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
JULY 2003

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2002 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 2002 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


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-877
Bucco, Anthony R.
Cardinale, Gerald

Clarifies that crime victims' rights must be recognized by all courts in the State. Senate Judiciary Committee

A

S-2476
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review motor vehicle abstracts of DWI offenders prior to sentencing. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-2615
Coniglio, Joseph
Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires DOT to ban right turn on red at unsafe intersections, erect signs at crosswalks and considers pedestrian safety when distributing discretionary aid.

See A-3750
Senate Transportation Committee
O

S-2650
Buono, Barbara
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires employer notifications to workers regarding temporary disability benefits. Senate Labor Committee A

S-2688
Adler, John H.
Gill, Nia H.

Concerns notice of worker rights under the "Conscientious Employee Protection Act." Senate Transportation Committee A

S-2697
Bark, Martha W.

Exempts residential electric vehicle charging systems from real property taxation.

See A-3811
Senate Transportation Committee O

SCR-61
Bennett, John O.
Codey, Richard J.

Proposes Constitutional Amendment to authorize use of dedicated Corporation Business Tax revenues for financing loans or grants for hazardous discharge cleanups. Passed Senate and Assembly; Filed with Secretary of State A

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

A-2260
Merkt, Richard A.
Connors, Christopher J.

Clarifies that crime victims' rights must be recognized by all courts in the State. Passed Assembly; Senate Judiciary Committee A

A-3372
Weinberg, Loretta
Friscia, Arline M.

Concerns notice of worker rights under the "Conscientious Employee Protection Act." Passed Assembly; Senate Labor Committee A

A-3586
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Barnes, Peter J.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review motor vehicle abstracts of DWI offenders prior to sentencing. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3602
O'Toole, Kevin J.
Bodine, Francis L.

Requires the Director of the Division of Fire Safety to notify appropriate firefighting representatives from counties, municipalities, and fire districts of available fire service funds. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-3748
Conaway, Herb
Scalera, Fredeick
Requires employer notifications to workers regarding temporary disability benefits. Passed Assembly; Senate Labor Committee A
A-3750
Guear,Gary L.
Scarlera, Frederick
Requires DOT to ban right turn on red at unsafe intersections, erect signs at crosswalks and consider pedestrian safety when distributing discretionary aid.

Costly for municipalities. Consideration of discretionary aid could be arbitrary.
Assembly Transportation Committee O
A-3781
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Stanley, Craig A.
Provides certain physical facility requirements for congregate housing. Passed Assembly; Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee A
A-3786
Guear, Gary L.
Requires all cats and dogs released from pounds and shelters be sterilized with certain exceptions; establishes special fund for sterilizations ; increases certain dog-related fees and dedicates increases to fund.

Unnecessary. A Fund already exists to finance sterilization costs.
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee O
A-3811
Chatzidakis, Larry
Bodine, Francis L.
Exempts residential electric vehicle charging systems from real property taxation.

This State Mandated exemption will result in deminished property tax revenues for municipalities.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
A-3835
Weinberg, Loretta
Requires repayment of terminal leave sick and longevity compensation upon reemployment with State or local government.

Imposes Financial burden on certain employees and inhibits employer choice in the hiring process.
Assembly State Government Committee O
ACR-153
Gusciora, Reed
Cohen, Neil M.
Proposes Constitutional Amendment to authorize use of dedicated Corporation Business Tax revenues for financing loans or grants for hazardous discharge cleanups. 2nd Reading in Assembly 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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NJLM - July 2003 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
JULY 2003


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2002 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 2002 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


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-877
Bucco, Anthony R.
Cardinale, Gerald

Clarifies that crime victims' rights must be recognized by all courts in the State. Senate Judiciary Committee

A

S-2476
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review motor vehicle abstracts of DWI offenders prior to sentencing. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-2615
Coniglio, Joseph
Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires DOT to ban right turn on red at unsafe intersections, erect signs at crosswalks and considers pedestrian safety when distributing discretionary aid.

See A-3750
Senate Transportation Committee
O

S-2650
Buono, Barbara
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires employer notifications to workers regarding temporary disability benefits. Senate Labor Committee A

S-2688
Adler, John H.
Gill, Nia H.

Concerns notice of worker rights under the "Conscientious Employee Protection Act." Senate Transportation Committee A

S-2697
Bark, Martha W.

Exempts residential electric vehicle charging systems from real property taxation.

See A-3811
Senate Transportation Committee O

SCR-61
Bennett, John O.
Codey, Richard J.

Proposes Constitutional Amendment to authorize use of dedicated Corporation Business Tax revenues for financing loans or grants for hazardous discharge cleanups. Passed Senate and Assembly; Filed with Secretary of State A

Return to Top

 

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

A-2260
Merkt, Richard A.
Connors, Christopher J.

Clarifies that crime victims' rights must be recognized by all courts in the State. Passed Assembly; Senate Judiciary Committee A

A-3372
Weinberg, Loretta
Friscia, Arline M.

Concerns notice of worker rights under the "Conscientious Employee Protection Act." Passed Assembly; Senate Labor Committee A

A-3586
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Barnes, Peter J.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review motor vehicle abstracts of DWI offenders prior to sentencing. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3602
O'Toole, Kevin J.
Bodine, Francis L.

Requires the Director of the Division of Fire Safety to notify appropriate firefighting representatives from counties, municipalities, and fire districts of available fire service funds. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-3748
Conaway, Herb
Scalera, Fredeick
Requires employer notifications to workers regarding temporary disability benefits. Passed Assembly; Senate Labor Committee A
A-3750
Guear,Gary L.
Scarlera, Frederick
Requires DOT to ban right turn on red at unsafe intersections, erect signs at crosswalks and consider pedestrian safety when distributing discretionary aid.

Costly for municipalities. Consideration of discretionary aid could be arbitrary.
Assembly Transportation Committee O
A-3781
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Stanley, Craig A.
Provides certain physical facility requirements for congregate housing. Passed Assembly; Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee A
A-3786
Guear, Gary L.
Requires all cats and dogs released from pounds and shelters be sterilized with certain exceptions; establishes special fund for sterilizations ; increases certain dog-related fees and dedicates increases to fund.

Unnecessary. A Fund already exists to finance sterilization costs.
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee O
A-3811
Chatzidakis, Larry
Bodine, Francis L.
Exempts residential electric vehicle charging systems from real property taxation.

This State Mandated exemption will result in deminished property tax revenues for municipalities.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
A-3835
Weinberg, Loretta
Requires repayment of terminal leave sick and longevity compensation upon reemployment with State or local government.

Imposes Financial burden on certain employees and inhibits employer choice in the hiring process.
Assembly State Government Committee O
ACR-153
Gusciora, Reed
Cohen, Neil M.
Proposes Constitutional Amendment to authorize use of dedicated Corporation Business Tax revenues for financing loans or grants for hazardous discharge cleanups. 2nd Reading in Assembly 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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