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.
Democratic Research Aide: Christopher Pierre
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Allowing Youth Soccer in Pinelands, Hospital Caregivers, Combating Metal Theft & Override of Christie Veto on Debt Report Requirements Top Monday Assembly Voting SessionCombating Lead Hazard & Auto Insurance Fraud, Improving School Bus Driver Training, Banning Microbeads and Requiring DCA Post Complete Property Tax Information Also on Tap
Allowing youth soccer on Pinelands areas, requiring hospitals to provide patients and their guardians with opportunities to designate a caregiver, combating the ongoing scourge of metal theft, targeting lead hazards and auto insurance fraud and overriding the governor's veto of a bill to require an annual state debt affordability analysis be included in the State Debt Report highlight Monday's Assembly voting session.
Improving school bus driver training, improving higher education police standards, protecting the environment by banning microbeads and requiring the Division of Local Government Services to include complete property tax information on its web page are also on tap...
Mukherji, Watson Coleman & Gusciora Bill to Allocate Funds for Dam Repair Loans Gains Final Legislative ApprovalLegislation Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Reed Gusciora sponsored to appropriate approximately $22.5 million in 2003 bond act monies for loans to fund dam restoration projects recently received final legislative approval.
"Given the increasing number of small dam failures due to the lack of maintenance and inspection in our state, it's critical that we prioritize investing in infrastructure to avoid more damage in the future, or - God forbid - the devastation of a major dam failure, which New Jersey is lucky enough to have never experienced," said Mukherji (D-Hudson). "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when it comes to the public welfare..."