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  • NJ A5128
  • Requires State parks, forests, and other natural and historic areas to remain open to public for seven days if emergency is declared due to failure to enact general appropriation law as prescribed by NJ Constitution.
In Committee
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require that State parks and forests, State recreation areas, State historic sites, State natural areas, and State wildlife management areas would continue to be open to the public for a period not to exceed seven calendar days if a state of emergency is declared due to the failure to enact a general appropriation law by the deadline prescribed by Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 2 of the New Jersey Constitution. The Department of Environmental Protection would be required to develop a plan for the continued operation of those locations if such a state of emergency is declared which would designate those State employees necessary to continue to provide services.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget and Appropriations, Environment and Energy, Passed Assembly
Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 11/30/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
11/30/2017 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
11/30/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
11/20/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Hearing (19:00 11/20/2017 Immediately following the committee meeting, the committee will )
10/5/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
7/31/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (67-0-1)
7/13/2017 A Introduced, 1st Reading without Reference, 2nd Reading
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 11/20/2017 Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1
Detail 7/31/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 67 0 12