The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling. The Committee is committed to preserving the quality of New Jersey's air, waters and land, as well as the health and safety of the state's residents.
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McKeon Statement on Paris Climate Conference'Climate change is a global crisis that demands local action.'
Assemblyman John F. McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), vice-chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, issued the following statement regarding the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) on Monday:
"As leaders gather in Paris to begin the United Nations conference on climate change, the world looks on, eagerly awaiting a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deter global warming. While they negotiate thousands of miles away on protecting the environment, New Jersey ought to focus on doing our part right here at home. …"
Gun Safety Veto Override, School Bus Safety Sensors, New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program & Help for Sandy Victims Highlight Thursday Assembly SessionDetective Vincent Santiago's Law, Full-Day Kindergarten, MVP Alert System, Combating Telemarketing Fraud, Environmental Protections, Sickle Cell Disease & Down Syndrome Care & Jobs & Health Care for Veterans Also on Tap
The Assembly will meet Thursday to vote to override Gov. Christie's veto of legislation to require notification of local law enforcement before expungement of mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers.
It will consider, among other bills, legislation to require safety sensors on school buses, establish a retirement savings program for all workers in New Jersey and establish temporary mortgage relief programs for property owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy...