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 June 14, 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-234
Suliga, Joseph

Removes authorization for automatic renewal provisions in cable television franchises.

Municipalities can benefit from automatic renewal in many ways.
Senate Commerce Committee

O

S-276
Bucco, Anthony R.
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires buildings with elevators to either utilize standardized fire recall keys or have installed therein elevator fire recall key lock boxes.
See also S-397
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

A

S-397
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires certain elevators to be retrofitted with standardized elevator fire recall keys.*
See also S-276
Combined With S-276
A

S-668
Codey, Richard J.
Suliga, Joseph

Concerns the provision of CATV service and telecommunications service. Senate Commerce Committee A

S-966
Turner, Shirley K.
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires DOT to identify unsafe crossings, between railroads and public highways, and tracks having pedestrian traffic, and to request money from Transportation Trust Fund to make the safety improvements. See also A-1796 2nd Reading in Senate Committee Amendments A

S-1140
Codey, Richard J.
Rice, Ronald L.

Makes various changes to local cap law; brings fire districts under spending limitations.

Severely hinder local units ability to maintain existing services to property taxpayers.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1304
Cardinale, Gerald
Baer, Byron M.
Concerns cable television competition.

A good idea, but specifics run afoul of Federal laws and regulations.
Senate Commerce Committee O
S-1355
Bagger, Richard H.
Revises New Jersey's computer crime law to incorporate recent technological changes. Senate Judiciary Committee A
S-1503
Allen, Diane B.
Requires testing of school grounds for hazardous substances under certain circumstances.

*This legislation is permissive; however, the League has requested funding for cleanup costs be included.
Senate Environment Committee A*
S-1511
Smith, Bob
Ends exclusion of indirect program costs from cleanup and removal costs. Senate Environment Committee A
S-1536
Furnari, Gary J.
Increases certain TPAF and PERS retirement allowances for veterans.
See also A-2284
Senate State Government Committee O
S-1564
Bennett, John O.
Codey, Richard J.
Requires public employers to deduct a representation fee in lieu of dues in certain circumstances.
See also A-2372
2nd Reading in Senate Committee Amendments O


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

A-1728
Biondi, Peter J.

Revises New Jersey's computer crime law to incorporate recent technological changes

Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

A

A-1796
Bodine, Francis L.
DeCroce, Alex

Requires DOT to identify unsafe crossings, between railroads and public highways, and to request money from Transportation Trust Fund to make the safety improvements. See also S-966 Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2047
Roberts, Joseph J.

Permits local authorities to appropriate and transfer available surplus funds to municipality or county that created authority. 2nd Reading in Assembly A

A-2210
McKeon, John F.

Allows certain county or municipal public park access parking lots to be used also for commuter parking under certain circumstances. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-2221
Hackett, Mims

Requires public institutions of higher education to assess each student a fee to be used to offset the cost of services provided by the municipality in which the institution is located.

Should not be limited to public institutions of higher education. Should also include county colleges, hospitals, etc. Also private schools.
Assembly Education Committee O

A-2229
Roberts, Joseph J.
Biondi, Peter J.
Fisher, Douglas H.

Concerns public works contractor registration.

Ultimately, would increase cost of municipal projects and narrows competition.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-2230
Roberts, Joseph J.

Authorizes local government units to construct locally funded public indoor recreation facilities on certain types of parkland under certain conditions. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-2241
Guear, Gary L.
Bodine, Francis L.

Directs installation of audio-visual alarm systems in public buildings and places of public assembly to signal a need to evacuate.

This is an unfunded, and very costly, mandate.
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee O
A-2245
Merkt, Richard A.
Permits municipalities to designate segments of certain highways as recreation or government facilities zones with 25 MPH speed limits. Assembly Transportation Committee A
A-2249
Weinberg, Loretta
Johnson, Gordon M.
Requires State Treasurer to provide long term care insurance plan for local public employers to offer to employees and retirees at own expense. Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2270
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Authorizes proration of veterans' property tax deduction.

The real estate closing process is the proper forum to address this issue.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-2281
Guear, Gary L.
Friscia, Arline M.
Increases minimum PFRS special retirement allowance from 65% to 70% of final compensation.

This will be a financial burden on municipalities.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2284
McKeon, John F.
Increases certain TPAF and PERS retirement allowances for veterans.

The N/55 Legislation already provided sufficient and generous pension enhancements to veterans.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2285
Smith, Robert J.
Authorizes municipal court to impose certain sanctions on truant children. Assembly Judiciary Committee A
A-2360
Smith, Robert J.
Requires payment in lieu of taxes to municipality when State college or university purchases property for use as student residence. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2372
Sires, Albio
Requires public employers to deduct a representation fee in lieu of dues in certain circumstances.

We believe this is unfair to employees who choose not to be a union member.
To Assembly Labor Committee O
A-2510
Gusciora, Reed
Ends exclusion of indirect program costs from cleanup and removal costs. Proposed for introduction A

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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
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 us NJLM - June 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 June 14, 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-234
Suliga, Joseph

Removes authorization for automatic renewal provisions in cable television franchises.

