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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

With Dems Sinking, GOP Better Come up With a Plan read more

The political numbers tell a grim story. In five decades of closely following American politics, I have never seen the Democratic Party in worse shape. Democrats trail in polls in 11 of the 18 Democratic-held Senate seats up this fall and lead in polls in none of the 18 Republican-held seats.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

IECVotes.com website


This site is IEC’s most powerful tool in making sure our elected officials hear from their constituents on issues that affect merit shop contractors and the electrical industry. More than ever, it is crucial that Congress hear about the impact issues like health care reform, paid sick leave, and the Employee Free Choice Act could have not  only on IEC members but their employees as well.

Lame Duck Round Up: Regulations and Workforce Training Bills

Mandatory Apprenticeship Programs

Legislators did not approve a mandatory apprenticeship program that would have effectively shut nonunion contractors out of public works contracts. NJBIA had been fighting A-4305 (DeAngelo), which would have required contractors to have approved apprenticeship programs for each trade an employer utilizes, thereby eliminating less costly, quality nonunion competition. The bill was designed to give unions a monopoly on public works contracts and would have greatly increased costs for taxpayers. 

Prevailing Wage Bill SENATE, No. 2340 STATE OF NEW JERSEY click here

     Concerns prevailing wage in construction projects connected with the Board of Public Utilities financial assistance
     As reported by the Assembly Labor committee on May 11, 2009, with amendments.

An Act concerning prevailing wage requirements for certain construction contracts undertaken in connection with Board of Public Utilities financial assistance and supplementing Title 48 of the Revised Statues.

Be IT ENACTED By the Senate and General Assembly of the Sate of New Jersey.

1. The Board of Public Utilities shall adopt rules and regulations requiring that not less than the prevailing wage rate be paid to workers employed in the performance of any construction undertaken in connection with board financial assistance, or undertaken to fulfill nay condition of receiving board financial assistance, including the performance of any contact to construct, renovate or otherwise prepare a facility, the operations of which are necessary for the receipt of board financial assistance*, except that the prevailing wage rate requirements of this section shall not apply to any contract which is less than the prevailing wage contract threshold amount for municipalities provide din paragraph (a) of subsection (11) of section 2 of P>L> 1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.26).  The prevailing wage rate shall be the rate determined by the commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development pursuant to the provisions of P>L> 1963, c. 150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.). For the purposes of this section, "board financial assistance" means any tax exemption, abatement or other incentive or any rebate, credit, loan, loan guarantee, expenditure, investment, grant, incentive, or other financial assistance which is, in connection with construction, approved funded, authorized, administered or provided by the board, whether the assistance is received before, during or after completion of the construction, except that "board financial assistance" does not include any rebate, credit, loan, loan guarantee, expenditure, investment, grant, rental voucher, rental assistance, tax assistance form any source, if that assistance is provided directly to a homeowner or tenant in connection with the homeowners' or tenant's place of residence, or if that assistance is provided for any new construction or weatherization of single family home, town home or row home or of any apartment building, condominium building, or multi-family home of four stories or less.
     For the purpose of implementing the provision of this section, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development shall exercise all powers and duties granted by P>L> 1963, c.150 (C.34:11-56.25 et seq.) regarding the payment of the prevailing wage and any worker employed in the performance of construction work subject tot this section, and the employer or any designated representative of the worker, any exercise all rights granted to them by that act.

2.   This act shall take effect immediately.

Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule | Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil | US EPA

Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule | Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil | US EPA

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Temporary NJ Income Tax Increase Expires

The one-year income tax increase that disproportionately affects employers who operate S corporations or limited liability companies whose business income is taxed as personal income expired on January 1. Read more.

Christie Cuts Spending to Close Budget Deficit

Governor Chris Christie on February 11 announced $2.2 billion in budget cuts to balance New Jersey's current-year budget before the fiscal year ends on July 1, fulfilling his oft repeated promise to address New Jersey’s fiscal crisis with cuts in spending, not tax increases. The cuts primarily come from savings from over-funded programs, targeting waste, and the capture of unexpended balances from accounts in every corner of State government. In all, Christie outlined 375 line items of cuts, efficiencies and program eliminations. Read more.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Since 1965 the PCECA has been dedicated to creating an environment of growth and professional harmony for it's members by providing high quality continuing education courses that advance vocational knowledge and professional skills. Our membership aspires to provide the highest quality electrical installation and service practices. We continue to work tirelessly to address the concerns of our member electrical contractors through our involvement with the State Licensing Board.


The New Jersey Independent Electrical Contractors Association is a trade organization for Merit Shop Electrical and System Contractors. The NJ IEC believes in developing and fostering a stronger economy through the level of quality and services its members deliever to the industry.
Drawing from the dedication and desire of contractors in the independent sector, our state benefits from a flexible array of services and competive pricing which helps maintain an affordable level of costs on utilities and communication.

The IEC Works for You
The New Jersey IEC is a source of innovative education, products, and services to enhance member productivity, profitability, and competitiveness. The organization works to enhance the independent electrical contractor's success by developing a professional workforce, communicating clearly with government, promoting ethical business practices, and providing leadership for the electrical industry.

New Jersey IEC members adhere to the following goals and guidelines:
  • Put safety first
  • Promote the "Open Shop" philosophy
  • Strive to the highest ethical behavior, integrity, and professionalism
  • Are committed to lifetime learning and an educated workforce
  • Use current and new technology to its maximum potential
  • Embrace change with creative thinking
  • Constantly seek opportunities to offer new products or services
  • Strive to reduce costs and improve productivity for its members 


The purpose of NJECA shall be to maintain and perpetuate an organization for members having common professional problems and interests, to provide effective forums for discussion and united action on the part of its members, for the enhancement and betterment of professional recognition, and for other matters of common welfare.


The NJECPAC Is A Regitered Non-Profit
Continuing Political Committee
Working To Defend The Rights And Interests Of ALL
Small Business's, Electrical Contractors And NJ's Taxpayers
On Issues Before The NJ Legislature And NJ's Regulatory Agencies

In election years Your PAC determines which dandidates or incumbents are more likely to be more sympathetic, supportive and understanding of your issues as a Small Business Owner, Electrical Contractor and Taxpayers trying to make a living in the State of New Jersey.

Your PAC supports those officials through general election endorsments and campaign support of those officials and candidates running for elected office. By placing the weight of the NJECPAC behind a particular candidate or incumbent, or more frequently by contributing financially to the Election Fund of that particular candidate or incumbent.