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  • NJ S1992
  • Facilitates coordination of land use planning between civilian and military interests to preserve viability of federal military installations within State.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill implements recommendations set forth in the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force Report concerning land use planning in order to minimize civilian encroachment upon military installations, protect against the closure of military installations and mission loss, and encourage the development of compatible uses of land nearby military installations. The bill adds language to that effect to the stated purposes of the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) and the State Planning Act. The bill bolsters notice provisions contained in the MLUL and the State Planning Act to enhance the exchange of information between military installations and local governments, the Military and Defense Economic Ombudsman in the Department of State, and the Office of Planning Advocacy in the Department of State. The bill contains a provision requiring the land use plan element of municipal master plans to show existing and proposed locations of military facilities and to incorporate strategies to minimize undue encroachment upon military installations and conflicts between civilian land uses and military land uses. The bill would require the Military and Defense Economic Ombudsman in the Department of State to encourage military installation commanders and representatives of counties, municipalities, and of State and regional entities to maintain open lines of communication and to engage in long-term, strategic planning, including but not limited to Joint Land Use Studies, and to facilitate joint planning efforts. The bill directs the ombudsman to develop and maintain relationships with commanders of military installations located within the State and with the Office of Economic Adjustment in the Department of Defense for the purpose of reducing potential land use conflicts between military installations, the State, and regional, county and local planning units.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2016, c.21.  (on 8/1/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
8/1/2016 A Approved P.L.2016, c.21.
6/16/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (78-0-0)
6/16/2016 A Substituted for A2518
5/26/2016 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
5/26/2016 S Passed by the Senate (38-0)
5/5/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
5/5/2016 Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Hearing (13:00 5/5/2016 Committee Room 1, 1st Floor)
4/18/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A2518 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 78 0 2
Detail 5/26/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 5/5/2016 Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1