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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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Friday, April 8, 2011

Senate Passes Repeal of 1099 Mandate in Health Care Bill As Another Looms

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 4, that includes the repeal of the expanded 1099 reporting requirement included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The health care law mandated that, beginning in 2012, businesses would have to file a 1099 to ALL Vendors, both incorporated and unincorporated, to which they pay at least $600 annually for goods and services.  

The president is expected to sign the measure to remove the requirement from the Health Care bill H.R.3590. However, it is only a partial and possibly temporary victory. The president has included a portion of the requirement in his budget that is currently being debated in Washington.

It’s time this Administration gets serious about helping small businesses by eliminating other oppressive taxes affecting small business, such as the 3% Withholding tax on all Federal Construction Contracts and the business killing Estate Tax that puts many businesses out of business resulting in jobs lost when the heirs of an estate involving a business have to cut back operations or close the business just to pay the Federal Tax.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Republican Budget Plan to Eliminate National Debt!

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan,
holds a copy of his budget proposal
Rep. Paul Ryan presents the Republican's budget proposal that will eliminate the national debt and preserve entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Speaking just hours before the spending plan gets its formal introduction before Congress, Ryan, head of the House Budget Committee, said the debt will peak at 74.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 and then drop from there.

"We've got to show the country that we can get this situation under control and grow the economy, and that's what we're doing," he said. "So whether (Democratic Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid is willing to pass this bill or Barack Obama is ready to sign it, I don't know the answer to that question. Read More
By Joseph Hovanec Jr
Meanwhile Obama spoke to the media after meeting at the White House with Leaders of both parties. He indicated that the proposals presented thusfar to avoid a government shutdown are non starters.

It is a sad state of affairs when the President and Democrats are insisting on compromise now when they were not willing to compromise while they had total control of both houses and the White House. 

They also failed to pass a budget last year when it was due and they had that control. They could have passed a budget at any time last year and there would have been nothing the Republicans could have done to stop them. Instead of doing their job they chose to ignore the budget while they played politics in their failed attempt to hold onto power in the House. 

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Monday, April 4, 2011

2009 International Energy Conservation Code Now In Effect In New Jersey

Permit Applicants Must Prove Compliance With New Energy Codes

The six-month grace period allowing compliance with previous energy conservation codes ends March 7, 2011, in favor of new codes.
Last September, New Jersey adopted two standards regarding energy conservation, each affecting different types of buildings:
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for low-rise residential buildings (one- and two-family dwellings and multiple-family buildings three stories or less in height).
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 – 2007 for all other buildings, including commercial buildings, new buildings and their systems, new portions of buildings and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing buildings.

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