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 2006

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2005 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 211th New Jersey Legislative term. For the eleventh consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2004 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $30.00 Members* $40.00 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-211
Diane B. Allen

Joseph Coniglio

Places temporary moratorium on use of eminent domain; creates Eminent Domain Study Commission to examine its use Statewide.

Same as S-1219

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

O

S-365
Ellen Karcher


Prohibits trapping of cats and dogs; limits trapping to animal control officers, members of SPCA and volunteers of Trap-Neuter-Return program.

No demonstrated need for legislation.

Senate Economic Growth Committee

O

S-366
Ellen Karcher

 Increases fines for violation of Open Public Meetings Act, provides for enforcement by certain parties, and requires audio or video recording of meeting to be part of minutes.

State Mandate.

Senate State Government Committee
O

S-960
Barbara Buono

Authorizes State and local governments to enter into group purchasing agreement for alternative fueled vehicles.

           
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-971
Leonard Lance

Requires licensed professional engineer on construction board of appeals to possess a certified municipal engineer certificate.

           
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-1008
Stephen M. Sweeney

Requires municipality to remit to county and school district at least 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively, of annual service charge received under long term tax exemption agreement.  

Reduces amount received by municipality from financial agreement.  Will negatively impact municipal budget.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-1219
Robert J. Martin

Ellen Karcher

Revises law concerning meetings of public bodies and access to government records; makes appropriation.

Unnecessary and administratively problematic.

Senate State Government Committee
O
S-1497
John H. Adler
Exempts solar energy systems from real property taxation.
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-274
Upendra J. Chivukula

Neil M. Cohen

Establishes pilot program in DLPS requiring electronic recording of certain police interrogations

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1294
Louis M. Manzo

Authorizes municipalities to prohibit transfer of tax exemptions with sale of property without prior municipal approval in accordance with standards adopted by ordinance.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-1445
Jack Conners

Upendra J. Chivukula

Increases maximum LOSAP contributions and prospectively changes certain vesting requirements.

Recommend any increase in LOSAP to voter referendum.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-1882
John F. McKeon

Michael J. Panter

Douglas H. Fisher

Reed Gusciora

Larry Chatzidakis

Exempts solar energy systems from real property taxation.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2019
Sean T. Kean

Requires municipal referendum prior to condemnation of private property when sale or transfer to private entity for economic development purposes is contemplated.

The referendum is a state mandate.  Existing process is sufficent and  provides safeguards.

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O

A-2085
Jeff Van Drew

Establishes certain specific gambling offenses connected with animal fights under the animal cruelty laws; establishes minimum jail time for first offenders.

           
Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee A

A-2196
Peter J. Barnes

Gordon M Johnson

Allows certain nonprofits to apply directly to Division of Highway Traffic Safety for federal grants.

This reduces the available funds to municipalities.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-2305
John F. McKeon

Permits graduated license fee schedule based on capacity for certain alcoholic beverage licenses.

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2364
Jeff Van Drew

Provides Government Records Council will be independent agency; clarifies that council may employ outside legal counsel; directs council to perform annual assessment of its performance and file annual report with Governor and Legislature.                                          

            Unnecessary
Assembly State Government Committee
O

A-2423
Charlotte Vandervalk

Places temporary moratorium of 48 months on certain uses of eminent domain; creates Eminent Domain Study Commission to examine its use Statewide.     

A moratorium would have a chilling and negative impact on redevelopment

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O

A-2484
Peter J. Barnes

Patrick J. Diegnan

Allows municipalities to publish ordinances, resolutions or other notices in free newspapers.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2615
Michael J. Panter

Reed Gusciora

Prohibits trapping of cats and dogs; limits trapping to animal control officers, members of SPCA and volunteers of Trap-Neuter-Return Program.

Same as S-365
Assembly Agriculture and NAtural Resources Committee O
A-2762
Upendra J. Chivukula

Revises law concerning meetings of public bodies and access to government records; makes appropriation.

