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Chris Emigholz 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.

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October 20, 2022
NJBIA Testimony in Strong Support of Small Business Resiliency Bill Package

Good morning! My name is Christopher Emigholz, and I am the Chief Government Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the largest and most impactful voice for business in the state. Thank you to Speaker Coughlin, Chairwoman Timberlake and all the sponsors of these pro-small business bills before you today that […]

August 15, 2022
NJBIA Testimony on Optimal Use for American Rescue Plan Funds in New Jersey

On behalf of our member companies that provide approximately 1 million jobs in our state and make NJBIA the largest statewide business association in the nation, thank you for considering our perspective on the best use for the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds here in New Jersey.  As we testified at the August […]

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). […]

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December 3, 2021
NJBIA’s Legislative Actions

An updated COVID-19 policy governing entrance to the State House Complex took effect on December 2, 2021. The State House Annex has reopened to the general public. Visitors to the State House Annex are required to show ID and proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test conducted within the previous […]

November 4, 2021
NJBIA 2021 Election Recap

The results of New Jersey’s gubernatorial and legislative elections took many by surprise this year. Governor Murphy won his re-election by razor thin margins, Senate President Sweeney was unseated by a relatively unknown Republican challenger, and Republicans picked up seats in each chamber.  NJBIA has prepared a recap of the Governor’s race, key legislative contests, […]

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 […]

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