News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Establishing Urban Preservation Program

Governor Murphy has signed A-5596/S-3991 establishing the Urban Preservation Program to promote investments in rehabilitation and reconstruction projects dedicated to preserving affordable housing in urban areas.

The newly created Urban Preservation Fund p...

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Affordable Housing
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Assisting First-Generation Homebuyers

This week, Governor Murphy signed into law S-3780. The new law provides down payment assistance and provides tax credits to developers that commit to construct or reconstruct housing for certain low to moderate income households.

Prior to the signing of&am...

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Affordable Housing

News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2023

Have Your Voices Heard: Send in Your Conference Resolutions

Sending in Conference Resolutions that suggest changes to improve municipal life helps build the foundation for the League Legislative team’s annual actions. Now is the time to submit your resolutions for this year’s Annual Conference....

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Explore the Exhibit Hall, Early Bird Registration

The Exhibit Hall is 95% sold out. Start making your plans to visit your current and potential business partners for the latest products and services.

Exhibitors at the Annual League Conference are companies that provide products and services used by New Je...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Have Your Voices Heard: Send in Your Conference Resolutions

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local governance, send in a Conference Resolution for consideration at this year’s Annual Conference. Any elected officials currently in municipal office, municipal p...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: September 1, 2023

League Event Tickets Now Available

Tickets to the League’s must-attend events at the Annual Conference are now available, with applications online this year for your convenience.

Network with your peers at the Annual League Conference! Reserving your space at League event...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Have Your Voices Heard: Send in Your Conference Resolutions

Sending in Conference Resolutions that suggest changes to improve municipal life helps build the foundation for the League Legislative team’s annual actions.

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local gov...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Plan Your Education Sessions

Dozens of sessions have been posted with their full CEU credits on the League Conference website. Start planning today!

For those attending the Conference with earning continuing education credits on their to-do list, planning is easier than ever this year...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Registration Now Open: Tips and Highlights

Registration for the 108th Annual League Conference is open! To make the online process as possible, be prepared to expedite the process with the following steps.

  1. Have your payment method ready. If you are registering with a purchase order you mus...
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Annual League Conference
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Early Bird Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 108th Annual League Conference is now open! Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year, saving $40 off the regular registration cost with Early Bird pricing running Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

Early Bird Registration rates are:

  • Government/Nonp...
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Annual League Conference
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Advance Your Causes with Conference Resolutions

If you have a topic to improve local government and address an issue impacting local governance, send in a Conference Resolution for consideration at this year’s Annual Conference. Any elected officials currently in municipal office, municipal professiona...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: July 17, 2023

Setting the Scene: Code of Conduct

As we prepare for the August 1 opening of registration for the 2023 League Conference, we’d like to take a moment to assure all attendees of our commitment to the Code of Conduct at all League events. 

The League’s Code of Conduct outlines our exp...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Getting to Know the League Conference

Each year, thousands of local government officials come to the League Conference in Atlantic City to learn, connect, and work together to plan the future of municipalities around the state. Among that number are many newly elected, appointed, and hired lo...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Food Bank Donations Planned for Annual Conference

For the first time, the Annual Conference invites attendees and exhibitors to work together to benefit Community Food Bank of NJ by bringing non-perishable food to donation boxes located around the Atlantic City Convention Center throughout the event Nove...

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Annual League Conference
Posted on: June 19, 2023

Reserve Your Hotel Space Today

Want to get the best Conference experience? Plan to stay all three days of the event, Nov. 14-16 in Atlantic City. The Conference Housing system is open now, reserve your space early! 

Our housing partner is AC Central Reservations, a reputable co...

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Annual League Conference

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

AMANJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of AMANJ. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional emai...

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Assessors (AMANJ)

News Flash

Budgeting

19 Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Starts Municipal Outreach Campaign

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury's Unclaimed Property Administration (UPA) announced an outreach campaign last week to reunite New Jersey's counties and municipalities with their property.

UPA will proactively contact th...

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Budgeting
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Law Extending School Bus Service Life

On Wednesday, August 16, Governor Murphy signed A-5239/S-3734, P.L. 2023 c.144,  extending the service life of school buses to 20 years and extends the service life of Type S school buses. 

Prior to P.L. 2023 c. 144, school buses weighing...

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Budgeting
Posted on: July 7, 2023

$200 Million Allocation for State Health Benefits Cut from FY2024 Budget

Governor Murphy's plan to dedicate $200 million from federal pandemic relief funds to offset the over 20% rising health insurance premium rise did not secure a place in the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget. This plan was initially laid out in Governor Murphy's FY ...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 30, 2023

FY2024 Budget & ETR Update

The FY2024 Budget proposal includes $150 million in Municipal Relief funding in addition to Energy Tax Receipts Property Tax Relief funding.

As we previously reported late Thursday, both the Assembly Budget Committee and the Senate Budget and Appropriation...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Boardwalk Preservation Fund

The Assembly Budget Committee and the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released on Tuesday S-3989/A-5675 which establishes the "Boardwalk Preservation Fund." The Boardwalk Preservation grant is part of the Governor’s budget p...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Governor and Legislature Stay NJ Agreement Reached

Governor Murphy, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, and Senate President Scutari have jointly announced the Stay NJ agreement a property tax relief plan aimed at aiding New Jersey's senior residents. The Stay NJ plan provides a 50% property tax credit fo...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Court Decision Will Impact Municipal Collection of BPPT

This week, an Appellate Panel released their opinion in Verizon New Jersey v. Borough of Hopewell, a case which the League participated in as amicus because of its broad implications on New Jersey’s municipalities.

The Appellate Panel ma...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Speaker Coughlin Testifies on Stay NJ Bill Package

During the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee hearing on June 8, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin testified before the committee on the “Stay NJ Act” proposal. Assembly Speaker Coughlin highlighted the importance of recognizin...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Assembly Speaker Coughlin announces Stay NJ Bill Package

On May 25, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin unveiled the "Stay NJ Act" property tax relief plan, a comprehensive initiative designed to alleviate property taxes for seniors while also addressing the affordability of healthcare insurance and presc...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Ask Your Legislator to Join Energy Tax Receipt Budget Resolutions

The League, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association continue to call for the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. As a result of our collective outreach, Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsori...

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Budgeting
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Congress Passes Fiscal Responsibility Act

On Wednesday night the House passed H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 by a margin of 314-117 and on Thursday the Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 63-36 after a series of amendments were not agreed to. President is expected to imme...

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Budgeting
Posted on: May 5, 2023

DCA Budget Breakdown

The proposed FY 2024 budget allocates $1.152 billion to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), reflecting a reduction of 19.6% or $280 million from the adjusted appropriation of $1.432 billion in FY 2023. T...

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Budgeting
Posted on: May 5, 2023

DCA Issues LFN Explaining LIHWAP and Winter Termination Program

Signed last month, P.L. 2023, c.33, requires any municipal water and wastewater utility or authority to enter into a vendor contract with the DCA to participate in the LIHWAP. LIHWAP is a federal program being administered by the DCA that provide...

