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Legislative Update Week of Feb. 12

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Legislative Report February 8-12

The GFOA of NJ has been monitoring the following bills of interest. These bills have had action taken on them this week.


A780 [Andrzejczak, Bob/McKeon, John F.+1], Preserve NJ Act. Implements 2014 constitutional dedication of CBT revenues for certain environmental purposes; revises State’s open space, farmland and historic preservation programs. 2/8 Bill Reported and Referred to by Assembly Appropriation Committee.


A1649 [Schaer, Gary S./Spencer, L. Grace+1]. Requires local governments and authorities to obtain financing cost estimate from NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust for certain projects.  2/8 Bill Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading. Released unanimously.

 

A2375 [McKeon, John F.+1]. Electronic Waste Mgmt. Act. Revises “Electronic Waste Management Act.” 2/8/ 2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading.


A2404 [McKeon, John F.] Requires, after study, DEP to adopt total maximum daily loads for Barnegat Bay ecosystem, and requires DEP to adopt nutrient standards for NJ marine waters.  2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments and Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee. 

 

A302 [Singleton, Troy/Webber, Jay+3]. Increases distribution to municipalities from Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief Fund over five years to restore municipal aid reductions; requires additional aid to be subtracted from municipal property tax levy. 2/8/2016 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriation Committee. Unanimous votes.

 

A1730 [Greenwald, Louis D./Singleton, Troy]. Establishes procedures for awarding of design-build contracts. 2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading. 

A1930 [Coughlin, Craig J./Eustace, Tim+1].  Allows certain State agencies to sell Internet advertisements on agencies’ websites as pilot program.  2/8/2016 Reported Out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading.

 

A2220 [Benson, Daniel R.]. Authorizes local units of government subjects to “Local Public Contracts Law” and “Public School Contracts Law” to use electronic procurement technologies.  2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading.


S892 [Whelan, Jim]. Establishes Main Street Economic Growth Program to encourage business development in small, highly developed municipalities. 2/8/2016. Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading. 2/8/16 Referred to Senate Budget Appropriations Committee.

 

S482 [Oroho, Steven V./Stack, Brian P.+1]. Directs State agencies to take certain actions to expedite permitting through use of general permits and permits-by-rule. 2/8/2016 Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading. 2/8/2016 Referred to Senate State Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

S848 [Stack, Brian P./Oroho, Steven V.+1]. Requires certain State oversight of budgets of regional sewerage authorities. 2/8/2016 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading. 2/8/2016 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 

ACR1 [Caputo, Ralph R./Prieto, Vincent]. Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize Legislature to permit by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties. 2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2ns Reading. 2/8/2016 Concurrent Resolution Placed on Desk in Assembly. 2/8/2016 Concurrent Resolution Placed on Desk in Senate.

 

AR21 [DeCroce, BettyLou/Oliver, Sheila Y.+22]. Urges United States Congress to dedicate additional federal funds for highway maintenance and infrastructure improvements in New Jersey. 2/8/2016 Reported out of Assembly Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading.


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