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Legislative Report - 6/29/2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments)
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GFOA of NJ has been monitoring the following Bills which had action taken on them on June 29, 2015. Please find below a legislative report tracking the results.

 

A2996 [Lagana, Joseph A./Stender, Linda+1], Authorizes snow removal from covered fire hydrants and locator pole installation

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed Senate

 

A3052 [Mazzeo, Vincent/Pinkin, Nancy J.+12], Concerns property taxes due and owing on real property damaged or destroyed during, or as the result of, a natural disaster when a state of emergency is declared by the Governor

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted for S1090 (2R), Passed by the Senate (40-0)

 

A3393/S2167 [Spencer, L. Grace/Pintor Marin, Eliana+4], Permits Newark to use rental car tax proceeds over three-year period to help reduce its "cash deficit for preceding year" appropriation and operational deficit.

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted for S2176 (1R), Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (23-16)

 

A3843/S2735 [Caputo, Ralph R./Giblin, Thomas P.+5], Permits municipality to enact ordinance allowing voluntary registration of private outdoor video surveillance cameras

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted for S2735, Passed by the Senate

 

S785 [Weinberg, Loretta+7], Concerns earned sick leave

Result: 6/29/2015 Senate Held (6/22/2015 Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading)

 

S180 [Whelan, Jim/Kyrillos, Joseph M.+2], Provides certain small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy a corporation business tax or gross income tax credit for certain reinvestment in shore municipalities

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate

 

S1090 [Bucco, Anthony R./Whelan, Jim+2, Concerns property taxes due and owing on real property damaged or destroyed during, or as the result of, a natural disaster when a state of emergency is declared by the Governor. 

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted by A3052

 

S2454 [Van Drew, Jeff/Oroho, Steven V.+2], Streamlines responsibilities of Division of Local Government Services and local governments; designated as the Division of Local Government Services Modernization and Local Mandate Relief Act of 2015

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed Senate 

 

S2458 [Pou, Nellie/Sweeney, Stephen M.+2], Permits municipal redevelopers to receive tax credits under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program for certain mixed use parking projects.

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed Senate

 

S2489 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Whelan, Jim+3], Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight.

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed Senate

 

S2825 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Greenstein, Linda R.+1], Increases efficiency and transparency in distribution of Superstorm Sandy aid money.

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed Senate

 

S2957 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Kean, Thomas H.], Authorizes New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2016

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted by A4528 Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (37-0)

 

S2962 [Sweeney, Stephen M./Kean, Thomas H.], Appropriates funds to DEP for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2016

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted by A4529 Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (40-0)

 

S2964 [Smith, Bob/Bateman, Christopher], Makes certain changes to Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program.

Result: 6/29/2015 Substituted by A4527 Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (40-0)

 

S2979 [Weinberg, Loretta/Sacco, Nicholas J.+1], RR bridge inspection records-concerns

Synopsis: Requires owner of railroad bridge to submit bridge inspection records to DOT. 

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate

 

SCR163 [Smith, Bob/Greenstein, Linda R.+8], Amends Constitution to dedicate all State moneys received from settlements and awards in cases of environmental contamination for certain environmental purposes. 

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate (27-12)

 

SCR165 [Weinberg, Loretta/Gordon, Robert M.], Urges Congress to pass "Crude-By-Rail Safety Act”.

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate

 

SCR171/ACR238 [Smith, Bob/Bateman, Christopher], Approves FY 2016 Financial Plan of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate (40-0) and Filed with Secretary of State

 

SR106 [Codey, Richard J./Kean, Thomas H.+3], Opposes Pilgrim Pipeline project as proposed in NJ

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate

 

A4602 [Prieto, Vincent/Greenwald, Louis D.+2], Raises the gross income tax rate on taxable income exceeding $1,000,000 to 10.75 percent for a temporary four-year-period and restores the State earned income tax credit to 25 percent of the federal credit

Result: 6/29/2015 Passed by the Senate


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