Bill Text: NJ S861 | 2022-2023 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Allows municipalities to conduct annual event for open burning of Christmas trees.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Vetoed) 2023-11-27 - Absolute Veto, Received in the Senate [S861 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2022-S861-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 861

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 18, 2022

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  ANDREW ZWICKER

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

Senator  DOUGLAS J. STEINHARDT

District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)

Senator  MICHAEL J. DOHERTY

District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Allows municipalities to conduct annual event for open burning of Christmas trees.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on May 15, 2023, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning the open burning of Christmas trees by municipalities and supplementing P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

      1.  a.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the "Air Pollution Control Act (1954)," P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.), or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, to the contrary, a municipality shall be permitted to conduct an event for the open burning of Christmas trees once per year. 1The municipality shall ensure that all ornaments, lights, and other extraneous items are removed from the trees prior to conducting the burning.1

      b.  The Department of Environmental Protection shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules, regulations, and standards for the open burning of Christmas trees by municipalities within the State.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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