Beach Bill to Appropriate $1.1 Million to Historic Preservation Projects Clears Senate

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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee Chair James Beach, which would appropriate $1.1 million to the New Jersey Historic Trust Fund, cleared the Senate today.

“New Jersey’s rich history dates back to our nation’s founding,  offering a multitude of learning opportunities for children and adults alike,” said Senator Beach (D-Burlington/Camden). “It is important that we provide funding to maintain our historical sites and ensure that they are preserved for future generations.”

The bill, S-3151, would appropriate $1,190,349 million to the New Jersey Historic Trust for grants to certain historic preservation projects. The funding is provided from constitutionally dedicated corporate business tax revenue. The bill outlines 33 approved projects across 17 counties, all of which would be required to match the funding provided.

The bill was released from the Senate by a vote of 37-0.