New Jersey - S2276 - 2016

Modifies State's solar renewable energy portfolio standards.*

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Added On: 05-25-2016
Updated On: 01-07-2018
Status: Passed Both Chambers
Primary Sponsors: Christopher Bateman (Republican), Wayne DeAngelo (Democratic), Timothy Eustace (Democratic), Gordon Johnson (Democratic), David Rible (Republican), Robert Smith (Democratic)

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (10)

  • 05-23-2016 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee
  • 06-06-2016 - Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
  • 06-27-2016 - Passed by the Senate (24-12)
  • 06-27-2016 - Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
  • 10-06-2016 - Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
  • 06-29-2017 - Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Muoio)
  • 12-07-2017 - Passed by the Assembly (51-21-0)
  • 12-07-2017 - Substituted for A3918 (1R)
  • 12-11-2017 - Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
  • 01-08-2018 - Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (26-8)

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
06-06-2016Senate Environment and Energy Committee: Reported with AmendmentsSenate401yes
06-27-2016Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final PassageSenate24124yes
10-06-2016Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee: Reported FavorablyHouse800yes
12-07-2017Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final PassageHouse51218yes
12-07-2017Assembly Floor: Substitute For A3918 Aca (Voice Vote)House000yes
01-08-2018Senate Floor: AmendSenate2686yes

Sponsors (14)

News (7)

Can Short-Term Fix to Solar Sector Help Stave off Potential Collapse? - (blog)
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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:02:23 GMT

The state is looking to make a short-term fix to its solar market, boosting reliance on the technology over the next few years to provide power to homes and businesses while mapping out a long-term policy for New Jersey. In a bill (S-2276) scheduled ...

New Jersey RPS “Pull Forward” Bill Pushes Forward - Energy Collective
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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:11:01 GMT

On Thursday, October 6th, the New Jersey Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed and merged bills S-2276 and A-3918 in a 5-2 vote that will “pull forward” the solar carve-out from 3.47 percent to 4.1 percent by 2021. For several ...

The First Step in Fixing NJ's Solar Sector: Decide If and Where It's Broken - NJ Spotlight
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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:19:37 GMT

The Legislature yesterday looked into fixing New Jersey's solar industry, but precisely where and whether it needs mending seemed uncertain by the day's end. In an echo of a bill passed four years ago, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee ...

Averting Another Collapse in New Jersey's Solar Sector - NJ Spotlight
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:47:08 GMT

The future of the state's solar industry could begin taking shape today, when the Senate votes on a bill aimed at averting a collapse of the sector and mapping its long-term course. The legislation (S-2276), backed by a broad coalition representing ...

A Plan to Fix New Jersey's Solar Sector … Before it Breaks (Again) - NJ Spotlight
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Wed, 18 May 2016 06:52:12 GMT

The latest bill aims to help the state achieve aggressive solar energy goals sooner rather than later, while retaining thousands of jobs in a reviving green industry. Its proponents say it does so without increasing the financial burden on utility ...

NJ Looks to Capitalize on New Federal Subsidies for Solar - NJ Spotlight
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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:13:05 GMT

The state is moving to overhaul its program to promote solar energy, a step proponents say will reap “maximum benefits” from new federal incentives to bolster the technology. A bill (S-2276) scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Telecommunications ...

New Jersey lawmakers push bill to revamp solar program - Utility Dive
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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:54:04 GMT

Lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a bill to deploy more solar panels in the state, aligning its goals with extended federal tax credits, while also developing a commission to study the industry and make recommendations on its future to the ...