Gov. Murphy Signs 3 Bills into Law: Athletic Events, Cannabis Establishments, & Home Healthcare

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higher ticket pricing at postseason events, revises cannabis business restrictions, and introduces the "Hospital at Home Act."Photo byMorristown Minute

New legislation allows for higher ticket pricing at postseason events, revises cannabis business restrictions, and introduces the "Hospital at Home Act."

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed three significant bills into law, covering a range of topics from athletic events and cannabis establishments to home healthcare. These new laws promise to have a substantial impact on various sectors in New Jersey, including sports, health, and cannabis industries.

Athletic Events Ticket Pricing

Governor Murphy signed S-2902/A-5568 into law, which allows ticket prices at postseason athletic events to be increased. This is intended to offset the increased expenses associated with hosting such events. The law could have implications for local sports organizations and fans, who may see ticket prices rise during the playoffs or other postseason activities.

Cannabis Establishment Regulations

The Governor also gave the nod to A-4151/S-2766, revising restrictions on cannabis establishment owners. The new law expands the scope of review for cannabis establishment license applications and related materials. It aims to offer a more comprehensive vetting process, thereby potentially influencing the future landscape of the cannabis industry in New Jersey.

Hospital at Home Act

Finally, A-4914/S-3626, commonly known as the "Hospital at Home Act," was signed by the Governor. The act establishes protocols for offering hospital-level care in the comfort of one's own home. This could be particularly beneficial for senior citizens and those with mobility issues, providing an alternative to traditional hospital stays.

Governor Murphy's latest legislative actions will likely affect a wide array of residents and industries across New Jersey. With higher ticket pricing at postseason athletic events, revised regulations for cannabis establishments, and the establishment of the "Hospital at Home Act," these laws indicate a dynamic shift in various sectors. As always, it will be crucial to monitor their impact and implementation in the coming months.

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