SENATE, No. 2859

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 12, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  ROBERT M. GORDON

District 38 (Bergen)

Senator  JENNIFER BECK

District 12 (Mercer and Monmouth)

Assemblyman  JOHN F. MCKEON

District 27 (Essex)

Assemblyman  JOHN J. BURZICHELLI

District 3 (Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester)

Assemblyman  PAUL D. MORIARTY

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblyman  PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  JOSEPH CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Greenstein, Connors, Ruiz, Allen, Bateman, Assemblymen Fuentes, Wilson, Assemblywoman Watson Coleman, Assemblymen Gusciora, Chivukula, Egan, P. Barnes, III, Wisniewski, Coughlin, Green, Assemblywoman Stender, Assemblymen Schaer, Albano, Milam, Assemblywomen Riley, Wagner, Assemblymen DeAngelo, Benson, Prieto, Giblin, Rumpf, Assemblywomen Gove, Coyle, Assemblymen Rudder, Peterson, Delany and Coutinho

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Appropriates $45 million from “2009 Green Acres Fund” and $12 million from “2009 Blue Acres Fund” for State acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act appropriating $45,000,000 from the “2009 Green Acres Fund” and $12,000,000 from the “2009 Blue Acres Fund” for the acquisition of lands by the State for recreation and conservation purposes and for Blue Acres projects.

 

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

 

     1.    a. There is appropriated $45,000,000 from the “2009 Green Acres Fund,” established pursuant to section 17 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117 to the Department of Environmental Protection for the acquisition of lands by the State for recreation and conservation purposes.

     b.    The funds appropriated pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be allocated as follows:

 

Project                                   County                   Municipality                         Amount

 

(1) BARNEGAT BAY WATERSHED GREENWAY                       $3,000,000

 

      Barnegat Bay Greenway

                                                Monmouth            Freehold Twp

                                                                                Howell Twp

 

                                                Ocean                     Barnegat Twp

                                                                                Berkeley Twp

                                                                                Brick Twp

                                                                                Eagleswood Twp

                                                                                Jackson Twp

                                                                                Lacey Twp

                                                                                Lakewood Twp

                                                                                Little Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Ocean Twp

                                                                                Stafford Twp

                                                                                Toms River Twp

 

 

(2) CAPE MAY PENINSULA                                                                            $5,000,000

 

      Cape May Peninsula

 

                                                Cape May              Cape May City

                                                                                Cape May Point Boro

                                                                                Dennis Twp

                                                                                Lower Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Ocean City

                                                                                Sea Isle City

                                                                                Upper Twp

                                                                                West Cape May Boro

                                                                                Woodbine Boro


(3) CROSSROADS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION                   1,000,000

 

      Princeton to Morristown

 

                                                Hunterdon             Delaware Twp

                                                                                East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Flemington Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frenchtown Boro

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

                                                                                Lambertville City

                                                                                Raritan Twp

                                                                                Readington Twp

                                                                                Stockton Boro

 

                                                Morris                    Chatham Boro

                                                                                Chatham Twp

                                                                                Chester Boro

                                                                                Harding Twp

                                                                                Long Hill Twp

                                                                                Madison Boro

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendham Twp

                                                                                Morris Plains Boro

                                                                                Morris Twp

                                                                                Morristown Town

                                                                                Randolph Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Bedminster Twp

                                                                                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Branchburg Twp

                                                                                Bridgewater Twp

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Green Brook Twp

                                                                                Hillsborough Twp

                                                                                Manville Boro

                                                                                Millstone Boro

                                                                                Montgomery Twp

                                                                                North Plainfield Boro

                                                                                Peapack-Gladstone Boro

                                                                                Raritan Boro

                                                                                Rocky Hill Boro

                                                                                Somerville Boro

                                                                                South Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Warren Twp

                                                                                Watchung Boro

 

Washington Crossing to Princeton Battlefield

 

                                                Hunterdon             East Amwell Twp

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Hopewell Boro

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Pennington Boro

                                                                                Princeton Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

 

(4) DELAWARE BAY WATERSHED GREENWAY                   6,000,000

 

      Alloways Creek Greenway

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Elsinboro Twp

                                                                                Lower Alloways Creek Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Quinton Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

      Cape May Tributaries

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

                                                                                Lower Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Upper Twp

 

      Cohansey River Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Bridgeton City

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Shiloh Boro

                                                                                Upper Deerfield Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

 

      Dividing/ Nantuxent/ Cedar/ Back Creeks Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Commercial Twp

                                                                                Downe Twp

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

 

      Maurice River Greenway

 

                                                Atlantic                  Buena Boro

                                                                                Buena Vista Twp

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

 

                                                Cumberland           Commercial Twp

                                                                                Deerfield Twp

                                                                                Maurice River Twp

                                                                                Millville City

                                                                                Vineland City

 

                                                Gloucester             Clayton Boro

                                                                                Elk Twp

                                                                                Franklin Twp


                                                                                Glassboro Boro

                                                                                Monroe Twp

                                                                                Newfield Boro

 