Municipalities can benefit from automatic renewal in many ways.
Senate Commerce Committee

O

S-276
Bucco, Anthony R.
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires buildings with elevators to either utilize standardized fire recall keys or have installed therein elevator fire recall key lock boxes.
See also S-397
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

A

S-397
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires certain elevators to be retrofitted with standardized elevator fire recall keys.*
See also S-276
Combined With S-276
A

S-668
Codey, Richard J.
Suliga, Joseph

Concerns the provision of CATV service and telecommunications service. Senate Commerce Committee A

S-966
Turner, Shirley K.
Sacco, Nicholas J.

Requires DOT to identify unsafe crossings, between railroads and public highways, and tracks having pedestrian traffic, and to request money from Transportation Trust Fund to make the safety improvements. See also A-1796 2nd Reading in Senate Committee Amendments A

S-1140
Codey, Richard J.
Rice, Ronald L.

Makes various changes to local cap law; brings fire districts under spending limitations.

Severely hinder local units ability to maintain existing services to property taxpayers.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1304
Cardinale, Gerald
Baer, Byron M.
Concerns cable television competition.

A good idea, but specifics run afoul of Federal laws and regulations.
Senate Commerce Committee O
S-1355
Bagger, Richard H.
Revises New Jersey's computer crime law to incorporate recent technological changes. Senate Judiciary Committee A
S-1503
Allen, Diane B.
Requires testing of school grounds for hazardous substances under certain circumstances.

*This legislation is permissive; however, the League has requested funding for cleanup costs be included.
Senate Environment Committee A*
S-1511
Smith, Bob
Ends exclusion of indirect program costs from cleanup and removal costs. Senate Environment Committee A
S-1536
Furnari, Gary J.
Increases certain TPAF and PERS retirement allowances for veterans.
See also A-2284
Senate State Government Committee O
S-1564
Bennett, John O.
Codey, Richard J.
Requires public employers to deduct a representation fee in lieu of dues in certain circumstances.
See also A-2372
2nd Reading in Senate Committee Amendments O


Return to Top

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

A-1728
Biondi, Peter J.

Revises New Jersey's computer crime law to incorporate recent technological changes

Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

A

A-1796
Bodine, Francis L.
DeCroce, Alex

Requires DOT to identify unsafe crossings, between railroads and public highways, and to request money from Transportation Trust Fund to make the safety improvements. See also S-966 Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-2047
Roberts, Joseph J.

Permits local authorities to appropriate and transfer available surplus funds to municipality or county that created authority. 2nd Reading in Assembly A

A-2210
McKeon, John F.

Allows certain county or municipal public park access parking lots to be used also for commuter parking under certain circumstances. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-2221
Hackett, Mims

Requires public institutions of higher education to assess each student a fee to be used to offset the cost of services provided by the municipality in which the institution is located.

Should not be limited to public institutions of higher education. Should also include county colleges, hospitals, etc. Also private schools.
Assembly Education Committee O

A-2229
Roberts, Joseph J.
Biondi, Peter J.
Fisher, Douglas H.

Concerns public works contractor registration.

Ultimately, would increase cost of municipal projects and narrows competition.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-2230
Roberts, Joseph J.

Authorizes local government units to construct locally funded public indoor recreation facilities on certain types of parkland under certain conditions. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A

A-2241
Guear, Gary L.
Bodine, Francis L.

Directs installation of audio-visual alarm systems in public buildings and places of public assembly to signal a need to evacuate.

This is an unfunded, and very costly, mandate.
Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee O
A-2245
Merkt, Richard A.
Permits municipalities to designate segments of certain highways as recreation or government facilities zones with 25 MPH speed limits. Assembly Transportation Committee A
A-2249
Weinberg, Loretta
Johnson, Gordon M.
Requires State Treasurer to provide long term care insurance plan for local public employers to offer to employees and retirees at own expense. Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2270
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Authorizes proration of veterans' property tax deduction.

The real estate closing process is the proper forum to address this issue.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O
A-2281
Guear, Gary L.
Friscia, Arline M.
Increases minimum PFRS special retirement allowance from 65% to 70% of final compensation.

This will be a financial burden on municipalities.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2284
McKeon, John F.
Increases certain TPAF and PERS retirement allowances for veterans.

The N/55 Legislation already provided sufficient and generous pension enhancements to veterans.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2285
Smith, Robert J.
Authorizes municipal court to impose certain sanctions on truant children. Assembly Judiciary Committee A
A-2360
Smith, Robert J.
Requires payment in lieu of taxes to municipality when State college or university purchases property for use as student residence. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2372
Sires, Albio
Requires public employers to deduct a representation fee in lieu of dues in certain circumstances.

We believe this is unfair to employees who choose not to be a union member.
To Assembly Labor Committee O
A-2510
Gusciora, Reed
Ends exclusion of indirect program costs from cleanup and removal costs. Proposed for introduction 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

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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