Legislative

Whether your municipality has a population of 300 or 300,000, it has a major stake in the legislative deliberations in Trenton. Consequently, an important League priority is the defense of home rule autonomy. Every bill pending before the Legislature that might affect localities is evaluated by the League's 100-member Legislative Committee, and aggressively opposed or supported  by the League's lobbying team in concert with local officials around the state.

Town Crier Legislative Blog

An in-depth review of legislation effecting New Jersey's local governments.

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.

Legislative Advocacy

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.

League Legislative Committee

View the members and representatives of League Legislative Committee.

2018 Legislative Guide (PDF)

The Legislative Guide to Trenton Statehouse activity.

Municipal Issues

See our issue alerts, newsline newsletters, press releases, and blog.

Federal Issues

View a list of services offered for Federal Issues.

Reference Pages

These pages can help guide you through the structure of our organization and our news dissemination.

Property Taxes

View this information center, where you can find pages on budgets, the taxpayer's dollar, history, and more.

  1. Legislative Updates
  2. Legislative Quick Links
  1. Bill to Transfer PFRS to a Labor-Management Board on Governor’s Desk

    Please contact Governor Murphy at 609-292-6000 expressing opposition to the bill which transfers the management PFRS to a Board of Trustees until it is amended to add the necessary safeguards advocated by the League, NJCM, and NJAC. Read on...
  2. Memorandum on Municipal Court Fines & Penalties

    Chief Justice Rabner issued a Memorandum regarding fines and penalties in municipal court. While we agree that all judicial matters should focus on implementing justice, we disagree with any notion that these are more than rare, isolated instances. Read on...
  3. Governor Signs Bill Expanding Voter Registration

    Gov. Murphy signed into law A-2014, requiring NJ MVC to automatically register to vote anyone eligible when they apply for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license, or ID card. It will take effect Nov. 1. Read on...
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