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N.J. Assembly bill would make it easier for unincorporated businesses to operate

jobsbriefcase031011_optBurzichelli and Rumana offer bipartisan legislation

Assemblymen John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) and Scott T. Rumana (R-Passaic) have introduced bipartisan legislation designed to make New Jersey more attractive for businesses and more competitive for good-paying jobs.

The bill (A-4359) modernizes the rules governing the formation of limited liability companies in the state.

Burzichelli and Rumana are both members of the state Red Tape Review Commission formed by Gov. Chris Christie to find ways to eliminate unnecessary regulation and help stimulate economic development.

The bill would modernize regulations for creating and operating LLCs – a form of unincorporated business organization that provides corporate-style limited liability to its owners with partnership-like capacity.

Proposed changes include eliminating the default and overlooked rule that LLCs have a limited duration; allowing LLC operating agreements to be oral, written or implied; allocating profits and losses on a per capita basis, and providing remedies when members of a company act in an oppressive or harmful way to other members.

“Streamlining the ways companies can form in New Jersey is a smart step toward increased job creation and economic growth,” Burzichelli said. “Common sense bills like this to make it easier for business to grow and prosper in our state are what’s needed to help navigate through this difficult economy. After all, stronger businesses mean better jobs for New Jersey residents.”

“This is another solid bipartisan idea to cut red tape and spur the economy,” Rumana said. “Modernizing New Jersey’s Limited Liability Statute will encourage more companies to form in New Jersey rather than other states. This will improve our reputation as a good state to do business in and lead to more private-sector jobs without costing taxpayers one dime.”

—TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

 

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