                                                Salem                      Elmer Boro

                                                                                Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

      Salem River/ Mannington Greenway

 

                                                Salem                      Carneys Point Twp

                                                                                Elsinboro Twp

                                                                                Mannington Twp

                                                                                Oldmans Twp

                                                                                Pennsville Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Woodstown Boro

 

      Stow Creek Greenway

 

                                                Cumberland           Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Stow Creek Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Lower Alloways Creek Twp

                                                                                Quinton Twp

 

(5) HIGHLANDS GREENWAY                                                                         15,000,000

 

                                                Bergen                   Mahwah Twp

                                                                                Oakland Boro

 

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Bethlehem Twp

                                                                                Bloomsbury Boro

                                                                                Califon Boro

                                                                                Clinton Town

                                                                                Clinton Twp

                                                                                Glen Gardner Boro

                                                                                Hampton Boro

                                                                                High Bridge Boro

                                                                                Holland Twp

                                                                                Lebanon Boro

                                                                                Lebanon Twp

                                                                                Milford Boro

                                                                                Tewksbury Twp

                                                                                Union Twp

 

                                                Morris                    Boonton Town

                                                                                Boonton Twp

                                                                                Butler Boro

                                                                                Chester Boro

                                                                                Chester Twp

                                                                                Denville Twp

                                                                                Dover Town

                                                                                Hanover Twp

                                                                                Harding Twp

                                                                                Jefferson Twp

                                                                                Kinnelon Boro

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendham Twp

                                                                                Mine Hill Twp

                                                                                Montville Twp

                                                                                Morris Plains Boro

                                                                                Morris Twp

                                                                                Morristown Town

                                                                                Mount Arlington Boro

                                                                                Mount Olive Twp

                                                                                Mountain Lakes Boro

                                                                                Netcong Boro

                                                                                Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

                                                                                Pequannock Twp

                                                                                Randolph Twp

                                                                                Riverdale Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Twp

                                                                                Roxbury Twp

                                                                                Victory Gardens Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Wharton Boro

 

                                                Passaic                   Bloomingdale Boro

                                                                                Pompton Lakes Boro

                                                                                Ringwood Boro

                                                                                Wanaque Boro

                                                                                West Milford Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Bedminster Twp

                                                                                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Peapack-Gladstone Boro

 

                                                Sussex                    Byram Twp

                                                                                Franklin Boro

                                                                                Green Twp

                                                                                Hamburg Boro

                                                                                Hardyston Twp

                                                                                Hopatcong Boro

                                                                                Ogdensburg Boro

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Stanhope Boro

                                                                                Vernon Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Allamuchy Twp

                                                                                Alpha Boro

                                                                                Belvidere Town

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hackettstown Town

                                                                                Harmony Twp

                                                                                Hope Twp

                                                                                Independence Twp

                                                                                Liberty Twp

                                                                                Lopatcong Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

                                                                                Oxford Twp

                                                                                Phillipsburg Town

                                                                                Pohatcong Twp

                                                                                Washington Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                White Twp

 

(6) NATURAL AREAS                                                                                        3,000,000

 

      Bill Henry Pond

 

                                                Atlantic                  Egg Harbor Twp

 

      Budd Lake Bog

 

                                                Morris                    Mount Olive Twp

 

      Campus Swamp

 

                                                Camden                  Gloucester Twp

 

      Cheesequake State Park

 

                                                Middlesex              Old Bridge Twp

 

      Crossley Preserve

 

                                                Ocean                     Berkeley Twp

                                                                                Manchester Twp

 

      Five Acre Pond

 

                                                Atlantic                  Estell Manor City

 

      Gravel Hill

 

                                                Hunterdon             Holland Twp

 

      Great Piece Meadows/ Troy Meadows

 

                                                Essex                      Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Roseland Boro

                                                                                West Caldwell Twp

 

                                                Morris                    East Hanover Twp

                                                                                Hanover Twp

                                                                                Lincoln Park Boro

                                                                                Montville Twp

                                                                                Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

                                                                                Pequannock Twp

 

                                                Passaic                   Wayne Twp


      Hamburg Mountain

 

                                                Sussex                    Franklin Boro

                                                                                Hamburg Boro

                                                                                Hardyston Twp

                                                                                Vernon Twp

 

      Hidden Lake

 

                                                Camden                  Gloucester Twp

 

      High Mountain

 

                                                Passaic                   North Haledon Boro

                                                                                Wayne Twp

 

      Limestone Ridge

                                                Warren                   Blairstown Twp

 

      Long-A-Coming Branch

 

                                                Camden                  Winslow Twp

 

      Milford Bluffs

 

                                                Hunterdon             Holland Twp

 

      Mountain Lake Bog

 

                                                Warren                   White Twp

 

      Ogdensburg Fen

 

                                                Sussex                    Ogdensburg Boro

 

      Oswego River Natural Area

 

                                                Burlington             Washington Twp

 

      Phone-In-Fen

 

                                                Warren                   Hardwick Twp

 

      Ramapo Lake Natural Area

 

                                                Bergen                   Oakland Boro

 

