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  • NJ A1351
  • Amends law concerning application, sale, and use of fertilizer to exempt organic fertilizer from certain requirements.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(6/12/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/8/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would exempt organic fertilizer from certain requirements established under P.L.2010, c.112 (N.J.S.A.58:10A-61 et al.), which established standards concerning the application, sale, and use of fertilizer. The bill would provide that organic fertilizer: (1) could be applied to turf if it contains a phosphorus content that is no more than 0.25 pounds per 1,000 square feet, and (2) could be sold at retail sale. Among other things, P.L.2010, c.112 established requirements for the composition and application of fertilizer, and excluded fertilizers derived from processed sewage wastewater solids or manipulated animal or vegetable manure from certain provisions. This bill would exempt organic fertilizer from the same provisions under P.L.2010, c.112 and treat organic fertilizer the same as fertilizers derived from processed sewage wastewater solids or manipulated animal or vegetable manure. Under the bill, "organic fertilizer" is defined to mean fertilizer composed of materials that: (1) are derived from either plant or animal products containing one or more elements, other than carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which are essential for plant growth; (2) may be subjected to biological degradation processes under normal conditions of aging, rainfall, sun-curing, air drying, composting, rotting, enzymatic, or anaerobic or aerobic bacterial action, or any combination of these; and (3) are not mixed with synthetic materials or changed in any physical or chemical manner from their initial state except by manipulations such as chopping, cooking, drying, grinding, hydrolysis, pelleting, or shredding.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Environment and Energy, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee  (on 6/12/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/12/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
6/8/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0)
3/6/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Hearing (19:00 3/6/2017 )
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 75 0 5
Detail 3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0