The League’s legislative staff are constantly working for the League's membership by monitoring Legislative Committee meetings, reviewing lists of bills and staying current on local news to better understand the needs of League memeber municipalities. Staff provides the League's Legislative Committee with a background on proposed legislation at routine meetings to develop the League’s positions on bills.
Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier
A legislative blog providing detailed background information on legislation affecting New Jersey's municipalities.
Bulletins published by the League outlining the League's position on bills important to municipalities.
2017 Legislative Guide: Your Voice in Trenton
A guide to the legislative process, the League's priorities and plans for the year, the League's role in the process and how to become more involved. Published by NJLM; this publication is a PDF.
In the News
2% Interest Arbitration Extension
Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards is set to expire on December 31, 2017. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awards will expire on the same day that the final report and recommendations of the Police and Fire Public Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force is due, unless the Legislature and Governor act.
Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center
Information on energy taxes.
Legislative and Municipal Officials Testimony
League testimonies before legislative committees on bills under consideration by the legislature. Copies of past and upcoming testimonies can be found on this page.
Annual Conference Resolutions
Identifies a proactive municipal legislative and regulatory agenda for the upcoming year.
NJ State Legislature
The New Jersey Legislature's website; search bill by bill number, legislative session, subject/keyword, sponsor and dates.
Sample resolutions on important municipal topics for League members to use as a model in creating their own resolutions.
Social Media Posts
Sample posts that can be shared on your municipal or individual pages to advance the League's legislative mission.
League Legislative Committee
Listing of current members.
League Legislative Policy
The League's policy legislative matters.
Mike Cerra, Assistant Executive Director, 609 695-3481 ext. 120, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst,
Ext. 121, email@example.com
Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, Ext. 112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Marshall, Staff Attorney,
Ext. 137, email@example.com