407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
 NJLM logo 

William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

Legislative Bulletin
February 2005

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2003 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 209th New Jersey Legislative term. For the tenth consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2003 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $25.00 Members* $35.00 Non-Members
*Only municipalities (in the state of New Jersey) who are dues-paying members of the League may take advantage of the Member Price.

Click Here for Printable Order Form Adobe PDF document


You can order bill copies electronically by placing a check in the box to the left of the bill(s) you want to receive, then complete the recipient information form and press the Submit button at the bottom of this page. Please note this service is only available to League members.

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

S-2030
Inverso, Peter A.

Kean, Thomas, H.

Provides immunity for DHSS and local health departments that distribute or administer influenza vaccine.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A

S-2128
Kyrillos, Joseph M.

Upgrades penalty for theft of an emergency vehicle.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-2179
Smith, Bob

Allows access to housing, public facilities and transportation for certain working dogs, provides penalties for violation.

Senate Economic Growth Committee
A

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

A-1816
Cryan, Joseph

Johnson, Gordon M.

Requires DLPS to establish policy for State Police and local law enforcement in working with Safe Return Program to recover lost individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders.

Same as S-2185 (Madden, Sweeney)
* Will ask sponsors to grandfather local programs currently in place.

2nd Reading in the Senate
A*

A-2243
Wisniewski, John S.

Vas, Joseph

Establishes defibrillator grant program in DCA.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-3218
Chiappone, Anthony

Revises law concerning expedited permit reviews in smart growth areas.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
A

A-3269
Chiappone, Anthony

Permits municipalities to retain inspection fees for life hazard use inspections.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-3494
Bodine, Francis L. A

Chatzidakis, Larry

Increases the income limits for sewerage and municipal utilities authority service fee reductions and abatements for certain persons.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3517
Caraballo, Wilfredo

McKeon, John F.

Establishes $2 surcharge upon building permits for payments to Community Health Law Project.

Noble intent but adoption will set bad precedent. State should fund this endeavor.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-3523
Roberts, Joseph J.

Scalera, Frederick

Prescribes procedures and protocols for investigating fires involving firefighter fatalities and injuries.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3535
Kean, Sean T.

Wolfe, David W.

Provides for automatic exemption from jury service for member of a paid or volunteer fire department or fire patrol, paid or volunteer first aid or rescue squad or a State, county or municipal police officer.

Assembly Judiciary Committee A

A-3540
Connors, Christopher J.

Requires State to reimburse counties and municipalities for salary and fringe benefit costs of employee on official leave of absence for military service in war on terror; makes an appropriation.

Same as S-2087 (Connors)
* Will ask sponsor to expand reimbursement for all called to active duty.

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
A*

A-3609
Sire, Albio

Chivukula, Upendra J

Makes law enforcement agencies that hire new police officers away from their initial employers within three years liable for certain training costs.

Unnecessary and excessive.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-3635
Dancer, Ronald S.

Requires use of luminescent materials in exit pathways of high-rise structures.

Same as S-1963 (Singer, Gill)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3641
Stender, Linda

Prohibits municipalities from adopting zoning ordinances that prohibit construction or use of antenna structures by federally licensed amateur radio operators.

Usurps local zoning.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3660
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits the use of Social Security numbers for certain purposes.

Same as S-2249
( Mc Namara)

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3673
Watson, Coleman, Bonnie

Makes various technical corrections and modifications to the "Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act," P.L.2003, c.210.

Same as S-2243
(Rice)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3683
Chiappone, Anthony

Permits local governing body to alter or remove and replace plaques or public markers in certain circumstances.

Constitutional and logistical problems with billing individual for removal costs.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3706
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Establishes notification requirements in connection with public and private development proximite to certain military facilities.

Same as S-2207
(Karcher, Bucco)

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

A-3731
Weinberg, Loretta A

Johnson, Gordon M.

Requires Local Finance Board approval for proposed loan agreements between local authorities and for-profit entities.

Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee A
A-3732
Diegnan, Patrick J. A

Stack, Brian P.

Scalera, Frederick

Vas, Joseph

 

Increase maximum fine for first violation of municipal ordinance.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3734
Azzolina, Joseph

Exempts from local budget cap law expenditures for electronic recording of police interrogations.

Same as S-2110 (Palaia, Kyrillos)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
ACR-168
Chiappone, Anthony

Proposes constitutional amendment to return 25 percent of any unclaimed lottery prize to municipality where ticket was sold.

Same as SCR-91
( Doria, James)

Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee A

Recipient Information

First Name Last Name (required)
Street Address (required)
P.O. Box
City (required) State (required)
Zip/Postal Code (required) E-Mail Address (required)
Day Phone Number Fax Number

You can now order bill copies electronically by placing a check in the box to the left of the bill(s) and pressing Please note this service is available to League members only.

It's easy and it's fast.
Or, just "Fax" your bill copy requests to: (609) 695-5156

(press to clear the choices and recipient information)


You can now view and print bills immediately by clicking on the
NJ STATE LEGISLATURE BILL ROOM


Please e-mail your questions to Bulletin Staff at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

As Close As Your Telephone

There are no formal procedures involved in getting information or assistance from the League office. Merely telephone or write - whichever is more convenient. You will receive prompt, knowledgeable attention to your problem. And remember - dues which your municipality pays, entitle you to use the Le NJLM - February 2005 Legislative Bulletin


407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
 NJLM logo 

William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

Legislative Bulletin
February 2005


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2003 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 209th New Jersey Legislative term. For the tenth consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2003 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $25.00 Members* $35.00 Non-Members
*Only municipalities (in the state of New Jersey) who are dues-paying members of the League may take advantage of the Member Price.

