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  • NJ S3240
  • Authorizes NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust to expend certain sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for FY2018.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill authorizes the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (Trust) to expend up to $508.2 million and any unexpended balances from previous authorizations to provide loans with an interest rate at or below the prevailing market rate to project sponsors (primarily local governments, public authorities, or public water utilities) for a portion of the total costs of 66 eligible environmental infrastructure projects. The eligible projects are those included in the "Storm Sandy and State Fiscal Year 2018 Clean Water Project Priority List" and the "Storm Sandy and State Fiscal Year 2018 Drinking Water Project Priority List," as well as five clean water and one drinking water environmental infrastructure projects that received loans in the past and which now require supplemental loans in order to meet actual costs. In addition to the use of prior unused allocations, this bill also permits the Trust to use any loan repayments received to date, and the amounts for capitalized interest, bond issuance expenses and related amounts, to fund the State Fiscal Year 2018 New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP). Since its creation in 1985, the Trust in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection have provided low‑cost NJEIFP loans for the construction of environmental infrastructure projects that enhance and protect ground and surface water resources, ensure the safety of drinking water supplies, and make possible responsible and sustainable economic development. Since 1985, NJEIFP loans to local government units and some private water companies have totaled more than $6.7 billion of which the Trust has provided more than $2.8 billion in loans to finance wastewater systems, combined sewer overflow abatement, nonpoint source pollution control and safe drinking water supplies generating more than 130,000 construction projects throughout the State.
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.142.  (on 7/21/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.142.
6/29/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (76-0-1)
6/29/2017 A Substituted for A4996
6/22/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 S Passed by the Senate (38-0)
6/1/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 *Revised 5/30/17 - Public hearing on SCR-151 has been canceled a)
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 Following the committee meeting, the committee will also hold a )
5/25/2017 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/29/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 6/29/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A4996 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 0