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 October 12, 2002

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-1113
Turner, Shirley K.

Permits all municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring bond from seasonal rental landlords in certain circumstances. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1229
Adler, John H.
Bagger, Richard H.

Establishes "Amber's Plan" to broadcast public alerts concerning abducted children. Passed Senate

A

S-1282
Smith, Bob
Allen, Diane B.

Creates requirement and grant program for power-assisted door openers on certain public buildings; appropriates $600,000.

Inadequate appropriation to meet the mandated installation of power door openers.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-1419
Gill, Nia. H.

Increases certain workers' compensation benefits.

Will result in astronomical costs for local governments.
Senate Labor Committee O

S-1420
Connors, Leonard T.
Ciesla, Andrew R.

Eliminates immediately the rate reductions and rate caps of electric public utilities for provision of basic generation service. Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Committee A
S-1521
Cafiero, James S.
Matheussen, John J.
Concerns compensation for care and treatment of public safety workers exposed to communicable diseases. Assembly Appropriations Committee A
S-1559
Allen, Diane B.
Bark, MArtha W.
Allows qualified UEZ municipalities to include UEZ funding assistance in order to be eligible for "Main Street New Jersey" program. Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Committee A
S-1679
Rice, Ronald L.
Charles, Joseph
Requires business entities receiving State funds for housing construction to grant preference to local business entities and local building contractors in purchases of goods, services, supplies or equipment.

Overlooks Local Public Contracts Law and presents a violation of federal Commerce Clause.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1753
Cafiero, James S.
Connors, Leonard T.
Provides civil immunity to public entities for damages resulting from, or caused directly or indirectly by, the use or misuse of distributed medical supplies, drugs, and vaccines which mitigate the effects of radiation exposure. Senate Judiciary Committee A
S-1759
Cafiero, James S.
Revises newspaper publication requirements for municipalities.

Would permit use of "shoppers specials" for public notices.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1853
Codey, Richard J.
Rice, Ronald L.
Provides for State assumption of the costs of the county prosecutors' offices. Senate Judiciary Committee A


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

A-403
Kean, Thomas H.
Smith, Robert J.

Establishes guidelines for operating authorized emergency vehicles in emergency situations.

2nd Reading in Assembly

A

A-405
Kean, Thomas H.

Establishes matching grant program to assist counties in upgrading election equipment; appropriates $5 million. Assembly State Government Committee A

A-831
Conaway, Herb
Doria, Joseph V.

Authorizes leave for parents and guardians of children with special needs.

Disruptive to workplace, costly and extremely harsh penalties assessed against employers.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-1558
Greenwald, Louis D.
Guear, Gary L.

Establishes "Amber's Plan" to broadcast public alerts concerning abducted children. 2nd Reading in Assembly; Passed Senate A

A-1827
Stanley, Craig A.

Extends polling place hours for school elections.

Conduct of all elections should be the same. Current practice of different times for various elections leads to reduced voter turn out and confusion.
Assembly State Government Committee O

A-1872
O'Toole, Kevin J.
Arnone, Michael J.

Permits volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel to participate in health benefits program in municipality in which they volunteer.

Costly for municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-1901
Cohen, Neil M.

Increases certain workers' compensation benefits.

Astronomical costs will be borne by over burdened property taxpayers.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-1929
Egan, Joseph V.
Sarlo, Paul A.

Concerns compensation for care and treatment of public safety workers exposed to communicable diseases. Assembly Appropriations Committee A
A-2182
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Connors, Christopher J.
Eliminates immediately the rate reductions and rate caps of electric public utilities for provision of basic generation service. Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee A
A-2424
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Allows qualified UEZ municipalities to include UEZ funding assistance in order to be eligible for "Main Street New Jersey" program. Passed Assembly A
A-2540
WatsonColeman, Bonnie
Requires under "Fair Housing Act" that certain percentage of affordable housing be reserved for very low income households.

Piecemeal approach to a legitimate concern. Will place greater demands on municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-2698
Sarlo, Paul A.
Requires Commissioner of Education to notify certain public officials upon receipt of an application for a charter school. 2nd Reading in Assembly. A
A-2731
Guisciora, Reed
Permits municipalities to require bond from residential rental landlords in certain circumstances. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2737
Ahearn, Matt
Van Drew, Jeff
Authorizes former mayors and deputy mayors to solemnize marriages.

Inappropriate extension of public function to private citizens.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O
A-2746
Van Drew, Jeff
Authorizes county clerk to act as local registrar of vital statistics.

Removes authority from local level and would pose an inconvience for residents requesting vital records.
Assembly Housing and Local 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

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 email 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 - October 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 October 12, 2002

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-1113
Turner, Shirley K.

