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 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-1727
Martha W. Bark

Joesph A Palaia

Prevents payment of temporary disability benefit under workers' compensation greater than pre-injury earnings

Senate Labor Committee

A

S-1751
Nicholas Asselta


Allows UEZ municipalities to include certain activities and services as projects eligible for UEZ funding.

Same as A-282

Senate Economic Growth Committee

A

S-1810
Ellen Karcher

Clarifies that penalties for unauthorized parking in handicapped parking space are effective even when not posted.

Senate Committee,
2nd Reading
A

S-1837
Martha W. Bark

Requires Commissioner of Community Affairs to list on department website examples of shared service agreements between local governments.

Same as A-3110
Unnecessary as this is already on the State's agenda.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

O

S-1882
Martha W. Bark

Permits inclusion on property tax bill of statement of savings attributable to shared service agreements

Unnecessary as this is already on the State's agenda.

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-759
Robert M. Gordon

John F. McKeon

Brian P. Stack

Requires tenant rebates by landlords of multifamily dwellings for cost of municipal solid waste collection by municipalities.                    

Expands bureaucracy and requires the promulgation of rules  and regulations which will subject municipalities to additional  audit requirements.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-882
Craig A. Stanley

Jennifer Beck

Establishes a permanent Commission on the Funding of a Thorough and Efficient Public School Education to make recommendations and to monitor a public school funding formula. 

Assembly Committee as a Substitute 2nd Reading
A

A-1022
Vincent Prieto

Revises income limits for eligibility to receive homestead property tax reimbursement to be median regional income limits established by COAH.

This is piecemeal legislation that is not funded.  Must address comprehensive property tax reform

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2720
Vincent Prieto

Frederick Scalera

David R. Meyer

Requires training program for and recognizes position of technical assistant to construction code official.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2773
James W. Holzapfel

David W. Wolfe

Joan M. Voss

Nelson T. Albano

Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. 

Same as S-1705
Current law is sufficient.

Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
O

A-2880
Jennifer Beck

Creates the "Local Unit Audit Teams" program in the Department of the Treasury.

Provides no money to State implementation.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-2886
Jennifer Beck

Requires Legislative Budget and Finance Officer to prepare fiscal note on any bill having local government cost.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2892
Louis D. Greenwald

Removes two license limit on plenary retail distribution license holders.

Same as S-1691

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2941
Jennifer Beck

Provides that newly elected or appointed local officials completecourses on budgeting and business practices.

Would discourage citizen volunteers from local public service. 
Unnecessary and an unfunded mandate.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-2943
Jennifer Beck

Establishes Property Tax Impact Review Commission to review legislation potentially impacting property taxes. 

Such Commission is unnecessary.  League supports Constitiutional Convention.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2969
Paul D. Moriarty

Jon M. Brammick

David R. Mayer

Nilsa Cruz-Perez

Regulates donation clothing bins
Assembly Committee as a Substitute 2nd Reading A
A-2997
Vincent Prieto

Requires Director of Division of Taxation to create combined application form for homestead rebate and homestead property tax reimbursement programs.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A
A-3012
Steve Corodemus

Requires PERS designate position providing least compensation, for member holding concurrent positions, as compensation base for contributions and pension calculations.

Restricts local governments

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3021
Richard A. Merkt

"Part-time Public Employees and Elected Officials Pension Reform Act" ends retirement system enrollment for Legislators and part-time public employees and elected officials commencing service after enactment.

Restricts local governments

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3022
Amy H. Handin

Charlotte Vandervalk

Alex DeCroce

Establishes Local Authorities Review Commission.

Unnecessary, as Local Finance Board already has authority to address issues.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3063
Jeff Van Drew

Nelson T. Albano

Concerns meeting notices and minutes requirements of Open Public Meetings Act.

Unfunded Mandate.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3071
Jeff Van Drew

Nelson T. Albano

Authorizes State and local police to enforce parking prohibitions in fire zones on both public and private property.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3078
Guy R. Gregg

Richard A. Merkt

Eliminates urban enterprise zones.

This program works for employers, employees and customers.  Elimination makes no sense

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O
A-3081
Douglas H. Fisher
Removes from requirements of local budget cap law municipalities that do not levy municipal purposes tax.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3106
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Requires water purveyors to develop and implement leak detection programs.

Same as S-355
Unnecessary and costly.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
A-3116
Marcia A. Karrow

Caps bond counsel legal fees and costs on public issuers' bond transactions and requires a competitive selection process for retaining bond counsel.

Bond counsel provides access to capital markets.  Towns benefit from good bonding attorney

Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-3118
Marcia A. Karrow
Authorizes any municipality outside Highlands Region to establish receiving zones for Highlands transfer of development
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A
A-3119
Marcia A. Karrow
Authorizes local law enforcement officers to inspect trucks.
Assembly Transportation and Public Works Committee A
A-3132
Eric Munoz
Allocates nondedicated portion of State realty transfer fee collections to municipal property tax relief.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3133
Eric Munoz
Permits municipal board of library commissioners to reduce library tax rate when municipality acquires new ratables.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
AJR-108
Jennifer Beck

Creates Property Tax Collection Consolidation Study

The rationale for this legislation is unacceptable to municipalities.  We doubt this proposal would have any positive results for  municipalities.  The lesson of Gross Reciepts and Franchise Taxes still stands out.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

Recipient Information

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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 magaz NJLM - June 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
JUNE 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-1727
Martha W. Bark

Joesph A Palaia

Prevents payment of temporary disability benefit under workers' compensation greater than pre-injury earnings

Senate Labor Committee

A

S-1751
Nicholas Asselta


Allows UEZ municipalities to include certain activities and services as projects eligible for UEZ funding.

