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  • NJ A2817
  • Restricts use of eminent domain by private pipeline companies to those demonstrating pipeline is in the public interest and that agree to certain regulation by BPU.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would limit the use of eminent domain by private pipe line companies to those companies that demonstrate to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) that a proposed pipeline is in the public interest and that the company agrees to be subject to the same eminent domain and condemnation rules as are applicable to public utilities regulated by the BPU. Currently, pursuant to section 48 of P.L.1962, c.198 (C.48:3-17.6), pipelines that are public utilities may exercise eminent domain, subject to certain oversight by the BPU. Under R.S.48:10-1, private pipeline companies that are not public utilities are also permitted to exercise eminent domain, but it is not clear whether they are subject to the same BPU oversight as public utility pipelines when exercising eminent domain. This bill would ensure that a private pipeline use is in the public interest for which the exercise of the power of eminent domain is appropriate.
Telecommunications and Utilities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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