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  • NJ A3403
  • Designates Common Eastern Bumble Bee as New Jersey State Native Pollinator.
Introduced
(3/3/2016)
In Committee
(6/29/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/29/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill designates the Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) as the New Jersey State Native Pollinator. The Common Eastern Bumble Bee, found across New Jersey in urban and rural areas, is native to the State. As generalist pollinators, they are an essential part of the State's pollinator communities by gathering pollen and nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants. Bumble bees are important to New Jersey's working farms as key pollinators of blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes and peppers. Pollinators are also vital to the health of diverse ecosystems, because the fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of all birds and mammals, including over 30 percent of the foods and beverages that humans consume. The benefits that native pollinators provide to New Jersey have been documented through extensive research at Rutgers, the State University, and other institutions of higher learning.
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 6/29/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/29/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
6/29/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (78-0-0)
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 )
3/3/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/29/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 78 0 2
Detail 3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0