SENATE, No. 924

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

213th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 28, 2008

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  MATTHEW W. MILAM

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  NELSON T. ALBANO

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires DEP to notify coastal municipalities of certain settlement discussions.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the coastal region, and supplementing Title 13 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.  Whenever the Department of Environmental Protection enters into discussions in order to reach a settlement agreement with an owner of property containing dunes or other environmentally sensitive areas located in a coastal municipality, the department shall provide notice, in writing, to the governing body of the coastal municipality in which the property is located.  The notice required pursuant to this section shall state the location of the property, including the address and the lot and block number of the property, and a description of the nature of the settlement discussions, and shall offer the governing body of the coastal municipality the opportunity to participate in the settlement discussions.

     As used in this section, "coastal municipality" means any municipality located within the coastal area as defined in section 4 of P.L.1973, c.185 (C.13:19-4).

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide notice to the governing body of a municipality located in the coastal area whenever the DEP enters into discussions in order to reach a settlement agreement with an owner of property containing dunes or other environmentally sensitive areas.  This notice shall offer the governing body of the coastal municipality the opportunity to participate in the settlement discussions.