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  • NJ A4606
  • Directs DEP to designate native bee nesting habitat areas in each State park and forest.
Introduced
(2/27/2017)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill directs the Commissioner of Environmental Protection (the commissioner) to designate at least one native bee nesting habitat area in each of the State parks and forests. The bill specifies that each designated native bee nesting habitat area would have loose, undisturbed soil and undisturbed foliage and vegetation which would be maintained to provide native bee habitat for native bees to build nests. The bill also directs the commissioner to consult with entomologists and any other appropriate experts to ensure the proper location, establishment, and maintenance of each native bee nesting habitat area, with minimal threat of fire, danger to the public, or impact on the public's use and enjoyment of the State park or forest. The bill further requires the Division of Parks and Forestry in the Department of Environmental Protection to: 1) post signs as appropriate notifying the public of the perimeters of each designated native bee nesting habitat area and its purpose; and 2) take any other cautionary measures necessary to avoid destruction of the native bee nesting habitat area and injurious interactions between the native bees and the public in and around the designated native bee nesting habitat area.
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 6/22/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-1)
3/6/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Hearing (19:00 3/6/2017 )
2/27/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 3/6/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0