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 2005

Assembly Bills
Senate Bills

Scales of justice

New Publication!
2004 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 210th New Jersey Legislative term. For the eleventh consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2004 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $30.00 Members* $40.00 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-2480
Madden, Fred H.

Sweeney, Stephen M.

Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.

Same as A-3903

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affair Committee

A

S-2522
Adler, John H.

Bryant, Wayne R.

Makes various changes to the "Law Against Discrimination"; repeals section 4 of P.L.1985, c.73.

Same as A-4157


Passed Senate, 2nd Reading in the Assembly

A

S-2599
Doria, Joseph V.

Allows members of PFRS hired during certain periods to serve until attainment of age 68 or 25 years of creditable service, whichever comes first. 

            Same as A-4164            


Senate State Government Committee
O
S-2623
Karcher, Ellen

Prohibits political contributions by all State and local public agencies

Same as A-4198

Senate State Government Committee

A

S-2669
Bucco, Anthony R.

Kean, Thomas H.

Prohibits local public entities from agreeing to finance employee's pension time buy-back.

                       
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A

S-2694
Sarlo, Paul A.

Coniglio, Joseph

Appropriates $30,000,000 to the DEP from the "Wastewater Treatment Bond Act of 1985" for grants to or on behalf of local government units for wastewater treatment system projects.

                       
Senate Budget and Appropriations
Committee
A

S-2173
Littell, Robert E.

Authorizes United States Administrative Law Judges to perform marriages.

                       
Senate Judiciary Committee
A

S-2718
McNamara, Henry P.

Repeals "New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zones Act;" provides that UEZ-related funds be returned to the Treasurer.

                       

 

Senate Economic Growth Committee
O
S-2745
Sweeney, Stephen M.

Requires all cats and dogs released from pounds and shelters be sterilized with certain exceptions, and establishes penalty for noncompliance. 

This is confusing and difficult to enforce. It creates new accounts and not all municipalities have shelters.

Senate Economic Growth Committee
O

S-2764
Girgenti, John A.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides for DCA to set maximum loan amounts to volunteer emergency service organizations to purchase vehicles and equipment.  

Same as A-4229

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affair Committee
A
S-2794
Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires enforcing agency to remove excessive accumulation of combustible materials inside a rental dwelling unit in certain cases.

Same as A-4324

Proposed for Introduction
O
S-2815
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires "just compensation" for condemnation of single-family residence to be based on cost of comparable relocation properties within 20 mile radius.

                       
Proposed for Introduction
A
SCR-136
Cardinale, Gerald

Applies certain Legislative Code of Ethics restrictions to county, municipal and local authority condemnation proceedings and project contracts funded directly or indirectly by State monies.

Same as ACR-248

Senate State Government Committee
O

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

A-3433
Van Drew, Jeff

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires certain qualified UEZ businesses which relocate outside of a zone to reimburse the General Fund for zone incentives.

Assembly Labor Committee A

A-3902
Eagler, Peter C.


 

Requires New Jersey Transit Corporation to pay taxes on property not used for public purpose.

           
Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-3903
Eagler, Peter C.

Blee, Francis

 

Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-4157
Cohen, Neil M.

Previte, Mary T.

Diegnan, Patrick J.

 

Makes various changes to the "Law Against Discrimination"; repeals section 4 of P.L.1985, c.73.

                       
2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-4164
Panter, Michael J.

Allows members of PFRS hired during certain periods to serve until attainment of age 68 or 25 years of creditable service, whichever comes first.

Changing age requirement constitutes a costly, enhanced benefit at taxpayers expense.


Assembly
State Government Committee
O

A-4198
Wwinberg, Loretta

Johnson, Gordon M.

Prohibits political contributions by all State and local public agencies.

Assembly
State Government Committee
A

A-4207
Burzichelli, John J.

Clarifies tenure protections for exempt firemen in public.

