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. Bill Limiting Municipal Regulation of Electric Fences Now Law

    Governor Murphy, on Jan. 21, 2021, signed into law S-2419, which prohibits municipal regulation of “perimeter fence intrusion protection systems” (electric fence) and the regulation of locksmith and alarm businesses, among other things. Read on...
  2. Assembly Committee to Hear Bill Limiting Appeals of Land Use Decisions

    On Monday, Jan. 25, the Assembly State and Local Government Committee will review A-4881 prohibiting the appeal of land use decisions on grounds attributable to a virtual meeting format. The League supports this bill. Read on...
  3. Governor Signs Tax Incentive Legislation

    Governor Murphy signed into law A-4, the "New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020." The new law provides for administration of programs and policies related a variety of industries and economic issues. Read on...
  4. Cannabis Clean Up Legislation Held

    Both the Assembly and Senate were scheduled to consider legislation to clarify the recent cannabis legislation, A-5211/S-3320, however, it appears the deal to legalize and decriminalize cannabis collapsed reportedly amid decriminalization concerns. Read on...
  5. Governor signs PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act

    Governor Murphy signed S487, the “Dominick Marino PFRS Enhanced Benefits for Surviving Spouses Act”. This legislation expands accidental death benefits provided to widow of a PFRS member. Read on...
  6. Right to Farm Act Amended to Allow Employees to Live on Horse Farms

    Governor Murphy, yesterday, signed A-2768/S-1245, which amends the “Right to Farm Act” to allow housing for equine-related farm employees. Read on...
  7. Police Body Camera Funding Legislation Passed

    Governor Murphy signed A-4907 into law, which appropriates $58 million in funding to support police departments when purchasing body cameras. Read on...
  8. Hospital Property Tax Subsidy Bill Headed to Governor

    A-1135/S-624 & S-357 are on the Governor’s desk. The League does not believe that these bills provide a proper solution for the business model for modern hospitals' property taxes, Read on...
  9. Senate Passes PFRS 20 and Out Legislation

    The Senate passed S-1017, which permits PFRS employees enrolled before or after the bill's effective date to retire, regardless of age, upon attaining 20 or more years of service credit & receive a retirement allowance equal to 50% final compensation. Read on...
  10. Tax Incentive Legislation Moving Quickly

    Late on Wednesday, it was announced that Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin reached an agreement on reforms to the tax incentive programs. Read on...
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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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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

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