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Bipartisan Bill to Extend Permit Expiration Dates Gains Assembly ApprovalThe General Assembly on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton, Gordon Johnson, Patrick Diegnan and Paul Moriarty to extend expiration dates for certain state and local permits. The measure passed 67-0-8.
"As a result of the recent recession, once-approved permits are in danger of expiring or lapsing because gaining permit extensions is difficult and costly, and developers do not have the resources to obtain extensions," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "By extending permits with this bill, we can prevent a waste of public and private resources."
Assembly Passes Mazzeo, Burzichelli Bill to Increase Business Participation in State Sign Service Programs(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo and John Burzichelli to remove certain out-of-date requirements for participation in state sign programs was approved by the full Assembly on Monday, 72-0.
The bill (A-3669) prohibits eligibility for sign service programs from being conditioned on whether a facility has a public telephone or free drinking water available. This would apply to the sign programs implemented by the Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and South Jersey Transportation Authority.
"This legislation cuts red tape for businesses and brings our sign programs into the 21st century," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "With this bill, we help all businesses, especially those making new investments in our region. Growing industries like craft breweries and distilleries here in Atlantic County and statewide will now be able to take part in the state's service programs and promote their business. It's a win-win for consumers and local business."
Lagana, Burzichelli & Garcia Legislation to Encourage Use of Pre-Paid Debit Cards for Government Disbursements Clears AssemblyBipartisan legislation Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, John Burzichelli and Carmelo Garcia sponsored to expand the state's method of government disbursement such as gross income tax refunds or any applicable State and local payments to individuals or business entities was approved Monday by the Assembly.
"It's time to bring the state's payment disbursement methods into the twenty-first century," Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Pre-paid cards would provide easier and faster access to refunds and payments."