Weekly Policy Update
Here’s a recap of major policy issues of interest to local governments.
2015 Legislative Roster Available FREE On-Line
As a free service to our members we have posted an electronic version of our popular “Legislative Roster” booklet on-line.
User Friendly Budget Forms and Instructions Available On-Line
The Local Finance Board has adopted N.J.A.C. 5:30-3.8, a rule which requires municipalities to incorporate a user-friendly budget into their introduced (approved) and adopted annual municipal budgets.
Local Liquor License Information Request
This year, the Legislature will be considering some major bills that could make changes to New Jersey’s system of licensing and regulating alcoholic beverage sales. Please take a few minutes to visit the League’s website and complete this short survey.
In Re Failure of the Council of Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commitment Regulations
In a decision released earlier today an Appellate Division panel has enjoined, “…COAH or any other part of the executive branch from engaging in any further attempt to seize affordable housing trust funds. The use and disposition of those funds will hereafter be decided, in the first instance, by Mount Laurel-designated trial judges.”
Review of Anti-panhandling Ordinances Recommended
Recently, the ACLU reached a settlement with the City of New Brunswick to repeal its anti-panhandling ordinance.
New Jersey Public Employment Conference
The League would like to make you aware of the New Jersey Public Employment Conference, an event which will take place on April 17th. This is a conference co-sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), the League and a number of other labor and management organizations.