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
May 2005

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-1975
Singer, Robert W.
Bark, Martha W.
Lance, Leonard

Concerns stewardship of forests; appropriates $650,000.

Same as A-3446; Negative Financial impact on Municipalities.

Senate Environment Committee

O

S-2226
Kyrillos, Joseph M.

Prohibits DEP from classifying carbon dioxide as pollutant.

Senate Environment Committee

A

S-2230
Madden, Fred H.
Adler, John H.

Exempts from commercial and industrial property taxation the value of new capital improvements for security enhancement purposes.

Opens definition of security to arbitrary interpretation. Would also diminish tax base.

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
O
S-2239
McNamara, Henry P.

Asselta, Nicholas

Bark, Martha W.
Prohibits the DEP from requiring certain municipalities to adopt an ordinance that prohibits placing non-containerized yard wastes in the street or to develop a yard waste collection and disposal program. Senate Environment Committee

A

S-2254
James, Sharpe
Connors,

Leonard T.
Clarifies public entities' immunities under the "New Jersey Tort Claims Act" for traffic signs and signals. 2nd Reading in the Senate
A
S-2256
Turner, Shirley K.
Authorizes municipal court judges to hold hearings on complaints involving unsafe buildings and authorizes housing inspectors to issue summonses. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-2322
Rice, Ronald L.
Connors, Leonard T.
James, Sharpe
Revises certain procedures for real property tax appeals. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-2326
Coniglio, Joseph
Concerns temporary disability benefit offsets.

Same as A-3845; Current contractual benefits and limits deem this legislation unnecessary.
Passed Senate
O
S-2327
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Prohibits payment of temporary disability benefits to incarcerated individuals.

Same as A-3782.

Senate Labor Committee
A
S-2346
Bark, Martha W.
Allows counties, municipalities and school districts to join with State under certain circumstances for purchase of certain energy services for their facilities. 2nd Reading in the Senate
A

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

A-3286
Manzo, Louis

Reduces maximum tax exemption duration; requires municipal and State oversight.

Opposed to state supervision and approval of municipal program and there should be more options (other than 10 year abatement) for 15-20 year abatements.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-3737
Hackett, Mims

Voss, Joan M.

Provides for local voluntary registries of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-3747
Greenstein, Linda R.

Fisher, Douglas H.

Authorizes assessment of heritage fee by certain municipalities to further preservation and protection of historic sites.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-3759
Cohen, Neil M.

Johnson, Gordon M.

Weinberg, Loretta

Diegnan, Patrick J.

Requires extension of health benefits coverage for certain dependents up to age 30.

Same as S-2283: Costly to system, does not require residency and will be difficult to enforce.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
O

A-3764
Cohen, Neil M.

Establishes "New Jersey Homeland Security and State Preparedness Fund" with moneys from a $10 surcharge on motor vehicle fines.

This will be another fund that ends up in state coffers.

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee O

A-3777
Diegnan, Patrick J.

Stanley, Craig A.

Vas, Joseph

Barnes, Peter J.

Permits establishment of employee assistance programs for public employees.

Unnecessary; This is an issue for negotiation.

Assembly Labor Committee O

A-3805
Pou, Nellie

Quigley, Joan M.

Requires criminal history record background checks for public employees handling vital records. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-3806
Quigley, Joan M.

Pou, Nellie

Establishes guidelines for dissemination of vital records. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-3807
Chiappone, Anthony

Creates statewide first responder building mapping information system; appropriates $5 million to the Department of Treasury.

Inadequate Funding.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3857
Scalera, Frederick

Prieto, Vincent


Clarifies that certain local administrative agency decisions involving monetary penalties or awards shall be docketed judgments.

Local docketing ensures greater local control.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O
A-3858
Baroni, Bill
Requires municipalities accepting long-term tax exemption PILOTs to distribute portion of payments to county and other taxing districts; limits PILOT agreements to 15-20 years.

Same as S-2363; Will negatively impact municipal budgets.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3918
Kean, Sean T.

Requires wheelchair-only handicapped parking spaces in certain parking lots.

Well-intended, but we believe existing standards work well.
Assembly Transportation Committee O

A-3936
Carroll, Michael Patrick

Prohibits certain political activity by governmental employees and by public employee unions.

Unworkable restrictions.

