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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.


A1668 – Amendments to NJ Commission on Higher Eduacation and Business Partnerships

June 2nd, 2016 — This floor amendment increases the membership of the commission from 18 to 19 by providing that a representative of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey will serve on the commission. View a copy of the bill and the ...Read More

A509 – Spill Act Exemptions

March 24th, 2016 — Clarifies that certain types of sewage and sewage sludge do not constitute hazardous substances under “Spill Compensation and Control Act.” Click here to view the bill.

S2681 – Spill Act Exemption of Sewage

March 24th, 2016 — Prohibits contribution action against local public entity for cleanup and removal costs or any other damages associated with discharge of hazardous substances. Click here to read the bill.

S982 – Combined Reporting of CBT

March 24th, 2016 — Requires members of unitary business groups to file combined reports of corporation business tax. Click here to read the bill.

AR15 – Raises Minimum Wage to $15/hour

March 24th, 2016 — Raises minimum wage to $15.00 per hour; indexes minimum wage to increases in consumer price index. Click here to read the bill.

SCR6 – Invalidates NJDEP Flood Hazard Rules

March 24th, 2016 — Prohibits adoption of DEP’s proposed rules and regulations to revise its Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules. Click here to read the bill.

S1728 – Phases Out Estate Tax

March 24th, 2016 — Increases exclusion amount under New Jersey estate tax; phases out estate tax over five years. Click here to read the bill.

S799 – Paid Sick Leave

March 24th, 2016 — Concerns earned sick leave. Click here to read the bill.

SCR2 – Ballot Question on Pension Payments

March 24th, 2016 — Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State-administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights. Click here to read the bill.

Proposed FY17 State Budget

March 24th, 2016 — Click here to view the budget.