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NJLM's Weekly Roundup (Week of May 29-June 2)

State Issues
Ask Your Legislator to Join Energy Tax Receipt Budget Resolutions: Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsoring budget resolutions to fully restore the over $330 million in Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief Fund.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2612

Contacts: Mike Cerra, Executive Director, mcerra@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x120, or Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x112.

Speaker Coughlin Announces Stay NJ Bill Package: On May 25, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin unveiled the “Stay NJ” property tax relief plan, a comprehensive initiative designed to alleviate property taxes for seniors while also addressing the affordability of healthcare insurance and prescription drugs.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2614

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, alafevre@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x116.

Senate Committee Advances Short Term Reseller Legislation: On June 1, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee favorably reported an amended version of S-2850. The League had opposed this legislation, but the amended version addressed our concerns.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2610

Contact: Paul Penna, Senior Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x110.

Local Leaders and Climate Resilience: The NJLM Educational Foundation is hosting a Climate Resilience Roundtable on June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Warren County Community College.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2611

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, alafevre@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x116.

NJCCIC Updated Ransomware Guide Notice: The NJCCIC released an updated version of the #StopRansomware Guide. The League recommends reviewing the guide with municipal officials to bolster cybersecurity efforts of municipalities.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2605

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, alafevre@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x116.

NJMVC CDL Modernization Lunch and Learn Held: On May 31, the League hosted a Lunch and Learn (www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF8v9KmhRY8) with Glenn Baran, New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), Agency Central Operations Manager; and, Nicholas LaBelle, NJMVC’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program Specialist, on the modernization of CDL testing with Class A and Class B commercial vehicles. The new testing model, which was released in August 2022, was approved by FMCSA and AAMVA. The NJMVC is finalizing site upgrades and training and will assume the new CDL skills test modernization in July 2023.

These changes are now reflected in Chapters 11 (https://nj.gov/mvc/pdf/license/CDL_Chapter_11.pdf) and 12 of the CDL Manual (https://nj.gov/mvc/pdf/license/CDL_Chapter_12.pdf).

We suggest you to review this webinar and share the same with other municipal professionals.

CDL Manual: https://nj.gov/mvc/pdf/license/CDL_Manual.pdf

Ciara Bradley, Research Associate, cbradley@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x128.

Spotted Lanternfly Grant Program for Counties and Municipalities: The NJ Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of grant money to assist counties and municipalities slow the spread and reduce spotted lanternfly populations across the state.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2606

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x137.

Federal Issues

Congress Passes Fiscal Responsibility Act: On Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, by a margin of 314-117. On Thursday the Senate passed it by a vote of 63-36 and President Biden signed it on Friday.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2607

Contact: Paul Penna, Senior Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x110.

House Advances Wireless and Cable Preemption Bill: Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up H.R. 3557, which is of interest to local governments because it would codify in statute two recent FCC actions to preempt local authority over wireless facility siting and cable franchises.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2608

Contact: Paul Penna, Senior Legislative Analyst, ppenna@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x110.

Also of Interest

NJ Brownfields Assistance Center Hosts Webinar: On Monday June 26 at 11:00 a.m., the NJ Brownfields Assistance Center at NJIT is hosting a webinar on available funding in the NJEDA’s Brownfields Planning and Assessment Services Program.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2609

NJDEP Offers Floodplain Managers Training: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be providing virtual training for Floodplain Managers on ordinance administration and model permit on June 27.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2587

NJIT Hosts Technical Assistance for Resilience Program: NJIT - Technical Assistance for Resilience Program (TARP) will be hosting a Hazard Mitigation Workshop on June 7 on its campus in Newark.

Read more: www.njlm.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2557

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