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Budgeting
Posted on: March 8, 2023

DLGS Issues Guidance on CY2023/SFY2024 State Aid Certification

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2023-05 regarding the availability of State Aid Certifications. The CY2023/SFY 2024 Aid Certificate for each municipality is available on the Division’s Municipal Aid webp...

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Budgeting
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Governor Murphy Delivers FY2024 Budget Address

On February 28, Governor Murphy delivered his 2024 Fiscal Year Budget Address. The proposed budget is $53.1 billion, includes a surplus of over $10 billion, and is 5% greater than the FY2023 budget. While the budget document is not available yet, the Budg...

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Budgeting
Posted on: February 24, 2023

SHBC Plan Design Committee Meeting Summary

On Wednesday, the State Health Benefits Commission Plan Design Committee met for its February meeting. During the Director’s report, it was noted that 27 entities have left the State Health Benefits Plans since it enacted a nearly 23% rate incre...

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Budgeting
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Appropriation Cap Workbook Available

The Division of Local Government Services has updated the Levy Cap workbook to include the appropriation cap exemptions granted at the February 8 Local Finance Board meeting. 

As we reported last week, the Local Finance Board unanimously approved ...

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Budgeting
Posted on: February 6, 2023

NJPDES Permit Fees Stakeholder Meeting

This week, League staff participated in a stakeholder meeting hosted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regarding the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit fees. The meeting was to introduce the NJ...

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Budgeting
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Division Issues Guidance on CY 2023 Budget Matters

The statutory deadlines for budget introduction and adoption have been revised. Municipal budgets must be introduced by March 31, instead of February 10, and adopted by April 28, instead of March 20. The Mayor/Council Faulkner Act budget transmission to g...

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Budgeting

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJBOA News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJBOA. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional emai...

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Building Officials (NJBOA)

News Flash

Posted on: February 24, 2023

NJ Supreme Court Sends DRE Issue Back to Special Master

The fate of DREs as expert witnesses to help identify and prosecute suspected DUI and DWI cases remains unknown after the New Jersey Supreme Court changes standards for their acceptance in court, and remands issue back to special master. 

Last wee...

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Cannabis Legalization
Posted on: February 17, 2023

NJ Attorney General Updates Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy

This week, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin issued a revised Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy. The revised Policy includes necessary updates to account for legalized cannabis consumption and sales. Of relevance is the inclusion of a reaso...

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Cannabis Legalization

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

Community Recreation Society of NJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of Community Recreation Society of NJ. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition...

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Community Recreation Society of NJ

News Flash

Posted on: June 29, 2023

NJ Supreme Court Releases Opinion Impacting Police Investigations

A ruling from the Supreme Court of New Jersey this week confirmed that investigators seeking prospective electronic communications must first obtain a wiretap order, and that a Communications Data Warrant was not sufficient.  

In the case,&nbs...

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Court Administrators (MCAANJ)

News Flash

Posted on: August 25, 2023

NJDEP Publishes Proposed Rules for Advanced Clean Cars Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has issued proposed new rules and amendments to the Air Pollution Control rules, related to the state’s Advanced Clean Cars II Program. 

The primary component of this rulemaking is the ...

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Electric Vehicles
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Governor Signs Advanced Clean Cars Proposal

Governor Phil Murphy announced New Jersey has signed the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) proposal. The goal of the ACCII is to have zero-emission vehicles make up 100% of new light-duty vehicle sales by 2035. While the proposal does not impose obligations ...

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Electric Vehicles

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJMEIA News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJMEIA. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional ema...

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Electrical Inspectors (NJMEIA)

News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2023

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Sample Resolution

October 6 is Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Please consider adopting a resolution similar to the League’s Sample Resolution.  

In 2019, Governor Murphy signed SJR-35 (P.L.2019,JR-16) recognizing October 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Plea...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: August 25, 2023

State to Host Opioid Summit

The State of New Jersey and the Department of Human Services is hosting a virtual Opioid Summit 2023, Revitalizing Communities: Healing Together From the Opioid Crisis on September 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is expected to include a panel on how mu...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2023

State Launches Stop Overdoses Website

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the launch of StopOverdoses.nj.gov to assist residents in finding pharmacies offering free naloxone anonymously.  Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Issues Notice on Local Regulation of Beekeeping Activities

The League has become aware of a statement issued by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) to municipal officials regarding restraints on municipal regulation of apiary and beekeeping activities.  

The statement, dated July 14, 2023, exp...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: July 28, 2023

State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee Meets

The State Health Benefits Program Design Committee (PDC) met on July 26, 2023. They focused on the issue of rising service costs, identified as the main factor for the uptick in state health benefits expenses. 

The committee passed nine resolution...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: July 21, 2023

State Enables Expansion of Harm Reduction Centers

This week, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) published regulatory changes in the New Jersey Register to facilitate the development of harm reduction centers (HRC) throughout the state. Harm reduction centers are an important tool...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: July 7, 2023

MWC & NJLM Launches Mental Health Grant Opportunity

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities has announced a funding opportunity for communities working to address local mental health needs. The...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: July 7, 2023

New Law Requires Sellers and Landlords Provide Notice of Flooding

Governor Phil Murphy has signed S-3110/A-4783, now P.L.2023, c.93, which requires sellers of property and landlords to make certain notifications regarding flooding. Under the law, sellers of real property and landlords must disclose knowledge of...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Governor Signs EO 332 Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

On Monday, due to recent changes to federal requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 332 lifting the requirement for employees in health care settings who were not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: May 5, 2023

100% Participation by Municipalities in Latest Opioid Settlement

The nationwide settlement with pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, and drug makers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, is in addition to the settlements reached with drug distributors in 2021 –&nbs...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Week of February 1: Covid-19 Update

This week Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order expanding indoor dining and limiting the 10 p.m. curfew on closings of restaurants. The Governor announced that Johnson and Johnson has submitted an application for emergency use authorization from ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health

News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2023

Reminder to Complete the NJ Clean Energy Programs Survey

The Rutgers Center for Green Building (RCGB) is conducting an online survey for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to better understand how the New Jersey Clean Energy program can better meet the needs of municipalities. The goal is to gain ...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: September 15, 2023

NJ Clean Energy Programs Survey

The Rutgers Center for Green Building (RCGB) is conducting an online survey for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to better understand how the New Jersey Clean Energy program can better meet the needs of municipalities. The goal is to gain ...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: August 24, 2023

NJBPU Proposes Rule Amendments Applicable to Municipalities

On August 21, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) published proposed rule amendments governing all utilities, including municipal water and wastewater utilities. These changes include:  

  1. The extension of the Winter Termination Program to ...
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Environmental Issues
Posted on: August 17, 2023

DEP Calls for Projects to Replace Diesel Vehicles

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a follow up $13 million funding opportunity for local governments to replace their medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with electric vehicles using funds from the Regional Greenho...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Lunch & Learn: NJDEP – Extreme Heat Resilience Action Plan

Earlier this week the League held a Lunch and Learn with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on its Extreme Heat Resilience Action Plan. A recording of the program is now available on the League’s website.

