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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Non-Resident EMC Bill Advances

The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee has released A-4145. The League supports this bill, which permits the appointment of nonresident municipal emergency management coordinators in municipalities with populations under 5,000 persons, in certain circumstances.

This bill would allow a municipality with a population under 5,000 persons to appoint a nonresident as its municipal emergency management coordinator if a qualified resident cannot be recruited.  The appointee would have to be a resident of the applicable county.  Current law requires these coordinators to be municipal residents unless the municipality participates in a shared service agreement. 

A-4145 awaits a Floor Vote in the Assembly. Its companion, S-2750 has been referred to the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

We thank the sponsors for their attention to a problem faced by less populous New Jersey municipalities. And we will continue our work to advance this legislation.

Contact: Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst, jmoran@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x121.


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