407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
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William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

Legislative Bulletin
JULY 2004

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-1317
Girgenti, John A.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires laws for police service benefits and fire service benefits to be the same.

Same as A -1624
Pension and Health Benefits Commission Recommend to not enact

O

S-1439
Coniglio, Joseph

Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires vendors collecting New Jersey sales tax for locations in Jersey to record and report on their returns the amount of sales tax collected within each municipality in New Jersey.

New Assembly Appropriations Committee

A

S-1476
Bark, Martha, W.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Eliminates public school district budget reduction appeals to Commissioner of Education.

Senate Education Committee
A

S-1594
Turner, Shirley K.

Provides parity between school boards and municipalities with respect to the prevailing wage threshold.

Senate Labor Committee A

S-1623
Gill, Nia H.

Vitale, Joseph F.

Clarifies that municipalities may establish sterile syringe access programs.

Same as A-2981

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee O

S-1683
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires SHBP and health insurers providing dependent coverage to cover unmarried dependent children until their 26th birthday.

Too broad and creates excessive burden on public and private sectors.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee O

S-1688
Rice, Ronald L.

Clarifies that needle exchange programs are illegal.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A

S-1706
Sweeney, Stephen M.

Requires certain certification for participation in certain firefighting activities.

Further erosion of ability to recruit volunteers.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee O
S-1745
Allen, Diane B.

Bark, Martha, W.

Requires municipal court to hear certain violations of animal cruelty statutes within 14 days of the summons date.

14 days is an unrestrictive frame. The League is requesting an amendment to 30 days.

Senate Economic Growth Committee O

S-1809
Doria, Joseph V.

Buono, Barbara

Authorizes property tax deferment for deployed military personnel. Proposed for introduction A

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

A-537
Myers, Connie

Provides parity between school boards and municipalities with respect to the prevailing wage threshold.

Assembly Labor Committee A

A-1624
Steele, Alfred E.

Wisniewski, John S.

Requires laws for police service benefits and fire service benefits to be the same.

Expensive for local governments and it does not recognize that various job classifications have differing benefits.

 

Pension and Health Benefits Commission Recommend to not enact O

A-2646
Connors, Christopher

Rumpf, Brian E.

Provides for joint environmental commissions comprised of five or more participating municipalities.

 

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committe A

A-2653
Brammick, John

Directs the Office of the Attorney General to develop fee schedule for discovery in municipal court; imposes limit on fees charged for discovery in certain cases.

Assembly Judiciary Committee
A
A-2711
Chiappone, Anthony

Authorizes property tax deferment for deployed military personnel.

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

A-2923
Fisher, Douglas H.

Burzichelli, John J.

Limits certain State and nonprofit land acquisitions in municipalities and increases State payments for preserved land.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2928
Stack, Brian P.

McKeon, John F,

Establishes a 1,000 foot drug free zone around playgrounds and other public parks, buildings and housing facilities.

No funding provided for the expenses of creating new signs and new maps.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-2936
Chiappone, Anthony

Manzo, Louis

Requires licensed towing company to notify local police, owner and lienholders after towing unattended vehicle.

Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2968
Wolfe, David

Holzapfel, James W.

Eliminates the public vote on a school district budget which is within cap.

Disenfranchises voters.

Assembly Education Committee O

A-2981
Weinberg, Loretta

Clarifies that municipalities may establish sterile syringe programs.

Condones illegal behavior.
Assembly Health and Human Services Committee O
A-2986
Kean, Sean T.

Permits all municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring bond from seasonal rental landlords in certain circumstances and increases penalties for subsequent offenses.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3028
Bodine, Francis L.

Chatzidakis, Larry

Merkt, Richard A.

Eliminates public school district budget reduction appeals to Commissioner of Education.

Assembly Education Committee A
A-3029
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

Authorizes mayors, county executives and freeholder directors membership upon any authority created by their local unit.

Could concentrate too much power in too few hands.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3048
Stack, Brian P.

Vas, Joseph

McKeon, John F.

Requires certain authorities to waive sewer and water connection fees for catastrophic events.

This redistributes costs to other users. Local discretion in establishing fee structure is preferred.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O

A-3049
Vas, Joseph

Stack, Brian P.

Wisniewski, Jonh S.

Permits transcript or videotape of testimony before local issuing authority to be admissible in ABC appeal.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3065
Barnes, Peter J.

Diegnan, Patrick J.

Permits police departments to temporarily hold juvenile offenders 18 years of age or older in jail or lock-up.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3098
Blee, Francis J.

Conover, Kirk W.

Clarifies requirement that new employers reimburse certain former employers for law enforcement training costs applies to provisional appointments.

