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Posted on: October 19, 2018

OPRA & OPMA Bills

On October 15, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee held consideration of both S-106, which makes various changes to law addressing meetings of public bodies and S-107, which makes certain access changes to open public records act; esta...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Call Your State Legislators to Oppose S-2636/A-3731

On October 22, S-2636 and A-3731 will be considered by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee, respectively.  The League opposes this legislation, which would allow counties to establish a constru...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Call to Action: First Responders' Workers' Comp Re-Write Advances in Assembly

On Oct. 16 in Trenton, the Assembly Labor Committee approved S-716/A-1741, companion bills that make it much easier for any public safety worker – volunteer or professional – to receive a workers’ compensation award. The League has joined the Mun...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Attorney General Suspends Enforcement of Micro-Brewery/Brewpub Rule

Enforcement of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC’s) “Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses” has been suspended. The   “Special Ruling” was issued on September 21. We reported on the s...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Dates Set For Public Hearings Regarding Proposed Order to Dismiss Older Municipal Court Cases

As we have previously alerted our members, on July 19, 2018 the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an Order appointing a three-judge panel to conduct a series of hearings in the northern, central, and southern part of the State as to why minor municipal cour...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Cannabis Legalization

The week of Oct. 8,  the League, the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and the New Jersey Conference of Mayors issued a coalition letter to the Governor and the State Legislature on the anticipated legalization of cannabis. The three organizati...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Mayors' Coalition Statement on Cannabis Legalization

October 5, 2018

A Statement to Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature on behalf of:

The New Jersey League of Municipalities,

The New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association.

Re: Marijuana/Cannabis Legalization

Dear...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 28, 2018

New ABC Rule for Limited Brewery Licensees Issued

Last Friday, September 21, 2018, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director David P. Rible issued, effective immediately, a ‘Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses.’ The Special Ruling is meant to c...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 24, 2018

2% Interest Arbitration Cap

As you know, despite overwhelming support from municipal and county officials and the business community, and conclusive evidence for an extension, the Legislature and the Governor failed to act by December 31, 2017, to renew the 2% cap on interest arbitr...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Comments Sought for PERC Proposed Rules

On Monday, the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) published proposed rules implementing the recently passed Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (WDEA). The proposed rules would implement sections of the WDEA dealing with:

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Update on Marijuana/Cannabis Leagalization

In case you have not seen it, we call your attention to the League’s September 12 Urgent Alert regarding the anticipated legalization of adult recreational use marijuana.

 

Since that alert went out, draft amendments to Senator Scutari’s bill have ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: March 23, 2018

2% Interest Arbitration Extension

Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in  June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards expired on December 31, 2017. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awa...

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