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. Stay NJ Taskforce Announced

    Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp have been appointed to the Stay New Jersey Task Force, which was established to implement the Stay New Jersey Property Tax Relief Program. Read on...
  2. Court Rules NJ Tax Sale Foreclosure Violates Constitution

    An appellate panel has found the framework of New Jersey’s Tax Sale Law that establishes confiscation of property owner’s equity violates the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause and has overturned a third-party foreclosure judgment. Read on...
  3. Workers’ Compensation Contingency Bill Held in Assembly

    On Thursday, the full Assembly was scheduled to vote on A-5659, which increases Workers’ Compensation contingency fees, but was pulled from the agenda. Read on...
  4. Assembly Advances Bill that Could Mean Increased Utility Costs

    The Assembly has passed A-4791, which would establish a “Resiliency and Environmental System Investment Charge Program.” The program would allow water and wastewater utilities to recover, outside of their rates, the cost of certain system investments. Read on...
  5. Bill Increasing Workers’ Compensation Contingency Fees Advances

    Legislation that increases workers’ compensation contingency fees passed the Assembly Labor Committee. Read on...
  6. Governor Conditionally Vetoes SHBC Claims Administrators Bill

    Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation that permits the State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC) to award contracts for more claims administrators and requires claims data and trend reports. Read on...
  7. Bill Revising Workers’ Compensation Coverage Advances

    Legislation that revises workers’ compensation coverage for certain injuries to volunteer and professional public safety and law enforcement personnel passed the Assembly Labor Committee. Read on...
  8. Governor Murphy Vetoes Bill to Allow Community Bonfires

    Governor Murphy has vetoed S-861, a bill that would have allowed municipalities to hold annual events to burn Christmas trees. The League supported this legislation and is disappointed by the Governor’s decision to veto the bill. Read on...
  9. Bill Reducing Parking Availability Advances

    Legislation that would reduce the number of parking spaces required under the statewide site improvements standards relative to a development’s proximity to public transportation advanced through Assembly committee. Read on...
  10. Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes Brewery Bill

    On November 27, Governor Murphy issued a conditional veto on S-3038, aiming to reintroduce inactive 'pocket' licenses into the market and facilitate easier access to liquor licenses for establishments in shopping malls. 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

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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.