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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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Thank You Soldier

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July from NJECPAC

Happy Birthday USA 

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A Soldier Is Someone Who, At One Point Wrote A Blank Check Made Payable To The United States of America For An Amount Up To And Including Their Own Life

A True Soldier Fights Not Because They Hate What Is In
Front Of Them, But Because They Love What Is Behind Them

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Missed Our 2011 Summer Fun Family Picnic?
 Don’t Miss The Fun in 2012

July 19, 2012 6:00PM

Bring Your Family, Friends, Colleagues, Neighbors & Clients

The Picnic Packages Includes All Of These GREAT Features!
  • Ticket to the game
  • Private picnic area for the whole game, with your OWN party host.
  • Complete BBQ grill for approx. 90 minutes featuring delicious baseball fare. ~ Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Chicken, Pasta Salad, Chips, Cookies, and more!
  • Unlimited Draft Beer, Soda and Bottled Water until the 7th Inning
  • 10% discount coupon for the Strike Zone gift shop.
  • Group recognition during the game.
Adults:                $60.00
Children:            $30.00

For more information,
please contact: 
Joe Coviello - 201-410-5487 or
Email the NJECPAC at njecpac@comcast.net

  NJECPAC ~  P.O. Box 196
Fords, NJ 08863

Event proceeds will help to provide funding for Legislative Initiatives for the Electrical Industry
 and Small Business throughout New Jersey.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Solar Energy Rescue Bill Awaiting Governors Action

The NJ Assembly and Senate has sent a bill (S-1925) designed to rescue the floundering Solar Industry from collapsing. Assemblyman Bob Smith explained: "We are a victim of our own success. We've had so much solar built in New Jersey and so many SRECs available that the market for these Solar Renewable Energy Credits (once selling at $600 and now under $100 per credit) has crashed and there are lots of unintended consequences."  Read Senate Floor Statement

Among those unintended consequences:

1. Public entities caught in a squeeze - Counties and municipalities contracting for the installation of solar energy projects are finding that the SREC prices are not high enough to repay the public bonds floated to finance the projects. If a project already is under way, taxpayers are stuck with the bill for the shortfall. If a project has not yet started, it likely will never get off the ground.

2. Negative future for private projects - Bankers often look at SRECs as collateral, providing them with the confidence to lend money for construction. If the fluctuating value of the solar credit cannot be relied upon to remain sufficiently high over the life of the loan, banks won't take the risk.

The bottom line is what Smith describes as a "crisis." Without a prompt legislative solution to stabilize solar credits, the market will dry up and scores of solar-installation companies will fail and jobs will be lost.

Business organizations worried about costs; Representatives of the NJ Business and Industry Association, NJ Chamber of Commerce, and the Chemistry Council of NJ, cautioned against additional government mandates that would drive New Jersey's already high energy prices even higher.

Noting that the program will reach $190 million by 2016--and that the state's largest employers will bear 60 percent of that cost--the Chemistry Council's Hal Bozarth said: "At some point the Legislature has to say to the solar industry: we're cutting you loose."

At the end of the last session,similar legislation passed both houses but was vetoed by the governor. Gov. Christie Proposes Alternative To Solar Energy Legislation In N.J].

Read more details about the legislation in: Can the State Save New Jersey's Solar Sector? 
Our View: The so called Solar Industry has been a thorn in the side of Electrical Contractors since its inception. Many Solar Energy Contractors are not Electrical Contractors as the 1962 Electrical Contractors Licensing Law dictates. 

Many Unlicensed Solar Contractors  violate the law day in and day out. In fact every time they install Solar Panels utilizing their employees who are not Licensed or qualified to do so they commit a Felony in the State of New Jersey. 

These Solar Contractors sub contract Licensed Electrical Contractors only to make the final connections, and they would not do that if the Electrical Industry did not engage the help of the Electrical Licensing Board and Electrical Inspectors across the state to ensure the installation of Solar Panels work is done by Licensed Contractors. The Electrical Contractors that are accepting this work are hurting the very industry in which they make their living. The Electrical Contractors enabling these violations are Not Electrical Contractors that run Professional Electrical Contracting Businesses In the State of New Jersey.  

At some point the Solar Industry will have to stand on its own two feet. Cost for Solar Panels and equipment will not come down to more affordable levels until Solar subsidies are eliminated. 

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