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. OPRA & OPMA Bills

    On Oct. 15, the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee hear S-106 (changes to OPMA) and S-107 (changes to OPRA) and establishes State public finance website and a program for local websites. Read on...
  2. Call Your State Legislators to Oppose S-2636/A-3731

    We are encouraging our members to reach out to their state representatives and members of the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees to oppose S-2636 and A-3731, which would allow counties to counties to establish a construction code office. Read on...
  3. Call to Action: First Responders' Workers' Comp Re-Write Advances in Assembly

    Please contact your Representatives in the General Assembly and urge them to oppose S-716/A-1741, as currently drafted. The new lower standard for Workers' Compensation will result in more claims, awards, and greater costs on property taxpayers. Read on...
  4. Attorney General Suspends Enforcement of Micro-Brewery/Brewpub Rule

    Enforcement of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC’s) “Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses” has been suspended. The “Special Ruling” was issued on September 21. Read on...
  5. Dates Set For Public Hearings Regarding Proposed Order to Dismiss Older Municipal Court Cases

    The Acting Administrator of the Courts set out the time and place for the three hearings regarding the dismissal of minor municipal court complaints pending for more than 15 years. The hearings will be held in Newark, Somerville, and Mt.Holly Oct. 22-24. Read on...
  6. Cannabis Legalization

    NJLM, the NJ Urban Mayors Association, and the NJ Conference of Mayors issued a coalition letter to the Governor and the State Legislature on the anticipated legalization of cannabis. Please review the letter and, reach out to your State Legislators. Read on...
  7. 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...
  8. New ABC Rule for Limited Brewery Licensees Issued

    Sept. 21, 2018, Division of ABC Director David P. Rible issued, effective immediately, a ‘Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses.’ The Special Ruling is meant to clarify provisions of Chapter 47, P.L. 2012. Read on...
  9. 2% Interest Arbitration Cap

    Contracts typically expire at the end of the calendar year, so the impact of the failure to renew the 2% cap on interest arbitration awards will be felt as municipalities negotiate new contracts. We urge you to pass a resolution urging its extension. Read on...
  10. Comments Sought for PERC Proposed Rules

    PERC has published proposed rules implementing the recently passed Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (WDEA). We are in the process of reviewing and commenting on our concerns. Comments are due Nov. 16. If you submit comments, please copy the League. 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.

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Legislative Backgrounder: The Town Crier

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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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