Legislative Updates



member benefits


NJ Hotel & Lodging Association (2016-2017)


Bill: A4562
Sponsors: Caride (D36)
Summary: Clarifying ownership requirements for certain homes and seasonal rentals exempt from bulk sale notification requirements, amending P.L.2007, c.100.
Related: 2016:S2839
History: 02/13/2017 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.
Position: Monitor
Priority: FLAG
Bill: A2609 Aca (1R)
Sponsors: Gusciora (D15); Muoio (D15)
Summary: Permits craft distillery licensee in Garden State Growth Zone to operate restaurant on licensed premises.
Related: 2014:A4860
History: 02/08/2016 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee.
01/12/2017 – Reported out of committee with committee amendments, 2nd reading in Assembly.
Position: Monitor


NJ Hotel & Lodging Association
(2014-2015 Legislative Session)



Bill: A1250
Sponsors: Prieto (D32)
Summary: Provides certified municipal fire inspectors and fire officials having more than four consecutive years service with tenure in office.
Related: 2012:A2243; 2010:A1579; 2010:A1580; 2010:S1230; 2008:A924; 2008:A925; 2008:S1210; 2008:S3058; 2006:A604; 2006:A2204; 2006:A2363; 2006:S233; 2004:A1223; 2004:A2316; 2004:S1066; 2002:A1047; 2002:A3438; 2002:S1573; 2000:A3198; 2000:A3623
History: 01/16/2014 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee. 02/12/2015 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Assembly.
Position: Monitor

Bill: A2515
Sponsors: McKeon (D27)
Summary: Prohibits issuance of DEP permits and approvals for development related to drilling for oil and natural gas off NJ coast.
Related: 2012:A1982; 2010:A2941
History: 02/10/2014: Introduced and referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
Position: Monitor
Priority: FLAG

Bill: AJR53
Sponsors: Brown, C. (R2)
Summary: Designates first week of May as “National Travel and Tourism Week” in NJ.
Related: 2012:AJR81
History: 02/10/2014: Introduced and referred to Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee.
Position: Monitor
Priority: FLAG

Bill: S1884
Sponsors: Turner (D15)
Summary: Enhances penalties upon certain violators of housing codes.
Related: 2012:S1130; 2010:S1709; 2008:S874; 2006:S1212; 2004:S2182
History: 03/27/2014: Introduced and referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.
Position: Monitor
Priority: FLAG

Bill: S2185
Sponsors: Allen (R7); Lesniak (D20)
Summary: Concerns subcontracting agreements entered into by public school districts and higher education institutions.
Related: 2014:A2368; 2014:A3209; 2014:S500; 2012:A423; 2012:A3627; 2012:S220; 2012:S2646; 2010:S1237; 2010:S2083; 2008:A1181; 2008:S1314; 2008:S1724; 2006:A2439; 2006:S1483; 2006:S1706; 2004:A1908; 2004:S288; 2004:S2543; 2002:A877; 2002:A1332; 2002:A1714; 2002:S591; 2002:S1537; 2000:A1295; 2000:A2231; 2000:S1126; 1998:A183; 1998:A744; 1998:S724; 1998:S902; 1996:A986; 1996:A2816; 1996:S110; 1994:A2774; 1994:S112; 1992:A1220; 1992:S1779
History: 06/12/2014: Proposed for introduction.
Position: Monitor



Member Benefits

Educational programs

Programs which keeps you informed on traveler’s needs.

Monthly Newsletter

An electronic newsletter to keep you current on local industry events.

Discount services

Our Allied members offer to NJH&LA members ONLY.

Regional meetings

An opportunity to attend regional meetings to discuss legislative issues.

Annual Luncheon

You will have an opportunity to network with other property members.

WorldRes Listing

 This is an online service in which tourists staying in your area can reserve a room by visiting our website.

Board Seat

We also welcome any current members to sit on our Board. Please contact the office if you are interested.

Allied Membership with NJH&LA consists of companies that provide a product or service to the hospitality industry. Includes the following membership benefits:

  • One year membership in the NJH&LA.
  • Networking opportunities at all general and regional association meetings.
  • A subscription to the electronic legislative and industry updates.
  • Access to member roster for mailing purpose.
  • Inclusion in the Allied Member Directory kept at Headquarters for referrals when members call for vendors of particular goods and services.

Allied Membership Annual Fee – $200   (Total Value – $370)

Allied Membership

Allied Partner

Allied Partner status is the highest level of the Allied Program and is reserved to those companies that are given an exclusive endorsement (unless not legally allowed) through their Association Program.

Allied Partner Annual Fee – $2,000

To be approved as an Allied Partner a company’s program must fit one of the four categories listed below as with the secondary level, but to a much higher extent in savings or non-dues revenue. The potential Partner must be in an industry that has been determined by The Board as one where an exclusivity program makes good business sense.


  • A free product or service is offered to the NJH&LA members
  • A product or service is offered to the members at a significant discount compared to non-members.
  • Sales of a product or service to members are provided at a discount and the association receives a non-dues revenue contribution from the sale to a member
  • Vendor financed membership fees

The Board of Directors (or other approval authority) will first approve an industry for Partner status. For example: Telecommunications. The member services department will then send an introductory solicitation letter to the known players in that market, example AT&T, MCI and Sprint. Upon receipt of their proposals, the Board (or approval authority) will negotiate and choose and Allied Partner. Upon acceptance, they will automatically be entitled to several marketing opportunities and will have their program listed on the primary program collateral piece (see appendix A). Allied Partners will be given the right of first refusal of all marketing activities over Regular Allied and Preferred Allied Members.

In addition to the above benefits to the regular Allied Programs, Allied Partners will receive:

  • One year NJH&LA Membership
  • Copy of the NJH&LA mailing list in a label format
  • Full page advertorial introducing the program to the membership