Same as A-282

Senate Economic Growth Committee

A

S-1810
Ellen Karcher

Clarifies that penalties for unauthorized parking in handicapped parking space are effective even when not posted.

Senate Committee,
2nd Reading
A

S-1837
Martha W. Bark

Requires Commissioner of Community Affairs to list on department website examples of shared service agreements between local governments.

Same as A-3110
Unnecessary as this is already on the State's agenda.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

O

S-1882
Martha W. Bark

Permits inclusion on property tax bill of statement of savings attributable to shared service agreements

Unnecessary as this is already on the State's agenda.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

Return to Top

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

A-759
Robert M. Gordon

John F. McKeon

Brian P. Stack

Requires tenant rebates by landlords of multifamily dwellings for cost of municipal solid waste collection by municipalities.                    

Expands bureaucracy and requires the promulgation of rules  and regulations which will subject municipalities to additional  audit requirements.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-882
Craig A. Stanley

Jennifer Beck

Establishes a permanent Commission on the Funding of a Thorough and Efficient Public School Education to make recommendations and to monitor a public school funding formula. 

Assembly Committee as a Substitute 2nd Reading
A

A-1022
Vincent Prieto

Revises income limits for eligibility to receive homestead property tax reimbursement to be median regional income limits established by COAH.

This is piecemeal legislation that is not funded.  Must address comprehensive property tax reform

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2720
Vincent Prieto

Frederick Scalera

David R. Meyer

Requires training program for and recognizes position of technical assistant to construction code official.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2773
James W. Holzapfel

David W. Wolfe

Joan M. Voss

Nelson T. Albano

Establishes animal cruelty offenses pertaining to chaining or other restraint of animals. 

Same as S-1705
Current law is sufficient.

Assembly
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
O

A-2880
Jennifer Beck

Creates the "Local Unit Audit Teams" program in the Department of the Treasury.

Provides no money to State implementation.

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-2886
Jennifer Beck

Requires Legislative Budget and Finance Officer to prepare fiscal note on any bill having local government cost.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2892
Louis D. Greenwald

Removes two license limit on plenary retail distribution license holders.

Same as S-1691

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2941
Jennifer Beck

Provides that newly elected or appointed local officials completecourses on budgeting and business practices.

Would discourage citizen volunteers from local public service. 
Unnecessary and an unfunded mandate.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-2943
Jennifer Beck

Establishes Property Tax Impact Review Commission to review legislation potentially impacting property taxes. 

Such Commission is unnecessary.  League supports Constitiutional Convention.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2969
Paul D. Moriarty

Jon M. Brammick

David R. Mayer

Nilsa Cruz-Perez

Regulates donation clothing bins
Assembly Committee as a Substitute 2nd Reading A
A-2997
Vincent Prieto

Requires Director of Division of Taxation to create combined application form for homestead rebate and homestead property tax reimbursement programs.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A
A-3012
Steve Corodemus

Requires PERS designate position providing least compensation, for member holding concurrent positions, as compensation base for contributions and pension calculations.

Restricts local governments

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3021
Richard A. Merkt

"Part-time Public Employees and Elected Officials Pension Reform Act" ends retirement system enrollment for Legislators and part-time public employees and elected officials commencing service after enactment.

Restricts local governments

Assembly State Government Committee O

A-3022
Amy H. Handin

Charlotte Vandervalk

Alex DeCroce

Establishes Local Authorities Review Commission.

Unnecessary, as Local Finance Board already has authority to address issues.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3063
Jeff Van Drew

Nelson T. Albano

Concerns meeting notices and minutes requirements of Open Public Meetings Act.

Unfunded Mandate.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3071
Jeff Van Drew

Nelson T. Albano

Authorizes State and local police to enforce parking prohibitions in fire zones on both public and private property.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3078
Guy R. Gregg

Richard A. Merkt

Eliminates urban enterprise zones.

This program works for employers, employees and customers.  Elimination makes no sense

Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee O
A-3081
Douglas H. Fisher
Removes from requirements of local budget cap law municipalities that do not levy municipal purposes tax.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-3106
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Requires water purveyors to develop and implement leak detection programs.

Same as S-355
Unnecessary and costly.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
A-3116
Marcia A. Karrow

Caps bond counsel legal fees and costs on public issuers' bond transactions and requires a competitive selection process for retaining bond counsel.

Bond counsel provides access to capital markets.  Towns benefit from good bonding attorney

Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-3118
Marcia A. Karrow
Authorizes any municipality outside Highlands Region to establish receiving zones for Highlands transfer of development
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A
A-3119
Marcia A. Karrow
Authorizes local law enforcement officers to inspect trucks.
Assembly Transportation and Public Works Committee A
A-3132
Eric Munoz
Allocates nondedicated portion of State realty transfer fee collections to municipal property tax relief.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3133
Eric Munoz
Permits municipal board of library commissioners to reduce library tax rate when municipality acquires new ratables.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
AJR-108
Jennifer Beck

Creates Property Tax Collection Consolidation Study

The rationale for this legislation is unacceptable to municipalities.  We doubt this proposal would have any positive results for  municipalities.  The lesson of Gross Reciepts and Franchise Taxes still stands out.

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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