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Legislative Bulletin
Updated April 6, 2002
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Scales of Justice

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2001 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
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SENATE BILLS
REQ. BILL NO.
AND
SPONSOR
BILL SUMMARY CURRENT STATUS LEAGUE
POSITION
A-Approve
O=Oppose

S-86
Singer, Robet W.
Connors, Leonard T.

Revises certain requirements regarding the certification of animal control officers.

New training mandates are costly and excessive.
Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Committee

O

S-327
Matheussen, John J.
Allen, Diane B.

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district maintaining a volunteer fire department.

(identical as A-1961)
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

O

S-1000
Turner, Shirley K.

Adds option of receipt of employee's contributions plus portion of employer contributions when vested PERS member leaves PERS-covered service.

Financial input is unclear. The bill should also include a provision to require employer buy back the employer contributions.
Senate State Government Committee
O

S-1214
Connors, Leonard T.

Authorizes local review of dock construction or alteration. Senate Environment Committee A

S-1223
Matheussen, John J.
Adler, John H.

"Public Health Preparedness Act"; appropriates $3.8 million. Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee A

S-1236
Smith, Bob
Littell, Robert E.

Increases the maximum amount of bonds issued by the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority for the Public Library Project Fund from $45 million to $95 million to provide library construction and technology grants. Senate Education Committee A
S-1246
Lesniak, Raymond J.
Clarifies that assessments for local improvements are continuous lien on land from effective date of ordinance or resolution authorizing assessment. 2nd Reading
in Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-1285
Smith, Bob
Bennett, John O.
Provides for legislative review and approval of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.

Bill is too broad, minimizes municipal input and undermines the cross-acceptance process.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1308
Allen, Diane B.
Provides that employees no longer must pay full cost of purchase of PERS, PFRS or TPAF credit for military service.

Costly for local governments.
Senate State Government Committee O
S-1323
Bryant, Wayne R.
Requires certain investments by the State of New Jersey Cash Management Fund.

This bill would positively assist the cash flow and earnings of local banks but does not guarantee any additional benefits to municipalities.
Senate State Government Committee O
S-1334
Turner, Shirley K.
Clarifies applicability of long term tax exemptions to land.

Shrinks the tax base and causes a re-negotiation of all abatement agreements.
Referred To Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1344
Matheussen, John J.
Bars sex offenders from positions in youth serving organizations. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee O
S-1357
Sweeney, Stephen M.
Furnari, Garry J.
Provides additional retirement benefits for certain public employees who retire between July 1, 2002 and October 1, 2002.

We support, but the July 1 to October 1 time frame is now unrealistic. The date will need to be revised.
Senate State Government Committee A*
S-1367
Inverso, Peter A.
Provides for municipal and county review of permit for access to State highway. Senate Transportation Committee A
S-1373
Cafiero, James S.
Bucco, Anthony R.
Revises Clean Communities Program and makes available recycling grants to counties and municipalities. Senate Environment Committee A


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ASSEMBLY BILLS
REQ. BILL NO.
AND
SPONSOR
BILL SUMMARY CURRENT STATUS LEAGUE
POSITION
A-Approve
O=Oppose

A-1041
Malone, Joseph R.

Includes local emergency management volunteers in Emergency Services Volunteer Length of Service Award Program.

2nd Reading in Assembly

A

A-1746
DiGaetano, Paul

"Public Health Preparedness Act"; appropriates $3.8 million. Assembly Health and Human Services Committee A

A-1945
Cryan, Joseph

Provides for awarding contract to one of three lowest bidders under "Local Public Contract Law." Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-1957
Ahearn, Matt
Conners, Jack

Permits municipalities to make retroactive property tax deduction payments to veterans up to a maximum of $1,000 per veteran.

We do not understand the necessity of passing a state law to allow municipalities to do what they can do already; also no provision for State reimbursement.
Passed Assembly :Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee O

A-1958
Cohen, Neil M.
Sarlo, Paul A.

Clarifies that assessments for local improvements are continous lien on land from effective date ordinance or resolution authorizing assessment. On Governor's Desk A

A-1961
Geist, George F.

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district maintaining a volunteer fire department.

Costly for local governments.
Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee O

A-1980
Roberts, Joseph J.
Stanley, Craig A.

Modifies convention leave provisions in certain cases for members of police and firefighters associations.

Costly for local governments.
Passed Assembly.Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

A-2027
Pennacchio, Joseph
Cryan, Joseph

Specifies policy governing provision by State registrar of certified copies and certifications of vital records to applicants.

Good Bill, Needs Amendments on Certification Standards.
Assembly Health and Human Services Committee O

A-2029
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Authorizes criminal background checks of paid and volunteer firefighters. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2046
Guear, Gary L.
Quigley, Joan M.


Bars sex offenders from positions in youth serving organizations.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2058
Gusciora, Reed

Concerns employee personnel files. Assembly Labor Committee A
A-2110
Edgan, Joseph V.
Eagler, Peter C.
Revises Clean Communities Program and makes available recycling grants to counties and municipalities. Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A
A-2128
Fisher, Douglas H.
Burzichelli, John J.
Provides additional retirement benefits for certain public employees who retire between July 1, 2002 and October 1, 2002.

We support, but the July 1 to October 1 time frame is now unrealistic.The date will need to be revised.
Assembly State Government Committee A*
A-2167
Gusciora, Reed
Provides for legislative review and approval of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.

Bill is too broad,minimizes municipal input and undermines the cross - acceptance process.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O

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