Asm. Bergen welcomes Sweeney support for tax holiday, hopes bill can be posted for Monday’s emergency session
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen welcomed the possibility of bipartisan legislation to hold a state sales tax holiday during the state public health emergency declared by Gov. Phil Murphy last week. Senate President Steve Sweeney supported the idea in a press release sent earlier today.
“Why not add this bill to Monday’s agenda and speed up the timeline for Senate approval,” asked Bergen (R-Morris). “With the support of Senate President Sweeney we can make the tax holiday a reality fast enough to bring relief when we need it.”
Bergen wrote legislation for a state sales tax holiday on Friday and said he plans to introduce it during Monday’s Assembly session.
“Twenty-five bills have been drafted in the last 48 hours to be considered at an emergency session of the Assembly on Monday,” continued Bergen. “Those bills cover a variety of issues but do little to support the business community. Our business communities are on the brink of serious hardship and we need to address those concerns immediately.”
He is hoping the bill can be added to the Assembly’s agenda for Monday.