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Governor Murphy Signs Three Bills Into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Bill and Resolutions: Richard J. Sullivan Building, Native Plants Month, and Upcycling Day

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April 14, 2023 - Governor Phil Murphy signed a new bill and two resolutions into law today, focusing on environmental awareness and state heritage.

The new bill, S-2728/A-4352, designates the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) State office building in Trenton as the "Richard J. Sullivan Building." Sponsored by Smith, Stanfield, and Umba, the bill honors the former DEP commissioner and his dedication to the state's environmental protection efforts.

In addition, Governor Murphy approved two resolutions that promote awareness of native plants and upcycling practices. SJR-110/AJR-206, sponsored by Gopal, Zwicker, Stanfield, Haider, and McKeon, designates April of each year as “New Jersey Native Plants Month.” This month-long observance encourages the public to recognize the importance of native plants in the state's ecosystems and biodiversity.

Lastly, AJR-38/SJR-77, sponsored by Stanley, Kennedy, and Greenstein, designates April 16 of each year as “Upcycling Day” in New Jersey. This annual event aims to raise awareness about the benefits of upcycling, which involves repurposing discarded materials into new, valuable products, thereby reducing waste and conserving resources.

These newly signed measures emphasize the state's commitment to environmental stewardship and a sustainable future for New Jersey.

April 14, 2023, Governor Murphy signed the following bill and resolutions into law:

S-2728/A-4352 (Smith, Stanfield/Umba) - Designates DEP State office building in City of Trenton as "Richard J. Sullivan Building"

SJR-110/AJR-206 (Gopal, Zwicker, Stanfield/Haider, McKeon) - Designates April of each year as “New Jersey Native Plants Month”

AJR-38/SJR-77 (Stanley, Kennedy/Greenstein) - Designates April 16 of each year as “Upcycling Day” in State

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