New Jersey: Your public beach access is at risk! The “public access bill” (S-2470/A4092.), which would codify and establish the public trust doctrine, is being held up by lobbyists!
A bill in the NJ Senate would finally codify certain aspects of public access to NJ’s waterways. The last two Governor’s have created rules for this type of access that have been thrown out in court. We have said all along that the Legislature, the lawmakers could take on this issue and settle it. This is a good first step.
There is a bill in the NJ Legislature that would double the amount of money that would go to beach replenishment from $25 million to $50 million. This money comes from the Realty Transfer Taxes. Please take a minute and email your state officials by clicking this Action Alert here.