Legislative

Whether your municipality has a population of 300 or 300,000, it has a major stake in the legislative deliberations in Trenton. Consequently, an important League priority is the defense of home rule autonomy. Every bill pending before the Legislature that might affect localities is evaluated by the League's 100-member Legislative Committee, and aggressively opposed or supported  by the League's lobbying team in concert with local officials around the state.

Town Crier Legislative Blog

An in-depth review of legislation effecting New Jersey's local governments.

Legislative & Municipal Officials Testimony

Through the years the League of Municipalities has stood up for New Jersey Municipalities by testifying before legislative committees on important bills under consideration by the legislature.

Legislative Advocacy

The League’s legislative staff are constantly working for the League's membership by monitoring Legislative Committee meetings, reviewing lists of bills and staying current on local news to better understand the needs of League member municipalities.

League Legislative Committee

View the members and representatives of League Legislative Committee.

2018 Legislative Guide (PDF)

The Legislative Guide to Trenton Statehouse activity.

Municipal Issues

See our issue alerts, newsline newsletters, press releases, and blog.

Federal Issues

View a list of services offered for Federal Issues.

Reference Pages

These pages can help guide you through the structure of our organization and our news dissemination.

Property Taxes

View this information center, where you can find pages on budgets, the taxpayer's dollar, history, and more.

  1. Legislative Updates
  2. Legislative Quick Links
  1. Budget Impasse Continues

    The State Senate and General Assembly passed S-2019, a state budget for fiscal year 2019. Earlier in the week, Gov. Murphy promised to veto that budget. If no resolution is reached by the July 1 deadline, a partial state shut-down would result. Read on...
  2. OPRA & OPMA Amendments Advance in Senate

    On June 14, by a vote of 4-0, the Senate State Government Committee amended and released S-106, which revises the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), and S-107, which revises the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Read on...
  3. Senate Passes Beach Public Access Bill

    The State Senate passed S-1074, a bill which the League opposes. This bill seeks to ensure public access to beaches and waterways through the public trust doctrine with broad, vague provisions granting implementation authority to the DEP. Read on...
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