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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Governor Delivers State FY 2025 Budget

On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy proposed a $55.9 billion State Fiscal Year 2025 budget. In his address to a joint session of the Legislature, the Governor stated that his proposed budget outlines a comprehensive plan to bolster the state's infra...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Update: Affordable Housing Legislation

As we have previously reported, the legislature is moving on bills that would overhaul the state’s affordable housing laws.  

The Assembly passed A-4 last week while the Senate counterpart S-50 has bee...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Assembly Passes Affordable Housing Overhaul Bill

On Monday, in a vote along party lines, the Assembly passed A-4, which seeks to overhaul the State’s affordable housing policy. The bill included amendments made last week in the Assembly Appropriations Committ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Bills Preempting Municipal Land Use Controls Over ADUs Advances

Two bills that were combined (S-1106 and S-2347) advanced out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The legislation would authorize owners of property zoned for single- or two-family residential use to develop accessory dwelling un...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Assembly Passes Affordable Housing Overhaul Bill

On Monday, in a vote along party lines, the Assembly passed A-4, which seeks to overhaul the State’s affordable housing policy. The bill included amendments made last week in the Assembly Appropriatio...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Affordable Housing Bill Advances in Committee Paving Vote’s Way

 

On Thursday, Assembly Bill A-4, legislation overhauling the State’s affordable housing policy, was reported favorably out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with extensive committee amendments.  The committee amendments ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 3, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 3, 2023

Alert: Assembly Appropriations Committee Scheduled to Hear Housing Bill

Late Friday afternoon, it was announced that the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be meeting on Thursday, February 8 to consider several bills related to affordable housing including A-4.&nbs...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Assembly Committee Advances Affordable Housing Bills

Updated.

On Monday, an affordable housing bill package, including legislation to overhaul the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy was advanced out of the Assembly Housing Committee. Late Friday afternoon, it was then announced ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 26, 2024

DOH ask Local Entities to Complete Survey

The DOH is requesting that county and municipal government professionals, staff, youth groups, and parent groups participate in a survey provide feedback on the redesign of DOH’s Parent Link web page. The survey must be complet...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Senate Committee Advances Affordable Housing Bills

On Thursday, the affordable housing bill package, including legislation to overhaul the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy was advanced out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.  

A continuation of effo...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Governor Signs Liquor License and Craft Brewery Legislation

On Tuesday, January 16, Governor Murphy signed into law S-4265/A-5915, now P.L. 2023, c. 290, changing liquor license laws to include the limited transfer o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bills of Interest Signed by Governor

Governor Murphy has acted on the remaining 2022-2023 Legislative term bills on his desk. Below are some of the new laws that may impact your municipality: ? 

 

P.L. 2023, c. 33...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Craft Brewery Bill Passes Committees

On January 3, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and Assembly Appropriations committee favorably released S-4265 and A-5912respectively. The legislation makes changes to...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Assembly Committee Advances UEZ Legislation

On Thursday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee favorably reported A-5438, which would clarify the process for appropriating revenue under the State Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Program for use within the UEZs. ? 

The bill is d...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Governor Signs New Voter Empowerment Act

On Thursday, Governor Murphy signed A-3690/S-1888, the “New Voter Empowerment Act” which allows any registered voter who is 17 years old at the time of the primary election to vote in that primary if they tur...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bills Revising Workers’ Compensation Coverage Advances

On Thursday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee favorably reported, A-5909 and the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee favorably reported S-4267. The identical legislation revises workers&...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Regional Court Bill Advances

A-5881, which clarifies the jurisdiction of regional municipal courts, was favorably reported from the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday.  

This bill clarifies the jurisdiction of r...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Shared Services Filing Requirements Bill Advances

Yesterday, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee favorably reported S-4264 which concerns filing requirements for shared services agreements. This legislation would require local units entering into ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Requiring Removal of Abandoned Lines Advances

S-995/A-1100 advanced through committee in December, with certain amendments made along the way. The legislation would require abandoned lines, including copper telephone lines, and any associated equipment attached to ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Providing Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans Advancing

S-1564 is scheduled for a vote in the full Senate on Monday. The measure would expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. 

