NJ Law Commission Mulls Tweaking Underground Utilities Law

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Law Revision Commission on Thursday discussed plans to alter a state law designed to protect citizens from dangerous excavation near utility equipment after the state’s Supreme Court ruled a section of the law that mandates dispute arbitration is unconstitutional.

The committee, at its Thursday meeting, discussed making changes to the Underground Facility Protection Act, a bill passed in 1995 requiring adequate location markings of underground utility equipment, and prior notification before performing any type of excavation in order to avoid damage to facilities....
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