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As currently written, this bill creates a presumption that coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees are work-related for the purpose of employment benefits provided for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to A-4389 (McKeon).

Hilary Chebra

The intended purpose of S-2676 (Vitale) is to provide more affordable access to health care in New Jersey, a concept that the CCSNJ undeniably supports.

Hilary Chebra

This measure will allow state government to borrow upwards of $9.9 billion to help offset revenue lost by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to respectfully submit its opposition to S-232 (Singleton/Weinberg), which requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to evaluate environmental and public health st

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ has more than 1,100 member companies, approximately 85 percent of which are small businesses that employ less than 50 people. Thank you for the opportunity to provide our thoughts on A-3 (Pintor Marin/Burzichelli).

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ acknowledges that the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s budget has been significant and will continue to grow. Difficult decisions had to be made to get us to this point and there is still much more work to be done.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our support for the following bills

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ appreciates the Legislature’s continued focus on assuring that businesses have the proper tools to mitigate the looming economic crisis a result of COVID-19.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ appreciates the Legislature’s continued focus on assuring that businesses have the proper tools to mitigate the looming economic crisis a result of COVID-19.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to A805/S-972 (Verrelli / Madden / Sweeney), which would require the use of union labor during certain circumstances at New Jersey-based refineries.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to S-2476 (Singleton).

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to express our support for A-1408/S-973 (Lopez/Ruiz/Singleton) that deals with supporting, advancing and making apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to express our support of S-2398 (Sweeney/Brown), which requires the State Treasurer to allow for loans to casino gaming properties to assist in making the required payments in lieu of propert

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our support for the following bill

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to S2380 (Sweeney / Singer / Greenstein).

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to S2478 (Sweeney) and S2479 (Sweeney).

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) is extremely pleased to see the legislature continuing to think of ways to help businesses mitigate the inevitable economic uncertainty they are facing.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ provided comments on the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) Capital Improvement Program in April.

Hilary Chebra

On March 26, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board of Directors voted on measures to provide business assistance for a variety of businesses affected by COVID-19.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ was proud to support S- 2273 (Sweeney), the legislation which stemmed from a landmark agreement between Senate President Steve Sweeney and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) on health insurance policies and contributions.

Hilary Chebra

On March 2, Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the final compliance guidelines for the New Jersey “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” otherwise know as the Equal Pay measure, which included over 40 “frequently asked questions” about the law.

Hilary Chebra

On February 28, Governor Phil Murphy delivered the FY2021 budget address to a joint session of the Legislature.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported A-270 (Armato/Mazzeo), which would make a General Fund supplemental appropriation of $50,000 to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) for air quality studies to support the campaign for the F-35 Joint Strik

Hilary Chebra

On February 13, the Senate Commerce Committee considered S-1196 (Pou), which establishes a three-year “Financial Empowerment Pilot Program” in the cities of Camden, Newark and Paterson.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported S-488 (Brown/Beach), which establishes a "County Tourism Incentive Grant Fund" within New Jersey Department of Treasury to provide funding for grants to counties to support tourism advertising and promotion.

Hilary Chebra

On January 28, Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), which provides the roadmap to achieving the Governor’s ambitious goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our concerns S-121 (Weinberg/Gill) / A-1242 (McKeon/Bramnick)

Christina Renna

On January 27, Senator Loretta Weinberg introduced S-921 (Weinberg/Gill), otherwise known as the "New Jersey Fair Workweek Act."

Hilary Chebra

Both the Senate and Assembly considered S-3170 (Cryan/Pou), which increases the prenotification time and requires severance pay in certain plant closings, transfers, and mass layoffs.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ opposed S-1780 (Diegnan/Turner) / A-1992 (Sumter/Eustace) otherwise known as the “New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act,” which requires any employer that relocates a call center, or transfers one or more facilities or operating units comprising at le

Hilary Chebra

In August 2018, the New Jersey Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup issued a report, "Path to Progress." The workgroup was convened by Senate President Sweeney in January of 2018 to address the State's continued fiscal crisis.

