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Resolutions Passed at Annual Business Meeting

Michael Cerra

                        By Michael F. Cerra
Senior Legislative Analyst
delegate asks for clarification
A delegate asks for clarification during the League's Resolution Committee meeitng.

At the League’s annual business meeting, which concluded the 93rd Annual Conference, 17 resolutions were considered and approved. The resolutions had previously been screened and amended by the League’s Resolution committee.

In total, 18 resolutions were considered on a wide range of issues impacting local government administration and quality-of-life issues for our citizens. Ultimately, 17 resolutions were passed, while one (2008-08) was referred to the League’s Taxation and Finance Committee for consideration. The list resolution includes 16 action items for the League, which will comprise, in large part, our pro-active legislative agenda for 2009, and a ceremonial resolution honoring the service of League Immediate Past President Robert L. Bowser, Mayor of the City of East Orange.

Below is the title and summary for each of the passed resolutions. The full texts of these resolutions are available the by clicking here.

 

 

Resolution #           Summary
2008 –01.............. Calling for Legislative Action to Encourage the Use of Solar Power
2008-02................ Protecting Military Servicemen, Servicewomen and Veterans At-Risk of Losing Their Home to Mortgage Foreclosure
2008-03................ Resolution Recommending Amendment to N.J.S.A. 40:54-8 Regarding Tax Levies for Free Public Libraries
2008-04................ Resolution Regarding Unmuffled Engine Braking
2008-05................ Opposing Forced Mergers through State Aid Cuts Based on Population
2008-06................ Resolution Requesting that the Legislature bring Fairness to those Communities that Foster the Responsibility to Maintain
                             and Protect Watershed Lands
2008-07................ Resolution Protesting State-Mandated 4 percent Tax Levy CAP as Inconsistent with State-Mandated Binding Arbitration
2008-09................ Resolution Requesting the Legislature to Restructure and Bring Fairness to Tax and Franchise Fees Imposed on
                             Telecommunications and Cable Telecommunications Service Providers in New Jersey.
2008-10................ Resolution Calling for a CAP Exception for PFRS Costs
2008-11................ Resolution Calling for Comprehensive Reform to the Fair Housing Act and the State Planning Act
2008-12................ Resolution Urging More Effective Emergency Preparedness and Response and Action on Related Issues
2008-13................ Resolution Seeking Housing Finance System Reform
2008-14................ Urges Legislature to Maintain the Current Homestead Rebates for Eligible Senior Citizens
2008-15................ Property Tax Relief Funding Formula Facts Resolution
2008-16................ Resolution Calling for Changes to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
2008-17................ Resolution on Home Rule
2008-18................ In Appreciation of League President Robert L. Bowser

 

 

 

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