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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Update on Marijuana Legalization

Last week the Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana.  The amended bills now stand at “2nd reading” and could be sch...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

$15 Minimum Wage Legislation Introduced

On Monday the Assembly Labor Committee will consider A-15, which will over time raise the hourly minimum wage to $15.00. We call your attention to Allen v. Fauver, 327 N.J. Super. 14 (App. Div. 1999), an appellate division case which held that the State i...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

GSA Survey Seeks Local Government Input on Broadband

As part of the MOBILE NOW Act, passed earlier this year, the Federal General Service Administration (GSA) has been tasked with providing a report and recommendations to Congress on how to best encourage voluntary state and local government participation i...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

League Annual Survey

As 2018 comes to a close, we here at the League would like to know what you thought about our services provided throughout the year. Please forward this to your municipal staff, administration, elected and appointed officials so they can complete our shor...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

December Grants Posted

The League’s December grants page has been posted and includes links to several funding opportunities. Visit the League’s Grant Resource Center. The League’s Grant Resource Center features links and resources to assist munici...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Marijuana Legalization Advances

During a joint hearing Monday, the Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted out legislation to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana.  The amended bills now stand at “2nd reading&rd...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

BYOB Advertising Ban Found Unconstitutional

Last week, a federal judge ruled that New Jersey’s law prohibiting BYOB establishments from advertising their BYOB status violates constitutional free speech rights. The GJJM Enterprises, LLC v. NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ruling e...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Opioid Survey Deadline Extended

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2018-25 requesting municipalities and counties assistance in the New Jersey Opioid Litigation. As part of a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic, the Attorney Gene...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Division Extends CY 2019 Budget Deadlines

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2018-28 regarding 2019 Calendar Year (CY) Budget Matters, including information on the Financial Automation Submission Tracking (FAST).  All CY 2019 budgets must be submitt...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Shared Services Pilot Program Expanded

On November 27, Governor Murphy signed into law A-1100, which added Monmouth and Atlantic County as pilot counties for the purposes of “Common Sense Shared Services Pilot Program Act.” Effective immediately municipal governing bodies l...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Current Taxpayers Could Pay If Legislature Extends Statute of Limitations

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Local Control Denied in ABC Portion of Food Dessert Grocer Bill

On Thursday, November 29, the Assembly Human Services Committee held a hearing on a number of bills meant to address the problem of hunger in New Jersey. One bill, A-4700, the “Food Desert Elimination Act,” is intended to provide incen...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

NJLM Offers P3 Webinar

As of February, municipalities, along with other government entities will have the ability to enter into public-private partnership agreements, commonly known as P3, with private entities for undertaking building and highway infrastructure projects. Under...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

FCC ROW Rules Take Effect Early 2019

As we previously noted, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules this September that restricts the kinds and types of limitations and standards that local governments can set for wireless facilities seeking access to the ROW. This include...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Water Infrastructure Funding Bills Enacted

On October 23, President Donald Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This initiative was approved by Congress earlier last month. The new statute reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) at...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Youth Justice Task force created

On October 26, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 42 creating a task force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice in New Jersey. This 25-member task force will be responsible for providing recommendations on strategies and actions to contin...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

DLGS Offers Guidance on "Best Practices"

We call your attention to the following guidance from the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) regarding the “Best Practices” checklist, which was sent out earlier this week:

The CY2018/SFY2019 Best Practices Inventory reflects ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Governor Outlines Strategy for Economic Development

On Oct. 1, 2018, Governor Murphy presented his outline to grow the New Jersey economy. In a speech in Nutley, the Governor presented a vision focused on investments in the state’s education system and workforce development programs so t...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Jake's Law for Inclusive Playgrounds Signed

Last week, Governor Murphy signed into law A-2187, otherwise known as “Jake’s Law.” The law incentives counties to build inclusive playgrounds for children and adults with disabilities by prioritizing Green Acres fund applica...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Gov. Ok on Revised Animal Cruelty Law Date Changes

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed A-4225 into law. A-4225 revises the effective dates of certain sections of the recently enacted reforms to the Animal Cruelty Laws (P.L. 2017, C.331). Specifically, Section 6 (which pertains to the appointment of certifie...

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