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ISSUE

June 24, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.    New Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act Would Double Local Aid
II.    State Fiscal Year Appropriations Bills Introduced – Budget Deadline Looms
III.    Bill to Reauthorize UEZs Advances
IV.   Senate Passes Bill to Permit Volunteer Firefighters to Continue Service After Retirement From PERS or PFRS
V.    Governor Vetoes Bill to Require Police Departments to Provide Cultural Diversity Training
VI.   One-year Permit Extension in Sandy-impacted counties
VII.   Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
VIII.  Newly Updated License Fee Publication - Available now!
IX.   Going To The DNC Or RNC Convention? Join NLC for Special Events!
X.    Upcoming Free Training from Sustainable Jersey
XI.   New Economic Development Resource Available
June 23, 2016 19th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
June 17, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Transportation Trust Fund
II.  Senate Committee Releases Bill That Applies Local Bid Threshold To Other Procurement Laws
III.  Bill Preempting Municipal Regulation of Some Taxi Services Advances  
IV.  Urgent Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
V.  Newly Updated License Fee Publication - Available now!
VI.  Join NLC for special events!
VII.  Upcoming Free Training from Sustainable Jersey
VIII.  New Economic Development Resource Available
June 13, 2016 Transportation Funding Proposal Benefits Motorists and Taxpayers
June 10, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Transportation Trust Fund
II.  Bill to Permit Volunteer Firefighters to Continue Service After Retirement From PERS or PFRS Advances
III. State Supreme Court Ruling on Cost of Living
IV. Senate Committee To Consider Bill That Applies Local Bid Threshold To Other
Procurement Laws

V.  Urgent Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
VI. Conference Hotel Housing Scam - Warning
VII. Nominations Open Recognizing Ethics and Integrity
VIII. NJ P3 Retail Program
IX. Highland Density Septic Rule Proposal
June 3, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. Urgent Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
II.
Bill to Eliminate Local Regulation of ‘Uber/Lyft’ Type Taxis Up Before Committee on Monday
III.
Bill to Permit Volunteer Firefighters to Continue Service After Retirement From PERS or PFRS Position Before Committee on Thursday
IV.
Bills to Strengthen UEZs Advance
June 2, 2016 Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
May 27, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Thursday Senate and Assembly Voting Sessions
II.  Urgent Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
III. Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Wellness Campaign
May 26, 2016 Urgent Legislative Alert, Affordable Housing “Gap” Period S-2254 & A-3821
May 25, 2016 Legislative Action on Local Priorities Scheduled for Tomorrow
Your Legislators Need to Hear from You
May 20, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. Important Affordable Housing Legislation Introduced  
II.  Assembly Committee Releases Bill That Requires Prevailing Wage for PILOT Projects       
III. Bills Fail to Promote Municipal Consolidation
IV. Bill Would Preempt Municipal Regulation of “Network” Taxi Service
V. A-1821 – Advanced 911 Text Message Technology
VI. Latest Revenue Estimates Deepen State’s Budget Hole
VII. New Jersey Supreme Court Denies Mill Village Apartments Appeal
VIII. Support for Bills Allowing Volunteer Service After Retirement
IX. Guidance on Delinquencies & Cancelling Delinquent Municipal Charges
X.  Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Wellness Campaign
May 18, 2016 NJLM Mini One Day Conference- Register Now!
May 13, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. Atlantic City Resolution May Be Near
II. Transportation Funding Op-Ed
III. Lead Poisoning Protection Bill Advances, Absent Adequate Funding
IV. Five Percent Down
V. US Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding First Amendment Liability for Public Employers
VI. Notices of Funding Programs and Awards
VII. Upcoming Programs and Events
May 6, 2016

Weekly Policy Update
I. Atlantic City Impasse Continues
II.   Bill Introduced to Address Volunteer Firefighters Public Employee Retirement Benefits
III. Statute of Limitation Liberalization Could Hurt Taxpayers
IV. Federal Tax ‘Reform’ Blueprint Coming in June
V.
Call for Submissions for Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards – P3
VI.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
VII.
Cops in Shops College Summer Shore Initiative Program