NJDEP&rsqu...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: July 20, 2023

NJDEP Announces Green Acres Funding

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Green Acres Program has announced its 2024 funding round for land acquisition, park development, stewardship, implementing Jake’s Law (Inclusive Playgrounds), and Urban Parks proj...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Inland Flood Protection Rules to Take Effect in July

The new Inland Flood Protection Rules update New Jersey’s existing flood hazard and stormwater regulations by replacing current precipitation estimates with modern data that attempts to account for observed and projected increases in ra...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Christmas Tree Bonfire Bill Advances

Municipalities throughout the state have hosted community events centered on bonfires using discarded Christmas trees. These events have become economic drivers for the local economy and provide a fundraising opportunity for local causes, including, most ...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Spotted Lanternfly Grant Program for Counties and Municipalities

The NJ Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of grant money to assist counties and municipalities slow the spread and reduce spotted lanternfly populations across the state. 

Nearly $5 million has been made available for the gra...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Christmas Tree Bonfire Bill Advances

On Monday, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced S-861, legislation that would allow municipalities to conduct an annual event for the open burning of Christmas trees.  

Municipalities throughout the state have hosted community even...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Issues Conditional Veto of Flooding Notification Bill

As part of his conditional veto of S-3110/A-4783, Governor Murphy has suggested the bill be amended to provide that a tenant whose landlord fails to provide the required notifications may terminate the lease without penalty any time afte...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: April 12, 2023

NJDEP Releases Draft MS4 Model Ordinances

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has released two draft model ordinances related to the new conditions as part of the updated MS4 Tier A permit and will be accepting informal comments until May 12.   

The firs...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Right to Farm Protections Extended to Aquaculture Activities

This week, Governor Phil Murphy signed S-428 into law, amending the Right to Farm Act to specify that shellfish aquaculture activities are eligible for Right to Farm Act protections. 

To be eligible for Right to Farm protections a shellfish commer...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: March 10, 2023

League Seeking Information on MS4 Permit Compliance

The League is asking our members to answer a short survey aimed at gathering information related to individual municipalities efforts to comply with the NJDEP’s new MS4 permit program requirements.   

The New Jersey Department o...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: February 17, 2023

NJDEP Announces Grants to Assist with New MS4 Permit Requirements

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced the availability of $19 million in grants to help municipalities with the transition to new municipal stormwater permitting requirements. Details on the grant program have not bee...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farmland Bill Signed

Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation authorizing commercial farms located on preserved farmland to hold special occasion events.

The new law expands authorization of special occasion events at commercial farms and wineries on preserved farmland. The...

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Environmental Issues
Posted on: February 6, 2023

League Seeking Information on LIHWAP Participation

The League continues to work with legislators and the administration to better understand the scope of municipal utility and local authority participation in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), and to develop an agreeable solution ...

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Environmental Issues

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 29, 2023

Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger Webinar Announced

The Mayors Alliance to Combat Summer Hunger, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites you to a free webinar on October 11, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This online event will ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Mayor Bollwage Testified Before Congressional Committee

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, NJLM Past President, testified on Wednesday on reauthorization of the Brownfields Program on behalf of the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayo...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 25, 2023

Mayor Bollwage to Testify Before Congressional Committee

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage, past NJLM President, will testify Wednesday on behalf of the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment,...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Federal Budget Deadline Looms on September 30

The federal fiscal year ends on September 30. Without an adopted and signed budget by this date, there may be a federal government shutdown. Expectations are tempered by disagreements among Congress and the Administration about spending priorities.&nb...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

DLGS Issues ARP LFRF Funds Local Finance Notice

On Thursday, the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) issued Local Finance Notice 2023-16, which summarizes U.S. Treasury’s new 2023 Interim Final Rule, which expands the categories for which ARP LFRF Funds may be used. This information ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Federal Budget Deadline Looms on September 30

The federal fiscal year ends on September 30. Without an adopted and signed budget by this date, there may be a federal government shutdown. Expectations are tempered by disagreements among Congress and the Administration about spending priorities. Discus...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 8, 2023

FEMA Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guidebook Blog Post

Published last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guide: Roles and Resources in Emergency Management” is an important resource for municipal officials. For more information, plea...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Civil Rights Division Accessibility Standards Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require certain accessibility standards for state and local government services, programs, and activities offered via web or mobile apps and i...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 8, 2023

State Offering Free ARP SLFRF Compliance Consulting

The Governor’s Disaster Recovery Office (GDRO) is offering municipalities free American Rescue Plan (ARP) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) compliance consulting. The GRDO is utilizing four separate consulting firms to offer ARP SLFR...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 24, 2023

U.S. Treasury Releases Interim Final Rule on ARPA Flex

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Treasury released its long-awaited Interim Final Rule on ARPA Flex and an Overview of the Interim Final Rule. ARPA Flex was a provision passed by Congress in December 2022. 

This rule cr...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 10, 2023

NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Restarts Eligibility Review

Since March of 2020, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid has followed special rules related to the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). These rules have allowed most NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid members to keep their health coverage, even if they no longer qualif...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Congress Moves to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization (NFIP-RE) Act of 2023 (H.R.4349/S.2142) has been introduced in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support in both chambers. 

The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization (NFIP Re)...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Senator Menendez's Federal Automotive Task Force

Addressing Catalytic Converter Thefts: Senator Menendez's Forthcoming Federal Task Force

In response to the growing incidence of Catalytic Converter thefts across the country, Senator Bob Mendez has introduced a bill titled the Federal Catalytic C...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Bill Preempting Local Control of ROW Advancing in Congress

A bill was recently passed out of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, that would impose new restrictions on local authorities to regulate local land use and zoning issues related to the deployment of telecommunications equipment.

The Ame...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 2, 2023

House Advances Wireless and Cable Preemption Bill

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up 19 bills, including H.R. 3557, the American Broadband Deployment Act of 2023. This bill is of particular interest to local governments because it would codify in statute two relatively recent ac...

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Federal Government
Posted on: April 21, 2023

U.S. Senate Passed a Clean Version of S.870, the Fire Grants & Safety

After attempting to attach an amendment that would claw back unobligated American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, the U.S. Senate passed a , the Fire Grants and Safety Act, without any amendments on Thursday. There is not yet a House co...

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Federal Government
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Treasury Contact Center Reopens in Advance of ARP P&E Deadline

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced that the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) contact centers will reopen on February 21. This is helpful because municipalities will have to file their annual American Rescue Plan (ARP) State and Local F...

