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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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Recap of Lunch & Learn: States of Emergency

On January 24, we held a Lunch & Learn: “States of Emergency: A Conversation with New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, State Director, Colonel Patrick Callahan” session. The session focused on State of Emergency Declarations ...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund Grants

Earlier this week the Department of Community Affairs (DCAposted announced the New Jersey Historic Trust (the Trust)  Preservation Fund grant funding for 2024 is available....

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: January 26, 2024

NLC 2nd Vice President Testifies in Favor of NFIP Reauthorization

Athens, Ohio, Mayor Steve Patterson, National League of Cities’ (NLC) Second Vice President testified in favor of long term National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthori...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Flood Mitigation Program Now Taking Applications on Rolling Basis

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced that effective immediately the Mitigation Assistance Program (MAP) will accept applications on a rolling basis from New Jerse...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Governor Names Jaquelyn Suárez as Acting DCA Commissioner

Governor Murphy has named Division of Local Government Services Director Jacquelyn Suárez as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Effective September, 18 Suárez will serve as Acting DCA Commissioner pendi...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Lunch & Learn: State Planning Commission – State Plan Update

The State Planning Commission has embarked on updating the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.   Come learn about the Plan, the process involved, and how the Commission can help make this process valuable to municipal stakeholders. After an...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: September 1, 2023

NJDEP Holds Inland Flood Protection Rule Q&A Session

On Thursday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) hosted an “Ask the Administrator Q&A Session” to answer questions from the public regarding the Inland Flood Protection rule and implementation.

On hand to answer questions were...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Reminder: Opioid Settlement Annual Reports Due September 1

Eligible subdivisions participating in the national opioid settlements are required to submit an annual report to the state Department of Human Services (DHS) by September 1.

As part of the nationwide opioid settlements, eligible New Jersey subdivisions ar...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: August 24, 2023

NJBPU Proposes Rule Amendments Applicable to Municipalities

On August 21, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) published proposed rule amendments governing all utilities, including municipal water and wastewater utilities. These changes include:  

  1. The extension of the Winter Termination Program to ...
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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Plan Your Education Sessions

Dozens of sessions have been posted with their full CEU credits on the League Conference website. Start planning today!

For those attending the Conference with earning continuing education credits on their to-do list, planning is easier than ever this year...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Early Bird Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 108th Annual League Conference is now open! Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year, saving $40 off the regular registration cost with Early Bird pricing running Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

Early Bird Registration rates are:

  • Government/Nonp...
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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Issues Notice on Local Regulation of Beekeeping Activities

The League has become aware of a statement issued by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) to municipal officials regarding restraints on municipal regulation of apiary and beekeeping activities.  

The statement, dated July 14, 2023, exp...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee Meets

The State Health Benefits Program Design Committee (PDC) met on July 26, 2023. They focused on the issue of rising service costs, identified as the main factor for the uptick in state health benefits expenses. 

The committee passed nine resolution...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Advance Your Causes with Conference Resolutions

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local governance, send in a Conference Resolution for consideration at this year’s Annual Conference. Any elected officials currently in municipal office, municipal professiona...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: July 7, 2023

New Law Requires Sellers and Landlords Provide Notice of Flooding

Governor Phil Murphy has signed S-3110/A-4783, now P.L.2023, c.93, which requires sellers of property and landlords to make certain notifications regarding flooding. Under the law, sellers of real property and landlords must disclose knowledge of...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)
Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJBOA News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJBOA. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional emai...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)
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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Building Officials (NJBOA)