April 29, 2016 National Infrastructure Week (May 16-23) Will Focus on the Benefits of Investment
April 29, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Congress Takes Action on Environmental Priorities
II.  Free Emergency Preparedness Training
III.  Call for Submissions for Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards – P3
IV.  2016 R/ECON Spring Friday, May 6, 2016
V.   Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
VI.  NJLM Foundation “Smart Cities” Program May 13
VII. Filing Deadline for Annual Financial Disclosure Statement
April 22, 2016

Weekly Policy Update
I. Council on Local Mandates Invalidates Police Camera Mandate
II.
Galloway Twp. Wins OPRA Case
III.
Open Space Funding Allocation
IV.
State Supreme Court Nominee Up for Final Vote on Monday
V.
Filing Deadline for Annual Financial Disclosure Statement
VI.
America’s PrepareAthon Day of Action celebrated on April 30
VII.
Call for Submissions for Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards – P3

April 21, 2016 Galloway Twp. Wins OPRA Case
April 20, 2016 Council on Local Mandates Invalidates Police Camera Mandate
April 20, 2016 $100,000 Smart City Technologies Grant Announced
April 18, 2016 Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events
April 15, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. DCA and DOT Commissioners Present Departmental Budget Testimonies
II. Christie Selects Trimpone for the State Supreme Court
III. Funding for Lead Remediation
IV. America’s PrepareAthon Day of Action celebrated on April 30
V. Empowerment Summit
April 14, 2016 CALL for Submissions - NJBIZ & The New Jersey League of Municipalities Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards
April 8, 2016

Weekly Policy Update
I. Speaker Moves Different Atlantic City Legislation
II. Please Contact Your Legislators on A-302, Revenue Restitution Bill Needs Amendment.
III. Assembly Advances Unenforceable Snow Plow Operator Legislation
IV. “Housing First” Program
V. Emergency Operations Plan Recertification
VI.  2016 Financial Disclosure Statements Guidance Issued

April 1, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Please Contact Your Legislators on A-302, Revenue Restitution Bill Needs Amendment.
II.   A-2361, Prohibits snowplow operators from depositing snow in front of certain access points
III.  Local Finance Notice Issued on Local Government Ethics Law
IV.  Safe Route to School Funding Applications Available
V.   April Grant Page Posted
VI.  Mayors Newsline President’s Message Correction
March 29, 2016 New Jersey Digital Government Summit
March 28, 2016 Federal Update
I. Water Infrastructure Funding
II. Community Development Block Grants
III. Preemptive Drone Proposal
IV. FEMA Proposal Is Problematic
V. Stormwater Rulemaking
VI. Public Employee Pension Rule Proposal
VII. Transportation Infrastructure Funding Available
VIII. Freight Infrastructure Funding Available
IX. FCC Cable Box Proposal Needs Clarification
X. Supreme Court Seminar Scheduled
XI. Service Recognition Day
March 24, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. League President Testifies on Governor’s Budget Proposal
II. Update on Hospital Tax Exemption Issue
III. Free Emergency Preparedness Training
IV. Update on Atlantic City Budget Crisis
V. Technology Education Conference Scheduled
March 21, 2016 Technology Education Conference (TEC)
March 18, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. 2016 FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Application Period Opens
II.
Federal Bureau of Energy Management Withdraws Offshore Drilling Threat
III.
NJDEP Recreational Trails Grant- May 15 Deadline
IV.
President Grants Major Disaster Declaration in 17 Counties for Winter Storm Jonas
V.
Bill Interfering In Local Employee Performance Evaluations Held
March 15, 2016 President Grants Major Disaster Declaration in 17 Counties for Winter Storm Jonas DR-4264
March 15, 2016 Federal Update
I. Senate Action on Opioid Epidemic
II. Water Infrastructure Funding
III. Keeping Municipal Bond Markets Strong
IV. Wireless Siting Issues
V. Policing in the 21st Century Report Published
VI. Webinar on Supreme Court Decision Impact on Local Governments
March 11, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. League President Testifies on State’s Proposed Budget
II. League Opposes PILOT changes
III. Change to Presentation of State Aid Offset on Property Tax Bills
IV. Atlantic City Legislation Advances
V. S-1105, Interferes in local employee performance evaluations
VI. Contingency plans in the event of NJ TRANSIT strike scheduled for March 13
March 4, 2016

