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
October 2004

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-1396
Rice, Ronald L.

James, Sharpe

Authorizes certain leave for parents and guardians of children attending a public school.

James, Sharpe Current provisions of Family Leave Act sufficient. Moreover, the additional 8 hours will increase local government cost.

Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

O

S-1510
Coniglio, Joseph

Turner Shirley K.

Regulates operation of motorized scooters and motorized skateboards.

Senate Transportation Committee

A

S-1604
Sarlo, Paul A.

Enhances benefits for active members when PFRS funded at 101%, for retirees when PFRS funded at 104%.

There has been no demonstrated need for these significantly enhanced benefits

Senate State Government Committee
O

S-1723
Asselta, Nicholas

Doria, Joseph V.

Permits special improvement districts to enter into certain financing arrangements with private lenders.

This will present a cash flow issue. Special Improvement Districts cannot obtain long term financing without the town.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-1742
McNamara, Henry P.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Concerns affordable housing in the Highlands Region. Senate Environment Committee A

S-1748
Doria, Joseph V.

Sacco, Nicholas J.

Changes liability of underground facility operators with respect to certain provisions of the "Underground Facility Protection Act."

Senate Environment Committee A

S-1829
Gill, Nia H.

"Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act"; permits establishment of sterile syringe access programs.

Proposed for introduction

A

S-1832
Sarlo, Paul

Establishes "New Jersey Fire and EMS Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline; authorizes an annual appropriation

Proposed for introduction A

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

A-1632
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Allows disabled veteran's surviving spouse to claim property tax exemption when veteran's disability declaration is granted after death. Committee

Poses an economic disadvantage for municipalities. Will support if State reimburses towns.

Assembly Appropriations Committee O

A-2286
Smith, Robert J.

Clarifies Faulkner Act conflict of interest provision by excepting out certain professional services contracts.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2361
Wisniewski, John S.

Permits additional redevelopment agency commissioners in certain municipalities.

2nd Reading in the Senate A

A-2392
Merkt, Richard A.

Establishes Public Employees' Defined Contribution Plan Study Commission.

Assembly State Government Committee
A
A-3009
Caraballo, Wilfredo

Changes liability of underground facility operators with respect to certain provisions of the "Underground Facility Protection Act."

Senate Economic Growth Committee A

A-3161
Barnes, Peter J.

Johnson, Gordon M.

Clarifies powers of public safety directors.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3169
Scarlera, Frederick

Stack, Brian P.

Chivukula, Upendra J.

Establishes " New Jersey Fire and EMS Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline; authorizes an annual appropriation.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3174
Van Drew, Jeff

Permits special improvement districts to enter into certain financing arrangements with private lenders.

See S-1723
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3190
De Croce, Alex

Carroll, Michael Patrick

Concerns affordable housing in the Highlands Region.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A

A-3526
Roberts, Joseph J.

Weinberg, Loretta

Gusciora, Reed

Caraballo, Wilfredo

Barnes, Peter J.

Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act"; permits establishment of sterile syringe access programs.

*Our support is conditional based on assurances that municipalities will be held harmless from liability.

Assembly Appropriations 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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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 2004


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-1396
Rice, Ronald L.

James, Sharpe

Authorizes certain leave for parents and guardians of children attending a public school.

James, Sharpe Current provisions of Family Leave Act sufficient. Moreover, the additional 8 hours will increase local government cost.

Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee

O

S-1510
Coniglio, Joseph

Turner Shirley K.

Regulates operation of motorized scooters and motorized skateboards.

Senate Transportation Committee

A

S-1604
Sarlo, Paul A.

Enhances benefits for active members when PFRS funded at 101%, for retirees when PFRS funded at 104%.

There has been no demonstrated need for these significantly enhanced benefits

Senate State Government Committee
O

S-1723
Asselta, Nicholas

Doria, Joseph V.

Permits special improvement districts to enter into certain financing arrangements with private lenders.

This will present a cash flow issue. Special Improvement Districts cannot obtain long term financing without the town.

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee O

S-1742
McNamara, Henry P.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Concerns affordable housing in the Highlands Region. Senate Environment Committee A

S-1748
Doria, Joseph V.

Sacco, Nicholas J.

Changes liability of underground facility operators with respect to certain provisions of the "Underground Facility Protection Act."

Senate Environment Committee A

S-1829
Gill, Nia H.

"Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act"; permits establishment of sterile syringe access programs.

Proposed for introduction

A

S-1832
Sarlo, Paul

Establishes "New Jersey Fire and EMS Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline; authorizes an annual appropriation

Proposed for introduction A

Return to Top

 

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

A-1632
Chivukula, Upendra J.

Allows disabled veteran's surviving spouse to claim property tax exemption when veteran's disability declaration is granted after death. Committee

Poses an economic disadvantage for municipalities. Will support if State reimburses towns.

Assembly Appropriations Committee O

A-2286
Smith, Robert J.

Clarifies Faulkner Act conflict of interest provision by excepting out certain professional services contracts.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee A

A-2361
Wisniewski, John S.

Permits additional redevelopment agency commissioners in certain municipalities.

2nd Reading in the Senate A

A-2392
Merkt, Richard A.

Establishes Public Employees' Defined Contribution Plan Study Commission.

Assembly State Government Committee
A
A-3009
Caraballo, Wilfredo

Changes liability of underground facility operators with respect to certain provisions of the "Underground Facility Protection Act."

Senate Economic Growth Committee A

A-3161
Barnes, Peter J.

Johnson, Gordon M.

Clarifies powers of public safety directors.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee O

A-3169
Scarlera, Frederick

Stack, Brian P.

Chivukula, Upendra J.

Establishes " New Jersey Fire and EMS Crisis Intervention Services" telephone hotline; authorizes an annual appropriation.

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-3174
Van Drew, Jeff

Permits special improvement districts to enter into certain financing arrangements with private lenders.

See S-1723
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-3190
De Croce, Alex

Carroll, Michael Patrick

Concerns affordable housing in the Highlands Region.

Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A

A-3526
Roberts, Joseph J.

Weinberg, Loretta

Gusciora, Reed

Caraballo, Wilfredo

Barnes, Peter J.

Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act"; permits establishment of sterile syringe access programs.

*Our support is conditional based on assurances that municipalities will be held harmless from liability.

Assembly Appropriations 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.

Return to Top

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