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 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.

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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-405
Bucco, Anthony R.

Cardinale, Gerald

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district or municipality maintaining volunteer fire department.

Same as A -2748
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1340
Bucco, Anthony,R.

Creates pilot program to create a database with certain information regarding public buildings and facilities for use by emergency service providers during an emergency; appropriates $5,000,000.

Same as A-2529
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-1382
Ciesla, Andrew R.

Connors, Leonard T.

Clarifies that certain rents received by charitable and public service organizations are not subject to hotel and motel occupancy fees and taxes.

Great potential for serious revenue reduction. Also potential for abuse.

Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
O

S-1389
Connors, Leonard T.

Ciesla, Andrew R.

Promotes improved polling place accessibility for certain individuals with disabilities and the elderly; appropriates $500,000.

Inadequate appropriation to meet total costs and needs for improved public access to polling places.

Senate State Government Committee O

S-1450
Martin, Robert J.

Authorizes local unit to appoint insurance fund commissioners, its chief financial officer or its municipal clerk to oversee insurance Affairs

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

S-1465
Singer, Robert W.

Outlines criteria municipalities are to consider when establishing speed limits for local streets.

Same as A-2731

 

Senate Transportation Committee A

S-1477
Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides for recalculation of PERS retirement allowance for subsequent public employment.

Senate State Government Committee A

S-1482
Bucco, Anthony R.

Girgenti, John A.

Requires replacement of door and ignition locks on county and municipal vehicles prior to sale.

Unnecessary and costly
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1497
Gill, Nia H.

Requires Commissioner of Banking and Insurance to promulgate regional fee schedules for recovery, towing and storage of motor vehicles.

Same as A-2829
Senate Commerces Committee O

S-1504
Buono, Barbara

Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review and transmit to judge prior to sentencing motor vehicle abstracts of certain offenders.

 

2nd Reading in Senate A

S-1583
Turner, Shirley K.

Requires all voting machines to produce a voter-verified paper record.

Same as A-2627

 

Senate State Government Committee O

S-1584
Turner, Shirley K.

Clarifies and updates qualifications required to obtain historic site property tax exemption.

Same as A-2697

Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic PreservationCommittee A

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

A-2529
Quigley, Joan M.

Creates pilot program to create a database with certain information regarding public buildings and facilities for use by emergency service providers during an emergency; appropriates $5,000,000.

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee A

A-2627
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires all voting machines to produce a voter-verified paper record.

Concerned with costs, uniformity and voter confidentiality. Many counties have spent money already to purchase new m achines.

Assembly Appropriations Committee O

A-2629
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires polling places be more accessible for individuals with disabilities and elderly; limits waivers to two consecutive years.

 

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2633
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

Authorizes local unit to appoint insurance fund commissioners, its chief financial officer or its municipal clerk to oversee insurance

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2665
Chiappone, Anthony

Requires prosecution of domestic violence-related cases in Superior Court; removes jurisdiction from municipal court.

Assembly Judiciary Committee A
A-2666
Chiappone, Anthony

Requires collection of a fee by elected officials who perform marriages at nonwork locations; assesses $10 additional surcharge for such marriages.

The current system works - for couples, local charities and local officials.

Assembly Judiciary Committee O

A-2697
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Clarifies and updates qualifications required to obtain historic site property tax exemption.

 

2nd Reading in the Assembly A
A-2708
Chiappone, Anthony

Extends payment of accidental death benefit to survivors of police officer or firefighter who dies of myocardial infarction resulting from strenuous exercise or activity while performing duties.

The determination that death occurred within 24 hours after strenuous activity should be left to the insurance carrier and the courts.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2713
Chiappone, Anthony

Authorizes local contractor preference program.

Could result in a proliferation of lawsuits.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2715
Chiappone, Anthony

Increases from two to four alternate membership of separate planning boards.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2724
Chiappone, Anthony

Concerns certain tests for firefighters and police officers in active duty.

 

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
A-2727
Chiappone, Anthony

Waives motor vehicle registration fee for vehicles owned by municipal and county utilities authority.

 

Assembly Transportation Committee A
A-2731
Dancer, Ronald S.

Outlines criteria municipalities are to consider when establishing speed limits for local streets.

