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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Urgent Legislative Alert: Take Action on OPRA & OPMA Revisions

On Thursday, June 14, the Senate State Government Committee will consider S-106 and S-107, bills which will revise the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Though we anticipate committee amendments, these bills are, as i...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 8, 2018

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. The earliest the Senate c...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 18, 2018

SCOTUS Decision Opens Sports Wagering Door

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its highly anticipated decision in Murphy v. NCAA (formerly Christie v. NCAA). The divided Court overturned the lower court’s decision and found that the Federal law known as the Profession...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act Signed

Governor Murphy signed A-3686, the “Workplace Democracy Act.” This law, which takes effect immediately, imposes mandatory requirements on public employers to ensure that public unions are able to carry out their statutory duties by having access to, and t...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Clarifications of Animal Cruelty Enforcement Law

On January 16 of this year, former Governor Christie signed into law a bill that enacted major reforms, designed to improve enforcement of the State’s animal welfare and animal cruelty statutes. In response to reports of improprieties, the law eliminates ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Charitable Trust Legislation Signed

On May 4 in East Rutherford, 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 cert...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Pay Equity Act Signed into Law

On April 24, 2018, Governor Murphy signed into law S-104, the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act.” The new law which takes effect July 1, 2018, modifies the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to expand unlawful employment practice under LAD to include discrimina...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 23, 2018

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. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awa...

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