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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.


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

S153 “New Jobs for New Jersey Act” – Supported by CIANJ

April 11th, 2014 — S153 establishes a New Jobs for New Jersey tax credit program to be administered by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. The purpose of the program is to provide incentives to small private sector employers who increase their workforce by hiring unemployed workers. Click ...Read More

S783 “Unfair Wage Recovery Act” – Opposed by CIANJ

April 11th, 2014 — S783 provides that a discriminatory compensation decision or other employment practice that is unlawful under the “Law Against Discrimination,” occurs each occasion that compensation is paid in furtherance of that discriminatory decision or practice. This provision thus “restarts” the applicable statute of limitations governing discriminatory compensation ...Read More

S486 “Ban the Box” – Opposed by CIANJ (Withdrawn)

April 11th, 2014 — S486 would prohibit an employer from conducting a criminal background check on job candidates during the pre-application and application process. Under the bill, the application process begins when a candidate inquires about employment and ends when a employer has extended a conditional ...Read More

A2354 “Paid Sick Leave” – Opposed by CIANJ

April 9th, 2014 — A2354 This bill requires each employer to provide earned sick leave to each employee it employs in the State. The employee accrues one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The employer is not required to permit the employee to accrue ...Read More

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 84 – Opposed by CIANJ

April 9th, 2014 — Resolution No. 84 Amends Constitution to dedicate 6% of Corporation Business Tax revenues from FY2016 to FY2045 for open space, farmland, and historic preservation; ends dedication of 4% of Corporation Business Tax revenues for environmental programs; dedicates natural resource damages and environmental fine revenue to ...Read More

A2807 “Higher Education Fees” – Opposed by CIANJ

March 27th, 2014 — Bill 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 Bill A2807.

S1440 “Employment Discrimination” – Opposed by CIANJ

March 13th, 2014 — Bill S1440 prohibits employment discrimination based on if the applicant has been, or is, unemployed. Click here to view Bill S1440.