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. New Law Requires Property Tax Relief Info on Tax Bills

    Governor Murphy signed into law P.L. 2019, c.186, which requires property tax bills printed on or after September 17, 2019, including that State property tax relief program information is available on the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s website. Read on...
  2. Municipal Liability Standard Law Correction Signed

    Gov. Murphy signed A-5392 into law, establishing new liability standards in sexual abuse lawsuits filed against public entities and public employees. The League supported the bill that applies equally to public and private, non-profit organizations. Read on...
  3. New Requirements to Change from Non-Partisan to Partisan Form of Governments

    Acting Governor Oliver signed into law P.L. 2019, c. 161, which modifies the provisions of the Optional Municipal Charter Law procedure to change the manner of holding certain municipal elections. Read on...
  4. Acting Gov. Oliver Signs Law Prohibiting Worker’s Wages Inquiries

    Acting Governor Oliver signed into law A-1094, which prohibits all employers from asking about workers’ wage and salary history. Read on...
  5. New Requirements to Change from Non-Partisan to Partisan Form of Governments

    Acting Governor Oliver signed into law P.L. 2019, c. 161, which modifies the provisions of the Optional Municipal Charter Law procedure to change the manner of holding certain municipal elections. Read on...
  6. Governor Signs Stop Work Order Legislation

    Gov. Murphy has signed P.L. 2019, c. 158 into law, permitting the Comm. of Labor and Workforce Development to immediately issue a stop-work order if an employer has violated the Prevailing Wage Act. Read on...
  7. Land Banking Legislation Gets Gov. Murphy OK

    Governor Murphy signed into law S-1214, which would authorize a municipality to enter into an agreement with a non-profit or a redevelopment entity to serve as the municipality's land banking entity. Read on...
  8. Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Preserving Affordable Housing Stock

    Gov. Murphy has signed into law S-362, protecting deed restrictions on affordable housing from being extinguished by foreclosure proceedings. The League supported this bill because of the positive impact it will have. Read on...
  9. FY 2020 Budget Bills Sent to Governor

    The State Senate and the General Assembly have approved and sent to the Governor, a State spending plan for the 2020 Fiscal Year that begins on July 1. Read on...
  10. Legislature Introduces FY 2020 Budget Bills

    The State Senate and the General Assembly introduced and advanced identical bills that would authorize State appropriations for the 2020 Fiscal Year that begins on July 1. S-2020/A-5600 would appropriate $38.7 billion. 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

Bulletins published by the League outlining the League's position on bills important to municipalities.

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.