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. $15 Minimum Wage Legislation Introduced

    On Monday, Dec. 10, the Assembly Labor Committee will consider A-15, which will over time raise the hourly minimum wage to $15. The League is closely monitoring the issue. We expect legislation to advance to the Governor in early 2019. Read on...
  2. Update on Marijuana Legalization

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. The bills stand at “2nd reading” and could be scheduled for a final floor vote as soon as Dec. 17. Read on...
  3. Local Control Denied in ABC Portion of Food Dessert Grocer Bill

    Assembly Human Services Committee amended A-4700, the Food Desert Elimination Act, denying local officials any power to limit the ABC’s authority to issue such permits allowing grocer sales of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption. Read on...
  4. Current Taxpayers Could Pay If Legislature Extends Statute of Limitations

    In its current form, the League of Municipalities must oppose S-477, which would extend the statute of limitations on civil actions for sexual abuse, including claims against public bodies, and expand the categories of potentially liable people. Read on...
  5. Marijuana Legalization Advances

    The Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana and could be scheduled for a final floor vote as soon as December 17. Read on...
  6. Mayors' Coalition Statement on Cannabis Legalization

    The NJ State League of Municipalities, NJ Conference of Mayors, and NJ Urban Mayors Association have released a statement to Gov. Murphy and the NJ Legislature on cannabis legalization identifying municipal concerns relating to the topic. Read on...
  7. 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 expired on December 31, 2017. Information on this topic can be found on the League's website. 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

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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

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New Jersey State Legislature

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Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

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