Bill A-5468: Your Action Is Needed

Bill A-5468: Your Action Is Needed

Attention Members of the

All of These Associations Support This NEW LEGISLATION 

(You MUST ACT if you Perform any Public Work in the Life Safety and/or Electronic Security Industry)

Click here to Download a PDF of Bill A-5486
On May 23, 2019, Assemblymen Gregory McGuckin and David Wolfe introduced A-5468 that would exempt licensed alarm installers, licensed locksmiths and registered fire protection contractors from the newly-enacted apprenticeship requirements under “The Public Works Contractor Registration Act.”  Full text of this bill can be found here:

Anyone who is presently performing Public Works work, or who would like to start performing Public Works work, needs to support this bill and contact your NJ State legislators right now, as this newly-introduced bill could be your only chance to continue performing Public Works work without having to participate in an apprenticeship program, nor having to maintain an “ERISA-covered apprenticeship training program trust fund.”

We urge you to write to your legislators to ask them to co-sponsor A-5468 and to vote in favor of its passage. Please use the following link to find your district’s NJ State legislators:

It is highly recommended that you mail written correspondence to your legislators, as well as follow-up via telephone and/or request a “face to face” meeting.  Please send a copy of your letter to the NJ ESA at

Sample letters are listed below.

Electronic submissions can be sent via the following link, but they do not have the same impact as written correspondence:

FYI:  Elections for all 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly are taking place in 2019.  The primaries were held on June 4, 2019, and the general election is on November 5, 2019.

Click here to Download a PDF of Bill A-5486