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Senator Kristin Corrado Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40)
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February 4, 2021
Corrado Bills Fueling More Open Space Projects Signed into Law

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation creating more open space projects, including Blue Acres Acquisitions in Flood Zones and Green Acres Parks, was signed today by Governor Murphy.

Two bills sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado that would bolster the State’s efforts to acquire and manage land for conservation were signed into law. (

“I am proud that this legislation will be enacted today,” said Corrado (R-40). “These are initiatives that will improve the standard of living in our densely populated Garden State, including the development of parks and recreation lands, and purchasing and maintaining acreage for Green Acres and crucial Blue Acres projects.”

Corrado’s bills have bipartisan support, and constitutionally dedicated Corporate Business Tax revenue provides the funding

“These are worthwhile investments that the voters endorsed for the betterment and preservation of our state,” added Corrado.

A-5114/S-3229 appropriates $37.16 million to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to fund capital projects and park development on land administered by DEP’s Division of Parks and Forestry, and Division of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant to the Preserve New Jersey Act.

S-3230/A-5115 appropriates $30.3 million to DEP to fund state acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, including Blue Acres projects for flood-prone properties.

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