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. League Testifies, Expresses Concerns on S-3688

    The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee discussed a committee substitute for S-3688 that requires municipalities to consider the potential effects of approving the construction and operation of retail warehouses on neighboring municipalities. Read on...
  2. Governor Signs Law Allowing for Nonresident Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators

    Gov. Murphy signed S-551 into law, permitting the appointment of a non-resident municipal emergency management coordinator in municipalities with populations under 5,000 if a qualified municipal resident cannot be recruited for the position. Read on...
  3. NJLM President Kovach Testifies at Senate Hearing on Forest Stewardship Issues

    The Senate Environment and Energy Committee hosted a hearing on forest stewardship and prescribed burning in the State’s forests. NJLM's opposition to five bills was testified upon by President Janice Kovach, Mayor, Clinton Town. Read on...
  4. Senate Committee to Host Hearing on Forest Stewardship and Prescribed Burning Legislation

    On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Environment and Energy Committee will host a remote hearing to take testimony from experts and interested parties on the topics of forest stewardship and prescribed burning. Read on...
  5. Local Part PERS Legislation Advances

    Legislation dividing PERS into state and local parts (S-3522) was considered and released by the Senate State Budget Committee. The bill now awaits consideration by the full Senate. Read on...
  6. Governor Signs Parental Notification Legislation

    Governor Murphy signed S-5472/S-3565 requiring law enforcement to provide a parent, guardian, or other person having legal custody of a person under the age of 18 with written notification for underage consumption or possession violations. Read on...
  7. Legislative Preview: Week of March 15

    Legislative front: Various Assembly and Senate committees will be holding hearings and considering numerous pieces of legislation during the week that impact municipalities. Read on...
  8. Recap: Week of March 8 Legislative Committees

    During the week various Assembly and Senate committees held hearings and considered numerous pieces of legislation. Legislation of municipal impact was considered:. Read on...
  9. Legislative Preview: Week of March 8

    Various Assembly and Senate committees will be holding hearings and considering numerous pieces of legislation during the week. Read on...
  10. Early Voting Legislation

    On Monday, the Assembly will be considering A-4830/S-3203, which would require the addition of in-person early voting for certain elections. County boards of elections will be required to designate public locations for early voting. 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

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.