Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Staff

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. Staff provides the League's Legislative Committee with a background on proposed legislation at routine meetings to develop the League's positions on bills.

  1. Urgent Legislative Alert: Take Action on OPRA & OPMA Revisions

    Please take action and contact the members of the Committee and your State Senator, asking that they oppose S-106 and S-107. On Thursday, June 14, the Senate State Government Committee considers the bills revising OPMA and OPRA. Read on...
  2. Senate Accepts Governor's Conditional Veto of S-5

    The Senate unanimously accepted the Governor’s conditional veto of S-5, which would transfer the management of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) to a Board of Trustees comprised of Labor and Management representatives. Read on...
  3. SCOTUS Decision Opens Sports Wagering Door

    The Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, finding that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) violates the U.S. Constitution, and effectively allowing states to permit/regulate sports wagering. Read on...
  4. Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act Signed

    Gov. Murphy signed A-3686, the “Workplace Democracy Act.” Effective immediately, the law imposes requirements on public employers so public unions can carry out their statutory duties with access to/ability to communicate with public employee members. Read on...
  5. Clarifications of Animal Cruelty Enforcement Law

    In January, former Governor Christie approved a law eliminating the enforcement authority of the NJSPCA & implementing a joint municipal-county system. Review the statute & consult your municipal attorney to confirm your municipality's responsibilities. Read on...
  6. Charitable Trust Legislation Signed

    Governor Murphy signed S-1893, which permits municipalities, counties, or school districts to establish one or more charitable funds, each for specific public purposes; and permits property tax credits in association with certain donations. Read on...
  7. Pay Equity Act Signed into Law

    Gov Murphy approved S-104, expanding what is unlawful within the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to include discrimination based on compensation, financial terms, conditions of employment, effective July 1. Read on...
  8. 2% Interest Arbitration Extension

    Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards expired on December 31, 2017. Information on this topic can be found on the League's website. Read on...
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Legislative Guide: Your Voice in Trenton (PDF)

A guide to the legislative process, the League's priorities and plans for the year, the League's role in the process and how to become more involved. Published by New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

League Legislative Committee

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Legislative Bulletin

Bulletins published by the League outlining the League's position on bills important to municipalities.

Conference Resolutions

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Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier

A legislative blog providing detailed background information on legislation affecting New Jersey's municipalities.

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.

New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

Information on energy taxes.