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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Bill to Transfer PFRS to a Labor-Management Board on Governor’s Desk

Your immediate assistance is needed. As we previously reported, S-5/A-3671, which transfers the management of Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) to a Board of Trustees with majority labor control, now awaits action by the Governor. Governor Murphy h...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Memorandum on Municipal Court Fines & Penalties

Earlier this week, Chief Justice Rabner issued a Memorandum regarding fines and penalties in municipal court. The Memorandum briefly discusses recent examples of municipal court judges acting inappropriately when dealing with the collection and issuance o...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Voter Registration

On April 17, Governor Murphy signed into law A-2014, which requires the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to automatically register to vote any person who is eligible to vote, or to automatically update a person’s voter registration, as ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

NJ Court Reviews Religious Aid Clause

On Wednesday, the NJ Supreme Court issued its decision in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, a case that dealt with a Morris County grant program that provided historic preservation funding to religious institut...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Bills on Governor's Desk

The following bills of interest are on the Governor’s desk for his consideration. We ask that you reach out to the Governor’s office expressing your position.A-3686/S-2137, "Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act." This legislat...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Continued Volunteer Service Bill Approved by Assembly

Yesterday in Trenton, the General Assembly approved the following legislation, which would advance municipal interests and is supported by the League. The bill is a result of League Conference Resolution 2014-05. We thank Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Concerns with Governor’s Energy Tax Proposal Aired

On Monday, League President Mayor Jim Cassella of East Rutherford testified before the Assembly Budget Committee. Mayor Cassella’s testimony explained the municipal impact of the Governor’s FY 2019 budget proposals to State budget make...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Wrongful Death Suits Bill Advances out of Committee

Yesterday, without public testimony, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance S-1766, a bill sponsored by Senator Scutari. S-1766 would expand the wrongful death act to allow recovery for mental anguish, emotional pain, and suffering, loss of socie...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Legislation Introduced to Usurp Local Land Use Control

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora has introduced A-3725. This bill would create a new state entity known as the New Jersey Coastal Commission. That Commission would be empowered to usurp local control over land use, zoning, and planning in coastal municipalities ...

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