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
MARCH 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.

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-429
Littell, Robert E.


Requires award of grants to remediate discharges from home heating oil tanks for applications filed prior to July 1, 2007.

Senate Environment Committee

A

S-675
Connors, Leonard, T.

Revises law governing emergency services volunteer length of service award programs.

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-747
Turner, Shirley K.

Requires property tax bills to contain eligibility information on tax relief programs.

Administratively burdensome for municipalities. The State can provide this information on the income tax statement.

State Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-757
Turner, Shirley K.

Increases from $15,000 to $25,000 annual compensation PERS retiree may earn in PERS-covered employment without reenrollment.

Senate State Government Committee A

S-825
Allen, Diane B.

Provides volunteer EMTs, volunteer firefighters mileage reimbursement; makes appropriations.

Documentation of mileage and related information would create administrative difficulties for municipalities.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs O

S-845
Martin, Robert J.

Extends deadline for Privacy Study Commission report until December 31, 2004.

2nd Reading in the Senate A

S-861
Kean, Thomas H.

Immunizes employers from civil liability for certain disclosures regarding employees and former employees.

Senate Labor Committee A
S-948
Sarlo, Paul A

Provides for State and county coordination of emergency response programs.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
S-949
Sarlo, Paul A.
Concerns fire emergency procedures. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
S-972
Asselta, Nicholas

Reduces rate of State hotel and motel occupancy fee after FY2004 from 5% to1%; revises dedications of fee revenue.

Any reduction in State revenues will, in the long run, negatively impact State aid to towns.

State Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation O

S-1336
Buono, Barbara

Sweeney, Stephen M.

Provides paid and unpaid leaves of absence for service with public employee unions and allows full cost purchase of PERS credit for period of leave.

Definition of labor representative too broad.

Proposed for introduction O

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

A-246
Gregg, Guy R.

Merkt, Richard A.

Immunizes employers from civil liability for certain disclosures regarding employees and former employees. Assembly Labor Committee A

A-271
Kean, Sean T.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement.

Documentation of mileage and related information would create ministrative difficulties for municipalities.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-466
Doherty, Michael J. A

Smith, Robert J.

Gregg, Guy R.

Requires award of grants to remediate discharges from home heating oil tanks for applications filed prior to July 1, 2007.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-963
Rumpf, Brian E.

Connors, Christopher J.

Requires local government notification of sex offender registration and prohibits sex offenders from living near schools, child care centers or playgrounds.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-1206

Quigley, Joan M A

Scalera, Frederick

Concerns fire emergency procedures.

Homeland Security and State Preparedness

A
A-1447

Scalera, Frederick A

Johnson, Gordon M.

Manzo, Lewis

Provides for State and county coordination of emergency response programs.

Passed Assembly on 3/15/04 A

A-1455
Wisniewski, John S.

DeCroce, Alex

Requires NJT to comment on certain local applications for development.

2nd Reading in the Assembly A
A-1891
Oliver, Shelia

Allows TPAF and PERS members to purchase up to one year of credit for official child-care leave.

Commendable intent, however, does not extend to other public pension systems.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-1927
Van Drew, Jeff

Creates "Real Property Revaluation Review Commission."

We do not need another review commission. A property tax convention is the best approach to address system wide change.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-1930
Kean, Sean T.

Diegnan, PAtrick J.

Provides for the protection of certain publicly-owned archeological sites and findings, and establishes penalties.

League's support is contingent on clarification that only State-owned lands are impacted by this bill.

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A*
A-2037
McKeon, John F.

Increases total marriage license fees from $28 to $50; allocates $25 to municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2038
McKeon, John F.

Authorizes local option tax on seller of billboard advertising space.

Full approval is contingent on language stipulating all tax revenue will be paid directly to municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A*
A-2041
Munoz, Eric

Requires posting sign on property subject of development application.

The League will support this bill if it is amended to make it a local option for the municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O*
A-2043
Baroni, Bill

Expands definition of "safe corridor".

We prefer to rely on the existing DOT guidelines.

Assembly Transportation Committee O
A-2092
Cohen, Neil M
.

Authorizes payment of added and omitted assessments by property taxpayers over 12-month period.

Would adversely affect the surplus of every town in the State.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-2095
Greenstein, Linda R.

Provides paid and unpaid leaves of absence for service with public employee unions and allows full cost purchase of PERS credit for period of leave.

Definition of labor representative is too broad.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2120
Gusciora, Reed
Allows cap law exception to pay for increased municipal insurance costs. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2181
Merkt, Richard A.

Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage.

Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2182
Merkt, Richard A.

Permits conveyance of surplus State real property at no cost to a county or municipality for certain public purposes.

Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2258
Russo, David C.
Clarifies language regarding unfunded mandates. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2275
Greenwald, Louis D.

Exempts certain county and municipally-owned water supply facilities from BPU regulation.

Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee A

AR-66
Stender, Linda

Scalera, Frederick

Memorializes Congress and President to release first responder funds to municipalities.

Passed Assembly. Filed with the Secretary of State 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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NJLM - March 2004 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 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-429
Littell, Robert E.


Requires award of grants to remediate discharges from home heating oil tanks for applications filed prior to July 1, 2007.