The exempt fireman certificate and other positions possibly held by that individual in a municipality are mutually exclusive, and should not be equated with tenured position.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-4229
Barnes, Peter J.

Provides for DCA to set maximum loan amounts to volunteer emergency service organizations to purchase vehicles and equipment

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-4240
Stender, Linda

Requires DOT to provide safe pedestrian access and movement upon installation of traffic signal that employs best available technology to reduce traffic congestion.

League Support is contingent that there is appropriate funding.


Assembly Transportation Committee A*

A-4302
McKeon, John F.

Greenstein, Linda R.

Requires person performing remediation to file environmental report with municipality.

League support is contingent that the "environmental report" referred to in the bill is not a new report

           


Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A*

A-4312
Diegnan, Patrick J.,

Barnes, Peter J.

Wisniewski, John S.

Requires municipality to post sign on property subject of development application.  

Bill should be permissive; Too broad; Refers to any development  application; Fee of $75.00 on developer is too low.


Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-4322
Biondi Peter J.

Prieto, Vincent

Requires assignment of same inspector or team of inspectors who found a construction code violation to reinspection thereof.

Not practical in many municipalities.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-4324
Merkt, Richard A.

Pennacchio, Joseph

Requires enforcing agency to remove excessive accumulation of combustible materials inside a rental dwelling unit in certain cases. 

State Mandate -no funding; Enforcement authority already exists

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O
A-4331
Manzo, Lewis

Requires "just compensation" for condemnation of single-family residence to be based on cost of comparable relocation properties.

                       
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A
ACR-249
Holzapfel, James W.

Proposes constitutional amendment to limit assessment of homestead real property. 

This is yet another piecemeal approach that points to the need for structural changes to our property tax system.

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 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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NJLM - October 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
October 2005


Scales of justice

New Publication!
2004 LAWS OF INTEREST TO
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES

Scales of Justice

Over 125 measures affecting municipal affairs became law during the final session of the 210th New Jersey Legislative term. For the eleventh consecutive year, the League is publishing the complete text of these laws enacted.

Provides immediate access to enacted 2004 laws

Highly rated, quick reference desk copy

Invaluable asset for busy municipal officials

PRICE: $30.00 Members* $40.00 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-2480
Madden, Fred H.

Sweeney, Stephen M.

Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor.

Same as A-3903

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affair Committee

A

S-2522
Adler, John H.

Bryant, Wayne R.

Makes various changes to the "Law Against Discrimination"; repeals section 4 of P.L.1985, c.73.

Same as A-4157


Passed Senate, 2nd Reading in the Assembly

A

S-2599
Doria, Joseph V.

Allows members of PFRS hired during certain periods to serve until attainment of age 68 or 25 years of creditable service, whichever comes first. 

            Same as A-4164            


Senate State Government Committee
O
S-2623
Karcher, Ellen

Prohibits political contributions by all State and local public agencies

Same as A-4198

Senate State Government Committee

A

S-2669
Bucco, Anthony R.

Kean, Thomas H.

Prohibits local public entities from agreeing to finance employee's pension time buy-back.

                       
Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
A

S-2694
Sarlo, Paul A.

Coniglio, Joseph

Appropriates $30,000,000 to the DEP from the "Wastewater Treatment Bond Act of 1985" for grants to or on behalf of local government units for wastewater treatment system projects.

                       
Senate Budget and Appropriations
Committee
A

S-2173
Littell, Robert E.

Authorizes United States Administrative Law Judges to perform marriages.

                       
Senate Judiciary Committee
A

S-2718
McNamara, Henry P.

Repeals "New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zones Act;" provides that UEZ-related funds be returned to the Treasurer.

                       

 

Senate Economic Growth Committee
O
S-2745
Sweeney, Stephen M.

Requires all cats and dogs released from pounds and shelters be sterilized with certain exceptions, and establishes penalty for noncompliance. 

This is confusing and difficult to enforce. It creates new accounts and not all municipalities have shelters.

Senate Economic Growth Committee
O

S-2764
Girgenti, John A.

