The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association strongly supports Assembly Bill 5128, requiring State parks, forests, and other natural and historic areas to remain open to public for seven days if emergency is declared due to failure to enact general appropriation law as prescribed by NJ Constitution.
Congratulations to Assemblyman MeKeon and Assemblywoman Huttle for understanding the horrific impact on local businesses and regional attractions when state tourism venues are shut down due to state political leader's ineptitude. The devastating financial burden to the small business owners, the huge inconvenience to residents of the garden state and the hit taken to the State's economic wellness will clearly be averted due to this bill.
"The June 2017 budget crisis, fell over the July 4th weekend and ruined vacation plans for many New Jersey residents. This bill makes sure that never happens again.," commented Joe Simonetta, Executive Director of the NJTIA. "Clearly, Assemblyman McKeon and Assemblywoman Huttle put the best interests of the New Jersey residents ahead of partisan maneuvering for political gain."