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  • NJ S227
  • Requires DOT, NJTA, and SJTA to use only native vegetation for landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration.
Introduced
(1/12/2016)
In Committee
(12/15/2016)
Crossed Over
(10/20/2016)
Passed
(2/15/2017)
Signed
(5/1/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require that whenever the Department of Transportation (DOT), New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), or South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) plants vegetation for purposes of landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration, the DOT, NJTA, or SJTA, as applicable, would be required to plant only vegetation that is native to the State and that will thrive in the area being planted. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would be required to identify those particular species of vegetation that are native to the State and that thrive in each plant hardiness zone found within the State, as identified pursuant to the most recent edition of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map published by the United States Department of Agriculture. When planting in any given plant hardiness zone, the DOT, NJTA, or SJTA, as applicable, would be required to plant only those species identified by the DEP as being native to the State and that thrive in the plant hardiness zone.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Environment and Energy, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.41.  (on 5/1/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/1/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.41.
2/15/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (69-0-0)
2/15/2017 A Substituted for A963 (1R)
12/15/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/15/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 12/15/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
10/20/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/20/2016 S Passed by the Senate (35-2)
9/26/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
9/26/2016 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (10:00 9/26/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
1/12/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A963 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 69 0 11
Detail 12/15/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 35 2 3
Detail 9/26/2016 Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 1