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Updates on the New Jersey Legislature
Special Session Joint Committees

League Letters News Clippings, Columns & Op-Ed Hearings & Proceedings Resources
Special Session/Other Property Tax Relief-Reform Laws    
Joint Committee Reports and Governor Corzine Speech at League Annual Conference
(Note, the Joint reports listed below were issued Nov. 15 and revised Dec. 1)
Nov 16
Dec 1
Dec 1
Dec 1
Dec 1
League Letters
Oct 17

AARP-NJ and League of Municipalities to Unite for Passage of Public Question #1

June 1

State Budget Issues

May 10

Pension Reform Bill Signed into Law

Apr 3

Governor Signs
A-1 (Caps and Credits)
A-4 (CORE Reforms)

Mar 23
League’s Analysis of Valuation Reports
Mar 16
Legislative Developments
I.    Budget Testimony
II.  Comptroller Bill
III. ‘BRAC’ Bill
Mar 12

Property Tax Measures Pending Governor's Signature

Feb 27
Feb 12
A-1/S-20 Tax Levy Cap Bill - Follow up to 2/9/07 Letter
Jan 30
Jan 30
Jan 30
Jan 30
Jan. 30
Jan. 14
Jan. 10

State of the State - League Reaction

Dec. 13

URGENT: Opposition to S-2, State Comptroller Legislation

Dec. 13

S-1, Municipal Consolidation State to Deny State AID on Consolidation Vote

Dec. 8
Dec. 8

Assembly Voting Session on Property Tax Bills

Dec. 8

Joint Committee on Pension Reform Surprise Development on A-2

Nov. 28

Report of Joint Legislative Committee On Public Employee Benefits Reform

Nov. 28

Final Report of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Change, etc.

Nov. 27

Recommendations of the Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services

Nov. 16
Nov. 13
Nov. 3
Oct. 27 Public Hearing Notice on Consolidation and Shared Services
Oct. 25 League Urges Joint Committee Review PFRS
Oct. 13
Oct. 11
Oct. 10 League Urges Legislature to Knock Down Barricades to Cooperation
Oct. 6 Meeting of Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and a Citizens Convention (October 5, 2006)
Oct. 5
Oct. 4
Sept. 29
Sept. 28
Sept. 19
League Position Statement on Pension and Health Benefit Reforms
Sept. 15
Joint Constitutional Reform and Citizens Convention Meeting September 14, 2006
Sept. 15
Sept. 14
Sept. 14 Joint Committee on Constitutional, Reform & Citizens Convention to See Local, County & State Property Assessment Systems Compared
Sept. 12 Public Hearing on Public Employee Benefits Reform
Sept. 6 League of Municipalities/Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey Position Statement Before the Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and a Citizens Convention Thursday, September 7, 2006
Sept. 6 League and Assessors to Address Joint Committee on Uniformity Clause and Tax Exemptions
Aug 31 Joint Legislative Committee on Employee Benefits
Aug 31 Mayors Meeting on Notification of Site Remediation
Aug 31 August 30 Meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services
Aug 23
Aug 17
Aug 11
Aug. 10
Joint Committee on Public School Funding Reform
Aug 9
Mayors Letter regarding the Joint Committee on Public Employee Pensions and Benefits
Aug 8
Aug 4
League Letter to Special Session Committee Members
Aug 1
July 28
League Responds to Governor's Address and Start of Legislative Special Session
July 28
July 27
Pension & Health Benefits Costs
July 27
   
News Clippings, Columns & Op-Ed
May 21
Mar. 12
Jan. 30
Mayors feel left out of NJ tax loop (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jan. 15
Tax plan raises (Star Ledger)
Dec. 17
Let's see real property tax reform (Star Ledger)
Dec. 14
Mayors scoff at state's tax-reform effort (Star Ledger)
Dec. 12
Dec. 10
Nov. 26
Nov. 20
Joint Committee Reports and Property Tax Reform
Oct. 18
Oct. 17
Oct. 12
Oct. 12
Oct. 12
Oct. 12
Oct. 9
Oct 5
Sept 27
Sept 18
Sept 12
Tax Reform is a Question of Fairness
Sept 12
Consolidation Should Be Voluntary
Sept 10

Consolidation No Magic Bullet - Tax cutters told (NorthJersey.com)

