NJ SB 2042

Author

Raymond Lesniak
985 Stuyvesant Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
908-624-0880
SenLesniak@njleg.org
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Bill Text

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Ports

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State

NJ

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Summary

Directs Governor to withdraw from compact establishing Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor; dissolves compact and commission; transfers commission's NJ operations to State Police.

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Issue

Directs Governor to withdraw from compact establishing Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor; dissolves compact and commission; transfers commission's NJ operations to State Police. In his conditional veto, the Governor states that federal law does not permit one state to unilaterally withdraw from a bi-state compact approved by Congress and that it is premature for New Jersey to contemplate withdrawing from the Waterfront Commission until New York considers similar legislation. The Governor recommends that the bill be amended to direct the Waterfront Commission to promulgate regulations substantially similar to the jurisdictional definitions proposed by the bill. Through this regulatory reform, the Waterfront Commission would expeditiously address one of the major goals of the bill, affording companies doing business in the port region increased regulatory clarity and predictability.

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Notes

Died upon adjournment. Identical to AB 2179.

History

04/18/2016 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Economic Growth.