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 March 22, 2002
Assembly Bills Senate Bills

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-142
Buono, Barbara

Provides for designation of goose management areas for resident Canada goose populations; appropriates $50,000.

Does not adequately address the issue. Appropriation is insufficient.
Senate Environment Committee

O

S-234
Suliga, Joseph

Removes authorization for automatic renewal provisions in cable television franchises. Senate Commerce Committee

A

S-461
Cardinale, Gerald
Lesniak, Raymond J.

Permits wine tastings and samplings by certain Class C alcoholic beverage licensees.

League is concerned with the relaxing of ABC Regulations.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee
O

S-506
Martin, Robert J.
Bagger, Richard H.

Exempts Great Swamp watershed area from uniform residential site improvement standards. Senate Environment Committee A

S-628
Furnari, Garry J.
Singer, Robert W.

Establishes twelve-member "Election Law and Procedures Study Commission;" appropriates $150,000. Senate State Government Committee A

S-976
Inverso, Peter A.

Specifies additional pre-layoff actions to avoid civil service layoffs. Senate State Government Committee A
S-1044
Sweeney, Stephen M.
Cafiero, James S.
Concerns public works contracts and project agreements with labor organizations.

Undermines Local Bidding Laws by restricting open competition. Ultimately costly to municipalities.
Senate Labor Committee O
S-1055
Cardinale, Gerald
Authorizes legal fees and costs against public entity filing legally groundless suits against citizens who are critical of the public entity.

There is existing frivolous lawsuit Legislation which can be applied in such cases.
Senate Judiciary Committee O
S-1215
Turner, Shirley K.
Exempts from New Jersey gross income tax the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee A
S-1275
Connors, Leonard T.
Ciesla, Andrew R.
Permits exclusion from budget cap and three-year payoff of accumulated deficits of local employee group insurance programs. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A


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

A-239
Barnes, Peter J.
Carroll, Michael Patrick

Requires the licensing of bail recovery agents as private detectives.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

A-404
Kean, Thomas H.

Exempts Great Swamp watershed area from uniform residential site improvement standards. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-549
Impreveduto, Anthony
Moran, Jeffrey W.

Permits wine tastings and samplings by certain Class C alcoholic beverage licensees.

League is concerned with the relaxing of ABC Regulations.
Passed Assembly O

A-1605
McKeon, John F.
Edwards, Willis

Prohibits tobacco and alcohol advertising within 500 feet of schools.

Though well intended, this bill will result in increased costs related to enforcement,signs and new maps. LLC indicates that it will reconsider the bill if it amended so municipalities could enact at their discretion.
2nd Reading in the Assembly O

A-1658
Cohen, Neil M.

Provides that an area surrounding a church, synagogue, temple or other place of public worship shall be designated a drug free zone.

Though well intended, this bill will result in increased costs related to enforcement, signs and new maps. LLC indicates that it will reconsider the bill if it amended so municipalities could enact at their discretion.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O

A-1668
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Requires all solid waste vehicles to be equipped with a catch device to prevent spillage of liquids onto the roadway.

This is already included in the state specifications.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O

A-1694
Vandervalk, Charlotte
Bateman, Christopher

Changes compensation trigger for reenrollment of PERS retiree from $15,000 in aggregate to $15,000 per public employer. Assembly State Government Committee A

A-1701
Gusciora, Reed

Requires local decision to revoke liquor license be accorded great weight in appeal proceeding. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1705
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits certain alcoholic beverage licensees from obtaining interest in another alcoholic beverage license. Current Status
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
A

A-1706
Cohen , Neil M.

Provides for license suspension and monetary penalties for occupancy and fire code violations by certain alcoholic beverage licensees.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1707
Cohen, Neil M.

Requires certain alcoholic beverage licensees to carry $1 million liability insurance. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-1803
Rooney, John E.
Requires consultation with and approval by county board of taxation prior to reassessment of property by Director of Division of Taxation.

Poses significant conflicts with Constitution.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-1872
O'Toole, Kevin
Permits volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel to participate in health benefits program in municipality in which they volunteer.

Extremely costly for municipalities.
Current Status
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O
A-1889
Cohen, Neil M.
Arnone, Michael J.
Permits exclusion from budget cap and three-year payoff of accumulated deficits of local employee group insurance programs. Passed Assembly; Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. A
A-1912
Bateman, Christopher
Biondi, Peter J.
Exempts from New Jersey gross income tax the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee A
A-1926
Egan, Joseph V.
Malone, Joseph R.
Concerns public works contracts and project labor agreements with labor organizations.

Undermines Local Bidding Laws by restricting open competition. Ultimately costly to municipalities.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-2091
Asselta, Nicholas
Specifies additional pre-layoff actions to avoid civil service layoffs. Current Status
Assembly State Government Committee
A

Recipient Information


First Name Last Name
Street Address
P.O. Box
(Optional)
City State
Zip/Postal Code E-Mail Address
Day Phone Number Fax Number (Optional)

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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NJLM - March 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 March 22, 2002
Assembly Bills Senate Bills

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-142
Buono, Barbara

Provides for designation of goose management areas for resident Canada goose populations; appropriates $50,000.