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Federal Government
Posted on: January 31, 2023

USDOE Announces Funding for EECBG Program

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is designed to assist states, local governments, and tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. The U.S. Departmen...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 23, 2022

White House Releases Inflation Reduction Act Clean Energy Guidebook

Last week, the White House released the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Guidebook of Clean Energy provisions in the law. This guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-relat...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Federal Budget Update

On Thursday, the Senate, by a vote of 68-29 passed the FY2023 federal budget. As of this writing on Friday morning, the House is expected to pass the budget bill. The $1.7 trillion document funds all governmental departments through September 202...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 20, 2022

RAISE Grant Funding and Upcoming Webinars Set

The next round of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program is now open. $1.5 billion in competitive grant funding is available for a broad range of infrastruct...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Call your Member of Congress TODAY for ARPA Flexibility

Congress' last task before the holidays is the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and as of Friday, the ARPA Flexibility provisions that the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities (NLC), has been advocating wa...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Federal Budget Update

This week, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through next Friday, December 23, and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature. This allows them time to complete the federal budget next week. Had the f...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Rep. Sherrill Introduces Auto Theft Prevention Act

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has introduced the bipartisan Auto Theft Prevention Act with U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), which would dedicate funding to local law enforcement agencies for resources to combat auto thefts under the U.S. Departmen...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

New Rules and Amendments Proposed for NJ Historic Trust Grants

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has published proposed rules and amendments related to the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grants.

The New Jersey Historic Trust is authorized to implement funding for Open Space, Farmland, and Histor...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Creative Aging Initiative Grant Opportunity

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts (Arts Council) is providing funds through The Creative Aging Initiative Grant (CAI) in the amount of $10,000 for eligible arts organizations, libraries, veterans homes, and senior and community centers to cover cos...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Boardwalk Preservations Fund

On Tuesday, August 15, Governor Murphy signed S-3989/A-5675, now P.L.2023, c.136, establishing the Boardwalk Preservation Fund and appropriating $100 million in American Rescue Plan funds for the renovation and repair of boardwalks in shore communities ac...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry 2023 Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

This program works in partnership with State and local forestry agencies, educational institutes, and different kinds of organizations to restore, sustain, and manage more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of commu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants

The United State Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) announced a Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grant.  EPA’s Brownfields Job Training Grant Program is refocusing the competition on training activities that support assessment, cleanup...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Grants (CWPP’S)

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) posted a NOFA on Community Firewise Grants funded through the USDA Forest Service. The funding provides municipalities and communities a cost-share incentive to implement wildfire hazard mitigation p...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

FUNDING FOR SPOTTED LANTERNFLY TREATMENT AVAILABLE TO ALL NEW JERSEY COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (Department) has announced that grant funds are available to counties and municipalities to battle the spotted lanternfly (SLF). Interested counties and municipalities may apply to receive funds from the Department...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

LGAP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the launch of the Lead Grant Assistance Program (LGAP) to help municipalities across the state conduct inspections for lead-based paint hazards in residential housing built prior to 1978. ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Stormwater Assistance Grant

On March 3, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Division of Watershed Protection and Restoration, announced a Stormwater Assistance Grant that will be ongoing until the end of this year.  The funding will help New Jersey&...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Funding Opportunity: USEDA Public Works & Economic Adjustment Assistance

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) issued a FY2023 Federal Funding Opportunity Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (FY23 PWEAA NOFO). 

Please see recent blog post for more on this funding...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

NJDEP Provides Details on MS4 Permit Compliance Grants

In February, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced it would be making available of $19 million in grants to help municipalities with the transition to new municipal stormwater permitting requirements. Additional details o...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

NJDEP Hosting Meeting for Mayors on MS4 Grant Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be hosting an executive information session for mayors to review the recently announced grant program to assist municipalities with the new stormwater permitting requirements.&...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Grant Funding Announced for New Jersey Statewide Wellness Campaign

The National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is allocating grant funding to 10 communities across the state for 2023. The NFC has announced $300,000 of funding to support municipalities to join the growing NFC fitness campaign; the mission is to build healthy infr...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Prepare for FY 2024 EPA Brownfield Grants

New Jersey Institute of Technology recently hosted an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfield grant webinar in preparation for the FY2024 Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and Cleanup (MARC) application process.&nb...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

NJ Receives Federal “Internet for All” Grant from BIL

This week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that New Jersey received its first “Internet for All” grants for deploying high-speed internet networks and developing digital skills t...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

LEAP Grants Now Available

The Division of Local Government Services and the Shared Services Czars recently announced that LEAP Challenge Grants and LEAP County Coordinator Fellowship Grants are due no later than March 15, 2023.  LEAP Challenge Grants all...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Police Training Commission Adopts Licensing Rules

Last summer, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2022, c. 65, which establishes a police licensing program for all New Jersey law enforcement officers. This new law tasked the Police Training Commission (PTC) with adopting rules related to the licensing of police...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Governor Names Jaquelyn Suárez as Acting DCA Commissioner

Governor Murphy has named Division of Local Government Services Director Jacquelyn Suárez as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Effective September, 18 Suárez will serve as Acting DCA Commissioner pendi...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Register for Mental Health First Aid Classes

The Mayor Wellness Campaign is hosting two virtual training courses for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), one for Adult Mental Health First Aid Training and the other Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. 

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Census Tools & Using Census Data – Free Annual Networking Meeting

Hosted by the New Jersey State Data Center, the lead state agency working directly with the U.S. Census Bureau, this free virtual meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, October 4th, and Thursday October 5th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Governor Murphy Names Secretary of State Way as Lt. Governor

Earlier today, Governor Murphy announced Secretary of State Tahesha L. Way is the next Lt. Governor of New Jersey.  

Lt. Governor Way was sworn in as Secretary of State on February 26, 2018. As Secretary of State, Lt. Governor Way serves as the St...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Passing of BPU President Fiordaliso

Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph L. Fiordaliso passed away suddenly on September 7. President Fiordaliso was a BPU Commissioner since 2005. As a former Mayor of Livingston, President Fiordaliso understood firsthand the issues that faced mu...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

FY 2024 Vibrant Places Program by NJTPA

NJTPA is now accepting applications for Vibrant Places Program, which provides technical support for local development initiatives. Applications are due by September 30. 

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is requesting pro...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Reminder: Opioid Settlement Annual Reports Due September 1

Eligible subdivisions participating in the national opioid settlements are required to submit an annual report to the state Department of Human Services (DHS) by September 1.

As part of the nationwide opioid settlements, eligible New Jersey subdivisions ar...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Enforcement of Russia-Belarus Law Temporarily Suspended

A recent legal challenge has caused State officials to temporarily halt the enforcement of the law prohibiting government dealings with businesses associated with Russia and Belarus. 

On August 4, the United States District Court for the District ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

League Mourns Passing of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver

New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Y. Oliver, died today. The first Black woman to serve as Speaker of the General Assembly and in State Executive Leadership, she is remembered by many for her work in Trenton and around the state.

