Unanimous votes in Assembly and Senate
A bill that would allow Beacon to sell its excess sewage capacity to private firms and individuals outside of city limits passed the Assembly, 147-0, on May 25, and the Senate, 63-0, on June 8. It still must be enacted by the governor.
“At every level of government, budgets have taken a hit from reduced sales tax and other negative effects of the pandemic,” Jonathan Jacobson, who sponsored the bill in the Assembly and whose district includes Beacon, said in a statement. “This bill will allow the City of Beacon to make up a portion of that.”
Sue Serino, whose district includes the Highlands, sponsored the bill in the Senate.