TRENTON – The Assembly passed bills involving logging on state lands, artificial turf fields in the Highlands, and gender neutral language regarding the Protestant Church.
A2837 Passed 46-27. This bill would permit logging on state lands. Assemblywoman Donna Simon, (R-16), Flemington, asked that the bill be set aside until a more thoughtful and better bill could be produced.
Opponents have long argued it will lead to harmful environmental consequences, while its backers say a coordinated approach to tending to state-owned lands is needed.
A3475: Passed 78-0. This requires utility service providers to report severe weather and emergency related service interruptions.
A3541: Passed 77-1. Provides “Highlands
The bill came about because of Kinnelon, a very small town in Morris County with just one field that some referees said is unsafe to play on.
A3943: Passed 69-1-7. This bill removes gender-specific references from statutes involving the Protestant Church in New Jersey.