Same as S - 1465

 

Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2748
Gibson, John C.

Blee, Francis J.

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district or municipality maintaining volunteer fire department.

 

Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance A

A-2753
Van Drew, Jeff

Scalera, Frederick

Reduces State hotel and motel occupancy fee from five to two percent starting FY2005; preserves dedication.

Enaction will ultimately have an adverse impact on State aid.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-2755
Van Drew, Jeff

Scalera, Frederick

Requires State to offer surplus State police vehicles to volunteer fire companies.

*Would like to see offer expand to EMS and a provision for rotation of awards.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A*
A-2759
Cohen, Neil M.

Changes income criterion for qualifying for farmland assessment.

This is a piecemeal approach to a very complex situation. Recommend full comprehensive review of the Farmland Assessment Act.

 

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

O
A-2771
Impreveduto, Anthony

Stack, Brian P.

Permits left turn on red at intersection of two one-way roadways.

We are seeking an amendment that will allow the left - turn only when authorized by a sign.

Assembly Transportation Committee A*
A-2772
Impreveduto, Anthony

Stack, Brian P.

Revises filing requirements for minor subdivisions.

 

Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee A
A-2779
Fisher, Douglas H.

Exempts municipalities from payment of corporate filing fees.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2784
Buzzichelli, John J .

Clarifies determination of assessed value of certain petroleum refinery property subject to local taxation, appropriates funds necessary to reimburse municipalities for certain property tax refunds.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2803
Conway, Herb

Permits voter registration up to 14 days before election and at polling place on days of elections.

Extremely difficult for Board of Elections to have registration books prepared for that 14 day period.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-2829
Cohen, Neil M.

Requires Commissioner of Banking and Insurance to promulgate regional fee schedules for recovery, towing and storage of motor vehicles.

We prefer local discretion rather than a regional mandate.

Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee O

A-2891
Chatzidakis, Larry

Clarifies that municipal utilities authorities may join with municipality within the authority's service area to acquire lands for recreation and conservation purposes.

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

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It's easy and it's fast.
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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 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-405
Bucco, Anthony R.

Cardinale, Gerald

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district or municipality maintaining volunteer fire department.

Same as A -2748
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1340
Bucco, Anthony,R.

Creates pilot program to create a database with certain information regarding public buildings and facilities for use by emergency service providers during an emergency; appropriates $5,000,000.

Same as A-2529
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

S-1382
Ciesla, Andrew R.

Connors, Leonard T.

Clarifies that certain rents received by charitable and public service organizations are not subject to hotel and motel occupancy fees and taxes.

Great potential for serious revenue reduction. Also potential for abuse.

Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
O

S-1389
Connors, Leonard T.

Ciesla, Andrew R.

Promotes improved polling place accessibility for certain individuals with disabilities and the elderly; appropriates $500,000.

Inadequate appropriation to meet total costs and needs for improved public access to polling places.

Senate State Government Committee O

S-1450
Martin, Robert J.

Authorizes local unit to appoint insurance fund commissioners, its chief financial officer or its municipal clerk to oversee insurance Affairs

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A

S-1465
Singer, Robert W.

Outlines criteria municipalities are to consider when establishing speed limits for local streets.

Same as A-2731

 

Senate Transportation Committee A

S-1477
Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides for recalculation of PERS retirement allowance for subsequent public employment.

Senate State Government Committee A

S-1482
Bucco, Anthony R.

Girgenti, John A.

Requires replacement of door and ignition locks on county and municipal vehicles prior to sale.

Unnecessary and costly
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1497
Gill, Nia H.

Requires Commissioner of Banking and Insurance to promulgate regional fee schedules for recovery, towing and storage of motor vehicles.

Same as A-2829
Senate Commerces Committee O

S-1504
Buono, Barbara

Sarlo, Paul A.

Requires municipal prosecutors to review and transmit to judge prior to sentencing motor vehicle abstracts of certain offenders.

 

2nd Reading in Senate A

S-1583
Turner, Shirley K.

Requires all voting machines to produce a voter-verified paper record.

Same as A-2627

 

Senate State Government Committee O

S-1584
Turner, Shirley K.

Clarifies and updates qualifications required to obtain historic site property tax exemption.

