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  • NJ A3031
  • Prohibits NJ State Forest Nursery from undercutting private nurseries by selling forestation stock below average market price.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(3/6/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would prevent the New Jersey State Forest Nursery (the State forest nursery) from creating an unlevel playing field and engaging in unfair competition with local private nurseries by prohibiting the State forest nursery from selling any "forestation stock" from the State forest nursery for less than the average market price for any of the purposes enumerated in subsection c. of section 1 of the bill. The bill also prohibits the State forest nursery from providing trees or forestation stock solely for aesthetic improvement, aesthetic screening, or any other solely aesthetic purpose. "Forestation stock" is defined in the bill as any native tree seed, seedling, or sapling, or any hybrid or genetically altered or improved seed, seedling, or sapling that is at least in part a native tree seed, seedling, or sapling, sold either as a bare root or in a pot or tub. "Hybrid or genetically altered or improved seed, seedling, or sapling" is defined in the bill to include, but not be limited to, the pitch-lob seedling created by crossing the pitch pine and the loblolly pine. Finally, the bill codifies the current regulation stipulating that forestation stock from the State forest nursery cannot be resold or removed from the property upon which it is planted, whether as live trees or severed from the stump, for ornamental use, or for use as Christmas trees or holiday decorations.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 3/6/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
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 )
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0