                                                Passaic                   Ringwood Boro

                                                                                Wanaque Boro

 

      Ramapo Mountain

 

                                                Bergen                   Mahwah Twp

                                                                                Oakland Boro

 

                                                Passaic                   Pompton Lakes Boro

                                                                                Ringwood Boro

                                                                                Wanaque Boro

      Sourland Mountains

 

                                                Hunterdon             East Amwell Twp

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                   Hopewell Twp

                                                Somerset                Hillsborough Twp

                                                                                Montgomery Twp

 

      Strawberry Hill

 

                                                Mercer                   Hopewell Twp

 

      Sunfish Pond

 

                                                Warren                   Hardwick Twp

 

      Sweet Hollow

 

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Holland Twp

 

      Troy Meadows

 

                                                Morris                    Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

 

      Uttertown Bog

 

                                                Passaic                   West Milford Twp

 

      Washington Crossing State Park

 

                                                Mercer                   Hopewell Twp

 

      Wetlands Habitat/ Bog Turtle

 

                                                Sussex                    Frankford Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

      Whale Pond

 

                                                Monmouth            Ocean Twp

 

      Woodbine Bogs

 

                                                Cape May              Upper Twp

 

(7) NON-PROFIT CAMPS                                                               1,000,000

 

      Youth Camps

 

                                                Bergen                   Mahwah Twp

 

                                                Burlington             Evesham Twp

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                Tabernacle Twp

 

                                                Cumberland           Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

 

                                                Gloucester             Franklin Twp

 

                                                Hunterdon             East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Readington Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Wall Twp

 

                                                Morris                    Kinnelon Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Boro

 

                                                Ocean                     Ocean Twp

 

                                                Passaic                   Ringwood Boro

                                                                                West Milford Twp

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Franklin Twp

 

                                                Sussex                    Byram Twp

                                                                                Hampton Twp

                                                                                Sandyston Twp

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Stillwater Twp

                                                                                Vernon Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Hardwick Twp

                                                                                Independence Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

 

(8) PINELANDS                                                                                 5,000,000

 

                                                Atlantic                  Brigantine City

                                                                                Buena Boro

                                                                                Buena Vista Twp

                                                                                Corbin City

                                                                                Egg Harbor City

                                                                                Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Estell Manor City

                                                                                Folsom Boro

                                                                                Galloway Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hammonton Town

                                                                                Mullica Twp

                                                                                Port Republic City

                                                                                Weymouth Twp

 

                                                Burlington             Bass River Twp

                                                                                Evesham Twp

                                                                                Medford Lakes Boro

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                New Hanover Twp

                                                                                North Hanover Twp

                                                                                Pemberton Twp

                                                                                Shamong Twp

                                                                                Southampton Twp

                                                                                Springfield Twp

                                                                                Tabernacle Twp

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Woodland Twp

                                                                                Wrightstown Boro

 

                                                Camden                  Berlin Boro

                                                                                Berlin Twp

                                                                                Chesilhurst Boro

                                                                                Waterford Twp

                                                                                Winslow Twp

 

                                                Cape May              Dennis Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                Upper Twp

                                                                                Woodbine Boro

 

                                                Cumberland           Maurice River Twp

                                                                                Vineland City

 

                                                Gloucester             Franklin Twp

                                                                                Monroe Twp

 

                                                Ocean                     Barnegat Twp

                                                                                Beachwood Boro

                                                                                Berkeley Twp

                                                                                Eagleswood Twp

                                                                                Jackson Twp

                                                                                Lacey Twp

                                                                                Lakehurst Boro

                                                                                Little Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Manchester Twp

                                                                                Ocean Twp

                                                                                Plumsted Twp

                                                                                South Toms River Boro

                                                                                Stafford Twp

                                                                                Toms River Twp

                                                                                Tuckerton Boro

 

(9) RIDGE AND VALLEY GREENWAY                                                          3,000,000

 

                                                Sussex                    Andover Boro

                                                                                Andover Twp

                                                                                Branchville Boro

                                                                                Frankford Twp

                                                                                Fredon Twp

                                                                                Green Twp

                                                                                Hampton Twp

                                                                                Lafayette Twp

                                                                                Montague Twp

                                                                                Newton Town

                                                                                Sandyston Twp

                                                                                Stillwater Twp


                                                                                Sussex Boro

                                                                                Walpack Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Blairstown Twp

                                                                                Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Hackettstown Town

                                                                                Hardwick Twp

                                                                                Hope Twp

                                                                                Knowlton Twp

                                                                                Liberty Twp

 

(10)         URBAN PARKS   `                                                                                3,000,000

 

                                                Bergen                   Edgewater Boro

 

                                                Camden                  Camden City

 

                                                Essex                      Belleville Twp

                                                                                Bloomfield Twp

                                                                                Caldwell Boro

                                                                                Cedar Grove Twp

                                                                                East Orange City

                                                                                Glen Ridge Twp Boro

                                                                                Irvington Twp

                                                                                Maplewood Twp

                                                                                Montclair Twp

                                                                                Newark City

                                                                                Nutley Twp

                                                                                Orange City Twp

                                                                                South Orange Village Twp

                                                                                West Orange Twp

 