Bucco, Anthony R.

Provides for DCA to set maximum loan amounts to volunteer emergency service organizations to purchase vehicles and equipment.  

Same as A-4229

Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affair Committee
A
S-2794
Bucco, Anthony R.

Requires enforcing agency to remove excessive accumulation of combustible materials inside a rental dwelling unit in certain cases.

Same as A-4324

Proposed for Introduction
O
S-2815
Vitale, Joseph F.

Requires "just compensation" for condemnation of single-family residence to be based on cost of comparable relocation properties within 20 mile radius.

                       
Proposed for Introduction
A
SCR-136
Cardinale, Gerald

Applies certain Legislative Code of Ethics restrictions to county, municipal and local authority condemnation proceedings and project contracts funded directly or indirectly by State monies.

Same as ACR-248

Senate State Government Committee
O

Return to Top

 

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

A-3433
Van Drew, Jeff

Watson Coleman, Bonnie

Requires certain qualified UEZ businesses which relocate outside of a zone to reimburse the General Fund for zone incentives.

Assembly Labor Committee A

A-3902
Eagler, Peter C.


 

Requires New Jersey Transit Corporation to pay taxes on property not used for public purpose.

           
Assembly Transportation Committee A

A-3903
Eagler, Peter C.

Blee, Francis

 

Prohibits possession of ammunition capable of penetrating body armor

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-4157
Cohen, Neil M.

Previte, Mary T.

Diegnan, Patrick J.

 

Makes various changes to the "Law Against Discrimination"; repeals section 4 of P.L.1985, c.73.

                       
2nd Reading in the Assembly A

A-4164
Panter, Michael J.

Allows members of PFRS hired during certain periods to serve until attainment of age 68 or 25 years of creditable service, whichever comes first.

Changing age requirement constitutes a costly, enhanced benefit at taxpayers expense.


Assembly
State Government Committee
O

A-4198
Wwinberg, Loretta

Johnson, Gordon M.

Prohibits political contributions by all State and local public agencies.

Assembly
State Government Committee
A

A-4207
Burzichelli, John J.

Clarifies tenure protections for exempt firemen in public.

The exempt fireman certificate and other positions possibly held by that individual in a municipality are mutually exclusive, and should not be equated with tenured position.

           
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-4229
Barnes, Peter J.

Provides for DCA to set maximum loan amounts to volunteer emergency service organizations to purchase vehicles and equipment

           
Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee A

A-4240
Stender, Linda

Requires DOT to provide safe pedestrian access and movement upon installation of traffic signal that employs best available technology to reduce traffic congestion.

League Support is contingent that there is appropriate funding.


Assembly Transportation Committee A*

A-4302
McKeon, John F.

Greenstein, Linda R.

Requires person performing remediation to file environmental report with municipality.

League support is contingent that the "environmental report" referred to in the bill is not a new report

           


Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee A*

A-4312
Diegnan, Patrick J.,

Barnes, Peter J.

Wisniewski, John S.

Requires municipality to post sign on property subject of development application.  

Bill should be permissive; Too broad; Refers to any development  application; Fee of $75.00 on developer is too low.


Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee O

A-4322
Biondi Peter J.

Prieto, Vincent

Requires assignment of same inspector or team of inspectors who found a construction code violation to reinspection thereof.

Not practical in many municipalities.

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O

A-4324
Merkt, Richard A.

Pennacchio, Joseph

Requires enforcing agency to remove excessive accumulation of combustible materials inside a rental dwelling unit in certain cases. 

State Mandate -no funding; Enforcement authority already exists

Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
O
A-4331
Manzo, Lewis

Requires "just compensation" for condemnation of single-family residence to be based on cost of comparable relocation properties.

                       
Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee
A
ACR-249
Holzapfel, James W.

Proposes constitutional amendment to limit assessment of homestead real property. 

This is yet another piecemeal approach that points to the need for structural changes to our property tax system.

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 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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