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Public Hearing Transcripts 2017


The 2017 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 Commerce Committee Assembly Education Committee
Senate Economic Growth Committee Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate Environment and Energy Committee Assembly Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Senate Legislative Oversight Committee  
Senate Select Committee on School Funding Fairness
 
 

 
 

JOINT COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES and Councils:

First Legislative District Economic Development Task Force
Joint Committee on the Public Schools
Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure
New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus
State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee
State House Commission
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONS:
New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning

 

 

 

 


SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE
    The Committee will hear testimony from invited guests regarding product durability and other problems associated with artificial turf playing surfaces in use in New Jersey.”
  • January 30, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

 

SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMITTEE


  • Public Hearing before SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMITTEE
    The Committee will take testimony on the proposed renovations to the Executive Wing of the State House and the role of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in financing the costs of the renovations”
    January 12, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE


  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    The Committees will take testimony on actions taken by corporations to avoid their Superfund obligations in New Jersey through Federal bankruptcy proceedings" The following resolutions will be considered: Senate Resolution 107, Assembly Resolution 219
    April 18, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    The Committees will meet to hear testimony from invited experts and the public on the latest developments in climate science and the potential impacts of climate change in New Jersey
    August 10, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

 

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    Senate Bill 3195

    Legalizes possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure
    June 19, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

 

SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from senior staff members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,and other invited guests regarding the draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan, including the new Port Authority Bus Terminal,the Gateway Rail Tunnel, the PATH extension to Newark Airport, the redevelopment of Newark Terminal A, and other options to increase trans-Hudson capacity”
    January 17, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will receive testimony from invited State and local government officials, transportation providers, and policy experts, and from the general public regarding the draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan, including the new Port Authority Bus Terminal, the Gateway Rail Tunnel, the PATH extension to Newark Airport, the redevelopment of Newark Terminal A, and other options to increase trans-Hudson capacity””
    January 30, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony on issues regarding NJ Transit, including but not limited to the fatal train accident at Hoboken Terminal in September 2016; overall safety; maintenance; and reliability. Commuters and other members of the public are encouraged to relay their experiences to the Committees ”
    February 23, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including Wick Moorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak; Scot Naparstek, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Amtrak; and Steven Santoro, Executive Director of NJ Transit. The hearing will focus on the causes of the recent Amtrak derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York and the NJ Transit train breakdown in the North River Tunnels; the responsibility for safety and maintenance on the Northeast Corridor Line; the response of both agencies to the commuter delays and overcrowding that resulted from the incidents; and the impact of the planned Gateway Project on trans-Hudson rail capacity, safety, and service ”
    April 28, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including senior staff from Amtrak, NJ Transit, PATH and the region’s ferry operators. The hearing will focus on the plan developed by Amtrak, NJ Transit and the Long Island Railroad for major repairs at New York Penn Station. The meeting will also focus on how NJ Transit, PATH, Amtrak and the region’s ferry operators can work together to minimize the impact of service disruptions on the region’s trans-Hudson rail commuters ”
    May 31, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including senior staff members from NJ Transit, Amtrak, PATH, and New York Waterways. The meeting will focus on the summer renovation project at New York Penn Station, its impact on commuters, and the status of the Gateway Tunnel and Portal Bridge projects ”
    July 19, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  •  

 

SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS


  • Public Hearing before SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests and from members of the public on inequities in school funding in New Jersey”
    January 27, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests and from members of the public on inequities in school funding in New Jersey”
    February 2, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Public Hearing before SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests and from members of the public on inequities in school funding in New Jersey”
    February 14 , 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests and from members of the public on inequities in school funding in New Jersey”
    February 22 , 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests regarding the "School Funding Reform Act of 2008," P.L. 2007, c. 260, and other matters related to education funding in the State”
    January 18, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from members of the public regarding the "School Funding Reform Act of 2008," P.L. 2007, c. 260, and other matters related to education funding in the State”
    February 1, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests regarding the "School Funding Reform Act of 2008," P.L. 2007, c. 260, and other matters related to education funding in the State”
    February 7, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests regarding the "School Funding Reform Act of 2008," P.L. 2007, c. 260, and other matters related to education funding in the State”
    February 23, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE


  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    The Committees will take testimony on actions taken by corporations to avoid their Superfund obligations in New Jersey through Federal bankruptcy proceedings" The following resolutions will be considered: Senate Resolution 107, Assembly Resolution 219”
    April 18, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    The Committees will meet to hear testimony from invited experts and the public on the latest developments in climate science and the potential impacts of climate change in New Jersey
    August 10, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony on issues regarding NJ Transit, including but not limited to the fatal train accident at Hoboken Terminal in September 2016; overall safety; maintenance; and reliability. Commuters and other members of the public are encouraged to relay their experiences to the Committees ”
    February 23, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including Wick Moorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak; Scot Naparstek, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Amtrak; and Steven Santoro, Executive Director of NJ Transit. The hearing will focus on the causes of the recent Amtrak derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York and the NJ Transit train breakdown in the North River Tunnels; the responsibility for safety and maintenance on the Northeast Corridor Line; the response of both agencies to the commuter delays and overcrowding that resulted from the incidents; and the impact of the planned Gateway Project on trans-Hudson rail capacity, safety, and service ”
    April 28, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including senior staff from Amtrak, NJ Transit, PATH and the region’s ferry operators. The hearing will focus on the plan developed by Amtrak, NJ Transit and the Long Island Railroad for major repairs at New York Penn Station. The meeting will also focus on how NJ Transit, PATH, Amtrak and the region’s ferry operators can work together to minimize the impact of service disruptions on the region’s trans-Hudson rail commuters ”
    May 31, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited witnesses on the impact that fiscal constraints may have on the independence of municipal courts and municipal court judges”
    June 15, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
    The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including senior staff members from NJ Transit, Amtrak, PATH, and New York Waterways. The meeting will focus on the summer renovation project at New York Penn Station, its impact on commuters, and the status of the Gateway Tunnel and Portal Bridge projects ”
    July 19, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  •  

 

ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE
    The Committee will take testimony from the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners concering the Port Authority's draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan ”
    February 15, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE


  • Task Force Meeting of FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
    “The Task Force will take testimony regarding the unmanned aviation technology industry and its potential impact on the economy of the First Legislative District and surrounding region. The Task Force will also discuss the production of a report detailing the findings and recommendations of the Task Force”
    February 23, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the topic of school funding”
    January 17, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

  • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests about issues including, but not limited to cost and funding, policy and regulations, accomodations and modifications, and early intervention as it relates to special education. ”
    March 22, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE


  • Task Force Meeting JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
    January 26, 2017
    “The Task Force will receive testimony from invited guests and from members of the public on the issue of lead in drinking water"
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix


NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING


  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    January 20, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing


  • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
    March 10, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

THE NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS


  • 2017 Legislative Day presented by NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS and NEW JERSEY BLACK ISSUES CONVENTION
    June 13, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE


  • Committee Meeting of JOINT STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION
    June 15, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:   agenda hearing appendix

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION


  • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
    June 12, 2017
    Full text of transcribed hearing:   agenda hearing appendix

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