Assembly State Government Committee O

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 spe NJLM - May 2005 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 2005


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-1975
Singer, Robert W.
Bark, Martha W.
Lance, Leonard

Concerns stewardship of forests; appropriates $650,000.

Same as A-3446; Negative Financial impact on Municipalities.

Senate Environment Committee

O

S-2226
Kyrillos, Joseph M.

Prohibits DEP from classifying carbon dioxide as pollutant.

Senate Environment Committee

A

S-2230
Madden, Fred H.
Adler, John H.

Exempts from commercial and industrial property taxation the value of new capital improvements for security enhancement purposes.

Opens definition of security to arbitrary interpretation. Would also diminish tax base.

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
O
S-2239
McNamara, Henry P.

Asselta, Nicholas

Bark, Martha W.
Prohibits the DEP from requiring certain municipalities to adopt an ordinance that prohibits placing non-containerized yard wastes in the street or to develop a yard waste collection and disposal program. Senate Environment Committee

A

S-2254
James, Sharpe
Connors,

Leonard T.
Clarifies public entities' immunities under the "New Jersey Tort Claims Act" for traffic signs and signals. 2nd Reading in the Senate
A
S-2256
Turner, Shirley K.
Authorizes municipal court judges to hold hearings on complaints involving unsafe buildings and authorizes housing inspectors to issue summonses. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-2322
Rice, Ronald L.
Connors, Leonard T.
James, Sharpe
Revises certain procedures for real property tax appeals. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A
S-2326
Coniglio, Joseph
Concerns temporary disability benefit offsets.

Same as A-3845; Current contractual benefits and limits deem this legislation unnecessary.
Passed Senate
O
S-2327
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Prohibits payment of temporary disability benefits to incarcerated individuals.

Same as A-3782.

Senate Labor Committee
A
S-2346
Bark, Martha W.
Allows counties, municipalities and school districts to join with State under certain circumstances for purchase of certain energy services for their facilities. 2nd Reading in the Senate
A

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

A-3286
Manzo, Louis

Reduces maximum tax exemption duration; requires municipal and State oversight.

Opposed to state supervision and approval of municipal program and there should be more options (other than 10 year abatement) for 15-20 year abatements.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-3737
Hackett, Mims

Voss, Joan M.

Provides for local voluntary registries of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
A

A-3747
Greenstein, Linda R.

Fisher, Douglas H.

Authorizes assessment of heritage fee by certain municipalities to further preservation and protection of historic sites.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A

A-3759
Cohen, Neil M.

Johnson, Gordon M.

Weinberg, Loretta

Diegnan, Patrick J.

Requires extension of health benefits coverage for certain dependents up to age 30.

Same as S-2283: Costly to system, does not require residency and will be difficult to enforce.

2nd Reading in the Assembly
O

A-3764
Cohen, Neil M.

Establishes "New Jersey Homeland Security and State Preparedness Fund" with moneys from a $10 surcharge on motor vehicle fines.

This will be another fund that ends up in state coffers.

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee O

A-3777
Diegnan, Patrick J.

Stanley, Craig A.

Vas, Joseph

Barnes, Peter J.

Permits establishment of employee assistance programs for public employees.

Unnecessary; This is an issue for negotiation.

Assembly Labor Committee O

A-3805
Pou, Nellie

Quigley, Joan M.

Requires criminal history record background checks for public employees handling vital records. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-3806
Quigley, Joan M.

Pou, Nellie

Establishes guidelines for dissemination of vital records. 2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-3807
Chiappone, Anthony

Creates statewide first responder building mapping information system; appropriates $5 million to the Department of Treasury.

Inadequate Funding.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3857
Scalera, Frederick

Prieto, Vincent


Clarifies that certain local administrative agency decisions involving monetary penalties or awards shall be docketed judgments.

Local docketing ensures greater local control.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O
A-3858
Baroni, Bill
Requires municipalities accepting long-term tax exemption PILOTs to distribute portion of payments to county and other taxing districts; limits PILOT agreements to 15-20 years.

Same as S-2363; Will negatively impact municipal budgets.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3918
Kean, Sean T.

Requires wheelchair-only handicapped parking spaces in certain parking lots.

Well-intended, but we believe existing standards work well.
Assembly Transportation Committee O

A-3936
Carroll, Michael Patrick

Prohibits certain political activity by governmental employees and by public employee unions.

Unworkable restrictions.

Assembly State Government Committee O

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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