List of Essential & Non-Essential Businesses

Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey released the following list of essential and non-essential businesses, as defined by Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Downey & Houghtaling Bill Allowing Notaries to Work Remotely Passes Assembly

TRENTON – A notary public would be able to perform certain notarial work remotely under legislation approved Wednesday by the Assembly, 78-0-1.

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Houghtaling Bill Expediting Licensing for Out-of-State Doctors Approved by Legislature

In an effort to ensure New Jersey has as many medical professionals as possible to help the state deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling expediting the licensure of certain medical professionals unanimously passed the full Senate Thursday. It previously passed the full Assembly Monday by a unanimous vote.

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Assembly Advances Downey Bill Expanding Work Protections for COVID-19 Patients

With the goal to create protections for certain employees if they must quarantine as a result of COVID-19, the full Assembly approved a measure (A-3848) sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) that would prohibit any employer during a state of emergency involving COVID-19 from terminating or refusing to reinstate an employee who requests or takes time off from work because they have or are likely to have COVID-19.

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Downey Bill Funding Healthcare Facility Sanitizing & Cleaning Needs Passes Assembly

TRENTON – Aiming to help healthcare facilities meet increased sanitization needs during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee and the full Assembly passed a measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey this Monday.

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