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Ramos, Burzichelli & Wimberly Bill Cutting Red Tape to Help Create Jobs Gets Final Legislative Approval
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Ruben J. Ramos Jr. John Burzichelli and Benjie Wimberly that will cut bureaucratic red tape to help save businesses money, create jobs and streamline state services was approved 38-0 by the Senate on Thursday, giving it final legislative approval.
The bill (A-3323/3324) would require each state agency to undertake a periodic review of permits, licenses and certifications issued by the agency in order to identify those that are obsolete or that could be administered through an expedited procedure.
"Applying for state permits and licenses can often be a confusing process, particularly for first-time business owners," said Ramos (D-Hudson). "This should help ease that burden."
"If we're going to get New Jersey back on its feet and get our economy humming again, we need to eliminate as many unnecessary hurdles as possible so businesses can get up and running more quickly," said Burzichelli (D-Cumberland/Salem/Gloucester), who served on the state's Red Tape Review Commission. "This is part of an effort to cut red tape, make New Jersey more business-friendly and revive our economy."
"Depending on when a particular requirement was established, it may now be obsolete or cumbersome due to the changing nature of our state," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "If we want to help businesses succeed, we must find ways to make state requirements more efficient and less of a roadblock. What may have once been a necessity may now just be an inconvenience."
The bill now goes to the governor.
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