The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has announced that Assemblyman John Burzichelli is one of four recipients of the Chamber’s biannual Legislator of the Year Award.
Burzichelli will be recognized along with the other three legislative recipients – Senator Fred Madden, Senator Anthony Bucco and Assemblyman David Rible – at the Chamber’s biannual Legislative Awards Reception on Oct. 9 at the Wyndham Hotel in Mount Laurel beginning at 6 p.m.
All award winners are being honored by the State Chamber for their work advancing New Jersey as a more business friendly state and as a great place to live and work through their voting records, bill sponsorships, committee votes and their overall history of supporting economic growth.
“The honorees were selected because each has taken substantive action to improve the state’s economic climate and make sure New Jersey takes full advantage of its many assets,” said Thomas A. Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. “New Jersey faces many challenges, and we are fortunate to have individuals such as these advocating on behalf of economic growth. Through their individual and bipartisan efforts in the areas of government reform, Superstorm Sandy recovery and tax incentives, our award winners are ensuring the Garden State’s competitive future.”
As Chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Burzichelli, is an active member of the Red Tape Review Commission and has worked on a bipartisan basis to root out duplicitous and onerous state regulations. He was the prime architect of a law (A-1543) that streamlined regulations for creating and operating Limited Liability Companies (LLCs); he sponsored a bill (A-3321) that makes the rulemaking process more accessible and transparent; and he sponsored A-3323 which expedites the departmental permit process, allowing for more efficient and timely decisions. The Chamber noted that for the past few years, Burzichelli has worked tirelessly toward a government that is “smarter, leaner and more responsive.”
“I want to thank the Chamber for this great honor and congratulate my other colleagues as well,” said Burzichelli. “These last few years, in particular, have been difficult not just for our state, but for the whole country as we tried to rebound from the recession. We knew the economy would not simply rebound on its own so that’s why I’ve been committed to doing everything we possibly could to help businesses grow and flourish and get residents back to work.”