Hilary Chebra

Senate President Sweeney introduced legislation, S-4204 (Sweeney), which would ban certain independent contractor relationships – a measure the CCSNJ opposes.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported the following bills that if implemented would support, advance and make apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey:

Hilary Chebra

We are writing to express concerns with S1780 - the “New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act.”

Christina Renna

On August 27, 2018, Governor Murphy absolute vetoed S-878 (Madden/Sweeny), a bill that would restrict the authority of the Governor to terminate reciprocal personal income tax agreements with other states and require such termination subject to enactment

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ was invited on several occasions to provide comments to various Legislative Committees on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s tax incentive programs.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ was an active stakeholder in the Site Remediation Reform Act stakeholder process throughout the session.

Hilary Chebra

On June 30, 2019, Governor Murphy signed the FY2020 State Budget. The $38.7 billion budget was largely similar to the budget the Legislature passed and sent to the Governor days before, which removed all initially proposed tax increases including the “mil

Hilary Chebra

CCSNJ has actively followed the stakeholder process for amending the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) and has participated in a number of the stakeholder meetings.

Christina Renna

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) unveiled the draft Energy Master Plan on June 10, 2019, which announced an ambitious goal to achieve 100 percent clean energy in New Jersey by 2050.

Hilary Chebra

A-4604/S-3066 (Lampitt/Ruiz) | A-4655/S-3063 (Armato/Ruiz) | A-4656/S-3064 (Armato/Ruiz)

CCSNJ would like to express our support for the following bills that deal with supporting, advancing and making apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey:

Christina Renna

On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed A-1827 (Lampitt), which would mandate paid sick leave for all businesses in New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

On March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy signed S-121 (Weinberg) / A-1242 (McKeon/Bramnick) into law, which bars provisions in employment contracts that waive certain rights, and remedies and agreements that conceal details relating to discrimination claims.

Hilary Chebra

On February 19, 2019, Governor Murphy signed S-2528 (Sweeney/Diegnan) into law, which greatly expanded New Jersey’s current paid family leave law.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported three bills that deal with the ever-growing wine industry in New Jersey: S-1057 (Van Drew), which requires the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to establish a loan program for certain vineyard and winery capital expens

Hilary Chebra

On February 4, 2019, Governor Murphy signed A-15 (Coughlin/Tucker) , which would increase New Jersey’s minimum wage rate to $15 per hour by 2024 for most businesses.

Hilary Chebra

On October 3, 2018, Governor Murphy signed into law A-3676 (Mazzeo/Armato) / S-2307 (Sweeney/Van Drew), which would create a Garden State Growth Zone (GSGZ) at the Atlantic City International Airport and surrounding areas.

Hilary Chebra

On August 3, 2018, New Jersey Transit announced that they planned to suspend the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACL), which runs from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station through South Jersey ending in Atlantic City.

Hilary Chebra

On June 30, 2018, the FY2019 State Budget was finalized hours before the constitutional deadline. The final $37.4 billion budget represented a compromise struck by Governor Murphy and legislative leaders

Hilary Chebra

CCSNJ is pleased to strongly support of S-878 (Madden/Sweeney) / A-3084 (Greenwald/Moriarty), which restricts authority to terminate reciprocal personal income tax agreements with other states.

Christina Renna

CCSNJ is proud to support S-2307 (Sweeney/Van Drew), which creates a Garden State Growth Zone (GSGZ) at the Atlantic City International Airport and surrounding areas. This designation will allow for enhanced

Christina Renna

On June 11, 2018, Governor Murphy signed S-2602 (Sweeney/Van Drew/Gopal), which would regulate sports wagering in New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

On May 30, 2018, Governor Murphy signed S-846 (Turner/Cruz-Perez), which extended the designation of the five Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZs) that previously expired on January 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

Hilary Chebra

On April 24, 2018, Governor Murphy signed A-1 (Lampitt), otherwise known as the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” into law.

Hilary Chebra
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