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill That Could Increase Utility Costs Advances

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has favorably released S-3184, which would establish a “Resiliency and Environmental System Investment Charge Program.” The bill is now scheduled for a ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Expanding Lease Term for Certain Municipal Property Advances

On Thursday, January 4, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee favorably reported A-5565/S-3971 out of committee.  

 

Under current law, the governing body of every municipality bordering on th...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Bill Overhauling Affordable Housing Held

Legislation overhauling the State’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy has been held by the Assembly Appropriations Committee after initially moving quickly through the l...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Fire Safety Legislation Signed

P.L. 2023, c. 186, known as the “Fire Life Safety Damper & Smoker Control System Inspection Verification Act,” requires building owners to be responsible for ensuring that fire dampers, smoke dampers, and combination fire/smoke dam...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Bill Overhauling Affordable Housing Moving Through Legislature

After being first announced on Monday, December 18, at a joint press conference with Assembly Speaker Coughlin and Senate President Scutari, joined by Assemblywoman Lopez and Senator Singleton, A-4  was added to Assembly Housing...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Affordable Housing Reform Bill is Advanced Through Assembly Committee

A recently introduced bill aimed at reforming the state’s affordable housing policy was released by the Assembly Housing Committee Wednesday after hearing testimony from numerous stakeholders, including the League. 

Assembly Bill A-4 wou...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Affordable Housing Reform Bill Set for Committee Hearing

A comprehensive bill to reform the state’s Fair Housing Act and affordable housing policy is scheduled for a hearing before the Assembly Housing Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20. 

Assembly bill A-4, introduced on December 18, w...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Legislative Leaders Announce Bills to Amend Fair Housing Act

Assembly Speaker Coughlin and Senate President Scutari, joined by Assemblywoman Lopez and Senator Singleton, held a joint press conference today to announce legislation to amend the Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

While bill language is not curr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Legislation Advances to Require Notice of Promotions

On Monday the Assembly favorably reported A-3937, and on Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee favorably reported S-3663. These bills require employers to announce, post, or otherwise make known all opportunities for promotion to all curr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Host of Affordable Housing Related Bills See Action in Assembly

On Monday, the Assembly Housing Committee reported favorably on several recently introduced bills related to affordable housing, including:

A-5604 “Exempts receipts from sales of materials, supplies, and services for certain affordable housing pr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Senate Labor Passes Bill Increasing Workers Comp Contingency Fees

On Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee favorably reported S-4059. This legislation increases workers' compensation contingency fees from 20% to 25%, and is  companion to A-5659, which we reported on two weeks ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Legislation Expanding Electronic Permit Processing System Passes

This week, the Senate unanimously passed S-3551 and the Assembly unanimously passed A-5036 to expand the Electronic Permit Processing Review System. The bills were amended in committee to make them identical.   

This legislation amends cu...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 8, 2023

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.

On Monday, December 4, Governor Murphy, Senate Presid...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Court Rules NJ Tax Sale Foreclosure Violates Constitution

This week, a NJ appellate panel issued a published decision that will have a sweeping impact on New Jersey’s Tax Sale Law and will undoubtedly result in legislative action. 

In 257-261 20th Avenue Realty, LLC v. Alessandro Roberto the co...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Governor Conditionally Vetoes SHBC Claims Administrators Bill

On Monday, Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed S-3756 ScsSa that permits the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) to award contracts for more claims administrators and requires claims data and trend reports to be provided to certain persons.

The p...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 1, 2023

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. 

