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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Cannabis/Marijuana Legalization and the Local Option Tax

 As you are aware, Governor Murphy identified the legalization of the adult use of marijuana as a top priority for his Administration. Senate President Sweeney also supports this and has publicly indicated that there is sufficient support in the ...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: September 11, 2018

2018 League Conference Resolutions

2018 League Conference Resolutions

Dear Mayor:

One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities. These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorit...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Gov. Conditionally Vetoes 3 Temporary Disability/Family Leave Bills

On August 27, Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed A-2762, A-4118, and S-844, all of which address various aspects of the temporary disability and family leave insurance systems. For more please see our recent blog post.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legi...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Attorney Fees for Workers' Compensation Awards Law Signed

Governor Murphy signed into law S-2145, which concerns attorney fees for workers’ compensation awards. Specifically, P.L. 2018, c. 105 requires that if a workers’ compensation petitioner has received compensation from an insurance comp...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Governor Vetoes Bag Fee Bill

On Monday, Governor Murphy vetoed A-3267/S-2600. This bill would have placed a $0.05 fee on single-use carryout bags provided by certain types of stores to customers. The League opposed the bill, which, if signed as is, would have preempted local...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Law Oks Assessments/Bonds for Lead Line Replacement

On August 24, Governor Murphy signed into law A-4120/S-2695, which authorizes municipalities to levy special assessments, and issue bonds, to replace certain lead-contaminated water service lines. However, all projects under this new law must be (a) under...

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Legislative Advocacy
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Post-Retirement Volunteer Bill Ok'd

On August 17 Governor Murphy signed into law A-1627/S-1873, which protects the pension rights of former employees who continue to serve their communities as volunteer first responders. The League strongly supported this legislation that stems from a 2014 ...

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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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