Rumana Bill Streamlining Licensing Procedures Passes Assembly Committee
Bil would cut through the red tape needed for accountants, nurses, and locksmiths to obtain professional licenses.
Nurses, locksmiths and accountants might not have to wade through as much red tape to obtain a professional license if a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Scott Rumana becomes law.
Legislation streamlining the state’s licensing procedures was approved Monday by the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee.
The bill would allow for quicker licensing for certain professionals, including nurses, locksmiths, and accountants. Individuals need to have a clean record, prove they are insured and provide documentation proving their experience, education and examination results.
“New Jersey is in demand for businesses as proven by more than 84,000 private-sector jobs created since February 2010. This will help our efforts to attract jobs to New Jersey,” Rumana said in a statement. “Licensed professionals often operate the kinds of small businesses we need to continue the positive momentum of New Jersey’s economy.”
The Red Tape Commission recommended the legislation. The Commission is charged with eliminating unnecessary and duplicative laws that hinder New Jersey businesses and taxpayers. Rumana, who represents the state’s 40th Legislative District, serves on the commission.
Rumana announced he was stepping down as chairman of the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization in March. Former Ringwood Mayor Scott Heck was expected to take over for Rumana, but in a somewhat controversial outcome, the party elected John Traier to succeed him instead.
Rumana, the Assembly's Republican whip, was mayor of Wayne from 2002 to 2007.