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 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-2516
Palaia, Joseph A.

Prohibits use of schools as polling places in any election.

There are too few buildings in districts to accommodate voters. Schools are needed.
Senate State Government Committee

O

S-2518
Cardinale, Gerald

Authorizes local governmental units to use proceeds from certain forfeited property to defray related investigation and prosecution costs.

Removal of restriction on use of public funds will garner our full fledged support.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A*

S-2529
Singer, Robert W.
Vitale, Joseph F.

Protects law enforcement officers' addresses from being released by governmental entities.

Good idea. But unenforceable in current form.
Senate State Government Committee
O

S-2534
Bennett, John O.

Permits up to 50 percent age-restricted affordable housing under Fair Housing Act. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

SJR-54
Adler, John H.
Connors, Leonard T.

Creates State Mandate Study Commission. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

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

A-3454
Hackett, Mims

Clarifies municipal and county jurisdiction over streets and permits municipalities to designate stop intersections on streets under municipal jurisdiction.

We request an amendment also requiring counties to notify municipalities.
Assembly Transportation Committee A*

A-3477
Weinberg, Loretta
Johnson, Gordon M.

Permits appointment of up to four alternate members on municipal zoning boards of adjustment. 2nd Reading in Assembly A

A-3485
Sarlo, Paul A.
Guear, Gary L.

Makes all fireworks subject to Explosives Act.

Local regulation works.There is no need for State preemption.
2nd Reading in Assembly O

A-3486
Hackett, Mims

Allows local employers in SHBP to negotiate premium payments with unions. Assembly State Government Committee A
A-3495
Bodine,Francis L.
Chatzidakis, Larry
Requires tax collector to send redeemed tax sale certificate to county clerk for discharge.

The primary responsibility of the tax collector is to collect revenues. The requirements of this bill should not be shifted to municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3601
Heck, Rose Marie
Requires each municipality to establish a Reverse 9-1-1 system.

Due to insufficient funding, this is an unfunded mandate.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-3622
Steele, Alfred E.
Increases fairness for bidding on certain public contracts requiring proprietary goods, services, materials, or supplies.

Difficult to discern intent of this bill. However, from all appearances, this will complicate the bidding process.
2nd Reading in Assembly O
A-3650
Stender, Linda
Gusciora, Reed
Provides for assessment, at municipal option, of additional realty transfer fee of $0.75 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof recited in the deed in excess of $150,000, and provides for proceeds therefrom to be used for municipal open space preservation and historic preservation and acquisition projects.

Municipality should not be limited in its discretion on what purpose to expend funds. Monies should be remitted to towns on a quarterly basis.
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A*
AJR-59
Cryan, Joseph
Quigley, Joan M.
Creates Property Tax Study Commission.

Our Committee prefers to maintain focus on calling a Constitutional Convention.
Assembly Housing and Local 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 c NJLM - June 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
JUNE 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-2516
Palaia, Joseph A.

Prohibits use of schools as polling places in any election.

There are too few buildings in districts to accommodate voters. Schools are needed.
Senate State Government Committee

O

S-2518
Cardinale, Gerald

Authorizes local governmental units to use proceeds from certain forfeited property to defray related investigation and prosecution costs.

Removal of restriction on use of public funds will garner our full fledged support.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A*

S-2529
Singer, Robert W.
Vitale, Joseph F.

Protects law enforcement officers' addresses from being released by governmental entities.

Good idea. But unenforceable in current form.
Senate State Government Committee
O

S-2534
Bennett, John O.

Permits up to 50 percent age-restricted affordable housing under Fair Housing Act. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

SJR-54
Adler, John H.
Connors, Leonard T.

Creates State Mandate Study Commission. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

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

A-3454
Hackett, Mims

Clarifies municipal and county jurisdiction over streets and permits municipalities to designate stop intersections on streets under municipal jurisdiction.

We request an amendment also requiring counties to notify municipalities.
Assembly Transportation Committee A*

A-3477
Weinberg, Loretta
Johnson, Gordon M.

Permits appointment of up to four alternate members on municipal zoning boards of adjustment. 2nd Reading in Assembly A

A-3485
Sarlo, Paul A.
Guear, Gary L.

Makes all fireworks subject to Explosives Act.

Local regulation works.There is no need for State preemption.
2nd Reading in Assembly O

A-3486
Hackett, Mims

Allows local employers in SHBP to negotiate premium payments with unions. Assembly State Government Committee A
A-3495
Bodine,Francis L.
Chatzidakis, Larry
Requires tax collector to send redeemed tax sale certificate to county clerk for discharge.

The primary responsibility of the tax collector is to collect revenues. The requirements of this bill should not be shifted to municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3601
Heck, Rose Marie
Requires each municipality to establish a Reverse 9-1-1 system.

Due to insufficient funding, this is an unfunded mandate.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-3622
Steele, Alfred E.
Increases fairness for bidding on certain public contracts requiring proprietary goods, services, materials, or supplies.

Difficult to discern intent of this bill. However, from all appearances, this will complicate the bidding process.
2nd Reading in Assembly O
A-3650
Stender, Linda
Gusciora, Reed
Provides for assessment, at municipal option, of additional realty transfer fee of $0.75 for each $500 of consideration or fractional part thereof recited in the deed in excess of $150,000, and provides for proceeds therefrom to be used for municipal open space preservation and historic preservation and acquisition projects.

Municipality should not be limited in its discretion on what purpose to expend funds. Monies should be remitted to towns on a quarterly basis.
Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A*
AJR-59
Cryan, Joseph
Quigley, Joan M.
Creates Property Tax Study Commission.

Our Committee prefers to maintain focus on calling a Constitutional Convention.
Assembly Housing and Local 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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