Her famil...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Governor Signs 20 and Out Legislation

Governor Murphy signed S-3090/A-4498, which permits police and fire employees to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, with a retirement benefit of 50% of final compensation, into law on July 3, 2023. P.L. 2023, 92 took effect immediately. ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

ETR Funding Doubled in FY2024 Budget

Last night, both the Assembly Budget Committee and the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee favorably reported A-5669/S-2024, the $54.3 billion FY2024 New Jersey Budget Bill. It includes an additional $150 million for Energy Tax Receipts (ETR), doub...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

OPRA Reform Legislation Introduced

Assemblyman Danielsen has introduced four pieces of legislation to begin the conversation on OPRA reform. The bills are:

 A-5613, which makes various changes to the process for requesting access to government records; 

A-5614, which increa...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Time is of the Essence, One Week to Restore Energy Tax Receipts

The League, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, continue to call for the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. As a result of our collective outreach, Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsoring ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Two Weeks to Restore Energy Tax Receipts

We are two weeks away from the deadline for the State to adopt their FY 2024 budget. Now is the time to act to get full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts included in the state budget. 

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

“Give It Back” Property Tax Relief Plan

Senators O’Scanlon and Testa have introduced S-3906, the “Give It Back” property tax relief plan. The plan calls for $4.32 billion from the New Jersey Debt Defeasance & Prevention Fund to be appropriated to each municipal...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Ask Your Legislator to Join Energy Tax Receipt Budget Resolutions

The League, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, continue to call for the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. As a result of our collective outreach, Senator Greenstein and Assemblyman DeAngelo are sponsoring ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Plan Design Committee Holds Regular May Meeting

The State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee met on Wednesday for the regularly scheduled meeting and discussed the following items:

  • Potential increase in the contribution amount for High Deductible Health Plans to comply with recent guidance fr...
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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Continue to Urge Full Funding of Energy Tax Receipts

On Thursday, League staff worked the Statehouse and spoke with Assembly representatives before they went into caucus, urging them to support the full restoration of Energy Tax Receipts. Our thanks to East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov, who joined us and sp...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Governor Murphy Conditionally Vetoes A-4889

Governor Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed A-4889 this week. 

A-4889 eliminates the requirement for local government officers to disclose their property addresses, including their home address, on the Annual Financial Disclosure Statement f...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Mayors Sign Letter Urging the Full Funding of Energy Tax Receipts

Earlier this week, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM), the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM), and the New Jersey Urban Mayor’s Association (NJUMA) issued a letter signed by 401 mayors from across the state urging the State...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Governor Conditionally Vetoes 20 and Out Legislation

Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation (S-3090/A-4498) that would permit police and fire employees to retire after 20 years of service, regardless of age, with a retirement benefit of 50% of final compensation. The League joined the New Jersey A...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Signs Deferred Compensation Plans Investments Bill

On May 8, Governor Murphy signed into law S-2423/A-3746, which permits local government deferred compensation plans to invest in collective investment trusts. The League supported this legislation that adds collective investments to the types of investmen...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Sewerage Authorities Allowed to Distribute Meeting Recordings

Governor Murphy signed S-435/A-392, which amends P.L.1946, c.138 and P.L.1957, c.183 to authorize local authorities, including sewerage authorities, municipal utilities authorities and county utilities authorities, to distribute live recordings o...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

NLC Urges Congress to Pass Rail Safety Legislation

Earlier this week, the National League of Cities (NLC), the League’s federal partner, hosted a webinar with Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell (WA), and Senators Sherrod Brown (OH) and J.D. Vance (OH) who, in light of the train derailment and chemical s...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Congress Attempts to Claw Back Unobligated ARP SLFRF Funds

On Wednesday, by a vote of 47-49, the U.S. Senate failed to amend S.870, the Fire Grants and Safety Act. The amendments offered by Sen. Scott (FL) would redirect unobligated American Rescue Plan (ARP) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to fund ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Governor Signs EO Changing State Hiring Criteria

On Monday, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 327 to review current practices with the goal of expanding state job opportunities for New Jerseyans without college degrees. 

The Order directs the Civil Service Commission to identify job classif...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Deadline Approaching to Participate in Latest Opioid Settlement

Municipalities that choose to participate in the latest settlement with Teva, Allergan, Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS must submit their signed participation forms by April 18. New Jersey is set to receive up to $508.1 million from the latest settlements, wi...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase LIHWAP Participation

Governor Murphy has signed S-3333, which protects low-income households from having their water services disconnected due to unpaid bills. Water utility providers, including local authorities that have not signed up to participate in New Jerseys Low Incom...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

FY 2024 Budget Departmental Hearings Begin

Thomas Koeing, Legislative Budget and Finance Officer for the State’s Office of Legislative Services (OLS), provided a budget overview and revenue forecast. Mr. Koeing revealed that the combined state revenues for Fiscal Year 2023 and Fiscal Yea...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

Deadline Approaching to Participate in Latest Opioid Settlement

Municipalities that choose to participate in the latest settlement with Teva, Allergan, Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS must submit their signed participation forms by April 18. New Jersey is set to receive up to $508.1 million from the latest settlements, wi...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

20 and Out Legislation On Governor’s Desk

On Thursday, the full Assembly unanimously approved A-4498/S-3090, which provides police and fire a retirement allowance after 20 years of service, regardless of age. The bill is now before the Governor for his consideration. 

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

20 and Out Legislation Passed Senate, Before Assembly

Legislation (A-4998/S-3090) which provides police and fire personnel a retirement allowance after 20 years of service, regardless of age unanimously passed the Senate earlier this week and is before the full Assembly on March 30. The League joins the New ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Expansion of Prevailing Wage Requirements to PILOT Projects

The Senate Budget committee was scheduled to consider a bill expanding prevailing wage requirements to PILOT projects, however, after outreach by the League and other stakeholders, sponsor Senator Gopal held S-2798 for additional review and possible amend...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Assembly Committee to Consider 20 and Out Legislation

On Monday Assembly State and Local Government Committee will be considering A-4498, which provides police and fire personnel a retirement allowance after 20 years of service, regardless of age. The League joins the New Jersey Association of Counties in ou...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Governor Signs Legislation Permitting Alternate Deputy Registrars

This week, Governor Murphy signed A-4524/S-2709, now P.L.2023, c.22, which permits the appointment of additional alternate deputy registrars. The League supports this legislation because is especially necessary in municipalities that host hospita...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Changing Certain Primary Election Dates

On March 9 Governor Murphy signed into law S-3595/A-5177, which changes certain primary election deadlines. The new law took effect immediately. 

 The deadlines changed include the following: 

  • Submission by the Municipal Clerk to ...
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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Reminder: SLFRF Project and Expenditure (P&E) Report Due April 30

As a reminder, the annual ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Plan (SLFRF) Project and Expenditure (P&E) Report is due on April 30. The portal will open on April 1. 

Working with the National League of Cities (NLC), the League’s fed...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

NJBPU Seeking Input on LED Streetlight Program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has issued a Request for Comments, seeking input from interested parties regarding the conversion of existing streetlights to LED streetlights. Specifically, seeking information related to streetlight and p...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Division Issues Guidance on Cap Relief & Opioid Settlement

The Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2023-04 announcing one-time exemptions to the appropriation cap for certain items for the Calendar Year 2023/State Fiscal Year 2024 budget and guidance on usage and reporting Opioid Set...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

State Health Benefits Increase Remains Unresolved

Unfortunately, as we reported last week, the talks regarding relief for raising healthcare premium costs remain unresolved. This comes among news that Newark, Camden, and Trenton have all left the State Health Benefits system, or are in the process of doi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Bill Authorizing Special Occasion Events on Preserved Farmland on Track to Become Law

On Thursday, 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.

