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
OCTOBER 2003

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2002 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 2002 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. 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-209
Connors, Leonard T.

Increases cost of living adjustment in pension allowances and survivor benefits payable to certain former public safety officers and their survivors.

Pertains only to former public safety officers and would result in increased costs to current system members and municipalities.
Senate, Referred to Senate State Government Committee

O

S-213
Connors, Leonard, T.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

A

S-1335
Cafiero, James S.
Connors, Leonard T.

Increases SPRS cost of living adjustment from 60% to 100% of Consumer Price Index.

Costly mandate.

Assembly State Government Committee. (Pension and Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended to not enact.)
O

S-2675
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-2675
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-2754
Girgenti, John A.
Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires DCA to promulgate certain fire safety regulations concerning furniture and furnishings purchased for use in residential premises and public buildings.

Many unanswered regulatory and enforcement questions, especially regarding residential premises.
Proposed for introduction O

SCR-119
Bennett, John O.

Amends the State Constitution to impose, with limited exclusions, an annual municipal and school district spending cap subject to waiver only by local voter approval.

Hinders the ability of local officials to respond to emergencies and events that may occur.
Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee O

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

A-955
DeCroce, Alex
Guear, Gary L.

Increases SPRS cost of living adjustment from 60% to 100% of Consumer Price Index.

Costly mandate.
Assembly State Government Committee (Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended to not enact.) O

A-991
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Connors, Christopher J.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2652
Asselta, Nicholas

Clarifies that activities conducted and uses of land by farm wineries are agricultural.

Limits municipality in regulation and assessment.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3135
Wisniewski, John S.

Requires school districts to take all steps to ensure adequate security for students when school is open as a polling place and provides that school district costs shall be deducted from the itemized list of expenses submitted by the county board of elections.

BOE provides adequate security for all local elections.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-3575
Dancer, Ronald S.
Doherty, Michael J.
Extends for five additional years use of special appraisal method when acquiring certain lands for open space or farmland preservation purposes. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A
A-3837
Mc Keon, John F.
Hackett, Mims
Requires DCA to promulgate certain fire safety regulations concerning furniture and furnishings purchased for use in residential premises and public buildings.

Many unanswered regulatory and enforcement questions, especially regarding residential premises.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3844
Arnone, Michael J.
Phases in TPAF and PERS contribution rates increase from 3% in 2003 to 5% in 2009.

Delayed implementation of employee contribution rate increase would negatively impact on pension system.
Assembly State Government Committee (Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended not to enact.) O
A-3847
Conaway, Herb
Conners, Jack
Establishes New Jersey 2-1-1 Telephone System Task Force. Assembly Health and Human Services Committee A
A-3855
Conaway, Herb
Requires health insurers to cover costs of tobacco use cessation services.

Costly.
Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee O
A-3857
Kean, Sean T.
Wisniewski, John S.
Permits certain public employees to attend meetings of certain public bodies. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3864
Greenwald, Louis D.
Increases cost of living adjustment in pension allowances and survivor benefits payable to certain former public safety officers and their survivors.

Pertains only to former public safety officers and would result in increased costs to current system members and municipalities.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3888
Biondi, Peter J.
The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Proposed for introdution O
ACR-178
Gregg, Guy R.
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Amends the State Constitution to impose, with limited exclusions, an annual municipal and school district spending cap subject to waiver only by local voter approval.

Hinders the ability of local officials to respond to emergencies and events that may occur.
Assembly Appropriations 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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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
OCTOBER 2003


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2002 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 2002 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. 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-209
Connors, Leonard T.

Increases cost of living adjustment in pension allowances and survivor benefits payable to certain former public safety officers and their survivors.

Pertains only to former public safety officers and would result in increased costs to current system members and municipalities.
Senate, Referred to Senate State Government Committee

O

S-213
Connors, Leonard, T.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

A

S-1335
Cafiero, James S.
Connors, Leonard T.

Increases SPRS cost of living adjustment from 60% to 100% of Consumer Price Index.

Costly mandate.

Assembly State Government Committee. (Pension and Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended to not enact.)
O

S-2675
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-2675
Kavanaugh, Walter J.
Bark, Martha W.

The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-2754
Girgenti, John A.
Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires DCA to promulgate certain fire safety regulations concerning furniture and furnishings purchased for use in residential premises and public buildings.

Many unanswered regulatory and enforcement questions, especially regarding residential premises.
Proposed for introduction O

SCR-119
Bennett, John O.

Amends the State Constitution to impose, with limited exclusions, an annual municipal and school district spending cap subject to waiver only by local voter approval.

Hinders the ability of local officials to respond to emergencies and events that may occur.
Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee O

Return to Top

 

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

A-955
DeCroce, Alex
Guear, Gary L.

Increases SPRS cost of living adjustment from 60% to 100% of Consumer Price Index.

Costly mandate.
Assembly State Government Committee (Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended to not enact.) O

A-991
Moran, Jeffrey W.
Connors, Christopher J.

Revises laws restricting operation of personal watercraft and permits local police enforcement. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-2652
Asselta, Nicholas

Clarifies that activities conducted and uses of land by farm wineries are agricultural.

Limits municipality in regulation and assessment.
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3135
Wisniewski, John S.

Requires school districts to take all steps to ensure adequate security for students when school is open as a polling place and provides that school district costs shall be deducted from the itemized list of expenses submitted by the county board of elections.

BOE provides adequate security for all local elections.
Assembly Appropriations Committee O
A-3575
Dancer, Ronald S.
Doherty, Michael J.
Extends for five additional years use of special appraisal method when acquiring certain lands for open space or farmland preservation purposes. Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee A
A-3837
Mc Keon, John F.
Hackett, Mims
Requires DCA to promulgate certain fire safety regulations concerning furniture and furnishings purchased for use in residential premises and public buildings.

Many unanswered regulatory and enforcement questions, especially regarding residential premises.
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O
A-3844
Arnone, Michael J.
Phases in TPAF and PERS contribution rates increase from 3% in 2003 to 5% in 2009.

Delayed implementation of employee contribution rate increase would negatively impact on pension system.
Assembly State Government Committee (Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission reviewed and recommended not to enact.) O
A-3847
Conaway, Herb
Conners, Jack
Establishes New Jersey 2-1-1 Telephone System Task Force. Assembly Health and Human Services Committee A
A-3855
Conaway, Herb
Requires health insurers to cover costs of tobacco use cessation services.

Costly.
Assembly Banking and Insurance Committee O
A-3857
Kean, Sean T.
Wisniewski, John S.
Permits certain public employees to attend meetings of certain public bodies. Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A
A-3864
Greenwald, Louis D.
Increases cost of living adjustment in pension allowances and survivor benefits payable to certain former public safety officers and their survivors.

Pertains only to former public safety officers and would result in increased costs to current system members and municipalities.
Assembly State Government Committee O
A-3888
Biondi, Peter J.
The "New Jersey Bleacher Safety Act."

Retrofitting will be costly.
Proposed for introdution O
ACR-178
Gregg, Guy R.
Chivukula, Upendra J.
Amends the State Constitution to impose, with limited exclusions, an annual municipal and school district spending cap subject to waiver only by local voter approval.

Hinders the ability of local officials to respond to emergencies and events that may occur.
Assembly Appropriations 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.

Return to Top

Click Here to return to the League's Home Page