                                                Hudson                  Bayonne City

                                                                                East Newark Boro

                                                                                Guttenberg Town

                                                                                Harrison Town

                                                                                Hoboken City

                                                                                Jersey City

                                                                                Kearny Town

                                                                                North Bergen Twp

                                                                                Union City

                                                                                Weehawken Twp

                                                                                West New York Town

 

                                                Mercer                   Trenton City

 

                                                Middlesex              Edison Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Long Branch City

 

                                                Passaic                   Paterson City

                                                                                Totowa Boro

 

                                                Union                     Elizabeth City

                                                                                Fanwood Boro

                                                                                Garwood Boro

                                                                                Hillside Twp

                                                                                Linden City

                                                                                Plainfield City

                                                                                Rahway City

                                                                                Roselle Boro

                                                                                Roselle Park Boro

                                                                                Union Twp

                                                                                Winfield Twp

 

TOTAL                                                                                            $45,000,000

 

     c.     Any transfer of any funds, or change in project site, listed in subsection b. of this section shall require the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     d.    To the extent that moneys remain available after the projects listed in subsection b. of this section are offered funding pursuant thereto, any State project that previously received funding appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund, established pursuant to the “Garden State Preservation Trust Act,” P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.), for recreation and conservation purposes shall be eligible to receive additional funding, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.

     e.     For the purposes of this section, “Green Acres bond act” means P.L.2009, c.117, P.L.2007, c.119, P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1989, c.183.

 

     2.    a.  There is appropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection from the “2009 Blue Acres Fund” established pursuant to section 19 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117, the sum of $12,000,000, for the acquisition, for recreation and conservation purposes, of lands that have been damaged by, or may be prone to incurring damage caused by, storms or storm-related flooding, or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damage, as follows:

 

Project                                   County                   Municipality                               Amount

 

BLUE ACRES                                                                                                     $12,000,000

 

      Delaware River Acquisitions

 

                                                Atlantic                 Buena Boro

                                                                                Buena Vista Twp

 

                                                Burlington             Beverly City

                                                                                Bordentown City

                                                                                Bordentown Twp

                                                                                Burlington City

                                                                                Burlington Twp

                                                                                Chesterfield Twp

                                                                                Cinnaminson Twp

                                                                                Delanco Twp

                                                                                Delran Twp

                                                                                Easthampton Twp

                                                                                Edgewater Park Twp

                                                                                Evesham Twp

                                                                                Fieldsboro Boro

                                                                                Florence Twp

                                                                                Hainesport Twp

                                                                                Lumberton Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

                                                                                Maple Shade Twp

                                                                                Medford Lakes Boro

                                                                                Medford Twp

                                                                                Moorestown Twp

                                                                                Mount Holly Twp

                                                                                Mount Laurel Twp

                                                                                New Hanover Twp

                                                                                North Hanover Twp

                                                                                Palmyra Boro

                                                                                Pemberton Boro

                                                                                Pemberton Twp

                                                                                Riverside Twp

                                                                                Riverton Boro

                                                                                Shamong Twp

                                                                                Southampton Twp

                                                                                Springfield Twp

                                                                                Tabernacle Twp

                                                                                Westampton Twp

                                                                                Willingboro Twp

                                                                                Woodland Twp

                                                                                Wrightstown Boro

 

                                                Camden Audubon Boro

                                                                                Audubon Park Boro

                                                                                Barrington Boro

                                                                                Bellmawr Boro

                                                                                Berlin Boro

                                                                                Berlin Twp

                                                                                Brooklawn Boro

                                                                                Camden City

                                                                                Cherry Hill Twp

                                                                                Clementon Boro

                                                                                Collingswood Boro

                                                                                Gibbsboro Boro

                                                                                Gloucester City

                                                                                Gloucester Twp

                                                                                Haddon Heights Boro

                                                                                Haddon Twp

                                                                                Haddonfield Boro

                                                                                Hi-Nella Boro

                                                                                Laurel Springs Boro

                                                                                Lawnside Boro

                                                                                Lindenwold Boro

                                                                                Magnolia Boro

                                                                                Merchantville Boro

                                                                                Mount Ephraim Boro

                                                                                Oaklyn Boro

                                                                                Pennsauken Twp

                                                                                Pine Hill Boro

                                                                                Pine Valley Boro

                                                                                Runnemede Boro

                                                                                Somerdale Boro

                                                                                Stratford Boro

                                                                                Tavistock Boro

                                                                                Voorhees Twp

                                                                                Winslow Twp

                                                                                Woodlynne Boro

 

                                                Cape May              Cape May Point Boro

                                                                                Dennis Twp

                                                                                Lower Twp

                                                                                Middle Twp

                                                                                West Cape May Boro

                                                                                Woodbine Boro

 

                                                Cumberland           Bridgeton City

                                                                                Commercial Twp

                                                                                Deerfield Twp

                                                                                Downe Twp

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Maurice River Twp

                                                                                Millville City

                                                                                Shiloh Boro

                                                                                Stow Creek Twp

                                                                                Upper Deerfield Twp

                                                                                Vineland City

 