Assembly Law and Public Safety 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 NJLM - JULY 2004 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 2004


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-1317
Girgenti, John A.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires laws for police service benefits and fire service benefits to be the same.

Same as A -1624
Pension and Health Benefits Commission Recommend to not enact

O

S-1439
Coniglio, Joseph

Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires vendors collecting New Jersey sales tax for locations in Jersey to record and report on their returns the amount of sales tax collected within each municipality in New Jersey.

New Assembly Appropriations Committee

A

S-1476
Bark, Martha, W.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Eliminates public school district budget reduction appeals to Commissioner of Education.

Senate Education Committee
A

S-1594
Turner, Shirley K.

Provides parity between school boards and municipalities with respect to the prevailing wage threshold.

Senate Labor Committee A

S-1623
Gill, Nia H.

Vitale, Joseph F.

Clarifies that municipalities may establish sterile syringe access programs.

Same as A-2981

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee O

S-1683
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires SHBP and health insurers providing dependent coverage to cover unmarried dependent children until their 26th birthday.

Too broad and creates excessive burden on public and private sectors.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee O

S-1688
Rice, Ronald L.

Clarifies that needle exchange programs are illegal.

Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

A

S-1706
Sweeney, Stephen M.

Requires certain certification for participation in certain firefighting activities.

Further erosion of ability to recruit volunteers.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee O
S-1745
Allen, Diane B.

Bark, Martha, W.

Requires municipal court to hear certain violations of animal cruelty statutes within 14 days of the summons date.

14 days is an unrestrictive frame. The League is requesting an amendment to 30 days.

Senate Economic Growth Committee O

S-1809
Doria, Joseph V.

Buono, Barbara

Authorizes property tax deferment for deployed military personnel. Proposed for introduction A

Return to Top

 

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

A-537
Myers, Connie

Provides parity between school boards and municipalities with respect to the prevailing wage threshold.

Assembly Labor Committee A

A-1624
Steele, Alfred E.

Wisniewski, John S.

Requires laws for police service benefits and fire service benefits to be the same.

Expensive for local governments and it does not recognize that various job classifications have differing benefits.

 

Pension and Health Benefits Commission Recommend to not enact O

A-2646
Connors, Christopher

Rumpf, Brian E.

Provides for joint environmental commissions comprised of five or more participating municipalities.

 

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committe A

A-2653
Brammick, John

Directs the Office of the Attorney General to develop fee schedule for discovery in municipal court; imposes limit on fees charged for discovery in certain cases.

Assembly Judiciary Committee
A
A-2711
Chiappone, Anthony

Authorizes property tax deferment for deployed military personnel.

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

A-2923
Fisher, Douglas H.

Burzichelli, John J.

Limits certain State and nonprofit land acquisitions in municipalities and increases State payments for preserved land.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2928
Stack, Brian P.

McKeon, John F,

Establishes a 1,000 foot drug free zone around playgrounds and other public parks, buildings and housing facilities.

No funding provided for the expenses of creating new signs and new maps.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-2936
Chiappone, Anthony

Manzo, Louis

Requires licensed towing company to notify local police, owner and lienholders after towing unattended vehicle.

Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2968
Wolfe, David

Holzapfel, James W.

Eliminates the public vote on a school district budget which is within cap.

Disenfranchises voters.

Assembly Education Committee O

A-2981
Weinberg, Loretta

Clarifies that municipalities may establish sterile syringe programs.

Condones illegal behavior.
Assembly Health and Human Services Committee O
A-2986
Kean, Sean T.

Permits all municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring bond from seasonal rental landlords in certain circumstances and increases penalties for subsequent offenses.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3028
Bodine, Francis L.

Chatzidakis, Larry

Merkt, Richard A.

Eliminates public school district budget reduction appeals to Commissioner of Education.

Assembly Education Committee A
A-3029
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

Authorizes mayors, county executives and freeholder directors membership upon any authority created by their local unit.

Could concentrate too much power in too few hands.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3048
Stack, Brian P.

Vas, Joseph

McKeon, John F.

Requires certain authorities to waive sewer and water connection fees for catastrophic events.

This redistributes costs to other users. Local discretion in establishing fee structure is preferred.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O

A-3049
Vas, Joseph

Stack, Brian P.

Wisniewski, Jonh S.

Permits transcript or videotape of testimony before local issuing authority to be admissible in ABC appeal.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3065
Barnes, Peter J.

Diegnan, Patrick J.

Permits police departments to temporarily hold juvenile offenders 18 years of age or older in jail or lock-up.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3098
Blee, Francis J.

Conover, Kirk W.

Clarifies requirement that new employers reimburse certain former employers for law enforcement training costs applies to provisional appointments.

Assembly Law and Public Safety 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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