The legislation looks to expand au...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Senate Committee Discusses Bill Looking to Increase Utility Participation in LIHWAP

This week, 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 the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), we do not agree t...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

NJDEP Announces Reimbursements for Radon Test Kits

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is offering Radon Awareness Program (RAP) grants to all municipalities, on a first come basis to be distributed to residents. Please see the Radon Action Partnership Packet, t...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Pass a Resolution to Become a RevolutionNJ Community

2026 is the 250th anniversary of the United States! This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that allows New Jerseyans to create a lasting legacy. RevolutionNJ is the formal state initiative for the commemoration of the 250th and a partnership between t...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Governor Delivered State of State Address

On Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his 2023 State of the State address. In his speech, Governor Murphy announced plans to overhaul New Jersey’s antiquated liquor laws, something that has been a longtime League priority; the extension of ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Key Liquor License Reform Takeaways from State of the State

In Governor Murphy’s State of the State address, he revisited the topic of Liquor License reform, which he discussed during his speech of the League Conference in November. The Governor’s proposed plan includes phasing out the populati...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Governor Murphy Delivers State of the State Address

Today, Governor Phil Murphy delivered his 2023 State of the State address. This marks the first time in three years that the speech was given in person as the last two addresses were virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

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, along with their employees, and ultimately their taxpayers, will still have to fund a 22% increase in health benefits costs, unless an immediate solution i...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Use of Third-Party Private Construction Inspectors

On Thursday, Governor Murphy signed A-573, which makes several changes to the Uniform Construction Code Act (UCC). The bill codifies the three-day construction inspection turnaround and allows for developers to contract with private on-site inspe...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

FY2023 Federal Omnibus Budget Passed

In the final week of December, the House and Senate passed, and President Biden signed a $1.7 trillion FY2023 federal budget through September 30, 2023. For provisions of state and local interest, please read the League’s two blog posts, the fir...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Department of Treasury Releases Russia-Belarus List

P.L. 2022, c. 3, which prohibits government dealings with businesses associated with Belarus and Russia, requires the New Jersey Department of Treasury to develop a list of companies it determines engage in prohibited activities associated with Russia or ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

State Health Benefits Update

State Health Benefits Update

The League continues to work pro-actively and collaboratively with our partners at the NJ Conference of Mayors and NJ Association of Counties to identify a workable plan and means toward a resolution by the Governor and the le...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Governor Signs School Security Legislation

Governor Signs School Security Legislation 

On December 1 Governor Murphy signed into law S-2426, which requires public schools and nonpublic schools to submit critical incident mapping data for all schools and school grounds to local law enforcem...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Revised Model Procurement Forms

Revised Model Procurement Forms

 

Recently, the Division of Local Government Services updated two model procurement forms – the Ownership Disclosure Form and the Federal Non-Debarment Certification. The Ownership Disclosure Form was updat...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

State Health Benefits Commission Meets – No New Action on SHBP 2023 Increase

Earlier this week, the State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC) met to consider regular business and appeal requests. During the meeting, SHBC Committee member Dudley Burge asked for an update on and solutions to the 22% cost increase in local government h...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

DLGS Announces Municipal Budget Appropriations for Fire Districts

On October 19 the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) released Local Finance Notice 2022-19 (LFN). The notice reports that municipalities may appropriate funds for use by their volunteer fire companies or boards of fire commissioners in ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

OSC Municipal Sick and Vacation Leave Corrective Action

If you were one of the municipalities that had their sick and vacation time policy reviewed by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) earlier this year and asked to make corrective action by September, we ask you to share your response with the League ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Assembly Advances Legislation to Allow Police to be Present at Certain Polling Places

On Thursday, the Assembly favorably reported S-2912 which permits police officers to be present at senior residential centers or schools that are used as polling places. The legislation also requires school districts to establish election day sec...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

New Law Permits Existing Police and Fire Chiefs to Serve Longer

On April 12, Governor Murphy signed into law A-2158, which took effect immediately. P.L. 2022, c. 9 permits an existing police chief or fire chief who attains the age of 65 within the next two years to continue serving as chief until the end of t...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Thank You For Attenting the 105th Annual Conference

Dear Elected and Appointed Officials:We would like to take a moment to thank you for attending the League’s 105th Annual Conference, presented virtually in 2020. When the ball dropped last New Year’s Eve, little did we know what lay ahead in 2020, and now...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

July 2019 Interest Arbitration Update

In June, mediators appointed by the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) issued three interest arbitration awards. The first interest arbitration awards to be issued since the expiration of the 2% cap. Each of these awards arose out of an impasse...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement & Recycled Materials Bill Signed

Acting Governor Tahesha Way signed into law A-4797/S-3255, which concerns the percentage of reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled materials that can be used for certain road projects. P.L. 2023, c.160 takes effect in March 2024.  

The new law re...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

New Law Requires DEP Post Water Purveyor Information Online

This new law took effect on May 8, and the DEP has 30 days from this date to post the required reports.  

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x137. 

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

DCA Updates LIHWAP Webpage to Assist Customers and Utilities

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has updated its Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) webpage to provide better assistance to customers and utilities looking for information on the program.

The updated webpage provides...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Governor Murphy Announces Text Service

Governor Murphy has joined the text service Community and encourages residents to text questions at 732-605-5455. The service will also send text messages from time to time.

We encourage you to share this information with your residents.

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

JAG News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of JAG. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Municipal Fire Department Chaplain Benefits Legislation Signed

On Monday, Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed A-5275/S-3671 that allows a municipality to determine if newly appointed individuals serving as municipal fire department chaplains will hold rank and receive salary and benefits.

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Update on Special Reemployment List & Temporary Seasonal Workers

An update on Special Reemployment List and Temporary Seasonal Workers was provided during a recent meeting with the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) and New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC). The League thanks NJAC for sharing this informatio...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

New Law Allows AG to Appoint Not-Yet-Trained Officer in Charge

Governor Murphy signed S-3943, now P.L.2023, c.94, allowing the Attorney General to appoint the Officer in Charge when superseding certain law enforcement agencies.

This law allows the Attorney General, upon superseding a law enforcement agency, to appoint...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Comment Period for Police Licensing Rules Closing Soon

The comment period for rules proposed by the New Jersey Police Training Commission to implement the new statewide police licensing program ends on June 16. The League intends to submit comments and is interested in hearing feedback from our members.

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

July 2019 Interest Arbitration Update

In June, mediators appointed by the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) issued three interest arbitration awards. The first interest arbitration awards to be issued since the expiration of the 2% cap. Each of these awards arose out of an impasse...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

NJDEP Holds Inland Flood Protection Rule Q&A Session

On Thursday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) hosted an “Ask the Administrator Q&A Session” to answer questions from the public regarding the Inland Flood Protection rule and implementation.

