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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Earned Sick Leave & Port Authority Reform Top Monday Assembly Committee MeetingsImproved Suicide Prevention, Help for Farmers, Apartment Building Generators, Regulating Drone Usage & Controlling Invasive Bamboo Also on Tap
Discussion Also Set on Improving Teacher Readiness
Two bills to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and legislation to require businesses to provide earned sick leave to workers highlight Monday's Assembly hearings.
Also up are bills to improve suicide prevention training in schools, help farmers fight nuisance complaints, regulate drone usage, require generators for multiple-dwelling buildings and regulate the planting and sale of invasive and destructive running bamboo…
Diegnan, Moriarty, Eustace & Stender Bill to Ban Production and Sale of Microbead Cosmetic Products in N.J. Gets Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace and Linda Stender sponsored to address the growing environmental concerns over beauty products containing microbeads was approved Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
"I applaud the companies who have recognized the ill effects that polyethylene microspheres have on the environment and stand with us as we take steps to curb its use," said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "By banning these products, we are preserving New Jersey's environmental heritage and protecting marine life..."
Assembly Panel Advances McKeon & Lagana Bill to Declare Invalid Christie's Attempt to Change Rules to Allow N.J. to Leave Effort to Cut Reduce Greenhouse GasesLegislation Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Joseph Lagana sponsored to declare invalid the Christie administration's bid to change regulations requiring the state to participate in a regional effort to reduce greenhouse gases was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"Gov. Christie can try every which way he can to pry New Jersey from participating in this effort to keep our air and water clean and promote renewable energy, and while he has some authority to act on his own, he cannot ignore state regulations and just change them to suit his anti-environmental agenda," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris)...