Same as A-2697

Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic PreservationCommittee A

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

A-2529
Quigley, Joan M.

Creates pilot program to create a database with certain information regarding public buildings and facilities for use by emergency service providers during an emergency; appropriates $5,000,000.

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee A

A-2627
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires all voting machines to produce a voter-verified paper record.

Concerned with costs, uniformity and voter confidentiality. Many counties have spent money already to purchase new m achines.

Assembly Appropriations Committee O

A-2629
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires polling places be more accessible for individuals with disabilities and elderly; limits waivers to two consecutive years.

 

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2633
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Cruz-Perez, Nilsa

Authorizes local unit to appoint insurance fund commissioners, its chief financial officer or its municipal clerk to oversee insurance

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2665
Chiappone, Anthony

Requires prosecution of domestic violence-related cases in Superior Court; removes jurisdiction from municipal court.

Assembly Judiciary Committee A
A-2666
Chiappone, Anthony

Requires collection of a fee by elected officials who perform marriages at nonwork locations; assesses $10 additional surcharge for such marriages.

The current system works - for couples, local charities and local officials.

Assembly Judiciary Committee O

A-2697
Gusciora, Reed

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Clarifies and updates qualifications required to obtain historic site property tax exemption.

 

2nd Reading in the Assembly A
A-2708
Chiappone, Anthony

Extends payment of accidental death benefit to survivors of police officer or firefighter who dies of myocardial infarction resulting from strenuous exercise or activity while performing duties.

The determination that death occurred within 24 hours after strenuous activity should be left to the insurance carrier and the courts.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2713
Chiappone, Anthony

Authorizes local contractor preference program.

Could result in a proliferation of lawsuits.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2715
Chiappone, Anthony

Increases from two to four alternate membership of separate planning boards.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2724
Chiappone, Anthony

Concerns certain tests for firefighters and police officers in active duty.

 

Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
A-2727
Chiappone, Anthony

Waives motor vehicle registration fee for vehicles owned by municipal and county utilities authority.

 

Assembly Transportation Committee A
A-2731
Dancer, Ronald S.

Outlines criteria municipalities are to consider when establishing speed limits for local streets.

Same as S - 1465

 

Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2748
Gibson, John C.

Blee, Francis J.

Increases maximum death benefit of group life insurance policies paid for by fire district or municipality maintaining volunteer fire department.

 

Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance A

A-2753
Van Drew, Jeff

Scalera, Frederick

Reduces State hotel and motel occupancy fee from five to two percent starting FY2005; preserves dedication.

Enaction will ultimately have an adverse impact on State aid.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-2755
Van Drew, Jeff

Scalera, Frederick

Requires State to offer surplus State police vehicles to volunteer fire companies.

*Would like to see offer expand to EMS and a provision for rotation of awards.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A*
A-2759
Cohen, Neil M.

Changes income criterion for qualifying for farmland assessment.

This is a piecemeal approach to a very complex situation. Recommend full comprehensive review of the Farmland Assessment Act.

 

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

O
A-2771
Impreveduto, Anthony

Stack, Brian P.

Permits left turn on red at intersection of two one-way roadways.

We are seeking an amendment that will allow the left - turn only when authorized by a sign.

Assembly Transportation Committee A*
A-2772
Impreveduto, Anthony

Stack, Brian P.

Revises filing requirements for minor subdivisions.

 

Assembly Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee A
A-2779
Fisher, Douglas H.

Exempts municipalities from payment of corporate filing fees.

 

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2784
Buzzichelli, John J .

Clarifies determination of assessed value of certain petroleum refinery property subject to local taxation, appropriates funds necessary to reimburse municipalities for certain property tax refunds.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2803
Conway, Herb

Permits voter registration up to 14 days before election and at polling place on days of elections.

Extremely difficult for Board of Elections to have registration books prepared for that 14 day period.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-2829
Cohen, Neil M.

Requires Commissioner of Banking and Insurance to promulgate regional fee schedules for recovery, towing and storage of motor vehicles.

We prefer local discretion rather than a regional mandate.

Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee O

A-2891
Chatzidakis, Larry

Clarifies that municipal utilities authorities may join with municipality within the authority's service area to acquire lands for recreation and conservation purposes.

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources 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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