Does Central Jersey exist?  Assembly Member Roy Freiman says “YES”! 

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Member Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) would affirm “Central Jersey” does exist and officially recognize it as a State tourism region. Among the three-bill package under review today by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee and Assembly Agriculture and Food Security Committee, a bill would define the borders of the Central Jersey region and provide for equitable distribution of tourism funding.

The committees, led by Chairs Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) and Freiman, will meet on today at 1pm in Room 16 of the State House Annex in Trenton. Audio from the hearing will be live streamed on the New Jersey Legislature’s website (

The following tourism bills will be considered:

A5097 Freiman/Haider  Establishes tourism attraction trail sign program and historic site and historic district sign program in DOT.
A5098 Freiman/Spearman/ Park  Establishes new tourism regions and subregions in New Jersey.
A5100 FreimanEliminates Tourism Policy Council; requires updated tourism master plan; requires specific tourism data, research, and marketing; requires annual report.

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