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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.


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.

A2354 – “Paid Sick Leave” – Opposed

October 20th, 2014 — The “Paid Sick Leave” bill requires each employer to provide sick leave to each employee in New Jersey. Every 30 hours worked earns 1 hour of sick leave which can be carried forward to the next year. Click here to ...Read More

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.  

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.