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. Removing the Statute of Limitations on Civil Actions for Sexual Abuse

    In its current form, NJLM must oppose S-477/A-3648, which would remove the statute of limitations on civil actions for sexual abuse, including claims against public bodies, and expand the categories of people who are potentially liable for such actions. Read on...
  2. Lead-Pipe Inventory Bill Moved Out of Committee

    The Senate Environment & Energy Committee approved A-2697/S-1783, which would require public water systems to compile and submit to DEP lead service line inventories. The League opposes the one-time cost of nearly $29 million to prepare such inventories. Read on...
  3. Beach/Public Access Mandate Held by Committee

    The Assembly Environment & Solid Waste Committee took testimony on but HELD A-4221/S-1074. It provides protection for the public’s right under the public trust doctrine but creates a mandate on municipal governments without an offsetting appropriation. Read on...
  4. Bill Advances to Permit Delay of Property Tax Bills for Furloughed Federal Employees

    Both the State Senate and the General Assembly approved S-3347/A-4904, permitting a municipality to not charge interest on delinquent quarterly tax payments as the result of a federal shutdown. It awaits Gov. Murphy's consideration. Read on...
  5. Call to Action: Minimum Wage Bill Amended to Include Municipalities

    Legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour was amended to include the State, counties, municipalities, and school districts as employers. The League has expressed its concerns. Request that your Legislators remove governments from the bill. Read on...
  6. Municipal Property Tax Relief and the Next State Budget

    On March 5, Governor Murphy is scheduled to present his Budget Address. Let your representatives know you hope municipal taxpayers get the opportunity to enjoy property tax relief funding restoration. Read on...
  7. Governor to Deliver State of the State

    On January 15, Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his first State of the State address to a joint session of the New Jersey State Legislature. Read on...
  8. Gov. Signs Electronic Procurement Legislation

    Gov, Murphy signed A-3112 into law, authorizing local units of government subject to "Local Public Contracts Law" and "Public School Contracts Law" to use electronic procurement technologies. Read on...
  9. 2% Interest Arbitration Extension

    Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards expired on December 31, 2017. Information on this topic can be found on the League's website. 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

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New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

Information on energy taxes.