March NJSPE Update
NJSPE's Featured Platinum Sponsor
ANS Consultants, Inc. was established by Atul N.Shah, PE (ANS) in 1993
to provide construction inspection services, geotechnical and environmental drilling
services, materials testing, and geotechnical engineering
services across New Jersey and in Tri-State area.

Over nearly 30 years, we have had the privilege to work on a variety of public and private project, including some of the state’s largest transportation & infrastructure, waterfront & ports, water & wastewater, oil & gas, power transmission, and residential and commercial buildings projects. Since day one, ANS Consultants has been a proud sponsor of NJSPE, MATHCOUNTS, and a number of other engineering and community societies, and we encourage our staff continue to be active participants in advancing our profession.

(908) 754-8383 or 800-545-ATUL
NJSPE/NJSACE County Engineers Capital Plan Panel
The NJSPE/NJSACE County Engineers Capital Plan Panel was a great success. Over 140 attendees had the opportunity to learn about upcoming strategic and capital spending plans network with county engineers at this event.

Thank you to our sponsors:
ARH Associates, Naik Group, Remington & Vernick Engineers,
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., WSP, Acrow, Van Cleef, Dewberry,
Morgan Engineering & Surveying, and Environmental Resolutions Inc.
for supporting this event. We appreciate your continued support.
Student Scholarships
There are three NJSPE scholarships. The top applicant will receive a $3,000 scholarship and be named as the NJSPE Future Engineer of the Year. Second place will receive a $2,000 scholarship and third place will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Legislative Update
Governor Phil Murphy delivered his sixth annual budget address in February, outlining a spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY2024).

Murphy’s budget proposal, which will be hammered out in the legislature in the coming months before the end-of-June deadline, appropriates $53.1 billion, with a huge $10 billion surplus. That’s higher than last year’s already large surplus and dwarfs the budget surpluses New Jersey was seeing when Murphy took office. State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio said tax collections are expected to “stabilize,” with small increases in the income and sales tax collections expected in the new fiscal year, though the tax rates themselves will remain unchanged. The new surplus would represent 19% of the proposed budget, marking the highest percentage allocated to surplus in 13 years, but would still lag the national average among states of about 25%, according to Muoio.

Overall revenues are projected to drop in the coming fiscal year by less than 1% due largely to the sunsetting on Dec. 31 of the 2.5% corporate-business tax surcharge, a revenue reduction of $421 million. Realty transfer fees, transfer inheritance taxes and investment earnings are also expected to drop.

The budget proposal also includes a $100 million Boardwalk Fund that Murphy previously proposed to assist shore communities and add another $50 million to increase “green energy” jobs.

Key Highlights

ANCHOR Program
More than 1.5 million families will receive direct property tax relief through the ANCHOR program. A middle-class family making just under $125,000 and paying an average of $9,400 in property taxes is going to receive $1,500 in direct relief. Renters will receive $450.

Child Care
The Governor proposes doubling the state Child Tax Credit up to $1,000 per child and working towards universal pre-K with a more than $1 billion total investment, an increase of nearly $110 million over this current year.

Expands the Senior Freeze property tax relief program – increasing income eligibility to $150,000 and removing roadblocks to eligibility. That means additional property tax relief for 50,000 more seniors.

Home Ownership
Provides $15 million investment in First-Generation Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance.

K-12 Schools
Provides an additional $830 million in direct aid to K-12 public schools, for a total of almost $11 billion, and commits $10 million more for high-impact tutoring; a total of nearly $300 million. Launches the New Jersey Statewide Student Support Services (NJ4S) network to help countless more students focus on mental health wellness.
Budget Strength
Sets aside more than $2.3 billion for debt relief. Creates a surplus of more than $10 billion – nearly 20% of this budget.

Supports a total of $15 million in stipends for student-teachers and waiving of teacher-certification fees.

NJ Transit
Sixth year in a row of no-fare hikes. Continued investment directly into the system.

Creates a $100 million Boardwalk Fund to partner with shore towns and counties. Second year in a row of forgoing state park fees.

Clean Energy
The Governor supports getting to a 100% clean-energy economy by 2035, moving the state to an electric vehicle fleet, and assisting localities to do likewise. Creates a $40 million Green Fund to be administered by the Economic Development Authority and pumps $12 million more back into the Clean Energy Fund. This also includes NJ's reentry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

The budget allows the 2.5% Corporate Business Tax surcharge to expire. Also focuses on updating New Jersey’s antiquated liquor license laws.
Professional Engineers in Construction of New Jersey a Practice division of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers
requests the pleasure of your company at the
47th  Annual Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance to honor

Construction Engineer of the Year
 Sergio Couto, P.E.
D’Annunzio & Sons, Inc.
Constructor of the Year
Rolando Acosta
Northeast Remsco Construction

On Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Grand Marquis
1550 Route 9
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Black Tie

RSVP by April 10, 2023 


Offering 3 CPC credits for PE’s in NJ, NY and other states
that accept NJSPE accredited programs.

Friday, April 14, 2023
9AM - 12PM
More details to follow.
2023 Yearlong Sponsorships
2023 Yearlong Sponsorships are now available. This is great chance for your company to get in front of hundreds of Professional Engineers. Based on community feedback, we have improved the benefits associated with each Sponsorship level to increase your brand exposure and engagement with the NJSPE Community.
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its New Members. Thank you for your membership!
Riya Badge
Rutgers University School of Engineering
Raul Barragan
Rutger University
Avi Bhuyan
Rutgers University
Francesca Fusco
Rutgers University
Alexandra Griffith
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Daniel King Guan
Rutgers University
Eric G. Lahita, PE
Lahita Engineering LLC
Lauren Elizabeth Malek
Princeton University
Dhaval Dipak Merchant
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dante Migliaccio
Rutgers School of Engineering

Zachary Miller
Eastern Kentucky University
Abdur Rahman Mohammed
New Jersey institute of technology

David Nageb
Rutgers University
Saad Rehmatullah
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Norman K. Rodgers, III, PE
Consulting Engineer Services
Aditya Sharma
Janine Marie Smolinski, PE      
Remington & Vernick Engineers
Mia Noelle Terrazzini, PE
ARH Associates
Joseph Venutolo, PE
Remington and Vernick Engineers
Tejal Patel, P.E.
Jeffrey Laux, P.E.
Carolyn Feigin, P.E., P.P.
Erica Vigliorolo, P.E.
Gregory Stolowski P.E.
Brian Van Nortwick, P.E.
Matt Lunemann, P.E., P.M.P, ENV SP.
William P. Delisky, P.E.
Lawrence Powers
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Patrick Stewart
Vice President
NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
Immediate Past President
Executive Director
Executive Director