Gopal Bill to Develop Official “New Jersey-Made” Designation Signed Into Law

05/11/19 | News

TRENTON – To spotlight products made in the Garden State, a bill sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal to create an official “NJ-Made” logo to be used by in-state manufacturers was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.

“When you know that a product was made in New Jersey, you know to expect high quality,” said Senator Gopal.

“That’s why any person in our state can tell you how important it is to support our local businesses. Helping our proud producers certify and advertise their products to the New Jerseyans looking to support them is a win for everyone.”

The bill (A-3692) requires the Department of State, in coordination with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc., to develop and designate as an official State logo a “New Jersey-Made” or “NJ-Made” logo which would be available to manufacturers and producers of New Jersey-made products. The Department is required to develop guidelines for the use of the logo, and is required to make the logo available to manufacturers and producers through a website. The Department is also required to promulgate and adopt rules to implement the act.