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  • NJ A2464
  • Establishes State park passport to promote outdoor recreation, education, and visitation to State parks, forests, and historic sites.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(6/16/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/16/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill would require the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to establish a State park passport to promote outdoor recreation, education, and visitation to State parks, forests, and historic sites. The passport would enable a visitor to collect a passport stamp from each State park, forest, and historic site visited. In addition to each park, forest, and historic site having its own passport stamp, a person would be able to obtain an annual collectible stamp. The commissioner may hold an annual competition for the design of the annual collectible stamp. All State parks, forests, and historic sites would have a location, as designated by the commissioner, for visitors to obtain the passport stamp. The commissioner would announce the availability of the State park passport and the annual collectible stamp through a press announcement or other method including the posting of appropriate posters or signs. The department may charge a reasonable fee for a State park passport which shall not exceed $15. The commissioner would be required to annually certify the costs incurred in the immediately preceding year by the department in producing, administering, and promoting the availability of the State park passport. In the event that the cost for the State park passport program is greater than the monies collected from the sale of the State park passport, the commissioner would be able to increase the fee for a State park passport to an amount which covers the cost of the program. This bill would create a non-lapsing, interest-bearing fund in the Department of Treasury and monies collected from the sale of the park passport would be deposited into the fund. The net proceeds from the sale of the State park passport would be used to support and fund educational and recreational programs at State parks and forests, less the amounts necessary to reimburse the department for the costs of the program.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Environment and Energy, Passed Assembly, Tourism, Gaming and the Arts
Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 12/11/2017 *Revised 12/8/17 - A-4439 has been added for consideration. S-34)  (on 12/11/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/11/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 12/11/2017 *Revised 12/8/17 - A-4439 has been added for consideration. S-34)
12/11/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 12/11/2017 )
6/16/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
6/16/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
6/2/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/2/2016 Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Hearing (10:00 6/2/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 6/2/2016 Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 1