On May 9, 2011, the Assembly passed Senate bill (S2006), which was substituted for its bill (A3125), by a vote of 64-10-2. The legislation, which we will also refer to here as the "solar ordinance preemption bill,” supplements the Municipal Land Use Law to limit municipal authority over the installation of photovoltaic solar energy systems on a residential property. Since the Senate had already passed A2006 last summer, this legislation now awaits action by Governor Christie. If approved and signed into law, the solar ordinance preemption bill will undoubtedly facilitate the installation of solar facilities on residential properties and encourage New Jersey homeowners to use renewable energy resources which, in turn, will promote the goals of the Energy Master Plan.