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. Governor Signs Legislation Dedicating Annual Funds to Special Needs Housing Trust Fund

    On June 29, Governor Murphy signed into law S-1255, which requires that $20 million of certain realty transfer fee revenues are to be credited each year to the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund. Read on...
  2. Governor Murphy Signs Exempt Firefighter Certificate Bill

    On Thursday, June 24, Governor Murphy signed A-4745, which raises the eligibility for exempt firefighter certificates and membership in New Jersey State Fireman’s Association maximum age from 45 to 57. Read on...
  3. Senate Holds Preemptive Small Cell/5G Deployment Bill

    After being added late on Tuesday to Wednesday’s Senate Voting session, the Senate held and did not consider S-2674/A-1116. This legislation seeks to preempt and supersede local regulation of small cell (5G) deployment within the municipal rights-of-way. Read on...
  4. Senate to Consider Bill Preempting Local Control Over Small Cell/5G Deployment in Municipal ROW

    Today's Senate voting session includes S-2674/A-1116 that seeks to preempt and supersede local regulation of small cell (5G) deployment in municipal ROW. The League urges members to contact their State Senators to oppose this legislation. Read on...
  5. 2022 Budget on Gov. Murphy's Desk

    On Thursday both the Assembly and Senate passed A-5870/S-2022, which appropriates $46.3 billion in state funds and $6 billion in federal funds for New Jersey’s FY22 state budget. The budget will now be sent to Governor Murphy desk for his signature. Read on...
  6. Assembly Approves Bill Preempting Local Control Over Small Cell/5G Deployment in Municipal ROW

    We are urging our members to contact your legislators and urge them not to advance S-2674 that seeks to preempt and supersede local regulation of small cell (5G) deployment within the municipal rights-of-way. Read on...
  7. Assembly Approves Bill Preempting Local Control Over Small Cell/5G Deployment in Municipal ROW

    We are urging our members to contact your legislators and urge them not to advance S-2674 that seeks to preempt and supersede local regulation of small cell (5G) deployment within the municipal rights-of-way. Read on...
  8. Contact Governor's Office on Offshore Wind Projects Bill Preemptions

    NJLM is urging members to reach out to the Governor’s office to ask him to send S-3926/A-5894, legislation on offshore wind projects, back to the legislature to remove preemption provisions so they can be properly considered by all stakeholders. Read on...
  9. Legislators Approve Conditional Veto Recommendations of Bill Exempting Certain Housing from Zoning

    Both houses approved recommendations in Gov. Murphy's conditional veto to S-1676/A-3326. The changes were welcomed but didn't address the League’s concern on hospitals constructing housing and wrap-around services exempted from local zoning requirements. Read on...
  10. Responsible Collective Negotiations Held in Both Houses

    Many thanks to all of you who reached out to your Legislators and raised objections to the “Responsible Collective Negotiations” bill (S-3810/A-5862). The legislation was held in both houses. Read on...
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