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
MARCH 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-1868
Cafiero, James S.
Matheussen, John J.

Permits municipalities to enact an ordinance requiring drivers arrested for DUI to be held in custody.

See also A-3171
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

A

S-2039
Gormley, William L.

Requires review and approval by Local Finance Board of proposed monetary settlements between elected local officials and county or municipality.

Inappropriate imposition of bureaucratic veto over a decision of elected representatives.
2nd Reading in the Senate

O

S-2133
Inverso, Peter A.

Prohibits counties and municipalities from accepting and paying for employee's work outside the course of employment.

Unenforceable
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-2134
Inverso, Peter A.

Prohibits provision of dual coverage for active public employee or retiree in SHBP. Senate State Government Committee A

S-2138
Inverso, Peter A.

Limits payment for certain supplemental compensation and accumulated vacation leave upon retirement for certain local government employees.

Removes local authority to negotiate.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2162
Singer, Robert W.
Cardinale, Gerald
Affords tax exemption for portions of certain tax-exempt buildings used for exempt purposes by exempt entities; subjects portions of certain tax-exempt buildings to property taxation if leased to profit-making entity or used for nonexempt purposes.

Reduces tax base and goes against global approach to property tax relief.
2nd Reading in the Senate O
S-2199
Bucco,Anthony
Suliga, Joseph
Provides for paid post-retirement medical benefits to certain retired veteran State and local government employees.

Costly for towns. Moreover, federal government already provides similar benefits.
Senate State Government Committee O
S-2207
Kyrillos, Joseph M.
Palaia, Joseph A.
Authorizes county prosecutor to assume control of a municipal law enforcement agency under certain circumstances.

Prosecutor already enjoys broad power. This bill is not needed.
Senate Judiciary Committee O
S-2211
Rice, Ronald L.
Increases penalties for illegally posted signs; specifies that local units are entitled to certain fine moneys. Senate State Government Committee A
S-2217
Inverso, Peter A.
Provides for development of public employee identification number; limits use of Social Security number.

See also A-3257
Senate State Government Committee A
S-2260
Inverso, Peter A.
Requires traffic impact studies for certain developments and financial contributions for State highway improvements.

Bill gives too much authority to DOT.
Senate Transportation Committee O
S-2265
Palaia, Joseph A.
Increases maximum fine for violation of municipal ordinance.

Resulted from a League Conference Resolution.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A
S-2269
Sweeney, Stephen M.
Requires that certain information on NJ SAVER, homestead property tax reimbursement and homestead rebate programs be included with property tax bill.

Administratively burdensome. Furthermore, the state has opportunity to provide this information on income tax statement.
See also A-3212
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2291
Bucco, Anthony R.
Singer, Robert W.
Provides paid leave to certain public employees to serve on statutorily created bodies.

Costly for municipalities.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2295
Bennett, John O.
Increases permissible percentage of fair share housing obligation transferrable through regional contribution agreements.

See also A-3341
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A*
S-2296
Littell, Robert E.
Requires prequalification by State officials of prospective bidders for local public works contracts in same manner as prequalification of prospective bidders for State contracts.

Potential to encourage union shops. Also an infringement on home rule.
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-2977
Blee, Francis J.

Requires review and approval by Local Finance Board of proposed monetary settlements between elected local officials and county or municipality.

Inappropriate imposition of bureaucratic veto over a decision of elected representatives.
See also S-2039

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

O

A-3171
O"Toole, Kevin J.

Permits municipalities to enact an ordinance requiring drivers arrested for DUI to be held in custody. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3212
Fisher, Douglas H.
Burzichelli, John J.

Requires that certain information on NJ SAVER, homestead property tax reimbursement and homestead rebate programs be included with tax property bill.

Administratively burdensome. Furthermore, the state has the opportunity to provide this information on income tax statement.
See also S-2269
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3257
Greenstein, Linda R.
Guear, Gary L.

Provides for development of public employee identification number; limits use of Social Security number.

See also S-2217
Assembly State Government Committee A

A-3341
Kean, Sean T.
Corodemus, Steve

Increases permissible percentage of fair share housing obligation transferrable through regional contribution agreements.

League supports, but would also like to see tighter control on monies and a thorough review of COAH regulations and the Fair Housing Act.
See also S-2295
Assembly Housing and Local Government 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 NJLM - March 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
MARCH 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-1868
Cafiero, James S.
Matheussen, John J.

