Licensing

Current Professional Licensing Legislation

A.2872 Licensed Tree Expert BillProvides for licensure of tree experts (Recently signed into law)

A.1032 Low Voltage Electrical Contractor Exemption —
Introduced 2008 – (Bill currently Inactive)
Installation of low votage landscape lighting is currently illegal for professionals other than licensed electrical contractors. This legislation exempts certain low-voltage installations from electrical contractor licensing requirements. (NJGIC is seeking amendments to include landcape professionals as Low Voltage Lighting contractors ).


S. 2302 Landscape Professional Licensing
S. 2302 Landscape Professional Licensing – Provides for licensure of landscape professionals and registration of professional landscape businesses.

A. 4330 – Licensed Landscape Architecture Bill (Passed 2007)
General Legislative Statement
Detailed Bill

Strengthens the existing certified L.A. law but allows room for landscape designers and the provision of landscape plans that do not require governmental review.

Low Voltage Lighting Installation – NJGIC supports amendment to allow Green Industry Professionals to install Low Voltage Landscape Lighting. Low Voltage Landscape Lighting installation is a highly profitable service that companies may easily add to their other landscape offerings. NJ Law, however, unfairly restricts this work to electricians.

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