[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 3616

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

213th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 13, 2009

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Camden)

Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman JOSEPH VAS

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblywoman  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Wagner and Quijano

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Encourages purchase of NJ solar panels and wind turbines for State projects and State-funded projects.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly State Government Committee on January 26, 2009, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning solar panel and wind turbine purchases, and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    a.   Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, any 1government entity1 contract for the purchase of solar panels, wind turbines, 1or1 related solar or wind energy devices 1[, or related services]1 to be paid with or out of State funds, or in whole or in part with a grant or loan provided by the State to a governmental entity, shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder having its principal place of business in New Jersey or who uses a majority of parts manufactured or produced in the State in the assembly of a final product, unless the head of the department, or other public officer charged with the duty by law, shall determine that it would be inconsistent with the public interest, the cost would be unreasonable, or the products or materials of the class or kind to be used are not produced or manufactured, as the case may be, in the State in commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality.

     b.    The Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Board of Public Utilities, shall (1) adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), any rules and regulations necessary to implement this act 1[,] and1 (2) establish a list of solar and wind energy devices, such as anemometers, designated as eligible for the purposes of subsection a. of this section 1[, and (3) establish a list of related services, such as installation or retrofitting, designated as eligible for the purposes of subsection a. of this section]1.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.