Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Signs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget into Law


TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today conditionally vetoed the following bills and signed them into law after the Legislature concurred with the Governor’s recommendations:

ACS for A-3088wGR/SCS for S-64, 1515, 2407 (Jimenez, Dancer, Mukherji/Turner, Singleton, Ruiz, Pennacchio) - Increases earned income tax credit; provides credit for child or dependent care expenses; taxes "investment management services
Copy of Message on A-3088

A-3438wGR/SCS for S-1841, 2523 (Karabinchak, Coughlin, DeAngelo/Diegnan, Cryan) - Requires Director of the Division of Taxation to establish 90-day State tax amnesty period that ends no later than January 15, 2019

Copy of Message on A-3438

ACS for A-4061wGR/S-2767 (Chiaravalloti, Mukherji/Cruz-Perez) - Imposes surcharge on prearranged rides and increases certain fee associated with motor vehicle violations

Copy of Message on A-4061

A-4202wGR/S-2746 (Pintor Marin/Sweeney) - Imposes surtax on corporation business tax liability; decouples certain provisions from Internal Revenue Code; imposes tax on certain dividends

Copy of Message on A-4202


Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law: 

A-1753/S-749 (Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji, Giblin/Diegnan, Sarlo) - Imposes State sales and use tax and hotel and motel occupancy fee on transient accommodations; authorizes various municipal taxes and fees on transient accommodations

A-4132/S-2731 (Pintor Marin, Timberlake, Mukherji/Sarlo) - Imposes $0.10 per fluid milliliter tax related to sales of liquid nicotine

A-4207/S-2657 (Greenwald/Sarlo) - Establishes Medicaid emergency room triage reimbursement fee for low acuity emergency room encounters

A-4229/S-2772 (Calabrese, Schaer, Jimenez/Sarlo) - Applies Meadowlands regional hotel use assessment to all municipalities that participate in Meadowlands tax sharing program


Governor Murphy signed the following bills into law while exercising his line item veto authority:

S-2019/A-4200 (Sarlo/Pintor Marin, Burzichelli) - LINE ITEM - Appropriates $36,517,421,000 in State funds and $16,551,418,698 in federal funds for the State budget for fiscal year 2018-2019

Line Item Veto of S-2019 

Line Item Veto Message on S-2019 

S-2824/A-4326 (Sarlo/Coughlin) - LINE ITEM - Amends and supplements various appropriations and language provisions in Fiscal year 2019 annual State appropriations ac

Line Item Veto of S-2824 

Line Item Veto Message on S-2824  


Revenue Certification for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget - RevenueCert-S2019.pdf