Another Assembly Dem Measure to Cut Bureacracy & Improve Biz Environment
(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John J. Burzichelli, Annette Quijano, Wayne DeAngelo and Celeste Riley to ease the bureacracy hurting New Jersey businesses is now law.
The measure is part of ongoing Assembly Democratic efforts to cut the bureacracy impairing New Jersey’s business environment.
“This is a sensible law that will go along way toward making our state more business friendly,” said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem), chair of the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee that initially released the bill.
The law (A-2849) requires the Board of Public Utilities to issue every order in written form and post them on the Internet.
“We’ve heard time and again from our businesses on how it would be helpful to them to get clearer guidelines from the state, and a written order should help provide the clarity needed to ensure everyone is on the same page,” said Quijano (D-Union).
“Commonsense laws like this that help improve our business environment and create jobs is clearly the right direction for our state and for hard-working New Jersey families who benefit from a strong business environment,” said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex).
“BPU orders can be among the most important yet complex directives for our businesses, and it’s important to make sure they’re clear so our businesses can spend more time creating jobs and less time cutting through red tape,” said Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem).
The law allows a written order to be issued within 14 days of an oral order where a matter is an emergency that affects public health and safety, if the written order doesn’t differ substantively from the oral order.
Any board order issued orally may be made effective immediately, but if such order is not issued in written form within 14 calendar days thereafter, it shall be void and of no effect.
The bill was signed Thursday by the governor.