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Beach Bill to Create Statewide Event Planning Contact Clears Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator James Beach, which would create a designated event planning contact in the Department of State, passed the Senate today.

“Creating this position will not only alleviate the confusion with event planning, but it will also expedite the process, so that more events can be created,” said Senator Beach (D-Burlington/Camden). “Being between two major metropolitan areas, New York and Philadelphia, this will allow us to capitalize on our location and continue to grow tourism in the state.”

The bill, S-3306, would create the Major Event Coordinator position, in order to assist 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 passed the Senate by a vote of 38-0.