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Pending Legislation

Status updates on the latest bills affecting business

In order to better serve our members, pending legislation has been categorized into specific subject matters or business sectors. For example, if a bill deals with landfills, it will be listed in the “environmental” category. If a bill deals with hospitals or health insurance, it would be in the “healthcare” category. A catch all category of “other” is also listed to encompass legislation impacting all sectors (e.g., paid sick leave).

To view a bill which may be of interest to you, please click a category listed on the left of this page. Bills are listed by date introduced (chronological order). A description of the bill is included along with a link to the legislation and CIANJ’s position (opposed or support). To view all bills posted in a particular month, please refer to the monthly section.

If you do not see a bill which concerns you or if you need more information, please contact Tony Russo at 201-368-2011.


A-3047 – New Jersey Design Professional Self-Certification Act

May 29th, 2015 — Authorizes design professionals to self-certify construction plans. To read the full bill, click here.

Budget Testimony

March 23rd, 2015 — Good afternoon Chairman Schaer and members of the committee. My name is Anthony Russo. I am the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). The CIANJ is a statewide ...Read More

A-3912 – Town by Town Minimum Wage

March 23rd, 2015 — Concerns establishment of wage standards by political subdivisions. To read the full bill, click here.

S-579 – Creates Stormwater Utilities

March 23rd, 2015 — Authorizes creation of stormwater utilities for certain local government entities. To read the full bill, click here.

A-3020 – Manufacturing Career Path – Higher Ed

March 23rd, 2015 — Requires Secretary of Higher Education, in consultation with various entities, to design a manufacturing career pathway to provide students with skills necessary to gain employment in manufacturing sector. To read the full bill, click here.

A-1908 – Workers Comp Concerns

March 23rd, 2015 — Concerns certain workers’ compensation supplemental benefits. To read the full bill, click here.

SCR-125 – Reinstates NJ into RGGI

November 17th, 2014 — Determines that proposed DEP rules and regulations repealing rules and regulations concerning State participation in greenhouse gas cap and trade programs are inconsistent with legislative intent. To read the full bill, click here.  

S-2494 – Recycling of Food Waste

November 17th, 2014 — Requires composting or recycling of food waste by large volume generators. To read the full bill, click here.

S-2511 – Exempts Ammonia from TCPA Regulations

November 17th, 2014 — Removes anhydrous ammonia used for refrigeration as substance regulated by “Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act”; eliminates DOLWD licensing for operators of refrigerating plants using anhydrous ammonia. To read the full bill, click here.  

S-2419 – Removes Municipal Liability – Spill Act

November 17th, 2014 — Prohibits contribution action against local public entity for cleanup and removal costs or any other damages associated with discharge of hazardous substances. To read the full bill, click here.