Weekly Policy Update
I. State Aid Numbers Update:  Delayed Distribution of Tax Relief Aid
II. League Opposes PILOT changes
III. Online Registration for Senate and Assembly Public Budget Hearings
IV. New Jersey Future March 11 Redevelopment Forum
V.  April 12 Hearing – Municipal Stormwater NJPDES Permit Program
VI. New Jersey Public Employment Conference

March 1, 2016 March Grant Page Posted
February 26, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.    Release of State Aid Numbers
II.   Assembly Committee Takes Testimony on Telecom Personal Property Tax Bill
III.  Governor Christie Announced Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance for Seven Counties Impacted By Winter Storm Jonas
IV.  South Jersey Verizon Hearing
V.   Recent Unreported Appellate Division Decision Regarding Municipal Inspection of Residential Rental Units
VI.  April 12 Hearing – Municipal Stormwater NJPDES Permit Program
February 25, 2016 22nd Annual Mayors’ Hall of Fame
February 24, 2016 Recent Unreported Appellate Division Decision Regarding Municipal Inspection of Residential Rental Units
February 23, 2016 April 12 Hearing – Municipal Stormwater NJPDES Permit Program
February 19, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.    Governor’s State Budget Proposal
II.   A-184, Verizon v. Hopewell, Business Personal Property Tax Before Committee on Monday
III.  Updated Vegetative Management Regulations
IV.  New Jersey Future March 11 Redevelopment Forum
February 19, 2016 Governor Presents State Budget Proposal for Next Fiscal Year
February 18, 2016 Updated Vegetative Management Regulations
February 12, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.     A-302, Revenue Restoration Bill Needs Amendment
II.    Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration for 17 Counties for Jonas
III.   NJ Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission Report on Health Costs
IV.  State Budget Briefing Call
V.   Transitional Aid Application Process
VI.  Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events
VII. NLC Library of Free Research Reports Online
February 12, 2016 A-302, Revenue Restoration Bill Needs Amendment
February 11, 2016 Governor seeks Major Disaster Declaration for 17 Counties for Jonas
February 5, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.     Mayors Legislative Day
II.    IRS Proposes Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans
III.   Guidance on Administration of LOSAPs
IV.   New Jersey Future March 11 Redevelopment Forum
V.    Involving Youth In Local Decision Making
February 4, 2016 NJLM 24th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day Recap
February 1, 2016 Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition
January 29, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Storm Response
II.  Atlantic City Update
III.  CY 2016 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures
IV. Mayors Legislative Day
V.  NJ Senators Menendez, Booker and Congressman Pallone on Off-Shore Drilling
January 26, 2016 Local Finance Notice on Storm Response
January 22, 2016 Emergency Declaration
I.   Governor Declares State of Emergency
II.  Governor Schedules Conference Call Update 
January 22, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.   Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
II.  Atlantic City Legislation
III. Snowstorm Preparation
IV. Federal Update
January 20, 2016 Governor Takes Action on Legislation
January 19, 2016 Federal Update
I. ACA Excise Tax Delayed Until 2020
II. Public Pension Reporting Requirements Postponed
III. Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive Supreme Court Scrutiny
IV. EPA Solicits Comments on Stormwater Regulation Updates
V. DOJ Suspends Reimbursement From the Asset Forfeiture Program
January 15, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I.  Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bills
II.  Bills Awaiting Governor’s Action
III.  Governor Delivers 2016 State of the State
IV.  Senator Booker Asks Assistance on Coastal Drilling Issue
V. 2016 Campaign Contribution Notice
January 14, 2016 Governor Takes Action on Numerous Bill
January 14, 2016 Bills Awaiting Governor’s Action
January 13, 2016 Governor Delivers 2016 State of the State
January 8, 2016 Weekly Policy Update
I. Final Voting Sessions for 216th Legislature on Monday
II. Thursday, January 7 Session Day Recap
III. Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. 
IV. Video Explains League Services
V.  IRS Extends Deadlines for 1094 & 1095 (ACA Reporting)

Updated 6/17/16

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