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Public Hearing Transcripts 2014


The 2014 New Jersey Legislature Transcribed Public Hearings and Meetings are available in
pdf format
Please note: You are advised to use the latest version of the Acrobat Reader
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Senate and Assembly Committees:
 Senate Education Committee  Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
 Senate Environment and Energy Committee  Assembly Higher Education Committee
 Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  Assembly Select Committee on Investigation
 Senate Legislative Oversight Committee  Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee 
Senate Transportation Committee  Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee
 

JOINT COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES and Councils:

New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation
Joint Committee on the Public Schools
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONS:
New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning
State House Commission
 
SENATE EDUCATION
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the ‘New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum’ (NJ QSAC), the State monitoring system for evaluating the performance of school districts"
    March 24, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2
    “Amends Constitution to dedicate $200 million, or 2.4 percent, whichever is less, annually from FY2015 to FY2044 of sales and use tax revenue for preservation of open space, including flood prone areas and lands that protect water supplies, farmland, and historic properties"

    January 27, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2
    “Amends Constitution to dedicate 4 percent of CBT revenues to open space, farmland, and historic preservation, water programs, public and private site remediation, and underground storage tank programs; ends current dedication of 4 percent of CBT revenues for various environmental programs, and increases dedication to 6 percent of CBT revenues in 2019; and dedicates revenue from leases and conveyances of State-owned open space for open space, farmland, and historic preservation”

    June 16, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The committee will be hearing testimony from the Renewable Energy Stakeholder Working Groups as follows: Mitigating Solar Development Volatility; Achieving Global Warming Response Act Goals; Reconsidering Incentives for Class I Renewables;
    and Decoupling Utility Regulation”

    July 10, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE/ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    “The committees will hear testimony from Dr. Michael J. Kennish, Professor of Estuarine and Marine Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who will provide an update on the health of the Barnegat Bay”

    July 21, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The committee will meet to hear testimony from the public on the Department of Environmental Protetion's proposal revising the Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Permit Program rules, published in the New Jersey Register on June 2, 2014”

    August 18, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 128
    “Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize, under certain circumstances, pre-trial detention of persons in criminal cases”

    July 24, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2
    “Testimony from invited guests regarding problems associated with the processing of applications to Sandy homeowner relief programs"

    February 11, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    “The committee will meet to hear testimony from Richard Constable, Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, and other invited guests regarding problems associated with the processing of applications to Sandy homeowner relief programs”
    February 24, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

SENATE TRANSPORTATION
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
    “The committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the proposed extension of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County with a new terminus at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center"
    March 17, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The Committee will meet to consider a Committee resolution regarding the issuance of subpoenas pursuant to AR-10"
    January 16, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

 

 

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    "The Committee will hear testimony from invited stakeholders regarding the State’s aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure"
    June 12, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE/ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    “The committees will hear testimony from Dr. Michael J. Kennish, Professor of Estuarine and Marine Ecology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who will provide an update on the health of the Barnegat Bay”

    July 21, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

 

ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will hold three public hearings on higher education reform. The issues to be discussed at the hearings will include, but not be limited to, higher education affordability, accountability, college readiness, degree attainment, graduation rates, remedial instruction, dual enrollment, and reverse transfer agreements”
    May 14, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will hold three public hearings on higher education reform. The issues to be discussed at the hearings will include, but not be limited to, higher education affordability, accountability, college readiness, degree attainment, graduation rates, remedial instruction, dual enrollment, and reverse transfer agreements”
    May 28, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will hold three public hearings on higher education reform. The issues to be discussed at the hearings will include, but not be limited to, higher education affordability, accountability, college readiness, degree attainment, graduation rates, remedial instruction, dual enrollment, and reverse transfer agreements”
    June 11, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    “Testimony from invited guests regarding problems associated with the State's implementation of the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act "
    February 20, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY REGULATORY OVERSIGHT Assembly Concurrent Resolution 155
    “Declares that Civil Service Commission's new rule concerning job banding is not consistent with legislative intent”
    June 5, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WORKS AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES

 

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The Committee will meet to consider a Committee resolution regarding the issuance of subpoenas pursuant
    to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 49 and Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10"

    January 27, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The Committee will meet to update members concerning the status of its investigation and convene in closed session"
    February 10, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The Committee will meet to update members concerning the status of its investigation and convene in closed session"
    April 8, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of Christina Genovese Renna concerning the committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    May 6, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of Michael Drewniak concerning the committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    May 13, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of Matthew Mowers concerning the committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    May 20, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    Appendix A
    Appendix B - Part 1 (Pages 1-100)
    Appendix B - Part 2 (Pages 101-200)
    Appendix B - Part 3 (Pages 201-300)
    Appendix B - Part 4 (Pages 301-400)
    Appendix B - Part 5 (Pages 401-500)
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of William 'Pat' Schuber, Esq. concerning the Committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    June 3, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of Kevin O’Dowd, Esq., concerning the Committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    June 9, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION
    "The testimony of Regina Egea concerning the committee’s investigation into all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power, including, but not limited to, the reassignment of access lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to the George Washington Bridge"
    July 17, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    Appendix - Part 1
    Appendix - Part 2
    Appendix - Part 3
    Appendix - Part 4
    Appendix - Part 5


JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    March 11 , 2014
    "Testimony of invited guests on the One Newark Plan"
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
  • Committee Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    February 19, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

 

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
  • Committee Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    March 27, 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing appendix
  • Committee Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    June 16 , 2014
    Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing

 

 

 

 


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