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  • NJ S2369
  • Limits application of DEP shellfish habitat rules for certain dredging activities.
Introduced
(6/16/2016)
In Committee
(1/30/2017)
Crossed Over
(2/13/2017)
Passed
(6/22/2017)
Signed
(8/7/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would limit the application of Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rules concerning shellfish habitat for certain dredging activities. Specifically, under the bill, the DEP would be prohibited from requiring a person to comply with the requirements of N.J.A.C.7:7-9.2, or any substantially similar rule or regulation concerning shellfish habitat, when the person applies to the department for any permit or other approval to dredge: (1) the established footprint of a functioning marina in operation on the date of enactment of this bill into law; (2) along a 75-foot wide direct channel between the existing, functioning marina and its docks and the closest State or federal navigation channel serving the locality for the marina; or (3) within 250 feet of a vertical timber or other material bulkhead supporting an upland development with a water dependent use, as authorized by a riparian grant or lease in effect on the date of enactment of this bill into law. A person dredging as allowed under the bill could dredge only the area of the bay floor that is essential to the water dependent use of the development existing on the date of enactment of this bill into law. The bill would not apply to new development or to an expansion of any water dependent use at the existing development. A person dredging as allowed under the bill would have to obtain all other permits and approvals for the dredging as may be required pursuant to State or federal law, rule, or regulation, or local ordinance.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Environment and Energy, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.196.  (on 8/7/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
8/7/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.196.
6/22/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (76-0-0)
6/22/2017 A Substituted for A4152 (1R)
2/15/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 S Passed by the Senate (36-0)
1/30/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 1/30/2017 *Revised 1/25/17 - SR-102 was added for consideration. The follo)
1/30/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
1/30/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (10:00 1/30/2017 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
12/5/2016 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (10:00 12/5/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
6/16/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A4152 Aa (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 36 0 4
Detail 1/30/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0