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NJFB Voices Opposition to Heavy-Handed Worker Protection Bill; Provides talking points

24 Jul 2020, Posted by admin in News, State News, Uncategorized

NJFB presented testimony opposing S2602 – a wide reaching farm worker protection bill at a Senate Committee hearing yesterday. Despite opposition from both Farm Bureau and The State Board of Agriculture, the committee moved the legislation forward. The next voting session of the full Senate is July 30; others are planned during August. A companion Assembly bill to S-2602 has already been introduced (A-4404) and is poised for review in the Assembly Labor Committee. A special appropriations bill for $5 million to off-set farmer expenses of covid compliance accompanies S-2602.

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Click here to read NJFB’s full testimony.

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Click here for talking points on this issue.

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