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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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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Senate Majority Again Ignores Property Tax Relief In New Jersey

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Senate President Fails To Act On Any Property Tax Relief Legislation, opting instead to continue picking petty fights with the Governor.

Once again the Democrat Majority led by Senate President Steve Sweeney failed to post any Property tax relief legislation for a vote. How long will NJ Residents have to wait for relief from exorbitant property taxes. Tax relief first has to be passed by the Senate and Assembly before the Governor can sign it into law.

Responding to the lack of action on any tax relief bills pending before the State Senate. Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. said Senate leadership must provide taxpayers with an explanation: “Senate Leadership has thrown away yet another opportunity to do the right thing for New Jersey taxpayers.”
NJ Senate President
 Steve Sweeney (D)

“New Jersey residents deserve an explanation from those who control the agenda in the Legislature as to why committees were not called to address well-connected lobbyists helping themselves to the public pension trough, municipalities being forced to bond for jackpot sick leave payouts for public workers, and legislation that would enable towns and counties to share services.”  Read More

Monday, April 11, 2011

Only Electrical Contractors Can Legally Install Solar Voltaic Panels In New Jersey

There is considerable confusion about whether an Electrical Contractor's License and Business Permit is required for solar-photovoltaic (SPV) installations in New Jersey.

The answer, direct from the NJ Electrical Licensing Board is, with the exception of owners of single family homes installing PV panels on their own home is yes. See letter published in the NJ Construction Code Communicator Here

N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., known as "The Electrical Contractors Licensing Act of 1962", States; "No person shall advertise, enter into, engage in, or work in a business as an electrical contractor unless they have secured a business permit and a license from the New Jersey Board of Electrical Contractors (the Board)."
The term "electrical contractor" is defined as a person who engages in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair, or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission, or utilization of electrical energy (N.J.S.A. 45:5A-2(d)).

SPV systems, by definition, are electrical work. They are a series of components that generate (the SPV panels), transmit, and/or utilize electrical energy. Any person engaged in installing, erecting, repairing, etc. such equipment must be an electrical contractor under the provisions of the Act. Read More

The Law applies to all Residential, Commercial, and Institutional, and Industrial installations of Photo Voltaic Panels.
Additionally any person who engages in these activities without a valid Electrical Contractors Business Permit may be charged with a Felony in the State of New Jersey. (151_C.2C21-33 of the New Jersey Statutes)

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