SENATE, No. 1781

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 8, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  PAUL A. SARLO

District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)

Senator  KEVIN J. O'TOOLE

District 40 (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Gordon, Cardinale and Pennacchio

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Reappropriates $3 million from “Dam, Lake, Stream, Flood Control, Water Resources, and Wastewater Treatment Project Bond Act of 2003” to fund State flood control projects.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act reappropriating $3,000,000 from the “Dam, Lake, Stream, Flood Control, Water Resources, and Wastewater Treatment Project Bond Act of 2003,” P.L.2003, c.162, from monies previously appropriated by P.L.2005, c.231 and made available due to project deferrals, cancellations, withdrawals, and cost savings, to finance the costs of certain State flood control projects.

 

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

 

     1.    a. There is reappropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection from the “2003 Dam, Lake, Stream and Flood Control Project Fund,” established pursuant to section 15 of the “Dam, Lake, Stream, Flood Control, Water Resources, and Wastewater Treatment Project Bond Act of 2003,” P.L.2003, c.162, the sum of $3,000,000, made available due to project deferrals, cancellations, withdrawals, and cost savings, from the following project:

 

Project                                   Project Sponsor                        Amount

Lower Saddle River                NJDEP                                  $3,000,000

Project

 

     b.    The monies made available pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be allocated to finance the costs of the following State flood control project:

 

Project                                   Project Sponsor                        Amount

Desnagging and Shoal            NJDEP                                  $3,000,000

Dredging in Passaic

River Basin

 

     c.    Any unexpended funds remaining after completion of the project listed in subsection b. of this section shall be returned to the “2003 Dam, Lake, Stream and Flood Control Project Fund” for reappropriation to fund additional projects authorized by law and in keeping with the purposes of the fund.

     d.    Any transfer of any funds or project sponsor, 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.

     e.    The expenditures of sums appropriated by this section are subject to the provisions and conditions of P.L.2003, c.162, and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

 

2.       This act shall take effect immediately.


STATEMENT

 

     This reappropriation from the “Dam, Lake, Stream, Flood Control, Water Resources, and Wastewater Treatment Project Bond Act of 2003” will provide the first year’s funding to address desnagging and shoal dredging needs in municipalities within the Passaic River Basin that have suffered the most from repetitive losses due to flood damage.  These monies were made available due to project deferrals, cancellations, withdrawals, and cost savings from the previously funded Lower Saddle River Project.