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. 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...
  2. Vegetation Bill Likely Moving to Final Vote

    S-2505, the “Vegetation Management Response Act,” could be scheduled for a full vote before the Senate on Jan. 31. A-2558, was approved by the Assembly. The League opposes it because this legislation takes too broad of an approach. Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. Cannabis Legalization Impasse

    Legislation to legalize adult, recreational use of marijuana moved out of committees in late November but has not advanced for final floor votes, with at least two issues unresolved between the Murphy Administration and legislative sponsors. Read on...
  5. Minimum Wage Progress

    Legislation advancing a minimum wage increase seems likely to advance in the first quarter of 2019, though details still need to be resolved. Read on...
  6. Vegetative Management Bill Develops

    The State Assembly approved A-2558, the “Vegetation Management Response Act.” The League opposed this bill that would give electric utility companies complete discretion over ROW vegetation without input from municipal officials. Read on...
  7. Bill Allows Grocery Stores to Sell Alcoholic Beverages Without Local Approval

    The Assembly approved A-4700, giving food stores located in food deserts tax benefits, but also ABC special retail distribution permits without local governing body approval, circumventing local authority. Please contact your State Senator with concerns. 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. $15 Minimum Wage Legislation Introduced

    On Monday, Dec. 10, the Assembly Labor Committee will consider A-15, which will over time raise the hourly minimum wage to $15. The League is closely monitoring the issue. We expect legislation to advance to the Governor in early 2019. Read on...
  10. Update on Marijuana Legalization

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. The bills stand at “2nd reading” and could be scheduled for a final floor vote as soon as Dec. 17. 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.