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

DCA Issues Proposed Rules Regulating Third-Party Inspectors

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has published proposed rules amending the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) to expand the use of private on-site inspection agencies, in accordance with the law adopted last year. 

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Amendments Expand Public Works Registration to PILOTs Projects

S-1439/A-5085, which requires employers or contractors engaged in government work for a public body to register with and submit payroll records to the Department of Labor Workforce Development, was recently amended to include PILOT projects. 

S-14...

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Land Use & Development Issues
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Bill Clarifying Electronic Public Meetings Clears Committee

On Thursday, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee approved S-2603. The bill seeks to clarify the ability of a public body to hold electronic meetings, and if doing so the appropriate notice requirements.&n...

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Land Use & Development Issues

News Flash

Posted on: September 8, 2023

Governor Signs Uniform Public Expression Protection Act

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed S-2802/A-4393, the 'Uniform Public Expression Protection Act', to protect people from meritless lawsuits intended to intimidate them for exercising their free speech rights. Powerful entitie...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 11, 2023

New Definition for Custom Fabrication Under Prevailing Wage Act

Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed into S-3776, which amends the definition of “custom fabrication” under the Prevailing Wage Act. 

The definition was amended to include “other fabrication which is one or more en...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 11, 2023

New Law Amends Predatory Towing Prevention Act

Acting Governor Nicholas Scutari signed into law S-3374, which concerns fees charged for certain towing and storage of motor vehicles and amends the Predatory Towing Prevention Act. 

The new law amends N.J.S.A. 56:13-16 to require towing ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Bill Signed Establishing Boom Car Noise Violation Penalties

Serving as Acting Governor, while Governor Phil Murphy was out of state, Senate President Nicholas Scutari signed A-4686 into law. This new law sets limits on the permissible volume of sound emanating from motor vehicles. The intent is to address noise vi...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Governor Signs Election Reporting Legislation

On Thursday, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, which requires periodic reporting of election results on the night of primary and general elections and until the final tally is complete.

A-5176/S-3594 requires vote totals to be posted by 11:59 p.m. o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Governor Signs General Election Bills

On Thursday, despite the League’s urging to conditionally veto this measure, Governor Murphy signed A-5175/SCS-3519, which makes changes to General Election timelines. 

The League opposed this legislation for o...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Franklinite Designated as New Jersey’s State Mineral

Governor Murphy signed S-1727/A-3393 into law,  designating Franklinite as the State of New Jersey’s official mineral. Franklinite is not only a symbol of state pride, but significant in New Jersey’s industrial history. The Mi...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Anti-Theft Automotive Laws

Governor Phil Murphy signed four bills into law on Friday, July 7, which aim to impose stiffer penalties and expand criminal definitions related to motor vehicle theft. Please visit our blog post for more details.

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analy...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Public Service Privatization Standards Bill Out of Committee

S-1350/A-5430, which establishes procedures and standards regarding public services privatization contracts, has been released from committees. 

Legislation that would limit local government’s ability to privatize public services is adva...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 15, 2023

General Election Legislation Update

On Monday, over the League’s objection, S-3593/A-5175 was amended and favorably reported from the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee. As a reminder, this legislation passed the full Assembly on May 25...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Bill Limiting Review of Wireless Facilities Approved by Committee

On Monday, the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee amended and favorably reported A-4376, a bill that would further weaken already sparse local oversight of the collocation of wireless equipment in the local right of way. 

The Leag...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Legislative Committee Considers Liquor License Reform

On Wednesday, May 24, the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee considered various liquor license reform bills and held a hearing regarding the State’s regulations on liquor licenses for bars and restaurants. The discussion...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 19, 2023

General Election Legislation Update

Last week, over the League’s objection, A-5175 was favorably reported from the Assembly State and Local Government Committee and second referenced to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it was held on Thursday.

While the League supports t...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Governor Murphy Signs Cybersecurity Legislation into Law

Governor Phil Murphy signed A-4836 and A-4184, cybersecurity bills into law this week.  

A-4836 requires the State Office of Emergency Management to develop a plan to address internet outages resulting from cyber-attacks...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Senate Committee Advances Bill to Increase LIHWAP Participation

A bill meant to increase participation in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was advanced through Senate committee this week. While the League initially opposed S-3333, amendments were made allowing us to now support the bill.

This ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 3, 2023

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. 

On Thursday, the ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 23, 2022

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.   Invited g...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Third-Party Private Construction Inspection Legislation Approved by Assembly Senate to Consider Bill

On Thursday, the Assembly unanimously approved ACS A-573, with the Senate is scheduled to vote on the legislation on Monday.   The bill would expand the use of third-party private construction inspections, allowing muni...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Hears Testimony on Car Theft Prevention

On December 5, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony from New Jersey State Police Major Larry Williams, Deputy Attorney General Joseph Giordano, and Alexander Shalom, Senior Supervising Attorney and Director of Supreme Court Advocac...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Bill Providing Appropriation Cap Relief Before Senate

On Monday the Senate will be considering S-3380, which would exempt gasoline and diesel fuel costs; solid waste and recycling collection and disposal costs, as well as disposal of yard waste; cyber insurance costs; liability insurance costs; work...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Please Consider Adopting Resolution in Support of Municipal Holiday Tree Burning Events

S-861 would permit municipalities to conduct an annual event for the open burning of holiday trees. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) would be tasked with establishing rules, regulations, and standards for the open burning of C...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Governor Supports Legislation to Combat Auto Theft

On Monday, along with Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Governor Murphy announced his support for proposed legislation to combat auto theft in New Jersey. Among the proposals highlighted:

  • Establishing a persistent auto thef...
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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Governor Signs Law Expanding Outdoor Dining Timeframe

On Wednesday, Governor Murphy signed S-2364 into law. The new law expands the time period during which certain restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries are allowed to utilize tents, canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, and other fixture on ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Court Upholds Governor’s Vaccine Mandate Authority for Certain State Workers

Last week, a State appellate panel affirmed Governor Murphy’s authority under the Disaster Control Act and the Emergency Health Act to impose through Executive Order 283, a COVID-19 vaccination mandate on State corrections officers. The NJ Supre...

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Legislative Advocacy

News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2023

Lunch & Learn: US EPA and NJDEP Discuss BIL & IRA Implementation

On Monday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m., the League is hosting a Lunch and Learn with US EPA Region 2 Office Administrator Lisa F. Garcia and NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette to discuss applicable municipal funding opportunities through the Bipartisan...

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Lunch & Learn Events
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Lunch & Learn: State Planning Commission – State Plan Update

The State Planning Commission has embarked on updating the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.   Come learn about the Plan, the process involved, and how the Commission can help make this process valuable to municipal stakeholders. After an...

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Lunch & Learn Events
Posted on: March 17, 2023

League Hosts USDA Rural Development Webinar

On Thursday, the League hosted a Lunch and Learn with Jane Asselta, USDA Rural Development New Jersey State Director who discussed available funding and loans for municipalities.

