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  • NJ A3781
  • Provides for certain money damages sought by State in cases of environmental contamination to be paid directly to municipalities within which damage has been sustained.
Introduced
(5/23/2016)
In Committee
(5/23/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would provide that, with respect to any environmental contamination claim asserted by the State, a party that would otherwise be liable for the payment of non-remedial environmental damages to the State would instead make such payment directly to the municipality or municipalities within which the damage has been sustained. "Non-remedial environmental damages" is defined in the bill to mean any monetary damages sought by the State in connection with an environmental contamination claim, including but not limited to natural resource damages and economic damages, provided, however, that "non-remedial environmental damages" would not include (1) costs incurred, or to be incurred, by the State for purposes of remediation of the contamination, or (2) costs previously paid from the New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund for which the State is seeking recovery. The bill also provides that the State, or any agency or political subdivision thereof, would be prohibited from entering into a settlement or other agreement unless its express terms provide for payment of any non-remedial environmental damages directly to municipalities pursuant to the provisions described above. The bill would also prohibit any court from ordering or approving a judicial or administrative award, settlement, or other agreement, unless its express terms provide for payment of any non-remedial environmental damages directly to municipalities pursuant to the provisions described above.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 5/23/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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