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Weekly Summer Update
The League supports S-444 and A-1779, which amends the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act to specifically state that any domestic, commercial, or industrial wastewater, sewage, or sewage sludge expelled or released from a public sewer system or a public sewage treatment plant, are exceptions from the Spill Act.
The League supports A-2997, a bill which would eliminate awards of punitive damages against municipalities and against municipal employees acting within the scope or under color of their office, employment or agency.

Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Education Center Coming Soon
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has announced the launch of an online Education Center. The Education Center will be up and running next week on its website at www.msrb.org.

Update of Federal Policies:
I.    SENATORS COMBINE MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS AND
      INTERNET TAX BILLS
II.   MUNICIPALITIES WELCOME PASSAGE OF WORKFORCE BILL
III.  NLC AND NJLM CALL ON CONGRESS TO FIND LONG-TERM
     TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION
IV. EPA PROPOSES RULE TO REDUCE EMISSION FROM NEW
     MUNICIPAL LANDFILLS
V.  SENATE PASSES TERRORISM RISK INSURANCE EXTENSION
VI.  NLC WEBINAR ON JULY 29: EXPANDING HEALTH ACCESS
      FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Social Security Extends Access to Benefit Verification - Multiple Options Available
Today, July 17th, the Social Security Administration announced that local Social Security offices would continue to provide benefit verification letters until further notice.

Replacement Membership Plaque  and
How to Find Grants That Meet your Municipalities Needs Webinar”

Stopgap Transportation Funding Bill Advances
Last evening in Washington, the House passed HR 5021 to avert the impending shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and extend the current surface transportation program (MAP-21) until May 2015. 

Reminder of Survey on Municipal and School District Cooperation
Earlier last month, we sent a request for you to complete a survey on shared services and other means of cooperation between your municipality and local board of education.  This survey is very important. The information we receive from this survey will be used to design training programs at our respective conferences and to facilitate collaboration at the state and local levels.

SEC Disclosure Rules Self-Reporting Deadline Approaching
Please share and discuss this matter with your finance professionals, municipal attorney and bond counsel and advisors. This is a serious matter that is having a significant impact on the bidding for bonds and notes by all local governments.

Suzanne Walters

A message from the President

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Affordable Housing Trust Fund

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

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