                                                Gloucester             Clayton Boro

                                                                                Deptford Twp

                                                                                East Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Elk Twp

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Glassboro Boro

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Harrison Twp

                                                                                Logan Twp

                                                                                Mantua Twp

                                                                                Monroe Twp

                                                                                National Park Boro

                                                                                Newfield Boro

                                                                                Paulsboro Boro

                                                                                Pitman Boro

                                                                                South Harrison Twp

                                                                                Swedesboro Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Wenonah Boro

                                                                                West Deptford Twp

                                                                                Westville Boro

                                                                                Woodbury City

                                                                                Woodbury Heights Boro

                                                                                Woolwich Twp

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Bethlehem Twp

                                                                                Bloomsbury Boro

                                                                                Delaware Twp

                                                                                East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frenchtown Boro

                                                                                Glen Gardner Boro

                                                                                Hampton Boro

                                                                                Holland Twp

                                                                                Kingwood Twp

                                                                                Lambertville City

                                                                                Lebanon Twp

                                                                                Milford Boro

                                                                                Raritan Twp

                                                                                Stockton Boro

                                                                                Union Twp

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                  East Windsor Twp

                                                                                Ewing Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Pennington Boro

                                                                                Robbinsville Twp

                                                                                Trenton City

                                                                                West Windsor Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Allenhurst Boro

                                                                                Middletown Twp

                                                                                Rumson Boro

                                                                                Upper Freehold Twp

 

                                                Morris                   Jefferson Twp

                                                                                Mount Arlington Boro

                                                                                Mount Olive Twp

                                                                                Netcong Boro

                                                                                Roxbury Twp

                                                                                Washington Twp

 

                                                Ocean                     Island Heights Boro

                                                                                Jackson Twp

                                                                                Long Beach Twp

                                                                                Pine Beach Boro

 

                                                Salem                      Alloway Twp

                                                                                Carneys Point Twp

                                                                                Elmer Boro

                                                                                Elsinboro Twp

                                                                                Lower Alloways Creek Twp

                                                                                Mannington Twp

                                                                                Oldmans Twp

                                                                                Penns Grove Boro

                                                                                Pennsville Twp

                                                                                Pilesgrove Twp

                                                                                Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Quinton Twp

                                                                                Salem City

                                                                                Upper Pittsgrove Twp

                                                                                Woodstown Boro

 

                                                Sussex                    Andover Boro

                                                                                Andover Twp

                                                                                Branchville Boro

                                                                                Byram Twp

                                                                                Frankford Twp

                                                                                Fredon Twp

                                                                                Green Twp

                                                                                Hampton Twp

                                                                                Hardyston Twp

                                                                                Hopatcong Boro

                                                                                Lafayette Twp

                                                                                Montague Twp

                                                                                Newton Town

                                                                                Sandyston Twp

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Stanhope Boro

                                                                                Stillwater Twp

                                                                                Walpack Twp

                                                                                Wantage Twp

 

                                                Warren                   Allamuchy Twp

                                                                                Alpha Boro

                                                                                Belvidere Town

                                                                                Blairstown Twp

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Frelinghuysen Twp

                                                                                Greenwich Twp

                                                                                Hackettstown Town

                                                                                Hardwick Twp

                                                                                Harmony Twp

                                                                                Hope Twp

                                                                                Independence Twp

                                                                                Knowlton Twp

                                                                                Liberty Twp

                                                                                Lopatcong Twp

                                                                                Mansfield Twp

                                                                                Oxford Twp

                                                                                Phillipsburg Town

                                                                                Pohatcong Twp

                                                                                Washington Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                White Twp

 

      Passaic River Acquisitions

 

                                                Bergen                   Allendale Boro

                                                                                Carlstadt Boro

                                                                                East Rutherford Boro

                                                                                Elmwood Park Boro

                                                                                Fair Lawn Boro

                                                                                Franklin Lakes Boro

                                                                                Garfield City

                                                                                Glen Rock Boro

                                                                                Hackensack City

                                                                                Hasbrouck Heights Boro

                                                                                Hillsdale Boro

                                                                                Ho-Ho-Kus Boro

                                                                                Lodi Boro

                                                                                Lyndhurst Twp

                                                                                Mahwah Twp

                                                                                Maywood Boro

                                                                                Midland Park Boro

                                                                                Montvale Boro

                                                                                North Arlington Boro

                                                                                Oakland Boro

                                                                                Paramus Boro

                                                                                Ramsey Boro

                                                                                Ridgewood Village

                                                                                Rochelle Park Twp

                                                                                Rutherford Boro

                                                                                Saddle Brook Twp

                                                                                Saddle River Boro

                                                                                South Hackensack Twp

                                                                                Upper Saddle River Boro

                                                                                Waldwick Boro

                                                                                Wallington Boro

                                                                                Washington Twp

                                                                                Woodcliff Lake Boro

                                                                                Wood-Ridge Boro

                                                                                Wyckoff Twp

 

