TRENTON, N.J. – A Republican-backed bill that would create an office to advocate for permanent federal jobs and investments in New Jersey passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.
Assemblyman Ron Dancer is the prime sponsor of the bill (A2260).
“The federal government creates jobs and projects throughout the country. New Jersey residents can benefit greatly by us bringing these jobs and projects to our state,” Dancer (R-Ocean) said. “With its convenient location and abundant resources and talent, bringing federal jobs to the Garden State is a win-win for everyone.”
Dancer’s bill will establish an independent office within the Department of Treasury, where a governor-appointed officer will investigate and report on federal job and project opportunities. Specifically, the bill targets civilian military missions for research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation, as well as non-military federal missions and jobs.
The bill is cosponsored by Assemblymen Ryan Peters, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Catalano, Gregory P. McGuckin, Brian E. Rumpf, Parker Space and Harold Wirths, and Assemblywomen Jean Stanfield and DiAnne C. Gove.