BURZICHELLI & QUIJANO BILL TO BEGIN CUTTING RED TAPE TO IMPROVE NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS CLIMATE APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY

(TRENTON) — Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano to begin cutting back on burdensome rules and regulation and improve New Jersey’s business climate was approved 74-1-1 Monday by the Assembly.

“This is the first of what will be many steps to make order out of the chaos that is New Jersey’s bureaucratic nightmare of rules and regulations,” said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem), chair of the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee. “Our tangled web of regulations may mean well, but they’ve largely done nothing more than stunt economic growth and hurt our business environment. We’re now on the road toward changing that.”

The Burzichelli/Quijano legislation (A-2464) would:

  • Require all state agency rules to be published in the New Jersey Register; and
  • Ban state agencies from using regulatory guidance documents, unless authorized to do so by state law.

“We’re looking to give clarity to our businesses on regulations that too often have been adopted without enough public input and oversight,” said Quijano (D-Union) “This is progress toward creating a better system for residents and businesses alike.”

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