February 2 Legislative Committee Report

New Jersey Conference of Mayors

Legislative Committee Conference Call

Thursday – February 2, 2017



             Bills Reviewed:

  • A-4531 (Schaer)  Requires public utility to provide notice in writing to municipality at least one calendar year prior to initiating work on infrastructure project requiring BPU approval. Committee voted to support
  • A-4532 (DeAngelo)  Exempts certain personal information from State’s open public records law; bars attorney’s fees award in denial of access proceeding in certain circumstances. Committee voted to support
  • A-4533 (Lagana)  Permits municipality in which private golf club holds plenary retail consumption license to issue additional license. Committee will continue to monitor
  • S-2921 (Rice)  Requires State agencies and local government units to report certain information concerning bids on public contracts by minority- and women-owned business enterprises; prohibits discrimination against such enterprises. Committee voted to oppose
  • S-2945 (Oroho)  Prohibits municipal ordinance to create sanctuary city; Establishes State and local employee ethics violation upon noncompliance with federal immigration enforcement request.  (Note: The Legislative Committee previously took a position to support this bill on December 3, 2015) Committee voted to continue to support
  • S-2947 (Beck)  Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for public officers and employees. Committee will continue to monitor
  • S-2958 (Stack)  Provides for the appointment of municipal court officer. Committee voted to support
  • S-2975 (Greenstein)  Creates Statewide Housing Bank. Committee will continue to monitor

Note:  At this time, we are tracking 114 bills.


Legislative activity since the last meeting on January 12th:


  • A-3585 (Muoio) Requires municipalities to conduct lead paint inspections in single- and two-family dwellings; requires reporting of inspection results to State.  Released by the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee on January 12th by a vote of 4 to 0.  Now pending before the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  (MONITOR)


  • A-3720 (Chaparro) Authorizes municipalities to regulate Internet-organized events. Released by the Assembly State & Local Government Committee on January 19th by a vote of 3 to 1.  Now at second reading in the Assembly awaiting a floor vote.  (MONITOR)


  • A-3881 (Wisniewski) Establishes pilot program to allow certain counties and municipalities to use single firm for design and inspection services on certain transportation projects. Released by the Assembly Transportation Committee on January 19th by a vote of 9 to 0.   Now pending before the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  (MONITOR)




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