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
Updated July 15, 2002


Scales of Justice

New Publication!
2001 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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 in 2001.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2000 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.

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

S-1144
Cardinale, Gerald
Baer, Byron M.

Requires examinations of joint insurance funds and certain reporting by those funds.

This is over kill. The Local Finance Board already requires an annual independent audit.
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

O

S-1586
Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides general municipal option to impose hotel occupancy tax; allocates revenue from such tax between municipality and county and prescribes use thereof. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1613
Bucco, Anthony R.

Eliminates entitlement to workers' compensation cash benefits during imprisonment. Senate Labor Committee
A

S-1631
Singer, Robert W.

Imposes penalty upon political subdivision of State that unlawfully denies person military leave benefits. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

SCR-63
Connors, Leonard T.

Proposes constitutional amendment prohibiting certain change in assessment of residential real property as a result of maintenance and repair.

Not only is this bill vague and provides no definition of standards, it would also impair the ability of municipal assessors to manage the assessment ratio.
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-2383
DeCroce, Alex
Pennachio, Joseph

Protects property record cards maintained by tax assessors from public disclosure.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

A

A-2385
Stender, Linda
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits directed suretyship in connection with public works contracts. Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee A

A-2389
Hackett, Mims

Requires that owners of age-restricted multiple dwellings notify municipal emergency management coordinator of certain utility disruptions and prepare and maintain annual emergency evacuation plans. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2419
Garrett, E. Scott

Appropriates $3,400,000 to DCA to fund Watershed Moratorium Offset Aid. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2420
Doria, Joseph V.
Wolfe, David W.

Authorizes transfer of any title at any point during the term of a local unit lease purchase agreement or contract.

By- passes bidding procedures.
Assembly Education Committee O

A-2445
Weinberg, Loretta

Authorizes referenda by municipalities to permit sales on Sundays. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee NA

A-2464
Sires, Albio
Green, Jerry

Requires municipal and county utilities to provide reduced sewer and water connection fees for certain affordable housing projects.

Mandated sewer cost reduction. In reality, turns utlity authorities into social functionaries.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2476
Conaway, Herb
Conners, Jack

Mandates use of New Jersey Electronic Death Registration System. Assembly Health and Human Services Committee A
A-2499
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Requires examinations of joint insurance funds and certain reporting by those funds.

This is overkill. The local Finance Board already requires an annual independent audit.
Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee O
A-2522
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
Barnes, Peter J.
Requires emergency first aid and first responder retraining for local law enforcement officers; establishes a "duty to act" in emergency situations for on-duty local law enforcement officers.

Unfunded mandate. No Funding provided for training. This bill also dictates additional duties and responsibilities for local officers.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-2544
Watson Bonnie, Coleman
Increases number of members of COAH; makes other changes to "Fair Housing Act."

The League is not opposed to increasing the membership of COAH, but this bill would encourage more development and will lead to litigation.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
ACR-114
Cohen, Neil M.
Proposes amendment to State Constitution guaranteeing State residents and State property owners right of free beach access and authorizing "Free the Beaches" lotteries to fund cost of free access.

The proposed amendment would REQUIRE free beach access. It would only PERMIT state funding.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
ACR-122
Connors, Christopher J
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Proposes constitutional amendment prohibiting certain change in assessment of residential real property as a result of maintenance and repair.

Not only is this bill vague and provides no definition of standards, it would also impair the ability of municipal assessors to manage the assessment ratio.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

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You can now order bill copies electronically by placing a check in the box to the left of the bill(s) and pressing

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
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Please e-mail your questions to Bulleti NJLM - July 2002 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
Updated July 15, 2002


Scales of Justice

New Publication!
2001 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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 in 2001.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2000 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.

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

S-1144
Cardinale, Gerald
Baer, Byron M.

Requires examinations of joint insurance funds and certain reporting by those funds.

This is over kill. The Local Finance Board already requires an annual independent audit.
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

O

S-1586
Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides general municipal option to impose hotel occupancy tax; allocates revenue from such tax between municipality and county and prescribes use thereof. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1613
Bucco, Anthony R.

Eliminates entitlement to workers' compensation cash benefits during imprisonment. Senate Labor Committee
A

S-1631
Singer, Robert W.

Imposes penalty upon political subdivision of State that unlawfully denies person military leave benefits. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A

SCR-63
Connors, Leonard T.

Proposes constitutional amendment prohibiting certain change in assessment of residential real property as a result of maintenance and repair.

Not only is this bill vague and provides no definition of standards, it would also impair the ability of municipal assessors to manage the assessment ratio.
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-2383
DeCroce, Alex
Pennachio, Joseph

Protects property record cards maintained by tax assessors from public disclosure.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

A

A-2385
Stender, Linda
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits directed suretyship in connection with public works contracts. Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee A

A-2389
Hackett, Mims

Requires that owners of age-restricted multiple dwellings notify municipal emergency management coordinator of certain utility disruptions and prepare and maintain annual emergency evacuation plans. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2419
Garrett, E. Scott

Appropriates $3,400,000 to DCA to fund Watershed Moratorium Offset Aid. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2420
Doria, Joseph V.
Wolfe, David W.

Authorizes transfer of any title at any point during the term of a local unit lease purchase agreement or contract.

By- passes bidding procedures.
Assembly Education Committee O

A-2445
Weinberg, Loretta

Authorizes referenda by municipalities to permit sales on Sundays. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee NA

A-2464
Sires, Albio
Green, Jerry

Requires municipal and county utilities to provide reduced sewer and water connection fees for certain affordable housing projects.

Mandated sewer cost reduction. In reality, turns utlity authorities into social functionaries.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2476
Conaway, Herb
Conners, Jack

Mandates use of New Jersey Electronic Death Registration System. Assembly Health and Human Services Committee A
A-2499
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Requires examinations of joint insurance funds and certain reporting by those funds.

This is overkill. The local Finance Board already requires an annual independent audit.
Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee O
A-2522
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
Barnes, Peter J.
Requires emergency first aid and first responder retraining for local law enforcement officers; establishes a "duty to act" in emergency situations for on-duty local law enforcement officers.

Unfunded mandate. No Funding provided for training. This bill also dictates additional duties and responsibilities for local officers.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-2544
Watson Bonnie, Coleman
Increases number of members of COAH; makes other changes to "Fair Housing Act."

The League is not opposed to increasing the membership of COAH, but this bill would encourage more development and will lead to litigation.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
ACR-114
Cohen, Neil M.
Proposes amendment to State Constitution guaranteeing State residents and State property owners right of free beach access and authorizing "Free the Beaches" lotteries to fund cost of free access.

The proposed amendment would REQUIRE free beach access. It would only PERMIT state funding.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O
ACR-122
Connors, Christopher J
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Proposes constitutional amendment prohibiting certain change in assessment of residential real property as a result of maintenance and repair.

Not only is this bill vague and provides no definition of standards, it would also impair the ability of municipal assessors to manage the assessment ratio.
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

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


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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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