Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

Consumer Affairs


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  • A law sponsored by Senator Sweeney revised the “Contractors’ Registration Act” to require state-issued identification badges for home improvement contractors.  The law is intended to help consumers avoid fraud, particularly in light of Hurricane Sandy.  It requires a home improvement contractor to wear a state-issued identification badge whenever the contractor is performing, engaging, or attempting to engage, in selling home improvements.
  • Assemblyman Burzichelli is a sponsor of the “Consumer Credit Fairness Act,” which would provide additional protections for consumers from being pursued by a debt collection agency.
  •  Assemblyman Burzichelli drafted a law that would create a one-stop shopping source for energy consumers, be they individuals or businesses, to obtain comparative information regarding the prices and services of the many electricity providers in the State. By giving New Jersey consumers the information they need to comparison shop for energy providers, this bill would allow consumers to save money by choosing the energy provider that best suits the needs of their home or business.
  •  In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Assemblyman Burzichelli has introduced legislation that requires wholesalers, terminal facilities, motor fuel retail dealers, grocery stores, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and residential rehabilitation facilities to install appropriate wiring for use of generators during power outages.
  • Assemblyman Taliaferro is sponsoring legislation which would increase the criminal offense for financial exploitation of the elderly. The measure would grade financial exploitation of the elderly one degree higher than an ordinary theft offense when the amount involved is $500 or less. Under the bill, theft involving an amount less than $500 would be a third degree offense which currently falls in the $500 to $75,000 range.

District Offices

Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626

The Bridgeton Library Satellite Office
1st Tuesday of the month
*On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 this event will occur at the Cumberland County Library located at 800 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011

Constituent Corner-                      NJ Parks & Forest App Helpful for Planning Summer Trips

During the summer season, the Third District Legislators are encouraging constituents with smartphones to make use of the free New Jersey Parks and Forests Guide to explore the state’s extensive outdoor recreational resources.
The app recently received a thorough update that includes a brand new user interface, photo galleries on each park description page, and an improved 4-in-1 search tool to find parks by location, available activities, and category.
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