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Legislation that would allow construction companies and contractors to apply for permits and scheduled inspections online has cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, according to online news provider The Center Square.

The bill had the backing of numerous business associations including the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).

“Often when the legislature enacts meaningful legislation and the departments implement those legislations through regulations it imposes burdens on the business community,” said Ray Cantor, NJBIA’s vice president for government affairs in testimony to the committee. “Even though those burdens per regulation may be minimal over time, they do add up and the costs and the burdens become significant. We are very thankful that the legislature is taking a different approach and trying to make things more efficient, more cost effective and more timely.”

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