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. SHBP Municipalities: Please Continue to Reach Out to Governor & Your Legislators

    The New Year has come and the 379 municipalities participating in the State Health Benefits system, their employees, and ultimately their taxpayers, will still have to fund a 22% increase in health benefits costs, unless an immediate solution is reached. Read on...
  2. Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Car Theft Prevention

    On December 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from invited guests concerning the increase in motor vehicle thefts in New Jersey over the last two years and consider a package of legislation. Read on...
  3. RAISE Grant Funding and Upcoming Webinars Set

    The next round of U.S. DOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program is now open. $1.5 billion in competitive grant funding is available for infrastructure projects and planning activities. Read on...
  4. Call your Member of Congress TODAY for ARPA Flexibility

    Please reach out to your U.S. House representative TODAY and urge them to share their support with the House Leadership – including Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer – to put ARPA Flex into the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriation bill. Read on...
  5. Unions and Local Government Management Submit Plan to Address Pending SHPB Increase

    The NJ League of Municipalities, the NJ Conference of Mayors, the NJ Urban Mayors Association, and NJ Association of Counties have been working with other interested stakeholders to address the unsustainable 22% increase in 2023 for SHBP municipalities. Read on...
  6. Third-Party Private Construction Inspection Legislation Approved by Assembly Senate to Consider Bill

    On Dec. 15, the Assembly unanimously approved ACS A-573, with the Senate is scheduled to vote on the legislation Dec. 19. Read on...
  7. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Hears Testimony on Car Theft Prevention

    On December 5, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony concerning the increase in motor vehicle thefts in New Jersey over the last two years. Read on...
  8. Bill Providing Appropriation Cap Relief Before Senate

    The Senate will be considering S-3380, exempting costs including fuel; solid waste and recycling; cyber insurance; liability insurance; worker’s compensation insurance; and property insurance from the appropriations cap. Read on...
  9. Please Consider Adopting Resolution in Support of Municipal Holiday Tree Burning Events

    S-861 would permit municipalities to conduct an annual event for the open burning of holiday trees. NJDEP would be tasked with establishing rules, regulations, and standards for the open burning of Christmas trees by municipalities. Read on...
  10. Governor Supports Legislation to Combat Auto Theft

    On Nov. 7, along with Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Governor Murphy announced his support for proposed legislation to combat auto theft in New Jersey. 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.