Municipalities throughout the state have traditionally hosted community events centered on bonfires using disc...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Bill Reducing Parking Availability Advances

On Thursday, the Assembly State and Local Government Committee favorably reported A-4984/S-3605, which would reduce the number of parking spaces required under the statewide site improvement standards at residential developments by 20%, 30%, and 50%, rela...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Urge Congress to Oppose Local Franchise Authority Legislation

Working with our federal partner, the National League of Cities, the League urges you to reach out to your Member of Congress and oppose H.R. 3557.  

Please read NLC’s recent blog post for more information, as well as the joint letter fr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Police Training Commission Adopts Licensing Rules

Last summer, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2022, c. 65, which establishes a police licensing program for all New Jersey law enforcement officers. This new law tasked the Police Training Commission (PTC) with adopting rules related to the licensing of police...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Governor Signs Uniform Public Expression Protection Act

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed S-2802/A-4393, the 'Uniform Public Expression Protection Act', to protect people from meritless lawsuits intended to intimidate them for exercising their free speech rights. Powerful entitie...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Civil Rights Division Accessibility Standards Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require certain accessibility standards for state and local government services, programs, and activities offered via web or mobile apps and i...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Have Your Voices Heard: Send in Your Conference Resolutions

Sending in Conference Resolutions that suggest changes to improve municipal life helps build the foundation for the League Legislative team’s annual actions.

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local gov...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 25, 2023

DCA Issues Proposed Rules Regulating Third-Party Inspectors

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has published proposed rules amending the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) to expand the use of private on-site inspection agencies, in accordance with the law adopted last year. 

In accordance with&nbs...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Online PWCR & Payroll Certificates

Governor Murphy signed into law S-1442/A-5345, which requires public works contractor registration and payroll certification for public works projects to be completed online. P.L. 2023, c. 138 will take effect next year on August 16, 2024.  &...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 11, 2023

New Definition for Custom Fabrication Under Prevailing Wage Act

Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed into S-3776, which amends the definition of “custom fabrication” under the Prevailing Wage Act. 

The definition was amended to include “other fabrication which is one or more en...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 11, 2023

New Law Amends Predatory Towing Prevention Act

Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed into law S-3374, which concerns fees charged for certain towing and storage of motor vehicles and amends the Predatory Towing Prevention Act. 

The new law amends N.J.S.A. 56:13-16 to require towing ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Governor Signs Election Reporting Legislation

On Thursday, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, which requires periodic reporting of election results on the night of primary and general elections and until the final tally is complete.

A-5176/S-3594 requires vote totals to be posted by 11:59 p.m. o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Governor Signs General Election Bills

On Thursday, despite the League’s urging to conditionally veto this measure, Governor Murphy signed A-5175/SCS-3519, which makes changes to General Election timelines. 

The League opposed this legislation for o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 21, 2023

State Enables Expansion of Harm Reduction Centers

This week, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) published regulatory changes in the New Jersey Register to facilitate the development of harm reduction centers (HRC) throughout the state. Harm reduction centers are an important tool...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Establishing Urban Preservation Program

Governor Murphy has signed A-5596/S-3991 establishing the Urban Preservation Program to promote investments in rehabilitation and reconstruction projects dedicated to preserving affordable housing in urban areas.

The newly created Urban Preservation Fund p...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Assisting First-Generation Homebuyers

This week, Governor Murphy signed into law S-3780. The new law provides down payment assistance and provides tax credits to developers that commit to construct or reconstruct housing for certain low to moderate income households.

Prior to the signing of&am...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs 20 and Out Legislation

Governor Murphy signed S-3090/A-4498, which permits police and fire employees to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, with a retirement benefit of 50% of final compensation, into law on July 3, 2023. P.L. 2023, 92 took effect immediately. ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 7, 2023

New Law Allows AG to Appoint Not-Yet-Trained Officer in Charge

Governor Murphy signed S-3943, now P.L.2023, c.94, allowing the Attorney General to appoint the Officer in Charge when superseding certain law enforcement agencies.

