Chrissy Buteas Chief Government Affairs Officer

Government Affairs Committee

NJBIA and its staff of government affairs experts fight for laws that will benefit your business and against laws that will hurt your business. This section provides in-depth information about pending New Jersey laws and regulations that could have an impact on your business operations. It will also help keep you up to date on the latest legislative and regulatory news relevant to New Jersey companies. Sign up for timely legislative news from the State Capitol and the latest on business-related legislation. Find out what is happening to the top legislation affecting the business community.

For more information, contact Chrissy Buteas at cbuteas@njbia.org.

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February 24, 2021
A-2614 – “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act.”

On behalf of our member companies that provide over 1 million jobs in the state and make NJBIA the largest statewide employer association in the nation, thank you for the opportunity to express our support for A-2614, sponsored by Assemblywomen Carol A. Murphy (D-7) and Britnee N. Timberlake (D-34), and Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D-14). […]

August 14, 2020
NJBIA Testifies on Safely Reopening More NJ Businesses

At an Assembly committee meeting called to hear from witnesses about the science behind keeping people safe from COVID-19 at school and work, NJBIA testified that the business community is already putting best practices in place to protect workers and customers. NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas told the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology […]

March 18, 2020
NJBIA Testifies on Turnpike, Parkway Toll Increases

On behalf of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the nation’s largest statewide business association whose members provide over 1 million jobs, we would like to offer our testimony on the proposed toll hikes on the New Jersey Turnpike and Parkway. First, NJBIA is disappointed that these public hearings have not been postponed given […]

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July 2, 2021
NJBIA’s Legislative Actions

Access to the State Capitol Complex is currently limited. Click here for more information. Please visit www.njleg.state.nj.us for the most up-to-date information.   The legislature currently has no scheduled proceedings for the month of July and August. Please keep an eye out for their September schedule by visiting this page or by visiting www.njleg.state.nj.us.

June 18, 2021
NJBIA Supports Modernization of Laws on Notaries and Shareholder Meetings

The Legislature on Monday is set to vote on a pair of bills supported by NJBIA that show state government is permanently leaning into some of the business flexibilities granted during the pandemic. The bills on the agenda would modernize laws governing public notaries and shareholder meetings to permit notarized documents to be signed electronically and corporate shareholder meetings to be held virtually. The shareholder meeting legislation, S-3266/A-4918, sponsored by Senator Pat Diegnan (D-18) and […]

June 18, 2021
NJBIA Backs Bill Expanding Summer Working Hours for Minors

Legislation that would temporarily expand summer working hours for certain minors and help address New Jersey’s current hiring crisis was championed by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association this week. Bill S-3963 (Sarlo, D-36) would permit minors between 16 and 18 years of age to work up to 50 hours in a week during […]

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