Prepared by Advocacy & Management Group (AMG)
Legislative Activity: January – February 2015
A2305 w/GR (1R) was signed by the Governor P.L.2015, c.20 on 2/5/15. This bill requires DEP Commissioner to periodically study and make recommendations concerning blue roofs and green roofs. This bill is sponsored by Assembly members DeAngelo (D14); Pinkin (D18); Eustace (D38); Spencer (D29). USGBC-NJ submitted Slip of Support in Committee on 3/10/14 and a desk memo on 12/15/14.
S2424 reported out of committee on 2/9/15, now on 2nd reading in Senate. The bill would requires municipal land use plan element of master plan to address smart growth and storm resiliency, and environmental sustainability issues. The bill is sponsored by Codey (D27). USGBC-NJ submitted a Submitted slip of support in committee on 10/09/2014 and a support desk memo of support on 2/9/15.
A2579 Aca (1R) was received in Senate on 2/5/15 and referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill authorizes municipalities to facilitate private financing of water conservation, storm shelter construction, and flood and hurricane resistance projects through use of voluntary special assessments. The bill is sponsored by Mukherji (D33); Pintor Marin (D29); Eustace (D38). USGBC-NJ submitted a slip of support in committee on 12/18/2014 & Passed in Assembly 58-12-1 on 1/29/14 – a desk memo was submitted.
S1811 ScsSaAca (SCS/2R) Governor’s veto received in the Senate on February 5, 2015. The bill would require the use of goods made in the United States for public contracts; requires disclosures by businesses that receive public contracts or development assistance. The bill’s sponsors are Sweeney (D3); O’Toole (R40); Egan (D17); Diegnan (D18) USGBC-NJ advocacy committee reviewed the measure and elected be neutral and monitor.