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  • NJ A3373
  • Establishes "Art in Storefronts" initiative within the Main Street New Jersey program.
Introduced
(3/3/2016)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the Commissioner of Community Affairs to establish the "Art in Storefronts" initiative within the "Main Street New Jersey" program, providing local New Jersey artists opportunities to display their artwork in windows of vacant storefronts. This initiative would promote local art while providing Main Street municipalities seeking to reinvigorate their downtowns with a new economic development tool. The economic downtown has caused commercial vacancies in many Main Street business districts. This initiative would turn those vacancies into a focal point of interest and draw shoppers into downtown business districts. The bill encourages the commissioner, in developing the "Art in Storefronts" initiative, to consult and coordinate efforts with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, colleges and universities, economic development nonprofit organizations, and private investors. The commissioner would provide Main Street municipalities that are interested in participating in the "Art in Storefronts" initiative with technical support and guidance, including but not limited to: recruitment of property owners and artists, liability issues, selection processes, budgeting, and contracting.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Commerce and Economic Development, Economic Growth, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (70-2-1)
6/12/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/12/2017 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Hearing (19:00 6/12/2017 )
3/3/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 2 8
Detail 6/12/2017 Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee: Reported Favorably 10 0 2