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Position Papers

Assembly Session 4-13-20

COVID-19 Position Papers 219th Legislative Session

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. The financial consequences facing the state will be significant if COVID-19’s impact continues to grow as expected. The CCSNJ is supportive of the following legislation that will give businesses additional flexibility as they continue to navigate the impact COVID-19 will have on their operations. A3906 (Coughlin) - Requires State government to lease hotel facilities as isolation centers for COVID-19 emergency.  


A3918 (Pintor Marin / Wirths / Burzichelli) - "COVID-19 Fiscal Mitigation Act"; Clarifies filing and payment deadline extension for CBT and GIT taxpayers, modifies duration of State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021, requires certain updates and presentation for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021.  


A3915 (Dunn / Bergen / Lopez) - Permits nonprofit corporations to allow members to participate in meetings by way of remote communication, and permits nonprofit corporations to hold meetings in part or solely by means of remote communication during state of emergency.  


A3919 (Calabrese) - Extends certain permits during COVID-19 emergency.  


A3921 (Benson) - Authorizes Governor to permit emergency rent suspension for certain small business tenants during COVID-19 pandemic.  


A3938 (Quijamo) - Excludes from severance requirements under "Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act" mass layoffs resulting from coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.  


The CCSNJ respectfully requests that you vote yes on these important bills, which will help businesses navigate the impact of COVID-19 on their operations and profitability. 

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