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  • NJ A1921
  • Requires DEP to offer to purchase and demolish certain contaminated residential property.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(7/14/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/16/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to make an offer to purchase a single family or two-family residential property that was constructed on a contaminated site from the owner at fair market value without allowing for any diminution in value caused by the contamination, provided the indoor air in the residence exceeded residential indoor air screening levels for volatile organic compounds adopted by the department, and the levels require remedial action to reduce the concentrations to prevent chronic exposure in order to protect the health of the residents, soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds existed on the property above the residential soil remediation standards, and the owner had no notice that the property was contaminated at the time of purchase by the owner. The bill also would require that the structure be demolished and the property be remediated for use as open space. The bill would make moneys available for the purpose from the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund. Finally, the bill would allow a property owner whose property meets the criteria in the bill to request of the department to make an offer to purchase the property within one year after the date of enactment of the bill into law, or within one year after the date of discovery of the damage, whichever is later and the department is to make that offer within 60 days.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget and Appropriations, Environment and Energy, Environment and Solid Waste, Passed Assembly
Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 7/14/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
7/14/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
7/14/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading without recommendation
7/11/2016 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (10:00 7/11/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
6/16/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
6/16/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (60-13-4)
5/19/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
5/19/2016 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Hearing (14:00 5/19/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/11/2016 Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported without Recommendation 3 0 2
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 60 13 7
Detail 5/19/2016 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0