Same as S-1219

Assembly State Government Committee O

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 mag NJLM - July 2006 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 2006


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2005 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 211th New Jersey Legislative term. For the eleventh consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2004 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $30.00 Members* $40.00 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-211
Diane B. Allen

Joseph Coniglio

Places temporary moratorium on use of eminent domain; creates Eminent Domain Study Commission to examine its use Statewide.

Same as S-1219

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

O

S-365
Ellen Karcher


Prohibits trapping of cats and dogs; limits trapping to animal control officers, members of SPCA and volunteers of Trap-Neuter-Return program.

No demonstrated need for legislation.

Senate Economic Growth Committee

O

S-366
Ellen Karcher

 Increases fines for violation of Open Public Meetings Act, provides for enforcement by certain parties, and requires audio or video recording of meeting to be part of minutes.

State Mandate.

Senate State Government Committee
O

S-960
Barbara Buono

Authorizes State and local governments to enter into group purchasing agreement for alternative fueled vehicles.

           
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-971
Leonard Lance

Requires licensed professional engineer on construction board of appeals to possess a certified municipal engineer certificate.

           
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-1008
Stephen M. Sweeney

Requires municipality to remit to county and school district at least 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively, of annual service charge received under long term tax exemption agreement.  

Reduces amount received by municipality from financial agreement.  Will negatively impact municipal budget.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-1219
Robert J. Martin

Ellen Karcher

Revises law concerning meetings of public bodies and access to government records; makes appropriation.

Unnecessary and administratively problematic.

Senate State Government Committee
O
S-1497
John H. Adler
Exempts solar energy systems from real property taxation.
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-274
Upendra J. Chivukula

Neil M. Cohen

Establishes pilot program in DLPS requiring electronic recording of certain police interrogations

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1294
Louis M. Manzo

Authorizes municipalities to prohibit transfer of tax exemptions with sale of property without prior municipal approval in accordance with standards adopted by ordinance.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-1445
Jack Conners

Upendra J. Chivukula

Increases maximum LOSAP contributions and prospectively changes certain vesting requirements.

Recommend any increase in LOSAP to voter referendum.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-1882
John F. McKeon

Michael J. Panter

Douglas H. Fisher

Reed Gusciora

Larry Chatzidakis

Exempts solar energy systems from real property taxation.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2019
Sean T. Kean

Requires municipal referendum prior to condemnation of private property when sale or transfer to private entity for economic development purposes is contemplated.

The referendum is a state mandate.  Existing process is sufficent and  provides safeguards.

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O

A-2085
Jeff Van Drew

Establishes certain specific gambling offenses connected with animal fights under the animal cruelty laws; establishes minimum jail time for first offenders.

           
Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee A

A-2196
Peter J. Barnes

Gordon M Johnson

Allows certain nonprofits to apply directly to Division of Highway Traffic Safety for federal grants.

This reduces the available funds to municipalities.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-2305
John F. McKeon

Permits graduated license fee schedule based on capacity for certain alcoholic beverage licenses.

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2364
Jeff Van Drew

Provides Government Records Council will be independent agency; clarifies that council may employ outside legal counsel; directs council to perform annual assessment of its performance and file annual report with Governor and Legislature.                                          

            Unnecessary
Assembly State Government Committee
O

A-2423
Charlotte Vandervalk

Places temporary moratorium of 48 months on certain uses of eminent domain; creates Eminent Domain Study Commission to examine its use Statewide.     

A moratorium would have a chilling and negative impact on redevelopment

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O

A-2484
Peter J. Barnes

Patrick J. Diegnan

Allows municipalities to publish ordinances, resolutions or other notices in free newspapers.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2615
Michael J. Panter

Reed Gusciora

Prohibits trapping of cats and dogs; limits trapping to animal control officers, members of SPCA and volunteers of Trap-Neuter-Return Program.

Same as S-365
Assembly Agriculture and NAtural Resources Committee O
A-2762
Upendra J. Chivukula

Revises law concerning meetings of public bodies and access to government records; makes appropriation.

Same as S-1219

Assembly State Government Committee O

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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