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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 or Chelsea Wittman at 201-368-2011.

 

A3059 “Made in America” – Opposed by CIANJ

June 18th, 2014 — A3059 requires that vendors receiving State contracts purchase goods manufactured in the United States to fulfill those contracts, when such produces are available.  This bill also requires disclosure by certain businesses that receive State contracts or economic development assistance from ...Read More

A2807 “Higher Education Tuition” – Opposed by CIANJ

June 11th, 2014 — A2807  prohibits four-year public and independent institutions of higher education from increasing resident undergraduate tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following student’s initial enrollment. Click here to view A2807.  

SCR84 “CBT Tax Diversion for Open Space” – Opposed by CIANJ

June 10th, 2014 — SCR84 amends constitution to dedicate 6% of a Corporation Business Tax revenues from FY2016 to FY2045 for open space, farmland, and historic preservation; ends dedication of 4% of Corporation Business Taxx revenues for environmental programs; dedicates natural resource damages and ...Read More

S2124 “Ban the Box” – Opposed by CIANJ

June 10th, 2014 — S2124 provides job applicants who have a criminal record with certain protections when they seek employment. Click here to view S2124

A3216 “Permits for Zero Emission Vehicles” – Supported by CIANJ

June 6th, 2014 — A3216 permits certain zero emission vehicle manufacturers to directly sell motor vehicles to consumers and requires them to operate service facilities. Please click here to view Bill A 3216.

S2025 – “Hudson River Palisades viewshed” – Opposed by CIANJ

June 6th, 2014 — S2025 prohibits any development that exceeds 35 feed in height in the Hudson River Palisades viewshed. Please click here to view Bill S2025.

A2459 – “Copper-Based Landline Telephone Service Replacement” – Opposed by CIANJ

May 15th, 2014 — A2459  establishes one-year moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline telephone service with wireless telephone service; requires BPU to report to Governor and Legislature. Please click here to view Bill A2459.  

S353 “Estate Tax Bill” – Supported by CIANJ

April 24th, 2014 — S353 phases out New Jersey’s estate tax over a five-year period. The estate tax imposes a tax on the estate of a resident decedent based on the amount of the credit allowed under federal estate tax law for state inheritance taxes paid as provided ...Read More

A180 “New Jersey Right to Work Act” – Supported by CIANJ

April 11th, 2014 — A180 prohibits payroll deduction of union dues from wages or salaries of public employees. Click here to view A180. 

S929 “Workers Comp Claims Insurance” – Opposed by CIANJ

April 11th, 2014 — S929 provides, from July 1, 2015 forward, an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate for any worker who has become totally and permanently disabled from a workplace injury at any time after December 31, 1979 and for the ...Read More