Aug 11
Small town autonomy at heart of Jersey's property tax debate Newsday.com
Aug 10
Same Old Joke on Property Taxes - The Star Ledger
Aug 6
Aug 3

Property Taxes Belie the Simple Solutions

 

Hearings & Proceedings (Please note the links below require the Windows Media Play)
Joint Committee on Gov't Consolidation and Shared Services
Dec. 7
Video of Decber 7th Session Requires Windows Media Player
Nov. 20
Video of November 20th Session Requires Windows Media Player
Nov 15
Oct 25
Oct 18
Oct 11
Oct 4
Sep 27
Sep 13
Sep 6
Aug 30
Aug 8
   
Joint Legislative Com. on Public Employee Benefits Reform
Dec 7
Audio of December 7th Session Requires Windows Media Player
Nov 27
Nov 15
Oct 25
Oct 18
Oct 12
Sep 19
Sept 13
Aug 31
Aug 24
Aug 23
Aug 9
   
Joint Leg.Com. on Con.Reform & Cit. Prop.Tax Con. Convention
Dec 7
Nov 21
Nov 15
Oct 27 The Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens Property Tax Constitutional Convention will NOT meet on Thursday, November 2, 2006.
Oct 19
Oct 12
Oct 5
Sep 28
Sep 21
Sep 14
Sep 7
Aug 17
Aug 4
   
Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform
Dec 7
Nov 27
Nov 15
Oct. 24
Oct. 17
Oct. 10
Oct. 3
Sep 26
Sep 19
Sep 12
Sep 5
Aug 29
Aug 22
Aug 10
Video of August 10th Session Requires Windows Media Player
   
Resources
Nov 9

Codey, Roberts Seeking 20 Percent Property Tax Reduction for Most Households

Oct 23
Oct 20
Oct 12
Statement of L. Mason Neely on Public Employment Pensions and Benefits
Oct 12
Sept 14
Aug 29
Aug 10
Aug 10
Aug 10
Aug 10
Aug 9
Aug 9
Aug 2
Aug 2
Aug 2
Aug 1
July 28
   
Special Session/Other Property Tax Relief-Reform Laws

P.L.2007, c.7.   -see   S695
Increases maximum municipal dog license fee from $7 to $21. *

Pamphlet Law 1 pages   Approved 1/24/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.16.   -see   A3676
Revises various provisions of The New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJ QSAC) public school district monitoring system.

Pamphlet Law 20 pages   Approved 1/25/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.39.   -see   A13
Eliminates various inactive commissions, committees, councils and boards.

Pamphlet Law 20 pages   Approved 1/29/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.42.   -see   A17
Eliminates various mandates imposed on public school districts.

Pamphlet Law 4 pages   Approved 2/15/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.43.   -see   S50
Establishes the "New Jersey Tax and Fiscal Policy Study Commission" to study the State and local tax structure and related fiscal issues.

Pamphlet Law 2 pages   Approved 2/21/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.49.   -see   S14
Provides for mandatory forfeiture of retirement benefits and mandatory imprisonment for public officers or employees convicted of certain crimes.

Pamphlet Law 10 pages   Approved 3/15/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.52.   -see   A2
Establishes an independent Office of State Comptroller and consolidates financial audit and performance reviews of State and local government units.

Pamphlet Law 16 pages   Approved 3/15/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.53.   -see   A5
Provides for various school district accountability measures.

Pamphlet Law 11 pages   Approved 3/15/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.54.   -see   A15
Establishes "Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization, and Consolidation Commission"; establishes measures for local government efficiency; appropriates $95,000.

Pamphlet Law 6 pages   Approved 3/15/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.62.   -see   A1
Establishes homestead credits to reduce property taxes; imposes 4% cap on local tax levies; permits Local Finance Board to define capital and non-bondable current expenses; makes an appropriation.

Pamphlet Law 36 pages   Approved 4/3/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.63.   -see   A4
Implements CORE proposals, including "Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act"; user -friendly budgets; revision of county superintendent of schools title and duties.*

Pamphlet Law 29 pages   Approved 4/3/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

P.L.2007, c.92.   -see   S17
Implements various recommendations of Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform concerning benefits and certain terms and conditions of public office and employment.

Advance Law 59 pages   Approved 5/9/2007 PDF Format    HTML Format

 

 

 

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