HR 3017, which reauthorizes the federal Brownfields Program that assists localities with the environmental cleanup of properties so the land may be redeveloped, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, 409-8. All New Jersey representatives voted Yea. The Brownfields Program has worked and must be reauthorized. Over 59,000 sites nationwide, and ...
December 6, 2017John Flores
Legislation Update: A5194 Allowing for Expanded use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement Reported out of Assembly Committee
A5194 is sponsored by Tim Eustace and Kevin J. Rooney. The Senate version of the bill, S3521, is sponsored by Robert M. Gordon and Steven V. Oroho. STATEMENT This bill would allow the expanded use of use of recycled asphalt pavement. The bill provides that recycled asphalt ...
December 5, 2017John Flores
The U.S. Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on FERC, which oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. The unanimous vote yesterday restores a voting quorum that will now allow American energy companies the ability to move forward with projects that will create ...
August 4, 2017John Flores
An important piece of legislation designed to protect New Jersey's water supply from contaminants due to negligence, mismanagement, and cyberattacks has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Senator Linda Greenstein, and Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman, the Water Quality Accountability Act (S-2834) requires all ...
July 22, 2017John Flores
Key aspects of the bill are highlighted below. This bill, to be known as the “Water Quality Accountability Act,” is intended to enhance the reliability and safety of the State’s drinking water. The bill would apply to all water purveyors. The bill would establish specific standards for the testing of fire hydrants. ...
June 12, 2017John Flores