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Legislative Update:



Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs will meet this Wednesday, February 16.


Activity on Bills of Interest:


S-336: Establishes Office of Clean Energy Equity in BPU; directs establishment of certain clean energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage programs for overburdened communities; makes change to community solar program. Recent Action: February 10, 2022, Reported from Senate Environment and Energy Next Scheduled Action: Hearing, Senate Budget and Appropriations, TBD S-339: Requires electric public utility to install and operate smart meter infrastructure and technology at certain customers' premises; provides employment protections for certain electric public utility employees. Recent Action: February 10, 2022, Reported from Senate Economic Growth Next Scheduled Action: Hearing, Senate Budget and Appropriations, TBD S-341: Requires electric public utility to replace certain distribution service equipment over period of 36 months if certain sustained service interruptions occur. Recent Action: February 10, 2022, Reported from Senate Economic Growth Next Scheduled Action: Full Senate vote, TBD S-419: Establishes Renewable and Efficient Energy Financing Program; authorizes BPU to transfer up to $20 million annually in societal benefits charge revenues to New Jersey Infrastructure Bank for purposes of program. Recent Action: February 10, 2022, Reported from Senate Environment and Energy Next Scheduled Action: Hearing, Senate Budget and Appropriations, TBD S-787: Requires request for proposal to establish demonstration program to develop distributed energy resource microgrids for electric fleet and heavy-duty vehicle use. Recent Action: February 10, 2022, Reported from Senate Economic Growth Next Scheduled Action: Hearing, Senate Budget and Appropriations, TBD A-2063: Extends transmittal date deadline for fiscal year 2022-2023 gubernatorial budget message to Legislature from fourth Tuesday in February to March 8, 2022. Recent Action: February 14, 2022, Passed in Assembly (43-32-1), Passed in Senate (23-11) (Passed Both Houses) Next Scheduled Action: Awaits Governor’s Action A-2654: Requires chief law enforcement officer of municipal police departments to hold two community roundtables on police relations each year. Recent Action: February 14, 2022, Reported from Assembly Law and Public Safety Next Scheduled Action: Full Assembly vote, TBD NJ SEED Supports A-2654

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