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. Bill Requiring Electronic Review of Construction Permits Set for Vote

    On Monday, January 13, the State Senate is scheduled to vote on S-3927/A-4463, which the League opposes, regarding a new electronic submission of applications for construction permits, plans, and specifications. Read on...
  2. Assembly Appropriations Committee Advances Preserved Farmlands Events Bill

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation, opposed by the League, that greatly expands the number and type of events that can be held on preserved farmland. Read on...
  3. Eleventh Hour Senate Action on Plastic Bag Bill Slated

    S-2776, the bill banning commercial use of single-use foam, paper, and plastic food and grocery containers is expected to go up for a vote on Monday, Jan. 13. The bill would supersede local ordinances and impose a statewide ban on those products. Read on...
  4. Gov. Approves Lead Service Line Bill

    Gov. Murphy signed S-4110 into law. The League-supported law provides clear authority for municipalities and municipal water systems to enter onto private property to perform lead service line replacement. The new law takes effect immediately. Read on...
  5. Governor Signs Legislation

    On Jan. 9, Gov. Murphy sighed S-1242 regarding boid water notices, S-3594 providing National Guard employment protection, and A-5070 authorizing particular parking taxes into law. Read on...
  6. Lame Duck Update: PFRS Retirement, Lead Service Line Replacement

    The 218th New Jersey State Legislature will end at midnight, January 13. The 219th Legislature will begin its work on January 14. NJLM expects activity on PFRS retirement bills and a lead service line replacement bill. Read on...
  7. 20 & Out Expansion Poised for Senate Action

    The General Assembly approved A-6024 which would create a category of service retirement for PFRS employees who are enrolled before or after the bill’s effective date-they may retire, regardless of age, upon attaining 20+ years of service credit. Read on...
  8. Expungement Expansion Approved and Signed into Law

    S-4154 was approved by both houses and the Governor signed the new law establishing a process for those convicted of certain minor offenses who have not committed crimes for 10 years for an expungement. Other related items were also included. Read on...
  9. Looking Ahead to Lame Duck: Path to Progress' Pension Hybrid Plan

    Senate President Sweeney and Senators Oroho and O’Scanlon introduced S-3753, establishing cash balance plans in PERS/TPAF for new public employees/employees with less than 5 years of service and changes PERS and TPAF retirement eligibility. Read on...
  10. Recap of September PFRS Board Meeting

    At the Sept. 9 PFRS board meeting the Board considered the creditable compensation of three Atlantic City police officers. The Board also approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Division of Investments for ethic compliance for PFRS staff. Read on...
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