March 10 Legislative Committee Report

March 10 Legislative Committee Report

 

NEW JERSEY CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE 

CONFERENCE CALL AGENDA

THURSDAY, MARCH 10,  2016 AT 3PM

 

Bills for Review:

o    A-3415 (O’Scanlon)  Revises 20% affordable housing set-aside requirement for newly-constructed housing developments within regional planning entities. MONITOR

o    A-3416 (O’Scanlon)  Requires COAH to subtract affordable units from municipality’s fair share affordable housing obligation to reflect job loss upon closure of federal military installation.   MONITOR

o    A-3422 (Benson)  Establishes compensation program for certain law enforcement officers injured while performing official duties. APPLIES ONLY TO STATE OFFICERS

o   A-3453 (Dancer)  Requires public bodies to allow public comment at every meeting. MONITOR

o   S-1747 (Turner)  Debars permanently from government contracting any person convicted of certain crimes involving government contracts.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED

o   S-1754 (Addiego)  Provides counties and municipalities with additional discretion when leasing public land for agricultural or horticultural use. MONITOR

o    S-1775 (Holzapfel)  Requires suspension without pay and health care benefits if public officer or employee formally charged with crime involving or touching office, position, or employment. MONITOR

Note:  At this time, we are tracking 47 bills.

Legislative Activity Since our Last Meeting of March 3rd:

S-301 (Van Drew) Restores State fiscal year 2011 reductions to Garden State Preservation Trust payments in lieu of taxes; appropriates $3,400,000 to DCA.  Released by the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee on March 7th and now at second reading in the Senate awaiting a floor vote.  (MONITOR)

 

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