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. Additional COVID-19 Executive Orders Issued

    Gov. Phil Murphy has issued Executive Orders 107 and 108 to close non-essential retail establishments and to align State and local regulations to control the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  2. Senate to Consider COVID-19 Bill Package

    On Thursday the Senate will consider the COVID-19 bill package passed by the Assembly. It includes legislation addressing budgetary, election, OPMA, OPRA, and employee leave issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  3. COVID-19 Bill Package Released from Assembly

    On Monday under emergency voting rules, the Assembly considered a bill package related to COVID-19. Read on...
  4. Action Needed: Senate Advancing PFRS 20 & Out Legislation

    Please contact your Senator to oppose S-1017 that permits a PFRS employee enrolled before or after the bill’s effective date to retire, regardless of age, upon attaining 20+ years of service credit with retirement allowance of 50% final compensation. Read on...
  5. Senate Committee Unanimously Releases PFRS 20 and Out Legislation

    The Senate State Government Committee unanimously released S-1017, which permits a PFRS employee who is enrolled before or after the bill’s effective date to retire, regardless of age, upon attaining 20 or more years of service credit. Read on...
  6. Support for Common Sense Telecommunications Bills Sought

    The League strongly supports common-sense legislation A-2991/S-421. These companion bills will clarify telecommunications industry's corporate tax responsibilities and shield local taxpayers from the costs of endless tax court litigation. Read on...
  7. Call to Action: Oppose Zoning Training & Certification Bill

    The Assembly State & Local Government Committee approved A-678 that would require additional training and certification of zoning officers/land use board administrators. NJLM opposes this bill. Please ask your Assembly representative to oppose A-678 Read on...
  8. Training & Certification Mandate Hearing Scheduled for Committee Hearing

    A-678 is scheduled for a hearing before the Assembly State and Local Government Committee on Feb. 3. Opposed by the League, A-678 would mandate training and certification requirements for zoning officers and land use board administrators. Read on...
  9. Plastic Bag Ban Bill Advances

    The Senate Energy and Environment Committee amended and released a bill that would phase in a ban on non-reusable plastic bags and other food and drink containers. Read on...
  10. OPRA Study Commission Legislation Introduced

    Senator Corrado introduced S-180 to establish a 14-member OPRA Study Commission. The League supports S-180 and thank Senator Corrado and Assemblyman Dancer, who proposed A-2358, for introducing legislation based on League Conference Resolution 2018-10. 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.