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  • NJ S3074
  • Establishes gubernatorial veto power over Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor's meeting minutes; expands gubernatorial oversight powers over commission.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill revises the bi-state waterfront commission compact between New Jersey and New York. The bill amends the Waterfront Commission Act to require that the waterfront commission of New York harbor (commission) hold meetings, maintain minutes of any meeting, and to submit these minutes to the Governors of New Jersey and New York for approval. No action could be taken except at a meeting for which minutes are taken. The bill further provides the Governors of New Jersey and New York with the authority to review the minutes and approve or veto them within 10 days of receiving the minutes. No action taken at any meeting may take effect until the 10-day period has elapsed, unless the Governor approves the minutes in less than 10 days. The bill provides that, after the required period has elapsed, if the Governors have not notified the commission of a veto of the minutes, the minutes and any action taken at that meeting to which the minutes correspond shall take effect. The gubernatorial veto powers are not to apply to any commission action concerning the licensing or registration, or the suspension or revocation of the license or registration, of an individual longshoreman, checker, pier superintendent, hiring agent, port watchman, stevedore, air freight terminal operator, air freight truck carrier, airfreightman labor relations consultant, or other individual required to receive a license from or be registered with the commission. In addition, the bill requires that the commission may not promulgate regulations, or retain counsel, private consultants, or auditors without the approval of the Governors of New Jersey and New York.
2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.201.  (on 8/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
8/7/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.201.
6/22/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (75-0-0)
6/22/2017 A Substituted for A4586 (1R)
6/22/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 S Passed by the Senate (38-0)
5/18/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
5/18/2017 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A4586 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 75 0 5
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 5/18/2017 Senate Economic Growth Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 11