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Notice Of Public Hearing
Public Movers And Warehousemen
Words And Phrases Defined; License To Engage In The Business Of Public Moving And/Or Storage; Change Of Address, Business Name, Or Telephone Number; Designation Of Agent; Advertising; Place Of Business; Trade Name; Disconnection Of Unlicensed Mover's Telephone; Tariffs; Bill Of Lading, Brochure, Estimated Cost Of Services Form, Order For Service Form, Warehouse Receipt; Issuance; Legal Liability And Insurance; Binding Estimates; Subcontracting; Occupational Misconduct; Labor And Equipment; Warehousing; Collection Of Tariff Charges Where The Shipment Has Been Destroyed; Liability For Damage To Consumer's Goods; Claims Procedures; Forms

Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:44D-1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3A, 4.4, 4.6 through 4.11 and 5.1

Proposed Repeals: N.J.A.C. 13:44D-4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and Appendices A and B

Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 13:44D-2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.7, 4.14 and Appendices A, B, C, D and G

Take notice that the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of eliciting input from the public on proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:44D, the rules which regulate public movers and warehousemen. While sufficient public interest, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:1E-4.3, has not been evidenced through the comments the Director has received on the proposal to date (published in the New Jersey Register on May 5, 2003 at 35 N.J.R. 1764(a)), the Director believes that it would be in the interest of the public moving and warehousing community to hear their concerns regarding the proposed changes to N.J.A.C. 13:44D. The Director believes that a public hearing would provide an opportunity to gather information from movers and warehousemen and address any concerns they may have.

The hearing will be held on Friday, September 5, 2003 in the Hudson Room, 124 Halsey St., 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07101. The hearing will begin at 10:30 A.M. The public hearing shall be conducted by a hearing officer. A verbatim transcript of the hearing will be prepared by a certified stenographic reporter. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the transcript by ordering it directly from the reporter at the hearing or thereafter. Requests to speak should be submitted in writing to Reni Erdos, Director, Division of Consumer Affairs, 124 Halsey St., 7th Floor, Newark, NJ 07101, no later than one week prior to the public hearing. Specific presentation times will be assigned. Individual presentations will be limited to five minutes. Those who do not preregister to speak will be given an opportunity to speak only if time permits. Individual speakers are requested to provide a copy of their prepared remarks to the hearing officer on the day of the public hearing.

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Posted September 2, 2003