Click Here for Printable Order Form Adobe PDF document


You can order bill copies electronically by placing a check in the box to the left of the bill(s) you want to receive, then complete the recipient information form and press the Submit button at the bottom of this page. Please note this service is only available to League members.

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

S-2030
Inverso, Peter A.

Kean, Thomas, H.

Provides immunity for DHSS and local health departments that distribute or administer influenza vaccine.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A

S-2128
Kyrillos, Joseph M.

Upgrades penalty for theft of an emergency vehicle.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-2179
Smith, Bob

Allows access to housing, public facilities and transportation for certain working dogs, provides penalties for violation.

Senate Economic Growth Committee
A

Return to Top

 

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

A-1816
Cryan, Joseph

Johnson, Gordon M.

Requires DLPS to establish policy for State Police and local law enforcement in working with Safe Return Program to recover lost individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders.

Same as S-2185 (Madden, Sweeney)
* Will ask sponsors to grandfather local programs currently in place.

2nd Reading in the Senate
A*

A-2243
Wisniewski, John S.

Vas, Joseph

Establishes defibrillator grant program in DCA.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-3218
Chiappone, Anthony

Revises law concerning expedited permit reviews in smart growth areas.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
A

A-3269
Chiappone, Anthony

Permits municipalities to retain inspection fees for life hazard use inspections.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-3494
Bodine, Francis L. A

Chatzidakis, Larry

Increases the income limits for sewerage and municipal utilities authority service fee reductions and abatements for certain persons.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3517
Caraballo, Wilfredo

McKeon, John F.

Establishes $2 surcharge upon building permits for payments to Community Health Law Project.

Noble intent but adoption will set bad precedent. State should fund this endeavor.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-3523
Roberts, Joseph J.

Scalera, Frederick

Prescribes procedures and protocols for investigating fires involving firefighter fatalities and injuries.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3535
Kean, Sean T.

Wolfe, David W.

Provides for automatic exemption from jury service for member of a paid or volunteer fire department or fire patrol, paid or volunteer first aid or rescue squad or a State, county or municipal police officer.

Assembly Judiciary Committee A

A-3540
Connors, Christopher J.

Requires State to reimburse counties and municipalities for salary and fringe benefit costs of employee on official leave of absence for military service in war on terror; makes an appropriation.

Same as S-2087 (Connors)
* Will ask sponsor to expand reimbursement for all called to active duty.

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
A*

A-3609
Sire, Albio

Chivukula, Upendra J

Makes law enforcement agencies that hire new police officers away from their initial employers within three years liable for certain training costs.

Unnecessary and excessive.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-3635
Dancer, Ronald S.

Requires use of luminescent materials in exit pathways of high-rise structures.

Same as S-1963 (Singer, Gill)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3641
Stender, Linda

Prohibits municipalities from adopting zoning ordinances that prohibit construction or use of antenna structures by federally licensed amateur radio operators.

Usurps local zoning.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3660
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits the use of Social Security numbers for certain purposes.

Same as S-2249
( Mc Namara)

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3673
Watson, Coleman, Bonnie

Makes various technical corrections and modifications to the "Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act," P.L.2003, c.210.

Same as S-2243
(Rice)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3683
Chiappone, Anthony

Permits local governing body to alter or remove and replace plaques or public markers in certain circumstances.

Constitutional and logistical problems with billing individual for removal costs.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3706
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Establishes notification requirements in connection with public and private development proximite to certain military facilities.

Same as S-2207
(Karcher, Bucco)

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

A-3731
Weinberg, Loretta A

Johnson, Gordon M.

Requires Local Finance Board approval for proposed loan agreements between local authorities and for-profit entities.

Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee A
A-3732
Diegnan, Patrick J. A

Stack, Brian P.

Scalera, Frederick

Vas, Joseph

 

Increase maximum fine for first violation of municipal ordinance.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3734
Azzolina, Joseph

Exempts from local budget cap law expenditures for electronic recording of police interrogations.

Same as S-2110 (Palaia, Kyrillos)

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
ACR-168
Chiappone, Anthony

Proposes constitutional amendment to return 25 percent of any unclaimed lottery prize to municipality where ticket was sold.

Same as SCR-91
( Doria, James)

Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee A

Recipient Information

First Name Last Name (required)
Street Address (required)
P.O. Box
City (required) State (required)
Zip/Postal Code (required) E-Mail Address (required)
Day Phone Number Fax Number

You can now order bill copies electronically by placing a check in the box to the left of the bill(s) and pressing Please note this service is available to League members only.

It's easy and it's fast.
Or, just "Fax" your bill copy requests to: (609) 695-5156

(press to clear the choices and recipient information)


You can now view and print bills immediately by clicking on the
NJ STATE LEGISLATURE BILL ROOM


Please e-mail your questions to Bulletin Staff at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities

As Close As Your Telephone

There are no formal procedures involved in getting information or assistance from the League office. Merely telephone or write - whichever is more convenient. You will receive prompt, knowledgeable attention to your problem. And remember - dues which your municipality pays, entitle you to use the League's information services at no extra cost, with the exception of small charges for the magazine and special reports. The League was created to serve local officials. It is your organization, your partnership. Take advantage of your membership.

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