The New Jersey Environmental Federation is pushing for increased water monitoring, technology upgrades that can remove drug residue from public water supplies and increased emphasis on programs that discourage consumers from flushing drugs into public wastewater systems unnecessarily.
The measure, along with a budget bill, is scheduled for a floor vote in both houses of the Legislature today.
The measure is intended to benefit only developers who otherwise would not build a project. Lesniak said that meant the bill would not cost the state or towns tax revenue because it would add only revenue that would not have come in otherwise.
But critics argue it is too difficult to prove which projects would have happened without the tax incentives.