On June 16, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) weighed in on a number of bills that impact the business community and the South Jersey region, which were before the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
The CCSNJ supported the following bills:
A-5689 (Greenwald/Mukherji/Mazzeo) - Appropriates $25,000,000 from General Fund to Department of State for travel and tourism advertising and promotion for recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.
A-5840 (Burzichelli) - Authorizes State Treasurer to enter lease for real property and improvements with NJEDA for construction of New Jersey Wind Port in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County.
A-5848 (Burzichelli/Zwicker) - Makes permanent temporary enactment allowing certain alcoholic beverage retailers to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks; establishes certain sale and delivery privileges for alcoholic beverage manufacturers.
A-5888 (DeAngelo/Armato/Quijano) - Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $26,456,996.
A-5889 (Mazzeo/Zwicker/Johnson) - Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Fund" for career and technical education expansion in county vocational school districts; appropriates $222,904,769.
A-5894 (Burzichelli/Kennedy) - Authorizes certain offshore wind projects to construct power lines and obtain real property interests; grants BPU authority to supersede certain local governmental powers upon petition from offshore wind project.
As previously mentioned, the CCSNJ opposed the following bills:
A-5890 (Verrelli) - Concerns enforcement of employee misclassification and stop-work order laws.
A-5891 (Egan) - Creates "Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance" in DOLWD; appropriates $1 million from General Fund.
A-5892 (Sumter) - Streamlines identification of employee misclassification. Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.