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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Removing the Statute of Limitations on Civil Actions for Sexual Abuse

In its current form, the League of Municipalities must oppose S-477/A-3648, which would remove the statute of limitations on civil actions for sexual abuse, including claims against public bodies, and expand the categories of people who are potentially li...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Lead-Pipe Inventory Bill Moved Out of Committee

On Thursday the Senate Environment and Energy Committee voted to approve A-2697/S-1783 which would require public water systems to compile and submit to DEP lead service line inventories within one year of the bill’s passage.  Although supportive...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Beach/Public Access Mandate Held by Committee

On Thursday, the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee took testimony on but HELD A-4221/S-1074, which seeks to provide protections for the public’s right under the public trust doctrine. 

While the League is supportive of public beach ac...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Bill Advances to Permit Delay of Property Tax Bills for Furloughed Federal Employees

Yesterday, both the State Senate and the General Assembly approved S-3347/A-4904, which permits a municipality, upon adoption of a resolution, to not charge interest on delinquent quarterly tax payments as the result of a federal shutdown. Specifically, t...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Call to Action: Minimum Wage Bill Amended to Include Municipalities

Yesterday legislation to eventually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour was amended to specifically include the State, counties, municipalities, and school districts as employers. 

As a result, the League presented joint testimony with the N...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Municipal Property Tax Relief and the Next State Budget

On March 5, Governor Murphy is scheduled to present his Budget Address to the Legislature and the people of New Jersey. At that time, he will propose a State spending plan for the Fiscal Year that will begin on July 1. That proposal will be the basis for ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Governor to Deliver State of the State

On Tuesday, January 15, Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his first State of the State address to a joint session of the New Jersey State Legislature. In his address, the Governor will likely highlight his policy objectives for 2019 and beyond and will li...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Gov. Signs Electronic Procurement Legislation

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed into law as P.L. 2018, c. 156 legislation supported by the League, the New Jersey Association of Counties and the New Jersey School Boards Association. The legislation, passed as A-3112, authorizes local units of...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 23, 2018

2% Interest Arbitration Extension

Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in  June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards expired on December 31, 2017. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awa...

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