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
MAY 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-1413
Leonard T. Connors

Revises fee schedule for property assessment appeals.

Same as A-2585

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1599
Nicholas Asselta


Permits purchase of temporary service credit in TPAF and PERS even if the service did not result without interruption in permanent employment.

Same as A-2562
Cost prohibitive.

Senate State GovernmentCommittee

O

S-1610
Nicholas Asselta

Requires county and municipal emergency operations plans to be updated annually; appropriates $100,000. 

Unnecessary.  Additionally, the appropriation is insufficient.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans'Affairs Committee
O

S-1733
Diane B. Allen

Martha W. Bark

Allows certain organizations to file complaints with the Council on Local Mandates.

Unnecessary. 

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-1792
Marcia A. Karrow

Authorizes lease of farmed land acquired by a county or municipality to farmer who was prior lessee of that land.


2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-2614
Gordon M. Johnson

Jack Connors

Jeff Van Drew

Requires private and public employers to provide unpaid leaves of absence or reassignment of hours for National Guard members and Reservists engaged in training.

Assembly State Government Committee
A

A-2633
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Authorizes awards to State and local government employees for suggestions to save taxpayers money through sharing and consolidation.

Same as S-1734

Assembly State Government Committee A

A-2648
Chatlotte Vandervalk

Prohibits diversion of preserved open space to provide land for residential development, including affordable housing.

Agency already has the discretion to deny; Process has enough restrictions in place already

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources O

A-2660
Patrick J. Diegnan

Louis D. Greenwald

Pamela R. Lampitt

Eliminates awards of punitive damages against municipalities and boards of education, and against employees of municipalities and boards of education acting within the scope or under color of their office, employment or agency.

Assembly
Judiciary Committee
A

A-2771
Neil M. Cohen

Reduces interest rate charged to senior citizen delinquent property taxpayers to 5%.

Unfair to other property taxpayers.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2798
Francis L. Bodine

Larry Chatzidakis

Requires language on property assessment notification tying assessment to property tax bill.

Same as S-1729

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2799
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Appropriates $11 million to restore Regional Efficiency Aid Program aid to FY 2002 level.

Same as S-1736

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2844
Reed Gusciora

Directs AG to develop guidelines for law enforcement cooperation with municipal prosecutors. Assembly
Judiciary Committee
A

A-2845
Reed Gusciora

Directs AG to develop a computer system to assist municipal prosecutors. Assembly
Judiciary 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 NJLM - May 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
MAY 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-1413
Leonard T. Connors

Revises fee schedule for property assessment appeals.

Same as A-2585

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1599
Nicholas Asselta


Permits purchase of temporary service credit in TPAF and PERS even if the service did not result without interruption in permanent employment.

Same as A-2562
Cost prohibitive.

Senate State GovernmentCommittee

O

S-1610
Nicholas Asselta

Requires county and municipal emergency operations plans to be updated annually; appropriates $100,000. 

Unnecessary.  Additionally, the appropriation is insufficient.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans'Affairs Committee
O

S-1733
Diane B. Allen

Martha W. Bark

Allows certain organizations to file complaints with the Council on Local Mandates.

Unnecessary. 

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-1792
Marcia A. Karrow

Authorizes lease of farmed land acquired by a county or municipality to farmer who was prior lessee of that land.


2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-2614
Gordon M. Johnson

Jack Connors

Jeff Van Drew

Requires private and public employers to provide unpaid leaves of absence or reassignment of hours for National Guard members and Reservists engaged in training.

Assembly State Government Committee
A

A-2633
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Authorizes awards to State and local government employees for suggestions to save taxpayers money through sharing and consolidation.

Same as S-1734

Assembly State Government Committee A

A-2648
Chatlotte Vandervalk

Prohibits diversion of preserved open space to provide land for residential development, including affordable housing.

Agency already has the discretion to deny; Process has enough restrictions in place already

Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources O

A-2660
Patrick J. Diegnan

Louis D. Greenwald

Pamela R. Lampitt

Eliminates awards of punitive damages against municipalities and boards of education, and against employees of municipalities and boards of education acting within the scope or under color of their office, employment or agency.

Assembly
Judiciary Committee
A

A-2771
Neil M. Cohen

Reduces interest rate charged to senior citizen delinquent property taxpayers to 5%.

Unfair to other property taxpayers.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-2798
Francis L. Bodine

Larry Chatzidakis

Requires language on property assessment notification tying assessment to property tax bill.

Same as S-1729

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2799
Larry Chatzidakis

Francis L. Bodine

Appropriates $11 million to restore Regional Efficiency Aid Program aid to FY 2002 level.

Same as S-1736

Assembly Appropriations Committee A

A-2844
Reed Gusciora

Directs AG to develop guidelines for law enforcement cooperation with municipal prosecutors. Assembly
Judiciary Committee
A

A-2845
Reed Gusciora

Directs AG to develop a computer system to assist municipal prosecutors. Assembly
Judiciary 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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