Does not adequately address the issue. Appropriation is insufficient.
Senate Environment Committee

O

S-234
Suliga, Joseph

Removes authorization for automatic renewal provisions in cable television franchises. Senate Commerce Committee

A

S-461
Cardinale, Gerald
Lesniak, Raymond J.

Permits wine tastings and samplings by certain Class C alcoholic beverage licensees.

League is concerned with the relaxing of ABC Regulations.
Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee
O

S-506
Martin, Robert J.
Bagger, Richard H.

Exempts Great Swamp watershed area from uniform residential site improvement standards. Senate Environment Committee A

S-628
Furnari, Garry J.
Singer, Robert W.

Establishes twelve-member "Election Law and Procedures Study Commission;" appropriates $150,000. Senate State Government Committee A

S-976
Inverso, Peter A.

Specifies additional pre-layoff actions to avoid civil service layoffs. Senate State Government Committee A
S-1044
Sweeney, Stephen M.
Cafiero, James S.
Concerns public works contracts and project agreements with labor organizations.

Undermines Local Bidding Laws by restricting open competition. Ultimately costly to municipalities.
Senate Labor Committee O
S-1055
Cardinale, Gerald
Authorizes legal fees and costs against public entity filing legally groundless suits against citizens who are critical of the public entity.

There is existing frivolous lawsuit Legislation which can be applied in such cases.
Senate Judiciary Committee O
S-1215
Turner, Shirley K.
Exempts from New Jersey gross income tax the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee A
S-1275
Connors, Leonard T.
Ciesla, Andrew R.
Permits exclusion from budget cap and three-year payoff of accumulated deficits of local employee group insurance programs. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee A


Return to Top

 

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

A-239
Barnes, Peter J.
Carroll, Michael Patrick

Requires the licensing of bail recovery agents as private detectives.

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

A

A-404
Kean, Thomas H.

Exempts Great Swamp watershed area from uniform residential site improvement standards. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-549
Impreveduto, Anthony
Moran, Jeffrey W.

Permits wine tastings and samplings by certain Class C alcoholic beverage licensees.

League is concerned with the relaxing of ABC Regulations.
Passed Assembly O

A-1605
McKeon, John F.
Edwards, Willis

Prohibits tobacco and alcohol advertising within 500 feet of schools.

Though well intended, this bill will result in increased costs related to enforcement,signs and new maps. LLC indicates that it will reconsider the bill if it amended so municipalities could enact at their discretion.
2nd Reading in the Assembly O

A-1658
Cohen, Neil M.

Provides that an area surrounding a church, synagogue, temple or other place of public worship shall be designated a drug free zone.

Though well intended, this bill will result in increased costs related to enforcement, signs and new maps. LLC indicates that it will reconsider the bill if it amended so municipalities could enact at their discretion.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O

A-1668
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Requires all solid waste vehicles to be equipped with a catch device to prevent spillage of liquids onto the roadway.

This is already included in the state specifications.
Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee O

A-1694
Vandervalk, Charlotte
Bateman, Christopher

Changes compensation trigger for reenrollment of PERS retiree from $15,000 in aggregate to $15,000 per public employer. Assembly State Government Committee A

A-1701
Gusciora, Reed

Requires local decision to revoke liquor license be accorded great weight in appeal proceeding. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1705
Cohen, Neil M.

Prohibits certain alcoholic beverage licensees from obtaining interest in another alcoholic beverage license. Current Status
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
A

A-1706
Cohen , Neil M.

Provides for license suspension and monetary penalties for occupancy and fire code violations by certain alcoholic beverage licensees.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-1707
Cohen, Neil M.

Requires certain alcoholic beverage licensees to carry $1 million liability insurance. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A
A-1803
Rooney, John E.
Requires consultation with and approval by county board of taxation prior to reassessment of property by Director of Division of Taxation.

Poses significant conflicts with Constitution.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-1872
O'Toole, Kevin
Permits volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel to participate in health benefits program in municipality in which they volunteer.

Extremely costly for municipalities.
Current Status
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O
A-1889
Cohen, Neil M.
Arnone, Michael J.
Permits exclusion from budget cap and three-year payoff of accumulated deficits of local employee group insurance programs. Passed Assembly; Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. A
A-1912
Bateman, Christopher
Biondi, Peter J.
Exempts from New Jersey gross income tax the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee A
A-1926
Egan, Joseph V.
Malone, Joseph R.
Concerns public works contracts and project labor agreements with labor organizations.

Undermines Local Bidding Laws by restricting open competition. Ultimately costly to municipalities.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-2091
Asselta, Nicholas
Specifies additional pre-layoff actions to avoid civil service layoffs. Current Status
Assembly State Government Committee
A

Recipient Information


First Name Last Name
Street Address
P.O. Box
(Optional)
City State
Zip/Postal Code E-Mail Address
Day Phone Number Fax Number (Optional)

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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