Permits all municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring bond from seasonal rental landlords in certain circumstances. Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

A

S-1229
Adler, John H.
Bagger, Richard H.

Establishes "Amber's Plan" to broadcast public alerts concerning abducted children. Passed Senate

A

S-1282
Smith, Bob
Allen, Diane B.

Creates requirement and grant program for power-assisted door openers on certain public buildings; appropriates $600,000.

Inadequate appropriation to meet the mandated installation of power door openers.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
O

S-1419
Gill, Nia. H.

Increases certain workers' compensation benefits.

Will result in astronomical costs for local governments.
Senate Labor Committee O

S-1420
Connors, Leonard T.
Ciesla, Andrew R.

Eliminates immediately the rate reductions and rate caps of electric public utilities for provision of basic generation service. Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Committee A
S-1521
Cafiero, James S.
Matheussen, John J.
Concerns compensation for care and treatment of public safety workers exposed to communicable diseases. Assembly Appropriations Committee A
S-1559
Allen, Diane B.
Bark, MArtha W.
Allows qualified UEZ municipalities to include UEZ funding assistance in order to be eligible for "Main Street New Jersey" program. Senate Economic Growth, Agriculture and Tourism Committee A
S-1679
Rice, Ronald L.
Charles, Joseph
Requires business entities receiving State funds for housing construction to grant preference to local business entities and local building contractors in purchases of goods, services, supplies or equipment.

Overlooks Local Public Contracts Law and presents a violation of federal Commerce Clause.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1753
Cafiero, James S.
Connors, Leonard T.
Provides civil immunity to public entities for damages resulting from, or caused directly or indirectly by, the use or misuse of distributed medical supplies, drugs, and vaccines which mitigate the effects of radiation exposure. Senate Judiciary Committee A
S-1759
Cafiero, James S.
Revises newspaper publication requirements for municipalities.

Would permit use of "shoppers specials" for public notices.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O
S-1853
Codey, Richard J.
Rice, Ronald L.
Provides for State assumption of the costs of the county prosecutors' offices. Senate Judiciary Committee A


Return to Top

 

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

A-403
Kean, Thomas H.
Smith, Robert J.

Establishes guidelines for operating authorized emergency vehicles in emergency situations.

2nd Reading in Assembly

A

A-405
Kean, Thomas H.

Establishes matching grant program to assist counties in upgrading election equipment; appropriates $5 million. Assembly State Government Committee A

A-831
Conaway, Herb
Doria, Joseph V.

Authorizes leave for parents and guardians of children with special needs.

Disruptive to workplace, costly and extremely harsh penalties assessed against employers.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-1558
Greenwald, Louis D.
Guear, Gary L.

Establishes "Amber's Plan" to broadcast public alerts concerning abducted children. 2nd Reading in Assembly; Passed Senate A

A-1827
Stanley, Craig A.

Extends polling place hours for school elections.

Conduct of all elections should be the same. Current practice of different times for various elections leads to reduced voter turn out and confusion.
Assembly State Government Committee O

A-1872
O'Toole, Kevin J.
Arnone, Michael J.

Permits volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel to participate in health benefits program in municipality in which they volunteer.

Costly for municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-1901
Cohen, Neil M.

Increases certain workers' compensation benefits.

Astronomical costs will be borne by over burdened property taxpayers.
Assembly Labor Committee O

A-1929
Egan, Joseph V.
Sarlo, Paul A.

Concerns compensation for care and treatment of public safety workers exposed to communicable diseases. Assembly Appropriations Committee A
A-2182
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Connors, Christopher J.
Eliminates immediately the rate reductions and rate caps of electric public utilities for provision of basic generation service. Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee A
A-2424
Conners, Jack
Conaway, Herb
Allows qualified UEZ municipalities to include UEZ funding assistance in order to be eligible for "Main Street New Jersey" program. Passed Assembly A
A-2540
WatsonColeman, Bonnie
Requires under "Fair Housing Act" that certain percentage of affordable housing be reserved for very low income households.

Piecemeal approach to a legitimate concern. Will place greater demands on municipalities.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-2698
Sarlo, Paul A.
Requires Commissioner of Education to notify certain public officials upon receipt of an application for a charter school. 2nd Reading in Assembly. A
A-2731
Guisciora, Reed
Permits municipalities to require bond from residential rental landlords in certain circumstances. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-2737
Ahearn, Matt
Van Drew, Jeff
Authorizes former mayors and deputy mayors to solemnize marriages.

Inappropriate extension of public function to private citizens.
Assembly Judiciary Committee O
A-2746
Van Drew, Jeff
Authorizes county clerk to act as local registrar of vital statistics.

Removes authority from local level and would pose an inconvience for residents requesting vital records.
Assembly Housing and Local 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

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 email 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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