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. Coronavirus Relief Bond Legislation Advances, Before Senate

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released S-2475/A-3971, regarding municipal/county CRBs. NJLM Executive Director Cerra, Little Falls Administrator Cuccia, and Wharton Administrator/CFO Rheinhardt testified in support of the legislation Read on...
  2. Legislation Requiring Health Insurance Annual Assessment Advances

    Legislation requiring certain entities authorized to issue health benefits plans to pay an annual assessment of 2.75% of the entity’s’ net written premiums was amended and released from committee to the Assembly Appropriations and Senate Budget Committees Read on...
  3. Murphy Ok's COVID-19 Borrowing Bill

    Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 60 into law, authorizing the borrowing of up to $9.9 billion in State general obligation bonds to address the State’s financial problems that have arisen as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  4. Governor Sighs Electronic Procurement Act

    Governor Murphy signed into law the Electronic Procurement Act. P.L. 2020, c. 59 permits local governments to use an electronic construction procurement process for public works construction contracts. Read on...
  5. Bridge Budget Bill Introduced

    A-3 has been introduced, including supplemental appropriations that will permit state spending to bridge the gap between the usual end of the Fiscal Year, on June 30, and this year’s final day, September 30. It would appropriate $298.6 million in CMPTRA. Read on...
  6. New Law Provides Local Units with Flexibility to Waive Penalties on Overdue Sewer or Water Charges

    Gov. Murphy signed into law A-4126 (now, P.L.2020, c.39), giving municipalities, counties, and utility authorities the ability to waive interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances. Read on...
  7. Assembly Approves Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Marijuana

    The Assembly passed A-1897, which aims to decriminalize marijuana and promote awareness of the expungement process. The bill would replace arrests for possessing up to two ounces of marijuana or hashish with a civil fine of $50. Read on...
  8. NJLM Delivers COVID_19 Requests to Congressional Delegation

    The New Jersey League of Municipalities delivered letters to Senators Menendez and Booker and all Members of New Jersey’s delegation in the House of Representatives. Read on...
  9. Legislature Focuses on State Three-Month Budget Plan

    The Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from the OLS’ Budget and Finance Officer Haines and State Treasurer Muoio regarding Gov. Murphy’s proposed plan that will govern State spending during the extended Fiscal Year. Read on...
  10. Gov. Signs Legislation Setting 2020 Tax Appeal Date

    Governor Murphy signed A-4157, extending the property tax appeal deadline to from July 1 and provides the County Board of Taxation until September 30 to render a decision on a tax appeal. The deadline only applies to this year’s tax appeals. 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.

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Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier

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Legislative & Municipal Officials Testimony

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New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

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