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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Eustace, Lagana, Mosquera, Vainieri Huttle & Wimberly Bill to Protect Against Flooding & Boost Smart Development Advances in SenateLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Joseph Lagana, Gabriela Mosquera, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Benjie Wimberly to help protect the public against flooding and facilitate smart development was released by a Senate panel on Monday.
"Accurate and up-to-date delineations of floodplains and flood hazard areas are essential to inform state and local officials and property owners of changing flood risks," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "The ever-changing landscape of our state requires that we stay on top of these patterns to help residents and business owners avoid flood traps."
Mukherji, Watson Coleman & Gusciora Bill to Allocate Funds for Infrastructure Repair Loans Gets Panel OKLegislation Would Allot $22.5 Million in Bond Funds for Dam Restoration
Bipartisan legislation 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 was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"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).
Spencer & Wimberly Bill to Reduce Stormwater Runoff, Pollution Gets Green Light from Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats L. Grace Spencer and Benjie Wimberly aimed at reducing runoff and pollution by improving stormwater utility systems was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.
"Rainwater that is not absorbed into the ground or evaporated carries contaminants from lawns, streets, buildings and parking lots and deposits them into our water sources," said Spencer (D-Essex). "Providing the tools to better manage this runoff will help us reduce pollution and protect our precious water bodies."