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  • NJ A231
  • Establishes position of State Oceanographer.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes the position of State Oceanographer. The State Oceanographer, who would be a resident of the State and a tenured faculty member at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, would be appointed by the Governor, in consultation with the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Rutgers, and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The State Oceanographer would serve within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for a term of five years, uncompensated, and could be reappointed for additional terms. The State Oceanographer would provide advice and assistance, when requested, to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State governmental entities, and serve as a member of the New Jersey Coastal and Ocean Protection Council, established pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2007, c.288 (C.13:19-36). The State Oceanographer could also be appointed to serve as a member of any authority, board, or commission on which the State Oceanographer's expertise would be useful. The bill would require the State Oceanographer to prepare an annual report for the preceding calendar year, detailing the activities of the State Oceanographer and the developments in the State in ocean observation, research, and prediction.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Environment and Solid Waste, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S987  (on 9/15/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
9/15/2016 A Substituted by S987
3/3/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
3/3/2016 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Hearing (14:00 3/3/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/3/2016 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 2