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January 20, 2010

RE: Bills signed into Law

Dear Mayor:

In the waning days of his Administration, Governor Corzine signed the following bills into law.

SCS for S184/ACS for A1897 – Requires DCF to provide Safe Haven information to county and municipal agencies, social services agencies, physicians, pregnancy crisis centers, adoption agencies and colleges and universities

SCS for S713/A3239 - Establishes forest stewardship and forest certification programs in DEP; establishes Forest Stewardship Incentive Fund

S1082/A1775 - Permits municipality to determine permissible parking distance from intersection, crosswalk or "stop" sign

S1234 /A537 - Establishes criteria municipalities and counties are to consider when establishing speed limits

S1362/A333 – Requires 45 days' notice to affected municipalities of discontinuance of certain bus and train services

S1830/A2046 – Increases funding of Senior Citizens and Disabled Resident Transportation Program

S2392 /A3665 – Authorizes N.J. Historical Commission to establish program for roadside markers to designate historic sites

S3060/A4373 – Extends transmittal date deadline for fiscal year 2010-2011 gubernatorial budget message to the Legislature from fourth Tuesday in February to March 16, 2010

A823/SCS-S2055 - Regulates operation of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes, and certain other vehicles and off-road vehicles; requires DEP to designate three sites on State-owned land where snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes may be used

A3433/S2215 - Changes petition filing date for Board of Fire Commissioners

A3448/S1947 - Permits adding e-mail address to voter registration applications

A3698/S2782 - Provides for specified alternative proposals and base specifications for certain public contracts; requires contracting unit to specify basis for determining lowest responsible bid and criteria for selection of alternate bids

A4063/S3059 - Establishes the "New Jersey Foreclosure Fairness Act"; imposes additional foreclosure notice requirements; amends "Mortgage Stabilization and Relief Act"

A4269/S3128 - Permits municipal or county Hispanic advisory commission to have more than five members
A4341/S3118 - Authorizes increased grant funding to local governments for site remediation for redevelopment of contaminated property for renewable energy projects

S2730/A4082 - Requires public bodies to provide funds for outreach and training programs for minority groups and women in connection with certain construction projects.

A4375 - Amends the "Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act" to make certain changes to Camden's economic recovery term.

S3071/A4261 - Permits certain managers and deputy attorneys general of the State to negotiate collectively under the "New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act;" changes definition of managerial executives and removes confidential status of deputy attorneys general and certain State investigators

S3157/A4264 - Revises statutes concerning permissible length of time between certain public questions in certain municipalities

A557/S2336 - Repeals bidding requirement for local public contracts to allow bidders to avoid unresponsive bid if they inadvertently omit business registration from bid proposal provided that bidder was registered before bid submission deadline

A1619 - Revises certain statutes concerning sale of tax and other municipal liens

A3120/S2538 - Requires railroad company to negotiate in good faith with certain entities for sale of railroad right of way proposed for abandonment

A3396/S2304 - Provides authorized emergency vehicles protection under lemon law

A3998/S2859 - Concerns governmental unit public funds deposited in public depositories

A4347 /S3137 - Extends expiration date of certain permits pursuant to "Permit Extension Act of 2008"

A4376/S3020 - Provides temporary PERS definition of contractual salary which includes deferred collectively negotiated wage increases currently applicable to Executive Branch employees will also apply to certain State and local public employees in PERS

A807/S1471 - Allows a municipal court to permit a person to pay a fine in installments; grant a credit for jail time against the penalty; have the penalty suspended or revoked or order the performance of community service in lieu of payment of the penalty; or impose any other alternative authorized by law.

If you have any questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact us at 609-695-3481 x112, 120 or 121.

Very truly yours,

 

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



 

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