Call to Action: Repeal New Jersey’s Unfair Cosmetics Tax

Important legislation that would repeal New Jersey’s unfair tax on cosmetic medical procedures is just ONE STEP away from the Governor’s Desk!  But first, the full Assembly needs to vote on the measure before they adjourn on January 9. Now, we need your help to get the bill posted at the January 9 Assembly voting session.

Step 1: Please call the Speaker of the Assembly Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange) at (973) 395-1166 and ask that she post A-3656/S-1988 at the January 9 voting session.

Step 2: Click here to find your local Assembly members and call them too! Introduce yourself as a concerned physician in their district, and ask that they encourage Speaker Oliver to post the bill.

Tell them you agree with the sponsor, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, when he said “This tax has proven ineffective and an administrative hardship to New Jersey residents and businesses,” and “This phase-out will gradually alleviate the financial and administrative burdens associated with the tax. Since it was imposed, the tax has increased overall costs for recipients of cosmetic medical procedures, and imposed an administrative burden on the medical offices billing the procedures and the state agencies charged with the administration and enforcement of the tax. It’s time to get rid of it.”
When enacted, the bill will gradually phase out this unfair tax over three years, but the time for you to act is NOW!

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Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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