                                                Essex                      Belleville Twp

                                                                                Bloomfield Twp

                                                                                Caldwell Boro

                                                                                Cedar Grove Twp

                                                                                East Orange City

                                                                                Essex Fells Twp

                                                                                Fairfield Twp

                                                                                Glen Ridge Twp Boro

                                                                                Livingston Twp

                                                                                Millburn Twp

                                                                                Montclair Twp

                                                                                Newark City

                                                                                North Caldwell Twp

                                                                                Nutley Twp

                                                                                Orange City Twp

                                                                                Roseland Boro

                                                                                South Orange Village Twp

                                                                                Verona Twp

                                                                                West Caldwell Twp

                                                                                West Orange Twp

 

                                                Hudson                  East Newark Boro

                                                                                Harrison Town

                                                                                Kearny Town

 

                                                Morris                    Boonton Town

                                                                                Boonton Twp

                                                                                Butler Boro

                                                                                Chatham Boro

                                                                                Chatham Twp

                                                                                Denville Twp

                                                                                Dover Town

                                                                                East Hanover Twp

                                                                                Florham Park Boro

                                                                                Hanover Twp

                                                                                Harding Twp

                                                                                Jefferson Twp

                                                                                Kinnelon Boro

                                                                                Lincoln Park Boro

                                                                                Long Hill Twp

                                                                                Madison Boro

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendham Twp

                                                                                Mine Hill Twp

                                                                                Montville Twp

                                                                                Morris Plains Boro

                                                                                Morris Twp

                                                                                Morristown Town

                                                                                Mount Arlington Boro

                                                                                Mountain Lakes Boro

                                                                                Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp

                                                                                Pequannock Twp

                                                                                Randolph Twp

                                                                                Riverdale Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Boro

                                                                                Rockaway Twp

                                                                                Roxbury Twp

                                                                                Victory Gardens Boro

                                                                                Wharton Boro

 

                                                Passaic                  Bloomingdale Boro

                                                                                Clifton City

                                                                                Haledon Boro

                                                                                Hawthorne Boro

                                                                                Little Falls Twp

                                                                                North Haledon Boro

                                                                                Passaic City

                                                                                Paterson City

                                                                                Pompton Lakes Boro

                                                                                Prospect Park Boro

                                                                                Ringwood Boro

                                                                                Totowa Boro

                                                                                Wanaque Boro

                                                                                Wayne Twp

                                                                                West Milford Twp

                                                                                Woodland Park Boro

 

                                                Somerset                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Bridgewater Twp

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Warren Twp

 

                                                Sussex                    Hardyston Twp

                                                                                Sparta Twp

                                                                                Vernon Twp


                                                Union                     Berkeley Heights Twp

                                                                                New Providence Boro

                                                                                Summit City

 

      Raritan River Acquisitions

 

                                                Hunterdon             Alexandria Twp

                                                                                Bethlehem Twp

                                                                                Califon Boro

                                                                                Clinton Town

                                                                                Clinton Twp

                                                                                Delaware Twp

                                                                                East Amwell Twp

                                                                                Flemington Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Glen Gardner Boro

                                                                                Hampton Boro

                                                                                High Bridge Boro

                                                                                Lebanon Boro

                                                                                Lebanon Twp

                                                                                Raritan Twp

                                                                                Readington Twp

                                                                                Tewksbury Twp

                                                                                Union Twp

                                                                                West Amwell Twp

 

                                                Mercer                  East Windsor Twp

                                                                                Hightstown Boro

                                                                                Hopewell Boro

                                                                                Hopewell Twp

                                                                                Lawrence Twp

                                                                                Pennington Boro

                                                                                Princeton Boro

                                                                                Princeton Twp

                                                                                Robbinsville Twp

                                                                                West Windsor Twp

 

                                                Middlesex              Cranbury Twp

                                                                                Dunellen Boro

                                                                                East Brunswick Twp

                                                                                Edison Twp

                                                                                Helmetta Boro

                                                                                Highland Park Boro

                                                                                Jamesburg Boro

                                                                                Metuchen Boro

                                                                                Middlesex Boro

                                                                                Milltown Boro

                                                                                Monroe Twp

                                                                                New Brunswick City

                                                                                North Brunswick Twp

                                                                                Old Bridge Twp

                                                                                Perth Amboy City

                                                                                Piscataway Twp

                                                                                Plainsboro Twp

                                                                                Sayreville Boro

                                                                                South Amboy City

                                                                                South Brunswick Twp

                                                                                South Plainfield Boro

                                                                                South River Boro

                                                                                Spotswood Boro

                                                                                Woodbridge Twp

 

                                                Monmouth            Eatontown Boro

                                                                                Farmingdale Boro

                                                                                Freehold Boro

                                                                                Loch Arbour Village

                                                                                Manalapan Twp

                                                                                Middletown Twp

                                                                                Rumson Boro

 

