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. MS4 Tier A Permit Renewal Comment Period Closed, Advocacy Efforts Continue

    The League has prepared a draft resolution your municipality can adopt urging the legislature and Governor Murphy to take action to delay NJDEP's Draft Tier A Permit renewal, especially for Tier B municipalities that now face reassignment to Tier A. Read on...
  2. Bill Authorizing Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farmland is Conditionally Vetoed

    Governor Murphy issued a conditional veto of S-757. The legislation sought to expand authorization of special occasion events at commercial farms and wineries on preserved farmland. His recommendations help to address League concerns. Read on...
  3. Duct Cleaning Subject to Prevailing Wage Law

    On September 22 Governor Murphy signed into law S-1027/A2208, which makes duct cleaning as public work subject to the prevailing wage law. P.L. 2022, c. 113 took effect immediately. Read on...
  4. Legislation Will Add Local Representation to State Health Benefits Commission

    Senators Ruiz and Sarlo have introduced legislation that would expand the State Health Benefits Commission from five members to nine members and add local representation to Commission. Read on...
  5. Governor Signs Law Requiring Municipalities to Create Business Insurance Registry

    Governor Murphy signed into law S-1368, requiring all business owners and owners of multifamily rental units to maintain certain levels of liability insurance and annually register a certificate of insurance with the unit's municipality. Read on...
  6. County and Municipal Airport Financial Law Changes

    Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that authorizes a county that acquires, establishes, and operates an airport to maintain, operate, and manage the airport as a public utility. Read on...
  7. Governor Signs Law Requiring Municipalities to Create Business Insurance Registry

    Governor Murphy signed into law S-1368m requiring all business owners and owners of multifamily rental units to maintain certain levels of liability insurance and annually register a certificate of insurance with the unit's municipality. Read on...
  8. Governor Signs Law Expanding Outdoor Dining Timeframe

    Gov. Murphy signed S-2364 into law, expanding the time period during which certain establishments are allowed to utilize tents, canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and other fixtures on their property until Nov. 30, 2024. Read on...
  9. Assembly Committee Advances Firefighter Cancer Screening Mandate

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee favorably reported A-4127, which mandates access to periodic cancer screening examinations for firefighters who are not enrolled in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP). Read on...
  10. Acting Governor Scutari Signs Pedicab Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Legislation

    The weekend of June 4 while Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver were out of the state on personal business, acting Governor Scutari signed P.L 2022, c.16 allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages in pedicabs under certain circumstances. Read on...
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