Due to the weather forecast, the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26
Important: Attend the NJESA Special Meeting to discuss the New Law that Will Affect All Companies That Perform Public Work in N.J.
Date: Tuesday, February 26th
East Windsor Holiday Inn
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520
ALL ARE INVITED
Free to all NJESA members • nonmembers must pre-pay $25.00 fee to attend
On Jan. 31, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-3666 / S-3071 into law.
This law will require participation in a U.S. D.O.L.-registered apprenticeship program as a prerequisite for any company registering as a public works contractor in New Jersey. This will not only affect our industry but all companies that engage in public work, whether it be in a school system, municipality or state facility.
Companies of all types without participation in a registered apprenticeship program will:
- NO LONGER be able to quote school systems, municipalities, senior housing facilities,
etc. for Fire Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems, CCTV Surveillance Systems and Burglar Alarm (Intrusion Detection) Systems;
- NO LONGER be able to provide service and inspections for these systems
- PROBABLY HAVE TO TERMINATE existing contracts for installation, service and inspections for all electronic security and fire alarm / life safety systems in publicly-funded buildings.
A-3666 / S-3071 was pushed through the NJ State Assembly and Senate in December, right before the holiday season. The NJ ESA worked with our lobbyist to arrange a meeting with the governor’s office to voice our concerns about this damaging new law. NJ-ESA outlined our major areas of concern with A-3666 / S-3071, but the governor still elected to sign the legislation “as-is.”
This special meeting should be attended by everyone, even if you don’t perform public work.
With so many issues affecting our industry, we need to grow our PAC Fund so we are always ready for any and all situations that may arise. If you would like to donate or have questions, please contact Christine Higgins at 609-695-4444.