-3855
Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex
*Revised 3/16/17 - S-2400 has been added for consideration.

S-772  Smith, B. (D-17)
Requires electric public utilities to enter into long-term contracts for certain forms of Class I renewable energy.
    
S-2400  Cruz-Perez, N. (D-5); Allen, D.B. (R-7)
Authorizes use of tracking dog to search for and recover wild deer during prescribed hunting season.
Related Bill: A-1616
      
S-3029  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Establishes "Volkswagen Settlement Utilization Fund for Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Air Pollution Control"; directs DEP to use moneys in fund to establish and implement certain air pollution control programs.
      
S-3059  Sweeney, S.M. (D-3); Smith, B. (D-17)
Requires State's full participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
      
S-3060  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Requires municipalities, public utilities, and State to use LED technology in certain street lights.
     
S-3061  Bateman, C. (R-16); Smith, B. (D-17)
Requires BPU to conduct study concerning zero emission credits.
      
S-3062  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Allows 50 percent credit against societal benefits charge to electric or gas public utility customers who install and maintain publicly available zero emission vehicle charging stations.
    
S-3063  Greenstein, L.R. (D-14); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Allows 50 percent credit against societal benefits charge to local governments that utilize traffic signals that use light emitting diode technology.
     
S-3064  Smith, B. (D-17); Thompson, S.D. (R-12)
Requires BPU to conduct energy storage analysis.
      
S-3065  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Provides gross income tax credit for costs to purchase and install smart thermostats.
     
S-3066  Sarlo, P.A. (D-36); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Requires installation of smart thermostats in all new residential construction.
     
SR-96  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to impose cost caps on electric transmission projects.
     
SR-110  Smith, B. (D-17); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Urges BPU to adopt goal to equip 500,000 homes with energy-saving smart thermostats by 2023.

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ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS
3/20/17 10:00 AM
Aide: (609) 847-3835
Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex
Time changed to 10 a.m.

A-4580  Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3); Quijano, A. (D-20)
Appropriates $2,900,000 from "2009 Farmland Preservation Fund" for grants to certain nonprofit organizations for farmland preservation purposes.
Related Bill: S-2989
      
A-4581  Houghtaling, E. (D-11); Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Singleton, T. (D-7); Downey, J. (D-11)
Appropriates $22,385,743 to State Agriculture Development Committee for farmland preservation purposes.
Related Bill: S-2987
      
A-4582  Andrzejczak, B. (D-1); Mazzeo, V. (D-2); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Zwicker, A. (D-16)
Appropriates $32.5 million from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to State Agriculture Development Committee for county planning incentive grants.
Related Bill: S-2990
      
A-4583  Zwicker, A. (D-16); Conaway, H. (D-7); Land, R.B. (D-1); Downey, J. (D-11)
Appropriates $2,988,859 from 2009 Historic Preservation Fund and constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues to provide capital preservation grants for certain historic preservation projects.  Related Bill: S-2991
     
A-4584  Zwicker, A. (D-16); Taliaferro, A.J. (D-3); Burzichelli, J.J. (D-3)
Appropriates $7,500,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for planning incentive grants to municipalities for farmland preservation purposes.
Related Bill: S-2988
     
A-4597  Zwicker, A. (D-16); Singleton, T. (D-7);
Muoio, E.M. (D-15)
Appropriates $59,532,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects, and capital and park development projects.
Related Bill: S-2997

S-2997  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Appropriates $59,532,000 from constitutionally dedicated CBT revenues for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects, and capital and park development projects.
Related Bill: A-4597

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ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
03/20/17  2:00 PM
Aide: (609) 847-3855
Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex

A-4092  Eustace, T. (D-38)
Provides for protection of public's rights under public trust doctrine.
Related Bill: S-2490
      
A-4569  Eustace, T. (D-38); Diegnan, P.J. (D-18); McKeon, J.F. (D-27); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Benson, D.R. (D-14)
The "Water Quality Accountability Act"; imposes certain testing, reporting, management, and infrastructure investment requirements on water purveyors.
Related Bill: S-2834
     
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ASSEMBLY VOTING SESSION
3/23/17  1:00 PM
Assembly Chambers
Voting Session:


A-2081  Mukherji, R. (D-33); Pintor Marin, E. (D-29); Muoio, E.M. (D-15); Holley, J.C. (D-20)
Provides for priority consideration, by DCA, DEP, DOT, and municipalities, of permit applications for green building projects.
      
A-2463  Eustace, T. (D-38); Vainieri Huttle, V. (D-37); Caride, M. (D-36); Muoio, E.M. (D-15); Lagana, J.A. (D-38); Lampitt, P.R. (D-6); Mukherji, R. (D-33)
Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT.
Related Bill: S-806
      
S-806  Weinberg, L. (D-37); Gordon, R.M. (D-38)
Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT.
Related Bill: A-2463
     
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