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. Law Increases Municipal Contributions Allowed for Volunteer First Aid Squads

    On Monday, May 9, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that increases the contribution limits by counties and municipalities to volunteer first aid, ambulances, and rescue squads. Read on...
  2. Governor Conditionally Vetoes Political Bribery Bill

    On May 9, Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed A-2472, legislation aimed at addressing a perceived judicial misinterpretation of the law concerning political bribery. Read on...
  3. Assembly Oversight Committee Held Hearing on Liquor License Reform

    The Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee heard testimony from key stakeholders of the New Jersey alcoholic beverage industry on the current state of the industry. Read on...
  4. Cannabis Use by Off-Duty Law Enforcement

    Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin sent a memo to law enforcement chief executives regarding compliance with the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, resulting in responses from both sides of the aisle. Read on...
  5. Office of Legislative Services and Department of Treasury Give Testimony on FY2023 Budget

    On Monday, April 4, the legislative hearings on Governor Murphy’s proposed $48.9 billion FY2023 budget began. Read on...
  6. Court Upholds Governor’s Vaccine Mandate Authority for Certain State Workers

    A State appellate panel affirmed Governor Murphy’s authority under the Disaster Control Act and the Emergency Health Act to impose a COVID-19 vaccination mandate on State corrections officers. Read on...
  7. Legislation Restoring Energy Tax Receipts Advancing

    The Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee unanimously approved S-330, which increases distribution to municipalities from the Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief Fund. Read on...
  8. Public Health Emergency Reinstated

    Governor Murphy issued two Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Executive Order No. 280, reinstating the state’s Public Health Emergency, and Executive Order No. 281 allowing certain prior executive orders to remain in effect. Read on...
  9. Governor Delivers State of the State Address

    Gov. Murphy delivered his pre-recorded 2022 State of State address. Illustrating the theme of the Governor’s address, “Resilient and Moving Forward,” he reviewed NJ’s response to COVID, measured economic growth, and shared plans for moving forward. Read on...
  10. State Minimum Wage Increase

    Effective January 1, 2022, the state’s minimum wage increased $1 to $13 per hour. The increase is part of legislation signed into law in 2019 that will ultimately see the state’s minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by 2024. 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.

League Legislative Committee

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Legislative Bulletin

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Conference Resolutions

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Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier

A legislative blog providing detailed background information on legislation affecting New Jersey's municipalities.

Legislative & Municipal Officials Testimony

Through the years the League of Municipalities has stood up for New Jersey Municipalities by testifying before legislative committees on important bills under consideration by the legislature.

New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

Information on energy taxes.