Permits municipalities to enact an ordinance requiring drivers arrested for DUI to be held in custody.

See also A-3171
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

A

S-2039
Gormley, William L.

Requires review and approval by Local Finance Board of proposed monetary settlements between elected local officials and county or municipality.

Inappropriate imposition of bureaucratic veto over a decision of elected representatives.
2nd Reading in the Senate

O

S-2133
Inverso, Peter A.

Prohibits counties and municipalities from accepting and paying for employee's work outside the course of employment.

Unenforceable
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-2134
Inverso, Peter A.

Prohibits provision of dual coverage for active public employee or retiree in SHBP. Senate State Government Committee A

S-2138
Inverso, Peter A.

Limits payment for certain supplemental compensation and accumulated vacation leave upon retirement for certain local government employees.

Removes local authority to negotiate.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2162
Singer, Robert W.
Cardinale, Gerald
Affords tax exemption for portions of certain tax-exempt buildings used for exempt purposes by exempt entities; subjects portions of certain tax-exempt buildings to property taxation if leased to profit-making entity or used for nonexempt purposes.

Reduces tax base and goes against global approach to property tax relief.
2nd Reading in the Senate O
S-2199
Bucco,Anthony
Suliga, Joseph
Provides for paid post-retirement medical benefits to certain retired veteran State and local government employees.

Costly for towns. Moreover, federal government already provides similar benefits.
Senate State Government Committee O
S-2207
Kyrillos, Joseph M.
Palaia, Joseph A.
Authorizes county prosecutor to assume control of a municipal law enforcement agency under certain circumstances.

Prosecutor already enjoys broad power. This bill is not needed.
Senate Judiciary Committee O
S-2211
Rice, Ronald L.
Increases penalties for illegally posted signs; specifies that local units are entitled to certain fine moneys. Senate State Government Committee A
S-2217
Inverso, Peter A.
Provides for development of public employee identification number; limits use of Social Security number.

See also A-3257
Senate State Government Committee A
S-2260
Inverso, Peter A.
Requires traffic impact studies for certain developments and financial contributions for State highway improvements.

Bill gives too much authority to DOT.
Senate Transportation Committee O
S-2265
Palaia, Joseph A.
Increases maximum fine for violation of municipal ordinance.

Resulted from a League Conference Resolution.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A
S-2269
Sweeney, Stephen M.
Requires that certain information on NJ SAVER, homestead property tax reimbursement and homestead rebate programs be included with property tax bill.

Administratively burdensome. Furthermore, the state has opportunity to provide this information on income tax statement.
See also A-3212
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2291
Bucco, Anthony R.
Singer, Robert W.
Provides paid leave to certain public employees to serve on statutorily created bodies.

Costly for municipalities.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-2295
Bennett, John O.
Increases permissible percentage of fair share housing obligation transferrable through regional contribution agreements.

See also A-3341
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A*
S-2296
Littell, Robert E.
Requires prequalification by State officials of prospective bidders for local public works contracts in same manner as prequalification of prospective bidders for State contracts.

Potential to encourage union shops. Also an infringement on home rule.
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-2977
Blee, Francis J.

Requires review and approval by Local Finance Board of proposed monetary settlements between elected local officials and county or municipality.

Inappropriate imposition of bureaucratic veto over a decision of elected representatives.
See also S-2039

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee

O

A-3171
O"Toole, Kevin J.

Permits municipalities to enact an ordinance requiring drivers arrested for DUI to be held in custody. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3212
Fisher, Douglas H.
Burzichelli, John J.

Requires that certain information on NJ SAVER, homestead property tax reimbursement and homestead rebate programs be included with tax property bill.

Administratively burdensome. Furthermore, the state has the opportunity to provide this information on income tax statement.
See also S-2269
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3257
Greenstein, Linda R.
Guear, Gary L.

Provides for development of public employee identification number; limits use of Social Security number.

See also S-2217
Assembly State Government Committee A

A-3341
Kean, Sean T.
Corodemus, Steve

Increases permissible percentage of fair share housing obligation transferrable through regional contribution agreements.

League supports, but would also like to see tighter control on monies and a thorough review of COAH regulations and the Fair Housing Act.
See also S-2295
Assembly Housing and Local Government 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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