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. Cannabis/Marijuana Legalization and the Local Option Tax

    Please take immediate action and talk to your Legislators on the topic of marijuana legalization and the Local Option Tax now, letting them know your opinion. There are issues that may impact all municipalities regardless of whether towns opt-in or out. Read on...
  2. 2018 League Conference Resolutions

    Member municipalities can submit resolutions for consideration by the League Resolutions Committee at the Annual Conference. Send a resolution summary to the League office by Oct 5. The full resolution text is due to the League office by Oct. 19. Read on...
  3. Gov. Conditionally Vetoes 3 Temporary Disability/Family Leave Bills

    On August 27, Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed A-2762, A-4118, and S-844, all of which address various aspects of the temporary disability and family leave insurance systems. Read on...
  4. Attorney Fees for Workers' Compensation Awards Law Signed

    Governor Murphy signed into law S-2145, which concerns attorney fees for workers’ compensation awards. Read on...
  5. Governor Vetoes Bag Fee Bill

    Gov. Murphy vetoed A-3267/S-2600, which would have placed a $0.05 fee on single-use carryout bags provided by certain types of stores. The League opposed the bill, which, if signed as is, would have preempted local legislation on this matter. Read on...
  6. Law Oks Assessments/Bonds for Lead Line Replacement

    Gov. Murphy signed into law A-4120/S-2695, authorizing municipalities to levy special assessments, and issue bonds, to replace certain lead-contaminated water service lines. They must be environmental infrastructure projects funded through NJIB or NJDEP. Read on...
  7. Post-Retirement Volunteer Bill Ok'd

    Gov. Murphy signed A-1627/S-1873 in law, protecting the pension rights of former employees who continue to serve their communities as volunteer first responders. The League supported this legislation which stems from a Conference resolution in 2014. Read on...
  8. 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

View the members and representatives of League Legislative Committee.

Legislative Bulletin

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

Conference Resolutions

Take a look at Annual Conference Resolutions.

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

Visit the New Jersey State Legislature website.

Energy Tax Restoration Resource Center

Information on energy taxes.