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  • NJ A2833
  • Requires Site Improvement Advisory Board to offer recommendations to encourage sustainable development.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would amend current law in order to ensure that the Statewide residential site improvement standards are reviewed in order to comport with environmental sustainability guidelines. Under current law, the Site Improvement Advisory Board annually reviews the regulations that establish Statewide residential site improvement standards and makes recommendations for changes in those regulations. Great strides have been made during the years since adoption of the current law with regard to standards and methodologies to encourage sustainable development. The bill defines "sustainable development" as development with the goal of preserving environmental quality, natural resources and livability for present and future generations utilizing initiatives designed to ensure the efficient use of resources. To ensure that innovations in sustainable development standards are continuously reflected in regulation, the bill would add to the Site Improvement Advisory Board two members: the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and an employee of the Department of Environmental Protection who possesses expertise in sustainable development methodologies. The bill provides that as part of the first annual review following the adoption of this bill and as part of each annual review thereafter, the Site Improvement Advisory Board would recommend to the Commissioner of Community Affairs changes in the regulations that the board deems appropriate to advance and encourage sustainable development based on the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development Rating System and other relevant authoritative standards and methodologies promulgated for the purpose of advancing and encouraging sustainable development through site design.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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