Beach Bill to Create Statewide Event Planning Contact Clears Committee

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee Chair James Beach, which would create a one-stop event planning contact in the Department of State, cleared the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee today.

“Our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia gives us a unique opportunity to provide a centralized location for major events,” said Senator Beach (D-Burlington/Camden). “Creating this position and increasing the resources available to people looking to organize events in the state will ease the planning process, allowing us to capitalize on this opportunity.”

The bill, S-3306, would create the Major Event Coordinator position, to aid in obtaining permits and licenses, as well as complying with state rules and regulations. The coordinator’s contact information would be prominently displayed on the department’s website.

The coordinator would be available for people planning large scale events that result in significant economic, social or cultural gains, and increase tourism.

The bill was released from committee by a vote of 5-0.