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. Gov. Murphy Signs Plastic Ban into Law

    On November 4, Governor Murphy signed into law the strictest plastic ban legislation in the United States. Read on...
  2. Electronic Review of Construction Permits Up for Hearing

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider A-1145/S-1739. The League supports efforts to modernize the process of UCC applications and reviews, however, we have some concerns with the bill and must oppose it, Read on...
  3. Vegetation Management Bill Advances

    The Senate Economic Growth Committee approved S-434, known as the “Vegetation Management Response Act.” The League continues to work the sponsors on additional changes to adequately protect members' interests. Read on...
  4. Hospital Property Tax Bill Advances

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced with committee amendments A-1135, a bill which the League opposes. A-1135 seeks to address the ongoing issue of property tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals with on-site for-profit medical providers. Read on...
  5. Governor Takes Action on Bills

    Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills of interest into law – S-349 (P.L. 2020, c.80), regarding electric vehicle charging stations, and S-2380 (P.L. 2020, c.84), providing work-related benefits to essential employees who contract COVID-19. Read on...
  6. MIllioniares' Tax to Bolster State Budget

    An agreement has been reached by Governor Phil Murphy and Legislative leaders on an income tax rate hike (from 8.97% to 10.75%) on earnings in excess of $1 million. Read on...
  7. Governor Conditionally Vetoes CRB Bill

    Governor Murphy has issued a conditional veto for A-3971, which authorizes the issuance of "coronavirus relief bonds" (CRBs) by municipalities and counties. Read on...
  8. Governor Vetoes Bill Expanding Project Labor Agreements

    Governor Murphy issued a conditional veto for S-1370, expanding permissible use of project labor agreements for public works projects from to include highways, bridges, pumping stations, and water and sewage treatment plants. Read on...
  9. Coronavirus Relief Bond Legislation Advances, Before Senate

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released S-2475/A-3971, regarding municipal/county CRBs. NJLM Executive Director Cerra, Little Falls Administrator Cuccia, and Wharton Administrator/CFO Rheinhardt testified in support of the legislation Read on...
  10. Legislation Requiring Health Insurance Annual Assessment Advances

    Legislation requiring certain entities authorized to issue health benefits plans to pay an annual assessment of 2.75% of the entity’s’ net written premiums was amended and released from committee to the Assembly Appropriations and Senate Budget Committees 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.