This law allows the Attorney General, upon superseding a law enforcement agency, to appoint...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Congress Moves to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization (NFIP-RE) Act of 2023 (H.R.4349/S.2142) has been introduced in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support in both chambers. 

The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization (NFIP Re)...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Time is of the Essence, One Week to Restore Energy Tax Receipts

The League, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, continue to call for the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. As a result of our collective outreach, Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsoring ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Bill Preempting Local Control of ROW Advancing in Congress

A bill was recently passed out of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, that would impose new restrictions on local authorities to regulate local land use and zoning issues related to the deployment of telecommunications equipment.

The Ame...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 15, 2023

General Election Legislation Update

On Monday, over the League’s objection, S-3593/A-5175 was amended and favorably reported from the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee. As a reminder, this legislation passed the full Assembly on May 25...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Comment Period for Police Licensing Rules Closing Soon

The comment period for rules proposed by the New Jersey Police Training Commission to implement the new statewide police licensing program ends on June 16. The League intends to submit comments and is interested in hearing feedback from our members.

Last s...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Inland Flood Protection Rules to Take Effect in July

The new Inland Flood Protection Rules update New Jersey’s existing flood hazard and stormwater regulations by replacing current precipitation estimates with modern data that attempts to account for observed and projected increases in ra...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Christmas Tree Bonfire Bill Advances

Municipalities throughout the state have hosted community events centered on bonfires using discarded Christmas trees. These events have become economic drivers for the local economy and provide a fundraising opportunity for local causes, including, most ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Bill Limiting Review of Wireless Facilities Approved by Committee

On Monday, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee amended and favorably reported A-4376, a bill that would further weaken already sparse local oversight of the collocation of wireless equipment in the local right of way. 

The Leag...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Ask Your Legislator to Join Energy Tax Receipt Budget Resolutions

The League, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, continue to call for the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. As a result of our collective outreach, Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsoring ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 26, 2023

SCOTUS Decision Could Impact NJ Property Tax Laws

This week, SCOTUS issued a unanimous decision in Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota, a case where a property owner argued that the Minnesota state law allowing Hennepin County to retain a $25,000 surplus following the auction sale of her home for unpaid ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes A-4889

Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed A-4889 this week. 

A-4889 eliminates the requirement for local government officers to disclose their property addresses, including their home address, on the Annual Financial Disclosure Statement f...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Mayors Sign Letter Urging the Full Funding of Energy Tax Receipts

Earlier this week, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM), the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM), and the New Jersey Urban Mayor’s Association (NJUMA) issued a letter signed by 401 mayors from across the state urging the State...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

General Election Legislation Update

Last week, over the League’s objection, A-5175 was favorably reported from the Assembly State and Local Government Committee and second referenced to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it was held on Thursday.

While the League supports t...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Christmas Tree Bonfire Bill Advances

On Monday, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced S-861, legislation that would allow municipalities to conduct an annual event for the open burning of Christmas trees.  

Municipalities throughout the state have hosted community even...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Bill Clarifying Electronic Public Meetings Clears Committee

On Thursday, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee approved S-2603. The bill seeks to clarify the ability of a public body to hold electronic meetings, and if doing so the appropriate notice requirements.&n...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Governor Conditionally Vetoes 20 and Out Legislation

Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation (S-3090/A-4498) that would permit police and fire employees to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, with a retirement benefit of 50% of final compensation. The League joined the New Jersey A...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Issues Conditional Veto of Flooding Notification Bill

As part of his conditional veto of S-3110/A-4783, Governor Murphy has suggested the bill be amended to provide that a tenant whose landlord fails to provide the required notifications may terminate the lease without penalty any time afte...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Cybersecurity Legislation into Law

Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4836 and A-4184, cybersecurity bills into law this week.  

