Governor Murphy and Chiaravalloti lead the way on Net Neutrality.
(Newark)- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed an Executive Order declaring that New Jersey will be upholding Net Neutrality despite the FCC’s recent ruling. The executive order is modeled from a legislation package introduced by Assemblyman Chiaravalloti. The order and legislation package would require internet service providers doing business in the state of New Jersey to adhere to the principles of net neutrality. Chiaravalloti has been the leading legislator on the issue of net neutrality. He has introduced a legislative package that would uphold net neutrality in New Jersey by circumventing the FCC preemption clause.
Chiaravalloti (D-31) stated the following, “Governor Murphy has showed true leadership in taking on this important issue. It is important that we stand behind and support the public’s interest rather than the interests of the large corporate internet service providers.”
Assemblyman Chiaravalloti’s district encompasses Bayonne and Jersey City, one of the New Jersey’s largest cities. It is a district with a booming service and technology industry that needs net neutrality to thrive.
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16), Chairman of the Assembly Science, Innovation, and Technology Committee, who attended today’s ceremony, is committed to holding hearings later this month to discuss Chiaravalloti’s legislative proposals.