ASSEMBLY, No. 2879





      Assembly Bill No. 2879 of 1997 requires the New Jersey Transit Corporation to attend meetings scheduled by municipal agencies when such agencies review applications for development that may have a potential impact on corporation property. The bill also requires the corporation to submit written comments on such applications to the relevant municipal agency.

      The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) estimates that the costs attributable to this bill may involve the need for additional staff. Attendance by the corporation at municipal meetings that involve development applications that significantly impact corporation property should be part of the corporation's current responsibilities. However, if the corporation must provide a written response and attend municipal meetings for every development that is adjacent to or in a proximate location to corporation property, the current corporation staffing level may be insufficient to review and respond to development applications, and also to attend related municipal meetings. The corporation itself must respond to this issue on its staffing capabilities.

      Prime sponsor Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski states that the need for this bill stems from Assembly Bill No. 1788 which provides immunity in certain actions dealing with railroad related injuries.

      This legislative fiscal estimate has been produced by the Office of Legislative Services due to the failure of the Executive Branch to respond to our request for a fiscal note.


This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67.