Among the programs highlighted where grants and/or loans that are available f...

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Lunch & Learn Events

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 8, 2023

NJ Treasury Reimburses Municipalities for Marriage Licenses

On August 29, the Department of Treasury initiated the disbursement of funds to municipalities participating in the Marriage License Reimbursement Program (MLR). This program compensates municipalities $3 for each marriage license application rec...

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Municipal Clerks (MCANJ)

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

Municipal Welfare Association of NJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of Municipal Welfare Association of NJ. 

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In additio...

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Municipal Welfare Association of NJ

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJ State Fire Prevention and Protection Association News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJ State Fire Prevention and Protection Association.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In a...

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NJ Fire Prevention and Protection

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJ State Plumbing Inspectors Association News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJ State Plumbing Inspectors Association.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to ...

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NJ State Plumbing Inspectors Association

News Flash

Posted on: May 11, 2018

Correct Version of the State Flag

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag. The underskirts of the goddesses are silver as set forth by the NJ legislature in 1928. Non-approved versions show the underskirts incorrectly in blue.

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag.On behalf of the New Jersey State Treasury Printing Service, we are distributing this information so that municipalities will be aware of the correct and a...

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Notices

News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2023

Supreme Court: No Attorneys’ Fee for Common Law Claim for Records

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has issued a decision in a matter in which the League participated in as amicus, reaffirming that prevailing litigants in common law right of access cases are not entitled to attorneys’ fees.

In Gannett Sa...

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OPRA & OPMA

News Flash

Posted on: September 29, 2023

Recap of Plan Design Committee September Meeting

The State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee (PDC) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on September 27.

The PDC approved Resolution 2023-13, expanding eligibility for the First Responders Direct Primary Care Medical Home Pi...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: September 15, 2023

SHBC Holds September Meeting

On Wednesday, the State Health Benefits Commission held its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting. The majority of the agenda items were discussed in closed and executive session. The commission members moved to delegate purchasing authority to ...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: August 24, 2023

SHBP Plan Design Committee Meets

The State Health Benefits Program Plan Design Committee (PDC) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on August 23.

The PDC approved Resolution 2023-11 for New Jersey Direct High Deductible Low Resolution to ensure IRS compliance with minimum deductibles a...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: August 3, 2023

State Health Benefits Commission Adopts 2024 Plan Year Rates

On Monday, the State Health Benefits Commission adopted the Plan Year 2024 rates, which includes a 7.4% increase for the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Local Government Employer Group effective January 1, 2024. There were no changes to the rates tha...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: June 30, 2023

SHBP Plan Design Committee June Meeting Report

On Wednesday, the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Plan Design Committee met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Items on the agenda included a High Deductible Plan Discussion, Reduced Specialty Copay resolution,&am...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: February 3, 2023

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. As reported last week, employers are beginning to leave the sys...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: January 9, 2023

State Extends Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance

New Jersey extended its health benefits contract with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield for another year, media outlets report. This occurred after state officials alleged the health insurer failed to meet the terms of the deal.   ...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: December 30, 2022

SHBP Update: No Relief In New Year

Earlier today the Joint Budget Oversight Committee (JBOC) met to consider items including the transfer of Federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds. The transfers, which were already outlined in the State budget, included:

  • $300 million for various ca...
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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: December 20, 2022

SHBP Municipalities: Reach Out to Governor & Your Legislators

In less than two weeks, the 379 municipalities participating in the State Health Benefits system, along with their employees, and ultimately their taxpayers, will have to fund a 22% increase in health benefits costs. It is imperative that the Governor and...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Unions and Local Government Management Submit Plan to Address Pending SHPB Increase

The League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, and New Jersey Association of Counties have been working with other interested stakeholders, including the major public sector union representative...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: November 11, 2022

State Health Benefits Commission Meets – No New Action on SHBP 2023 Increase

Earlier this week, the State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC) met to consider regular business and appeal requests. During the meeting, SHBC Committee member Dudley Burge asked for an update on and solutions to the 22% cost increase in local government h...

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Pension & Health Benefits
Posted on: October 31, 2022

SHBP Plan Design Committee Meets & Labor Launches Campaign

On Oct. 26, the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) Plan Design Committee (PDC) held its regularly scheduled meeting. Agenda items included a review of 2023 Dental CDT codes and the bi-annual Optum Rx formulary review.   ...

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Pension & Health Benefits

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJPO News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJPO.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email newslette...

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Planning Officials (NJPO)

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2023

New Workplace Accountability in Labor List (WALL) Now Live

The New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development's (NJDOL) Workplace Accountability in Labor List (WALL) is now available. 

This list includes entities found to be in violation of New Jersey's wage, benefit, and tax laws. Entities listed o...

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Procurement
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Online PWCR & Payroll Certificates

Governor Murphy signed into law S-1442/A-5345, which requires public works contractor registration and payroll certification for public works projects to be completed online. P.L. 2023, c. 138 will take effect next year on August 16, 2024.  &...

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Procurement
Posted on: August 17, 2023

DLGS Issues LFN Regarding Changes to Pay-To-Play Laws

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) has issued Local Finance Notice 2023-14 (LFN 2023-14) identifying key changes to the state’s pay-to-play laws after the enactment of P.L. 2023, c. 30, known as the “Ele...

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Procurement
Posted on: May 26, 2023

DLGS Issues Guidance on Russia-Belarus Certification

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2023-11 providing guidance on the Russia-Belarus Certification. 

We would like to highlight the following from the Notice:

  • Department of Treasury has published a list (Russia...
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Procurement

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

NJSMPA News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of NJSMPA.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email newslet...

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Prosecutors (NJPO)

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

GPANJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of GPANJ.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email newslett...

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Purchasing Agents (GPANJ)

News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2023

RANJ News Flash

Welcome! This News Flash has been created for members of RANJ.

The New Jersey League of Municipalities offers several methods for you to receive news, announcements, legislative alerts, and event notices. In addition to our more traditional email newslette...

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Registrars NJ (RANJ)

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2023

SCOTUS Decision Could Impact NJ Property Tax Laws

This week, SCOTUS issued a unanimous decision in Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota, a case where a property owner argued that the Minnesota state law allowing Hennepin County to retain a $25,000 surplus following the auction sale of her home for unpaid ...

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Tax Collectors & Treasurers (TCTANJ)

News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2023

NLC Broadband Webinar Available

Recently, the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities (NLC), hosted the Overcoming Barriers to Expanding Broadband in American Communities webinar. The webinar recording and slides are now available to review.

Th...

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Technology
Posted on: June 2, 2023

NJCCIC Updated Ransomware Guide Notice

On May 23, The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) released an updated version of the #StopRansomware Guide, jointly published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investig...

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Technology
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Legislation Signed Concerning Crash Reports

Governor Murphy signed A-4935/S-3335, amending N.J.S.A. 39:4-131 to permit the electronic transmission of crash reports within five days after the law enforcement officer’s investigation of the accident. The Department of Transportation has been...

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Technology