Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Staff

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 member 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.

  1. State Health Benefits Increase Continues to Remain Unresolved

    There continues to be no progress in efforts to mitigate the impact of the unprecedented health care contribution increase for State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) participants and employers. Read on...
  2. Senate State Government Committee Favorably Reports S-3519

    The Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee favorably reported S-3519, which makes various changes to primary election, vacancy, municipal referendum, and mail-in ballot mailing deadlines. Read on...
  3. Bill Authorizing Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farmland on Track to Become Law

    The Assembly voted to approve the recommendations of Governor Murphy’s conditional veto of S-757, after suspending their normal rules to include the bill onto the voting session board list. Read on...
  4. Senate Committee Discusses Bill Looking to Increase Utility Participation in LIHWAP

    The Senate Economic Growth Committee reviewed S-3333 for discussion only. While the League agrees that additional efforts are needed to ensure the success of LIHWAP, we oppose the measures provided and seek more effective ways to achieve this goal. Read on...
  5. SHBP Municipalities: Please Continue to Reach Out to Governor & Your Legislators

    The New Year has come and the 379 municipalities participating in the State Health Benefits system, their employees, and ultimately their taxpayers, will still have to fund a 22% increase in health benefits costs, unless an immediate solution is reached. Read on...
  6. Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Car Theft Prevention

    On December 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from invited guests concerning the increase in motor vehicle thefts in New Jersey over the last two years and consider a package of legislation. Read on...
  7. RAISE Grant Funding and Upcoming Webinars Set

    The next round of U.S. DOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program is now open. $1.5 billion in competitive grant funding is available for infrastructure projects and planning activities. Read on...
  8. Call your Member of Congress TODAY for ARPA Flexibility

    Please reach out to your U.S. House representative TODAY and urge them to share their support with the House Leadership – including Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer – to put ARPA Flex into the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriation bill. Read on...
  9. Unions and Local Government Management Submit Plan to Address Pending SHPB Increase

    The NJ League of Municipalities, the NJ Conference of Mayors, the NJ Urban Mayors Association, and NJ Association of Counties have been working with other interested stakeholders to address the unsustainable 22% increase in 2023 for SHBP municipalities. Read on...
  10. Third-Party Private Construction Inspection Legislation Approved by Assembly Senate to Consider Bill

    On Dec. 15, the Assembly unanimously approved ACS A-573, with the Senate is scheduled to vote on the legislation Dec. 19. Read on...
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Legislative Guide: Your Voice in Trenton (PDF)

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 New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

League Legislative Committee

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Legislative Bulletin

Bulletins published by the League outlining the League's position on bills important to municipalities.

Conference Resolutions

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Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier

A legislative blog providing detailed background information on legislation affecting New Jersey's municipalities.

Legislative & Municipal Officials Testimony

Through the years the League of Municipalities has stood up for New Jersey Municipalities by testifying before legislative committees on important bills under consideration by the legislature.

New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

Information on energy taxes.