Weekly Summer Update
I. New Law Gives Municipalities Tool to Deal with Abandoned Properties
II. A-445/S-601- Exempts from OPRA Personal Identifying Information Provided for Emergency Notification
III. Governor Signs “The Opportunity to Compete Act”
9,600 NJ Residents Need to Take Action to Retain Health Insurance
The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently publicized an important Health Insurance Marketplace deadline. You may want to take appropriate steps to share this with your citizens.
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.
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Issues Safety Warning on Current Social Media Stunt
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/Office of the State Fire Marshal has issued an Emergency Bulletin to firefighters and fire officials statewide in response to a current social media craze. The Fire Marshal has asked us to share this with you, as well.
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.