A-4836 requires the State Office of Emergency Management to develop a plan to address internet outages resulting from cyber-attacks...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 5, 2023

DCA Issues LFN Explaining LIHWAP and Winter Termination Program

Signed last month, P.L. 2023, c.33, requires any municipal water and wastewater utility or authority to enter into a vendor contract with the DCA to participate in the LIHWAP. LIHWAP is a federal program being administered by the DCA that provide...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: April 12, 2023

NJDEP Releases Draft MS4 Model Ordinances

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has released two draft model ordinances related to the new conditions as part of the updated MS4 Tier A permit and will be accepting informal comments until May 12.   

The firs...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase LIHWAP Participation

Governor Murphy has signed S-3333, which protects low-income households from having their water services disconnected due to unpaid bills. Water utility providers, including local authorities that have not signed up to participate in New Jerseys Low Incom...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 31, 2023

20 and Out Legislation On Governor’s Desk

On Thursday, the full Assembly unanimously approved A-4498/S-3090, which provides police and fire a retirement allowance after 20 years of service, regardless of age. The bill is now before the Governor for his consideration. 

The League joins the...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 24, 2023

DCA Updates LIHWAP Webpage to Assist Customers and Utilities

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has updated its Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) webpage to provide better assistance to customers and utilities looking for information on the program.

The updated webpage provides...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Expansion of Prevailing Wage Requirements to PILOT Projects

The Senate Budget committee was scheduled to consider a bill expanding prevailing wage requirements to PILOT projects, however, after outreach by the League and other stakeholders, sponsor Senator Gopal held S-2798 for additional review and possible amend...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Assembly Committee to Consider 20 and Out Legislation

On Monday Assembly State and Local Government Committee will be considering A-4498, which provides police and fire personnel a retirement allowance after 20 years of service, regardless of age. The League joins the New Jersey Association of Counties in ou...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Right to Farm Protections Extended to Aquaculture Activities

This week, Governor Phil Murphy signed S-428 into law, amending the Right to Farm Act to specify that shellfish aquaculture activities are eligible for Right to Farm Act protections. 

To be eligible for Right to Farm protections a shellfish commer...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Governor Signs Legislation Permitting Alternate Deputy Registrars

This week, Governor Murphy signed A-4524/S-2709, now P.L.2023, c.22, which permits the appointment of additional alternate deputy registrars. The League supports this legislation because is especially necessary in municipalities that host hospita...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Changing Certain Primary Election Dates

On March 9 Governor Murphy signed into law S-3595/A-5177, which changes certain primary election deadlines. The new law took effect immediately. 

 The deadlines changed include the following: 

  • Submission by the Municipal Clerk to ...
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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Senate Committee Advances Bill to Increase LIHWAP Participation

A bill meant to increase participation in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was advanced through Senate committee this week. While the League initially opposed S-3333, amendments were made allowing us to now support the bill.

This ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 10, 2023

League Seeking Information on MS4 Permit Compliance

The League is asking our members to answer a short survey aimed at gathering information related to individual municipalities efforts to comply with the NJDEP’s new MS4 permit program requirements.   

The New Jersey Department o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Governor Murphy Delivers FY2024 Budget Address

On February 28, Governor Murphy delivered his 2024 Fiscal Year Budget Address. The proposed budget is $53.1 billion, includes a surplus of over $10 billion, and is 5% greater than the FY2023 budget. While the budget document is not available yet, the Budg...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 3, 2023

NJBPU Seeking Input on LED Streetlight Program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has issued a Request for Comments, seeking input from interested parties regarding the conversion of existing streetlights to LED streetlights. Specifically, seeking information related to streetlight and p...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 3, 2023

NJDEP Hosting Meeting for Mayors on MS4 Grant Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be hosting an executive information session for mayors to review the recently announced grant program to assist municipalities with the new stormwater permitting requirements.&...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Governor Signs Law Expanding Outdoor Dining Timeframe

On Wednesday, Governor Murphy signed S-2364 into law. The new law expands the time period during which certain restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries are allowed to utilize tents, canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and other fixture on ...

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Legislative Advocacy