                                                Morris                    Chester Boro

                                                                                Chester Twp

                                                                                Mendham Boro

                                                                                Mendham Twp

                                                                                Mine Hill Twp

                                                                                Mount Arlington Boro

                                                                                Mount Olive Twp

                                                                                Randolph Twp

                                                                                Roxbury Twp

                                                                                Washington Twp

 

                                                Somerset                Bedminster Twp

                                                                                Bernards Twp

                                                                                Bernardsville Boro

                                                                                Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Branchburg Twp

                                                                                Bridgewater Twp

                                                                                Far Hills Boro

                                                                                Franklin Twp

                                                                                Green Brook Twp

                                                                                Hillsborough Twp

                                                                                Manville Boro

                                                                                Millstone Boro

                                                                                Montgomery Twp

                                                                                North Plainfield Boro

                                                                                Peapack-Gladstone Boro

                                                                                Raritan Boro

                                                                                Rocky Hill Boro

                                                                                Somerville Boro

                                                                                South Bound Brook Boro

                                                                                Warren Twp

                                                                                Watchung Boro

 

                                                Union                     Berkeley Heights Twp

                                                                                Fanwood Boro

                                                                                Mountainside Boro

                                                                                New Providence Boro

                                                                                Plainfield City

                                                                                Scotch Plains Twp

                                                                                Springfield Twp

                                                                                Summit City

                                                                                Westfield Town

 


      Atlantic Basin / Hudson River / Rahway Basin

 

                                                Atlantic                 Absecon City

                                                                                Atlantic City

                                                                                Brigantine City

                                                                                Corbin City

                                                                                Egg Harbor City

                                                                                Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Estell Manor City

                                                                                Folsom Boro

                                                                                Galloway Twp

                                                                                Hamilton Twp

                                                                                Hammonton Town

                                                                                Linwood City

                                                                                Longport Boro

                                                                                Margate City

                                                                                Mullica Twp

                                                                                Northfield City

                                                                                Pleasantville City

                                                                                Port Republic City

                                                                                Somers Point City

                                                                                Ventnor City

                                                                                Weymouth Twp

 

                                                Bergen                   Alpine Boro

                                                                                Bergenfield Boro

                                                                                Bogota Boro

                                                                                Cliffside Park Boro

                                                                                Closter Boro

                                                                                Cresskill Boro

                                                                                Demarest Boro

                                                                                Dumont Boro

                                                                                Edgewater Boro

                                                                                Emerson Boro

                                                                                Englewood City

                                                                                Englewood Cliffs Boro

                                                                                Fairview Boro

                                                                                Fort Lee Boro

                                                                                Harrington Park Boro

                                                                                Haworth Boro

                                                                                Leonia Boro

                                                                                Little Ferry Boro

                                                                                Moonachie Boro

                                                                                New Milford Boro

                                                                                Northvale Boro

                                                                                Norwood Boro

                                                                                Old Tappan Boro

                                                                                Oradell Boro

                                                                                Palisades Park Boro

                                                                                Park Ridge Boro

                                                                                Ridgefield Boro

                                                                                Ridgefield Park Village

                                                                                River Edge Boro

                                                                                River Vale Twp

                                                                                Rockleigh Boro

                                                                                South Hackensack Twp

                                                                                Teaneck Twp

                                                                                Tenafly Boro

                                                                                Teterboro Boro

                                                                                Westwood Boro

 

                                                Burlington             Bass River Twp

                                                                                Washington Twp

 

                                                Camden                  Chesilhurst Boro

                                                                                Waterford Twp

 

                                                Cape May              Avalon Boro

                                                                                Cape May City

                                                                                North Wildwood City

                                                                                Ocean City

                                                                                Sea Isle City

                                                                                Stone Harbor Boro

                                                                                Upper Twp

                                                                                West Wildwood Boro

                                                                                Wildwood City

                                                                                Wildwood Crest Boro

 

                                                Cumberland           Downe Twp

 

                                                Essex                      Irvington Twp

                                                                                Maplewood Twp

 

                                                Hudson                  Bayonne City

                                                                                Guttenburg Town

                                                                                Hoboken City

                                                                                Jersey City

                                                                                North Bergen Twp

                                                                                Secaucus Town

                                                                                Union City

                                                                                Weehawken Twp

                                                                                West New York Town

 

                                                Middlesex              Carteret Boro

 

                                                Monmouth            Aberdeen Twp

                                                                                Allentown Boro

                                                                                Asbury Park City

                                                                                Atlantic Highlands Boro

                                                                                Avon-By-The-Sea Boro

                                                                                Belmar Boro

                                                                                Bradley Beach Boro

                                                                                Brielle Boro

                                                                                Colts Neck Twp

                                                                                Deal Boro

                                                                                Englishtown Boro

                                                                                Fair Haven Boro

                                                                                Freehold Twp

                                                                                Hazlet Twp

                                                                                Highlands Boro

                                                                                Holmdel Twp

                                                                                Howell Twp

                                                                                Interlaken Boro

                                                                                Keansburg Boro

                                                                                Keyport Boro

                                                                                Lake Como Boro

                                                                                Little Silver Boro

                                                                                Long Branch City

                                                                                Manasquan Boro

                                                                                Marlboro Twp

                                                                                Matawan Boro

                                                                                Millstone Twp

                                                                                Monmouth Beach Boro

                                                                                Neptune Twp

                                                                                Neptune City Boro

                                                                                Ocean Twp

                                                                                Oceanport Boro

                                                                                Red Bank Boro

                                                                                Roosevelt Boro

                                                                                Sea Bright Boro

                                                                                Sea Girt Boro

                                                                                Shrewsbury Boro

                                                                                Shrewsbury Twp

                                                                                Spring Lake Boro

                                                                                Spring Lake Heights Boro

                                                                                Tinton Falls Boro

                                                                                Union Beach Boro

                                                                                Wall Twp

                                                                                West Long Branch Boro

 

