Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblywoman Celeste Riley

Consumer Affairs

Protecting Consumers and Preventing Fraud

  •  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 and Assemblywoman Riley are also sponsors 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.

Holding Telecommunication Service Providers Accountable

  • In response to telecommunication issues from residents in rural areas, Assemblywoman Riley sponsored legislation that would require telecommunications companies to provide prorated refunds for service outages of periods longer than 24 hours.

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 and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011