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Senate approves bill allowing nonprofits to hold board meetings remotely

NEW JERSEY – Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation that would allow nonprofit corporations to hold remote board meetings was endorsed by the Senate Monday.

“There’s no need to restrict nonprofits from benefiting from technology that can make it more convenient to bring members together and increase productivity,” Bucco (R-25) said. “They should have the right to utilize the same advances that businesses have adopted.”

Nonprofits have been able to hold remote meetings during the pandemic. Under current law, the virtual alternative is only applicable during a state of emergency declared by the Governor.

Bucco’s bill, A-5549/S-4112, eliminates the emergency requirement.

“It will be easier for organizations to conduct meetings, discuss priorities and take action if they don’t have to convene in person,” Bucco said. “It worked well during the pandemic, and this bill would extend that option at the discretion and authority of nonprofit boards.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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