Red Cross Resources on New School Mandates
I wanted to share with you some additional important information from the New Jersey Red Cross regarding compliance with two new state laws that go into effect this fall. They will require New Jersey school districts and students to be more prepared for potential cardiac emergencies.
Hep B Inoculation Reimbursement Program Set to Launch
On September 3, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Health will notify your Health Officer that funds are available from the Hepatitis Inoculation Fund for the reimbursement of costs of hepatitis B inoculations for certain emergency medical technicians, firefighters and police officers.
Post Retirement Restrictions for PERS and PFRS Employees
The Division of Pension and Benefits recently issued a notice on bona fide severance of employment-post retirement employment restrictions for individuals covered by any New Jersey State administered retirement system.
Weekly Summer Update
I. A-366 and S-1713 - Protects Municipal Business Personal Property Tax Revenue
II. Deter Scrap Metal Theft, S-833 & A-3558
III. Municipal Disposition of Vehicles, S-186 & A-3409
Assembly Speaker Opens Dialogue on Transportation Trust Fund Renewal League Offers Assistance
On Wednesday, August 13, a Guest Editorial penned by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto appeared in The Record newspaper. That piece, “New Jersey must address transportation funding crisis,”noted the need for extensive investments in our transportation infrastructure, and the looming lack of funds available to meet that need.
Upcoming WIMG Events
I. National League of Cities WIMG Annual Summer Conference
II. League of Municipalities Annual WIMG Event
Mayors Challenge to End Vets Homelessness
The League of Municipalities is pleased to join with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey to promote a new Federal initiative to address the large and growing problem of veterans’ homelessness.
2014 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities. These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year.
Hotel Update for Annual League Conference
As reported in the news the, Atlantic Club Hotel has closed, and the Showboat is likely to close at the end of the month. Neither of these hotels was part of the Annual League Conference housing block so those closures will not impact you and your municipal delegation if you book your hotel rooms through the official League housing procedure.
Restoration of Energy Tax Receipts Legislation
The restoration of our municipal energy receipts by the State must remain a top priority of the League and municipal officials during this legislative term.