                                                Ocean                     Barnegat Light Boro

                                                                                Barnegat Twp

                                                                                Bay Head Boro

                                                                                Beach Haven Boro

                                                                                Beachwood Boro

                                                                                Berkeley Twp

                                                                                Brick Twp

                                                                                Eagleswood Twp

                                                                                Harvey Cedars Boro

                                                                                Lacey Twp

                                                                                Lakehurst Boro

                                                                                Lakewood Twp

                                                                                Lavellette Boro

                                                                                Little Egg Harbor Twp

                                                                                Manchester Twp

                                                                                Mantoloking Boro

                                                                                Ocean Gate Boro

                                                                                Ocean Twp

                                                                                Plumstead Twp

                                                                                Point Pleasant Boro

                                                                                Point Pleasant Beach Boro

                                                                                Seaside Heights Boro

                                                                                Seaside Park Boro

                                                                                Ship Bottom Boro

                                                                                South Toms River Boro

                                                                                Stafford Twp

                                                                                Surf City Boro

                                                                                Toms River Twp

                                                                                Tuckerton Boro

 

                                                Sussex                    Franklin Boro

                                                                                Hamburg Boro

                                                                                Ogdensburg Boro

                                                                                Sussex Boro

                                                Union                     Clark Twp

                                                                                Cranford Twp

                                                                                Elizabeth City

                                                                                Garwood Boro

                                                                                Hillside Twp

                                                                                Kenilworth Boro

                                                                                Linden City

                                                                                Rahway City

                                                                                Roselle Boro

                                                                                Roselle Park Boro

                                                                                Union Twp

                                                                                Winfield Twp

 

TOTAL                                                                                            $12,000,000

 

     b.    The expenditure of moneys appropriated pursuant to this section is subject to the provisions of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117.

 

     3.    a. There is reappropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection the unexpended balances, due to project cancellations or cost savings, of the amounts appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund, established pursuant to the "Garden State Preservation Trust Act," P.L.1999, c.152 (C.13:8C-1 et seq.), for State projects to acquire or develop lands for recreation and conservation purposes, for the purpose of providing additional funding, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, to any State project that previously received funding appropriated or reappropriated from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund for recreation and conservation purposes or that receives funding approved pursuant to section 1 of this act, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor.  Any such additional funding provided from a Green Acres bond act may include administrative costs.

     b.    There is appropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection such sums as may be, or may become, available on or before June 30, 2011, due to interest earnings in any Green Acres Fund established pursuant to a Green Acres bond act or in the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund, for the purpose of providing additional funding, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection, to any State project that previously received funding from any Green Acres bond act, any annual appropriations act, or the Garden State Green Acres Preservation Trust Fund for recreation and conservation purposes or that receives funding approved pursuant to section 1 of this act, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee or its successor. Any such additional funding provided from a Green Acres bond act may include administrative costs.

     c.     For the purposes of this section, "Green Acres bond act" means P.L.2009, c.117, P.L.2007, c.119, P.L.1995, c.204, P.L.1992, c.88, and P.L.1989, c.183.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill appropriates $57 million to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide funding for the acquisition by the State of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including for Blue Acres projects.

     Of this funding, this bill appropriates $45 million from the “2009 Green Acres Fund” to the DEP to provide funding for the acquisition by the State of lands for recreation and conservation purposes.  The “2009 Green Acres Fund” was established pursuant to the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” P.L.2009, c.117.  This appropriation allocates funding for the acquisition by the State of lands for recreation and conservation purposes in 10 project categories throughout the State.

     In addition, this bill appropriates $12 million from the “2009 Blue Acres Fund” established pursuant to section 19 of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009,” to provide funding by the State for the acquisition, for recreation and conservation purposes, of properties that are prone to or have incurred flood or storm damage, or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damage.  The expenditure of moneys and acquisition of lands for this purpose is subject to the provisions of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009.”

     The projects listed in this bill have been approved by the DEP and the Garden State Preservation Trust.

     The bill also allows DEP to re-distribute certain other moneys from project cancellations or cost savings, and appropriates certain interest earnings which have or will become available on or before  June 30, 2011, for the purpose of providing additional funding, for recreation and conservation purposes, to previously approved and funded State projects, subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee.  This additional funding, if provided from a Green Acres bond act, may include administrative costs.