Senate Environment Committee

A

S-675
Connors, Leonard, T.

Revises law governing emergency services volunteer length of service award programs.

2nd Reading in the Senate

A

S-747
Turner, Shirley K.

Requires property tax bills to contain eligibility information on tax relief programs.

Administratively burdensome for municipalities. The State can provide this information on the income tax statement.

State Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-757
Turner, Shirley K.

Increases from $15,000 to $25,000 annual compensation PERS retiree may earn in PERS-covered employment without reenrollment.

Senate State Government Committee A

S-825
Allen, Diane B.

Provides volunteer EMTs, volunteer firefighters mileage reimbursement; makes appropriations.

Documentation of mileage and related information would create administrative difficulties for municipalities.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs O

S-845
Martin, Robert J.

Extends deadline for Privacy Study Commission report until December 31, 2004.

2nd Reading in the Senate A

S-861
Kean, Thomas H.

Immunizes employers from civil liability for certain disclosures regarding employees and former employees.

Senate Labor Committee A
S-948
Sarlo, Paul A

Provides for State and county coordination of emergency response programs.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
S-949
Sarlo, Paul A.
Concerns fire emergency procedures. Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee A
S-972
Asselta, Nicholas

Reduces rate of State hotel and motel occupancy fee after FY2004 from 5% to1%; revises dedications of fee revenue.

Any reduction in State revenues will, in the long run, negatively impact State aid to towns.

State Senate Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation O

S-1336
Buono, Barbara

Sweeney, Stephen M.

Provides paid and unpaid leaves of absence for service with public employee unions and allows full cost purchase of PERS credit for period of leave.

Definition of labor representative too broad.

Proposed for introduction O

Return to Top

 

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

A-246
Gregg, Guy R.

Merkt, Richard A.

Immunizes employers from civil liability for certain disclosures regarding employees and former employees. Assembly Labor Committee A

A-271
Kean, Sean T.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement.

Documentation of mileage and related information would create ministrative difficulties for municipalities.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-466
Doherty, Michael J. A

Smith, Robert J.

Gregg, Guy R.

Requires award of grants to remediate discharges from home heating oil tanks for applications filed prior to July 1, 2007.

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-963
Rumpf, Brian E.

Connors, Christopher J.

Requires local government notification of sex offender registration and prohibits sex offenders from living near schools, child care centers or playgrounds.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-1206

Quigley, Joan M A

Scalera, Frederick

Concerns fire emergency procedures.

Homeland Security and State Preparedness

A
A-1447

Scalera, Frederick A

Johnson, Gordon M.

Manzo, Lewis

Provides for State and county coordination of emergency response programs.

Passed Assembly on 3/15/04 A

A-1455
Wisniewski, John S.

DeCroce, Alex

Requires NJT to comment on certain local applications for development.

2nd Reading in the Assembly A
A-1891
Oliver, Shelia

Allows TPAF and PERS members to purchase up to one year of credit for official child-care leave.

Commendable intent, however, does not extend to other public pension systems.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-1927
Van Drew, Jeff

Creates "Real Property Revaluation Review Commission."

We do not need another review commission. A property tax convention is the best approach to address system wide change.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-1930
Kean, Sean T.

Diegnan, PAtrick J.

Provides for the protection of certain publicly-owned archeological sites and findings, and establishes penalties.

League's support is contingent on clarification that only State-owned lands are impacted by this bill.

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A*
A-2037
McKeon, John F.

Increases total marriage license fees from $28 to $50; allocates $25 to municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2038
McKeon, John F.

Authorizes local option tax on seller of billboard advertising space.

Full approval is contingent on language stipulating all tax revenue will be paid directly to municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A*
A-2041
Munoz, Eric

Requires posting sign on property subject of development application.

The League will support this bill if it is amended to make it a local option for the municipality.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O*
A-2043
Baroni, Bill

Expands definition of "safe corridor".

We prefer to rely on the existing DOT guidelines.

Assembly Transportation Committee O
A-2092
Cohen, Neil M
.

Authorizes payment of added and omitted assessments by property taxpayers over 12-month period.

Would adversely affect the surplus of every town in the State.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-2095
Greenstein, Linda R.

Provides paid and unpaid leaves of absence for service with public employee unions and allows full cost purchase of PERS credit for period of leave.

Definition of labor representative is too broad.

Assembly State Government Committee O
A-2120
Gusciora, Reed
Allows cap law exception to pay for increased municipal insurance costs. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2181
Merkt, Richard A.

Prohibits elected officials and public employees from enrolling for health benefits with more than one public entity; provides civil action for treble expenses by public entity providing additional coverage.

Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2182
Merkt, Richard A.

Permits conveyance of surplus State real property at no cost to a county or municipality for certain public purposes.

Assembly State Government Committee A
A-2258
Russo, David C.
Clarifies language regarding unfunded mandates. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2275
Greenwald, Louis D.

Exempts certain county and municipally-owned water supply facilities from BPU regulation.

Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee A

AR-66
Stender, Linda

Scalera, Frederick

Memorializes Congress and President to release first responder funds to municipalities.

Passed Assembly. Filed with the Secretary of State 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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