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
June 2005

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2004 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 210th 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.

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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-2133
Rice, Ronald


Provides for educational requirements for planning and zoning board members.

We can support the concept, but the bill is unworkable and problematic. Same as A-3803.

Passes Senate; 2nd Reading in Assembly

O

S-2182
Turner, Shirley K.


Enhances penalties upon certain violators of housing codes.

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-2377
Singer, Robert,

Gormley, William

Expands eligibility criteria for disabled veteran's property tax exemption.

Unfunded mandate.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O
S-2430
Vitale, Joseph F.,

Lance, Leonard

Provides for commencement of short term tax exemptions and abatements as of date of completion of project.

Same as A-461

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-2441
Baer, Byron M

Prohibits the use and display of Social Security numbers for certain identification purposes by public or private entities.

Senate Commerce Committee
A

S-2448
Kyrillos, Joseph,

Adler, John H.

Requires all elected or appointed local government officers to receive ethics training.

Senate State Government Committee
A

SCR-40
Connors, Leonard,

Sweeney, Stephen M

Amends Constitution to authorize tax exemptions for increased property values resulting from property improvements to facilitate use and access of homes by permanently and totally disabled.
Senate Budget and Appropriations
Committee
A

SCR-80
Connors, Leonard,

Ciesla, Andrew R.

Proposes constitutional amendment granting property assessment reductions for certain improvements to dwelling houses to provide living-quarters for senior citizen relatives.

No guarantee reduction would not exist long after elder relative moved away or expired. This would be unfair to other property owners

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

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

A-2841
Chippone, Anthony

Van Drew, Jeff

Permits municipalities to contract with animal and humane societies which engage in animal foster care.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3044
Francis J. Blee,

Barnes, Peter,

Holzapfel, James W.


Increases amount of State payment for post-retirement health care benefits for certain retired police officers and firefighters.

Creates disparity for other pension systems.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3564
Gusciora, Reed

Requires sharing of revenues derived from major developments situated near municipal borders under certain circumstances.

We can support this concept, but the bill's definitions are vague and unenforceable

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3853
Van Drew, Jeff

Increases PFRS benefits for active members when PFRS funded at 101%, for retirees over three fiscal years thereafter.

Costly; will negatively impact local property taxes

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3780
Burzichelli, John,
Greenwald, Louis,
Vas, Joseph,
Quigley, Joan,
Conaway, Herb

 

Requires and permits preference in awarding certain contracts in order to satisfy certain urban revitalization goals.

Ultimately, this will be costly to towns. Same as S-2472

Assembly
Appropriations Committee
O

A-3877
Watson Coleman,
Bonnie,

Gusciora, Reed,

Vas, Joseph

Authorizes denying development applications of developers who defaulted on performance and maintenance bonds and establishes system for sharing notice of performance and maintenance bond defaults

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3878
Chivukula, Upendra J.,

Smith, Robert J

Authorizes counties and municipalities to acquire real property, and to resell or lease it with agricultural deed restrictions attached, for farmland preservation purposes

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-3882
Gusciora, Reed,

Concerns criteria regarding designation of real property as property tax-exempt.

Conflicts with other existing legislation. Also, concerned with partially exempt properties.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3890
Cryan, Joseph

Permits municipalities to use auxiliary police in non-emergency situations.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3892
McKeon, John F.

Requires new affordable housing units constructed be accessible for use by elderly and disabled persons.

Laudable goal; but in reality this will drive up the construction costs of new housing.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3899
Diegnan, Patrick J.,

Egan, Joseph V.,

Vas, Joseph,

Barnes, Peter J.

Requires appraisal or certification to be delivered by owner upon appeal of certain commercial and industrial property taxes.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

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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
June 2005


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2004 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 210th 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-2133
Rice, Ronald


Provides for educational requirements for planning and zoning board members.

We can support the concept, but the bill is unworkable and problematic. Same as A-3803.

Passes Senate; 2nd Reading in Assembly

O

S-2182
Turner, Shirley K.


Enhances penalties upon certain violators of housing codes.

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-2377
Singer, Robert,

Gormley, William

Expands eligibility criteria for disabled veteran's property tax exemption.

Unfunded mandate.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O
S-2430
Vitale, Joseph F.,

Lance, Leonard

Provides for commencement of short term tax exemptions and abatements as of date of completion of project.

Same as A-461

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-2441
Baer, Byron M

Prohibits the use and display of Social Security numbers for certain identification purposes by public or private entities.

Senate Commerce Committee
A

S-2448
Kyrillos, Joseph,

Adler, John H.

Requires all elected or appointed local government officers to receive ethics training.

Senate State Government Committee
A

SCR-40
Connors, Leonard,

Sweeney, Stephen M

Amends Constitution to authorize tax exemptions for increased property values resulting from property improvements to facilitate use and access of homes by permanently and totally disabled.
Senate Budget and Appropriations
Committee
A

SCR-80
Connors, Leonard,

Ciesla, Andrew R.

Proposes constitutional amendment granting property assessment reductions for certain improvements to dwelling houses to provide living-quarters for senior citizen relatives.

No guarantee reduction would not exist long after elder relative moved away or expired. This would be unfair to other property owners

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

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

A-2841
Chippone, Anthony

Van Drew, Jeff

Permits municipalities to contract with animal and humane societies which engage in animal foster care.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3044
Francis J. Blee,

Barnes, Peter,

Holzapfel, James W.


Increases amount of State payment for post-retirement health care benefits for certain retired police officers and firefighters.

Creates disparity for other pension systems.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3564
Gusciora, Reed

Requires sharing of revenues derived from major developments situated near municipal borders under certain circumstances.

We can support this concept, but the bill's definitions are vague and unenforceable

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3853
Van Drew, Jeff

Increases PFRS benefits for active members when PFRS funded at 101%, for retirees over three fiscal years thereafter.

Costly; will negatively impact local property taxes

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3780
Burzichelli, John,
Greenwald, Louis,
Vas, Joseph,
Quigley, Joan,
Conaway, Herb

 

Requires and permits preference in awarding certain contracts in order to satisfy certain urban revitalization goals.

Ultimately, this will be costly to towns. Same as S-2472

Assembly
Appropriations Committee
O

A-3877
Watson Coleman,
Bonnie,

Gusciora, Reed,

Vas, Joseph

Authorizes denying development applications of developers who defaulted on performance and maintenance bonds and establishes system for sharing notice of performance and maintenance bond defaults

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3878
Chivukula, Upendra J.,

Smith, Robert J

Authorizes counties and municipalities to acquire real property, and to resell or lease it with agricultural deed restrictions attached, for farmland preservation purposes

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-3882
Gusciora, Reed,

Concerns criteria regarding designation of real property as property tax-exempt.

Conflicts with other existing legislation. Also, concerned with partially exempt properties.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3890
Cryan, Joseph

Permits municipalities to use auxiliary police in non-emergency situations.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3892
McKeon, John F.

Requires new affordable housing units constructed be accessible for use by elderly and disabled persons.

Laudable goal; but in reality this will drive up the construction costs of new housing.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3899
Diegnan, Patrick J.,

Egan, Joseph V.,

Vas, Joseph,

Barnes, Peter J.

Requires appraisal or certification to be delivered by owner upon appeal of certain commercial and industrial property taxes.

Assembly Housing and Local Government 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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