New Jersey bill adding regulations to staffing firms is held up by technical procedure


New Jersey legislation that would add regulations to staffing firms has been delayed by a last-minute procedural issue. Earlier reports indicated the bill had been approved by the state’s Assembly and Senate; however, the legislation has not yet passed the state’s Senate.

“With apologies, due to a technical procedure, S511/A1474 is required to have another vote and will have one at our next voting session,” New Jersey State Sen. Joe Cryan D-Union wrote in a tweet. Cryan is the bill’s sponsor.

The bill has raised concerns.

The American Staffing Association has been working with its local chapter on efforts to amend the bill since last year, said Toby Malara, VP, government relations, at the ASA. Some progress has been made, but they hope to get four more amendments adopted to the bill, Malara said.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy indicated he may issue a conditional veto on the bill, in which he would offer the bill with amendments back to the legislature for consideration.