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CCSNJ Desk Letter for June 29 Senate Voting Session

General Business

M E M O R A N D U M 

TO:                      Members of the New Jersey Senate

FROM:               Hilary Chebra, Manager, Government Affairs, CCSNJ

RE:                      Senate Board List

DATE: June 29, 2022

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

  • S-219 (Pennacchio/Turner) - Provides that fusion energy and fusion technology companies are eligible to receive benefits under certain economic incentive programs.
  • S-287 (Greenstein/Singleton) - Provides CBT and gross income tax credits for certain deliveries of low carbon concrete and for costs of conducting environmental product declaration analyses of low carbon concrete.
  • S-428 (Smith/Oroho) - Extends Right to Farm Act protections to certain aquaculture activities.
  • S-1943 (Cruz-Perez/Ruiz) - Establishes Division of Minority and Women Business Development and State Chief Disparity Officer to monitor efforts to promote participation by minority-owned and women-owned businesses in State contracting.
  • S-2080 (Testa/Gopal/Ruiz) - Repeals $100,000 cap on sales and use tax exemption for certain capital improvements made by businesses participating in Urban Enterprise Zone program.
  • S-2791 (Ruiz/Cruz-Perez) - Provides sales and use tax exemption for certain purchases made by all supermarkets and grocery stores located within urban enterprise zones.
  • S-2873 (Smith) - Establishes NJ Wind Institute for Innovation and Training.
  • S-2909 (Diegnan) - Authorizes DOT to compensate contractors and subcontractors affected by supply chain shortages; appropriates $10 million.
  • S-2914 (Madden/Gopal) - Establishes annual sales tax holiday for certain retail sales of computers, school computer supplies, school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials and sport or recreational equipment.
  • S-2917 (Cruz-Perez) - Expands allowance for developers to carry forward unused tax credits under New Jersey Aspire Program.
  • S-2921 (Zwicker) - Revises various provisions of Food Desert Relief Program.
  • S-2944 (Sarlo) - Credits $5.2 billion to "New Jersey Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund"; appropriates $2.9 billion to NJ Schools Development Authority, NJ DOT, and NJT; and establishes process for authorizing future appropriations for debt defeasance and capital projects
  • A-2676/S-1212 (McClellan/Testa) - Revises permitting thresholds for certain types of development requiring CAFRA permit from DEP.
  • A-4224/S-2830 (Mosquera/Freiman/Jasey/Greenstein/Beach) - Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county colleges; appropriates $19,993,837.
  • A-4225/S-2831 (Jaffer/Conaway/Calabrese/Gopal/Greenstein) - Provides project grants under "Securing Our Children's Future Fund" for career and technical education at county vocational school districts; appropriates $36,960,028.

However, the CCSNJ would like to respectfully oppose:

  • S-511 (Cryan) - Provides certain protections and rights for temporary laborers.
  • S-2841 (Scutari/Bramnick) - Raises minimum amount of liability coverage for commercial motor vehicles to $1,500,000.
  • A-1695/S-495 (Jasey/Quijano/Timberlake/Cryan/Cunningham) - Requires Secretary of Higher Education and DOLWD to establish performance quality standards for career-oriented programs of study offered by institutions of higher education, degree-granting proprietary institutions, and private career schools.

Thank you for the ability to share our positions on the above measures.

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Hilary Chebra 

Manager, Government Affairs, CCSNJ

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